Note: This is the aircraft that the F-4 Phantom II beat out for the contract!
Tuesday, January 31, 2017
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Saturday, January 21, 2017
From LA Times: “Although the features of an MD-17 would, in part, be determined by customer demands, the commercial planes would certainly be modified. The MD-17 would not be equipped for aerial refueling and would not have an on-board inert gas generator. The MD-17 would also be built without air drop capability and seats that are sometimes used by paratroopers.”
Additional BC-17X info here
Friday, January 20, 2017
Even after Boeing’s SST was cancelled, McDonnell Douglas kept on with there own SST studies for an advanced Super Sonic Transport (AST) as noted in this Flight International article dated 18 December 1975. Their study of an AST (advanced supersonic transport) was designed to carry 237 passengers up to 4.400 nautical miles at a speed of Mach 2.2. The aircraft was to have had a NASA-designed "arrow" wing.
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Additional info here
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
Other patches and stickers here
Monday, January 16, 2017
SST Museum Sea Dart here
Sunday, January 15, 2017
A nice photo of a Douglas display on the flight ramp at El Segundo, Cal. in November 1954. Looks like an open house. Aircraft included are AD-4/5N Skyraiders, a A4 Skyhawk, a A3D Skywarrior, F4D Skyray , F3D Skyknight, A2D Skyshark and various stores and engines.
Saturday, January 14, 2017
Friday, January 13, 2017
Loft Sheet L S 25-2 showing F3H-2 Plan, Shear and Cross Station Cuts. Dated November 13 1967. This is sheet 2 to the loft sheet presented here.
Loft Sheet LS 25-1 is here
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
I discovered where the clean room was by comparing old photos using overhead pipes and support columns and some old-timers memories. The room was roughly in the Southeast corner of Bldg. 002, as noted by the white rectangle in the last(6) photo. Enjoy!
Monday, January 9, 2017
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Almost all of my info comes from my own archives; but, when I need some additional info, some clarification or just for entertainment - I go to these sites:
1. Tailhook Topics - Tommy H. Thomason's wonderful site.
2. Secret and Unbuilt Projects - Paul Martell-Mead’s forum for the unusual.
4. The Hush-Kit - The alternative aviation magazine
5. Aerospace History Blog – By White Eagle Aerospace
6. Stellar-Views – Great photo galleries
7. RetroMechanix – Yesterday’s wings
8.The Phantom Phacts – More F-4 facts
9.Travel for Aircraft – Military and Civilian aircraft photos