F-82 Twin Mustang Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Air Force,USAF
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327224
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Page: 74
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The F-82 ¿Twin Mustang¿ was conceived during WWII as a long-range fighter escort. Like the P-51, it was designed by North American's brilliant engineer, Edgar Schmued. The F-82 utilized two extended P-51 fuselages, mounted to a newly- designed center wing and tail. The plane incorporated new propeller assemblies and a unique, four-wheel landing gear. In short, while the plane would be cosmetically similar to the Mustang, in reality it was an entirely new beast. The F-82 wasn¿t ready before WWII ended, but the program escaped cancellation, and planes entered operational service in 1948. The F-82 became the last piston- powered fighter ordered by the USAF. It flew as an escort for SAC B-29s, and with distinction as a night fighter in Korea. It was retired in 1953. Originally printed by the USAF and North American, this pilot¿s handbook provides a glimpse inside the cockpit of this warbird. Originally classified ¿Restricted¿, the manual was de-classified and is here reprinted in book form.

F-86 Sabre Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430312335
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 258
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Built as both a fighter-interceptor and fighter-bomber, the F-86 Sabre (sometimes called the Sabrejet) was one of the most widely-produced fighters of the Cold War. In December of 1950, three squadrons of Sabres were rushed into combat in Korea, where they dueled North Korean, Chinese and Russian pilots flying the MiG-15. By the time the war was over, F-86 pilots achieved a stunning victory ratio - destroying nearly 800 enemy aircraft with a loss of only 76 Sabres. The nimble jet also saw combat in the Taiwan Straight Crisis and the Indo-Pakistan Wars of 1965 and 1971. Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Air Force, this F-86 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified "Restricted," the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Bell X-1a Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430308079
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 50
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An improvement over the Bell X-1 - the first plane to break the sound barrier in level flight - the X-1A was designed to reach Mach 2.0. Initial test flights commenced in January of 1953. On December 12th, test pilot Charles "Chuck" Yeager set a record with the aircraft, reaching a speed of Mach 2.43 at 75,000 feet. In 1954, pilot Maj. Arthur Murray flew the plane to a new altitude record of 90,440 feet. Roughly a year later, the X-1A was severely damaged by an explosion while strapped to its B-29 mother ship. The plane was jettisoned and destroyed. Variants of the design, including the X-1B, X-1D, and X-1E continued to fly as late as 1958. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and NACA / NASA, this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of one of history's great planes. Classified "Restricted", the manual was declassified. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Army Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430321989
Category: History
Page: 183
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In April of 1942, sixteen American bombers raided Tokyo, Japan. The planes were land-based B-25 Mitchells, audaciously launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, and led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle. The attack caused little actual damage, but dealt a serious blow to Japanese morale. More importantly, it gave hope to an American public still reeling from Pearl Harbor. Manufactured by North American Aviation, the B-25 saw service in every theatre of WWII. It carried a crew of six, and could loft a maximum load of 6,000 pounds of bombs. Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Army Air Force, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: Periscope Film Com
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 141169824X
Category: Transportation
Page: 196
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En instruktionsbog (Flight Manual) for X-15 Rocket Plane.

Goodyear F2G Corsair Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: U. S. Navy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327674
Category:
Page: 90
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The Corsair was one of WWII¿s most superb fighters, achieving a victory ratio of nearly 11:1 in the Pacific. Had things worked out differently, its sister craft, Goodyear¿s F2G ¿Super¿ Corsair, might have eclipsed that record. Based on Goodyear¿s fixed-wing F1G design, the F2G had a bubble cockpit and was fitted with a Pratt & Whitney R-4360 engine. The twenty-eight cylinder, four row radial air-cooled monster provided nearly 50% more take-off power than the standard double Wasp. Yet by the close of WWII, only five F2G¿s had been built, and so the plane never saw combat. Originally printed by Goodyear and the U.S. Navy, this Flight Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit.

Douglas X-3 Stiletto Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430308281
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 84
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Instruktionsbog for det amerikanske eksperimentalfly fra 1950erne, Douglas X-3 Stiletto.

Grumman F6F Hellcat Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Navy,USN
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327291
Category:
Page: 73
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The most successful naval fighter aircraft in history, the Grumman F6F Hellcat accounted for nearly 5200 kills during WWII. The Hellcat featured self-sealing fuel tanks, a bullet- resistant windscreen, and hydraulically-operated landing gear. The plane was rugged, and carried over 200 pounds of armor. Despite this, it was highly maneuverable and fast, thanks to a 2000 hp engine. Nearly 12,300 F6Fs were made during the war. They first saw action during the Tarawa invasion, and subsequently flew in every battle of the Pacific campaign. Hellcats accounted for nearly 75% of all aircraft kills in the Pacific. Originally created by the U.S. Navy, this flight operating manual taught pilot's everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. It's a wonderful guide to one of history's great planes. Please note, this manual has been slightly reformatted and some color diagrams appear in black and white. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

North American FJ-3 Fury Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Navy,USN
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327372
Category:
Page: 159
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On March 10, 1948, an FJ-1 Fury fighter landed aboard the carrier Boxer. The U.S. Navy had officially entered the jet age. Built by North American, the Fury shared a prototype with the Air Force¿s F-86 Sabre. When the FJ-1¿s straight wing design proved less than satisfactory, North American provided the Navy with enhanced F-86Es. Designated the FJ-2, the plane flew primarily with the U.S. Marine Corps. An enhanced version, the FJ-3, debuted in 1953 and was deployed in late 1954. The plane served in a variety of duties, including as control aircraft for the Navy¿s Regulus nuclear cruise missile. The Fury remained with the fleet into the early 1960¿s. Over 1,100 were produced. This pilot¿s flight operating handbook was originally produced by the U.S. Navy. It has been slightly reformatted but is reproduced here in its entirety.

Republic F-84 Thunderjet Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430310448
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 428
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En instruktionsbog (Flight Manual) for F-84F Thunderstreak/Thunderjet.

Hughes XF-11 Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: U.S. Army Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327593
Category:
Page: 112
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The XF-11 was originally conceived as a dedicated reconnaissance aircraft, capable of high-speed penetration of enemy defenses. The plane's design benefited from research work by its builder, the brilliant and sometimes mercurial Howard Hughes. Inspired by an experimental aircraft he had created known as the DX-2, Hughes' XF-11 was a twin-engine, twin-boom, tricycle gear monoplane that featured a pressurized nacelle for its crew and 28-cylinder engines with contra-rotating props. Hughes piloted the XF-11 on its maiden flight, and was nearly killed when one of the props reversed pitch, and the plane crashed. Hughes recovered and piloted a second prototype, this one outfitted with conventional props, but the Air Force had already made up its mind: the XF-11 would never enter service. Originally printed by Hughes and the Air Force this handbook provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this plane. This manual is declassified.

A-7 Corsair Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Navy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327410
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Page: 712
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ought¿s A-7 Corsair II served the U.S. Navy for over over two decades, and flew with distinction during the Vietnam conflict. The subsonic A-7 was based on Chance Vought¿s supersonic F-8 Crusader. It boasted a heads-up display, an inertial navigation system, and other innovations. The plane entered service in 1966, and served in Vietnam in late 1967. Its performance was impressive. The USS Ranger¿s VA-147 flew over 1,400 sorties with the loss of only one aircraft. The Air Force purchased an advanced version, the A-7D, equipped with a more powerful engine. The plane later flew missions over Lebanon, Libya, Grenada, Panama, and Iraq. The last planes in U.S inventory were retired in 1991. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy and Vought, this handbook for the A-7 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified ¿restricted¿, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

North American B-25 Mitchell Bomber Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Army Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430321989
Category: History
Page: 183
View: 5370
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In April of 1942, sixteen American bombers raided Tokyo, Japan. The planes were land-based B-25 Mitchells, audaciously launched from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet, and led by Lt. Col. Jimmy Doolittle. The attack caused little actual damage, but dealt a serious blow to Japanese morale. More importantly, it gave hope to an American public still reeling from Pearl Harbor. Manufactured by North American Aviation, the B-25 saw service in every theatre of WWII. It carried a crew of six, and could loft a maximum load of 6,000 pounds of bombs. Originally printed by North American and the U.S. Army Air Force, this Flight Operating Handbook taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been slightly reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

F-14 Tomcat Pilot's Flight Operating Manual Vol. 1


Author: United States Navy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327712
Category:
Page: N.A
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Grumman F7F Tigercat Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Navy,USN
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 193532750X
Category:
Page: 109
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Built with twin, underwing engines, tricycle landing gear and shoulder-mounted wings, the Grumman F7F Tigercat was an unusual looking, all- metal fighter. It was also one of the highest- performance piston-engined fighters of all time. Originally designed as a carrier-based aircraft, the F7F failed its initial trials, and ended up flying primarily as a land-based attack aircraft for the Marines. Equipped with radar and a second seat for an operator, the Tigercat also flew as a night-fighter and reconnaissance platform. Although it was introduced in 1944, the Tigercat never saw action in WWII, and had a limited role in Korea. The F7F found a new role in non- military use, flying as a fire-fighting aircraft and camera ship for Hollywood in the 1970s. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this F7F Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. This facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken to preserve the integrity of the text.

Northrop F-89 Scorpion Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327348
Category:
Page: 424
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he F-89 Scorpion was the first multi-seat, all-weather jet interceptor in the U.S. Air Force. It also became the first aircraft ever equipped with a nuclear air-to-air weapon ¿ the 1.5 kiloton Genie missile. The F-89 made its debut in 1948, joined the Air Force in 1950, and then served as the mainstay of Air Defense Command for 17 years. Over 1,000 F-89s were produced, including 350 of the ¿J¿ model equipped with pylons to carry the Genie. (One F-89 did fire the missile as part of Operation Plumbob in 1957.) Originally printed by Northrop and the USAF, this F-89 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified ¿Restricted¿, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted and color images appear in black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Chance Vought F7U Cutlass Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Navy,USN
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1935327496
Category:
Page: 131
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Chance-Vought¿s F7U Cutlass was inspired by design data retrieved from Germany¿s Arado Company at the end of WWII. To avoid extreme nose-down forces, the Cutlass was a ¿tail-less¿ aircraft. Its swept wings had vertical fins and ¿ailevator¿ control surfaces. Although intended to operate at up to Mach .95, the aircraft was hampered by under- powered Westinghouse turbojets, and its nose-up profile made carrier landings dangerous. Although its in-flight performance was acceptable, the Navy initially rejected the plane as unfit for carrier use. While nearly 200 F7U-3s were eventually delivered, they were retired only five years after their introduction. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this F7U-3 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified ¿Restricted¿, it was recently de- classified and is here reprinted in book form. This facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

Northrop P-61 Black Widow Pilot's Flight Manual


Author: Film Com Periscope Film Com
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1411689003
Category: Transportation
Page: 94
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The heavily armed P-61 Black Widow was the U.S. Army Air Force's first dedicated night fighter. Equipped with radar, four .50 caliber machine guns and four 20mm. cannons, the Widow was a fearsome adversary. It flew as both an intruder and interceptor in Europe and the Pacific. Originally printed by Northrop in 1945, the YP-61 Pilot's Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Originally classified "Restricted," the manual was declassified long ago and is here reprinted in book form. This affordable facsimile has been reformatted, and color images appear as black and white. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.

T-38 Talon Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions


Author: United States Air Force
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 193532764X
Category:
Page: 270
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Northrop¿s T-38 Talon was the world¿s first supersonic trainer aircraft, and remains in service today in air forces worldwide. It entered service in 1961, and quickly set climb records, earning it the nickname ¿white rocket¿. Nearly 1200 Talons were produced before the last one rolled off the assembly line in 1972. Capable of a speed of Mach 1.3, and a climb rate approaching 34,000 feet per minute, the T-38¿s performance was sufficient to warrant service as the USAF Thunderbirds¿ aircraft in the mid-1970s. Its primary role however, was as a dedicated training and proficiency platform. More than 50,000 USAF, NASA and NATO pilots have flown the Talon, a record that may never be matched. Originally printed by the U.S. Air Force and Northrop, this handbook for the T-38 provides a fascinating glimpse inside the cockpit of this famous aircraft. Originally classified ¿restricted¿, the manual was recently declassified and is here reprinted in book form.

Vought F-8u Crusader Pilot's Flight Operating Manual


Author: United States Navy
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1430312076
Category: Technology & Engineering
Page: 276
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En instruktionsbog (Flight Manual) for F-8 Crusader.