Sunday, February 19, 2017
Saturday, February 18, 2017
“This publication presents a brief description of the systems peculiar to the GAM--72A missile. This publication is presented with the intent of assisting personnel in the familiarization of the GAM—72A missile.” Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum
Friday, February 17, 2017
The only way I know to do this is with a compressed file, I use WinRAR. However, I have had complaints in the past about this method. So, I will let you guys weigh in on the question. WinRAR or not? What do you think about the RAR compression idea? Have you used it? Do you know how to use it? (I do explain it at the bottom of each post.) Let me know.
A note for MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!
Other suggestions on how to do this would be gratefully accepted.
BTW: I have tried MANY programs to download multiple photos from web sites, and none of them worked satisfactorily. But, I will keep looking. If you know one, please share!
Thursday, February 16, 2017
According to the McDonnell Contract Technical Compliance Inspection report (TDDR-4): "The McDonnell GAM-72A missile weapon system consists of a small, air-launched, turbo-jet powered, high subsonic GAM—72A missile; the installation equipment and parts for internal stowage and launching of the missiles from B--52 type aircraft; and the special ground support equipment necessary for shipment, storage preparation and employment of the system.
The GAM-—72A is carried completely within the bomb bay of the bomber aircraft. Four missiles may be carried in the B-52. By means of special launch gear, the missiles are extended and air-launched, after which they will accelerate to a predetermined position relative to the launching aircraft and present separate targets to search radar systems.
Preselected flight plans are programmed into the missiles on the ground. While in free flight, each missile can make two programmed heading changes relative to its initial launch heading and one programmed speed change. The two heading changes and the times at which they will occur, however, may be changed an infinite number of times, prior to launch, from the carrier aircraft control panel."
Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum, Aviation Archives, USAF Museam and as marked
Note: This is a very large file and was compressed using WinRAR. Use WinRAR, WinZip or the free 7-zip to un-compress all the files. See a 7-Zip tutorial here. MAC users: James Hantsch reports that he uses The Unarchiver Family on his MAC to un-compress this type of file and it works great!
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
After looking at some of the Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos that I have posted, Alan Griffith and Tommy Thomason both took pity and sent full size copies of these photos! It is ALWAYS nice to have original, full size copies of photos. Many thanks to these guys. Credit: Alan Griffith Collection and Tommy Thomason Collection
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Monday, February 13, 2017
NASA Langley working paper LWP-285, dated December 22, 1966. This paper is a summary of the NACA/NASA Variable Sweep Research and Development program leading to the F-111(TFX). Good historical data. (Remember, I am an ex-wind tunnel man!)
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
Friday, February 10, 2017
F-4C flightline photos taken by a MDC photographer on the Michigan Air National Guard, 191st Fighter Interceptor Group Selfbridge air base. Dated 25 August 1979. Note: This negs/photos were never filed and cannot be found anywhere else!