Retromechanix

is creating a digital archive of secret aerospace history

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Medium Resolution Images
$4.99
per month
  • Download rare aeronautical documents in PDF format with photos and drawings reproduced at 150 DPI
  • Access the latest uploads along with those from previous months.
  • At least 100 pages of material will be uploaded monthly
  • Your name listed as a supporter in our videos
High Resolution Images
$9.99
per month
  • Same benefits as the previous tier, but with photos and drawings reproduced at 300 DPI

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About

We are scanning, restoring and sharing rare aerospace photos, illustrations and documents covering lesser known American aircraft from the first half of the 20th century, such as forgotten prototypes and secret projects which remained on the drawing board. These documents originate from various US government repositories, such as The National Archives, The Naval History and Heritage Command and other institutions. We believe that the bulk of the collection has not been published before. The cost of finding, scanning and cleaning up these documents is not insignificant, so we are asking for a small monthly payment to cover these expenses.

Every month, we are uploading at least 100 pages of material in PDF format. Previews of these documents can be viewed on our Youtube channel, which we recommend subscribing to. Subscribers may choose to download the documents with photos and drawings reproduced at 150 DPI ($4.99 per month) or 300 DPI ($9.99 per month); images are lightly watermarked with our logo. By the end of the project, we estimate that subscribers will have access to an archive of over 20,000 pages of primary documents shedding light on secret aircraft projects, prototypes, and lesser known aspects of aerospace history.

If you are a fan of the content released here on Patreon, please check out our books on Amazon, our ebooks on Gumroad, and back issues of American Aerospace Archive magazine on MagCloud. Also, don't forget to sign up for our newsletter to be notified about the latest document and book releases.

Please note that all PDF documents made available to subscribers is the property of Retromechanix, LLC. The time and money involved in finding, scanning and restoring these rare documents is considerable. Access to these PDF documents is not digitally restricted. In return, we ask you that you use it for personal, non-commercial purposes only. Please don’t upload these documents to a peer-to-peer site, email it to everyone you know, or resell it. We reserve all rights to the digital content made available to subscribers and no part of these products may be copied, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form by any means, electronic, mechanical, recording or otherwise (except as permitted here), without the written permission of the publisher. Please support our writing and publishing by using these PDF documents responsibly.
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