Figure 15-2.F-14 weapons control panels.
trigger, bomb-release push button, and the
functions as an armament safety device. As such, it
DLC/CHAFF DISPENSE push button.
prevents accidental missile launching, bomb release,
Master Light Control Panel
The master light control panel (fig. 15-1) is located
on the right side console of the forward cockpit. It
contains the ACM thumb-wheel control, which controls
the 26 volts of ac to the ACM panel indicator lights.
Landing Gear Handle
The landing gear handle (LDG GEAR) handle (fig.
15-1) is located on the left vertical console of the
forward cockpit. It operates a switch assembly that
rocket firing, and ACM encounter jettison of external
weapons/stores when the aircraft is on the ground.
Master arm power is prevented when the LDG GEAR
handle is in the down (DN) position. When the LDG
GEAR handle is in the UP position, the fire control
system master arm power is available.
Armament Safety Override Switch
The armament safety override (ARM SAFETY
ORIDE) switch (fig. 15-2) is located in the nosewheel
well. It is a magnetically held closed switch. The