Wednesday, September 18, 2019

XF3H-1 Demon Catapult Tests

Photos of the second prototype McDonnell XF3H-1 Demon/Bu. 125445 undergoing catapult tests at Pax River (?) Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Apollo and Apollo 11 Photos

A lot (383) of Apollo and Apollo 11 photos (Mostly Apollo 11) that I have collected. Enjoy!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

F-101A Aerodynamic Three View Drawing

A copy of the  F-101A Aerodynamic Three View drawing No SD20-0047. Dated 16 September 1953. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, September 13, 2019

Teledyne Ryan Supersonic Firebee II Brochure

Teledyne Ryan company brochure on their Supersonic Firebee II drone.

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

McDonnell LBD-1 Gargoyle Testing at NAS Mojave

Photos from the testing of the McDonnell Gargoyle at NAS in 1946. Also included is the back of photos descriptions. Credit: Fred Roos

“The LBD-1 Gargoyle (later KSD-1, KUD-1 and RTV-N-2) was an American air-to-surface missile developed during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft for the United States Navy. One of the precursors of modern anti-ship missiles, it was extensively used as a test vehicle during the late 1940s.” (Wikipedia)

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Curtiss Wright High Speed VTOL (X-19)Brochure

An early Curtiss Wright High Speed VTOL  company (Model 200) brochure on what would become the X-19 aircraft. Credit: Mark Nankivil

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More info at Secret Projects here

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Misc Info on the Breguet Br 940/941 Aircraft

Some additional photos and background drawings on the Breguet Br 940/941 aircraft.

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AN excellent resource and info is here at the Secret Projects website on the “Breguet 941 STOL and related projects”

Monday, September 9, 2019

Breguet Br 940/941 Article

A great article on the Breguet Br 940/941 aircraft. The Airplane with the “Deflection Airstream Concept”. Dated 2002. Credit: Aerostories

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Friday, September 6, 2019

McDonnell 188/Breguet 941 Videos

Several promotional videos of the McDonnell 188 and Breguet 941aircraft.

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Thursday, September 5, 2019

McDonnell 188 Articles

Two articles on the McDonnell 188 aircraft introduction. The first from the 17 October 1968 Flight International issue and the second from the 1968 Vertical World magazine.

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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Brequet 941 Technical Specifications Flying Report

NASA report TT F-8842 on the identification, performance and flight qualities of the Brequet 941aircraft. Dated March 1964.

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Tuesday, September 3, 2019

McDonnell Model 188 Misc Photos

Misc photos of the assembly, interior, ad sheet and other 188 related items.

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Carrier Suitability of McDonnell Model 188E

A 1964 twenty seven page booklet by McDonnell Aircraft showing the proposed McDonnell Model 188E’s capability for carrier operations. Dated 21 September 1964.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft Model 188E US Tour

McDonnell report No. A952 on the McDonnell Aircraft Model 188E US Tour from 12 June thru 8 July 1964. Dated 22 July 1964.

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Thursday, August 29, 2019

McDonnell Douglas Model 188E in Eastern Livery

Factory hotos of the McDonnell Douglas Model 188E STOL aircraft in Eastern Airlines Livery.

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Also drawn in United Airline Livery here

Wednesday, August 28, 2019

McDonnell Douglas Model 188E in American Livery

Factory photos of the McDonnell Douglas Model 188E STOL aircraft in American Airlines Livery.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Brequet 941 (McDonnell Model 188) Photos

Photos of the Brequet 941 model aircraft which became the McDonnell 188E STOL aircraft.

In June 1961, the French company Breguet flew the prototype of the Breguet 941 aircraft, a four-engine transport vehicle with a short take-off and landing. Breguet signed a licensing agreement with McDonnell Douglas) for the marketing of this aircraft in the US market.

The prototype, also known as Model 188 , has undergone intensive evaluation trials in the United States - both promising civilian and military customers, but no orders were received. The prospective modification of the Model 188E for 76 passengers was also did not gain any customers. This option was planned to be equipped with General Electric CT58-16 engines.

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Monday, August 26, 2019

McDonnell Model 188E Booklet

A copy of an early McDonnell Aircraft Model 188E Booklet for the “Americanized” Breguet 941. Dated June 15 1963.

From the booklet: “The Breguet 941 is the only truly satisfactory STOL transport flying today by virtue of its outstanding controllability and safety at the low airspeeds associated with very short take-ofl‘ and landing distances. Prompted by appreciation of this outstanding accomplishment and by a recognition of the need by the U. S. Military for a truly safe STOL transport, McDonnell executed
a license agreement with Société Breguet in 1962. This permits the use of the flight-proven Breguet 941 design in an American produced STOL transport, the McDonnell 188E. Built to U. S. Military Standards, the McDonnell 188E will take full advantage of the more than nine years of research and development effort already invested in the basic design, as well as the flight experience gained since June 1961.”

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Friday, August 23, 2019

Operation Sun Run Booklet

McDonnell Aircraft booklet on the RF-101C Voodoo Sun Run on Nov. 27, 1957. Dated 1957.

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Additional posts here

Nice Sun Run article here

Thursday, August 22, 2019

F3H-1 Demon Article

A nice article by Thomas G. Foxworth on the McDonell F3H Demon. Dated 1971.

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Wednesday, August 21, 2019

XF3H-1 Pilot's Handbook

A copy of MAC Report No 2353Pilot’s Handbook for the XF3H-1 aircraft. Dated November 15 1951.

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

1941 Historical Aircraft Group/National Warplane Museum Photos

Photos from the 1941 Historical Aircraft Group Museum; now, the National Warplane Museum located in Geneseo, NY. Many unusual aircraft. Credit: Bill Maloney

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More photos here at Bill Maloney’s site.

Many more museum photos here

Monday, August 19, 2019

T-45 Goshawk Walk Around Photos

Walk around photos of the McDonell Douglas T-45 Goshawk. Date and location unknown. Credit: Derek Pennington

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Friday, August 16, 2019

Boeing B-52C,D Flight Manual

A copy of the TO 1B-52C-1 Flight Manual for the Boeing B-52C,D aircraft, dated 15 April 1974. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Thursday, August 15, 2019

North American A-5A Vigilante Flight Manual (Later Version)

A later version of the North American A-5A Vigilante Flight Manual, NAVWEPS 01-60ABA-1, this one dated 1 May 1965. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Earlier manual here

Wednesday, August 14, 2019

Grumman F9F-7 Cougar Flight Manual

A copy of the AN 01-85FGE-1 Flight Manual for the Grumman F9F-7 Cougar aircraft, dated 1 May 1954. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Tuesday, August 13, 2019

Factory Floor Photos - Part X

More Bldg. 002 factory floor assembly photos of F-15 aircraft taken in 1972, 1973 and 1978.

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Other Factory Floor Postings here

Monday, August 12, 2019

Factory Floor Photos - Part IX

More Bldg. 002 factory floor assembly photos. This time of F-15 aircraft taken in March of 1972.

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Other Factory Floor Postings here

Friday, August 9, 2019

Douglas A3D-2P Flight Manual

A copy of the NAVWEPS 01-40ATB-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas A3D-2P aircraft, dated 15 September 1961. Credit: Anymouse collection
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Thursday, August 8, 2019

Douglas A-4C/L Flight Manual

A copy of the NAVAIR 01-40AVE-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas A-4C/L aircraft, dated 1 April 1977. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Wednesday, August 7, 2019

Douglas A-4 and TA-4 Tactical Pocket Guide

A copy of the NAVAIR 01-40AV-1TB Tactical Pocket Guide for the Douglas A-4 and TA-4 aircraft, dated 1 February 1976. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Douglas A4D-1 and -2 Flight Manual Supplement

A copy of the AN 01-40AVA-1 Flight Manual Supplement for the Douglas A4D-1 and -2 aircraft, dated 15 July 1957. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Monday, August 5, 2019

Douglas A4D-1 and -2 Flight Manual

A copy of the AN 01-40AVA-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas A4D-1 and -2 aircraft, dated 1 October 1956. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Friday, August 2, 2019

Hiller UH-12E Hauler Brochure #2

A poor copy of a Hiller UH-12E Hauler Booklet from the early 1950’s. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Thursday, August 1, 2019

Hiller Coptor News 10th Anniversary

A copy of the December 1952 special Hiller Helicopter edition for their 10th Anniversary. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Hiller UH-12E Hauler Booklet #1

A copy of the Hiller UH-12E Hauler Booklet from the 1950’s. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Tuesday, July 30, 2019

Hiller Copter-News Flying Platform

A copy of the mid-fifties special Hiller Aircraft editionon the “Flying Platform”. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Monday, July 29, 2019

Apollo 11 30th Year Boeing Article

The 30th year article from the Boeing newspaper. Dated 1999.

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Friday, July 26, 2019

Apollo 11 Videos

A number of videos of the Apollo 11 Mission.

Download here or here (126 Megs)

Restored Apollo 11 Moon Walk footage here or here  NOTE: This is a LARGE file (479 Megs) (3 Hours long)

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Additional Apollo Photos

Some (109) additional Apollo program photos for your collections.

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Wednesday, July 24, 2019

Apollo Drawings

A number of drawings of the Apollo Mission.

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Tuesday, July 23, 2019

Apollo 11 Mission Documents

Many copies of SA 506 and other documents relating to the Apollo 11 mission.

Download here or here (280 Megs) NOTE: A VERY LARGE FILE!

NASA Apollo Mission Documents are here

Monday, July 22, 2019

Apollo 11 Mission Photos

One hundred Eighty Four (184) photos of the Apollo 11 mission.

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The Apollo 11 NASA Image Library is here

Apollo 11 50th Anniversary Celebration

  In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing on the moon, I will be posting Apollo 11 info all week. (I have about 11 Gigs of info on the Apollo program)! Enjoy!

Friday, July 19, 2019

F-15C Eagle Walk Around Photos

A small set of F-15C Eagle Walk Around Photos. This aircraft is 80-0035 and was part of the 131st Fighter Wing of the 110the Fighter Suadron of the Missouri Air National Guard at St. Louis. Credit: Bill Spidle

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Thursday, July 18, 2019

Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit 30th Anniversary

A note from Mark Nankivil:

“Wednesday marked a milestone for the B-2 Spirit. On July 17th, 1989 the B-2 Spirit took off from Edwards AFB, CA for its first test flight.  Whiteman AFB is currently home to the 20 B-2 Spirits in the United States Air Force.  As we commemorate this historic achievement this week, we will be running stories from Air Force Magazine in association with Northrop Grumman as well as content from the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office. Please see the attached press release as well as the links that will lead you to the content created in support of this occasion.  Additionally, you can follow Whiteman AFB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WhitemanAirforceBase  or on TWITTER:@Whiteman_AFB  for additional stories we will be posting throughout the week.

Air Force Magazine B-2 Spirit 30 Year Anniversary Issue

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Air Force Magazine B-2 Spirit Graphic

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Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Piasecki H-21A/B Pilot’s Operating Instructions

A copy of the Royal Canadian Air Force EO 05-80A-, Pilot’s Operating Instructions for the Piasecki H-21A/B helicopter.

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Air Age Technical Library - Boeing B-17

A copy of the Air Age Technical Library for the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” detailed analysis of this famous warplane, containing complete drawings, photographs and technical data. Dated 1944. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Monday, July 15, 2019

General Arrangement Drawings for the F-110A Airplane

  

Copies of the original 1/30 scale blueprints from 1962. Drawing number 53-00004, sheets 1 and 2. General Arrangement Drawings for the F-110A Airplane.

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Friday, July 12, 2019

McDonnell-Douglas QF-4E Phantom II Walk Around Photos

A good set of walk around photos (194) of the QF-4E aircraft at the Nellis Air Force Base Las Vegas Air Show of 2016. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov and Michael Cleaver
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Thursday, July 11, 2019

Boeing Vertol Additional Photos

A few additional photos and drawings for Vertol products.

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Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Boeing Vertol Missions and Milestones

A copy of the Boeing Vertol company booklet on Missions and Milestones.

“This book is the story of the efforts and accomplishments of the Vertol Division of Boeing in vertical lift technology. The story is told through
the evolution of models of aircraft designed, developed, produced, and successfully flown over twenty years.” Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Tuesday, July 9, 2019

Vertol H-21 “Flying Banana” Booklet

Vertol Aircraft Corporation booklet on the H-21 hekicopter. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Monday, July 8, 2019

Air Age Technical Library - Martin B-26

A copy of the Air Age Technical Library for the Martin B-26 “Marauder”. A detailed analysis of this famous warplane, containing complete drawings, photographs and technical data. Dated 1945. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Friday, July 5, 2019

Hiller Aviation Museum Photos

Many photos (115) of the Hiller Aviation Museum in San Carlos, CA. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Hiller Helicopter Brochure

A Hiller company brochure on thier helicopter products. Dated March 1955. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Wednesday, July 3, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Missile Brochure

A McDonnel Douglas Space Missile Systems Company brochure for the AGM-84 Harpoon Missile.

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Tuesday, July 2, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Missile Block 1D Brochure

A McDonnel Douglas Space Missile Systems Company brochure for the AGM-84 Harpoon Block 1D Missile.

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Monday, July 1, 2019

Castle Air Museum Photos–Part III

A group of Castle Air Museum Photos (252). Castle Air Museum is a military aviation museum located in Atwater, California. Dated June 23, 2019. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Friday, June 28, 2019

The High and Mighty

A nice 4 page history of North American Aviation, written by Mike Lombardi and Erik Simonsen for the Boeing Company. Part of their Boeing Frontiers Magazine from December 2009.

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Boeing F-32–A What If

If you haven’t seen what Boeing proposed for the X-32 if it went into production; then, you must read this article over at The Drive Titled “This Is What A Boeing F-32 Would've Looked Like If Lockheed Lost The JSF Competition” and written by Tyler Rogoway.

A great look at the plans for the X-32/F-32.

Avialable here

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Boeing X-32 to F-32

I got an e-mail from a regular blog reader, Charles, with this message and good looking art! If the X-32 had gone into production, this would have been a good look. Thanks Charles!

“After your recent posts on the X-32, I found an artwork some months ago of it as an F-32 in US Navy service which seemed appropriate to the topic at the time. A poster over on Large Scale Planes suggested it as a good candidate for a sharkmouth.

I adapted the found artwork, and I have to say I fully agree! The top picture is the original artist's work, the second a colour sharkmouth and  the
third a lo-vis one. I hope you enjoy them - it makes for a fearsome looking beast.”

Credit: Original drawing from TheDrive.com

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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

Northrop - An Aeronautical History

A company written commemorative book on the airplane designs and concepts of the Northrop Company. Authored by Fred Anderson. Dated 1976.

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Monday, June 24, 2019

McDonnell V-1 Jeep Helicopter Report

A copy of the V-1 Jeep Helicopter Report No 5181. Dated 18 February 1957. Credit: Mike DeGarcia Collection

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Friday, June 21, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft XAUM-N-6 Puffin/Kingfisher F Photos–Part II

A few more McDonnell Aircraft XAUM-N-6 Puffin/Kingfisher F Photos and illustrations.

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Thursday, June 20, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft XAUM-N-6 Puffin/Kingfisher F Photos–Part I

A number of factory photos of the little known McDonnell Aircraft XAUM-N-6 Puffin anti-ship missile.

From designation-systems.info: “The Puffin was part of the Kingfisher family of guided anti-ship/anti-submarine weapons, which was developed under the prime contract of the National Bureau of Standards (NBS). Originally begun as Kingfisher F in February 1947, it was redesignated in September that year as AUM-6 (AUM-N-6 from early 1948) Puffin. The development of Puffin was subcontracted by the NBS to McDonnell, and flight tests of XAUM-N-6 prototypes occurred in the 1948/49 time frame.

The XAUM-N-6 was basically a lightweight homing torpedo in a simple airframe with straight wings, a V-type tailplane, a pulsejet for propulsion, and a radar seeker. After launch from medium altitude, the missile would drop to about 60 m (200 ft) and home on the target (a surface ship or a surfaced submarine) using its active radar homing guidance system. Shortly before the target was reached, the torpedo would drop into the water for its terminal run on the target vessel.

The AUM-N-6 program was short-lived, though, and development was halted in October 1949.” Credit: Company photos from Gerald Balzer/Mark Nankivil

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More info here and here

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Boeing CH-47 Maintenance Flight Test Handbook

A copy of the Maintenance Flight Test Handbook for the Boeing CH-47 Helicopter. Manual is CH-47 AMTPC, dated 1 October 1968. Credit: Chinook-Helicopter.com

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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin Flight Manual–U.S. Coast Guard

A copy of the Flight Manual for the Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin Helicopter for the U.S. Coast Guard. Manual is CGTO 1H-65C-1, dated 25 August 2005. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, June 17, 2019

Airfix Magazines - 1976

All of the Airfix Magazines for 1976. All issues.

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Friday, June 14, 2019

F-101 Voodoo Building and History Article

A copy of an article from the October issue of Aerei Modellismo magazine. While primarily a modeling article in Italian, it has a lot of drawings and color and marking schemes!

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Thursday, June 13, 2019

The Last Flight of the X-2

A nice article from the March 1957 issue of the Air Force Magazine on The Last Flight of the X-2 aircraft written by Clay Blair, Jr.

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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Boeing X-32 Photos

A number of photos (67) from my archives of the Boeing X-32 aircraft. Most factory!

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X-32 videos here

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

Flight Magazine Photos

From my AA archives, I have a few of the photos that Flight Magazine published over the years. Credit: Flight Magazine

Download here or here (189 Megs)

Flight free library here

Monday, June 10, 2019

Boeing X-32B Walk Around

Some nice detail shots of the Boeing X-32B. This aircraft is on display at Patuxent River Naval Air Museum. Credit: Howard Mason

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Additional photos here

Youtube videos here

Friday, June 7, 2019

Apollo eBook for PC–An Illustrated Moonship Book

A wonderful illustrated e-book on the Apollo Moonships. Much, much info and drawings! Credit: Carlos Clariván via de-la-terre-a-la-lune

Note: This is an EXE file; but, it has been scanned is is virus free. Enjoy!

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Thursday, June 6, 2019

Blimp Photos and Info

A number of Blimp photos and Blimp info.

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