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Naval Aircraft Instrument Handbook, NAVAER 05-1-568, 1944

US Navy

Naval Aircraft Instrument Handbook, NAVAER 05-1-568, 1944


Here is an original WWII-era Naval Aircraft Instrument Familiarization and Inspection Handbook, NAVAER 05-1-568, published in 1944 by the US Navy Bureau of Aeronautics.

The 8.5 by 11 inch manual is divided into 3 sections:

  • Section 1 Flight Instruments 94 pages
  • Section 2 Power Plant Instruments 71 pages
  • Section 3 Navigation Instruments 75 pages

Each section contains several pages on each instrument, describing its use, function, operation, and inspection, including illustrations, diagrams and cut-aways

The manual is clearly experienced but is in reasonable condition given its age. The front cover is discolored and the tabs for each of the 3 sections are worn. But overall, the content is intact and a handy reference. 

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