This simulator was built by Link General Precision in 1967 in Binghamton, New York (now Link Simulation & Training in Arlington, Texas). It was used to train both the Pilot and Weapons System Operator (WSO) in a cockpit mounted on a 3 degree of freedom motion platform. All instrumentation was simulated and navigation and attack modes could be practiced by the crews. Special folding seats were mounted to the outside of the cockpit to allow instructors to observe and instruct when needed. This was only done with the motion system off and the canopies in the open position. Only the cockpit portion of the simulator is displayed here; when it was operational the simulator was accompanied by a room full of computers as well as the hardware necessary to provide hydraulic pressure for the motion platform.
Link F-4D "Phantom II" Simulator
Photo credit and description: Don Jay; An F-4D Phantom II assigned to the 507th Tactical Fighter Wing, Air Force Reserves at Tinker Air Force Base, Oklahoma, shown on the flight line during a training deployment during the 1980s. This jet wears a Vietnam-era MiG-kill marking in the form of a red and yellow star on the intake splitter-plate.
Photo credit: Valder137 / CC BY (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)