Close up of the AN/AAQ-14 LANTIRN pod under the wing of a VF-2 F-14D. The pod is comprised of three main sections. Up front is the laser designator and FLIR in the ball turret, which rotates to view. The center section houses the various electronics, including a GPS receiver and also the pylon interface that allows the pod to 'talk' to the F-14. At the rear is the cooling equipment, as evidenced by the air intake.

Photo by Rodger Kelly
Provided Courtesy of Terry Ashley