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Date: Aug 9, 2012
Aeronautics Aircraft Spotter's Handbook (1943)
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Published by the National Aeronautics Council, Inc., New York, in 1943, this is a spotters guide covering all the major aircraft found in the World War II era. Edited by L. C. Guthman, Ensign, United States Navy Reserve (U.S.N.R.).

I own a copy. Despite the rough condition on outside, it actually has well-preserved pages with very clean text and great pictures. The pictures aren't photos, but very well done (almost "picture-perfect") sketches in black-and-white. Also has technical data and 3-view silhouette drawings.

Mine was apparently the property of a Ptc. E.R. Moore, 663 M.P.E.G. Co., as marked in the title page and on the back of the book.

Does anyone else own a copy?



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Date: Aug 10, 2012
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May i ask where you got this from?

Some of these spotters guides from WW2 can be extremely rare and expensive, hang onto it for a bit and i will se if i can chat up a few people at the WW2 forum about it and see how rare it could possibly be



-- Edited by scorpio213 on Friday 10th of August 2012 04:52:24 PM

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I have no memory of where I got it, but the chances are it came from a thrift store or an antique store (both of which I browse as often as I can for such things).



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i did manage to get some info on it, aparently its not that rare since its apparently a massed produced version

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That has me drooling. Would there be any way to see the contents or is it too fragile? That is so neat. Reminds me of the WW2 USAAF cap I have that is in almost mint condition. It was my grandfather's and as "OCD" as he was, he kept it in amazing shape. It's one of the few things that I have that he gave me when he was still around. He loved aviation his whole life and he is truly one of my hero's after all he went through including being a P.O.W. and on the Bataan Death March!

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jrbirdman wrote:

That has me drooling. Would there be any way to see the contents or is it too fragile?


 I'll see what I can do. wink



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