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This fantastic CD-rom is a Digital Facsimile of this rare Original Document!

This rare and hard-to-find WWII MARK III Plotting Board Instructional Manual was issued to Naval Pilots and Cadets in 1945. It is a comprehensive portfolio with detailed instructions for use and study.

Issued by the Aviation Training Division for the U.S. Navy, it is Air Navigation Bulletin Supplement No. 7, February, 1945, NAVAER 00-80V-22E.

It is part of the collection of World War II memorabilia owned by the U.S. Navy pilot to whom it was issued in 1945.

Absolutely fantastic and useful for anyone using a plotting and charting board, this wonderful manual has diagrams and text, including subject matter:

How to Construct the Chart

How to Locate Positions

Determining Bearing and Distance

Finding True Heading and Ground Speed for a Given Course

Finding Course and Ground Speed for a Given True Heading and Air Speed

Find Wind from Drift Measurements

Simple Interception of the Ship

Radius of Action

Sector Search....and much, much more!

This manual is over 60 years old and the pages and the type have discolored slightly due to age. These digital photo images are true and accurate. Photos appear yellowed and faded due to the age of this document.

However, to enable the reader to use and enjoy this manual, some of the images have been digitally enhanced to provide greater contrast for the reader.

No other changes or modifications have been made .

This digital reproduction is an exact duplication of the original publication.


YOU WILL RECEIVE 2 CD-rom DISCS that will enable you to view and print this book from cover to cover.

As with the original manual, t are 77 pages of illustrated text, as well as an Index/Table of Contents and front and back covers.

DISC ONE contains the JPEG images of each page.

Disc One contains 33.6 MB, 82 files

You will be able to print out this book in its entirety or view it on your computer by scrolling through the pages as you desire. Due to some weird computer program duplicating these files, a few of the pages on this disc only are out of order. When you open the disc, you will see the order of files as follows: Back Cover, Front Cover, 1 ST Page, P. 11, P. 77, P. 3 through P. 76 consecutively and the Table of Contents. This absolutely DOES NOT affect the use of the disc or your ability to read and enjoy and study from this manual.

Disc One can be viewed with either operating systems - Windows XP or Vista . The files can be viewed using the following programs, including, but, I'm sure, not limited to:

Microsoft Office Picture Manager


Windows Photo Gallery

Windows Media

Kodak Easy Share

HP Photo and Imaging

Windows Picture and Fax Viewer

Microsoft Photo Editor

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DISC TWO is a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation.

Disc Two contains 32.4 MB, 80 slides

You will be able to view Disc Two using the Microsoft PowerPoint program . This disc also contains the entire contents of the original manual and each slide is in consecutive order as it appears in the original manual.

Disc Two can be viewed using either Windows XP or Vista operating systems.

The slides can be printed in order or as needed.

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You are being provided with two discs to enable you to

view this manual in whatever format you wish.

These CDs give you the opportunity to own this rare instructional manual!

Enjoy the knowledge from over 60 years ago using today's technology!

From a smoke-free home.