Manuals / Ephemera

(click on pictures to enlarge)

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter / Allison engine.

 

The P-40 Kitty Hawk aircraft was used in a limited capacity by the RAF, primarily in the Western Desert, where it proved successful. Documentation for the RAF version of the aircraft is few and far between and this is a scarce and interesting booklet on the Allison  engine. Essentially photographically copies from the American manual and printed on photographic paper, with the "official" RAF ink stamp to the reverse. Excellent condition.  

$65 / £48 / €55

email to secure this item

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

RAF copy of the engine notes for the Curtiss Kitty Hawk fighter.

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force Unit History.

 

Superb original edition of the 48th Bomb Group, 8th Air Force Unit History.  The group comprised the 836th, 837th and 838th Bomb Squadrons and was based at  Lavenham, Suffolk. They flew B-17 and B-24 heavy bombers and aircraft carried the code letter "P" on their tails. Book is in very good condition, clean, with good binding, very slight wear to spine but overall a very good collectible copy of this rare unit history.

$185 / £135 / €158

email to secure this item

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

DSCN0858

DSCN0858

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

AAF original edition 48th Bomb Group Unit History

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition.

 

These are the large format match books: 3" x 2.25" and all completely full of matches as originally produced. Slight wear externally, but superb condition.

Waco Army Air Feld, TX

Hammer Field, Fresno, CA

Wendover Field, UT

Kelly Field, TX

Price each: $20 / £15 / €18

email to secure this item (please specify choice)

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - unused condition

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

 

These are the large format match books: 3" x 2.25" as above, but all matches removed or used. Slight wear externally, but overall very good condition.

San Marcos Army Air Feld, TX

Hammer Field, Fresno, CA

23rd AAF Glider Training, 

Hamilton, TX

SeaBees

Price each: $15 / £11 / €13

email to secure this item (please specify choice)

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII commemorative matchbooks - no matches.

WWII US military small matchbooks.

 

These are the smaller format match books: 2" x 1.5" in near perfect condition with all matches still present.

USNAS Eagle Mountain, TX

US Army

USAAF

Price each: $20 / £15 / €18

email to secure this item (please specify choice)

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

US Army match books unused, all matches present.

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron.

 

Gorgeous 2-sided swallow-tail guidon pennant in heavy blue cotton, with OD green cotton inside the flagpole channel and gold/yellow felt machine sewn winged-prop insignia and numerals. 30" x 20" and just impeccable condition. A couple of very tiny (pin-head sized) moth nips in the felt which are barely visible. The 80th Troop carrier squadron flew on D-Day, dropping 101st Airborne paratroopers, and then dropping supplies the following day. A superb guidon.

$135 / £98 / €115 

email to secure this item

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

WWII AAF Swallow-Tail Guidon 80th Troop Carrier Squadron

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers.

 

Prepared by the AAF Training Command and AAF Instructor's School in Midland, Texas as a supplementary training manual, this is one of the more scarce manuals. 74-pages, well illustrated with diagrams, photographs and of course cartoons, this is specifically for student Bombardiers. Very good condition, slight creases and staining to cover; back cover separated but present.

ON HOLD

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

AAF manual Navigation for Bombardiers

RAF Pilots and Flight Engineer's Notes for Avro Lancaster Mk I, III and X dated April, 1944.

 

Original wartime publication (not one of the reprints from the 1960s and more recently). Booklet shows use and wear but is complete and in good condition.  Usual multiple fold out pages with diagrams of the cockpit, flight controls, instrument panels and fuel systems etc.

46 pages plus 6 pages of pull-outs. Original Pilot's Notes are quite scarce and highly sought after.

SOLD

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

RAF Pilots Notes for Avro Lancaster

Wartime RAF / RCAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy Major engine

 

The companion volume to the Tiger Moth instruction manual.  This is the manual for the Gipsy Major engine which powered the De Havilland DH 82C Tiger Moth training aircraft. Same size but with a red semi-rigid leatherette cover, it is filled with fold-out diagrams showing the engine's systems.  Scarce manual. 

$80 / £58 / €65

email to secure this item

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RCAF RAF manual for the Tiger Moth Gipsy major engine

RAF Aircrew Training Manual.

 

Large, hard bound volume comprising several sets of APs for training all RAF aircrew cadets in all crew positions, including Pilot, Navigator and Air Gunner, with course notes on Principles of Flight, Air Navigation, Meteorology, Weaponry (including the Browning .303 machine gun and small arms) amongst others - as well as a section on Maths. Various dates (all wartime). This heavy volume measures 9.5" x 12" and almost an inch thick! An important manual which would have been issued to all RAF aircrew in training.

$125 / £90 / €105

email to secure this item

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

DSCN0471

DSCN0471

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

RAF Aircrew Training Manual

WWII RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

 

Foolscap size sheaf of papers, about 1/3 of an inch thick, on aircraft carburettors pertaining to the duties of a RAF Flight Engineer and or mechanic. Everything you ever wanted to know about carburettors. named on front sheet to "Whitehead". 

$30 / £20 / €25

email to secure this item

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

RAF Flight Engineer's training manual on carburettors.

WWII RAF Standard Notes from RAF School of Firefighting.

 

Small book of standard course notes fro the RAF School of Fire-Fighting, measuring 6.75" x 8" (17cm x 20cm) and about half an inch thick (over 200 pages).  Bound with string and marked "Restricted" and "Must Not Be Reproduced".  Includes list of all fire-fighting equipment on hand for the RAF.  Considering how much pilots and aircrews depended on Fire-fighters for their survival after returning from operations, this is a great piece to have in any RAF collection. Well used, the cover quite dog-eared but completed and with no damage.

$55 / £40 / €45

email to secure this item

RAF Standard Notes from RAF School of Firefighting

RAF Standard Notes from RAF School of Firefighting

RAF Standard Notes from RAF School of Firefighting

RAF Standard Notes from RAF School of Firefighting

1930s / WWII Union Flag printed on cotton.

 

The distinctive "square" pattern dates this is as a very early vintage flag (note squared off ends on the diagonal red cross). Excellent condition with no damage, it was made as a flat hanging flag and then hand sewn along one edge to be flown from a flagpole. 34"  x  46" (66cm x 116cm). Probably more patriotic than military, but a very nice example with lovely age toning to the cotton, but no fading to the colours.

$175 / £128 / €150    

email to secure this item

DSCN0087

DSCN0087

DSCN0086

DSCN0086

DSCN0088

DSCN0088

DSCN0089

DSCN0089

Scarce Air Ministry Publication AP1928. Notes on the German Air Force dated April 1943. 

Very scarce and useful AP 1928. This is a particularly interesting booklet because it contains essentially all the knowledge (restricted but not classified) about the German Air Force (noticeably never referred to as the "Luftwaffe") presented to give members of the RAF a better understanding of their opposite numbers. It includes everything from the history, organization and rank system to equivalent pay scale (just in case anyone thought that their Luftwaffe counterparts received better pay!). Of great interest to collectors is an itemized list of every piece of equipment carried by German paratroopers, as well as a comprehensive list of all known aircraft types in service at the time (April 1943). 80 pages plus a pull-out colour section of rank and trade badges. 

$100 / £72  / €85  email to secure this item

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Air Ministry Air Publication AP1928

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

 

Officially flown in a Hawker Hurricane and duly noted, to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the Battle, the stamp features Alcock and Brown (first to fly the Atlantic). Excellent condition. A nice collectible.

$25 / £19 / €21 

email to secure this item

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Battle of Britain 30th Anniversary First day Cover.

Original instruction sheet for AAF HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

4-page, single sheet instructions for correct installation of the headset (whether in a helmet or worn as a headband) in the aircraft. Some slight staining and unfortunately a little insect damage, but it is still readable and useful information.

$15 / £12 / €13

email to secure this item

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Instruction sheet for HS-33 / HS-38 radio headset.

Original instruction sheet for installation of USN H-87/U helmet radio headset.

Single sheet, one-sided instruction sheet for replacing the old style (ANB-H-1) receivers in the green nylon flying helmet used by US Navy pilots in the Korean War era / 1950s. Excellent condition.

$20 / £15 / €17  email to secure this item

Instruction sheet for USN H-87/U helmet radio headset

Instruction sheet for USN H-87/U helmet radio headset

Instruction sheet for USN H-87/U helmet radio headset

Instruction sheet for USN H-87/U helmet radio headset

RARE WWII Japanese cigarettes with aviation design.

 

Complete unopened packet of cigarettes, WWII era, with superb aircraft illustration to front of pack. Cigarettes are still sealed in wax paper inside. Pack is slightly creased but no damage and cigarettes are in perfect condition.  

$85 / £65 / €72     email to secure this item

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

Wartime Japanese cigarettes with aviation design

RAF Pilot's Notes for Spitfire Mk IIA and IIB (reprint)

Facsimile / reprint of The official Pilots Notes for the Spitfire IIA and IIB - which saw combat action during the Battle of Britain. Loose bound sheets as per the original, secured with a cord and plastic ends 9original would have had metal). An exact copy, great for the information it contains. Every Spitfire pilot would have been given one of these while he was learning to fly the type.

 

$20 / £16 / €18   email to secure this item

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-rep

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-5620

RAF Spitfire Mk II Pilots Notes-5620

RAF Pilot's Notes for Hurricane IIA, IIB, IIC, IID and IV (reprint)

Facsimile / reprint of The official Pilots Notes for the Hawker Hurricane IIA, B, C, D and IV. The early versions saw combat action during the Battle of Britain. Loose bound sheets as per the original, secured with a cord and plastic ends 9original would have had metal). An exact copy, great for the information it contains. Every Hurricane pilot would have been given one of these while he was learning to fly the type.

 

$20/ £16 / €18   email to secure this item

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes Hurricane II + IV

RAF Pilot's Notes for Spitfire Mk 18 (early reprint)

An old facsimile / reprint of The official Pilots Notes for the Spitfire 18 - one of the more obscure and lesser known marks of this remarkable fighter aircraft. This most likely dates to the 1960s because it is printed on coated paper as originals were, and the blue card cover is well faded. The information on this rare type is valuable in of itself. Slight surface tear to front cover, nothing serious. 

 

$25 / £20 / €23   email to secure this item

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint553

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint553

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Pilots Notes Spitfire 18 (reprint)

Corgi Gloster Meteor + V-1 Doodelbug.

 

Corgi Classic aircraft series, a limited edition release: Pristine condition Corgi 72-scale Gloster Meteor F3 jet fighter in wartime colours of  616 Squadron, together with the Fiesler  F103 "Doodlebug" flying bomb. Die Cast metal with wonderful detail. Mounted on original stands but please note there is NO BOX. Excellent condition and perfect for display.

 

$45 / £33 / €38   email to secure this item

Corgi Meteor + Doodlebug

Corgi Meteor + Doodlebug

DSCN5020

DSCN5020

DSCN5023

DSCN5023

DSCN5024

DSCN5024

DSCN5021

DSCN5021

DSCN5018

DSCN5018

2 x RAF wartime medical journals. 

Dated Aug-Sept 1943 and Aug-Sept 1945, these two magazines contain fascinating articles and photographs of the latest studies and developments in plastic surgery for burned aircrews, 

prosthetic eyes, effects of anaesthesia, oxygen use, jungle diseases and much more. The science behind the miracle workers who put airmen back together. 22-pages and 26-pages plus cover respectively. Used with a few nicks but complete and very readable. Rarely seen publications.

Price is for both.

$35 / £27 / €32  

 email to secure this item

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

RAF wartime medical journals

Practical Flying:  Complete Course of Flying Instructions by Flight Commander W.G. McMinnies, Royal Navy.

First US edition, published by George H. Doran Company in New York, 1918 - incredible book on essentially "teaching yourself to fly" based on the experiences of The RFC and RNAS in the Great War. Copiously illustrated throughout including a long panoramic pull out chart.  The original flying manual with a lot of useful and historic information. Rare edition in very good condition, solid binding 248-pages.

$65 / £50 / €58  email to secure this item

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Practical Flying Instruction 1918563

Practical Flying Instruction 1918563

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Practical Flying Instruction 1918

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines by "Avion." 

The perfect companion to the above book on Practical Flying Instruction. Aeroplanes and Aero Engines: An introduction to the study of flight in simple language for the man in the street by "Avion" published by C. Arthr Pearson Ltd, London, 1918. First edition, second impression, October 1918. 158-pages illustrated throughout. A wonderful book for its time, when so little was known or understood about flying. Very good condition, some foxing, discolouration, but solid binding. Very readable.

$20 / £15 / €18  email to secure this item

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

Aeroplanes and Aero Engines

AAF Pilot's Information File (reprint).

The standard AAF Pilot's Information File (what the RAF referred to as "Pilot's Notes General) used throughout WWII and updated as necessary. This is the 1995 reprint of the January 1944 edition by Schiffer Military History. Great condition and excellent reference without having to stress your original copy every time you want to look something up!

$15 / £12 / €14  email to secure this item

AAF Pilots Information File reprint

AAF Pilots Information File reprint

Rare 1942 RAF dropped propaganda leaflet "Le Courier de L'Air" no. 2 

 

Though The RAF dropped these by the thousand in the early days of the war, very few propaganda leaflets survive, and this original from 1942 is absolutely superb. A 4-page bulletin dropped on France tells the French people that  General Wavell is in charge and that the American army will soon be arriving in Europe! The back cover is devoted to assurance that the Russian winter will take care of the German army! It also publishes the frequencies at which French patriots can tune in and listen to BBC broadcasts on the radio! Excellent condition, no damage and minor soiling to front. At great risk, the RAF often flew missions where they dropped leaflets instead of bombs, or else dropped them on civilian targets on their way to or from a bombing mission. A rare piece of history.

$80 / £60 / €68   

email to secure this item

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

RAF dropped propaganda leaflet

1936 dated Chinese 100 yuan banknote, signed by an Allied Officer. A very short "short Snorter" 

 

Extremely short "short snorter" comprising just one banknote, signed and gifted by an Allied officer who evidently served in China during WWII. Hard to read the message but it appears to be signed and dated 1942. It would be worth studying the signature and researching it further. Chinese banknotes of this era are quite scarce. 

$55 / £45 / €50   email to secure this item

WWII Chinese banknote signed

WWII Chinese banknote signed

WWII Chinese banknote signed

WWII Chinese banknote signed

Japan "occupation" money (banknotes).

Nine banknotes altogether: 2 x 100, 1 x 50, 2 x 5,  and 4 x 10. Issued by the Japanese Government and marked "Issued pursuant to military proclamation." Unusual souvenir and great for display as part of a Hiroshima or Nagasaki post-atomic collection.

Price for all pieces.

$55 / £45 / €50   email to secure this item

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Japanese Occupation Money

Three issues of the most interesting WWII AAF publication you've probably NEVER seen! 

IMPACT was published monthly by the Assistant Chief of Air Staff in Washington, DC for distribution to AAF Squadron intelligence officers to share as they saw fit. The majority of photographs and information contained were confidential and restricted. Though presented in magazine format, similar to LIFE, the articles are fascinating to read, and the photographs are stunning. Each is 8.5" x 11" in size and page count varies from 50 to 72, including some fold outs to show panoramic target photos. Contents include mostly photos of combat, target photos, photo recon photos of damage and aftermath images from bot the ETO, CBI and Pacific. Articles on specific aircraft and one fantastic section on the prototype P-80 jet. Show some wear, and holes have been punched for storing in a  binder. Extremely rare!

Price for all 3.

$120 / £93 /€108  email to secure this item

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

DSCNAAF IMPACT Magazine

DSCNAAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

AAF IMPACT Magazine

Battle of Britain. First edition of the official booklet published by H.M. Stationery Office shortly after the Battle was over.

This booklet was published many times throughout, and after, the war - but in its very first version it was rather dry and austere, lacking any of the illustrations or diagrams found later editions. 32-pages sharing a modest yet vivid account of the Battle of Britain with the British people for the first time. Itself a piece of history. I own several editions but this first edition is perhaps the most significant, published in April 1941, at a time when things were not looking too good for the British people and they needed to be reminded of the glorious victory that had taken pace just a few months earlier. Excellent condition.

$20 / £15 / €18  email to secure this item

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

Battle of Britain booklet

US Army / Navy V-Mail letter, blank, unused.

Blank, unused V-Mail letter. Great  item for any AAF display. Slightly creased but no tears and complete with all instructions (instructions take up half the space!).

£15  / $20 / €18  email to secure this item

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

Blank, unused V-Mail letter

US Navy Aviation Circular Letter 35-43 regarding ferrying of naval aircraft.

 

18-page letter containing full and detailed instructions for the ferrying of naval aircraft. A very interesting document, which includes a one-page amendment letter attached at the back. Of added interest is the fact that both the letter and the amendment are signed by Admiral J.S. McCain, Deputy Chief of Air Operations and of course the father of the later Senator John McCain.

£40  / $50  / €45  email to secure this item

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

USN orders: Ferrying Naval Aircraft

Luftwaffe Messerschmidt Bf 109 G-8 aircraft handbook.

The companion to the above: a very old reprint of the original "Pilot's Notes" for the Me Bf 109 G-8 which was fitted with a 20mm canon firing though the nose cone of the propellor. A separate insert sheet includes a diagram of the gun, the MG151/20B. Though just 12 pages (plus the 2-sided insert) it has comprehensive information on the aircraft. First issued in November1943 and reprinted June 1944, though I believe this reprint was probably made in the 1960s.

 

£15 / $20 / €18  email for more details

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

LW Messerschmidt Bf109G pilot notes

RARE and important official report of the Committee of Alleged German Outrages, 1915.

Published in 1915 (the war had only been going for a year) this 60-page booklet documents a series of atrocities committed by German troops against civilians as well as enemy soldiers, town by town. This is a series of first-hand eyewitness accounts of what amounts to serious accusations of war crimes and, though written in a most dignified manner (as the British do best) it doesn't pull any punches. Of note is the fact that the committee was appointed on 15th December 1914, less than four months after the war began, suggesting that the British Government was aware of these outrages very early on. A very good read and well worth a place on the shelf of anyone interested in the early history of the Great War.

$80 / £58 / €68  email for more details

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

WWI "Alleged German Outrages"

South African Air Force magazine from Queenstown SA, "The Signal" x 3 issues.

 

Interesting and well produced magazine from Queenstown SAAF base. 3 copies dated December 1942, February and August 1943 with station news, sports, humour, photographs, cartoons and a lot of great sarcasm! Also wonderful period advertising. First two are 48-pages plus cover, last one is 40 pages. Very good condition, some slight wear to covers. Great read for insight into SAAF life at the time.

£35 / $45 / €40 for all 3  

email to secure this item

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

SAAF Queenstown "The Signal"

Daily Express War Map showing all fronts.

Printed and published 1942.

 

An interesting very large format full colour map showing the state of affairs in WWII in 1942. Presented with the Daily Express (proclaiming itself to be "The World

s Greatest Newspaper"). Has been folded but retains nice bright colours and very good condition, with a few crosses and slightly grubby outside from storage but no damage.

 

£25 / $35 / €29  email for more details

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

Daily Express War Map

1944 Directory of AAF Stations and Activities

 

Useful and extensive book which lists every AAF Station AND its activities as of April 1944 - tgis includes all bases in the US and overseas. Very valuable research information. I believe this is a more recent reprint but there is nothing that says so.  However it is priced accordingly.

 

£28 / $35  / €30  email for more details

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

WWII Directory of AAF bases

Official Air Ministry manual / dossier for Avro Lancaster B Mk III ME545 and the Round the World Flight of 1946.

 

The official, original Air Ministry manual prepared for and used on a historic round the world flight, departing from RAF Watton on October 21st, 1946  and returning on December 17th. Her mission, as an equipment test bed with the Radio Warfare Establishment & Central Signal Establishment at RAF Upwood and RAF Watton was to service test radio communications, navigation, radar and radio direction finding equipment, British and American, in place at RAF stations throughout the world. This dossier includes lists of all equipment being tested (much of which was secret and classified at the time), route maps of the flight, technical data on ground receiving stations and RAF stations en route, frequencies used, reports and detailed results. The minutes of all meetings, both prior to, during and after the flight are included. Historical notes include problems to be anticipated en route in certain areas (India, Suez etc), which were still under British rule at the time. A fascinating and historic document containing information that contributed greatly to the future defence of Great Britain and the Commonwealth.

Approx. 100 pages including fold-out maps, checklists etc.

Prior to the Round the World flight, ME545 served operationally in WWII with 186 Sqn, 218 Sqn (code XH-L nose art “Lovely Lou”), 22 MU, 15 MU and 38 MU before being transferred to the Radio Warfare Establishment & Central Signal Establishment at RAF Upwood (as WB-E) and RAF Watton (as V7-E).

The aircraft was scrapped, 25 April 1950. Some copy photos are included.

 

$70 / £50 / €58  email for more details

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Avro Lancaster round-the-world $75

Complete set of five WWII factory manuals PLUS General Service Notes for the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer maritime bomber / reconnaissance aircraft (sometimes referred to as the US Navy version of the B-24)

 

Set of five official factory published hardback manuals for the often underrated Consolidated PB4Y-2 aircraft, together with the softcover General Service Notes.

 

Flight Manual. 92 Pages, dated 1945

Airplane General and Armament. 212 (Airplane gneral) + 42 (Armament) pages. dated 1944

Power Plant. 206 pages. dated 1944

Hydraulics. 198 pages. dated 1945

Electricity. 148 pages. dated 1944

General Service Notes. (softcover) 326 pages. dated 1945

 

Overall condiiton is very good, with a little wear and bumping to the outsides, the gold leaf titling has tarnished with age but the bindings are solid. Softcover shows some wear, rubbing to outside.

 

$285 / £205 / €240  email for more details

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

PB4Y-2 Manuals

Incredible Arado AR95 aircraft sales and marketing brochure with acetate overlays dated August, 1938.

One of the most impressive paper items I have ever owned, this has been in my collection for several years, largely because, as a graphic designer I am fascinated by the print production of this amazing piece. Measuring 30 cm x 21 cm (12" x 8.5") it includes a series of 6 acetate sheets, each printed with alternate versions of armament and other configurations in multiple colours, which overlay on top of each other to show the various options available. Even by today's standards, this is a magnificent piece of graphic design, well executed and very high quality. It is printed in both German and English, showing that as late as 1938, German business was very much geared up to trading with Britain and the USA.  It also includes onion skin endpapers, a fold out flap with aircraft profile and a typewritten sheet of customized specs at the back. The whole brochure is 36 pages and retains its original bright colours. The acetate cover has some minor loss at the spine and one taped repair to the back - but these do not deatrcat from a rare and fantastic piece of history. The Arado AR95 was a very versatile single engined reconnaissance biplane  which was used by both the Luftwaffe and the Kriegsmarine as well as other air forces.

 

$450  / £345 / €405  email for more details

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

LW Arado 95 sales brochure, 1938

US army first issue Kevlar ballistic helmet instruction manual.

 

24-page instruction booklet as issued with the first pattern ballistic helmet - the one that replaced the M-1 in the 1980s. 

 

£8 / $10 / €8.50  email to secure this item

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book

US Kevlar helmet instruction book