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British, Colonial, and Dominion Air Forces
Aircraft
 
Designation Manufacturer Type Intro Built
Delivered to UK
Albacore Fairey Torpedo Bomber 1940 800
Albemarle Armstrong Whitworth Glider Tug 1936 602
Anson Avro Reconnaissance / Trainer 1936 11,022
Atlas Armstrong-Whitworth Army Cooperation Biplane 1927 RCAF: 23
Audax Hawker Army Cooperation 1932 624
Auster Taylorcraft England Liaison / Observation 1942 1,630
Avenger
(British service TBF)
Grumman (USA) Torpedo Bomber 1943 1,630
Baffin Blackburn Aircraft Biplane Torpedo Bomber 1934 97
Baltimore Martin (USA) Bomber 1941 1,575
Battle Fairey Bomber 1937 2,419
Beaufighter Bristol Fighter 1942 5,918
Beaufort Bristol Torpedo Bomber 1940 2,080
Bisley
(renamed Blenheim V)
Bristol Ground Attack Aircraft 1941 942
Blenheim Bristol Bomber / Fighter 1937 4,422
Bolingbroke
(Canadian Blenheim)
Fairchild Aircraft (Canada) Maritime Patrol Aircraft 1939 676
Boston
(British service A-20)
Douglas (USA) Bomber 1941 7,385
Buffalo
(British service F2A)
Brewster (USA) Fighter 1939 509
Cadet Avro Trainer 1935 105
Catalina
(British service PBY)
Consolidated (USA) Flying Boat 1939 4,051 (est.)
Canso
(Canadian Catalina)
Boeing of Canada Flying Boat 1939 ?
Dakota
(British service C-47)
Douglas DC-3 (USA) Transport 1941 13,300
Defiant Bulton & Paul Fighter 1940 1,064
Delta Canadian Vickers
(Northrup license)
Photo Reconnaissance Monoplane 1936 RCAF: 2 Mk I
RCAF: 17 Mk II
Demon Hawker Fighter 1933 234
Digby Douglas (USA) Bomber 1939 RCAF: 20
Dragon de Havilland DH.84 Bomber / Transport 1933 202
Dragonfly de Havilland DH.90 Liaison 1937 66
Dragon Rapide de Havilland DH.89 Transport 1934 727
Fairchild 71 Fairchild (Canada) Light Transport and Photography Monoplane 1926 34
Fortress
(British service USAAF B-17)
Boeing (USA) Bomber 1938 12,731
Fawn Fleet Aircraft (Canada) Primary Trainer Biplane 1931 71
Fulmar Fairey Fighter 1940 600
Fury Hawker Biplane Fighter 1931 262
therof SAAF: ~30
Gladiator Gloster Fighter 1936 747
Gauntlet Gloster Fighter 1934 228
Goblin Canadian Car & Foundry
(Grumman FF-1 license)
Fighter 1940 RCAF: 57
Gypsy Moth de Havilland DH.60G ? ? 707
Halifax Handley Page Bomber / Transport / Glider Tug 1944 6,176
Hampden Handley Page Bomber 1939 1,432
Hamilcar General Aircraft Glider 1942 412
Hardy Hawker Army Cooperation 1934 47
Harrow Handley Page Bomber / Transport 1935 100
Hart Hawker Bomber 1929 950
Hartbeest Hawker (South Africa) Bomber 1938 65 (?)
Harvard
(British service USAAF AT-6)
North American T-6 Texan (USA)
Built under license by: Noordyn of Montreal, Canada;
Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (Australia) as Wirraway.
Trainer 1938 21,342
RAF: 1477
FAA: 564
Hawk Moth de Havilland DH.75 ? ? 8
Hector Hawker Army Cooperation 1937 178
Hellcat
(British Service USN F6F)
Grumman (USA) Carrier Fighter 1943 1,263
Hereford Handley Page Fighter (never operational) 1938 152
Hind Hawker Bomber 1934 ?
Hornet Moth de Havilland DH.87 Liaison 1935 1,965
Horsa Airspeed Glider 1942 3,655
Hudson Lockheed (USA) Bomber / Recon 1939 2,934
Hurricane Hawker Fighter 1937 14,533
Kittyhawk
(British service P-40)
Curtis (USA)(Hawk 87) Fighter 1941 ?
Lancaster Avro Heavy Bomber 1942 7,378
Leopard Moth de Havilland Liaison ? 133
Lerwick Saro Flying Boat 1939 21
Liberator
(British service B-24)
Consolidated (USA) Bomber 1940 19,256
Lodestar Lockheed (USA) Transport 1941 ?
London Saunders-Roe Flying Boat 1937 30
Lysander Westland Army Cooperation / Liaison 1938 1,652
Magister Miles Basic Trainer 1937 1,303
Marauder
(British Service B-26)
Martin (USA) Bomber 1941 4,863
Martinet Phillips and Powis
As of 1943 became Miles Aircraft
Target Tug Aircraft 1942 1,724
Martlett
(Royal Navy service F4F)
Gruman (USA) Fighter (redesignated Wildcat in 1944) 1941 7,815
Master Phillips and Powis
As of 1943 became Miles Aircraft
Advanced Trainer 1939 3,250
Maryland Martin (USA) Bomber 1939 255
Mosquito de Havilland DH.98 Fighter-Bomber / Recconaissance / Nightfighter 1942 6,710
Moth de Havilland DH 60 Biplane Trainer RCAF: 1934 RCAF: 91
Moth Major de Havilland DH.60GIII Trainer ? 144
Moth Minor de Havilland Trainer 1937 73
Mustang
(British service P-51)
North American (USA) Fighter 1941 15,875
Norseman Noorduyn (Canada) Transport 1937 800
Osprey Hawker Two-seat fleet spotter and reconnaissance aircraft 1935 103
Oxford Airspeed (4,960),
License: De Havilland (1,515),
License: Percival Aircraft (1,525),
License: Standard Motor Group (750)
Twin-engine aircraft aircrew trainer 1938 8,586
FAA: 300
RAF: ?

RAAF: 391
RNZAF: 299
RCAF: ?
SAAF: ?
Prefect Avro 621
Only RAF and RNZAF uused designation "Prefect"
Multi-Purpose Aircraft 1930 198
Queen Bee de Havilland Target Drone 1935 380
Seafire Submarine Carrier Fighter 1942 4,298
Sea Gladiator Gloster Fighter 1939 60
Seagull Supermarine Amphibian Fleet Spotter 1921 34
Seal Fairey
(On 03.09.39 only four remained in service)
Reconnaissance (could be fitted with floats) 1930 91
Shark Blackburn
Also: Boeing of Canada
Seaplane or Carrier Plane, Torpedo-Bomber 1935
RCAF: 1936
270
Singapore Short Flying Boat 1935 40
Spitfire Supermarine Fighter 1938 20,351
Stranraer Supermarine Flying Boat 1936 58
Stirling Short Bomber / Glider Tug 1940 2375
Sunderland Short Flying Boat 1938 749
Swordfish Fairey Torpedo / Bomber 1936 2,391
Tempest Hawker Trainer 1944 1,418
Tiger Moth de Haviland DH 82A Trainer 1932 828
Tomahawk
(British service P-40)
Curtis (USA)(Hawk 81) Fighter 1941 ?
Tutor Avro 621 Trainer 1932
RCAF: 1936
795
thereof RCAF: 6
Typhoon Hawker Fighter / Bomber 1941 3,332
Valentia Vickers Transport 1934 82
Ventura GRI
(British service USAAF B-34 Lexington,
USN PV-1 Ventura
Lockheed (USA) Sea Patrol Aircraft 1941 387
Vildebeest Vickers Bomber / Torpedo 1934 209
Vincent Vickers Bomber / Recon 1934 197
Walrus Supermarine Amphibian) 1938 740
Wapiti Westland Army Cooperation 1928
RCAF: 1935
558
thereof RCAF: 25
Wellesley Vichers Bomber 1937 177
Wellington Vickers Bomber 1937 11,461
Whitley Armstrong-Whitworth Bomber 1939 ?
Whitney Straight Miles Liaison ? 50
Wildcat
(British service F4F)
Gruman (USA) Fighter (designated Martlet by FAA until 1944) 1940 1,172
Wirraway Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation (Australia)
(North American license). See Harvard.
Fighter / Trainer 1939 755
Intro indicates first year introduced. Built indicates total number built.
 
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