Monday, February 24, 2020

Boeing B-29 Erection and Maintenance Manual

A copy of the Boeing B-29 Erection and Maintenance Manual, dated 20 August 1944.

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Friday, February 21, 2020

F-101 Voodoo Pitch Control System

McAir report No. 5790 on the F-101 Voodoo Pitch Control System of this aircraft. Note: This is a late 1950’s brochure and contains sexism in it’s illustrations! But, a LOT of great info! Credit: Mark Nankivil

As one of the MAC “Old Timers” said of this brochure: “I agree that nowadays the drawings would be a no-no. Actually, by about 1961, they would have been forbidden. That's the period when sexism was outlawed at MAC--no touching, no bad jokes, and one could not even address a group of females as, "you gals." “

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Thursday, February 20, 2020

Foreign F-4 Phantom II Article

Another article by Fred Roos from the MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer magazine. This article on foreign Phantoms.

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Wednesday, February 19, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Paint and Color Schemes

An article from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer by Bob Pukala on F-4 Phantom II Paint and Color Schemes.

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Tuesday, February 18, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature–Part II

Part II of the F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature on Navy and Marine Group Commander aircraft, from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer. Bob Pukala wrote the article.

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Monday, February 17, 2020

F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature–Part I

Part I of the F-4 Phantom II Photo Feature on Navy Squadron and Group Commander aircraft, from MDC model club’s Phantom Flyer. Bob Pukala wrote the article.

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Friday, February 14, 2020

McDonnell F3H-2 Demon Walk Around Photos

Some nice detail shots of the McDonnell F3H-2 Demon . This aircraft is on display at Pima Air and Space Museum. Credit: Michael Benolkin

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Thursday, February 13, 2020

Grumman TBM-3 Avenger Pilot’s Handbook

A copy of the Navy Pilot’s Handbook AN 01-190EB-1 for the Grumman TBM-3 Avenger aircraft, dated 1 November 1945.

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Wednesday, February 12, 2020

Martin JRM-1 Mars Pilot’s Handbook

A copy of Navy Pilot’s Handbook #AN 01-35CA-1, for the Martin JRM-1 Mars aircraft, dated 15 November 1947.

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Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Northrop YF-17 Cobra Walk Around Photos

Some close-up walk around photos of the second Northrop YF-17 Cobra  aircraft with serial s/n 72-1569. It is on display at the Western Museum of Flight at Torrance, CA. Credit: Michael Benolkin

From Wikipedia: “The Northrop YF-17 (nicknamed "Cobra") was a prototype lightweight fighter aircraft designed by Northrop aviation for the United States Air Force's Lightweight Fighter (LWF) technology evaluation program. The LWF was initiated because many in the fighter community believed that aircraft like the F-15 Eagle were too large and expensive for many combat roles. The YF-17 was the culmination of a long line of Northrop designs, beginning with the N-102 Fang in 1956, continuing through the F-5 family.”

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Monday, February 10, 2020

General Dynamics EF-111A Raven Flight Manual

An copy of the T.O. 1F-111(E)A-1 Flight Manual for the General Dynamics EF-111A Raven aircraft, this one is dated 18 October 1985. Credit: Irfan S. Hokan

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Friday, February 7, 2020

Winds of Change - Langley Research Centers Accomplishments

This commemorative volume highlights in pictures and text seventy five years of accomplishments of the Langley Research Center (1917-1992). This introductory matter features wind tunnels and their contribution to the development of aeronautics.

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Thursday, February 6, 2020

High Speed Civil Transport Study

A copy of the Boeing study done for NASA on the High Speed Civil Transport. NASA Contractor Report No. 4233. Dated 1989.

From Wikipedia: “The High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT), a supersonic airliner, was the focus of the High-Speed Research (HSR) Program, a NASA program to develop the technology needed to design and build a supersonic transport that would be environmentally acceptable and economically feasible. The aircraft was to be a future supersonic passenger aircraft, baselined to cruise at Mach 2.4, or more than twice the speed of sound. The project started in 1990 and ended during 1999. The goal was to employ up-to-date technologies.”

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Wednesday, February 5, 2020

Boeing High Speed Civil Transport Program Review

  A copy of the Boeing proposal for the High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) Program. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Additional HSCT info here

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

McDonnell Douglas High Speed Civil Transport

Photos and info on the McDonnell Douglas High Speed Civil Transport (HSCT) proposal. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

From Wikipedia: “The High Speed Civil Transport, a supersonic airliner, was the focus of the High-Speed Research Program, a NASA program to develop the technology needed to design and build a supersonic transport that would be environmentally acceptable and economically feasible.”

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Download HSCT overview here or here or here (0.8 Meg)

Monday, February 3, 2020

Douglas C-74 Globemaster Photos–Part II

A few more photos of the Douglas C-74 Globemaster. The original Globemaster aircraft. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Additional C-74 part I photos and info here

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