And you thought testing the F-117 was a feat? In the days before building a full-scale 737 mock-up in your garage was possible, flight schools and even NASA relied on mechanical simulators to train pilots. Our friends at Oobject have collected 12 of the most advanced simulators of the day.
Cockpit of the Link Celestial Navigation Trainer
Link Celestial Navigation Trainer
Note how insanely large and complex this is - the life size cockpit in in the center.
The Hagner Planetarium, Celestial Navigation Trainer
A row of early Link trainers in a hangar
Dual Cockpit, CONVAIR NC-131H Total In-Flight Simulator
This is not two planes next to each other but one plane with two cockpits