Title: Fairey Albacore & Barracuda

The Albacore was designed as a replacement for the Fairey Swordfish and first flew in 1938. However as it was still a biplane it offered little performance gains over the Swordfish and was less popular with crews due to its heavy controls. Approx 800 were built between 1939 and 1943 but by then it was being replaced in active units with the Barracuda.

To maximise value this title includes the WW2 flight manuals (titled Pilot’s Notes) for both the Fairey Albacore and the Fairey Barracuda. It has been scanned from the original flight manuals and retains any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Albacore I, AP 1665A-PN dated March 1940.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Barracuda I, II III, AP 2018A,B,C-PN dated March 1943.
  • RAF Provisional Pilot’s Notes for the Barracuda V, AP 2018D-PPN dated August 1946.