INSIDE A P-38 COCKPIT

1 Outer wing tank low level check button
2 Auxiliary fuel pump switches
3 Starboard tank selector valve
4 Port tank selector valve
5 Window crank hatchet handles
6 Port window crank
7 Spotlight alternate position socket
8 Cockpit ventilator control
9 Bomb or tank release selector switches
10 Landing gear control handle
11 Landing gear control release
12 Propeller lever vernier knob
13 Friction control
14 Elevator tab control
15 Landing gear warning light
16 Throttle levers
17 Propeller controls
18 Propeller selector switches
19 Mixture controls
20 Coolant shutter controls
21 Supplemental light switch box
22 5-in (127 mm) rockets fuse box
23 Nose gun compartment heat control
24 Instrument panel light
25 Propeller circuit breaker buttons
26 Main fuel tank quantity gauge
27 Reserve fuel tank quantity gauge
28 Standby magnetic compass
29 Compass indicator
30 Altimeter
31 Hydraulic pressure gauge
32 Suction gauge
33 Clock
34 Directional gyro
35 Airspeed indicator
36 Landing gear warning light
37 Empty cut out
38 turn and Bank indicator
39 Gyro horizon
40 Rate of climb indicator
41 Compass correction cards
42 L.3 optical reflector gun sight
43 Dual manifold pressure gauge
44 Dual tachometer
45 Port engine gauge (oil temperature, oil
pressure and. ,fuel pressure)
46 Starboard engine gauge (same as above)
47 Ammeters
48 Generator switches
49 Coolant temperature gauge
50 Carburetor air temperature gauge
51 Empty cut out
52 Oxygen pressure gauge
53 Ignition switches
54 Oil dilution switches
55 (left to right) Starter switch, Engage switch,
Fluorescent light switch. Position light switches.
Landing light switches
56 Fluorescent light rheostat
57 Voltmeter
58 Propeller feathering switch warning lights
59 Propeller feathering switches
60 Parking brake handle
61 Oxygen flow indicator
62 Oxygen pressure warning light
63 Emergency knob
64 Auto.mix lever
65 Engine primer
66 Rudder trim tab control
67 Auxiliary fuel tank and bomb manual release handle
68 Rudder pedals
69 Automatic coil cooler flap switches
70 Battery disconnect switch
71 (left to right) Generator switch. Battery switch.
Pilot tube heat switch. Coolant flap override switches.
72 Cockpit light rheostat
73 Circuit breakers
74 Contactor heater switch
75 Flap control lever
76 Radio OFF push button and frequency selector push buttons 77 Selector switch
78 Cockpit light
79 Recognition light switches
80 Detrola receiver tuning knob
81 Detrola receiver volume control
82 Starboard window crank
83 Surface controls lock (stowed)
84 Cockpit heat control
85 Hatch locking arm (released position) 86 Hatch release buttons
87 Hatch release handle
88 Hatch locking arm (locked position) 89 Rubber pad
     

A P-38 CONTROL COLUMN

The P-38 had an unusual bomber-style yoke instead of the stick found in most fighters of the day.

1 Gun handles 
2 Radio button
3 Dive recovery flap control switch 
4 Microphone switch
5 Cannon button
6 Chart
7 Gun sight light rheostat

P-38 Control Column