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Lot #147
World War II: American and British Aircraft Operation and Support Manuals

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World War II-dated hardcover binder containing five restricted American and British aircraft operation and support manuals dating to 1942 and 1943. Titles include:

“Erection and Maintenance Instructions for Army Model B-17F, British Model Fortress II,” revised September 15, 1943 (Technical Order No. 01-20EF-2, A.P. No. 2099C)

“The Army Air Forces Visual Inspection System for Airplanes,” September 20, 1942 (T.O. No. 00-20A)

“Handbook of Operating Instructions, R-2800-5, -27, -39, -41, -43, Aircraft Engines,” February 10, 1943 (T.O. No. 02-10GA-1)

“Handbook of Service Instructions, R-2800-5, -21, -27, -31, -35, -39, -41, -43, -51, Aircraft Engines,” revised March 20, 1943 (Y.O. No. 02-10GA-2)

“Arctic Operation” (T.O. No. 01-1-67), which “contains information applicable to all types of heavier-than-air craft when operating in cold climates.” Front of the binder is stamped “A. C. Maintenance Publications,” and the spine features a handwritten label: “B-17 Models E and F, 01-20E-3, Structural Repair Instructions, -3.” In overall very good to fine condition, with light spotting, some wear and toning to edges, and a couple pages trimmed.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Science and Technology
  • Dates: #650 - Ended December 15, 2022