Chance Vought F7U Cutlass Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

Chance Vought F7U Cutlass Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions

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Chance-VoughtAis F7U Cutlass was inspired by design data retrieved from GermanyAis Arado Company at the end of WWII. To avoid extreme nose-down forces, the Cutlass was a Aitail-lessAi aircraft. Its swept wings had vertical fins and AiailevatorAi control surfaces. Although intended to operate at up to Mach .95, the aircraft was hampered by under- powered Westinghouse turbojets, and its nose-up profile made carrier landings dangerous. Although its in-flight performance was acceptable, the Navy initially rejected the plane as unfit for carrier use. While nearly 200 F7U-3s were eventually delivered, they were retired only five years after their introduction. Originally printed by the U.S. Navy, this F7U-3 Flight Operating Manual taught pilots everything they needed to know before entering the cockpit. Classified AiRestrictedAi, it was recently de- classified and is here reprinted in book form. This facsimile has been reformatted. Care has been taken however to preserve the integrity of the text.II I, I .III .. . D u 55215 I I I I I I I . - . I. I . . J :6; _ {I a . . . . :IDHTUI EMU . I u 13 I I 2 . I 0 .nt .Pui Ac _ I . .I I t . I . .w. ._ I. . . I . ._.m mEEm. man. I I .f I I I . I I... L. .I I. Mu .:. I.ArI.I... I_.1c.I. ! ..HI , . .n . . W I I .I I 55215 3324 a€œIn. in, .a€” _ - I vv I I.. IqIAr...IvI. ... . {u L . AHanbsp;...

Title:Chance Vought F7U Cutlass Pilot's Flight Operating Instructions
Author:United States Navy, USN - 2008-09-01


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