Monday, November 30, 2015

McDonnell F-4E & RF-4E Foreign Military Sales Door Markings

Markings & Insignia F RF-4E FMS 11-2-70 - RDowney Copy of McAir blueprint (#53-00016) from 1970, with the F-4E & RF-4E Foreign Military Sales Door Markings information. (This is just sheet 9, anyone have any of the others?)

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Sunday, November 29, 2015

RF-4E German Camouflage Paint and Color Requirements

69-18-AO F-4F Camo Paint and Color 1 - RDowney A copy of a German blueprint for the RF-4E Camouflage Paint and Color Requirements.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015

Israeli RF-4E Forward Fuselage Profiles

53-00029 RF-4E Israel Inboard Profiles Fwd Fuselage Sht2A 1 - RDowney Copies of McAir blueprints (#53-00029) from 1969, with the Israeli RF-4E Forward Fuselage Profiles information.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Israeli F-4E Markings and Insignia

53-000016 F-4E Israel Markings & Insignia Sht6a - RDowney Copies of McAir blueprint (#53-000016) from 1969, with the Israeli F-4E Markings and Insignia requirements.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

McDonnell RF-4E German Markings and Insignia

53-001018 RF-4E Germany Markings & Insignia Sht9 - RDowney Copies of McAir blueprints (#53-001018) from 1970, with the Markings and Insignia requirements for the German RF-4E.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

McDonnell RF-4E German Paint & Color Requirements

53-001019 RF-4E Germany Paint & Color Requirements 1 - RDowney Scans of McAir blueprints (#53-001019) from 1970, with the Paint and Color requirements for the German RF-4E.
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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

McDonnell RF-4E General Arrangement and Inboard Profile

53-001001 RF-4E Germany General Arrangement  - RDowney Real scans of McAir blueprints (#53-001001 and 53-001002) from 1969, with the General Arrangement and Inboard Profile of the RF-4E .

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Monday, November 23, 2015

F-18 - A Nest Of Hornets

Scan003 Another article from the International Modelers Society quarterly magazine. This time on Full Scale Development F-18 Hornets from the Spring 1981, Vol. 16, No. 3 issue.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Article

Scan003 A very good short article on the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo aircraft from the International Plastic Modelers Society (IPMS) Quarterly publication, Vol. 17, No. 1. This Fall 1981 article was written by Lee Bracken with photos by Duane Kuhn and has the units that flew the Voodoo and a number of illustrations with markings.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015

Eagle vs. Mig Article

Scan001 An authorized McDonnell Douglas Corp. reprint of the “Born In Battle Magazine” article on the Israeli F-15 vs. enemy MiGs. Lots of info and pictures!

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Friday, November 20, 2015

Fairchild A-10 Facts and Figures

Scan0001 A nice article from Phantom Flyer on the early gray colored Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II aircraft with lots of facts and figures!Also, I have included an Inboard Profile and two of Mike Badrocke's wonderful cutaway drawings of the A-10.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015

American Harriers Article

Scan001 A ‘Flight “ magazine reprint of their Oct 15, 1970 article. Authorized by Hawker Siddeley Aviation, LTD. The article covers the AV-8A Harriers in US service with history and operational data.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Douglas C-124 and SB2D-1 Display Model Drawings

Douglas C-124 3V 1 - RDowneyDouglas SB2D-1a Loft Sheet RDowney Factory display model drawings for the Douglas C-124 and SB2D-1 aircraft.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015

F-15A Loft Lines & Cross Sections

F-15A Loft Lines & Cross Sections 1 - RDowney A loft sheet showing the exterior loft lines and cross sections of the F-15A Eagle.

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Monday, November 16, 2015

Boeing Display Model Drawings

boeing Many prints from the Boeing Historical Services Office on vintage Boeing aircraft and missiles. They include: B-17E, 707, 727, 737, B-50D, B-52B &G Bomarc missile, F4B-3 &4, KC-97, KC-135P-26A, PT-17, Model 40B and Model 80A.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015

Gemini Chronology

gemini-chronology_001a A very interesting report on “Project Gemini a Chronology” written by NASA as part of The NASA Historical Series (NASA SP-4002) with a month by month listing of events as they happened and lots of pictures.

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Saturday, November 14, 2015

Additional Gemini Familiarization Manuals

Untitled 1Untitled 2Untitled 3It seems that there are three other manuals in this series! So, here they are to complete your set.

Click here to download Part 1 in PDF form

Click here to download Part 1, Section 2 in PDF form

Click here to download Part 2 in PDF form

And for completion of the series, the fourth section from the previous post:

Click here to download Part 2, Section 2 in PDF form

Friday, November 13, 2015

Mercury and Gemini Familiarization Manuals

image_1aimage_1b McDonnell Mercury and Gemini familiarization manuals. There are several of these issues around; but, these are the are the ones I like the most. Also, some additional Gemini and Mercury charts for your files.

Many more documents and manuals here

Click here for Gemini and Mercury extras

Click here to download Mercury manual in PDF form

Click here to download Gemini Volume 2 Section 2 manual in PDF form

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Mercury and Gemini Display Model Loft Sheets

Model 133K Mercury Capsule 1 - RDowney Model 133P Gemini 1 - RDowney

Loft Sheets 45-2 and 52-5 with scale dimensions for display models of the McAir Mercury and Gemini capsules.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015

F-4E /F Inner Wing and Inner Wing Well Bump

F-4E & F Inner Wing Well Bump 1-13-76 - RDowney Loft Sheet 53-1349, dated 1976, showing the F-4E /F Inner Wing and Inner Wing Well Bump mold line cuts.

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015

F-101B 3-View Reference and Plan & Sheer Sections

F-101B Plan and Sheer Sections 1 - RDowney F-101B 3-View Reference Drawing 1 - RDowney Copies of a 1967 Loft Sheet 33-62 for F-101B plan and sheer cuts, along with a F-101B 3-View drawing based on the McAir 20-50102 blueprint.

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Monday, November 9, 2015

McDonnell Gemini Capsule Display Model Drawing

Gemini Capsule Display Model 1 - RDowney A copy of the Loft Sheet 52-4 drawing with Gemini Capsule Display Model dimensions.

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Sunday, November 8, 2015

McDonnell Aircraft Asset Program Markings & Cuts

Asset - Identification Markings 8-6-63 - RDowney Scan0142 Thor-Asset 1963 Some additional info on the McDonnell Asset program from the early 1960’s. This time we have Identification Markings and Plan, View, Sheer & Cross Section cuts and a color launch photo.

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Click here for the original post and Asset program explanation

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Boeing B-52A and B-52H Display Model Drawings

B-52A Display Model 1 - RDowney Several reprints of Boeing B-52A  and B-52H Display Model Drawings for your collections.

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Friday, November 6, 2015

F-4E and F-4F Forward Fuselage ML and F. S. Cuts

F-4E & F Muzzle Blast Fairing 1-12-76  - RDowney A copy of loft sheet LS 53-1349 from 1976 with F-4E/F forward fuselage mold line and fuselage station cuts. This is the actual real deal when it comes to accurate mold line info from the department (Loft Lines) that controlled it!

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Thursday, November 5, 2015

F-4K Paint and Color Drawing

32-000015 F-4K Paint & Color 2-28-1966 (Dark) - RDowney Another actual McAir blueprint (#32-000015), this time from 1966, with the paint and color requirements for the F-4K early Dark Sea Gray aircraft.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015

F-4E Thunderbirds Markings & Insignia

F-4E Thunderbirds Markings & Insignia 1(Dark) - RDowney An actual McAir blueprint (#53-00026) from 1969, setting forth the requirements for F-4E Thunderbirds Markings & Insignia.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Douglas C-132 Loading and Equipment Servicing

Untitled 0 Douglas C-132 photos with details about the equipment needed and how to load the proposed transport aircraft.

This is the last of the C-132 photos that I have. I wish to thank Jack Abercrombie and Mark Nankivil for gathering all these photos!

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Monday, November 2, 2015

Additional Civilian FH-1 Phantom Photo

FH-1 111761 N4282A 04-1967_sc1 Another good color photo of the civilian owned FH-1military jet.

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Sunday, November 1, 2015

Douglas C-132 Write Up and Termination Letter

1 Untitled 1 The Douglas C-132 project termination letter, a final company write up letter extoling the virtues of the aircraft and a copy of the preliminary confidential, marked up letter (With more info).

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