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Recognition manuals and models were prepared during World War II to assist those who needed to be able to identify various ships and aircraft.

(As time allows we’ll add many U.S. ships. Later we’ll add foreign vessels plus U.S. and foreign aircraft.)

Sources and credits:
The photos of the 1/1250-scale lead models are all courtesy of Bill Mackey. He holds the copyright on them and we are using them with his permission.

The drawings are from ONI 54-D (Restricted) published by the Division of Naval Intelligence, Identification and Characteristics Section, November 1943.