USAF Erection and Maintenance Instructions for the F-51D (P-51) Mustang

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  • Item Category: Militaria & Weapons
  • Source: eBay
  • Sold Date: Dec 12, 2012
  • Channel: Auction House
This auction is for a preowned “Erectionand Maintenance Instructions” for the USAF Series F-51D, ZF-51K and F-51M aircraft. It contains detailed information on the construction, maintenance and specifications of the F-51 Mustang for field mechanics. If you were an Air Force mechanic on a base… this book would tell you everything you needed to know about the plane you had to work on. There is a tremendous amount of information regarding this famous aircraft!

The F-51 (Fighter) is the USAF designation of the famed P-51 (Pursuit) of WWII. This particular copy is dated December 20, 1944 with a revision March 9, 1951. Previously a restricted item, it bears a “classification cancelled” stamp dated July 3, 1946. You can see this information in the photos I have attached.

The manual is in good shape for its age although it is yellowed and appears to have been in use as a reference manual to repair aircraft. In fact, the “Model” and “Serial No.” on the front cover have “F-51D” and “44-73666” lightly written in pencil in the space provided. An internet search actually ties the manual to a particular aircraft listed in an accident report at Billy Mitchell Field in Wisconsin. Pretty cool. There are also some mechanic notes on the last page which I have included in the photos as well.

This is a great piece of military aviation history.

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