Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Lockheed P-38J/L-1/L-5 and F-5B Flight Operating Instructions

Flight Manual - P-38_01 Flight Operating Instructions for the Lockheed P-38J/L-1/L-5 and F-5B aircraft.

Click here to download instructions (5.7 Megs)

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Boeing KB-50 Flight Handbook

Boeing KB-50 Flight Handbook_01 A copy of the Pilot’s Handbook for the Boeing KB-50 aircraft, dated March 15 1958.

Click here to download handbook (153.9 Megs)

Monday, February 19, 2018

Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report

Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report_01 Columbia Accident Investigation Board Report Supplement_01 The NASA reports on the causes and recomendations from the Columbia Shuttle accident on February 1, 2003. Has both volumes with appendix D. Credit: NASA via Bill Simone

Click here to download main report (10.3 Megs)

Click here to download supplement (1.4 Megs)

Alternate download for main report here

Alternate download for supplement here

Sunday, February 18, 2018

Bell UH-1N Iroquois Flight Manual

uh1n_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, Navair 01-110HCE-1, for the Bell UH-1N Iroquois aircraft. Dated 1 June 1997.

Click here to download manual (38.2 Megs)

Saturday, February 17, 2018

Air Trails Color Covers–Part 5

AT5-003 AT5-004  The fifth in the series of WWII and late 40's Air Trails color cover photos. Great color photos of aircraft and aviation themes. Credit: William Rudolph collection

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Friday, February 16, 2018

Bell UH-1H Iroquois Army Operator's Manual

uh1hv_01 A copy of the Army Operator's Manual, TM 55-1520-210-10, for the Bell UH-1H Iroquois aircraft. Dated 15 February 1988.

Click here to download manual (15.6 Megs)

Alternate download here

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican Flight Manual

HH-3F Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Coast Guard Flight Manual, T.O. 1H-3(H)F-1, for the Sikorsky HH-3F Pelican aircraft. Dated 24 July 1968.

Click here to download manual (66.6 Megs)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Ilyushin IL-2 Design and Construction Booklet

Stormovik_01 The history, design and construction of the Ilyushin IL-2 aircraft. Dated 1978.

Click here to download booklet (46.8 Megs)

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Ilyushin IL-2 Pilot Operation Instructions

01 Instructions to the Pilot on the operation
of the aircraft IL-2 with the motor 38 AM.

General Directorate of aviation engineering red army air force

Military publishing house of the people's Commissariat of defense of the USSR
Moscow-1942

Click here to download instructions (2.7 Megs)

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Monday, February 12, 2018

Air Trails Color Covers–Part 4

AT4-009 AT4-010 The forth in the series of WWII and late 40's Air Trails color cover photos. Great color photos of aircraft and aviation themes. Credit: William Rudolph collection

Click here to view covers

Click here to download covers in one ZIP file (34.2 Megs)

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Fokker S-11 "Instructor" Flight Manual

a_Fokker_S-11_Title A copy of the Fokker S-11 "Instructor" Flight Manual.

Dated 1974. (Note: May be a partial manual)

Click here to download manual (11.7 Megs)

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sikorsky CH-3E & HH-3E Flight Manual

Flight Manual - Sikorsky CH-3E & HH-3E USAF Series - Sept 83 Section 1_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, T.O. 1H-3(C)E-1, for the Sikorsky CH-3E & HH-3E aircraft. Dated 1 September 1983.

Note: Section 1 only! (Thanks, Vincent)

Click here to download manual (3.3 Megs)

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Friday, February 9, 2018

Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard Flight Manual

Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Flight Manual, CGTO 1H-52A-1, for the Sikorsky HH-52A Seaguard aircraft. Dated 15 August 1971.

Click here to download Manual (50.3 Megs)

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Bell P-63 Flight Manual

 Bell P-63 Flight Manual_01A poor copy of the preliminary Flight Manual for the Bell P-63 aircraft. Undated.

Click here to download manual (10 Megs)

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Wednesday, February 7, 2018

Bell P-39Q Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

Bell P-39Q Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions A copy of the Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the Bell P-39Q aircraft.

Click here to download instructions (5.4 Megs)

Alternate download here

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Vought F-8D/E Flight Manual Supplemental

Vought F-8D_E Flight Manual Supplemental_01 A copy of the Flight Manual Supplemental, Navair 01-45HHD-1A, for the Vought F-8D/E aircraft. Dated 1 December 1966.

This publication supplements the information in Navair 01-45HHD-1.

Click here to download supplement (83.8 Megs)

A copy of the original Navair 01-45HHD-1 is here

Monday, February 5, 2018

Vought F4U-4/B Pilot's Handbook

F4U-4_B Pilot's Handbook_01 A copy of Pilot’s Handbook, AN 01-45HB-1, for the Vought F4U-4/B aircraft, dated 15 April 1947.

Click here to download handbook (73.2 Megs)

Additional F4U posts here

Sunday, February 4, 2018

Northrop F-20A Utility Flight Manual

Northrop F-20A Utility Flight Manual_01 A copy of the Northrop company generated Utility Flight Manual, NTM-1F-20A-1, for the Northrop F-20A aircraft, dated 15 January 1984.

Click here to download manual (37.3 Megs)

Alternate download here

Saturday, February 3, 2018

F-15D Eagle Desert Aggressor Scheme Photos

F-15D, serial # 85-0129, in-flight over the Mojave Desert near Edwards Air Force Base, Calif. during a training mission on July 8, 2010. The aircraft is assigned to the 65th Aggressor Squadron, 57th Adversary Tactics Group and wears a two-tone desert camouflage. Maj. Gus Palmquist pilots the aircraft while Col. Jerry Gandy is in the back seat. USAF photo by Greg L. Davis  A selection of high resolution photos of an F-15D in Desert Aggressor Scheme. This is the 65th Aggressor Squadron Camouflage Scheme. I have added a Color Illustration from Afterburner Decals by Scott Brown showing the complete camo scheme.

From airwingspotter.com

"The Desert Scheme consists of 2 tone tan and Brown of FS 30140 and FS 30279. The leading edge has the Grey FS 36251. Nose cone retains the Mod Eagle Grey FS 36176. A very distinctively colored camouflage scheme where it mimic Soviet era jet fighters like the MIG-23 or the newer SU-27 with the Russian Style Bord Number. The pattern has a tightly sprayed soft edge camo pattern."

Credit: Bill Simone

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Click here to download photos in one ZIP file (15.4 Megs)

Friday, February 2, 2018

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Operators Manual

Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Operators Manual_01 A copy of Army's TM 1-1520-253-10 for the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Operators Manual. Dated 29 January 1999.

Click here to download manual (10.7 Megs)

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Thursday, February 1, 2018

Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack Illustrated Assembly Breakdown

Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack Illustrated Assembly Breakdown Manual_01 A copy of the Illustrated Assembly Breakdown for the Vought XF5U Flying Flapjack aircraft. Dated 1 January 1945. Credit: Ed Seay Jr., M-A-L Hobby Shop, Irving, TX, via Michael McMurtrey

Click here to download breakdown (3.8 Megs)

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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

McDonnell Hallway Mural

Mural This large mural was hung on the wall outside my office for many years back in the 1960's. It was about 4 ft by 5 ft. I always liked to look at the Banshees, Demons and Phantom IIs!

Click here to view mural

F4H-1 No. 1 (BuNo 142259) Photos

USN 710171USN 1040464 Two high  resolution USN photos of the first F4H-1Phantom II , BuNo 142259. Credit: Naval History and Heritage Command via Bill Simone

Click here to download photos

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Vought F4U-4 Illustrated Assembly Breakdown

Vought F4U-4 Illustrated Assembly Breakdown_01 A copy of the Illustrated Assembly Breakdown for the Vought F4U-4 aircraft. Dated 1 September 1944.

Click here to download breakdown (2.4 Megs)

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Monday, January 29, 2018

Vought F4U-1/C/D, FG-1/D, F3A-1/D & British Corsair I-IV Pilot's Handbook

Vought F4U-1CD  FG-1D & British Corsair I-IV Pilot's Handbook_01 A copy of the Pilot's Handbook, AN 01-45HA-1, for the Vought F4U-1/C/D,  FG-1/D, F3A-1/D & British Corsair I-IV aircraft. Dated 1944.

Click here to download handbook (28.1 Megs)

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Vought F4U Pilot's Manual

Flight-Manual - Pilots Manual - F4U Corsair (Aviation Pubs, 1977) WW_01 A copy of the Pilot's Manual for the Vought F4U aircraft. 

Click here to download manual (31.8 Megs)

Saturday, January 27, 2018

North American P-51 Pilot Training Manual

Untitled 1 A copy of the Pilot Training Manual, AAF 51-127-5, for the North American P-51 aircraft.  Dated 15 Aug 1945.

Click here to download manual (48.8 Megs)

Friday, January 26, 2018

Sikorsky UH-60A/L & EH-60A Operators Manual

 UH-60A_L & EH-60A Operators Manual_01A copy of the Sikorsky UH-60A/L & EH-60A Operators Manual, TM 1-1520-237-10. Dated 31 October 1996.

Click here to download manual (13.2 Megs)

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Thursday, January 25, 2018

Pistons to Jets Monograph

Pistons-to-Jets_01 A short history of Naval Aviation from Pistons to Jets. For the 75th Year of Naval Aviation. Edited by Captain Rosario Rausa. Credit Bill Simone

Click here to download monograph (11 Megs)

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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

North American F-51D Flight Handbook











A copy of T.O. No. 1F-F-51D-1 of the Flight Handbook on the North American F-51D aircraft, dated 20 January 1954.

Click here to download handbook (18.8 Megs)

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

North American P-51D/Mustang IV Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions











A copy of AN01-60JE-1 for the Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions on the North American P-51D/Mustang IV aircraft, dated 5 April 1944.

Click here to download instructions (32.1 Megs)

Monday, January 22, 2018

North American P-51D/K/Mustang IV Erection and Maintenance Instructions

Erection and Maint. Instructions - P-51D,K Mustang IV [AN01-60JE-2] (Restricted) WW_01 A copy of AN01-60JE-2 for the Erection and Maintenance Instructions on the North American P-51D/K/Mustang IV aircraft, dated 1944.

Click here to download instructions (79.3 Megs)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Patches and Stickers XI

Sticker09 More patches and stickers

Click here to view patches and stickers

Click here to download all covers in one ZIP file (7.3 Megs)

Saturday, January 20, 2018

Air Trails Color Covers–Part 3

AT3-001 AT3-002 The third in the series of WWII and late 40's Air Trails color cover photos. Great color photos of aircraft and aviation themes. Credit: William Rudolph collection

Click here to view photos

Click here to download all covers in one ZIP file (14.3 Megs)

Friday, January 19, 2018

Army Air Corp Recruiting Poster

Army Recrut An interesting pre-war U. S. Army Air Corp Recruiting Poster from 1939.

(Click on above photo to get an enlarged version)

Northrop/McAir YF-23A Drawings

1 F-23A Several poor quality Northrop/McAir YF-23A Drawings showing 3-views, section cuts and internal placement of equipment. Credit: As marked

Click here to view drawings

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