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    United States Air Force Aircraft Engineering Drawings (Microfilm), [ca. 1910s-1940s]
     
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    United States. Air Force. Engineering Drawing Section
    Title: 
    United States Air Force Aircraft Engineering Drawings (Microfilm), [ca. 1910s-1940s]
    Phy. Description: 
    ? cubic feet (1 box)
    Bio / His Notes: 
    The United States Air Force (USAF) Engineering Drawing Section was established in 1917 to maintain and reproduce engineering data for the USAF. The Drawing Collection was originally developed by the USAF for two major functions: to create a historical record of the equipment operated by the USAF and its predecessors and to provide engineering drawings of current equipment for maintenance operation centers requiring such information. Engineering drawings of then-current equipment and extant engineering drawings for obsolete equipment were microfilmed either by the USAF, by vendors under contract to the USAF, or by the manufactures. Additional microfilm created by or for the United States Navy (USN) covering some aircraft also operated by the USAF were added to the collection.
    Summary: 
    This collection consists of 8000 reels of 35 mm microfilm engineering drawings of aircraft and engines from the early years through World War II. The microfilm contains engineering drawings, reports, and standards covering aircraft, engines, and other equipment used by the USAF and its predecessors. The original documents filmed were in a variety of media, in some case the original drawing was filmed, in others a blueprint or other duplicate was filmed instead of the original. Because of the variation in the quality of the original document and variations in the quality of the filming process, the quality of the filmed image varies considerably throughtout the collection
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    Subject-Topical: 
    Aeronautics, Military
    Airplanes, Military
    Airplanes
    Aeronautics
    Airplanes -- Design and construction.
    Subject-Name: 
    United States. Air Force. Engineering Drawing Section
    United States. Navy
    Form / Genre: 
    Drawings
    Microfilms
    Repository Loc: 
    National Air and Space Museum, Archives Division, MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560
    Local Number: 
    XXXX-0521
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    National Air & Space Museum ArchivesXXXX-0521Add Copy to MyList

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