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I will be making a list of useful aerospace related documents in this thread. I'll be adding my own collection at first, feel free to add you own.

 

Launch Vehicles

 

Advanced Cryogenic Expendible SSTO

Advanced Rocket Engines

Air Augmented Rocket Propulsion Concepts

Improved Saturn V Variants

History of Soviet Liquid Fueled Engines

Silbervogel

The Space Shuttle as an Element in the National Space Program (published 1970)

Space Shuttle Range Safety Command Destruct System
Why Does the Space Shuttle Have Wings?: A Look at the Social Construction of Technology in Air and Space

Human Rated Delta IV

Ignition! An Informal History of Liquid Rocket Propellants

Soviet Space Program Handbook (1988)

Launch Loop

 

Nuclear Propulsion

 

Missions to Mars and the Moons of Jupiter and Saturn Utilizing Nuclear Thermal Rockets with Indigenous Propellants

Nuclear Thermal Rockets Using Indigenous Martian Propellants

Nuclear Thermal Rocket/VehicIe Design Options for Future NASA Missions to the Moon and Mars

Nuclear Pulse Propulsion

Solid Core Nuclear Propulsion Concept

Development of Nuclear Rocket Engines in the USSR

NSWR

Space Nuclear Thermal Propulsion Program

Rover Nuclear Engine Program Tests

Design of Antimatter Annihilation Rocket

Antiproton Powered Propulsion with Magnetically Confined Plasma Engines

Exploration

 

Lunex

Soviet Manned Lunar Program

Solar Rocket System Concept Analysis

Manned Mars Missions Using Electric Propulsion

Galactic and Solar Cosmic Ray Shielding

Issues in Radiation Protection: Galactic Cosmic Rays

Titan Submersible Proposal

Discovery of 1992 QB1 (first KBO)

Color Diversity Among Centaurs and KBOs

Manned Venus Flyby Proposal (1967)

Manned Eros Flyby (would have used Apollo derivative possibly)

Bussard Ramjet (simple)

Bussard Ramjet (more stuff)

Comparison of Phobos and Deimos as Exploration Targets

Scenarios for the Orbits of 2000 CR105 and 2003 VB12

A couple of spaceflight books

JIMO Materials Challenges

Aerocapture Analysis for a Neptune Mission

Aerogravity Assist at Triton

Neptune Orbiters Using Solar and Radioisotope Electric Propulsion

Magnetic Field of Mercury

Human Exploration of Mercury and Saturn

Project Mercury Report (1959)

Abort Options for Mars Missions

Manned Phobos Mission (Project APEX)

Manned Venus Orbiting Mission

High Altitude Venus Operations Concept

Crewed Mission to Callisto

Titan and Europa Mission Summary

Design of a Common Lunar Lander (1991)

Manned Lunar Habitats

Meteroid/Debris Shielding

Missiles

 

Defense Against Ballistic Missiles

ICBM Basing Options

Soviet Theater Nuclear Forces: Implications for NATO Defense (1981)

The Evolution of the Cruise Missile

 

Military Aviation

 

US

 

THE SEARCH FOR AN ADVANCED FIGHTER A HISTORY FROM THE XF-108 TO THE ADVANCED TACTICAL FIGHTER

F-106 Data Sheet

Encyclopedia of US Air Force Air Craft and Missile Systems, Vol. 1 (1945-1973)

Encyclopedia of US Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems, Vol. 2 (1945-1973)

Designations of US Aircraft

Accuracy of Azon Guided Bomb

STABILITY AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS OF SEVEN LENTICULAR MODELS AT MACH NUMBER 5

FORCE TESTS ON TEN LENTICULAR MODEL CONFIGURATIONS AT MACH NUMBERS 3 AND 5 AND ANGLES OF ATTACK FROM 0 TO 90 DEG

LANDING CHARACTERISTICS OF A LENTICULAR-SHAPED RE-ENTRY VEHICLE

PYE WACKET. LENTICULAR ROCKET FEASIBILITY STUDY

LONGITUDINAL STABILITY AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS OF A LENTICULAR MODEL AT MACH NUMBER 8

STATIC LONGITUDINAL STABILITY AND CONTROL CHARACTERISTICS AT MACH NUMBERS OF 2.86 AND 6.02 AND ANGLES OF ATTACK UP TO 95 DEGREES

Congress and SDIO

Supercharging the Allison V-1710

F-14D manual

B-25 Pilot Training Manual

USAF Designations Sheet (?)

Air Force Performance in Desert Storm

YF-109/F3L

XBT2D-1 Destroyer Characteristics Sheet

AD-5 Skyraider Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

A4D-1 Skyhawk Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

A2F-1 Intruder Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

XF5U-1 Flapjack Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F7U-3P Cutlass Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F3D-2 Skyknight Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F4D-1 Skyray Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F2H-3 Banshee Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F3H-2N Demon Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F4H-1 Phantom Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

AF1-E Fury Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

AF-9J Cougar Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F-11A Tiger Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

F-14A Tomcat Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

R3Y-1 Tradewind Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

R4Q-1 Flying Boxcar Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

P2B-1 Superfortress Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

P4M-1Q Mercator Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

P5M-2S Marlin Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

P3V-1 Orion Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

D-188A Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

HO4S-2 Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

HSS-1F Seabat Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

HSL-1 Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

K-225 Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

KD2G-2 Firefly Aircraft Characteristics Sheet

D-188 Scale Model Flight Tests

An Experimental Investigation of VTOL Flying Qualities Required for Shipboard Landings

X-22A Report

Lockheed's Archangel whitepaper

NASA Comparison of Me-262, P-80, and Meteor

P-38 Design Analysis, by Hal Hibbard

Evolution of the F-16

R-2800 Maintenance Manual

General Dynamics Aircraft

X-Planes at Edwards

ATF Contenders

Grumman F-11

Northrop YF-23

Lockheed AH-56

Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger

Douglas A-1 Skyraider

Douglas A2D Skyshark

F-22 Raptor

McDonnell Model Numbers

Swept Wing Tailsitter

 

USSR

 

SOVIET ASSESSMENTS OF U. S. CLOSE AIR SUPPORT

Soviet Naval Aviation (1986)

Guide on using E-24 in MiG-23ML Part 1

Guide on using E-24 in MiG-23ML Part 2

Supposed digital transcription of Mi-24V(P) Pilots notes

Soviet Air Force P-39 Manual

Soviet Assessments of North American Air Defense

Tupolev Tu-22M

Soviet Secret Projects: Fighters Since 1945

Su-25

Mi-24

MiG-29

MiG-31

Yakovlev V/STOL Fighters

Su-27 Walkaround

OKB MiG: A History

Soviet Secret Bomber Projects

 

UK

 

Vulcan B MK. 2 Aircrew Manual

British Secret Projects (Fighters)

 

Sweden

 

Swedish Military Aircraft Reference Sheet

Swedish Air Force Squadron Composition

Italy

 

G.91 Flight Testing

Italian F-104 UCAV Proposal

Macchi 200 C Aircraft Manual

CR.32 Manual

February 1941 Italian Aviation Magazine

 

Germany

 

A Ram-Jet Engine For Fighters (NACA, 1947, Translation of German Paper)

1950 report on the Horten designs

East German MiG-29

The Development of German Antiaircraft Weapons and Equipment of All Types Up to 1945

Mk 214 Autocannon (in German)

MK 103 Autocannon

MK 112 Autocannon

MK 115 Autocannon

MK 412 Autocannon

American Analysis of Me-110

Bf-109 F-1 Handbook

Me-109 K-4 Handbook

Me-163 Handbook

Me-262 A-1 Handbook

R4M Rocket

Jumo 004 Improvements

Jumo 004 Pictures

Fritz-X

Rheinmetall RZ-65

Hecht Glide-bomb

Wasserfall

Hs 117 Schmetterling

Rheintochter

Rheinbote Rh Z 61/9

Luftwaffe Suicide Projects

Japan

 

Ki-10 Manual (Untranslated)

Ki-44 Manual (Untranslated)

Nakajima Type 99 Ha25 Manual

Nakajima Aircraft Engine List (Line Type)

Nakajima Aircraft Engine List (Single Row Radial)

Nakajima Aircraft Engine List (Double Row Radial)

F6F-5 vs. J2M3

 

Japanese Secret Projects (WW2)

 

Canada

 

Canadian Neptune (P2V)

Israel

 

6 Day War Air Power

 

France

 

Mirage 2000C Manual

L'Arsenal de l'aeronautique (Untranslated)

Hawk 75 Pilot's Manual

Hawk 75 Maneuvers

Mirage F1 in South Africa

 

Vietnam

 

North Vietnam Air Defences

 

Finland

 

 

 

Other/Uncategorized

 

Leaked Swiss Evaluation of Gripen vs Eurofighter vs Rafale

The Strategic Aspect of Supercruising Flight

Standard Aircraft Characteristics Archive

Close Coupled Canard

Design for Air Combat

Aerodynamic highlights of a fourth generation delta canard fighter aircraft

Air Intakes for High Speed Vehicles

Ballistic Missile Defense

Penetration and Deceleration of 25,000 lb Bombs in Concrete Targets

A Linear Accelerator in Space

Aviation (Civilian)

 

Generalized Performance Comparison of Large Conventional, Tail Boom, and Tailless Aircraft (NACA, 1947)

The Supersonic Transport as an Instrument of National Power

Silent Supersonic Demonstrator (Japan)

Sonic Boom Reduction

United 232: Coping with Loss of All Flight Controls

Wing-in-Ground Effect Craft

Supersonic Aerodynamics

Boeing - Planemaker to the World

High Velocity Jet Noise Reduction

 

Biographies/Personal Accounts

 

Fulcrum: A Top Gun Pilot's Escape from the Soviet Empire, by Alexander Zuyev

MiG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lt. Belenko

Boris Chertok Memoir Link to English Translation

Memoirs of an Aeronautical Engineer: Flight Tests at Ames Research Center: 1940-1970

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Found this looking for what the Air Force's involvement did to the Shuttle design, seems pretty solid:

 

Why Does the Space Shuttle Have Wings?: A Look at the Social Construction of Technology in Air and Space

 

And this big beautiful archive of scanned Standard Aircraft Characteristics and other datasheets for US aircraft:

 

Standard Aircraft Characteristics Archive

 

And a paper by Ben Rich OCR'ed that I've seen a few places before:

 

The Strategic Aspect of Supercruising Flight

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Found this looking for what the Air Force's involvement did to the Shuttle design, seems pretty solid:

 

Why Does the Space Shuttle Have Wings?: A Look at the Social Construction of Technology in Air and Space

 

And this big beautiful archive of scanned Standard Aircraft Characteristics and other datasheets for US aircraft:

 

Standard Aircraft Characteristics Archive

 

And a paper by Ben Rich OCR'ed that I've seen a few places before:

 

The Strategic Aspect of Supercruising Flight

 

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