Westland Lysander Manual 1936-44


Edward Wake-Walker


An insight into owning, flying and maintaining the RAF’s famous World War 2 ‘cloak-and dagger’ spy plane (Haynes Owners Workshop Manual)

Conceived in the mid-Thirties for the RAF as an Army co-operation and liaison aircraft, Westland Aircraft designed and built the rugged high-wing monoplane Lysander with a fixed, spatted undercarriage. It had an exceptional field of view for both pilot and observer, and was armed with two forward firing machine guns and a machine gun fired from the rear cockpit.