Title: McDonnell FH-1 Phantom 

The FH-1 (originally designated FD-1) was the first US Navy carrier-based jet and first flew in 1945 but in common with many early jet fighters suffered from limited range and poor performance. Consequently only 60 were built and they remained in service for only three years.

This title contains the Flight Manual for the very first FD-1, plus the definitive flight manual for the FH-1 Phantom along with a brief manufacturer’s publicity brochure. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages unless otherwise stated.



This title contains:

  • Pilot’s Handbook for the XFD-1, undated with approx. 55 pages. (Produced from a copy. Unattributed but probably a manufacturer publication for the very first FD-1. (The original designation for the FH-1))
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the FH-1, AN 01-245FA-1 dated 15-5-49 revised to 1-8-49 with approx. 58 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s publicity brochure titled “The Story of the McDonnell Phantom”, undated with 7 pages.