Saturday, April 21, 2018

General Aircraft Structural Repair Manual

AFD-082416-1-1A-1_unpw_001 "Technical Order (TO) 1-1A-1(NAVAIR O1-1A-1) is one of a series of technical manuals prepared to assist personnel engaged in the general maintenance and repair of military aircraft. This manual covers general aircraft structural repair. This is a Joint-Service manual and some information may be directed at one branch of the service and not the other. Wherever the text of the manual refers to Air Force technical orders for supportive information, refer to the comparable Navy documents."

Title: TECHNICAL MANUAL
ENGINEERING HANDBOOK SERIES FOR AIRCRAFT REPAIR 

GENERAL MANUAL FOR STRUCTURAL REPAIR

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Friday, April 20, 2018

More Grumman F9F-3 Panther with Emerson Turret Info

Aero17 ElectronicsRadar and gunsX17A Turret Tommy Thomason shared a few more insights on this subject of the F-9F-3 turret. Copies of the nose installation, Aero X17A instalation and a photo of the radar and guns. Credit: Tommy H. Thomason

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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Grumman F9F-3 Panther with Emerson Turret

F9F-3withEmersonTurret-5 Here are some factory photos of a unique aircaft!

"Putting a turret on the nose of the airplane so the cannon could be aimed in a different direction than the airplane was pointed was a noval idea. Radar-aimed turrets were being developed for bombers and this was a logical extension of that effort. In the late 1940s, the Navy contracted with Emerson for the AERO X17A system that replaced the nose on the Grumman Panther, F9F-3 BuNo 122562." (Paraphrased from Tommy H. Thomason's article.) Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Tommy H. Thomason's great article here

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 Walk Around

dsc08894 Three hundred McDonnell Douglas KDC-10 walk around photos of the KDC-10. Location is unknown. Credit: Meindert de Vreeze

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Tuesday, April 17, 2018

McDonnell Douglas RF-4B Phantom Walk Around

IMG_4386 One hundred twenty four McDonnell Douglas RF-4Bwalk around photos of the RF-4B on display at March Field Air show, March Air Reserve Base, California in 2015. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov

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Monday, April 16, 2018

McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Aerodynamic Summary of Flight Test Data

F-101B Aero Summary Flight Test Data Chapters 1-4 Oct-12-62Irfan S. Hokan_01 The McDonnell Aircraft F-101B Aerodynamic Summary of Flight Test Data. Report ASR-33, dated October 12 1962. Credit:Irfan S. Hokan

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Sunday, April 15, 2018

Mojave Airport Open House 2013 Photos

Ninety eight photos of the 2013 Mojave Air & Space Port (MASP) Airport Open House. Put on by the Mojave Transportation Museum Foundation.

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Saturday, April 14, 2018

North American B-45 on McAir Ramp #2

Scan1617 A second view of a North American B-45 Tornado aircraft on the McAir ramp in the mid 1950’s.

Click on above photo to view large version.

Front view of aircraft here

Friday, April 13, 2018

Aviation Officers Safety Guide

Aviation Officers Safety Guide_01 "The Aviation Safety Oflicer's Guide is designed primarily to assist the Squadron Aviation Safety Officer in implementing and prosecuting an
active aircraft accident prevention program." (From the forward.)

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Note on My Image Holder postimg.org

Postimg.org has a registry problem and they have moved to postimg.cc.

All photos are still available; but, the "CC" must be subtituted for "ORG" in the corresponding URL address to get to the proper place. (Hold cursor over link to get URL address.)

Let me know if I need to fix any links beyound the dozen or so that I have already fixed.

McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II # 145310 Photos

F4H-1F Phantom II # 145310-04 McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II # 145310 was the 11th F4H-1F built and was used for weapons carriage testing and later as a bailed chase plane at the St. Louis plant. I took care of this aircraft along with #2, #9 and #18 as a young flight test engineer in 1963.

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Wednesday, April 11, 2018

McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II # 145310 for Sale

24414f_a7ae0f4de3b844c9bcca7dc3c546067amv2_d_4128_2322_s_002 A rare chance to own a piece of history! I have just learned that F4H-1 #145310 is for sale. This McDonnell F4H-1F Phantom II is the 11th pre-production example, and the third oldest surviving example of the breed. Credit: Warbird News

Note: My archives show 145307 and 145316 were "Sageburner' aircraft, not 145310 as listed in promo. Also, as a young flight test engineer in 1963, I was in charge of this aircraft and it never carried any "Sageburner" markings. (It might have been a back-up aircraft; but, was never used as such.)

Click here for PDF of sale article (0.5 Meg)

Original sale article is here

Additional info and photos here and here

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

F/RF-101A/C Plan, Shear and Section Views

F_RF-101A_C Plan, Shear and Sections Copy of the 1967 Loft Sheet 20-1 for F/RF-101A/C Plan, Shear and Section Views.

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Monday, April 9, 2018

Blue Angel 1989 F-18 Promotional Poster

Blue Angel 1989 F-18 Poster(Reduced) The Blue Angel 1989 F-18 Promotional Poster signed by all the team.

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Sunday, April 8, 2018

WWII Color Magazine Photos

Misc Color-009 Misc Color-010 Some additional WWII color magazine scans.

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Saturday, April 7, 2018

Air News Color Covers

Air News1-035 Air News1-036 Several scans of WWII and late 40's Air News color cover photos. Great color photos of aircraft and aviation themes. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Friday, April 6, 2018

MCAS Miramar Air Show 2014 Photos

IMG_4774 One hundred Thirty Nine photos of the San Diego MCAS Miramar Air Show on October 3-5 2014.

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Additional photos here, here and here

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Northrop A-9A Walk Around Photos #2

DSC01899 Ninety eight more Northop A-9A walk around photos of the A-9A on display at March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, California. Credit: Vladimir Yakubov and John Heck

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Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Northrop A-9A Walk Around Photos #1

a9a-1 Forty nice walk around photos of the A-9A on display at March Field Air Museum, March Air Reserve Base, California. Credit: Cees Hendriks

Click here to download all photos in one ZIP file (17 Megs)

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Coming Home–Reentry and Recovery from Space

Coming Home_01 NASA Special Publication-2011-593. Coming Home–Reentry and Recovery from Space. "This book relates in a chronological manner the way in which NASA has approached the challenge of reentering the atmosphere after a space mission and the technologies associated with safely dealing with the friction of this encounter and the methods used for landing safely on Earth." Part of the NASA Aeronautical Book Series. Written by Rodger D. Launius and Dennis R. Jenkins. Dated 2012.

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Monday, April 2, 2018

Edwards Air Force Base Air Show 2009 Photos

090814-F-JZ029-988P1790783 Seventy photos from the October 17 2009 Flight Test Nation Edwards Air Force base (EAFB) air show and open house. Some interesting stuff!

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Additional photos here, here and here

Sunday, April 1, 2018

NASA's First 50 Years: Historical Perspectives

NASA's First 50 Years Historical Perspectives_001 Fifty years of NASA's programs and effects.

"In this volume, a wide array of scholars turn a critical eye toward NASA’s first 50 years, probing an institution widely seen as the premier agency for exploration in the world, carrying on a long tradition of exploration by the United States and the human species in general. Fifty years after its founding, NASA finds itself at a crossroads that historical perspectives can only help to illuminate."

NASA publication SP-2010-4704.

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Saturday, March 31, 2018

Space Ship The Story of the X-15

Space Ship The Story of the X-15_01 A nice little book on the X-15 story. Lots of info and photos on the North American X-15. Written by Irwin Stambler and dated 1961.

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Friday, March 30, 2018

Ilyushin IL-28 Information Manual

il-28_1951-p1-1 Nice drawings, cut-a-ways and details of the Ilyushin IL-28 aircraft. Cockpit diagrams also.

Click here to download manual (68.5 Megs)

Thursday, March 29, 2018

Capital City Air Show 2013 Photos

IMG_2098 Lots of vintage military and civilian aircraft photos (107).

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (74 Megs)

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Douglas F4D-1 (139177) Skyray Walk Around

f4d-1_139177_001_of_169 Douglas F4D-1 (139177) Skyray walk around photos (169 photos). From the Flying Leathernecks Aviation Museum, Miramar. Most great work by Bill Spidle. Credit: Bill Spidle

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More photos here

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

F2H Banshee Article #5

15 An article written for the Aviacollection, February 2005 (the Korean range). With excellent graphics and photos Great markings and info!

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Monday, March 26, 2018

Jane's All the World's Aircraft-1982 & 1983

Jane’s All the World's Aircraft 1982-83_01 A copy of the iconic aircraft "bible" for 1982 and 1983.

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Sunday, March 25, 2018

Jane's All the World's Aircraft-1975 & 1976

Jane’s All the World's Aircraft 1975-76_01 A copy of the iconic aircraft "bible" for 1975 and 1976.

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Saturday, March 24, 2018

Chance Vought Aircraft Factory Three View Drawings

Lead Great factory three views, notes and cuts for many Chance Vought aircraft. Included are the F7U-1 & –3, O2U-1, SB2U-1, SBU-1, TBU-1, VE-7, A7D & E, F4U, F-8, Regulus 1 & 2 and XC-142A and others. Note: Many drawings are very large; so, this is a large file. Credit: Vought.org

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Friday, March 23, 2018

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender Photos

McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender  (4)One hundred and nineteen McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender photos. Some nice shots. Credit: Mirageswar

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A nice KC-10A walk around from the MAKS-2011 airshow  here

Thursday, March 22, 2018

McDonnell FH-1 Phantom Walk Around

FH-1 Phantom-02 McDonnell FH-1 Phantom Walk Around Photos. Some nice detail shots of a FH-1 Phantom at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Credit: Cees Hendriks

From NNAM site: "Accepted by the Navy in February 1948, the Museum's FH-1 Phantom (Bureau Number 111793) spent only a brief time in active service, the rapid development of jet aircraft technology outpacing it virtually from the moment it joined its first squadron. After flying for a brief time with Marine Fighter Squadron (VMF) 122, the first Marine jet squadron, at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Cherry Point, North Carolina, it was stricken from the naval inventory in 1949. The Museum acquired the aircraft in 1983."

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Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Aircrew Training Manual

Bell OH-58D Kiowa Aircrew Training Manual A copy  of the TC 3-04.44 Aircrew Training Manual for the Bell OH-58D Kiowa helicopter, dated March 2013.

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018

McDonnell Prologue to the Future

McDonnell Prologue to the Future_01 A 1966 McDonnell publication high lighting the past and future of the company.

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Monday, March 19, 2018

Bell OH-58A/C Kiowa Crew Checklist

Bell OH-58A_C Kiowa Crew Checklist_01 A copy  of the TM 1-1520-228-CL Crew Checklist for the Bell OH-58A/C Kiowa helicopter, dated 28 July 2000.

Click here to download checklist (1.0 Megs)

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Sunday, March 18, 2018

Bell OH-58A/C Kiowa Aircrew Training Manual

Bell OH-58A_C Kiowa Aircrew Training Manual A copy  of the TM 55-1520-228-10 Aircrew Training Manual for the Bell OH-58A/C Kiowa helicopter, dated 17 January 1989.

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