Monday, February 24, 2020

Boeing B-29 Erection and Maintenance Manual

A copy of the Boeing B-29 Erection and Maintenance Manual, dated 20 August 1944.

Download here or here (62.9 Megs)

Friday, February 21, 2020

F-101 Voodoo Pitch Control System

McAir report No. 5790 on the F-101 Voodoo Pitch Control System of this aircraft. Note: This is a late 1950’s brochure and contains sexism in it’s illustrations! But, a LOT of great info! Credit: Mark Nankivil

As one of the MAC “Old Timers” said of this brochure: “I agree that nowadays the drawings would be a no-no. Actually, by about 1961, they would have been forbidden. That's the period when sexism was outlawed at MAC--no touching, no bad jokes, and one could not even address a group of females as, "you gals." “

Download  here or here or here (6.6 Megs)

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Foreign F-4 Phantom II Article

Another article by Fred Roos from the MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer magazine. This article on foreign Phantoms.

Download here or here or here (15.3 Megs)

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Paint and Color Schemes

An article from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer by Bob Pukala on F-4 Phantom II Paint and Color Schemes.

Download here or here or here (23.1 Megs)

Tuesday, February 18, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature–Part II

Part II of the F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature on Navy and Marine Group Commander aircraft, from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer. Bob Pukala wrote the article.

Download here or here or here (17 Megs)

Monday, February 17, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature–Part I

Part I of the F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature on Navy Squadron and Group Commander aircraft, from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer. Bob Pukala wrote the article.

Download here or here or here (15 Megs)

Friday, February 14, 2020

McDonnell F3H-2 Demon Walk Around Photos

Some nice detail shots of the McDonnell F3H-2 Demon . This aircraft is on display at Pima Air and Space Museum. Credit: Michael Benolkin

Download here or here (30.3 Megs)

Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger Pilot’s Handbook

A copy of the Navy Pilot’s Handbook AN 01-190EB-1 for the Grumman TBM-3 Avenger aircraft, dated 1 November 1945.

Download here or here or here (23 Megs)

Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Martin JRM-1 Mars Pilot’s Handbook

A copy of Navy Pilot’s Handbook #AN 01-35CA-1, for the Martin JRM-1 Mars aircraft, dated 15 November 1947.

Download here or here or here (23.1 Megs)

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Northrop YF-17 Cobra Walk Around Photos

Some close-up walk around photos of the second Northrop YF-17 Cobra  aircraft with serial s/n 72-1569. It is on display at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance, CA. Credit: Michael Benolkin

From Wikipedia: “The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed "Cobra") was a prototype lightweight fighter aircraft designed by Northrop aviation for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the F-15 Eagle were too large and expensive for many combat roles. The YF-17 was the culmination of a long line of Northrop designs, beginning with the N-102 Fang in 1956, continuing through the F-5 family.”

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Monday, February 10, 2020

General Dynamics EF-111A Raven Flight Manual

An copy of the T.O. 1F-111(E)A-1 Flight Manual for the General Dynamics EF-111A Raven aircraft, this one is dated 18 October 1985. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Download here or here or here (54.7 Megs)

Friday, February 7, 2020

Winds of Change - Langley Research Centers Accomplishments

This commemorative volume highlights in pictures and text seventy five years of accomplishments of the Langley Research Center (1917-1992). This introductory matter features wind tunnels and their contribution to the development of aeronautics.

Download here or here or here (29.8 Megs)

Thursday, February 6, 2020

High Speed Civil Transport Study

A copy of the Boeing study done for NASA on the High Speed Civil Transport. NASA Contractor Report No. 4233. Dated 1989.

From Wikipedia: “The High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT), a supersonic airliner, was the focus of the High-Speed Research (HSR) Program, a NASA program to develop the technology needed to design and build a supersonic transport that would be environmentally acceptable and economically feasible. The aircraft was to be a future supersonic passenger aircraft, baselined to cruise at Mach 2.4, or more than twice the speed of sound. The project started in 1990 and ended during 1999. The goal was to employ up-to-date technologies.”

Download here or here or here (7.6 Megs)

Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Boeing High Speed Civil Transport Program Review

  A copy of the Boeing proposal for the High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) Program. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here or here (5.8 Megs)

Additional HSCT info here

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

McDonnell Douglas High Speed Civil Transport

Photos and info on the McDonnell Douglas High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) proposal. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

From Wikipedia: “The High Speed Civil Transport, a supersonic airliner, was the focus of the High-Speed Research Program, a NASA program to develop the technology needed to design and build a supersonic transport that would be environmentally acceptable and economically feasible.”

Download photos and specs here

Download HSCT overview here or here or here (0.8 Meg)

Monday, February 3, 2020

Douglas C-74 Globemaster Photos–Part II

A few more photos of the Douglas C-74 Globemaster. The original Globemaster aircraft. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (63 Megs)

Additional C-74 part I photos and info here

Friday, January 31, 2020

Northrop A-9 Technical Proposal

A copy of the Northrop A-9 Technical Proposal. Dated 10 October 1972. Lot’s of good A-9 info here!

Download here or here or here (23.4 Megs)

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report

A copy of the Northrop A-9 Source Selection Competition Report, NB 72-325. Dated 20 December 1972.

Download here or here or here (24.4 Megs)

Additional A-9 data here

Wednesday, January 29, 2020

Apollo 13 Review Board Report Appendix A

A copy of the Appendix A of the Apollo 13 Review Board Report, Flight Systems and Operations. Dated 1970. Credit: Cliff Steenhoff

Download here or here or here (8 Megs)

Original Apollo 13 Review Board Report here

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Douglas C-124C Globemaster II Walk Around

A number of walk around photos of the Douglas C-124C (52-1004) aircraft. Taken at the Pima Air and Space Museum. Credit: Fotios Rouch

The C-124C version introduced more powerful engines, weather radar and better de-icing equipment.  These changes were later refitted to earlier aircraft.  A total of 447 Globemaster IIs were built.

Download here or here (15.3 Megs)

Monday, January 27, 2020

XF-88 Review Article

A poor Xerox copy of an article about the XF-88 Voodoo predecessor. From a Douglas Service Publication. Dated July/August 1975.

Download here or here or here (10.1 Megs)

Friday, January 24, 2020

DC-10 Stickers

A selection of McDonnell Douglas DC-10 company issued stickers.

Download here or here (3.7 Megs)

Thursday, January 23, 2020

Northrop XB-35 Pilot’s Manual

A copy of the company supplied Northrop XB-35 Pilot’s Manual. Report HB-18.

Download here or here or here (5.3 Megs)

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

D’orcy’s Airship Manual

A copy of D'Orcy's Airship Manual; an international register of airships with a compendium of the airship's elementary mechanics. by Orcy, Ladislas d' Publication dated 1917. If you love airships..

Download here or here or here (9.9 Megs)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Expanding the Envelope–NASA Flight Research

From Amazon: “Expanding the Envelope is the first book to explore the full panorama of flight research history, from the earliest attempts by such nineteenth century practitioners as England's Sir George Cayley, who tested his kites and gliders by subjecting them to experimental flight, to the cutting-edge aeronautical research conducted by the NACA and NASA.” Written by Michael H. Gorn and dated 2001.

Download here or here or here (4.1 Megs)

Monday, January 20, 2020

Consolidated B-24 Flight Manual

A copy of the company generated Consolidated B-24 Liberator Flight Manual.  Dated 15 September 1942.

Download here or here or here (34.6 Megs)

Friday, January 17, 2020

Apollo 13 Review Board Report

A copy of the Apollo 13 Review Board Report. Dated 15 June 1970. Credit: Cliff Steenhoff

Download here or here or here (9 Megs)

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Convair F-106A/B Maintenance Manual for Ground Hamdling and Servicing

A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-2-2 TECHNICAL MANUAL
MAINTENANCE GROUND HANDLING, SERVICING AND AIRFRAMIE GROUP
MAINTENANCE manual. Dated 31 August 1960.

Download here or here or here (37.1 Megs)

Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Convair F-106A/B Structural Repairs Manual

A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-3 Convair F-106A/B Structural Repairs Manual. Dated 16 August 1982.

Download here or here (62.4 Megs)

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Convair F-106A/B General Maintance Technical Manual

A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-2-1 for the Convair F-106A/B aircraft. Dated 15 November 1961. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (8.7 Megs)

Monday, January 13, 2020

F2H2/2B/2N/2P Illustrated Parts Breakdown

A copy of the Illustrated Parts Breakdown manual for the McAir F2H2/2B/2N/2P Banshee aircraft. AN01-245FBB-4, dated 1 August 1955.

Download here or here (129.9 Megs)

Friday, January 10, 2020

Convair F-106A/B Pilot’s Flight Crew Checklist

A copy  of the T.O. 1F-106A-1CL-1 Flight Crew Checklist for the Convair F-106A/B aircraft, dated 39 October 1978.

 

Download here or here or here (8.3 Megs)

Thursday, January 9, 2020

Convair F-106 AWCIS Condensed Maintenance Guide

 

A copy of the Convair F-106 AWCIS Condensed Maintenance Guide, T.O. 1F-106A-2-27-1. Credit: Anymouse collection

Download here or here (15.4 Megs)

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Holloman Air Force Base in 1958/9

Several photos of Holloman Air Force Base in early 1958 and July 1959 showing the facility and inside several hangers. These are McAir company photos taken during the GAM-72 Quail testing. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (77.3 Megs)

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Convair F-106A Illustrated Parts Breakdown Manual

A copy of the Convair F-106A Illustrated Parts Breakdown Manual. Dated 1 January 1988. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (45.8 Megs)

Monday, January 6, 2020

Lockheed CL-423 P2V-7 Troop Transport

Another great article from “Fatz”. This time on the proposed Lockheed CL-423 P2V-7 troop transport conversion.

The McDonnall Douglas Scale Model Club magazine called Crazed Plastic published several articles by an author named “Fatz”. These articles were on projected Lockheed aircraft that didn’t make the cut. Fatz was a former Lockheed employee who did similar articles for other International Plastic Model Society (IPMS) publications such as “Flying Tiger” and “Dirty Plastic” and West Michigan.

Download here or here or here (10 Megs)

Additional articles by “Fatz” here

Friday, January 3, 2020

North American YAT-28 Articles and Photos

A couple of articles and photos of the North American YAT-28 prototype aircraft.

Download here or here or here (10 Megs)

Thursday, January 2, 2020

North American YAT-28E Flight Manual

A copy of the North American YAT-28E Flight Manual, report No. NA65H-1056. For model YAT-285 Prototype 3. AF 51-3788 (0-13788). Credit: T-28 Trojan Foundation

Download here or here or here (6 Megs)

Wednesday, January 1, 2020

Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park Photos

Photos of a tour of the Buffalo and Erie County Naval and Military Park. The museum is located in Buffalo, NY.

Has an F-101B, P-39, FJ-4B Fury Jet and several missiles. Credit: Bill Maloney

Download here or here (50.4 Megs)

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

F2H-4 Banshee Walk Around

A set of photos from an F2H-4 Banshee Walk Around. This aircraft is at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida. Credit: Michael Fortin

“Accepted by the Navy on 24 July 1953, the Museum's F2H-4 (Bureau Number 126419) served in many Marine and Navy fighter and all-weather fighter squadrons and made a deployment in the carrier Coral Sea (CVA-43). Stricken from the active naval aircraft inventory in May 1962, it was assigned to the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Jacksonville, Florida, and transferred to the Museum in 1970.”

Download here or here (51 Megs)

Monday, December 30, 2019

Army CH-47D Maintenance Test Flight Manual

A copy of the TM_1-1520-240-MTF Army Boeing CH-47D Maintenance Test Flight Manual. Dated 31 January 2003. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (1.0 Megs)

Friday, December 27, 2019

Army CH-47D Operator’s and Crewmember’s Checklist

A copy of the TM 1-1520-240-CL Operator’s and Crewmember’s Checklist, for the Army Boeing CH-47D helicopter. Dated 31 January 2003. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (0.3 Megs)

Thursday, December 26, 2019

Army CH-47D Operators Manual

A copy of the Army operators manual, TM 1-1520-240-10, for the Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter. Dated 31 January 2003.

Download here or here or here (33 Megs)

Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Convair F-106A/B Flight Manual

A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-1-1Flight Manual, for the Convair F-106A/B aircraft. Dated 1 December 1972.

Download here or here or here (48.6 Megs)

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Army CH-47D Maintenance Manual

A copy of TM55-1520-240-10 Technical Maintenance Manual for the Boeing Army CH-47D, dated 30 April 1992. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (31.9 Megs)

Monday, December 23, 2019

Piasecki YH-21/H-21A Flight Handbook

A copy of the TM1-1H-21Y-1 Flight Handbook for the Piasecki YH-21/H-21A helicopter, dated 1 May 1956.

Download here or here (27.3 Megs)

Friday, December 20, 2019

North American F-86H Flight Manual

A copy of the North American F-86H Flight Manual, T.O. 1F-86H-1. Dated February 24 1956.

Download here or here or here (20.4 Megs)

Thursday, December 19, 2019

DC-10 Prototype on McAir Ramp

Several photos of the DC-10 prototype aircraft on the McAir ramp. Circa 1971.

Download here or here (51.6 Megs)

Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Convair B-58 Hustler Photos - Part II

Another collection of Convair B-58 Hustler photos from the archives.

Download here or here (43.9 Megs)

Part I photos are here

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

AV-8B No. 24 - Cockpit Photos

Some photos I took of the 24th AV-8B cockpit while it was on the assembly line.

Download here or here (6.8 Megs)

Monday, December 16, 2019

Douglas A-26 Invader Pilot Training Manual

A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Douglas A-26 Invader aircraft. Dated 1945.

“The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed.
The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook. Use it to make sure that you learn everything described herein. Use it to study and review the essential facts concerning everything taught. Such additional self-study and review will not only advance your training, but will alleviate the burden of your already overburdened instructors.
This training manual does not replace the Technical Orders for the airplane, which will always be your primary source of information concerning the A-26 so long as you fly it. This is essentially the textbook of the A-26.”

Download here or here (43.4 Megs)

Earlier version here

Friday, December 13, 2019

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster Photos

A number of photos of the Douglas C-133 aircraft. Credit: Geater St. Louis Air and Space Museum and as marked

Download here or here (72.5 Megs)

Additional photos here (Some overlap)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lockheed F-22 Brochure









A copy of the Lockheed company brochure on the F-22 (ATF) aircraft. Dated 1990.

Download here or here or here (7.8 Megs)

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Anthony Vidana Apollo Photos









Anthony Vidana, PE sent some photos of his time working on the Apollo Spacecraft. He was a Apollo Spacecraft final test tech and engineer at Downey, CA. Very interesting photos of the capsules and test equipment needed for checkout! (He has promised to send more!) Credit: Anthony Vidana

Download  here or here (7.8 Megs)

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My Years at Mac











An interesting look at one man's work life at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation from 1951-1987. Anthony P Anderhub was a loads and flight dynamics lab engineer and kept this diary of his career. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download booklet here or here (97.6 Megs) 
Download Misc Photos here or here (33.9 Megs)




 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Northrop-McDonell Douglas YF-23A Walk Around Photos - Part 1








YF-23A PAV-2, AF serial. no. 87-0801, registration number N232YF, was on exhibit at the Western Museum of Flight until 2004, when it was reclaimed by Northrop Grumman and used as a display model for a YF-23-based bomber. PAV-2 was returned to the Western Museum of Flight and was on display as of 2010 at the museum's new location at Zamperini Field, Torrance, California.photos shot November 14 2003. Credit: Bill Spidle

Download here or here (4.8 Megs)

Friday, December 6, 2019

Curtiss Wright - St. Louis Article










An excellent article by Fred Roos on the Curtiss Wright Company in St. Louis. (For those who do not know, McAir bldg 002 was the old Curtiss Wright building - where I spent a lot of my career!)

Download here or here or here (2.5 Megs)

Thursday, December 5, 2019

Douglas F4D-1 Handbook Maintenance Instructions

 







A copy of the AN 01-40FBA-2 Handbook Maintenance Instructions for the Douglas F4D-1 aircraft, dated 1 March 1958.

Download  here or here (44.1 Megs)

Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Douglas B/RB-66 Familiarization Manual









Douglas company manual, LB-22469, for the familiarization of the B--66 and RB-66 aircraft. Dated 1 May 1956. Credit: Anymouse collection

Download  here or here (101 Megs)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Additional F3H Demon Photos - Part III








Part III of some additional photos of the

 McDonnell F3H Demon. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum


Download here or here  (161.9 Megs)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Additional F3H Demon Photos - Part II









Part II of some additional photos of the

 McDonnell F3H Demon. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here  (89.2 Megs)

Friday, November 29, 2019

Additional F3H Demon Photos - Part I










Part I of some additional photos of the McDonnell F3H Demon. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (272 Megs)

Thursday, November 28, 2019

Factory Floor Photos–Part XI

 

 







A few photos of the St. Louis McDonnell F3H assembly line. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (11.1 Megs)

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

F3H Demon Color Photos






A number of color photos of the McDonnell F3H demon aircraft. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download  here or here (201 Megs)

Tuesday, November 26, 2019

Articles on the Black Cats and Catalina Aircraft in Battle


Three articles on A unit history of the Black Cats VPB 52 Patrol Bombing Squadron, the Catalina aircraft and Bombs and Battles (Catalinas in battle). Credit: Naval Aviation News
Download here or here or here (10 Megs)

Monday, November 25, 2019

Google Has Messed Up the Blog Editor

I was locked out of my Blog Editor software  for two days as Google changed something and I couldn't upload any blog posts.

After MANY hours, I have figured out a work around (For now!) 

Stay tuned!


Friday, November 22, 2019

Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program

A nice booklet on the 30 year (1981-2011)anniversary of the Shuttle program. Facts on all of the Shuttle launches and lots of photos! Dated 2011.

Download here or here (55.2 Megs)

Thursday, November 21, 2019

McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid Drone Photos

Photos and drawings of the McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid Drone.

Download here or here (13.5 Megs)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid Walk Around Photos

Walk around photos of the Katydid on display at the Evergreen Air and Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

Download here or here (19.2 Megs)

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid Drone Factory Photos

A number of factory photos of the McDonnell KDD-1 Katydid Drone.

From Air and Space Museum: “The Katydid was a U.S. Navy pulsejet-powered target drone built by the McDonnell Aircraft Corporation between 1946-1947. It could be either air-launched or fired from a AT-1 catapult on land. The Katydid was powered by a McDonnell 7-inch pulsejet of 55 pounds thrust. Its pulsjet was like the one on the famous German V-1 of World War II.

Katydid was usually carried on bomb racks of a PB4Y Catalina aircraft and was parachute-recovered for re-use. The endurance of the drone was about 0.7 hours. Its maximum speed was 175 miles per hour. This Katydid was donated to the Smithsonian in 1966 by the U.S. Navy.”

From Wikipedia: “The Katydid entered service in 1942; testing took place at the Naval Air Missile Test Center in Point Mugu, California. Production models were originally designated TD2D-1, however the Navy changed its designation system in 1946 and the XTD2D-1 and TD2D-1 were redesignated as XKDD-1 and KDD-1, respectively. Later that year, the Navy changed McDonnell's manufacturer code letter from "D" - which had been shared with Douglas Aircraft - to "H", the KDD-1 being again redesignated, as KDH-1.

Dimensions:
Overall: 11 ft. 2 1/4 in. long x 1 ft. 3 in. diameter x 12 ft. 6 in. wing span, 158 lb. (341 x 38.1 x 381cm, 71.7kg); gross weight, operational, 320 lbs

Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (17.6 Megs)

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