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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #15 on: May 28, 2010, 01:26:31 pm »
Hmmmm.... Douglas Attack/Trainer proposal.

Looks like a Skyhawk crashed into a Lear Jet.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #16 on: May 28, 2010, 01:32:25 pm »
Douglas D558-3
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #17 on: May 28, 2010, 01:42:33 pm »
Hmmmm.... Douglas Attack/Trainer proposal.

Looks like a Skyhawk crashed into a Lear Jet.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #18 on: May 28, 2010, 01:51:14 pm »
Douglas D558-3

Ha! There is a controversy over this one... Some claim that the "D-558-3" (a totally unofficial designation not even from Douglas) was the D-671 (which some call Skyrocket II), while other sources claim that the "D-558-3" was the D-684 (which some call Skyflash), which you have portrayed above. I'm attaching both for comparison.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #19 on: May 28, 2010, 02:09:07 pm »
As far I know, the D-671 was born as true D-558 phase 3, as a true descendant of the D-558 phase 2 for the Navy. The latter D-684 was meant as proposal for the X-15, in that sense it was dubbed as D-558 phase 3 only to give an idea of continuity with the previous successful programme.

Ed Heinemann's team realized two designs of 684, the one depicted in your post is the elder one.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #20 on: May 28, 2010, 02:13:08 pm »
Anyway here they are togheter:

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #22 on: May 28, 2010, 07:49:01 pm »
Thanks a lot TT for the reminder. I'd forgotten where I'd last read about this subject.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #23 on: May 29, 2010, 12:45:59 am »
Inside out...

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #24 on: May 29, 2010, 01:50:39 am »
Hi!

This Flick set is real treasure! Thanks for sharing!

Could someone suggest good software for mass downloading of Flick' photos (original size)?

Mac-based and free solutions will be apreciated  ;D

Cheers!

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2010, 03:09:01 am »
I use WinHTTrack Website Copier myself. It enabled me to download the 6000+ files of Aerofiles in 5 hours' time this week. As the site was experiencing problems I thought it would be safe to have a complete save of it.

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #26 on: May 29, 2010, 03:10:02 am »
Inside out...
archipeppe, these are brilliant! But mind the caption on the first picture, it says 684 where it should read 671...  ;)

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #27 on: May 29, 2010, 03:50:51 am »
Inside out...
archipeppe, these are brilliant! But mind the caption on the first picture, it says 684 where it should read 671...  ;)

Ouch you're right!!!  :o

A typo error sorry, the first drawing is the 671 as well....  ;D

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #28 on: May 29, 2010, 10:40:21 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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Hi folks, the PDF's might help us searching for photos and drawings.
Link: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_index.php?id=3
Edit: Warning - The PDF's were last updated in 2003. That means, we still have to search by hand.  ;)
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #29 on: May 29, 2010, 10:43:06 am »
Some odds and ends from the SDASM.

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