Title: Fairy Battle

The Fairey Battle was a single-engine light bomber designed to replace biplanes like the Hawker Hind. Despite being a great improvement on those, it was effectively obsolete when it first flew in 1936 due to the rapid advances then being made in the design of aircraft. The Battle was too slow and too heavy, and suffered heavy losses of over 50% when it was used in anger at the beginning of WW2. After 1940 it was relegated to training, target-towing and as an engine testbed.

To maximise value, this title includes the flight manuals (titled Pilot’s Notes) for both the Battle and the later Fairey Fulmar, along with the maintenance manuals (The Fulmar manuals are both in the same publication.) The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Battle I, AP 1727A-PN dated July 1939 with approx 35 pages.
  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Battle I, AP 1727A-Volume One 2nd Edition dated April 1939 with approx 168 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes and Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Fulmar I and Fulmar II, AP 1760A & B-PN and Volume One, dated May 1940 with approx 279 pages.