Title: Westland Whirlwind

The Whirlwind was designed to a British specification for a high-speed heavy fighter equipped with four 20mm cannon, and first flew in 1938. At that time it was one of the fastest and most heavily armed combat aircraft in the world.

Unfortunately, in spite of its outstanding performance continual development problems with its unique Rolls-Royce Peregrine engines delayed deployment of the aircraft, and in the end only 116 examples were built. These equipped three RAF Squadrons, but the aircraft type was withdrawn from service in 1943.

This title contains the RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Westland Whirlwind, and to give value, also contains the RAF Provisional Pilot’s Notes for the later development of the Whirlwind, the Westland Welkin. The files have been scanned from the original manuals and retain any colour pages.



This title contains:

  • RAF Pilot’s Notes for the Whirlwind I, AP 1709A-PN dated March 1940 with approx. 50 pages.
  • RAF Provisional Pilot’s Notes for the Welkin F.I, AP 2215A-PPN 2nd Edition dated March 1944 with approx. 29 pages.