Title: Naval Aircraft Factory N3N

The N3N was produced by the Naval Aircraft Factory after being given the task of manufacturing a new primary trainer designed by the US Navy. The aircraft used a lot of re-cycled aluminium from US Navy airships. 179 examples of the N3N-1 were ordered in the mid-thirties followed by 816 examples of the later N3N-3. Used extensively during WW2 a few were retained as seaplane trainers as late as 1961.

This title includes three flight manuals for the N3N series. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the N3N-1, Report M-4034 dated 23-2-38, with approx. 27 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the N3N-3, Report M-4093 dated 1-2-40, with approx. 39 pages.
  • “Meet the N3N” US Navy training booklet. 63 pages of instruction on starting and flying the aircraft, originally intended to follow a film.