Monday, October 31, 2016

Bell V-280 Valor Brochure

Bell V-280 Valor Brochure_01 A small brochure on the Bell V-280 Valor tilt-rotor proposal.

Per Wikipedia: ”The Bell V-280 Valor is a third-generation tilt-rotor aircraft being developed by Bell Helicopter and Lockheed Martin for the United States Army's Future Vertical Lift (FVL) program. The aircraft was officially unveiled at the 2013 Army Aviation Association of America's (AAAA) Annual Professional Forum and Exposition in Fort Worth, Texas, with a projected first flight in 2017.”

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Click here to view the Bell web site

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Douglas Skyrocket Poster

Douglas Skyrocket Poster 1 A very nice Douglas company poster of the Skyrocket research aircraft. (I do love posters like this!)

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Saturday, October 29, 2016

F-101A Aaerodynamic Three View

F-101A Aaerodynamic Three View An aerodynamic  three view drawing with dimensions, aerodynamic coefficients, performance and weight data on the F-101A aircraft. Dated September 16, 1953.

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XF2H-1 Aerodynamic Three View post here

Friday, October 28, 2016

F4H-1 Structure Manual

F4H-1 Structure Manal SEDR 148, dated 1 September 1960 containing F4H-1 structure drawings. Prepared by the McAir Technical Data Dept.

Click here to download manual in PDF form (18.7 Megs)

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Missile and Weapon Drawings–1/24th Scale

1 Missiles - 1-24th Scale - 22 Missiles - 1-24th Scale - 1

3 Weapons - 1-24th Scale4 Cruise Missiles & Titan - 1-24th Scale A selection of missiles, rockets, cruise missiles and other weapons drawn to 1/24th scale. Credit unknown

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

F-4E/F and RF-4B/C/E Fuselage and Wing Cross Sections

1Image Loft Sheet 53-1352 with the fusalage, wing cross sections and duct moldlines for the F-4E/F and RF-4B/C/E . The Loft Sheet is dated October 27 1980.

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Additional drawings here and here

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

F-15 Conformal Fuel Tank AIM-7F Installation

Scan2694 A two sheet drawing, 68J735017 from 1978, showing how the CFT AIM-7F missile installation could go on an F-15 Eagle. This drawing has the complete dimensions for the AIM-7F missile.

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Monday, October 24, 2016

General Electric J79 Brochure

 

General Electric J79 Brochure - McCall Artwork_01 A General Electric company brochure on the J79 engine and the aircraft it powered. Artwork by the renown aviation and space artist, Robert T. McCall. This PDF has both the brochure and also the full paintings at the end.

General Electric J79 Brochure - McCall Artwork_17

Click here to download the brochure in PDF form.

Full brochure paintings here

Additional Robert T. McCall aviation and space paintings here

Excellent J79 explanation here

Sunday, October 23, 2016

900 Blog Posts Reached!

900 I have reached 900 posts on this blog!! Thanks to everyone that has contributed or given kind words!

F-4E/F Loft Lines

F-4E F fuselage sheer and plan view A complete set (6 sheets) of Loft Sheet 53-1349, dated Jan 1976. With fuselage shear and plan forms, blast cone and hook lines, LE slats and fairings, inner wing and inner wing bump. The rest of the drawings for the post here.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Three View

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III 3V with Cross Section1a A very nice three view drawing of the Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III. This was the aircraft that the F-4 Phantom II beat out for production. Credit: Unknown

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Friday, October 21, 2016

F-101A Voodoo Systems-Equipment Diagrams

F-101A Communication and Associated Electrical Equipment Excerpts from F-101A equipment manuals showing systems and equipment diagrams.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016

F-18A Hornet Station Diagrams and Cross Sections

F-18A Hornet Station Diagrams and Cross Sections Feb-22-78c An updated Loft Sheet, # 74-0171, with F-18A Hornet Station Diagrams and Cross Sections. LS was made for display model purposes with the scale of 1/72nd.

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Companian drawing here

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Repla-Tech Three View Drawings

McDonnell Douglas YC-15 - Repla-Tech A small collection of Robert C. Morrison’s great Repla-Tech three view drawings. Includes the Bell XV-15, Martin Marrieta X-24B, McDonnell Douglas YC-15, Northrop A-9A, Northrop F-5E, Rockwell International B-1A and Rockwell International XFV-12.

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Space Shuttle Transportation System Sketch

Space Shuttle Transportation System Artwork - Jean-Luc Bighin30 A very nice line drawing of the Shuttle mounted on the back of the 747 carrier aircraft. Sketch is by Jean-Luc Bighin from Edwards Air Force Base.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

McDonnell Douglas Skylab Testimonial Poster

McDonnell Douglas Skylab Testimonial Poster A copy of the Skylab Testimonial Poster given to each member who worked on the project. The poster was from the Skylab crews to the McDonnell Douglas Astronautics team and contains photos ans signatures of all the astronaut flight crews.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016

McDonnell Aircraft 50th Anniversary Poster

McDonnell Aircraft 50th Anniversary Poster25 

The McAir 50th year celebration poster depicting all the great McDonnell Douglas products from 1939 to 1989.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016

Butler Aviation Posters– “Gallery of Warriors”

Size Six prints by Ken Kotik from his “Gallery of Warriors” series presented by Butler Aviations. Includes the Boeing B-17, Douglas C-47, Boeing Stearman N2S-2, Consolidated B-24, Republic P-47 and North American P-51D.

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Friday, October 14, 2016

McDonnell XFD-1 Three View and Three Point Plan

Stitched Page 1a An early (1944) drawing of the McDonell XFD-1aircraft in it’s shipboard folded configuration showing dimensions.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016

America’s Spaceport

America's Spaceport 05_01 A NASA report on the history and background of the John F. Kennedy Space Center. Credit: Cliff Steenhoff

Click here to download the report in PDF form (12 Megs)

Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Douglas DC-9 Flight Crew Operating Manual

DC-9 FCOM_01 Douglas generated manual for DC-9 flight crew to have operating instructions. Dated 15 August 1965. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (36.4 Megs)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Bendix Talos RIM-8 Missile Photos

Talos014 Photos of the Bendix Talos (RIM-8) missile.

Go here for history. Credit: Mike Dorffler, Evan Nau and Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Monday, October 10, 2016

McDonnell Model 85 Talos-L Missile

zModel 85 TALOS Missile Drawing(50%) McAir Loft Sheet 26-2 with the 1/24th scale model dimensions of the model 85 Talos-L missile proposal. McAir was to be a supplier for this proposal. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

From Designation-Systems: “For a brief period in the mid-50's, the U.S. Air Force considered using a land-based Talos missile (called Talos-L or Talos-W) as an interim interceptor missile, until the IM-99/CIM-10 Bomarc  would be ready.”

From Talos History: “Talos was considered by the Army and Air Force for land defense of targets and the nuclear warhead version was considered as a possible ICBM interceptor.”

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

The 21st Century Space Shuttle

21st Century Space Shuttle_01 A NASA fact sheet on the Space Shuttle going into the 21st century discussing the upgrades made to keep them current. Credit: Cliff Steenhoff

Click here to download the fact sheet in PDF form (0.6 Megs)

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Douglas DC-8-63F Weight and Balance Manual

Douglas DC-8 Weight and Balance Manual_01 Douglas generated weight and balance manual for Seaboard World Airlines’ DC-8-63F aircraft.

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (4.1 Megs)

Friday, October 7, 2016

F-4C Pilot’s J-79 Emergency Instructions

F-4C Pilot’s J-79 Emergency Instructions A General Electric generated instructions on emergency proceedures for the F-4C J-79 engines. Based on actual test pilot experience gained while flying F-4’s at Edwards Air Force Base.

Click here to download the report in PDF form (4.3 Megs)

Thursday, October 6, 2016

F-3B (F3H-2) Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics

F-3B (F3H-2) Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics 01 F-3B (F3H-2) Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, dated July 1 1967. (The F3H-2 became the F-3B)

Click here to view F-3B SAC

F-3C Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics here

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

F3H-2M Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics

F3H-2M Demon SAC 01  F-3H-2M Demon Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, dated 15 May 1955.

 Click here to view the SAC

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Douglas OA-4M Skyhawk Flight Manual

NAVAIR 01-40AVD-1P_01 A copy of the Navair 01-40AVD-1P NATOPS Flight Manual (Partial) for the Douglas OA-4M aircraft, dated 1February 19816. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (11.1 Megs)

From Joe Baugher: “The designation OA-4M was assigned to 23 TA-4Fs that were reworked at NAS Pensacola to act as fast forward air controller aircraft for the Marine Corps. The OA-4M was basically a TA-4F equipped with the electronics of the A-4M, the main US Marine Corps close support aircraft.”

Monday, October 3, 2016

Douglas TA-4F/J Skyhawk Pilot's Pocket Checklist

Untitled 1 A copy of the Navair 01-40AVD-1B NATOPS Pilot's Pocket Checklist for the Douglas TA-4F/J aircraft, dated 1 May 1978. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download the checklist in PDF form (7.7 Megs)

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Douglas A-4/TA-4 Skyhawk Tactical Pocket Guide

NAVAIR 01-40AV-1TB_02a   A copy of the NAVAIR 01-40AV-1TB Tactical Pocket Guide for the Douglas A-4/TA-4 aircraft, dated 1 February 1976. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download guide in PDF form (56.8 Megs)

Saturday, October 1, 2016

Douglas A-4E/F Skyhawk Flight Manual

NAVAIR 01-40AVC-1 [March 1977]_01 A copy of the updated Navair 01-40AVC-1 NATOPS Flight Manual for the Douglas A-4E/F aircraft, dated 1 March 1977. Added A-4F model aircraft. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (154.7 Megs)

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