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Curtiss JN-4D2 Jenny, Production. [photograph]

Photographer:
U.S. Army Air Service  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa 1918-1919
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Local number:
NASM-WF-460
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Wright/ McCook Field Still Photograph Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_386054

Dayton Wright DH-4, Testing. [photograph]

Photographer:
Aviation Section, Signal Corps  Search this
Type:
Photographs
Date:
Circa March 1918
Topic:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military--Research  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Local number:
NASM-WF-100
Restrictions & Rights:
Images are subject to Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum, Copyright and Image Use Restrictions. Usage requires prior written permission. Should you wish to use NASM still images in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Photographs, available at NASM's Permissions webpage: www.nasm.si.edu/research/arch/permissions.cfm
See more items in:
Wright/ McCook Field Still Photograph Collection
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_385950

How an aeroplane is built, by Stepney Blakeney; with an introduction by C. G. Grey

Author:
Blakeney, Stepney  Search this
Physical description:
233 [1] p. illus. 20 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1918
[1918]
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Call number:
TL671.2 .B6 1918X
TL671.2.B6 1918X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_53739

E. Eliot Green

Subject:
Green, E. Eliot  Search this
General Development Company of Connecticut  Search this
Physical description:
Albumen prints
Type:
Color photographs
Topic:
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Local number:
SIA Acc. 90-105 [SIA2008-2066]
Restrictions & Rights:
No restrictions. All requests for duplication and use must be submitted in writing and approved by the Smithsonian Institution Archives. Contact SIA Reference Staff for further information (email photos@si.edu)
No Known Copyright Restrictions
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_384358

Airplane design and construction

Author:
Pomilio, Ottorino  Search this
Physical description:
403 p
Type:
Books
Date:
1919
Topic:
Airplanes  Search this
Call number:
TL670 .P6X
TL670.P6X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_29787

The Wright Flyer : an engineering perspective / edited by Howard S. Wolko ; with contributions by John D. Anderson, Jr. ... [et al.]

Author:
Wolko, Howard S  Search this
Anderson, John D. Jr (John David) 1937-  Search this
National Air and Space Museum  Search this
Physical description:
ix, 106 p. : ill. ; 28 cm
Type:
Congresses
Date:
1987
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Wright Flyer (Airplane)--Congresses  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_309031

Aircraft design data. Navy Department, Bureau of Construction and Repair

Author:
United States Navy Department Bureau of Construction and Repair  Search this
Former owner:
Ide, John Jay 1891-1962 DSI  Search this
Aldrin, Edwin Eugene 1896-1974 DSI  Search this
McCook Field Library DSI  Search this
Physical description:
2 volumes (various pagings) illustrations, tables, diagrams 28 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1919
1920
1919-1920
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Airships--Design and construction  Search this
Aerodynamics  Search this
Call number:
TL650 .U5 1919X
TL671.2 .U5 1919X
TL650.U5 1919X
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_88912

Wood aircraft inspection and fabrication : War department, Army air forces. Navy department, Bureau of aeronautics. Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration / issued by Army-Navy-Civil Committee on Aircraft Design Criteria, under the supervision of the Aeronautical Board

Author:
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States Army-Navy-Civil Committee on Aircraft Design Criteria  Search this
United States Aeronautical Board  Search this
Physical description:
iii, [1], 364 p. : ill., 1 map ; 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1944
Topic:
Airplanes--Materials  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Wood  Search this
Glue  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018745

Design of wood aircraft structures / War Department, Army Air Forces. Navy Department, Bureau of Aeronautics. Department of Commerce, Civil Aeronautics Administration. Issued by the Army-Navy-Civil Committee on Aircraft Design Criteria, under the supervision of the Aeronautical Board

Author:
Forest Products Laboratory (U.S.)  Search this
United States Army-Navy-Civil Committee on Aircraft Design Criteria  Search this
United States Aeronautical Board  Search this
Physical description:
iv, 247, [4] p. : ill. ; 27 cm
Type:
Electronic resources
Date:
1944
Topic:
Airplanes--Materials  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Plywood  Search this
Strength of materials  Search this
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_1018746

[Technical reports on stability of airplanes, design and construction of airplanes and helicopters, vertically rising aircraft, safety, and radar]

Author:
United States Bureau of Naval Weapons  Search this
Physical description:
<83> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1960
1960-
Topic:
Stability of airplanes  Search this
Helicopters--Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Vertically rising aircraft  Search this
Aeronautics--Safety measures  Search this
Radar in aeronautics  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .U516745
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_475879

Santos-Dumont 20 Demoiselle Type, American Homebuilt Version

Extent:
6 digital images (Scans from original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives loaned by donor for copying. Original negatives had extensive silver mirroring in dense areas (severe at edges), dust spotting, surface dirt, and chipping of emulsion at edges of plates., 600 ppi RGB TIFF files, 6100 x 4851 pixels)
Type:
Archival materials
Digital images
Date:
circa 1911
Scope and Contents:
Six views of a homebuilt version of a Santos-Dumont 20 Demoiselle design (no engine mounted) on the ground in the back yard of a suburban area, probably somewhere in the Boston, Massachusetts, metropolitan area circa 1911.

These scans from the original 4 x 5 inch glass plate negatives have been processed to correct exposure and desaturated to reduce yellowing.
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Aeronautics -- 1903-1916  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Collection Citation:
Early Boston Area Aviation Photography, NASM Acc. 2018.0062, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
See more items in:
Early Boston Area Aviation Photography
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-2018-0062-ref1

Gustave Whitehead Manuscript Collection [Gibbs-Smith]

Creator:
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909-  Search this
Names:
Gibbs-Smith, Charles Harvard, 1909-  Search this
Whitehead, Gustave, 1874-1927  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Articles
Manuscripts
Date:
1969-1970
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of manuscripts and articles written by Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, in which he refutes Whitehead's claims. The collection contains the following manuscripts: 'The Flight Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' 'Gustave Whitehead: His Flight-Claims and his Place in History,' 'Gustave Whitehead,' 'Reflections on the Whitehead Claims to Powered Flight in 1902 and 1902,' 'An Open Letter on the Subject of the Flight-Claims of Gustave Whitehead,' and 'The Sorry Affair of Gustave Whitehead and His Alleged Powered Flight.'
Biographical / Historical:
Gustave Whitehead (1874-1927) was born in Hochst am Main, Bavaria. He immigrated to the United States and during the early 1900s experimented with aircraft design. According to his claims, he built several aircraft, which he flew several years before the Wrights' 1903 flight. Whitehead still has a number of followers trying to verify his claims.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Charles H. Gibbs-Smith, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0603, Smithsonian Institution
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Wright (Brothers) 1903 Flyer  Search this
Aeronautics -- Records  Search this
Aeronautics -- pre-1903  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Manuscripts
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0603
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0603

Peter W. Westburg Drawings

Topic:
Century illustrated monthly magazine
Creator:
Westburg, Peter W., 1914-1984  Search this
Names:
Westburg, Peter W., 1914-1984  Search this
Extent:
2.2 Cubic Feet ((1 map case drawer))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Date:
1970-1981
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of Westburg's original drawings. The material consists of 105 ink-on-mylar detail drawings of 37 aircraft from the 1920s and 1930s. Westburg executed all these drawings between April 1970 and February 1981.
Biographical / Historical:
Peter W. Westburg (1914-1984) was raised in Michigan City, Indiana, and relocated to Santa Monica, California, just before World War II to work for Douglas Aircraft Company. As a lifelong aeronautical engineer for Douglas he held several patents, including a flap mechanism for the DC-8. Westburg is perhaps best known for his superbly accurate and detailed scale view drawings of many military and civil aircraft from the 1930s. Working closely with Westburg, MODEL BUILDER magazine published all of his drawings, each accompanied by photographs and brief histories of the aircraft. After Westburg's death in 1984 the National Air and Space Museum authorized Paul L. Smith, an associate of Westburg's, to undertake a fundraising effort to purchase the Westburg drawings for the archives.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Madeline Westburg, Purchase, 1986, 1987-0001, Madeline Westburg until her death; then NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes -- Models  Search this
Works of art  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Identifier:
NASM.1987.0001
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1987-0001

Super-Sonic Transport (SST) Collection [Whitehead]

Creator:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Names:
Whitehead, William Scholl  Search this
Extent:
2.18 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox) (3 legal document boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Date:
1963-1976
Scope and Contents:
The collection consists of correspondence, reports, brochures, articles and a scrapbook dealing with this effort. Much of the correspondence is concerned with efforts to obtain support and funding for the project from private industry and the United States Congress. The scrapbook, with index, is a collection of newspaper and magazine clippings about the SST project and includes technical, political, financial and public relations articles.
Biographical / Historical:
During the 1960s and 1970s there was an effort to establish a program to produce a supersonic transport in the United States. William Scholl Whitehead of the firm Ives, Whitehead and Co., was heavily involved in this endeavor.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Ives, Whitehead & Co, Inc, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0287, NASM
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics and state  Search this
Genre/Form:
Scrapbooks
Articles
Brochures
Reports
Correspondence
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0287
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0287

Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial)

Creator:
Boeing Airplane Company  Search this
Extent:
0.68 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Proposals
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of seven volumes of the Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (volumes A-II, A-III, A-IV Book 2, A-V, A-VII, A-VIII, and A-XI).
Biographical / Historical:
The United States' Supersonic Transport (SST) program was initiated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) in 1963. The program aimed for a Mach 2+ aircraft capable of carrying approximately 300 passengers with intercontinental range. The US aimed to outstrip the British Aerospace/Aerospatiale Concorde and Soviet Tu-144 programs through the use of advanced technology and materials. By the late 1960s contracts had been let to prime contractors Boeing (airframe) and General Electric (engines) but the program was four to five years behind the European and Soviet efforts, which had graduated to supersonic flight testing while the US program had yet to pass beyond the mockup stage. In 1971 the slow pace of technical development, environmental concerns, high costs, and questions over the commercial feasibility of the aircraft led Congress to cancel the program.
Provenance:
Kevin Smith, Gift, 2005
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access.
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
High-speed aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Supersonic transport planes  Search this
Genre/Form:
Proposals
Citation:
Boeing Company Airplane Division Commercial Supersonic Transport Proposal of January 15, 1964 (Partial), Accession number 2005-0014, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0014
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0014

Yours for Victory [color advertisement; tear sheet]

Advertiser:
American Rolling Mill Company  Search this
Collection Creator:
Ayer (N W) Incorporated.  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (15.6" x 7.1".)
Type:
Archival materials
Tear sheets
Advertisements
Date:
1942
Scope and Contents:
WWII pilot with plane in background. Idealic home kitchen scene below with caption "A standard of linving worth fighting for."
Arrangement:
In Series 3, Box 40, Folder 4
Local Numbers:
AC0059-0000002 (AC Scan)
Restrictions:
Unrestricted research use on site by appointment.
Collection Rights:
Collection items available for reproduction, but the Archives Center makes no guarantees concerning copyright restrictions. Other intellectual property rights may apply. Reproduction permission from Archives Center: reproduction fees may apply. Publication and production quality duplication is restricted due to complex copyright, publicity rights, and right to privacy issues. All duplication requests must be reviewed and approved by Archives Center staff. Potential users must receive written permission from appropriate rights holders prior to obtaining high quality copies.
Topic:
Steel, Stainless -- 20th century  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Kitchen appliances  Search this
advertising  Search this
Genre/Form:
Tear sheets -- 1940-1970
Advertisements -- 1940-1950
Collection Citation:
NW Ayer & Sons, incorporated Advertising Agency Records, dates, Archives Center, National Museum of American History
See more items in:
N W Ayer Advertising Agency Records
Archival Repository:
Archives Center, National Museum of American History
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nmah-ac-0059-ref8416

Model, Static, Altostratus Sailplane Center Section, Two Winglets

Materials:
Foam covered with fiberglass and reinforced with carbonfiber.
Dimensions:
Wing span: 5 m (16 ft 5 in)
Length, center section: 0.9 m (32 in)
Height: 0.25 m (10 in)
Weight: 2 kg (5 kg)
Type:
MODELS-Aircraft
Date:
2001
Credit Line:
Gift of Gary B. Fogel.
Inventory Number:
A20040185000
Restrictions & Rights:
Do not reproduce without permission from the Smithsonian Institution, National Air and Space Museum
See more items in:
National Air and Space Museum Collection
Location:
Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center in Chantilly, VA
Hangar:
Boeing Aviation Hangar
Data Source:
National Air and Space Museum
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:nasm_A20040185000
Additional Online Media:

[Technical reports on airplane design and construction, radar, air cargo, and temperature conditions]

Author:
Boeing Airplane Company  Search this
Physical description:
<52> v. : ill
Type:
Books
Date:
1953
1953-
Topic:
Airplanes--Design and construction  Search this
Radar  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial--Freight  Search this
Temperature  Search this
Call number:
TL507 .B66
Data Source:
Smithsonian Libraries
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_sil_473119

Wright/McCook Field Aircraft Project Books

Creator:
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Names:
McCook Field, Ohio  Search this
United States. Air Force Material Division  Search this
United States. Air Material Command  Search this
United States. Army. Air Service  Search this
Wright Field, Ohio  Search this
Wright-Patterson Air Force Base (Ohio)  Search this
Extent:
5.45 Cubic feet ((5 records center boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Project files
Negatives
Reports
Date:
1917-1926
bulk 1920-1925
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the project books for aircraft tested by the Experimental Division in the early 1920s. Most project books contain photstats of the specifications and contracts for these aircraft as well as Air Service inspection and test reports. The collection also includes an extensive negative collection documenting the project book aircraft.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1917 the United States Army Air Service established an aviation engineering section at McCook Field in Dayton, OH. In 1927 the Engineering Division, as it was then known, moved to nearby Wilbur Wright Field and there remained as the Air Force Material Division (AFMD) and Air Material Command (AMC) until Wright Field combined with Patterson Field to become Wright-Patterson Air Force Base in 1948. The Engineering Division was in charge of research and development for the Army Air Services and was a clearinghouse for the Army Air Services on aviation development worldwide.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
No donor information, Gift, unknown, XXXX-0058, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests
Topic:
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes, Military -- Flight testing  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military -- Research  Search this
Genre/Form:
Project files
Negatives
Reports
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0058
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0058

Aviation Technical Manuals Collection

Creator:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Names:
National Air and Space Museum. Archives Division.  Search this
Extent:
1,765.61 Cubic Feet (1375 records center boxes; 1 flat box; 2 microfiche boxes)
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Manuals
Date:
1912-1987
bulk 1930-1945
Summary:
The Aviation Technical Manuals Collection contains over 40,000 original aviation technical manuals for aircraft, engines, aircraft components, and ground equipment.
Scope and Contents:
This collection contains over 40,000 original aviation technical manuals for aircraft, engines, aircraft components, and ground equipment. The bulk of the material consists of military technical manuals (United States Air Force and Navy) with some civil aviation manuals as well. The bulk of the manuals relate to American-built equipment, although some foreign types are included. Whenever feasible, revisions are maintained separate from the basic manual.
Biographical / Historical:
Manufacturers and operators of aircraft and equipment produce large numbers of manuals for their air and ground crews. These manuals generally cover all phases of operation, from assembling the newly-purchased aircraft, operation and maintenance of the equipment, to storage of the equipment. Manuals are updated (revised) as new procedures are developed or modifications are made to existing models. New subtypes generally receive new manuals, although subtypes with the same procedures are generally grouped into the same manual, with new models being added in revisions.
Provenance:
No donor information, temporary deposit, varies, XXXX-0429, unknown
Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Rights:
Material is subject to Smithsonian Terms of Use. Should you wish to use NASM material in any medium, please submit an Application for Permission to Reproduce NASM Material, available at Permissions Requests.
Topic:
Airplanes, Military  Search this
Aeronautical instruments  Search this
Airplanes -- Motors  Search this
Airplanes -- Design and construction  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Genre/Form:
Manuals
Citation:
Aviation Technical Manuals Collection, NASM Acc. XXXX.0429, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.XXXX.0429
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-xxxx-0429

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