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Old July 14, 2018, 00:15   #1
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Military field and tech manual source?

Does anyone know a source for original (or reprint) military field and tech manuals? I can get PDFs of most of them, but I would prefer to have hard copies. I know Paladin Press used to makethem, but they shut down. Any other sources?
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Old July 14, 2018, 03:47   #2
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Make a friend in your local National Guard unit; they have free access to all but classified ones

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I know because, after Active Duty, I did 8 years in NG,&have many Manuals
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Used to see a lot of manuals at Mil Surp Stores.

How 'bout this place?
http://www.portrayalpress.com/Search...s.asp?Cat=1853
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https://www.militariapress.com/categ...ryManuals.html
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Old July 14, 2018, 22:08   #5
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Thanks, they have a few that I need, but theselection is very limited.
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When I was a kid I wrote the military and asked for a survival manual and they sent me one.
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LGS has several dozen different titles and local Army/Navy store has more. Luckily I kept all from two years of college ROTC and have added more since. If SHTF print copies will beat crap out of pdf if EMP ate the computer or have no power to run it. Why I have over 75 reloading manuals and keep adding to collection. Hard print works without power or survival of the Internet. I know Reloader that don't own a reloading manual. They trust Google to find info whenever working up a new load. I have hundreds of pages bookmarked with notes between the pages of load info that will keep me loading a lifetime.

In the 80's they used TEC Tapes which were similar to a video tape played on a projection screen (Bessler Cue-see system) about the size of a television. We could go to the military building any time was open and work through as many tapes as wanted and more we viewed, more credit we got and likelyhood of promotions with performance in drills and training. Had tapes on semi classified weapons such as Stinger Missiles, Claymore Mines and more. I went through what was supposed to be four years of training tapes Freshman years. During the 80's the Army produced thousands of these tapes and sure I went through over 500. A few years ago found an Ebay vendor selling U.S. Army TEC tapes converted to VHS and bought all they had. My guess is some of the information in some is still classified or at least considered secret. Wish I could find the entire TEC tape library but a lot of the military training stuff is available online for anyone. I find some suprising that it's available without password and authorization.
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