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Republic F-105 Thunderchief Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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Known as the “Thud”, Republic’s F-105 Thunderchief entered service in 1958, and flew in a variety of roles through 1984. The largest single-engine fighter in the U.S.A.F.... More > inventory,the F-105 could exceed Mach 1.0 at sea level, and achieve Mach 2.0 at high altitude. It could carry up to 14,000 pounds of ordnance, or about as much as most WWII heavy bombers. The F-105 served as the primary strike aircraft in the early years of the Vietnam conflict, and its pilots flew over 20,000 missions. These included “wild weasel” flights intended to suppress North Vietnamese air defenses. The dangerous aspects of these missions help account for the aircraft’s high loss rate — out of 833 F-105s produced, 320 were lost in combat in S.E. Asia. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Northrop F-89 Scorpion Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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The F-89 Scorpion was the first multi-seat, all-weather jet interceptor in the U.S. Air Force. It also became the first aircraft ever equipped with a nuclear air-to-air weapon — the 1.5 kiloton... More > Genie missile. The F-89 made its debut in 1948, joined the Air Force in 1950, and then served as the mainstay of Air Defense Command for 17 years. Over 1,000 F-89s were produced, including 350 of the “J” model equipped with pylons to carry the Genie. (One F-89 did fire the missile as part of Operation Plumbob in 1957.) Originally printed by Northrop and the USAF, this F-89 Flight Operating Manual 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
XB-70 Valkerie Pilot's Flight Operating Manual with Declassified Supplement By United States Air Force
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The XB-70 Valkyrie was an aircraft ahead of its time. Designed with one of the highest lift-to-drag ratios in aviation history, the XB-70 challenged the known concepts of the flight envelope. The... More > test program produced promising results, including a Mach 3 flight in May of 1966. Yet a disastrous collision later resulted in the loss of one of two prototypes, and the program was curtailed. Originally printed by NASA and the Air Force, this handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, it was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This SPECIAL EDITION includes never-before-available supplemental material. PLEASE NOTE: This book was created using a copy of the original manual obtained through the Freedom of Information Act. As a result, the quality level of the text and accompanying graphics is sub-standard and in some cases may be difficult to read.< Less
B-36 Peacemaker Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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The largest piston-powered airplane ever mass-produced, the Convair B-36 “Peacemaker” was also the world’s first thermonuclear bomber. The prototype B-36 flew in 1946, and was... More > quickly upgraded as the need for a bomber with a large lifting capacity became paramount. Yet, when it entered active service in 1949, the “aluminum overcast” was already considered obselete. Nevertheless, nearly 400 B-36s were built and flew as strategic deterrents before the B-36 was retired in 1959. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force, this Flight Operating Handbook is an authentic reprint of an original. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Some color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
B-47 Stratojet Pilot and Crew Handbook Volume 2 By United States Air Force
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PLEASE NOTE: This is VOLUME 2 of a 2 VOLUME SET. YOU NEED TO PURCHASE BOTH VOLUMES TO HAVE THE COMPLETE B-47 HANDBOOK. The Air Force’s first all jet strategic bomber, the swept-wing Boeing B-47... More > Stratojet had a range of 3,500 nautical miles and a payload capacity of 20,000 pounds. It served as the mainstay of Strategic Air Command in the 1950s into the mid 1960s. In 1956, over 1300 B-47s and 250 RB-47s were on alert. It was fully supplanted by the B-52 by 1967. This B-47 pilot and crew handbook is over seven hundred pages long, and was originally produced by the USAF. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety, in a two-volume set. It provides a fascinating view inside one of history’s great planes.< Less
A-10 Thunderbolt II Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Air Force
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The Fairchild-Republic A-10 may be designated as the Thunderbolt II, but it’s better known by its descriptive nickname: the Warthog. Armed with a fearsome Avenger gatling gun, the Hog can take... More > out tanks. Fitted with a titanium lined cockpit and a twin-engine configuration, the A-10 can take a severe hit and survive. Originally printed by Fairhcild and the Air Force in the early 90’s, 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. Due to restrictions, this manual is not available for export.< Less
F-117 Nighthawk Stealth Fighter Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Air Force
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The first operational fighter aircraft to utilize “stealth” radar evading technology, the Lockheed F-117A Nighthawk astonished the world when it debuted in 1982. With a maximum speed of... More > about 700 mph, and a service range of just over 500 miles, the subsonic F-117A serves primarily as a precision ground attack platform, and not as a fighter. The USAF currently has about 50 of these aircraft in service, and plans to retire them in 2017. Originally printed by the Air Force, 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. PLEASE NOTE: due to customs restrictions this book cannot be sold overseas.< Less
North American F-100 Super Sabre Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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The first of the so-called Century Series of fighters, North American’s F-100 Super Sabre served with distinction in Vietnam and the Cold War. Originally designed as a replacement for the... More > F-86 fighter, the swept-wing “Hun” (a nickname derived from “Hundred”) debuted in 1953. After arriving in SE Asia in 1962, it came into its own as a fighter-bomber. The two-seat F-100F performed well in the forward air control role, and conducted “Wild Weasel” missions. It also flew with the Thunderbirds, and the “A” and “C” models established the world’s first supersonic speed records of 755.14 and 822 mph. Originally printed by North American and the USAF, this Flight Operating Manual was classified “Restricted”. It is now 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
T-38 Talon Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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Northrop’s T-38 Talon was the world’s first supersonic trainer aircraft, and remains in service today in air forces worldwide. It entered service in 1961, and quickly set climb records,... More > earning it the nickname “white rocket”. Nearly 1200 Talons were produced before the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1972. Capable of a speed of Mach 1.3, and a climb rate approaching 34,000 feet per minute, the T-38’s performance was sufficient to warrant service as the USAF Thunderbirds’ aircraft in the mid-1970s. Its primary role however, was as a dedicated training and proficiency platform. More than 50,000 USAF, NASA and NATO pilots have flown the Talon, a record that may never be matched. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop, this handbook for the T-38 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified “restricted”, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
B-47 Stratojet Pilot and Crew Handbook Volume 1 By United States Air Force
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PLEASE NOTE: This is VOLUME 1 of a 2 VOLUME SET. YOU NEED TO PURCHASE BOTH VOLUMES TO HAVE THE COMPLETE B-47 HANDBOOK. The Air Force’s first all jet strategic bomber, the swept-wing Boeing... More > B-47 Stratojet had a range of 3,500 nautical miles and a payload capacity of 20,000 pounds. It served as the mainstay of Strategic Air Command in the 1950s into the mid 1960s. In 1956, over 1300 B-47s and 250 RB-47s were on alert. It was fully supplanted by the B-52 by 1967. This B-47 pilot and crew handbook is over seven hundred pages long, and was originally produced by the USAF. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety, in a two-volume set. It provides a fascinating view inside one of history’s great planes.< Less