Title: Airspeed Horsa

The Airspeed Horsa assault glider was used in many WWII airborne attacks, including the landings on Sicily and Normandy. The Horsa was a wooden high-wing aircraft, that could carry as many as 30 troops, or a jeep or a 6lb gun. The Horsa was sturdy and manoeuvrable, and over 3600 were built.

To maximise value, this title includes the flight manual (titled pilot’s notes) for the Horsa plus flight manuals for two other British WW2 gliders, the Hamilcar and the Hotspur. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Airspeed Horsa I glider, AP 2097A & B-PN, dated June 42, approx 90 pages. This manual includes extensive appendices giving notes for glider tug pilots, including general notes for tug pilots, and additional notes for specific tug aircraft types when towing the Horsa.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Hamilcar I glider, AP 2219A-PN dated Jan 44, approx 37 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the General Aircraft Hotspur I & II gliders, AP 2092A & B-PN dated Dec 41, approx 112 pages. This manual is actually a combined manual comprising the Volume One – Descriptive Handbook, (the RAF equivalent of the USAAF Erection & Maintenance Instructions), and the Pilot’s Notes.