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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