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.

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Tuesday, February 26, 2019

Bell XP/P-59 Photos

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Northrop A-9A Photos–Part 3

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

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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