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Encyclopedia of Air Force Aircraft and Missile Systems By United States Air Force
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Encyclopedia Of U.S. Air Force Aircraft And Missile Systems, Volume One: Post-World War II Fighters, 1945-1973 Encyclopedia Of U.S. Air Force Aircraft And Missile Systems, Volume Two: Post-World... More > War II Bombers, 1945-1973< Less
Identification of Aircraft for Army Air Forces Ground Observer Corps By Headquarters, Army Air Forces
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Merriam Press Military Reprint MR33 (First Edition, 2015). U.S. Army Air Forces World War II manual on how to identify aircraft. Aircraft identification of type and model is important for service... More > personnel to assess threat posed by aircraft and to recognize "friendly" aircraft. Contents: The AAF Ground Observer Corps; Aircraft Identification (Wings; Engines; Fuselage; Tail); Use of the Manual; Silhouettes and Photographs (Bombers; Fighters; Observation and Liaison; Trainers; Transports; Seaplanes). Originally published in 1942 by the USGPO.< Less
Communications and Information: Preparing Official Communications - Air Force Manual 33-326 By United States Air Force
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This manual implements Air Force Policy Directive (AFPD) 33-3, Information Management, and states the procedures for preparing communications in both manual and automated environments. This... More > publication applies to individuals at all levels who prepare official Air Force (AF) communications, including Air National Guard (ANG) units and Air Force Reserve Command. Send recommended changes and questions about this publication to the office of primary responsibility (OPR), Secretary of the Air Force, C2 Systems Compliance (WMA) Branch (SAF/XCPPC), 1800 Air Force Pentagon, Washington DC 20330-1800, using the AF Form 847, Recommendation for Change of Publication. Send the AF Forms 847 from the field through your major command (MAJCOM) publications/ forms managers to Headquarters Air Force Communications Agency (HQ AFCA/EASD), 203 W. Losey Street, Room 1100, Scott AFB IL 62225-5222, with an information copy to SAF/XCPP< Less
Supermarine Spitfire Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Royal Air Force
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The epitome of grace, beauty and design, the Supermarine Spitfire was one of the most deadly fighters of WWII. The Spitfire prototype, designed by Supermarine’s Chief Designer R.J. Mitchell,... More > first flew in 1936. By the time the Battle of Britain began in earnest, nineteen Spitfire squadrons were available to the RAF. Their pilots were most often tasked with engaging Luftwaffe fighters, including the Bf-109. With its superior maneuverability, it proved more than a match. This pilot’s flight operating handbook, for the Model IIa and IIb, was originally produced by the Royal Air Force during World War II. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
The Airman Handbook 1 By US Air Force
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This handbook implements AFPD 36-22, Air Force Military Training. Information in this handbook is primarily from Air Force publications and based on knowledge requirements from the Military Knowledge... More > and Testing System (MKTS) as determined by the Enlisted Force Development Panel and Board of Directors with membership consisting of Chief Master Sergeant of the Air Force and major command (MAJCOM) command chief master sergeants (CCM). It applies to all active duty personnel and to Air National Guard and Air Force Reserve Command units. This AFI may be supplemented at any level, but all supplements that directly implement this publication must be routed to PACE/APM for coordination prior to certification and approval. To the extent that the content of the Handbook is inconsistent with directive Air Force publications, the information in the source publication prevails. To resolve conflicts use your chain of command or contact the publication OPR.< 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
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Air Force
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Capable of speeds in excess of 1200 miles per hour, the F-101 Voodoo was originally designed as a long-range bomber escort. Shortly after the plane’s debut in 1957, however, Strategic Air... More > Command determined that jet escorts for the B-52 were unnecessary. The F-101 was then reconfigured as an air-defense interceptor, fighter-bomber, and reconnaissance platform. Known by its pilots as the “one oh one wonder” for its performance capabilities, the Voodoo flew with distinction in Vietnam, and performed recon missions over Cuba. Over 880 F-101s were built, flying for the USAF and RCAF as late as 1984. Originally printed by McDonnell and the USAF, this F-101 Voodoo 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
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
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