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WW2 Transport Aircraft


Aviation | Second World War

World War 2 proved the logistical value of the dedicated transport aircraft to an unprecedented degree.

There are a total of [ 75 ] WW2 Transport 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. Conceptual and prototype designs evolving during the war are also included in this listing.




1
Picture of the Airspeed Horsa
National Flag Graphic
1942
Airspeed Horsa
Towed Glider Transport
2
Picture of the Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede)
Medium Transport Aircraft
3
Picture of the Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
National Flag Graphic
1941
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
Transport / Tug Aircraft
4
Picture of the Avro Anson
National Flag Graphic
1936
Avro Anson
Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
5
Picture of the Avro York (Type 685)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Avro York (Type 685)
Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
6
Picture of the Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
Utility / Trainer Aircraft
7
Picture of the Blackburn B.20
National Flag Graphic
1940
Blackburn B.20
Flying Boat Prototype Aircraft
8
Picture of the Bloch MB.162
National Flag Graphic
1943
Bloch MB.162
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
9
Picture of the Bloch MB.220
National Flag Graphic
1938
Bloch MB.220
Passenger Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
10
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 142
National Flag Graphic
1940
Blohm and Voss Bv 142
Long-Range Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
11
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
Long Range Reconnaissance / Transport Flying Boat
12
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
National Flag Graphic
1940
Blohm and Voss Bv P.111
Asymmetric Maritime Patrol / Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft Proposal
13
Picture of the Blohm and Voss Ha 139
National Flag Graphic
1937
Blohm and Voss Ha 139
Seaplane / Floatplane Cargo Aircraft
14
Picture of the Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
National Flag Graphic
1940
Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
Four-Engine Passenger Airliner / VIP Transport Aircraft
15
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
16
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
17
Picture of the Boeing Model 247
National Flag Graphic
1933
Boeing Model 247
Passenger Airliner / Utility Aircraft
18
Picture of the Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
19
Picture of the Bristol Buckingham
National Flag Graphic
1943
Bristol Buckingham
Medium Bomber / Fast Transport Aircraft
20
Picture of the Budd Conestoga (RB-1 / C-93)
National Flag Graphic
1944
Budd Conestoga (RB-1 / C-93)
Military Transport Aircraft
21
Picture of the Caudron C.440 (Goeland)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Caudron C.440 (Goeland)
Light Utility Military / Civilian Aircraft
22
Picture of the Consolidated B-24 Liberator
National Flag Graphic
1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
Four-Engined Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
23
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
National Flag Graphic
1941
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
Twin-Engine Long-Range Transport Aircraft
24
Picture of the de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
National Flag Graphic
1938
de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
25
Picture of the Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
Medium Bomber Aircraft
26
Picture of the Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Dornier Do 214 (P.192)
Long-Range Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft Proposal
27
Picture of the Dornier Do 24
National Flag Graphic
1937
Dornier Do 24
Reconnaissance / Transport / Search and Rescue Flying Boat
28
Picture of the Douglas B-18 Bolo
National Flag Graphic
1936
Douglas B-18 Bolo
Medium Bomber Aircraft
29
Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
30
Picture of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Four-Engine Military Transport Aircraft
31
Picture of the Douglas C-74 Globemaster
National Flag Graphic
1945
Douglas C-74 Globemaster
Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
32
Picture of the Douglas DC-2
National Flag Graphic
1934
Douglas DC-2
Commercial Airliner / Military Transport Aircraft
33
Picture of the Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
National Flag Graphic
1938
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Bomber
34
Picture of the Ford Trimotor
National Flag Graphic
1926
Ford Trimotor
Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
35
Picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
National Flag Graphic
1942
General Aircraft Hamilcar
Towed Heavy-class Combat Glider
36
Picture of the Gotha Go.242
National Flag Graphic
1941
Gotha Go.242
Military Transport Glider Aircraft
37
Picture of the Gotha Go.244
National Flag Graphic
1941
Gotha Go.244
Twin-Engine Military Transport
38
Picture of the Grumman Goose (G-21)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Grumman Goose (G-21)
Multirole Flying Boat Aircraft
39
Picture of the Handley Page HP.54 Harrow
National Flag Graphic
1937
Handley Page HP.54 Harrow
Heavy Bomber Aircraft
40
Picture of the Heinkel He 111
National Flag Graphic
1935
Heinkel He 111
Medium Bomber Aircraft
41
Picture of the Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
Utility Transport Aircraft
42
Picture of the Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
National Flag Graphic
1933
Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
Reconnaissance Bomber / Transport Aircraft
43
Picture of the Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
National Flag Graphic
1945
Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat Prototype
44
Picture of the Junkers G38
National Flag Graphic
1931
Junkers G38
Long-Haul Passenger Airliner / Heavy-Lift Long-Range Transport Aircraft
45
Picture of the Junkers Ju 252
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 252
Passenger / Cargo Transport Aircraft
46
Picture of the Junkers Ju 290
National Flag Graphic
1942
Junkers Ju 290
Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
47
Picture of the Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules)
Tri-Motor Utility Transport Aircraft
48
Picture of the Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport Aircraft Prototype
49
Picture of the Junkers Ju 52
National Flag Graphic
1932
Junkers Ju 52
Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
50
Picture of the Junkers Ju 86
National Flag Graphic
1936
Junkers Ju 86
Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
51
Picture of the Junkers Ju 90
National Flag Graphic
1938
Junkers Ju 90
Passenger Airliner / General Transport Aircraft
52
Picture of the Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi H11K Soku (Blue Sky)
Heavy Flying Boat / Transport Proposal
53
Picture of the Kawanishi K-200
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi K-200
Long-Ranged, Jet-Powered Flying Boat Aircraft Proposal
54
Picture of the Kawanishi KX-3
National Flag Graphic
1946
Kawanishi KX-3
Very-Heavy Flying Boat Project
55
Picture of the Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
Advanced Bomber Crew Trainer / Transport / ASW Aircraft
56
Picture of the Lockheed Hudson
National Flag Graphic
1939
Lockheed Hudson
Twin-Engine Multirole Aircraft
57
Picture of the Martin PBM Mariner
National Flag Graphic
1941
Martin PBM Mariner
Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat Aircraft
58
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
Heavy Cargo Glider Aircraft
59
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
National Flag Graphic
1943
Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
Six-Engine Heavy Transport Aircraft
60
Picture of the Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
Multirole Heavy Flying Wing Aircraft Proposal
61
Picture of the Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
National Flag Graphic
1936
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
62
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
National Flag Graphic
1932
Mitsubishi Ki-20 (Army Type 92)
Four-Engined Long-Range Heavy Bomber Aircraft
63
Picture of the Mitsubishi Ki-90
National Flag Graphic
1940
Mitsubishi Ki-90
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber / Military Transport Aircraft
64
Picture of the North American B-25 Mitchell
National Flag Graphic
1941
North American B-25 Mitchell
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber Aircraft
65
Picture of the Northrop Delta
National Flag Graphic
1933
Northrop Delta
Single-Engine Monoplane Airliner
66
Picture of the Northrop Gamma
National Flag Graphic
1932
Northrop Gamma
High-Performance Monoplane Aircraft
67
Picture of the Piaggio P.108
National Flag Graphic
1942
Piaggio P.108
Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
68
Picture of the Potez 540
National Flag Graphic
1934
Potez 540
Twin-Engine Reconnaissance-Bomber Aircraft
69
Picture of the Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
Medium Bomber / Transport Aircraft
70
Picture of the Siebel Si-204
National Flag Graphic
1942
Siebel Si-204
Light Transport / Trainer Aircraft
71
Picture of the Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
National Flag Graphic
1935
Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
Flying Boat / Amphibious Transport Aircraft
72
Picture of the Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
National Flag Graphic
1937
Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
Heavy Bomber Prototype Aircraft
73
Picture of the Tachikawa Ki-77
National Flag Graphic
1942
Tachikawa Ki-77
Long-Range Aircraft Prototype
74
Picture of the Vickers Warwick
National Flag Graphic
1939
Vickers Warwick
Multirole Heavy Bomber Aircraft
75
Picture of the WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
National Flag Graphic
1942
WACO Hadrian (CG-4)
Towed Military Transport Glider
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