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The French suffered mightily at the hands of the Germans during World War 2 - its air service nonetheless put up a valiant fight.

There are a total of [ 104 ] World War II French Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator. This list also covers those aircraft operated by both Free French and Vichy French forces during the war. Return to the World War 2 Aircraft by Country Index.
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1
Picture of the Airspeed Oxford
National Flag Graphic
1937
Airspeed Oxford
Military Combat Crew Trainer Aircraft
2
Picture of the Amiot 143
National Flag Graphic
1935
Amiot 143
Medium Bomber Aircraft
3
Picture of the Amiot 354
National Flag Graphic
1940
Amiot 354
Fast Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
4
Picture of the ANF Les Mureaux (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1933
ANF Les Mureaux (Series)
Light Observation Aircraft
5
Picture of the Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
Jet-Powered Fast Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
6
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
National Flag Graphic
1936
Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
Mail Service / Passenger Transport Aircraft
7
Picture of the Arsenal VB-10
National Flag Graphic
1946
Arsenal VB-10
Prototype Heavy Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
8
Picture of the Arsenal VG-33
National Flag Graphic
1940
Arsenal VG-33
Fighter Aircraft
9
Picture of the Arsenal-Delanne 10
National Flag Graphic
1941
Arsenal-Delanne 10
Experimental Biplane Fighter Prototype
10
Picture of the Avro Anson
National Flag Graphic
1936
Avro Anson
Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
11
Picture of the Avro Lancaster
National Flag Graphic
1942
Avro Lancaster
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
12
Picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Avro York (Type 685)
Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
13
Picture of the Bell P-39 Airacobra
National Flag Graphic
1941
Bell P-39 Airacobra
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
14
Picture of the Bell P-63 Kingcobra
National Flag Graphic
1943
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter Aircraft
15
Picture of the Bloch MB.150 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Bloch MB.150 (Series)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
16
Picture of the Bloch MB.162
National Flag Graphic
1943
Bloch MB.162
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
17
Picture of the Bloch MB.170
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bloch MB.170
Reconnaissance Attack-Bomber Aircraft
18
Picture of the Bloch MB.200
National Flag Graphic
1933
Bloch MB.200
Twin-Engine Bomber Aircraft
19
Picture of the Bloch MB.210
National Flag Graphic
1935
Bloch MB.210
Medium Bomber Aircraft
20
Picture of the Bloch MB.220
National Flag Graphic
1938
Bloch MB.220
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
21
Picture of the Bloch MB.700
National Flag Graphic
1940
Bloch MB.700
Monoplane Fighter Prototype
22
Picture of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
Four-Engine Passenger Airliner / VIP Transport Aircraft
23
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
24
Picture of the Breguet Br.690 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Breguet Br.690 (Series)
Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft
25
Picture of the Bristol Blenheim
National Flag Graphic
1937
Bristol Blenheim
Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
26
Picture of the Caudron C.440 (Goeland)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Caudron C.440 (Goeland)
Light Utility Military / Civilian Aircraft
27
Picture of the Caudron-Renault CR.710 Cyclone (series)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Caudron-Renault CR.710 Cyclone (series)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter
28
Picture of the Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
National Flag Graphic
1943
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Aircraft
29
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
National Flag Graphic
1936
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
30
Picture of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75/Mohawk)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75/Mohawk)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
Single-Seat. Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
32
Picture of the Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
33
Picture of the Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
National Flag Graphic
1943
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
Carrierborne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
34
Picture of the Curtiss SBC Helldiver
National Flag Graphic
1938
Curtiss SBC Helldiver
Naval Dive Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
35
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
National Flag Graphic
1946
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
36
Picture of the de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
National Flag Graphic
1932
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
Basic Trainer Biplane
37
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
National Flag Graphic
1942
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
38
Picture of the Dewoitine D.370 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Dewoitine D.370 (series)
Monoplane Fighter
39
Picture of the Dewoitine D.500 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Dewoitine D.500 (series)
Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
40
Picture of the Dewoitine D.520
National Flag Graphic
1939
Dewoitine D.520
Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
41
Picture of the Dornier Do 24
National Flag Graphic
1937
Dornier Do 24
Reconnaissance / Transport / Search and Rescue Flying Boat
42
Picture of the Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
43
Picture of the Douglas A-24 Banshee
National Flag Graphic
1941
Douglas A-24 Banshee
Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
44
Picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Heavy Attack Aircraft
45
Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
46
Picture of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Four-Engine Military Transport Aircraft
47
Picture of the Douglas SBD Dauntless
National Flag Graphic
1938
Douglas SBD Dauntless
Carrierborne Dive Bomber Aircraft
48
Picture of the Fairey Barracuda
National Flag Graphic
1943
Fairey Barracuda
Three-Seat, Single-Engine Torpedo / Dive Bomber Aircraft
49
Picture of the Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
50
Picture of the Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
Transport Helicopter
51
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
Single-Seat Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
52
Picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
National Flag Graphic
1944
Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
53
Picture of the Gloster Gladiator
National Flag Graphic
1937
Gloster Gladiator
Biplane Fighter Aircraft
54
Picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
National Flag Graphic
1943
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
55
Picture of the Grumman F8F Bearcat
National Flag Graphic
1945
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
56
Picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Grumman Goose (G-21)
Multirole Flying Boat Aircraft
57
Picture of the Grumman TBF Avenger
National Flag Graphic
1942
Grumman TBF Avenger
Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
58
Picture of the Handley Page Halifax
National Flag Graphic
1940
Handley Page Halifax
Heavy Bomber / Night Bomber Aircraft
59
Picture of the Hawker Hurricane
National Flag Graphic
1937
Hawker Hurricane
Single-Seat Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
60
Picture of the Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber Aircraft
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61
Picture of the Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Heinkel He 274 (Amerika Bomber)
High-Altitude, Long-Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
62
Picture of the Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
63
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
1932
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
64
Picture of the Junkers Ju 88
National Flag Graphic
1939
Junkers Ju 88
Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
65
Picture of the Koolhoven F.K.58
National Flag Graphic
1940
Koolhoven F.K.58
Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
66
Picture of the Latecoere 298
National Flag Graphic
1938
Latecoere 298
Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
67
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
National Flag Graphic
1928
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
Maritime Patrol Bomber / Floatplane Aircraft
68
Picture of the Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
National Flag Graphic
1938
Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
69
Picture of the Lockheed P-38 Lightning
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
70
Picture of the Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
National Flag Graphic
1942
Lockheed Ventura / Harpoon
Patrol / Light Bomber Bomber Aircraft
71
Picture of the Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
National Flag Graphic
1939
Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
Carrierborne Dive Bomber Aircraft
72
Picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin B-26 Marauder
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
73
Picture of the Martin Baltimore
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin Baltimore
Light / Medium Bomber Aircraft
74
Picture of the Martin Maryland
National Flag Graphic
1940
Martin Maryland
Twin-Engine Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
75
Picture of the Messerschmitt  Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
National Flag Graphic
1934
Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
76
Picture of the Morane-Saulnier MS.230
National Flag Graphic
1929
Morane-Saulnier MS.230
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Basic Trainer Monoplane Aircraft
77
Picture of the Morane-Saulnier MS.405 / MS.406
National Flag Graphic
1938
Morane-Saulnier MS.405 / MS.406
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
78
Picture of the Morane-Saulnier MS.410
National Flag Graphic
1939
Morane-Saulnier MS.410
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Monoplane Fighter
79
Picture of the Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Floatplane Aircraft
80
Picture of the Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
81
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American B-25 Mitchell
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
82
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
83
Picture of the North American T-6 Texan
National Flag Graphic
1936
North American T-6 Texan
Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
84
Picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
National Flag Graphic
1929
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
Single-Engine, Twin-Seat Multirole Biplane / Basic Trainer Aircraft
85
Picture of the Potez 230
National Flag Graphic
1940
Potez 230
Single-Seat, Single Engine Fighter Aircraft Prototype
86
Picture of the Potez 540
National Flag Graphic
1934
Potez 540
Twin-Engine Reconnaissance-Bomber Aircraft
87
Picture of the Potez 630 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Potez 630 (Series)
Heavy Fighter / Multirole Aircraft
88
Picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
National Flag Graphic
1942
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
89
Picture of the Short S25 Sunderland
National Flag Graphic
1938
Short S25 Sunderland
Long-Range Maritime / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
90
Picture of the Siebel Si-204
National Flag Graphic
1942
Siebel Si-204
Light Transport / Trainer Aircraft
91
Picture of the Supermarine Sea Otter
National Flag Graphic
1942
Supermarine Sea Otter
Amphibious Maritime Patrol Floatplane Aircraft
92
Picture of the Supermarine Seafire
National Flag Graphic
1942
Supermarine Seafire
Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
93
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
National Flag Graphic
1938
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
94
Picture of the Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Supermarine Walrus (Seagull)
Search and Rescue / Reconnaissance Amphibious Flying Boat Aircraft
95
Picture of the Vickers Wellington
National Flag Graphic
1938
Vickers Wellington
Medium Bomber Aircraft
96
Picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
National Flag Graphic
1942
Vought F4U Corsair
Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
97
Picture of the Vought SB2U Vindicator
National Flag Graphic
1937
Vought SB2U Vindicator
Dive Bomber Aircraft
98
Picture of the Vultee A-35 Vengeance
National Flag Graphic
1941
Vultee A-35 Vengeance
Dive Bomber Aircraft
99
Picture of the Vultee BT-13 Valiant
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Basic Trainer Aircraft
100
Picture of the Westland Lysander
National Flag Graphic
1938
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
101
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
Single-Seat Fighter Aircraft
102
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-3
National Flag Graphic
1944
Yakovlev Yak-3
Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
103
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-7
National Flag Graphic
1942
Yakovlev Yak-7
Single-Seat Fighter / Advanced Two-Seat Trainer Aircraft
104
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft

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