FM-1 Wildcat Cockpit with Deployed Mark 3 Plotting Board

The Mark 3 Plotting Board was installed in single-seat aircraft as a pull-out table. The pilot had to hold the control stick under the table while plotting with his other hand. This is the cockpit of the FM-1 Wildcat on display in the Museum’s Sea-Air Operations gallery.

Caption:
The pilot had to hold the control stick under the table while plotting with his other hand.
Type: Photograph
Image Date: 2009
Credit: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Origin: National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution
Creator: Eric Long and Mark Avino
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The pilot had to hold the control stick under the table while plotting with his other hand.