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Douglas TBD-1 Devastator Torpedo Bomber Pilot's Flight Manual By United States Navy
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The first all-metal aircraft in the history of the U.S. Navy, the Douglas TBD-1 represented a radical advance when it debuted in 1937. Yet by December 7, 1941, the Devastator was obsolete. Despite... More > this TBD-1s performed well at Coral Sea, helping sink the Japanese carrier Shoho. Just three months later at Midway however, Devastator pilots were forced to make their attack runs without fighter escort. Only four planes out of 41 survived. Yet it was not a sacrifice made in vain. The TBD-1s left Japanese fighter patrols in disarray, paving the way for a nearly unopposed attack by Dauntless dive bombers that resulted in the loss of three Japanese aircraft carriers. Originally printed by Douglas and the U.S. Navy, this manual 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 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
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
Grumman F11F Tiger Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Periscope Film LLC
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As the Blue Angels’ aircraft in the late 1950s, Grumman’s F11F-1 Tiger came to symbolize the speed and might of U.S. Navy airpower. The Tiger was originally conceived as an upgrade of... More > the F9F Cougar. It eventually morphed into a new design, that incorporated the area rule to enable cruising speeds up to 1.1 Mach. The prototype flew in 1954, and carrier trials commenced in 1956. Eventually seven squadrons flew F11Fs. Hampered by maintenance issues affiliated with the J65 engine, and the fact that the Vought Crusader was clearly superior, the Tiger had a short service life. It was withdrawn from carrier duty after four years, in 1961. Only 199 were built. The remaining Tigers flew in a training capacity, and the Blue Angels continued to fly them for over a decade, 1957-1969. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of the Tiger. Originally classified “restricted”, the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form.< Less
Douglas A-1H Skyraider Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By United States Navy
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Designed to allow maximum loiter time in the battle zone, the A-1 Skyraider was one of the U.S. military’s most versatile Cold War-era aircraft. It was also one of the most enduring — the... More > “Spad” flew in the 40’s, 50’s, 60’s and early 70’s, performing combat missions in Korea and Vietnam. Boasting heavy armor and seven hardpoints on each wing, it could pack a wallop. Yet the plane could also hold its own against fighters: in 1966 two Navy pilots scored victories against MiG-17s. Over 3,100 Skyraiders were built. They flew for the USAF until 1972. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this A-1H 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
B-1 Lancer Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions By Periscope Film LLC
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Rockwell’s B-1 Lancer serves as the supersonic component of the USAF’s bomber fleet. An outgrowth of the requirement for a heavy bomber to replace the B-52, the Lancer was conceived... More > during the Cold War as a high-speed, radar-penetrating platform. Originally intended to achieve speeds above Mach 2, the operational B-1B normally cruises at Mach .92 and dashes at speeds up to Mach 1.25. The design uses variable-sweep wings to provide high lift during takeoff and landing, and low drag in high-speed flight. Known in the Air Force as the “Bone” (for B-One), the Lancer served from 1986-92 in a strategic bombing role. Reconfigured for conventional support, the B-1 was used in Iraq in 1998, and then in Kosovo, Afghanistan and again Iraq in 2003. It continues to fulfill a vital role. This pilot's flight operating handbook was originally printed during the B-1A test program. Recently declassified, it is presented here in book form. PLEASE NOTE: Not for shipment or sale outside the USA.< Less
Northrop YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Manual By Periscope Film.com
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Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental “flying wing” aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the... More > propeller-driven YB-35 bomber’s all-wing design minimized drag and promised maximum payload capacity and terrific endurance. The YB-49, a turbojet powered variant built on the YB-35 airframe, forever altered aviation history and inspired the design of the B-2 Spirit stealth bomber. Originally printed by Northrop Aircraft in 1948, the YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified “Restricted”, the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual By Periscope Film.com
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The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99... More > engine capable of producing 70,000 pounds of thrust at peak altitude, the X-15 pushed the envelope for manned aircraft past the post office. Notably, both Apollo commander Neil Armstrong and Space Shuttle commander Joe Engle piloted the X-15. Originally highly restricted, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable black and white facsimile has been reformatted. Due to the historic nature of this text, image quality can vary. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.< Less
WWII U.S. Army Air Forces Pilot's Information File By Periscope Film LLC
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Originally printed in 1943, this Pilots' Information File was standard issue for the men of the U.S. Army Air Forces during wwii. In its pages you will find a wide-ranging discussion of aviation... More > topics, from flight safety, to air space rules, dive recovery, how to deal with engine failure, icing, how to bail out, and even how to ditch a B-17 bomber. Profusely illustrated with hundreds of diagrams and drawings, the pilot’s information file makes a delightful reference for the museum docent, aircraft modeler, enthusiast, and for pilots of all ages. This high-quality, soft-bound reprint features the original text in its entirety, and has attractive full color covers.< 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

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