Sunday, February 26, 2017

Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook

Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook_01 Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook An 01-65BJE-1, dated 25 January, 1952. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan Collection

Click here to download handbook in PDF form (54.8 Megs)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Republic F-84B/C/D Thunderjet Flight Handbook

Republic F-84 Thunderjet Flight Handbook_01 Republic F-84B/C/D Thunderjet Flight Handbook An 01-65BJB-1, dated 30 November, 1949. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan Collection

Click here to download handbook in PDF form (137 MB)

Friday, February 24, 2017

F3H-2 and -2M Flight Handbook

Untitled 1 A copy of Navy Flight Manual NAVWEPS 01-245FCB-501, for the McDonnell F3H-2 and –2M aircraft, dated 1 May 1961. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download handbook in PDF form  (32.3 Megs)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Videos

Title 2 Four videos I have gathered on the GAM-72 missile. Credit: McDonnell Douglas and YouTube

Click here to download videos in RAR form (38.9 Megs)

Note: This file is a compressed WinRAR file. Use WinRAR, WinZip or the free 7-zip to un-compress all the files. See a 7-Zip tutorial here

Or download videos as a WinZIP file:

Click here to download videos in ZIP form (37.1 Megs)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Articles

Article 2 A selection of written articles on the GAM-72 decoy missile that I have collected.

Click here to read articles

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Artwork, Decals and Insignia

GAM-72 Quail Artwork 1 Various pieces of GAM-72 artwork, decals, project insignia and an advertisement poster.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Technical Order and TDDR-4 Excepts

Excepts GAM-72 TO 21-GAM72B-1_01 Selected excepts from Technical Order TO 21-GAM72B-1 and McDonnell Report TDDR-4 on the GAM-72 Quail missile.

Click here to download the excepts in PDF form (23.5 Megs)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Booklet

GAM-72_01 The colorful GAM-72 Quail booklet put out by McDonnell Aircraft to give the facts on this little decoy missile

Click here to download booklet in PDF form (9.3 Megs)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Contract Technical Compliance Inspection Report

Contract Technical Compliance Inspection - GAM-72A Sep-28-30-1960_01 The McDonnell GAM-72 Technical Compliance Report TDDR-4 presented on 28-30 September 1960.

“This publication presents a brief description of the systems peculiar to the GAM--72A missile. This publication is presented with the intent of assisting personnel in the familiarization of the GAM—72A missile.” Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download report in PDF form (3.6 Megs)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Added Compressed WinRAR GAM-72 Photos File

WinRAR 1 I got a request from James H. to make a link to download all of the 72 GAM-72 photos at one time. (Yes, he admitted that he is lazy! LOL!)

The only way I know to do this is with a compressed file, I use WinRAR. However, I have had complaints in the past about this method. So, I will let you guys weigh in on the question. WinRAR or not? What do you think about the RAR compression idea? Have you used it? Do you know how to use it? (I do explain it at the bottom of each post.) Let me know.

A note for MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!

Other suggestions on how to do this would be gratefully accepted.

BTW: I have tried MANY programs to download multiple photos from web sites, and none of them worked satisfactorily. But, I will keep looking. If you know one, please share!

Ron

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections

GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections(1a) A copy of Loft Sheet 44-6 with 1/72 scale GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections cuts. Dated June 27 1973.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Photos

ZUntitled 2 According to the McDonnell Contract Technical Compliance Inspection report (TDDR-4): "The McDonnell GAM-72A missile weapon system consists of a small, air-launched, turbo-jet powered, high subsonic GAM—72A missile; the installation equipment and parts for internal stowage and launching of the missiles from B--52 type aircraft; and the special ground support equipment necessary for shipment, storage preparation and employment of the system.

The GAM-—72A is carried completely within the bomb bay of the bomber aircraft. Four missiles may be carried in the B-52. By means of special launch gear, the missiles are extended and air-launched, after which they will accelerate to a predetermined position relative to the launching aircraft and present separate targets to search radar systems.

Preselected flight plans are programmed into the missiles on the ground. While in free flight, each missile can make two programmed heading changes relative to its initial launch heading and one programmed speed change. The two heading changes and the times at which they will occur, however, may be changed an infinite number of times, prior to launch, from the carrier aircraft control panel."

Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, Aviation Archives, USAF Museam and as marked

Click here to view photos

Click here to download all the photos in RAR form (237.3 Megs)

Note: This is a very large file and was compressed using WinRAR. Use WinRAR, WinZip or the free 7-zip to un-compress all the files. See a 7-Zip tutorial here. MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!

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