Flight Manuals

  • WWI Notes on Identification of Aeroplanes - 1917

    SKU: 21-CAT-13

     Army War College (ed).  Washington, GPO, 1918.  70pp, wrps, illus with foldout photo plates and silhouette drawings of Allied and Axis aeroplanes.  Fair; covers detached, chip upper left of front cover, text block very good.  Desireable manual; this one a bargain due to condition.

    Price: $20.00
  • WWI Curtiss V-2 Aero Motor Manual - 1917

    SKU: 21-PILOT-31

     Original "Handbook - The Curtiss Standard Model V-2 Aeronautical Motor".  Buffalo, Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Corp., 1917.  30pp, illus, wrps, 5x7.5".  Likely one of the worst I have encountered, condition wise...but this is how I like them!  Clearly well used with a cloth spine repair, cover stains and chips.  I bet it's right out of the WWI mechanic's coverall pocket. 

    Price: $65.00
  • WWI Manual - "Aerial Observation for Artillery" - July 11, 1918

    SKU: 21-PILOT-30

     Translated from the French manual of December 29, 1917.  44pp, illus, pages 1-2 missing (likely because this manual was removed from a large binder).  Otherwise very good.  Seldom offered aviation manual from WWI.

    Price: $25.00
  • WWII USN Instructor Log Book, 1942-44

    SKU: 21-PILOT-29

     Comprehensive log with approx 60 pages completed.  Owner was Ensign Lawrence F. Behymer who meticulously logged over 1000 hours as a student and instructor, most at Pensacola NAS.  Inside front cover is pasted his flight clothing issue form.  Inside back cover is another flight clothing form from 1943. On the first free end paper is a stamped index of the type of flight designations used in the log.  Aircraft include the N2S, N3N, SNJ, OS2U, SNV.  Clearly Behymer was proud of his service and flying career.  Very good.

    Price: $75.00
  • B-24 Erection & Maintenance Manual - 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-28

     T.O. No. 01-5EC-2, Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Models B-24D, E, G, RB-24C and Navy PB4Y-1.  Heavy card covers, 3-hole screwposts, 8.5x11", 1.25" thick, illus.  About good condition; first four pages have insect damage at the bottom (minimal).

    Price: $135.00
  • B-24 General Service Notes - 1944

    SKU: 21-PILOT-27

     For the B-24 D and J Models.  San Diego, Consolidated Vultee Aircraft Corp, 1944.  310pp, illus, 6x9", wrps.  Very good.  This is a preliminary manual produced by the company and preceeded the USAAF manual versions. 

    Price: $85.00
  • B-24 "Liberator" Familiarization Manual - circa 1943

    SKU: 21-PILOT-26

     Ford Airplane School, Ford Motor Co., Willow Run, MI.  325pp, illus, 8.5x11", all pages marked "RESTRICTED".  Wrps with cloth spine reinforcement repair.  Heavily used with soiled covers, about fair (Personally, prefer copies actually used in WWII).  Obviously a WWII training manual for aircrew.  SOLD

    Price: $0.00
  • B-29 Navigators Manual - 1945

    SKU: 21-PILOT-25

     2nd AF Manual 50-53-1.  Colorado Springs, 30 Aug 1945.  98pp, illus, wrps, plastic screw-posts, small 4.75x6.5" format.  Very good.

    Price: $40.00
  • B-29 Bombadier Training Manual - 1945

    SKU: 21-PILOT-24

     2nd AF Manual 50-52-2.  Colorado Springs, 3 Jul 1945.  91pp, illus, several foldouts, wrps, plastic screw-posts, small 4.75x6.5" format.  Very good; one vertical cover fold.

    Price: $40.00
  • B-29 Pilot Manual - 1946

    SKU: 21-PILOT-23

      2nd AF Manual 50-51-2.  Colorado Springs, 15 Feb 1946.  94pp, illus, wrps, plastic screw-posts, small 4.75x6.5" format.  Very good; one vertical cover fold.

    Price: $55.00