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Project FICON, 2012 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen Air Force and Convair photographs of Project FICON Convair GRB-36 carrier aircraft and Republic F-84 parasites from 1952 to 1956: Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic F-84E Thunderjet 49-2115... More > at Forth Worth, Texas and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 at Fort Worth, Texas and Dayton, Ohio Convair GRB-36D 49-2962 and Republic RBF-84F Thunderflash 52-7266 over Washington State Convair GRB-36D 49-2694 and Republic RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7258 at Edwards Air Force Base, California These Air Force and Convair photographs were acquired from the National Museum of the USAF, National Archive, Major Clarence "Bud" Anderson (ret), and Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems.< Less
Project FICON, 2013 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen Air Force and Convair photographs of Project FICON Convair GRB-36 carrier aircraft and Republic F-84 parasites from 1952 to 1956: Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic F-84E Thunderjet 49-2115... More > at Forth Worth, Texas and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 at Fort Worth, Texas and Dayton, Ohio Convair GRB-36D 49-2962 and Republic RBF-84F Thunderflash 52-7266 over Washington State Convair GRB-36D 49-2694 and Republic RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7258 at Edwards Air Force Base, California These Air Force and Convair photographs were acquired from the National Museum of the USAF, National Archive, Major Clarence "Bud" Anderson (ret), and Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems.< Less
Project FICON Handbooks By Brian Lockett
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Reprints of the Air Force Flight and Maintenance Handbooks for the Convair GRB-36D FICON carrier aircraft. It contains: Utility Flight Handbook USAF Series GRB-36D-III/RF-84F Composite... More > Aircraft Utility Flight Handbook GRB-36D-III FICON Aircraft Supplemental Handbook Maintenance Instructions USAF Series GRB-36D-III Aircraft< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON By Brian Lockett
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Project FICON (Fighter conveyer): In the early 1950s, the Air Force conducted a series of experiments to establish the feasibility of carrying, launching, and retrieving jet reconnaissance airplanes... More > from giant Convair RB-36 bombers. It was hoped that the bombers would carry the reconnaissance jets to the perimeter of the Soviet Union and then release them to penetrate the air defenses. Tests of the concept were conducted in 1952 and 1953 with a Republic F-84E Thunderjet and the YF-84F Thunderstreak prototype. Twenty-six Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes and ten Convair GRB-36D carriers were modified for the project. In 1955, a squadron of carriers was established at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. A squadron of parasites was established at nearby Larson Air Force Base. Training operations began in December 1955, but the composite aircraft system faced competition from the Boeing RB-52B, Lockheed U-2, and the development of aerial refueling.< Less
Flying Aircraft Carriers of the USAF: Project FICON By Brian Lockett
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Hardcover edition contains 20 color illustrations. Project FICON (Fighter conveyer): In the early 1950s, the Air Force conducted a series of experiments to establish the feasibility of carrying,... More > launching, and retrieving jet reconnaissance airplanes from giant Convair RB-36 bombers. It was hoped that the bombers would carry the reconnaissance jets to the perimeter of the Soviet Union and then release them to penetrate the air defenses. Tests of the concept were conducted in 1952 and 1953 with a Republic F-84E Thunderjet and the YF-84F Thunderstreak prototype. Twenty-six Republic RF-84F Thunderflashes and ten Convair GRB-36D carriers were modified for the project. In 1955, a squadron of carriers was established at Fairchild Air Force Base, Washington. A squadron of parasites was established at nearby Larson Air Force Base. Training operations began in December 1955, but the composite aircraft system faced competition from the Boeing RB-52B, Lockheed U-2, and the development of aerial refueling.< Less
Project FICON - Fighter Conveyer, 2014 calendar By Brian Lockett
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A dozen Air Force and Convair photographs of Project FICON Convair GRB-36 carrier aircraft and Republic F-84 parasites from 1952 to 1956: Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic F-84E Thunderjet... More > 49-2115 at Forth Worth, Texas and Eglin Air Force Base, Florida Convair GRB-36F 49-2707 and Republic YRF-84F Thunderstreak 49-2430 at Fort Worth, Texas and Dayton, Ohio Convair GRB-36D 49-2962 and Republic RBF-84F Thunderflash 52-7266 over Washington State Convair GRB-36D 49-2694 and Republic RF-84K Thunderflash 52-7258 at Edwards Air Force Base, California These Air Force and Convair photographs were acquired from the National Museum of the USAF, National Archive, Major Clarence "Bud" Anderson (ret), and Lockheed Martin Tactical Aircraft Systems.< Less
Inside System Storage: Volume III (Hardcover) By Tony Pearson
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Inside System Storage: Volume III picks up where Volume II ends, with eleven more months of blog posts, including behind-the-scenes commentary about IBM's transformation in its storage business... More > involving the launch of its Information Infrastructure strategy.< Less
Inside System Storage: Volume III (Paperback) By Tony Pearson
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Inside System Storage: Volume III picks up where Volume II ends, with eleven more months of blog posts, including behind-the-scenes commentary about IBM's transformation in its storage business... More > involving the launch of its Information Infrastructure strategy.< Less
Inside System Storage: Volume IV (Paperback) By Tony Pearson
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Inside System Storage: Volume IV picks up where Volume III ends, with another year of blog posts, including behind-the-scenes commentary about IBM's transformation in its storage business involving... More > the launch of its Information Infrastructure strategy.< Less
Inside System Storage: Volume IV (Hardcover) By Tony Pearson
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Inside System Storage: Volume IV picks up where Volume III ends, with another year of blog posts, including behind-the-scenes commentary about IBM's transformation in its storage business involving... More > the launch of its Information Infrastructure strategy.< Less