Formed in York, Yorkshire, England in 1931 to build aircraft, Airspeed Ltd was formed by A.H. Tillman and Nevil Shute Norway.

The first aircraft built by the company was the AS.1 Tern which was the first British high performance glider, this aircraft was principally used to set records and get publicity to attract more share capital.

In the 1930's the company made a number of aircraft, including the Airspeed Courier, Envoy and Viceroy and in 1934 the firm became Airspeed (1934) Limited with the Tyneside ship builder Swan Hunter & Wigham Richardson Limited taking a majority share.

In June 1940 de Havilland bought Swans shares in Airspeed, although the company retained its identity. During World War 2, Airspeed built over 8,500 AS.10 Oxford twins and 3,800 Horsa military gliders.

After World War 2, Airspeed converted over 150 surplus Oxfords to AS65 Consuls for the commercial use. It also produced the streamlined twin pressurised piston airliner, the AS57 Ambassador.

Airspeed Horsa glider during training prior to D-Day


In 1951 Airspeed was fully merged into de Havilland and the name ceased to exist.


The poster is printed on 220gsm silk paper and is delivered in a cardboard tube to protect it in transit.

Cockpit Posters

We also have a range of cockpit poster. These posters are available as prints and digital downloads.

Aircraft Profile Print

Airspeed Horsa LF912 flew on D-Day carrying glider troops to Normandy.

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    Cockpit posters are A0 (841 x 1189mm - 33.1 x 46.8inch) or A1 (594 x 841mm - 23.4 x 33.1 inch) Profiles are A3 (420 x 297mm high - 16.53 x 11.69inch) or A4 (297 x 210mm - 11.69 x 8.3inch) and printed on 220gsm gloss paper. Other media and sizes are available on request.

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    The digital download is available immediately on order completion. The download is in pdf format and is the same resolution as the print. The digital download comes free with the A3 print purchase.

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Cockpit Revolution has been developing cockpit posters for the last 5 years and are drawn by a Flight Engineer using his expertise in aircraft engineering and training.

All the posters are based upon the manufacturers documentation, visits to the aircraft and simulators and photographs.

The posters are drawn to no specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position. If you require a specific configuration, phase of flight or switch position then please contact us.