Taken at Whenuapai, March 17, 2001. Cockpit exterior - the angle of attack vane is visible below the aircraft number. The stencil says 'DO NOT HANDLE'. The white circle below this is labelled 'ENGINE BLEED STATIC PORT'. The arrow head shaped port below this is the cockpit airconditioning inlet. The small dot to the left of the number is the brake fluid window. The small stencil at centre says 'CAUTION LOX VENT'. The handle forward of the Intake gun gas shield is for the canopy, and has a stencil above it which reads 'NORMAL CANOPY CONTROL'. Note the ejection seat and rescue markings. The emergency stencil reads 'EMERGENCY RESCUE CONTROL', with the words:
'PUSH THEN PULL HANDLE INSIDE' inside the hatched area and 'CAUTION EXPLOSIVE CANOPY RELEASE' immediately to the right.
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