Sunday, July 23, 2017

F-4B/J Ordnanceman's Handbook

Title McDonnell Douglas F-4B/J Ordnanceman's Handbook (P.S. 196), dated 15 May 1968.

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Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rolls Royce Spey Engine for F4H-1 Phantom II

Title A report on the Spey RB.l68-25R
By-Pass and Afterburner engine for the McDonnell F4H-I Phantom II
Dated November 1964.

From the Preface: “

This brochure has been prepared to assist in the evaluation of the Rolls-Royce RB.l68-25R as a propulsion engine for the McDonnell FAH-1 Phantom II.
The contents of this document give details of the engine and afterburner systems together with their performance and availability.”

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Friday, July 21, 2017

The 1945 Aircraft Year Book

The 1945 Aircraft Year Book_01 A copy of the The 1945 Aircraft Year Book from Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc.  Dated 1945 (The 27th annual edition). Very interesting WWII book with many photos, illustrations and old ads. Credit: The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

F/TF-15 Crew Chief's Handbook

EpsonF-15001 McDonnell Douglas F/TF-15 Crew Chief's Handbook (P.S. 918), dated May 1976.

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

F-4C/D/E Armament Systems Handbook

Untitled 1  McDonnell Douglas F-4C/D/E Armament Systems Handbook (P.S. 217), dated December 1967.

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Partners In Freedom

Partners In Freedom_01 Monographs in Aerospace History Number 19, by Joseph R. Chambers from the The NASA History Series on the Contributions of the Langley Research Center to U.S. Military Aircraft of the l990’s. (NASA SP-2000-4519 Partners in Freedom). A number of references to McDonnell Aircraft. AV-8B. T-45, C-17, f-4, F-15, F-18 and many more types of aircraft.

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Monday, July 17, 2017

Fifty Years of NASA Aeronautical Research

Fifty Years of NASA Research_01A NASA publication on their first fifty years of aeronautical research. Lots of info and photos.

From the introduction:
It is fifty years since the first symbolic shovels full of earth were lifted
above the soil of Langley Field to signal the start of construction of
the first research laboratory for the National Advisory Committee for
Those shovels of Virginia ground symbolized more than the construc-
tion of a research laboratory. They were tangible proof that this coun-
try was determined to build an aeronautical research establishment
second to none in the world, aimed at regaining and then maintain-
ing the lead in aeronautics which had been given to America by
Orville and Wilbur Wright less than I4 years before

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Sunday, July 16, 2017

The Smell Of Kerosene

The Smell Of Kerosene_unpw_01 The story of a NASA Test Pilot’s Odyssey. Written by pilot Donald L. Mallick (with Peter W. Merlin) on his 11,000 hours of flight time in more than 125 different aircraft. Mallick was involved in an extremely wide variety of test programmes and flew many different aircraft during his USN and NASA careers. The book has 252 pages and many photos. Credit: NASA/Dryden via Jeff Rankin-Lowe

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Saturday, July 15, 2017

XV-1 Model 82 Report - #2

McDonnell Model 82 Convertiplane Report No1920 Dec-8-50_01McDonnell Aircraft Corp Report No. 1920, dated 8 December 1950. The preliminary report on what would become the XV-1 Convertiplane! All the specs, rotor info and many diagrams. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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XV-1 Model 82 Report – #1 here

XV-1 Convertiplane additional info here

Friday, July 14, 2017

A Tribute to James S. McDonnell Article

owv1wHBDd4IC_001 An article written as a tribute to James S. McDonnell (Mr. MAC) by his son, John F. McDonnell. This article first appeared in the 2001Carving Our Destiny: Scientific Research Faces a New Millennium magazine (Essays of the James S. McDonnell Centenial Fellows). Credit: Google Books via Jack Abercrombie
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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Mr. MAC and the McDonnell Aircraft Company

Mr Mac 1 An article on the life and times of James S. McDonnell (Mr. MAC) and McDonnell Aircraft Company. This article first appeared in the Gateway Heritage, the Quarterly Magazine of the Missouri Historical Society, Summer 2003, Vol 24, No. 1.  Written by Sanford (Sandy) McDonnell (A nephew of Old Man MAC). Credit: Missouri Historical Society via Jack Abercrombie

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

F-4B/J and RF-4B Plane Captains' Handbook

Untitled-2_thumb McDonnell Douglas F-4B/J and RF-4B Plane Captains' Handbook (P.S. 110), dated 1 May 1967. These handbooks are McAir Product Support publications.

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