My name is Ron Downey. I am a retired Aeronautical Engineer who worked for McDonnell Aircraft and McDonnell Douglas Corp for 40 years and collected many photos, info and brochures of their products. My aim is to bring aviation material (Photos, articles; etc) to this blog before it is lost; but, not in-depth explanations as any good search engine can be used for that purpose.
A small set of F-15C Eagle Walk Around Photos. This aircraft is 80-0035 and was part of the 131st Fighter Wing of the 110the Fighter Suadron of the Missouri Air National Guard at St. Louis. Credit: Bill Spidle
“Wednesday marked a milestone for the B-2 Spirit. On July 17th, 1989 the B-2 Spirit took off from Edwards AFB, CA for its first test flight. Whiteman AFB is currently home to the 20 B-2 Spirits in the United States Air Force. As we commemorate this historic achievement this week, we will be running stories from Air Force Magazine in association with Northrop Grumman as well as content from the 509th Bomb Wing Public Affairs Office. Please see the attached press release as well as the links that will lead you to the content created in support of this occasion. Additionally, you can follow Whiteman AFB on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WhitemanAirforceBase or on TWITTER:@Whiteman_AFB for additional stories we will be posting throughout the week.
Air Force Magazine B-2 Spirit 30 Year Anniversary Issue
A copy of the Air Age Technical Library for the Boeing B-17 “Flying Fortress” detailed analysis of this famous warplane, containing complete drawings, photographs and technical data. Dated 1944. Credit: William Rudolph collection
A copy of the Boeing Vertol company booklet on Missions and Milestones.
“This book is the story of the efforts and accomplishments of the Vertol Division of Boeing in vertical lift technology. The story is told through the evolution of models of aircraft designed, developed, produced, and successfully ﬂown over twenty years.” Credit: William Rudolph collection
A copy of the Air Age Technical Library for the Martin B-26 “Marauder”. A detailed analysis of this famous warplane, containing complete drawings, photographs and technical data. Dated 1945. Credit: William Rudolph collection