Friday, July 1, 2022

Pratt and Whitney Engines Used in Vought F4U Corsair Aircraft

P&W Engines Used in F4U Corsair Sept-21-1953_01 A copy of the Pratt and Whitney company report, PWA Inst. 434, dated 21 September 1953 on the Engines Used in Vought F4U Corsair Aircraft. Credit: Konstantin Strelbitsky

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Thursday, June 30, 2022

F-111 Variable Sweep Research NASA Paper

F-111 Variable Sweep Research NASA Paper_01 A copy of the LANGLEY WORKING PAPER (LWP-285),
SUMMARY OF NACA/NASA VARIABLE-SWEEP RESEARCH
AND DEVELOPMENT LEADING TO THE F-lll (TIFX). Dated December 22 1966.

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Mcdonnell Douglas F 4 Phantom II documentary

Title A very good film on the F-4 Phantom II aircraft. Dated 1986.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

F-15 Eagle In Profile Article

Title A very nice article on the F-15 Eagle from Scale Aircraft Modelling dated October 2003. Written by David James.

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Monday, June 27, 2022

Avro CF-105 Structure Report

Title A copy of the Avro company report on the CF-105 aircraft. Dated 1956. Nice tri-views.

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Friday, June 24, 2022

Textron AirLand Scorpion Walk Around

4IAD56DLJVAY3EQUDXAFJHP4ME 18 walk around photos of the Textron AirLand Scorpion. The Textron AirLand Scorpion is an American jet aircraft proposed for sale to perform light attack and Intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) duties

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Thursday, June 23, 2022

The Soviet Reach for the Moon Brochure

The Soviet Reach for the Moon Article_01 The story of Soviet lunar exploration including the Luna, the L-1, and the L3 programs. Soviet Union Manned space flight History. Nicely done by Nicholas L. Johnson.

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Wednesday, June 22, 2022

Douglas Aircraft–Images of America

Douglas Aircraft–Images of America_01 A copy of Martin Bowman’s Douglas for the Images of America series. A history of Douglas aircraft up to 1984.

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Tuesday, June 21, 2022

Douglas DC-5 Photos - Part III

bxqzkc2qfrk41 More Douglas DC-5 photos that I have collected.

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More DC-5 info and photos here

Monday, June 20, 2022

Sikorsky R-5A/D/E and HO2S-1 Flight Manual

Sikorsky R-5ADE and HO2S-1 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Operating Instructions for the Sikorsky R-5A/D/E and HO2S-1 helicopter.

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Friday, June 17, 2022

Douglas DC-5 Article

DC-5-001 A copy of a good article on the Douglas DC-5 aircraft. “Yes, Virginia, there was a DC-5”. From the Airline Quarterly magazine. Written by Robert L. Trimble

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Thursday, June 16, 2022

The U-2 and Oxcart 1954-1974

The U-2 and Oxcart 1954-1974_01 A declassified CIA report on the history of the U-2 aircraft and the Oxcart (A-12) program from 1954 to 1974. A once secret report made public. Credit: Chek

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Wednesday, June 15, 2022

McDonnell and Douglas Profile Publications

Profile-Publications-Aircraft-102---Douglas-A-4-Skyhawk_01 Seven Profile publications of McDonnell and Douglas aircraft. Douglas A-4, DC-3, SBD, Dakota Mk 1-4, R4D and MDC F-4.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Foreign Planes in the Service of the Luftwaffe

Title A great article on the use of Foreign Planes captured by and used by the Luftwaffe.

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Monday, June 13, 2022

Yak-17 Article and Info

2 Yak-17_19 A copy of a Russian article on the Yak-17 aircraft. Lots of 3-view drawings and info. Can anyone translate it for us?

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Friday, June 10, 2022

Air Force Flight Test Center - Edwards AFB Brochure

Air Force Flight Test Center - Edwards AFB Brochure_01 A copy of the 1961 brochure given out by the Edwards AFB Air Force Flight Test Center.

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Thursday, June 9, 2022

VF-124 and the Cutlass

VF-124 and the Cutlass_01Still another nice article on the Cutlass (F7U-3) and Squadron VF-124. Written by Jan van Waarde.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2022

Project Cutlass (F7U-3) Article

Project Cutlass (F7U-3) Article_01

Another nice article on the Project Cutlass (F7U-3) introduction to the fleet. Written by Jan van Waarde.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2022

RF-4B Phantom II–An Operational History

RF-4B Phantom II–An Operational History_01

A nice article on the RF-4B Phantom II - An Operational History. Written by Jan van Waarde.

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Monday, June 6, 2022

RF-101C Voodoo Sun Run Article

RF-101C Voodoo Sun Run Article_01 A very nice article on the RF-101C Voodoo Sun Run from 1957. Written by Jan van Waarde.

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Friday, June 3, 2022

F-15 Eagle Article No 2

Title A nice article by David James from the October 2003 issue of the Scale Aircraft Modelling Magazine on the F-15 Eagle aircraft.

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Thursday, June 2, 2022

Avro CF-105 General Info and Blueprint Drawings

Title A gold mine of 3-view Drawing blueprints of the Avro CF-105 Arrow aircraft. Dated Circa 1957. Credit: Glen Finch

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Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Avro CF-105 Pilot's Flight Manual

Avro CF-105 Pilot's Manual_01 A copy of the company produced Preliminary Flight Operating Instructions for the Avro CF-105 Arrow aircraft. Dated January 1959. Credit: Glen Finch

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A lot of CF105 photos and drawings here

Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Lindberg's Own, 110th Mo. Fighter Squadron

Lindberg's Own, 110th Mo. Fighter Squadron A nice article on the 110th Mo. Fighter Squadron, Lindberg's Own. It’s operational history and aircraft. Written by Jan van Waarde.

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Monday, May 30, 2022

F-15 Eagle Article No 1

Aerei Modellismo 1981_02 A nice article on the F-15 Eagle aircraft. From the Aerei Modellismo 1981 magazine. Lots of 3 views and profile photos.

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Friday, May 27, 2022

First 25 Years Of McDonnell Aircraft Corp Video

Title Very interesting video of the first 25 years of the McDonnell Aircraft Company. NOTE: This is a large file.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

F/A-18 Hornet (Aircraft In Detail Article)

Title A good article on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. Lots of profiles and info. Article by Gary Madgwick from the July 1998 Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine. Credit: Farposst

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Article

Aerei 1978-1979(1)_01 A nice article on the F-101 Voodoo aircraft. From the Aerei 1978-1979 magazine.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

F-101A Voodoo Load Aircraft Photos

1 D4E55509 Original company photos of F-10A-1-MC sn 53-2420, third Block 1 production aircraft,  which was used as the Loads aircraft for the Voodoo aircraft.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Curtiss C-46D/F Structural Repair Instructions

Curtiss C-46DF Structural Repair Instructions_01 A copy of the Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair Instructions (Engineeering Handbook Series for Aircraft Repair) for the Curtiss C-46/D/F, ZC-46A and R5C-1. Air Force TO 1C-46A-3 and Navy AN 01-25LA-3, dated 28 April 1955.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

North American F-86 Profiles

Aerei Modellismo 1981_007 A nice article with many F-86 profiles. A lot of info. From a 1981 Aerei Modellismo magazine.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Factory Floor Photos - Part XIII

D4C-38026 Jul-1966 More Bldg. 002 factory floor assembly photos of F-4 and F-15 aircraft taken in 1963, 1966 and 1975.

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Additional floor photos here

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

F-4 Phantom II 3-view Drawings

vkl1-1 A complete set of 3-view drawings for the range of F-4 Phantom aircraft. (No info as to where they came from.)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

North American F-86 Scale Drawings and Colors Article

Title A copy of an article on the Scale Drawings and Colors of the North American F-86. From the November and December 2002 of Modelar a Modely Magazine.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Harrier/AV-8B Article

Untitled 1 A copy of a great article from Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol 18 No 11 on the Harrier/AV-8B aircraft.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

The Story of the McDonnell Phantom I (Revised)

The Story of the McDonnell Phantom_01 A copy of the McDonnell Aircraft brochure on the story of the Phantom I.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Curtiss Wright Fly Leaf Magazine

C-WSt.Louis1942_01 A copy of the Curtiss Wright “Fly Leaf” company magazine. Dated Jan/Feb 1942. Has the story of Curtiss in St. Louis.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Experimental Voodoos (XF-88)

Scan2962 A wonderful article by Bill Gunston from the July 1982 issue of Aeroplane Monthly on the two prototype XF-88’s.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

F/A-18E/F Inboard Drawings

0083 Poor copies of the F/A-18E/F Inboard Drawings. From MDC report No. 91B0220.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

McDonnell Douglas Model 210E/G STOL

McD-D Model 210 color artwork A copy of company report No G521for the proposed model 210E/G STOL aircraft for the 1970’s plus 3-views. Dated December 1968. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Convair Model 48 Charger

50782536558_ccd2d4015f_b A selection of photos and 3 view of the Convair Model 48 Charger.

“The last complete aircraft to be built by Convair was the Model 48 Charger. The Navy had issued a requirement for a new counter-insurgency aircraft. Convair proceeded with the manufacturing of a prototype. By the time it rolled out of the factory on September 29, 1964, the navy had decided on another design. However, the Army and the Marines preferred the Charger, so a flight test contract was awarded. Before a scheduled “fly off” could take place, the Model 48 was destroyed during a test flight by a navy pilot; another example was not built. Accident report” From Greg Bishop

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

North American F-86 Photos

Scan1892 Fifty six original photos of the North American F-86 aircraft. Credit: William Rudolph Collection

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

F-86F-30-NA FU-130 (52-5130) Fly Safely

Scan1580 Several original photos of the Air Traffic Control F-86F Fly Safely aircraft of the 1950’s. A brightly marked aircraft. Credit: William Rudolph Collection

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 1

McDonnell Model 1 Artwork - LMilhavosky A copy of the 3-view drawing and the McAir patent, dated 24 November 1942, and other articles and info on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 1 Pursuit Interceptor aircraft.


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Another nice article here

Monday, May 2, 2022

German F-4F Phantoms at Holloman AFB

72-1179 (37 69) A few pictures of the US marked German F-4F aircraft.

“The McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantoms of the 20th Fighter Squadron, 49th
Fighter Wing based at Holloman AFB, NM., were the last U.S. Air Force
Phantoms to be retired to AMARC from an operational squadron. The 20th
Fighter Squadron was unusual due to its unique mission which it carried
out for over 30 years since the re-activation of the unit as the 20th
Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on December 1st, 1972. As part of the
agreement to purchase the F-4 Phantom to replace F-104 Starfighters the
German Government negotiated a deal which included transition and
instructor training for Luftwaffe crews on the type within the U.S.A.
This would allow them to take advantage of the experience of the type
provided by the U.S. Air Force in the near perfect weather conditions
experienced in the New Mexico and Southwest regions of the country.

Initially the unit operated F-4Es from George AFB, CA. which at the time
was the U.S. Air Force's primary F-4 training base. When George AFB was
closed on June 5th, 1992 as part of the BRAC the 20th TFTS was once
again de-activated and the Luftwaffe F-4 training was re-assigned to the
9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Operations Group at Holloman AFB, NM.

On September 5th, 1973 deliveries of the Luftwaffe F-4F, which was
basically a stripped down lightweight version of the F-4E, began. 175
F-4Fs (U.S. Air Force serials 72-1111/1285) had been ordered to equip
two interceptor wings and two ground attack wings. Twelve F-4Fs received
the unofficial TF-4F designation while training in the U.S.A, however
after these aircraft were returned to Germany they received the full
F-4F configuration.” From: Amarc Experience

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Friday, April 29, 2022

McDonnell Douglas Model 176

2 model-176-a-1024x813A copy of the 3-view and other info on the proposed McDonnell Douglas Model 176.

From The Unwanted Blog: “The McDonnell Douglas Model 176 was a generic spaceplane design derived from the FDL-7 (Flight Dynamics Lab – USAF Wright-Pat). It was incorporated into small spaceplanes adequate for taking a few crewmembers to a space station on up to Space Shuttle competitors. Above is one of two pieces of art (found in the NASA HQ historical archive) showing a late 1960′s concept for a Model 176 optimized for the ILRV (Integral Launch and Recovery Vehicle) role. ILRV was one of the immediate predecessors to the Space Shuttle program.

The Model 176 was a sleek dart-like design with stubby fins. While details varied from iteration to iteration, all (or nearly all) featured high aspect ratio variable geometry wings for landing.”

Much more on the Secret Projects web site here

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 111A

Title A copy of the 3-view drawing and the McAir report No. 3815, dated 1 November 1954, on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 111A Long Range Interceptor aircraft. Two place jet. Same armament and fire control system as the Model 110A

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 18H

McDonnell Model 18H Tandem Engine Fighter General Arrangement Sep-9-44 A copy of the 3-view drawing and other info on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 18H aircraft. This was to be a Army tandem engine fighter with one GE TG-100-I-40 Turbojet and one Pratt Whitney R-2800C engine. Dated 9 September 1944. Credit: Mark Nankivil

Note: The I-40 was a single-shaft turbojet which used a double-inlet, single-stage, centrifugal-flow compressor, fourteen straight-through combustors and a single-stage axial-flow turbine. The engine had a maximum speed of 11,500 r.p.m. and produced 4,000 pounds of thrust (17.79 kilonewtons). The I-40 was 48 inches (1.22 meters) in diameter and weighed 1,820 pounds (826 kilograms). The I-40 would be produced by Allison Division of General Motors as the J33 series.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 17A

McAir Model 17A A copy of the 3-view drawing the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 17A aircraft. This was to be a Naval Fighter aircraft with a GE  T-31 (TG-100) engine with extension shaft and fuel injection. From MAC report 245 dated 2 September 1944.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 60

mcdonnell-model-60_1 A copy of the 3-view drawing and other info of the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 60 aircraft. McDonnell “Model 60” Navy Fighter was a  Delta Wing Alternative to the “Model 5” F3H Demon. From 1949.

“One of the most interesting of all the post-war US Navy competitions has to be OS-113, which called for a carrier-based interceptor fighter. Below are the identified proposals:
Grumman G-86
Lockheed L-183
McDonnell 58
McDonnell 60
North American RD-/RE-/NA-1544
Republic NP-48/-200
Republic NP-49
Vought V-362

The winner, of course, was the McDonnell Model 58, which was evaluated as the XF3H-1 Demon and produced in quantity in the F3H-1 and F3H-2 versions.”

Credit: Stargazer

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