Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gemini B Program Report

Photo A poor copy of the McDonnell Astronautics report on the proposed Gemini B program. 3 February 1970. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual

Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual A copy of the Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual. Dated March 1959.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report Vol II

Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report_24_01A copy of the Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report Vol II Technical Proposal, NOR-72-200. Dated 10 October 1972.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Martin Milestones

Martin-001 A copy of the story and history of the Martin Company. Dated October 1965. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Air Force Titan III Missile Launch System

Titan III-001 A copy of the U. S. Air Force brochure on the Titan III Missile Launch System. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Additional info on the 6555th’s role in space here

Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Replica Atomic Bomb Walk Around

FM-169[5] A few photos of a walk around a tour of the first two (Replica) Atomic Bombs. Credit: Damian Andrus

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Atomic Bomb Photos

ATT01094 Some original photos of the first two Atomic bombs, Fatman and Little Boy.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Pershing Missile Brochure

Pano1 A copy of the Martin Company’s brochure on the Pershing Missile. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Apollo 11 Final Flight Plan

Apollo 11 Final Flight Plan_01 A copy of the final flight plan for Apollo 11. Dated 1 July 1969. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lunar Flight Plan Brochure

Scan-014 A copy of the NASA brochure for the late 1960’s lunar flight plan. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Souvenir of America's First Space Flight

Space-001 The card present an "X" shaped piece of metal, with a residual coating of the launch gantry's red paint, attached alongside a photo of Juno I on the pad and a description of the history behind the small fragment. The title "Souvenir of America's First Satellite" stretches along the top of the cards. "The material that is on there is from a mesh screen that used to cover and surround the elevator that was used to go up and down the gantry.” Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Beechcraft T-34B Flight Handbook

Beechcraft T-34B Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook, NAVAIR 01-90KDB-1. Dated 2 March 1981.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook

Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook,T.O. 1T-34A-1. Dated 10 February 1958.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Illinois Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

alton-f-4-107w-4 212 photos of Illinois Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook

Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook_01 A copy of Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook,T.O. 1F-94C-1. Dated 15 November 1957.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mercury Capsule and F-111 Capsule Testing Photos

D4E-238224 Sep-15-61 Several photos of the water tests for both the Mercury capsule and the F-111 escape capsule, The color photo is of the Mercury crew crash dummy. The pond was in Cahokia, Il just west of the present Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum. Credit: Mark Nankivil

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Walk Around Photos–Part II

 00 Some more nice detail shots of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Credit: Garfield Ingram

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Additional photos here

Monday, October 5, 2020

Arizona Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

f-101-abbotsford-107w-1 92 photos of Arizona Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Photos–Part IV

20201001_151041_0001 Some more A-4 Skyhawk pictures from my collection.

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Part I is here

Part II and III are here

Thursday, October 1, 2020

WWII Douglas Brochure–Win with Wings

WWII Douglas Brochure–Win with Wings_01 A 1943 company brochure for all employees on plant conditions while working in the war effort. Very interesting brochure of the times! (Win with Wings was a Douglas company slogan during WWII) Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Convair 880/600 Brochure

Test A company produced brochure on the proposed  Convair 880/600 aircraft. Dated September 1958. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

McDonnell Douglas Astronautics AGM-84 Harpoon Lithograph

Harpoon-001 A copy of a AGM-84 Harpoon Lithograph put out by McDonnell Douglas. The Harpoon is an all-weather anti-ship missile system, is developed by McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company as prime contractor to the U. S. Navy. The Astronautics Company, a division of McDonnell Douglas Corporation, has been active in developing missiles for the U. S. Department of Defense for more than three decades.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Space Shuttle Phase B Final Report

20200919_163818_0000 A copy of the Phase B final report for the McDonnell Douglas proposed Space Shuttle.  This is the executive summary. Report number MDC E0558. Dated 15 March 1972. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Friday, September 25, 2020

McDonell Douglas Space Shuttle Design Review

Title A copy of the proposed McDonnell Douglas Space Shuttle Design Review. Dated 23 february 1972. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

McDonnell Douglas Missile Advertisement

Ad-001 Ad-002 Ad-003 A mid-1970’s print ad for McDonnell Douglas highlighting it’s missile and space articles. Handy guide to MDC missile production. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Skylab News Sheets 1 & 2

SkyLab-001 The first two Skylab papers put out by McDonnell Douglas. From March and April 1971. Issues 1-1 and 1-2. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Project Skylink (SkyLab and Soyuz)

20200919_142848_0001 A proposal for the Skylab space station and the Russian Soyuz capsule to dock together. Written by Carl Konkel and Warren James. Interesting reading. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Monday, September 21, 2020

McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Annual Report for 1946

Report-001 A copy of the 1946 McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Annual Report. Dated 31 October 1946. Dry; but, a couple of good photos. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual, AAF Manual 51-129-2. Dated 15 August 1945.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual

Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual A copy of the Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual, PreLim AN 01-15FB-1. Dated 1944.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Photos and Info

445th_Flight_Test_Squadron_YA-7F_Corsair_II_71-0344_in_flight_2 YA-7F Strikefighter (A-7D Plus) was a proposed stretched, supersonic version of A-7 powered by an F100 engine, optimized for interdiction role, but cancelled after two prototypes were built.

From Joe Baugher: “On May 7, 1987, LTV received a contract from the USAF to modify a pair of A-7D airframes to what came to be known as "A-7D Plus". This was later redesignated YA-7F. The YA-7F was to be powered by a 26,000 lb.s.t afterburning Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine and had a fuselage that was made 4 feet longer by adding extra plugs both ahead (29 1/2 inches) and behind (18 inches) the wings. A taller fin and rudder was to be provided, augmented flaps were to be fitted. and leading-edge root extensions were to be used. The rear fuselage was redesigned so that it canted upwards by 3 degrees. A more advanced cockpit was to be fitted, with HOTAS and heads-up displays. The new YA-7F looked uncannily like the original F-8 Crusader from which the A-7 had been derived.”

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Brochure

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Brochure_01 A copy of the company made brochure for the proposed

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter. Credit: usnraptor

From Wikipedia: “The Vought YA-7F "Strikefighter" was a prototype transonic attack aircraft based on the subsonic A-7 Corsair II. Two prototypes were converted from A-7Ds. The YA-7F was not ordered into production, its intended role being filled by the F-16 Fighting Falcon.”

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Waco CG-4A Glider Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

1944_CG-4A_Glider_Pilots_Flight_Operating_Instructions_01 A copy of the Waco CG-4A Glider Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions, T.O. No. 09-40CA-1. Dated 15 June 1944.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan

Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan_01 A copy of the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan. Dated June 13 1969.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V

Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V_01 A copy of the Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V, AP 2036A. B & D –P.N. Dated November 1943.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes

Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes_01 A copy of the Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes, AP 2847B-PN. Dated September 1950.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_Unlocked_01 A copy of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions, TO 01-50DB-1. Dated March 20 1943.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual

F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual_01 A copy of the F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual, T.O. 1F-F4C-1-2. Dated 15 December 1970.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Stickers

Untitled 0 More (50) of the MANY stickers given out for the DC-10 aircraft by the company. (Some dups)

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More stickers here

Thursday, September 3, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Brochure

md11 A company produced brochure to introduce the MD-11 aircraft.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Articles and Data

Failure To Launch MD-12_01 Several articles with info and facts about thee proposed McDonnell Douglas MD-12 aircraft.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Update

MD12_0001 A copy of the company produced Update for the Proposed MD-12 aircraft. Dated September 1992.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Technical Overview

md12 A copy of the company produced Technical Overview brochure with notes by aviationexplorer.com. Dated September 1992. Credit: AviationExplorer.com

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Friday, August 28, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Specification Sheet

Scan3489 A copy of the company produced spec sheet for the proposed MD-12 aircraft.

From the sheet: The MD-12 is the first full length/double deck, high capacity aircraft
to be offered to the World’s airlines. The four engine aircraft will fly the longest routes, carry the largest payloads, and perform with the best economic efficiency of any long range aircraft available. The aircraft is presently in the design stage of development. The finished product will be a direct response to the needs of the wor1d’s leading airlines. The MD- 12 will be the leader in the large, long-
range jet class for the next century.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Photos and Info

1 md12-- A number of photos, drawings and other info on the proposed MD-12 aircraft of the 1990’s.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-91 Brochure

Scan-001a A copy of the company brochure for the proposed MD-91 UDF (Unducted Fan) aircraft.

“McDonnell Douglas tried to carry on with prop-fan development. It had the rear-engine MD-80, but it was losing ground to the A320 and 737. MDC fitted a UDF engine to an MD-80 in late 1987 and wanted to launch the UDF-powered MD-91 and -92 by July 1988. The company even saw a 300-aircraft market for a Navy patrol version of the MD-91. But GE wanted to see 100 to 150 airline orders before committing to the program.” From here.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Handout

Scan-003 Scan-004 A handout  on the proposed McDonnell Douglas MD-12 aircraft. (Yes, I said MD-12.)

The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was a four-engine, double deck, superjumbo airliner concept conceived in the early 1990s. Powered by 4 GE CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofans, the MD-12 was designed to have a maximum capacity of 511 passengers in 3-class configuration, and a maximum range of 9,200 miles.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Manual

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual AAF Manual 51-126-6 for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft. Dated 15 December 1945.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Florida Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

panamacity-marina-f-101-96 160 photos of Florida Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

CF-18 75th Anniversary and CF-18 Paint Schemes Walk Around

CF-18 Photos of several CF-18 aircraft in 75th Anniversary and CF-18 Paint Schemes. Credit: Rick Chin

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