Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Northrop F-89D Scorpion Flight Manual

A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO 1F-89D-1 for the Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion aircraft. This manual is dated 20 June 1957.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion Flight Manual

A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO 1F-89B-1 for the Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion aircraft. This manual is dated 12 September 1958.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Yakovlev Yak-1/-3/-9 Article

 A nice camoflauge and marking article on the Yakovlev Yak-1/-3/-9 aircraft. Published in the April 1971 IPMS Magazine. Credit: IPMS

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Douglas Skyraider Article #2

  A photo article on the Douglas AD-2 and –3 Skyraiders with an AM-1 Mauler photo thrown-in.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

McDonnell Douglas AV-16A Artwork

  A few drawings and artwork for the proposed AV-16A aircraft.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Spacecraft Photos

Cover Sixteen photos of spacecraft from Space.com’s 2001 calendar. Great photos! Credit: Space.com

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MDC/Russian MA-31 Supersonic Target (Update 1)

Untitled 1 Another article on the little known MDC project of converting a Russian X-31 missile to the Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST).

See previous posts for an explanation. Credit: Boeing News

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Thoughts on Fighters

Misc-012 Vetern aircraft designer, Edward H. Heinemann’s article Thoughts on Fighters. Ed talks of the Douglas aircraft that he designed and about the future of aircraft design. Published in the October 1982 issue of “Air International” magazine. Credit: Air International

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Friday, January 11, 2019

U.S. Army Air Corps Painting and Camouflage Orders - 1941

Orders001 A copy of T.O. 07-1-1 for the 1941 U.S. Army Air Corps Painting and Camouflage Orders. Dated April 8 1941. Credit: William T. Larkins

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Walk Arounds

YF-17-Cobra-2 Several Walk Around Photo collections. Credit: For both Walk Arounds, Cees Hendriks.

Walk around # 1 is YF-17 s/n 72-1570 and is on display at the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Walk around # 2 is YF-17 s/n 72-1569 and it is on display at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance, CA.

Download Walk around # 1 here or here (3.6 Megs)

Download Walk around # 2 here or here (31.1 Megs)

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

YF-17/Aden 2-D Nozzle System Study

YF-17_Aden 2-D Nozzle System Study_01 A copy of NASA Contractor Report # NASA-CR-144882, dated July 1979.

The purpose oi this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating the G. E. ADEN 2-D vectoring nozzle design on the YF-1'? fighter in order to provide a manned flight demonstrator of 2-D nozzle technology.
The YF-17 YJ101. engines and aft structure would be modified to integrate ADEN
nozzles with a thrust vectoring flap deflection range of 10° up to 20° down. Also canards would be added below the canopy.

Credit: NASA

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

YJ-101/YF-17 Engine Prototype Development Summary

YJ-101_YF-17 Engine Prototype Development Summary_01 A copy of the YJ-101/YF-17 Aircraft Engine Prototype Development Summary. Written by the Aircraft Engine Group of General Electric. Technical report AFAPL-TR-77-18 and dated January 1977.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Pilots Manual

Northrop YF-17 Pilots Manual_01 A copy of the Northrop Company YF-17 Pilots Manual and Check List. NOR-74-101 is dated April 1974.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Photos

Index A selection of 130 Northrop YF-17 photos of the two prototypes.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Prototype Paint and Markings Article

F-17-001F-17-002 A small article on the Paint and Markings of the YF-17 Prototypes in 1976. From the IPMS Toledo Chapter newsletter.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fighter Pilot Gunnery

Fighter Pilot Gunnery_01 A copy of the Army Air Forces manual on Fighter Pilot Gunnery, TO No. 00-25-35, dated December 10 1943

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair

AFD-082416-1-1A-1_Unlocked_01 A copy of the Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair (Engineeering Handbook Series for Aircraft Repair). Air Force TO 1-1A-1 and Navy Navair 01-1A-1, dated 15 January 2016.

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Monday, December 31, 2018

Gemini St. Louis Post Dispatch Article

Gemini-001 Gemini-002 A short article on the Gemini capsule as published in the St. Louis Post Dispatch newspaper on September 30 1962.

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Friday, December 28, 2018

National Museum of Nuclear Science and History Photos

1 IMG_5851 Formally known as the National Atomic Museum.

This is the nation’s only congressionally chartered museum in its field. An intriguing place to learn the story of the Atomic Age. Exhibits spanning the early research of nuclear development through today’s peaceful uses of nuclear technology.

Mark Nankivil took a trip to Albuquerque, NM last July 20 2017 and sent these 215 photos. Lotd of aircraft and missiles! Credit: Mark Nankivil

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Thursday, December 27, 2018

Douglas C-124 Globemaster II Photos

douglas c-124a (1502atw)01256-sd5.jpg A group of 106 photos of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II aircraft. Credit: As noted

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Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Lockheed P-38L-1 Army Erection and Maintenance Instructions

Lockheed P-38L-1 Army Erection and Maintenance Instructions_01 A copy of the Army Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the Lockheed P-38L-1 aircraft. Dated 1945.

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Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Jane's World Aircraft Recognition Handbook

Jane's World Aircraft Recognition Handbook_01 A copy of the Jane's World Aircraft Recognition Handbook, dated 1982. A standard in the field!

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Monday, December 24, 2018

Phantom FGR Mk. 2 Aircrew Manual–Book 1

Phantom FGR Mk. 2 Aircrew Manual–Book 1_01 A copy of the UK AP.101B-0902-15A Aircrew Manual for the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II FG Mk 2 aircraft, dated March 1990.
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Friday, December 21, 2018

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin Walk Around #2

2 Another set of 97 photos of the XF-85 at the National Museum of the USAF, Dayton, OH. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov and John Heck

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Thursday, December 20, 2018

McDonnell XF-85 Goblin Walk Around #1

7cd96c8dc103017c80f5201724353ddb A set of 76 photos of the XF-85 at the Strategic Air and Space Museum, Ashland, NE. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov and John Heck

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Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Jane's All the World's Aircraft-1987 & 1988

Jane's All the World's Aircraft-1987 & 1988_0001 A copy of the iconic aircraft "bible" for 1987 and 1988.

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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Bomber and Transport Aircraft Posters

B-17E A set of 52 great bomber and transport aircraft posters from the artist/publisher D-Agostini.

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Monday, December 17, 2018

Fighter Aircraft Posters

F-4G A set of 98 great aircraft posters from the artist/publisher D-Agostini.

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Friday, December 14, 2018

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Pilot Training Manual

Curtiss  P-40 Warhawk Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of Pilot’s Training Manual for the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk aircraft, dated 1943. Credit: Scribd.com

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Thursday, December 13, 2018

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt Pilot Training Manual

Republic P-47N Pilot Manual_01 A copy of Pilot’s Training Manual #AAF 51-127-4, for the McDonnell F2H-2/2N/2P aircraft, dated 1945. Credit: Scribd.com

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Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Aviation Art by Nicolas Trudgian

1319384999_vulcan-thunder Examples of Nicolas Trudgian’s aviation art (262 paintings). WWII and modern.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

The Aviation Art of Roy Grinnel

21_Seconds_to_Splash_5 A portfolio of 122 aviation paintings by Roy Grinnel.

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Monday, December 10, 2018

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Photos

Douglas X-3 Some nice photos of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto.
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Friday, December 7, 2018

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Walk Around

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Walk Around Photos. (64 photos.) Some nice detail shots of a Douglas X-3 Stiletto at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio.. Credit: Randy Ray, John Heck

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Additional X-3 walk around by Howard Mason here

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Castle Air Museum Photos

file9794 Mark Nankivil, president of the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, sent 88 photos taken by himself at the Castle Air Museum. Castle Air Museum is a military aviation museum located in Atwater, California. Dated May 8, 2017.

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Castle Air Museum video tour here

Wednesday, December 5, 2018

President George H.W. Bush Tribute

bush_poster Jean from the Box Art Den posted a nice recap of President George H.W. Bush’s military service.

“ (The US) is mourning the death, at 94, of the 41st President of the US.
George H.W. Bush finally gave in to the ravages of time, and passed away on Friday.
He was quite a man, and one of his many accomplishments occurred during WWII.

George Bush was a pilot in the US Navy, and flew Grumman TBF Avengers in combat.
He had the misfortune of having one shot out from under him and spent some time floating in the Pacific in a small life raft.
The rest of his crew were killed in the exchange, and he was rescued by a US submarine.
This week we pay homage to him. I collected a handful of images of the Avenger, and found a few of George during the war.”

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Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Northrop YF-18 Prototype Photos–Reloaded

Untitled 3 Fixed the ZIP file to include all of the photos!

See here for correct ZIP file.

Monday, December 3, 2018

Royal Canadian Air Force Review Today

Royal Canadian Air Force Review Today_03 A copy of the RCAF review magazine for 2018.

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Friday, November 30, 2018

Lockheed P-38H/J/L-1&L-5/L-5B Flight Manual

Lockheed P-38HJL-1&L-5L-5B Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions (Flight Manual) for the Lockheed P-38H/J/L-1&L-5/L-5B aircraft. Undated.

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Thursday, November 29, 2018

An Illustrated Guide to Prepping and Loading an Atomic Bomb

Untitled 1 A nice, short article written by Ryan Crierie on the prep and loading of the first Atomic bombs onto B-29 bombers. Published in the April 2014 issue of the IPMS Forida chapter’s Pelikan Newsletter. Credit: Pelikan Club

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Large scale photos and article here

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Messerschmitt BF-109 G-2 Flight and Maintenance Manual

Messerschmitt Me-109 G-2 Flight and Maintenance Manual A copy of the Messerschmitt BF-109 G-2 Flight and Maintenance Manual (In English), dated March 1943.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Japanese Aeroplane Identification Manual

Japanese Aircraft Recognition Manual_01 Part five of the Aircraft Identification series of books printed by Aeroplane Magazine. This manual is for Japanese aeroplanes. Dated February 1943.

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Monday, November 26, 2018

High Altitude Evaluation of the Bell 47G-3B Helicopter

High Altitude Bell 47_01 Army Aviation Board report ATBG-SEC AVN 2461.1/62 on the High Altitude Evaluation of the Bell 47G-3B Helicopter.

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Friday, November 23, 2018

Douglas A3D Skywarrior Photos and Info

Scan-175 A few factory photos of the Douglas A3D Skywarrior and several fact sheets.

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Thursday, November 22, 2018

An Overview of Autogyros and the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane

20080022367_01 NASA/CR booklet No. 2003-212799, An Overview of Autogyros and the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane, dated October 2003. Written by Franklin D. Harris. Credit: NASA.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Military Aviation of Russia (Central Air Force Museum at Monino)

Cover A description of all the exhibits in the Russian Monino Museum. Lots of nice details. Dated 2008.

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Bell P-63 Kingcobra Flight Manual

Flight Manual - Bell P-63_01 A poor xerox of the Bell Company preliminary Flight Manual for the P-63 aircraft.

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Monday, November 19, 2018

AV-16A/Pegasus 15 Advanced Harrier Report

AV-16A Pegasus 15 Report No. A2908 May-30-74_01 McDonnell Aircraft report No. A2908, dated 30 May 1974, for the proposed advanced Harrier concept using the Pegasus 15 engine. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, November 16, 2018

Japanese Aircraft Booklet

Japanese Aircraft_02 An introduction to and descriptions of Japanese aircraft in WWII. Dated 1945. Written by John Stroud. Lots of good illustrations and marking info.

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Thursday, November 15, 2018

Lockheed P-3 Orion Article

Scan-323Scan-325 A large (22 page) article on the Lockheed P-3 Orion aircraft. From the MDC Phantom Flyer magazine. Written by Bob Pukala and Fred Roos. A background history and many colors and markings.

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