The Vultee XP-54 "Swoose Goose" Modeling Data Guide contains a brief history and thoroughly researched full scale dimensions of the Vultee XP-54 airplane. Modelers can use this information... More > to create a flying or static scale XP-54 model of any size. This guide contains annotated CAD generated blueprints, photographs and text. Airplane dimensions are given in both english and metric standard units.< Less
A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Grand Canyon Planes of Fame Fly-in at Valle, Arizona on June 23, 2012. Aircraft pictured include: North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Dolly, North... More > American P-51D Mustang NL7715C Wee Willy II, North American SNJ-4 N75964 #44, Ryan PT-22 N56017, Vultee BT-13A Valiant N2808, Yakovlev Yak-52 N2255C, Cessna 195 N195P, and Cessna 190 N9848A.< Less
A dozen photos of vintage airplanes flying at the Planes of Fame East Fly-in at Valle, Arizona on June 23, 2012. Aircraft pictured include:
North American P-51D Mustang NL5441V Dolly
North... More > American P-51D Mustang NL7715C Wee Willy II
North American SNJ-4 N75964 #44
Ryan PT-22 N56017
Vultee BT-13A Valiant N2808
Yakovlev Yak-52 N2255C
Cessna 195 N195P
Cessna 190 N9848A< Less
The World War II Memoir of a Lightning Recon Pilot. From induction into the USAAF, through training and then into combat flying the F-5, the photo reconnaissance version of the Lockheed P-38... More > Lightning, Follis recounts his many experiences getting and wearing the coveted “silver wings” of a pilot—including being chased over the Alps by two Messerschmitt Me 262 jet fighters. With photos of the author, his fellow pilots and the aircraft they flew. Contents: Prelude; The Big Day Arrives and I’m Off to War—Almost; College Boy Again; An Aviation Cadet—At Last!; Into the Air; Flying the Vultee “Vibrator” and the “Bamboo Bomber”; The B-25—A Real Warbird; The Role of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning in Winning World War II and the Contribution of Aerial Photo Reconnaissance; Across the Atlantic in a Wartime Convoy; Going in Harm’s Way; I’ll Be Home for Christmas; Conclusion; Where Are They Now?; What Has Happened to the Various Military Bases? 37 photos, 4 illustrations, 1 map.< Less
The P-85 Goblin was the only airplane that ever flew which was designed from scratch to be operated entirely from another airplane.
The development of the B-36 by the Consolidated Vultee Aircraft... More > Corporation of Fort Worth, Texas resulted in a requirement for fighter protection for the bomber at distances from any friendly base that far exceeded the range of currently available escort fighter airplanes.
Due to the inability of contemporary fighters to escort B-36 bombers all the way to their targets, the Army Air Corps initiated Project MX-472, Unconventional Fighter Design Studies, on December 3, 1942. The primary objective of the project was the development of a suitable method of protecting the B-36 on long-range bombing missions.
The McDonnell Aircraft Corporation designed the P-85 Goblin to fit entirely within the confines of the bomb bay of the B-36. The little fighter was just fifteen feet long with a wing sapn of twenty-one feet.< Less