Wednesday, June 28, 2017

XV-1 Additional Photos

Scan3337 Very poor quality photo copied photos of the XV-1 Convertiplane; but, the only ones I have seen with the instrument panel and the aircraft during construction. Photo numbers are on them for reference.

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Tuesday, June 27, 2017

XV-1 Standard Aircraft Characteristics

XV-1 SAC-01 McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, dated 3 March 1952. XV-1.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

XV-1 Model 82 Report

XV-1 Model 82-01 McDonnell Aircraft Corp Report No. 2470, dated 3 March 1952. The “Bible” for the XV-1 Convertiplane! All the specs, types, rotor info and many drawings. This is a photocopy; but, it cleaned up O.K. Enjoy!

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Sunday, June 25, 2017

XV-1 Convertiplane in Bldg 42

XV-1 4aA couple of photos I took of the XV-1 Convertiplane while it was stored in Bldg 42 Flight Test Hanger in 1963 before being sent to the Smithsonian. I had just started at McDonnell Aircraft and had no idea what this craft was; but, I had to take a couple of photos of it! (No, I wasn’t supposed to be taking photos, hence only these four!) Low quality photos; but, I guarantee that you won’t see any others of this aircraft while is was stored.

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Saturday, June 24, 2017

XV-1 Identification and Modification Plate Chart

ID Plate 1ID Plate 2 Blueprint No 28-00006 Identification and Modification Plate Chart for model 82, XV-1 aircraft, Air Force Serial Numbers 53-4016 & 53-4017. Dated January 1953. Contains the Airplane Breakdown,General Notes & Contractor Designation and Serial Number Assignments.

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Friday, June 23, 2017

XV-1 Convertiplane Articles

XV-1 Articles-13 A number od articles and facts I have collected over the years.

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The McDonnell XV-1 rotor system here

A monogram on the history, description and photos of the XV-1 here

Thursday, June 22, 2017

XV-1 Convertiplane Drawings and 3-Views

METADATA-/scanq/scantofile0048.tifXV-1 Drwg-03 A number of Loft Sheets, 3-views and drawings of the McDonnell Aircraft XV-1 Convertiplane.

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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

XV-1 Convertiplane Photos

 XV-1-01XV-1-03 The McDonnell XV-1(XH-35) was an experimental compound helicopter, developed for a joint research program with the United States Air Force and the United States Army. It was designated a "convertiplane" and explored technologies to develop an aircraft that could take off and land like a helicopter but fly at faster airspeeds, similar to a conventional airplane. The XV-1 would reach a speed of 200 mph (322 km/h), faster than any previous rotorcraft, but the program was terminated due to the complexity of the technology which gave only a modest gain in performance. Source: Wikipedia

Technical Notes:
Rotor Diameter: 9.5m (31 ft)
Wingspan: 7.9 m (26 ft)
Length: 9.1 m (30 ft)
Height: 3.3 m (10 ft 9 in)
Weights: Empty, 1,940 kg (4,277 lb)
Gross, 2,497 kg (5,505 lb)
Engine: Continental R-975-19 air-cooled radial, 550 horsepower
Crew : 2    
Note: Photos 31 thru 34 were taken by me in the BLDG 42 hanger in 1963

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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 2

A-9A-01 More photos and info on the Northrop A-9A prtotype aircraft. The six photos were all taken during the a-9A/A-10 competition by Edwards Air Force personnel in May and June 1972. Also, I have included some articles and drawings that I have collected.

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Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 1 is here

Additional A-(A blog posts here, here, here and here

Monday, June 19, 2017

YC-15 Additional Photos and Info

YC-15-02a More photos and other info on the McDonnell Douglas YC-15. Includes the C-15 project badge, paintings, 3-views, manufacturer models and future types of this aircraft.

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Sunday, June 18, 2017

U.S. Army Visual Aircraft Recognition Manuals–Part 2

FM 44-80 Visual Aircraft Recognition (1993) WW_01 Another U.S. Army Visual Aircraft Recognition Field Manual FM 44-80, this time dated September 30 1996. Slightly different than part 1 offerings.

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Click here for part 1

Saturday, June 17, 2017

F3H Demon Candid Photos #2

Untitled 3Another gift from the collection of William Rudolph comes more candid shots of F-3H-2N Demons. Dated April 1956. Photos appear to be at Lambert Airport and the XF-88 can be seen next to the Demon.

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Part 1 of Bill’s Demon photos are here Top 50 blog award!