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EP-3E ARIES II Interior Details:

INTERIOR DETAIL PHOTOS

This extremely rare look at the interior of one of America’s most secret military aircraft was made possible through the cooperation of VQ-1 at NAS Widbey Island, Washington, in August 2003.  In order for these photographs to be taken, all power to the systems had to be turned off, and for some photographs, the angle of the picture had to be from the side.  The photographer, Bert Kinzey, thanks VQ-1 for their assistance and for making it possible to provide this look inside this very special aircraft.

All of these photographs were taken inside EP-3E, BuNo. 156507.  This is the same aircraft that was photographed for the exterior detail shots found in Photo Set 2.

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The instrument panel in the EP-3E is basically the same as found in the P-3C Orion before the changeover to glass displays.  Each pilot has flight instruments, with the engine instruments being located at the center of the panel where both pilots can easily see them.   (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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This is the left console next to the pilot.  The wheel at the forward end of the console is for steering the aircraft on the ground using the nose wheel.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The right side console is shown here along with details of the right control yoke.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The large center console had two sets of throttle levers, the transponder, trim knobs and other equipment that can be readily accessed by both pilots. (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Many of the aircraft’s systems are controlled and monitored by the switches, knobs, and gauges on the overhead panel.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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A large electrical panel with dozens of circuit breakers is located just aft of the co-pilot’s station on the right side of the cockpit.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The tactical commander (TACCO) commands the mission from this position on the left side of the aircraft just aft of the cockpit.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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The navigation/communications officer (NAVCOMM) sits at this station on the right side of the aircraft.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Looking aft in the fuselage, the stations occupied by the numerous systems operators, known as “spooks” are seen on both sides of the aircraft.  The maintenance technicians are standing about one-third of the way back in the fuselage. (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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From this angle, the consoles and stations along the left side of the fuselage can be seen in better detail.  Again, this photo is looking aft inside the fuselage.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Standing about one-third the way back and looking forward, the forward crew stations are shown from a different angle.  Six stations can be seen in this view, and the TCO’s station is visible further forward just aft of the cockpit.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Moving further aft, additional monitoring stations for spooks are visible along the right side of the fuselage.  This view looks toward the rear of the aircraft.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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This view shows the same stations as seen in the previous photo plus one additional station on the left side of the aircraft (to the right in the photo) just aft of the main entry door.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Because the EP-3E often flies flights lasting several hours, a crew rest station is at the aft end of the aircraft.  This view looks aft into that area, and a booth with a table is visible to the left.  Note also the webbed bunk folded up above the booth.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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A small galley is located opposite the booth allowing for the preparation of food and both hot and cold drinks.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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Another bunk is located aft of the booth.  P-3Cs and EP-3Es usually fly with three pilots, and one can be resting in this area while the other two fly the aircraft.  (Detail & Scale copyright photo by Bert Kinzey)

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