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Aviation Ordnance Equipment Catalog 865, 1944

US Navy

Aviation Ordnance Equipment Catalog 865, 1944

Not for Sale

This artifact resides in our Private Collection, yet we welcome inquiries from restorers, museums, or serious enthusiasts. Please email us with the name of the artifact at

This WWII-era publication of the US Navy Department Bureau of Ordnance, Pamphlet 865, May 1944, is a compendium of all major components and accessories used in aviation ordnance (gunnery, bombing, pyrotechnics, etc.). This 463-page reference is a comprehensive guide of ordnance used in aircraft (or the supporting ground equipment) by the US Navy, and as well, by the US Army Air Force. Although termed a "pamphlet", this is actually a sizable book.

Thanks to a dear friend at the USS Pampanito Submarine Museum and Memorial, our copy of this manual is now available as a digital pdf file to download at no charge. Just click here.  

This reference document is not for sale, however, we are happy to use it to answer questions from the warbird community. Please feel free to contact us.

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