Monday, October 23, 2017

North American X-15 Flight Manual

X-15_Flight_Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1X-15-1 Flight Manual for the North American X-15 aircraft, dated 29 December 1961. Credit: NASA Technical Reports

Click here to download manual (32.6 Megs)

Sunday, October 22, 2017

Convair B/RB-58A Flight Manual

Convair RB-58A Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1B-58A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair B/RB-58A aircraft, dated 27 November 1959.

Click here to download manual (89.6 Megs)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Convair B-58A Flight Manual

Convair B-58A Flight Manual A copy of the T.O. 1B-58A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair B-58A aircraft, dated 28 March 1969.

Click here to download manual (84.7 Megs)

Friday, October 20, 2017

Republic F-105F Thunderchief Flight Manual

Republic F-105F Thunderchief Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-105F-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105F Thunderchief aircraft, dated 1 April 1964.

Click here to download the manual (63.3 Megs)

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual_001 A copy of the T.O. 1F-105B-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105B Thunderchief aircraft, dated 30 June 1969.

Click here to download the manual (57.1 Megs)

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lockheed F-104G Flight Manual

Lockheed F-104G Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Lockheed report 1-14404-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed F-104G aircraft, dated 30 June 1973.

Click here to download manual (50 Megs)

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3D Aircraft Photos

2666842970_90b4511cdd_o Now for something really different! Growing up in the 1950’s, I loved (and still do) 3d movies and pictures. While the new 3D is much better,the old nostalgia can be relived by viewing the earlier style anaglyph photos. So, here are thirty 3D aircraft photos for your viewing! (Any pair of the older Blue/Red anaglyph glasses will work) Credit: SeattleGuy51

Click here to download 3d photos in one ZIP file (47.8 Megs)

Monday, October 16, 2017

Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship Flight Handbook

Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship_01 Now for something different! A copy of NAVAER 01-95PAC501, Flight Handbook for the Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship, dated 1 April 1955. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download handbook (14.7 Megs)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

General Dynamics F-111E Flight Manual

General Dynamics F-111E Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-111E-1 Flight Manual for the General Dynamics F-111E aircraft, dated 30 June 1973.

Click to download manual (67.1 Megs)

General Dynamics F-111A Flight Manual here

General Dynamics F-111D Flight Manual here

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual A copy of the NAVAIR  01-40FAB-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas EF-10B aircraft. Dated 15 October 1969. Credit: Steve Johnson

Click here to download manual (54.6 Megs)

Friday, October 13, 2017

F-4 Phantom II Sceensaver Photos

052 The 128 photos I used to make an MDC Screen Saver (By request).

Click here to download photos as on ZIP file (8.3 Megs)

Screensaver post is here

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Canadian CF-18 Hornet Walk Around

CF-18 Paint Scheme Canadian CF-18 Hornet Walk Around photos. Aircraft is marked for the Century Years of Flight in Canada. Good detail shots. Credit: Jeff Robinson via Farposst

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (79.7 Megs)

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

EA-18G (166944) Growler Walk Around

ea-18g_166944_01_of_48EA-18G (166944) Growler Walk Around Photos. Nice detail shots of a EA-18G model at an open house. Credit: Bill Spidle

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (27.1 Megs)

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Lockheed S-3B Viking Flight Manual

S-3B Flight Manual_01A copy of the NAVAIR  01-S3AAB-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed S-3B Viking aircraft. Dated 15 September 2000.

Click here to download manuals (33.3 Megs)

Monday, October 9, 2017

Martin B-26 Marauder Flight Handbook

B-26 Flight Handbook_01 A poor copy of T.O. 01-35EA-1 Flight handbook for the Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft. Dated March 20 1942. Credit: Original file from Avilogs, clean-up by Aviation Archives

Click here to download manual (109.8 Megs)

Sunday, October 8, 2017

Northrop YB-49 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions Handbook

Northrop YB-49 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_01 A copy of AN 01-75FJA-1 for the Erection and Maintenance Instructions on the YB-49 aircraft, dated 28 February 1949. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download handbook (26.4 Megs)

Saturday, October 7, 2017

Northrop YRB-49A Flight Operating Instructions Handbook

Northrop YRB-49A Flight Operating Instructions _01  A copy of AN 01-15EBB-1 Flight Operating Instructions Handbook for the Northrop YRB-49A aircraft, dated 15 September 1950. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download handbook (8.4 Megs)

Friday, October 6, 2017

Northrop XB-35 Erection and Maintenance Instructions

Northrop XB-35 Erection and Maintenance Instructions_02 A copy of the Northrop Company’s Report HB-20 for the Erection and Maintenance Instructions on the XB-35 aircraft, dated 1 June 1947. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download instructions (47 Megs)

Thursday, October 5, 2017

McDonnell Douglas F-4C (64-0815) Phantom II Walk Around

1 Untitled 1McDonnell Douglas F-4C (64-0815) Phantom II Walk Around Photos taken at display in Savannah, GA. Nice detail shots of a “C: model. Credit: Howard Mason, head photo by Mike Egan via JetPhotos

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (53.3 Megs)

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Northrop YB-35,YB-35A and YB-49 Parts Catalog

Northrop YB-35,YB-35A and YB-49 Parts Catalog_01 A copy of the AN 01-15EAA-4 Parts Catalog for the Northrop YB-35,YB-35A and YB-49 aircraft, dated 10 August 1948. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download catalog (26.6 Megs)

Northrop XB-35 Pilots Handbook

Northrop XB-35 Pilots Handbook_01 A copy of the Northrop Company’s Report HB-18 for the Pilot’s Handbook on the XB-35 aircraft, dated April 1946. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download handbook (17.7 Megs)

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

AV-8B - The Next Step Brochure

AV-8B-001 An undated MDC brochure on the AV-8B program, background and VTOL technology. 

Click here to download brochure (143.7 Megs)

Monday, October 2, 2017

The Jet Engine by Rolls Royce Brochure

The Jet Engine - Rolls Royce (1986) WW_01 A very nice brochure from Rolls Royce on the operation and types of jet engines, focusing on Rolls Royce  engines. Dated 1986.

Click here to download brochure (21 Megs)

Sunday, October 1, 2017

F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter Brochure #4

F-18-001 A great 32 page brochure touting the greatness of the F/A-18 Hornet Strike Fighter for the USN/USMC. With many armament, cockpit and mission capabilities sketches and graphs.

Click here to download brochure (254.8 Megs)

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Vought F-8A/B Crusader Flight Manual

F-8A & F-8B NATOPS (s)_unpw_01 A copy of the NAVAIR  01-45HHA-501 Flight Manual for the Vought F-8A/B Crusader aircraft. Dated 15 April 1968. Credit: Steve Johnson

Click here to download manual (179.3 Megs)

Friday, September 29, 2017

F-4E Flight Manual (Rescanned)

F-4E Flight Manual (Rescanned)_unpw_01 A rescanned later copy of the F-4E flight manual TO 1F-4E-1, dated 18 July 19985. Credit: Steve Johnson

Click here to download manual (390 Megs)

Thursday, September 28, 2017

Avro Vulcan B Mk-2 Aircrew Manual

Vulcan B Mk-2 Aircrew-ManualAvro Vulcan B Mk-2 Aircrew Manual, AP-101B-1902-15, dated April 1970.

Click here to download manual (40.3 Megs)

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Rockwell B-1 Lancer Flight Manual

B-1 Flight Manual_Na-73-296_Pt. 01_01 B-1 EmblemRockwell International company produced Flight Manual, NA-73-296, for the B-1 Lancer aircraft. Dated 7 December 1976. Credit: WW2Aircraft

Click here to download manual (458.2 Megs)

Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Factory Floor Photos–Part VIII

C12-11078-14 Sept-81 A couple more Bldg. 002 factory floor assembly photos. This time of the AV-8B and F-18 aircraft.

Click here to view photos or here.


Earlier blog entries -  Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, and Part VII

Monday, September 25, 2017

Boeing KC-97L Flight Manual

Boeing KC-97L Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-97(K)L-1 Flight Manual for the Boeing KC-97L aircraft, dated 1 November 1973.

Click here to download manual (50.6 Megs)

Sunday, September 24, 2017

Boeing YC-97J Flight Handbook

Boeing YC-97J Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-97(Y)J-1 Flight Handbook for the Boeing YC-97J aircraft, dated 231 April 1955.

Click here to download handbook (

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Boeing YC-97 Pilot’s Handbook

Boeing YC-97 Pilots Handbook A copy of the Boeing Company’s D-7490 Pilot’s Handbook for the Boeing YC-97 aircraft, dated January 15 1947.

Click here to download handbook (112 Megs)

Friday, September 22, 2017

Australian Hornet F/A-18A Brochure

AusF-18001 A bigger McAir promotional brochure on the Australian F/A-18. Nice cockpit shot, build breakdowns and info. Dated July 1981.

Click here to download brochure

Another Australian brochure here.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Phantom II FGR Mk2 Saftey and Servicing Notes

Phantom FG1FGR2 5A2_01 Royal Air Force Phantom II FGR Mk2 Saftey and Servicing Notes, AP 101B-902-5A2, dated January 1985. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download notes (146.2 Megs)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Phantom II Rolls Royce Spey Engine Mk. 20100, 20200 & 20300 Illustrated Parts Catalogue

Spey V3 Intro & Indexes_01 Phantom II Rolls Royce Spey Engine Mk. 20100, 20200 & 20300 Engine Change Units Illustrated Parts Catalogue. Air Publication 1O2C-1101(2)(5)-3A. Dated June I967. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download manual (337 Megs)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Phantom II FG Mk 1/FGR Mk 2 Spey Engine Manual

FG1FGR2 Spey Manual_01UK Royal Navy and Air Force manual 101B-0900-1H, Parts 1-17, for the Phantom II FG Mk 1/FGR Mk 2 Spey Engine. Dated February 1970. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download manual (144.3 Megs)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specifications

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specification_01a Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specifications manual, dated January 19, 1945.

Click here to download manual (20.7 Megs)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aviation Archives Newsletter #4

AA Newsletter Number 4-1 It’s vacation time again!

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flight Manual

Boeing SA-307 Flight Manual-S_unpw_01 Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flight Manual for the SA-307, number 2003, dated March 23, 1954.

Click here to download manual (5.7 Megs)

Monday, August 28, 2017

German Air Force MiG-29 Flight Manual

MiG-29-Flight-Manual_01 German Air Force MiG-29 Flight Manual GAF T.O. 1F-MIG29-1, dated 20 September 2001.

Click here to download manual (2 Megs)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Additional XV-1 Convertiplane Photos

D4E-61227 Some very nice, additional McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane Photos. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to view photos

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lockheed S-3B Viking Flight Manual

Lockheed S-3B Viking Flight Manual_unpw_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-S3AAB-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed S-3B Viking aircraft, dated 15 September 2000. Credit: Trevor

Click here to download manual (44.4 Megs)

Friday, August 25, 2017

SA-2 Guideline Missile and Wild Weasel Aircraft

sa2_02 An interesting Master’s Thesis on the Soviet SA-2 Guideline Missile and Wild Weasel Aircraft (Including the F-4 Phantom II) on the nature of technological change in military systems. How the employment of this missile in Vietnam resulted in the successful “Wild Weasel” program. Written by Captain Patrick Barker, dated 12 May 1994. Credit: Sobchak Security

Click here to download thesis (8.5 Megs)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beechcraft T-6B Texan II Flight Training Instructions

Beechcraft_Raytheon T-6B Texan II Flight Training Instructions Flight Training Instructions from the Naval Air Training Command manual CNATRA P-764, dated 2010 for the Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6B Texan II aircraft.

The T-6 Texan II was the winner of the USAF JPATS contest from the 1990’s for an aircraft to replace the T-37 in USAF service and the T-34C in USN service. The T-6 is a development of the Pilatus PC-9, modified significantly by Beechcraft. The aircraft was named for the decades-earlier T-6 Texan.

Click here to download manual (3.8 Megs)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

B-17G Parts Catalog

B-17G Parts Manual_01  AN 01-20EG-4 Parts Catalog for the Boeing B-17G aircraft, dated 8 November 1949.

Click here to download catalog (225 Megs)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MDC Aircraft Colors Booklet Revised

Aircraft Colors 000 Cover[4]Scan013 I finally found the color chip card that we issued wiith the third reprint of this McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Colors booklet. Click here for original post and explanation. I have added to the original PDF for a complete issue.

Click here to download revised booklet (41 Megs)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Grumman S-2D, S-2E, S-2G, US2-D, ES-2D Flight Manual

S2_Natops_Manual_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-85SAA-1 Flight Manual for the Grumman S-2D, S-2E, S-2G, US2-D, ES-2D aircraft, dated 1 May 1971. Credit: Trevor

Click here to download manual (107.4 Megs)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

RF-4C Aircrew Checklist

RF-4C Aircrew Checklist_01 A copy of the Aircrew’s Checklist TO 1F-4(R)C-1CL-1 for the McDonnell RF-4C aircraft, dated 18 July, 1995.

Click here to download checklist (46.6 Megs)

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