Friday, May 27, 2022

First 25 Years Of McDonnell Aircraft Corp Video

Title Very interesting video of the first 25 years of the McDonnell Aircraft Company. NOTE: This is a large file.

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Thursday, May 26, 2022

F/A-18 Hornet (Aircraft In Detail Article)

Title A good article on the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet aircraft. Lots of profiles and info. Article by Gary Madgwick from the July 1998 Scale Aircraft Modelling magazine. Credit: Farposst

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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Article

Aerei 1978-1979(1)_01 A nice article on the F-101 Voodoo aircraft. From the Aerei 1978-1979 magazine.

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Tuesday, May 24, 2022

F-101A Voodoo Load Aircraft Photos

1 D4E55509 Original company photos of F-10A-1-MC sn 53-2420, third Block 1 production aircraft,  which was used as the Loads aircraft for the Voodoo aircraft.

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Monday, May 23, 2022

Curtiss C-46D/F Structural Repair Instructions

Curtiss C-46DF Structural Repair Instructions_01 A copy of the Air Force/Navy General Manual for Structural Repair Instructions (Engineeering Handbook Series for Aircraft Repair) for the Curtiss C-46/D/F, ZC-46A and R5C-1. Air Force TO 1C-46A-3 and Navy AN 01-25LA-3, dated 28 April 1955.

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Friday, May 20, 2022

North American F-86 Profiles

Aerei Modellismo 1981_007 A nice article with many F-86 profiles. A lot of info. From a 1981 Aerei Modellismo magazine.

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Thursday, May 19, 2022

Factory Floor Photos - Part XIII

D4C-38026 Jul-1966 More Bldg. 002 factory floor assembly photos of F-4 and F-15 aircraft taken in 1963, 1966 and 1975.

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Additional floor photos here

Wednesday, May 18, 2022

F-4 Phantom II 3-view Drawings

vkl1-1 A complete set of 3-view drawings for the range of F-4 Phantom aircraft. (No info as to where they came from.)

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Tuesday, May 17, 2022

North American F-86 Scale Drawings and Colors Article

Title A copy of an article on the Scale Drawings and Colors of the North American F-86. From the November and December 2002 of Modelar a Modely Magazine.

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Monday, May 16, 2022

Harrier/AV-8B Article

Untitled 1 A copy of a great article from Scale Aircraft Modelling Vol 18 No 11 on the Harrier/AV-8B aircraft.

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Friday, May 13, 2022

The Story of the McDonnell Phantom I (Revised)

The Story of the McDonnell Phantom_01 A copy of the McDonnell Aircraft brochure on the story of the Phantom I.

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Thursday, May 12, 2022

Curtiss Wright Fly Leaf Magazine

C-WSt.Louis1942_01 A copy of the Curtiss Wright “Fly Leaf” company magazine. Dated Jan/Feb 1942. Has the story of Curtiss in St. Louis.

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Wednesday, May 11, 2022

The Experimental Voodoos (XF-88)

Scan2962 A wonderful article by Bill Gunston from the July 1982 issue of Aeroplane Monthly on the two prototype XF-88’s.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2022

F/A-18E/F Inboard Drawings

0083 Poor copies of the F/A-18E/F Inboard Drawings. From MDC report No. 91B0220.

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Monday, May 9, 2022

McDonnell Douglas Model 210E/G STOL

McD-D Model 210 color artwork A copy of company report No G521for the proposed model 210E/G STOL aircraft for the 1970’s plus 3-views. Dated December 1968. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, May 6, 2022

Convair Model 48 Charger

50782536558_ccd2d4015f_b A selection of photos and 3 view of the Convair Model 48 Charger.

“The last complete aircraft to be built by Convair was the Model 48 Charger. The Navy had issued a requirement for a new counter-insurgency aircraft. Convair proceeded with the manufacturing of a prototype. By the time it rolled out of the factory on September 29, 1964, the navy had decided on another design. However, the Army and the Marines preferred the Charger, so a flight test contract was awarded. Before a scheduled “fly off” could take place, the Model 48 was destroyed during a test flight by a navy pilot; another example was not built. Accident report” From Greg Bishop

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Thursday, May 5, 2022

North American F-86 Photos

Scan1892 Fifty six original photos of the North American F-86 aircraft. Credit: William Rudolph Collection

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Wednesday, May 4, 2022

F-86F-30-NA FU-130 (52-5130) Fly Safely

Scan1580 Several original photos of the Air Traffic Control F-86F Fly Safely aircraft of the 1950’s. A brightly marked aircraft. Credit: William Rudolph Collection

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Tuesday, May 3, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 1

McDonnell Model 1 Artwork - LMilhavosky A copy of the 3-view drawing and the McAir patent, dated 24 November 1942, and other articles and info on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 1 Pursuit Interceptor aircraft.


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Another nice article here

Monday, May 2, 2022

German F-4F Phantoms at Holloman AFB

72-1179 (37 69) A few pictures of the US marked German F-4F aircraft.

“The McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantoms of the 20th Fighter Squadron, 49th
Fighter Wing based at Holloman AFB, NM., were the last U.S. Air Force
Phantoms to be retired to AMARC from an operational squadron. The 20th
Fighter Squadron was unusual due to its unique mission which it carried
out for over 30 years since the re-activation of the unit as the 20th
Tactical Fighter Training Squadron on December 1st, 1972. As part of the
agreement to purchase the F-4 Phantom to replace F-104 Starfighters the
German Government negotiated a deal which included transition and
instructor training for Luftwaffe crews on the type within the U.S.A.
This would allow them to take advantage of the experience of the type
provided by the U.S. Air Force in the near perfect weather conditions
experienced in the New Mexico and Southwest regions of the country.

Initially the unit operated F-4Es from George AFB, CA. which at the time
was the U.S. Air Force's primary F-4 training base. When George AFB was
closed on June 5th, 1992 as part of the BRAC the 20th TFTS was once
again de-activated and the Luftwaffe F-4 training was re-assigned to the
9th Fighter Squadron, 49th Operations Group at Holloman AFB, NM.

On September 5th, 1973 deliveries of the Luftwaffe F-4F, which was
basically a stripped down lightweight version of the F-4E, began. 175
F-4Fs (U.S. Air Force serials 72-1111/1285) had been ordered to equip
two interceptor wings and two ground attack wings. Twelve F-4Fs received
the unofficial TF-4F designation while training in the U.S.A, however
after these aircraft were returned to Germany they received the full
F-4F configuration.” From: Amarc Experience

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Friday, April 29, 2022

McDonnell Douglas Model 176

2 model-176-a-1024x813A copy of the 3-view and other info on the proposed McDonnell Douglas Model 176.

From The Unwanted Blog: “The McDonnell Douglas Model 176 was a generic spaceplane design derived from the FDL-7 (Flight Dynamics Lab – USAF Wright-Pat). It was incorporated into small spaceplanes adequate for taking a few crewmembers to a space station on up to Space Shuttle competitors. Above is one of two pieces of art (found in the NASA HQ historical archive) showing a late 1960′s concept for a Model 176 optimized for the ILRV (Integral Launch and Recovery Vehicle) role. ILRV was one of the immediate predecessors to the Space Shuttle program.

The Model 176 was a sleek dart-like design with stubby fins. While details varied from iteration to iteration, all (or nearly all) featured high aspect ratio variable geometry wings for landing.”

Much more on the Secret Projects web site here

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Thursday, April 28, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 111A

Title A copy of the 3-view drawing and the McAir report No. 3815, dated 1 November 1954, on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 111A Long Range Interceptor aircraft. Two place jet. Same armament and fire control system as the Model 110A

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Wednesday, April 27, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 18H

McDonnell Model 18H Tandem Engine Fighter General Arrangement Sep-9-44 A copy of the 3-view drawing and other info on the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 18H aircraft. This was to be a Army tandem engine fighter with one GE TG-100-I-40 Turbojet and one Pratt Whitney R-2800C engine. Dated 9 September 1944. Credit: Mark Nankivil

Note: The I-40 was a single-shaft turbojet which used a double-inlet, single-stage, centrifugal-flow compressor, fourteen straight-through combustors and a single-stage axial-flow turbine. The engine had a maximum speed of 11,500 r.p.m. and produced 4,000 pounds of thrust (17.79 kilonewtons). The I-40 was 48 inches (1.22 meters) in diameter and weighed 1,820 pounds (826 kilograms). The I-40 would be produced by Allison Division of General Motors as the J33 series.

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Tuesday, April 26, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 17A

McAir Model 17A A copy of the 3-view drawing the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 17A aircraft. This was to be a Naval Fighter aircraft with a GE  T-31 (TG-100) engine with extension shaft and fuel injection. From MAC report 245 dated 2 September 1944.

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Monday, April 25, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 60

mcdonnell-model-60_1 A copy of the 3-view drawing and other info of the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 60 aircraft. McDonnell “Model 60” Navy Fighter was a  Delta Wing Alternative to the “Model 5” F3H Demon. From 1949.

“One of the most interesting of all the post-war US Navy competitions has to be OS-113, which called for a carrier-based interceptor fighter. Below are the identified proposals:
Grumman G-86
Lockheed L-183
McDonnell 58
McDonnell 60
North American RD-/RE-/NA-1544
Republic NP-48/-200
Republic NP-49
Vought V-362

The winner, of course, was the McDonnell Model 58, which was evaluated as the XF3H-1 Demon and produced in quantity in the F3H-1 and F3H-2 versions.”

Credit: Stargazer

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Friday, April 22, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 58

McAir Model 58 Artists Concept

A copy of the 3-view drawing and other info of the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 58 aircraft. This was a single afterburning engine J40 jet fighter project. From 1948.

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Thursday, April 21, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 40A

McD 40A Three View A copy of the 3-view drawing and report of the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 40A aircraft. This was a twin engine jet fighter project. From MAC report no. S-147, dated 1 April 1946.

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Wednesday, April 20, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 40

McD 40 Three View A copy of the 3-view drawing and report of the proposed McDonnell Aircraft Model 40 aircraft. This was a twin engine jet fighter project. From MAC report no. S-144, dated 1 April 1946.

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Tuesday, April 19, 2022

McDonnell Aircraft Model 28

McDonnell Model 28 3 View A copy of the 3-view drawing of the McDonnell Aircraft Model 28. The Models 28 and 28A were jet fighter projects both powered by a General Electric TG-100 single engine. From MAC report no. S-127, dated 24 Oct 1944. Little else is known.

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Monday, April 18, 2022

V-1 flying bomb Article (Vengeance Weapon 1)

Scan-140730-0006 A very nice article on the German V-1 Flying Bomb from the IPMS/ Chicago Sprue Stretchers, dated January 1983. Written by Jim Griffiths. Also I have included some other V-1 (and family) info.

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Friday, April 15, 2022

F4U Corsair - Operational Summary - WWII

F4U Corsair - Operational Summary - WWII_01 A copy of the F4U Corsair - Operational Summary from WWII. Lot’s of info! Credit: Aviators Data Base

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Thursday, April 14, 2022

Douglas C-47 Russian Flight Manual

C-47 1948 russ_01 A copy of the Russian version of the Flight Manual for the Douglas C-47 aircraft. Dated 1948. Credit: Konstantin Strelbitsky Collection

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Wednesday, April 13, 2022

Republic P-47D Thunderbolt Russian Flight Manual

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt Russian Manual_02 A copy of the Russian version of the Flight Manual (AN 01-65BC-1A) for the Republic P-47D-25/-26/-27/-28/-30/-35 Thunderbolt aircraft. Dated 25 January 1945. Credit: Konstantin Strelbitsky Collection

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Tuesday, April 12, 2022

More Aviation Art

204 More examples of fine aviation art. WWII, modern and fantasy studies.

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Monday, April 11, 2022

The Air Force Museum Brochure

The Air Force Museum Brochure_001 A copy of the Sixth Edition of the Air Force Museum brochure. Lot’s of good photos! Dated 1991.

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Friday, April 8, 2022

Phancy Phantoms

f-4j-vandy76-bu-no-153088-vx-4_30027582921_o A few photos of some of the Phancy Phantoms. Credit: Jun Oizumi

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More Phancy Phantoms photos here

Thursday, April 7, 2022

General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon Posters

Germany_JG1A number of F-16 posters and info. Mostly Air National Guard Sqadrons. Credit: Clavework Graphics

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Wednesday, April 6, 2022

The American V-1 Program 1944-1950

The American V-1 Program 1944-1950_01 A copy of a very good short article on the The American V-1 Program from 1944-1950. Known as the Republic/Ford JB-2 in the USA. Written by JP Santiago. Dated 29 April 2016 Credit: AviationTrivia

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Another great article is here

Photos are here

More photos here

Tuesday, April 5, 2022

Alenia C-27 Spartan Photos

Alenia C-27Spartan_2 (008) 107 photos of the Alenia C-27 Spartan aircraft.

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a military transport aircraft developed and manufactured by Leonardo's Aircraft Division. It is an advanced derivative of Alenia Aeronautica's earlier G.222, equipped with the engines and various other systems also used on the larger Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules.

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Monday, April 4, 2022

The McDonell Douglas Story

The_McDonnell_Douglas_Story_01 A copy of the wonderful book written by  Douglas Ingells on the history and products of the McDonnell Douglas Company. Dated 1978.

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Friday, March 25, 2022

Vacation Time!

I will be on vacation next week (March 29th thru April 1st); so, no new posts until April 4th.

Ron

Boeing B-29 Pilot's Handling Information

Boeing B-29 Pilot's Handling Information_01 A copy of the Boeing Co. B-29 Pilot's Handling Information manual. Credit: Anymouse Collection

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Thursday, March 24, 2022

F-110A Inboard Profile Drawings

  HPSC2852B Both sheets (of good quality) for the 53-00016 Inboard Profile drawings of the F-110A aircraft. Credit: Bob Powers

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Wednesday, March 23, 2022

North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie Flight Manual

North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie Flight Manual_01A copy of the North American Aviation XB-70 Valkyrie Interim Flight Manual, TO 1B-70(X)A-1. Dated 25 June 1965. Credit: Dick Powers

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Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Lockheed F-104S Maintenance Manuals

AER.1F-104SASA-2-1 - Manuale Di Manutenzione - F-104S - December 1968_01 A copy of all four Lockheed F-104S Maintenance Manuals, AER.1F-104SASA-2-1, AER.1F-104SASA-2-2, AER.1F-104SASA-2-3, AER.1F-104SASA-2-4. Credit: Giulio Cristante Collection

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Monday, March 21, 2022

Lockheed F-104S Illustrated Parts Manual

AA.1F-104S-4 - Manuale Tecnico - F-104S - July 1974_01A copy of the Italian TECHNICAL MANUAL ILLUSTRATED NOMENCLATOR CATALOG OF SPARE PARTS, AA.1F-104S-4, for the F-104S aircraft. Dated 22 July 1974. Credit: Giulio Cristante Collection

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Friday, March 18, 2022

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Photos

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (05) Sixty photos of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 aircraft.

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Thursday, March 17, 2022

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II Photos

Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II (92) Ninety Three photos of the Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning II aircraft.

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Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Lockheed F-104A Weapon System Support

LAC513761 - F-104A Weapon System Support_01 A copy of the Lockheed company produced F-104A Weapon System Support manual. Dated 15 April 1957. Credit: Giulio Cristante Collection

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Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Aeritalia F-104S/AS-M Starfighter Flight Manual

Aeritalia F-104S_AS-M Starfighter Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Lockheed/Aeritalia F-104S/AS-M Starfighter Flight Manual, AER.1F-104SASAM-1. Dated 1 December 1996. Credit: Giulio Cristante Collection

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Monday, March 14, 2022

Yakovlev Yak-17 Booklet

Yak-17_01 A copy of a great booklet on the Yakovlev Yak-17.

Lot’s of info and drawings.

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