MILITARY COLLECTABLES

Vietnam Collection  $100US  A collection of six Army and Air Force publications from the Vietnam era (1968-1972 pub dates). Its a little unusual to find all these pubs in a single collection and in this condition. There is a large amount of detailed information here that will enhance your understanding of the Vietnam war specifically the training methods and equipment and  used by  American forces. If you had served in Vietnam this will recall your training and doubtless help bring back many memories.  If you are a student of history, a member of the military  a spouse or relative you will find the information to be very interesting. Over two million Americans served in Vietnam. The "10,000 day war". 

United States Air Force BASIC DATA - Published by United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning Georgia July 1967, 104 pages, blue cardstock cover, excellent condition, 

Contents :

  • Mission, Organization and Functions
  • Area and Tactical Forces
  • Close Air Support 
  • Air Support Weapons
  • USAF Airlift
  • Tactical Air Control Systems
  • Area Air Defense
  • Special Air Warfare
  • Strategic Air Operations
  • Military Aspects of Space

ARTILLERY HANDBOOK- Published by the United States Army Infantry School Fort Benning Georgia, publication ST-7-163-FY72, 119 pages red cardstock cover, excellent condition. 

Contents:

  • Field Artillery Mission, Characteristics and Organization
  • Consideration of Fire Support
  • Fundamentals of Artillery Employment
  • Field Artillery Fire Planning
  • Fire Support Coordination
  • Adjustment of Field Support Artillery Fire
  • Air Defense Artillery
  • Common system of target designation
  • Artillery weapons and equipment
  • Characteristics of artillery weapons

OFFICER CANDIDATE PROGRAM MANUAL Published by the United States Army Infantry School, Fort Benning Georgia, January 1968, approx 109 pages, blue cardstock cover, good condition with some writing and underlining (this is an original manual as used in the course. 

 

Contents

  • Course highlights
  • Introduction
  • Leadership evaluation and development
  • Leadership traits
  • Academic development
  • Student organizations
  • Student ratings
  • Physical fitness
  • Honor
  • Relief and Re-cycle
  • Disciplinary System
  • Uniform requirements and regulations
  • OCP rules and procedures
  • Leaves, Passes, Restrictions, Privleges
  • Duties responsibilities chain of command
  • Reserve component classes
  • Forms

ARMY REGULATION AR 340-15 PREPARING CORRESPONDENCE 

Published by Headquarters, Department of the Army, January 1968, approx 109 pages, white cardstock cover, very good condition, describes the Army Modified Block Style of Correspondence. Excellent detail of how it is all done with examples. 

Contents:

  • General
  • Policies
  • Procedures
  • Correspondence forms
  • Envelopes and Mailing
  • Correspondence formats
  • Folding correspondence
  • Map of army areas
  • Military letter

 

DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY FIELD MANUAL FM 57-1 DEPARTMENT OF THE AIRFORCE FIELD MANUAL AFM 2-51 US ARMY/US AIRFORCE DOCTRINE FOR AIRBORNE OPERATIONS

Published by the Departments of the Army and Air Force Sept 1967 , three ring punched, saddle stitched (stapled) marked "FILE COPY" white cover, excellent condition. 

Contents

  • Introduction
  • Command, Control, Organization and Responsibilities
  • Tactical Planning and preparation
  • Combat service support planning and procedures
  • Security and counterintelligence
  • Marshaling
  • Air Movement
  • Air force combat control and army assault teams
  • Parachute operations
  • Air landed operations
  • Evacuation and withdrawal by air
  • Weather service
  • References, Training, Glossary

 

WRITING HANDBOOK United States Army Infantry School Fort Benning Georgia January 1967. (reprinted in August 1967 with minor corrections and revisions) 102 pages, blue coverstock covers, very good condition. This is an excellent manual and would be of great interest to ANY writer. ..."like a good trigger squeeze which is learned rather than taught, good writing is a skill that anyone can learn. .."

Contents

  • Elements of composition
  • English usage
  • Preparation of a military research paper
  • Conducting research
  • Staff study -format and concept
  • Writing for publication
  • Military correspondence
  • Bibliography

 


ROSS OF LONDON 8x30 MILITARY BINOCULARS BRITISH BROAD ARROW MARKED (OLDER WW1 or 2)

Solid brass case with brown leather and black paint over with British Broad Arrow military markings. Quality made in England. Other markings include ' ROSS LONDON No 70349 and stereo prism binocular power =6. Leather strap appears to be original showing age but still useable. Overall condition is very good with brass showing due to paint being worn off over the years. Purchased several years ago from an estate. These binoculars were war issue to British Army officers either in WW1 or WW2. Unusual to find in this worn but undamaged condition. Note that the Broad arrow was a marking placed by the British on government issued items in an attempt to keep the items in government custody. In this case the broad arrow is painted onto the leather surface and also appears on the front of the binoculars marked into the metal during manufacture. 

Although these binoculars were high quality for their day, modern computer designed lenses and coatings offer better performance. These ones are still quite useable but their main value is their military collectable value. They are a real conversation piece too as people are attracted to them when they see them. (The original case has long since disappeared). Here is an opportunity to acquire a rare military artifact at a reasonable cost that is still useful today! Qty - only one is available)

$150US Please use the button below to purchase this item.

AIR NAVIGATION VOL 1 & VOL II BASIC PRINCIPLES AND ALLIED SUBJECTS

ROYAL AIR FORCE - RESTRICTED PUBLICATION  PUBLISHED 1/1952

When I purchase a military publication one of the first things that I check out is the security clearance. And the date. This is a restricted publication. That means that it is covered under the Official Secrets Act. But it was also published in 1952 and this means that the secrets are too old to worry much about. I won't expect a representative from MI5 knocking at my door and emptying a clip from his 9mm into my chest. This is a good thing.

Its a little unusual to find these publications available for sale. If the boys at the RAF were following the rules these pubs would have been destroyed. But somebody hoarded them in a kit bag and stored them in an attic for several decades while collecting a pension and then expired.

Published just a few years after WW2 these publications represent the collected wisdom of one of the worlds greatest air forces on how to get their planes from point A to point B.

In the first volume the basic principles are covered and when you think about it the basic principles never change much.

In the second volume allied subjects are covered in much greater detail than the basic principles and in fact the manual is approximately three times the size of vol 1.

Who would be interested in these RAF volumes on Air Navigation. I think any pilot would enjoy them. Wouldn't it be pleasant to revert to manual methods when junior spills his root beer into your gps at five thousand feet.  It would be a nice addition to a navigation reference library. An aircraft or air force historian would love them. If Pops or Gramps was in the RAF what a nice surprise these volumes would make. You will have them doing flash backs to ME-109's attacking and .the ole Rolls Royce Merlin engine throwing a rod...complete with blood curdling screams and wide eyed horror. Yes it would be fun!

 

Both Volumes $95US

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