Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Construction Manual for the Gotha Glider

A copy of the Construction Manual for the Gotha Glider by the Gotha Glider Co. of Chicago, Il.

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Monday, April 15, 2024

The United States Naval Test Pilot School F-18’s

The United States Naval Test Pilot School (USNTPS), located at Naval Air Station (NAS) Patuxent River in Patuxent River, Maryland, provides instruction to experienced United States Navy, Marine Corps, Army, Air Force, and foreign military experimental test pilots, flight test engineers, and flight test flight officers in the processes and techniques of aircraft and systems testing and evaluation. Attached are photos of the F-18 aircraft thjat they fly.

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Friday, April 12, 2024

Douglas DC-2 Flight Operations Manual

A copy of the Douglas company produced DC-2 Flight Operations manual. Dated June 1934.

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Thursday, April 11, 2024

Avro Lincoln B1 & 2 Flight Manual

A copy of the AP 2847A&B v1 AL49 Avro Lincoln flight manual. Dated December 1945.

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Wednesday, April 10, 2024

Technical Order T.O. 1-1-4 (Later)

  This United States Air Force technical order covers USAF aircraft exterior insignia and markings through 1985. It is dated 19 December 1985.

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Tuesday, April 9, 2024

Boeing XB-29 Handbook of Instructions

  A copy of the company produced initial document for the Boeing XB-29 Handbook of Instructions. Report D-3837. Dated September 1942.

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Monday, April 8, 2024

Turbomeca Makila 1A2 TM (2000)

  A copy of the training manual for the Turbomeca Makila 1A2 TM (2000) turboshaft engine.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

Info on me!

As most of you know, I am a one man band for this blog. If I go down, the blog stops!

This is what happened last Fri. I went to the ER with blood in my urine and wound up unconscious and in the ICU for 4 days! They say I stopped breathing  and responding to anyone. But, I came out of it Sat. and woke up OK.

I didn’t get out of the ICU until Tues and wed and thur were filled with visiting nurses.

So, I will be taking a few days off for the next week to get myself right.

Ron

Thursday, March 14, 2024

North American P-51H-1,–5 -10 Pilot’s Handbook

  A copy of AN 01-60JF-1A on the North American P-51H Pilot’s Handbook. Dated 30 February 1946,

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Wednesday, March 13, 2024

North American XP-51J Pilot’s Handbook

A copy of NAA report NA-8057 on the North American XP-51J Pilot’s Handbook. Company written prelim manual. Dated 20 February 1945.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2024

On Mark A-26 Invader Conversions

A very nice short article from Wikipedia on the On Mark A-26 Invader Conversions. The Douglas A-26 Invader, originally designed as a military aircraft, found new life through various conversions for civilian use. One notable conversion was carried out by On Mark Engineering, resulting in the On Mark Marksman – an American high-speed civil executive aircraft.

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Monday, March 11, 2024

Mustang Heritage: North American A-36A Dive Bomber Article

A copy of a very nice article on Mustang Heritage: North American A-36A Dive Bomber. Written by Tom Griffith for the September/October 2023 edition of the EAA Warbirds magazine. Tells the story of the erroneous name of “Apache” for the A-36A aircraft.

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Friday, March 8, 2024

Boeing Y1B-17 Flight Manual

A copy of the first company produced Boeing Y1B-17 Flight Manual, D-1650, dated 9 February 1937.

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Thursday, March 7, 2024

Boeing B-29 Pilots Flight Manual

A copy of 2AF manual 50-27, Boeing B-29 Pilots Flight Manual. Dated 1 January 1945. Credit: Museum of Flight

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Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Boeing B-29 Flight Engineers Manual

A copy of 2AF manual 50-37, Boeing B-29 Flight Engineers Manual. Dated July 18, 1944. Credit: Museum of Flight


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Tuesday, March 5, 2024

North American B-25 Instruction Syllabus

A copy of the North American B-25 Instruction Syllabus from the Great Falls, 7th Ferrying Group Transition school. Dated circa 1942.

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Monday, March 4, 2024

North American P-51D Flight Handbook

A copy of the North American P-51D Flight Handbook, TO No. 60JE –1 (Formally AN 01-60JE-1), dated 25 February 1954.

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Friday, March 1, 2024

Douglas A-26B/C Erection and Maintenence Manual

A copy of the Erection and Maintenence , #AN 01-40AJ-2, for the Douglas A-26B/C aircraft, dated 20 May 1945.

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Thursday, February 29, 2024

Rocket Assemblies Data Manual

A copy of the NAVSEA OP 1415 Rocket Assemblies Data Manual. Dated 11 May 1955. Info on the latest 1955 rockets.

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Wednesday, February 28, 2024

Convair F-106A/B Pilot’s Flight Crew Checklist (Earlier)

A copy  of the T.O. 1F-106A-1CL-1 Flight Crew Checklist for the Convair F-106A/B aircraft, dated 1 February 1962.

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Tuesday, February 27, 2024

Convair F-106A and B Flight Manual (Later)

A copy of a later T.O. 1F-106A-1 Flight Manual for the Convair F-106A and B aircraft, dated 30 April 1985.

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Earlier manual here

Monday, February 26, 2024

Douglas B-26 Inspection Requirements Manual

A copy of the Douglas B-26 Inspection Requirements Manual, TO 1B-26B-6. Dated 1 September 1959.

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Friday, February 23, 2024

World War II Pilot Rescue Manual

A copy of the World War II Pilot Rescue Manual.

The man pick-up kit is designed for use by marooned personnel in inaccessible area where time, terrain, or enemy encirclerment makes rescue by land impractical and where aircraft cannot be safely landed. The following pages are prepared to instruct you in the part which the stranded person plays in the operation.

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Complete history here

Thursday, February 22, 2024

Boeing XF8B-1 Pilot’s Manual (Later)

A later copy of the Boeing XF8B-1 Pilot’s Manual. Dated September 28 1945.

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Wednesday, February 21, 2024

Avro Vulcan Repair and Reconditioning Instructions

A copy of the Avro Vulcan Repair and Reconditioning Instructions, Air Publication AP4505-V6.  Dated circa 1961.

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Tuesday, February 20, 2024

North American F-51H Pilot’s Handbook

  A copy of the North American F-51H Pilot’s Handbook, TO No.1F-15H-1 (Formally 01-60JF-1). Dated 25 February 1954.

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Monday, February 19, 2024

Brewster Buffalo Pilot's Notes

  A copy of the Brewster Buffalo Pilot's Notes. Air Publication 1806A. Dated circa 1937.

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Friday, February 16, 2024

Guided Missile Fundamentals Manual

A copy of the USAF manual AFM 52-3,on Guided Missile Fundamentals. Dated 1 July 1972. Lots of background on US missiles.

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Thursday, February 15, 2024

Douglas B-26B/C, TB-26B/C and RB-26C Aircraft Illustrated Parts Breakdown

Douglas B-26B/C, TB-26B/C and RB-26C Aircraft Maintenance Instruction Handbook, TO 1B-26B-4. Also, Navy JD-1 aircraft. Dated 13 October 1966.

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Wednesday, February 14, 2024

Avro Vulcan Structual Repair Manual

A copy of the British Air Publication 101B-1900-6A (Formally AP4505-V6A) Dated March 1957.

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Tuesday, February 13, 2024

Convair F-106A/B Delta Dart Power Plant Technical Manual

A copy of the Convair F-106A/B Delta Dart Power Plant Technical Manual, T.O.1F-106A-2-4. Dated 1 December 1962.

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Monday, February 12, 2024

Consolidated B-24 and B-32 Students Notebook

  A copy of the Consolidated B-24 and B-32 Students Notebook from the Army Air Force Technical School. Dated March 18 1944.

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Friday, February 9, 2024

North American P-51D/P-51K Flight Manual

A copy of the North American P-51D/P-51K Flight Manual, AN 01-60JE-1, dated December 14 1947.

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Thursday, February 8, 2024

Aircraft Camoflage, Markings and Insignia

  A copy of T.O. 07-1-1. One of the earlier examples of this concept! Dated June 15 1943.

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Wednesday, February 7, 2024

Bombs for Aircraft Manual

  A copy of the War Departments manual TM 9-1980, Bombs for Aircraft. How to handle aircraft bombs. Dated November 1944.

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Tuesday, February 6, 2024

Boeing XF8B-1 Photos–Part II

  A number of original photos from 1944 of the Boeing XF8B-1 aircraft.  They are from the US National Archives II (NARA II) US Navy Record Group 72AC. Credit: Bill Spidle

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Aditional photos here

Monday, February 5, 2024

Boeing XF8B-1 Pilot’s Manual

  A copy of the Boeing XF8B-1 Pilot’s Manual. Dated July 15 1944.

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Friday, February 2, 2024

Consolidated PB4Y-1 Pilot’s Guide

Consolidated PB4Y-1 Pilot’s Guide_01 A copy of the Consolidated PB4Y-1 Pilot’s Guide. Dated 1944.

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Thursday, February 1, 2024

Douglas DC-1 Operating Instructions

     Douglas DC-1 Operating Instructions_01 A copy of the Company produced Flight Manual for the DC-1 Aircraft. Dated October 1933.

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Wednesday, January 31, 2024

Aircraft Recognition: How to Identify British, Nazi, and Italian Planes

Aircraft Recognition How to Identify British, Nazi, and Italian Planes_01 A copy of the seconal, enlarged version of the Aircraft Recognition How to Identify British, Nazi, and Italian Planes manual. Dated January 1943.

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Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Boeing B-17 Pilot Training Manual

Boeing B-17 Pilot Training Manual_01 A copy of the company written Boeing B-17 Pilot Training Manual. Dated October 1944. Lots of B-17 history and illustrations!

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Monday, January 29, 2024

Tu-16 Badger Aircraft Service Manual

CIA-RDP78-03066R000300070001-0_01 A copy of the CIA’s Tu-16 Badger Aircraft Service Manual translation. Book II, covers Navigation Equipment, Autopilot, Oxygen System, Electrical, Photo and Radio Equipment. Dated January 16 2004. CIA number CIA-RDP78-03066R000300070001-0.

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Friday, January 26, 2024

Tu-16 Badger Flight Manual

Untitled 1 A copy of the Tu-16 Badger Flight Manual (Minus cover). Written in English by the Soviets for customer Iraq in the 1960s.

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Thursday, January 25, 2024

Tupolev Tu-16 Aircraft Performance Characteristics Manual

Tupolev Tu-16 Aircraft Performance Characteristics Manual_02 A copy the Tu-16 BADGER Description of Design, Book I: Aircraft Performance Characteristics. Written in English by the Soviets for Iraq in the 1960s.  

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Wednesday, January 24, 2024

Douglas B-26K Illustrated Parts Breakdown Manual

Douglas B-26K Illustrated Parts Breakdown Manual_01 A copy of the Douglas B-26K Illustrated Parts Breakdown (IPB) Manual, TO 1B-26K-4. Dated 15 September 1965.

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Tuesday, January 23, 2024

RF-101C Voodoo Photos

56-047 RF-101C RABurgess Jun-26-68 One hundred and thirty Six photos of RF-101C Voodoos. Credit: St. Louis Air and Space Museum

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Monday, January 22, 2024

Project High Jump

Project High Jump_01 A copy of a good short article on the F-4H-1 aircraft’s Project High Jump time-to-climb participation in 1962.

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Friday, January 19, 2024

North American F-107A Ultra Sabre Photos

North American F-107A A number of photos of the North American F-107A Ultra Sabre Photos. credit: BoxArt Den

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Thursday, January 18, 2024

McDonnell Model 90/91 Carrier Day Fighters Proposal

McDonnell 90 Cover A copy of a proposal and misc info for a navy carrier day fighter from McDonnell Aircraft.

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Wednesday, January 17, 2024

F-4 Serial Number Conversion Chart - Early

F-4 Serial Number Conversion Chart - Early_01 A copy of a highly hand annotated F-4 Serial Number Conversion Chart from 18 Sept 1967. Lot’s of F-4 highlights pointed out bt aircraft number.

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Tuesday, January 16, 2024

More YF-4E 62-12200 Fly By Wire Photos

C-0859 AFFTC Jul 05 - 74 Several photos of the Fly By Wire YF-4E 62-12200. See additional photos and info here. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Monday, January 15, 2024

F-15D General Arrangement Drawing

Title A copy of the F-15D General Arrangement Drawing, 68J008534. Dated $ December 1978. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Friday, January 12, 2024

F-4E Fuel System Drawing

Title A copy of drawing 32-014670, F-4E Fuel System Drawing. Dated Oct 10 1966. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Thursday, January 11, 2024

F-15 Early Configuration Lithographs Part II

D4C 70678 16th March 1970. A few photos of MDC lithographs on the F-15

Early Configurations. Short tails, chopped wings;etc. Credit: Peter Owen

 

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Part I lithographs is here

Wednesday, January 10, 2024

F-18A Aircraft with Rolls-Royce Engines Study

Title A copy of the ADV18-M00-01 drawing on the F-18A Aircraft with Rolls-Royce Engines Study. Dated 9 March 1979. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Tuesday, January 9, 2024

F-4B/C/D/J Phantom II 5 % Drawings

TitleA copy of five Loft Line drawings for the F-4B/C/D/J Phantom II (five percent size) LS 32-0139, 32-1144 Credit: Greg Kuklinski

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Monday, January 8, 2024

MiG-25PD/PDS Combat Employment Manual

MiG-25PD PDS Combat Employment Manual_01 A copy of the Combat Employment Manual for the MiG-25PD/PDS (FOXBAT E). Different than the last one which was the Flight and Combat Employment Training Manual. This manual sticks to the basics of system description and operation for the sensors and weapons. Written in English by the Soviets for export customer Iraq.

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MiG-25PD Flight and Combat Employment Training Manual is here

Friday, January 5, 2024

F-15D Interior Arrangement Drawing

Title A copy of the F-15D Interior Arrangement Drawing No. 68J008532.  Dated Dec-4-78. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Thursday, January 4, 2024

World Spook Poster

World Spooks A large poster of Spooks dressed in the countries that used the F-4 Phantom II.

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Wednesday, January 3, 2024

F-15C Interior Arrangement Drawings

Title A copy of all three sheets of the 68J008531blueprint for the F-15C Interior Arrangement Drawings. Dated Dec-4-78. Credit: H.J. Mike de Garcia Collection

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Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Convair Kay-1 Lark Missile Photos

la-169-kay-1-aircraft-sn-11-in-firing-position-on-nots-450ft-8-degrees-inclined-ramp-side-view-19470515_48740468672_o Original photos from the Kay-1 Lark missile project.

“The SAM-N-2 Lark project was a solid-fuel boosted, liquid-fueled surface-to-air missile developed by the United States Navy to meet the kamikaze threat. It was developed as a crash program to introduce a medium-range defensive layer that would attack targets between the long-range combat air patrols and short-range anti-aircraft artillery. This produced a design with roughly 30 miles (48 km) maximum range and subsonic performance, suitable for attacks against Japanese aircraft. Fairchild Aircraft was given a contract to produce 100 missiles in March 1945.

Convair was given a contract for another 100 examples in June 1945 under the designation acronym KAY. Their version was overall similar but removed the control surfaces on the wings and made the entire wing rotate instead. Their "Wasp" guidance system used a single radar to track the target, and through most of the flight, the missile would guide itself using beam riding and, during the terminal approach, would switch to its self-contained AN/APN-23 system for active radar homing.” Wikipedia Credit: Bill Spidle

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Monday, January 1, 2024

Phantom Spook Phigures

TitleA large photo of the Phantom II Spook figure in various poses.

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Additional Spook figures here

Friday, December 29, 2023

List of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Variants

List of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Variants_01 A copy of a List of McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II Variants. From military-history.fandom.com

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Thursday, December 28, 2023

Navy Phantom II–The Beginning!

Smoke Trails Vol.3 No.1_03 A copy of Paul Collins short article on Navy Phantom II differences. Nice article from the Vol 3, No 1 Summer 1987 Smoke Trails magazine.

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Wednesday, December 27, 2023

A Phantom for the US Army?

A Phantom for the US Army_01 A copy of a 2013 article by Kim Simmelink on the proposal of a A Phantom for the US Army. Interesting article.

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Tuesday, December 26, 2023

Flying the B-26 Marauder Over Europe

Flying the B-26 Marauder Over Europea A copy of Flying the B-26 Marauder Over Europe by Carl H. Moore. Circa 1980.

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Monday, December 25, 2023

Merry Christmas!

MC1 Merry Christmas to you all and your family from me and my family!

Ron D.

Friday, December 22, 2023

Requirements for Color, Interior, Aircraft

MIL-C-8779E - Military Specification, Colors, Interior, Aircraft, Requirements For - Amendment 1 (15-03-1989)_01 A copy of MIL-C-8779E, Requirements for Color, Interior, Aircraft. Dated 15 March 1989.

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Thursday, December 21, 2023

Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 2007-2008

Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft 2007-2008_01 A copy of Janes All the Worlds Aircraft 2007-2008 edition.

“The authority on aircraft under development or in production Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft is the most comprehensive and detailed reference available on aircraft under development or in production worldwide. You will find authoritative commentary on each type of aircraft by country of manufacture, complete with photographs and line drawings to provide additional detail and aid recognition. Fully updated to take account of developments throughout the year, no other aviation reference provides you with as much detail.” Via Amazon.com

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Wednesday, December 20, 2023

Markings and External Finish Colors for Airplanes and Missiles

MIL-M-25047C - Markings and Exterior Finish Colors for Airplanes, Airplane Parts and Missiles (18-06-1968) (1)_01 A copy of the Markings and External Finish Colors for Airplanes, Airplane Parts and Missiles. MIL-M-25047C, dated 18 June 1968.

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Tuesday, December 19, 2023

Janes All the Worlds Aircraft 1996 - 1997

Janes All the Worlds Aircraft 1996-1997_01 A copy of Janes All the Worlds Aircraft 1996-1997 edition.

“The authority on aircraft under development or in production Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft is the most comprehensive and detailed reference available on aircraft under development or in production worldwide. You will find authoritative commentary on each type of aircraft by country of manufacture, complete with photographs and line drawings to provide additional detail and aid recognition. Fully updated to take account of developments throughout the year, no other aviation reference provides you with as much detail.” Via Amazon.com

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Monday, December 18, 2023

MiG-25PD Flight and Combat Employment Training Manual

MiG-25PD Flight and Combat Employment Training Manual_01 A copy of another unique manual. After the defection of Viktor Belenko flying a MiG-25P FOXBAT A in 1976, the Soviets developed the MiG-25PD/PDS FOXBAT E variant with improved weapons and avionics. PD were new build aircraft and PDS were upgraded P aircraft to the same standard. This is the MiG-25PD (and PDS) Flight and Combat Employment Training Manual published in English by the Soviets for export customer Iraq. Circa 1980.

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Friday, December 15, 2023

Aircraft Camouflage Markings and Insignia

Aircraft Camouflage Markings and Insignia_01 A copy of the Army Air Force Manual T.O. 07-1-1 on Aircraft Camouflage Markings and Insignia Dated  June 15 1943.

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