Monday, April 22, 2019

The Aviation Art of Shigeo Koike

“Shigeo Koike, known outside of Japan for the package art he has created for Hasegawa plastic model kits, is considered by fans to be the finest aviation artist in the world today. And they have a powerful argument: While maintaining an almost photographic accuracy in his subjects, he still manages to keep his works very much in the realm of fine art.” From Shigeo Koike Gallery

Download here or here (10.3 Megs)

Friday, April 19, 2019

Navy’s Statement on the F3H-1N Demons

October 1955 McAir Airscoop article with the official Navy statement on the first, underpowered Demons. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Additional F3H-1 Demon photos here

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Douglas/Doak VZ-4DA VTOL Photos

Doak Model 16 was the first VTOL aircraft to demonstrate the tilt duct concept. It was built by the Doak Aircraft Company of Torrance, CA. The company president, Edmond R. Doak, had experimented with ducted fan and various other air moving principles since 1935. He first proposed a VTOL aircraft using the tilt duct principle to the military as early as 1950. The U.S. Army Transportation Research and Engineering Command purchased a single Doak 16, designated the VZ-4DA, serial number 56-9642. The Army issued the contract to Doak on April 10, 1956.

By late 1960, Doak was in serious financial trouble. They sold the patent rights and all engineering files to Douglas Aircraft, in nearby Long Beach (Edmond Doak had worked at Douglas in the 1930s and certainly still had many friends there). Doak finally closed its doors early in 1961. Douglas liked the aircraft and had some ideas for improving it, primarily by installing a larger engine and making numerous structural improvements. They made an unsolicited proposal to the Army in 1961, but could not sell their ideas. The Doak 16 remained at NASA Langley until August of 1972. Eventually it was transferred to the U.S. Army Transportation Command Museum at Fort Eustis, VA, near Newport News, where it is on display.

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Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Douglas A-26B/C Pilot's Handbook

A copy of AN 01-40AJ-1 Pilot's Handbook for the Douglas A-26B/C Invader aircraft. Dated 24 January 1946.

Download here or here  (4.2 Megs)

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Douglas Aircraft Model 725

Standard Aircraft Characteristics for the Douglas Aircraft Model 725. The Model 725 carrier based attack airplane was a single place, jet-powered design proposal. It was basically
identical to the Model A4D—5 except for a new nose section and a modified cockpit. Modal 725 was capable of accomplishing a low altitude close support mission. 

A modified long range, low altitude attack mission could have been completed at 8OO N.Mi. radius without refueling and a 1000 N.Mi. radius mission is available with one
refueling from another Model 725 airplane. Dated 15 August 1957. Credit: AlternateWars

Note: Not much is known about this proposal; so, if anyone has any info – please share!

Download here or here or here (7.8 Megs)

Monday, April 15, 2019

Douglas A4D-2N Skyhawk Flight Handbook

A copy of the NAVWEPS 01-40AVB-1 Flight Handbook for the Douglas A4D-2N aircraft, dated 1 October1959. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (27 Megs)

Friday, April 12, 2019

Messerschmitt Bf-109G6 Pilot Training Manual

A copy of the Messerschmitt Bf-109G6 Pilot Training Manual (Translated into English), dated 1944 - 1952.

Download here or here or here (12.7 Megs)

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Messerschmitt BF-109G-2 Flight and Maintenance Manual

A copy of the Messerschmitt BF-109G-2 Flight and Maintenance Manual (Translated Into English), dated March 1943.

Download here or here or here

Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Messerschmitt BF-109K-4 Pilot’s Notes

A copy of the Messerschmitt BF-109K-4 Pilot’s Notes (In German), dated December 1944.

Download here or here or here (1 Meg)

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

McAir 1000th Aircraft Airscoop Article

An article ‘Brief Pause”, in the McDonnell Airscoop on the delivery of the 1000th aircraft, an f3H-1N Demon on December 29th, 1954. Dated January 1955.

Download here or here (9 Megs)

Monday, April 8, 2019

F-101 Voodoo Airscoop Introduction Articles

McAir F-101 Voodoo Airscoop introduction articles. Interesting reading. Dated December 1954.

Download here or here or here (0.7 Megs)

Friday, April 5, 2019

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Booklet

A very nice booklet on the Boeing B-29 Superfortress put out by the Strombecker model company. Dated 1946.

Download here or here or here (12 Megs)

Thursday, April 4, 2019

Douglas A-26 Invader Pilot Training Manual

A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Douglas A-26 Invader aircraft. Dated 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here (6.9 Megs)

Wednesday, April 3, 2019

More Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket Photos

More photos of the D-558-1’s successor, the Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket. A beautiful Douglas aircraft. Credit: NACA/NASA, and as marked

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Tuesday, April 2, 2019

More Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak Photos–Part III

A number of photos for the Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak.

Download here or here (21 Megs)

Other photos here

Monday, April 1, 2019

F/A-18C Cockpit Guide To Instruments

A privately produced F/A-18C Cockpit Guide To The Instruments and Proceedures.

The purpose of this document is to provide a quick and easy reference guide with which users can familiarize themselves with the Hornet cockpit and utilize in the event they need a reminder of where a particular control is or what its function is.

Download here or here or here (1.3 Megs)

Friday, March 29, 2019

Douglas F3D Skyknight Photos

  A few photos of the Douglas F3D Skyknight. (Some company photos included.) Credit: Jean and as marked

Download here or here (18.3 Megs)

Thursday, March 28, 2019

A Few Words–Please Read

 

1. -  Do to the limitations of my photo host (Postimage), I can’t upload any photo or drawing bigger than 10MB to this blog. This means that my very large scans (Up to 52MB) need to be reduced.

When I do that, I realize that some of the smaller lettering can become illegible. If this happens and you really need that drawing, send me an email requesting a larger copy. I may be contacted at: aviationarchives(at)gmail.com

Most of the time, something can be arranged; but, please be patient, as this blog is generating a lot of discussion and requests and I do have a life!.

2. - Note on My Image Holder PostImg message "server not found"

Postimg.org had a registry problem about a year ago and they had to move to Postimg.cc.
All photos are still available; but, the "CC" must be subtituted for "ORG" in the corresponding URL address to get to the proper place. (Hold cursor over link to get URL address or change in address line.) Postimg.org becomes Postimg.cc.
Also... any URLs with the prefix "old." need to have that removed completely as well. IE, old.postimg.org/ should be amended to postimg.cc
Let me know if I need to fix any links beyond the dozens that I have already fixed.

3. – Next a plea, if you have any material such as photos, manuals, patches, brochures or drawings. Or anything else, (Especially Douglas, McDonnell Aircraft or McDonnell Douglas); please get in touch with me at the email above and we will work something out to get it published.

After all, that is why I started this blog so as to preserve and disseminate all this material before it is lost or destroyed! I have dumpster dived and grabbed anything I could over the years to save material; but, I have seen way too much of it thrown away. Let’s not let that happen!

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Martin RB-26/A and B-26B Pilots Operating Instructions

A copy of TO 01-35EA-1, Pilots Flight Operating Instructions for the Martin RB-26/A and B-26B aircraft. Dated 25 April 1943. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (23.7 Megs)

Tuesday, March 26, 2019

Martin B-26 Pilot Training Manual

A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Martin B-26 Marauder aircraft. Dated 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here (46.3 Megs)

Monday, March 25, 2019

Flying the Messerschmitt Bf-109E Pilot Report

A short pilot report on Flying the Messerschmitt Bf-109E. This report was written by RAF Boscombe Down personnel. Dated March 1944. Credit: Free check Lists.net

Download here or here or here

Friday, March 22, 2019

Martin B-26 Handbook of Operations and Flight Instructions

A copy of the Martin Company issued B-26 Handbook of Operations and Flight Instructions. Dated April 11, 1941.

Download here or here or here (25.6 Megs)

Thursday, March 21, 2019

Gemini Design and Manufacturing Article

A Titanium Metals Corporation of America reprint of an article in the May 13, 1963 magazine Aviation Week and Space Technology on the Design and Manufacturing of the Gemini spacecraft.

Download here or here or here

Wednesday, March 20, 2019

Gemini Spacecraft Airscoop Article

McDonnell Airscoop newspaper article on the end of Gemini and a summation of the Gemini program.. Paper is dated December 1966.

Download here or here or here (4.5 Megs)

Tuesday, March 19, 2019

QF-100 Drone Patches and Walk Around Photos

A couple of QF-100 Drone program patches and a walk around of a drone aircraft.

The walk around photos are of the QF-100D (56-3046) Super Sabre at the English Field Museum at Amarillo, TX. Credit: Bill Spidle

Drone patches here

Download photos here or here (3.5 Megs)

Additional QF-100 post here

Monday, March 18, 2019

Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow Photos

A number of photos and drawings of the Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow.

Download here or here (23.1 Megs)

Friday, March 15, 2019

Arrow Avro CF-105 MK.1 Pilot's Operating Instructions

A copy of the Avro company CF-105 MK.1  Arrow’s Pilot's Operating Instructions. Dated April 1958.

Download here or here or here  (5.3 Megs)

Thursday, March 14, 2019

Douglas B-26B and C Flight Manual

A copy of TO 1B-26B-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas B-26B and C Invader aircraft. Dated 2 March 1964. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here (19.1 Megs)

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Martin B-26B and C Marauder Flight Handbook

A copy of AN 01-35EB-1 Flight handbook for the Martin B-26B and C Marauder and British Marauder II aircraft. Dated 30 April 1945. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here (36 Megs)

Earlier manual here

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Convair YF-2Y Sea Dart Walk Around

A nice group of photos of the Convair YF-2Y Sea Dart (135764) on display at the Harold F. Pitcairn Wings of Freedom Aviation Museum, just outside NAS Willow Grove, PA. The museum is operated by the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association. Credit: Bill Maloney

Download here or here (10.9 Megs)

Additional Sea Dart photos here

Monday, March 11, 2019

Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association Photos

A number of photos from the Delaware Valley Historical Aircraft Association Museum in Willow Grove, PA. Photos taken around February 2008. Credit: Bill Maloney

Download Zip file here or here (61.2 Megs)

Additional photos here and here

Friday, March 8, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Standard Aircraft Characteristics

McDonnell Douglas AGM-84A Harpoon Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, dated August 1974.

Download here or here (7.1 Megs)

Thursday, March 7, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Missile Patches #2

Some old and new McDonnell Douglas AGM-84 Harpoon missile patches.

See patches here or here

Wednesday, March 6, 2019

AGM-84D/B-52H NonNuclear Weapons Delivery Manual

A copy of the Nonnuclear Weapon Delivery Manual, T.O. 1B-52H-34-2-2, for the McDonnell Douglas AGM-84D/B-52H missile/aircraft, dated 1 April 1997.

Download here or here or here (1.3 Megs)

Tuesday, March 5, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Missile Photos

Thirty seven company and personal photos of the McDonnell Douglas AGM-84 Harpoon missile.

From the USAF Fact Sheet:

McDonnell AGM-84L "Harpoon" Missile
Engine:  One Teledyne /CAE J402-CA-400 turbojet; 680 lbs thrust
Wingspan:  3 ft 0 in
Length:  12 ft 7 in
Diameter:  1 ft 1 1/2 in
Weight:  1,145 lbs
Speed:  855 km/h
Range:  60+ nautical miles
Armament:  488 lbs high-explosive
Cost:  $474,609
The Harpoon is the only dedicated anti-shipping missile currently in service with US armed forces. It was developed beginning in 1968 and a production contract was awarded to McDonnell Douglas in 1971. The first test launch was in October 1972.
The Harpoon comes in air-launched, ship-launched, and submarine-launched varieties. The air-launched version is designated AGM-84. It is powered by a Teledyne/CAE J402 turbojet and has a maximum range of around 100 nautical miles. The AGM-85L on exhibit is equipped with Global Positioning System (GPS) capability and is carried by some USAF B-52H aircraft.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft for Sale

 Two McDonnell Aircraft jets have recently come up for sale.

F4H-1 s/n 150310 and the Model 220 utility aircraft. For only $3,950,000, you can have the “World's Only Privately Owned F-4 Phantom Capable of Flight” and for a bargin $225,000, the Model 220.

See info here and here

Friday, March 1, 2019

Misc Phantom Flyer Pages

A few miscellaneous feature aircraft pages from the Phantom Flyer issues of Sept thru Dec 1982.

See pages here

Thursday, February 28, 2019

FH-1 Phantom Detail Photos

Some detail photos I took of the FH-1 that was on the McDonnell ramp in 1989. It was BuNo 111768. This aircraft is now at the Pima Air & Space Museum, Tucson, Arizona.

See detail photos here

Additional FH-1 photos and info here

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

AGM-84 Harpoon Brochure

A McDonnel Douglas Astronautics company brochure for the AGM-84 Harpoon Missile. Dated March 1977.

Download here or here or here (0.75 Megs)

Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bell XP/P-59 Photos

Lots (83) of Bell XP/P-59 Aircomet photos and drawings.

Download here or here (170 Megs)

Additional photos here or here or here

Monday, February 25, 2019

Northrop B-2 Factory Lithographs

Several Northrop factory lithographs for the B-2 bomber aircraft.

See lithos here

Friday, February 22, 2019

Mitsubishi F1M2 “Pete” Article

Another feature aircraft of the month from the McDonnell Modelers Club Phantom Flyer magazine. This time, a short article on the Mitsubishi F1M2 “Pete” aircraft from WWII.

See article here

Thursday, February 21, 2019

Douglas Aircraft Markings and 3-View Drawings

Markings and 3-View drawings of the Douglas F3D, F4D, A2D and AD-1/-6 aircraft. From late 1990’s Modelist-Konstruktor magazines.

Download here or here (5.9 Megs)

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft Markings and 3-View Drawings

Markings and 3-View drawings of the McDonnell FH-1, XF-85, F-2H and F-3H aircraft. From late 1990’s Modelist-Konstruktor magazines.

Download here or here (5.2 Megs)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019

F-4E “Seek Eagle” Program Aircraft

A company photo of the last flight for the F-4E “Seek Eagle” program on 20 Nov 1970. This photo shows the F-4E (Cum No. 1761) at Edwards Air Force Base with the program personnel and pilot. Note that this aircraft was also part of the Composite Rudder Testing project.

From the Eglin AFB fact sheet: “The “SEEK EAGLE” Program, is the United States Air Force certification process for determining safe/acceptable carriage and release (employment and jettison) limits, loading and unloading procedures, safe escape parameters, and ballistic accuracy, when applicable, for all stores in specified loading configurations on USAF and foreign military sales aircraft.”

See photo here

Monday, February 18, 2019

Castle AFB Museum Photos

A tour of Castle Air Force Museum in Atwater, CA. in the summer of 2018.

Credit: Mark Nankivil.

Download here or here (74.3 Megs)

Friday, February 15, 2019

Feature Aircraft of the Month

A Phantom Flyer Feature Aircraft of the Month on the aircraft of the 3246th Test Wing, Eglin AFB, Florida in June of 1982. A short article by Norm Taylor.

Download here or here or here (12.1 Megs)

Thursday, February 14, 2019

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 3

More photos and info on the Northrop A-9A prototype aircraft.

Download here or here (17.2 Megs)

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 1 is here

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 2 is here

Additional A-9A blog posts here, here, here and here

Wednesday, February 13, 2019

F-4K Phantom II External Access Doors

A partial copy of SEDR 164 showing the F-4K Phantom II External Access Doors. Dated 20 February 1966.

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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

F-4 Phantom II External Access Doors

A copy of TDDR-50 for the location of the F-4 Phantom II External Access Doors. Aircraft covered are the F-4B/C/D/J and RF-4B/C.

Dated 1965/66.

Download here or here or here (40 Megs)

Monday, February 11, 2019

XF-85 Print Articles - Part 5

  A McDonnell XF-85 article from the January 1995 Polish Aeroplan magazine.

Lots of good drawings and photos, including the B-29 markings!

Download here or here or here

Friday, February 8, 2019

B-29/XF-85 Article

  A Boeing B-29/McDonnell XF-85 article from the November 2000 Russian Modelist-Konstruktor magazine. Lots of good markings and Insignia info and drawings!

Download here or here or here (5.7 Megs)

Thursday, February 7, 2019

Scaled Composites ARES “Mud Fighter”

Scaled Composites ARES Model 151-3 “Mud Fighter” info, company fact sheets and photos.

Remarks by Bernhard Klein: "Designed by Rutan Aircraft Factory, this is the Scaled Composites Model 151-3 ARES (Agile Responsive Effective Support) designed as a "Mud Fighter" ground support aircraft in response to the US Army's request for a Low Cost Battlefield Attack Aircraft (LCBAA). It is powered by a single Pratt & Whitney JT15D-1 turbojet engine. The original design was a pusher turboprop and evolved into the current design when Scaled Composites decided to build N151SC as a demonstrator. The ARES first flew on February 19, 1990 and is still available for use as a research testbed."

Download company fact sheets here  or here (02.5 Megs)

Download photos here or here (12.1 Megs)

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Grumman F11F-1 Flight Handbook

A copy of Navy Flight Handbook NAVWEPS 01-85FGG-501, for the Grumman F11F-1 aircraft, dated 1 December 1960.

Download here or here or here

Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Lockheed U-2C/F Flight Manual

A copy of the USAF Flight Manual AF(C)-1-1 for the Lockheed U-2C/F aircraft. This manual is dated 15 October 1968.

Download here or here (44.6 Megs)

Monday, February 4, 2019

Bell P-59 Aircomet Article

  A great article from the March 1980 issue of Air International on the Bell P-59 Aircomet.  Has 3-views, a cut-a-way diagram and lots of photos.

Download here or here or here (1.3 Megs)

Friday, February 1, 2019

Navy Evaluation of Bell YP-59A (Correction)

Tommy Thomason brought me to task about using the supposed designation of "YF2L-1" for the Navy YP-59A’s. I have modified the prior post to reflect this widely perceived inaccuracy as explained by Tommy.

Tommy’s explanation here

See prior post here

Naval Aviation 1911-1986–A Pictorial Study

A pictorial history of US naval aviation from 1911 to 1986. Lots of facts and photos.

Download here or here (21.7 Megs)

Thursday, January 31, 2019

Jane's Aircraft Recognition Guide

The essential guide to the world's aircraft Over 500 photographs of Civilian and military aircraft with Technical data Recognition silhouettes. Dated November 1995

Download here or here (145 Megs)

Wednesday, January 30, 2019

Standing Operating Procedures for B-29/B-50 Gunners

A copy of SAC Manual 50-7 on the Standing Operating Procedures for B-29/B-50 Gunners. Dated September 1951.

Download here or here or here (15.8 Megs)

Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Navy Evaluation of Bell YP-59A

A very poor copy of the Navy TRD No PTR-1106 report on YP-59A Airplanes – Report on Jet Wake Characteristics.

Two YP-59A Airacomets (42-108778 and 42-100779) were delivered to the U.S. Navy where they were evaluated, but were quickly found completely unsuitable for carrier operations. Credit: Craig Kaston via Tommy Thomason

More info here and here about the supposed designation of "YF2L-1".

Download here or here or here (3.9 Megs)

Monday, January 28, 2019

Centennial of Naval Aviation Heritage Paint Project

  

Frpm the Florida Times Union: “Fleet Readiness Center Southeast (FRCSE) is honoring the Centennial of Naval Aviation (CoNA) celebration in 2011 by participating in the Heritage Paint Project to create living history on Navy aircraft.
Painters at the military maintenance depot are reflecting naval aviation’s 100 years of flight by meticulously applying vintage paint schemes from several eras of naval aviation to selected aircraft not scheduled for deployment.
CoNA not only celebrates the contributions and sacrifices of Navy aviators, past and present, but those of Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviators as well.” Credit: SBGrad and US Navy

Heritage Paint Project PDF here or here (2.5 Megs)

Heritage Paint Project Aircraft Photos here or here (9.3 Megs)

Friday, January 25, 2019

Northrop F-89H Scorpion Flight Manual

  A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO 1F-89H-1 for the Northrop F-89H Scorpion aircraft. This manual is dated 13 February 1959.

Download here or here  (58.9 Megs)

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Capital City Airshow 2016 Photos

Lots of great photos of this air show in Sacramento, CA. in the October of 2016! Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

Download here or here (116.1 Megs)

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.

Download here or here  (70 Megs)

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.

Download here or here  (53.5 Megs)

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

Download here or here or here (0.5 Megs)

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.

Download here or here or here (0.8 Megs)

Thursday, January 17, 2019

McDonnell Douglas AV-16A Artwork

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

Download here or here (270.2 Megs)

Additional posts here and here

Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Spacecraft Photos

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

Download here or here (74.4 Megs)

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

Download article here

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

Download here or here or here (1.9 Megs)

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

Download here or here or here

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.

Download Walk around # 1 here or here (3.6 Megs)

Download Walk around # 2 here or here (31.1 Megs)

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

Download here or here or here (7.5 Megs)

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