Title: Fairchild XNQ  (XT-31)

The Fairchild model 92 was initially developed for the US Navy as the XNQ. Up to that point the US Navy had traditionally used versions of USAF training aircraft. However the aircraft was rejected by the US Navy and after modifications the aircraft was evaluated by the USAF as the XT-31. The aircraft was selected by the USAF and an order for 100 was placed. This would have made it the first US navy designed primary trainer to be used by the USAF, but the order was subsequently cancelled in favour of the T-34 Mentor.

To maximise value, this title contains the flight manual for the Fairchild XNQ, and the flight manuals for two other 1950’s trainer aircraft produced for the US military but which never progressed further than the initial development stage, the Temco TT-1 and the Beechcraft 73 Jet Mentor. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • Manufacturers Preliminary Pilots Flight Operating Instructions for the Fairchild XNQ, undated but revised to 1-8-47, with approx 42 pages.
  • Manufacturer produced pilot’s handbook, titled “Presenting the Model 73 Jet Mentor”, publication 73-001004 dated 15-4-56 revised to 15/3/57, with approx 44 pages.
  • US Navy Pilots Handbook for the TT-1, NAVAER 01-270KAA-501 dated 15 August 1958, with approx 154 pages.