Friday, January 20, 2017

McDonnell Douglas SST Proposal

SST 1001 Even after Boeing’s SST was cancelled, McDonnell Douglas kept on with there own SST studies for an advanced Super Sonic Transport (AST) as noted in this Flight International article dated 18 December 1975. Their study of an AST (advanced supersonic transport) was designed to carry 237 passengers up to 4.400 nautical miles at a speed of Mach 2.2. The aircraft was to have had a NASA-designed "arrow" wing.

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Thursday, January 19, 2017

Douglas Aircraft SST Proposal

1961Title An article and drawing on Douglas Aircraft’s SST proposal from the early 1960’s, Project 2229. The article is from Flight magazine’s November 30 1961 edition.

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Additional info here

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

YAV-8B Report

AV-8B58 An early McDonnell Douglas report outlining the dimensions and details of the YAV-8B aircraft. A poor quality partial report, MDC A7910; but , of historical importance.

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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Patches and Stickers VII

Aussie F-18 Patch A few more F-18 Hornet patches. The Australian patch and the F-18D night fighter patch.

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Other patches and stickers here

Monday, January 16, 2017

Convair Sea Dart YF2Y-1 Photos

Sea Dart -06 I found a few YF2Y-1 Sea Dart photos in my collection that I thought you might enjoy. A very interesting aircraft/seaplane that going along with the photos I took at the former SST museum.

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SST Museum Sea Dart here

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Douglas Flight Ramp Photo

Douglas Ramp El Segundo 14 Nov 1954b A nice photo of a Douglas display on the flight ramp at El Segundo, Cal. in November 1954. Looks like an open house. Aircraft included are AH-1 Skyraiders, a A4 Skyhawk, a A3D Skywarrior, F5D Skylancer, F3D Skykinght and various stores and engines.

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Saturday, January 14, 2017

McAir St. Louis Flight Ramp # 2

McDonnell Ramp - RF-101s, F3H-2s, RCN F2H-3s-3Small Great photo of the McDonnell St. Louis flight ramp in the mid-1950’s showing three types of aircraft!  RF-101’s, F3H-2’s and RCN F2H-3’s.

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McAir St. Louis Flight Ramp #1here

Friday, January 13, 2017

More James S. McDonnell Photos

Scan229 A few Old Man MAC sketches that I like of my favorite leader and , as above, my favorite aircraft!

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Addition photos here and here

F3H-2 Plan, Sheer & Cross Sections

F3H-2 Plan Sheer & Cross Sections 1-24 scale-1 Loft Sheet  L S 25-2 showing F3H-2 Plan, Shear and Cross Station Cuts. Dated November 13 1967. This is sheet 2 to the loft sheet presented here.

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Loft Sheet LS 25-1 is here

Thursday, January 12, 2017

F-4E/F & RF-4B/C/E Fuselage and Wing Cross Sections

F-4E_F & RF-4B_C_E  Fuselage and Wing Cross Sections2 An unidentified Loft Sheet with F-4E/F & RF-4B/C/E  Fuselage and Wing Cross Sections. A Very nice sheet!

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Wednesday, January 11, 2017

F-111B Production Forward Fuselage Loft Lines

F-111B Production Forward Fuselage Loft Lines Loft Sheet LS 12-201 showing the F-111B Production Forward Fuselage Loft Lines. Dated 3 May 1967. Credit: Greg Kuklinski

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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

McDonnell Mercury Spacecraft Clean Room

Untitled 3a I was recently asked where the McDonnell Mercury Spacecraft Clean Room was located in St. Louis and since my last office was in the old clean room, I dug out a few photos.

I discovered where the clean room was by comparing old photos using overhead pipes and support columns and some old-timers memories. The room was roughly in the Southeast corner of Bldg. 002, as noted by the white rectangle in the last(6) photo. Enjoy!

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