Title: Bristol Helicopters

The Bristol Model 171 Sycamore – In 1944 the Bristol Aeroplane Co formed a helicopter division under well-known helicopter engineer Raoul Hafner. The first product from this division was the Model 171 Sycamore which first flew in 1947. 178 examples had been built when production ended in 1959, mostly for military operators, seeing service in Germany, Belgium and Australia as well as the British Army and RAF.

To maximise value, this title contains the flight manuals for both the Bristol Sycamore and the later twin-rotor Bristol Belvedere. The files have been copied from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Bristol Sycamore HR.Mk.14, AP 4361G-PN dated Feb 58, approx 56 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Bristol Belvedere HC.Mk.1, AP 4672A-PN dated Mar 62, approx 130 pages.
  • Manufacturers Pilot’s Notes for the Bristol Sycamore (Type 171 Mk 4) for Australian National Airways, at AL.3 dated 1-10-58, 82 pages.