Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Northrop F-89D Scorpion Flight Manual

A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO 1F-89D-1 for the Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion aircraft. This manual is dated 20 June 1957.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion Flight Manual

A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO 1F-89B-1 for the Northrop F-89B/C Scorpion aircraft. This manual is dated 12 September 1958.

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Monday, January 21, 2019

Yakovlev Yak-1/-3/-9 Article

 A nice camoflauge and marking article on the Yakovlev Yak-1/-3/-9 aircraft. Published in the April 1971 IPMS Magazine. Credit: IPMS

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Friday, January 18, 2019

Douglas Skyraider Article #2

  A photo article on the Douglas AD-2 and –3 Skyraiders with an AM-1 Mauler photo thrown-in.

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Thursday, January 17, 2019

McDonnell Douglas AV-16A Artwork

  A few drawings and artwork for the proposed AV-16A aircraft.

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Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Spacecraft Photos

Cover Sixteen photos of spacecraft from Space.com’s 2001 calendar. Great photos! Credit: Space.com

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Tuesday, January 15, 2019

MDC/Russian MA-31 Supersonic Target (Update 1)

Untitled 1 Another article on the little known MDC project of converting a Russian X-31 missile to the Supersonic Sea-Skimming Target (SSST).

See previous posts for an explanation. Credit: Boeing News

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Monday, January 14, 2019

Thoughts on Fighters

Misc-012 Vetern aircraft designer, Edward H. Heinemann’s article Thoughts on Fighters. Ed talks of the Douglas aircraft that he designed and about the future of aircraft design. Published in the October 1982 issue of “Air International” magazine. Credit: Air International

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Friday, January 11, 2019

U.S. Army Air Corps Painting and Camouflage Orders - 1941

Orders001 A copy of T.O. 07-1-1 for the 1941 U.S. Army Air Corps Painting and Camouflage Orders. Dated April 8 1941. Credit: William T. Larkins

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Thursday, January 10, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Walk Arounds

YF-17-Cobra-2 Several Walk Around Photo collections. Credit: For both Walk Arounds, Cees Hendriks.

Walk around # 1 is YF-17 s/n 72-1570 and is on display at the Battleship Memorial Park in Mobile, Alabama, USA.

Walk around # 2 is YF-17 s/n 72-1569 and it is on display at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance, CA.

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Wednesday, January 9, 2019

YF-17/Aden 2-D Nozzle System Study

YF-17_Aden 2-D Nozzle System Study_01 A copy of NASA Contractor Report # NASA-CR-144882, dated July 1979.

The purpose oi this study was to demonstrate the feasibility of incorporating the G. E. ADEN 2-D vectoring nozzle design on the YF-1'? fighter in order to provide a manned flight demonstrator of 2-D nozzle technology.
The YF-17 YJ101. engines and aft structure would be modified to integrate ADEN
nozzles with a thrust vectoring flap deflection range of 10° up to 20° down. Also canards would be added below the canopy.

Credit: NASA

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Tuesday, January 8, 2019

YJ-101/YF-17 Engine Prototype Development Summary

YJ-101_YF-17 Engine Prototype Development Summary_01 A copy of the YJ-101/YF-17 Aircraft Engine Prototype Development Summary. Written by the Aircraft Engine Group of General Electric. Technical report AFAPL-TR-77-18 and dated January 1977.

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Monday, January 7, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Pilots Manual

Northrop YF-17 Pilots Manual_01 A copy of the Northrop Company YF-17 Pilots Manual and Check List. NOR-74-101 is dated April 1974.

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Friday, January 4, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Photos

Index A selection of 130 Northrop YF-17 photos of the two prototypes.

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Thursday, January 3, 2019

Northrop YF-17 Prototype Paint and Markings Article

F-17-001F-17-002 A small article on the Paint and Markings of the YF-17 Prototypes in 1976. From the IPMS Toledo Chapter newsletter.

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Wednesday, January 2, 2019

Fighter Pilot Gunnery

Fighter Pilot Gunnery_01 A copy of the Army Air Forces manual on Fighter Pilot Gunnery, TO No. 00-25-35, dated December 10 1943

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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair

AFD-082416-1-1A-1_Unlocked_01 A copy of the Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair (Engineeering Handbook Series for Aircraft Repair). Air Force TO 1-1A-1 and Navy Navair 01-1A-1, dated 15 January 2016.

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