The M16 Cartoon Field Manual
Field manuals have been around since the ancient Greeks and Romans. One General (Baron) Friedrich
Wilhelm August Heinrich Ferdinand von Steuben wrote the very first American Army field manual. The good baron was George Washington’s Inspector General, and helped train the Continental Army in 1779. Since then the US Army has published thousands of these often very dry books dealing on everything from Mountain Warfare Operations to the ever-popular Field Sanitation. Many lonely soldiers has sat bored on a CQ or radio watch post and bored him to sleep with a DA Pam, FM, or TM. One exception to this was the
colorful comic book formatted “US Army Preventive Maintenance Manual for the M16A1 Rifle”, published
by PS Magazine in a comic book form.
Read the rest (including scans of the entire book itself) at in my column at Firearms Talk.com