SIPA S.12 & S.121


Title: SIPA S.12 & S.121

The SIPA S.12 was a primary flight training aircraft produced in France in the late 1940’s and early 1950’s. It was a metal version of the earlier wooden S.11, which itself was a version of the Arado AR.396 assigned for production in France during WW2. The S.121 was a modified version of the S.12 with some steel structural components replaced by aluminium alloy parts.

This title contains the French Air Force flight manual and flight training manual for the SIPA S.12 and S.121, both in the French language. The files have been scanned from the original documents and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • French Air Force (Armee de l’Air) Flight Manual (Manuel de L’equipage) for the SIPA S.12 and S.121 (in the French language). There are two separate volumes to this manual:
    – Textes – undated with approx. 94 pages of the flight manual text.
    – Planches – undated with approx. 34 pages of illustrations to accompany the text volume.
  • French Air Force Pilot Training School (Ecole de L’air) training manual titled “Pilotage Elementaire SIPA S.12 et S.121”, undated but has a date stamp on the cover of June 1955, with approx. 234 pages. (In the French language.) A detailed flight training manual with lots of cartoons and illustrations.