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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Friday, September 18, 2020

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual

Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Douglas C-47 Skytrain Pilot Training Manual, AAF Manual 51-129-2. Dated 15 August 1945.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual

Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual A copy of the Northrop P-61A Black Widow Pilot Training Manual, PreLim AN 01-15FB-1. Dated 1944.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Photos and Info

445th_Flight_Test_Squadron_YA-7F_Corsair_II_71-0344_in_flight_2 YA-7F Strikefighter (A-7D Plus) was a proposed stretched, supersonic version of A-7 powered by an F100 engine, optimized for interdiction role, but cancelled after two prototypes were built.

From Joe Baugher: “On May 7, 1987, LTV received a contract from the USAF to modify a pair of A-7D airframes to what came to be known as "A-7D Plus". This was later redesignated YA-7F. The YA-7F was to be powered by a 26,000 lb.s.t afterburning Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 engine and had a fuselage that was made 4 feet longer by adding extra plugs both ahead (29 1/2 inches) and behind (18 inches) the wings. A taller fin and rudder was to be provided, augmented flaps were to be fitted. and leading-edge root extensions were to be used. The rear fuselage was redesigned so that it canted upwards by 3 degrees. A more advanced cockpit was to be fitted, with HOTAS and heads-up displays. The new YA-7F looked uncannily like the original F-8 Crusader from which the A-7 had been derived.”

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Tuesday, September 15, 2020

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Brochure

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter Brochure_01 A copy of the company made brochure for the proposed

Vought YA-7F Strikefighter. Credit: usnraptor

From Wikipedia: “The Vought YA-7F "Strikefighter" was a prototype transonic attack aircraft based on the subsonic A-7 Corsair II. Two prototypes were converted from A-7Ds. The YA-7F was not ordered into production, its intended role being filled by the F-16 Fighting Falcon.”

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Monday, September 14, 2020

Waco CG-4A Glider Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

1944_CG-4A_Glider_Pilots_Flight_Operating_Instructions_01 A copy of the Waco CG-4A Glider Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions, T.O. No. 09-40CA-1. Dated 15 June 1944.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan

Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan_01 A copy of the NASA Apollo 11 Lunar Surface Operations Plan. Dated June 13 1969.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V

Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V_01 A copy of the Consolidated Vultee PBY Catalina Pilot’s Notes- Mks. I, Ia, II, IV, IVa, IVb & V, AP 2036A. B & D –P.N. Dated November 1943.

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes

Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes_01 A copy of the Avro Lincoln B.2 Pilot’s Notes, AP 2847B-PN. Dated September 1950.

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Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_Unlocked_01 A copy of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions, TO 01-50DB-1. Dated March 20 1943.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual

F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual_01 A copy of the F-4E Thunderbirds Configuration Manual, T.O. 1F-F4C-1-2. Dated 15 December 1970.

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Friday, September 4, 2020

McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Stickers

Untitled 0 More (50) of the MANY stickers given out for the DC-10 aircraft by the company. (Some dups)

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Thursday, September 3, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-11 Brochure

md11 A company produced brochure to introduce the MD-11 aircraft.

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Wednesday, September 2, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Articles and Data

Failure To Launch MD-12_01 Several articles with info and facts about thee proposed McDonnell Douglas MD-12 aircraft.

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Tuesday, September 1, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Update

MD12_0001 A copy of the company produced Update for the Proposed MD-12 aircraft. Dated September 1992.

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Monday, August 31, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Technical Overview

md12 A copy of the company produced Technical Overview brochure with notes by aviationexplorer.com. Dated September 1992. Credit: AviationExplorer.com

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Friday, August 28, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Specification Sheet

Scan3489 A copy of the company produced spec sheet for the proposed MD-12 aircraft.

From the sheet: The MD-12 is the first full length/double deck, high capacity aircraft
to be offered to the World’s airlines. The four engine aircraft will fly the longest routes, carry the largest payloads, and perform with the best economic efficiency of any long range aircraft available. The aircraft is presently in the design stage of development. The finished product will be a direct response to the needs of the wor1d’s leading airlines. The MD- 12 will be the leader in the large, long-
range jet class for the next century.

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Thursday, August 27, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Photos and Info

1 md12-- A number of photos, drawings and other info on the proposed MD-12 aircraft of the 1990’s.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-91 Brochure

Scan-001a A copy of the company brochure for the proposed MD-91 UDF (Unducted Fan) aircraft.

“McDonnell Douglas tried to carry on with prop-fan development. It had the rear-engine MD-80, but it was losing ground to the A320 and 737. MDC fitted a UDF engine to an MD-80 in late 1987 and wanted to launch the UDF-powered MD-91 and -92 by July 1988. The company even saw a 300-aircraft market for a Navy patrol version of the MD-91. But GE wanted to see 100 to 150 airline orders before committing to the program.” From here.

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Tuesday, August 25, 2020

McDonnell Douglas MD-12 Handout

Scan-003 Scan-004 A handout  on the proposed McDonnell Douglas MD-12 aircraft. (Yes, I said MD-12.)

The McDonnell Douglas MD-12 was a four-engine, double deck, superjumbo airliner concept conceived in the early 1990s. Powered by 4 GE CF6-80C2 high-bypass turbofans, the MD-12 was designed to have a maximum capacity of 511 passengers in 3-class configuration, and a maximum range of 9,200 miles.

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Monday, August 24, 2020

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Manual

Boeing B-29 Superfortress Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual AAF Manual 51-126-6 for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress aircraft. Dated 15 December 1945.

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Friday, August 21, 2020

Florida Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

panamacity-marina-f-101-96 160 photos of Florida Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Thursday, August 20, 2020

CF-18 75th Anniversary and CF-18 Paint Schemes Walk Around

CF-18 Photos of several CF-18 aircraft in 75th Anniversary and CF-18 Paint Schemes. Credit: Rick Chin

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Wednesday, August 19, 2020

European Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

f-15-96w-1 25 photos of European Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Colorado Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

petersonmuseum-f18a-107w-1 59 photos of Colorado Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

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Monday, August 17, 2020

California Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos

tulare-f-4-107w-1 509 photos of California Gate Guards, Outside Museum Displays and Air Parks Photos. Credit: David D Jackson

NOTE: A large download file!

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Friday, August 14, 2020

Bell X-1 Photos - Part II

cracked windshield on X-1 6063
dec. ? 1949
NASA DFRC
E49-0231 Some detail photos of the Bell X-1 aircraft #1. Credit: Rick DeNatale

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Bell X-1 Photos – Part I here

Thursday, August 13, 2020

F-4 Phantom II New Canopy Material Article

Scan0041 A nice short article on the F-4 Phantom II New Canopy Material developed by McDonnell Aircraft.

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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

F/A-18A Cockpit Walk Around

23 Forty photos of an F/A-18A Cockpit walk around with ejection seat photos. Credit: Nick Kiriokos

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Tuesday, August 11, 2020

McDonnell Flight Test Team Article

Scan0042 A short ;but, nice article on our (McAir) Flight Test Pilot’s. Yes, I knew all three of them! Good people.

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Monday, August 10, 2020

McDonnell KUD-1 Gargoyle Development and Test

5 - Gargoyle Development (300 DPI)_01A copy of the final report on the development and development test of the McDonnell KUD-1 Gargoyle drone. Report No. R-0092. Dated 27 March 1947. 

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Friday, August 7, 2020

Airspeed Horsa Glider Pilot's Notes

 Untitled 1A copy of the Pilot’s Notes (AP 2097-A) for the Airspeed Horsa Glider. Dated 1944.

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Thursday, August 6, 2020

Stinson L-5/B/C/E and OY-1 Sentinel Pilot's Manual

Stinson L-5 Sentinel Pilot's Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Manual (AN 01-50DB-1) for the Stinson L-5/B/C/E and OY-1 Sentinel aircraft. Dated 23 June 1945.

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Wednesday, August 5, 2020

Janes Air-Launched Weapons

Janes Air Launched Weapons_01 A copy of Janes Janes Air-Launched Weapons. Dated June 1997.

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Tuesday, August 4, 2020

Boeing V-22 Osprey Guidebook

Boeing V-22 Osprey Guidebook_01 A copy of the Boeing V-22 Osprey Guidebook. Dated 2011. Credit: Steve Lasday Collection

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Monday, August 3, 2020

Vought Corsair I-IV Pilot’s Notes

Untitled 1 A copy of the Pilot's Note’s, AP 235-1A,B,C & D, for the Vought Corsair I-IV  aircraft. Dated 1944.

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Friday, July 31, 2020

Models of Fighting Planes

Models of Fighting Planes The paper-plane construction style of this book was developed by Wallis Rigby, an Englishman. He was internationally known for his paper models ofairplanes, ships and trains. This is one of Rigby’s many books of paper-model WWII airplanes. Rigby is generally credited with developing and popularizing the tab-and-slot type of paper-model construction. This simpli-
fied construction gave thousands of young modelers their first experience with model airplanes. Credit Phil Koopman, Sr.

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Thursday, July 30, 2020

Models of Warplanes of the World

Models of Warplanes of the World_01 Paper models of all types are popular in many countries. Called Paper-Card Modeling in Europe, it spans the range from simple folded-paper darts, to complex three-dimensional models of airp|anes, ships and buildings. The paper-plane construction style of this bookwas developed by Wallis Rigby, an Englishman. He was internationally know for his paper models ofairplanes, ships and trains. This is one of Rigby’s many books of paper-model WWII airplanes.
Rigby is generally credited with developing and popularizing the tab-and-slot type of paper-model construction. This simplified construction gave thousands of young modelers their first experience with model airplanes. Credit Phil Koopman, Sr.

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Wednesday, July 29, 2020

North American F-86E Erection and Maintenance Instructions

F-86E Erection and Maintenance Instructions_01 A copy of to 1f-f-86-2 for the Erection and Maintenance Instructions on the North American F-86E aircraft, dated 20 December 1952.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2020

North American F-86H Flight Manual

North American F-86H Flight Manual_01 A copy of the North American F-86H Flight Manual, T.O. 1F-86H-1. Dated February 26 1960. This is a later copy of the manual.

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Monday, July 27, 2020

An Overview of AutoGyros and the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane

An Overview of AutoGyros and the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane_001 A copy of the NASA/CR-2003-212799 booklet on An Overview of AutoGyros and the McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane. Dated October 2003. Written by Franklin D. Harris. Prepared for the Ames Research Center. A bit dry; but, a lot of great XV-1 photos and info.

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Friday, July 24, 2020

Grumman F8F-1/1B/1N/2/2N/2P Bearcat Pilot's Handbook

Grumman F8F(F8F-11B1N22N2P) Bearcat Pilot's Handbook_01 A copy of AN 01-85FD-1, the Grumman F8F-1/1B/1N/2/2N/2P Bearcat Pilot's Handbook. Dated  1 December 1949.

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Thursday, July 23, 2020

Gloster Meteor Mk 7 Pilot’s Notes

Gloster Meteor Mk 7 Pilot's Notes_01 A copy of AP 2210G-PN, the Gloster Meteor Mk 7 Pilot’s Notes. Dated  December 1957.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Champlin Fighter Museum Photos

192-24 The Champlin Fighter Museum was an aircraft museum located at Mesa, Arizona. It specialized in airworthy World War I and World War II fighters. After 22 years of operation, the Museum was closed on May 26, 2003 and its collection was moved to the Museum of Flight at Seattle's Boeing Field.

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Tuesday, July 21, 2020

Aviation Links Page

Untitled 2 A very good web page listing many aviation related web sites. Try it! You will like it! But, be prepared to spend a LOT of time going thru the links!

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Monday, July 20, 2020

Douglas DB-7B Boston III Pilot’s Notes

AP 2023C-PN Boston 3a_01 A copy of AP 2023C, the Douglas DB-7B Boston III Pilots Notes.

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Friday, July 17, 2020

Douglas A-20 Havoc II Pilot’s Notes

Douglas A-20 Havoc II Pilot’s Notes_01 A copy of AP 1807B-PN, the Douglas A-20 Havoc II Pilots Notes. Dated July 1941.

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Thursday, July 16, 2020

Aviation Officers Safety Guide

Aviation Officers Safety Guide_01 The Aviation Safety Oflicer’s Guide is designed primarily to assist the Squadron Aviation Safety Officer in implementing and prosecuting an
active aircraft accident prevention program.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2020

F/A-18F Super Hornet Walk Around

dayton_fa-18f_07 Walk around photos of the F/A-18F Super Hornet. Location unknown.  Credit: Michael Benolkin

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Tuesday, July 14, 2020

WWII Allied and Axis Aircraft 3-view Drawings

WW2_Scale_Drawings_02 A copy of forty 1/72 3-view drawings of WWII Allied and Axis Aircraft. Nice drawings!  Credit: Phil Koopman, Sr

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