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Active British Royal Air Force Aircraft (2024)


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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 [ 25 ] Active British Royal Air Force Aircraft (2024) 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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2011
Picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT
Airbus A330 MRTT
Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
2/25
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1969
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
3/25
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2013
Picture of the Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
Airbus Military A400M (Atlas)
Strategic / Tactical Military Transport Aircraft
4/25
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2012
Picture of the AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
5/25
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1976
Picture of the BAe Hawk
BAe Hawk
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
6/25
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2001
Picture of the Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
7/25
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1964
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
8/25
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1972
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
9/25
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1981
Picture of the Bell Model 412
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
10/25
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1968
Picture of the Boeing 737 (Series)
Boeing 737 (Series)
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner / Freighter Aircraft
11/25
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1995
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
12/25
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1962
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
13/25
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2009
Picture of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
14/25
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2013
Picture of the Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
15/25
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1962
Picture of the Boeing RC-135
Boeing RC-135
Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
16/25
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2008
Picture of the Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500)
Embraer Phenom 100 (EMB-500)
Very Light Jet (VLJ) / Business Jet
17/25
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2003
Picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000)
Eurofighter Typhoon (EF2000)
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Aircraft
18/25
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2007
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
19/25
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1999
Picture of the Grob G115
Grob G115
Basic Trainer / Light Aircraft
20/25
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1999
Picture of the Grob G120
Grob G120
Lightweight Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft
21/25
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1976
Picture of the Leonardo AW109
Leonardo AW109
Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
22/25
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1999
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
23/25
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2016
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
24/25
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2016
Picture of the Thales Fulmar X
Thales Fulmar X
Mini-Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
25/25
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2014
Picture of the Thales Watchkeeper WK450
Thales Watchkeeper WK450
Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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