Title: Westland Lysander

The Westland Lysander, designed under the supervision of famous British designer Teddy Petter (later responsible for the Canberra and Lightning), was an Army co-operation and liaison aircraft which first flew in 1936. It entered service in 1938 but was quickly obsolete in its intended role. However its exceptional airfield performance saw it make its name famously carrying out clandestine missions dropping agents and supplies behind enemy lines, particularly occupied France.

Nearly 1,800 examples were built, including 200 odd under licence in Canada, and a number survive in Museums, with examples also airworthy in both Canada and England.

This title contains the Servicing and Descriptive handbook (Maintenance Manual) for the first version of the Lysander and the Flight Manual (Pilot’s Notes) for the main version. The files have been scanned from the original flight manuals and retain any colour pages.


This title contains:

  • RAF Servicing and Descriptive Handbook for the Westland  Lysander I, Air Publication 1582A Volume One, 2nd Edition dated June 1939 with approx 132 pages.
  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Lysander III and IIIA, AP 1582C-PN dated July 1941 with approx 42 pages.