Books about Asbestos Use in Aircraft and Missiles

People who worked on the engines of airplanes may have been exposed to asbestos. Asbestos was used in firewall seals, gaskets, and other parts in U.S. Navy aircraft and commercial airplanes. Asbestos products for aircraft were manufactured by Johns- Manville, Raybestos-Manhattan, and other companies. The asbestos products were not limited to the engines, but also were used in other parts for the plane. For example, some planes had asbestos covered wiring and asbestos brake blocks.

Asbestos with Plastics and Rubber

Asbestos with Plastics and Rubber (1966)
Laminated Material from Asbestos-Reinforced Plastics, Asbestos Laminates, Special Applications including Aircraft & Boats, Molded Asbestos Products

Aircraft Welding: Navy Training Courses Navpers 10322-A

Aircraft Welding: Navy Training Courses Navpers 10322-A (1953)
Book about welding airplane parts. Asbestos use mentioned in several chapters. U.S. Navy training manual for the Aviation Structural Mechanic rating.

Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage

Plastic Laminate Materials: Their Properties and Usage (1967)
Asbestos use in plastics for aerospace and in epoxy, silicone, phenolic, and melamine plastics.

Aeronautical Engineering Catalog

Aeronautical Engineering Catalog (1958)
Johns-Manville J-M Tadpole Firewall Seals for jet aircraft. Lewis Engineering Company asbestos insulated wire and cable.

United States Rubber Company Catalog

United States Rubber Company Catalog
Circa 1946. Products for Aircraft Catalog. Airplane air ducts composed of asbestos.

Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement

Champion Ceramic Aircraft Spark Plugs Advertisement
Circa 1946. Champion Spark Plug contained asbestos washer. This spark plug was used on Continental, Pratt & Whitney and Wright Aircraft Engines.

Raybestos-Manhattan Inc. Advertisement

Raybestos-Manhattan Inc. Advertisement
Interesting advertisement, but no asbestos mention.

Aircraft Propellers: Navy Training Manual

Aircraft Propellers: Navy Training Manual (1951)
Copper-asbestos gasket use, and asbestos insulation for conduits.

Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics Powerplant Handbook

Airframe & Powerplant Mechanics Powerplant Handbook (1989)
Asbestos insulated wire used in airplanes.

Aircraft Powerplant Handbook

Aircraft Powerplant Handbook (1949)
Asbestos Packing used on airplane ignition systems.

Airman: Navy Training Manual

Airman: Navy Training Manual (1965)
Asbestos fiber used on the exhaust cone and asbestos hood & gloves used during firefighting.

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