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The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« on: April 19, 2010, 07:12:43 am »
You guys might not know who George Spangenberg was.

He was at the US Navy's Bureau of Aeronautics, then at NAVAIR, then later BuWeps for several decades.

He's pretty well known for being a leading anti-F-111 person, and later helping set up the F-14 program.

But what wasn't known was that he saved EVERYTHING that crossed his desk.

When he left, it was accessioned over to the National Archives; and recently (2007), a large portion of it was declassified and made public for the first time.

I found this out by checking out the "Red Binders" on the Textural Floor; and found a line entry in it saying:

"Proposal" Files for Airplanes, Helicopters and Missiles 1934-1961
RG 72 (Bureau/Dept of Aeronautics)
UD 1048
ID 163451
Sec Class: C
NAII 631 74/63/04 to 75/9/07
1 to 676 Containers (!!!)
ACC NN3-72-86-4


Out of sheet anal-intensiveness, I pulled the very last box in the series and worked my way backwards.

Which was very lucky.

The last box turned out to contain the folder index for the whole series.

And when I say index, I do mean index. As in 360+ separated pages.

I made a copy of it via my camera -- it took me about 15 minutes of clicking the shutter.

LINK TO INDEX

Anyway, from reading the index; the boxes are arranged with no real reason or rhyme.

While like stuff is generally kept together, there is a very schizophrenic method of organization.

For example, you go from Helicopter proposals to the Bomber Defense Missile, then back to Helicopters.

Or you get folders and boxers of "N-180 Observation airplane"; and then out of nowhere, a proposal for V-408 Crusader fighter bomber, then back to observation, then wow an AEW.

BIG IMPORTANT NOTE

The entire 676 box series wasn't totally declassified! There are still significant gaps in declassification, meaning quite a bit of material is locked off to us.

The current list of Declassified Boxes (as Summer 2007)

1-358
361
363-369
374-419
421-432
434-435
438
443-447
452-453
471
478
482
484-487
500-520
522-535
537-541
544-552
560-564
566
570
572
578
580-583
585-586
588-593
597-598
600-606
608-615
617-618
620-621
623-624
626-628
630-645
647-653
655-664
672-676
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2010, 07:27:15 am »
I started to build a more cleaner finding aid a while ago; but sort of gave up after about 20 boxes.

Boxes 601-End

Green means Unclassified, RED is classified.

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2010, 07:48:39 am »
wow, Ryan, seems like you're going to be busy for a while!
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2010, 06:30:44 pm »
Oh my...  :o :o :o :o :o

Some absolute treasures await in there!

Designations-wise, there's already plenty of new stuff here to keep one busy. Thank you so much, Ryan!

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2010, 06:50:59 pm »
Not to overstate [much], this is incredibly important to our understanding of the US Navy aircraft competitions!

For example, a totally random image pick out of Ryan's selection yields:

Boxes 86 though 88: (circa 1950)

McDonnell Model Model 74 VA Class ASW
Cessna Model 306 VA Class ASW

These being among the losing competitors to the Grumman S2F!

Excellent work!

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2010, 06:58:17 pm »
Funny you mention these two, they are exactly the two projects I almost quoted in the above post! I also noticed the Republic NP-49, NP-50 and NP-52 (three projects we've seen on this forum), but also stuff like the Beechcraft 84 or the Boeing 704 that have never appeared anywhere else!

Yeah, all this stuff is pretty impressive in terms of the light it will eventually shed on Navy competitions. These scans alone will most certainly keep me busy for a while...

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2010, 11:18:45 pm »
Yes indeed. It reminds me I was thinking of trying to find a better solution for designation lists on the forum - perhaps a linked wiki or something.
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #7 on: April 21, 2010, 04:58:22 am »
Okay... I have started a huge listing work for every aircraft type or project listed in the 370+ pages photographed by Ryan. So far I've reached the 100th scan, which means 200 pages done already and 433 entries... No details yet, apart from the manufacturer and model, if known, but I will eventually enrich the listing with box numbers, report numbers and so forth. Truly some interesting stuff in there from the major manufacturers... and also forgotten manufacturers/bidders such as Rheem, Wilford, Pardel, Medvedeff (no kidding!), Higgins or Herrick, to name a few.

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #8 on: April 22, 2010, 07:27:57 am »
Done. I've gone through the whole list and isolated 1033 separate entries (there will be more eventually, but the others are other files of already listed models). Quite a few of these do not have a model number specified (especially the Convair ones) and therefore the following rough lists contains only those designs which are more or less precisely identified (most are aircraft or helicopters, but not all):

(Fairchild) Improved Lark
Admiral (for P6M)
Aero Design & Engineering TP-2000
Aeronca D-10
Aeronca P-102
Aeronca P-107
Aircraft Armaments 1170
Allison 501-D20
Arma Fantom
Beechcraft 44 (KD-VI)
Beech PD-60-1-3/ -1/5
Beechcraft 73/A Jet Mentor
Beechcraft 84
Beechcraft PD-109
Admiral-Beech PD-111/-1
Beechcraft PD-122 (for F4D and F-102)
Beechcraft PD-75
Beechcraft PD-93/-2-6
Beechcraft T-34B
Beechcraft XKD2B-1 mockup
Beechcraft KD2B-1
Bell 48A (XH-12B,YH-12B), 48E
Bell 54A
Bell Bullpup
Bell D-34
Bell D-80 (KD-VI)
Bell D-104/A (XHPL)
Bell D-116
Bell D-117
Bell D-163
Bell D-179
Bell D-188
Bell D-188A / XF-109
Bell D-196
Bell D-216/A
Bell D-220
Bell D-226
Bell D-227
Bell HSL mockup
Bell VTOL
Bell XFL-1
Bellanca 2-12 (KD-VI)
Bellanca 3-12P, 3-12P-1
Bellanca 3-12P1
Bellanca 3-12W
Bendix 1C
Bendix 1C
Bendix ARC-22
Boeing (X)F8B
Boeing 367-64
Boeing 466-106/-124/-125 (XP3B)
Boeing 472
Boeing 480
Boeing 490
Boeing 502-10C
Boeing 704
Boeing 806
Boeing 807
Boeing 826
Boeing XPBB-1
Brewster F2A-1
Brewster XF2A-1
Brewster XSB2A-1
BuAer Sparrow I mod.
BuAer XPTHB-1/-2 mock-ups
Burnelli XBA-1
Burnelli XNB-1
Canadair CL-45 (for Canadian Helicopter)
Carma Wee Jet
Cessna 306
Cessna 405 (MIT VU)
Cessna T-37
Chase MS-11
Columbia XJL-1
Consolidated 34 (XPB3Y-1)
Consolidated 39
Consolidated Vultee (XFY-1)
Consolidated Vultee P5Y mockup
Consolidated Vultee R3Y mockup
Consolidated Vultee R3Y-1 mockup
Consolidated Vultee Skate
Consolidated Vultee XFY
Consolidated Vultee XP5Y
Convair (General Dynamics) U400
Convair FY-1
Convair FY-1 mockup
Convair F2Y-1 mockup
Convair SD-58-60
Convertawings C Quadrotor (XHOC-1)
Cook Research Labs. CM-10
Corvus PFSI
Corvus Temco XASM-N-8
Corvus Temco XASM-N-8 mockup
Curtiss Griffin
Curtiss KDC-1
Curtiss "KD2C-1", KD2C-2
Curtiss KD3C-1 (KD-V)
Curtiss XF15C-1
Curtiss SBC-3
Curtiss XSB2C-1
Curtiss XSB3C-1
Curtiss XSO3C-1
Curtiss XTDC-1
Curtiss-Wright 315 (KD-VI)
Curtiss-Wright P.545
Curtiss-Wright P-538
Curtiss-Wright P-539 (KD-VIII)
Curtiss-Wright P-551
Curtiss-Wright P-558
Curtiss-Wright P-565
Curtiss-Wright P-586
Curtiss-Wright P-588 series
Curtiss-Wright P-592
Curtiss-Wright SC-1
Curtiss-Wright SC-2
Curtiss-Wright SO4C
Curtiss-Wright VF-11/-B
Curtiss-Wright VF-31
CVAC KAY-1 (Lark)
CVAC Old Rippy
D-40
Del Mar DW-10
Doak 15/A
Douglas (DS-)593, 593-1, 593-2
Douglas D-571
Douglas 591/A (XF4D-1)
Douglas 592, 592A
Douglas 593-7 (XA3D)
Douglas 594/-A/-I, DS-594/-2
Douglas 603/A/B
Douglas 604
Douglas 634
Douglas 652/-1,-2, 652A (F5D)
Douglas 715
Douglas 725
Douglas 742
Douglas 1127
Douglas 1151
Douglas 1163
Douglas 1181
Douglas 1266/A
Douglas 1281
Douglas 1834
Douglas (DS-)1854
Douglas 1906, 1906-2007, 1906A, 1906C-1
Douglas A4D-1
Douglas AD mockup
Douglas DC-7C
Douglas DTM-102
Douglas F3D mockup
Douglas F4D mockup
Douglas XA2D-1
Douglas XA2D-1 mockup
Douglas XAD-/AD-3
Douglas XSB2D-1
Douglas-Bendix Sparrow II
Edo (KD-VI)
Edo (Project Dart)
Edo XOSE-1
Fairchild (291?) F-27
Fairchild Bullpup
Fairchild C-123/B
Fairchild C-123B
Fairchild CB-123 (?)
Fairchild Guided M. proposal 424
Fairchild Guided M. proposal 524
Fairchild KAQ Lark
Fairchild M-109
Fairchild M-128
Fairchild M-130
Fairchild M-216
Fairchild M-220 Provider
Fairchild M-229
Fairchild M-236
Fairchild M-238
Fairchild M-249
Fairchild M-394/A
Fairchild M-92-S/-T
Fleetwings 52
Fleetwings Kaiser Flying Wing
Fleetwings XBF-1
Franklin Convertable Aircraft
General Electric (Doblhoff)
General Electric XT-58-GE-2
Globe 9
Globe 24 (KD-VI)
Globe 24 (KD-VI)
Globe KDG-1
Globe (X)KD2G-1, KD2G-2 Firefly
Globe "KD3G-1"
Globe KD4G-1
Globe (X)KD5G-1 (proposed as KD2G-3)
Globe KD6G-1, KD6G-2
Goodyear (KD-6)
Goodyear GZ-13
Goodyear GZ-13/A
Goodyear GZ-13/A (XZP5K)
Goodyear GZ-16
Goodyear GZ-16
Goodyear GA-27A/-27B
Goodyear GAC-27A
Goodyear GA-28A/B
Goodyear GA-34
Goodyear GA-34
Goodyear GA-34
Goodyear GA-34
Goodyear ZP2N
Goodyear ZP2N (ZPG-2W) mockup
Goodyear ZP4K (ZSG-4) mockup
Goodyear ZPG-1 (ZPW) mockup
Goodyear ZPG-3W
Goodyear ZS2G-1
Goodyear ZS2G-1
Goodyear ZWG-1 mockup
Grover Loening W.W. Christmas
Grumman AF mockup
Grumman DT-37 ASQ
Grumman F10F-1 mockup
Grumman F9F-2
Grumman F9F-2 mockup
Grumman F9F-5 mockup
Grumman F9F-9 mockup
Grumman G-64 (XJR2F-1)
Grumman G-67
Grumman G-71 (XF9F-2)
Grumman G-79/79D
Grumman G-83
Grumman G-86
Grumman G-89 (AF-2W, AF-2S)
Grumman G-91 / AF-2W/-2S
Grumman G-93 (F9F-6)
Grumman G-97
Grumman G-98D, G-98H, 98J/-2(-7), 98M
Grumman G-98L, 98L-3, 98-3?
Grumman G-98S (F11F-1/S)
Grumman G-105/B (F9F-8T)
Grumman G-112
Grumman G-117
Grumman G-118
Grumman G-128
Grumman G-132
Grumman G-143
Grumman G-215 (turbine-powered S2F)
Grumman PDM 42
Grumman PF-1
Grumman S2F-1
Grumman S2F-1 mockup
Grumman S2F-3
Grumman TF mockup
Grumman WF-2 mockup
Grumman XF10F-1
Grumman XF4F-1
Grumman XF5F-1
Grumman XF7F-1
Grumman XJR2F-1 mockup
Grumman XSSM(-N)-6 Rigel (P/A VII)
Grumman XTB3F-1
Grumman XTBF-1
Grumman XWF-1 mockup
Gyrodyne 12
Gyrodyne 21
Gyrodyne 22
Gyrodyne 23
Gyrodyne 9 Helidyne (XHP)
Hayes KD-800
Herrick HC-6 Convertoplane
Higgins H-3
Hiller 1070
Hiller 360/-N
Hiller Carry-All
Hiller HO-352
Hiller UTJ-800
Honeywell 79
Honeywell 79
Hughes 190
Hughes 212 / HAC 212
Hughes 226 (HAC 226) / 326?
Hughes 233
Hughes AAM
Hughes Tool
Hughes XH-17
Hughes-Kaiser HK-1
Hunting Provost Mk 2
Kaman HOK-1 mockup
Kaman HOK-2
Kaman HOK-3
Kaman HU2K-1
Kaman HUK-3
Kaman K-250
Kaman K-600-3(N)
Kaman K-6
Kaman K-8
Kaman K-14 (for Canadian Helicopter)
Kaman K-19
Kaman K-20
Kearfott Coordinate Converter
Kellett KH-5
Kellett KH-9
Kellett KH-11
Kellett KH-14
Kellett XR-10/XH-10
Kellett XR-17
Lockheed 79
Lockheed 89 Constitution (R6O)
Lockheed C/C Constellation
Lockheed FO-1
Lockheed Hummingbird
Lockheed L-169 Delta Fighter
Lockheed L-183
Lockheed L-187-2/-7
Lockheed L-192/-6
Lockheed L-200/-1,-2,-5
Lockheed L-214-3
Lockheed L-218
Lockheed L-220
Lockheed L-223
Lockheed L-238/-9/-13
Lockheed CL-238-13/-14
Lockheed L-242
Lockheed L-257-8, CL-257/-29
Lockheed CL-305
Lockheed CL-327
Lockheed CL-330/-1
Lockheed CL-340/-1
Lockheed CL-349
Lockheed CL-353/-1
Lockheed CL-364
Lockheed low-wing P2V
Lockheed LR9974-2
Lockheed ML-295
Lockheed P2V mockup
Lockheed P2V-5
Lockheed P2V-7 mod.
Lockheed T2V-1 mockup
Lockheed turboprop P2V
Lockheed W2V-1
Lockheed W2V-1 mockup
Lockheed WV-2 mockup
Lockheed WV-2/E
Lockheed XP-90
Lockheed XR6O-1 mockup
Lycoming 55
Marquardt 74
Marquardt MA-40D-3-3
Martin 210 (XAM-/AM-2)
Martin 242
Martin 245
Martin 246
Martin 250
Martin 255
Martin 262
Martin 275 (P6M, XP6M-1)
Martin 291/-5
Martin 293
Martin 307 SeaMistress
Martin 313 Submaster
Martin 346
Martin etc. XAAM-4 Oriole (P/A XX)
Martin KDM-1 Gorgon IV
Martin Matador
Martin P4M mockup
Martin P4M-2
Martin P5M mockup
Martin P5M-3
Martin PB2M-1 JRM-1 - Cargo
Martin Regulus (?)
Martin XBTM-1 (AM-1) mockup
Martin XPB2M-1
Martin YP6M-1, P6M-1, P6M-2 mockups
Martin? XASM-N-7 Bullpup
McDonnell 139A
McDonnell 16 (?)
McDonnell 24N/24Q (F2H conv.)
McDonnell 51B (improved KDH-1)
McDonnell 58
McDonnell 60
McDonnell 66
McDonnell 73/A/B/C/D
McDonnell 74
McDonnell 78
McDonnell 80/A
McDonnell 81/A
McDonnell 82/B Convertiplane
McDonnell 86
McDonnell 90 (and 1/5 scale model)
McDonnell 91
McDonnell 97
McDonnell ASM-N-5 Gorgon
McDonnell F2H (F2D) mockup
McDonnell F3H mockup
McDonnell F3H-2
McDonnell H-3
McDonnell KDD-1
McDonnell KUD-1 Gargoyle
McDonnell XF2D-1
McDonnell XF2H-2/-2-S/-3/-4/-5
McDonnell XF3H-1 fuselage
McDonnell XHCH-1
Medvedeff Monocopter
Minneapolis Honeywell M-H-200
MIT VU - VR - VT proposals
Monte-Copter 12
NADC KD-1
NADC KUN-1 - CTV-2
Nat. Bureau of Standards BAT
National Presto Industries 79
NavAer Oriole
North American A2J
North American AJ-1 mockup
North American AJ-2
North American CT-34
North American CT-341
North American ESO 4638
North American ESO 4765
North American ESO 4927
North American ESO-4028 / NA-241
North American ESO-5197 Super Fury
North American ESO-7607
North American ESO-7618 (Jet T-28)
North American FJ, FJ-2, FJ-4, FJ-5
North American FJ-2 mockup
North American M-50
North American NA-158 (XA2J-1)
North American NA-250
North American RD-/RE-/NA-1544
North American RD-1399/A/B/C/D
North American RD-1437
North American RD-1544
North American T2J-1
North American TF-100C
North American TF-86
North American TFJ-3, TFJ-4
North American Vigilante
North American XA2J-1
North American XA2J-1 mockup
North American XAJ-1
North American XAJ-2
North American XFJ-1
Northrop N-/NS-60
Northrop N-63/A
Northrop N-80
Northrop N-94
Northrop N-94/A
Northrop N-180
Northrop RP-90
Pardel Development Delanne 16 J-A
Piasecki HRP-2 mockup
Piasecki XHJP-1 mockup
Piasecki HUP mockup
Piasecki YH-21, H-21B
Piasecki PD-17B/C
Piasecki PD-21A/B/C/D/E/F
Piasecki PH-26/A Convertaplane
Piasecki PH-32
Piasecki PH-34/A/B
Piasecki PH-47
Piasecki PH-49
Piasecki PH-51/A
Piasecki PA-61-A/ -A1
Piasecki PA-67
Piasecki PH-74 (for Canadian Helicopter)
Piasecki PR-107
Piasecki PA-2C
Pratt & Whitney J52-P
Pratt & Whitney JT3M (for Temco 31)
Pratt & Whitney XRJ40
Prewitt 55 rotor blade
Prewitt 57 rotor blade
Radioplane "KDR-1"
Radioplane (Project Dart)
Radioplane KD2R-3, XKD2R-4
Radioplane Q-1
Radioplane RP-34 Vulcan
Radioplane RP-36
Radioplane RP-38/L (KD-VI)
Radioplane RP-44
Radioplane RP-46
Radioplane RP-53
Radioplane RP-67
Radioplane RP-70
Radioplane RP-76
Radioplane XKD3R-1
Radioplane XKD4R-1 mockup
RAEV-2
Raytheon XAAM-N-6 Sparrow III
Republic NP-48
Republic NP-49
Republic NP-50
Republic NP-52
Republic RHD-4
Rheem R-164
Rheem R-180
Rheem VTO
Robertson MR-3
Ryan
Ryan (X)Q-2 / KDA-1
Ryan 38
Ryan 73
Ryan 112
Ryan 113
Ryan 114
Ryan 118 Rogue
Saunders Roe NP Princess
Sikorsky HR2S mockup
Sikorsky HSS-2
Sikorsky S-52-2, S-52-3
Sikorsky S-55D
Sikorsky S-62
Sikorsky XHCS "Flying Crane"
Sikorsky XHJS-1 mockup
Sikorsky XHPS/-(A)/-( B )/-(C)
Sikorsky XHR2S-1
Sikorsky XHRS-A, -A(1)/-A(2)/-A(3)
Sikorsky XHRS-B(1)/-B(2)/-B(3)
Solar MIRA
Sperry Gyroscope AAD-120
Sperry Gyroscope AED-430
Sperry Gyroscope KAS-1 / XAAM-N-2 Sparrow
Sperry Gyroscope SMD-109 (for P6M)
Stanley 55
Stanley 56
Stroukoff MS-26
Temco 31
Temco 51/T
Temco 59
Temco 60
Temco 63
Temco 79
Temco TT-1 mockup
Temco XKDT-1 mockup
Thieblot TA-13
Thieblot TA-16
Thieblot TA-17
Tucker 25
United Aircraft 79
United Aircraft V-358
United Helicopters L-3
Vertol 80 Super HUP-4
Vertol 81
Vertol 82
Vertol 90
Vought A2U-1
Vought F7U-1
Vought F7U-3 mockup
Vought F8U Crusader
Vought F8U-2
Vought F8U-3 mockup
Vought KDU-1 Regulus
Vought SB2U-1
Vought SBU-2
Vought Supersonic Regulus
Vought V-346/-A
Vought V-360
Vought V-362
Vought V-366D, V-366E, V-366F
Vought V-368/A
Vought V-379 Regulus II
Vought V-381 ("A2U")
Vought V-383
Vought V-384
Vought V-387
Vought V-388 (A2U-2)
Vought V-389
Vought V-395
Vought V-404
Vought V-405
Vought V-408 Crusader (F8U-1)
Vought V-411?
Vought V-415/A/B
Vought V-416/A/B Vigilante
Vought VS-315 (XF5U-1)
Vought XF4U-1
Vought XF6U-1
Vought XSO2U-1
Vought XSSM-8 Regulus (P/A VI)
Vought XTBU-1
Vought XWU-1 ( XS2U-1W)
Weber WV-1
Weber WV-4
Westinghouse Elec. XAAW-N-10
Wilford VOW - Mk V (VOW-5)
Williams 10R-W Locust
Willys-Overland 126
Willys-Overland LTV-N-2 (JB-2) Loon
Willys-Overland P/A
Zimmerman Helicopter
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2010, 04:17:36 am »
Nice work.
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2010, 04:31:41 am »
Nice work.

Thanks Paul. I'm slowly comparing/consolidating all the data therein with what I already had and what exists on the forum and have started updating (or creating) the corresponding Navy Specification topics accordingly.

By the way, should a topic by the name of "US Navy Outline Specification OS-117 (VA - ASW)" be located in "Designation systems" or "Postwar Aircraft Projects"? I have seen both.

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2010, 04:43:44 am »
Its pretty simple. A list of Outline Specifications should be in Designation Systems (as it is a designation system). A list of projects designed to to an Outline Specification isn't a designation system, its a collection of projects, so it belongs in the Projects section.
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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2010, 04:46:53 am »
Okay, I get it. I will create further topics where appropriate. Meanwhile, could you possibly move my topic on OS-117 to the appropriate section? Thanks.

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2010, 05:41:13 am »
HERE IT IS.

A 28-page condensed index of "the Index"...

A few assumptions here and there on dates and programs based on existing data but it's a good place to start any further research on the Spangenberg goldmine.

NOTES:

  • Parentheses indicate additional information, sometimes details interpolated from similar entries in other boxes.
  • When several dates pertained to the same aircraft type in the same box, I picked the earliest one.

I will of course correct and update the file when and if necessary. And having the whole thing on Excel, I can provide the same index organized by manufacturer, by date or by program, if anyone shows interest in it.

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Re: The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2010, 08:04:42 pm »
Gentleman...any ladies...blond rocket or aerodynamics scientist engineers plugged in too?

Anybody discover what the Bell MX-2276 BoMi project had attached for a Model Number?  it seems that of the goodies from Bell I have, even the project books did not refer to it by Model Number, yet other Mfrs often did for a particular proposal.

Also, 2nd rewrite for the EOMSF article...6,000 woids, 105 or so feetnotes, yaddi, ya.  This is that classified USAF plan kicked around at very high levels (USAF Staff) for an armed Space Force as a classified series of studies from a number of firms (our Utah dude knows the hard way),  answered.  While such material the SR in particular is still classified, one Key Doc slipped through declassification process to reveal its name...EOMSF...Earth Orbital Military Space Force.  Rummaging through all my "stuff," boxes of, I managed to connect a number of dots to present a brief history of USAF interest in space stuff, then presented the declassified SR data and connect all of the various studies that would contribute to such a force, that probably would have splintered off from SAC who originally would have fought tooth-nail (long as Le May was around anyway), to operate.

There is all kinds of stuff, robot, DS, methods of destroying enemy space assets as it is stiffly called, by means of "termination devices."  There will be probably 3 dozen drawings to back up this agony that took 3-4 months to research, write, and now, rewritten.

That blankety blank military editor of mine simply won't get off this "but your peers will challenge you, so reference this guy and that one, etc.  I swear PHd's are not easy to communicate via simple english language, breathing such rarified academic air if it is air.

I will see if time permits to copy some more wierd space stuff  and send it along.

Dangerous Bomi-Writer...like when shaving, trying to cut veggies and fish, like a real klutz, etc.
Also, take a peek at Allen Ury's site Fantastic Plastic...see the nice Bell BoMi MX-2276 kit he made form my material.  it is very nice quality kit.  The original model still exists and has since it was built sometime around 1953-1954 period.  I have sinister photos of it as wood, prior to being painted, nasty looking really.  That is it.  Say; any photos around of that pyramid shaped Boost-Glider proposed inm England during the late 1950s??  Have fun and stay chill.

BoMi-Writer