Tuesday, September 28, 2021

Bell X-1A/B/D Pilot’s Handbook

Bell X-1ABD Pilot’s Handbook_01 A copy of the pilot’s handbook, for the Bell X-1A/B/D aircraft. Dated 1 Januarey 1953. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (15.7 Megs)

Monday, September 27, 2021

Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) Flight Manual

Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Canadair Sabre 6 (F-86E) aircraft. Dated 20 July 1962. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

Download here or here or here or here (17.2 Megs)

Friday, September 24, 2021

McDonnell F2H Banshee Article

Military_Aircraft_Monthly_2010-09_04 A wonderful article by Bert Kinzey on the prototype thru F2H-2 variants of the aircraft. From the September 2010 issue of Military Aircraft Monthly International magazine.

Download here or here or here or here (12.5 Megs)

Thursday, September 23, 2021

Kaman HOK/HUK-1 Flight Manual

Kaman HOKHUK-1 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Kaman HOK/HUK-1 helicopter. Dated 15 May 1962. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

Download here or here or here (23.8 Megs)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

RF-4B General Airframe Infomation Manual

RF-4B General Airframe Infomation Manual_01 A copy of the General Airframe Infomation Manual, for the RF-4B aircraft. Dated 1 August 1973. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

Download here or here or here or here (50.4 Megs)

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Grumman EA-6A Intruder Flight Manual

Grumman EA-6A Intruder Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, for the Grumman EA-6A Intruder aircraft. Dated 1 May 1966. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

Download here or here or here or here (41.9 Megs)

Monday, September 20, 2021

Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee Familiarization Manual

Piasecki H-21 Familiarization Manual_01 A copy of the company made Familiarization Manual, for the Piasecki H-21 Workhorse/Shawnee helicopter. Dated August 1955. Credit: Steve Johnson Collection

Download here or here or here or here (17 Megs)

Friday, September 17, 2021

Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual

Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Boeing YDB-47E Statojet Flight Manual, T. O. 1B-47(D)(Y)E-1, dated 25 July,1954. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (81.4 Megs)

Thursday, September 16, 2021

Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual

Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Boeing YC-97 Flight Manual, D7490, dated January 15,1947. This is the company written manual for the YC-97 aircraft. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (17.8 Megs)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Piasecki YH-21 Workhorse/Shawnee Flight Handbook

Piasecki YH-21 Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the preliminary flight handbook, for the Piasecki YH-21 Workhorse/Shawnee helicopter. Dated 23 March 1953. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (38.1 Megs)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021

Navy Needed Targets To Mimic Supersonic Anti-Ship Missiles So They Bought Real Ones From Russia

Untitled 2 After the fall of the Soviet Union, the Navy acquired the same Kh-31 missiles that threatened its ships and made them into anti-ship missile targets.

It's extremely important for any military to make its training regimens as realistic as possible to give its forces the best sense of the threats they might face in combat and how to respond to them. Unfortunately, developing high-quality surrogates for the weapons and other systems that potential adversaries might employ is not always easy and in some cases, it ends up being possible to just go to the source of the threat itself.

The U.S. Navy faced just this predicament in the 1990s when it went looking for a high-speed target to simulate supersonic anti-ship and anti-radiation missiles and ultimately decided to just buy the MA-31, a derivative of Russia's air-launched rocket-ramjet-powered Kh-31 missile.

Download entire article in a PDF here or here or here or here(1.1 Meg)

More Info here

Monday, September 13, 2021

Northrop X-4 Bantam Flight Manual

Northrop X-4 Bantam Flight Manual_01 A copy of the company prepared report HE-25 Flight Manual, for the Northrop X-4 Bantam aircraft. Dated 15 October 1948. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (26 Megs)

Friday, September 10, 2021

Bell AH-1 Cobra Operator’s Manual

Bell AH-1 SuperCobra Operator’s Manual_01 A copy of the Army's Bell AH-1Cobra Operator's Manual, TM 55-1520-234-10. Dated 17 November1976. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (13.4 Megs)

Thursday, September 9, 2021

Boeing X-32 (Prototype) Walk Around

7  A group of photos of the Boeing X-32 (Prototype) aircraft.

Download here or here or here (12.7 Megs)

Additional X-32 walkaround photos here

Wednesday, September 8, 2021

McDonnell Canadian CF-101B/F Voodoo Flight Manual

McDonnell Canadian CF-101BF Flight Manual A copy of the EO 05-185A-1 Flight Manual, for the McDonnell Canadian CF-101B/F Voodoo aircraft. Dated 31 January 1969. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (27.4 Megs)

Tuesday, September 7, 2021

Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual

Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual_01Army F-8 Mosquito Flight Manual_02 A copy of the TO 01-150JA-1 Flight Manual, for the Army F-8 Mosquito aircraft. Dated 15 August 1944. Credit: Anymouse Collection

During the war, the USAAF acquired 40 Canadian Mossies and flew them under the American F-8 (photo reconnaissance) designation. In addition, the British turned over more than 100 Mosquitoes to the USAAF under Reverse Lend-Lease. These aircraft retained their British designations.

Download here or here or here or here (28.8 Megs)

Monday, September 6, 2021

Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Hercules Flight Manual

Lockheed C-130BE and HC-130B Hercules Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TO 1C-130B-1 Flight Manual, for the Lockheed C-130B/E and HC-130B Hercules aircraft. Dated 13 November 1970. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here (221.4 Megs)

Friday, September 3, 2021

Boeing AH-64A Apache Helicopter Operating Manual

Boeing AH-64A Apache Helicopter Operating Manual_01 A copy of the TM 1-1520-238-10 Flight Handbook, for the Boeing AH-64A Apache helicopter. Dated 31 August 1994. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (10.4 Megs)

Thursday, September 2, 2021

Bell AH-1G Cobra Flight Manual

Bell AH-1G Cobra Flight Manual_01 A copy of the TM 55-1520-221-10 Flight Handbook, for the Bell AH-1G Cobra helicopter. Dated April 1967. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (15.1 Megs)

Wednesday, September 1, 2021

AV-8A Harrier Flight Manual (Earlier)

AV-8A Harrier Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Navair 01- AV-8A-1 Flight Handbook, for the AV-8A Harrier aircraft. Dated 15 October 1973. Credit: Anymouse Collection

Download here or here or here or here (9.5 Megs)

Feedspot.com Top 50 blog award!