Fortress

Flying Fortress Drawings

This B-17G-15-B0 was delivered without the additional nose guns that were added to early B-17Gs at modification centers. Note that the exhausts for inboard engines are on the outer sides of nacelles exhausts on the outboard engines are on the bottoms of nacelles. Also note the camouflage pattern on engine cowlings. HE Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress was one of the few U.S. warplanes to have an accepted name as well as a standard military designation before being named by the British or included on...

Bulkheadlongitudinal Stringer

FOR LONG RANGE FLIGHT, A BOMB BAY FUEL TANK(fOO GALS), AN EXTERNAL FUSELAGE BELLY TANK(380 GALS ) IN ADDITION TO REGULAR FUEL TANKS WERE FITTED. FULL. OVERLOAD ENGINE OIL CAPACITY IS CARRIED SELF-SEALING FUEL CONTAINERS. - FUEL TRANSFER SELECTOR VALVES. INSTRUMENT PITOT AND VACUUM FUEL STRAINERS. SYSTEM COMPONENTS ENGINE-DRIVEN FUEL PUMPS ENGINE OIL SEPARATOR ENGINE FUEL PRIMER. AIR RELIEF VALVE MAIN FUEL SELECTOR VALVES AIR CHECK VALVE FUEL QUANTITY GAUGES.(WITH TRANSMITTERS). ENGINE-DRIVEN...

Fockewulf A

A factory-fresh FW-190A-1. Note the distinctive rear-sliding canopy and the wide-track landing gear. The unit markings on the fuselage are black. A factory-fresh FW-190A-1. Note the distinctive rear-sliding canopy and the wide-track landing gear. The unit markings on the fuselage are black. Wulf 190 began in 1937 as a back-up to the Messer-schmitt 109 that had been selected as the standard German fighter. The design concept was entirely different, featuring an...

Operation Of Controlable Trim Tab System Sketch

The bullet sealing fuel cell is made of 3-pl.y laminated material u.s.rubber co 1897 fabric neoprene on the fuel and a plastic material on the exterior surface fabric retainer no 3. us rubber co u s rubber sealant the liner forms a semi-rigid self-supporting fuel cell that is shaped to fit into the wing or fuselage. m.g stop---' gun truck fuselage upper twin flexible m.g. install ation ifirin g position) when not in use machine guns were stowed at stations 91.75 and 312. bolted in place to...

Specifications And Performance Gladiator I

Gladiator Drawing

This restored Gladiator I has the postwar British civil registration G-AMRK. The prewar R.A.F. serial number was L8032. Note the absence ol guns from fuselage troughs and underwing pods. By the time war started in September 1939,13 R.A.F. squadrons were equipped with Gladiators, and several squadrons of navalized Sea Gladiators were in service aboard aircraft carriers. Extensive export sales started in 1937 and continued after the war began. Twenty-six went to Latvia, 14 to Lithuania and 36 to...

Fm

Communications equipment radio communication equipment consists of- the following an art-13 transmitter ah6 and an arc-5 receiver an arc-1 vhf transceiver. an apx-2 i ff equipment radio navigation equipment an arr-2 receiver an apn - altimeter interphone unit rl-7 i f.f. equipment an apx transponder c57 apx-2 pilot control c56 apx-2 bombardier control. RADAR EQUIPMENT SEARCH RADAR AN APS- 4 RT-5A APS-4 TRANSMITTER-RECEIVER UNIT- junction box control 80x pilot's indicator ailerons including trim...

Model Airplane News Willie L

Bowers began to build model airplanes soon after Lindbergh flew across the Atlantic in 1927. He began to write for publication in the mid-1930s when the editors of model aviation publications, including Model Airplane News, asked him to write articles and draw up plans for his outstanding models. From 1940 to 1942, he studied aeronautical engineering at the prestigious Boeing School of Aeronautics, and he began to amass one of the largest, most comprehensive, private collections of...

Towing

Landing gear assembly each leg is identical TO COVER THE CUT OUT PORTION OF THE OUTER WING PANEL WHICH PERMITS THE WING TO FOLD FREELY, AN AUTOMATICALLY OPERATED TRIANGULAR DOOR OPENS AND CLOSES WITH FOLDING AND SPREADING OPERATIONS OF THE WINGS. THE DOOR IS HINGED TO THE WING STUB OF THE CENTER SECTION IT IS CABLE ACTUATED SPRING LOADING PREVENTS INTERFERENCE WITH OTHER LINES OR CABLES

Bt Bt Lost At

FOLDING WINGS MARTLET IJX F4F-3A FIXEO WINGS AM954- AM963 30 PLANES ON GREEK CONTRACT LATER SUPPLlEO ON LENO-LEASE WILDCAT IE R -16 30-86 F4F-4B FOLOING WINGS, FIRST LEND-LEASE VERSION MG FN 100 -FN 319. WILDCAT TT R-I830-86 JV325-636 FM-l PRODUCTION VERSION OF F4F-4 BY THE EASTERN AIRCRAFT DIVISION OF GENERAL MOTORS CORPORATION 5 PLANTS WILDCAT YL R-1830-56 FM-2 JV637-JV924 FM-2 HAD NEW TYPE ENGINE. DETAIL CHANGES, TALLER VERTICAL STABILIZER, I WAS THE LAST...

Technical Drawing

Airplanes Technical Drawing

'221 IS ONE OF 50 PT. 26 CORNELLS DELI VERE D TO THE ROYAL NORWEGIAN AIR FORCE'S TRAINING BASE LITTLE NORWAY AT TORONTO, CANADA BETWEEN AUGUST 1942 AND JULY 1944. THESE PLANES WERE PAINTED IN THE STANDARD USAAF COLOUR SCHEME WITH BLUE FUSELAGE, BELLOW WINGS AND TAIL PLANES. RED-WHITE-BLUE MARKINGS. WHITE NUMBERS. 221 HAS NOW FOUND IT'S PLACE AMONG

Color And Markings

Figure 10 The addition of a yellow outer ring to the Type A British roundel divided the diameter of the new Type A.1 marking into equal sevenths. It was used on camouflaged surfaces from 1937 through June 1942. Figure 10 The addition of a yellow outer ring to the Type A British roundel divided the diameter of the new Type A.1 marking into equal sevenths. It was used on camouflaged surfaces from 1937 through June 1942.

Gladiator

HE evolution of the Gloster Gladiator, England's last biplane fighter, can be traced back to WW I. It was designed by H.P. Folland, who also designed the famous SE-5 used in that war, and the particular chord-gap-stagger relationships of the Gladiator's wings are strongly reminiscent of the SE-5. The Gladiator represented the final stage in England's development of the classic biplane fighter. It featured such latter-day refinements as single-leg landing gear and enclosed cockpit, and it...

Bottom View A

Engine cowl flap controls heating and ventilation controls. food packet. pilot's enclosure emergency release engine fire extinguisher propeller feathering controls. electrical ffcnel COMMUNICATION'S EQUIPMENT BC-457A 40-5 3 M C V BC-458A 53-7 3 M C . BC-456A DYNAMOTOR UNIT DM-33A ANTENNA UNIT BC-442A RECEIVER BC-453A . RECEIVER BC-454A. RECEIVER BC- 455A ADAPTER FT-238A -DYNAMOTOR UNIT DM 32 A . RECEIVER TUNING SHAFT. TUNING SHAFT COUPLING. SCR-535 I F F AND DETONATOR RADIO MAST FIRING UPPER...

Airfoil Section

Wing tip airfoil naca 23009 wing root chord 143 life raft a mark 4, typed, liferaft is stowed in a fuselage compartment on the upper part of the structure between the middle cockpit and the gun turret. tow target provision is made for a tow target. drop target provision is made for a drop target. smoke tank the smoke screen tank is carried in the bomb bay. it can be releas e 0 electrically or manually, pyrotechnics eight A-nmark 4 float lights ARE stowed in a rack in the bombardier's pilot'S...

Boeing Kb-50 Fuel System Drawings

Flying Boom

Wright R-3350-23 2200hp at 25,000 ft. test YB-17s were built in Wichita, KS, but they, too as well as early production models , were plagued with engine problems and difficulties with all the new equipment from remotely sighted and controlled gun turrets to cabin pressurization , electrical trouble and radar installations. Airplane deliveries were hampered by delays of material and equipment from the greatest network of sub-contractors and suppliers ever set up for an airplane production...

Performance Ab

Guard Use Cover Aircraft Propellers

Head room and greatly improved all-around visibility. The A-26C was the light bomber variant, still with the turrets but normally carrying only two .50-caliber guns in a lengthened Plexiglas bomber nose. Late A-26Cs also carried six wing guns. The XA-26 first flew on July 10,1942, and production models were in combat in the Pacific by the spring of 1944, but were not notably successful until improvements were made. Operations in Europe, starting in September, were more successful. The Long...

Helldiver

THE SB2C Helldiver, which was the third Curtiss dive bomber to carry the name, became an effective attack plane late in the war, after a long development and debugging period. The XSB2C-1 flew in December 1940, but the production version didn't appear until June 1942. The design was seriously handicapped by contradictory Navy requirements, with dimensions limited by aircraft carrier space requirements and performance handicapped by the required military payload and equipment. Helldiver...

Wing Flap Installation The Wing Flaps Are Made Of Aluminum Alloy Are Of The Split Balanced Type

THE INBOARD FLAP EXTENDS FROM THE FUSELAGE TO THE OUTER WING PANEL. THE OUTBOARD FLAP EXTENDS FROM THE INBOARD END OF THE OUTER PANEL TO THE INNER END OF THE AILERON. THE OUTBOARD FLAP IS CARRIED ON FOUR HINGES. THE INBOARD FLAP IS HINGED TO THE CENTER SECTION AT TWO FITTINGS THE OUTBOARD FLAPS ARE EXTENDED AND RETRACTED BY HYDRAULIC ACTUATING CYLINDERS 2 . THE ACTION OFTHE OUTER FLAPS IS TRANSFER ED TO TH E 1N-FLAPS BY BEARING BLOCKS-THE ER FLAPS ARE RETRACTEO BY MEANS , TENSION SPRINGS. WING...

American Roundels Insignia Drawings 1918

Willis Nye Drawings Airplanes

S. Navy adopted this red-and-white variation of the Army rudder stripes for use on camouflaged airplanes, but used it only until May 15, 1942. Figure 8 On January 5, 1942, the U. S. Navy adopted this red-and-white variation of the Army rudder stripes for use on camouflaged airplanes, but used it only until May 15, 1942. through 1926, the Army and Navy used the same rudder markings three vertical stripes of equal width with red at the trailing edge, then...

Pencil Art Aircraft

Sb2c Bomb Bay

An SB2C-1C with its retractable, leading-edge wing-slats open. Note the short-lived red border around the insignia as used in July August 1942, and the use of topside camouflage on the outer folding panels of the wing. The plane in the background has folded wings and open bomb-bay doors. An SB2C-1C with its retractable, leading-edge wing-slats open. Note the short-lived red border around the insignia as used in July August 1942, and the use of topside camouflage on the outer folding panels of...

Stringer

ENGINE quick change unit THE ENGINE quick change unit is supplie AS A SPARE to facilitate engine change ANO RE MIR unoer combat maintenance CONDITIONS the unit consists of all COMPONENTS of functional systems WHCM ARE attached to the engine or th ENGINE mount incluoed in the unit are THE COWLING and the engine mount. carburetor air filter air filters are installed over each air door in the carburetor air header engine supercharger the TWO speed supercharger is locate0 in the air intake manifold...

Train Return To Neutral Switch

Smoke tank reel smoke tank control station distributor microphonf firing key. intervalometer interphone control. electrical control panel turret power switch transmitter sending key instrument panel relief tube oxygen flow indicator 50 caliber wing gun ammo trough ammo box LATERAL STlFFENER WING FLAP IS SPLIT TRAILING EDGE TYPE note all skin covering is aluminum alloy 24 st.24 so or 52s 1 4 h as required - entire fuselage skin fixed horizontal covered with 24st al stabilizer uminum sheet 025 to...

Info

Army transferred to the British as Fortress I. Their first combat use was a raid on Wilhelmshaven, Germany, on July 8,1941. The systems and armament of the B-17 had not been designed or modified for high-altitude operations under European combat conditions, so the Fortresses were quickly withdrawn. In the Pacific, the few surviving B-17Cs and Ds did much better. Their perfor-

Lateral Stiffener Crimped Incse

A 16 mm electrically operated and heated gun camera is udcateow the left wing stub when the gun trigger is operated the camera takes a moving picture automatically the movie film can be projected to check gunnery results the camera temperature is thermostatically controlled ano varied from the u s navy f4f- 3 in several equipment details the g-36 was essentially a ffchter bomber. typical outer wing rib built in 3 sections sta 136 arresting gear operation the arresting gear oonsists of .a...

Invasion Stripes

Circle Marking

For the invasion of France in June 1944, participating U.S. and British airplanes carried hastily applied Invasion Figure 19 Panchromatic film and a filter lighten and emphasize the red band used on the vertical fins of German military airplanes from 1935 into 1938. The black swastika was moved to the fin after the red band and white circle were deleted. Civil-registered German airplanes retained the red band and white circle throughout the war. Stripes for quick, positive identification. These...

Aircraft Drawings

War Planes Drawings Pencil

Pilot's head rest bucket type s e at adjustable in height position engine cowl cooling flaps closed POSITION pilot's cockpit to other positions on this airplane or vice versa. armor protection armor plate is installed to minimize the possibility of enemy gunfire killing the aircrew. acknowledgement ron gerdes a a h s ray randall a. a h.s. 1 'MHflli.M u gt fai t lt i r HIlltlUHftllll' gt iii iifcM nii '.iwilfH nwir 2 7'-7 875 to l e a ng root chord engine installation the tbm-3 is powered with a...

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German Military Band

Because Vichy France was subservient to Hitler, but Free French forces who had escaped joined the Allies, and both used the same basic national markings. GERMANY Germany was prohibited from having an air force by the Treaty of Versailles, which ended WW I. A secret Luftwaffe, however, was created in the early 1930s with airplanes that flew in civil markings. Proper military markings appeared when the new Luftwaffe was revealed to the world in 1935. Crosses White-bordered black crosses in...

British Designations

Britain's Royal Air Force identified its airplanes by given names rather than model numbers, so the diverted French DB-7s and the new American models were named Havoc and Boston. Havoc Former French DB-7s modified to British A t left an early Douglas A -20A. Note the DB-7B-type nose, external pack for nose machine guns and use of rudder stripes and two wing stars before the marking change of February 1941. At right an A-20G-40 with four. 50-caliber nose machine guns and a long-range ferry tank...

Lancaster

An Am Lancaster I carrying standard British night-bomber camouflage. Note how far up the side of the fuselage the matte-black underside paint extends. Type B roundels are on top of the wing Type C. 1 roundels are on the fuselage. The fin flash is 24x36 inches. An Am Lancaster I carrying standard British night-bomber camouflage. Note how far up the side of the fuselage the matte-black underside paint extends. Type B roundels are on top of the wing Type C. 1 roundels are on the fuselage. The fin...

High Pressure Co Cylinders And Supply Lines

HAND E TINGU1SHERS 3 . A-20 SERlEo ATTACK BOMBER BUILT FOR W W U. DRAWN BY WILLIS L NYE FOR MODEL AIRPLANE NEWS 6-7-59 aircraft machine gun caliber 30 i r.h. feed i l.h. feed note two kinds of bomb racks were fitted in the bomb BAY., i. e. one for fragmentation bombs and one fop de molition bombs- the insignia, marking and camouflage the insignia, marking and camouflage on the exterior surfaces of trtt airplane is as follows -entire top surface dark olive drab entire lower...

Carburetor

CARBURETOR alternate air intake door identification mark on undersioe of winga bullet resista j browning m-2 caliber 50 aircooleo---- windshield aircraft type machine guns----- f ---77.6B tlectr1cally heateo-------1 I blast tubes------- L r mgaccess plate manually operable gun chargers ' ' p-86 ammo boxes and feed chutes-- carburetor air .nouct,on curtiss type constant speed variable pitch aluminum alloy blades---y curtiss type automatic electric governor pilot operates the sel- ector switch...

Great Naval Colour Schemes

His book, Volume II of the Air Age Scale Aircraft his book, Volume II of the Air Age Scale Aircraft Drawings series, covers 37 representative WW II airplanes. Some are prewar service models that served at the beginning of hostilities but were soon re- Drawings series, covers 37 representative WW II airplanes. Some are prewar service models that served at the beginning of hostilities but were soon re- placed, while others are more modern types that, with continual upgrading, were able to serve...

And Performance

303 caL twin machine guns in all powered-turrets j -trim tab fabric covered elevators mass balance all metal stabilizer de-icing strips flame damper computing sight Green-haze and sandy-brown camouflage on top surface only. Dull-black on side and lower surfaces flame damping exhaust muff carburetor air intake glycol cooler hinged leading edge cabin air intake Rolls-Royce Merlin XX -1.260 h.p. engines -flap panel fairing panel molding strap navigation light observation blister direction finder...

Ww Ii Scale Aircraft Drawings

There were also F6F-5E night intruders and F6F-5P photoplanes. Britain received 925 F6F-5S. It should be noted that by 1944, Britain had begun to use prefix letters to identify special-purpose variants of basic models. The 849 plain F6F-5s became Hellcat II, but the 76 F6F-5NS became Hellcat N.F.II N.F. for Night Fighters . The last of 12,275 Hellcats, all built at Bethpage, was delivered on November 21, 1944. After the war, some F6F-5s were converted to F6F-5K drones, while others became...

Boeing B Flying Fortress

1856 Flying Michine

A Boeing B-29A-5-BN in flight with both sets of bomb-bay doors open. Note the four powered, remote-control gun turrets above and below the fuselage, and the 20mm cannon supplementing two .50-caliber machine guns in the tail turret. A Boeing B-29A-5-BN in flight with both sets of bomb-bay doors open. Note the four powered, remote-control gun turrets above and below the fuselage, and the 20mm cannon supplementing two .50-caliber machine guns in the tail turret. WHEN it entered service in June...

Drawn By C

Carrier Ship Pencil Drawing

An F4F-3 Wildcat with the oversize star insignia and the rudder stripes that were used early in 1942 for positive identification. The fuselage legend 41-F-8 identifies Airplane No. 8 of the first of two fighter squadrons aboard Ranger CV-4 , identified by the figure 4. At that time, carrier-based squadrons used the hull number of their parent carrier. delivered its last F4B-4, until 1939, the Grumman Aircraft Company of Bethpage, Long Island, NY, was the sole supplier of single-seat fighters to...

Specifications And Performance

Length 63 ft., Win. Wing Area 1,400 sq. ft Empty Weight 20,190 Ibs. Gross Weight 35,420 Ibs. Cruising Speed 1,13mph MG 2x.50-caliber MG 4x1,000-lb. bombs or depth charges. two Canadian plants. Eventually, it distinguished itself by becoming the most prevalent flying boat of all time 3,276 were built in the U.S. and Canada, plus an estimated 150 under license in Russia. In competition against the Douglas XP3D-1 patrol plane, Consolidated's XP3Y-1 was the winner and went into...

Douglas Dc-4 Drawings

The third Douglas DC-4 was built as an airliner but was delivered to the U. S. Army in war paint as a C-54. THE Douglas DC-4 Sky-master, which was produced for the U.S. Army as the C-54, was the most widely used four-engine transport and cargo plane of World War II, with 953 planes built in seven Army versions. Surprisingly, though, the plane didn't originate as a military airplane. Early in 1936, five U.S. airlines put up 100,000 each to help Douglas develop a new, long-range airliner, the...

Specifications And Performance Fwqa

Length 20 ft. variants carrying special equipment for specialized missions. These included aerial cameras for reconnaissance, batteries of up to six 30mm cannon for use against tanks and naval torpedoes for attacks against ships. There were even two-seat trainer versions. Twin-engine German bombers had difficulty reaching targets in England in 1942 and 1943, so some FW-190A-5S were fitted with bomb racks and auxiliary fuel tanks. Normal bomb load was one 500kg 1,100-pound bomb under the...

Series Attack Bomber Built For Wwit Drawn By Willis L Nye For Model Airplane News

Bombardiers equipment camera control box-vacuum type camera switch interyalometer. fluorescent lamp lock and salvo lever bomb arm-safe lever airspeed indicator free air thermometer emergency bomb door control. magnetic compass i altimeter. , i hydra'jlical'.v actuatec trailing edge a'ins flap 45 maximum depression bombs released in salvo in the order indicated- safety equipment ilong range very pistol ano cartridges dye markers. emergency rations. canteen. portable emergency raoio. concentrated...

Planes Of This Type Were Built Surplus Planes Were Modified Fop Forest Fire Fighting

Gun turret the electrically operated gun turret is equipped with a 50-caliber automatic machine gun. 200 rounds of ammo are carried an illum inat ed gun sight, a gun camera, an oxygen regulator, an oxygen FLOW indicator, a radio control box and a light ar e provided. the control OF the turret is such as to permit normal speed for elevation and train and a higher speed for slewing. the normal speed for elevation is 12 per second and the normal train speed is 20 per second the high speed switch...

US Navy Skymasters

Navy were designated as follows R5D-1 56 C-54A, R5D-2 30 C-54B, R5D-3 86 C-54D, R5D-4 20 C-54E and R5D-5 13 C-54G. Postwar Use Cw DC-4s and converted C-54s went into airline service soon after the war. Although they outnumbered the newer Lockheed Constellation, they were at a competitive disadvantage because they weren't pressurized. The most notable postwar uses of the C-54 RHD were the Berlin Airlift of 1948-49, with 336 Skymasters involved, and a major...

Nava Gun Turret

Radio antenna gun turret plexiglas enclosure downdraft carburetor air induction engine cowl flaps fixed horizontal 12 ELECTRICAL DISTRIBUTION PANEL fcj ti ic j i atc radio transmitter i v t 2 gun turret slip ring i amp fcv'gfc 3 arp radio receiver. , 000 l 6 radar scope. uv mnym arfjl - r___- pi 7 catapault handgrip gt . -- 7. 1 8 bomb bay door control. r wll ' til p'j 9 relief tube. q jr 12.- 10 instrument panel yellow tlp o - ' u i ii electrical panel . o _i__12 BOMB bat wlndqff- - jf...

Fiat Twin Air Engine

Type Airplane Battle England

HE Italian Fiat CR 42 Falco Falcon has the distinction of being the last biplane fighter to be produced and put into first-line service by a major warring power. The prototype of this thoroughly anachronistic, open-cockpit, fabric-covered biplane with fixed landing gear flew early in 1939. Production continued into 1942, and 1,781 were built. The initials CR in the designation identify Celestino Rosatelli, a famous designer of long standing. His CR 42 evolved from a long line of CR fighters,...

Grumman Tbf Avenger

Up locks an 0 down locks the retractable landing gear anq tail wheel are provided with an jp-lock and a down lock with an appropriate manually ope rated emergency release mechanism the retrac table arresting hook also had an emergency release mechanism operable by the pilot however.onge extended the ho ok could not 3eretracte0mant.'a_lt gross weight a maximum gross weight ranging from 15.500 to 18.100 pounds is permissible glide bombing glide bombing is permissible with the bomb bay ooors open...

Curtiss Helldiver

These were followed by 1,985 SB2C-4s, which had wing racks added for eight 5-inch rockets. Some SB2C-4s were fitted with a radar pod on the right-wing bomb rack for night operations and were designated SB2C-4E E for Electronics . Curtiss' final production models were 970 SB2C-5s with increased fuel capacity. Other manufacturers were called on to increase Helldiver production. The Canadian branch of Fairchild built 50 SB2C-1s as SBF-1 and 150 SB2C-3s as SBF-3. These...

Antonov An-124 Drawing

124 Drawings

Emerson Powered Turret Two.50 Cal.Mach. 6uns Sperrv Retractable Powered Ball Turret Two.50 Cal Mach. 6uhs Sl icing Panels Four Ms tin Entrance amp Bay The British Curtiss Model 87A-2 Kitty hawk is similar to the U. S. Army P-40D. It has the standard coloring of the 1941-early 1942 period, with sand-and-spinach camouflage on the top and side surfaces, light-blue underneath, Type A roundels under the wing, Type B on top of the wing and Type A.1 on the side of the fuselage. THE P-40 was already...

Solid Rib Outboaro Flap

Engine r-1630-56 curt iss- wright intercylinder ouct furnished G fe 1 engine baffle engine mount welded steel tubes engine oil tank accessory compartment cowl main landing whe ls bendlx landing gear brake installation 12 fuselage shell structure landing gear or ag link fairing fuselage belly skin removable fuselage longeron sta 2-5 self-sealing fuel cell FUSELAGE tail wheel. l h horizontal stabilizer r h horizontal stabilizer r h elevator l h. elevator r h elevator trim tab lh. elevator trimtab...

Consolidated Liberator

Such rapid development of a new model resulted from fitting a new bomber fuselage to the wing and tail of the existing Model 31 flying boat and adding two engines. The Liberator was continually improved throughout the war. The early B-24A had 1,200hp Pratt amp Whitney R-1830-33 engines without turbo-superchargers, but no armor or self-sealing fuel tanks, and it was defended by six .30-caliber, hand-swung machine guns. A powered top turret with two .50-caliber guns was added...

Note The Cables Are Schematically Shown Actual Course Of Cables Varies On The Full Size Plane

Willis Nye Drawings Airplanes

Machine gun firing THE BUNS are flreo electrically by SOLENOIDS mounted ON each gun they CAN BE FIRED as a battery or in units OF TWO MBOARD or two outboard a SELECTOR SWITCH makes this possible TNf TRIBBER is the stanoaro control STICK TYPES. GUNS are manually and OPTICALLY boresghted GRUMMAN AIRCRAFT ENGINEERING CORPORATION F4F R_ANES NOTE THE PILOT'S CANOPY SLIDES BACK TO PERMIT ENTRANCE. AND IS manually OPE RATEO IT CAN BE LOCKEO AT FOUR POSITIONS FOR EMERGENCY EXIT, THE CANOPY IS PROVIOED...

Liberator

The B-24H-5-F0 was built by the Ford Motor Co. with late-type waist gunners ' windows. Camouflage was deleted from most U.S. Army combat planes in production early in 1944. The B-24H-5-F0 was built by the Ford Motor Co. with late-type waist gunners ' windows. Camouflage was deleted from most U.S. Army combat planes in production early in 1944. BESIDES being one of the major U.S. heavy bombers of the war, the Consolidated B-24, named the Liberator, has a distinction held by no other American...

Wing Root Airfoil Naca

CURTISS ELECTRIC PROPELLER TYPE 3 BLADES C-5320-A20 BLADE NO 109354-12 BLADE Ol AMETER 130 CONTROL NO. ANO 10010 LOW PITCH SETTING 18 5 HIGH PITCH SETTING 535 PROPELLER CUFFS CONSTANT SPEED TYPE FUEL TANK CAPACITIES TWO RELEASEABLE FUEL TANKS 58 GALLONS EACH FUSELAGE FUELTANK 117 GALLONS SELF-SEALING TYPE RELEASEABLE FUEL TANKS ARE ATTACHED TO THE LOWER SURFACE OF THE STUB WINGS A RELEASING CONTROL IS LOC ATEO BELOW THE RIGHT AND LEFT HAND SHELVES OF THE PILOT'S COCKPIT THE TANKS ARE MADE OF...

Boston

II Original designation for later French DB-7s later redesignated Havoc I. Boston III The initial British order for 300 DB-7Bs was followed by the transfer of 240 French-ordered DB-73s built by Douglas, and 240 that Douglas sub-contracted to Boeing. Tankage increased from the DB-7A's 240 U.S. gallons to 394 gallons to allow bomber operations over occupied Europe from England. Starting in mid-1941, many Boston Ills were drafted into the U.S. Army Air Forces. Boston M Later DB-7Bs procured for...

Fuselage Line

THE FOLLOWING ARE THE MOOELS SUPPLIED TO U S. A.A.F HAVOC a-20 PRODUCTION MODEL DB-7, BUILT AT DOUSLAS EL SEGUNDO. LATER MODIF1EO TO F-3 lt 3 gt AND 60 TO P-70INIGHTFIGHTER . A-20a UNSUPERCHARQED ENGINES 17 MOO-IFIEO TO A-20E DOUGLAS EL SEGUNDO XA- Oft DOUGLAS EL SEGUNDO 3 POWER DRIVEN MG TURRETS. I PLANE A-20B DOUGLAS LONG BEACH 990 TO RUSSIA ON LEND LEASE. 9 TO U S NAVY BD-2 AS TOW TARGET PLANES. A-2DC SAME AS DB-7A 808 BUILT AT DOUGLAS SANTA MONICA. R-A.F SPECIFICATIONS A-20C-SS0 BUILT FOR...

Tbm Aircraft Drawings

The combat debut of the Avenger at the Battle of Midway on June 6,1942, was a complete disaster. Crews from Torpedo Squadron 8 on the carrier U.S.S. Hornet flew six new TBF-1s from the East Coast all the way to Hawaii. There they found that their ship, with the squadron's old TBDs, had already left for Midway Island, so the Avengers had to fly there. The battle, although a major victory for the U.S., was a disaster for Torpedo 8. It proved that big, slow, low-level torpedo planes couldn't...

Basic Dimensions

Us navy model f6f-5 carrier figh ter - world war TL. manufactured by grumman aircraft engineering corporation drawn by willis l.nye for model airplane news. the airp.ane is equipped w.th a 28-volt single wire grounded re i jfxn e-ectrical system. the following units are elect rically operat ed i storage bat tery . landing gear and wing flap position indicator. engine starter. fuel supply transfer system

Fairchild

Blue And Yellow Aircraft

A silver Fairchild-built PT-23 with 220hp Continental Radial engine and 1942-43 star markings. A silver Fairchild-built PT-23 with 220hp Continental Radial engine and 1942-43 star markings. THE Fairchild M-62, which was the U.S. Army PT-19, was one of several successful entrants in a 1939 competition for new Army primary trainers and, with another winner, the Ryan ST-A PT-16 , it introduced monoplane primary trainers to the Army. The PT-19 had a welded steel-tube fuselage with ply-wood-covered...

National Markings

1942 American Aircraft Star

The following drawings and photos are presented to give model builders the correct proportions and locations of the national markings used by the warring powers. Although there have been many variations and exceptions, these can be regarded as standard. Figure 5 Gray-painted Douglas SBD-3 Dauntless dive bombers onboard a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier early in 1942. Note the return of stars to both wings, and the variation in sizes used even on the same airplane. Figure 3 The red center was removed...

Hamilton Standard 23e50-489

Hamilton Hydromatic

INSET SELF-A-LIGNfNG BALL BEARING HINGE 5 FIRING KEY INTERVALOMETER- 9 TURRET POWERED ,2 tO TRANSMITTER SENDING KEY J t2 INSTRUMENT PANEL t3 RELIEF TUBE outboaro wing flap at the inboard end bombardier's compartment - port side HAMILTON-STANDARD 3-BLADE HYDROMATIC HUB 23E50-489 BLADE N0.6501A CONTROL 4GI0-GI0-G38D LOW PITCH 22 HIGH PITCH 49

Airplane Coloring

Most military airplanes were not camouflaged after the end of WW I, but, as WW II approached, war paint gradually came back into use in England and Germany in 1937 in France in 1939 in the U.S. Army in 1940 and in the U.S. Navy in 1941. In general, European airplanes used a combination of several earth tones on the top and sides, and a light shade, such as sky blue, The enormously complex subject of WW II markings and insignia fills many books. The best that can be done to address the subject...