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.

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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

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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.

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Friday, August 18, 2017

McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86) Characteristics Summaries

XHCH-1 November 1951 Four Characteristics Summaries (SAC’s) for the McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86) Helicopter. Dated November 1951, February and April 1956 and February 1957.

Click here to download CS's in one Zip file (6.2 Megs)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86)

mcdonnell_xhch-1 McDonnell Model 86 Navy cargo-unloader turbo-prop helicopter, designated XHCH-1. Report No. 2951. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Click here to download Mock Up and Test photos in one Zip file (9.6 Megs)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

McDonnell Model 81/81A Helicopter

TitleUntitled 1 McDonnell Model 81/81A assault transport helicopter project proposal. Report No. 1913, dated 20 December 1950. Model 81 was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a turboprop engine. The Model 81A was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a reciprocating engine. Note: the Model 82 became the XV-1 Convertiplane. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Monday, August 14, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78) Mock Up Photos

D4E31853-XHRH-1-Ramp-Down More mock up photos of the McDonnell XHRH-1 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter. Part of report No. 2775, dated 20 October 1952. Credit: National Archives via Bill (Phantomologist) Many thanks, Bill!

Click here to download photos in one Zip file (55.3 Megs)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78)

Untitled 1McDonnell XHRH-1 General Arrangement McDonnell Model 78 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter, designated XHRH-1. Report No. 2738, dated 1 October 1952. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

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Click here to download Mock Up photos in one Zip file (3.3 Megs)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

X-15 Utility Flight Manual

X-15_Flight_Manual_01a A copy of the Utility Flight Manual for the North American X-15 aircraft, dated 29 December 1961.

Click here to download manual (30.9 Megs)

Friday, August 11, 2017

P-47B/C/D/G Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

P-47BCDG Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_01 A copy of the T O 01-65BC-1 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Republic P-47B/C/D/G aircraft. Dated January 20 1943.

Click here to download instructions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

P-38 Pilot Training Manual

Untitled 1 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft.

Click here to download manual (56.2 Megs)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

B-25 Pilot Training Manual

B-25 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the North American B-25 aircraft.

Click here to download manual (27.1 Megs)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

B-17 Pilot Training Manual

B-17 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Boeing B-17 aircraft.

Click here to download manual (25.8 Megs)

Monday, August 7, 2017

B-17 Pilot’s Manual

B-17 Pilots Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Manual for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.

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Sunday, August 6, 2017

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photos

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photo 2 Several photos of a prototype gun gas diverter for the A-10. Gun gas divertion was a major problem for the A-10. Taken at an Elmendorf Air Force Base open house in 1985. Credit: Corbin via HyperScale

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Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Videos

Untitled 1 Several videos from YouTube on this unusual aircraft in one ZIpped file.

Click here to download video Zip file (13.7 Megs)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Photos

XF8U-3-01 Thirty Four Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Photos. Note: This is the aircraft that the F-4 Phantom II beat out for the contract!

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (41.5 Megs)

Additional F8U-3 Crusader III blog posts here

Thursday, August 3, 2017

F-4G “Wild Weasel” Flight Manual

F-4G Flight Manual_unpw_001 A copy of the McDonnell Douglas F-4G “Wild Weasel” flight manual TO 1F-4G-1, dated 15 June 1978.

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Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Monograph

The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor_02 NASA’s Monographs in Aerospace Hlstory #25, on The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft From Concept to Flight. Written by Martin D. Maisel, Demo J. Giulianetti and Daniel C. Dugan. Dated 2000. A complete study with 222 pages and many photos!

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mach 3+ - YF-12 Research (1969-1979) Monograph

Mach 3 - YF-12 Research (1969-1979) _unpw_01Mach 3+ NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research,
1969-1979, by Peter W. Merlin. NASA’s Monographs in Aerospace Hlstory #25.

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