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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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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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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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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