A little update. I found my way around LOGSA. I wrote a perl script, that I called logsa.pl, that pulls manuals from LOGSA given their document number (for example, 5-6115-584-34 for TM-5-6115-584-34).
So, if I have a list of documents numbers, I can basically pull them all. I will try to find such a list.
Then I would put up pages on my website, with free downloads of course, one page per manual.
I registered a website,, which is empty for now, but soon I will have a boatload of technical manuals there.
Nothing will ever be "hard to get" and there will never be a payment for anything.
I am hoping to have a few thousand manuals there.
I have not decided, yet, if I will have the manuals on the filesystem (with static HTML files generated) or in SQL database, but I am leaning towards a database.
I would use my SEO skills to make sure that they would come up on google searches (above the non-free stuff), and people could get the manuals for free with NO strings attached.
The pages will be placed higher if more people link to liberatedmanuals.com.
I can imagine how much it will be hated by CDROM sellers.i