Titles: Curtiss C-46 Commando No’s 1 and 2

The C-46 was first flown as the CW-20 airliner in 1940, and then ordered into volume production by the USAAF as the C-46. The C-46 was the largest and heaviest twin-engined aircraft to serve with the USAAF during WW2. Considerably larger than the more well-known C-47, the empty weight of the C-46 was more than the fully-loaded weight of the C-47. A total of 3,180 examples were manufactured during WW2 and they continued to serve with the USAF until the late 1960’s.

We offer two titles on the Curtis C-46 Commando, containing flight manuals for the CW-20 and most variants of the Curtiss C-46. Each title is US$9.95. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.

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Title 1 contains:

  • Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the USAAF C-46 and C-46A and the US Navy R5C-1, AN 01-25LA-1 dated 20-7-43, with approx 117 pages.
  • Pilot’s Flight Operating Instructions for the USAAF C-46E, AN 01-25LB-1 dated 21-5-45, with approx 60 pages.
  • USAAF Pilot Training Manual for the C-46, USAAF manual No 50-16 dated Mar 45, with approx 107 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • Manufacturers Pilots Manual for the CW-20, dated 1940 with approx 13 pages.
  • USAF Preliminary Flight and Operation Manual for the C-46, Technical Order No 01-25LA-1, with approx 59 pages.
  • “The Commando Manual”, dated 1 February 1944 with approx 170 pages. A technical reference manual used by Curtiss field representatives during WW2.