Tuesday, June 30, 2015

F2H-3 and -4 Flight Handbook

0003 A copy of Navy  Flight Manual #AN 01-245FBC-1, for the McDonnell F2H-3 and –4 aircraft, dated 1 May 1955.

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Monday, June 29, 2015

F3H Demon Photos

Untitled 4 More photos from the William Rudolph Collection. This time of the F-3H Demon. Poor quality; but, you don’t find these every day!
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Sunday, June 28, 2015

Vought OS2U Kingfisher Article

Scan0007Scan0009 A photo feature article by Jim Dungan and Bill Sides on the Vought OS2U Kingfisher’'. Originally published in the December 1972 McAir Phantom Flyer.

Click here to download the article in PDF form

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Vought F7U Cutlass Article (Update)

Scan0050Scan0055 A nice article written by J.T. Thompson with Bob Pukala containing the aircraft’s history, carrier squadrons serial numbers and captioned photos. Originally published in the McAir Phantom Flyer. (This is an update to an earlier post).

Friday, June 26, 2015

F2H Banshee Serial Numbers

Scan2766Scan2764 Continuing in the Banshee theme, here is two sets of company and government serial number charts for the F2H Banshee. These are cleaned up copies of a previous post here

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Thursday, June 25, 2015

F2H Banshee Article #1

Scan0013Scan0024 Again while digging in the archives, I found this great article by Dick Powers that was originally published in the McAir Phantom Flyer modeling club magazine. With the F2H production summary and many captioned photos.

Click here to see individual pages

Click here to download the article in PDF form

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

AV-8B Harrier II Stickers–Part I

Untitled 2Untitled 1aUntitled 4 While digging in my archives, I came up with these three AV-8B Harrier stickers. I do love my stickers!

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Lockheed C-140A Jetstar at Scott AFB Open House

Untitled 3 Untitled 4 Also at the same Scott Air Force open house as below was this nice example of a Lockheed C-140A Jetstar.

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Monday, June 22, 2015

F-15 Materials Distribution

Untitled 2 An interesting graph showing the various aluminum, steel, composites. titanium and fiberglass materials that make up an F-15 aircraft.

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Sunday, June 21, 2015

Vulcan at Scott AFB Open House

Untitled 5 I got to photograph this British Vulcan bomber at an open house at Scott Air Force Base in the 1980’s. The Vulcan is my favorite non American bomber!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

CASA C-2111 (He-111) and B-17G Photos

Untitled 12Untitled 30 CASA C-2111 (He-111) and B-17G photos taken by me at a mini-airshow at the St. Louis Regional Airport near me on Aug 14,1996. Enjoy!

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Friday, June 19, 2015

Convair YF2Y-1 Sea Dart at the SST Museum

Untitled 17 Detailed photos taken by me of the Sea Dart YF2Y-1 at the SST Museum in Kissimmee, Florida (Now closed) in March 1982. Currently 135765 is preserved at Lakeland Florida Air Museum.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015

More RF-15 Recon Info

RF-15 Two slides from a presentation showing the RF-15 configuration and cockpit additions for the proposed aircraft.

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Other posts here and here

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

F-4 Detachable Recon Pod

Scan2822 An article from the February 12 1973 edition of Aviation Week and Space Technology magazine on a detachable recon pod for the F-4. General Dynamics made and tried to market this pod for F-4 customers in order not to have to buy a separate RF-4 aircraft.

Click here to read article

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom Article

Scan4499 Many years ago, the Smithsonian Institution issued a small information leaflet #235 on the FH-1 Phantom I with short sections on stats and a nice 3-view drawing.

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Monday, June 15, 2015

F-4 Mig Killers

Scan1760 A nice little article by Harley Copic on Vietnam era F-4 Mig killer aircraft with info and markings. Published in the March 1975 issue of the Quartermaster, IPMS (International Plastic Modelers Society USA) Toledo's magazine. Good job!

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Sunday, June 14, 2015

F/A-18E1 First Flight Announcement

Scan0008 The 1 December 1995 company announcement of the first F-18E flight. Published in the Hornet Information Exchange from the F-18 project office.

Saturday, June 13, 2015

F-15 Panel Access

F-15 access An interesting set of photos showing the many access panels of the F-15 Eagle.

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Friday, June 12, 2015

Northrop P-61A Black Widow Photos

Scan4412 Many years ago, I received these three photos from Northrop after a P-61 inquiry. These are P-61A’s in the original Olive drab paint scheme.

The Mid-Atlantic Air Museum has this to say: “The first of eighty operational P-61 Black Widows with a powered top turret rolled off the production line in October of 1943 followed by 120 improved P-61As, only the first 37 of which had the top turret and a three-man crew.  The first A-models entered operational service in May, 1944.”

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Thursday, June 11, 2015

More Yakovlev Yak-23 (S-101) in Czech Markings


A couple of extra photos sent to me about the Czech S-101. The Yak-23, known as Flora, was a development of the earlier Yak-15 and Yak-17 fighters. The Yak-23 used a Soviet copy of the British Rolls-Royce Derwent V turbojet engine. I have also included a number of 3-views that I have collected.

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Original post here

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