F14A Tomcat

This overview of the left side shows the area between the cockpits and the cockpit sill. The rear main instrument panel hood is a combination of materials. The forward areas are covered by a canvas boot that is two pieces, zipped together up the middle. The color of this boot varies based on how the canvas weathers. On this aircraft, the left side of the boot is a medium purple/gray color. The black portion of the instrument hood is a flexible plastic material, bent over and around the shape of the rear main instrument panel.

Photo by David W. Aungst

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