Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Maneuver Guide

Grumman OV-1 Maneuver Guide_01 A copy of the Army student manuver guide for the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk aircraft. Dated November 1966.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Grumman 0V-1D Army Evaluation

Grumman OV-1D Preliminary  Evaluation_01 The final report on the Army Evalution II of the production OV-1D Mohawk aircraft’s performance and handling qualities. Dated March 1971. Project n0. 70-03.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk Operators Manual

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk Operators Manual_01 A copy of the Army operators manual, TM 55-1510-204-10/2, for the Grumman OV-1A Mohawk aircraft. Credit: Hydroz.net

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Grumman OV-1B Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist

OV-1B Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist_01 A copy of the Army Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist for the Grumman OV-1B Mohawk. Dated 22 February 1979. Credit: Hodroz.net

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Douglas C-133A Cargomaster Walk Around

Untitled 1 A group of 164 photos of the Douglas C-133A Cargomaster at the Travis Air Expo in 2008. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

History of Californian Aviation

Untitled 2 A got a note from Joe Towner alerting me to a new web site on the History of Californian Aviation.

Info from Joe:

“I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know about a new guide that Air New Zealand have recently launched that celebrates the rich history of aviation in California. From early pioneers in the 1910s, through to World War II, space shuttles and modern tech companies like SpaceX. Although California, and Los Angeles in particular, is very well known as the home of media and entertainment, its role in aviation history can sometimes be overshadowed. I thought this might be an interesting look back for your readers, at such events as:  

- The first major airshow in America
- The first and only flight of "The Spruce Goose"
- Creation of Apollo 9 landing capsules in Downey, CA
- The launch of reusable rockets by Space X”

Lot’s of interesting facts!

See web site here

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Aircrew Pocket Checklist

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Tilt Rotor Pocket Checklist_01 A copy  of the A1-V22AB-NFM-500 Aircrew Pocket Checklist for the Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, dated 1 October 2006.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

F-15C/D Nonnuclear Weapon Delivery Manual

F-15C and D Air to Air Weapon Delivery Manual_01 A copy of the Nonnuclear Weapon Delivery Manual, T.O. 1F-15C-34-1-1, for the F-15C/D aircraft, dated 15 March 1981.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Walkaround

P1030175 A group of 149 photos of the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo at The Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, CA. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Another F-101B walk Around here

Sunday, August 5, 2018

F-101B/F Voodoo Flight Manual (Later)

F-101BF Voodoo Flight Manual (Later)_01 A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO-1F-101B-1 for the McDonnell F-101B/F aircraft. This manual is a later one and is dated 1 November 1980. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Earlier Flight Manual here

Saturday, August 4, 2018

The U. S. Air Force “Have Doughnut” Project

Untitled 1 This is the tale of a borrowed Mig-21 and it’s evaluation in 1968.

From the report:

“1. The U.S. borrowed a Soviet-built MiG-21 F-13 FISHBED E from 23 January 1968 to 8 April 1968
2. The Foreign Technology Division of AFSC led the exploitation utilizing expertise
from AFFTC, ASD, TAC, NWC
3. The purpose was to substantiate and supplement existing threat dat
4. Included ground and flight testing
5. 102 flights (77 flying hours) in 40 days of flying
6. The U.S. gave the jet back when they were done with it”

Download photos here

Have Doughnut Project Report #1 here or here

Have Doughnut Project Report #2 here or here

Additional info here and here

Many photos and info here

Friday, August 3, 2018

US Navy Pilots' Information File

NAVAER 00-80T-33 US Navy Pilots' Information File 1949(Anymouse)_01 A copy of NAVAER 00-80T-33 of the US Navy Pilots' Information File, dated 1949. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, August 2, 2018

McDonnell and Douglas Profile Publications

Profile-Publications-Aircraft-208---Mcdonnell-Douglas-F-4-Phantom_01Profile-Publications-Aircraft-102---Douglas-A-4-Skyhawk_01 A set of the Profile Publications dealing with McDonnell and Douglas aircraft. Excellent reference material!

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Wednesday, August 1, 2018

International Space Station Familiarization

International Space Station Familerization_01  International Space Station Familiarization. Mission Operations. Directorate. Space Flight Training Division. July 31, 1998. Booklet number TD9702A. Credit: NASA

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Tuesday, July 31, 2018

International Space Station Reference Guide

International Space Station Reference Guide_01 International Space Station Reference Guide. This book provides high-level insight into the ISS. Credit: NASA

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Encyclopedia of USAF Aircraft and Missiles Volume 2 Bombers 1945-1973

Encyclopedia-of-USAF-Aircraft-and-Mi From the Forward:

“The second in a series of encyclopedias of U.S. Air Force aircraft and
missile systems, this volume covers the development and fielding of bomber
aircraft between 1945 and 1973, commencing with the Convair B-36
Peacemaker and ending with the development of the Rockwell International
B-IA.”

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Sunday, July 29, 2018

Encyclopedia of USAF Aircraft and Missiles Volume 1 Fighters 1945-1973

Encyclopedia of USAF Aircraft and Missiles Volume 1  Fighters 1945-1973_001 From the Forward:

“This publication is the first of a multi-volume Encyclopedia of U .S. Air Force
Aircraft and Missile Systems. Volume I deals with the development, deployment,
and operations of fighter aircraft between 1945 and 1973, commencing with the
F-80 Shooting Star and ending with the development of the F-15 Eagle. Many
of these aircraft were employed during the Korean War, the war in Southeast
Asia, and during cold war crises throughout the world. Additional volumes to be
published in this series will cover Air Force bombers, transports, trainers, other
military aircraft, and missile systems.”

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Saturday, July 28, 2018

The Development of Boeing's 367-80

The Development of Boeing's 367-80 - Almojuela_01The Development Of Boeing's 367-80 or Charging Into the Jet Age Armed With Only a Slide Rule and Spline. “The real history of the Boeing 707 prototype, including all the troubles and tribulations. Delivered by Mr. Almojuela at the Pacific Northwest AIAA Technical Symposium, Seattle WA, Nov. 7, 2009.” Credit: AIAA via Mark Nankivil

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Friday, July 27, 2018

F-18A/B/C/D Hornet Pocket Checklist

F-18ABCD Hornet Pocket Checklist_01  F-18A/B/C/D Hornet Pocket Checklist, A1-F18AC-NFM-500, for the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18A, F/A-18B, F/A-18C, F/A-18D Hornet. Dated 15 November 2002.

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Thursday, July 26, 2018

Rockwell B-1 Lancer Photos

B-1A  B-1B   Photos_01 A number (56) of Rockwell B-1 Lancer Photos in one PDF file.

Click here to download all photos in one PDF file (14.1 Megs)

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Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Rockwell B-1B Lancer Fact Book

Rockwell B-1B Lancer Factbook The Rockwell B-1B Lancer Factbook Fact Book, NA 95-1210 dated 20 July 1995.

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Tuesday, July 24, 2018

Douglas Skyraider Company Photos

Scan-153 A number of Douglas Company photos of the Skyraider family. (And some additional Skyraider info is also included from the Aviation Archives and the William Rudolph collections.)

View photos here

Download all photod in one ZIP file (75 Megs)

Monday, July 23, 2018

Douglas Skyraider Booklet

Scan-134 A Douglas Company reprint of an article from Aero Digest  from November 1951. Nice article on the Skyraider AD-5 and pervios models. Lots of photos. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Sunday, July 22, 2018

Fairchild F-27 Friendship Booklet #2

Scan-082Another Fairchild Company booklet on the F-27 aircraft. Dates from the mid-50’s. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Saturday, July 21, 2018

Fairchild F-27 Friendship Booklet #1

Fairchild F-27 Booklet #1_01 A copy of the Fairchild Company F-27 Booklet titled “The Case for the DC-3 Replacement”. Dates from the mid-50’s. Credit: William Rudolph collection 

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Friday, July 20, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook Special -Air War in the Gulf

RAF Yearbook Special -Air War in the Gulf_01 Published by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is the Royal Air Force Yearbook Special -Air War in the Gulf. Dated 1991. Credit: Dimarik

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1998

 Royal Air Force Yearbook 1998_01The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1998. Credit: Dimarik

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Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1977

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1977_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1977. Credit: Dimarik

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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.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (4.4 Megs)

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.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (4.2 Megs)

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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