Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Boeing/MDC Company 1997 Annual Report

boeing97_01 The first annual report after McDonnell Douglas and Boeing “merged”. The annual report states:“

Fortune magazine called it “The Sale of the Century.” lt is hard for us to
contain our enthusiasm regarding the power and potential of the “new” Boeing,
which came into being with the completion of our merger with McDonnell
Douglas on August 1, 1997.
One could liken the new Boeing to the first freshly painted 747 jumbo jet.
We have created the world’s largest aerospace company. Now we must prove that
this giant new bird will fly farther, faster, higher — and more efficiently — than
anything else in the aerospace world. And we will.
Today's Boeing has a full and excellent line of products serving all three
principal aerospace markets — commercial, military and space. This gives us
unrivaled breadth and balance. And it opens up great opportunities for synergy,
or creative interplay, between our businesses.”

I will offer no opinion!

Click here to download report (1.5 Megs)

Monday, February 27, 2017

F-4 Phantom II Facts

Phantom II Facts 9727 May-15-66_01 McDonnell report No. 9727, dated 15 May 1966 on the Maintainability, Readiness, Availability, Utilization, Manhours and Manskills of the F-4 Phantom II aircraft.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook

Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook_01 Republic F-84G Thunderjet Flight Handbook An 01-65BJE-1, dated 25 January, 1952. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan Collection

Click here to download handbook in PDF form (54.8 Megs)

Saturday, February 25, 2017

Republic F-84B/C/D Thunderjet Flight Handbook

Republic F-84 Thunderjet Flight Handbook_01 Republic F-84B/C/D Thunderjet Flight Handbook An 01-65BJB-1, dated 30 November, 1949. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan Collection

Click here to download handbook in PDF form (137 MB)

Friday, February 24, 2017

F3H-2 and -2M Flight Handbook

Untitled 1 A copy of Navy Flight Manual NAVWEPS 01-245FCB-501, for the McDonnell F3H-2 and –2M aircraft, dated 1 May 1961. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download handbook in PDF form  (32.3 Megs)

Thursday, February 23, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Videos

Title 2 Four videos I have gathered on the GAM-72 missile. Credit: McDonnell Douglas and YouTube

Click here to download videos in RAR form (38.9 Megs)

Note: This file is a compressed WinRAR file. Use WinRAR, WinZip or the free 7-zip to un-compress all the files. See a 7-Zip tutorial here

Or download videos as a WinZIP file:

Click here to download videos in ZIP form (37.1 Megs)

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Articles

Article 2 A selection of written articles on the GAM-72 decoy missile that I have collected.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Artwork, Decals and Insignia

GAM-72 Quail Artwork 1 Various pieces of GAM-72 artwork, decals, project insignia and an advertisement poster.

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Monday, February 20, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Technical Order and TDDR-4 Excepts

Excepts GAM-72 TO 21-GAM72B-1_01 Selected excepts from Technical Order TO 21-GAM72B-1 and McDonnell Report TDDR-4 on the GAM-72 Quail missile.

Click here to download the excepts in PDF form (23.5 Megs)

Sunday, February 19, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Booklet

GAM-72_01 The colorful GAM-72 Quail booklet put out by McDonnell Aircraft to give the facts on this little decoy missile

Click here to download booklet in PDF form (9.3 Megs)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Contract Technical Compliance Inspection Report

Contract Technical Compliance Inspection - GAM-72A Sep-28-30-1960_01 The McDonnell GAM-72 Technical Compliance Report TDDR-4 presented on 28-30 September 1960.

“This publication presents a brief description of the systems peculiar to the GAM--72A missile. This publication is presented with the intent of assisting personnel in the familiarization of the GAM—72A missile.” Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to download report in PDF form (3.6 Megs)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Added Compressed WinRAR GAM-72 Photos File

WinRAR 1 I got a request from James H. to make a link to download all of the 72 GAM-72 photos at one time. (Yes, he admitted that he is lazy! LOL!)

The only way I know to do this is with a compressed file, I use WinRAR. However, I have had complaints in the past about this method. So, I will let you guys weigh in on the question. WinRAR or not? What do you think about the RAR compression idea? Have you used it? Do you know how to use it? (I do explain it at the bottom of each post.) Let me know.

A note for MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!

Other suggestions on how to do this would be gratefully accepted.

BTW: I have tried MANY programs to download multiple photos from web sites, and none of them worked satisfactorily. But, I will keep looking. If you know one, please share!

Ron

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections

GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections(1a) A copy of Loft Sheet 44-6 with 1/72 scale GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections cuts. Dated June 27 1973.

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Thursday, February 16, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Photos

ZUntitled 2 According to the McDonnell Contract Technical Compliance Inspection report (TDDR-4): "The McDonnell GAM-72A missile weapon system consists of a small, air-launched, turbo-jet powered, high subsonic GAM—72A missile; the installation equipment and parts for internal stowage and launching of the missiles from B--52 type aircraft; and the special ground support equipment necessary for shipment, storage preparation and employment of the system.

The GAM-—72A is carried completely within the bomb bay of the bomber aircraft. Four missiles may be carried in the B-52. By means of special launch gear, the missiles are extended and air-launched, after which they will accelerate to a predetermined position relative to the launching aircraft and present separate targets to search radar systems.

Preselected flight plans are programmed into the missiles on the ground. While in free flight, each missile can make two programmed heading changes relative to its initial launch heading and one programmed speed change. The two heading changes and the times at which they will occur, however, may be changed an infinite number of times, prior to launch, from the carrier aircraft control panel."

Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, Aviation Archives, USAF Museam and as marked

Click here to view photos

Click here to download all the photos in RAR form (237.3 Megs)

Note: This is a very large file and was compressed using WinRAR. Use WinRAR, WinZip or the free 7-zip to un-compress all the files. See a 7-Zip tutorial here. MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos (Full Sized)

Untitled-1_thumb After looking at some of the Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos that I have posted, Alan Griffith and Tommy Thomason both took pity and sent full size copies of these photos! It is ALWAYS nice to have original, full size copies of photos. Many thanks to these guys. Credit: Alan Griffith Collection and Tommy Thomason Collection

Click here to view photos

Prior blog posts here and here

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

General Dynamics F-111 Misc Info

F-111B Size Comparison Just a few misc items I have accumulated on the F-111. Relative size to other aircraft, 3-view drawings and a nice F-111 Crew Escape Module Development USAF Report from 1965.

Click here to view info

Click here to download module video

Monday, February 13, 2017

F-111 Langley Variable Sweep Wing Working Paper

Development Leading to The F-111 Langley Research Center_03 NASA Langley working paper LWP-285, dated December 22, 1966. This paper is a summary of the NACA/NASA Variable Sweep Research and Development program leading to the F-111(TFX). Good historical data. (Remember, I am an ex-wind tunnel man!)

Click here to download paper in PDF form (1.4 Megs)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

General Dynamics F-111B Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC)

F-111B_SAC_1965_01F-111B_SAC_1967_02 Two General Dynamics F-111B Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, one dated August 1965 and the other dated July 1, 1967. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download the 1965 SAC in PDF form (9.5 Megs)

Click here to download the 1967 SAC in PDF form (7.0 Megs)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

F-111 Crew Escape Capsule Photos

 Untitled_111b Several McAir photos of production F-111 crew escape capsule photos. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, February 10, 2017

F-4C's of the 191st FIG Michigan ANG

Untitled 1 F-4C flightline photos taken by a MDC photographer on the Michigan Air National Guard, 191st Fighter Interceptor Group Selfbridge air base. Dated 25 August 1979. Note: This negs/photos were never filed and cannot be found anywhere else!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos

F5D-3 I found a few more Douglas F5D Skylancer photos while looking thru my “stash”. It was a nice looking aircraft!

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Original F5D blog post here

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart Photos #2

Sea Dart 2-07 Some additional photos of the always interesting Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2017

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster Photos

C-133-018 Another great Douglas Aircraft transport aircraft!

From Strategic Air Command.Com: "Conceived as an air transport for American ICBMs, the C-133 Cargomaster was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company and first flown on 23 April 1956. It was the second and largest turboprop transport to be accepted by the U.S. Air Force.  The C-133 was designed to meet the requirements for the USAF's Logistic Carrier Support System SS402L. The aircraft differed considerably from the C-74 and C-124 Globemasters that had preceded it. A high-mounted wing, external blister fairings on each side for the landing gear, and rear-loading and side-loading doors ensured that access to, and the volume of, the large cargo compartment were not compromised by these structures. The cargo compartment (90 feet in length and 12 feet high) was pressurized, heated, and ventilated." The Jean Aker archive collection via the BoxArt Den

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Monday, February 6, 2017

Douglas XC-32 Photos

XC_32_090717-F-1234K-006 From the Military History Encyclopedia: “The designation C-32 was given to one Douglas DC-2 purchased by the USAAC in 1936, and to twenty-four civilian DC-2 airliners that were impressed by the War Department after the start of the Second World War.

The first aircraft, given the designation XC-32, was virtually identical to the standard Cyclone powered DC-2, with the addition of standard military radios and instruments. From 1935 it was based at Bolling Field, Washington DC, where it was used by senior military officers.

After the American entry into the war twenty four standard civilian DC-2s were officially impressed by the War Department, and were given the designation C-32A (amongst them were five aircraft that had already been bought by the British Purchasing Commission. Not all of these aircraft were actually used by the military, and many were operated by civilian airlines during the war. The C-32As differed from the DC-2 only in having military radio equipment.” Photo credit: National Museum of the US Air Force

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Sunday, February 5, 2017

F2H-1 Banshee Pilot’s Handbook (Older Copy)

F2H-1 Banshee Pilot’s Handbook (Older Copy)_01 An older copy of  Navy Pilot’s Manual AN 01-245FBA-1, for the McDonnell F2H-1 aircraft, this one dated 15 November 1948.

Click her to download handbook in PDF form (62.4 Megs)

Later handbook here

Saturday, February 4, 2017

North American A-5A Vigilante Flight Manual

A-5A Vigilante Flight Manual_01 North American A-5A Vigilante Flight Manual, NAVWEPS 01-60ABA-1, dated 1 February 1964.

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (53.8 Megs)

Friday, February 3, 2017

The Phantom II Report

Scan001 MDC report A2257, dated 1 April 1973  with the F-4 versions, deliveries, world records, and model differences.

Be sure to read Tommy Thomason’s take on on the model differences from this report as mentioned here

Click here to download the report in PDF form (5.7 Megs)

Thursday, February 2, 2017

F-4B/C/D/J Fuselage, Wing, pylon Section Cuts and Stores

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Loft Sheet 32-0139, showing the F-4B/C/D/J Fuselage, Wing, pylon Section Cuts and Stores in 1/5th scale. Dated 26 June 1967. Also has the upper and lower wing bump info.This sheet has it all!

Click here to view Loft Sheet

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

F-4B/C/D/J Fuselage and Wing Section Cuts

F-4BCDJ cross sections & loft lines1 Loft Sheet 32-1144, showing the F-4B/C/D/J Fuselage and Wing Section Cuts in 1/30th scale. Dated 27 October 1980.

Click here to view Loft Sheet

Go here for 1/30th scale F-4E/F and RF-4B/C/E Fuselage and Wing Cross Sections

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