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Anyone know what the red marks are?
Considering that's an F-15, undefeated in the skies for 45 years and counting, exactly who's locked up who remains an open question. A single-frame momentary glimpse in the reticle does not a kill make, as about 104 pilots for Team Bandit have found out over the years, at last count.
That looks like an early F-4 gun sight reticle. The fat bar running from 5 to 6 o’clock is a range indicator. Center dot is the gun’s boresight,the other marks are lead indications if I’m not mistaken. I don’t know why just those two marks would be red; I’m fairly certain they were either all red for night or all white. Later HUD’s had airspeed & altitude readouts on either side of the reticle. Current HUDs have a whole mess of info on them.
Showed this to a guy I work with who flew F-4’s in the 60’s & 70’s (I just wrenched on them for a while). He thinking that’s probably a tracking sight on an F-4E type (internal gun) and the red marks are lead computing markngs. The USAF C & D models used a centerline mounted gun pod. Center dot is where the gun’s pointed, red bar is where it’ll hit. Either way, that’s a good gun kill on that Eagle.