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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
 

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:eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

WOW !!!

Absolutely brilliant!
 

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Machdiamond said:
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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One has to hope that they HAVE the original scans in super-res.... ::)
 

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Skybolt said:
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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sferrin said:
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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Orionblamblam said:
sferrin said:
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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Skybolt said:
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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Orionblamblam said:
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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sferrin said:
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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Skybolt said:
Absolutey, for example.... Model 200
JSF for the 70s. (Notice both CTOL and STOVL variants.)
 

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Hi,

also a strange Convair VTOL project.
 

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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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overscan said:
Hmmmm.... Douglas Attack/Trainer proposal.
Looks like a Skyhawk crashed into a Lear Jet.
 

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overscan said:
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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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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My assessment: http://thanlont.blogspot.com/2008/05/douglas-d-558.html

or here: http://www.secretprojects.co.uk/forum/index.php/topic,3211.msg27045/highlight,d-558.html#msg27045
 

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Thanks a lot TT for the reminder. I'd forgotten where I'd last read about this subject.
 

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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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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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archipeppe said:
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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Stargazer2006 said:
archipeppe said:
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!!! :eek:

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

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Machdiamond said:
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
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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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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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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Hey, where is the Model 200 gone ? Copyright issues, oh great moderators ? ???
 

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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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Not to mention all you will come up with if you type "Convair Skate"... ;)
 

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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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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
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.

  • PSA Airlines
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
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
Back of photo says, "BABBCO Cargo Plane Design Submitted to Army for Consideration, March 1937. No Action taken.
BABBCO means Babb Company.
 

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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 ... :eek: B)
 

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Another update.
  • Lockheed Constellation Military
  • Edward Henry Heinemann Collection
  • Brig Gen James Alfonte Collection
  • Helen Richey Collection
  • Airports

More Pictures are also uploaded to the PSA album.
 
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