A proposal for the V-456 attack Crusader, 1962-05
Scope and Content
This collection contains documents, records, correspondence, reports, blueprints, charts, diagrams, clippings, articles, presentations, photographs, negatives, microfilm, and other materials related to the operation of the Vought Aircraft Company. The Vought Aircraft Company Collection is housed in 340 boxes and film cans totaling 335 linear feet.
The collection arrived in fair to good condition and was arranged by the curator. The archivist identified eleven series.
The first series contains the Company’s History and is divided into thirteen subseries: 1. Chance Milton Vought, 2. Lewis and Vought Corporation, 3. Chance Vought Corporation, 4. Chance Vought Aircraft, 5. Vought-Sikorsky, 6. Chance Vought Aircraft, 7. Chance Vought Aircraft, Incorporated, 8. Chance Vought Corporation, 9. Ling-Temco-Vought (LTV), 10. Carlyle Group/Vought Aircraft Company, 11. Northrop Grumman/Vought Aircraft Company, 12. Carlyle Group/ Vought Aircraft Industries Incorporated, and 13. Triumph Aerostructures/Vought Aircraft Division.
Subseries 1. contains various articles about Chance Vought's early history and a contract from The U.S. Army Signal Corps with the Wright Brothers.
Subseries 2. has a representation of the company logo.
Subseries 3. contains annual reports, ledgers, a financial statement, brochures and advertisements, and a list of engines used by Vought.
Subseries 4. contains financial statements and advertisements.
Subseries 5. contains the company's general ledgers, financial statements, articles about the company, advertisements, documents about the Connecticut facility, and aircraft information.
Subseries 6. contains the company's general ledgers, financial statements, annual reports, advertisements, internal and external correspondence, brochures, news and press releases, and reports.
Subseries 7. contains the financial statements, annual reports, advertisements, internal and external correspondence, brochures, news and press releases, personnel directories, and reports.
Subseries 8. contains an annual report, a financial statement, a management report, and news releases.
Subseries 9. contains history on TEMCO, annual reports, financial statements, news releases, newspaper and magazine clippings, articles, brochures, internal and external correspondence, organizational charts, promotional goods, and reports.
Subseries 10. contains news releases, brochures, reports, and promotional goods.
Subseries 11. contains newsletters, brochure, lecture series, and information about the retiree club.
Subseries 12. contains annual reports, brochure, newsletters, and various documents about the company.
Subseries 13. contains a document about the purchase of Vought.
The second series consists of the Aircraft Production Series and is divided into twenty-two subseries: 1. A-7, 2. Experimental Aircraft, 3. F4U, 4. F5U, 5. F6U, 6. F7U, 7. F8U, 8. O2U, 9. O3U, 10. O4U, 11. O5U, 12. OS2U, 13. Pre-Lewis and Vought Corporation Aircraft, 14. Proposals, 15. SB2U, 16. SBU, 17. SU, 18. Temco, 19. UO, 20. V Series, 21. VE Series, and 22. XC-142.
Subseries 1. contains brochures, design information request/release (DIR), departmental correspondence, drawings/blueprints, general A-7 information, magazine articles, papers, public communications, and reports all relating to the A-7 and all of its variations.
Subseries 2. contains documents, reports, and drawings pertaining to the XF2U-1, XF3U-1, and the XTBU-1.
Subseries 3. contains documents, reports, drawings, articles, brochures, catalogs, manuals, correspondence, handbooks, and photographs relating to the F4U and all of its variations.
Subseries 4. contains articles, drawings, brochures, a DVD of photographs, and fabric samples relating to the Flying Pancake (V-173) and the F5U (XF5U-1, Flying Flapjack).
Subseries 5. contains articles, reports, brochures, correspondence, and drawings pertaining to the F6U Pirate, XF6U-1, and F6U-1.
Subseries 6. contains correspondence, reports, articles, photographs, drawings, advertisements, and brochures for the F7U Cutlass, XF7U-1, F7U-1, A2U-1, F7U-3, F7U-3M, and F7U-3P.
Subseries 7. contains manuals, brochures, reports, articles, photographs, and correspondence for the F8U Crusader and all its variations.
Subseries 8. contains a brochure, drawing, report, correspondence, and articles about the O2U, O2U-1, O2U-1A, O-28, OS2U-2, O2U-2, O2U-2A, O2U-3, and O2U-4.
Subseries 9. contains reports, correspondence, photographs, and articles for the O3U, O3U-1, O3U-3, O3U-6, XOSU-1, XO3U-5, and XO3U-6.
Subseries 10. contains a drawing and reports for the O4U and XO4U-1.
Subseries 11. contains three reports for the O5U and XO5U-1.
Subseries 12. contains articles, reports, photographs, and schematics for the OS2U Kingfisher, XOS2U-1, OS2U-1, OS2U-2, and OS2U-3.
Subseries 13. contains an information sheet listing the Romme, Lillie-Vought, PLV (Pontowski-Lichorsik-Vought), Simplex, and Wright-Martin aircraft.
Subseries 14. contains reports, brochures, news releases, manuals, articles, correspondence, drawings, and photographs for the various proposal aircraft of Vought.
Subseries 15. contains reports, advertisement, articles, photographs, correspondence, and drawings for the SB2U Vindicator and all its variations.
Subseries 16. contains reports, drawings, correspondence, booklets, articles, photographs, and letters for the SBU, SBU-1, SBU-2, XSB3U-1, V-142, V-142A, and XSBU-1.
Subseries 17. contains articles for SU and its variations.
Subseries 18. contains information regarding Temco aircraft such as articles, reports, drawing, photograph, brochures, and a handbook for the Globe Swift, T-35/TE-1A Buckaroo, Luscombe Silvaire, Model 33 Plebe, and Model 51 Pinto/TT-1.
Subseries 19. contains reports, photograph, and articles for the UO, UO-1, UO-3, FU-2, and FU-1.
Subseries 20. contains reports, drawings, correspondence, brochures, articles, photographs, letters, transparencies, log books, papers, and public communication for the V-Series aircraft.
Subseries 21. contains correspondence, photographs, reports, and drawings for the VE-7, VE-7SF, VE-7F, and VE-8.
Subseries 22. contains brochures, design information request/release (DIR), departmental correspondence, drawings/blueprints, general VTOL/STOL information, magazine articles, papers, public communications, and reports all relating to the XC-142, XC-142A, C-142, C-142A, and C-142B.
The third series consists of Aircraft Subcontract Production Series and is divided into eight subseries: 1. B-1B, 2. B-2, 3. Boeing, 4. C-17, 5. Canadair, 6. DC-10, 7. Gulfstream V, and 8. S-3A.
Subseries 1. contains fact sheets, department correspondence, documents, and reports.
Subseries 2. contains articles, fact sheets, brochures, newspaper clippings, department correspondence, documents, and reports.
Subseries 3. contains general information, articles, clippings, reports, documents, and fact sheets.
Subseries 4. contains news releases, department correspondence, reports, articles, brochures, general information, and documents.
Subseries 5. contains documents and reports.
Subseries 6. contains a brochure and an article.
Subseries 7. contains information sheets and news releases.
Subseries 8. contains documents, articles, information sheets, and reports.
The fourth series contains Non-aircraft and Missile Production Series and is divided into three subseries: 1. Airtrans, 2. Regulus I, and 3. Regulus II.
Subseries 1. contains articles, brochures, news releases, and press kits.
Subseries 2. contains articles, department correspondence, memoranda, documents, and reports.
Subseries 3. contains general information, data sheets, documents, and reports.
The fifth series features the Biography Series which contains documents, photographs, and negatives about various employees of Vought.
The sixth series contains the Photograph Series and is divided into four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.
Subseries 1. contain photographs of Vought employees and facilities.
Subseries 2. contains photographs of the various Vought aircraft.
Subseries 3. contains photographs of the various Vought subcontracts.
Subseries 4. contains photographs of Vought missiles and Airtrans.
The seventh series consists of the Negative Series and is divided into four subseries: 1. Company History, 2. Aircraft Production, 3. Subcontract Production, and 4. Non-aircraft and Missile Production.
Subseries 1. contain negatives of Vought employees and facilities.
Subseries 2. contains negatives of the various Vought aircraft.
Subseries 3. contains negatives of the various Vought subcontracts.
Subseries 4. contains negatives of Vought missiles and Airtrans.
The eighth series consists of the Slide Series which contains slides of the various Vought aircraft and facilities.
The ninth series contains the Microfilm Series and is divided in two subseries: 1. Thirty-five Millimeter Reels and 2. Sixteen Millimeter Reels.
Subseries 1. contains all the thirty-five millimeter microfilm about the various aircraft and subcontracts that Vought built.
Subseries 2. contains all the sixteen millimeter microfilm about the various aircraft and subcontracts that Vought built.
The tenth series consists of the Moving Image Series which contains film of the various Vought aircraft.
The eleventh series consists of the Models Series which contains ten models of Vought aircraft. These models include A-7 Corsair II, ADAM II, B-1, B-1B, C-17, F4U-4, F7U-3 Cutlass, F8U-2N Crusader, McDonnell Douglas DC-10 Series 30, Regulus I, V-523, VB-200 Blitzfighter, and XTBU-1 Sea Wolf.
Language of Materials
Collection is in English.
Materials in this collection are open for research.
From the Collection: 335.0 Linear Feet (340 boxes and film cans.)
Original VAHF identification number: 201-250.
Part of the Special Collections and Archives Division, History of Aviation Archives. Repository
3020 Waterview Pkwy
Richardson Texas 75080 US