Thursday, October 17, 2019

Northrop A-9A Walk Around Photos #3

Twenty eight nice walk around photos of the A-9A on display at March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, California. Credit: Howard Mason

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Additional photos here, here and here

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

F-101/CF-101 Voodoo Photos

A number of photos (114) of the McDonnell F-101/CF-101 Voodoo aircraft. Credit: R. Burgess and as marked

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BTW: I have a collection of these photos and 20 more (131) in a 600 Meg ZIP file (Very high DPI files). Email if you want and can download such a large file.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Aerojet-General 15KS-1000-A1 Aircraft Rocket Engine Operation and Service Instructions

 

This manual contains instructions for operation, service, inspection, storage, handling, and shipment of the 15KS—l0O0-Al aircraft rocket engine manufactured by the Aerojet-General Corporation, Sacramento, California, U.S.A., in accordance with the manufacturer's specification and Federal Aviation Agency Engine Type Certificate
No. 249 and Aircraft Rocket Engine Specification No. E-249. This is a smokeless Aerojet 15-KS-1000 Jet-Assisted-Take-Off (JATO) unit used to boost military and commercial aircraft. The motor produced 1,000 pounds of thrust for 15 seconds. Multiple units were used to lift bombers during the Korean War, also B-47’s and C-130’s. Approximately 256,000 of these motors were produced. Credit: Mark Nankivil

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Piper Aviation Museum Photos

A number of photos (213) of the Piper Aviation Museum in Lock Haven, PA. Includes the Piper PA-48 Enforcer. Credit: Bill Maloney

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Friday, October 11, 2019

National Air Force Museum of Canada Photos

  Photos from the National Air Force Museum of Canada at Quinte West, Ontario K8V 5P8, Canada. Photos include CF-101,F-86, CF-100 and Hawker Hurricane, among many others. Web site is here.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Bell X-5 Research Airplane Report

  A case history of the Bell X-5 Research Airplane. Report by Warren E. Greene. Prepared by the Historical Division Office of Information Service,
Wright Air Development Center Air Research and Development Command.
Dated March l954.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

F-15E Strike Eagle Walk Around

  A set of F-15E Strike Eagle Walk Around Photos. Taken at Nellis Air Force Base Air Show 2016, Las Vegas, NV. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

German WW II Color Photos - Part II

  Another group of hard to find German WW II Color Photos. Taken from private collections. (Note: I have info on most of the photos; so, if you must have that info on a specific photo, e-mail me.)

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Part I here

Monday, October 7, 2019

More F3H Demons Being Towed to Barges

  I found Some more photos of F3H-1N aircraft being towed to and placed on river barges. The barges took the aircraft to the NAS Memphis base. Dated December 28 1955. Credit: D. Ostroswki

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Other posts on this subject here and here and here and here

Friday, October 4, 2019

McDonnell Winged Gemini Report

  A copy of McDonnell Aircraft report E045, dated 10 September 1965 on the Winged Gemini proposal. Credit: Mike Eastman, cleaned up PDF by Aviation Archives

“Another Gemini alternative landing concept was the US Air Force's proposal to attach wings to the spacecraft. This proposal arose soon after the cancellation of the X-20 Dyna-Soar, and would have seen a Gemini spacecraft attached to a set of wings developed during the ASSET program. This would have been launched by a Titan II rocket, and would have been unable to maneuver in orbit. Another proposal saw the spacecraft being launched by a Titan IIIA or IIIC, using the Transtage for maneuvering. Once the mission was complete, the spacecraft would have been deorbited by means of five solid rocket motors.” Wikipedia

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More info here and here

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Douglas X-3 Siletto Article

A nice article on the Douglas X-3 Siletto. From AIRMAG #26, June/July 2005. Article is in French; but, it has a lot of info, drawings and photos.

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019

German WW II Color Photos–Part I

  Seldom seen German WW II Luftwaffe color photos (84 photos). Taken from private collections. (Note: I have info on most of the photos; so, if you must have that info on a specific photo, e-mail me.)

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Other WW II color photos here

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

McDonnell Aircraft Achievements Brochure

A copy of the 1952 McDonnell Aircraft Achievements Brochure. It lists a brief history by year of the companies products.

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