Title: Short S29 Stirling

The Short Stirling was the first of the four-engined British WW2 bombers and first flew in 1939, entering service in 1941. It was developed from the Sunderland flying boat, using the same wing with a re-designed fuselage. The aircraft was withdrawn from front-line service in 1943 when the Lancaster and Halifax became available in numbers as these offered better performance. It continued in specialist roles such as minelaying, glider towing, dropping paratroops and also dropping agents deep behind enemy lines.

This title includes the RAF flight manual (titled Pilot’s Notes) for most variants of the Short Stirling, plus two maintenance manuals (titled Air Publication 1660 Volume One) covering all variants, along with the Aircraft Profile for the Stirling. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Stirling I, III, IV, AP 1660A,D & E-PN 3rd Edition dated Jan 1944 with approx. 68 pages.
  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Stirling I and II, AP 1660A & B-Volume One, (this includes Pilot’s Notes) dated Mar 1942, with approx. 255 pages.
  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Stirling III and IV, AP 1660C & D-Volume One, revised to Apr 1945, with approx. 478 pages.
  • Aircraft Profile publication No 142 covering the Short Stirling, dated 1966 with 15 pages.