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 Serial/Series Title: War Department technical manual
 Collection: Government Documents A to Z Digitization Project
Theory of ballooning.
A general guide to piloting a free balloon.
Ordnance maintenance : 3-inch antiaircraft gun matériel, M2A2, M2A1, M1A2, M1A1, T1A2, and T1A1
Provides instructions for inspection, disassembly and assembly, and maintenance and repair of 3-inch antiaircraft gun matériel, including the use of special repair tools.
Notes on physiology in aviation medicine.
Discusses the physical effects of flight, and the mechanics and chemistry of respiration.
Grinding machines
This report provides the definition of grinding and discusses different processes, types, and operations of grinding.
A guide to the operation and maintenance of lathes for general shop work.
Railway shop battalion.
"This manual explains the organization and operation of railway shop battalion for employment on a standard military railway. Its purpose is to assist railway shop battalion officers in the training and operation of their units, and to guide command and staff officers charged with the employment of railway shop battalions."
Airship aerodynamics.
"This manual is designed as a text for the instruction of airship student pilots .... to give the knowledge of aerodynamics essential to the operation of [lighter than air aircraft]."(Page 2.)
75-mm howitzer materiel.
This is a World War II-era technical manual for the 75mm Howitzer. It contains information on use, maintenance, assembly, and other aspects of this weapon.
Aerial photography.
A training manual designed to teach aerial photography for military purposes.
Provides a text and reference book covering the principles of orientation. Orientation is defined as "the accurate location of datum points and the establishment of lines of known length and direction".
Ordnance maintenance : prismatic compass, M1918.
Describes the Prismatic Compass, M1918 and provides instructions for its operation, maintenance, and its functions in relation to various types of field artillery.
Heat treating and inspection of metals
This report discusses these topics: I. Principles of heat treating -- II. Heat-treating equipment -- III. General heat treatment of steel -- IV. Specific heat treatments for aircraft steels -- V. General heat treatment of aluminum alloys -- VII. Hardness testing -- VIII. Magnaflux inspection.
Airplane structures.
Describes structural details of service airplanes used by the Army Air Corps, sufficient for personnel to perform inspection and maintenance of their equipment.
Conduct of field artillery fire using air observation.
"This manual covers the methods and procedure for the control of field artillery fire using air observation."
20-MM aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2.
"In addition to a description of the 20-mm aircraft gun matériel M1 and M2, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the matériel."
Browning machine gun caliber .50, M2, aircraft, fixed and flexible.
"In addition to a description of the Browning machine gun, caliber .50, M2, aircraft, fixed and flexible, this manual contains technical information required for the identification, use, and care of the materiel."
Aircraft radio shop practice.
Discusses maintenance and repair of the component parts of aircraft radio equipment, and the correct use of tools.
Ordnance maintenance : plotting boards for field artillery
Contains instructions for inspection, assembly, disassembly, maintenance, and repair of plotting boards for field artillery.
Maintenance policies, publications, and forms.
Designed to familiarize Army Air Forces personnel with publications, forms, and policies, in order to ensure efficient aircraft maintenance and standardized practices.
Aircraft hardware and materials.
Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair."
Ordnance maintenance : azimuth instrument M1918 and M1918A2
Discusses the azimuth instruments M1918 and M1918A2 in terms of their purposes, operations, maintenance, assembly, disassembly, and repair.
Ordnance maintenance : Browning machine gun, caliber .50, all types
Contains detailed instructions for the inspection, maintenance, and repair of six types of caliber .50 Browning machine guns.
Ordnance maintenance : compass M2
Provides instructions for the inspection, assembly, disassembly, maintenance, and repair of the compass M2, the standard compass of the Field Artillery.
Livens projector MI.
"This manual is intended for the using services. It gives all necessary information about the construction, function, and identification of all standard materiel pertaining to the Livens projector MI assembly, with directions for shipping and storage."
Materials for protective concealment
Discusses protective concealment (camouflage) as it matters to the soldier. Covers materials and uses as well as other equipment to be employed.
Army medical supply depot.
A guide for army medical supply depot personnel. Discusses establishment, operation, organization, employment, and training standards.
Aircraft woodwork.
Discusses woodworking in aircraft manufacturing in general, and in detail the characteristics of wood, the glue and hardware necessary, hand tools and machines, as well as repair of the aircraft.
Construction of weather maps, charts and diagrams
"This supplement outlines in detail the methods for plotting of observation data, for entry of analysis, and for preparation of supplementary maps, charts, and diagrams for all Army Air Forces weather stations."
Radiotelephone procedure
"The purpose of this manual is to acquaint radio operators and pilots of the Army Air Forces with radiotelephone procedure"
Pneumatic ponton bridge M3
Discusses the purpose and usage of the pneumatic pontoon bridge M3 by infantry in the field. Covers construction, deployment, and maintenance.
Airplane inspection guide.
"The purpose of this manual is to furnish to mechanics, inspectors, and other personnel, ..., the necessary information relative to the inspection of airplanes, airplane engines, and auxiliary equipment."
Applied physics for airplane mechanics.
Describes basic principles of physics for use in the training of airplane mechanics.
Physiological aspects of flying.
"The purpose of this manual is to endeavor to explain in everyday terms the various physical and physiological problems that arise during flying, and to give in detail the latest knowledge of proved solutions to these problems." (--Page 2.)
Vocational teaching.
"This manual is designed to help officers in the armed forces, enlisted men, or civilian instructors who are to teach for the first time." Discusses student characteristics, various aspects of teaching, and testing.
Aircraft induction, fuel and oil systems.
Describes aircraft engine systems, fuels, and lubricants.
Harmonization of aircraft fixed guns and sights.
A handbook for aircraft armorers, describing the fundamentals of using aircraft gun sights.
Mask type oxygen therapy outfit, complete, and oxygen therapy outfit, with manifold.
A guide to the assembly, operation, maintenance, and repair of two types of oxygen therapy equipment.
Electro-surgical unit, portable.
A guide to the assembly, operation, maintenance, and packing of the Portable Electro-Surgical Unit issued by the Army Medical Department.
Sinusoidal machine.
"These instructions are published for the information and guidance of all personnel charged with the operation and maintenance of the McIntosh Electric Corporation Model No. 5018 of Sinusoidal Machine, Portable, for Galvanic, Faradic and Rapid Sinusoidal Currents, 110-Volt, 60-Cycle, Medical Department item No. 7132005 ... in the field. They contain information on the operation and maintenance of the equipment ...."
Cardiograph, portable.
A guide to the operation and maintenance of the portable electrocardiograph.
Barracks, portable, prefrabricated, 20' x 48' steel (channel frame) insulated : procedure for erecting.
Provides step by step instructions for the erection of prefabricated Army buildings and possible additional units. Provides a list of parts and markings.
Field artillery trainer, M3.
A guide to the use and maintenance of the field artillery trainer M3, a miniature gun mounted on a miniature carriage for use in conduct of fire training.
Serological water baths : items 4479008 and 4480008.
A guide to the operation of standard gable type water baths suitable for Wassermann or serological inactivation work.
Physical reconditioning.
Describes the purpose and functions of the Physical Reconditioning portion of the U.S. Army's Reconditioning Program, for the treatment of convalescent soldiers who have been wounded or who have experienced prolonged illness.
Aircraft engines.
Discusses the principles, classification, description, and construction of internal combustion engines used in military aircraft. Includes instructions for storage of engines.
Dental X-ray machine (items 6088005, 6088010)
Describes the components and maintenance of two types of dental x-ray machines.
Aircraft mechanics tools.
A manual for the beginning airplane mechanic. Discusses the proper use and care of tools.
Electrical facilities : generating plants, repairs and utilities
"This Technical Manual describes the various types of electric generating equipment used on Army posts and discusses its operation, maintenance, and repair."
Gasoline stoves and burners
Provides instructions for the operation and maintenance of gasoline stoves and burners used as sources of heat in medical equipment, such as sterilizers, autoclaves, incubators, and a distilling apparatus. Contains descriptions of the major units and their functions.
Suction apparatus : portable, electric.
Contains information on the operation and maintenance of five types of portable electric suction apparatus used to remove blood and other fluids from body cavities during surgery.