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San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« on: May 28, 2010, 05:51:55 am »
I haven't seen this mentionned elsewhere, but the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive is uploading tens of thousands of scanned photos and drawings on Flickr (as of today there are 64878 listed).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/

Unfortunately they are in low resolution at 550 pixels width, but I am sure a few gems can be found.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2010, 07:12:46 am »
 :o :o :o :o

WOW !!!

Absolutely brilliant!

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2010, 07:13:29 am »
GORGEOUS!!!!  ;D

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2010, 07:18:59 am »
I haven't seen this mentionned elsewhere, but the San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive is uploading tens of thousands of scanned photos and drawings on Flickr (as of today there are 64878 listed).

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/

Unfortunately they are in low resolution at 550 pixels width, but I am sure a few gems can be found.

--Luc

They spend the time to scan 65 THOUSAND photos and then put them up at 500 pixels width?  (puts head down and cries a little  :'( )
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2010, 07:26:13 am »
One has to hope that they HAVE the original scans in super-res....  ::)

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2010, 07:34:09 am »
One has to hope that they HAVE the original scans in super-res....  ::)

One would hope.  Now how do we get at 'em?  Hell, if they threw them all on a set of DVDs I'd pay for 'em in a heartbeat.  Hmmm. . .
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2010, 07:41:32 am »
Now how do we get at 'em?  Hell, if they threw them all on a set of DVDs I'd pay for 'em in a heartbeat.  Hmmm. . .

Robert Bradley, who I suspect is behind this effort, has his SDAM scans stored not on a set of DVDs, b ut on a set of 1 TB hard drives. You might have to buy a warehouse full of DVDs to get the complete set.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2010, 07:54:08 am »
Now how do we get at 'em?  Hell, if they threw them all on a set of DVDs I'd pay for 'em in a heartbeat.  Hmmm. . .

Robert Bradley, who I suspect is behind this effort, has his SDAM scans stored not on a set of DVDs, b ut on a set of 1 TB hard drives. You might have to buy a warehouse full of DVDs to get the complete set.

Even at 10Mb per scan that's only 650Gb for the lot, but I see your point.   :-\   
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2010, 07:56:47 am »
One has to hope that they HAVE the original scans in super-res....  ::)

Or even that they will market a DVD set containing all the pics in high definition...  ::)
Otherwise it would really be a shame...  :'(

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2010, 07:58:11 am »
Robert Bradley, who I suspect is behind this effort, has his SDAM scans stored not on a set of DVDs, b ut on a set of 1 TB hard drives. You might have to buy a warehouse full of DVDs to get the complete set.

Yeah. But once you remove the duplicate photos and create collections by theme (manufacturers or missions) then it can become a little more manageable I guess.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2010, 08:24:45 am »
Even at 10Mb per scan that's only 650Gb for the lot...   

Rather more than that. What they've posted seems to be the "photo files." There is *vastly* more than that... reports, blueprints, presentations, etc. I did a search for a few images I *hoped* I wouldn't find, and I didn't. Stuff that I scanned when I was there two years ago. The amount of stuff that Bradley has himself scanned in is truly vast.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2010, 08:28:29 am »
Absolutey, for example.... Model 200

JSF for the 70s. (Notice both CTOL and STOVL variants.)
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2010, 08:53:58 am »
Hi,

also a strange Convair VTOL project.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2010, 10:41:13 am »
Hope it's not another one of the numerous ill-captioned photos from this collection. To me the design looks more like a VTOL piloted Ryan Firebee than a Convair... but who knows?

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2010, 01:24:38 pm »
Hmmmm.... Douglas Attack/Trainer proposal.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/4590423832/
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