Titles: Avro Anson No’s 1 to 4

The Avro Anson was a twin engined military aircraft developed from the Avro 652 airliner. It was originally intended for maritime reconnaissance but proved unsuitable in this role and was then used as a multi-engined crew trainer. It was very successful in this role and formed the basis for the British Commonwealth Air Training Plan.

Over 8,100 were built by Avro with another 2,880 being built in Canada by Federal aircraft, making it the second most numerous British multi-engined aircraft of WW2. Early variants had wooden wings and tubular fuselages, and were notorious for the hand crank which retracted the undercarriage, which required 140 turns. Later variants had metal wings. Post-war the aircraft was known as the Avro Nineteen and marketed by the manufacturer as a small airliner. It was not very successful and only 56 were produced.

We offer four titles including flight and maintenance manuals covering several civil and military variants of the Anson aircraft, including RAAF and RCAF publications, and several manufacturer’s publicity and technical brochures. Three titles cover military variants including Canadian built models, and one title covers later civil models. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages. Each Title is US$9.95.


Title 1 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson I, AP 1525A-PN dated April 1943 with approx. 24 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson XII, AP 1525G-PN dated July 1945 with approx. 32 pages.
  • RAF Volume One (Servicing & Descriptive Handbook) for the Anson I, IV, X, XI, AP 1525A,D,E,F-Vol 1 dated April 1944 with approx. 283 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s reprint from Aeroplane magasine dated 6 March 1935, titled “Avro 652” with 4 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson XIX, AP 1525N-PN dated March 1946 with approx. 31 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson 20,21,22, AP 1525P,Q,R-PN, 2nd Edition dated August 1952 with approx. 47 pages.
  • RAAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson I, RAAF Publication No 159 dated September 1950 with approx. 32 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s brochure titled “Avro Nineteen”, dated 8/46 with 4 pages.

Title 3 contains:

  • Manufacturer’s Pilot’s Notes for the Avro Anson XVIII, undated but revised to 5-10-50 with approx. 36 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Servicing Manual for the Avro XIX (which includes Pilot’s Notes), undated with approx. 179 pages.
  • Manufacturer’s Brochure for the Avro XIX Feeder Line Transport undated with approx. 34 pages.
  • NACA Aircraft Circular No 201 covering the Avro “Anson”, dated March 1936 with 14 pages.

Title 4 contains:

  • RCAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson II, C.A.P. 218 Volume 2, 1st Edition dated March 1943 with approx. 44 pages.
  • RCAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson IV, C.A.P. 404 1st Edition dated March 1944 1952 with approx. 55 pages.
  • RCAF Pilot’s Notes for the Anson V, C.A.P. 377 1st Edition dated December 1943 with approx. 73 pages.