Monday, September 30, 2019

Note on Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender Info

  If you want more info or just really like the XP-55 (Like me), you MUST get Gerald Balzer’s book on the subject. It’s 73 pages has all the background and photos that you would ever want! Much recommended! It is part of the wonderful Steve Ginter Publications series of books.

Available here or at any bookseller.

Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender Videos

  Several YouTube videos of the Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender aircraft.

Download here or here (39.8 Megs)

Friday, September 27, 2019

F-4 History and Profile Article

  A copy of an article from the September 1982 issue of Aerei Modellismo magazine. While primarily a modeling article in Italian, it has a lot of drawings and color and marking schemes!

Download here or here or here (8.4 Megs)

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Curtiss Xp-55 Production Breakdown Drawing

  A copy of the Curtiss Xp-55 (Curtiss Wright Model 24) Production Breakdown Drawing/ Exploded Parts Diagram, number 24-8-0103. Dated June 1 1943. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

I have included the original drawing and two cleaned up versions.

Download here or here

Wednesday, September 25, 2019

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender Mock-Up Photos

  A number of photos of the Curtiss XP-55 Ascender Mock-Up. Taken at building 002 of the Curtiss plant in St. Louis, Mo. Dated October/November 1942. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (166.2 Megs)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Curtiss XP-55 Ascender Photos

  A number of photos (136) of the Curtiss XP-55 Ascender aircraft. Includes factory, survivor, assembly photos, plus 3-views drawings and pilot check list. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum and as marked

Download here or here (222.2 Megs)

More XP-55 info here

Monday, September 23, 2019

C-17A Globemaster III Walk Around

  Walk around photos of the C-17A Globemaster III. Location unknown. Credit: Howard Mason

Download here or here (23.2 Megs)

Additional walk arounds here or here or here or here

Friday, September 20, 2019

McDonnell F2H-2 Banshee Walk Arounds

 

Several walk Around Photo collections.

Walk around # 1 is F2H-2 BuNo 124988 and is on display at the Flying Leatherneck Aviation Museum, MCAS Miramar, California. Credit: Cees Hendriks.

Walk around # 2 is F2H-2P BuNo 124680 and it is on display at the Wings of Eagles Discovery Center, Horseheads, NY. Credit: Bill Maloney

Download Walk around # 1 here or here (8.9 Megs)

Download Walk around # 2 here or here (11.7 Megs)

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Saturn V Rocket Drawings and Details

A number of detailed drawings of the Saturn V rocket and it’s history. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (61.8 Megs)

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

XF3H-1 Demon Catapult Tests

  Photos of the second prototype McDonnell XF3H-1 Demon/Bu. 125445 undergoing catapult tests at Pax River (?) Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (185.8 Megs)

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

Apollo and Apollo 11 Photos

  A lot (383) of Apollo and Apollo 11 photos (Mostly Apollo 11) that I have collected. Enjoy!

Download here or here (186.8 Megs)

Monday, September 16, 2019

F-101A Aerodynamic Three View Drawing

  A copy of the  F-101A Aerodynamic Three View drawing No SD20-0047. Dated 16 September 1953. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Download here or here (1.6 Meg)

Friday, September 13, 2019

Teledyne Ryan Supersonic Firebee II Brochure

  Teledyne Ryan company brochure on their Supersonic Firebee II drone.

Download here or here or here (9.2 Megs)

Thursday, September 12, 2019

McDonnell LBD-1 Gargoyle Testing at NAS Mojave

  Photos from the testing of the McDonnell Gargoyle at NAS in 1946. Also included is the back of photos descriptions. Credit: Fred Roos

“The LBD-1 Gargoyle (later KSD-1, KUD-1 and RTV-N-2) was an American air-to-surface missile developed during World War II by McDonnell Aircraft for the United States Navy. One of the precursors of modern anti-ship missiles, it was extensively used as a test vehicle during the late 1940s.” (Wikipedia)

Download here or here (98.9 Megs)

Previous posts here

Wednesday, September 11, 2019

Curtiss Wright High Speed VTOL (X-19)Brochure

  An early Curtiss Wright High Speed VTOL  company (Model 200) brochure on what would become the X-19 aircraft. Credit: Mark Nankivil

Download here or here or here (17.6 Megs)

More info at Secret Projects here

Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Misc Info on the Breguet Br 940/941 Aircraft

  Some additional photos and background drawings on the Breguet Br 940/941 aircraft.

Download here or here (2.1 Megs)

AN excellent resource and info is here at the Secret Projects website on the “Breguet 941 STOL and related projects”

Monday, September 9, 2019

Breguet Br 940/941 Article

  A great article on the Breguet Br 940/941 aircraft. The Airplane with the “Deflection Airstream Concept”. Dated 2002. Credit: Aerostories

Download here or here or here (0.5 Megs)

Friday, September 6, 2019

McDonnell 188/Breguet 941 Videos

  Several promotional videos of the McDonnell 188 and Breguet 941aircraft.

Download here or here (134.4 Megs)

Thursday, September 5, 2019

McDonnell 188 Articles

 Two articles on the McDonnell 188 aircraft introduction. The first from the 17 October 1968 Flight International issue and the second from the 1968 Vertical World magazine.

Download here or here (18.1 Megs)

Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Brequet 941 Technical Specifications Flying Report

  NASA report TT F-8842 on the identification, performance and flight qualities of the Brequet 941aircraft. Dated March 1964.

Download here or here (27.3 Megs)

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

McDonnell Model 188 Misc Photos

  Misc photos of the assembly, interior, ad sheet and other 188 related items.

Download here or here (9.6 Megs)

Monday, September 2, 2019

Carrier Suitability of McDonnell Model 188E

  A 1964 twenty seven page booklet by McDonnell Aircraft showing the proposed McDonnell Model 188E’s capability for carrier operations. Dated 21 September 1964.

Download here or here or here (3.5 Megs)

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