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  • Beechcraft T-34 Mentor Pilot Manual

    Beechcraft T-34 Mentor ManualDesigned in 1948 by the brilliant Walter Beech, the T-34 Mentor was intended as a low cost replacement for the T-6/NJ Texan. The aircraft bore many similarities to the Beechcraft Bonanza, but had...

    $21.95 $16.95

  • T-34 Mentor Pilot Manual

    8x10" 165 Pages Designed in 1948 by the brilliant Walter Beech, the T-34 Mentor was intended as a low cost replacement for the T-6/NJ Texan. The aircraft bore many similarities to the Beechcraft Bonanza, but had a...

    $17.95

  • F3H Demon Pilot Manual

    8x10" 155 Pages Designed as a replacement for the U.S. Navy's F2H Banshee, the McDonnell F3H Demon fighter served with the fleet for nearly a decade, including during the Cuban Missile Crisis. Although it could not fly...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • X-5 Airplane Pilot Manual

    8x10" 48 Pages An outgrowth of the Third Reich's Emergency Fighter Program, the Messerschmitt P.1101 jet fighter featured a radical new design in which the sweep of the wing could be altered in flight. Captured by the...

    $19.95 $12.95

  • RAF Gloster Meteor Pilot Manual

    8x10" 113 Pages Designed by Gloster's brilliant chief engineer George Carter, the Meteor was Britain's first operational jet, and the first such aircraft in Allied inventory. The Meteor was an outgrowth of intensive r&d...

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  • F4D-1 Skyray Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 175 Pages The Douglas F4D Skyray was a single-engine, delta-wing fighter aircraft. Equipped with the J40 after-burning turbojet, it was at one time the world's hottest plane. On October 15, 1953, pilot Bob Rahn...

    $28.95 $21.95

  • F11F Tiger Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 210 Pages As the Blue Angels' aircraft in the late 1950s, Grumman's F11F-1 Tiger came to symbolize the speed and might of Navy airpower. The Tiger's design incorporated the area rule to enable cruising speeds up...

    $28.95 $21.95

  • Mig-21 Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 230 Pages The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is known in NATO circles as the "Fishbed". Designed as a Mach 2.0 interceptor, the plane holds the distinction of being produced in greater numbers than any other jet...

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  • F-82 Twin Mustang Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 74 Pages The F-82 "Twin Mustang" was conceived during WWII as a long-range fighter escort. The F-82 utilized two extended P-51 fuselages, mounted to a newly-designed center wing and tail. The plane incorporated...

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  • X-4 Bantam Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 74 Pages Designed without horizontal stabilizers, the X-4 Bantam had a semi-tailless design that bore some resemblance to Germany's Me-163 rocket plane. The small, twin-jet craft relied on combined elevator and...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • YB-49 Flying Wing Pilot Manual

    8x10" 92 Pages Visionary designer Jack Northrop built a series of experimental "flying wing" aircraft both before and during WWII. One of the most radical designs of the post-war era, the propeller-driven YB-35 bomber's...

    $21.95 $13.95

  • X-15 Rocket Plane Pilot Manual

    8x10" 194 Pages The X-15 rocket plane flew at Mach 6.72 and at altitudes above 67 miles -- at the threshold of space! The men who flew this amazing plane became the USAF's first astronauts. Powered by an XLR-99 engine...

    $25.95 $18.95

  • X-3 Stiletto Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 81 Pages The radical Douglas X-3 Stiletto was built primarily of titanium, and was intended to test high speed flight and low-aspect ratio wing design. Initial requirements indicated it would carry the J-46...

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  • T-33A Thunderbird Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 82 Pages The T-33 Thunderbird was the training variant of the U.S. Air Force's first production jet fighter, the F/P-80 Shooting Star. Originally designed by "Kelly" Johnson during WWII, the P-80 went from...

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  • FJ-3 Fury Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 159 Pages 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...

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  • F8F-2 Bearcat Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 133 Pages The Grumman F8F Bearcat was designed to defeat the nimble Japanese fighter aircraft that appeared at the end of WWII. The conflict ended before the Bearcat could be placed into service, and althought...

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  • F7U-3 Cutlass Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 120 Pages Chance-Vought's F7U Cutlass was inspired by 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...

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  • F7F Tigercat Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 100 Pages Built with twin, under-wing 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...

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  • F-105 Thunderchief Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 181 Pages Known as the "Thud", Republic's F-105 Thunderchief entered service in 1958, and flew in a variety of roles through 1984. The largest single-engine fighter in the USAF, the F-105 could exceed Mach 1.0...

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  • F-104 Starfighter Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 242 Pages Created by famed Lockheed designer Kelly Johnson, the F-104 Starfighter was designed to compete with Soviet Mig-15s. Equipped with a huge and powerful J79 engine, the aircraft could reach speeds well...

    $27.95 $20.95

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