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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