The Wing Fighter from Star Wars part 17? Assault of the Zylons? Nooo, totally wrong, this is the so called glare-shield which is installed above the pilots instruments. Integrated in it are red and white illumination lights. Underneath the bumps left and right are the light regulators, the rheostats.
It was not easy to get red lightbulbs of this size but with some pieces of color film for stage lights did the job too.