A13 Link Trainer

The only ‘aircraft’ to appear in both the second and third A-series is A13, the Link Trainer, which is the first major flight simulator. It did not leave the ground, so could not be crashed – so the use of the unlucky 13 is a concession to the superstitious nature of many airmen of the time.

The Wills material is scanty: descriptions of the colour schemes of A13-32 and A13-89, on display in 1991-2, and an unlabelled photo of A13-156, which can be seen in this file.