Title:  Armstrong Whitworth Apollo

The Apollo was built to meet the specification prepared by the Brabrazon Committee for a medium-range pressurised airliner. It first flew in 1949 and was in competition with the Vickers Viscount.

While the Viscount, fitted with Rolls-Royce Dart turboprops, went on to considerable success, the Apollo was mired in technical problems. These were mainly to do with the engine chosen, the Armstrong-Siddeley Mamba turboprop, but lead to the project being abandoned. Only two examples were built.

This title includes the manufacturer’s Pilot’s Notes and Maintenance Manual for the Apollo, along with two publicity brochures. The Flight Manuals have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • Manufacturer’s Pilot’s Notes for the Apollo VX224 2nd Prototype, undated with approx. 47 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Handling and Servicing Notes (Prototype Notes, the equivalent of the Maintenance Manual) for the Apollo, undated with approx. 107 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s publicity brochure for the Apollo, undated with approx. 23 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s publicity leaflet for the Apollo, undated with approx. 5 pages.