Thursday, August 17, 2017

McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86)

mcdonnell_xhch-1 McDonnell Model 86 Navy cargo-unloader turbo-prop helicopter, designated XHCH-1. Report No. 2951. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

McDonnell Model 81/81A Helicopter

TitleUntitled 1 McDonnell Model 81/81A assault transport helicopter project proposal. Report No. 1913, dated 20 December 1950. Model 81 was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a turboprop engine. The Model 81A was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a reciprocating engine. Note: the Model 82 became the XV-1 Convertiplane. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78) Mock Up Photos

D4E31853-XHRH-1-Ramp-Down More mock up photos of the McDonnell XHRH-1 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter. Part of report No. 2775, dated 20 October 1952. Credit: National Archives via Bill (Phantomologist) Many thanks, Bill!

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Sunday, August 13, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78)

Untitled 1McDonnell XHRH-1 General Arrangement McDonnell Model 78 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter, designated XHRH-1. Report No. 2738, dated 1 October 1952. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Click here to download Mock Up photos in one Zip file (3.3 Megs)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

X-15 Utility Flight Manual

X-15_Flight_Manual_01a A copy of the Utility Flight Manual for the North American X-15 aircraft, dated 29 December 1961.

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Friday, August 11, 2017

P-47B/C/D/G Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

P-47BCDG Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_01 A copy of the T O 01-65BC-1 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Republic P-47B/C/D/G aircraft. Dated January 20 1943.

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Thursday, August 10, 2017

P-38 Pilot Training Manual

Untitled 1 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft.

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Wednesday, August 9, 2017

B-25 Pilot Training Manual

B-25 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the North American B-25 aircraft.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

B-17 Pilot Training Manual

B-17 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Boeing B-17 aircraft.

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Monday, August 7, 2017

B-17 Pilot’s Manual

B-17 Pilots Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Manual for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photos

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photo 2 Several photos of a prototype gun gas diverter for the A-10. Gun gas divertion was a major problem for the A-10. Taken at an Elmendorf Air Force Base open house in 1985. Credit: Corbin via HyperScale

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Videos

Untitled 1 Several videos from YouTube on this unusual aircraft in one ZIpped file.

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