Tuesday, July 17, 2018

FGR.2 (F4M) Phantom II Walkaround

F-4M Phantom II -01 Forty nine photos of an FGR.2 (F4M)  Phantom II aircraft. Shot on May 5 2010 at the Kbely Museum, Prague in Czech Republic.

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Additional info on this aircraft here

Monday, July 16, 2018

Blog Dicussion Group Created

Blog Note I have added an Aviation Archives Discussion Group to this site at: this location. See the side bar for details.

Several of you have asked for this group to be established; but, it was Trevor Bodnar who laid all the groundwork and was the creator. Thanks Trevor!

Any aviation or blog related subject can be discussed here. Watch the language and no advertisements, please.

Have fun with it and do post any "wish list" of aviation documents or topics that you are interested in.

German Air Force Calendar 1941. The manual of the Luftwaffe

German Air Force Calendar 1941. The manual of the Luftwaffe An unusual book that I have included as it explains the Luftwaffe and service in the Luftwaffe.

From USMBooks:The Deutscher Luftwaffen Kalender is a heavily illustrated pocket sized Luftwaffe informational calendar or handbook for the year 1941 with contributions by Generalfeldmarschall Goering, Generalfeldmarschall Milch and General der Flieger Christiansen and lots of detailed information about the Luftwaffe.  Great period aviation related advertising too. It also has several aircraft identification profile pages.

Click here to download (20.9 Megs)

Alternate download here

Sunday, July 15, 2018

McDonnell Model 220 Airplane Flight Manual

McDonnell Model 120 Airplane Flight Manual_001 Complete operating instructions for the McDonnell Model 220 aircraft. Dated 10 June 1960.

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Alternate download here

Saturday, July 14, 2018

McDonnell 119A Familiarization Manual (Smaller Version)

 McDonnell 119 Familization Manual_01Another gem from my archives. This time a copy the the McAir produced McDonnell 119 Familiarization Manual. SEDR-40, dated 1 May 1959. This was part of the U.S. Air Force's UTX/UCX (Utility-Trainer Experimental/Utility-Cargo Experimental) contract program.

Click here to download (18.4 Megs)

Alternate download here

More McDonnell 119/220 info here

Friday, July 13, 2018

More McDonnell Aircraft Model 220 Photos

Model 220-70 Seventy One more factory photos of the McDonnell Model 220 aircraft. Flying, hanger, ramp and console photos are included.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (4.2 Megs)

Additional photos here

Thursday, July 12, 2018

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual (Earlier)

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual April 1969_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-40FAB-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas EF-10B aircraft, dated 1 April 1969. Credit: Anymouse collection

Click here to download (34.7 Megs)

Alternate download here

Later manual here

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1996

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1996_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1996. Credit: Dimarik

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1995

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1995_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1995. Credit: Dimarik

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Alternate download here

Monday, July 9, 2018

McDonnell F-110A “Spectre” Project Hopscotch Reports

F-110-Project-Hopscotch-Report-No.87 Project Hopscotch introduced the F-110A to the Tactical Air Command. Two F-110A's were delivered on 24 January 1962 to TAC
Headquarters for air crew familiarization and training, maintenance training and weapon system demonstration. Extensive flight operations have been conducted at Langley. Nellis with Connally, and Shaw Air Force Bases to be visited. Documentation of these operations are presented herein.

Click here to download Project Hopscotch Report No.8761 (.5 Megs)

Alternate report 8761 download here

Click here to download McAir Internal Hopscotch Memos (1 Meg)

Alternate download for internal memos here

Sunday, July 8, 2018

McDonnell F-110A “Spectre”

149405 F-110 AF-4B-9-MC 62-12168  Some photos and info on the initial Century Series designation of the F-4 Phantom.

The F-110A was the USAF designation for what was to become the F-4C. On 18 September 1962, the USAF and US Navy aircraft designation systems were combined into a single scheme resulting in the F-1 to F-11. The USAF F-110A and US Navy F4H-1 became F-4C and F-4B respectively.
Operation High-speed, a fly-off competition between the USAF F-106A and the US Navy F4H-1 (F-4B) resulted in a convincing win for the F4H-1. The USAF was loaned two US Navy aircraft (BuNo 149405/406) for a 120-day extended evaluation on 24 January 1962. Twenty-seven more F-4Bs were eventually loaned to the USAF for service evaluation, most of which were returned to the US Navy after the F-4C entered production.

From Wikipedia: The F- series number sequence used in USAF was a continuance of the pre-USAF pursuit aircraft (P- series) numbering, stretching back as far as to the 1920s. The numbering would continue sequentially up to the F-111, and after this number the 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system restarted the numbering back from 1. Notably, the fighter-bomber briefly known as the F-110 Spectre was renamed F-4 Phantom II. The USAF continued the naming convention with the CONSTANT PEG program as an OPSEC measure. The last known aircraft with a "Century Series" designation is the F-117 Nighthawk stealth fighter.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (17.7 Megs)

Saturday, July 7, 2018

Bell X-1 Photos

Bell X-1-001 Some Bell X-1 photos and fact sheets from my archives. Several never seen before photos.

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (57.9 Megs)

Two handouts with X-1 info here and here

Friday, July 6, 2018

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1994

Royal Air Force Yearbook 1994_01 The Royal Air Force Yearbook is published each year by the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund. This one is for the year 1994. Credit: Dimarik

Click here to download (40.7 Megs)

Alternate download here

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Vought F7U Cutlass Photos

1 Vought F7U-3 -22 A number of photos and drawings for the Vought F7U Cutlass from my archives. Enjoy!

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Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Maintenance Instructions Handbook

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Maintenance Instructions Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-45HFC-2 Maintenance Instructions Handbook for the Vought F7U-3 Cutlass aircraft, dated 1 November 1954. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

Click here to download (95.7 Megs)

Vought F7U-3 Cutlass Flight Manual here

Additional posts here

Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Vought F7U-3 Cutless Flight Handbook (Later)

Vought F7U-3 Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-45HFC-1 Flight Handbook for the Vought F7U-3 Cutlass aircraft, dated 1 December 1952.

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Alternate download here

Monday, July 2, 2018

Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual

Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Vought F7U-1 Preliminary Flight Manual, AN 01-45HFA-1, dated 15 October 1952.

Click here to download (28 Megs)

Alternate download here

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Maintenance Manual

Rolls Royce Merlin Engine Maintenance Manual_01 A copy of the Rolls Royce Merlin Two Stage Two Speed Engine Maintenance Manual. This publication includes the Merlin 61. 66, 67, 70, 71, 72, 73, 76, 77. 85, 100, 104, 113, 114, 130 and 131 engines. Dated December 1946. Credit: Dick Barton

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Alternate download here

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