The Spangenberg Index at Archives II (College Park)

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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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wow, Ryan, seems like you're going to be busy for a while!
 

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Oh my... :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek: :eek:

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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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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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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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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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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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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overscan said:
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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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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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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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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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.

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Bomiwriter said:
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.
They often do, yes. But not always. For instance, between 1947 and 1950 it seems that Convair didn't assign a model number to any of their projects, only to built types. Bell apparently always allocated a D-for Design number, at least, and proceeded to a proper Model number when the project was aimed for production. This being said, I believe BoMi is different in two aspects:
- Highly confidential material --> No model number, no questions.
- Space project --> probably not included in Bell's Model numbering system.
 

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Been over a week now since I shared the 28-page companion document I made for the Spangenberg Index. Not a single reaction since then... It took me several days to compile, and was one of the most demanding documents I ever worked on, so it's kind of frustrating to find that no-one seems to have bothered (unless no-one noticed... don't know which is worse).

I'm not doing that stuff to get any kudos for it, obviously. It's out of passion for the material and with the hope that my work will help researchers get around the boxes more easily when looking for something specific. However it would have been nice to have the occasional feedback about it.

I'm currently preparing more similar documents for other online resources, with the hope of eventually creating an all-encompassing index that will make it possible to list all the available resources on any specific aircraft type. I just hope someone out there is sufficiently interesting for my work to be of some use...
 

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I haven't had time to go through it. It looked very useful though.
 

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A usefull search tool but a bit hidden in the avalanche of information..
 

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I looked at Robo / Bomi stuff but all that early Bell stuff was helicopters.
 

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Wow
Great find and great effort gents
Especially Stargazer`s efforts of going through the whole list and isolated 1033 separate entries!!

Do we have any pictures/drawings of the mentioned McDonnell Model 74 and the Cessna Model 306 VA Class ASW aircraft??

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RyanCrierie said:
But what wasn't known was that he saved EVERYTHING that crossed his desk.
People like this are the Gods to whom historians and other such researchers kneel down in prayer daily. ;D
 

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Gentlemen, I know I've been remiss in my "Crazy Researcher" label -- but I got burned out on researching, there's just so much stuff, and so little time/hard drive space to store it all.

I recently was pointed to a new accession at NARA College Park, and within about 45 minutes; I managed to extract all the data for all 1,095 items in that collection from NARA's website and put it into an excel file, which I'm attaching to this post.

Here's the basic data on the collection, which I'm informally designating "Spangenberger II"

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RG-72
Design Studies and Proposals, compiled 1931 - ca. 1959
ARC Identifier: 6408138
Former Local Identifier: UD 1044-C
HMS Record Entry ID: HS1-123390061
HMS/MLR Entry Number: P 1044-F
Accession Number(s):
1538
2803
4461
4909
6489
6903
NN3-072-86-002
Declassification Project Numbers:
NND 55701
NND 917657
NND 917660
NND 917661
NND 917662
NND 917666
NND 927520
NND 927521
NND 927522
NND 927523
NND 927531
NND 927532
NND 927533
NND 927534
NND 927535
NND 927583
NND 927584
NND 927585
NND 927589
NND 927591
NND 927592
NND 927607
NND 927608
NND 927609
NND 927610
NND 927611
NND 927613
NND 927614
NND 927615
NND 960037
69 Letter Archives Box, Standard
28 Legal Archives Box, Standard
1 Log and Printout Box
1 Flat Storage Box 122
Arranged into two parts.
Part one is arranged alphabetically by subject and there under alpha-numerically roughly by manufacturer name or design study title.
Part two is arranged roughly alpha-numerically by manufacturer name or design study title.
Brief Box Index:
Box 1: Design 035 to 120 THRU Vol. 1, Bu Designs D-18, D-23, D-38, D-54A
Box 2: Vol. 2, Bu Designs D-225, D-228 to D-235, D-239, D-242 to D-244, D-246 to D-250 THRU Vol. 4, Bu Designs D-268 to D-275
Box 3: Douglas Aircraft, Model XTB2D-1, Diagrams THRU Chart D: Comparative Sizes of VF Airplanes Fitted with the R1830 Engine Plan
Box 4: McDonnell Aircraft, F4H-1, Report 5574, Model F4H-1 THRU McDonnell Aircraft, F4H-1, Report 5686-III, Appendix II
Box 5: McDonnell Aircraft, F4H-1, Report 6346-I, Appendix I THRU OS-130 Day Fighter, Vol. II
Box 6: Fighter Studies, 1940-1946 THRU Westcoast Engineering Development Corp., Report N-461, Fighter Wing Design Study, Phase I
Box 7: Westcoast Engineering Development Corp., Report N-471, Fighter Wing Design Study, Phase II THRU Westcoast Engineering Development Corp., Report N-481-3, Wing Structure Investigation Mach 1.3
Box 8: Westcoast Engineering Development Corp., Report N-481-4, Wing Structure Investigation Mach 2.0 THRU Boeing Aircraft, Report D-8503, Model 472 Seaplane Design Study, Aerodynamic & Hydrodynamic Analysis
Box 9: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Report ZA-226 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., P5M-1, Report MER 5087, Martin Model 270
Box 10: Glenn L. Martin Co., P5M-1, Report ER 5605 THRU P6M Contract & Planning Files
Box 11: XP6M-1 Demonstration Requirements for Model XP6M-1 Airplane THRU Test Program Revised XP6M-1
Box 12: Navy Department, Research Division, Report DR-1443 THRU XP6M-1 Program Government Furnished Equipment Shortage Status Reports
Box 13: XP6M-1 Program Change Notices THRU DD 375 XP6M-1 Monthly Progress (Production Program Reports)
Box 14: XP6M-1 Project Directives THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report 5355
Box 15: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report 5356 THRU W.L. Maxon Corp., Aero X8A Nav. Sys. [Armament Control System (2 copies)]
Box 16: W.L. Maxon Corp., Improvement in Radar Range Aero X8A Armament Control System THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 4801
Box 17: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 4801 Rev THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 5594, Structural Arrangement Drawing Report
Box 18: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 5609, Martin XP6M-1 Substantiation Data Report THRU Martin-Marietta, Martin Engineering Report 7946, YP6M-1 Seamaster
Box 19: Martin-Marietta, Martin Engineering Report 8781, YP6M-1 Seamaster, Performance Data Substantiation Report THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., YP6M-1, Summary of the YP6M-1 Under Strength 5/58 (5350563 App. 28, 1958) Enclosure I
Box 20: Glenn L. Martin Co., YP6M-1, Report SER 25 THRU XP6M-1, ER 9086, T-Tail Flutter Model Low-Speed Tests With Revised Fin Stiffness
Box 21: YP6M-1, P6M-2 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 7974F, Model XP6M-1, Preliminary Part I
Box 22: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 7108, Model XP6M-1 Flight Test Activities Report No. 7 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 7864, Model XP6M-1 Flight Test Activities Report No. 18
Box 23: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 7868 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 8395
Box 24: Glenn L. Martin Co., XP6M-1, Report ER 8396 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., P6M-2, Report ER 9322
Box 25: Glenn L. Martin Co., YP6M-1, Report ER 9323 THRU Martin-Marietta, Martin Engineering Report 9629
Box 26: P6M-1 Procurement Request Forms THRU XP6M-1 Seamaster, Report of Salvage Operations
Box 27: XP6M-1 Miscellaneous Air Force Information & Requests THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., YP6M-1, Miscellaneous Analysis Data & Drawings (12)
Box 28: XP6M-1 (Data for Penalties) THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-2, Report 05993, Structural Load Criteria for the 54,000 lb Model P2V Airplane
Box 29: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-4, Report 06470 THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-4, Report 07099, Static Test Program
Box 30: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-4, Report 07153, Blowout Test of Engine Mount Access Door Diaphragm THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-4, Report 07441, Nacelle Dynamic Loads During Landing
Box 31: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-4, Report 07453, PV2-4 Demonstration Landing Gear Tests THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 07384, Tension Test of Integral Fitting Extruded Longeron
Box 32: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 07462, Wing Analysis P2V-5 THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 07619, Door Flutter Analysis P2V-5
Box 33: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 07620, Preliminary Flutter Analysis Model P2V-5 THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 07954, Fuselage Shell Analysis for Skin Thickness Gage Reduction
Box 34: Zenith Aircraft, P2V-5, Report ZST 40517, Static Test Report-Lac P/N 140074-13 Radome Serial No. 622 THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, 6, Report 08660, Static Test Loads P2V-5 & 6 Main Landing gear Ribs
Box 35: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 08057, Static Test of E.C.M. Operators Ditching Board THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, Report 09307, Bow Observers Nose Static Test
Box 36: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5F, Report 10208, P2V-5 Structural Substantiation with Jet Pod Installation THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-6, Report 07629, Structural Analysis of the Model P2V-6
Box 37: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-6, Report 07631, Engine Mount & Nacelle Barrel Analysis THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-6, Report 08597, Structural Analysis of P2V-6 Bat Missile Pylon
Box 38: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-6, Report 08598, Structural Analysis of Outer Wing Rework for Petrel & Bat Missile Pylon THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, 6, 7, Report 09256, Static Tests of P2V-5, 6, 7 Jet Pod
Box 39: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-5, 7, Report 10182, Proof Test of Bomb Support Structure THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 08671, P2V-7 Fuselage Structural Analysis Vol. II
Box 40: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 08672, Model P2V-7 Wing Test & Power Plant Analysis THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 08675, Model P2V-7 Landing Gear Analysis
Box 41: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 08676, P2V-7 Structural Summary & Operating Restrictions THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 09786, Proof and Operation Tests of P2V-7 Control System
Box 42: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 09788, Supplementary Control System Tests THRU Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 11349, Summary of Design Data Required for Model P2V-7 (USN
Box 43: Lockheed Aircraft, P2V-7, Report 11716, Fuselage Shell Analysis Project Julie Modification THRU P2V-7 Airplane Miscellaneous Reports
Box 44: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., SA-16, Report 2961AF, Detail Specifications for SA-16A Airplane THRU Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Folder 11, XJR2F-1, Aircraft Accident Reports
Box 45: Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.036, Structural Air Loads, Rev A 3/20/1959 THRU Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.154, Fuselage Loads Report, Rev A, Rev B 10/17/1960
Box 46: Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.119, Corvus Quality Progress Report XASM-N-8, 1 July--30 September 1959 THRU Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.160, Test Plan--Fuselage Structural Test XASM-N-8
Box 47: Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.161, Test Plan--Empennage Tests XASM-N-8 THRU Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.173, Final Test Report Miscellaneous Tests XASM-N-8
Box 48: Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.174, A4D Pylon Structural Tests XASM-N-8 THRU Temco Aircraft, XASM-N-8, Report 61.528, Test Plan, Low Band Radome Structural Test XASM-N-8
Box 49: Temco Aircraft, YASM-N-8, Report 161.92, Flight and Ground Loads Criteria THRU All American Engineering Co., XZS2G-1, Report N-308
Box 50: Aerojet Engineering, Proposal to BuAer for the Development & Manufacturing of the Aerojet Model X60AL-8000 THRU Bell Aircraft Corp., Model D-31, Navy Night Fighter Proposal, Report D31-947-001
Box 51: Bell Aircraft Corp., Model L-39-1, Report 33-941-701, Stress Analysis of Navy Swept Back Wing Version P-63 THRU Bell Aircraft Corp., S-114790
Box 52: Boeing Aircraft, Model 400-2-2, Preliminary Information, Scout Aircraft for the U.S. Navy BAR, D-6628 THRU Boeing Aircraft, Model 441 Single Engine Trainer, Report WD12032
Box 53: Boeing Aircraft, Model 441 Single Engine Trainer, Report WD12033, Specifications for Preparing Drawing & Data Lists THRU Boeing Aircraft, Model 442-1, Class VSN, Report WD-12047, Issue #2, Preliminary Study, Boeing Wichita
Box 54: Boeing Aircraft, Model 442-1, Class VSN, Report WD-12047, Issue #3, Preliminary Study, Boeing Wichita THRU Columbia Aircraft, XJL-1
Box 55: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Class VB, Carrier Based Bomber THRU Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, VF (N) Proposal, Navy Night Fighter, Report DEVF 1442 Stability& Control Characteristics Twin Westinghouse 24C Engine
Box 56: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, VF (N) Proposal, Navy Night Fighter, Report DEVF 2016 Weight & Balance Data THRU Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Navy Tailless Design, 2 P & W R4600 Engines, Report ZW-014
Box 57: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Class VB, Navy Search Landplane THRU Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Class VP Patrol Seaplane 4 R2800 Engines, Report ZW-017, Preliminary Weight & Balance Estimate
Box 58: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Navy Patrol Seaplane 4 R2800 Engines, Photos [Model], K-293 to K-302 THRU Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, XPB3Y-1, Class VPB, Patrol Bomber, ZW-34-002, Appendix to Report ZW-34-001
Box 59: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Class VP, Model 34, 4 Engine Long Range Flying Boat, Report ZD-34-001 THRU Consolidated (Vultee) Aircraft, Model XP5Y-1 Airplane, Class VP Long Range Patrol Seaplane, Report 8347
Box 60: Consolidated Vultee Aircraft, Report ZP-44-15005, Class VP Patrol Seaplane 4 R-2800-14 Engines THRU Curtiss-Wright Airplane Div, Columbus, ASW Proposal #20, Design Proposal [2 of 6]
Box 61: Curtiss-Wright Airplane Div, Columbus, ASW Proposal #20, Design Proposal [3 of 6] THRU Curtiss-Wright, VFN Proposal, Report, Vol. I, General Design [2 of 2]
Box 62: Curtiss-Wright, VFN Proposal, Report, Vol. II, Detailed Specifications, Ditching Characteristics [1 of 2] THRU Curtiss-Wright, General Design Data, VF-1, Vol. 2, Detail Specifications Add. To SR-36 & 38, April 1946 [Duplicate]
Box 63: Curtiss-Wright, General Design Data, VF-1, Vol. 3, Weight & Balance Estimate VF, Report 21206, April 1946 THRU Curtiss-Wright, VF-2 General Design Data, Vol. 3, April 1946, Weight & Balance Estimate VF-2
Box 64: Curtiss-Wright, VF-2 General Design Data, Vol. 4, April 1946, Performance Analysis of VF-2 Proposal, Report 21220 THRU Curtiss-Wright, [Class] VSB
Box 65: Curtiss-Wright, Class VBT, Report 20192, Revised Design Proposal, June 16, 1942 THRU Curtiss-Wright, XBTC-1, Class VBT, Report 20206
Box 66: Curtiss-Wright, XBTC-2, Class VBT, Summary of Aerodynamic Data THRU Curtiss-Wright, Griffin Controlled Missile, Report 9546, Calculated Performance & Stability Calculations of the ""Griffin"" Proposal
Box 67: Curtiss-Wright, Aerodynamic Design Study of the ""Lark"" Project, Report 9527 THRU Douglas Aircraft, Model 561, Report ES 6905, Performance Report, Includes Navy Calculations & Performance Charts
Box 68: Douglas Aircraft, Model 561, Report ES 6908, Estimated Weight & Balance THRU Douglas Aircraft, DS-565, Detailed Specifications for Model 565 Airplane (Copy 4)
Box 69: Douglas Aircraft, DS-565, Report ES 20528, Estimate of Duct Losses and their Effect Power Plant Performance THRU Douglas Aircraft, DS-566, Report ES 20549, Performance Summary
Box 70: Douglas Aircraft, DS-566, Report ES 20551, Velocity-Altitude Characteristics & VN Diagram THRU TB2D Oct 1942 [Correspondence]
Box 71: TB2D [Correspondence] THRU Edo Aircraft, Edo Report #1802, Proposed Weight & Balance, Class XVSN
Box 72: Edo Aircraft, Edo Report #1803, Longitudinal Stability Characteristics, Class XVSN (1 of 2) THRU Edo Aircraft, Proposal, Class VSN, Single Engine Seaplane, Model XOSE-1, Report 1706, Revised Performance
Box 73: Edo Aircraft, Proposal, Class VSN, Single Engine Seaplane, Model XOSE-1Report 1706/1800, Estimated Performance THRU Edo Aircraft, Model XS2E-1, Report 1702, Estimated Performance Normal Scout Bomber wt 5200 lb
Box 74: Edo Aircraft, Model XS2E-1 Airplane, Instrument Panel Mockup Photos (4) THRU Fairchild Aircraft, Model M-92, Report 92014, Detailed Specifications Primary-Basic Trainer [1 of 2]
Box 75: Fairchild Aircraft, Model M-92, Report 92014, Detailed Specifications Primary-Basic Trainer [2 of 2] THRU Globe, VSO, R-1820, Comment D.C.
Box 76: Goodyear Aircraft, Proposal GA-13, Report GER-88, Estimated Weight & Balance THRU Goodyear Aircraft, Engineering Report, GA-13A, Night Fighter Airplane [1 of 2]
Box 77: Goodyear Aircraft, Engineering Report, GA-13A, Night Fighter Airplane [2 of 2] THRU Goodyear VF R-2800 & West 24C
Box 78: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Design 70, Single Engine Torpedo Bomber Basic THRU XF6F-1,2,3,4 [Grumman Correspondence]
Box 79: Grumman Aircraft Engineering Corp., Design 56, A-190, Performance Calculation THRU Hughes Aircraft, Model 19, Patrol Bomber Airplane, Four Engine, Long Range, Flying Boat, No. 19-1
Box 80: Hughes Aircraft, Class VPB, Model 19, Patrol Bomber Flying Boat, [Report 19-103-W] Preliminary Weight & Balance THRU Lockheed Scout Observation Airplane, Evaluation of Jet Lift Hull Type VSO with V1710 H-19 Engine
Box 81: Lockheed Scout Observation Airplane, VSO Airplane Design Study THRU Lockheed Scout Observation Airplane, VSO Airplane Design Study
Box 82: Glenn L. Martin Co., Model 190, Air Corps Model B-33 Bomb Airplane 4 Engines, Resume of Detailed Specifications THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., Flying Boat Navy Patrol Airplane, Models 225-1 & 225-2, Report 2068, Design Comparison
Box 83: Glenn L. Martin Co., Model 230-6 Aerodynamic Studies for Martin Navy Patrol Seaplane, Engineering Report No. 2318 THRU Glenn L. Martin Co., Comparison Table Models 364M, 212-1, 212-2 [Oversize]
Box 84: Glenn L. Martin Co., Class VP Patrol Bomber, Model XP4M-1, Martin Meteor Landplane, No. 329, Detail Specification THRU McDonnell Aircraft, Model 24, Twin Engine Fighter with 2 Westinghouse 24C Engines, Report S-123
Box 85: McDonnell Aircraft, Model 24, Twin Engine Fighter, Report 258, Preliminary Performance Calculations THRU McDonnell Aircraft, Aerodynamics Report for Model 40 ,Airplane, Report #422, Plans, Drawing S-1
Box 86: McDonnell Aircraft, Model 40, Report 411 Aerodynamic Report for Model 40 Airplane THRU McDonnell Aircraft, Confidential Report 235, The Gargoyle
Box 87: North American Aviation, Class VF Fighter, Report NA8375, Design Specifications for a Carrier Fighter Airplane [2 of 3] THRU North American Aviation, NA 46-333, Contractor Design. RD1386B
Box 88: North American Aviation, NA 46-301, Contractor Design, RD1386B, Detail Specification THRU North American Aviation, T2J-1, Report NA-56H-183, Preliminary Study Advanced Trainer System, ESO CL-4035
Box 89: XFR-1 [Correspondence] THRU Temco Aircraft, Model 51 [TT-1], Engineering Report 52.2.74
Box 90: Temco Aircraft, Model TT-1, Engineering Report 51.2.75 THRU Vega Aircraft Corp., V-146, XP2V-1, R-626, Preliminary Specifications Patrol Airplane
Box 91: Vega Aircraft Corp., V-146, XP2V-1, Land Based Patrol Bomber, R-942, Aerodynamic Comparisons THRU Vega Aircraft Corp., V-146, XP2V-1 Airplane Analysis, Design Transition
Box 92: Vega Aircraft Corp., Model V-141 Torpedo Scout Bomber, Preliminary Design Study, Part I THRU Vought-Sikorsky Aircraft, Model VS-315, Correspondence
Box 93: Chance Vought Aircraft, Report 6625, V-340 Detail Specification, Informal Proposal THRU Chance Vought Aircraft, VF (N) Class Proposal, V-343A, Report 5691, Duct Loss Calculations
Box 94: Chance Vought Aircraft, VF (N) Class Proposal, V-343B, Report 5682, Performance Calculations THRU ZAP Cargo, Capt. L.C. Stevens, 1/19/44, Correspondence
Box 95: Bendix Helicopters, [Proposal, Model SWG-1A] Navy Liaison & Reconnaissance Helicopter THRU PV Engineering Forum, PVS-12, Helicopter, Report 12-W-01 Detail Weight & Balance Statement, Class HR, Twin Rotor
Box 96: PV Engineering Forum, PVS-14, Helicopter, Detail Specifications, Class HR, Twin Rotor (1 of 2) THRU Unidentified Drawing 89-517 ""Perspective Galley to Flight Deck,"" 1/6/1943
Box 97: P/A Target Proposals THRU Change Vought Aircraft, Report 6883, Determination of Loads and Stress Analysis of Target Winged Aero X-27A
Box 98: Heavy Attack Proposals THRU VP Land Based Minelayer
Box 99: VP Seaplane Comp, 15 April 1946 THRU VP Seaplane Comp, 15 April 1946
 

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This is beyond fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing, Mark.

If I was still a bachelor without kids, I'd no doubt hop into an aircraft on my next holidays to come over and go through these with my digital camera!
 

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Among the interesting finds in this document:

Military designations to be added
  • F3L Bell Model 2000/D-188A (apparently not an invention of historians...)
  • BT3D-1 early designation of Douglas A2D-1 Skyshark
  • XLR2Q-1 unidentified transport glider by Bristol
  • PA-V Navy pilotless aircraft proposal by Goodyear
  • PA-IX Navy pilotless aircraft proposal by Goodyear
Bell
  • D31 Navy Night Fighter Proposal
  • D33 inhouse designation of L-39 (and not D39 as was thought previously)
Boeing
  • Model 364 a version of the Model 344 XPBB-1 Sea Ranger (or a typo?)
  • Model 400-2-2 scout proposal (presumably based on the XF8B-1)
  • Model 442-1 Class VSN single engine two place intermediate trainer study
Consolidated
  • Model 33 Class VP Long Range Patrol Landplane proposal (presumably a naval variant of XB-33)
  • Model 44Class VP patrol seaplane proposal with four R-2800-14 engines
Goodyear
  • Goodyear PA-V Navy pilotless aircraft proposal
  • Goodyear PA-IX Navy pilotless aircraft proposal
  • Goodyear GA-5 Navy fighter proposal
  • Goodyear GA-13/A Navy Night Fighter Airplane proposal
Hughes
  • Hughes Model 19 Class VPB four-engine long range patrol bomber flying boat
  • Hughes Model 30 Class VPB long range patrol bomber flying boat
Kaiser-Fleetwings
  • Model 44 XBK-1 (which confirms the initial "B-only" designation of that model)
  • Model 46/A Navy Dive Bomber Proposal
  • Model 47 "The Two Squirt Thin Twin" (whatever that was!)
Martin
  • Model 219 METEOR initial company name of P4M MERCATOR
  • Model 364M probably a patrol bomber flying boat comparable to Model 212
Piasecki
  • PV-11 Class HR utility helicopter developed from PV-2 for USN (1945)
  • PV(S)-12 Class HR twin rotor helicopter proposal, a large version of PV-14 for USN, project only
All and sundry...
  • Bendix SWG-1A Navy Liaison & Reconnaissance Helicopter proposal (Sznycer, Watson & Gotlieb Aeronautical Engineers)
  • Curtiss-Wright P-250 perhaps a fighter
  • Del Mar Model DF-6MFC Flare Target
  • Douglas D-560 Class VN Intermediate Trainer
  • Edo Model 82 Single Float Alighting Gear
  • Edo Model 93 Jet Propelled Seaplane Fighter/Interceptor
  • Hayes Model TA-6 Supersonic Tow Target System
  • Marquardt Model 6 US Navy helicopter proposal
  • North American CL-4035 inhouse designation for the T2J-1 trainer
  • Royal Industries Proposal 59-114 Supersonic Towed Target
  • Ryan Model 34 single seat monoplane project, no details
Detail Specifications
  • SD-329 Curtiss-Wright XBTC-1
  • SD-344 Lockheed P2V-7
  • SD-335 Bristol XLR2Q-1 Glider Monoplane
  • SD-434 Martin XP5M-1
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
If I was still a bachelor without kids, I'd no doubt hop into an aircraft on my next holidays to come over and go through these with my digital camera!

My precise sentiment as well.
 

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Stargazer2006 said:
If I was still a bachelor without kids, I'd no doubt hop into an aircraft on my next holidays to come over and go through these with my digital camera!
I'm a bachelor without kids. And I have a good digital camera. And I have a lot of free time.

But I have no money.

:'(
 

Vahe Demirjian

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Hi,

Is there any info on the entry Radioplane XKD3R from Box 571 in the Spangenberg file? I'm curious.
 

edwest

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As a professional researcher, at work, I know how much time this takes. It can't be done in a short period of time. It just can't. I know there are published authors here and this represents several volumes of published material. It can't be digested properly in a week either. Computers are getting faster but the human mind is not. My sincere thanks.
 
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