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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
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
F-86 Sabre Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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Built as both a fighter-interceptor and fighter-bomber, the F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was one of the most widely-produced fighters of the Cold War. In December of 1950, three... More > squadrons of Sabres were rushed into combat in Korea, where they dueled North Korean, Chinese and Russian pilots flying the MiG-15. By the time the war was over, F-86 pilots achieved a stunning victory ratio — destroying nearly 800 enemy aircraft with a loss of only 76 Sabres. The nimble jet also saw combat in the Taiwan Straight Crisis and the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971. Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Air Force, this F-86 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 facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
F-111 Aardvark Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By United States Air Force
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The F-111 Aardvark flew 4000 combat missions during the Vietnam War, struck Libya in 1986, and saw action during Operation Desert Storm. Originally designed as a medium-range fighter-bomber, the... More > versatile aircraft proved its meddle as a strategic bomber, tractical strike aircraft, and reconnaissance platform. When it debuted in 1964, the F-111 ushered in a new era. Equipped with variable-geometry wings, afterburning turbofan engines, and terrain-following radar, the high-tech F-111 was truly groundbreaking. Originally printed by General Dynamics and the United States Air Force in the 1960s, this F-111 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
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