Continuing the Skyray pictures, the originals from which these were scanned were generously provided by Mark Nankivil, having been originally collected by his father, a pilot of VF(AW)-3. These pictures are for your enjoyment, noncommercial use, or scale model documentation.
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This picture shows off the wing planform and the pitch trimmers in a cruise position. (Picture from the Boeing Aircraft page). Click on the picture for a 600 by 400 medium quality picture (65k)
Notes from the back of this photo:
(Click on the picture for an 832 by 624 high quality jpeg - 459kb)LAM-4693 MCAS El Toro, Calif. 24Jul64 Photog: Sgt. R. A. Fass A flight crew from VMF (AW)-215 if getting an F6A ready for a training mission commanded by Lieutenant Colonel W. Shanks Jr. VMF (AW)- 215 is from Olathe, Kansas DEFENSE DEPT PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A146550
Here we clearly see the underwing gun ports outboard of the wing tank pylons, as well as a number of details on the bottom of the aircraft. Notes from the back of this photo:
Technical notes:LAM-4696 MCAS El Toro, Calif. 24Jul64 Photog: Sgt. R. A. Fass An F6A Skyray stands in readyness for another flight. This F6A belongs to VMF(AW)-215, commanded by Lieutenant Colonel W. Shanks Jr. VMF (AW)-215 is on a 2 week training assignment at Marine Corps Air Station, El Toro, California from Olathe, Kansas DEFENSE DEPT PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A146940
Between the forward landing gear and the large engine bay access is the door to a small compartment containing electronic equipment, primarily signal and display processing for the radar equipment.