Thursday, November 26, 2020

British Aerospace Rapier Missile Brochure

rapier_00_cover-96061cf A copy of the BAC company brochure for the Rapier missile. The Rapier is a surface-to-air missile developed for the British Army to replace their towed Bofors 40/L70 anti-aircraft guns.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Bell Helicopters Brochure

Bell Helicopters 1972 (01)-96061cf A copy of the Bell Helicopters Corporation company brochure on it’s products. Dated 1972. Credit: Box Art

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Tuesday, November 24, 2020

ABC Military Aircraft Recognition

ABC Military Aircraft Recognition 1953 A copy of the ABC Military Aircraft Recognition

book. Dated 1953.

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Monday, November 23, 2020

Aircraft Recognition Manual

Aircraft Recognition Manual_01 A WW II Aircraft Recognition Manual Dated 1941.

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Friday, November 20, 2020

The Jaguars are Coming

BAC Jaguar (03)-96061cfA nice article and four ads for the introduction of the BAC (SEPECAT) Jaguar fighter aircraft. Article written by G.Swanborough. Dated 1970. Credit: Box Art

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Thursday, November 19, 2020

British Aircraft Corporation Brochure

BAC 1960 (1)-96061cf A copy of the British Aircraft Corporation company brochure on it’s products. Circa 1960’s. Credit: Box Art

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Wednesday, November 18, 2020

BAC-167 Strikemaster Brochure

BAC 167 Strikemaster (01)-96061cf A copy of the British Aircraft Corporation company brochure for the BAC-167 Strikemaster. A fact filled brochure. Circa 1960’s. Credit: Box Art

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Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Allison Flight Power

Allison flight power (01)-96061cf A copy of the Allison company brochure of it’s Turbo-Prop Engines and Propellers. From the late 1950’s. Credit: Box Art

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Monday, November 16, 2020

The Incredible Kiowa (OH-58A)

Bell OH-58A Kiowa (01)-96061cf A copy of the Bell Helicopter Company’s brochure on the OH-58A Kiowa helo. Dated 1969. Credit: Box Art

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Friday, November 13, 2020

The Story of Beechcraft Aircraft

zCover The story and history of Beechcraft Aircraft from 1932 to 1969. A company brochure. Dated Circa 1969. Credit: Box Art

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Thursday, November 12, 2020

Raytheon Sparrow III Brochure

Sparrow III_00_cover-96061cf A Raytheon company brochure showing the benefits of the Sparrow III missile. Circa 1958.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2020

Convair Hydro-Ski Fighter Article

Convair F2Y Sea Dart_ (4)-960 A very nice article on the F2Y Convair Sea Dart. From the Aeroplane Monthly magazine of December 1975. Written by Bill Gunston. Credit: Box Art

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Tuesday, November 10, 2020

The Age of Flight

Age of flight 00_cover-960 A copy of the United Aircraft Co. booklet on The Age of Flight. Nice booklet! From 1960. Credit: Boxart Den

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Monday, November 9, 2020

Grumman EF-111A Brochure

grumman ef-111_00_cover-960 A copy of the company brochure for the Grumman EF-111A Brochure. Dated 1976. Credit: Boxart Den

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Friday, November 6, 2020

Cessna A-37B Brochure

Cessna_A-37_01_cover-960 A xerox copy of the Cessna company’s brochure for the A-37B Dragonfly aircraft.

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Thursday, November 5, 2020

Firebee Q-2C Drone Booklet

Firebee Q-2C drone (01)-960 A copy of the Ryan Aerospace Firebee Q-2C Drone Booklet. This is an introduction to the original Firebee drone configuration. Circa 1963.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2020

CF-18 Walk Around Photos

13 A few photos of a standard Canadian CF-18 walk around tour. Credit: Rick Chin

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Tuesday, November 3, 2020

Marine Corp Skyhawks

20201101_144110_0001 A great photo essay article from Fred Roos on the Douglas A-4 Marine Skyhawks. This article was written for the McAir Phantom Flyer modeling club magazine. Credit: Fred Roos

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Monday, November 2, 2020

A-10A Thunderbolt II Prototype Photos

A-10-005a A few Fairchild Republic Aircraft original company photos of the A-10A Thunderbolt II Prototype aircraft.

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Friday, October 30, 2020

Early F-15 Configuration Illustrations

D4C-109737 These illustrations illustrate the early F-15 configuration with the short verticals and the ventral fins the same as in the full size mockup.

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Thursday, October 29, 2020

Skylab Patches and Coaster

814eqJb8vFL._AC_SL1225_z Scan-004 Several of the patches and a coaster from the Skylab program.

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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Gemini B Program Report

Photo A poor copy of the McDonnell Astronautics report on the proposed Gemini B program. 3 February 1970. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual

Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual A copy of the Consolidated Vultee Canso Flying Manual. Dated March 1959.

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Monday, October 26, 2020

Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report Vol II

Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report_24_01A copy of the Northrop A-9 Source Selection Report Vol II Technical Proposal, NOR-72-200. Dated 10 October 1972.

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Friday, October 23, 2020

Martin Milestones

Martin-001 A copy of the story and history of the Martin Company. Dated October 1965. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, October 22, 2020

Air Force Titan III Missile Launch System

Titan III-001 A copy of the U. S. Air Force brochure on the Titan III Missile Launch System. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, October 21, 2020

Replica Atomic Bomb Walk Around

FM-169[5] A few photos of a walk around a tour of the first two (Replica) Atomic Bombs. Credit: Damian Andrus

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Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Atomic Bomb Photos

ATT01094 Some original photos of the first two Atomic bombs, Fatman and Little Boy.

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Monday, October 19, 2020

Pershing Missile Brochure

Pano1 A copy of the Martin Company’s brochure on the Pershing Missile. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Friday, October 16, 2020

Apollo 11 Final Flight Plan

Apollo 11 Final Flight Plan_01 A copy of the final flight plan for Apollo 11. Dated 1 July 1969. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, October 15, 2020

Lunar Flight Plan Brochure

Scan-014 A copy of the NASA brochure for the late 1960’s lunar flight plan. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Souvenir of America's First Space Flight

Space-001 The card present an "X" shaped piece of metal, with a residual coating of the launch gantry's red paint, attached alongside a photo of Juno I on the pad and a description of the history behind the small fragment. The title "Souvenir of America's First Satellite" stretches along the top of the cards. "The material that is on there is from a mesh screen that used to cover and surround the elevator that was used to go up and down the gantry.” Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, October 13, 2020

Beechcraft T-34B Flight Handbook

Beechcraft T-34B Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook, NAVAIR 01-90KDB-1. Dated 2 March 1981.

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Monday, October 12, 2020

Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook

Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Beechcraft T-34A Flight Handbook,T.O. 1T-34A-1. Dated 10 February 1958.

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Friday, October 9, 2020

Illinois Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

alton-f-4-107w-4 212 photos of Illinois Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Thursday, October 8, 2020

Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook

Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook_01 A copy of Lockheed F-94C Starfire Flight Handbook,T.O. 1F-94C-1. Dated 15 November 1957.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2020

Mercury Capsule and F-111 Capsule Testing Photos

D4E-238224 Sep-15-61 Several photos of the water tests for both the Mercury capsule and the F-111 escape capsule, The color photo is of the Mercury crew crash dummy. The pond was in Cahokia, Il just west of the present Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum. Credit: Mark Nankivil

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Tuesday, October 6, 2020

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Walk Around Photos–Part II

 00 Some more nice detail shots of the Douglas X-3 Stiletto at the National Museum of the Air Force in Dayton, Ohio. Credit: Garfield Ingram

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Additional photos here

Monday, October 5, 2020

Arizona Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

f-101-abbotsford-107w-1 92 photos of Arizona Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Friday, October 2, 2020

Douglas A-4 Skyhawk Photos–Part IV

20201001_151041_0001 Some more A-4 Skyhawk pictures from my collection.

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Part I is here

Part II and III are here

Thursday, October 1, 2020

WWII Douglas Brochure–Win with Wings

WWII Douglas Brochure–Win with Wings_01 A 1943 company brochure for all employees on plant conditions while working in the war effort. Very interesting brochure of the times! (Win with Wings was a Douglas company slogan during WWII) Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Convair 880/600 Brochure

Test A company produced brochure on the proposed  Convair 880/600 aircraft. Dated September 1958. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, September 29, 2020

McDonnell Douglas Astronautics AGM-84 Harpoon Lithograph

Harpoon-001 A copy of a AGM-84 Harpoon Lithograph put out by McDonnell Douglas. The Harpoon is an all-weather anti-ship missile system, is developed by McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company as prime contractor to the U. S. Navy. The Astronautics Company, a division of McDonnell Douglas Corporation, has been active in developing missiles for the U. S. Department of Defense for more than three decades.

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Monday, September 28, 2020

Space Shuttle Phase B Final Report

20200919_163818_0000 A copy of the Phase B final report for the McDonnell Douglas proposed Space Shuttle.  This is the executive summary. Report number MDC E0558. Dated 15 March 1972. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Friday, September 25, 2020

McDonell Douglas Space Shuttle Design Review

Title A copy of the proposed McDonnell Douglas Space Shuttle Design Review. Dated 23 february 1972. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Thursday, September 24, 2020

McDonnell Douglas Missile Advertisement

Ad-001 Ad-002 Ad-003 A mid-1970’s print ad for McDonnell Douglas highlighting it’s missile and space articles. Handy guide to MDC missile production. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Skylab News Sheets 1 & 2

SkyLab-001 The first two Skylab papers put out by McDonnell Douglas. From March and April 1971. Issues 1-1 and 1-2. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Project Skylink (SkyLab and Soyuz)

20200919_142848_0001 A proposal for the Skylab space station and the Russian Soyuz capsule to dock together. Written by Carl Konkel and Warren James. Interesting reading. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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Monday, September 21, 2020

McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Annual Report for 1946

Report-001 A copy of the 1946 McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Annual Report. Dated 31 October 1946. Dry; but, a couple of good photos. Credit: L.M. “Roy” Reitter

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