Tuesday, December 31, 2019

F2H-4 Banshee Walk Around

A set of photos from an F2H-4 Banshee Walk Around. This aircraft is at the National Naval Aviation Museum in Florida. Credit: Michael Fortin

“Accepted by the Navy on 24 July 1953, the Museum's F2H-4 (Bureau Number 126419) served in many Marine and Navy fighter and all-weather fighter squadrons and made a deployment in the carrier Coral Sea (CVA-43). Stricken from the active naval aircraft inventory in May 1962, it was assigned to the Naval Air Technical Training Center at Jacksonville, Florida, and transferred to the Museum in 1970.”

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Monday, December 30, 2019

Army CH-47D Maintenance Test Flight Manual

A copy of the TM_1-1520-240-MTF Army Boeing CH-47D Maintenance Test Flight Manual. Dated 31 January 2003. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, December 27, 2019

Army CH-47D Operator’s and Crewmember’s Checklist

A copy of the TM 1-1520-240-CL Operator’s and Crewmember’s Checklist, for the Army Boeing CH-47D helicopter. Dated 31 January 2003. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, December 26, 2019

Army CH-47D Operators Manual

A copy of the Army operators manual, TM 1-1520-240-10, for the Boeing CH-47D Chinook helicopter. Dated 31 January 2003.

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Wednesday, December 25, 2019

Convair F-106A/B Flight Manual

A copy of the T.O. 1F-106A-1-1Flight Manual, for the Convair F-106A/B aircraft. Dated 1 December 1972.

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Tuesday, December 24, 2019

Army CH-47D Maintenance Manual

A copy of TM55-1520-240-10 Technical Maintenance Manual for the Boeing Army CH-47D, dated 30 April 1992. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, December 23, 2019

Piasecki YH-21/H-21A Flight Handbook

A copy of the TM1-1H-21Y-1 Flight Handbook for the Piasecki YH-21/H-21A helicopter, dated 1 May 1956.

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Friday, December 20, 2019

North American F-86H Flight Manual

A copy of the North American F-86H Flight Manual, T.O. 1F-86H-1. Dated February 24 1956.

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Thursday, December 19, 2019

DC-10 Prototype on McAir Ramp

Several photos of the DC-10 prototype aircraft on the McAir ramp. Circa 1971.

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Wednesday, December 18, 2019

Convair B-58 Hustler Photos - Part II

Another collection of Convair B-58 Hustler photos from the archives.

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Part I photos are here

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

AV-8B No. 24 - Cockpit Photos

Some photos I took of the 24th AV-8B cockpit while it was on the assembly line.

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Monday, December 16, 2019

Douglas A-26 Invader Pilot Training Manual

A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Douglas A-26 Invader aircraft. Dated 1945.

“The Air Forces' most experienced training and supervisory personnel have collaborated to make it a complete exposition of what your pilot duties are, how each will be performed, and why it must be performed in the manner prescribed.
The techniques and procedures described in this book are standard and mandatory. In this respect the manual serves the dual purpose of a training checklist and working handbook. Use it to make sure that you learn everything described herein. Use it to study and review the essential facts concerning everything taught. Such additional self-study and review will not only advance your training, but will alleviate the burden of your already overburdened instructors.
This training manual does not replace the Technical Orders for the airplane, which will always be your primary source of information concerning the A-26 so long as you fly it. This is essentially the textbook of the A-26.”

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Earlier version here

Friday, December 13, 2019

Douglas C-133 Cargomaster Photos

A number of photos of the Douglas C-133 aircraft. Credit: Geater St. Louis Air and Space Museum and as marked

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Additional photos here (Some overlap)

Thursday, December 12, 2019

Lockheed F-22 Brochure









A copy of the Lockheed company brochure on the F-22 (ATF) aircraft. Dated 1990.

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Wednesday, December 11, 2019

Anthony Vidana Apollo Photos









Anthony Vidana, PE sent some photos of his time working on the Apollo Spacecraft. He was a Apollo Spacecraft final test tech and engineer at Downey, CA. Very interesting photos of the capsules and test equipment needed for checkout! (He has promised to send more!) Credit: Anthony Vidana

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Tuesday, December 10, 2019

My Years at Mac











An interesting look at one man's work life at McDonnell Aircraft Corporation from 1951-1987. Anthony P Anderhub was a loads and flight dynamics lab engineer and kept this diary of his career. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download booklet here or here (97.6 Megs) 
Download Misc Photos here or here (33.9 Megs)




 

Monday, December 9, 2019

Northrop-McDonell Douglas YF-23A Walk Around Photos - Part 1








YF-23A PAV-2, AF serial. no. 87-0801, registration number N232YF, was on exhibit at the Western Museum of Flight until 2004, when it was reclaimed by Northrop Grumman and used as a display model for a YF-23-based bomber. PAV-2 was returned to the Western Museum of Flight and was on display as of 2010 at the museum's new location at Zamperini Field, Torrance, California.photos shot November 14 2003. Credit: Bill Spidle

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Friday, December 6, 2019

Curtiss Wright - St. Louis Article










An excellent article by Fred Roos on the Curtiss Wright Company in St. Louis. (For those who do not know, McAir bldg 002 was the old Curtiss Wright building - where I spent a lot of my career!)

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Douglas F4D-1 Handbook Maintenance Instructions

 







A copy of the AN 01-40FBA-2 Handbook Maintenance Instructions for the Douglas F4D-1 aircraft, dated 1 March 1958.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Douglas B/RB-66 Familiarization Manual









Douglas company manual, LB-22469, for the familiarization of the B--66 and RB-66 aircraft. Dated 1 May 1956. Credit: Anymouse collection

Download  here or here (101 Megs)

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Additional F3H Demon Photos - Part III








Part III of some additional photos of the

 McDonnell F3H Demon. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum


Download here or here  (161.9 Megs)

Monday, December 2, 2019

Additional F3H Demon Photos - Part II









Part II of some additional photos of the

 McDonnell F3H Demon. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here  (89.2 Megs)
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