I have found it quite interesting that even though we tend to argue our opinions, that many are unaware of the FOIA (Freedom Of Information Act)
files. Many of these files are easily available, and some are out but blacked out to the point that you dont even want to bother.
But the fact remains that they are available and I will be adding them here, all that I can find, and subject material that is widely discussed here
on the Military Projects forum. This can in fact open a new door for researchers here on ATS.
I will make them easily accessible, so that you can search what you are interested in.
Air Force History
History of the 161st Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron 29 August 1944 - April 1945
History of the 22nd Bombardment Group - May 1944
History of the 25th Bombardment Group Aug Sep 1944
History of the 5th Air Disarmament Group (Provisional) 1944
The Inception, Organization and Functions of Headquarters, U.S. Strategic Air Forces in Europe, 28 May 1945
This list is very long so I will compress them here and you can find the link that you want.
Weapon System 118P
Project Silver Bug was the American "Black" project version of the Avro Aircraft Canada Y-2 undertaken by the United States Air Force in
On 4 January 1955 the USAF issued Systems Requirement SR-12 for the Weapons System WS-118P high-speed reconnaissance vehicle.
Range was to be over 5000 km, altitude over 30 km. Bell provided a proposal on 1 December 1955, calling for a three-phase program using a glider
designed to be boosted by a two-stage rocket to Mach 15 at 50 km altitude (Phase I would produce an 8,000 km range vehicle; Phase II a 16,000 km range
vehicle; and Phase III an orbital vehicle).
Below are some of the documents released on this program.
Aircraft Configuration Survey for Weapon System 118P
Phase 3 Preliminary Development Plan
Reconnaissance System 118P Phase 3
Standard Aircraft Characteristics, Phase 2 1/2, Weapon System 118P HIGH-ALTITUDE RECONNAISSANCE
V/STOL Aircraft, Designs and Concepts
Vertical and/or Short Take-Off and Landing (V/STOL) is a term used to describe aircraft that are able to take-off or land vertically or on
short runways. Most were experiments or outright failures from the 1950s to 1970s. Vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) describes craft which do not
require short runways. Generally, a V/STOL aircraft needs to be able to hover; helicopters are not typically considered under the V/STOL
Below are documents pertaining to different aircraft, designs and concepts obtained under the Freedom of Information Act
Here are the rest......
USAF Southeast Asia Monographs
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs)
The Senior Citizen Program - "The Aurora"
Other Aviation Documents
MiG 23 (Russian)
F-117 "Stealth Fighter"
B-2 "Stealth Bomber"
Air Force One Flyover of New York City
A-12 Avenger II - U.S. Navy Stealth
All of the above can be found here. www.theblackvault.com...