Sunday, May 28, 2017

Nike-Hercules Photos and Walk-A-Round Gallery

Nike-Hercules -07 Eighty three photos and drawings of the Nike Hercules missile and a missile walk-a-round gallery.

Click here to view photos and drawings

Click here to download all photos and drawings in ZIP file

Click here to view walk-a-round photos

Click here to download all walk-a-round photos in Zip file

Click here for Operators manual

Saturday, May 27, 2017

Vanguard Program Histories

Project Vanguard History_01Untitled 1Vanguard - History_01VANGUARD PROGRAM_01 Four Vanguard Program History articles. The entire Vanguard program is listed.

Download Project Vanguard History here

Download Vanguard - America's Answer to Sputnik here

Download Vanguard – History here

Download Vanguard Program here

Friday, May 26, 2017

Vanguard Photos and Video

Vanguard-04 Fifty eight photos of the Vanguard launcher and satellites.

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Click here to download all photos as a ZIP file (28 Megs)

Click here to download a sucessful Vanguard launch video

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Vanguard - Satellite Launching Vehicle

The Vanguard - Satellite Launching Vehicle_01 A Martin company engieering summary of The Vanguard - Satellite Launching Vehicle. Engineering report 11022, dated April 1960.

Click here to download report (14.7 Megs)

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Vanguard - A History

 

SP-4202_01Untitled 1 From the The NASA Historical Series, Vanguard – A History. Written by Constance McLaughlin Green and Milton Lomask. Published 1970. Complete history of Project Vanguard.

From Wikipedia  : “Project Vanguard was a program managed by the United States Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), which intended to launch the first artificial satellite into Earth orbit using a Vanguard rocket as the launch vehicle from Cape Canaveral Missile Annex, Florida.” 

Click here to download history (45 Megs)

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Nike-Hercules Operators Manual

TM9-1400-250-10-2_01 Department of the Army Operators Technical Manual TM9-1400-250-10/2 on the Nike-Hercules missile, dated December 1960.

Click here to download manual (26.6 Megs)

Monday, May 22, 2017

Tupolev Tu-4 Billion Dollar Bomber

Air Enthusiast 1971-07 (Vol.1 No.2)_01 More on the Tupolev Tu-4 Bomber and the Tu-75 transport and Tu-20 “Bear” bombers which came after it. The complete multi-part article published in Air Enthusiast magazine from1971. Thanks to Grigory Omelchenko for the idea of finding this article!

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Clicki here to download entire article as a Zip file

Additional Tupolev Tu-4 “Bull” info here

Sunday, May 21, 2017

Navy Aircraft Turrets Manual

Navy Aircraft Turrets Manual_01 From the WWII Navy Training Course, the Aircraft Turrets Manual. Dated 1946.

Click here to download manual (8.6 Megs)

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Navy Introduction to Airplanes Manual

Navy Introduction to Airplanes_01 From the WWII Navy Training Course, the Introduction to Airplanes Manual. A nice primer on flight and Navy aircraft. Dated 1944.

Click here to download manual (10.5 Megs)

Friday, May 19, 2017

Navy Aircraft Armament Manual

Aircraft Armament_01 From the WWII Navy Training Course, the Aircraft Armament Manual. Training on aircraft and personal weapons and bomb/ordnance. Dated 1945.

Click here to download manual (6.1 Megs)

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Lockheed U-2A Utility Flight Handbook

utility-flight-hb-1-Mar-1959_01Lockheed U-2A Utility Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Utility Flight Manual for the Lockheed U-2A aircraft, dated 1 March 1959.

Click here to download manual (18 Megs)

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Hellenic Air Force RF-4E Retirement

33679984093_8e32f08b9e_b Knowing how we ALL like F-4’s, I ran across this page with photos from the Greek Air Force retirement of their RF-4E aircraft from last week. Enjoy!

Go to: Fighter Control

Hellenic RF-4E specifications here

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Aviation Archives Newsletter #3

AA Newsletter Number 3 Time for another vacation!

NASA 100 Years Booklet

NASA 100 Years Booklet_01 A very nice review of NACA/NASA celebrating a century of innovation, exploration and discovery. Many good photos.

Click here to download brochure (36.8 Megs)

Monday, May 8, 2017

LockheedC-130 Brochure

LockheedC-130 Brochure 2015_01 A company brochure extolling the virtues of the C-130 Hercules for many differen t jobs. Dated 2015.

Click here to download the brochure (6.1 Megs)

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Airpower Classics Archive

0316classics_1 On the last inside page of each Air Force Magazine was a feature called “Airpower Classics”. “Airpower Classics” first appeared in the February 2006 issue and was the brainchild of former Photo Editor Zaur Eylanbekov and former Editor in Chief Robert S. Dudney, with text by Walter J. Boyne. It featured a different military aircraft every month for 128 months, beginning with the B-17 and ending this month with the F-22 in August of 2016. Each page was built around a high-quality, historically accurate artwork. Here are all 128 of the pages in 300 dpi!

Click here to download classics in ZIP form (101.6 Megs)

Saturday, May 6, 2017

McDonnell Douglas Airpower Classics

0514classics_011215classics_01 Interesting one sheet summaries of McDonnell Douglas aircraft published in Air Force Magazine.

Click here to download classics in ZIP form (6.9 Megs)

Friday, May 5, 2017

Grumman F9F-8/8B/8P Cougar Flight Handbook

Grumman F9F-8_8B_8P Cougar Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-85FGF-1 Flight Handbook for the Grumman F9F-8/8B/8P Cougar aircraft, dated 1 August 1958. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download manual (90.1 Megs)

Thursday, May 4, 2017

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 3

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 3_001a Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 2 (Description Of Design And Specialized Design) Manual, dated 1950. Russian text. Credit: Original file from Irfan S. Hokan, cleaned up by Aviation Archives

Click here to download manual (22.2 Megs)

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 2

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 2_01 Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 2 (Armament) Manual, dated 1951. Russian text. Credit: Original file from Irfan S. Hokan, cleaned up by Aviation Archives

Click here to download manual (73.5 Megs)

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 1

Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 1_01 Lavochkin La-11 Technical Description - Book 1(Basic Definitions) Manual, dated 1950. Russian text. Credit: Original file from Irfan S. Hokan, cleaned up by Aviation Archives

Click here to download manual (29.5 Megs)

Monday, May 1, 2017

Tupolev Tu-4 “Bull” Photos/Walk Around Photos

Tupolev Tu-4-21Tupolev Tu-4-01 

Tupolev Tu-4 “Bull” Photos and several Walk Around Photos collections. Credit: Walk Around #1, Martin Zahalka and Lukas Tlaskal. Walk Around #2, HobbyVista. Both walk arounds where taken at the China Aviation Museum in Datangshan, China.

Tu-4 4114 (c/n 2805601), ex-KJ-1 AEWC, "4114"
Tu-4 4134 (c/n 2205008), "4134"
Tu-4 unknown (c/n 2805103), "01"

Click here to download photos in ZIP file (10.3 Megs)

Click here to download Walk Around #1 in ZIP file (107.7 Megs)

Click here to download Walk Around #2 in ZIP file (1.4 Megs)

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