Sunday, February 19, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Booklet

GAM-72_01 The colorful GAM-72 Quail booklet put out by McDonnell Aircraft to give the facts on this little decoy missile

Click here to download booklet in PDF form (9.3 Megs)

Saturday, February 18, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Contract Technical Compliance Inspection Report

Contract Technical Compliance Inspection - GAM-72A Sep-28-30-1960_01 The McDonnell GAM-72 Technical Compliance Report TDDR-4 presented on 28-30 September 1960.

“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

Click here to download report in PDF form (3.6 Megs)

Friday, February 17, 2017

Added Compressed WinRAR GAM-72 Photos File

WinRAR 1 I got a request from James H. to make a link to download all of the 72 GAM-72 photos at one time. (Yes, he admitted that he is lazy! LOL!)

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!

Ron

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections

GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections(1a) A copy of Loft Sheet 44-6 with 1/72 scale GAM-72A Quail Station Diagrams and Cross Sections cuts. Dated June 27 1973.

Click here to view drawing

Thursday, February 16, 2017

McDonnell GAM-72 (ADM-20) Quail Photos

ZUntitled 2 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

Click here to view photos

Click here to download all the photos in RAR form (237.3 Megs)

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

Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos (Full Sized)

Untitled-1_thumb 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

Click here to view photos

Prior blog posts here and here

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

General Dynamics F-111 Misc Info

F-111B Size Comparison Just a few misc items I have accumulated on the F-111. Relative size to other aircraft, 3-view drawings and a nice F-111 Crew Escape Module Development USAF Report from 1965.

Click here to view info

Click here to download module video

Monday, February 13, 2017

F-111 Langley Variable Sweep Wing Working Paper

Development Leading to The F-111 Langley Research Center_03 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!)

Click here to download paper in PDF form (1.4 Megs)

Sunday, February 12, 2017

General Dynamics F-111B Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC)

F-111B_SAC_1965_01F-111B_SAC_1967_02 Two General Dynamics F-111B Standard Aircraft Characteristics (SAC) sheets, one dated August 1965 and the other dated July 1, 1967. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download the 1965 SAC in PDF form (9.5 Megs)

Click here to download the 1967 SAC in PDF form (7.0 Megs)

Saturday, February 11, 2017

F-111 Crew Escape Capsule Photos

 Untitled_111b Several McAir photos of production F-111 crew escape capsule photos. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Friday, February 10, 2017

F-4C's of the 191st FIG Michigan ANG

Untitled 1 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!

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Thursday, February 9, 2017

Douglas F5D Skylancer Photos

F5D-3 I found a few more Douglas F5D Skylancer photos while looking thru my “stash”. It was a nice looking aircraft!

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Original F5D blog post here

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