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I've been scouring the web and my research material looking for a photo that shows how the HVAR rockets were wired to the aircraft.  I suspect there was a wire and connector from the rear mount, but I don't know how that might have been connected to the rocket itself.  Does anyone have a photo showing how these things were wired?

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5 hours ago, Daywalker said:

I've been scouring the web and my research material looking for a photo that shows how the HVAR rockets were wired to the aircraft.  I suspect there was a wire and connector from the rear mount, but I don't know how that might have been connected to the rocket itself.  Does anyone have a photo showing how these things were wired?

Not the best of photos Frank. but still I think you can see where the "pigtails" attached to the wings.

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16 minutes ago, BlrwestSiR said:

That's the best image I've seen. I just finished going through my references and couldn't find anything. 

I hope it is of some help.

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Thank you John!  That is an interesting photo, is that a -4 or -4B?  The HVAR mounts look different than the ones on the Tamiya -1D.  In fact, I can't see any rear mount at all!

The kit supplied rockets have a little nub on the back of the rear mounts, which I drilled out thinking they were for the pigtails.  Curious if different variants had different connection points?

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16 minutes ago, Daywalker said:

Thank you John!  That is an interesting photo, is that a -4 or -4B?  The HVAR mounts look different than the ones on the Tamiya -1D.  In fact, I can't see any rear mount at all!

The kit supplied rockets have a little nub on the back of the rear mounts, which I drilled out thinking they were for the pigtails.  Curious if different variants had different connection points?

Looks like a -4B due to the 20 mm guns but it could also be a AU-1. I'd bet on a -4B. As far as I know the pigtails attach to the very end of the rocket into the exhaust area. I saw a diagram for that but I couldn't download it.

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F4U-4B is correct , from VF-114 in Korea. A staggered single post setup.

Would this help?

China Lake test installation

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Museum example installation (nub and all :) )

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Manual and factory drawings

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