My name is Ron Downey. I am a retired Aeronautical Engineer who worked for McDonnell Aircraft and McDonnell Douglas Corp for 40 years and collected many photos, info and brochures of their products. While the F-4 is my favorite, I have many other MDC items and these will be scanned and presented here. In addition, I have been an aviation historian for most of my adult life and I have amassed a large amount of info over my 50+ years of collecting and will be bringing that here also. My aim is to bring aviation material (Photos, articles; etc) to this blog before it is lost; but, not in-depth explanations as any good search engine can be used for that purpose. I may be contacted at: aviationarchives(at)gmail.com
Copyright and Photo Credits
As all of this info was originally for my use only in order to build plastic scale models, I never paid too much attention to copyrights or proper photo credits. Therefore, if something is not credited correctly, please let me know and I will be happy to delete or properly credit the material. (I have in my possession all the items and original material and these are all new scans, except where noted.) All photos and info are credited to McDonnell Douglas unless otherwise noted. Feel free to use any of this info with the credit of Ron Downey via Aviation Archives. I can be reached at: aviationarchives(at)gmail.com.