Title: McDonnell-Douglas YC-15

The YC-15 was McDonnell-Douglas’ entry into the USAF Advanced Medium STOL Transport (AMST) competition, intended to find a replacement for the C-130. This aircraft, and the entry from Boeing designated YC-14, were selected to be built and evaluated. Two prototypes were produced, the first of which took to the air for the first time in August 1975. The YC-15 derived its STOL capability from a combination of the powerplant and the wing. However following a 600 hour test program USAF funding was discontinued and development stopped.

This title contains the flight manual and pilot’s checklist for the prototypes of the McDonnell-Douglas YC-15 plus two manufacturer’s brochures.  The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • Manufacturer produced Utility Flight manual for the McDonnell-Douglas YC-15, Report No J6005, dated Jan 1977, with approx 470 pages.
  • Manufacturer produced (Pilot’s) Checklist for the YC-15, dated January 1976 with 10 pages.
  • Manufacturer produced brochure for the YC-15 titled “Why AMST”, document reference B6-1037 dated 7/76 with aprox. 30 pages.
  • Manufacturer produced brochure for the YC-15 titled “The future C-15”, document reference B7-022 dated 5/77 with aprox. 18 pages.