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Caliber .50, M2, Browning Machine Gun Training Manual
  • Training Service, General Motors War Products
  • Prepared by AC Spark Plug Division, General Motors Corporation, Flint, Michigan/Frigidaire Division, General Motors Corporation, Dayton, Ohio, n.d. (circa 1943)
    • 85 pages, numerous photos
  • Contents
    • Introduction
    • General Description
    • Specifications
    • General Functioning
    • Functions and Details
    • Detailed Functioning
    • Safety Rules
    • Disassembly and Assembly
    • Changing Feed
    • Headspace Adjustment
    • Manipulation
    • Malfunctions
    • Checking Before and After Flight
    • Maintenance
    • Ammunition
    • Complete Parts List
    • Heavy Barrel, M2, Gun
    • Water Cooled, M2, Gun
    • Disassembled Parts of Complete Gun
  • $1.99
Camouflage of Field Artillery
  • Field Manual FM 5-20 D
  • Corps of Engineers
  • War Department, Washington, D.C., February 1944
  • The importance of concealment to field artillery cannot be over-stressed. There are three reasons why the enemy will do everything he can to discover the location of field artillery. The first, and obvious one, is to reduce our fire power. He will attempt to do this by counter-battery fire and by aerial attack. The enemy's second reason for trying to locate field artillery is because, if he has accurate information about the location of our batteries, he may be able to bypass them. Finally, by locating our artillery, the enemy can learn much about our plans. Camouflage is not merely a way of hiding from the enemy while you are on the defensive. Camouflage can be a highly effective weapon of surprise. Skillfully used, it will enable you to come unobserved within range of the enemy to deliver a sudden knockout blow.
  • Contents: The Why of Camouflage for Field Artillery; Concealment Without the Aid of Artificial Materials; Aids to Concealment; Artillery Net Set No. 2; Quick-Release Devices; Cable-Release Devices; Artillery Net Set No. 5; Artillery Net Set No. 8; Supplementary Camouflage for Dug-in Positions; Camouflage for .50-Caliber Machine Gun; Camouflage Discipline; Decoy Positions; An Aerial Study of Field-Artillery Camouflage; 75-mm Pack Howitzer; Camouflage Painting; Concealment of Field-Artillery Observation Planes; Check List for Camouflage of Field Artillery.
  • 70 pages, 57 B&W photos, 3 color photos, 46 B&W drawings, 17 color drawings
  • $1.99
Camouflage: Basic Principles
  • Field Manual FM 5-20
  • War Department, Washington, D.C., February 1944
  • This manual covers general camouflage principles. Camouflage uses concealment and deception to promote offensive action, to surprise, to mislead the enemy, and to prevent him from inflicting damage. Concealment includes hiding from view, making hard to see clearly, arranging obstructions to vision, deceiving and disguising, and deception involving sound. Coverage includes how to know what to conceal, how to conceal it, the types of materials and equipment to be used for concealment and how simple reduction of visual clues can be an effective means of camouflage. This was the manual used to begin instruction on camouflaging all types of Army ground installations, positions, equipment, weapons, aircraft, airfields, vehicles, and personnel.
  • Contents: Summary; General; The Problem of Concealment; Principles of Camouflage; Hiding and Blending; Use of Natural Materials; Use of Artificial Materials; Drapes, Flat-tops, Screens; Reduction of Tone Contrasts; Disruption of Form; Deceiving; Geographic and Climatic Factors Affecting Camouflage; Temperate Zone; Desert; Jungle; Snow.
  • 86 pages, 112 B&W photos and illustrations, 16 color photos and illustrations
  • $1.99
Camouflage Pattern Painting
  • Training Circular TC 5-200
  • U.S. Army Combat Arms Training Board, 28 August 1975
  • This circular describes an improved method of camouflaging military equipment and how to apply it to existing equipment. This improved method is simple, and field tests have proved that it works well in confusing the enemy observer and enhancing battlefield survivability. It consists of painting only four colors. The patterns (different for each model of vehicle or item of equipment) have been carefully worked out by a team of camouflage experts and scientists. Unlike older camouflage patterns this is a general all-purpose pattern. By changing only one of the four colors, or at the most, two, the same basic pattern can be made to work equally well in different seasons of the year or on different types of terrain. This circular describes the patterns and where they can be obtained, what colors and kinds of paint are to be used for various conditions, and how the patterns are to be painted on the equipment. It also shows a sample pattern (on the M113 APC) and how a few common items of equipment look when they have been pattern painted. This publication was superceded by FM 20-3 in November 1990. Modelers and others interested in U.S. Army military vehicles and equipment will find this publication useful in determining the camouflage pattern painting used during the 1970s and 1980s.
  • Contents: Introduction; Reason for Pattern Painting; Advantages; Patterns; Pattern Design; Pattern Painting; Preparation for Pattern Painting; Marking the Pattern on the Vehicle; Painting; Paints; Paint Mixing; Painting Techniques; Painting Estimates; Maintenance; Training Notes.
  • 20 pages, 5 color photos, 1 color paint chart, 8 drawings, 1 four-view pattern plan drawing (M113), 7 tables
  • $1.99
Camp Forrest, Tullahoma, Tennessee, 1941-1946
  • Tullahoma Chamber of Commerce, Tullahoma, Tennessee, n.d.
  • In preparation for World War II, the government chose Camp Peay as a site for one of the country's largest army training bases, known thereafter as Camp Forrest. Then this vicinity was chosen as a location for huge army maneuvers. "Pup tents" and trenches were scattered within an area toward Manchester on the east, Winchester on the south, Lynchburg on the west, and Shelbyville on the north—with Tullahoma as the hub of activities. To complete the measure, an air training base, called Northern Field, was built into the State's third largest airfield, just north of the City limits. It seemed then that Tullahoma had mushroomed into a buzzing metropolis almost overnight—and the nightmare continuad throughout the beginning and the remainder of the war. After it was all over, a large number of soldiers, previously stationed within the area, returned to make it their permanent horne. Construction workers remained, newer industries moved in, and Tullahoma was left with double the pre-war population, even after Camp Forrest was demolished. The Camp Forrest area, in the meantime, was suddenly selected as the site for a project known in Washington circles as AEOC {Arnold Engineering Development Center) . This salection, which was made after years of consideration of over 100 possible sites all over the country, is perhaps the greatest honor ever bestowed upon the area.
  • Contents: How the Area Was Affected; Units Stationed at Camp Forrest During World War II; Extract from History of Medical Installation; History of Prisoner of War Camp, Camp Forrest, Tennessee.
  • 30 pages, map
  • $1.99
Carrier War: Task Force 58 and the Pacific Sea Battles
  • by Lt. Oliver Jensen, USNR
  • Published in 1945
  • The story of the Task Force 58 with its big carriers from its inception through the battles in the Philippines. This work recounts in detail some of the prodigious miracles they accomplished in spearheading the seizure of new holdings deep in former Japanese waters. The book is profusely illustrated with photos and maps, many of them official Navy photographs and about half of them the work of Commander Edward J. Steichen's special photographic unit.
  • Contents: Foreword; The New Yorktown Goes to Hollandia; Citadel at Sea; The Rebirth of American Sea Power; Reveille for Marcus; Ordeal in the Gilberts; The Near-Perfect Conquest of Kwajalein; Truk, End of a Bogey; "Indian Country": Saipan and Palau; The Carriers Come Back to Truk; The Battles of the Philippine Sea.
  • 182 pages, 182 B&W photos, 13 color photos, 11 maps, 1 illustration, 1 organizational chart
  • $1.99
Characteristics of Maneuver Weapons and Equipment
  • Reference Note TI06AA / TI01AA / TI35VO / TI02BB /TI9QV / TI11SC / RN
  • U.S. Army Field Artillery School, October 1981
  • 258 pages, illustrated with photos and TOE charts
  • $1.99
Chronology of the War in the Southwest Pacific, 1941-1945
  • Historical Division, G-3, GHQ, U.S. Army Forces, Pacific, 1945
  • The victories achieved by invincible courage and gallantry in long and arduous fighting on the beaches and in the jungles, in the air and on the waters of the vast Pacific, are herein recorded in enduring tribute to the valor and perseverance of all ranks in the accomplishment of the liberation of the oppressed and the downfall of the aggressor. This was a large format publication recording the chronology of the war in the Pacific. Each page is illustrated with a different, appropriate, and beautiful line drawing.
  • Contents: Foreword; Successive Locations of GHQ 1942-1945 [map]; Enemy Offensive: 1941-43; General Chronology: 1941-45.
  • 36 pages, 29 illustrations, 1 map
  • $1.99
Cold-blooded Murder—A.D. 1945: An Eyewitness Report
  • by Leonora Geier
  • The Liberty Bell, February 1980
  • An excerpt from an eyewitness account by Leonora Geier of the most brutal mass murder of young German girls toward the end of World War II by Soviet troops. The translation was made by Dr. Trutz Foelsche, Ph.D., from the original German account published in Deutsche Nationalzeitung, No. 17-65, page 7.
  • 4 pages
  • $1.99
Combat in Russian Forests and Swamps
  • Historical Study (German Report Series)
  • Dept. of the Army Pamphlet No. 20-231
  • Dept. of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1951
  • This study, prepared for the Historical Division, EUCOM, by a committee of former German generals and general staff officers, deals with the principles of combat in the vast woodlands and swamps of European Russia. The main author and all other contributors drew upon their own extensive experience on the Eastern Front and that of their allies, especially the Finns, to present the actual lessons learned from the events of the war. When the study was translated and prepared for publication, every effort was made to retain the point of view, the expressions, and even the prejudices of the original authors.
  • Contents: Preface; Foreword by Gen. Franz Halder, Chief of the General Staff of the German Army, 1938-42; Military Aspects of Russian Forests and Swamps; General Tactical Principles; Command; Arms and Services; Combat Intelligence, Reconnaissance, and Observation; Troop Movements; Development and Deployment; Attack; Defense; Retrograde Movements; Combat Under Special Conditions; Conclusions.
  • 53 pages, 1 map
  • $1.99
Combined Communication Instructions
  • Combined Communications Board Publication CCBP 7
  • Combined Communications Board, Washington, D.C., 1 January 1944
  • Issued for U.S. and British forces. The purpose of this publication is to incorporate under one cover various communication matters not fully dealt with in other combined communication publications. The Combined Communications Board (C.C.B.) in Washington is an agency cf the Combined Chiefs of Staff. It deals with communication matters of combined application. All services of the United States and the British Commonwealth are represented thereon. The Combined Communications Board is supported by the British Joint Communications Board (B.J.C.B.) in London and the United States J oint Communications Board in Washington. In the various theaters, local combined boards may be established by the theater commander to deal with local communication problems. Matters of a limited combined nature may be handled directly between the services concerned instead of through the Combined Communications Board. Agreements with regard to iocal matters of a limited combined nature should be made known to the controlling authorities of the services concerned in order that worldwide application may be considered. T hey may then be referred to the Combined Communications Board for information and for possible combined application.
  • Contents: General; Combined Communications Board; Drafting Of Messages: Handling Of Messages; Reciprocal Use Of Communication Facilities; Communication Security; Transmission Security; Physical Security; Cryptographic (Cipher) Security; Synchronization Of Time; Tables.
  • 52 pages
  • $1.99
Condensed Analysis of the Ninth Air Force in the European Theater of Operations: Special Study
  • Headquarters, Army Air Forces, Office of the Assistant Chief of Air Staff, Washington, D.C., March 1946
  • This is the reprint edition in the USAF Warrior Studies series, published in 1984 by the Office of Air Force History, U.S. Air Force, Washington, D.C.
  • An analytical study of the operating procedures and functional organization of tactical air power as developed by the Ninth Air Force in the war of Western Europe. This study contains a short history of the Ninth Air Force in World War II, from the build-up before the invasion of the European continent through subsequent combat operations in 1944 and 1945. More than a narrative history, the study examines the problems that the Ninth experienced in conducting joint combat operations with ground forces across the rapidly moving battlefront in France and Germany. In its comprehensiveness, the study also touches on aircrew training and rotation, air base defense organization, civil engineering support, and intelligence.
  • Contents: Foreword; Preface; Foreword to the 1946 Edition; Acknowledgments, 1946 Edition; Introduction; A Critical Review of Ninth Air Force Operations; A Critical Review of Ninth Air Force Organization; Conclusions and Recommendations: External; Conclusions and Recommendations: Internal; Bibliography; Abbreviations.
  • 183 pages, 6 multi-colored maps, 6 charts
  • $1.99
Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk"
  • Originally published in 1956 although believed to have utilized material originally published circa 1944
  • This booklet provides a brief history of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter aircraft. In addition to the photographs, there are two double-page plan drawings, the first showing multiple views of the P-40D, the second showing general layout data which provides precise measurements of the P-40D.
  • Contents: History; Design; Structure; XP-40; P-40; P-40A; P-40B; P-40C; P-40D; P-40E; P-40F; Late Models.
  • 16 pages, 8 photos, 2 plan drawings
  • $1.99
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