Tuesday, February 16, 2016

McDonnell Douglas Fighter Recon System Report

Fighter Recon System FRS Report MDC A-2082 Jan-1-73_01 MDC report A-2082, dated  January 1,1973 for the proposed Fighter Reconnaissance System (FRS).

This system is described in the report as:

“The Fighter Reconnaissance System (FRS) is a day/night aerial reconnaissance
system designed to be carried as an external pod on the inboard wing pylon of an
F-4 Phantom II or on external station(s) of other contemporary fighter aircraft. The
FRS comprises a vibration free, light weight, low drag aerodynamic pod containing
essential environmental equipment and interchangeable modules. Each module is
configured with a mix of sensors to provide high quality imagery for a given mission.

The FRS will provide the operator with a cost effective and operationally efficient
reconnaissance system. It will allow him to quickly configure a fighter aircraft so that
that it can perform both a fighter and a reconnaissance mission on the same sortie
without restricting its fighting capability.” Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report in PDF form (25.3 Megs)

2 comments:

Bill Spidle said...

Ron thanks for sharing this gem of information. An interesting looking system.
A great scan as well!

Thanks for this and all the other documents you have been sharing.

Aviation Archives said...

Bill - Thanks for the kind words. I thought that it was special, also.

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