Title: LOCKHEED C-140 JETSTAR No’s 1 and 2

The Jetstar is a distinctive four-engined executive jet which first flew in 1957. The first prototype used two Bristol Orpheous engines, but when the aircraft won a USAF contest for airways inspection/executive transport aircraft, the lack of a suitable US engine caused the type to be re-engined with four JT12 engines.

The Jetstar was the first dedicated business jet to enter service, and was also for many years the largest available. 16 examples entered USAF service, and 188 other examples were produced for other military and civil customers. A program to re-engine the aircraft with TFE731 turbofan engines enabled the aircraft’s service life to be considerably extended.

We offer two titles for the JetStar. The first title contains the flight manual for the military C-140, including the performance manual and a nice early manufacturer’s brochure. The second contains the flight manual for the Jetstar as used by TWA Airlines for advanced pilot training, the flight manual for the TFE-731 powered versions, and a nice colour brochure. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages. Each title is US$9.95.

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Title 1 contains:

  • USAF Flight Manual for the C-140A, C-140B and VC-140B, T.O. !C-140A-1 dated 1-2-70, revised to 15-2-72 with approx. 418 pages.
  • Luftwaffe Flight Manual Performance Data manual for the C-140, GAF TO 1C-140-1-1 dated 15-1-80 with approx. 190 pages. (A reprint of the USAF equivalent manual).
  • Manufacturer’s brochure for the Jetstar, undated with approx. 32 pages. This is a very early brochure, promoting its entry in the USAF Utility Jet competition. In most of the brochure the aircraft is twin-engined using Bristol Orpheus engines, but details are included of the proposed four engine version.

Title 2 contains:

  • TWA Airlines Flight Handbook for the Lockheed Jetstar, dated Aug 1968 with approx. 564 pages.
  • Airplane Flight Manual for the JetStar 1329-23A, D, R with Garret TFE 731-3 turbofan engines (STC SA2326SW), produced by Garrett Airesearch, at Rev 19 dated 18-7-1980 with approx. 294 pages.
  • Garrett Airesearch produced colour brochure titled “Jetstar Interiors and Avionics”, undated with approx. 13 pages.