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Original Publications

Aerospace Projects Review
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Aerospace Projects Review
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Aerospace Projects Review
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Aerospace Projects Review
Issue V3N2 Addendum
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Aerospace Projects Review
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Aerospace Projects Review
Issue V3N4 Addendum
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Aerospace Projects Review
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Aerospace Projects Review
Volume 4 from the Original run, circa 2003. Six issues
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Aerospace Projects Review
Volume 5 from the Original run, circa 2004. Six issues
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects Preview
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 01
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 02
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 03
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 04
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 05
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 06
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 07
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 08
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 08
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 09
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 10
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 11
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US Bomber Projects issue 12
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects issue 13
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US Aerospace Projects
US Bomber Projects 11X17 01-03
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US Bomber Projects 11X17 04-06
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US Aerospace Projects
US Transport Projects issue 01
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US Aerospace rojects
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US Aerospace Projects
US Spacecraft Projects issue 01
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US Spacecraft Projects issue 02
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US Aerospace Projects
US Launch Vehicle Projects issue 01
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Aircraft Drawings

Air Drawing 1
R3Y Tradewind and Martin Sea Master drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corporation drawing 3-00001, "Three View, R3Y-1." Packed with dimensional data, and with a Convair designers penciled annotations. Dates from 1952. Scanned at full color 300 DPI, 7417 x 3265 pixels. "General Arrangement, US. Navy High Speed Seaplane Mine Layer," AKA Sea Master. Full of dimensional and weight data. Dates from 1952; this is a pre-prototype design. Scanned at full color 300 DPI, 6016 x 3104 pixels
Air Drawing 2
B-1 Model Drawing
Downloadable: $3.00
Large format drawing of the B-1A bomber. Scanned at 300 dpi grayscale from a 1/150 scale drawing (Rockwell, dated 1976), presents top/bottom, side, front views along with landing gear details and numerous fuselage, nacelle, wing and stabilizer cross-sections. Intended to aid model builders. BONUS: Contemporary B-1 publicity material... "B-1 Mission Versatility" brochure, USAF B-1 Strategic Bomber Fact Sheet. BONUS BONUS: Smaller, equivalent drawing of the B-1B. Shows changes from A to B model.
Air Drawing 3
Convair P6Y Drawing Set
Downloadable: $3.00
Four Drawings of this planned but unbuilt three-engine anti-sub plane from the 1950's. Three-view, inboard profile/plan view, two drawings of liquid hydrogen fueled variants. Scanned at full-color 300 DPI from the originals. Drawings: SD-56-11020 (7082x3232 px), SD-57-11070 (7464x3280 px), SD-57-06026 (6308x3207 px), SD-57-06029 (5113x3211 px).
Air Drawing 4
B-70 Inboard Profile
Downloadable: $3.00
B-70 Inboard Profile A large format (21505X3241 pixel) B&W drawing showing the interior arrangement of the XB-70 Valkyrie. North American drawing SD-72-SH-0003. Includes smaller versions (10,000 px, 4000 px, 1200 px) for easier viewing/printing. Download order: $5.50
Air Drawing 5
Northrop N-126 Interceptor General Arrangement and Inboard Profile
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Includes: PD-2313, "Inboard Profile Long Range Interceptor," a large format (7869X1954 pixel) grayscale inboard profile of the N-126 showing cross-sections. PD-2310, "General Arrangement - 3 View Long Range Interceptor," a large format (5706X3200 pixel) grayscale 3-view drawing providing dimensions, areas, weights and other basic data for this 1954 Mach-2 interceptor design. Includes smaller versions (8,000 px, 4000 px, 1200 px) for easier viewing/printing. BONUS: "Design Evolution of Long Range Intercept," a Northrop chart showing 34 stages in the evolution of the F-80 Scorpion through the N-126 into the giant Mach 2+ N-144. Each stages illustrated with a 3-view sketch and a description.
Air Drawing 6
Northrop N-167 Interceptor General Arrangement and Inboard Profile
Downloadable: $3.00
Includes: PD-2757, "Inboard profile Long Range Interceptor," a large format (13345X3265 pixel) grayscale inboard profile of the N-167 showing cross-sections. PD-2758, "General Arrangement - 3 View Long Range Interceptor," a large format (5706X3200 pixel) grayscale 3-view drawing providing dimensions, areas, weights and other basic data for this Mach 2+ 1955 interceptor design. Includes smaller versions (8,000 px, 4000 px, 1200 px) for easier viewing/printing. BONUS: PDF file of Northrop report NAI 56-136, "Estimated Performance of the Long Range Interceptor - Northrop Model N-167."
Air Drawing 7
Northrop N-176 Interceptor General Arrangement and Inboard Profile
Downloadable: $3.00
Includes: PD-2970, "Inboard Profile Supersonic Interceptor," a large format (14000X3600 pixel) grayscale inboard profile of the N-176 showing cross-sections. PD-2969, "General Arrangement - 3 View Supersonic Interceptor - Twin Engine," a large format (6897X3217 pixel) grayscale 3-view drawing providing dimensions, areas, weights and other basic data for this eight-engined Mach 2+ 1956 interceptor design... described as twin-engined, but each "engine" was composed of a cluster of four J85 turbojets. Includes smaller versions (8,000 px, 4000 px, 1200 px) for easier viewing/printing.
Air Drawing 8
Convairs nuclear-powered Saro "Princess"
Downloadable: $3.00
Four full-color drawings scanned at 300 DPI presenting design concepts for a proposed nuclear-turboprop-powered version of the Saunders-Roe "Princess" Nuclear Flying Test Bed seaplane. Drawings from Convair, 1958. Drawings: SD-58-14 (3781x3157 px), SD-58-14001-1 (5685x3291 px), SD-58-14001-2 (5857x3217 px), inboard Profile un-numbered (8451x3211 px). BONUS: Cleaned-up grayscale versions of these drawings at the same resolution. Makes for much better printing.
Air Drawing 9
Convair "Skate"
Downloadable: $3.00
Seven diagrams of the Convair "Skate #6" seaplane strike fighter from the early 1950's. Drawings scanned at 300 dpi grayscale. Includes: Cockpit arrangement Electronics arrangement Two three views of two different versions of the craft Hull structure diagram Inboard plan and profile Cutaway isometric overview
Air Drawing 10
Convair Nuclear Turbojet Logistics & Assault designs
Downloadable: $3.00
Just plain neato designs for nuclear-powered cargo/passenger jets. Looks something like the mutant offspring of a C-5 Galaxy and a P6M Sea Master. Full-color, high-rez scans of original Convair preliminary design drawings. SD-56-17002 (5229X2717 px) "Study - General Arrangement Seaplane Assault and Logistics Transport Allison J-89 Nuclear Engines," 26 Jan 1956 SD-56-17003 (5425X2683) "Study - General Arrangement Seaplane Assault and Logistics Transport - NJ-2 Power Plant," 13 Aug, 1956 SD-57-06035 (5482X3130) "Study - Loading Variations Assault-Transport Seaplane," 5-2-57 SD-57-06042 (7147X3277) "Study - Plan Views of Various Aircraft Showing their Relative Sizes" 4-6-57, includes "Convair Nuclear turbo-Prop AEW," "Convair C-99," "Saunders-Roe Princess," "Convair Nuclear Assault & Logistics Transport," "Convair R3Y-1," "Martin P6M," and four versions of the Convair Model 23 Nuclear-powered supersonic seaplane bomber. SD-58-02039 (4821X2576) "General Arrangement Nuclear Seaplane 6 P&W J-75 Turbofans PD101-25," 4 Dec 58 BONUS: Cleaned-up grayscale versions of these drawings at the same resolution. Makes for much better printing.
Air Drawing 11
Convair Nuclear Turboprop Logistics & Assault designs
Downloadable: $3.00
Nothing says "1950's" like large nuclear powered cargo planes! SD-58-02021 (4116X2581 px) "Study - General Arrangement Nuclear Logistic Seaplane G.W. = 1,000,000 LB," 9-8-58 SD-58-02023 (3791X2576) "Study - General Arrangement Nuclear Logistic Seaplane G.W. = 750,000 LB," 9-9-58 SD-58-02025 (3746X2577) "Study - Inboard profile Nuclear Logistics Seaplane Reinforced Marine Battalion Loading (16 A/C Req'd) G.W. = 500,000 LB," 9-16-58 SD-58-02051 (4886-2611) "Study - P&W NA-NAK Reactor Instl Logistics Nuclear Seaplane," 1-14-59 SD-58-02052 (3866X2561) "Study - T 57 Engine Instl. (Modified for Nuclear Power) - Nuclear Seaplane PD-101," 11-13-58 SD-58-02057 (3241X1657) "Bleed Turbine Nuclear Propulsion System Nuclear Seaplane (PD-101-24," 1-28-59 WEM 10-9-58 (2907X2301) Pencil Sketch: "Study - G.A. Nuclear Logistics Seaplane G.W. 750,000#," 10-9-58 BONUS: Cleaned-up grayscale versions of these drawings at the same resolution. Makes for much better printing.
Air Drawing 12
Convair Delta Drawings
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Four Convair blueprints, scanned at 300 full-color DPI. Provided: Drawing 8-01125, showing "General Arrangement, F-102B Wing" in structural detail. 12598X3342 pixels Un-numbered drawing, showing the F-102, but slightly different from what was actually built. 5913X3241 pixels Drawing SD-54-04020, showing "Interior Arrangement, F2Y ~ J-67 Version." An operational version of the Sea Dart with a single J-67 engine. Very detailed. 8137X3209 pixels Drawing SD-54-08063, showing "General Arrangement, Tandem Trainer, TF-102A Aircraft." A trainer version of the F-102... but an *unbuilt* version. Equipped with F-104-style inlets. 6189X3185 pixels BONUS: Cleaned-up grayscale versions of these drawings at the same resolution. Makes for much better printing.
Air Drawing 13
Vought A-7E Drawing set
Downloadable: $3.00
A set of 16 detailed sketches of the A-7E and major subcomponents. This was the result of an impressive effort in 1969; each drawing is a wonderful piece of artwork. Drawings include Aft Section, Aft Mid Section, Aft Section Fuselage Electrical, Basic Structure, Forward Mid Section, Forward Nose Section, Aft Nose Section, Instrument Panel, Left Hand Console, Right Hand Console, Nose Section Assembly, Nose Section Left Hand View, Right Hand Wing Stub, Vertical Fin Structure and Vertical Fin T.E. Assembly. Drawings are all about 8900X6800 pixels grayscale... excellent drawings with great detail. Perfect for the superdetailing modeler, or anyone simply interested in the A-7... or the lover of beautiful industrial art. BONUS: dwg 216-10010 YA-7F inboard profile with cross sections
Air Drawing 14
F8U-3 Crusader III drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Two very large, clear grayscale drawings of the F8U-3 Crusader III prototype. Includes: CVS-40013, "Chance Vought F8U-3 Fighter," three-view drawing dated 12-26-1956 (Rev A 2-4-1956), 18082X14384 pixels "Diagram - Structural - Fuselage," inboard top/side profile showing structural arrangement, with numerous cross-sections and layout of the internal inlet duct. 26733X7072 pixels. BONUS: 12K and 4K pixel-wide versions of these drawings for easier viewing/printing
Air Drawing 15
S-3+F8U
Downloadable: $3.00
Large format, detailed three-view grayscale drawings of the Lockheed S-3 Viking and Vought F8U Crusader. "General Arrangement Model F8U-2NE," three-view drawing, 20338X6684 pixels Drawing No. 1200000 "General Arrangement, Aircraft - S-3A (3 view)" 26720X7168 pixels. Very detailed and large, with many callouts and a data table. BONUS: Cutaway view of the F-8E 2969X1596 pixels, B&W
Air Drawing 16
Vought V-507
Downloadable: $3.00
Four drawings of the Vought V-507, a swing-wing fighter design that competed in the competition that produced the F-14 "Tomcat." Set includes: V507-275, "Structural Arrangement - Fuselage" 8176X1928 pixels Inboard profile, side view with cross-sections, 9000X2000 pixels Inboard profile, top view, 5145X1970 pixels V507-222, "Structural Arrangement - Wing Control Surfaces," 4022X1965
Air Drawing 17
Airliner drawings 1
Downloadable: $3.00
Three drawings showing two different airliner designs. Includes: Douglas Aircraft drawing AZZ7003, "Lines - Display Model," dated 11-18-169, showing the DC-10 outer mold line with many wing, fuselage, engine, fin, etc sections. 26900 x 7500 pixels Convair drawing SD-57-03002, "General Arrangement - General Dimension Drawing Model 22 Jet Transport," dated 14 Jan 57. This is the Convair 880 jetliner meant to compete with the Boeing 707 and Douglas DC-8. 7259 x 3200 pixels Convair drawing SD-58-01003, "Preliminary Structural Outline - Fus. Convair 600," dated 7-15-56. Detailed fuselage drawing of the Convair 880 (before it was called the 880). 7977 x 3225 pixels.
Air Drawing 18
B-1 Lancer detailed drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Not to be confused with the B-1 model drawings, these are detailed Rockwell layout drawings of the actual B-1 bomber. Includes: Drawing L0020005, "General Arrangement - Three View, B-1B," 6738 x 2598 pixels Drawing L0030005, an inboard profile of the B-1B, 10105 x 2653 pixels Drawing L0030005 (Sheet 2) an inboard plan view of the B-1B, 10137 x 2633 pixels Drawing L0030011, "Internal Arrangement - Forward Fuselage." Sadly, this large drawing is incomplete, missing a part of the right side nose. Two drawings, 3616 X 2728 pixels and 5408 x 2739 pixels. Drawing NA411-255-2, a large layout drawing providing a multitude of frames. 8608 x 2552 pixels. Also includes half-sized versions of the larger images for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 19
Convair B-58 Model drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Two Convair drawings of B-58 display models. Useful for anyone interested in modeling the B-58. Includes: Drawing 4-ZA-027, "Airplane, 1/60 Scale Display Model (B-58)," dated 10-31-57, providing top and side views. 7214 x 4400 pixels A black and white version of the same at 13424 x 8672 pixels Drawing 4-ZA-028, "1/120 Scale Model - B-58," providing a multitude of wing, nacelle, fin and fuselage cross-sections. 16321 x 7516 pixels. A black and white version of the same. Reduced size versions of the B&W drawings for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 20
Vought/General Dynamics V-1600 drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Five detailed drawings of the Vought/General Dynamics V-1600, the design that became the F-16. At first glance the design *is* the F-16, but some interesting differences become apparent with study. Drawings include: Drawing 1600-010, "General Arrangement Model 1600/1600-1," dated 11-21-74. -1 two-seater version is shown in a separate scrap side view of the cockpit. 6184 x 2440 pixels Drawing with inboard profile , inboard plan and cross sections with numerous callouts, 6355 x 1714 pixels. Drawing 1602-020, "General Arrangement Model 1602A/1602A-1," dated 2-19-75, a larger-winged Naval version. A-1 two-seater version is shown in a separate scrap side view of the cockpit. 21421 x 6661 pixels Drawing 1602-021, "Inboard Profile Model 1602A/1602A-1," very detailed with cross-sections, dated 2-19-75. 8316 x 6552 pixels. Drawing 1602-031, "Inboard Profile, Model 1602B/1602B-1," dated 3-1-75, very detailed with cross-sections and callouts. 6102 x 2160 pixels. Smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing.
Air Drawing 21
Miscellaneous fighter drawings 1
Downloadable: $3.00
A collection of random fighter drawings, including: F-35 three view with a lot of dimensional data, 5286 x 2119 pixels General Dynamics drawing 12BL352, "FB-111A Fuselage Lines," dated 5-27-70, providing a multitude of fuselage "frames," likely for wind tunnel model construction. 22402 x 7200 pixels F-15 inboard profile. Reconstructed from scans of indifferent quality, this drawing is nevertheless interesting and useful in showing internal arrangement. With cross sections and callouts. 6427 x 1951 pixels. Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp. drawing 8-00051, "General Arrangment Drawing" of the F-106. Dated 8-25-55, 19300x x7200 pixels. Detailed drawing with many dimensions and a lot of vehicle data. Smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing
Air Drawing 22
Nuclear Powered Airborne Electronic Warfare Aircraft drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Four Convair drawings (scanned in full color) showing concepts for nuclear powered aircraft to be used for airborne electronic warfare, basically long-duration AWACS-type planes. Includes: SD-57-06034, "Study - AEW Crew Accomodations," dated 4-25-57, showing inboard profile and deck plans for two decks in large aircraft... including "study," "lounge," "gym," etc. 7841 x 3191 pixels SD-57-06042, "Study - Plan Views of Various Aircraft Showing Their Relative Sizes," dated 4-6-57. Includes AEW aircraft, nuclear assault plane, Model 23 supersonic bombers and more. 7147 x 3277 pixels SD-58-02015, "Study - General Arrangement Nuclear Seaplane Airborne Early Warning and Control," dated 8-14-58. Just what the title says it is, 5821 x 3223 pixels. SD-58-02018, "Study - Nuclear Powered Seaplane Airborne Early Warning and Control," dated 8-29-58, again showing two decks with numerous rooms, including "library," "workshop" "officers staterooms" and more. 3127 x 2641 pixels. Grayscale versions of each for easier printing.
Air Drawing 23
Nuclear Powered Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Four Convair drawings, scanned in full color at 300 dpi, of nuclear powered anti-submarine warfare planes. Includes: SD-58-02016 (6126X3256 px) "Study - General Arrangement Nuclear Seaplane ASW With Parasite Airplanes" 8-24-58. Design features two small parasite fighters under the wingtips. SD-58-02028 (4146X2581) "Study - Inboard profile Nuclear ASW Seaplane 2 Nuclear P&W T-57 Turboprop Engines" 9-30-58 SD-58-02044 (4216X2666) "General Arrangement Nuclear Seaplane ASW Twin Engine" 1/20/59 SD-58-02050 (5221X2641) "Study - DAC Reactor Instl. Nuclear Seaplane" 1-12-59 Grayscale versions of each for easier printing.
Air Drawing 24
AH-56 drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Twenty four drawings extracted from the AH-56 manual, cleaned up, fixed and made ready for printing as GIFs.
Air Drawing 25
Helicopters Misc 1 drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Three large (~4360-6208 pixels wide) B&W three-view diagrams on CD-ROM showing three very different large helicopter projects: The Sikorsky DS-160 of 1945. An early "Flying Crane" concept with twin engines and room for troops in the fuselage. An unusual rotor arrangement! The Vought L12-HLH "Jet flap" flying crane from 1969 - a preliminary design for a heavy-lift chopper. The Lockheed CL-977-16 composite helicopter, equipped with twin turboprops and substantial fixed wings for high forward speed - an airliner. BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing/printing.
Air Drawing 26
Boeing Heavy Lift Helicopter Diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
Six large B&W (from 4431 to 10008 pixels wide) diagrams of the 1970's Boeing Model 301 Heavy Lift Helicopter. B&W on CD-ROM. Shows interior and exterior details, including engines and drive train. BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing/printing.
Air Drawing 27
VTOL Fighters 1
Downloadable: $3.00
Four large B&W diagrams of Rockwell and Vought VTOL jet fighter conceptual designs from the 1980's. Includes general arrangements and inboard profiles for both the Vought TF120 and the Rockwell 141-023Q designs. BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing/printing.
Air Drawing 28
Convair MX-1626 diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
B&W diagrams of the Convair MX-1626 bomber on CD-ROM. The MX-1626 was the predecessor to the B-58 Hustler. Package contains a large inboard profile, two pages of the USAF Stadard Aircraft Characteristics summary including all pertinant information on the design, a large three-view drawing and a page with another three-view and inboard profile. BONUS: smaller versions of inboard profile for easier viewing/printing.
Air Drawing 29
Convair B-58 skin panel diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
Five large (~4730 pixels wide) B&W diagrams of the Convair B-58 "Hustler" bomber on CD-ROM. The MX-1626 was the predecessor to the B-58 Hustler. Package contains: B-58 Principal Dimensions (general arrangment drawing) B-58 Station Diagram B-58 removable Panels B-58 removable Panels - nacelles B-58 pod BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing/printing. Perfect for the modeler or aircraft enthusiast, as it shows considerable surface detail of the B-58.
Air Drawing 31
Northrop N-144 drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Two large-format drawings of the projected Northrop N-144 long range supersonic interceptor. Includes: PD-2312, "General Arrangement 3 View Long Range Interceptor." 5993 x 2869 pixels PD-2314, "Inboard Profile, Long Range Interceptor." 13561 x 3025 pixels BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing
Air Drawing 32
Northrop N-149 drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Two large-format drawings of the projected Northrop N-144 long range supersonic interceptor. Includes: PD-2431, "Inboard Profile, Long Range Interceptor." Detailed view, 11622 x 3186 pixels PD-2455, "General Arrangement 3 View Long Range Interceptor." 4645 x 2641 pixels BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing
Air Drawing 33
Early SR-71/YF-12 drawings
Downloadable (US, non-US): $3.00
Three drawings showing the A-12 and near-final YF-12 configurations. Includes: A-12 (single seat predecessor to the SR-71) inboard profile, 12,229 by 3300 pixels, showing side and top cutaway views. "General Arrangement, AF-12." Detailed three-view drawing of the near-final design for the YF-12. 7681 x 2785 pixels. "Inboard profile, AF-12." Detailed interior view of what appears to be a slightly earlier version of the AF-12. 5705 x 2545 pixels BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing
Air Drawing 34
Boeing 2707-200 SST drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Four diagrams of the Boeing Model 2707-200 SST. This was the near-final configuration (final being the -300), with canards and swing-wings. Includes: 65A10333, showing wing sections and structural details 14428 x 4361 pixels 65A10479 Inboard profile (top and side) of the prototype vehicle 10550 x 4448 pixels 65A10487 Inboard profile (top and side) of the operational vehicle 11981 x 4768 pixels 65A10488 General arrangement 3-view 8910 x 4400 pixels BONUS: smaller versions of each for easier viewing & printing
Air Drawing 35
XV-5A Inboard Profile
Downloadable: $3.00
An inboard profile of the Ryan XV-5A VTOL research vehicle
Air Drawing 36
XFV-12 Inboard Profile
Downloadable: $3.00
XFV-12 Inboard Profile
Air Drawing 37
4-engine OV-10 Bronco diagram
Downloadable: $3.00
4-engine OV-10 Bronco diagram
Air Drawing 38
AH-56 Inboard Views
Downloadable: $3.00
Perhaps the single most impressive helicopter to ever almost make it into production, the Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne represented the pinnacle of late 1960's helicopter technology. Featuring a pusher prop, larger than average stub wings, rigid rotors and a gunners station that could rotate a full 360 degrees, the AH-56 would seem futuristic even today. Sadly, the technology simply wasn't quite ready at the time, and the very expensive helicopter failed to make it into production. Now available for download is Lockheed drawing 1005976, "Inboard Profile - Model AH-56A." This includes four versions of the drawing... the original full color version and a cleaned-up grayscale version (8856X3213 pixels), as well as halfsize versions of each for easier viewing and printing. This is a very nice drawing of a very impressive vehicle.
Air Drawing 39
B-29 blueprint
Downloadable: $3.00
A full-color large format scan of a old-fashioned cyanotype general arrangement blueprint of the B-29. Originally drawn in June of 1942, this drawing was printed off somewhere around 1951 (based on a dated notation regarding the declassification of the drawing). The blueprint is presented at 12590X5402 pixels... quite large! However, as big as this is, it's half the size of the original. The original full-resolution scan may be made available at a later date, but for CD-ROM only... the full-rez image is a whopping 128 megabytes. This release includes not only the large color blueprint, but also a cleaned grayscale version of the same and reduced-size versions of each for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 40
BOMARC display model diagram
Downloadable: $3.00
A Boeing diagram for a 1/20-scale BOMARC display model. This shows the missile in good detail, giving dimensions and cross-sections. Perfect for anyone wanting to scratchbuild a BOMARC either static model or flying model rocket. Or for the truly adventurous, a flying RC model... preferably with a solid rocket booster in the fuselage and two turbine units in the "ramjet" pods. The drawing is in grayscale and is 11031X7184 pixels, and comes with a half-size version for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 41
727 Blueprint
Downloadable: $3.00
A full-color large format scan of a old-fashioned cyanotype general arrangement blueprint of the 727 jetliner. Originally drawn in July of 1961, this drawing shows geometry and contours for a 1/40 scale display model, but with dimensions given for the full-size aircraft. The blueprint is presented at 10012X3596 pixels... quite large! However, as big as this is, it's half the size of the original... the full-rez image is a whopping 157 megabytes. This release includes not only the large color blueprint, but also a cleaned grayscale version of the same and reduced-size versions of each for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 42
B-36 display Model Blueprint
Downloadable: $3.00
A Consolidated-Vultee diagram for a B-36 display model. The diagrams shows the shapes and contours of all major componants, and is of "no scale" (meaning the drawing was not meant to be used for only a single scale, but was to be enlarged as appropriate). The drawing was scanned in pieces and painstakingly re-assembled digitally. The drawing is in full color and is 7566X4126 pixels, and comes with a half-size version for easier viewing and printing... as well as cleaned-up grayscale versions.
Air Drawing 43
Early RSRA concept drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Four Sikorsky diagrams of an early concept for the S-72 RSRA (Rotor Systems Research Aircraft). While pretty similar to the final product, the most obvious difference is that this concept had a fan-in-tail rather than a tail rotor. All four drawings are black & white. Included are a 6360X2704 pixel general arrangement; a 4966X1587 pixel cutaway perspective; a 6011X2741 pixel inboard view; and a 4948X2832 pixel structural arrangement.
Air Drawing 44
Heinkel P1079-1 diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
Five diagrams of the late-war Heinkel P.1079 jet fighter design. Taken from a US military document, these include a 4371x2321 pixel 3-view of the aircraft; a 9000x3222 pixels inboard profile; a 7465x3174 pixel inboard top view; a 4231x2581 pixel diagram showing the fuselage contours; and a 6084x2759 pixel top-view comparison of four different layouts.
Air Drawing 45
McDonnell F3H-G
Downloadable: $3.00
Before there was the F-4 Phantom II, McDonnell produced the F-3H Demon. In between, McDonnell designed the F3H-G, a single seat fighter design clearly halfway between the two. Air Drawing 45 presents a sizable (10,170X2920 pixels) inboard view of the F3H-G concept, showing top, side and section views. Also included: F3H-C general arrangement (4809X2975 pixels): an "evolved" version of the Demon using the Demons wings, but with an all-new fuselage with one J-67 engine F3H-E general arrangement (4279X2791 pixels):The F3H-C with with wholly new, thinner wings, setting the stage for the F-4's wings F3H-G general arrangement (4851X2831 pixels): The final version with two J-79 engines, clearly a predecessor to the F-4 These diagrams come from a report dated 1953... a report that in the intervening decades had become quite intimate with a whole lot of water. Consequently, the images required a lot of cleanup... and are still not quite all that one might hope. Still, the inboard profile is quite good, an impressive piece of the draftsmans art to be sure. If you are at all interested in the history of the F3H Demon or the F-4 Phantom II, you'd have to be a Commie to not want these drawings!
Air Drawing 46
733-197 SST blueprint
Downloadable: $3.00
Drawn in late 1963, this large diagram shows the Boeing Model 733-197 swing-wing SST. Top and side views are complemented by a number of cross-sections, as well as geometric, weight and payload data. Listed as drawing number 65-38350, this drawing set includes four versions: 1. The full-size drawing, 15875X7181 pixels. 2. A halfsize version. 3. A quartersize version 4. And a 2210X1000 pixel "blueprint" version. A great deal of work went into cleaning up this drawing from its original state, and the end result is an impressive diagram of an impressive, though ultimately doomed-to-never-be-built aircraft.
Air Drawing 47
YF-23 Inboard Views
Downloadable: $3.00
Now available are scans of two large and detailed diagrams of the Northrop YF-23 stealth fighter. Included: 1) Drawing 400L005002, sheet 1 of 2: provides top, bottom, left and right inboard views, with scrap inboard views through the engine and upper avionics bay. An impressive 27,000 by 7032 pixels, black & white. Original scan was missing much of the title block, but the rest of the image is intact. 2) Drawing 400L005002, sheet 2 of 2: provides 21 cross-sections of the YF-23. Smaller than sheet one, it's still a large 17,696 by 6,944 pixels, black and white. Also included are grayscale half- and quarter-size versions for easier viewing and printing. Together these would make a very useful resource for model builders... either to perfect a kit, or to scratchbuilt a large-scale display or even RC flying model.
Air Drawing 49
F-101 General Arrangement Drawing
Downloadable: $3.00
A large-format layout drawing of the McDonnell F-101. Drawing 20-00001, dated 3-24-52. Two versions of the drawing are included... the original drawing as-scanned, which includes some pencil sketches (source unknown) showing different inlets and aft fuselage contours, and a "cleaned" version with the sketches, specks and other imperfections removed. Both versions of the drawing come in three sizes: 29,485 pixels wide, a halfsize version and a quartersize version.
Air Drawing 50
Project Pluto CAD Drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
First in a new line is a set of four CAD drawings of the Project Pluto nuclear ramjet cruise missile. The drawings come in a single ZIP file containing both high-rez GIF format as well as full-rez PDF format drawings. The original file was drawn to be printed on large D-size sheets, but can be printed at smaller size easily. Sheet 1: 1/32 scale general arrangement of the final Pluto design Sheet 2: 1/60 scale 3-views of three Pluto configurations Sheet 3: 1/40 scale 2-views of Pluto booster rocket configurations Sheet 4: 1/60 scale 3-views of predecessor and competing designs
Air Drawing 51
Blended Wing Body Aircraft CAD Drawing
Downloadable: $3.00
Second in a new line is a single CAD drawing comparing, to scale, a wide variety of Blended Wing Body aircraft. The drawing comes in a single ZIP file containing both high-rez GIF format as well as full-rez PDF format drawings. The original file was drawn to be printed on a large D-size sheet, but can be printed at smaller size easily.
Air Drawing 52
Martin SeaMistress CAD Drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Third in a new line is a set of two CAD drawings of the projected Martin Co. "SeaMistress" flying boat logistics jet transport. The drawings come in a single ZIP file containing both high-rez GIF format as well as full-rez PDF format drawings. The original file was drawn to be printed on large D-size sheets, but can be printed at smaller size easily. Included are a large general arrangement drawing and a scale comparison of the SeaMistress with the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy, the Martin SeaMaster jet seaplane bomber, the Martin Model 329 C-1 supersonic seaplane proposal and the proposed Martin water-based attack aircraft.
Air Drawing 53
B-1A structure 1
Downloadable: $3.00
part one of a set of diagrams showing the B-1A internal structure. Part 1 (adwg53) presents a 3-view overview of the aircraft and fuselage structure diagram. You get: 1: Fuselage Structure Diagram (B-1)(-55B), North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L9300606. 11,559 pixels by 3101 pixels 2: General Arrangement Three View RDT&E A/V No. 1&2, North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L0020001. 4945 pixels by 3049 pixels Both drawings come in the original color in JPG format and B&W GIF format, as well as “halfsize” and “quartersize” versions for easier viewing & printing. Air Drawing 53 is a 36 megabyte ZIP file
Air Drawing 54
B-1A Structure 2
Downloadable: $3.00
part two of a set of diagrams showing the B-1A internal structure. Part 2 (adwg54) presents a 3-view overview of the aircraft and fuselage structure diagram. You get: 1: Wing-Structure Diagram, Outer (-55B), North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L9120010. 6251 pixels by 2807 pixels 2: Horizontal Stabilizer – STRL Arrangement (42 1/2degree LE Sweep), North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L9210153. 6258 pixels by 3075 pixels 3: Vert. Stab Prelim Structl Arrangement 55-B Config, North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L9230153. 11344 pixels by 3087 pixels 4: Strucutural Arrangment – Nacelle External Compression inlet (RDT&E), North American Aviation/Los Angeles drawing L9320085. 10900 pixels by 3149 pixels All drawings come in the original color in JPG format and B&W GIF format, as well as “halfsize” and “quartersize” versions for easier viewing & printing. Air Drawing 54 is a 34 megabyte ZIP file
Air Drawing 55
F-14 Tomcat inboard diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
This (36 megabyte ZIP folder of jpg’s) package includes: 1) Grumman drawing A51F091 (1 of 3), Inboard Profile, F-14A (10784X4269 pixels) 2) Grumman drawing A51F091 (2 of 3), inboard profile F-14A (10680X4302 pixels) 3) Grumman drawing A51F091 (3 of 3), inboard plan view, F-14A (10624X4221 pixels) All dated June, 1969. Also included are half-size and quarter-size versions for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 56
AABNCP (747 command post)
Downloadable: $3.00
This drawing package (41 megabyte ZIP folder of grayscale GIF images) contains drawings of the AABNCP (Advanced Airborne National Command Post), or at least an early version of the design. The aircraft shown here is not quite the E-4 that actually flew, and differs in several notable ways. Most obvious are the long dorsal fairing covering satellite dishes, and especially the two extra jet engine pods under the wing roots (which appear to be electrical generators rather than additional thrust units). Included: 1) Boeing drawing 65B59599, “Markings Installation Decorative, Exterior AABNCP.” 26881X 7200 pixels, dated 1973 2) Boeing drawing 747-CP-4007, “747 AABNCP Study Configuration Phase 1B,” 30310X7200 pixels, dated 1972 Also included are halfsize and quartersize version for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 57
B-47 Model Diagrams
Downloadable: $3.00
This (68 megabyte ZIP folder of jpg images) package contains diagrams to be used in the construction of accurate display models of the B-47. Includes: 1) Boeing drawing 23-2305, “Boeing B-47E Model Drawings 1/100 Scale,” 9000X5432 pixels, dated 1956 2) Boeing drawing 14-5068, “Boeing XB-47 Stratojet Model Drawing,” 13408X8412 pixels, dated 1947 Also included are halfsize and quartersize version for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 58
X-1 inboard profile & elevation
Downloadable: $3.00
Bell Aircraft drawing 44-700-002, “Inboard Profile MX 653 Highspeed Research Aircraft, ” dated 6-25-1945. This is the X-1 rocket powered supersonic aircraft. This blueprint, measuring 20,829X5359 pixels (69.43X17.86 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in full color from a blue-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value. Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 59
XP-83 Inboard & General Arrangement
Downloadable: $3.00
Bell Aircraft drawing 40-976-001, “General Arrangement 3 View Model 40 Airplane.” Dated 3-14-1944, this presents the design that would be built as the twin-jet XP-83 long range fighter. Interior arrangement is shown within the general arrangement. This blueprint, measuring 13,850X5500 pixels (46.2X18.3 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in full color from a blue-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value. Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 60
X-2 Inboard profile & elevation
Downloadable: $3.00
Bell Aircraft drawing 52-700-002, “Inboard Profile MX-743 Research Airplane,” dated 12-12-1946, updated 3-30-1955. This is the X-2 rocket powered supersonic aircraft. This blueprint, measuring 21,010X5580 pixels (70X18.6 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in grayscale from a black-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value. Additionally, a cleaned-up version is included. Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions of each for easier viewing and printing.
Air Drawing 61
X-1D General Arrangement
Downloadable: $3.00
Bell Aircraft drawing 58-701-008, “General Arrangement Model 58D, ” dated 6-30-1948. This is the X-1D rocket powered supersonic aircraft. This blueprint, measuring 12,943X5513 pixels (43.1X18.4 inches, printed off at 300dpi), was scanned in pieces and in full color from a blue-line original some years ago. The sheer size of it proved to be too much for my computers to bear in the reassembly phase, and had to await newer, more powerful systems. Now at last it’s available. This blueprint is presented as-is, with stains, tears, fold marks and all… these add character to the print that a pristine version would lack, while taking away none of the historical, technical or artistic value. Additionally, a cleaned-up grayscale version is included. Also includes halfsize and quartersize versions of each for easier viewing and printing.

Aircraft Documents

Air Document 1
Convair flying submarine report
Downloadable: $4.00
This includes: "Proposed Study of a Flying Submersible ASW Vehicle," General Dynamics/Convair report HP-62-016, from 1962. This 21 page PDF-file paper describes a proposal to study the feasibility of aircraft designed to submerge under water and operate submerged as anti-submarine craft. It is illustrated with sketches of several notional designs, including variable geometry-wing designs, VTOL versions and versions that separate the aircraft from a distinct air-transportable submarine.
Air Document 2
Me BF110 doc: "Vorlaufige Betriebs und Rustanleitung"
Downloadable: $4.00
This includes: "Vorlaufige Betriebs und Rustanleitung, BF110B" a 125 page Messerschmitt manual on the BF110B "zerstorer." Scanned at good resolution in grayscale for best image quality from a copy obtained from the National Archives. Many illustrations of control systems... from the cockpit to the cables to the landing gear and the control surfaces and even tie-downs. Perfect for the model maker or anybody just trying to maintain their BF110.
Air Document 3
Lockheed Hypersonic Transports
Downloadable: $4.00
This set comes complete with a PDF file of "Hypersonic Cruise Aircraft Propulsion Integration Study, Volume I," NASA Contractor Report CR-158926-1, from Lockheed-California Company, September 1979. This 88-page report documents five hypersonic transports (Mach 6, 200 passengers) studied by Lockheed under the HYCAT (Hypersonioc Cruise Aircraft technology) program. Turbojets, ramjets and scramjets and their varying inlet and configuration requirements were studied. BONUS: seven resolution grayscale scans of the large layout drawings included in this report. Scanned with image quality in mind. Up to 6161 pixels wide.
Air Document 4
Messerschmitt P1100 doc: "Baubeshreibungen fur Bomber"
Downloadable: $4.00
This includes: "P1100 Baubeshreibungen fur Bomber," a 93 page Messerschmitt report dated 22-3-1944, describing a dedicated bomber variant of the Me 262 jet fighter with an all-new larger fuselage. Includes a great deal of technical data, photos of the cockpit mockup and three large and detailed drawings of three different versions of the P1100 (includinge zerstorer/destroyer version). PDF file scanned in high-rez grayscale for best image quality (originally from microfilm). Lots of detail on a rarely seen "Luft '46" project. Perfect for the model maker wanted to convert an Me 262 into the P1100.
Air Document 5
Republic AP-76 (X-15) detailed design report
Downloadable: $4.00
A 70 page PDF presentation on Republics entry into the X-15 contest, containing a *lot* of detailed design data on the structure, subsystems, variants and the carrying arrangement (it was to be carried aloft by the B-36, not the B-52, with the pilot being able to enter and leave the "X-15" through the B-36's bomb bay). Packed full of illustrations, and scanned in high-rez grayscale for best image quality.
Air Document 6
X-15 Advanced Research Airplane Design Summary
Downloadable: $4.00
Somewhat similar to the Republic AP-76 design report, this 52-page North American Aviation presentation from 9 May 1955 describes the X-15 design as it currently stood. It was very similar to, but with clear differences from, the X-15 as it would actually be built; the lines are subtly different, the dorsal and ventral tails are slimmer, the main landing gear is positioned differently. Most obviously, though, is that the carrier aircraft is a B-36, not a B-52. An advantage here was that since the X-15 would be submerged within the B-36's bomb bay, rather than hanging under the B-52's wing, the pilot could spend pre-launch time out of the X-15's cramped cockpit. This presentation includes information on structures, systems, maintenance, aircraft capabilities, missions and variants (including a 2-man version).
Air Document 7
X-15 Flight Manual
Downloadable: $4.00
If you just got an X-15 for Christmas but don't know how to fly it (say, you accidentally tossed out the instructions with the packaging), then this is the document for you! This 147-page North American Aviation "Utility Flight Manual" dates from 29 December 1961, and has sections on: Description Normal Procedures Emergency Procedures Auxiliary Equipment Operating Limits Flight Characteristics X-15A-2 Airplane Profusely illustrated with drawings of instruments, controls, ejector seat details and operation, systems, charts and graphs.
Air Document 8
XP-67 Documents
Downloadable: $4.00
Nine technical documents regarding the McDonnell XP-67 "Moonbat." Including: "Case History of XP-67 Airplane," Air Material Command, Wright Field, July, 1946. 25 pages with photos and chronology of XP-67. Formerly "SECRET." "Study of Modification to XP-67 Cooling System," McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Report No. 176, September 1943. 32 pages, including many drawings and photos. Wind tunnel test data, 19 pages. Data from several sources including a 1942 report with numerous photos of an early 1/3 scale wind tunnel model showing a very different configuration... a McDonnell Model 1 with engine nacelles under the wings. "Experimental and Theoretical Analysis of Ducted Radiators," McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Engineering Report No. 43, June 30, 1941. Only a small fraction (9 pages) of full report. "Final Report on the XP-67 Airplane," Air Material Command, Wright Field, 31 January, 1946, 33 pages. Provides photos, aircraft characteristics, timeline and a bibliography of official XP-67 reports. Memorandum Reports. Air Material Command, Wright Field, 1942-1944. 67 pages, several reports, including test pilot reports, photos including cockpit, test reports, etc. "Interceptor Pursuit Airplane, Twin Engine, Type XP," McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Preliminary Specification S-23A, May 5, 1941. 63 pages, describing a near-final design of the XP-67 "Moonbat" via drawings, data, description of requirements and lists of equipment. Vibration tests and results on XP-67 engines. 16 pages "Analysis of Wind Tunnel Data, Model 2, 1/8 scale" McDonnell Aircraft Corporation Engineering Report 42, April 16, 1941. 43 page report (incomplete) describing another Model 1-derived design for the XP-67, this time using the Model 1 wing/fuselage configuration with XP-67-style mid-wing engine nacelles. 68 photos illustrating the design.
Air Document 9
AH-56 Cheyenne Technical Manual
Downloadable: $4.00
647 pages of helicoptery goodness! Describing in great detail perhaps the most advanced military helicopter ever to almost make it into service, this manual (missing the cover and several following pages, thus the title and document numbers are unknown) present a number of very clear, very detailed drawings of the AH-56, its subsystems and instruments.
Air Document 10
Hughes Heavy Lift Helicopter report
Downloadable: $4.00
Hughes Tool Company Aircraft Division, report HTC-AD 70-16, "Estimated Weight Report Heavy lift Helicopter Proposal 28-Ton Payload," dated 5 February 1970. 140 pages, describing a warm-cycle (jet engines in the fuselage providing high pressure exhaust ducted to the tips of the rotors to provide power) flying crane helicopter. Provides, as the title may suggest, a great deal of information on component weights, but also gives several useful drawings of the configuration including external plans, inboard profiles and component drawings. Also includes the two best layout drawings extracted, cleaned up and provided as GIF images for high-rez printing.
Air Document 11
Martin "Mighty Midget" Brochure
Downloadable: $4.00
A full-color 47-page PDF brochure from the Martin company dated July, 1952, describing the "Mighty Midget" ground attack aircraft. This would have been somehwat like a small (very small) A-10 Warthog... heavily armored, heavily armed, twin jet single pilot plan meant to do one thing: trash ground targets. Brochure includes drawings, artwork, dimension, weight and performance data.
Air Document 12
Martin COIN proposal
Downloadable: $4.00
A 336 page PDF file, scanned at 300 DPI of the Martin-Marietta proposal document (Volume II - Technical) for the Counter Insurgency aircraft program. This program was eventually won by North American, who built the OV-10 Bronco as a result. The Martin design was somewhat similar to the North American design, but featured an unconventional inverted V-tail attached to twin tailbooms. More unconventionally, the exhaust from the turboprop engines was not dumped directly overboard, but instead was ducted through the tailbooms and exhausted out beneath the tail control surfaces, providing considerable lift and control at low speeds. This report is packed with a relatively vast number of foldout drawings showing the aircraft in exquisite detail. Overviews, inboard profiles, cutaways, component drawings are all here. Large foldouts were scanned in segments, with considerable overlap. NOTE: the result is a very large file.
Air Document 13
Congressional B-70 Report
Downloadable: $4.00
A 60-page report from the Senate Preparedness Investigating Subcommittee on the progress, status and future of the B-70 Mach 3+ bomber program, as of July, 1960. Report covers the history of the B-70, program funding, new technologies, strategic capabilities of the aircraft, as well as some possible future potential roles such as passenger transport and reusable orbital space launch vehicle.
Air Document 14
Lockheed CL-379 - A New VTOL-STOL
Downloadable: $4.00
1958 Lockheed brochure on the CL-379 VTOL demonstrator. This 24-page document lays out the operating principle of this twin-turboprop, fixed-wing design and gives numerous very nice illustrations including three-view, inboard profile, artwork and so on. BONUS: the PDF also includes an extra page of technical details and drawings of the CL-379, giving information not included in the brochure.
Air Document 15
D-171 Airplane, Project 1226
Downloadable: $4.00
Bell report on their D-171 design, a competitor for the X-15 program. This 26 page report shows the design in considerable detail, giving structural designs, propulsion system details, reaction control systems, cockpit layout, carrier aircraft (B-36) and more. This report was scanned from a photocopy, rather than the original report, but the image quality - in particular the drawings - is still quite good. Also included are 8 pages of technical details on the D-171 in the form of Standard Aircraft Characteristics sheets.
Air Document 16
Dornier Do 31 VTOL flight handbook
Downloadable: $4.00
343 page Dornier flight handbook... "Vorlaufiges Flughandbuch Transportflugzeug Dornier Do 31 E1/E3," dated 1 August 1969. Scanned in full color from an actual copy. Contains just about everything you need to know to fly the Do 31 VTOL transport aircraft... assuming you actually *have* a Do 31 lying around, and you read German. Includes engine design details and operations; instrument panel layouts; control, hydraulic and electrical system schematics; low-speed reaction control system details; landing gear details; takeoff performance, landing performance, fuel consumption... the whole bit. A whole lot of information regarding an aircraft for which there's typically not a whole lot of information readily available. The manual comes in two PDF files, each about 25 megabytes (split apart to make downloading easier and more reliable) .
Air Document 17
Me 163 Powerplant Manual
Downloadable: $4.00
An Air Material Command (Wright Field, Ohio) translation of a German document, Air Doc 17 is Translation Report No. F-TS-448-RE, "ME 163 B Airplane Manual Part 6 - Power Plant." This 21 page photo/diagram-illustrated report describes the HWK 109-509, it's installation, operation and maintenance.
Air Document 19
Focke-Wulf Grosstransporter
Downloadable: $4.00
Now available is a 16-page PDF file copy of a 1941 WWII German Focke Wulf presentation on their "Grosstransporter" (Large Transporter) aircraft design. Capable of transporting 400 troops, this was an eight-engined monster of a plane listed as the FW 249 or FW 95 in various other sources. Packed with illustrations... isometrics, iso cutaways, wing construction diagrams, three-view, inboard profile. A lot of info on a rarely seen design.
Air Document 20
Avro Vertical Take-Off Aircraft
Downloadable: $4.00
Five-page USAF presentation on the Avro Project 1794 supersonic VTOL "flying saucer". Gives basic history, performance, characteristics.
Air Document 21
(Avro) Estimated Engine Performance Project PV.704
Downloadable: $4.00
13-page Avro Aircraft Ltd report dated June 1957 detailing the engine layout and performance of the Avro Project 1794 "flying saucer." Includes some good cutaway illustrations.
Air Document 22
Canadian Government Program for the Avrocar, Design Summary
Downloadable: $4.00
76-page Avro Aircraft Ltd report dated May 1961 describing design concepts for "flying saucer" aircraft, from purely circular aircraft, to winged saucers, to flying wings and nearly-conventional aircraft. Numerous large layout drawings (some flaws in the photocopies of the large foldouts, but the designs are shown essentially complete)
Air Document 23
(Avro) Air Intake Pressure Recovery Tests, System 606A
Downloadable: $4.00
24-page Avro Aircraft Ltd report from February 1958 describing wind tunnel tests of various inlets for the System 606A "flying saucer"
Air Document 24
AVRO Vertical Take-Off Aircraft Code Name Ladybird
Downloadable: $4.00
24-page A.V Rose Canada document dated october 1954 describing the "Prject Ladybird" VTOL "flying saucer" effort, schedule, history, funding
Air Documents 20-24
All Five Avro "Saucer" documents
Downloadable: $15.00
Air Document 25
NB-36H Aircraft Descriptive Data
Downloadable: $4.00
30 pages of Lockheed data on the Convair NB-36H (the B-36 equipped with a nuclear reactor for test purposes). This comes from the Lockheed "Competative Data Group," which was Lockheed's collection of intelligence data on *other* companies designs and proposals. This report, largely hand-written, provides a program history as well as weight and dimensional data, witha number of sketches showing the general arrangement and internal layout.
Air Document 26
Handbook on Guided Missiles
Downloadable: $4.00
212 pages of a 1946 War Department report on German and Japanese rocket powered missiles and aircraft. This rarely-seen classic (scanned from a photocopy) provides a vast pile of information, including a great many diagrams.

Space Drawings

Space Drawing 1
X-20 Drawing Set 1: Design Overview
Downloadable: $3.00
Five large-format drawings (from NASA and USAF sources) from late in the X-20 Dyna Soar program. Includes: 8500X3200 pixel general arrangement w/top, side, front/back 11000X3300 px inboard profile. Rarely seen view shows internal arrangement of structure and equipment 6000X4200 px two-view drawing, very clear and detailed 8500X2500 px general arrangement, slightly different from above. 8000X2500 px inboard profile, slightly different from above.
Space Drawing 2
X-20 Drawing Set 2: Design Evolution
Downloadable: $3.00
14 detailed drawings showing the evolution of the Boeing Dyna Soar glider design from 1960 to the penultimate major design revision (for final design, see X-20 drawing set 1). This includes Models 844-2005, 844-2035, 844-2042, 844-2044, 844-2046 and 844-2050. Model 844-2005 was equipped with a jet engine. Each design is shown with both a layout drawing giving top, side, front and often back views, as well as an inboard profile drawing. Scanned at 300 DPI from drawings provided via USAF FOIA... meaning quality is a bit rough in places. Overall, though, the size and detail of these drawings well exceeds anything available elsewhere.
Space Drawing 3
Modified Saturn IB drawings
Downloadable: $3.00
Three large-format (~12100X3000 pixels) grayscale GIF-format inboard profile NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center drawings of modified versions of the Saturn IB. Includes: 60KC3214: MLV-SAT-IB-11.5... A Saturn IB with four UA-1205 boosters (same solid rocket boosters used on the Titan III) 60KC3215 MLV-SAT-IB-11.5A ...A Saturn IB with four UA-1205 boosters and a stretched core 60KC3216 MLV-SAT-IB-11.7A... A Saturn IB with four UA-1207 boosters and a stretched core Also includes smaller (4000 px wide) versions of these drawings for easier viewing and printing The perfect match for "Saturn IB Improvement Study, Phase II Final Report"
Space Drawing 4
Saturn V Inboard Profile: 1
Downloadable: $3.00
NASA-MSFC drawing 10M04574 of the Apollo 8 AS-503 Saturn V. Scanned at 300 DPI from the on-hand original (a somewhat scaled-down "blueprint" copy of the actual original), which is about 6 feet long!
Space Drawing 5
Saturn Inboard Profiles: 2
Downloadable: $3.00
This includes: NASA-MSFC Drawing 10M03369, Saturn V Inboard profile, dated 3-12-1962. Very large-format (20725X3400 pixels) grayscale line drawing of the complete booster. Also includes ca. 1963 NASA-MSFC drawings of individual stages: NASA-MSFC Drawing 10M04564 "Assembly Layout S-IC Stage, Saturn V," 14225X2507 px NASA-MSFC Drawing 10M03552 "Assembly Layout Saturn S-IB Stage," 13344X2397 px NASA-MSFC Drawing 10M03563 "Assembly Layout S-IVB Stage Saturn IB," 10661X2571 px NASA-MSFC Drawing 10M04120 "Assembly Layout S-IVB Stage Saturn V," 9191X2501 NASA-MSFC Drawing (number unavailable), "Assembly Layout S-II Stage," 8977X2389 px BONUS: reduced-size versions of all drawings for easier viewing.
Space Drawing 6
Space Shuttle Drawing Set
Downloadable: $3.00
Nine very-large-format (25,000 X 6500 pixels) drawings circa 1974 from Rockwell International showing the Space Shuttle in vast detail. BONUS: 1 large (9750 X 6020 px) cutaway perspective drawing of the Shuttle BONUS: 4 large format (6150 X 1650 px) Lockheed drawings circa 1985 showing the Hubble Space Telescope in great detail (external and internal views) BONUS: reduced-sized versions of the drawings for easier viewing
Space Drawing 7
Lunar Module Inboard diagrams
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Includes two detailed inboard views of the Lunar Module: Grumman drawing LTM340-10003 , dated 3/10/64. 21356X5139 pixels. Not quite the LM as built... shows the round (rather than square) front entry hatch. Includes a great deal of inner layout detail and callouts. A NASA LM inboard view dated 10-1-65, with the proper square hatch. Includes smaller versions for easier viewing/printing.
Space Drawing 8
Apollo Extension System Diagrams
Space labs and launch vehicles
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In 1965 North American studied using the Lunar Module as an orbital research platform. The descent stage would be very greatly modified. This set includes 9 large format drawings (ranging from 5790 to 15990 pixels wide) showing the modified LM laboratory as well as the Saturn Ib and Saturn V launch vehicles planned for use. The launch vehicles do not appear to be notably modified from the standard layout, but the inboard profiles are nonetheless impressive pieces of engineering art. Includes: Three Saturn Ib inboard profiles One Saturn V inboard profile Five LM Lab general arrangements
Space Drawing 9
Skylab/Apollo Command and Service Module diagram set
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Thirteen large format (about 10100X2700 pixel each) North American Rockwell diagrams of the Apollo Command and Service Modules, CSMs 116-119. A wealth of detail! Extensive detail on the components of the Command and Service Modules, including wiring, structure, instruments, seats, reaction control systems & tanks & plumbing, docking systems & hardware, and more. The end result of a years work. (Obviously, not one years non-stop work, but still... a lot of effort went into making these images presentable). Also includes smaller versions of the drawings for easier viewing and printing.
Space Drawing 10
X-20 Drawing Set 3: Details
Downloadable: $3.00
Fourteen large, detailed diagrams that provide details of the design and construction of the final version of the X-20 Dyna Soar. Included are drawings covering body panels, wing panels, body internal truss structure, wing internal truss structure, nose landing gear, main landing gear, pilots compartment, equipment compartment, elevon configuration and skin panels, vertical fin configuration and skin panels, wing leading edge panel layout, left and right inboard views of the cockpit, and inboard diagram of the fuselage with internal structure (these last three diagrams are less clear than they could be, but are the best available). BONUS: Twenty-Eight drawings and photos showing many aspects of Dyna Soar, including landing gear, cockpit, instrument panel, internal truss structure, skin panel/heat shield construction, equipment bay. Also, seven photos taken at the US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio, showing an actual Dyna Soar auxiliary power unit, two wind tunnel models and the contents of an actual Dyna Soar "Survival Kit."
Space Drawing 11
Saturn V Inboard Profile
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Similar to the AS-503 Saturn V inboard profile, this shows the earlier NASA-MSFC drawing 10M03369 in grayscale. Very large at 28109 x 5225 pixels. Also provided are numerous smaller and B&W versions for easier viewing and printing.
Space Drawing 12
Titan III drawings
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Three drawings showing the design of the Titan III space launch vehicle. Includes: 1: A Martin drawing showing the complete vehicle sans payload section, with inboard view of the first and second stages and transstage. 18067 x 4577 pixels. 2: Martin layout drawing of the core vehicle with numerous cross-sections. 22962 x 4332 pixels 3: United Aircraft drawing 4A0020, "Rocket Motor - Flight Configuration." This drawing, from February 1964, depicts the UA-1205 solid rocket booster in its early configuration. This motor came equipped with thrust termination ports up front... a feature specifically designed for use when launching manned payloads such as the X-20 Dyna Soar. 19526 x 6747 pixels.
Space Drawing 13
X-15 drawings
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This drawing package contains five drawings: Three drawings of the X-15A-2 produced by the Martin Marietta Corporation in 1968 showing surface details and external ablative insulation information (about 7800X3900 pixels) North American Aviation drawing L9360001, "Pylon Support - Ramjet Engine (Design Study)," dated 6-21-1967. Shows a side view of the X-15A-2 with a focus on the ventral fin and Airesearch ramjet. 7831X3239 pixels North American Aviation drawing 2581-931001, "Structure Diagram - Fuselage Advanced X-15A-2," dated 4-23-1963. Shows a three-view of the A-2 configuration under the B-52 carrier aircraft wing. Shows internal arrangement, external propellant tank geometry, carry-pylon outline, as well as a ventral ramjet different from the "dummy" ramjets actually test flown.
Space Drawing 14
Wasserfall drawings
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Zeichnung (Drawing) SKW 970 B, dated January 23, 1945. Illustrated the W4 "Wasserfall" surface to air missile. This was somewhat of a scaled-down V-2 rocket, equipped with canards and with different propellants, designed to home in on radar beams reflected off of target aircraft. Diagram shows internal and external configurations, with detail drawings of subassemblies such as the graphite control vanes and the aerodynamic control surfaces. Includes half- and quarter-size versions of the drawing for easier viewing and printing. 9221X5801 pixels.
Space Drawing 15
North American Manned Mars Lander drawings
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A drawing package containing 6 detailed NAA preliminary design drawings. These designs were produced in 1966 for NASA. Package includes: 10-Man PEM (Planetary Excursion Module), a half-cone, winged lifting body (6504X3263 pixels) 16-Man PEM. Similar to the 10-man, just larger... (7240X3263 pixels) 10-man Ballistic PEM, similar in configuration to the Apollo Command Module (7370X2979 px) 10-man Biconic PEM, similar to the Ballistic, but smaller in diameter and longer in length, with a geometry change (11460X3389 px) Biconic Earth Return Module - basic internal layout and external geometry of the capsule that would return the crew to Earth (7248X3263 px) 14-Man Cryogenic Mars Aerobraking Spacecraft - the entire vehicle which would put itself into Mars orbit, drop the PEM, and return the crew to Earth (13443X3438 px) BONUS: halfsize versions of each for easier viewing and printing
Space Drawing 16
North American Manned Ceres/Vesta Lander drawings
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The same contract that produced the Space Drawing 15 Mars landers also produced these two landers designed for the asteroids of Ceres and Vesta. The landers made no concessions to aerodynamics and little to gravity, as the asteroids had no atmospheres and little enough gravity. The landers look vaguely like the LEM designed by Grumman, but included larger volumes for extended living space. Two drawings are contained in this package: Three-man Retro PEM (6496X3263 px) Ten-man Retro PEM (7256X3263 px) BOUNS: halfsize versions of each for easier viewing and printing
Space Drawing 17
General Electric Early Apollo drawings
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Before the Apollo Command and Service Module designs we've come to know were settled upon, numerous American aerospace companies designed their own vehicles to fulfill the Apollo role. General Electric was one of those companies, and their most detailed design was the D-2 configuration. Much like the later Soyuz design (a fact that has caused many to wonder if the design was "copied" by the Soviets), the D-2 consisted of a power & propulsion module at the aft, a re-entry module in the middle and an expendable Mission Module up front, all contained within an aerodynamic shroud. The recovery vehicle portion bears a striking resemblance to the Soyuz version. Unlike the Soyuz, the D-2 would retain the shroud while in space. This package includes: Inboard Profile with callouts (8008X2512 pixels) A second inboard profile providing more details on the re-entry module (3769X2602 px) Recovery Vehicle inboard profile (7823X2648 px) D-2 Spacecraft Modular Configuration providing dimensions and lines for the external shroud (4812X2292 px) BOUNS: halfsize versions of each for easier viewing and printing
Space Drawing 18
Early reusable Shuttle booster
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22 drawings of the Model 256-20B McDonnell-Douglas/Martin Marietta manned, reusable, flyback Space Shuttle booster from 1971. The Phase B baseline booster was a wing hydrogen/oxygen powered launcher fitted with canards… and fitted within the canards werea multitude of turbofan engines for use in getting back to a landing field for a powered runway landing. This drawing set contains: McDonnell-Douglas drawings: 256-20-0001: General Arrangement Model 256-20B Booster (also shows Model 255 orbiter): B&W, 6416X3263 pixels 256-20-0010: Layout – Installation Main Landing Gear: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 11362X3290 pixels 256-20-0011: Layout – Installation Nose Landing Gear: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 7298X3230 pixels 256-20-0015: Nose Section, Booster: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 10568X3168 pixels 256-20-0020: Main Propulsion System installation : Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 11760X2140 pixels 256-20-0027: Inboard profile: Grayscale (with an additional “cleaned” version), 9368X3120 pixels 256-20-0032: ECLS Installation: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 8656X3032 pixels Martin Marietta drawings: 899-A-2010-599: Wing Structural Assembly: Grayscale (with an additional “cleaned” version), 6902X3143 pixels 899-A-2010-639-1: Canard Structure Assembly, B&W. 4216X3287 pixels 899-A-2010-639-2: Canard Structure Assembly, B&W. 4216-3287 pixels 899-A-2020-648: ACPS Installation: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 8632X3040 pixels 899-A-2020-650: Airbreathing Enginge [sic] Installation: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 8000X3279 pixels 899A2010642: Booster Overall TPS Assembly: Color (with an additional clear grayscale version), 11007X3240 pixels All drawings also come with half-sized versions for easier viewing and printing. Space Drawing set 18 is spread through 4 ZIPped folders, totalling 92.5 megabytes – hence the split into four separate, more easily uploadable/downloadable ZIP files.
Space Drawing 19
Early reusable Shuttle orbiter
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As a companion to Space Drawing Set 18 (booster), here are the equivalent drawings for the orbiter, McDonnell Douglas Model 255, Phase B high crossrange orbiter from 1971. All drawings are in B&W, and all come with half-size versions for easier viewing and printing. All contained in a single ZIP file. 255BJ00050sht1: General Arrangement, Siamese Tank, Delta Wing Orbiter (8154X3231 pixels) 255BJ11138sht1 Wing Structural Assy Delta Wing Orbiter (4123X3106 pixels) 255BJ11138sht2 Wing Structural Assy Delta Wing Orbiter (8240X3300 pixels) 255BJ11138sht3 Wing Structural Assy Delta Wing Orbiter (8200X3300 pixels) 255BJ11138sht4 Wing Structural Assy Delta Wing Orbiter (8094X3234 pixels) 255BJ23143 Structural Assy Vertical Tail Delta Wing Orbiter(8062X3186 pixels) 255BJ30092 Fuselage Structural Assy Delta Wing Orbiter(15990X3326 pixels) 255BJ50069 Main propulsion System Installation Delta Wing Orbiter (9873X3240 pixels) 255BJ50070 Airbreathing Engine Fuel System Instal – Orbiter (8144X3232 pixels) 255BJ50146sht1 ACPS/OMS Installation (11628X3333 pixels) 255BJ50146sht2 ACPS/OMS Installation (7550X3300 pixels) 255BJ50146sht3 ACPS/OMS Installation (10262X3333 pixels) 255BJ50147 Airbreathing Engine Installation – Orbiter (8184X3256 pixels) 255BJ50907 ACPS Engine Cover (TPS) Down Firing (8226X3270 pixels) 255BJ58074 Tank Assembly – Main Propellant – Delta Wing Orbiter (8168X3224 pixels)
Space Drawing 20
Early Reusable Shuttle Orbiter & Booster
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Space Drawing Set 20 contains the best of drawing sets 18 & 19, condensed into a single inexpensive package: McDonnell Douglas drawing 255BJ00050sht1: General Arrangement, Siamese Tank, Delta Wing Orbiter (8154X3231 pixels) McDonnell Douglas drawing 256-20-0001: General Arrangement Model 256-20B Booster (also shows Model 255 orbiter), 6416X3263 pixels Martin Marietta drawing 899A2010642: Booster Overall TPS Assembly, 11472X3253 pixels These show the McDonnell Douglas Model 255, Phase B high crossrange orbiter and the Model 256-20B McDonnell-Douglas/Martin Marietta manned, reusable, flyback Space Shuttle booster from 1971. All drawings are in B&W, and all come with half-size versions for easier viewing and printing. All contained in a single ZIP file.
Space Drawing 21
Minuteman 1 ICBM diagrams
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Space Drawing Set 21 contains a large format (13378X5402 pixels) full-color scan of a cyanotype blueprint of the Minuteman 1 ICBM. The diagram is for a display model, but presents full-scale dimensions as well as considerable external detail … thus perfect for modelmakers. Boeing drawing 25-27135, dated May, 1961. Good, clear diagrams of the Minuteman are hard to find… this is by far the best I’ve ever seen in the unclassified world. The ZIPped file contains the large format color scan, a grayscale version at that size, and half-sized versions for easier viewing and printing. NOTE: the filenames are actually “Halfsize” and “Quartersize,” becuase the true original full-rez scan is a prohibitively large file (over 140 meg).
Space Drawing 22
V-2 rocket engine diagrams
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Here are two diagrams of the rocket engine used on the wartime German A-4 (“V-2?) missile: Zeichnung Nr. 5416 B-U2, “Unterteil zum Heizbehalter,” dated 1944. Shows a cross-section and details of the combustion chamber/nozzle. 6970X4940 pixels, grayscale. Zeichnung Nr. 5416 B-U1 Ausf. A, “Kopf zum Heizbehalter,” dated 1944, showign a large cross-section of the injector head with details of the individual injector “cups.” 7040X4784 pixels, grayscale.
Space Drawing 23
Saturn Ib painting diagram
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NASA-MSFC drawing 10M03738, dated Sep 1, 1966. This diagram shows the painting patterns for the Saturn Ib. This means the striking black-and-white patterns used to determine the roll orientation of the vehicle on ascent. This diagram is a very clear grayscale, 10,608 pixels by 3015 pixels, and comes with a half-size and quarter-size version for easier viewing and printing.
Space Drawing 24
Dyna Soar/Titan II diagrams 1
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part one of a set of diagrams showing the Dyna Soar spaceplane and it’s Titan II suborbital booster. 1: Martin Drawing 388-0400000: An inboard profile & section view of the Titan II booster with Dyna Soar. A grayscale scan of an “artistic” presentation of the diagram, airbrushed. 11,525 X 2268 pixels. 2: Martin Drawing 388-0400000: An inboard profile & section view of the Titan II booster with Dyna Soar. A grayscale scan of the basic engineering line diagram. 17,275 X 3300 pixels. 3: Martin Model 388-1: An inboard profile & section view of the Titan II booster with Dyna Soar. A black-and-white scan of the basic engineering line diagram. 17,067 X 3358 pixels. 4: Booster – Complete, Martin drawing 388-1000000. A grayscale scan of a complete overview of the Dyna Soar/Titan II booster air vehicle. 4750 x 2756 pixels. 5: Structural Configuration, Martin drawing 388-1000000. A black & white scan of the internal structure of the Dyna Soar/Titan II booster air vehicle. 20,154 x 3367 pixels. All drawings come in JPG format and GIF format, as well as “halfsize” and “quartersize” versions for easier viewing & printing. Space Drawing 24 is a 41 megabyte ZIP file
Space Drawing 25
Dyna Soar/Titan II diagrams 2
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part two of a set of diagrams showing the Dyna Soar spaceplane and its Titan II suborbital booster. 1: Martin Drawing 388-0400098, Oxidizer Tank Fwd Skirt & Blast Shield, Stage II: Details both the forward end of the Titan II second stage as well as providing geometric data on the Dyna Soar stansition section and abort solid rocket motor. A grayscale scan of the diagram. 4700 X 2666 pixels. 2: Structural Configuration. A grayscalescan of a presentation version of the internal structure of the Dyna Soar/Titan II booster air vehicle, airbrushed. 11,522 x 2814 pixels. 3: Fin Structure. A grayscalescan of a presentation version of the structural configuration of the large yaw and pitch fins mounted near the base of the Titan II, airbrushed. 4435 x 2781 pixels. All drawings come in JPG format and GIF format, as well as “halfsize” and “quartersize” versions for easier viewing & printing. Space Drawing 25is a 47 megabyte ZIP file
Space Drawing 26
4-Man Rescue Apollo
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two North American Aviation diagrams showing a proposed 1965 version of the Apollo spacecraft, with seating for four for rescue purposes. 1: Docking Provisions – 4 Man Apollo Rescue Vehicle Study: NAA drawing 2129-1 showing the modified docking adapter that would allow the rescue Apollo to dock with a regular Apollo. Available in both the original color scan and a cleaned-up grayscale line diagram. 10,750 X 2599 pixels. 2: Four Crewmen in Block II C/M: NAA drawing 2680-2 showing an inboard view of the capsule with details on seating arrangement and provisions for four crewmen. Available in both the original color scan and a cleaned-up grayscale line diagram. 9854 X 2578 pixels. All drawings come in JPG format and GIF format, as well as “halfsize” and “quartersize” versions for easier viewing & printing. Space Drawing 26 is a 22 megabyte ZIP file
Space Drawing 27
Shuttle Markings
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two Rockwell International diagrams dated 1977 showing markings for the Space Shuttle Orbiter, including markings for the hatch on the left side, national insignia, rescue markings, ejection labels, etc. Set includes V070-000008 sheet 1 of 2 ( 13296X3660 pixels, B&W) and sheet 2 of 2 (13234X3600 pixels, B&W). Also includes grayscale halfsize and quartersize versions of each for easier viewing and printing.
Space Drawing 28
Mercury Capsule Diagrams
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five McDonnell Aircraft Corporation diagrams of the Mercury capsule. Included are: 1) Drawing 45-00002, “Inboard Profile Model 133.” Black and white, 28,420X5380 pixels. Dated 1959. Includes a detailed interior view of the capsule along with an abort tower diagram… apparently a not-quite-final design as there are a few differences from the Mercury as it actually flew. 2) Drawing 45-32002, “Struct. Assy. – Conical Section.” Black & white, 20,664 X 5166 pixels. Dated 1959 3)-5) Drawings 45-32000, “Capsule Assembly,” drawings 1 through 3. Black & white, ~11,000X5100 pixels. Date unclear. All drawings come full size, half size and quarter size, for easier viewing & printing, in a single 8.1 megabyte ZIP file.

Space Documents

Space Document 1
Dyna Soar History Documents: 1
Downloadable: $4.00
Three PDF format documents covering the early development of the Dyna Soar: "Standardized Launch Vehicles for Space Application." This formerly-secret, 59 page document (from the Space Systems Division, USAF Space Command, dated 1961) describes the effort to produce a small range of standard launch vehicles for all needs, covering payloads as diverse as the SAINT I satellite interceptor, the SAINT II manned satellite interceptor, the Dyna Soar, communications satellites, the whole gamut of concepts then under study. Drawings are shown of a number of launch vehicles projected to boost Dyna Soar, incuding the Saturn I C-1, Convair Astro IV, Martin Plan C, Solid Titan II (predecessor of the Titan III) and the SLS A 388. "Dyna Soar Characteristics summaries." This 29-page collection of Standard Aircraft Characteristics sheets for the Dyna Soar program cover the design from 14 September 1960 to program termination. Presented are three-views of the spaceplane as it evolves, the launch vehicle, trajectories, weights, capabilities. From suborbital versions using the Titan I ICBM through the Titan II and finally fully orbital versions using the Titan III. "Review of Dyna Soar Reentry Vehicle Configuration Studies." This 31-page paper shows the designs that competed for the Dyna Soar Phase Alpha contract. These include: Avco's capsule with a large drag brake; Boeings M-1 lifting body; Boeing/General Electrics M-2b lifting body; Chance-Voughts low L/D lifting body; Boeings intermediate L/D winged spaceplane; Bells high L/D winged spaceplane; Boeing/Goodyears inflatable wing glider; Lockheeds folding wing spaceplane. All are shown with three-views, inboard profiles and launch vehicles.
Space Document 3
"The Story Of Peenemunde, Or What Might Have Been."
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A giant compilation of reports (763 pages), translations and interviews with the German rocket scientists while under detention by the US Army in Garmish, Germany, circa 1945-1946.This covered virtually everty aspect of work at Peenemunde, from the design of the A-4 and the A-9 (including the closest I've been able to find to source documentation describing a manned A-9) to instrumentation, cannon shell designs and even mortar rounds. This is an incredibly historically significant source that, oddly, does not seem to have ever been made available before. Sadly, the quality of some of the pages leaves much to be desired, but every effort was made to provide the best-quality product possible.
Space Document 4
Advanced Versions of the V-2 rocket
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Proposals for advanced versions of the German V-2 (A-4) rocket. Included: 1: "Anderung der bisherigen Flugbahncharakteristik von Ruckstossaggregetenzur Erzielung grosserer Schussweiten," a 1939 report done at Peenemunde on how to extend the gliding range of a ballistic rocket by means of wings. The design shown is essentially a flying wing version of the V-2, and is a predeccessor of the A-9 (a.k.a. A-4b) winged version. 2: "A-8 ... Entwurfsgestaltung, Leitungsberechnung und Stabilitats untersuchungen," a report on the A-8 rocket. This was to be a stretched version of the A-4 with a more powerful engine and different propellants. 3: "Bemannten Gleiter" a two-page sketch, listed as 1941 and thought to be by von Braun, showing how to fit three people into the nose of an A-9 rocket. Rarely seen stuff!
Space Document 5
Saturn V Payload Planner's Guide
Downloadable: $4.00
PDF file, scanned at full-color 300 DPI for high clarity. This 64 page 1965 document from Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division shows what payload possibilities were available, everything from small bolt-on "Get Away Specials" to interstellar probes using Centaur upper stages. Filled with detailed drawings.
Space Document 6
Saturn IB Payload Planner's Guide
Downloadable: $4.00
PDF file, scanned at full-color 300 DPI for high clarity. This 55 page 1965 document from Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division shows what payload possibilities were available, everything from small bolt-on "Get Away Specials" to high-velocity missions using Centaur upper stages. Filled with detailed drawings.
Space Document 7
"Saturn IB Improvement Study, Phase II Final Report"
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"Saturn IB Improvement Study, Phase II Final Report" Space Division, Chrysler Corporation, report TR-AE-6611, dated Oct 5, 1966. Work performed under NASA contract NAS8-20260, 154 pages scanned in grayscale. This study for NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center looked at using large solid rocket motors as strap-on boosters for the Saturn V... the five-segment UA-1205 motors used on the Titan III, the UA-1207 motors intended for use on the Titan IIIM (not used until the Titan IVA), and the first stage of the Minuteman ICBM. This report covers the payload capability, engineering changes to both the core vehicle and boosters, manufacturing and facility requirements for the various configurations... along with proposed schedules and costs. Designs covered in the preliminary trade study (with basic drawings) include: MLV-SAT-IB-11 (MLV-11): four UA-1200s as Zero Stage MLV-SAT-IB-12 (MLV-12): Four H-1s on S-IB, four UA-1200s as boost assist MLV-SAT-IB-13 (MLV-13): two UA-1200s as boost assist MLV-SAT-IB-14 (MLV-14): four Minuteman SRMs as boost assist MLV-SAT-IB-15 (MLV-15): eight Minuteman SRMs as boost assist Several vehicles were studied in a bit more depth, and have better drawings presented, including: MLV-SAT-IB-11.5: four UA-1205s MLV-SAT-IB-11.5A: four UA-1205s and stretched Saturn core MLV-SAT-IB-11.7A: four UA-1207s and stretched Saturn core MLV-SAT-IB-13.7: two UA-1207s and stretched Saturn core MLV-SAT-IB-14: four Minuteman SRMs and stretched Saturn core This is a good match for the Modified Saturn IB drawing set.
Space Document 8
Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Pictorial Representations
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PDF version of NASA_Marshall document 10A00545, "Space Shuttle Solid Rocket Booster Pictorial," March 1977, Rev D. 156 pages of graphic goodness... detailed line drawings of everything worth having a drawing on the SRB. From the late-1950's-era initiator to the not-so-well-thought-out "Challenger-style" segment joints, it's all in here. Perfect for the model maker or someone wanting to assemble an SRB using that baggie of spare parts.
Space Document 9
"A Shuttle Development Flight Test Vehicle"
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NASA TM X-71978 A 36-page NASA-Langley Research Center paper (PDF format) dated June 1974 describing the concept of a Space Shuttle Orbiter to be used for aerodynamic evaluation of the configuration. In order to get the proper flight conditions, this orbiter - planned to be a production orbiter modified appropriately - would be powered by internal rockets. Ideas included air-dropping the orbiter and firing a single J-2 engine (with internal propellant tanks), or doing vertical launched from the ground and using a single UA-1205 solid rocket motor (as used on the Titan III) mounted either internally or externally, or a vertical launch with a cluster of three J-2 engines (with internal propellant tanks), a cluster of 2 SSMEs (with internal propellant tanks), or the full complement of three SSMEs (with a reduced-size external tank). Includes performances data and graphs and drawings for each of the studied configurations.
Space Document 10
"Single Body Canard Booster"
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Space Shuttle Program Technical Integration Design Note: B-WEST-TI-0003 contract NAS8-26016 This 76-page design note (scanned in grayscale, saved as PDF) from January of 1971, prepared by Phil Bono of the McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Company, describes the then-current MDD design for the manned flyback space shuttle booster. It also includes recent changes to the design such as going with JP-4-fueled turbofans rather than hydrogen fueled and using two wingtip fins rather than a single central rudder. A rather impressive increase in thermal protection system weight was also reported. Numerous drawings are presented, including trade study fin and canard configurations, internal systems layouts, cockpit concepts and designs for alternate upper stages... instead of a shuttle orbiter, an S-IVB, an S-II, and an all-new upper stage were examined.
Space Document 11
Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle
Downloadable: $4.00
40 pages from a scanned copy of "Integral Launch and Reentry Vehicle System First Interim Technical Review Briefing, Vol. 1" Convair Division, General Dynamics Corporation, report GDC-DCB69-012, dated 29 April 1969. This report is loaded with drawings of possible vehicles, from small lifting bodies atop conventional boosters to large fully-reusable flyback boosters with advanced manned shuttle-like upper stages, The ILRV program was an immediate predecessor to the Space Shuttle program, and was nowhere near ready to come to a specific design... thus, a wide variety of concepts were studied. This copy of the report is incomplete, but presents all the illustrations. Scanned in grayscale with good resolution for best drawing quality. Price for Download: $5.50
Space Document 12
Saturn Paraglider Recovery
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A 77-page PDF brochure from Ryan, dated 15 August 1961, describing design studies and results for using a deployable Rogallo wing (basically... a hang glider) mounted to the side of a Saturn C-1 or C-2 (Dyna Soar) booster for gliding recovery onto runways. Presents design overview as well as detailed component design (such as landing gear and deployment mechanisms), along with launch and flyback trajectories, expected aerothermal heating, glide ratios, program costs and more.
Space Document 13
Lunar Landing Training Vehicle Flight Manual
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This set includes three PDF file reports on the Lunar Landing Training Vehicle (LLTV), a.k.a. Lunar Landing Research vehicle (LLRV). Includes: "Lunar Landing Training Vehicle, Model Specifications For." Dated 9-17-69, Specification CF325-6M-366, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston. 160 pages "Lunar Landing Training Vehicle No. 1 Accident Investigation Board Report." Sometimes things go wrong. This report, dated March 12, 1969, describes the Dec. 8, 1968, crash of an LLTV piloted by Joseph Algranti. Includes many technical details of the LLTV design, as well as photos of the LLTV in both normal and crashed configurations. 230 pages. "Report 7161-954005 Lunar Landing Research Vehicle Flight Manual." Pretty much what it says, this 1 April 1964 report describes how to fly the LLRV. 153 pages including many drawings and photos, descriptions of systems and, importantly, how to punch out in an emergency.
Space Document 14
Lunar Module Manuals
Familiarization, Orientation, Operations, Installation
Downloadable: $4.00
Five PDF reports describing the nuts and bolts of the Lunar Module. Includes: "Course no 30005-012 LM Orientation Training." Dated November 1966, this 73-page compilation of graphics gives an overview of LM design and systems. "LMA790-1 Lunar Excursion Module Familiarization Manual." A 116-page Grumman report dated 15 October 1965 describes the LM and systems in considerable detail. "LMA790-3-LM 10 Apollo Operations Handbook LM-10 and Subsequent Vol1." A sizable 804-page Grumman manual dated 1 April 1971 describes virtually every system - and how they are to work and be maintained - in exhaustive and illustrated detail. "LMA790-3-LM 11 Apollo Operations Handbook LM-11 and Subsequent Vol2." An even bigger 917-page Grumman manual dated 26 September 1971 lists what they must have thought was every procedure imaginable for the LM, from closeout to docking. "Lunar Module Subsystem Assembly and Installations." A Grumman brochure from December 1967 gives a general overview of the tasks associated with assembling a Lunar Module. 56 pages, with the original having been produced "magazine style" and opened up and scanned in full color.
Space Document 15
Launch Complex 39 Facilities Reports and Diagrams
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LC-39 was where the Saturn V was launched, and here are some documents describing the launch facility. "Launch Complex-39 Mobile Launcher Service Arms, Operations and Maintenance." 16 May 1969 handbook on the maintenance requirements and methods for the environmental chamber at the end of the Command Module Access Arm. Many illustrations. 132 pages "Launch Complex 39 Facility Description." An October 1, 1966 report describing the facilities and ground support equipment at LC-39. Many illustrations in 130 pages, covering the whole area. "Launcher - Umbilical Towers Launch Complex 39 Revised Bid Drawings." A 78-page book of detailed architectural drawings of the launch pad and towers by Reynolds, Smith & Hills, architects. July 7, 1964. None of that computer aided design stuff... all done by hand. "LC-39 Arming Tower Drawings." A 29-page book of detailed architectural drawings of the arming tower. Drawings done at NASA-KSC, dating from 1971. "LC-39 Facilities Handbook." This 75-page US Army Corps of Engineers report gives a photo-illustrated overview of all the major facilities, structures and buildings at Launch Complex 39. Circa 1967.
Space Document 16
V-2 diagrams, technical development report
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"Ger?t A4 (Bauseihe A)," Peenemunde drawing 5216, showing a detailed cutaway view of the entire A-4 (V-2) rocket. A very large drawing at 4940X16738 pixels. Also includes a half-scale, a fifth-scale and a 1500-pixel-long version for easier viewing and printing... along with the original "messy" scan (because I want you to know what sort of effort I'm going to here). "Heizbeh?lter," Peenemunde drawing 5416B Ausf. "A," a general overview drawing of the V-2 combustion chamber. A beautiful drawing showing details of the injector cups and combustion chamber wall cross-section. 7176-9880 pixels. Also includes a half-scale, a fifth-scale and a 1500-pixel-long version for easier viewing and printing. "Technical Data on the Development of the A4." Prepared by the Historical office of the Marshall Space Flight Center in February of 1965, this highly-illustrated 61-page report gives a good overview of all the A-series rockets from A-1 to A-10.
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Astrorocket Progress Report
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A December, 1962 report from the Martin Company describing the Astrorocket concept. This was for an operational USAF manned reusable launch system using vertical takeoff and horizontal landing. A number of unconventional configurations and propulsion systems were studied. 67 pages, but missing a few. Appended to the report is a detailed layout drawing of the final vehicle from a later source.
Space Document 18
Manned Space Laboratory
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A 196 page Douglas Aircraft Company report, "MANNED SPACE LABORATORY REQUIREMENTS AND CONCEPTUAL DESIGNS FOR MID-60'S DEPLOYMENT." This describes preliminary designs for small space stations up to Skylab-sized. Given that nthis report dates from June, 1962, this report is significant in that it describes something very like Skylab... a Saturn S-IVB "wet lab" similar to Skylab. However, this was to be launched with an Apollo capsule already in place. Several other concepts also presented.
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Saturn S-IVB sketches
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"Technical Memorandum 136 V/S-IVB Configuration Sketches," McDonnell Douglas Astronautics Company, July 1969. 102 pages of exactly what the title suggests... sketches and diagrams of the S-IVB upper stage in great detail. July, 1969, covering both Saturn Ib and Saturn V variants of the S-IVB stage.
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156, 260-Inch solid + S-IVB stage
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Douglas Missile & Space Systems Division report DAC-58036 "Large Solid Motors in Booster Applications." 50 pages covering the use of 156-inch and 260-inch diameter solid rocket motors as the first stage for Saturn Ib-class boosters.
Space Document 21
260-inch + S-II stage
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Boeing report D5-13148 "Final Report 260-inch Solid Motor/S-II Vehicle Feasibility Study." A 91 page report (taken from microfilm... two original pages per PDF-page) describing something like the current Ares I booster, but much larger.
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Apollo operations handbooks
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A collection of five North American Aviation reports covering the Apollo command and service modules (primarily the former), Blocks I and II, in exhaustive detail: APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK COMMAND AND SERVICE MODULE. SPACECRAFT 012 (1010 pages) APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK COMMAND AND SERVICE MODULE. SPACECRAFT 014 (718 pages) COMMAND SERVICE MODULE SYSTEM HANDBOOK AS-501 (395 pages) APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK BLOCK II SPACECRAFT VOL. 1 SPACECRAFT DESCRIPTION, Oct 1969 (962 PAGES) APOLLO OPERATIONS HANDBOOK BLOCK II SPACECRAFT VOL. 1 SPACECRAFT DESCRIPTION, Jan 1970 (1067 PAGES)
Space Document 23
Juno V
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Army Ballistic Missile Agency report "Juno V Space Vehicle Development Program, (Phase I) Booster Feasibility Demonstration," dated 13 October 1958, 34 pages. This describes The Juno V, which was what the Saturn I was called before it became a NASA. Includes diagrams of the Juno V, several steps in the development of the Juno V, alternate tank concepts, recovery concepts, test vehicles and growth options. An interesting look at the early days of the Saturn.
Space Document 24
Titan 2+2
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A 29-page brochure from United Technology Center (manufacturer of the 120-inch solid rocket motors used on the Titan III) dated August 1965 describing the "Titan IIID," a Titan using four boosters instead of two. Includes motor and vehicle performance and diagrams, alternate configurations (5 and 7 segments, 156-inch boosters and core).
Space Document 25
12 Man Space Station
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McDonnell-Douglas Astronautics Company presentation MDC G0583, dated June 1970, describes an ambitious Saturn-launched, Shuttle-services space station. In its early phases the station would rotate to produce artificial gravity. The station was designed to be modular so that larger versions could be assembled, or serve as interplanetary spacecraft. Numerous drawings of modules, assemblies and internal layouts. Read this and weep over what kind of space station we could have had. 111 pages.
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Index of missile launches
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Dated January, 1961, this 151 page report from the Air Force Missile Test Center documents missile launches at the Atlantic Missile Range (Cape Canaveral). To quote the Foreward: The purpose of this brochure is to provide a ready reference index of missiles launched over the Atlantic Missile Range during its first ten years of operation. It contains a record of missiles launched during the period July 1950 through June 1960. Launch dates are in chronological order according to missile program. Missile numbers are also included. Highlights concerning various launchings are recorded in the remarks section. No attempt was made to give specific launch objectives or test results. The inclusion of such information would have required a classification different from the one assigned to some of the missile programs. Meteorological rockets of the HUGO and ARCAS class and deadweight slugs used in the POLARIS program are not included. Dummy missiles, scale models, and live missiles are all included, provided a launch was intended and was accomplished. A launch is defined as a definite lift-off of the vehicle from its launch stand after a completed pre-launch countdown with intent to launch. Vehicles that exploded on the pad during the countdown operation prior to T-time, or that exploded and burned at the time of being ignited before accomplishing lift-off, are not considered to have been launched; consequently, they are not included in this brochure. Annex A - Tab 27 - contains data on the space probes and passenger satellites launched from the Atlantic Missile Range.
Space Document 27
Lunar Exploration Program Based on Saturn
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US Army Ordnance Missile Command Report No. DV-TR-2-60 "A Lunar Exploration Program Based Upon Saturn Boosted Systems," dated February 1960. This report, prepared at the request of NASA, presents the result of the US Army Ballistic Missile Agency's efforts to design lunar soft-landing missions - robotic and manned - using the Saturn launch vehicle. A historic report from just before the Apollo program, this report shows designs for space capsules, lunar landers, robotic probes, recovery operations, launch vehicles and in-space assembly and refueling operations. This was before lunar orbit rendezvous, so the entire manned vehicle would land on the moon, including the re-entry capsule. 404 pages .
Space Document 28
Skylab: A Guidebook
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A 255 page publication from Marshall Space Flight Center, this circa 1973 Guidebook covers the design and purpose of Skylab in great detail. Chapters include: I. SCIENCE FROM ORBIT--AN INTRODUCTION TO SKYLAB II. HISTORY OF THE SKYLAB PROGRAM III. PROFILE OF THE SKYLAB MISSION IV. SKYLAB DESIGN AND OPERATION V. RESEARCH PROGRAMS ON SKYLAB VI. GROUND-BASED SUPPORTING PROJECTS LISTING OF SKYLAB EXPERIMENTS
Space Document 29
Integrated Manned Interplanetary Spacecraft Concept
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Seven volumes of a 1968 Boeing report dealing with a nuclear-powered manned Mars vehicle. This report covers the design of the interplanetary vehicle, the Mars lander, the NERVA nuclear engine and Saturn-derived launch vehicles (including the Saturn V-3XU and 4XU, which used 3 and 4 modified S-IC stages clustered together). A wonderful source of detail on an archetypical manned space vehicle, perhaps the classic nuclear Mars vehicle. D2-113544-1, Vol 1, Summary, 49 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 2, System Assessment and Sensitivities, 188 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 3 part 1, System Analysis (part 1 - Missions and Operations), 244 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 3 part 2, System Analysis (part 2 - Experiment Program), 293 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 4, System Definition, 525 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 5, Program Plans and Costs, 281 pages D2-113544-1, Vol 6, Cost-Effective Subsystem Selection and Evolutionary Development, 283 pages
Space Document 30
HYLEAP
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A Northrop presentation (NORAIR S.0. 93732, 61 pages) describing a space station logistics support vehicle, a long, flat lifting body. Includes structural details, cockpit design, boosters (Titan and Saturn) and more.
Space Document 31
North American Rockwell Minimum Cost Booster
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From October 1968, this 48-page Space Division of North American Rockwell Corporation presentation describes a low-cost space booster designed to use unimpressive technology levels. The basic vehicle was two-stage, fueled by hydrazine and N2O4 and traded pressure-feed and pump feed. Report describes trades on main engines (designs from TRW, Aerojet and Rocketdyne are shown), payload capabilities (from 10Klbs to 100Klbs), tank materials, structural concepts, etc.
Space Document 32
Apollo/Saturn V Systems Familiarization
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A 59-page heavily illustrated training report describing the ground facilities for the Saturn V. Technical diagrams and floorplans are provided for the VAB, the Crawler, Mobile Service Structure, Launcher-Umbilical Tower, Flame Deflector, Propellant Areas and more.
Space Document 33
Apollo "A"/Saturn C-1 Launch Vehicle System
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410 pages worth of NASA-Marshall Space Flight Center report from July 1961 (report no. MPR-M-SAT-61-5), compiling technical information on the Saturn C-1, the proposed Saturn C-2 and the larger Saturn C-3 (which replaced the S-I first stage with a new stage using two F-1 engines), as well as the Apollo "A" configuration (which at the time was an Apollo capsule married to a Service Module equipped with solid rocket motors and trailing a Space Laboratory). The report primarily deals with technical details of the C-1, including structural tests facilities, aerothermal heating tests, live fire tests, weights & balance, CG shifts during flight, trajectory information and more.
Space Document 34
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
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The first of several such NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 68 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format) with these main sections: Shuttle and ISS co-ordinate systems Shuttle Proximity Operations Approach Configuration ISS Proximity Operations Approach Configuration ISS and Shuttle Mating Configuration ISS and Shuttle Mated Assembly Configuration ISS Undocked Separation Configuration Shuttle Undocked Separation Configuration PACKED with diagrams of the Shuttle, ISS and Progress resupply craft as of STS-088. Perfect for the modeler or anyone interested in the ISS or the Shuttle.
Space Document 35
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-092
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The second of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 80 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 36
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-097
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The third of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 74 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 37
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-098
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The fourth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 78 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 38
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-100
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The fifth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 84 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 39
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-102
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The sixth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 80 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 40
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-104
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The seventh of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 116 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 41
THE Challenger memo: "Temperature Concern on SRM Joints"
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A unique bit of space history... the Thiokol presentation to NASA regarding temperature effects on SRM O-Rings from January 27, 1986, the day before the ill-fated last launch of Challenger. Done years before Powerpoint, this hand-written presentation gives a history of prior experience with low temperatures on the O-rings, showing episodes of blow-by and damage, and compares that data to expected temperatures of the O-rings for the following day, and recommends that... well, you read it and see if the data filling the memo, and the recommendations made by the actual engineers, matches up with the *management* recommendation to NASA on the last page.
Space Document 42
"A Single Stage to Orbit Concept"
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This working paper from July 20, 1970, described an SSTO concept to fulfill the Space Shuttle role. Written by Edward Gomersall of the Mission Analysis Division of NASAs Office of Advanced Research and Technology, this design is in the same general family as the Chrysler SERV, Gary Hudsons Phoenix and the Delta Clipper. Payload was a manned variable geometry lifting body spaceplane and a 25,000 pound cargo load. Variants include space station launchers and lunar missions. The report contains substantial data on the construction, operation and recovery of the vehicle. 54 pages.
Space Document 43
Shuttle/Shuttle-C Commonality Assessment
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A Rockwell presentation on commonality of components between the Shuttle Orbiter and the proposed Shuttle-C. Includes many diagrams showing the structures and components o the Shuttle C. 57 pages
Space Document 44
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-105, Mission 7A.1
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The eighth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 117 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 45
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-108, Mission UF-1
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The ninth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 38 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 46
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-110, Mission 8A
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The tenth of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 116 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 47
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-111, Mission UF-2
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The eleventh of several NASA reports showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 38 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 48
ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-112, Mission 9A
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The twelfth and final NASA report showing the progression of on-orbit assembly of the ISS. 113 pages of CAD drawings (in high-rez PDF format), in the style of ISS/Shuttle on-orbit configuration, STS-088
Space Document 49
Boeing SDIO SSTO presentations
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Two presentations describing concepts for Single Stage To Orbit concepts from 1990, presented to the Strategic Defense Initiative Office. These were designs in the competition for what became the Delta Clipper. Includes VTOL designs as well as horizontal landers.
Space Document 50
Standard Aircraft Characteristics: early Atlas
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Three PDF documents, describing the early five-engined version of the Atlas ICBM. Includes diagrams, art and all pertinent data.
Space Document 51
Atlas ICBM Standard Aircraft Characteristics
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Five PDF documents describing five different Atlas ICBMs variants: CGM-16E, SM-65D, SM-65F, XSM-65A (a two-engine version, using the two booster engines but no sustainer) and XSM-65B.
Space Document 52
Manned Reusable Flyback Atlas
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A 38-page PDF report by the Convair Division of General Dynamics, describing the concept for a reusable version of the Atlas booster. The first stage was given structural reinforcement, wings, jet engines, landing gear and a cockpit. The Centaur second stage was repackaged to fit within a lifting body, creating a recoverable and reusable manned "space shuttle" stage. Lots of data and numerous drawings and diagrams.
Space Document 53
Advanced Saturn/Apollo Missions
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A 32-page illustrated briefing package presented by Donald Douglas, Jr. (of Douglas Aircraft) to NASA in November, 1965, describing several advanced missions possible with Saturn/Apollo hardware. These include: Lifting body testing Commercial application High velocity re-entry Stage recovery from orbit Lunar applications of spent S-Ivb Stage "Wet lab" space station (early Skylab concept) Joint Saturn Ib/V mission Lunar backside communication relay
Space Document 54
ASTRO
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A 68-page report from the Space Systems Engineering division of Douglas Aircraft Company describing the "Advanced Spacecraft Truck/Trainer/Transport Reusable Orbiter," a fully reusable two-stage to orbit vehicle composed of two aerodynamically similar lifting bodies. Filed with drawings and technical details.
Space Document 55
METEOR
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A 59-page report from Darrell Romick of Goodyear Aircraft Corporation describing "A Concept for a Manned Earth-Satellite Terminal Evolving From Earth-To-Orbit Ferry Rockets," dated 1956. This report (put together from several sources to maximize the image quality) describes a truly grandiose plan to build a space station 2,500 feet long, with a gravity wheel 1,500 feet in diameter, using a fully reusable three-stage ferry rocket. Each stage of the ferry rocket would be winged and manned; and while the third stage would be fully capable of recovery and reuse, the plan was to use the third stages as raw material for the construction of the giant "city in space." The report describes both the ferry rocket and the space station in great detail. The artwork has been replaced within the report, using artwork obtained via other sources. The result is a truly fascinating look at a pre-Sputnik plan that was both technically valid and incredibly awesome.
Space Document 56
Solid Propellant Motor Applications
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A 62-page NASA presentation describing the 260-inch solid rocket development program and hoped-for uses, including replacing the first stage of the Saturn Ib, as well as serving as strap-on boosters for very large boosters. Dated July 1965, it includes diagrams, photos and artwork illustrating numerous concepts.
Space Document 57
Launch Vehicle 9 (MOL test launch)
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An 18-page paper produced at the USAF Cape Canaveral Air Force Station in advance of the launch of Titan IIIC-9, which sent a mockup of the MOL space station into orbit, topped with the GT-2 heat shield test Gemini spacecraft. This paper provides basic background info on the launch vehicle, the MOL mockup and the Gemini, complete with drawings.
Space Document 58
Aft Cargo Carrier
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A 22-page full-color brochure from Martin-Marietta describing their Aft Cargo Carrier concept for the Shuttle. This was a "pod" that sat behind the External Tank and allowed the Shuttle to transport payloads with diameters larger than could be fit within the Orbiters payload bay; it also permitted the addition of further propulsion systems to allow the Shuttle to attain orbit with the ET still attached. This would turn the ET into valuable orbital "real estate" or raw material for on-orbit construction. Filled with art. Most Really Good. Some... kinda lame.
Space Document 59
Extended Apollo Laboratory Module
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A 43-page Boeing report, monthly report number 3, dated February 1965, describing work being done on a small laboratory module (mini space station) for the Apollo program. This module was designed to fit within the Lunar Exploration Module adapter behind the Apollo CSM on the Saturn IB/Saturn V launch vehicles. ALSO: Extended Apollo Laboratory Module Design Data Book, a 52 page Boeing description of several lab configurations. Dated January 1965. Many drawings!
Space Document 60
NASA/Grumman Apollo Lunar Module
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An 18-page NASA/Grumman LEM artwork package, scanned & cleaned from a package of transparencies; as you go through the pages, you "peel off" layers from the LEM. If you print these off on transparencies, you can do the same! Shows the LEM from several angles and many "cutaways."
Space Document 61
MOL Briefing Drawings
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An 18 page 1968 presentation package to NASA showing possibilities for Douglas MOL (Manned Orbiting Lab) configurations and experiments. Includes astronomical observatory versions of MOL, artificial gravity variants, Earth resources vehicles, resupply versions, etc.
Space Document 62
NERVA presentation
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A 50-page 1965 presentation on a Douglas concept for a NERVA (nuclear) engine for the second stage of the Saturn Ib and Saturn V. Flight profiles, stage modifications, radiation levels schedules and more are shown.
Space Document 63
Saturn Mission Payload Versatility
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A 57-page Boeing presentation from 1967 showing advanced versions of the Saturn V, including four-engined S-IC stages, SSTO semi-recoverable "S-ID" version and solid-boosted concepts.
Space Document 64
Extended Mission Apollo Study
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A 16-page North American briefing from 1963 on a space lab to replace the LEM adapter, and to be used in conjunction with the Apollo CSM. Detailed drawings!
Space Document 65
Saturn I Summary
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A 44 page NASA brochure (from somewhen around 1965) describing all the Saturn I vehicles that were launched. Includes diagrams showing the different configurations and provides mission data and highlights.
Space Document 66
The Retro-Glide Booster Concept
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A 20-page collection of information on the Martin-Marietta "Retro-Glide Booster," an early Shuttle idea for using a winged and recoverable derivative of the Saturn V first stage. A 1971 NASA Space Shuttle History Project document.
Space Document 67
Saturn Foldout
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A NASA-Marshall publicity brochure on the Saturn V, dating to the mid-late 1960's. Prints out full-size to 34 1/4 inches by 9 1/2 inches