Tuesday, May 26, 2015
These photos, from the collection of Paul D. Stevens, show several McDonnell RF-101 Voodoo fighters as they appeared after their colorful squadron squadron markings were replaced with the drab camouflage adopted for Southeast Asia. Originally published in Phantom Flyer.
Monday, May 25, 2015
Sunday, May 24, 2015
A copy of T.O. 1F-4C-1-1 listing the Performance Data for the F-4C, F-4D, and F-4E aircraft. It has details on how the aircraft performs under loads through out the flight envelope. Also contains weapon load out charts for each aircraft. This was my personal copy at Edwards Air Force Base in 1973.
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
For more “What If Canadian” schemes go to Richard Chafer’s wonderful drawings here
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
An interesting document numbered MDC A3626, concerning the attempt by McDonnell Douglas to sell the F-15 to the Canadians. Many good charts, graphs and illustrations! Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Saturday, May 16, 2015
An interesting government chart about how the F-15 Conformal Fuel Tanks (Fast Packs) could be put to other uses. And a nice head on shot of an F-15 with CFT’s and armaments. (Double click above photos to see a larger copy)
Friday, May 15, 2015
Thursday, May 14, 2015
McAir Loft Sheet #275-52 with section cuts of the General Dynamic F-16 Block #30 aircraft. Alex Thomas gave this sheet to me in 1976; but, I don’t know if it was under contract with GD or a case of McAir keeping tabs on competitor’s products!
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Federal Standard 595B has been revised to 595C.
The main reason for revising the document was to add 39 new colors, and to update associated media (fan deck and individual color chips). Revision B of FED-STD-595 was published in December 1989, and Change 1 was posted January 1994; . . . so the document was overdue for update/validation.
Federal Standard 595 is a document used to reference colors procured by the federal government. The new document includes 650 colors referenced by a 5 digit color chip number. This standard is used for a variety of federal supplies, but is most frequently used for paints and coatings (FSC 8010). FED-STD-595 incorporates a color fan deck (NSN 7690-01-162-2210) which provides a visual reference for each of the 650 colors. It also has provisions for 4-7/8 x 2-7/8” individual color chips which are used for spectrophotometric color matching.
Info from the: Federal Standard 595, “Colors Used in Government Procurement” Frequently Asked Questions.
Update: Change notice 1, dated July 31, 2008 - here
Bulletin: GSA no longer stores or distributes color media related to FED-STD-595, “Colors Used in Government Procurement”. Consequently, all media (color chips, fandecks, etc.) have been discontinued by GSA. Go here for details!
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
From Wikipedia: “The Naval Air Training and Operating Procedures Standardization (NATOPS) program prescribes general flight and operating instructions and procedures applicable to the operation of all US naval aircraft and related activities. The program issues policy and procedural guidance of the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) that is applicable to all U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps aviation personnel.
Monday, May 11, 2015
Sunday, May 10, 2015
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Saturday, May 9, 2015
A small, early brochure on Sound Control of Jet Airplane put out by McAir. The photo is of an F2H-2N Banshee (123300) backed into an outdoor muffler system while doing engine run-ups. This is similar to that was put forth in this brochure. As jet engines became more powerful, a “hush house” was built for these runs. Credit: the Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.
Friday, May 8, 2015
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Mark Nankivil sent along an interesting YF-4E photo that is not normally seen. It shows the aircraft on the St. Louis McAir ramp between Bldg. 2 and Bldg. 42 lined up with production F-4E’s. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
Tuesday, May 5, 2015
If you are into DC-8’s, consider joining the DC-8 Facebook group here.