Friday, October 31, 2014

Douglas DC-8F Jet Trader

Scan3543 There is a lot about the DC-8 aircraft out there; but, not much about the specified freight version called the Jet Trader. Most were configured for either freight or passengers; but, some had all the windows covered when delivered and used only for freight hauling.

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Texas National Guard Missile Park

Untitled 2 I have always loved rockets and missiles; so, I photographed them every chance I got. I found this small missile park in Austin, TX in July of 1978. It included the Atlas, Hercules, Honest John and Corporal missiles.

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AV-8B Harrier II 300th Aircraft Ceremony

Scan2713 The invite and handout for the AV-8B Harrier II 300th Aircraft Ceremony in 2000.

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Air Illinois Hawker Siddeley HS 748

Untitled 1 Now for something different! The Hawker Siddeley HS 748 is not a plane that one saw here in the heartland very often. I caught this Air Illinois aircraft at the Bethalto Airport (Now, St. Louis Regional) on July 14th, 1975.

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F3H Photo Demon Handbook

Untitled 1 A poor Xerox of the F-3H Photo Demon Handbook proposal by McDonnell Aircraft in 1955 with performance and camera arrangements.
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F3H Demon Handbook In Color

Untitled 1 Here is a nice color F-3H handbook produced by McDonnell Aircraft in 1953 with features, performance, range, external stores and other specifications.
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Thursday, October 30, 2014

F-4E Spin Chute Aircraft

F-4 Spin ChuteThe second production F-4E, 66-0285 (Production Number 2249) was designated for spin testing. While no in-flight shots, here are three ground photos.

 

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A-3 Vigilante Walk a Round

Untitled 1In 1976 an A-3 Vigilante came into the Lambert FBO with some Bi-Centennial markings, and I had to take a few photos. The photos aren’t the greatest as they were scanned from prints with a pebble surface. Sorry!

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F-15 #8 after Spin Testing

71-0287DrydenNovember1982ScottRWilsonIn 1976, F-15 #8 was loaned to NASA for engine development trials like Digital Electronic Engine Control (DEEC).  I collected several photos of # 8 during it’s NASA days. The above photo was taken by Scott R. Wilson in November of 1982.

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NASA published a good article on Digital Electronic Engine Control (DEEC). 

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F-15 #8 Spin Aircraft and Chute Installation

F-18 Spin AircraftScan1377F-15 #8 (71-10287), first flew on 25 August 1973 and was used for spin recovery, angle of attack and fuel system testing, it was fitted with an anti-spin recovery parachute. The aircraft was loaned to NASA in 1976 for engine development trials. These photos show two different ground tests of the chute and a great in-flight test sequence. (This entry is for Daniel Soulaine, who inquired about these photos!)

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Added Photo to F3H Demons Being Towed to Barges


Untitled 1Added McDonnell photo of Demons beside Bldg. 002, starting their journey to the Mississippi River barge.
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