Q. How can I obtain a copy of a U.S. military field manual or technical manual?
The UNT Libraries Government Documents Department owns hundreds of technical and field manuals published by the War Department and the Navy Department between 1939 and 1947. There are also numerous technical manuals (TMs) and field manuals (FMs) published from 1947 to present.
There are several ways to obtain copies of technical manuals.
The best way to determine if UNT owns the technical manual you are looking for is to search the Library Catalog.
You may be able to obtain a copy through Interlibrary Loan. If you know which manuals you are looking for, submit the request at your local library’s Interlibrary Loan office, and they will try to borrow the manual from a library that owns it.
If you wish to purchase a manual, Military/Info Publishing sells photocopies of technical manuals. Their site is organized by subject and by manual number.
More recent military manuals can be purchased through the U.S. Army Publishing Directorate.
GlobalSecurity.org has posted PDF copies of a number of military manuals and guides. Select the department, then select from a list of titles and categories.
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