Thursday, January 18, 2018

Air Trails Color Covers–Part 2

AT2-001 AT2-002 More WWII and late 40's Air Trails color cover photos. Great color photos of aircraft and aviation themes. Credit: William Rudolph collection

Click here to view covers

Click here to download all covers in one ZIP file (33.6 Megs)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Skylab/Saturn 1B Flight Manual

Saturn 1B (Skylab) flight manual_01 Skylab/Saturn1B flight Manual, MSFC-MAN-206, dated September 30 1972.  Issued by the Marshall Space Flight Center. Credit: Cliff Steenhoff

Click here to download manual (21.6 Megs)

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Tuesday, January 16, 2018

Marshall Star Skylab 30th Anniversary Special Edition

Marshall Star Skylab 30th Anniversary Special Edition_01 A 30th anniversary booklet for the Skylab, Americas first space station. Has astronaut bios and Skylab accomplishments. Dated 2003.

Click here to download booklet (0.5 Meg)

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Monday, January 15, 2018

WWII Recognition Model Drawings

Title 1Title 2 A set of 58 WWII Recognition Model Drawings. Credit: Mark Nankivil

Click here to download all drawings in one ZIP file (105 Megs)

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Air Trails Color Covers–Part 1

AT-025 AT-026 WWII and late 40's Air Trails color cover photos. Great color photos of  aircraft and aviation themes.

I have dozens of these and will post several parts in the future. Credit: William Rudolph collection

Click here to view covers

Click here to download all covers in one ZIP file (39.4 Megs)

Saturday, January 13, 2018

Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark 3-View Drawing

Douglas A2D Skyshark 3-View Drawing 1 An exellent 3-View drawing of the Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark aircraft. From the September 1985 Aviation News magazine "Warpaint" series. Drawings by Mike Keep. (I added another 3-view and photo.)

Click here to view drawing

Many Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark photos here

Thursday, January 11, 2018

F/A-18A 3-View Drawings

F_A-18A  3-View Drawings 1 Excellent F/A-18A  3-View Drawings from the April 1986 Aviation News magazine "Warpaint" series. Drawings by Enzo Maio.

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Boeing KC-97F/G Flight Manual

Boeing KC-97F_G Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-97(K)F-1 Flight Manual for the Boeing KC-97F/G aircraft, dated 15 March 1963. Credit: hydroz.net

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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Boeing KC-97G Flight Manual

Boeing KC-97G Flight Manual_01A copy of the T.O. 1C-97(K)G-1 Flight Manual for the Boeing KC-97L aircraft, dated 15 October 1959. Credit: hydroz.net

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Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Boeing KC-97E Flight Operating Instructions

Boeing KC-97E Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-97(K)E(T)-1 (AN 01-20CAO-1) Flight Operating Instructions for the Boeing KC-97E aircraft, dated 10 August 1951. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download instructions (88.1 Megs)

Monday, January 8, 2018

Marine Aviation Plan - 2018

Marine Aviation Plan - 2018_01 The Marine Aviation Plans for the year 2018. Contains the operational posture, operational plans, and future plans. Lots of nice photos and charts. Credit: Trevor

  Click here to download plan (12 Megs)

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Sunday, January 7, 2018

Bell P-39K/L Flight Operating Instructions

P-39K_L Flight Operating Instructions Flight Operating Instructions for the Bell P-39K-1 and P-39K-1 aircraft. T.O. 01-110FG-1, dated 15 April 1944. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download instructions (14.1 Meg)

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Saturday, January 6, 2018

German F-4F Cut-A-Way Drawing

German F-4F Cut-A-Way For my German F-4 lovers, a very nice German F-4F Cut-A-Way drawing.

Click here to view drawing

Friday, January 5, 2018

Lockheed C-130E Partial Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130E Flight Manual (Partial)_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-130E-1-3 Partial Flight Manual, for the Lockheed C-130E aircraft. Dated 15 September 1971. Credit: hydroz.net

"This partial flight manual has been prepared to include the information necessary for safe and efficient operation of the C-130E airplanes which have been modified to include the AN/APN-I69A Intraformation Positioning Set; which is commonly known as the stationkeeper or SKE. This partial manual is incomplete without T.O. 1C-130B-1."

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Thursday, January 4, 2018

Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Performance Data Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130B Flight Manual_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-130B-1-1 Flight Manual Performance Data, for the Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B aircraft. Dated 15 April 1971. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download manual (29.7 Megs)

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Wednesday, January 3, 2018

Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130B&E AFM Part 1_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-130B-1 Flight Manual , for the Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B aircraft. Dated 13 November 1970. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download Part 1 (102.7 Megs)

Click here to download Part 2 (108.3 Megs)

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Another F4H-1F (F-4A) Phantom II Photo (BuNo. 145315)

145315. Phantom no. 5. Brand new delivered to the navy. by Gerrit59 A very nice photo of the 16th F4H-1F (F-4A) Phantom II, BuNo. 145315, fresh from the factory. Credit: Gerrit59

Click here to view photo

Additional post on this aircraft here

Monday, January 1, 2018

The Aircraft of Lambert Field Articles (Update)

CP13-0001[2] Updated and corrected -  John Brooks published three articles in Crazed Plastic #13, 14, and 16, detailing the military aircraft at Lambert Field from 1946 to 1963. These included Naval Air Station St. Louis and the 110th Squadron of the Missouri Air National Guard. I have listed all three articles under one heading for your convenience.

Click here to download articles (64.1 Megs)

Sunday, December 31, 2017

F2H-3/4 Banshee Markings and Insignia Drawing

[000372]b A good copy of the F2H-3/4  Banshee Markings and Insignia Drawing.

Click here to view drawing

Saturday, December 30, 2017

F-15C Eagle Cut-A-Way Drawings

Mc_Donnell_Douglas_F-15_C_Eagle_Ec Three very nice cut-a-way drawings of the McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle aircraft. Drawn by M. Badrocke. Credit: zona-militar

Click here to view drawings

Friday, December 29, 2017

B-2: The Spirit of Innovation

B-2-Spirit-of-Innovation_01 A Northrop company produced brochure on the B-2 Bomber. Written by Rebeccxa Grant. Dated May 2013. The history and development of the Northrop Grumman B-2 bomber project. Credit: Bill Simone

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Thursday, December 28, 2017

Holiday Spooks

Spook 1Spook 2

A couple of holiday "Spooks" I found.

Click on each photo to see a larger version.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Douglas DC-5 Three View Drawings

Douglas DC-5 Nostalgia Wings Dwg - 1Douglas DC-5 Nostalgia Wings Dwg - 2 A nice set of three view drawings for the Douglas DC-5 aircraft. From Execuform. Credit: Greg Kuklinski

Click here to view drawings

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

North American B-45 on McAir Ramp

 B-45 On RampAnother “Golden Oldie”, this time a photo 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.

Monday, December 25, 2017

F4H-1F (F-4A) Phantom II Photos (BuNo. 145315)

Untitled 1 A few photos of the 16th F4H-1F (F-4A) Phantom II, BuNo. 145315. Taken at an NAS Memphis Air Show in 1988. Credit: Troy Prince

This aircraft is now in Marines marking and preverved at USS Lexington Museum in Corpus Christi Texas (See last few photos).

Click here to download photos on one ZIP file (17.7 Megs)

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Dizzy Nine (DC-9) Article

DC-9001 A short but informative article on the various DC-9 series of aircraft. With selected liveries. Written by Jeff Jensen.

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Saturday, December 23, 2017

Douglas YC-124, C-124A & C-124C Wiring Data Handbook

Douglas C-124 WDM (Not Complete)_01 This is a partial copy of the wiring data handbook, T.O. C-124A-2A, for the Douglas YC-124, C-124A and C-124C aircraft. Dated 15 January 1955. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download handbook (5.2 Megs)

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Friday, December 22, 2017

Boeing B-47A Flight Handbook

Boeing B-47A Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the AN 01-20ENA-1 Flight Handbook for the Boeing B-47A aircraft, dated 30 1950.

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Thursday, December 21, 2017

Douglas C-124A/C Performance Data Flight Manual

Douglas C-124 AFM_01 A copy of the T.O. 1C-124A-1-1 Performance Data Flight Manual for the Douglas C-124A/C aircraft, dated 16 August 1965. Credit: hydroz.net

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

USCG Lockheed C-130 Flight Manual

USCG Lockheed C-130 Flight Manual A copy of the USCG's Lockheed C-130 series Flight Manual, CGTO-1C-130-1. Dated 1 July 2001. Credit: hydroz.net

Click here to download manual (10 Megs)

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Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Army Bell OH-58D Operator's Manual

Army Bell OH-58D Operator's Manual A copy of the Army's Bell OH-58D Operator's Manual, TM 1-1520-248-10. Dated 30 April 1999. Credit: hydroz.net

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Monday, December 18, 2017

AV-8B Maintainable by Design Brochure

AV-8B - 001 Maintainability sales brochure for the AV-8B Harrier. Lots of good info with illustrations of the cockpit, ejection seat and weapons loading.

Cllick here to download broshure (52.7 Megs)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

The Great Adventure (MDC & the Moon Landings)

Moon Landing - 001 McAir article on McDonnell's contribution to the moon landings on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the first moon landing. Written by Kerry Veale and Layne Parrish. Dated 1994.

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Saturday, December 16, 2017

F-4 Phantom II 30th Year Celebration Photo Page

30-yr001 A F-4 Phantom II 30th Year first flight Celebration photo page in 1988 with two great photos by Jeff Rankin of the special markings.

Click here to view photo page

Additional 30th year posting here

F-4M Phantom II Paint and Markings

YF-4M001(IPMS) A very nice drawing of the YF-4M Phantom II paint and marking scheme as rolled out at the factory. Credit: IPMS

Click here to view drawing

Friday, December 15, 2017

U.S. Navy Aircraft Wing Folds Article

Wing Fold - 007 A nice article showing the wing fold machinery on many Navy aircraft. Many illustrations. Written and illustrated by David Gallagher. Credit: IPMS

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