The AP1086 describes the various sections and reference numbers within those sections. It was issued in "Books", but within each book was a Part, so, for instance Book 4 (1) contains Section 10C (Radio chokes and condensers). Each Part was in a constant state of flux as new items came along and others went obsolete. Wherever possible in the list below I have given the year of publication, however there could well have been several amendment lists published in the relevant years.
If you're lost you may well find Book 1 useful.
Some of these pdf files have bookmarks set and so I would recommend that you download the relevant file and read it with an Acrobat reader as opposed to using a web browser as the bookmarks make navigation easier.
Be aware that Murphy's law operates here! - what you're looking for may well be the one item not listed (I speak from experience).
- AP1086 Book 1 (1960) : Alphabetical index of stores; Vocabulary of RAF equipment, Vocabulary of Sections (5.1Mb)
- AP1086 Book 2 (1951) : Prices, 1A, 1B, 1C, 1E, 1G, 1H, 1J, 1K, 1L, 3A, 3AP, 3B, 3D (12.4Mb)
- AP1086 Book 2 (1966) : 1C (605kb)
- AP1086 Book 3, Part 1 (1947) : 5L (Filament, Day/Night and Neon Lamps) (799kb)
- AP1086 Book 3, Part 2 (1959) : 5D, 5CW, 5CX, 5CZ, 5UA (2.1Mb)
- AP1086 Book 3, Part a, (1943): 10K, 10KB (W/T Power Units)(8.5Mb)
- AP1086 Book 4, Part i, (1950): 10C (Radio chokes and condensers (capacitors))(6.1Mb)
- AP1086 Book 4, Part i, (1950): Amendment List, parts of sections 5, 10AB, 10AJ, 10AF, 10AG, 10AH, 10AU, 10B, 10BB, 10CV, 10KB, 10R, 28 and 54. (2.4Mb)
- AP1086 Book 4, Part iii (1950): 10W (Resistors) (5.5Mb)
- AP1086 Book 4, Part 3 (1963) : 10G, 10GP, 10H (5.4Mb)
- AP1086 Book 7 (1966): 6A, 6B, 6C, 6D, 6E, 6G, 6J, 6S, 6TA, 6TB, 6TC, 6TD, 6TF, 6TH, 6TL, 6W, 6Z, 13, 54A (13.9Mb)
- AP1086 Book 8 (1964): 14A, 14B, 14C, 14D, 14H, 14K, 14M, 14N (4Mb)
- AP1086 Book 9 (1966): Prices, 19, 22A, 22B, 22C, 22D, 22E, 22F, 22G, 22H, 22J, 22K, 22L, 22P, 22R, 23, 23A, 23B, Appendix 1(5.5Mb)
- AP1086 Book 11 (1966): 6F, 15A, 15C, 15D, 25A, 25B, 25D, 27A, 27B, 27BA, 27BB, 27C, 27D, 27DA, 27F, 27G, 27H, 27HS, 27KB, 27N, 27P, 27QA, 27U, 27UA, 27V, 27VC, 27W, 27WW, 27Z, 27ZA, 40C, 40E (9.5Mb)
- AP1086_Book 12 Part 1 (1958): 28A, 28D, 28DU, 28E, 28F, 28FP, 28G, 28H, 28J, 28K, 28M, 28N, 28P, 28Q, 28R, 28S, 28T, 28U, 28W, 28X, 28Y, 29A, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E (10.9Mb)
- AP1086 Book 12 Part 2 (1965): 29A, 29B, 29C, 29D, 29E, 29F, 29G, 29H (1.6Mb)
- AP1086 Book 13 (1966): Colour Index Table, 30A, 30B, 30C, 31A, 31B, 32A, 32B, 32D, 33A, 33B, 33C, 33D, 33E, 33F, 33G, 34A, 34B, 34C, 34D, 34E, 40D, 40R, 40S (5.8Mb)
- AP1086 Book 15 (1963): 16F, 16G, 16H, 16P, 39B, 39E, 40B, 40J, 40K, 40L, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, 4DA, 4DB, 4F, 4FE, 4FZ, 4G, 4GA, 4GB, 4GC, 4K, 4L, 4N, 4Q, 4S, 4T, 71A, 71AA, 71B (16.8Mb).
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