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As a service to our customers and following the principle that we want to help people find the military manual they are looking for we are supplying links to other web sites. The following web sites are other sources of government and civilian produced military manuals and similar items which Military/Info generally doesn't have available. [Last checked and updated 11/30/06]

Other Primary Sources of Military Manuals

U.S.Government

Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL)
Joint Doctrine
National Technical Information Service (NTIS)
U.S.Army Research Institute (ARI)

Commercial Sources of Manuals and Related Items

Aero Tec-Data
Asiapac Books
Military Research Service
Paladin Press
Portrayal Press [Going out of buisness (Sept 2012)
Russian Military Translations
The Warrior Press

Other Websites with connections to sources of Military Manuals

Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA)
Olive-Drab (Military Link Site)
Bibliotheca (Military History and Archaeology Web Site)
Stone & Stone World War Two Books
S2 Company
The Coastal Defense Study Group

Military Technology Websites

Army Technology
Excalibur Electro Optics (Night Vision Equipment)

Websites with current Military Information

Federation of American Scientists

Military History Websites with Detailed Information

Civil War Field Fortifications
The Korean War
La Ligne Maginot
The Military Horse

Weapon Specific Websites

The Vickers Machine Gun

Military Technology Discussion Groups

Site O (Fortification and Artillery)

Other Notable Websites

Martin Egger's Fortification Page

Closed or Inactive Sites

Army Doctrine and Training Digital Library (ADTDL)
Army Administrative Electronic Publications
Marine Corps Doctrine Manuals (USMC)
MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain)
Navy Fact File
Railway Gun and Armored Train Web-Museum
M240 Machine Gun Page
The Roman Army by Gary Brueggeman Site




Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL)

Go to CALL

The CALL is the U.S.Army's online military lessons learned database. The unclassified sections are open to the public. You can download publications it produces. It can be very informative and interesting. [Note that you need to set your browser (Internet Explorer) security settings at medium and cookies at high to see this site, otherwise all you will get is a blank screen]

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Joint Doctrine

Go to Joint Doctrine

The Joint doctrine website publishes the U.S.Military's manuals concerned with the combined operations of the U.S.Army, Airforce, Navy and Marine Corps. This is the equivalent of the U.S.Army's Digital Training Library. Note that the documents require a Acrobat 4.0 to read and that the documents also have color pictures which may or may not be a problem for you to print.

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National Technical Information Service (NTIS)

Go to NTIS's Army Pub's Page

This is the current official public source of printed U.S.Army manuals. The last time I looked they had a catalog of 5500 current manuals online with the ability to get over 30,000 more. You can also order Airforce and Navy manuals through them.
On the up side, you order by telephone, using a credit card and they ship quickly.
On the down side, they deal in only manuals which the U.S.Military still has in stock. Then their catalog database gives you very little information about what you are ordering (sometimes not even the date of the manual). Sometimes they may have a manual on their list but you still can't buy it. Finally their prices are outrageous, sometimes over what twice what Military/Info charges for a photocopy, with a 200 page manual often costing around $50.00 a copy, not counting shipping.

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U.S.Army Research Institute

Go to ARI Home Page

The U.S.Army Research Institute for the Behavioral and Social Sciences produces and number of manuals of it's own like the Combat Leaders Guide and Commander's Battle Staff Handbook and other items.

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Aero Tec-Data

Go to Aerotec

An source of aircraft flight manuals. They appear to have hundreds of manuals available. If you are interested in aviation manuals Aero Tec-Data is worth looking into.

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Asiapac Books

Go to Asiapac

Asiapac has a fine line of the Military classics of Ancient China done a amusing cartoon format, including all the original text. You can find the the classics in their Online shop, under Strategy and Leadership section, then goto English comics.

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Military Research Service

Go to MRS

This is a military document photocopy service specializing in World War II Tables of Organization and Equipment. TO&E's are very hard to find and the Military Research Service should prove to be useful addition research resource.

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Paladin Press

Go to Paladin Press

Paladin Press is and has been a source of many military manuals reprints over the past thirty years as well as many original books on military subjects. They are source worth looking at. But as they say "Paladin offers outrageous and controversial books and videotapes". Over the past thirty years they have had more than their share of trouble because of it.

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Portrayal Press

Go to Portrayal Press

Portrayal Press is the primary reprinter of military vehicle manuals. Currently has hundreds of vehicle manuals for sale and other books on military subjects. So if you are looking for a military technical manual reprint on a vehicle they are place to go.

[Unfortuately when I last checked on 8 September 2012 they were going out of buisness because of health reasons]

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Russian Military Translations

Go to Russian Military Translations

This site offers a number of translations of Russian Military Manuals for sale, done by an expert translator.

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The Warrior Press

Go to The Warrior Press

The Warrior Press publishes "The Ranger Digest" which is a series of booklets on modern combat fieldcraft. They are inexpensive and are loaded with ideas. The site also has a number of free tips.

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Military Vehicle Preservation Association (MVPA)

Go to MVPA

The main club dealing with military vehicles. The MVPA is concerned with almost anything about military vehicles and they have an extensive web site. Also they have links to almost anyone who has an interest in military vehicles.

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Olive-Drab (Military Link Site)

Go to Olive-Drab

A very large site devoted to linking to everyone on the World Wide Web that has useful information on military subjects.

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Simonides (Military History and Archaeology Web Site)

Go to Bibliotheca

Simonides is a very large web site specializing in promoting military history and archaeology. They have a very large number of links to other related sites and appear to be expanding quickly. Also they sell a large series of CD ROM's contains manuals on many military vehicles.

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Stone & Stone World War Two Books

Go to Stone & Stone

This is the central web site for finding World War Two books on the Internet. If you are looking for books on the Second World War this is the place to go. This site has book reviews, lists of forthcoming books and a want list service. It also has directory listings and web links to most of the major publishers and book dealers specializing in military books in the English speaking world and beyond.

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The S2 Company

Go to S2

A website which specializes in Tactical Intelligence. It has a wealth of information, links and tools for people interested in Battlefield Intelligence gathering. While it is not part of the U.S.Government, it will amaze you with all the things which they make available. But note that this site does not like Netscape browsers.

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The Coastal Defense Study Group (CDSG)

Go to CDSG

A club who's main interest is in the history and preservation of the many coastal fortifications which dot the coasts of the United States. Also the giant ordnance which the coastal fortifications were equipped with. They also have a number of their own unique publications on the history of American coast fortifications.

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Army Technology

Go to Army Technology

A website designed to display U.S.Army technology and to provide links to military contractors. It displays the cutting edge of military technology

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Excalibur Electro Optics

Go to Excalibur Electro Optics

This is the most extensive site on Night Vision Equipment I have so far found on the web. They a both sell night vision equipment and have a fair amount of data on the equipment available.

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Federation of American Scientists (FAS)

Go to FAS

This is a very good intelligence website, designed to keep the concerned public up to date about current happenings related to war and peace.

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Civil War Field Fortifications

Go to Civil War Field Fortifications

This is a very nicely done website, with a lot of detailed information. It is a recommended site for students of the history and science of fortification. They are even working a CD-ROM containing the information on their website.

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The Korean War

Go to The Korean War

A website devoted completely to the Korean War. A true military history site, with a wealth of detail attached. Including weapon information.

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A La Ligne Maginot

Go to Ligne Maginot

A very done site on the famous French Maginot Line. One of the World's great pieces of military engineering. With numerous maps and illustrations. While this site is mainly in French, it can be understood.

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The Military Horse

Go to The Military Horse

This is a well done site specializing on The Military Horse. To quote them: "The Society is engaged in the preservation of and research upon, knowledge of the horse, and other equines, in their employment in a military role. This includes the study of, and distribution of knowledge upon, this topic as well as upon the equipment and tack associated with the military equipment of horses, horse soldiers, horse drawn artillery and military horse transport."

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The Vickers Machine Gun

Go to Vickers page

This is a website devoted completely to the British Vickers Machine Gun.

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Site O (Fortification and Artillery Discussion Group)

Go to Site O

This is a international research/discussion group site based in the United States, maintaining a forum for people who want the discuss the historical military technology of fortification and artillery, new books and research issues.

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Martin Egger's Fortification Web page

Go to Martin's Page

This site has a great number of useful links to other Fortification sites on the web. He also has his articles (in German) on Fortification available there. But what I like most is that he also has available the only plan I have ever seen of the inside layout of Ft.Drum (the concrete battleship of Manila bay fame).

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Closed or Inactive Websites (Including ones now closed to the public)

Below are sites which closed, no longer accesssable to the public or inactive. They deserved to be remembered.



Army Doctrine and Training Digital Library (ADTDL) [Closed]

Go to ADTDL

A good idea in its time, a victim of the times

Original comments on this website...The ADTDL is the U.S.Army online military manual library. The public can view and download any of the several hundred current military manuals which the U.S.Army has made available. This web site was design for use by both U.S.Army and the general public, with the public being locked out of the restricted manuals. Their are some problems. Unless you have a fast modem, fast computer, fast printer, have the right plug in's, and a lot of time you may have problems actually obtaining a manual. But it is possible to have access to current military manuals.

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Army Administrative Electronic Publications [No longer accessable]

Go to USAPA

A victim of the times

Original comments on this website...This is the U.S.Army's site for Army Regulations (AR's), the manuals that really run the U.S.Army on a daily basis. Generally AR's are numerous, seem like they cover every conceivable subject, hard to find (especially old one's) and change constantly. They can also be are real education in what the U.S.Army is suppose to do. Believe it or not at one time in history they all fit into a single book. Now they need a small library with many bookcases to house them.

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Marine Corps Doctrine Manuals (USMC) [No longer accessable]

Go to USMC

Another victim of the times

Original comments on this website...This webpage is the U.S.Marine Corps digital manual library. It part of the Marines Corps doctrine divisions website. While it does list their manuals and it does have a number of manuals which can be downloaded, the list is far from complete and the whole site is generally under construction. When it comes down downloading or viewing the manuals it has the same problems as the U.S.Army's digital training library above.

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MOUT (Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain) [Closed]

Go to MOUT

A great loss

Original comments on this website...This is one of the finest military content sites on the World Wide Web. It has many articles and links to many other sites. It is a must for anyone interested in modern military operations in cities.

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Navy Fact File [Closed]

Go to Navy Fact File

Gone

Original comments on this website...Courtesy of the U.S.Navy, an extensive series of fact sheets on modern U.S.Navy Ordnance and ships.

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Railway Gun and Armored Train Web-Museum [Closed]

Go to Railway Gun Museum

A great loss

Original comments on this website...An excellent website devoted to Railway Gun Technology. With many pictures and links.

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M240B Gunners Training Page [Closed]

Go to M240B page

Gone

Original comments on this website...This is a website devoted completely to the technical aspects of the M240B Machine Gun (7.62mm). The site works best in Internet Explorer.

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The Roman Army by Gary Brueggeman [Inactive]

Go to The Roman Army Page

Hopefully it will reopen

Original comments on this website...It is unusual for us to point out websites which deal with technological subjects which are don't have at least some technology which has been developed within the last two hundred years. But this site is so outstanding in the amount of technological information that it gives, that it should be looked at.

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