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  • The Travel Air Fleet

    8.5x11" 41 Pages Although it lasted for only a decade, the Travel Air Company played a significant role in the history of 20th Century aviation. Founded in 1924 by Walter Beech and Lloyd Stearman, the company started...

    $11.95 $10.76

  • TBF/TMB-3 Avenger Pilot Manual

    8x10" 102 Pages One of the most legendary naval aircraft of WWII, the Grumman TBF Avenger (and the General Motors-produced TBM) saw action in most of the major battles in the Pacific including Midway and Leyte Gulf...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • TBD-1 Devastator Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 120 Pages The first all-metal aircraft in the history of the U.S. Navy, the Douglas TBD-1 represented a radical advance when it debuted in 1937. Yet by December 7, 1941, the Devastator was obsolete. Despite...

    $22.95 $15.95

  • SBD Dauntless Pilot Manual

    8x10" 79 Pages The Douglas SBD Dauntless served as the U.S. Navy's front line dive bomber from the outbreak of WWII thru 1943. Dauntless' proved their mettle at the battles of Coral Sea and Midway, where crews accounted...

    $19.95 $12.95

  • SB2C Helldiver Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 130 Pages Known by the men who flew it as "The Beast", the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was nearly 37 feet long with a wingspan approaching 50 feet. Powered by a 1900 hp Wright engine, the plane was considered...

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  • PBY Catalina Flying Boat Pilot Manual

    8x10" 114 Pages One of the most widely-used multi-role aircraft of WWII, the Consolidated PBY Catalina was a flying boat to be reckoned with. They were used as anti- submarine warfare platforms in the Atlantic, and...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • P-61 Black Widow Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 86 Pages 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...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • P-51 Mustang Pilot Manual

    8x10" 112 Pages Used primarily as a long-range bomber escort in raids over Germany, the North American P-51 Mustang earned a reputation for toughness and agility in dogfights. Carrying a two-stage supercharged V-12...

    $20.95 $13.95

  • P-47 Thunderbolt Pilot Manual

    8x10" 55 Pages Known as the "Jug" because of its fuselage shape, the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt flew in every theatre of WWII except Alaska. Nearly 13,000 were built by war's end. The large aircraft carrier eight...

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  • P-40 Warhawk Pilot Manual

    8x10" 94 Pages Flown by the American Volunteer Group in China known as the "Flying Tigers", the P-40 Warhawk earned a reputation for its toughness in combat. Facing odds of 6 to 1 in most combat situations, AVG pilots...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • P-38 Lightning Pilot Manual

    8x10" 78 Pages Originally designed as a high-altitude interceptor, the P-38 was the first U.S. fighter of WWII to compare favorably with the Spitfire and Me-109. The twin-tailed, single seat "Fork Tailed Devil" carried...

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  • FM-2 / F4F Wildcat Pilot Manual

    8x10" 88 Pages The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the primary Marine Corps and U.S. Navy fighter aircraft during the opening year of WWII. Although outperformed by the Japanese Zero, the Wildcat more than held its own. The...

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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...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • 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...

    $23.50 $16.50

  • F6F Hellcat Pilot Manual

    8x10" 73 Pages 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,...

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  • F4U-4 Corsair Pilot Manual

    8x10" 74 Pages One of the most storied aircraft of WWII, the Vought F4U-4 Corsair was the first single engine production aircraft capable of 400 mph in level flight. With its gull wing and giant 18-cylinder double wasp...

    $20.95 $13.95

  • Messerschmitt BF-109E Pilot Manual

    8.5x11" 126 Pages Designed by famed engineer Willy Messerschmitt, the BF 109 scored more kills than any other aircraft in WWII. It flew as a fighter, bomber escort, interceptor, ground attack platform, and recon...

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  • B-29 Superfortress Pilot Manual

    8x10" 98 Pages 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. It was also the...

    $18.95 $14.95

  • B-24 Liberator Pilot Manual

    8x10" 156 Pages The Consolidated B-24 Liberator first saw combat in June of 1942, making a daring raid into Nazi-occupied Romania to bomb the oil fields at Ploesti. Nearly 18,500 Liberators were built during the war...

    $23.95 $16.95

  • B-17 Bomber Pilot Manual

    8x10" 175 Pages The Boeing B-17 was the first mass-produced, four-engine heavy bomber. Used throughout World War II for strategic bombing, the plane earned a reputation for its toughness and versatility. Carrying a crew of...

    $24.95 $16.95

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