Sunday, January 31, 2016

F-4C J-79-15 & 17 Power Plant Maintenance Instructions

Untitled 2 A copy of F-4C J79-15 & 17 Power Plant Maintenance Instructions Technical Manual T.O. iF-4C-2-8, dated September 15, 1978.

Click here to download manual

Saturday, January 30, 2016

F-4E Plus Contract Proposal Summary

Untitled 2 McDonnell report No. E523 dated March 23, 1966 on the company proposal to the U.S. Air Force on building an F-4E (Plus). This is a “nuts and bolts” contract proposal listing build parameters, costs and schedules. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the summary

Friday, January 29, 2016

A Few Words

Note 

1. -  Do to the limitations of my photo host (Postimage), I can’t upload any photo or drawing bigger than 10MB to this blog. This means that my very large scans (Up to 52MB) need to be reduced.

When I do that, I realize that some of the smaller lettering can become illegible. If this happens and you really need that drawing, send me an email requesting a larger copy. I may be contacted at: aviationarchives(at)gmail.com

Most of the time, something can be arranged; but, please be patient, as this blog is generating a lot of discussion and requests and I do have a life!.

2. – Next a plea, if you have any material such as photos, manuals, patches, brochures or drawings. Or anything else, (Especially Douglas, McDonnell Aircraft or McDonnell Douglas); please get in touch with me at the email above and we will work something out to get it published.

After all, that is why I started this blog so as to preserve and disseminate all this material before it is lost or destroyed! I have dumpster dived and grabbed anything I could over the years to save material; but, I have seen way too much of it thrown away. Let’s not let that happen!

3. – If you have any comments or thoughts on these notes or any thing else. Contact me at: aviationarchives(at)gmail.com or use the comment link below

Thanks

F/RF-101 Air Refueling Procedures

image_1 A copy of the T.O. 1-1C-1-1, Supplement XI, for the F/RF-101 Flight Crew Air Refueling Proceedures Manual, dated July 25 1969. Proceedures apply to air refueling with the KC-97L and KC-135 aircraft.

Click here to download the manual

Alternate download here

Thursday, January 28, 2016

F-4E Phantom II for Nationalist China Report

image_1 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC A-1821 dated July 15, 1972 on the company proposal to sell F-4E’s to Nationalist China. Raw file credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

McDonnell Aircraft F4H-1 Introduction Report

image_1 A rare find! A copy of the McDonnell Aircraft F4H-1 Introduction report no. 4465, dated April 30, 1956. Raw report credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

F/RF-4C/D/E Crew Chief's Handbook

image_1 McDonnell Douglas F/RF-4C/D/E Crew Chief's Handbook (P.S. 111), dated February 1972.

Click here to download handbook

Monday, January 25, 2016

F-4 Phantom II for Saudi Arabia Report

Untitled 0Untitled 2 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC A2300-1 dated June 15, 1973 on the company proposal to sell International F-4E’s to Saudi Arabia. This is a full technical description. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Sunday, January 24, 2016

RF-101C - Operation Sun Run (Part III)

Untitled 1 Some additional photos and drawings on the RF-101C “Operation Sun Run”.

Click here to view photos

Additional blog entries here and here

Saturday, January 23, 2016

F-15E Flight Manuals

image_1Untitled 2 Two F-15E Flight manuals. One dated August 15 1990 and the other dated April 15 1993.

Click here to download 1990 version

Click here to download 1993 version

Friday, January 22, 2016

RF-101A Flight Manual

image_0a A copy of the RF-101A flight manual (T.O. 1F-101(R)A-1), dated December 15 1958.

Click here to download manual in PDF form

Thursday, January 21, 2016

F-4 Production Configuration Chart (Updated)

image_1 An updated copy (Last?) of the F-4 Production Configuration Chart. 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 Production Configuration Chart. This one covers from Oct 1954 to Dec 1977. It is a quick way to see what equipment was added or deleted from block to block on the F-4 Phantom II aircraft!

Click here to view chart

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

F-4 Multiple Weapon Configurations Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell report No. 9780, dated December 1, 1965. Has multiple weapon load outs for the F-4 aircraft. Many photos, charts and info on the type of weapons.

Click here to download report

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Royal Navy F-4K Phantom II Report

Untitled 2  McDonnell report No. B148 dated December 1, 1964 on the company proposal to sell F-4K’s to the British Royal Navy. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Monday, January 18, 2016

F/A-18E/F Configuration Baseline Report (Revised)

Untitled 2 Due to some drawings being too faint to read in the original condensed 10 MB PDF copy, I have made a 300DPI copy. Warning, this is a MUCH larger PDF (133MB)! Thanks, Sariel Stiller for the heads-Up!

Revised post here (to download larger PDF)

F-4E Phantom II for Italy Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC  AO325 March 15, 1970 on the company proposal to sell F-4E’s to Italy. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Sunday, January 17, 2016

McDonnell CRF-4 For Canada Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC  A 1742 dated June 1, 1972 on the company proposal to sell CRF-4’s to the Canada. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
Click here to download the report

Saturday, January 16, 2016

More Eliminate Range Zero (EROS) Photos (Corrected)

C12-294-17 Added missing photos to this post.

Click here to view corrected post

F-4E/F German Summary Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC A0601 dated September 1, 1970 with a summary of the German F-4E/F aircraft and program.  Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Friday, January 15, 2016

F-4F German Phantom II Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell Douglas report No. MDC A1676 dated January 1, 1973 on German F-4F Phantom II aircraft weapon systems and it’s performance characteristics. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Thursday, January 14, 2016

McDonnell CF-4 for Canada Report

Untitled 2 McDonnell report No. B022 dated September 1, 1964 on the company proposal to sell CF-4’s to the Canada. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report

Wednesday, January 13, 2016

F-4E Thunderbird Configuration Supplemental Manual

Untitled 2 A copy of the Flight Operating Difference/Supplemental Data manual for the F-4E Thunderbirds aircraft. Manual T.O. 1F-4C-1-2.

Click here to download manual in PDF form

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

NACA F4H-1 Wind Tunnel Research Memorandums

Untitled 4Untitled 5Untitled 6Untitled 2Untitled 3 Three McDonnell F4H-1 NACA Langley Wind Tunnel research memorandums involving 1/20th stability and control scale model and an unusual 0.13 rocket boosted model. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the F4H-1 rocket boosted memo #1 in PDF form

Click here for memo #2

Click here for memo #3

Monday, January 11, 2016

F-4F Phantom II for Kuwait Report

Untitled 2 MDC report No. A0325KAF dated February 1 1972 on the companies proposal to sell F-4F’s to the Emirate of Kuwait. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download report in PDF form

Sunday, January 10, 2016

F-4E Report to the Air Force

image_1 McAir report No. F-143, dated December 1 1968 to the US Air Force on the characteristics of the F-4E aircraft.

Click here to download report in PDF form

Saturday, January 9, 2016

F-88 “Penetration Fighter” Report

Untitled 2Untitled 3 Report No. 1215 on the Model 36 F-88 Penetration Fighter. Lots of data on the aircraft. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report in PDF form

Friday, January 8, 2016

F-88 Standard Aircraft Characteristics

image_5 F-88 Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download SAC in PDF form

Thursday, January 7, 2016

XF-88 and XF-88A Standard Aircraft Characteristics

image_1 XF-88 and XF-88A Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets. Also known as the Characteristics Summary. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.
Click here to download SAC in PDF form

Wednesday, January 6, 2016

XF-88 Design & Development Report

Untitled 2 A detailed design and development report by Kendall Perkins given on July 17, 1952. Gives the history behind the design and projected data. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the report in PDF form

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

McDonnell F-4 Phantom II Program Business History

Untitled 2b An engrossing account of the F-4 Phantom II story from the companies view point. Lots of the many f-4 programs with a lot of details. Enjoy!

Click here to download the history in PDF form

Monday, January 4, 2016

F-4 Phantom II Mission Certificates

xPhantom II 400 Missions Certificate Mission, trap and club certificates used by the various Air Force and Navy air wings to denote f-4 flight accomplishments. (A few of the many used!) Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to view certificates

Click here to view mission patches

Sunday, January 3, 2016

600 Blog Posts Reached!

600-blog-posts_thumb2 Today , I have reached 600 posts on this blog!! A lot more to come!

F-4A, F-4B & RF-4B Structural Repair Manual

Untitled 2 A copy of the F-4A, F-4B & RF-4B Structural Repair Manual, dated September 15 1964, for your library. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the repair manual in PDF form

Saturday, January 2, 2016

F-4C,D and E Flight Manual Update

Untitled 2 A later, updated TO 1F-4C-1 flight manual dated August 14, 1972. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download manual in PDF form

Friday, January 1, 2016

F2H-2/2N/2P Banshee Pilot's Handbook

image_0 A copy of Navy Pilot’s Manual #AN 01-245FBB-1, for the McDonnell F2H-2/2N/2P aircraft, dated 1 February 1951. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download the F2H-2/2N/2P Pilot's Handbook in PDF form

Click here for the F2H-1 Pilot's Handbook

Click here for the F2H-3/4 Pilot's Handbook

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