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South Africa Aircraft List (Current and Former Types)

Catalog of military and civilian aircraft belonging to the nation of South Africa.

South Africa Aircraft List (Current and Former Types)

Catalog of military and civilian aircraft belonging to the nation of South Africa.

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This listing allows you to trace back a particular nation's aviation history in reverse-chronological order. There are a total of 108 aircraft as part of the South Africa Aircraft List (Current and Former Types) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed by initial year of service descending. Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily primary operator.

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#1
2022
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Picture of the Xian (AVIC) MA700 (Modern Ark 700)
Xian (AVIC) MA700 (Modern Ark 700)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
#2
2016
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Picture of the Denel Dynamics Bateleur
Denel Dynamics Bateleur
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#3
2011
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Picture of the Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
#4
2006
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Picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
#5
2004
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Picture of the Embraer E-Jet
Embraer E-Jet
Narrow-Body, Medium-Range, Twin-Engine Jet Airliner
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
2001
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Picture of the Bombardier CRJ (Series)
Bombardier CRJ (Series)
Twin-Engine Regional Jet Airliner
#7
1999
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Picture of the Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
Boeing Business Jet (BBJ)
BizJet
#8
1997
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Picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
#9
1996
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Picture of the Airbus A319
Airbus A319
Narrow-Body, Short-to-Medium Route Passenger Jet Airliner
#10
1994
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Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
Pilatus PC-12
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
#11
1994
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Picture of the Airbus A330
Airbus A330
Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
#12
1993
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Picture of the Robinson R44
Robinson R44
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) / Helicopter Trainer Aircraft
#13
1993
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Picture of the Airbus A340
Airbus A340
Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
#14
1989
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Picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
#15
1988
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Picture of the Airbus A320
Airbus A320
Narrow-Body Short-to-medium Route Passenger Airliner
#16
1988
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Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#17
1987
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Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Oryx
Denel (Atlas) Oryx
Medium-Lift Utility Transport Helicopter
#18
1986
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Picture of the Denel Dynamics Seeker
Denel Dynamics Seeker
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#19
1986
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Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
Strike Fighter Aircraft
#20
1985
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Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
#21
1984
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Picture of the Cessna 208 (Caravan)
Cessna 208 (Caravan)
Light Single-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Utility Aircraft
#22
1983
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Picture of the BAe 146
BAe 146
Passenger Airliner
#23
1979
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Picture of the Dassault Falcon 50
Dassault Falcon 50
VIP and Government Transport / Maritime Surveillance
#24
1978
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Picture of the Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
#25
1978
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Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS365 Dauphin
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) AS365 Dauphin
Medium-Lift Civilian / Military Utility Helicopter
#26
1978
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Picture of the Pilatus PC-7
Pilatus PC-7
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
#27
1976
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Picture of the BAe Hawk
BAe Hawk
Advanced Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
#28
1976
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Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
#29
1975
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Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
Light Utility Helicopter
#30
1974
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Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
#31
1973
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Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
#32
1973
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Picture of the Dassault Mirage F1
Dassault Mirage F1
Multirole / Interceptor Aircraft
#33
1972
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Picture of the IAI Nesher (Vulture)
IAI Nesher (Vulture)
Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
#34
1970
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Picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
#35
1970
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Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter / MBB) Bo 105
Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter / MBB) Bo 105
Light Utility Civilian / Military Helicopter
#36
1969
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Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Aerospatiale) SA 330 Puma
Airbus Helicopters (Aerospatiale) SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
#37
1968
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Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
#38
1967
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Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
#39
1967
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Picture of the Transall C-160
Transall C-160
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
#40
1966
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Picture of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#41
1965
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Picture of the Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
#42
1965
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Picture of the Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft
#43
1965
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Picture of the Dassault Falcon 20
Dassault Falcon 20
Business Jet / Light High-Speed Transport Aircraft
#44
1964
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Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
#45
1964
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Picture of the Boeing 727
Boeing 727
Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
#46
1962
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Picture of the Blackburn Buccaneer
Blackburn Buccaneer
Carrier-Borne Low-Level Strike Bomber Aircraft
#47
1962
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Picture of the Aermacchi MB.326
Aermacchi MB.326
Advanced Trainer / Light Ground Attack Aircraft
#48
1961
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Picture of the Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mirage III
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
#49
1960
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Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
#50
1960
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Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III
Aerospatiale Alouette III
Light Multirole Helicopter
#51
1959
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Picture of the Douglas DC-8
Douglas DC-8
Medium- / Long-Range Passenger Jet Airliner
#52
1958
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Picture of the Boeing 707
Boeing 707
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
#53
1958
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Picture of the Fokker F27 Friendship
Fokker F27 Friendship
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
#54
1957
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Picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II
Aerospatiale Alouette II
Light Utility Helicopter
#55
1956
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Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
#56
1956
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Picture of the Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
Cessna 172 (Skyhawk)
Light Utility / Multirole Aircraft
#57
1952
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Picture of the de Havilland DH.106 Comet
de Havilland DH.106 Comet
Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner Aircraft
#58
1951
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Picture of the Avro Shackleton
Avro Shackleton
Long Range Maritime Patrol / Airborne Early Warning / Search and Rescue Aircraft
#59
1951
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Picture of the English Electric Canberra
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#60
1950
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Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
#61
1949
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Picture of the North American F-86 Sabre
North American F-86 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#62
1946
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Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#63
1946
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Picture of the Bell Model 47
Bell Model 47
Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
#64
1945
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Picture of the Sikorsky H-5
Sikorsky H-5
Light Utility Helicopter
#65
1944
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Picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
Avro York (Type 685)
Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
#66
1944
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Picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#67
1942
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Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#68
1942
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Picture of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Four-Engine Military Transport Aircraft
#69
1942
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Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
#70
1942
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Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#71
1942
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Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
#72
1941
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Picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
#73
1941
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Picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
#74
1941
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Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#75
1941
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Picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
Martin B-26 Marauder
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
#76
1940
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Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
#77
1940
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Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
#78
1940
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Picture of the Bristol Beaufort
Bristol Beaufort
Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
#79
1940
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Picture of the Martin Maryland
Martin Maryland
Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#80
1939
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Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
#81
1939
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Picture of the Vickers Warwick
Vickers Warwick
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#82
1938
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Picture of the Westland Lysander
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
#83
1938
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Picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
Short S25 Sunderland
Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
#84
1938
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Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#85
1938
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Picture of the Vickers Wellington
Vickers Wellington
Medium Bomber Aircraft
#86
1937
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Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
#87
1937
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Picture of the Hawker Hurricane
Hawker Hurricane
Single-Seat Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
#88
1937
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Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
#89
1937
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Picture of the Airspeed Oxford
Airspeed Oxford
Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
#90
1937
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Picture of the Gloster Gladiator
Gloster Gladiator
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#91
1937
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Picture of the Vickers Wellesley
Vickers Wellesley
Light Bomber Aircraft
#92
1937
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Picture of the Fairey Battle
Fairey Battle
Three-Seat, Single-Engine Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
#93
1936
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Picture of the Avro Anson
Avro Anson
Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
#94
1936
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Picture of the Junkers Ju 86
Junkers Ju 86
Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
#95
1936
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Picture of the Fairey Swordfish
Fairey Swordfish
Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#96
1936
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Picture of the North American T-6 Texan
North American T-6 Texan
Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
#97
1936
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Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
#98
1936
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Picture of the Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister)
Bucker Bu 133 (Jungmeister)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Advanced Biplane Trainer / Aerobatics Aircraft
#99
1935
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Picture of the Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
Bucker Bu 131 (Jungmann)
Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#100
1935
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Picture of the Gloster Gauntlet
Gloster Gauntlet
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#101
1933
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Picture of the Avro 621 Tutor
Avro 621 Tutor
Two-Seat Basic Trainer Biplane Aircraft
#102
1932
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Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
#103
1931
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Picture of the Hawker Fury (I / II)
Hawker Fury (I / II)
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#104
1917
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Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Biplane Fighter Aircraft
#105
1917
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Picture of the AirCo DH.9
AirCo DH.9
Light Bomber Biplane Aircraft
#106
1917
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Picture of the AirCo DH.4
AirCo DH.4
Light Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
#107
1913
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Picture of the Avro 504
Avro 504
Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft
#108
1912
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Picture of the Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
Reconnaissance / Artillery Spotting / Trainer Biplane Aircraft