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IRST sets AAA-4 and AAS-15

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Does anyone have any good references on the AN/AAA-4 and AN/AAS-15 Infra-Red Search & Track sets, as used by USAF and USN in late 1950s/early 1960s ?

I believe the AAA-4 (Hughes 71N) was fitted on the F-4B; AAS-15 on the F-8D/E, F-101B and F-102A. Both used to assist with target acquisition/tracking in poor radar conditions. Googling produces a few mentions of the above but nothing substantial.

It's not entirely clear how useful these devices were. Presumably the AAA-4 was not terribly useful on the F-4 as it was not adopted for later marks.

thanks,

YA
 

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