DOUGLAS F3D SKYKNIGHT (EF-10B)
Title: Douglas F3D Skyknight
The F3D Skyknight was an example of the early jet aircraft produced just after WW2. It was designed as a carrier-based radar-equipped night fighter. Typically for those days the engines were under-powered and the radar equipment was extremely heavy. The first example of the initial F3D-1 version first flew in 1948. Only 28 examples of this model were built due to the poor performance of the engine, and all were used solely for training. The later version, the F3D-2 with more powerful engines, was more successful and 237 were built. This model was in service until 1970 including service in Korea and Vietnam, latterly being known as the EF-10B.
The title includes flight manuals covering all main versions of the Douglas F3D Skyknight. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.