Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Bell X-1A/B/D Pilot’s Handbook

Bell X-1ABD Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of the pilot’s handbook, for the Bell X-1A/B/D aircraft. Dated 1 Januarey 1953. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, September 27, 2021

Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) Flight Manual

Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) aircraft. Dated 20 July 1962. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

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Friday, September 24, 2021

McDonnell F2H Banshee Article

Military_Aircraft_Monthly_2010-09_04 A wonderful article by Bert Kinzey on the prototype thru F2H-2 variants of the aircraft. From the September 2010 issue of Military Aircraft Monthly International magazine.

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Thursday, September 23, 2021

Kaman HOK/HUK-1 Flight Manual

Kaman HOKHUK-1 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Kaman HOK/HUK-1 helicopter. Dated 15 May 1962. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

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Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RF-4B General Airframe Infomation Manual

RF-4B General Airframe Infomation Manual_01 A copy of the General Airframe Infomation Manual, for the RF-4B aircraft. Dated 1 August 1973. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

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Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Grumman EA-6A Intruder Flight Manual

Grumman EA-6A Intruder Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Grumman EA-6A Intruder aircraft. Dated 1 May 1966. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

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Monday, September 20, 2021

Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee Familiarization Manual

Piasecki H-21 Familiarization Manual_01 A copy of the company made Familiarization Manual, for the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee helicopter. Dated August 1955. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

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Friday, September 17, 2021

Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual

Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual, T. O. 1B-47(D)(Y)E-1, dated 25 July,1954. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, September 16, 2021

Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual

Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual, D7490, dated January 15,1947. This is the company written manual for the YC-97 aircraft. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Piasecki YH-21 Workhorse/Shawnee Flight Handbook

Piasecki YH-21 Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the preliminary flight handbook, for the Piasecki YH-21 Workhorse/Shawnee helicopter. Dated 23 March 1953. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Navy Needed Targets To Mimic Supersonic Anti-Ship Missiles So They Bought Real Ones From Russia

Untitled 2 After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Navy acquired the same Kh-31 missiles that threatened its ships and made them into anti-ship missile targets.

It's extremely important for any military to make its training regimens as realistic as possible to give its forces the best sense of the threats they might face in combat and how to respond to them. Unfortunately, developing high-quality surrogates for the weapons and other systems that potential adversaries might employ is not always easy and in some cases, it ends up being possible to just go to the source of the threat itself.

The U.S. Navy faced just this predicament in the 1990s when it went looking for a high-speed target to simulate supersonic anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles and ultimately decided to just buy the MA-31, a derivative of Russia's air-launched rocket-ramjet-powered Kh-31 missile.

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Monday, September 13, 2021

Northrop X-4 Bantam Flight Manual

Northrop X-4 Bantam Flight Manual_01 A copy of the company prepared report HE-25 Flight Manual, for the Northrop X-4 Bantam aircraft. Dated 15 October 1948. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, September 10, 2021

Bell AH-1 Cobra Operator’s Manual

Bell AH-1 SuperCobra Operator’s Manual_01 A copy of the Army's Bell AH-1Cobra Operator's Manual, TM 55-1520-234-10. Dated 17 November1976. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, September 9, 2021

Boeing X-32 (Prototype) Walk Around

7  A group of photos of the Boeing X-32 (Prototype) aircraft.

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Additional X-32 walkaround photos here

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

McDonnell Canadian CF-101B/F Voodoo Flight Manual

McDonnell Canadian CF-101BF Flight Manual A copy of the EO 05-185A-1 Flight Manual, for the McDonnell Canadian CF-101B/F Voodoo aircraft. Dated 31 January 1969. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual

Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual_01Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual_02 A copy of the TO 01-150JA-1 Flight Manual, for the Army F-8 Mosquito aircraft. Dated 15 August 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

During the war, the USAAF acquired 40 Canadian Mossies and flew them under the American F-8 (photo reconnaissance) designation. In addition, the British turned over more than 100 Mosquitoes to the USAAF under Reverse Lend-Lease. These aircraft retained their British designations.

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Monday, September 6, 2021

Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Hercules Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130BE and HC-130B Hercules Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TO 1C-130B-1 Flight Manual, for the Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Hercules aircraft. Dated 13 November 1970. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, September 3, 2021

Boeing AH-64A Apache Helicopter Operating Manual

Boeing AH-64A Apache Helicopter Operating Manual_01 A copy of the TM 1-1520-238-10 Flight Handbook, for the Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter. Dated 31 August 1994. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, September 2, 2021

Bell AH-1G Cobra Flight Manual

Bell AH-1G Cobra Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TM 55-1520-221-10 Flight Handbook, for the Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter. Dated April 1967. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021

AV-8A Harrier Flight Manual (Earlier)

AV-8A Harrier Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Navair 01- AV-8A-1 Flight Handbook, for the AV-8A Harrier aircraft. Dated 15 October 1973. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, August 31, 2021

Bell AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter Operators Manual

AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter Operators Manual_01 A copy of the TM 1-1520-236-10 Flight Handbook, for the Bell AH-1F Cobra Attack Helicopter. Dated 26 January 2001. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, August 30, 2021

Douglas A-26A (On Mark) Invader Flight Manual

Douglas A-26A (On Mark) Invader Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TO 1A-26A-1 Flight Handbook, for the Douglas A-26A (On Mark) Invader aircraft. Dated 1 September 1969. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, August 27, 2021

Grumman AF-2S Guardian Pilot’s Handbook

Grumman AF-2S Guardian Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-85DAB-1 Pilot’s Handbook, for the Grumman AF-2S Guardian aircraft. Dated 15 May 1951. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, August 26, 2021

Douglas A-20A Flight Handbook

Douglas A-20A Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the TO 01-40AB-1 Flight Handbook, for the Douglas A-20A aircraft. Dated 1 May 1942. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021

North American AJ Savage Pilot’s Handbook (Early)

North American AJ Savage Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-60AAA-1 Flight Manual, for the North American AJ-1 Savage aircraft. Dated 1 September 1949. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, August 24, 2021

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider Pilot’s Handbook

Douglas AD-5 Skyraider Pilots Handbook_01 A copy of Navy Pilot’s Handbook #AN 01-40ALE-1, for the Douglas AD-5 Skyraider aircraft, dated 1 February 1956. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Monday, August 23, 2021

Douglas AD-4 Skyraider Pilot’s Handbook

Douglas AD-4 Skyraider Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of Navy Pilot’s Handbook #AN 01-40ALC-1, for the Douglas AD-4 Skyraider aircraft, dated 1 July 1949. Credit: Anymouse collection

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Friday, August 20, 2021

Lockheed AC-130A Spectre Flight Manual

Lockheed AC-130A Flight Manual_01 A copy of the USAF Flight Manual TO-1C-130(A)A-1 for the Lockheed AC-130A Spectre aircraft. Dated 1 NApril 1977. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, August 19, 2021

Republic-Ford JB-2 Flying Bomb Official Photos

Scan-087 A group of official photos of the Republic-Ford JB-2 Flying Bomb. As I produced a plastic model of the JB-2, I am also including the 3-view and painting guide for the bomb. Credit: Many photos from Bill Spidle.

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Wednesday, August 18, 2021

Douglas AD-5W Pilot’s Handbook

Douglas AD-5W Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of Navy Pilot’s Handbook #AN 01-40ALEB-1, for the Douglas AD-5W aircraft, dated 15 May 1957.

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Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Chance Vought SSM-N-8 Regulus I Photos, Etc

BQM-6C Regulus 1 (2) A lot of Regulus photos and other info that I have collected, drawings, sketches, URL addresses; etc.

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Chance Vought SSM-N-8 Regulus I - the first cruise missile of the U.S. Navy

FliegerRevue X 79_07 A great article on the Chance Vought SSM-N-8 Regulus I cruise missile. Lot’s of details and drawings. From FliegerRevue 79 Extra. Dated 2019. Can anyone translate into English?

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Friday, August 13, 2021

Republic XF-91 Thundercepter Photos

46-0681 XF-91 38 nice photos of the Repulic XF-91 aircraft. Includes the CS and 3-view drawings.

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Cockpit Photos

F-80C%20Shooting%20Star 38 nice photos of aircraft cockpits. Includes B-45, B-52, B-58, X-3,F-84, F-94, XF-90 among others.

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Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Convair B-36H Flight Manual

Convair B-36H Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TO 1B-36H(III)-1 Flight Manual for the Convair B-36H aircraft, dated 26 November 1954. Credit: Dick Powers

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Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Eagle Talk-All Four Volumes from MDC Product Support

Eagle Talk Vol I_01 Wonderful information on the F-15 characteristics compiled by the McAir Product Support Department for Eagle Drivers and mechanics.

Here are all four volumes. Alexander Tang found these and we are very grateful!

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Download Vol III  here or here or here or here (13.3 Megs)

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Monday, August 9, 2021

Aircraft Recognition Manual 1962

Aircraft Recognition Manual 1962_01 A copy of the Chief of Naval Weapons Aircraft Recognition Manual. Dated 1962.

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Monday, August 2, 2021

Vacation Time Again

I will be on vacation for the next week. I will return with new blogs on August 9th.

Mr AA

Friday, July 30, 2021

Martin B-57c Flight Handbook

Martin B-57c Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Flight Handbook (TO 1B-57C-1) for the Martin B-57C  aircraft. Dated 1 February 1957. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Martin B-57B Flight Handbook

B-57B Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Handbook (TO 1B-57B-1) for the Martin B-57B  aircraft. Dated 2 May 1957. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Navigator’s Information File

Navigator’s Information File_01 A copy of the Army Air

Forces “Navigator’s Information File”. Dated April 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Monday, July 26, 2021

The “Poop” on Bombing

AAF Here's the Poop On Bombing for Pilots Only  1944_01 A copy of the Army Air Forces “Here's the Poop On Bombing - for Pilots Only” pamphlet. Dated 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, July 23, 2021

Fishbed C/E Aerial Tactics

AFSC Translation- Mig-21 Fishbed C and E Aerial Tactics 1965_01 A copy of the Air Force Tecnology Division’s Report on 

Fishbed C/E Aerial Tactics, FTD-TT-64-833. Dated 5 November 1965. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, July 22, 2021

Project Horizon– Manned Outpost on the Moon

Project Horizon Volume I-  Summary and Supporting Considerations  1959_01Project Horizon Volume II- Technical Considerations and Plans  1959_01 A copy of both parts of the US Army’s proposal to establish a lunar outpost. Dated 1959. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Project Have Doughnut - Exploitation of the Mig-21

Project Have Doughnut - Exploitation of the Mig-21_01A copy of the report on the Project Have Doughnut - Exploitation of the Mig-21. Report from the National Air and Space Intelligence Center. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Project Have Doughnut - America’s Mig-21F

Project Have Doughnut - America’s Mig-21E_01 A copy of the Vol II report on the Project Have Doughnut - America’s Mig-21F testing. Report No. DIA FTD-CR-20-13-69-INT. Dated  1 August 1969.  Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Additional info here

Monday, July 19, 2021

Goodyear Inflatoplane (GA468) Final Report

GER 10416 Final Engineering Report- Testing of Goodyear GA-468 Inflatoplane  1961_01 A copy of the final report on the modification and testing of the Goodyear Inflatoplane (GA468). Report No. GER 10416. Dated  September 1961.  Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Friday, July 16, 2021

North American RA-5C Flight Manual (Later)

North American RA-5C Flight Manual (Later)_01 A copy of the North American RA-5C Flight Manual (Later Version), NAVWEPS 01-60ABC-1, dated 1 June 1977. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, July 15, 2021

North American RA-5C Flight Manual (Earlier)

RA-5C Flight Manual 1965_01 A copy of the North American RA-5C Flight Manual (Earlier), NAVWEPS 01-60ABC-1, dated 15 August 1965. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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