Sunday, September 23, 2018

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds Booklet

The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds_01 A nice little simple booklet on the The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds team. Some nice F-16 photos.

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Saturday, September 22, 2018

The Blue Angels Booklet

The Blue Angels_01 The 1975 booklet on the Blue Angels demonstration team. Lots of nice photos.

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Friday, September 21, 2018

History and Heroism- The RAF Museum in Focus

History and Heroism- The RAF Museum in Focus_1 A special publication to celebrate the RAF Museum in the RAF’s 100 anniversary. Many photos of the history of the museum and the exhibits.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Soviet Long Range and Naval Aviation Missiles

Soviet Long Range and Naval Aviation Missiles_1_1 A copy of an obsure publication called Soviet Long Range and Naval Aviation Missiles. Written by Sergie Moroz and Sergie Popsuevich and dated 2001. Many 3 views and info on all of the above missiles. Written in both Russian and English! A true find for understanding Soviet missiles.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

On the Frontier–Flight Research at Dryden

On the Frontier–Flight Research at Dryden_02 From the NASA History Series. A copy of the report On the Frontier–Flight Research at Dryden from 1946 to 1981 (SP-4303). Written by Richard P. Hallion and dated 1984.

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

VFW-614 Flight Manual

VFW-614 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the flight manual, Vol. 1-Operating Information, for the VFW-Fokker 614 commercial aircraft. Dated January 1978.

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Monday, September 17, 2018

OV-10A (Black Pony) Information Sheet

OV-10A (Black Pony Information Sheet_01 A xerox copy of the North American OV-10A (Black Pony) Information Sheet. Covers aircraft ststs, weapons and type of patrols the aircraft were used for. “Black Ponies” were the Navy's Close Air Support Squadron in Vietnam

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

USAF OperationsTraining Course for the OV-10

USAF OperationsTraining Course for the OV-10_01 A copy of the North American OV-10 USAF OperationsTraining Course. Dated February 1983. Dated 26 January 1983.

From the course introduction: “During the transition phase {Initial Qualifica-
tion), you will practice previously learned flying skills while developing the specific techniques required for the 0V-10. In the tactical phase {Mission Qualification}. you will learn the duties of a Forward Air Controller. Upon completing the course you will be designated a Mission Capable (MC) FAC. if your final assignment is to a command other than TAB. you might receive an additional checkride along with theater indoctrination before upgrade to Mission Ready (MR) status.”

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

North American OV-10 Operational Training Course

North American OV-10 Operational Training Course_01 A copy of the North American OV-10 Operational Training Course #2. Dated February 1983.

From the introduction: “This syllabus prescribes the overall training strategy and approximate amount of instruction required for a student having the entry prerequisites to attain the course goals and to graduate.”

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Future Aeronautical and Space Systems Report

Future Aeronautical and Space Systems_01 An AIAA report on Future Aeronautical and Space Systems, dated January 1, 1997. Written by A. Noor and S. Venneri. Interesting reading!

From review: “As the Earth's population grows and migrates, air and space travel as we currently know it will have to change to meet the requirements of a new society. This exciting book looks at the possibilities and probabilities of future air and space travel. It reports on the latest experimental research, including up-to-date artists' renderings, color plates, and more than 200 figures and tables. It also details applications for these new systems and vehicles.”

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Thursday, September 13, 2018

Italian C-130J/KC-130J Performance Manual

Italian C-130J Performance Manual_01 A copy of the Lockheed Martin Company manual for the Italian C-130J and KC-130JPerformance Data. Dated 21 October 2006.

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Laminar Flow Control Reports

Laminar Flow Control Reports 1_01 Having been a Wind Tunnel Test Conductor at one point in my Aeronautical Engineering career, I am a sucker for these reports! Here are three NASA Laminar Flow Control Reports on aircraft.

1. Overview of Laminar Flow Control, dated October 1998

2. Aircraft Laminar Flow Control, dated 1998

3. Feasibility and Benefits of Laminar Flow Control on Supersonic Cruise Airplanes,     dated July 3 1989

Download all three in one ZIP file (13.1 Megs)

Much more here

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

F-4 & F-101 Deceleration Parachute

F-4 & F-101 Deceleration Parachute 2013-5-15_01 Desription and dimensions of F-4 and F-101Deceleration Parachute. It says F-101 but it's the same type as used by the F-4, according to Mills. Dated May 15 2013. Credit: Charles

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Monday, September 10, 2018

McAir 1000th Aircraft Rollout-F3H-1N Demon

Misc-019 McDonnell Airscoop newspaper article on the 1000th aircraft built by McDonnell Aircraft, aF3H-1N Demon. Paper is dated January 1955. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Sunday, September 9, 2018

F-101 Voodoo Introduction Article

1 McDonnell Airscoop newspaper article on the introduction of the F-101 Voodoo aircraft. Paper is dated December 1954. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Saturday, September 8, 2018

Boeing B-727 Fuselage and Wing Station Charts

 Scan-222We are used to station and dimension charts for military aircraft; but. seldom see them for commercial aircraft. I came across these for the Boeing B-727 aircraft in an FAA Advisory Circular, dated 22 January 1973.

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket Walk Around

P1590731 Two sets of Walk Around photos of Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket Bu No. 37973 on display at the Planes of Fame Museum in Chino California. Credit: Cees Hendriks

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket Plans

1 Misc-001 Douglas Company issue of scale model plans for the Douglas D-558-II Skyrocket. Credit: William Rudolph collection

View plans here

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A nice poster of the Skyrocket is here

Toward Mach 2 - The Douglas D-558 Program

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

OV-10A Bronco Service News

Scan-253 The July/August 1970 edition of the North American Rockwell, Columbus Division, Service News.featuring the OV-10A aircraft.

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

F3H Demon Combat Capability Report

Untitled 1 A poor Xerox copy of the F3H Demon Combat Capability Report, No. 3125, dated 1 September 1953.

This Combat Capability Report expresses the summation of the Demon’s capability to fulfill it’s missions and to conduct combat actions. 

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Monday, September 3, 2018

F-4C Close Air Support (CAS) Report

Model F-4 CAS Report B720 May-14-65_01McAir report No. B720 on the F-4 Close Air Support (CAS) proposal, dated 14 May 1965.

From the forward: “The close air support aircraft described in this report is designated the F-4(CAS). The aircraft is a production F-4C modified by deleting equipment and systems not required in the performance of the basic close air support mission and by adding other equipment and systems that enhance that basic mission.”

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Sunday, September 2, 2018

Army Materiel Painting Instructions

Army Materiel Painting Instructions_01 A copy of the Army Materiel Painting Instructions, TM 43-1039, dated 27 July 1988. Paint and Camo instructions for Army weapons.

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Saturday, September 1, 2018

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Photos-Part III

Douglas XA4D-1 Skyhawk 1957 Some more A-4 Skyhawk pictures for your pleasure. Credit: The Jean Aker archive collection via the BoxArt Den

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Part I photos here

Part II photos here

Friday, August 31, 2018

Gulf Oil Lunar Module Paper Model

1200px-Gulf_logo.svggulflemfinished01 A “Golden Oldie” from the Gulf Oil Company. Their 1969 Lunar Module Paper Model. The originals were pre-punched for easier assembly. Credit: The Lower Hudson Valley Paper Models via Rob Iwata Padawan

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

JB-2 Loon Walk Around

27 photos of the JB-2 Loon at Point Mugu Missile Park, CA. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Additional Loon walk around here

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

JB-2 - America's First Cruise Missile

JB-2 - America's First Cruise Missile Thesis_01 A great thesis project on history of America's First Cruise Missile, the JB-2. Written by Gary Francis Quigg and dated May 2014. Lots of photos.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2018

McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Booklet #1 (Revised)

Scan1970 One of the promotional pamphlets issued by McDonnell Aircraft for the F-101 Voodoo.

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Monday, August 27, 2018

U.S. Navy Pilots' Information File

NAVAER 00-80T-33 US Navy Pilots' Information File 1949(Anymouse)_01 A copy of the U.S. Navy Pilots' Information File, NAVAER 00-80T-33, dated June 1949. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Sunday, August 26, 2018

F-4 Phantom II Pamphlet (Revised)

F4H Pamphlet 001 Early 1961 F-4 pamphlet issued during the Navy’s 50th anniversary showing armament and three world records.


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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Martin AGM-12 Bullpup Missile Article

Scan3370 An article on the Martin AGM-12 Bullpup Missile from the Air Progress magazine of Fall 1962. F-4 Phantom II’s and A-4 Skyhawk’s carried this missile.

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Friday, August 24, 2018

F-3H Demon Article #2

Aeroplane Monthly 2008-03_58 A very nice 17 page article on the F-3H Demon with paint schemes, markings cut-a-ways, profiles and a whole lot of info. From the March 2008 Aeroplane magazine Database.

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Thursday, August 23, 2018

Temco TT-1 Pilots Handbook

Temco TT-1 Pilots Handbook_01 A copy of the NAVAIR Pilot’s Manual,  01-270KAA-501, for the Temco TT-1 aircraft. This manual is dated 15 August, 1958. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Temco Model 58

Scan-016 A copy of the company brochure for the Temco Model 58 aircraft. Dated 1956. Credit: William Rudolph collection

“The new Temco Model 58 is a private venture, tandem-seat trainer designed for military use. Unlike most tractor Lycoming-powered aircraft, the Temco Model 58's 340-h.p. Lycoming GSO-480-AIA flat-six, drives a three-blade, constant-speed, metal airscrew. With a loaded weight of 2,993 lb., the Model 58 has a maximum speed of 185 knots at 10,000 ft., with a service ceiling of 25,000 ft . plus. Range at 137 kt. is 485 miles at 20,000 ft. Span 33 ft. 2t in.; length 25ft. 10 in.; height 9ft. 10 in. Miscellaneous stores include sixteen 80-mm. rocket projectiles, two 100-lb. G.P. bombs and two under-belly Napalm incendiary bombs. Each wing can mount a single 0.50-in. or 0.30-in. machine gun.”  Air Pictorial 1956-03

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Temco Model 51/TT-1 Pinto

Scan-040 A copy of the company brochure for the Temco Model 51/TT-1 Pinto aircraft. Dated 1956. Credit: William Rudolph collection

“In the early 1950s Temco initiated design of a lightweight primary jet trainer which it designated Model 51 Pinto. A cantilever mid-wing monoplane with retractable tricycle landing gear, accommodating the instructor and pupil in tandem in an enclosed cockpit, it was powered by a Continental J69-T-9 turbojet.

The prototype, first flown on 26 March 1956, was later tested by the US Navy, which then ordered 14 production aircraft under the designation TT-1. The first jet trainer in service with any of the US air arms, it was operated by the US Navy to study the feasibility of using jet aircraft for primary training. No further production followed, and plans for a Super Pinto attack trainer also failed.” AviaStar.Org

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Monday, August 20, 2018

CF-118 Hornet Walk Around

cf-118_hornet_014_of_149One hundred and forty McDonnell Douglas CF-118 Hornet walk around photos. Location is unknown. Credit: Daryl Nightingale

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Sunday, August 19, 2018

Operator's Manual for the 28 Ft Diameter Parachute

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Parachute Manual_01 Department of the Army technical manual, TM 10-1670-213-10, dated 18 September 1975.

“OPERATOR'S MANUAL FOR
PARACHUTE PERSONNEL, TYPES
28-FOOT-DIAMETER BACK,
28-FOOT-DIAMETER
CHEST, NB-8 BACK AND
MARTIN-BAKER EJECTION SEAT
HARNESSES”

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Saturday, August 18, 2018

North American OV-10A Maintenance Instructions - Airframe

North American OV-10A Maintenance Instructions - Airframe_01 A copy of the Airframe Maintenance Instructions, NAVAIR 01-60GCB-2-2, for the North American OV-10A aircraft. Dated 15 January 1977. Credit: Hyroz.net

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Friday, August 17, 2018

Grumman OV-1D/RV-1D Mohawk Operators Manual

Grumman OV-1DRV-1D Mohawk Operators Manual_01 A copy of the Operations Manual,TM 55-1510-213-10,  for the Grumman OV-1D/RV-1D Mohawk aircraft. Dated 4 August 1978. Credit: Hydroz.net

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

North American XB-70 Interim Flight Manual

North American XB-70 Interim Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Interim Flight Manual, T. O. 1B-70(X)A-1,  for the North American XB-70 aircraft, dated 25 June 1965.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Grumman OV-1B/C/D/RV-1D Maintenance Instructions

OV-10 Manual_01 A copy of the Grumman OV-1B/C/D/RV-1D Maintenance Instructions for airframe systems, TM 55-1510-204-23P-1. This is a technical manual and is dated 5 May 1986.

“AVIATION UNIT AND INTERMEDIATE
MAINTENANCE REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL
TOOLS LIST (INCLUDING DEPOT MAINTENANCE
REPAIR PARTS AND SPECIAL TOOLS)
                          FOR
AIRCRAFT, OBSERVATION OV-1B, OV-1C, OV-1D
AND RV-1D AIRCRAFT, RECONNAISSANCE”

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Grumman OV-1 Mohawk Maneuver Guide

Grumman OV-1 Maneuver Guide_01 A copy of the Army student manuver guide for the Grumman OV-1 Mohawk aircraft. Dated November 1966.

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Monday, August 13, 2018

Grumman 0V-1D Army Evaluation

Grumman OV-1D Preliminary  Evaluation_01 The final report on the Army Evalution II of the production OV-1D Mohawk aircraft’s performance and handling qualities. Dated March 1971. Project n0. 70-03.

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Sunday, August 12, 2018

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk Operators Manual

Grumman OV-1A Mohawk Operators Manual_01 A copy of the Army operators manual, TM 55-1510-204-10/2, for the Grumman OV-1A Mohawk aircraft. Credit: Hydroz.net

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Saturday, August 11, 2018

Grumman OV-1B Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist

OV-1B Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist_01 A copy of the Army Operator's and Crewmember's Checklist for the Grumman OV-1B Mohawk. Dated 22 February 1979. Credit: Hodroz.net

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Friday, August 10, 2018

Douglas C-133A Cargomaster Walk Around

Untitled 1 A group of 164 photos of the Douglas C-133A Cargomaster at the Travis Air Expo in 2008. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Thursday, August 9, 2018

History of Californian Aviation

Untitled 2 A got a note from Joe Towner alerting me to a new web site on the History of Californian Aviation.

Info from Joe:

“I just wanted to drop you a line to let you know about a new guide that Air New Zealand have recently launched that celebrates the rich history of aviation in California. From early pioneers in the 1910s, through to World War II, space shuttles and modern tech companies like SpaceX. Although California, and Los Angeles in particular, is very well known as the home of media and entertainment, its role in aviation history can sometimes be overshadowed. I thought this might be an interesting look back for your readers, at such events as:  

- The first major airshow in America
- The first and only flight of "The Spruce Goose"
- Creation of Apollo 9 landing capsules in Downey, CA
- The launch of reusable rockets by Space X”

Lot’s of interesting facts!

See web site here

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Aircrew Pocket Checklist

Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey Tilt Rotor Pocket Checklist_01 A copy  of the A1-V22AB-NFM-500 Aircrew Pocket Checklist for the Bell Boeing MV-22B Osprey, dated 1 October 2006.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2018

F-15C/D Nonnuclear Weapon Delivery Manual

F-15C and D Air to Air Weapon Delivery Manual_01 A copy of the Nonnuclear Weapon Delivery Manual, T.O. 1F-15C-34-1-1, for the F-15C/D aircraft, dated 15 March 1981.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

McDonnell F-101B Voodoo Walkaround

P1030175 A group of 149 photos of the McDonnell F-101B Voodoo at The Aerospace Museum of California in McClellan, CA. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Another F-101B walk Around here

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