C-119G Flying Boxcar  --  a/c 18085
F-106 Ejection Seat Test
F-106A a/c 6452 Duplicate Photos
RB-66A a/c 22828 Duplicates
KC-97G a/c 3214 Duplicates
F-105D a/c 91750 Photo Set
USAF - Fairchild Chase C-123B PROVIDER with Jet Pods (a/c 21627)

8x10 in excellent condition with Fairchild Aircraft stamped on back.  Also stamped,
"Photo by GENE VIRTS".  a/c 1627 modified by Stroukoff as YC-134 with R-3350-89A
engines and boundary layer control.  Did not have the Pantobase landing gear. First
serial number for C-123 in 1952.
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-106A DELTA DART (a/c 6452)

Photo (Left):  Was in operation with the new York Air Defense Sector's 539th Fighter-Interceptor Squadron at
McQuire AFB, N.J. 8x10 in excellent shape and Official USAF Photo description taped to reverse. a/c 6452 used
as ground trainer, Amarillo AFB.

Photo (Right):  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with Wurtsmith Air Force Base photo
description attached to reverse.
U.S. Air Force - Douglas RB-66A DESTROYER (a/c 22828)

8x10. Photo in excellent condition.  Three sets of stamps on the back: 1. Photo
Library dated JUL 7 1954, Douglas Aircraft CO stamp and a stamp "DOUGLAS-AIR
FORCE RB-66". a/c 22828 bailed to General Electric for engine testbed work an
redesignated JRB-66A.  Struck off charge for scrap at Edwards AFB Jan 17, 1962.
Chase plane, in photo, records show as Lockheed T-33A-1-LO (ac 34956)
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105B-1 THUNDERCHIEF (a/c 40102)

Description:  This is a Raymond E Vogler stamped photo. It is also stamped with
the USAF Sheppard Air Force Base and  "RECOGNITION MATERIALS BRANCH, DEPT
OF INTEL TRNG, SHEPPARD AIR FORCE BASE, TEXAS.  8 x 10 in great shape. a/c
40102 (c/n B.5) was on display at Brookley Center, Mobile AL.  Noted Feb 2005 at
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, Mobile, AL.  This was one of 3 first "B"
Models. Unfortunately, while on display, the a/c was damaged by hurricane Katrina
28 Aug '05.
USAF SAC - Consolidated Convair B-36F-1 PEACEMAKER (a/c 677) on Takeoff

7 X 9.5. Vintage fiber based photo. Note the B-58 Test Vehicle in the Bombay. I
believe to be a.c. 92677 and the only B-36 model B-36F-1 made.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing B-47E-115 STRATOJET (a/c 32311)

B&W vintage original. 8" x 10". a/c 2311 to MASDC Jul 23, 1964.
USAF - Convair F-102A-55 DELTA DAGGER Interceptor (a/c 61041)

Stapled to photo is a "Headquarters Air Defense Command Background
Information" fact sheet with aircraft detailed description and performance
information. Dated November 1961. 8X10 vintage original.
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-102A-30 DELTA DAGGER (a/c 41376)

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.
U.S. Air Force - Fairchild C-123B-8 PROVIDER (a/c 4657)

8X10 on fiber based paper. Photo ID: 23-871 on front lower corner.
The following images were scanned from my personal collection of vintage aircraft, aerospace & early manned space
exploration photographs. Most are post WW II through the early 70's, with my main interest in the early jet age. The
majority of photos are 8" x 10" unless otherwise identified. These are NOT modern reproductions, copies or reprints.
U.S. Air Force - SAC Boeing B-47B-30 STRATOJET (a/c 0-12115)

To to WB-47B, 31st BW.  Original Photo 8.5" X 11".  On Kodak paper in excellent
condition with hand written description on back. 399 "B" models were built.
U.S. Air Force - SAC Boeing B-47A-450 STRATOJET (a/c 91900)

To NACA 150. Vintage photo with "Oxnard AFB official Photo" stamp on reverse.  
First serial number of nine 450-10-9 models made. Excellent condition approx. 8" X
10".  Photo better than scanned image. A total of 10 B-47A's were built.
U.S. Air Force - Lockheed  F-80 SHOOTING STAR

Description:  Vintage original photo of the crew chief and camera technician
preparing and F-80 for a morning mission against the North Koreans.

Photo: reverse stamped with "Department of Defense photo" along with detailed
description. The 8X10 photo is in excellent condition and dated 15 August 1950.
U.S. Air Force -  Convair F-102A-35 DELTA DAGGER (a/c 41396)

Reverse stamped with "OFFICIAL USAF PHOTO, Westover AFB, Mass."  8x10 in
excellent condition.
U.S. Air Force - Lockheed SR-71 Prepares For Flight

Photo:  Vintage period 5x7 photograph in excellent condition with repeating "This
Paper Manufactured By Kodak" watermarks on reverse.

Description:   Was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance
aircraft developed from the Lockheed A-12 and YF-12A aircraft by the Lockheed
Skunk Works. The SR-71 was unofficially named the Blackbird, and called the
Habu by its crews. An interesting rare photo I believe taken in the mid-70's. The
SR-71 was in service from 1964 to 1998, with 12 of the 32 aircraft being destroyed
in accidents, though none were lost to enemy action.
U. S. Air Force - Douglas C-124A GLOBEMASTER II (a/c 1115)

Vintage original photo with "Official Photograph, US Air Force, Kelly AFB, Texas"
stamp on back. This particular plane, a/c 115, was converted to C-124C.  To MASDC
Nov 6, 1969.  Declared excess Jan 21, 1970. 8x10 photo.  fiber-base paper.  In
excellent to mint condition. Photo ID: 1083
U.S. Air Force - Boeing B-47B-45 STRATOJET (a/c 12239)

Converted to EB-47B-46-BW.  Original Photo in excellent condition (8.5" X 11")
printed on Kodak paper with Hand written description on back. 399 "B" models were
U.S. Air Force - Vintage photo of Thunderbirds F-100D

Photo:  USAF photo ID # 173518U. 8X10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
 You can see the refueling booms of the F-100D model.

Description:   Thunderbirds traded the veteran F-84 for the world's first supersonic
fighter, the F-100 Super Sabre --the aerial platform that would serve the
Thunderbirds for 13 years. More than 1,100 demonstrations were flown in the "C"
and "D" models of the aircraft. In the middle of the F- 100 era, the team changed
briefly to the F-1O5B Thunderchief. After only six shows in 1964, due to an
extensive modification that became necessary on all Thunderchiefs, the
Thunderbirds transitioned to the F-1OOD, a jet that was capable of air refueling,
which allowed the squadron to fly greater distances in less time.
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-102A-55 DELTA DAGGER (ac 61003)

8X10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-102A-70 DELTA DAGGER (a/c 61241)

Converted to PQM-102B. 8X10 Photo in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
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U.S. Air Force - Vintage B/W Glossy B-47 & KC-97A (a/c 92592)

Photo showing KC-97A refueling a B-47.  I can only make out first digit of the B-47
from 1949.  There were only a few B-47A and B-47B models for 49.

KC-97 a.c. serial number looks to be 92592.  Records show this aircraft was
converted to KC-97A tanker, later back to C-97A.

Photo:  8x10, fiber based photo is in fair condition with corner damage and several
handling creases.
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D THUNDERCHIEF

Description:  In November 1957, the USAF had revised GOR 49, calling for an
all-weather version of the Thunderchief to follow the F-105B. This was to be
designated F-105D. In addition, the F-105D was to be capable of carrying the new
Mk 43 nuclear weapon on either centerline or inboard underwing pylons.

Photo:  In excellent condition a fiber based paper with the Republic Aviation stamp
on reverse with photo ID # B-16654
U.S. Air Force - Boeing B-47A STRATOJET (a/c 91905)

Photo:   Nice 8.5 X 11 vintage photo in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.  
One of only nine B-47A serial numbers.  A total of 10 B-47A's were built.
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D-5 THUNDERCHIEF (a/c 91750)

Photo:  Nice 8 x 10 vintage photo on fiber based paper in excellent condition.  8x
10.  This a/c 1750 was shot down by ground fire Dec 14, 1967.  Pilot BGen James
Sehorn became a POW.
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U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D-5 THUNDERCHIEF'S - Flight of 3

Photo:  Vintage Republic Aviation release photo on fiber based paper with detailed
description attached to reverse.  Photo ID #: B-8173 dated 2/20/61

Description:  Photo shows aircraft serial #'s 81161, 81164 & 81163. Only
information on center a/c 1164 which was shot down over Laos May 22, 1966.  
Pilot rescued. Attached description gives detail on the all-weather, Mach 2
F-105D's.
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D-5 THUNDERCHIEF

Photo:  Vintage Republic Aviation release photo on fiber based paper with detailed
description attached to reverse.  Photo ID #: B-6781 dated 2/10/60

Description:  I believe this to be a/c 81152. Attached description gives detail on the
all-weather, Mach 2 F-105D.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing RB-47E-45 STRATOJET (a/c 34250)

Description:   Painted in experimental day-glo orange "drone colors", a/c 4250
re-designated to JQB-47E.  QB-47E was the designation given to two B-47Es that
were converted into prototype radio-controlled drones for use as targets or for other
tasks deemed too hazardous to human occupants. Twelve more conversions were
carried out by June of 1960.  Most of these drone aircraft were later destroyed
during missile tests. Two survived to become JQB-47E for use in the testing of the
Hughes AIM-47 long range air-to-air missile.  This aircraft was one.

Photo:   8.5 x 11 in excellent condition on Kodak paper.
U.S. Air Force - North American B-45A-1 Tornado  (a/c 7011)

Photo:  Vintage 8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.
U.S. Air Force - Ryan Q-2A Firebee Target Drone

A Ryan Q-2A Firebee target drone was launched under the wing of a 4750th ADS
DB-26Caircraft at Yuma in 1956.  Operations with the Q-2A drone began at Yuma in
January 1956.

Vintage B/W glossy in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.  Description tape
to reverse reads, "106863 A.C. - The "enemy' at Project William Tell - the Ryan
Firebee - can streak through space at 600 mph and above 50,000 feet to evade the
top Air Force interceptors which will hurl their deadly missiles and rockets against
it. Wing-tip pods carry electronic scoring devices, cameras and radar reflectors.  
Most widely used jet target, Firebees have made hundreds of flights, many for over
one hour's duration."
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D-5 THUNDERCHIEF (a/c 91750)

Photo:  Nice 8 x 10 vintage photo on fiber based paper in excellent condition with a
few slight handling creases in the lower right portion..  This a/c 1750 was shot
down by ground fire Dec 14, 1967.  Pilot BGen James Sehorn became a POW.
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105D-5 THUNDERCHIEF (a/c 81173)

Photo:   Vintage 8 x 10 B/W glossy photo on fiber based paper with Republic
Aviation stamp on reverse.  Photo ID # B 11353.  A/C to MASDC as FK0043 Jun 12,
1981.  Very sharp detail in photo.  Small emulsion "chipping" in upper left as seen
in image, but overall excellent condition.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (a/c 3214)

Photo:  8 x 10 Vintage B/W glossy on fiber based paper with Boeing stamp on
reverse and Photo ID: P 1.5.2.6.9
U.S. Air Foce - Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter (a/c 3214)

Photo:  Duplicate photo of above, cropped slightly different. 8 x 10 Vintage B/W
glossy on fiber based paper with stamp on reverse that reads, "Offcial USAF,
Photograph, Malmstrom AFB, Montana.
U.S. Air Force - Douglas RB-66A DESTROYER (a/c 22828)
U.S. Air Force - Boeing KC-97G-26 Stratofreighter (a/c 22693)

Description:   2693 was modified as YC-97J, flying test bed for Pratt and Whitney
YT34-P-5 turboprops (seen in photo). To MASDC Aug 3, 1964.  Later acquired by Aero
Spacelines along with 52-2762 and parts used for B-377SG (Super Guppy) N1038V
(N1038V was originally a Stratocruiser with Pan American).  To AMARC as NA0001
Jul 9, 1991.  Now with Pima Air and Space Museum, Tucson, AZ.

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage photo on fiber based paper with Boeing stamp on reverse
along with photo ID: P15262.  The white streak on the lower portion is a contrail.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing B-47A Stratojet - RATO Takeoff

Photo:  8 x 10 B/W glossy in good condition with a few minor handling creases.  The
"Boeing Airplane Company" purple stamp on reverse with photo ID: BW 45702 on a
fiber based paper.

Description:  I believe this to be an "A "model B-47.  B-47 on takeoff using
Rocket-Assisted-Take-Off.
USAF - Convair F-102A Delta Daggers (a/c 31792, 31793, 31795 & 31796)

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with "Convair - A Division
of General Dynamcis Corporation" stamp on the reverse along with Convair press
release attached.  Photo date Aug. 22, 1955

Description:  An excellent photo showing some of the first serial numbered
F-102A's delivered to the US Air Force. a/c 31792 & 31793 are model F-102A-5, and
a/c 31795 & 31796 are model F-102A-10.
U.S. Air Force - Convair TF-102A-5 Delta Dagger (a/c 41351)

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with purple Air Force
text on reverse.  Photo ID 155959. This is the first serial numbered TF-102. a/c
1351's first flight was on 11/18/1955.  Converted to GTF-102A.  Now at  Selfridge
Military Air Museum.

Description:  Convair's TF-102A proficiency trainer, shown here, is wider then its
teammate, the F-102A interceptor, in order to accommodate both pilot and
instructor in a side-by-side cockpit.
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-102 - Flight of Three

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with repeating "A
KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.
U.S. Air Force  - Convair F-102 Firing Falcon Missiles

Photo:  8 x 10 in excellent condition on a fiber based paper.

Description:  Photo shows a Delta Dagger firing a salvo of Hughes Falcon air-to-air
missiles. Six such missiles are completely enclosed within the fuselage and
lowered for firing. Nice view showing the mach diamond patterns in the missiles
thrust.
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U.S. Air Force - Convair F-102A-75 Delta Dagger (a/c 61396)

Photo:  8 x 10  vintage original color glossy in excellent condition on a fiber based
paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.  
U.S. Air Force - Vintage B/W Glossy photo of Thunderbirds F-4 Phantoms

Photo:   8 X 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.  

Description:   Thunderbirds F-4's coming over the top of a loop.  Nice vintage
original photo.
U.S. Air Force - Vintage B/W Glossy photo of Thunderbirds F-4 Phantom

Photo:   8 X 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.  
U.S. Air Force - Convair F-106A DELTA DART

Description:  A flight of 3 USAF Convair F-106A's. 8 x 10 color photo on fiber based
paper with repeating "A KODAK PAPER" watermarks on reverse.
U.S. Air Force - Boeing RB-47E STRATOJET (USAF Photo ID: 47421)

Photo:   8 x 10 vintage original on fiber based paper with detail u.S. Air Force
description on reverse in blue.

Description:   Description reads, "A longer nose section with larger windows is the
distinguishing mark of the Air Force's Boeing RB-47E "Stratojet" when compared
with its B-47E sister plane.  The RB-47E, designed especially for day-or-night
long-range photo reconnaissance work, is being produced for the U.S. Air Force at
the Wichita Division of Boeing Airplane Company.  it is capable of speeds in excess
of 600-miles-an-hour and has a service ceiling of more than 40,000 feet.  Unlike the
"Stratojet" bomber which carries a bomb load of more than 10 tons, the RB-47E has
an air conditioned camera compartment in the former bomb bay location.
U.S. Air Force - Republic YF-105A-1 &  F-105B-1 THUNDERCHIEF

Photo: 8 x 10 vintage original on fiber based paper in excellent condition with
Republic Aviation Corporation description attached to reverse.  The top aircraft is a
YF-105A-1.  The second of only two YF-105A-1's.  The aircraft being refueled is A/C
40102, an F-105B-1.

Description: The Republic Aviation text on reverse reads, LONGER LEGS, MIGHTIER
PUNCH:    By "buddy" refueling demonstrated above, USAF's newest the "probe" of
the lower plane is inserted into the "drogue" of the upper plane and hundreds of
gallons of jet fuel are transferred quickly.......hundreds of gallons of jet fuel are
transferred quickly.......
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105B-1 THUNDERCHIEF (a/c 40102)

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage original on fiber based paper with Republic Aviation
Corporations text description attached to reverse.  Republic Aviation photo ID:
B-3299

Description:  Text on reverse reads, POWER IN MOTION:  Sparkling in the bright
sunlight high above the earth is the U.S. Air Force's newest, most powerful
fighter-bomber. the highly supersonic F-105 Thunderchief, design and built by
Republic Aviation Corporation of Farmington, N.Y.  The single-seat craft can deliver
nuclear weapons at nearly twice the speed of sound.  It has a wing span of 34 feet
and an overall length of 63 feet......
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105B-6 Thunderchief (a/c 40111)

Photo:  8 x 10 vintage original photo on fiber based paper with Republic Aviation
release attached to reverse.  Republic Aviation Photo ID #: B-4856

Description:  Attached text reads, "HEAP BIG INDIAN CHIEF: The Republic F-105
Thunderchief fighter-Bomber, world's most powerful one-man airplane, appears
here in the insignia of the first squadron to put it into operation -- the Chiefs 335th
Squadron of the 4th Fighter Day Wing (Tactical Air Command). The unit traces its
ancestry from the fabled Eagle Squadron of World War II.  It is commanded by Lt.
Col. Robert R. Scott.  The F-105 flies at nearly twice the speed of sound and, with
in-flight refueling, can deliver nuclear weapons in any target in the world in a
matter of hours."
U.S. Air Force - Republic F-105 THUNDERCHIEF  (Photo I.D. B-5731)

Photo: 8 x 10 vintage B/W original in excellent condition on fiber based paper with
Republic Aviation detailed text attached to reverse.

Description:  Attached text reads: 'FASTEST GUN': Tactical Air Command crewmen
load the free world's fastest-firing serial six-gun on a "law enforcer" that "will
travel" -- at 1,300 miles an hour!  The Republic Aviation F-105 Thunderchief
fighter-bomber carriers a 20-mm automatic cannon with six revolving barrels that
can fire 6,000 rounds a minute. In service with the Tactical Air Command it can also
deliver nuclear or conventional bombs, rockets and missiles on any target in the
world in a matter of hours.
USAF - Convair F-102A

Photo:  8 X 10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper with Convair Photo
Release attached to reverse. Excellent photo showing the gear just closing in the
wells.

Description:  Attachment reads:  ALMOST STRAIGHT UP -- A Convair F-102A leaps
off the runway like a startled rabbit and heads for  the stratosphere in a typical
high-performance climb.  Deliveries of the F-102A, which carries the Hughes
Falcon missile in the fuselage bays, have started to the using Air Defense
Command.  Several ADC squadrons will be activated with this supersonic
all-weather interceptor this year.  Convair Division of General Dynamics
Corporation is producing the F-102A in quantity at the San Diego, Calif. Plant.
US Air Froce,  Convair F-106A-64-CO Delta Dart (a/c 72453)

Release attached to reverse. Record show this a/c 72453 (c/n 8-24-36) to AMARC as
FN0135 Apr 20, 1987.  To QF-106 (AD198).  Shot down by Patriot Dec 12, 1996

Description:  Attachment Reads:  STATOSPHERE BOUND  --  The F-106 Delta Dart
built by the Convair 9San Diego) Division of General Dynamics Corporation, is the
world's fastest highest flying and deadliest all-weather interceptor.  Here the Mach 2
interceptor stands on its tail in an almost vertical climb.  The F-106 operates at
altitudes above 50,000 feet.  It is armed with the MB-1 atomic war head rocket and
Hughes super falcon missiles.
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U.S. Air Force - Boeing B-47A STRATOJET (a/c unknown)

Photo:   Nice 8 X 10 vintage photo in excellent condition on a fiber based paper with
Boeing Airplane Company stamp on reverse.  Boeing Photo ID: BW 91702
U.S. Air Force - Vintage photo of Thunderbirds F-100D Completing a Crossover

Photo:   8X10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.  
U.S. Air Force - Vintage photo of Thunderbirds F-100D

Photo:  8X10 in excellent condition on fiber based paper.  
U. S. Air Force -Convair F-106B-31-CO Delta Dart (a/c 72507

Vintage 8 x 10 original photo with Convair stamp on back. 2507 to NASA Lewis as NASA 607. Redesignated
NF-106B. Used as chase support for NASA 616 but also as ejection seat test aircraft.  Did final qualification
tests for Gemini spacesuit and spacecraft escape system. Later used for solar cell calibration tasks and for
air sample collection.  Transferred to NASA  Langley in May 1981 and cut in half lengthwise for wind tunnel
tests.
U. S. Air Force - Fairchild Aircraft C-119G FLYING BOXCAR  (a/c 18085)

Photo:  Both photos are 8 x 10 vintage B/W glossies in excellent condition on fiber
based paper from the Fairchild Aircraft Corporation. A letter from Fairchild is
attached.  The C-119G Flying Boxcar was a standard mdeium troop and cargo
transport of the UFAF.
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Vintage photos of Missiles and
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MR-3 Through MR-4 Missions


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Early Gemini Space Program
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GT-3 Through GT-5
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AS-1, AS-7, AS-8, AS-9 & AS10


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Moon Mission


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AS-12 and AS-13


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Vintage Photos of Apollo Missions
AS-14 and AS-15


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AS-16 and AS-17


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Space Shuttle programs


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