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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 (138) 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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    A
     1 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Horsa

    Airspeed Horsa
    Towed Glider Transport
    A
     2 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford

    Airspeed Oxford
    Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
    A
     3 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle

    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    Transport Aircraft / Glider Tug
    A
     4 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Ensign

    Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
    Mail Service / Passenger Transport
    A
     5 


    1924
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Siskin

    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    A
     6 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Whitley

    Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
    Heavy Bomber
    A
     7 


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro 621 Tutor

    Avro 621 Tutor
    Two-Seat Basic Trainer
    A
     8 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Anson

    Avro Anson
    Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
    A
     9 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Lancaster

    Avro Lancaster
    Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance
    A
     10 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro Manchester

    Avro Manchester
    Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    A
     11 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Avro York (Type 685)

    Avro York (Type 685)
    Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
    B
     12 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)

    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Utility / Trainer Aircraft
    B
     13 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-39 Airacobra

    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    B
     14 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-59 Airacomet

    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
    B
     15 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra

    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Fighter
    B
     16 


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Blackburn Baffin

    Blackburn Baffin
    Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
    B
     17 


    1929
    Thumbnail picture of the Blackburn Ripon

    Blackburn Ripon
    Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
    B
     18 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)

    Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
    Long-Range Flying Boat Aircraft
    B
     19 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress

    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    B
     20 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress

    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    B
     21 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Boulton Paul Defiant

    Boulton Paul Defiant
    Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    B
     22 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster F2A (Buffalo)

    Brewster F2A (Buffalo)
    Monoplane Fighter
    B
     23 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Brewster SB2A Buccaneer

    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    Carrierborne Scout Bomber Aircraft
    B
     24 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufighter

    Bristol Beaufighter
    Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
    B
     25 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Beaufort

    Bristol Beaufort
    Torpedo Bomber
    B
     26 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Blenheim

    Bristol Blenheim
    Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
    B
     27 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Bristol Buckingham

    Bristol Buckingham
    Medium Bomber / Fast Transport
    C
     28 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the CAC Wirraway

    CAC Wirraway
    Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
    C
     29 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)

    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
    C
     30 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator

    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    Heavy Bomber
    C
     31 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PB2Y Coronado

    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
    C
     32 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina

    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
    C
     33 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)

    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    Fighter
    C
     34 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk

    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    Fighter
    C
     35 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk

    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
    C
     36 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver

    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    C
     37 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SBC Helldiver

    Curtiss SBC Helldiver
    Dive Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
    C
     38 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SO3C Seamew

    Curtiss SO3C Seamew
    Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
    C
     39 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Curtiss SOC Seagull

    Curtiss SOC Seagull
    Scout Floatplane
    d
     40 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet

    de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet
    Twin-Engine Long-Range Fighter
    d
     41 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth

    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    Basic Trainer Biplane
    d
     42 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.91 Albatross

    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
    Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
    d
     43 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito

    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    D
     44 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Dewoitine D.500 (Series)

    Dewoitine D.500 (Series)
    Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
    D
     45 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)

    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    Medium Bomber
    D
     46 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston

    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    Light Bomber / Night-Fighter
    D
     47 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader

    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    Medium Bomber / Heavy Assault Aircraft
    D
     48 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)

    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Medium Transport Aircraft
    D
     49 


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas DC-2

    Douglas DC-2
    Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
    D
     50 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas SBD Dauntless

    Douglas SBD Dauntless
    Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber Aircraft
    F
     51 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Albacore

    Fairey Albacore
    Naval Torpedo Bomber Biplane
    F
     52 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Barracuda

    Fairey Barracuda
    Torpedo / Dive Bomber
    F
     53 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Battle

    Fairey Battle
    Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
    F
     54 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Firefly

    Fairey Firefly
    Carrier-Borne Fighter
    F
     55 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Fulmar

    Fairey Fulmar
    Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    F
     56 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Seafox

    Fairey Seafox
    Navy Reconnaissance Floatplane
    F
     57 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Spearfish

    Fairey Spearfish
    Torpedo / Dive Bomber
    F
     58 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairey Swordfish

    Fairey Swordfish
    Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
    F
     59 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)

    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
    F
     60 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)

    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Bomber
    F
     61 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Fokker T.VIII

    Fokker T.VIII
    Maritime Patrol / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
    F
     62 


    1926
    Thumbnail picture of the Ford Trimotor

    Ford Trimotor
    Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
    G
     63 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar

    General Aircraft Hamilcar
    Towed Heavy Glider
    G
     64 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor

    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    G
     65 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster E.28/39

    Gloster E.28/39
    Experimental Prototype Aircraft
    G
     66 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster Gauntlet

    Gloster Gauntlet
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    G
     67 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster Gladiator

    Gloster Gladiator
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    G
     68 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F4F Wildcat

    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    Carrier-Borne Fighter
    G
     69 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat

    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    G
     70 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)

    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Multirole Flying Boat
    G
     71 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger

    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
    H
     72 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Halifax

    Handley Page Halifax
    Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
    H
     73 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Hampden

    Handley Page Hampden
    Medium Bomber / Night Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    H
     74 


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Handley Page Heyford

    Handley Page Heyford
    Heavy Night-Bomber / Crew Trainer
    H
     75 


    1931
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Fury (I / II)

    Hawker Fury (I / II)
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    H
     76 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Hurricane

    Hawker Hurricane
    Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
    H
     77 


    1945
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Fury / Fury

    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    Carrierbased Fighter-Bomber
    H
     78 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Sea Hurricane

    Hawker Sea Hurricane
    Carrier-Borne Fighter Aircraft
    H
     79 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tempest

    Hawker Tempest
    Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
    H
     80 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Tornado

    Hawker Tornado
    Prototype Fighter
    H
     81 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Hawker Typhoon

    Hawker Typhoon
    Ground Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
    H
     82 


    1935
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 111

    Heinkel He 111
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
    H
     83 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 115

    Heinkel He 115
    Anti-Ship / Maritime Patrol Floatplane
    H
     84 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)

    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    Heavy Bomber
    H
     85 


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)

    Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
    Reconnaissance Bomber / Transport Aircraft
    J
     86 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)

    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber
    J
     87 


    1932
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 52

    Junkers Ju 52
    Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
    J
     88 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)

    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
    J
     89 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Junkers Ju 88

    Junkers Ju 88
    Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
    L
     90 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning

    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    L
     91 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
    Patrol Bomber
    M
     92 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder

    Martin B-26 Marauder
    Medium Bomber
    M
     93 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin Baltimore

    Martin Baltimore
    Light / Medium Bomber
    M
     94 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin Maryland

    Martin Maryland
    Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    M
     95 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner

    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
    M
     96 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.2

    Martin-Baker MB.2
    Fighter Prototype
    M
     97 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.3

    Martin-Baker MB.3
    Fighter Prototype
    M
     98 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin-Baker MB.5

    Martin-Baker MB.5
    Fighter Prototype
    M
     99 


    1934
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt  Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)

    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
    M
     100 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)

    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
    M
     101 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Miles M.20

    Miles M.20
    Low-Cost Monoplane Fighter Prototype
    M
     102 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Miles M.39B (Libellula)

    Miles M.39B (Libellula)
    Experimental Bomber Prototype
    N
     103 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the North American A-36 Apache (Invader)

    North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
    Ground Attack Aircraft / Dive Bomber
    N
     104 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell

    North American B-25 Mitchell
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
    N
     105 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang

    North American P-51 Mustang
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance
    N
     106 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan

    North American T-6 Texan
    Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
    P
     107 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper

    Piper L-4 Grasshopper
    Light Oberservation Aircraft
    R
     108 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt

    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    S
     109 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.27 London

    Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    S
     110 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick

    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    S
     111 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)

    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
    S
     112 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Short S25 Sunderland

    Short S25 Sunderland
    Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    S
     113 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Short Stirling

    Short Stirling
    Heavy Bomber
    S
     114 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky R-4

    Sikorsky R-4
    Utility Helicopter
    S
     115 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)

    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
    S
     116 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel

    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    Light Reconnaissance / Observation / Liaison Aircraft
    S
     117 


    1933
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson Reliant

    Stinson Reliant
    Lightweight Liaison Aircraft
    S
     118 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)

    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Heavy Bomber Prototype
    S
     119 


    1946
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafang

    Supermarine Seafang
    Naval Fighter Prototype Aircraft
    S
     120 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Seafire

    Supermarine Seafire
    Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    S
     121 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spiteful

    Supermarine Spiteful
    Fighter Prototype
    S
     122 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Spitfire

    Supermarine Spitfire
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    S
     123 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Stranraer

    Supermarine Stranraer
    Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    S
     124 


    1936
    Thumbnail picture of the Supermarine Walrus

    Supermarine Walrus
    Air and Sea Search and Rescue Observation Amphibious Flying Boat
    V
     125 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Type 432

    Vickers Type 432
    High-Altitude Heavy Fighter Prototype
    V
     126 


    1939
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Warwick

    Vickers Warwick
    Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    V
     127 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Wellesley

    Vickers Wellesley
    Light Bomber Aircraft
    V
     128 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Wellington

    Vickers Wellington
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
    V
     129 


    1943
    Thumbnail picture of the Vickers Windsor

    Vickers Windsor
    Heavy Bomber Prototype
    V
     130 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought F4U Corsair

    Vought F4U Corsair
    Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
    V
     131 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought OS2U Kingfisher

    Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    Shipborne Reconnaissance and Scout Floatplane
    V
     132 


    1937
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought SB2U Vindicator

    Vought SB2U Vindicator
    Dive Bomber Aircraft
    V
     133 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance

    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    Dive Bomber
    V
     134 


    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)

    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    Trainer / Fighter Aircraft
    W
     135 


    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the WACO Hadrian (CG-4)

    WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
    Towed Military Transport Glider
    W
     136 


    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander

    Westland Lysander
    Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
    W
     137 


    1944
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Welkin

    Westland Welkin
    High-Altitude Interceptor / Heavy Fighter
    W
     138 


    1940
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Whirlwind

    Westland Whirlwind
    Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber