Flight Manuals

  • Cold War U.S. Air Force "Attack" Interceptor Computer/Manual - 1965

    SKU: 22-PILOT-3

     Complete circular computer, manual and original envelope.  Technical manual is T.O. 5N5-14-14-1, Type CPU-73/P, Air Navigation Attack Computer, 1 December 1965.  Manual is 36pp, illus, 8x8", stapled.  This computer was designed for Weapons Directors to assist air-to-air interceptor pilots in determining intercept parameters to shoot down enemy aircraft.  Computer is very large, 8" diameter and has a reverse side for drift calculations. Computer and manual are in very good/unused condition.  The envelope is split at top and bottom folds.  A seldom-seen Cold War artifact.

    Price: $35.00
  • WWII Aviation Cadet Manual Lot - 1941-43

    SKU: 22-PILOT-1

     Set of five manuals, reportedly the property of a WWII P-51 pilot and likely acquired in flight school.  In the photo from right-to-left: 1) TM 1-400, Theory of Flight, 1941; 2) TM 1-405, Aircraft Engines, 1941; 3) Civil Aeronautics Bulletin No. 24, Practical Air Navigation, 1945; 4) & 5) Civil Aeronautics Bulletin No. 25, Meteorology for Pilots, 1943/1940.  Varying conditions; average fair; these have kicked around for about 75 years.  The lot price reflects condition. 

    Price: $15.00
  • Waco Model E "Aristocrat" Instruction Manual

    SKU: 21-PILOT-76

     Circa 1939 combination pilot and maintenance manual for Model E's powered by Jacobs, P & W Wasp Junior or Lycoming engines.  Troy, Ohio; The Waco Aircraft Company, n.d..  18pp plus 5 large foldouts, 8.5x11" in a custom embossed leathette folder.  Various sections include "Warranty", "Starting and Runing", "Electrical Systems", etc.  Very good. 

    Price: $145.00
  • WWII P-39 Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-75

     Original Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the P-39Q1.  34pp, illus, 8.5x11", in modern fiberboard folder.  Marked "RESTRICTED" on each page.  Excellent.

    Price: $170.00
  • WWII BT-13A & BT-15 Pilot Manual - 1941/43

    SKU: 21-PILOT-74

     Original Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for this classic early WWII trainer.  30pp, illus, 8.5x11", in modern fiberboard cover.  Basic manual dated May 5, 1941 and revised to 1-10-43. All pages marked "RESTRICTED". Excellent.

    Price: $110.00
  • Waco Cabin Models Instruction Manual - 1934/38

    SKU: 21-PILOT-73

     Original Waco Factory Instruction Manual.  Troy, Ohio, The Waco Aircraft Company, 1938.  43pp plus 4 large foldout drawings, 8.5x11", original black flexible board covers.  Includes Assembly Instructions, Maintenance Instructions and Parts Price List.  Typewritten then printed.  Covers the following models 1934 to 1938: UKC, YKC, UKC-S, YKC-S, YKS-6, YKS-7, YKS-8.  Very good, cover embossing faint.

    Price: $85.00
  • Bell Huey "Cobra" Helicopter Maintenance Flight Manual - 1987

    SKU: 21-PILOT-71

     TM 55-1520-236-MTF.  HQ Dept of the Army, 8 Dec 1987 (changes to 1990).  Green plastic boards with four split rings as a binding, 4.5x8", 160pp.  Actually used for maintencance test, pilot name on cover, various paste-ins and tabs added to 7 sections.  About good +.  (This is the first attack helicopter and one I wish I had flown)

    Price: $35.00
  • WWII Original B-25 Flight Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-70

     Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the Army B-25J/Navy PBJ-1J.  Marked "Restricted" in upper left corner, dated Dec 20, 1943.  76pp, unissued, stapled upper left (first several pages loose).  A rare original manual for this famous WWII bomber.

    Price: $185.00
  • 7 Issues of the Penhold Log - 1942/43

    SKU: 21-MAG-74

     Monthly WWII publication of the 36th Service Flying Training School (RAF), Alberta, Canada.  Seven issues each 24-36 pages, 6x9", photo illus; dates are Feb, Mar, Jul, Sep, Oct and Nov 1942; and Feb 1943.  About good; some cover soiling. Not often found in the U.S.

    Price: $35.00
  • Class Book, No. 1 British Flying Training School, Terrell, Texas - circa 1943

    SKU: 21-B-48

     "Detached Flight...The Book of No. 1 B.F.T.S. Vol. VI". No publ place, no date.  72pp, photos.  Typical class book with staff photos (British and U.S. military; civilian flight instructors in uniform), portraits of students with several ink annotations of "killed", recreation activities, downtown Terrell, Texas, etc.  About good.  Most of these class books found in the U.S. are U.S.A.A.F. piot trainees; this is a very unusual book in that the trainees are all RAF.  Likely most of these ended up back in the UK. 

    Price: $65.00