Title: Douglas C-74 Globemaster I

The C-74 was the largest landplane at the time of its first flight in September 1945. Designed after Pearl Harbor when it was thought there was a need for long-range large transport aircraft, the contract was cancelled at the end of the war and only 14 examples were produced. These served the USAF until 1956 when they were retired. 4 aircraft were used by civilian cargo companies for another 10 years or so, but none survive today.

This title contains the USAF Flight Manual and Erection and Maintenance Manual for the C-74. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • USAF Handbook of Flight Operating Instructions for the Douglas C-74, AN 01-0NT-1 dated 20 Dec 1946 revised to 26 Feb 1952, with approx. 144 pages.
  • USAF Erection and Maintenance Manual for the Douglas C-74, AN 01-40NT-2 dated 4 April 1947 revised to 17 June 1953, with approx. 798 pages.