Thursday, May 29, 2014

Color Photos of American WWII Aircraft

Scan0011I have always kept calendars that had aircraft pictures on them, and here is a nice group put out by Gibson Greeting Cards in 1980. As you probably know, color WWII photos are hard to find. This is a USAF collection.

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F-15 Charcoal Line Drawings

Scan0008Scan0008a More charcoal line drawings of the early F-15 configuration. Note the short verticals and the ventral fins. Again, artist unknown. (Double click on above pics to see large size drawing)

Hornet Strike Fighter Pamphlet

Pamplet 1A two fold pamphlet from early F-18 days. the ghost views on the second page are interesting!

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Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Another MDC Bumper Sticker

CF-18 StickerAnother bumper sticker that I use to have on my car.

Patches and Stickers III

F-15 Strike Eagle 1More MDC patches and stickers.

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Monday, May 19, 2014

Hamilton Standard Prop Research


Scan0007Scan0007aFrom deep in the archives comes two pictures from 1950 on the prop research being done by Hamilton Standard.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

XF3H and F3H Demon Photos

Scan0073(F-3H)A collection of 114 XF-3H and F-3H McDonnell Aircraft photos. Enjoy!
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XF-88A and XF-88B Photos

Scan0048(XF-88) A nice selection of 34 XF-88A and XF-88B photos. These photos are from original McDonnell Aircraft prints.

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Friday, May 9, 2014

F-15 STOL and Maneuvering Technology Demonstrator (S/MTD)

SMTD_1 SMTD_2A McDonnell Team Talk article explaining the F-15 STOL and Maneuvering Technology Demonstrator (S/MTD) flown starting in 1989. The aircraft with canards and the thrust vectoring nozzles was used to test STOL  and high maneuvering capability.

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F-4M Proposal Excepts

Scan0012Mid 1960’s excepts from an F-4M proposal?

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F4H Carrier Suitability Booklet

Scan0019A 1960 twenty two page booklet by McDonnell Aircraft showing the F4H’s capability for carrier operations. Carrier suitability trials were conducted with the #6 F4H-1 (BuNo 143391) starting in February 1960 aboard the USS Independence.

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F-4H-1 No 6 (1)F-4H-1 No 6 (2)[5]F-4H-1 No 6F-4H-1 No 6 (4-1)F-4H-1 No 6 (5)Pictures of F4H-1 #6, which was the carrier suitability aircraft. (Photo Credits to Tommy H. Thomason, Replica in Scale and McDonnell Aircraft)

James S. McDonnell

Old Man MAC

A picture I have always liked of James S. McDonnell (Old Man Mac) in his later years. I talked to him a number of times over my 40 years and he was always interested in the well being of his employees.
We first met when he knocked me down in the basement of Bldg. 002. He had the habit of charging down the halls with his arm straight out to go through the big double swinging doors. Unfortunately, I was on the other side of the door, twice, and he would knock me down! Both times, he stopped and made sure that I was O.K. and to chat a while before he moved on. After the second time, I made sure to look through the window of all doors before I went through them. I greatly admired the man.

An MP3 of Mr. Mac Calling all the Team Mr. Mac Top 50 blog award!