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#1 ANGRY_BlRD

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:31 AM

Hello all,

 

Was doing some research and I found this website that had a lot of the original restricted (released now) USA WWII flight manuals. For those who have not seen them they are listed with links below. Enjoy!

 

 

 

Original manual (1944) for the B-25 Mitchell Bomber (AAF)
Includes location and operation of controls and all systems involved in the duties and responsibilities of the Commander and crew. Includes a foreword, history of the Mitchell Bomber B-25, procedures, landing, force landings & bailouts, etc.
http://aviationshopp...anual/b-25.html

Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions for the B-25J (Navy PBJ-1J - British model Mitchell III)
Original Pilots Flight Operating Instructions manual (1944) with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. This Flight Operating manual taught transitioning pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit.
http://aviationshopp...5_mitchell.html



Original Pilot Training Manual for the B-17 Flying Fortress
Issued to B-17 pilots during World War II and considered to be the "textbook of the B-17". This rare manual is 200 pages and covers all aspects of the aircraft including landing gear, throttle technique, oxygen and much more. — very in-depth WWII pilot's training manual for this remarkable bomber, a fascinating study.
http://aviationshopp...anual/b-17.html

Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress Flight Handbook
Original Pilots Flight Operating Instructions manual 1944 (supplemental updates - 1956) with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. This Flight Operating handbook taught transitioning pilots what they needed to know before entering the cockpit.
http://aviationshopp...t_handbook.html



Original Flight Training Manual for the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
This is the official AAF (1945) Commander Training Manual for the B-29 Superfortress, describing what the pilot needs to know to fly and command the bomber.
It combines the original Boeing information with actual flight experience. In addition to descriptions of the duties of the commander and each of the flight crew, there is detailed information for a better understanding of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress.

http://aviationshopp...tress/b-29.html

Original Boeing B-29 Pilots Flight Operating Instructions Manual
The Boeing B-29 was one of the most sophisticated aircraft of WWII. It featured many innovations including guns that could be fired by remote control and pressurized crew compartments.
This manual was issued to select pilots during WWII to help transition to the B-29. The Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots much of what they needed to know about the "Superfortress" Originally classified "Restricted".

http://aviationshopp...lot_flight.html



B-24 Liberator (Navy PB4Y-1) Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions (1944)
Originally classified "Restricted", this was the pilots 'Bible' when it came to efficiently operating the B-24. The B-24 Liberator Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots most everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit.
http://aviationshopp..._pb4y/b-24.html

B-24 Privateer (Navy PB4Y-2) Pilot's Flight Manual (1945)
Original Pilots Flight Operating Instructions manual (1945) with photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. The trademark of the Liberator family, the 110 foot long, twin spar high-lift wing with it's massive Fowler flaps... This was the secret to the long range and relatively high speed of the Liberator/ Privateer family, and the reason the Privateer stayed on in squadron service long after the rival B-17 had been retired. — two distinguishing features between the B-24 Liberator and the Privateer were the tail configurations and the engine cowlings.
http://aviationshopp...ght_manual.html

Pilot Training Manual For The B-24 Liberator (1945)
Original Pilots Training Manual (Revised 1 May, 1945) This is a late war restricted training manual for the B-24 Liberator - with systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures, electrical systems, armaments, empennage etc. Exhaustive in both scope and illustration, this WWII manual details every system comprising the B-24 (complete scan, approx 275 pages).
http://aviationshopp...manual_b24.html



F-86 Sabre Pilot's Flight Operating Manual (1956)
Another rare and original USAF flight handbook. With details of flight procedures, as well as numerous photos of instrument/interior details, performance data, drawings, charts, and diagrams. This F-86 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots what they needed to know before entering the cockpit.
http://aviationshopp...anual/f-86.html



Vought F4U-4 Pilot 's Handbook of flight operation instructions (1944)
This original Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the legendary F4U Corsair told the transitioning pilot's everything they needed to know before climbing into the cockpit. Complete with systems diagrams, performance charts, flight procedures etc.
http://aviationshopp...structions.html

Pilot's Handbook for Vought Corsair Navy Models F4U-5, -5N, -5N1, -5P (1950)
Another rare pilot's manual for the Chance Vought F4U Corsair. A later model handbook ready for you to explore and enjoy, complete with details of all cockpit instrumentation, normal and emergency check-lists, descriptions of operations equipment, performance charts, photographs and drawings etc.
http://aviationshopp...s_handbook.html



Grumman F6F (3/5) Hellcat Pilot's Manual US Navy
This original WWII era Grumman F6F flight operating manual taught transitioning pilot's everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. It's a wonderful guide to one of history's great planes. Detailed systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. This pilot's manual is essential for a clear understanding of the operation & performance capabilities of one of the most successful naval fighter aircraft in history.
http://aviationshopp...manual/f6f.html

 


Grumman TBM-3 Avenger Pilot's Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions (1944)
The Grumman TBF (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by GM) Avenger was so highly valued by the US Navy that its demand for the aircraft Soon™™™ outstripped Grumman's production capacity, so General Motors was contracted to build the TBM from September 1942 onwards. This WWII era pilot's handbook was issued to pilots transitioning to their new TBM Avenger aircraft.
http://aviationshopp...an_avenger.html

 


Martin B-26 Pilot Training Manual, 1944 - 202 pages
After a rocky introduction into the European Theatre as a low-level bomber the B-26 found its niche as a medium bomber, and ended the war with the best loss ratio of any bomber in the Ninth Air Force.
http://aviationshopp...anual/b-26.html

B-26 Marauder Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions Manual
Here we have the original B-26 Pilot's Manual that covers aircraft systems, operations, equipment, flight operating charts, tables and performance data etc.
http://aviationshopp...artin_b-26.html

 


Lockheed P-38 Lightning Pilot Training Manual USAAF
Detailed systems diagrams, photos, performance charts, procedures etc. This original WWII pilot's manual is essential for a clear understanding of the operation & performance capabilities of one of the most innovative aircraft of World War II.
http://aviationshopp...ining/p-38.html



Original Pilot Training Manual for the P-40
WWII Pilot Training Manual for the P-40, very detailed - covers multiple views, pictures, schematics, layouts, controls, equipment, etc...
http://aviationshopp...ining/p-40.html
 

 

Republic P-47N Thunderbolt pilot's training manual
Original manual covers systems diagrams, gunsight operation, tactics, procedures & and much more. The "N" was the final variant of the P-47, a "Super Thunderbolt" developed for long range operations in the Pacific.
http://aviationshopp...anual/p-47.html

 


North American P-51D's pilot's manual with color illustrations, detailed systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures...
Designed originally to a British requirement, the aircraft was notable for being flown less than a year after initial design began. Initially powered by the Allison V-1710 engine, the type came into its own when the Packard-built Rolls-Royce Merlin engine was installed from the B model onwards, to improve high-altitude performance.
http://aviationshopp.../p-51/p-51.html
 

 

Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions For Lockheed P-80
Original Manual (1945) Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the Lockheed P-80; Packed with invaluable data, diagrams & drawings. Published under the joint authority of the Commanding General, AAF, the Chief of theBureau of Aeronautics and the Air Council of the UK. This manual is for the earliest production model the P-80A-I. This P-80 manual taught transitioning pilots what they needed to know before entering the cockpit.
http://aviationshopp.../p-80_f-80.html
 

 

Pilots Flight Operating Instructions Lockheed F-80B / F-80C
Original Lockheed F-80 Shooting Star - Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions Manual (1952) - With photos, systems diagrams, performance charts, procedures etc. The Shooting Star was operated extensively in Korea with the F-80C being instrumental in quickly gaining and maintaining air superiority over the Korean battlefield, rapidly clearing the skies of any North Korean aircraft that dared to venture into the air.
http://aviationshopp...structions.html

 

 

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:32 AM

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:33 AM

Outstanding. Thanks a lot.

 

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Posted 18 December 2013 - 10:57 AM

its working now, nice stuff but you can only view it on website beee.gif


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:05 AM

I know. The manuals are for sale. But they were kind enough to show you the full manuals online though. ;)s


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 11:15 AM

I know. The manuals are for sale. But they were kind enough to show you the full manuals online though. ;).png

 

What exactly do they sell: originals, prints or electronic copies? Aren't those manuals public domain ?


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Posted 18 December 2013 - 02:27 PM

They sell real blue-prints. 

http://aviationshopp...ervice-i-7.html

I guess the manuals aren't for sale. They are just the ones the company owns. I guess it is their right that they don't let you download them.
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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:36 AM

Here are some WW2 training videos

P-51

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:37 AM

apparently you can only add two videos per post so this is gonna take a while

B25

How to fly a damaged B24


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:37 AM

F4U

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:38 AM

How to do a ground attack with a B25

TBF Avenger

 


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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:38 AM

F6F Hellcat

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Posted 20 December 2013 - 12:40 AM

A-20G


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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:42 PM

Everything is great but F6F-3 cockpit is not matching the one in manual.


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