Tuesday, August 23, 2016

F-15 Eagle Inlet Wind Tunnel Testing

F-15 Inlet - Arnold Engineering Development Center “F-15 Eagie full scaie iniet and operating engine being tested in 1972 at the Arnold Engineering Development Center’s (AEDC) 16-foot supersonic wind tunnel. The tests demonstrated the compatibility of the Pratt & Whitney F-100 jet engine with the aircraft's variable geometry iniet.” Credit NASA and AEDC.

Click here to download AEDC's brochure in PDF form (0.2 Meg)

Click here to download NASA's technical paper on F-15 flight vs wind tunnel inlet research in PDF form (6.4 Megs)

Monday, August 22, 2016

F-101A Stations Diagram

F-101A Stations Diagram Jul-15-53a McAir Service Eingineerings drawing showing the F-101A Voodoo ststion designations. This is dated 15 July 1953 and effects F-101A 53-2418 and up aircraft.

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Bell P-59 Aircomet Photos

P-59 1 Some “factory” photos of the Bell P-59 and the Xp-59 Aircomet. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Unpainted F-15 Photo

F-15K first flight 08041 An exceptionaly good photo of an unpainted F-15 in test flight. This is the first flight of the F-15K aircraft, 08041. Credit: The Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Original unpainted aircraft post here

Friday, August 19, 2016

F-15 (N-PHX) Navalized Eagles (Seagle)

F-15N phoenix Several proposals were put forth by McDonnell Douglas [F-15N, F-15 (N-PHX) ]to convert the F-15 to a Sea Eagle. While none meet with success, it makes a wonderful story!

Go here and here, and here for the complete story

Thursday, August 18, 2016

McDonnell XF2D-1 (XF2H-1) Banshee Photos

XF2D-1_99859_03a More Banshee photos, this time, only of the prototype XF2D-1 (No. 99859).

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Additional Banshee facts, info and photos here

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

F-15 Eagle Weapons, Pods and Tanks

F-15 Stores01 A collection of stores that go under the F-15 Eagle’s wings - weapons, pods and tanks. Enjoy!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

F-15 Global Strike Eagle Proposal

F-15GSE1F-15GSE2 An interesting Boeing proposal to launch a ballistic missile from the F-15E Strike Eagle. Covering the need for an on-demand, responsive space launch. This paper (AIAA-RS4-2006-2001) was presented at the AIAA 4th Responsive Space Conferance in April 2006.

The abstract says: ”A near term military need exists for a capability to execute global strike, responsive spacelift and space control missions. An innovative solution concept was developed based on integrating off-the shelf components to provide this capability, while avoiding technology development risk. The paper presents a concept that would utilize an F-15E with minimal modifications to provide a reusable first stage for the F-15GSE (Global Strike Eagle). The upper stages of the F-15GSE would consist of currently available solid rocket motors packaged to meet the mission requirements…”

Two versions of the paper are below. Anyone have any other info?

Click here to download the first paper in PDF form (4.5 Megs)

Click here to download the second paper in PDF form (0.5 Meg)

Monday, August 15, 2016

Lockheed C-130T Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130T Flight Manual_01 NATOP flight manual for the Lockheed C-130T  Logistics Support aircraft. NavAir 01-75GAL-1, dated 15 November 2006.

Click here to download the manual in PDF form (21.5 Megs)

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Rockwell International OV-10 Maintenance Instructions

OV-10 Maintenance Instructions_01 A copy of the Rockwell International OV-10 Maintenance Instructions for airframe systems, NAVAIR 01-60GCB-2-2. This is a technical manual and is dated 15 January 1977.

Click here to download manual in PDF form (36.4 Megs)

Saturday, August 13, 2016

F-15B (TF-2) Bicentennial/World Tour Photos

f_15_Bi_Cent Additional photos sent to me on the F-15B (TF-2) Bicentennial or World Tour. Credit: FFRC Photo Collection and as marked

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Original posts here and here

Friday, August 12, 2016

Skylab Reference Booklet

Scan200 The Skylab reference booklet handed out by McDonnell Douglas

Click here to download booklet in PDF form (42.8 Megs)

Skylab press releases and photos here.