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B-52 Stratofortress Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Periscope Film LLC
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THIS IS VOLUME 1 OF A 2 VOLUME SET. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH TO HAVE A COMPLETE MANUAL. Since 1955, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress has been an integral part of the USAF’s arsenal. While it flew... More > as a deterrent for SAC, the B-52 gained fame as a conventional bomber. During the Vietnam War, B-52s flew over 126,000 sorties. In the 90’s, B-52s flew in the Gulf War, and in the 2000’s they supported operations in Afghanistan and Iraq. The B-52’s career is scheduled to continue until 2040. Originally printed by the USAF, this manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified. This 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
Submarine Torpedo Data Computer Mark 3 Manual By Periscope Film LLC
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Situated in the conning tower, the Torpedo Data Computer Mark III was the standard fire control device used by U.S. Navy submarines during the first half of WWII. An electro-mechanical, analog... More > computer, the TDC provided fire control solutions through a variety of inputs, including submarine course and speed, estimated target course,speed and range, and torpedo type in use. Originally printed by the Arma Corporation and the U.S. Navy, this Mark 3 manual provides a fascinating glimpse inside this mechanical wonder. Please note, due to quality issues with the original document, some pages may be slightly sub-standard. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the original text.< Less
Northrop X-4 Bantam Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Periscope Film LLC
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Designed without horizontal stabilizers, the X-4 Bantam had a semi-tailless design that bore some resemblance to Germany’s Me-163 rocket plane. The small, twin-jet craft relied on combined... More > elevator and aileron surfaces — known as elevons — for pitch and roll control. The role of the X-4 was to explore the transonic speed zone, and to determine whether the design would lessen the stability and control problems affiliated with compressibility. Although two Bantams were built, only one proved mechanically sound. The second was flown over eighty times by Northrop, Air Force and NACA pilots. They learned that the X-4 was sensitive in pitch, and showed a tendency to “hunt” about all three axes as it approached Mach 1.0. Thus, the X-4’s design proved a failure. Originally printed by Northrop, NACA and the USAF, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this experimental plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Heisler Geared Locomotives Catalog By Periscope Film LLC
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In 1892 Charles Heisler received a patent for a new kind of geared locomotive. Equipped with twin canted cylinders, the engine utilized a driveshaft to power outboard axles and connecting rods to... More > power the inboard axles. As a result of this ‘vee-twin’ arrangement, the Heisler was one of the fastest geared steam locomotives, providing more power with lower operating costs. Over 600 Heislers were produced from the 1890’s until 1941, when the Heisler Locomotive Works closed its doors. This reproduction of the company’s illustrated catalog dates from the 1920’s. It shows the full line of Heisler products and presents a compelling argument for their use.< Less
C.S. Card Mine Haulage and Handling Equipment Catalog By Periscope Film LLC
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Founded in 1892 in Denver, the C.S. Card Iron Works became one of Colorado’s largest mining equipment suppliers. Originally published in 1940, this catalog showcases Card’s... More > extensive line that included: mining car wheels and trucks, coal mine cars, ore cars,rope haulage equipment, rollers, sheaves, tipple equipment, dumps, cages, screens, track equipment, frogs, switches and crosses. This high quality, soft-bound reproduction contains the entire 120+ page catalog, and is reprinted with attractive color covers.< Less
The Submarine NAVPERS 16160-B GUPPY Edition By Periscope Film LLC
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The Submarine, Navpers 16160-B, is a revision of the classic WWII submarine training book, The Fleet Type Submarine, that was issued in 1961. In the post-war period, the United States developed the... More > GUPPY class submarines, and this book uses the USS Becuna (SS-319) to acquaint crews with the design. GUPPY was an extensive conversion program that saw WWII-era boats modified with the snorkel, greater battery capacity, and a more streamlined hull. The book offers definitions of submarine components and terminology, and provides technical descriptions of various machinery and sub-systems such as the snorkel, ballast tanks, ventilation, trim and steering. 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
Douglas F3D Skyknight Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Periscope Film LLC
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Designed by famed Douglas engineer Ed Heinemann, the F3D Skyknight was a twin-engine night fighter. A product of the early jet era, the F3D was equipped with the J34 turbojet, and boasted a powerful... More > radar system to locate targets in the shadow of midnight. The XF3D-1 test bed first flew in 1948. In total, 265 Skyknights would be in service before production ceased in 1952. The Skyknight had an illustrious combat career for both the Navy and Marine Corps. During the Korean War F3Ds flew as bomber escorts during nighttime raids, and as interdiction aircraft. They downed more enemy planes than any other aircraft in that conflict. They continued to serve in the Vietnam War as ECM platforms. Some Skynights continued to fly as test aircraft into the 80s. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Submarine Hydraulic Systems By Periscope Film LLC
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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. Hydraulic Systems, Navpers 16169, describes the system that powers the submarine’s steering mechanism and diving planes. It is also a richly- illustrated textbook that discusses hydraulic forces and their methods of employment. It includes a detailed description of the operation, installation, and repair of various parts, and outlines common problems and remedies. 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
Submarine Air Systems By Periscope Film LLC
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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. Air Systems, Navpers 16164, was originally written to acquaint submarine crews with the submarine’s compressed air system. This vital system provides the hydraulic system with pressure, discharges torpedoes, blows tanks and maintains trim, and even provides the oxygen used to start the main diesel engines. The book explores all five air systems on a fleet boat. It offers explanatory text and numerous, detailed diagrams.Originally classified “Restricted”, this book was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Some illustrations and fold-outs have been reformatted, and color plates are reproduced in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions (in English) By Periscope Film LLC
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The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is known in NATO circles as the “Fishbed”. Designed as a Mach 2.0 interceptor, the plane holds the distinction of being produced in greater numbers than any... More > other jet aircraft. The Fishbed flew in combat in Vietnam, where it held its own against the F-105 Thunderchief. During the 1973 Arab-Israeli War, 17 Israeli aircraft were shot down, for a loss of six Egyptian MiG-21s. The plane also flew in combat in the Indo-Pakistani War of 1971, during the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, and in Yugoslavia. Today, over 28 of the world’s air forces continue to fly MiG-21s. Originally printed by NATO, this English-language handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this incredible plane. The manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text< Less