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The Silent Service in WWII: The Fleet Type Submarine COLOR SUPPLEMENT By Periscope Film.com
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A companion text for "The Fleet Type Submarine" (also published by PeriscopeFilm.com), this supplement offers nearly thirty color plates showing various details of a WWII fleet submarine. ... More > These include compensation and steering systems, plane controls, hydraulic system, air system, ballast, trim, battery, refrigeration, ventilation and propulsion systems. Please note, this supplement does NOT include the text of "The Fleet Type Submarine" and is not intended as a stand-alone book.< Less
P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Periscope Film.com
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Known as the "Jug" because of its fuselage shape, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt flew in every theatre of WWII except Alaska. Nearly 13,000 were built by war's end. The large aircraft... More > carrier eight Browning machine guns and up to 2,000 lbs. of bombs or rockets, and proved an effective fighter and bomber. The radial Pratt and Whitney powerplant put out over 2500 h.p. and propelled the P-47 at a maximum speed of 426 mph at 30,000 feet. Originally published by the U.S. Army Air Force, this handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. This affordable facsimile of a real WWII manual has been reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
U.S. Navy Diving Manual Volume 2 Surface Supplied Air and Self-Contained Diving (SCUBA) NAVSHIPS 250-538 By Periscope Film.com
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Originally published by the U.S. Navy as a training text for Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) members, deep sea divers and frogmen, this Diving Manual is an indispensible reference for anyone... More > interested in exploring the depths. Volume 1 (sold separately) presents the general principles of diving. Volume 2 presents information about surface supplied air and scuba diving. Special sections include technical descriptions of equipment, maintenance, medical aspects of diving, hazards, normal procedures and emergency procedures, This historical book is a carefully created copy of NAVSHIPS 250-538, originally created during WWII and revised periodically. If you're interested in diving, you MUST have this book on your shelf!< Less
U.S. Navy Diving Manual Volume 1 General Principles of Diving NAVSHIPS 250-538 By Periscope Film.com
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Originally published by the U.S. Navy as a training text for Underwater Demolition Team (UDT) members, deep sea divers and frogmen, this Diving Manual is an indispensible reference for anyone... More > interested in exploring the depths. Volume 1 presents the general principles of diving including underwater physics, physiology, basic procedures, hazards, safety, and technical information. Volume 2 (sold separately) presents information about surface supplied and scuba diving. This historical book is a carefully created copy of NAVSHIPS 250-538, originally created during WWII and revised periodically.< Less
Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental “flying wing” aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the... More > propeller-driven YB-35 bomber’s all-wing design minimized drag and promised maximum payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, forever altered aviation history and inspired the design of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, the YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
P-40 Warhawk Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Periscope Film.com
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Flown by the American Volunteer Group in China known as the "Flying Tigers", the P-40 Warhawk earned a reputation for its toughness in combat. Facing odds of 6 to 1 in most combat... More > situations, AVG pilots relied on their skill, daring and their aircraft's superior diving speed to achieve victory. By war's end the Tigers had destroyed more than 1200 Japanese planes, with another 700 listed as probables. Their own losses came to 573 aircraft. Originally printed by the U.S. Army Air Force for pilots transitioning to the P-40, this flight manual contains detailed information about one of history's great planes. Originally classified as "restricted", the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. Some color images appear in black and white, and some pages have been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Northrop P-61 Black Widow Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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The heavily armed P-61 Black Widow was the U.S. Army Air Force's first dedicated night fighter. Equipped with radar, four .50 caliber machine guns and four 20mm. cannons, the Widow was a fearsome... More > adversary. It flew as both an intruder and interceptor in Europe and the Pacific. Originally printed by Northrop in 1945, the YP-61 Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
B-24 Liberator Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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The Consolidated B-24 Liberator first saw combat in June of 1942, making a daring raid into Nazi-occupied Romania to bomb the oil fields at Ploesti. Nearly 18,500 Liberators were built during the... More > war years, making it by far the most-produced American combat aircraft. It served in many roles beyond heavy bomber, transport, and anti-submarine patrol, and flew in Africa, Europe, India, the Atlantic, India and the Pacific Theatre. Originally printed by the United States Army Air Force in 1942, the B-24 Liberator Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Periscope Film.com
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The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99... More > engine capable of producing 70,000 pounds of thrust at peak altitude, the X-15 pushed the envelope for manned aircraft past the post office. Notably, both Apollo commander Neil Armstrong and Space Shuttle commander Joe Engle piloted the X-15. Originally highly restricted, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable black and white facsimile has been reformatted. Due to the historic nature of this text, image quality can vary. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Vought F4U-4 Corsair Fighter Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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One of the most storied aircraft of WWII, the Vought F4U-4 Corsair was the first single engine production aircraft capable of 400 mph in level flight. With its characteristic gull wing and giant... More > 18-cylinder double wasp engine, it proved a superb fighter in the Pacific campaign and achieved victory ratio approaching 10 to 1. The exploits of the famed Black Sheep Squadron of Corsairs was recounted by their leader, Marine fighter ace Major Gregory "Pappy" Boyington, in the book "Baa Baa Black Sheep." The Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions told pilots everything they needed to know before climbing into the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This revised version includes an original 10-page parts manual.< Less