Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FGR.2 (F4M) Phantom II Walkaround

F-4M Phantom II -01 Forty nine photos of an FGR.2 (F4M)  Phantom II aircraft. Shot on May 5 2010 at the Kbely Museum, Prague in Czech Republic.

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Additional info on this aircraft here

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blog Dicussion Group Created

Blog Note I have added an Aviation Archives Discussion Group to this site at: this location. See the side bar for details.

Several of you have asked for this group to be established; but, it was Trevor Bodnar who laid all the groundwork and was the creator. Thanks Trevor!

Any aviation or blog related subject can be discussed here. Watch the language and no advertisements, please.

Have fun with it and do post any "wish list" of aviation documents or topics that you are interested in.

German Air Force Calendar 1941. The manual of the Luftwaffe

German Air Force Calendar 1941. The manual of the Luftwaffe An unusual book that I have included as it explains the Luftwaffe and service in the Luftwaffe.

From USMBooks:The Deutscher Luftwaffen Kalender is a heavily illustrated pocket sized Luftwaffe informational calendar or handbook for the year 1941 with contributions by Generalfeldmarschall Goering, Generalfeldmarschall Milch and General der Flieger Christiansen and lots of detailed information about the Luftwaffe.  Great period aviation related advertising too. It also has several aircraft identification profile pages.

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Sunday, July 15, 2018

McDonnell Model 220 Airplane Flight Manual

McDonnell Model 120 Airplane Flight Manual_001 Complete operating instructions for the McDonnell Model 220 aircraft. Dated 10 June 1960.

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Saturday, July 14, 2018

McDonnell 119A Familiarization Manual (Smaller Version)

 McDonnell 119 Familization Manual_01Another gem from my archives. This time a copy the the McAir produced McDonnell 119 Familiarization Manual. SEDR-40, dated 1 May 1959. This was part of the U.S. Air Force's UTX/UCX (Utility-Trainer Experimental/Utility-Cargo Experimental) contract program.

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More McDonnell 119/220 info here

Friday, July 13, 2018

More McDonnell Aircraft Model 220 Photos

Model 220-70 Seventy One more factory photos of the McDonnell Model 220 aircraft. Flying, hanger, ramp and console photos are included.

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Additional photos here

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual (Earlier)

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual April 1969_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-40FAB-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas EF-10B aircraft, dated 1 April 1969. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Later manual here

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1996

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1996_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1996. Credit: Dimarik

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1995

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1995_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1995. Credit: Dimarik

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Monday, July 9, 2018

McDonnell F-110A “Spectre” Project Hopscotch Reports

F-110-Project-Hopscotch-Report-No.87 Project Hopscotch introduced the F-110A to the Tactical Air Command. Two F-110A's were delivered on 24 January 1962 to TAC
Headquarters for air crew familiarization and training, maintenance training and weapon system demonstration. Extensive flight operations have been conducted at Langley. Nellis with Connally, and Shaw Air Force Bases to be visited. Documentation of these operations are presented herein.

Click here to download Project Hopscotch Report No.8761 (.5 Megs)

Alternate report 8761 download here

Click here to download McAir Internal Hopscotch Memos (1 Meg)

Alternate download for internal memos here

Sunday, July 8, 2018

McDonnell F-110A “Spectre”

149405 F-110 AF-4B-9-MC 62-12168  Some photos and info on the initial Century Series designation of the F-4 Phantom.

The F-110A was the USAF designation for what was to become the F-4C. On 18 September 1962, the USAF and US Navy aircraft designation systems were combined into a single scheme resulting in the F-1 to F-11. The USAF F-110A and US Navy F4H-1 became F-4C and F-4B respectively.
Operation High-speed, a fly-off competition between the USAF F-106A and the US Navy F4H-1 (F-4B) resulted in a convincing win for the F4H-1. The USAF was loaned two US Navy aircraft (BuNo 149405/406) for a 120-day extended evaluation on 24 January 1962. Twenty-seven more F-4Bs were eventually loaned to the USAF for service evaluation, most of which were returned to the US Navy after the F-4C entered production.

From Wikipedia: The F- series number sequence used in USAF was a continuance of the pre-USAF pursuit aircraft (P- series) numbering, stretching back as far as to the 1920s. The numbering would continue sequentially up to the F-111, and after this number the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system restarted the numbering back from 1. Notably, the fighter-bomber briefly known as the F-110 Spectre was renamed F-4 Phantom II. The USAF continued the naming convention with the CONSTANT PEG program as an OPSEC measure. The last known aircraft with a "Century Series" designation is the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (17.7 Megs)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bell X-1 Photos

Bell X-1-001 Some Bell X-1 photos and fact sheets from my archives. Several never seen before photos.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (57.9 Megs)

Two handouts with X-1 info here and here

Friday, July 6, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1994

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1994_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1994. Credit: Dimarik

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Thursday, July 5, 2018

Vought F7U Cutlass Photos

1 Vought F7U-3 -22 A number of photos and drawings for the Vought F7U Cutlass from my archives. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Maintenance Instructions Handbook

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Maintenance Instructions Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-45HFC-2 Maintenance Instructions Handbook for the Vought F7U-3 Cutlass aircraft, dated 1 November 1954. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download (95.7 Megs)

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Flight Manual here

Additional posts here

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Vought F7U-3 Cutless Flight Handbook (Later)

Vought F7U-3 Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-45HFC-1 Flight Handbook for the Vought F7U-3 Cutlass aircraft, dated 1 December 1952.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual

Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual, AN 01-45HFA-1, dated 15 October 1952.

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Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Maintenance Manual

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Maintenance Manual_01 A copy of the Rolls Royce Merlin Two Stage Two Speed Engine Maintenance Manual. This publication includes the Merlin 61. 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77. 85, 100, 104, 113, 114, 130 and 131 engines. Dated December 1946. Credit: Dick Barton

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Grumman F7F Tigercat Pilot's Handbook

Grumman F7F Tigercat Pilot's Handbook_01 A copy of AN 01-85FA-1Pilot's Handbook for the Grumman F7F Tigercat family of aircraft. It covers the F7F-1N, F7F-2N, F7F-3, F7F-3N and F7F-4N.

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Grumman OV-10 Mohawk Ejection Seat Maintenance Manual

Grumman OV-10 Mohawk Ejection Seat Maintenance Manual_01 A copy of Army's TM 55-1680-308-24 for the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Ejection Seat Maintenance Manual (Martin-Baker Mk-J5D). Dated 13 December 1974.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Operators Manual

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Operators Manual 1 A copy of Army's TM 55-1510-213-10 for the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Operators Manual. Dated 4 August 1978.

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Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Technical Performance Data

Convair F-106A Technical Performance Data_01 A copy of the Technical Performance Data Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft. Undated.

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Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Maintenance Manual #3

Convair F-106A and B Technical Manual _001 A copy of T.O. 1F-106A-3 Technical Manual for Structural Repairs on the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 16 August 1982. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, June 25, 2018

Technical Order T.O. 1-1-4 (Early)

Cover This United States Air Force technical order covers USAF aircraft exterior insignia and markings through 1964. It is dated 23 April 1964. This is significant because it is basically before the Vietnam War. It has aircraft, missile and drone marking info!

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Sunday, June 24, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1993

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1993_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1993. Credit: Dimarik

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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Maintenance Manual #2

Convair F-106A and B Maintenance Manual #2 A copy of T.O. 1F-106A-2-2 Ground Handling, Servicing and AirframeTechnical Maintenance Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 31 August 1960. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Maintenance Manual #1

Convair F-106A and B Maintenance Manual_01 A copy of T.O. 1F-106A-2-1 General Airplane Technical Maintenance Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 15 November 1961. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Flight Manual

Convair F-106A and B Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 1 December 1972. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Aviation Aircraft Paintings

bellx1e_medf4sketch_632 A nice selection of 39 aircraft paintings and sketches by Douglas Castleman and others. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (52.5 Megs)

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Convair F-106A and B Performance Manual

Convair F-106A and B Performance Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-1-1 Performance Flight Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 1 December 1972. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Click here to download the manual (48.6 Megs).

Monday, June 18, 2018

Republic F-105D, F, and G Thunderchief Flight Manual

Republic F-105D, F, and G Thunderchief Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-105D-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105D, F, and G Thunderchief aircraft, dated 9 September 1970. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Click here to download the manual (127.8 Megs)

Sunday, June 17, 2018

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual (Early)

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual (Early)_01 An eariler copy of the T.O. 1F-105B-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105B Thunderchief aircraft, this one is dated 15 November 1956. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Click here to download the manual (47.5 Megs)

Later flight manual here

Saturday, June 16, 2018

F2H-3 and -4 Banshee Flight Handbook (Early)

F2H-3 and -4 Flight Manual_01 A earlier copy of Navy Flight Handbook #AN 01-245FBC-1, for the McDonnell F2H-3 and -4 aircraft, dated 1 October 1954. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Later copy of flight manual here

Friday, June 15, 2018

Lockheed F-104B Flight Manual

Lockheed F-104B Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-104B-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed F-104B aircraft, dated 15 June 1958. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Sikorsky CH-3C, CH-3E and HH-3E Flight Manual

Untitled 2 A copy of the T.O. 1H-3©C-1 Flight Manual, for the USAF series Sikorsky CH-3C, CH-3E and HH-3E helicopters. Dated 28 April 1973.

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Wednesday, June 13, 2018

1500th Blog Post Reached

index A little self promotion, as I am happy to say that I uploaded my 1500th post to this blog today. Thanks to all my readers!

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1991

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1991_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1991. Credit: Dimarik

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Lockheed A-12 Pilot's Abbreviated Checklist

A-12 Pilot's Abbreviated Checklist_01 A copy of the Pilot's Abbreviated Checklist for the Lockheed A-12 aircraft, dated 7 September 1965. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Lockheed A-12 Flight Manual Supplement

A-12 Flight Manual Supplement_01 A copy of the Flight Manual Supplement for the Lockheed A-12 aircraft, dated 15 August 1963. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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A-12 Flight manual here

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Lockheed F-104A, B, C, and D Flight Manual

F-104A, B, C, and D Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-104A-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed F-104A, B, C, and D aircraft, dated 1 June 1968.

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Saturday, June 9, 2018

Aircraft Recognition Manual 1956

Aircraft Recognition Manual 1956_01 A multi service Army, Navy and Air Force Aircraft Recognition Manual, ARMY FM 3D-3D, NAVY DPNAV 32P-IZDD/B and AIR FORCE AFM 50-406 dated December 1956.

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Friday, June 8, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1992

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1992_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1992. Credit: Dimarik

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Thursday, June 7, 2018

Convair F-102A Flight Training Manual

F-102A Flight Training Manual_01 Convair company F-102A Flight Training Manual. Dated 1956. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1990

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1990_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1990. Credit: Dimarik

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Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1989

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1989_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1989. Credit: Dimarik

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Monday, June 4, 2018

Royal Air Force 75th Anniversary Yearbook

Royal Air Force 75th Anniversary Yearbook_01 Published by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is the Royal Air Force 75th Anniversary Yearbook (1993). Credit: Dimarik

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Sunday, June 3, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook-1988

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1988_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1988. Credit: Dimarik

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Saturday, June 2, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook- 1987

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1987_01 Royal Air Force Yearbook 1987. Published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1987. Credit: Dimarik

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Friday, June 1, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook - 1986

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1986_01 Royal Air Force Yearbook 1986. Published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1986. Credit: Dimarik

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