This came from the estate of a Pilot in the 5th Photo Recon Group, 15th Photo Recon Squadron in WW2, he flew many missions in the Mediterranean Theater. He flew the P38 F-4. Hope you guys like it as much as I do!! Haven't had one of these yokes in a longgggg time! If you notice, the button for the cannon is gone a replace with the button to control the camera for photos!
"P-38 Photo Reconnaissance planes (called F-4s and F-5s) and their pilots were the eyes of the AAF. Their only weapon was a camera.
The F-4 was the first version of the unarmed Lightning, and the F-5 was an extension of that design (based on the P-38E). The F-5 carried from 3 to 5 precision cameras in their nose, which could be operated by remote control from the cockpit.
Because it has no armament, the F-5 was much lighter and, therefore, faster than the standard P-38s, a definite plus in the unfriendly skies over enemy territory."