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Bell YMF-1 Airacuda

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 10
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1223

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 22, Folder 12
Type:
Archival materials
Photographs
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref1225

Bell YFM-1 Airacuda

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 23
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Bell YFM-1 Airacuda  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref583

Bell P-39 Airacobra

Collection Creator:
Arnold, Rudy, 1902-1966  Search this
Container:
Box 1, Folder 25
Type:
Archival materials
Negatives
Collection Restrictions:
No restrictions on access
Collection Rights:
Permissions Requests
Topic:
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Collection Citation:
Rudy Arnold Photo Collection, Acc. NASM.XXXX.0356, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
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Rudy Arnold Photo Collection
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-nasm-xxxx-0356-ref585

Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection

Extent:
0.15 Cubic Feet ((3 folders))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Date:
bulk 1934-1945
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of thirty-five photographs of helicopter and autogiros, many undergoing testing by the United States Navy. Craft featured include the Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro, Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet (serial number 46446) and Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) HNS-1 (39046 and 39050). Locations include the U.S. Naval Air Station, Patuxent River, MD; the C.G. Air Station, Brooklyn, NY; and on the sea as the Royal Navy conducts shipboard tests on the British freighter MV Daghenstan. Also included is a 33' by 17' drawing of a Pitcairn Autogiro ca. 1934-1935 and the short memoir, 'The Story of Flight 1917-1919 and Recollections of Its Members.'
Provenance:
Lee M. Gunther-Mohr, Gift, 1999
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Autogiros  Search this
Pitcairn PA-22 Cabin Autogiro  Search this
Sikorsky (VS-316A, S-48) Hoverfly Mk.1  Search this
Hiller XHOE-1 (Hiller HJ-1) Hornet  Search this
Citation:
Helicopter and Autogiro Testing Collection, Accession number 1999-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1999.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1999-0025
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Maitland B. Bleecker Collection

Creator:
Bleecker, Maitland B., 1903-  Search this
Names:
Curtiss-Wright Corporation  Search this
Bleecker, Maitland B., 1903-  Search this
Extent:
0.65 Cubic Feet ((1 legal document box) (1 oversized scrapbook))
0.42 Linear Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Date:
1926-1937
Scope and Contents:
This collection includes a scrapbook of newspaper clippings on the helicopter, before the trials; drawings of the helicopter; and prints of paintings of pioneering flights. It also includes reports written by Bleecker, "A Proposal for the Construction of an Experimental Helicopter" (1926); "A Study of Assisted Take-off" (1937); three mimeographed pamphlets detailing engine operations under the pseudonym "Si Klohn;" photographs of model helicopters used in wind tunnel tests; and 100 photographs of the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter.
Biographical / Historical:
Maitland B. Bleecker (b. 1903), inventor for Curtiss-Wright, developed the Curtiss-Bleecker Helicopter for which trials were held in 1930.
Provenance:
Maitland B. Bleecker, gift, 1991, 1991-0029
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Curtiss Bleecker Helicopter  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Scrapbooks
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0029
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1991-0029

Vietnam War Color Slides [Watson]

Creator:
Watson, S. F.  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Date:
bulk 1967-1973
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of copy slides of 122 slides taken by Lt. Col. S. F. Watson, U.S. Army helicopter pilot, during the Vietnam War. The slides include shots of helicopters, aerial scenes and air-to-air helicopter shots. Types of helicopters included are as follows: Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey); Bell UH-1B (HU-1B) Iroquois (Huey); Bell OH-58 Kiowa; Boeing-Vertol CH-47A Chinook; Lockheed AH-56A Cheyenne; Bell AH-1G Cobra; and the Sikorsky (S-64) CH-54 Tarhe (Skycrane).
Biographical / Historical:
Lt. Col. S. F. Watson, US Army was a helicopter pilot, during the Vietnam War.
Provenance:
Frances J. Watson, Gift, 1993
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:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell UH-1B (HU-1B) Iroquois (Huey)  Search this
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) Series  Search this
Bell OH-58A Kiowa  Search this
Boeing-Vertol CH-47A Chinook,  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Vietnam War Color Slides [Watson], Accession 1993-0048, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0048
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0048

Bartram Kelley Diaries

Creator:
Kelley, Bartnam., 1909-1998  Search this
Names:
Bell Helicopter Company  Search this
Extent:
2.7 Cubic Feet ((6 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Diaries -- 20th century
Date:
bulk 1941-1980
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 47 diaries/engineering notebooks, containing highly detailed information and data relating to the design and development of the Bell Model 30 (which became the Model 47), the UH-1 Huey and the 206 JetRanger series, among other craft.
Biographical / Historical:
Bartram "Bart" Kelley (1909-1998) was a pioneering and distinguished helicopter engineer whose career was spent working for the Bell Aircraft and Bell Helicopter companies. Hired by Arthur M. Young, Kelley was instrumental in the design, testing, and development of such Bell aircraft as the H-13 Sioux, UH-1 Iroquois, AH-1G Cobra, OH-58 Kiowa, and XV-15. He became chief engineer of Bell's helicopter division in the late 1940s. After retirement in 1975, he served as a consultant for Bell Helicopter Textron. Bart Kelley was a fellow of the Helicopter Society, the American Institute of Aeronautics, the Royal Aeronautical Society, and the Society of Aeronautical Engineers. He was inducted into the United States Army Aviation Hall of Fame in 1994.
Provenance:
Dorothea N. Kelley, Gift, 2011
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:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell 206A Jetranger  Search this
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) Series  Search this
Bell 30 Series  Search this
Bell 47  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries -- 20th century
Citation:
Bartram Kelley Diaries, Accession 2001-0057, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2001.0057
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2001-0057

Majors Field Photography Collection

Creator:
Short, John Marshall, 1913-  Search this
Names:
Majors Field, Texas  Search this
Skelton, Red, 1913-1997  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Date:
[ca. 1940s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 42 photographs of training and service life at Majors Field, Texas, and later in the Philippines. Included are images of Vultee BT-13As, Bell P-39Ns, and Martin B-26Cs, as well as shots of personnel and base life. There are also a few images of Red Skelton doing a comic routine at Majors Field.
Biographical / Historical:
John Marshall Short (1913- ) who was a member of the Majors Field Photographic Laboratory personnel during World War II. Originally, Majors Field was a basic training school using BT-13As. Later, the base would expand as an advanced training center using P-47 Thunderbolts for training.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Pam Struss, Gift, 2001, 2002-0005, 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:
Flight training  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Vultee BT-13A Valiant  Search this
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Bell P-39N Airacobra  Search this
Martin B-26C Marauder (Model 179C)  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
Martin B-26 Marauder Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0005
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0005

American Helicopter Society Collection

Creator:
American Helicopter Society  Search this
Extent:
5 Cubic Feet ((7 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Copy negatives
Motion pictures (visual works)
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical reports
Date:
bulk 1905-1990
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 333 copy negatives, 51 motion picture films, and publications, including manuals, reports, studies, thesis, and lectures, all relating to the various aspects of helicopters. The 333 copy negatives are from the following work: Rotary-Wing Aircraft Handbooks and History, a series of 18 Volumes, edited by E. K. Liberatore, Prewitt Aircraft Co. This work was prepared for the Wright Air Development Center, Air Research and Development Command, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton, Ohio, circa 1954..
Biographical / Historical:
Started in 1943, the American Helicopter Society (AHS) is an international technical society for engineers, scientists and others working on vertical flight technology.
Provenance:
AHS International / M. E. Flater, Gift, 2003
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Copy negatives
Motion pictures (visual works)
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Technical reports
Citation:
American Helicopter Society Collection, Accession 2003-0040, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2003.0040
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2003-0040

Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings

Creator:
Anton Flettner G.m.b.H. (Germany)  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical drawings
Place:
Germany
Date:
bulk 1940-1941
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of five factory drawings of the Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") motor and transmission systems, 1940 to1941.
Biographical / Historical:
The Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") is a single-seat open cockpit intermeshing rotor helicopter produced by Anton Flettner of Germany. In 1940, the German Navy made a request for a naval helicopter, and the FL 282 deliveries began in 1942; by the next year, 20 prototypes were in service. The prototypes were build in different variants, one or two seater, closed or open cockpit, and other modifications. Based on the prototypes' success, plans to manufacture 1000 helicopters where approved; however, because the Kolibri was a Navy aircraft, they had little claim on production facilities and the plans to manufacture them were finally aborted due to allied bombing of the Flettner factories. Only three Kolibri survived the war; the rest were destroyed to prevent capture
Provenance:
Roger Connor, Gift, 2004
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:
Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird")  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Citation:
Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings, Accession 2004-0013, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2004.0013
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2004-0013

Bell XV-15 (Model 301) Collection

Creator:
Bell (USA)  Search this
Extent:
1.83 Cubic Feet
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Drawings
Manuals
Date:
bulk 1976-2002
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following material relating to the Bell XV-15 Tilt Rotor: four binders containing Maintenance Task Analysis Records; one binder containing maintenance manuals, including TP-28-XV-15-2; and a packet of drawings.
Biographical / Historical:
The XV-15 Tilt Rotor technology demonstrator was the culmination of efforts begun in the early 1950s to produce an aircraft that could take off, land, and hover like a helicopter, but with the speed of an airplane. The rotor pylons tilt from the vertical to horizontal to eliminate the speed barriers imposed on conventional helicopters by retreating-blade stall.
Provenance:
Bell Helicopter / NASA, Gift, 2004
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell XV-15 (Model 301)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Drawings
Manuals
Citation:
Bell XV-15 (Model 301) Collection , Accession number 2005-0004, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0004
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0004

Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs

Extent:
0.36 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Date:
bulk 1948 - 1989
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of several manuals: Bell Helicopter Illustrated Parts Breakdown, Model 47 Series Helicopter, 30 September 1953; Bell Maintenance and Overhaul Instructions, Introduction, 30 July 1953; Bell Model 47 Service Instruction Index, 1 July 1984; Pump End Assembly and Pump / Motor Assembly drawings; and Bell Service Instructions for Model 47, dated 1948 to 1989. Also included are two oversized black and white images of the National Air and Space Museum specimen Bell 47B.
Biographical / Historical:
In 1946, the Bell Model 47 became the first civil helicopter in the world to gain commercial certification. Its marked stability led to its wide acceptance for a myriad of uses, including mail service and passenger transport.
Provenance:
Mike Irwin, 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:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Bell 47  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical manuals -- 20th century
Photographs
Citation:
Bell Helicopter Model 47 Manuals and Photographs, Accession number 2005-0025, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2005.0025
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2005-0025

Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings

Creator:
Willis, Stephen  Search this
Extent:
0.4 Cubic Feet ((1 box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Technical drawings
Place:
Germany
Date:
bulk 2003-2007
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of 36 drawings, drawn by Stephen Willis from document research and measurements of the Flettner components at Midland Air Museum.
Biographical / Historical:
The Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri ("Hummingbird") is a single-seat open cockpit intermeshing rotor helicopter produced by Anton Flettner of Germany. In 1940, the German Navy made a request for a naval helicopter, and the FL 282 deliveries began in 1942; by the next year, 20 prototypes were in service. The prototypes were build in different variants, one or two seater, closed or open cockpit, and other modifications. Based on the prototypes success, plans to manufacture 1000 helicopters were approved; however, because the Kolibri was a Navy aircraft, they had little claim on production facilities. The plans to manufacture them were finally aborted due to allied bombing of the Flettner factories. Only three Kolibri survived the war; the rest were destroyed to prevent capture. Today only a few components still exist, including parts of the Fl 282 V-10, which is located at Midland Air Museum, Coventry, England.
Provenance:
Stephen Willis, Gift, 2007
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:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird")  Search this
Genre/Form:
Technical drawings
Citation:
Flettner Fl 282A Kolibri ("Hummingbird") Drawings, Accession 2008-0010, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2008.0010
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2008-0010

Vietnam Color Slides and Technical Manuals

Creator:
Murphy, Kevin.  Search this
Extent:
1.32 Cubic Feet ((2 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
bulk 1970-1990
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of three carousels of slides relating to Kevin Murphy's service in Vietnam, as well as technical manuals and documentation for the following aircraft: deHavilland (Canada) (DHC-4) AC-1A (CV-2A, C-7A); Shorts C-23A Sherpa; and Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey). There is also one 8mm film, titled "U-TAPAO RTNB-1972 (ARC Light)," [Boeing B-52 Stratofortress out of Thailand].
Biographical / Historical:
Kevin Murphy (b. 1945) was a strategic bomber pilot with the 34th Bomb Squadron (SAC) during the Vietnam Conflict
Provenance:
Kevin Murphy, gift, 2009
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:
Vietnamese Conflict, 1961-1975  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Bell UH-1B (HU-1B) Iroquois (Huey)  Search this
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress Family (Model 464)  Search this
de Havilland (Canada) (DHC-4) AC-1A (CV-2A, C-7A)  Search this
Shorts C-23A Sherpa  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Motion pictures (visual works)
Citation:
Vietnam Color Slides and Technical Manuals, Accession 2009-0030, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2009.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2009-0030

Aviation Slides [Folsom]

Creator:
Folsom, William B.  Search this
Extent:
2.52 Cubic Feet ((7 boxes))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Color slides
Date:
bulk 1980-2005
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of approximately 5000 color slides taken by Mr. Folsom between 1980 and 2005. Subjects include U.S. military aircraft, foreign military aircraft, civil and general aviation, helicopters, and aircraft in museums. Non-aviation subjects include U.S. Navy ships, service personnel, military insignia and ceremonies. Three CD-ROM discs of digital photographs are also included with images from aviation museums. One folder of photographic prints by Robert A. Bostic, Jr is also included.
Biographical / Historical:
William B. Folsom is a professional photographer and teacher of photography living in Northern Virginia. His work has appeared on over one hundred magazine and book covers and in numerous articles. He is the author of three books on photography, and is the resident photographer at Meadowlark Botanical Gardens in Vienna, Virginia.
Provenance:
William B. Folsom, Gift, 2031
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:
Aeronautics  Search this
Airplanes  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Genre/Form:
Color slides
Citation:
Aviation Slides [Folsom], Accession 2013-0055, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2013.0055
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2013-0055

Rotorway Scorpion Too Collection

Creator:
Rotorway Aircraft, Inc (Rotorway International)  Search this
Names:
Rotorway Aircraft, Inc (Rotorway International)  Search this
Extent:
0.45 Cubic feet ((1 legal document box))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Biographies
Catalogs
Notes
Manuals
Drawings
Audiotapes
Date:
[ca. 1970s]
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the documentation Rotorway Scorpion Too helicopter kit purchased by Dr. Harold C. Theurer in the early 1970s and built by him as N18849. The material consists of blueprints, weight and balance requirements, Federal Aviation Administration forms, rotor adjustment procedures, Theurer's handwritten notes, a price list, parts catalogs, service manuals, assembly instructions, "Owner's Indoctrination Course" cassette tape and slide training materials, and other technical information. The collection also includes a brief biographical sketch of Theurer, written by a local newspaper.
Biographical / Historical:
Rotorway. Inc. was formed in 1968 to market the Scorpion, a single-seat home built helicopter. In the early-1970s Rotorway offered an unguarded version , the Scorpion Too, which featured side-by-side seating for two. The company offered the vehicle in kit form, including parts, power plant, drawings, and technical documentation. The Scorpion Too was later redesigned Scorpion 133 and offered in both turbocharged and standard versions.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Harold C. Theurer, Gift, 1988, 1988-0033, Rotorway, Inc
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:
Rotorway RW 133 Scorpion Helicopter  Search this
Helicopters, Home-built  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial  Search this
Aeronautics, Commercial -- United States  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Genre/Form:
Biographies
Catalogs
Notes
Manuals
Drawings
Audiotapes
Identifier:
NASM.1988.0033
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1988-0033

United States Army Air Corps Newfoundland Films

Creator:
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Names:
United Service Organizations (U.S.)  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces  Search this
United States. Army Air Forces. North Atlantic Air Bases. Newfoundland, Canada  Search this
Meyer, John A.  Search this
Extent:
0.5 Cubic Feet ((3 films) (1 tape))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Motion pictures (visual works)
Date:
1942-1943
Scope and Contents:
John A. Meyer was an aerial photographer in the US Army Air Forces. He was stationed in Bangor, Maine and the North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland, 1942-1943.
Biographical / Historical:
This collection consists of three films and corresponding videotape of footage shot by the donor at Bangor Maine and North Atlantic Air Bases in Newfoundland. The films include footage of base life, USO Shows, and the following aircraft: Douglas A-20, Boeing B-17, Douglas B-18, Consolidated B-24, Douglas C-54, Noorduyn C-64, Piper L-4, and Bell P-39. Most of the flying and aircraft scenes are in color, while the footage of the USO Show and troops at play are in black and white.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
John A. Meyer, Gift, unknown, 1991-0030, 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:
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
World War, 1939-1945  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American -- North Atlantic  Search this
Douglas A-20 Havoc Family  Search this
Douglas B-18 Family  Search this
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress Family  Search this
Consolidated B-24 Family  Search this
Noorduyn Norseman Family  Search this
Piper L-4 Family  Search this
Douglas C-54 Skymaster Family  Search this
Bell P-39 Airacobra Family  Search this
Genre/Form:
Motion pictures (visual works)
Identifier:
NASM.1991.0030
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
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Captain Ann H. Patrie Operation Desert Storm Collection

Creator:
Patrie, Ann H., Captain  Search this
Names:
Operation Desert Storm  Search this
Patrie, Ann H., Captain  Search this
Extent:
0.05 Cubic Feet ((1 folder))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Correspondence
Photographs
Manuals
Date:
1987-1991
bulk 1990-1991
Scope and Contents:
This collection consists of the following: eight letters between Captain Patrie and her husband Chris; twenty color photographs of Patrie during Operation Desert Storm; copies of Patrie's military orders; and an 'Aviation Procedure Handbook.'
Biographical / Historical:
Captain Ann Patrie was assigned to the 872nd Medical Detachment Reserves, 5th Army, to fly medivac helicopters after graduation from flight school. She was later reassigned to the 374th Medical Detachment Reserves, and it was with this unit that she went to Operation Desert Storm after the unit was assigned to active duty. After Operation Desert Storm, Patrie was reassigned back to the 5th Army in April 1991.
General:
NASMrev
Provenance:
Captain Ann H. Patrie, gift, 1993, 1993-0053, 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:
Women air pilots  Search this
Helicopters  Search this
Women in aeronautics  Search this
Aeronautics, Military  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
Helicopter pilots  Search this
Helicopter ambulances  Search this
United States -- Armed Forces -- Women  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Photographs
Manuals
Identifier:
NASM.1993.0053
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-1993-0053

de Bothezat Helicopter Album

Names:
McCook Field, Ohio  Search this
De Bothezat, George, 1882-1940  Search this
Extent:
0.1 Cubic Feet ((1 flatbox))
Type:
Archival materials
Collection descriptions
Photographs
Illustrations
Memoranda
Date:
undated
Scope and Contents:
This album contains eleven photographs of the de Bothezat Helicopter in flight, a photograph of Dr. George de Bothezat, an illustration of the de Bothezat Helicopter, and memorandum from the War Department Air Service Engineering Division from April 28, 1923 concerning the test flights of this helicopter at McCook Field.
Biographical / Historical:
During the early twenties many experimenters in aviation undertook the challenge of making a craft which would rise vertically and hover in the air. Realizing that such a machine would have military value for observation and fire-control, the war department of several nations encouraged such inventions. The de Bothezat Helicopter was developed by the U. S. Air Service, Engineering Division in 1921 with these ideas in mind. Dr. George de Bothezat, a noted Russian aeronautical engineer at the time, designed the helicopter. The de Bothezat was 65 feet long, 65 feet wide, and 10 feet high. It was powered with a 180 h.p. engine and weighed 3,600 lbs. The engine was located at the center above the four-wheeled chassis. Four triangular framework arms extended at right angles, and at their extremity each supported a six-bladed air screw, which is the chief feature of the de Bothezat. Many power tests were made at McCook Field in Dayton, Ohio. The test on December 18, 1922 was notable with a duration in the air of one minute 42 seconds which was attained at a maximum height of six feet.
Provenance:
Phillip Weiner, Gift, 2002
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:
Helicopters  Search this
Aeronautics  Search this
de Bothezat Helicopter  Search this
Helicopters -- Flight testing  Search this
Aerospace engineering  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographs
Illustrations
Memoranda
Citation:
de Bothezat Helicopter Album, Accession 2002-0035, National Air and Space Museum, Smithsonian Institution.
Identifier:
NASM.2002.0035
Archival Repository:
National Air and Space Museum Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-nasm-2002-0035

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