Friday, June 28, 2019

F-102 line drawings.

More F-102 Photos

All pictures are for reference only.  The intent to preserve the history of the F-102 in service.  The photo I like are the squadron photos with pilots and crews.

Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Vietnam era F-102 pictures.

Here is a lot of eye candy.

Dual seat TF-102 picture.

Here is a great one from Bert Buss. Not many pictures of the dual seat TF-102;

 This what Bert said.
This was the engine start package for the Deuce. The Joy MC-1M hi-pac and a MD-3. In the alert barn we had motor driven MC-1As for electricity. The MC-1M was essentially a stop-gap starter until the MC-11s came onboard. While the -1M could only give one shot to start without recharging, I think they could drag two attempts out of the -11s, which had more receiver capacity. That 3500psi went pretty quick in either case.

Monday, June 24, 2019


Curtiss tried to update the P-40.  They ended up being a little too late.  The P-51 and P-47 still outperformed the P-40Q.  It was decided not stop the assembly line in ordered make the changes need to produce the "Q" model.   To my eyes the P-40Q is nice looking aircraft.