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Vought F-8U Crusader Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Navy
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When U.S. Navy pilots entered the Vietnam conflict in 1966, the F-8 Crusader saw action against North Vietnamese MiGs. By war’s end in 1972, Crusader pilots had accounted for 19 downed enemy... More > aircraft. While missiles accounted for most of the victories, four enemy planes were downed in dogfights by the Crusader’s formidable Colt Mark 12 cannons. It was an achievement that earned the pilots a place in history and the moniker “last of the gunfighters”. Originally printed by Chance Vought Aircraft and the U.S. Navy in the 1960s, this F-8 Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Navy
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The first all-metal aircraft in the history of the U.S. Navy, the Douglas TBD-1 represented a radical advance when it debuted in 1937. Yet by December 7, 1941, the Devastator was obsolete. Despite... More > this TBD-1s performed well at Coral Sea, helping sink the Japanese carrier Shoho. Just three months later at Midway however, Devastator pilots were forced to make their attack runs without fighter escort. Only four planes out of 41 survived. Yet it was not a sacrifice made in vain. The TBD-1s left Japanese fighter patrols in disarray, paving the way for a nearly unopposed attack by Dauntless dive bombers that resulted in the loss of three Japanese aircraft carriers. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
PBY Catalina Flying Boat Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Navy
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One of the most widely-used multi-role aircraft of WWII, the Consolidated PBY Catalina was a flying boat to be reckoned with. They were used as anti- submarine warfare platforms in the Atlantic,... More > and gained notoriety in the Pacific as rescue and reconnaisance platforms, and as bombers. With their distinctive fuselages painted the shade of midnight, the “Black Cats” undertook daring raids of Japanese shipping and shore installations. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy during World War 2, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
F/A-18 Hornet Pilot's Flight Operating Manual PART 1 of 2 By United States Navy
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS A TWO VOLUME SET. YOU NEED TO BUY BOTH PART 1 AND PART 2 TO HAVE A COMPLETE MANUAL. The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Navy's air forces.... More > Designed to combine an effective aerial platform for both fleet defense and ground attack, it has a performance envelope in excess of mach 1.8 and can operate at altitudes above 50,000 ft. In 1995 the first flight took place of the so-called Super Hornet or F/A 18E. Improvements incorporated into this aircraft over earlier versions include more powerful engines, longer operational range, higher take off weight and general improvements throughout the aircraft. This Super Hornet pilot's flight operating manual, in two parts, is an authentic reproduction and is printed in its entirety. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about this amazing aircraft! NOT AVAILABLE FOR EXPORT OUTSIDE THE USA< Less
F/A-18 Hornet Pilot's Flight Operating Manual PART 2 of 2 By United States Navy
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NOTE: THIS IS THE SECOND OF TWO PARTS OF THIS MANUAL. YOU MUST BUY BOTH MANUALS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet is one of the cornerstones of the U.S. Navy's air forces.... More > Designed to combine an effective aerial platform for both fleet defense and ground attack, it has a performance envelope in excess of mach 1.8 and can operate at altitudes above 50,000 ft. In 1995 the improved Super Hornet or F/A 18E made its debut. Improvements incorporated into this aircraft over earlier versions include more powerful engines, longer operational range, higher take off weight and general improvements throughout the aircraft. This F/A-18 Super Hornet pilot's flight operating manual, in two parts, is an authentic reproduction and is printed in its entirety. It tells you everything you ever wanted to know about this amazing aircraft! NOT INTENDED FOR SALE OR EXPORT OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES.< Less
Submarine Recognition Manual By United States Navy
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This Submarine Recognition Manual was originally created in the 1950s by the U.S. Navy to educate military personnel and civilians about how to spot and identify hostile submarines. In its pages... More > you'll find a detailed description of identification procedures, both from the air and the surface. Included are silhouettes and information about Soviet, American, British, French, Chinese, Italian, Swedish, and other submarines.< Less
The Fleet Type Submarine Distilling Systems By United States Navy
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. Submarine Distilling Systems Navpers 16170, was originally written to acquaint crewmen with the mechanisms used to replenish the sub’s supply of fresh water. These systems are important not only for providing water for cooking and drinking purposes, but because fresh water provides cooling for the Diesel engines, and serves as a vital agent for battery and steam boiler systems. This manual includes a description of how water is distilled, and discusses its use aboard the boat. It uses the Model S and Model X-1 systems as examples, detailing their operation, maintenance, and inspection. Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Fleet Type Submarine Main Propulsion Diesels Manual By United States Navy
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages are descriptions of every operating component aboard a fleet boat. ... More > Main Propulsion Diesels examines the submarine’s power plant in detail, from starting and control systems to fuel and exhaust, and cooling and lubrication systems. Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations have been slightly reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
The Fleet Type Submarine Underwater Log Systems By United States Navy
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Originally printed in 1946, The Fleet Type Submarine series of technical manuals remains unparalleled. Contained in its pages and those of the companion texts are descriptions of every operating... More > component aboard a fleet boat. Underwater Log Systems Navpers 16168, acquainted crewmen with the sub’s positioning and tracking systems. Since subs operate below the surface, the normal means of establishing position at sea -- such as sighting the sun in the day or the stars at night -- are impossible. Yet, knowing the sub’s position and speed is vital both for navigation and combat. In an era before GPS, the log system allowed an accurate track to be made of the boat’s position, and enabled calculation of the speed of target vessels. This book explains in detail the theory, operation, calibration and maintenance of various log systems. Originally “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
United States Submarine Losses in World War II By United States Navy
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Originally printed in 1946 at the order of Vice Admiral Lockwood, Commander of Submarines, Pacific Fleet, United States Submarine Losses memorializes the 374 officers and 3131 men lost at sea between... More > 1941 and 1945. It also chronicles the gallantry and persistence of these men, who under the most difficult conditions possible, performed critical missions and almost single-handedly decimated Japan’s merchant fleet. “To those whose contribution meant the loss of sons, brothers or husbands in this war,” Admiral Lockwood noted in a speech given on Navy Day, 1945, “ I can assure you that they went down fighting and that their brothers who survived them took a grim toll of our savage enemy to avenge their deaths. May God rest their gallant souls.” This book is a testament to all those, living and dead, who served in the Silent Service in WWII. This enhanced, softbound edition features the entire original text and includes an official appendix of Axis submarine losses.< Less