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PILOT OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS (Page 2 of 16 pages)

(9) Propeller circuit breakers (fig. 4--5) ON

(10) Propeller feathering switches (fig. 4-13) NORMAL

(11) Mixture (fig. 4-6) IDLE CUTOFF

(12) Oil cooler flap switches (fig. 5-17) AUTOMATIC

(13) Generator switch (fig. 5-17 or 8-11) ON

(14) Coolant flap overide switches (fig. 5-13)

(15) Intercooler flaps (fig. 5-12) OPEN (if installed)

(16) Gun-sight light (fig. 5-10) operating and seat adjusted so that the sight reflection is easily visible.

(17) Inverter switch (fig. 5-9) (or compass switch on main switch box) ON

(18) Contactor heater ON if contactor is to be used during the flight

(19) Armament switch (on control column) OFF

(20) Fuel quantity (fig. 8-20 and 21) adequate. Check the fuel level in outer wing tanks by pressing the low level test button (fig. 12-4), or (on modified airplanes), by operating the low level test switch on the side of the warning light box).

(21) Turbo-supercharged warning lights functioning (if installed)

(22) Carburetor air filters (fig. 4-8) AS REQUIRED

(23) Clock and altimeter set

(24) SPECIAL CHECK FOR NIGHT FLYING - Test by operating



This material is courtesy of Stan Wood WW2 P-38 Pilot in the Pacific.

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