AirCorps Library is owned, developed, and maintained by AirCorps Aviation, who specializes in the restoration, maintenance, and rebuilding of vintage WWII aircraft
AirCorps Library is an online collection of WWII and legacy aircraft engineering drawings and technical manuals that are available to members using an innovative viewer designed for web use. Each drawing and manual on the website is searchable by a variety of keywords and terms, to make finding what you need quick and easy, and it's all available in high resolution! The goal of AirCorps Library is to provide a cost effective way for users to access resources that will help promote, preserve, and keep WWII and legacy aircraft safely flying through the 21st century.
Many restoration shops similar to AirCorps Aviation, utilize AirCorps Library, or "Library" for their projects and technical research. However, the site is also used by a wide variety of enthusiasts, including model builders, CAD and SolidWorks users, historians, and more. Library was entirely conceptualized, and created by the team of AirCorps Aviation, developer David Hatfield (Hatfield Systems Design), and Evolve Creative.
We are constantly adding new manuals and drawings to the website in order to help our users get the information they are looking for. Please feel free to contact us if you are looking for a specific resource that pertains to an aircraft, component, engine, or propeller that was active during WWII!
"We recently discovered the need to rebuild our tailwheel lock mechanism. Within minutes on your site I was able to search, view, and purchase the blueprints required to have the parts made for us. An invaluable service to the warbird community that helps us keep 'em flying. Again, thank you for making these documents available."
Pilot/Sponsor of the Commemorative Air Force FM-2 Wildcat
"The microfilm drawings you digitized for us continue to be a great asset in the restoration of our Lockheed C-121A Constellation. These documents are a huge time-saver for us. Access to these documents reduces our research time, and provides technical data for repair, overhaul and fabrication of parts that would otherwise be unavailable."
Technical Maintenance Manager, Dynamic Aviation
"Just a note to say thank you for the job you are doing on getting detailed information about Warbirds out to the interested public. My interest is in liquid-cooled engines, particularly the Allison V-1710. It is little known that Allison specified that a restrictor should be fitted in the cylinder head vent line to the coolant header tank. I had a need to know where it was actually located on the P-40N, and what were its dimensions. In less than 10 minutes on your website I found the relevant drawings, including the detailed drawing for the restrictor! Thank you, I don't know where else I could have found it; and this was not my first such success story. Keep up the good work!"
Author of Vee's for Victory: The Story of the Allison V-1710 Aircraft Engine
"AirCorps Library has given our type club the ability to release thousands of manufacturing drawings to our member base. The drawings have helped infinitely in the restoration and preservation of Howard vintage aircraft."
Mechanical Engineer and Document Curator / Historical Consultant for the Howard Aircraft Foundation
"As a small part of the FG-1D 90250 Corsair for the Warbird Heritage Foundation, I was working with the films directly on an old reader… Since using the remastered drawings from AirCorps, I have found the clarity, detail, ability to enlarge without pixelation to be invaluable! The ability to search by part number and find multiple copies for most drawings is great. If you are part of a project or just an enthusiast, you NEED this! Thank you to everyone at AirCorps for their hard work and dedication of the preservation of history."
Dennison Enterprises LLC
"We have been using the B-25 information and quickly learned that we can instantly find things in 15 or 20 seconds that with our microfilm rolls would have taken 10 minutes. AirCorps Library is super fast and such a time saver. The quality of the digitized data, plus the ability to zoom is fantastic."
EAA #763327 Manager, Aircraft Maintenance EAA
"I have found the Air Corps library to be an essential tool in my restoration business as I always get challenged by my customers. Their ability to digitize the microfilm to make it usable is fantastic. I have access to all drawings as well as the reference material. Without this resource, life would be more complicated and expensive. Thanks to the Team for making this knowledge available to all. A great resource!"
Dennison Enterprises PLC
"The thousands of resources within AirCorps Library will be critical to our efforts in keeping these historic aircraft maintained and operating safely."
Texas Flying Legends Director of Maintenance & Warbird pilot