Saturday, March 29, 2014
Selected pages from the July 1958 F4H-1P photo recon proposal by McDonnell Aircraft to the US Navy. An interesting look at the early attempt to provide a recon aircraft from the F-4A. Note the “Night Photo Terrain Lighting Pod”.
Friday, March 28, 2014
This is the third Phantom II produced by McDonnell, as an YF4H-1, this aircraft was at first designated F4H-1F and later as the F-4A. In the early to mid 1960’s, it was assigned to the General Electric company for J-79 development work. It is now at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. A US Navy photo. Note all the F-101 assembly in the background.
My 1988 invite to Salute the 30th Anniversary of the First Flight of the F-4 Phantom II held at the I31st Tactical Fighter Wing 0f the Missouri Air National Guard. Plus the Product Support article and photo of the 30th anniversary aircraft over tghe arch!
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Click here to download pamphlet as a PDF
Click here to download Missiles and Rockets article
Sunday, March 23, 2014
When I was in the F-4 Configuration Control Group in St. Louis and later on in the Engineering Change Order Group, we were updated every quarter with this F-4 Aircraft Configuration Control Chart. This one covers from Oct 1954 to Oct 1976. It is a quick way to see what equipment was added or deleted from block to block on the F-4 aircraft!
In February 1963, the Manned Spacecraft Center of NASA published an article in their Space News Roundup Magazine on McDonnell Aircraft winning the contract for building the Mercury and Gemini capsules and the subsequent work that transpired. It is a very good articles with seldom seen pictures.
Sunday, March 9, 2014
Last December, I had a article on the McDonnell Douglas Company Lineage. Since then, I came across this article about the company logo and “Bug” from the MDC mid 1990’s news letter called the “Team Talk”.
Click here to see this article: http://postimg.org/gallery/6o2dc1ok/