Title: Boulton-Paul Balliol No’s 1 and 2

The Boulton-Paul Balliol was an advanced training aircraft designed to replace the Harvard aircraft.  It was originally designed for a gas turbine engine, and the first prototypes used this. However the RAF changed its specification largely due to large existing stocks of Merlin engines, and the type was re-designed to utilise this engine. It won the RAF contest over the competing Avro Athena and large orders were placed.

However the RAF again changed its training requirements when an all-jet training scheme was introduced using the De Havilland Vampire T.11 in 1951, and the military career of the 229 Balliols built was short. 30 examples served with the Royal Navy as the Sea Balliol, and 12 examples were exported to Ceylon.

We offer two titles for the Balliol which include three flight manuals (called pilot’s Notes) for the Boulton-Paul Balliol, plus the maintenance manual (called Air Publication Volume One) and two manufacturer’s publicity brochures. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages. Each title is US$9.95.

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Title 1 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Balliol T.Mk 2 (Pre-Production), AP 4287B-PN dated January 1951, with approx. 40 pages.
  • RAF AP Volume One (Servicing and Descriptive Handbook) for the Balliol T.Mk 2, AP 4287B-PN at AL 48 dated 10/57, with approx. 356 pages.
  • Manufacturers descriptive brochure for the Boulton Paul Balliol, covering the Mk1, Mk 2 and 108 versions, undated with approx. 12 pages.

Title 2 contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Balliol T.Mk 2, AP4287B-PN 2nd Edition dated October 1952, with approx. 52 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Sea Balliol T.Mk 21, AP4359A-PN 1st Edition dated December 1953, with approx. 54 pages.
  • Manufacturers descriptive brochure for the Boulton Paul Balliol Mk 2 Advanced Trainer, undated with approx. 25 pages.
  • The same brochure as above, but in the Spanish language.