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    Default RAF Target towing manuals

    Hi all,

    Im looking for ww2 RAF Target towing manuals for air to air and anti-aircraft firing practice. Manuals for pilots, winch operators and for associated equipment - towed targets, winches

    Any idea will be warmly appreciated

    Thank you

    Milan

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    The National Archives at Kew have some manuals covering towed targets, AIR 10/2050, AIR 10/2050, and AIR 10/2355. They are on my list to view but I haven't been there since 2018. I think only the last one is from wartime the others being pre-war.

    As an aside I cannot find any references to air to air firing practice from 1925 to 1934. Odd that only air to ground practice was carried out, especially since a lot of air to air firing practice was carried out in WW1. Another lesson forgotten maybe?

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    I've got a scan of AM Pamphlet 183 'Towed Target Operator Notes' if that may be of use?

    Simon
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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Hi PNK thank you for reaction, Ive checked TNA Catalogue and found some manuals for target towing. Manual AIR 10/2355 from 1943 seems to be interesting one for me. Milan

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Hi Simon,
    sounds very interesting for me. PM sent. Thank you so much. Milan

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Good evening,

    I have a copy of AP 1492 Vol 1 amended up to March 1943. Is there a specific area of interest?

    Kind regards,

    Tim

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Good evening Tim,

    thank you so much for your message. PM sent to you.
    Kind regards

    Milan

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Good evening Tim,

    I was not able to send PM because your message box is full. I tried email, hope this will works.

    Milan

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Evening Milan,

    I have now cleared some space in the mailbox - apologies.

    Tim

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    Default Re: RAF Target towing manuals

    Tim, Does it have material (either text or drawings) showing the TT windmill operated winch etc ? like the one below?


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