Title: Vought OS2U-3 Kingfisher

The Vought OS2U Kingfisher was a catapult-launched observation airplane which first flew in 1938. Over 1500 were built and the aircraft remained in service throughout WW2 as the main shipboard observation aircraft, as the planned successor proved a disappointment.

To maximise value, this title contains the flight manual for the Vought OS2U-3, plus the flight manuals for two other US Navy scout aircraft, the Curtiss SO3C-2C and the Curtiss SC-1.  The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • Vought-Sikorsky produced US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the OS2U-3 airplane, Report 5409 issued 11-12-40 with approx 23 pages.
  • US Navy Pilot’s Handbook for the Curtiss SC-1, AN 01-25DC-1 dated 15-2-46 with approx 62 pages.
  • Curtis produced US Navy Preliminary Pilot’s Handbook for the SO3C-2C airplane, 2nd Edition dated September 1942, with approx 88 pages.