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Recognition Pictorial Manual - War Dept. FM 30-30/Navy Dept. BUAER 3

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Recognition Pictorial Manual
  • War Dept. FM 30-30/Navy Dept. BUAER 3
    • War Department and the Navy Department, Washington, D.C., April/June 1943, with Supplement No. 1, November 1, 1943, and Supplement No. 2, August 1, 1944,
      • 623 photos
      • 224 drawings
      • 16 illustrations
      • 170 three-view silhouettes
      • 125 three-view tone illustrations
  • Free PDF download
This recognition manual was utilized to train and educate members of the Army and Navy in how to identify the aircraft of several of the Allied and Axis nations.
 
After a variety of softbound manuals on various nations' aircraft were produced in the early years of the war, this edition compiled it all into a single book.
 
Produced in a loose-leaf format to aid in the addition of new pages and the replacement of outdated pages as required, the originals were held together by a shoelace (yes, really) running through two of the three holes. I have never seen or heard of any example being in any sort of ring binder despite the pages having three holes punched in them ostensibly for just such a binder.
 
In this particular example, the old pages were retained and the new pages from the two supplements were merely added by the original owner.
 
Contents
  • Introduction Friend (plan silhouettes of Allied aircraft on a single page)
    • Aids and Methods for Recognition Training
    • Pictorial Manual
    • Motion Pictures
    • Film Slides and Film Strips
    • Flash Meter Training
    • Models and Posters
    • Teaching Recognition
  • Foe (plan silhouettes of Axis aircraft on a single page)
  • Manufacturers of Foreign Aircraft
  • Letter Designations of U.S. Aircraft Names of U.S. Planes
    • Army
    • Navy
  • Current Navy Manufacturer's Letters
  • Glossary
  • Aircraft Characteristics
    • Wing
    • Engine
    • Fuselage
    • Tail
    • Undercarriage
  • U.S. Army Aircraft
    • A-20 Havoc or Boston
    • A-26 Invader
    • A-29 Hudson
    • A-30 Baltimore
    • A-35 (A-31) Vengeance
    • B-17 Flying Fortress
    • B-24 Liberator
    • B-25 Mitchell
    • B-26 Marauder
    • B-29 Superfortress
    • P-38 Lightning
    • P-39 Airacobra
    • P-40 Warhawk
    • P-47 Thunderbolt
    • P-51 Mustang
    • P-61 Black Widow
    • P-63 Kingcobra
    • C-46 Commando
    • C-47 Skytrain/C-53 Skytrooper
    • C-54 Skymaster
    • C-60 Lodestar
    • Bobcat, UC-78; AT-17
    • Piper Grasshopper
    • Sentinel L-5
    • C-G4A
    • CG-13A
    • Valiant BT-13, BT-15; SNV-1, 2
    • Cornell PT-19
  • U.S. Navy Aircraft
    • F4F Wildcat
    • F4U Corsair
    • F6F Hellcat
    • J2F Duck
    • OS2U Kingfisher
    • PBM Mariner
    • PBY Catalina
    • PB2Y Coronado
    • PB4Y-2 Liberator
    • PV Ventura
    • SBD Dauntless
    • SB2A Buccaneer
    • SB2C Helldiver
    • SNJ Texan; AT-6A
    • Curtiss SOC
    • SO3C Seagull
    • TBF Avenger
  • United Kingdom (British) Aircraft
    • Spitfire
    • Hurricane
    • Typhoon
    • Wellington
    • Halifax
    • Stirling
    • Lancaster
    • Beaufighter
    • Beaufort
    • Blenheim
    • Albacore
    • Mosquito
    • Sunderland
    • Whitley
    • Hampden
    • Barracuda
    • Swordfish
    • Hamilcar
    • Horsa
    • Hotspur II
    • Fulmar
    • Anson
    • Master III
    • Spitfire XIV
    • Tempest V
    • Sea Otter
    • Albermarle
    • Halifax III
    • York
  • German Aircraft
    • Arado 196
    • Blohm & Voss Bv 141
    • Blohm & Voss Bv 222
    • Blohm & Voss Ha 138
    • DFS 230
    • Dornier Do 26
    • Dornier Do 217
    • Fieseler Fi 156
    • Focke-Wulf FW 189
    • Focke-Wulf FW 190
    • Focke-Wulf FW 200
    • Gotha 242
    • Heinkel He 111
    • Heinkel He 115
    • Heinkel He 177
    • Henschel Hs 126
    • Henschel Hs 129
    • Junkers Ju 52
    • Junkers Ju 87 Stuka
    • Junkers Ju 88
    • Junkers Ju 90
    • Junkers Ju 188
    • Junkers Ju 290
    • Messerschmitt Me 109
    • Messerschmitt Me 110
    • Messerschmitt Me 210
    • Messerschmitt Me 323
    • Messerschmitt Me 410
  • Japanese Aircraft
    • Betty Type 1 MB
    • Cherry
    • Dave Type 95 O-F/P
    • Dinah
    • Dinah II
    • Emily
    • Hamp
    • Hap Type 0 Mk. 2 F
    • Helen
    • Jake
    • Jill
    • Judy
    • Kate Type 97 Mk. 3 TB
    • Kate III
    • Lily
    • Liz
    • Mavis Type 97 F/B
    • Nate Type 97 F
    • Nell Type 96 Mk. 4 MB
    • Nick
    • Oscar
    • Pete Type 0 O-F/P
    • Rufe Type 0 Mk. 1 F-F/P
    • Rufe
    • Sally Type 97 MB
    • Sally III
    • Sonia
    • Tojo
    • Tony
    • Topsy
    • Val Type 99 DB
    • Val II
    • Zeke (Zero) Type 0 Mk. 1 F
    • 14 Experimental (Aichi floatplane)
  • Italian Aircraft
    • CANT Z-1007
    • Fiat BR 20
    • Fiat G 50
    • Macchi MC 202
    • Reggiane RE 2001
    • Savoia-Marchetti SM 79
  • Russian Aircraft 380 pages
    • DB-3
    • DB-3F
    • I-16; I-16C
    • IL-3; IL-2
    • LAGG 3
    • Lavochkin La 5
    • MiG-3 (I-18)
    • Pe-2; Pe-2B
    • SB-2
    • SB-3
    • SU-2
    • TB-7
    • Yak-1 (I-26)
    • Yak-4
    • Yak-9

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