Lot 476: Aviation Manuals

RR Auction

2015-07-07 11:00:58

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Lot 476: Four items: first, a Pilot Training Manual for the Skymaster C-54, 8 x 10.5, 206 pages. Dated August of 1945, this manual is labeled "restricted," features an introduction by General 'Hap' Arnold, and contains all the information and procedures necessary to operate the aircraft. In very good condition, with owner's name written on the first page, mild overall toning, and expected handling wear. Second, a softcover Pilot's Powerplant Manual, 6.5 x 9.5, 392 pages, issued by the US Department of Commerce's Civil Aeronautics Administration, dated October 1942. In fine condition, with some scattered light wear and toning to covers and spine. Third, a hardcover manual entitled "Service and Instruction Manual Radio B-24D Airplane," 8.5 x 11.25, 252 pages, prepared by the Flight and Service department of Consolidated Aircraft Corporation, published in 1943. Front cover and title page are also labeled "Restricted." Manual contains several pull-out diagrams and schematics. In fine condition, with expected mild age wear. And fourth, a hardcover instruction manual entitled "Power Plant B-24 D Airplane," 9 x 11.25, 203 pages, printed in 1943 by Consolidated Aircraft Corporation. Manual consists of 21 chapters and features 145 illustrations. In fine condition, with some mild wear to covers, toning to pastedowns, and previous owner's signature on first page. RR Auction's Fine Autographs and Artifacts Auction 456 Wednesday, 15th July 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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