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    World War 2 British Military Aircraft (1939-1945)

    Prior to the American involvement in World War 2, British and Commonwealth air power stood alone against the Axis war machine.





    There are a total of (142) World War 2 British Military Aircraft (1939-1945) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


    For more information on British military equipment used during World War 2, check out the British tanks and small arms pages.



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    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa
    Airspeed Horsa
    Type: Towed Glider Transport
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford
    Airspeed Oxford
    Type: Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    Type: Transport Aircraft / Glider Tug
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
    Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
    Type: Mail Service / Passenger Transport
     
    1924
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
    Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 621 Tutor
    Avro 621 Tutor
    Type: Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Anson
    Avro Anson
    Type: Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster
    Avro Lancaster
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Manchester
    Avro Manchester
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
    Avro York (Type 685)
    Type: Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Type: Utility / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Type: Fighter
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Blackburn Baffin
    Blackburn Baffin
    Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1929
    Thumbnail picture of the Blackburn Ripon
    Blackburn Ripon
    Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
    Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
    Type: Long-Range Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Type: Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Type: Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Type: Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Type: Monoplane Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    Type: Carrierborne Scout Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
    Bristol Beaufighter
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufort
    Bristol Beaufort
    Type: Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim
    Bristol Blenheim
    Type: Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Buckingham
    Bristol Buckingham
    Type: Medium Bomber / Fast Transport
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway
    CAC Wirraway
    Type: Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Type: Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    Type: Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Type: Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Type: Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Type: Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SBC Helldiver
    Curtiss SBC Helldiver
    Type: Dive Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew
    Curtiss SO3C Seamew
    Type: Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull
    Curtiss SOC Seagull
    Type: Scout Floatplane
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet
    de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet
    Type: Twin-Engine Long-Range Fighter
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Type: Basic Trainer Biplane
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
    Type: Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Type: Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Jet Mosquito
    de Havilland Jet Mosquito
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Project
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland Super Mosquito
    de Havilland Super Mosquito
    Type: High-Speed Medium Bomber / Fighter-Bomber Proposal
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Dewoitine D.500 (Series)
    Dewoitine D.500 (Series)
    Type: Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    Type: Medium Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Type: Light Bomber / Night-Fighter
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    Type: Medium Bomber / Heavy Assault Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Type: Medium Transport Aircraft
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas DC-2
    Douglas DC-2
    Type: Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Type: Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Albacore
    Fairey Albacore
    Type: Naval Torpedo Bomber Biplane
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Barracuda
    Fairey Barracuda
    Type: Torpedo / Dive Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Battle
    Fairey Battle
    Type: Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Firefly
    Fairey Firefly
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Fulmar
    Fairey Fulmar
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Seafox
    Fairey Seafox
    Type: Navy Reconnaissance Floatplane
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Spearfish
    Fairey Spearfish
    Type: Torpedo / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Swordfish
    Fairey Swordfish
    Type: Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    Type: Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    Type: Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Bomber
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Fokker T.VIII
    Fokker T.VIII
    Type: Maritime Patrol / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Folland Fo.117
    Folland Fo.117
    Type: Single-Seat Lightweight Monoplane Fighter Aircraft Proposal
     
    1926
    Thumbnail picture of the Ford Trimotor
    Ford Trimotor
    Type: Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
    General Aircraft Hamilcar
    Type: Towed Heavy Glider
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Type: Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster E.28/39
    Gloster E.28/39
    Type: Experimental Prototype Aircraft
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster Gauntlet
    Gloster Gauntlet
    Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster Gladiator
    Gloster Gladiator
    Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Type: Multirole Flying Boat
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Type: Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax
    Handley Page Halifax
    Type: Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Hampden
    Handley Page Hampden
    Type: Medium Bomber / Night Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Heyford
    Handley Page Heyford
    Type: Heavy Night-Bomber / Crew Trainer
     
    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Fury (I / II)
    Hawker Fury (I / II)
    Type: Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane
    Hawker Hurricane
    Type: Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker P.1005
    Hawker P.1005
    Type: Twin-Engine, Three-Seat High-Speed Light Bomber / Heavy Fighter
     
    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    Type: Carrierbased Fighter-Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Hurricane
    Hawker Sea Hurricane
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest
    Hawker Tempest
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tornado
    Hawker Tornado
    Type: Prototype Fighter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Typhoon
    Hawker Typhoon
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111
    Heinkel He 111
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 115
    Heinkel He 115
    Type: Anti-Ship / Maritime Patrol Floatplane
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
    Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
    Type: Reconnaissance Bomber / Transport Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    Type: Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber
     
    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52
    Junkers Ju 52
    Type: Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Type: Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 88
    Junkers Ju 88
    Type: Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
    Type: Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
    Martin B-26 Marauder
    Type: Medium Bomber
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin Baltimore
    Martin Baltimore
    Type: Light / Medium Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin Maryland
    Martin Maryland
    Type: Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    Type: Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.2
    Martin-Baker MB.2
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.3
    Martin-Baker MB.3
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.5
    Martin-Baker MB.5
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt  Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    Type: Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Miles M.20
    Miles M.20
    Type: Low-Cost Monoplane Fighter Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Miles M.39B (Libellula)
    Miles M.39B (Libellula)
    Type: Experimental Bomber Prototype
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
    North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
    Type: Ground Attack Aircraft / Dive Bomber
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
    North American P-51 Mustang
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan
    North American T-6 Texan
    Type: Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper
    Piper L-4 Grasshopper
    Type: Light Oberservation Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    Type: Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
    Short S25 Sunderland
    Type: Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling
    Short Stirling
    Type: Heavy Bomber
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky R-4
    Sikorsky R-4
    Type: Utility Helicopter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Type: Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Type: Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft
     
    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson Reliant
    Stinson Reliant
    Type: Lightweight Liaison Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Type: Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafang
    Supermarine Seafang
    Type: Naval Fighter Prototype Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafire
    Supermarine Seafire
    Type: Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spiteful
    Supermarine Spiteful
    Type: Fighter Prototype
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Type: Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Stranraer
    Supermarine Stranraer
    Type: Reconnaissance Flying Boat
     
    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Walrus
    Supermarine Walrus
    Type: Air and Sea Search and Rescue Observation Amphibious Flying Boat
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Type 432
    Vickers Type 432
    Type: High-Altitude Heavy Fighter Prototype
     
    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Warwick
    Vickers Warwick
    Type: Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Wellesley
    Vickers Wellesley
    Type: Light Bomber Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Wellington
    Vickers Wellington
    Type: Medium Bomber Aircraft
     
    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Windsor
    Vickers Windsor
    Type: Heavy Bomber Prototype
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
    Vought F4U Corsair
    Type: Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    Type: Shipborne Reconnaissance and Scout Floatplane
     
    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought SB2U Vindicator
    Vought SB2U Vindicator
    Type: Dive Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Type: Dive Bomber Aircraft
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    Type: Trainer / Fighter Aircraft
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
    WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
    Type: Towed Military Transport Glider
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander
    Westland Lysander
    Type: Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
     
    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Welkin
    Westland Welkin
    Type: High-Altitude Interceptor / Heavy Fighter
     
    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Whirlwind
    Westland Whirlwind
    Type: Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber