Thursday, September 21, 2017

Phantom II FGR Mk2 Saftey and Servicing Notes

Phantom FG1FGR2 5A2_01 Royal Air Force Phantom II FGR Mk2 Saftey and Servicing Notes, AP 101B-902-5A2, dated January 1985. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download notes (146.2 Megs)

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Phantom II Rolls Royce Spey Engine Mk. 20100, 20200 & 20300 Illustrated Parts Catalogue

Spey V3 Intro & Indexes_01 Phantom II Rolls Royce Spey Engine Mk. 20100, 20200 & 20300 Engine Change Units Illustrated Parts Catalogue. Air Publication 1O2C-1101(2)(5)-3A. Dated June I967. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download manual (337 Megs)

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Phantom II FG Mk 1/FGR Mk 2 Spey Engine Manual

FG1FGR2 Spey Manual_01UK Royal Navy and Air Force manual 101B-0900-1H, Parts 1-17, for the Phantom II FG Mk 1/FGR Mk 2 Spey Engine. Dated February 1970. Credit: Dick Barton

Click here to download manual (144.3 Megs)

Monday, September 18, 2017

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specifications

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specification_01a Boeing 307 Stratoliner Technical Specifications manual, dated January 19, 1945.

Click here to download manual (20.7 Megs)

Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Aviation Archives Newsletter #4

AA Newsletter Number 4-1 It’s vacation time again!

Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flight Manual

Boeing SA-307 Flight Manual-S_unpw_01 Boeing 307 Stratoliner Flight Manual for the SA-307, number 2003, dated March 23, 1954.

Click here to download manual (5.7 Megs)

Monday, August 28, 2017

German Air Force MiG-29 Flight Manual

MiG-29-Flight-Manual_01 German Air Force MiG-29 Flight Manual GAF T.O. 1F-MIG29-1, dated 20 September 2001.

Click here to download manual (2 Megs)

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Additional XV-1 Convertiplane Photos

D4E-61227 Some very nice, additional McDonnell XV-1 Convertiplane Photos. Credit: Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum

Click here to view photos

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Lockheed S-3B Viking Flight Manual

Lockheed S-3B Viking Flight Manual_unpw_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-S3AAB-1 Flight Manual for the Lockheed S-3B Viking aircraft, dated 15 September 2000. Credit: Trevor

Click here to download manual (44.4 Megs)

Friday, August 25, 2017

SA-2 Guideline Missile and Wild Weasel Aircraft

sa2_02 An interesting Master’s Thesis on the Soviet SA-2 Guideline Missile and Wild Weasel Aircraft (Including the F-4 Phantom II) on the nature of technological change in military systems. How the employment of this missile in Vietnam resulted in the successful “Wild Weasel” program. Written by Captain Patrick Barker, dated 12 May 1994. Credit: Sobchak Security

Click here to download thesis (8.5 Megs)

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Beechcraft T-6B Texan II Flight Training Instructions

Beechcraft_Raytheon T-6B Texan II Flight Training Instructions Flight Training Instructions from the Naval Air Training Command manual CNATRA P-764, dated 2010 for the Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6B Texan II aircraft.

The T-6 Texan II was the winner of the USAF JPATS contest from the 1990’s for an aircraft to replace the T-37 in USAF service and the T-34C in USN service. The T-6 is a development of the Pilatus PC-9, modified significantly by Beechcraft. The aircraft was named for the decades-earlier T-6 Texan.

Click here to download manual (3.8 Megs)

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

B-17G Parts Catalog

B-17G Parts Manual_01  AN 01-20EG-4 Parts Catalog for the Boeing B-17G aircraft, dated 8 November 1949.

Click here to download catalog (225 Megs)

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

MDC Aircraft Colors Booklet Revised

Aircraft Colors 000 Cover[4]Scan013 I finally found the color chip card that we issued wiith the third reprint of this McDonnell Douglas Aircraft Colors booklet. Click here for original post and explanation. I have added to the original PDF for a complete issue.

Click here to download revised booklet (41 Megs)

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Grumman S-2D, S-2E, S-2G, US2-D, ES-2D Flight Manual

S2_Natops_Manual_01 A copy of the NAVAIR 01-85SAA-1 Flight Manual for the Grumman S-2D, S-2E, S-2G, US2-D, ES-2D aircraft, dated 1 May 1971. Credit: Trevor

Click here to download manual (107.4 Megs)

Saturday, August 19, 2017

RF-4C Aircrew Checklist

RF-4C Aircrew Checklist_01 A copy of the Aircrew’s Checklist TO 1F-4(R)C-1CL-1 for the McDonnell RF-4C aircraft, dated 18 July, 1995.

Click here to download checklist (46.6 Megs)

Friday, August 18, 2017

McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86) Characteristics Summaries

XHCH-1 November 1951 Four Characteristics Summaries (SAC’s) for the McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86) Helicopter. Dated November 1951, February and April 1956 and February 1957.

Click here to download CS's in one Zip file (6.2 Megs)

Thursday, August 17, 2017

McDonnell XHCH-1 (Model 86)

mcdonnell_xhch-1 McDonnell Model 86 Navy cargo-unloader turbo-prop helicopter, designated XHCH-1. Report No. 2951. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download report (14.2 Megs)

Click here to download Mock Up and Test photos in one Zip file (9.6 Megs)


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

McDonnell Model 81/81A Helicopter

TitleUntitled 1 McDonnell Model 81/81A assault transport helicopter project proposal. Report No. 1913, dated 20 December 1950. Model 81 was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a turboprop engine. The Model 81A was a tandem geared rotor helicopter with a reciprocating engine. Note: the Model 82 became the XV-1 Convertiplane. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download report (17.7 Megs)

Monday, August 14, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78) Mock Up Photos

D4E31853-XHRH-1-Ramp-Down More mock up photos of the McDonnell XHRH-1 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter. Part of report No. 2775, dated 20 October 1952. Credit: National Archives via Bill (Phantomologist) Many thanks, Bill!

Click here to download photos in one Zip file (55.3 Megs)

Sunday, August 13, 2017

McDonnell XHRH-1 (Model 78)

Untitled 1McDonnell XHRH-1 General Arrangement McDonnell Model 78 Marine Assault Transport - Twin Engine Jet-Rotor helicopter, designated XHRH-1. Report No. 2738, dated 1 October 1952. Credit:Greater St. Louis Air and Space Museum.

Click here to download report (16 Megs)

Click here to view photos

Click here to download Mock Up photos in one Zip file (3.3 Megs)

Saturday, August 12, 2017

X-15 Utility Flight Manual

X-15_Flight_Manual_01a A copy of the Utility Flight Manual for the North American X-15 aircraft, dated 29 December 1961.

Click here to download manual (30.9 Megs)

Friday, August 11, 2017

P-47B/C/D/G Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions

P-47BCDG Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions_01 A copy of the T O 01-65BC-1 Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Republic P-47B/C/D/G aircraft. Dated January 20 1943.

Click here to download instructions

Thursday, August 10, 2017

P-38 Pilot Training Manual

Untitled 1 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Lockheed P-38 Lightning aircraft.

Click here to download manual (56.2 Megs)

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

B-25 Pilot Training Manual

B-25 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the North American B-25 aircraft.

Click here to download manual (27.1 Megs)

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

B-17 Pilot Training Manual

B-17 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual for the Boeing B-17 aircraft.

Click here to download manual (25.8 Megs)

Monday, August 7, 2017

B-17 Pilot’s Manual

B-17 Pilots Manual_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Manual for the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress aircraft.

Click here to download manual (58.4 Megs)

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photos

A-10 Gun Gas Diverter Photo 2 Several photos of a prototype gun gas diverter for the A-10. Gun gas divertion was a major problem for the A-10. Taken at an Elmendorf Air Force Base open house in 1985. Credit: Corbin via HyperScale

Click here to view photos

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Videos

Untitled 1 Several videos from YouTube on this unusual aircraft in one ZIpped file.

Click here to download video Zip file (13.7 Megs)

Friday, August 4, 2017

Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Photos

XF8U-3-01 Thirty Four Chance Vought F8U-3 Crusader III Photos. Note: This is the aircraft that the F-4 Phantom II beat out for the contract!

Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (41.5 Megs)

Additional F8U-3 Crusader III blog posts here

Thursday, August 3, 2017

F-4G “Wild Weasel” Flight Manual

F-4G Flight Manual_unpw_001 A copy of the McDonnell Douglas F-4G “Wild Weasel” flight manual TO 1F-4G-1, dated 15 June 1978.

Click here to download manual

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Monograph

The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor_02 NASA’s Monographs in Aerospace Hlstory #25, on The History of the XV-15 Tilt Rotor Research Aircraft From Concept to Flight. Written by Martin D. Maisel, Demo J. Giulianetti and Daniel C. Dugan. Dated 2000. A complete study with 222 pages and many photos!

Click here to download monograph (1.8 Megs)

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Mach 3+ - YF-12 Research (1969-1979) Monograph

Mach 3 - YF-12 Research (1969-1979) _unpw_01Mach 3+ NASA/USAF YF-12 Flight Research,
1969-1979, by Peter W. Merlin. NASA’s Monographs in Aerospace Hlstory #25.

Click here to download monograph (10 Megs)

Monday, July 31, 2017

American X-Vehicles Monograph

American X-Vehicles_01 AMERICAN X-VEHICLES (An Inventory—X-1 to X-50)
Centennial of Flight Edition by Dennis R. Jenkins, Tony Landis, and Jay Miller
NASA Monographs in Aerospace History No. 31. Dated June 2003.

Click here to download monograph (1.2 Megs)

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Apollo - A Retrospective Analysis Monograph

Apollo - A retrospective Analysis_01 Apollo - A Retrospective Analysis from NASA’s Monographs in Aerospace History, # 3. Dated July 2004 for the 35 anniversary of Apollo 11.

Click here to download monograph (3.4 Megs)

Saturday, July 29, 2017

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Training Handbook–Revised

Lockheed-C-141-Handbook_012 Jim Hantsch found a better copy of this manual from the C-141 Heaven website and i have substituted their copy for mine. Thanks Jim!

Click here to download new copy (21.7 Megs)

F-86F Flight Manual

F-86F Flight Manual_01 North American F-86F Flight Manual TO 1F-86F-1, dated 30 April 1971 (Change 10).

Click here to download manual (122 Megs)

Friday, July 28, 2017

Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Training Handbook

Lockheed C-141 Handbook_01 Lockheed C-141 Starlifter Training Handbook. Unknown date.

Click here to download handbook (21.7 Megs)

Thursday, July 27, 2017

Aviation Week SR-71 Article

Aviation Week SR-71 Article_01 A nice article by Robert Ropelewski on the SR-71 aircraft. Lots of detail and photos. Credit: Aviation Week and Space Technology from May 18 1981.

Click here to download manual (31 Megs)

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Lockheed SR-71 Company Article

Untitled 1 A company article from the Lockheed Horizons magazine written by Clarence “Kelly” Johnson, himself. Dated Winter 1981/82.

Click here to download article (30 Megs)

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

SR-71A Flight Manual (Declassified)

SR-71 Flight Manual (Declassified)_001 A copy of the SR-71A-1 (Declassified) Flight Manual for the Lockheed SR-71A Blackbird aircraft, dated 31 July 1989. Credit: Scribd.com

This is over 90% of the actual SR-71 DASH-1 manual. The sole section that remains classified is the section on the ASARS-1 Synthetic Apeture Radar, which I believe is still being used by the U-2 aircraft.

Click here to download manual (153.3 Megs)

Monday, July 24, 2017

F-4E Armament Systems Handbook

TitleMcDonnell Douglas F-4E Armament Systems Handbook (P.S. 859), dated 1 June 1974.

Click here to download handbook (108.7 Megs)

Sunday, July 23, 2017

F-4B/J Ordnanceman's Handbook

Title McDonnell Douglas F-4B/J Ordnanceman's Handbook (P.S. 196), dated 15 May 1968.

Click here to download handbook (140.7 Megs)

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Rolls Royce Spey Engine for F4H-1 Phantom II

Title A report on the Spey RB.l68-25R
By-Pass and Afterburner engine for the McDonnell F4H-I Phantom II
Dated November 1964.

From the Preface: “

This brochure has been prepared to assist in the evaluation of the Rolls-Royce RB.l68-25R as a propulsion engine for the McDonnell FAH-1 Phantom II.
The contents of this document give details of the engine and afterburner systems together with their performance and availability.”

Click here to download report (16.2 Megs)

Friday, July 21, 2017

The 1945 Aircraft Year Book

The 1945 Aircraft Year Book_01 A copy of the The 1945 Aircraft Year Book from Aeronautical Chamber of Commerce of America, Inc.  Dated 1945 (The 27th annual edition). Very interesting WWII book with many photos, illustrations and old ads. Credit: The Aerospace Industries Association (AIA)

Click here to download book (46.9 Megs)

Thursday, July 20, 2017

F/TF-15 Crew Chief's Handbook

EpsonF-15001 McDonnell Douglas F/TF-15 Crew Chief's Handbook (P.S. 918), dated May 1976.

Click here to download handbook (175.4 Megs)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

F-4C/D/E Armament Systems Handbook

Untitled 1  McDonnell Douglas F-4C/D/E Armament Systems Handbook (P.S. 217), dated December 1967.

Click here to download handbook (55.3 Megs)

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Partners In Freedom

Partners In Freedom_01 Monographs in Aerospace History Number 19, by Joseph R. Chambers from the The NASA History Series on the Contributions of the Langley Research Center to U.S. Military Aircraft of the l990’s. (NASA SP-2000-4519 Partners in Freedom). A number of references to McDonnell Aircraft. AV-8B. T-45, C-17, f-4, F-15, F-18 and many more types of aircraft.

Click here to download monograph

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