Here's the cockpit of the F-4E:

F-4E Cockpit

The Main Panel NO7 says "Radar Scope" and when you put your mouse cursor on that "magician globe", the X-Plane 8.15 tooltip says "Weather Radar". So, what is that overly "oversized weather radar scope"?

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    $\begingroup$ Related? AN/APQ-120 $\endgroup$
    – mins
    Commented Dec 23, 2017 at 23:20
  • $\begingroup$ I'm voting to close this question as off-topic because this question is based on a video game. $\endgroup$
    – Ralph J
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 2:21
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    $\begingroup$ @RalphJ Whether the F-4 has a weather radar does not seem off-topic, regardless of what prompted the question. Voting to leave open. $\endgroup$
    – reirab
    Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 5:39
  • $\begingroup$ @RalphJ I am not asking anything about the F4 In the X-Plane ! I am asking if F4E P2 have an "weather radar" in the real life ! $\endgroup$ Commented Dec 24, 2017 at 15:16

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The F-4 radar was a low PRF pulse radar, designed to search for, acquire, and track other airborne aircraft, and then provide guidance for Aim-7 Sparrow air-to-air missiles. It also had a ground mapping capability, and a capability to detect and display severe weather, but it was primarily designed for air-to-air combat.

Later models of the F-4 had an more modern radar, (installed in the German F-4F for example) which was a high PRF pulse Doppler system, and had improved capabilities, but I don't know whether they still had a weather mapping capability. I would be surprised if they did not.


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