Friday, November 24, 2017

Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #3

Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #3_01 A great article from the January 1966 issue of Flying Review International on the Piaggio-Douglas PD-808. Written by James Hay Stevens. Has 3-views, a cut-a-way diagram and construction photos. Credit: Michael McMurtrey

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Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #1 is here

Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #2 is here

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Republic Aviation Post Cards

MyAlbumName001 Several post cards from the 1950’s showing Republic Aviation aircraft. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #2

Douglas-Piaggio009 Another nice article from Flying magazine on the Piaggio-Douglas PD-808. Written by Ed Mack Miller and dated October 1968.

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Piaggio-Douglas PD-808 Article #1 is here

Tuesday, November 21, 2017

Rockwell Condor AGM-53A Missile

Title Except from NAVAIR 00-120A-1 for the Rockwell Condor AGM-53A missile. Contains general arrangement and wing drawings with hard spots. Dated 15 August 1971.

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Monday, November 20, 2017

General Dynamics Standard Arm AGM-78A Missile

Title Except from NAVAIR 00-120A-1 for the General Dynamics Standard Arm AGM-78A Missile. Contains general arrangement and missile container drawings with hard spots. Dated 15 July 1969.

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

Texas Instruments Shrike AGM-45A Missile

Title Except from NAVAIR 00-120A-1 for the Texas Instruments Shrike AGM-45A Missile. Contains general arrangement and guidance, control module drawings with hard spots. Dated 15 July 1969.

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Saturday, November 18, 2017

Air Force Armament Museum

Air Force Armament Museum-00Air Force Armament Museum-17 A tour of the external exhibits of the Air Force Armament Museum at Eglin Air Force Base, Florida. Taken November 13, 2017. Credit: Carl Slaughter

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Vulcan B Mk.1A Pilots Notes

Vulcan B Mk.1A Pilots Notes_01 Avro Vulcan B Mk1A Pilots Notes, AP-4505C-PN, dated October 1961. Credit: Hydroz.net

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Thursday, November 16, 2017

Sikorsky MH-53E Helicopter Flight Manual

Untitled 2 A copy of the NATOPS Flight Manual 1A-H53ME-NFM-000 for the Sikorsky MH-53E Helicopter, dated 15 December 2000. Credit; hydroz.net

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Douglas SB2D-1 Loft Sheet

Douglas SB2D-1 Loft Sheet RDowney Loft sheet 275-10 showing a detailed 3-view drawing of the Douglas SB2D-1 with color and markings and aircraft dimensions. Drawing is 1/30th scale.

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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

F-4 Phantom II Booklet

F-4001 An early reference source for Vietnam F-4 Phantom II’s. Has color and marking info for many SEA F-4 aircraft. Published by the Richard I. Bong Chapter, International Plastic Modeler's Society, August, 1973. Written by David Hansen.

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Space Shuttle Chronology–Vol 1-3

Space Shuttle Chronology Volume 1_01Space Shuttle Chronology Volume 2_01Space Shuttle Chronology Volume 3_01 The chronological history of every Space Shuttle flight from 1981 – 2006. Takeoffs, landings and mission highlights.

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Vol 1 here

Vol 2 here   

Vol 3 here

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Toward a History of the Space Shuttle

Toward a History of the Space Shuttle Vol 2_01 NASA publications Toward a History of the Space Shuttle : An Annotated Bibliography Part 1 and 2. Part of the Monographs in Aerospace History series, number 49.

These volumes includes key articles, books, hearings, and U.S. government publications published on the Shuttle between 1992 and the end of the Shuttle program in 2011. Dated 2011.

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Saturday, November 11, 2017

F-15 Eagle –Prelude to Flight (A Tall Tail Tale)

A TALL TAIL TALE_01 Another narrative from Jack Abercrombie on the early days of the F-15 Eagle project, The proposal, design, wind tunnel data and the final “Tall Tail” outcome. This narrative is part of Jack Abercrombie’s memoirs. Jack was an Aerodynamics Project Engineer from 1971 to 1978. Credit: Jack Abercrombie

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Friday, November 10, 2017

Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt Photos

Vandenberg Air Force Base (circa 1962). Several photos of the Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt.

From FAS.ORG: The Douglas GAM-87 Skybolt was an air-launched ballistic missile that would have been carried on the B-52H. Armed with a W59 nuclear warhead in a Mk. 7 re-entry vehicle, development was initiated in the late 1950s. The decision to proceed with the Skybolt was made in February 1960, with initial deployment projected for 1964. In June of 1960, the British government ordered 100 Skybolts to be carried by the Avro Vulcan. However, in December of 1962, President Kennedy cancelled the Skybolt missile for political and economical reasons.

In June 1963, the GAM-87A was redesignated as AGM-48A.

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Thursday, November 9, 2017

History of the GAM-87 Skybolt Missile

History of the GAM-87 Skybolt Missilegam87a History of the GAM-87 Skybolt Air to Surface Ballistic Missile from the Air Force Systems Command (AFSC) Historical Publication Series, No. 67-50-I. Written by Charles G. Worman and dated March 1967. This was a Douglas missile.

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Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program

Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program_01 From the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, Celebrating 30 Years of the Space Shuttle Program. Dated 2011. Written by Adam Chin. Lots of GOOD Shuttle info and photos! Credit: NASA

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Tuesday, November 7, 2017

Phantom RAF Airframe Qualification Course Notes

Phantom RAF Airframe Q Course Notes 000 RAF F-4K Phantom II airframe course 1960’s notes. Not a good copy; but, I cleaned it up as much as possible. A unique offering! Credit: Dick Barton

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Monday, November 6, 2017

Probing the Sky

Probing the Sky_01 From the NASA Aeronautics Book Series, Probing the Sky (Selected NACA Research Airplanes and Their Contributions to Flight). Dated 2014. Written by Curtis Peebles. Aircraft covered include the Bell X-1, Douglas 558-1 Skystreak, Douglas 558-2 Skyrocket, Douglas X-3 Stilleto, Northrop X-4 Bantam, Bell X-5 and the Convair XF-92A. Lots of GOOD info and photos! Credit: NASA

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Convair F-102A Delta Dagger Flight Manual

Convair F-102A Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-102A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair F-102A Delta Dagger aircraft, dated 15 September 1960. Credit: Hydroz.net

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Saturday, November 4, 2017

Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter

Scan4C007 Another “Golden Oldie”, this time two photos of a Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter aircraft on the McAir ramp in the early 1950’s.

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Boeing XF8B-1 Photos

Boeing XF8B-1-01 Seventy four photos of the XF8B-1.

From WorldWarPhotos: XF8B-1 (Model 400) was a single-engine aircraft developed by Boeing during World War II to provide the United States Navy a long-range shipboard multi-purpose aircraft. The XF8B-1 was the heaviest carrier based aircraft built up to to the end of WW2. The "XF8B-1", powered with the P&W Wasp Major 28-cylinder engine, like the Goodyear F2G-2. This machine undertook its maiden flight on 27 Novcmber 1944.

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Thursday, November 2, 2017

Lockheed F-104D Starfighter Flight Manual

Lockheed F-104D Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-104D-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed F-104D Starfighter aircraft, dated 1 January 1960.

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Wednesday, November 1, 2017

TAV-8B Executive Summary

AV-8B Summary001 MDC report B0771, dated circa 1987. This is the  TAV-8B Harrier’s executive summary report, containing all you want to know about the TAV-8B program and technology with many nice photos, illustrations and charts!

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AV-8B Executive Summary here

Tuesday, October 31, 2017

North American X-15 Videos

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Several harder to find North American X-15 videos.

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Many X-15 videos here

North American X-15 Walk Around Photos

2 X-15 Photos of the X-15 in the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C. Credit: Michael Benolkin

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Monday, October 30, 2017

North American X-15 Photos

North American X-15A-2 Fifty photos and drawings of the North American X-15 aircraft.

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Sunday, October 29, 2017

North American X-15 Research Results

 607076main_X15ResearchResults-ebook(1)_01NASA SP-60 report titled X-15 Research Results with Selected Biblography. Written by Wendell H. Stillwell. Dated 1965. Credit: NASA Technical Reports

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Saturday, October 28, 2017

North American X-15 Extending the Frontiers of Flight

X-15 Frontiers of Flight_01 This NASA booklet describes the genesis of the program, the design and construction of the aircraft, years of research flights and the experiments that flew aboard them. Special Publication book, SP-562. Written by Dennis R. Jenkins, forward by William Dana. Dated January 2007. Credit: NASA

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Friday, October 27, 2017

North American X-15 Rocket Plane Flight Log

North American X-15 Rocket Plane Flight Log_01 North American X-15 Rocket Plane Flight Log - Flying the First Wings Into Space. Written by Michelle Evans.

This flight log contains a program summary; basic information about the X-15; a log of all captive flights, aborted flights, and research flights; a timeline which includes important milestone dates such as vehicle rollouts and other significant events; and a glossary of terms.

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Thursday, October 26, 2017

North American X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Proceedings

North American X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Proceedings Proceedings of the X-15 First Flight 30th Anniversary Celebration. Dated 8 June 1989. NASA conference publication 3105. Held at the NASA Ames Research Center, Dryden Flight Research Facility, Edwards California. Credit: NASA Dryden Technical Reports Server

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Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Hypersonics Before The Shuttle: A Concise History of the X-15 Research Airplane

Hypersonics Before The Shuttle_01 A 130-page NASA monograph by Dennis R. Jenkins on the History of the X-15 Research Airplane: From the Monographs in Aerospace History, Number 18. Dated June 2000. Credit: NASA Technical Reports Server

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Tuesday, October 24, 2017

North American X-15 Design Summary

North American X-15 Design Summary A copy of the NA 55-221 Design Summary for North American X-15 aircraft, dated 27 November 1959. This is the written proposal for the X-15 Advanced Research Airplane submitted by North American Aviation May 9, 1955. Credit: NASA Technical Reports

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Monday, October 23, 2017

North American X-15 Flight Manual

X-15_Flight_Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1X-15-1 Flight Manual for the North American X-15 aircraft, dated 29 December 1961. Credit: NASA Technical Reports

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Convair B/RB-58A Flight Manual

Convair RB-58A Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1B-58A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair B/RB-58A aircraft, dated 27 November 1959.

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Convair B-58A Flight Manual

Convair B-58A Flight Manual A copy of the T.O. 1B-58A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair B-58A aircraft, dated 28 March 1969. This is a better copy of this manual.

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Friday, October 20, 2017

Republic F-105F Thunderchief Flight Manual

Republic F-105F Thunderchief Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-105F-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105F Thunderchief aircraft, dated 1 April 1964.

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual

Republic F-105B Thunderchief Flight Manual_001 A copy of the T.O. 1F-105B-1 Flight Manual for the Republic F-105B Thunderchief aircraft, dated 30 June 1969.

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Lockheed F-104G Flight Manual

Lockheed F-104G Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Lockheed report 1-14404-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed F-104G aircraft, dated 30 June 1973.

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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

3D Aircraft Photos

2666842970_90b4511cdd_o Now for something really different! Growing up in the 1950’s, I loved (and still do) 3d movies and pictures. While the new 3D is much better,the old nostalgia can be relived by viewing the earlier style anaglyph photos. So, here are thirty 3D aircraft photos for your viewing! (Any pair of the older Blue/Red anaglyph glasses will work) Credit: SeattleGuy51

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Monday, October 16, 2017

Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship Flight Handbook

Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship_01 Now for something different! A copy of NAVAER 01-95PAC501, Flight Handbook for the Goodyear ZSG-4 Airship, dated 1 April 1955. Credit: Dick Barton

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Sunday, October 15, 2017

General Dynamics F-111E Flight Manual

General Dynamics F-111E Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1F-111E-1 Flight Manual for the General Dynamics F-111E aircraft, dated 30 June 1973.

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General Dynamics F-111A Flight Manual here

General Dynamics F-111D Flight Manual here

Saturday, October 14, 2017

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual

Douglas EF-10B Flight Manual A copy of the NAVAIR  01-40FAB-1 Flight Manual for the Douglas EF-10B aircraft. Dated 15 October 1969. Credit: Steve Johnson

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Friday, October 13, 2017

F-4 Phantom II Sceensaver Photos

052 The 128 photos I used to make an MDC Screen Saver (By request).

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Screensaver post is here

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Canadian CF-18 Hornet Walk Around

CF-18 Paint Scheme Canadian CF-18 Hornet Walk Around photos. Aircraft is marked for the Century Years of Flight in Canada. Good detail shots. Credit: Jeff Robinson via Farposst

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