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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #30 on: May 29, 2010, 11:48:31 am »
Why a new topic Steve? There is already a topic on the SDASM archives! And each of these three pics would find a better place in these aircraft's respective topics!

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #31 on: May 29, 2010, 12:04:17 pm »
Hey folks,
this is just only the bar.  ;)
The SDASM archive is real treasure chest.
I just found out, that the Vought XF5U-1 was called "Skimmer".
Searching the SDASM archives and posting the finding results here in this forum is much better than watching in TV the soccer match Hungary against Germany or the Eurovision Song Contest this evening.  :)

Meanwhile, standing at Bar, a toast to "Easyrider" Dennis Hopper! May rest in peace!
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #32 on: May 29, 2010, 01:33:01 pm »
Hey, where is the Model 200 gone ? Copyright issues, oh great moderators ?  ???

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #33 on: May 29, 2010, 01:34:49 pm »
Moved to the topic...
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #34 on: May 29, 2010, 01:46:44 pm »
I see.
While I'm at it, if you search XF-92 in the archive you'll find a series of large scale tunnel models depicting variuos configurations of the first Convair dekta, some VERY different from the definitive one.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #35 on: May 29, 2010, 02:13:15 pm »
Not to mention all you will come up with if you type "Convair Skate"...  ;)

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2010, 02:13:49 pm »
The Flickr set has been updated today; 80 pictures have been uploaded so far.
Link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/archives/date-posted/2010/06/01/
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #37 on: July 24, 2010, 08:50:12 am »
The Flickr set has been updated in the last two to three days.
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/
3 Albums have been added.

  • Admiral Bogan Collection
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Gerald F. Bogan, Vice Admiral, U.S.N., was a distinguished veteran of 38 years of naval service. Bogan served as Commander, First Task Fleet, Pacific; as Commander, Air Force, Atlantic; as Commander, Fleet Air, Alameda; and as Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Saratoga.
Some interesting pictures of Japanese ships wrecks at Kure, Japan in August to October 1945.

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These are some of the images from our Pacific Southwest Airlines archive! Look for our book on PSA coming out October of 2010!
You will find interesting pictures of the cocktail bar on the PSA's Lockheed Tristar.

  • Charles Babb Special Collection
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From 1928 to 1952, Charles Babb operated the Babb Company, selling new and used aircraft, as well as aircraft parts. His company had a reputation for knowledge, quality, and service; the Babb Company became known as the world's largest international aircraft brokerage. It was in this capacity that Charles Babb met and befriended some of the most influential aviation greats of the period.
An unknown Cargo Plane Design from 1937.
Link: http://www.flickr.com/search/?ss=2&w=49487266%40N07&q=BABBCO+PLANE&m=text
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BABBCO means Babb Company.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #38 on: July 26, 2010, 02:58:20 am »
Over 5300 pictures have been added last Saturday.
Just looking through it:
YO-51, Flex wing,Artist drawings of XV-5AB, Ryan Vertiplane VZ-3RY, X-13 Vertijet, Ryan UAVs ...  :o B)
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2010, 04:23:31 am »
Another update.
  • Lockheed Constellation Military
  • Edward Henry Heinemann Collection
  • Brig Gen James Alfonte Collection
  • Helen Richey Collection
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More Pictures are also uploaded to the PSA album.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #40 on: July 29, 2010, 03:57:23 pm »
Hello, this is Alan from the San Diego Air and Space Museum.  I am very glad that you are enjoying the images we are posting on Flickr.  We have just started the process and are working out ironing out some of the kinks.  We had some trouble uploading a few images and getting them to line up with inventory list, so please let us know if something is wrongly identified.  We have a new process to digitize images, which lets us do several 100 per day, so look for us to upload more images as we go along.  If you would like to see something that we have not digitized yet, you can email me arenga@sdasm.org and we will work on it.

We debated whether or not to post hi res images of the photos on the site.  We are a non profit, and the main (almost sole) source of income for the Library and Archives is our sale of photos and usage fees to the public.  We are worried that if we post hi res images, people would not adhere to the copyright restrictions, and we would lose this income.  We will see how things go and might reconsider this.  However, all the images on the flickr site are also available in high resolution...you can find details about the usage/price here: http://www.sandiegoairandspace.org/collections/collection_index.php?id=3

Thanks!

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2010, 05:28:23 pm »
Thats correct - but I would suggest a little bit larger scan but still well short of the size needed for printing might be possible.

As for this site, we love unbuilt and prototype aircraft, so scans of  any weird stuff like that would be very welcome.

Also there are quite a few mistakes - what is the best way for us to send them?
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #42 on: August 02, 2010, 09:59:44 am »
Thanks.  You can either mark the aircraft in the comment section or email me at arenga@sdasm.org

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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #43 on: September 17, 2010, 07:57:54 am »
Next update (09-14-2010).
834 pictures have been added.
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Re: San Diego Air and Space Museum Archive
« Reply #44 on: May 04, 2011, 07:46:49 am »
GREAT news.  It appears SDASM photo archive has been accepted into Flickr's "The Commons" section.  They have posted over 130 pages of new photos, but even better, unlike the photos they have posted in the past, these latest photos are of much higher resolution.

I'd describe what has been newly posted, but I am too busy drooling.   ;D

Additionally, the great thing about The Commons is not only the material posted by various different institutions, but the comments added by Flickr members about what is depicted (even "history detective"-type work).  In addition, the tags that are added to the images which add a ton to their accessibility and usefulness.

I would strongly encourage anyone here to add comments and tag the photos with relevant information (name of aviator depicted, name of aircraft, official designations, locations, aircraft registrations and/or identities, etc.), given the fact that SDASM and these other institutions do not have the means to do so on their own, and often do not have the depth of knowlege that many of those here posses.

Here's a link:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/sdasmarchives/