A very rare original WW1 Royal Flying Corps manual covering the aero engines in use with the RFC in 1916-17. It was mainly intended for use by officers, N.C.O.s and men undergoing training or instruction in the operation and maintenance of military aero engines. The manual is undated, but the inclusion of the Clerget 110hp engine, and the omission of the Clerget 130hp (which was introduced in 1917), suggests that it was most probably published in 1916. It was certainly published between 1915-17. The manual features details of the main engines fitted to RFC aircraft during 1915-17, including the 110 h.p. Clerget, 120 h.p. Beardmore, 80 h.p. Gnome, 90 h.p. R.A.F., 80 h.p. Le Rhone, and 100 h.p. Monosoupape. The manual is illustrated with timing diagrams and includes engine fault-finding tables.
In good condition. The cover is in good condition, with some marks and general signs of wear. The original metal clip binding is good and secure. The text and illustrations are in very good condition with some minor marks.
Published: c.1916 Illustrated with diagrams Blue R.F.C. 'Stolzenberg Patent' card binder Dimensions: 140mm x 195mm Pages: 69