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The Navy Unmanned Undersea Vehicle By United States Navy
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The Unmanned Undersea Vehicle (UUV) Master Plan Update, chartered in December 2003 by the Deputy Assistant Secretary of the Navy and OPNAV N77 (Submarine Warfare Division), expands on the missions... More > and technologies recommended in the Navy UUV Master Plan of April 2000. Using Sea Power 21 for guidance, nine Sub-Pillar capabilities were identified and prioritized: 1. Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance 2. Mine Countermeasures 3. Anti-Submarine Warfare 4. Inspection / Identification 5. Oceanography 6. Communication / Navigation Network Node 7. Payload Delivery 8. Information Operations 9. Time Critical Strike To realize these capabilities, a number of programmatic recommendations were made: 1. Develop four UUV classes: Man Portable (< 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
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver Dive Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Navy
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Known by the men who flew it as “The Beast”, the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was nearly 37 feet long with a wingspan approaching 50 feet. Powered by a 1900 hp Wright engine, the plane was... More > considered under- powered and suffered many teething problems. It eventually earned the grudging respect of Navy and Marine pilots for its ruggedness and its ability to survive high-g, steep and fast dives. Over 7100 SB2Cs were made during WWII. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this Flight Operating Handbook 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 slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
F-14 Tomcat Pilot's Flight Operating Manual Vol. 1 By United States Navy
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PLEASE NOTE: THIS IS VOLUME 1 OF 2. YOU MUST PURCHASE BOTH BOOKS TO HAVE A COMPLETE SET. Developed as both an air superiority fighter and a long-range naval interceptor, Grumman’s F-14 Tomcat... More > was the U.S. Navy’s primary fighter from 1974 until 2006. Over 700 were built. The F-14 flew its first combat missions shortly after its initial deployment in late 1974, flying in support of the American withdrawal from Saigon. In 1981 it drew first blood, as two F-14s from VF-41 downed two Libyan Su-22s. The plane compiled a notable combat record for the United States in both Gulf Wars and NATO actions in Bosnia. Planes sold to the Shah of Iran prior to his ouster remain the last F-14s in active service, as the U.S. Navy retired it in October 2006. This F-14 pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety. It provides a fascinating view inside the cockpit of one of history’s great planes.< Less
NEETS Module 1: Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current By United States Navy
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NAVEDTRA 14173 Module 1, Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current, introduces the course with a short history ctricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics of matter,... More > energy, and direct current (dc). It also describes some of the general safety precautions and first-aid procedures that should be common knowledge for a person working in the field of electricity. Related safety hints are located throughout the rest of the series, as well.< Less
NEETS Module 1: Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current By United States Navy
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NAVEDTRA 14173 Module 1, Introduction to Matter, Energy, and Direct Current, introduces the course with a short history ctricity and electronics and proceeds into the characteristics of matter,... More > energy, and direct current (dc). It also describes some of the general safety precautions and first-aid procedures that should be common knowledge for a person working in the field of electricity. Related safety hints are located throughout the rest of the series, as well.< Less
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
Chance Vought F7U Cutlass Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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Chance-Vought’s F7U Cutlass was inspired by design data retrieved from Germany’s Arado Company at the end of WWII. To avoid extreme nose-down forces, the Cutlass was a... More > “tail-less” aircraft. Its swept wings had vertical fins and “ailevator” control surfaces. Although intended to operate at up to Mach .95, the aircraft was hampered by under- powered Westinghouse turbojets, and its nose-up profile made carrier landings dangerous. Although its in-flight performance was acceptable, the Navy initially rejected the plane as unfit for carrier use. While nearly 200 F7U-3s were eventually delivered, they were retired only five years after their introduction. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this F7U-3 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified “Restricted”, it was recently de- classified and is here reprinted in book form. This facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
North American FJ-3 Fury Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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On March 10, 1948, an FJ-1 Fury fighter landed aboard the carrier Boxer. The U.S. Navy had officially entered the jet age. Built by North American, the Fury shared a prototype with the Air... More > Force’s F-86 Sabre. When the FJ-1’s straight wing design proved less than satisfactory, North American provided the Navy with enhanced F-86Es. Designated the FJ-2, the plane flew primarily with the U.S. Marine Corps. An enhanced version, the FJ-3, debuted in 1953 and was deployed in late 1954. The plane served in a variety of duties, including as control aircraft for the Navy’s Regulus nuclear cruise missile. The Fury remained with the fleet into the early 1960’s. Over 1,100 were produced. This pilot’s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety.< Less
NEETS Module 2: Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers By United States Navy
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NAVEDTRA 14174 Module 2, Introduction to Alternating Current and Transformers, is an introduction to alternating current (ac) and transformers, including basic ac theory and fundamentals of... More > electromagnetism, inductance, capacitance, impedance, and transformers.< Less