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Britain maintains one of the longest-running air services in the world with their famous Royal Air Force.

There are a total of [ 29 ] Active British Royal Air Force Aircraft (2022) 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. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT
National Flag Graphic
2011
Airbus A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
2
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
National Flag Graphic
1969
Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
3
Picture of the Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
National Flag Graphic
2013
Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
Strategic / Tactical Military Transport Aircraft
4
Picture of the AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
National Flag Graphic
2012
AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
5
Picture of the BAe Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1976
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
6
Picture of the Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
National Flag Graphic
2001
Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
7
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
8
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
National Flag Graphic
1972
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
9
Picture of the Bell Model 412
National Flag Graphic
1981
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
10
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
11
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
12
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
13
Picture of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
National Flag Graphic
2009
Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
14
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
National Flag Graphic
2013
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
15
Picture of the Boeing RC-135
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing RC-135
Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
16
Picture of the Bombardier Global Express (Series)
National Flag Graphic
1997
Bombardier Global Express (Series)
Business Jet / Special Missions Platform
17
Picture of the Britten-Norman Islander
National Flag Graphic
1965
Britten-Norman Islander
Light Utility Aircraft
18
Picture of the Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500)
National Flag Graphic
2008
Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500)
Very Light Jet (VLJ) / Business Jet
19
Picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000)
National Flag Graphic
2003
Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000)
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
20
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
2007
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
21
Picture of the Grob G115
National Flag Graphic
1999
Grob G115
Basic Trainer / Light Aircraft
22
Picture of the Grob G120
National Flag Graphic
1999
Grob G120
Lightweight Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft
23
Picture of the Leonardo AW109
National Flag Graphic
1976
Leonardo AW109
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
24
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1999
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
25
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
National Flag Graphic
2016
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
26
Picture of the Pilatus PC-21
National Flag Graphic
2008
Pilatus PC-21
Two-Seat Intermediate Flight Trainer Aircraft
27
Picture of the Short Tucano
National Flag Graphic
1989
Short Tucano
Two-Seat Turboprop-Powered Basic Trainer Aircraft
28
Picture of the Thales Fulmar X
National Flag Graphic
2016
Thales Fulmar X
Mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
29
Picture of the Thales Watchkeeper WK450
National Flag Graphic
2014
Thales Watchkeeper WK450
Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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