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Titre : Pilot Training Manual for the Flying ...
Éditeur : Headquarters, AAF, Office of Flying Safety
Etat du livre : Good
Description du livre Army Air Force, Wash, D. C., 1945. Trade Paperback. État : Very Good. Facsimile Reprint. Lacking the top blue cover, otherwise a fine, unmarked, paperback reprint. Hap Arnold frontispiece image and introduction. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. N° de réf. du libraire 067802
Description du livre Washington, DC - [Dayton, OH]: Published under the joint authority of the Commanding General, Army Air Forces, the Chief of the Bureau of Aeronautics, and the Air Council of the United Kingdom - [The Otterbein Press], February 1945., 1945. ORIGINAL US ARMY AIR FORCES RESTRICTED PUBLICATION REVISED TO 5 NOVEMBER 1944 SUPERSEDING THE FLIGHT OPERATING INSTRUCTION MANUAL ISSUED 1 AUGUST 1944. Paged as follows: unnumbered cover page with reverse side as A, i-ii, 1-26, 26A/blank, 27-34, 34A/blank, 35-110. Sheets are three-hole punched but are all bound by a rusty staple at top left; cover sheet torn at top staple but remains tenuously attached; cover sheet also has some soiling, small brown stain on fore-edge, and large but light semi-circular impression at bottom left; mild creasing to bottom right corners throughout; last leaf detached from binding staple and creased at previously stapled top corner with page 110 now browned. B/w photographs; illustrations; Appendices with charts and tables. Among the most famous airplanes ever built, the B-17 Flying Fortress enjoyed its first flight as a prototype in July 1935 but the Army Air Force had relatively few in service at the outbreak of World War II in December 1941. Mass production of the bomber was quickly initiated and did not cease until May 1945 after 12,726 B-17s had rolled off the assembly lines. The B-17 served in both the European and Asian theatres but is best known for as the primary Allied plane for daylight strategic bombing raids upon German industrial targets. The USAF Museum website (www.wpafb.af.mil/museum) adds the following: "The B-17G was the result of an almost continuous improvement program of earlier B-17 models. The -G model was basically the production version of the B-17F after the modifications and improvements were incorporated into the design. Although the Bendix chin turret is the most obvious improvement incorporated into the B-17G, it was actually first used on late model B-17Fs. More than 8,500 -Gs were built by three different manufacturers: Boeing, Douglas, and Lockheed-Vega." This remains, despite the detached rear leaf, a very good copy of a now scarce Army Air Force publication. N° de réf. du libraire NEW-8188
Description du livre Headquarters-U.S. Army Air Forces. Revised May 1945., 1945. Classified "Restricted" and marked as such on each page. Introduction by General Hap Arnold , Commanding General of the Army Air Forces Profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings, schematics, diagrams ( some fold-out ), cutaways, etc. 200 pps. Small 4to. Punch and clipbound in stylized titled coloured pictorial wrappers. Arguably the most famous aircraft of the Second World War the Boeing B-17 ( Flying Fortress ) was the spearhead of the American daylight bombing offensive in Europe from beginning to end , as well as serving in every other theatre of war. No single aircraft type contributed more to the defeat of the Luftwaffe, which enabled tangible expression to be given to the controversial U. S. policy for the strategic assault of Germany by day in the face of formidable political argument as well as desperate enemy opposition. Few other aircraft of the war gained the universal affection of their aircrew over so long an operational periods did the B-17 ( Green ). This manual served the dual purpose of training checklist and working handbook for B-17 pilot airplane commanders. Graphically intensive, the manual covers all aspects of the Flying Fortress from operational duties and command to construction, flight, navigation, weaponry, emergencies, etc. A very rare, highly prized memento of aviation and military. history Owners ink signature to front cover. Ink stamp of Salem Army Airdrome HQ dated 1945 to title Page and inside rear cover. Usual rust offset from metal binding pins to front and rear inside covers.Binding pin protruding slightly onto front cover. Mild sporadic soiling to rear cover.Light wear to edges. A crisp, bright Very Good copy of this original, rare relic of Aviation History. N° de réf. du libraire 8784