List of aircraft of the Royal Air Force

Summary

Many aircraft types have served in the British Royal Air Force since its formation in April 1918 from the merger of the Royal Flying Corps and Royal Naval Air Service. This is a list of RAF aircraft, including all currently active and retired types listed in alphabetic order by their RAF type name. For just those aircraft currently in service, see List of active United Kingdom military aircraft. Aircraft operated with the Fleet Air Arm from 1924 until 1939 were operated by the Royal Air Force on behalf of the Navy and are included; those operated by the Royal Navy after it re-acquired control of the aircraft used to support its operations in 1939 are not, but all aircraft operated in conjunction with the Navy are listed at List of aircraft of the Fleet Air Arm. Army Air Corps aircraft are not included but can be found at List of aircraft of the Army Air Corps.

For aircraft operated before the merger of the RFC and RNAS in 1918:

Regular service with the RAFEdit

Type Origin Class Role Introduced Retired Notes
Sopwith 1½ Strutter UK Propeller Fighter/bomber/reconnaissance 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II USA Jet Fighter/Stealth/Bomber 2020 In service Single-engined STOVL jet monoplane
Fairey IIIC, D & F[1] UK Propeller Fleet spotter 1918 1941 Single-engined piston biplane
Bristol 138[2] UK Propeller Research 1936 1937 Single-engined piston monoplane
British Aerospace 125 UK Jet Transport 1965 2015 Twin-engined jet monoplane
British Aerospace 146 UK Jet Transport 1986 2022[3][4] Four-engined jet monoplane
Short 184 UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1921 Single-engined biplane floatplane
Short 320[5] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 Single-engined biplane floatplane
Avro 504K & N[6] UK Propeller Trainer/communications 1918 1933 Single-engined piston biplane
Agusta A109E Italy Rotorcraft Liaison 2006 Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Bell Airacobra[7] USA Propeller Fighter/ground attack 1941 1942 Single-engined piston monoplane
Boeing Airseeker USA Jet SIGINT 2013 In service Four-engined jet monoplane
Fairey Albacore UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1940 1944 Single-engined piston biplane
Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle[8] UK Propeller Bomber/transport/glider tug 1943 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Avro Aldershot[9] UK Propeller Long range day/night bomber 1924 1926 Single-engined piston biplane
Avro Andover[10] UK Propeller Transport/ambulance 1924 Single-engined piston biplane
Hawker Siddeley Andover[11] UK Propeller Transport 1965 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Avro Anson[12] UK Propeller Bomber/maritime patrol/trainer/transport 1936 1968 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Avro Athena[13] UK Propeller Trainer 1950 1955 Single-engined piston monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth Argosy[14] UK Propeller Transport 1962 1978 Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Fairchild Argus[15] USA Propeller Transport 1941 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Airbus A400M Atlas Spain Propeller Transport 2014 In service Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth Atlas[16] UK Propeller Army co-operation/trainer 1927 1935 Single-engined piston biplane
Hawker Audax[17] UK Propeller Army co-operation 1931 1945 Single-engined piston biplane
Auster AOP.6/AOP.9[18] UK Propeller Air Observation 1942 1957 Single-engined piston monoplane
Boulton Paul Balliol[19] UK Propeller Trainer 1950 1957 Single-engined piston monoplane
Martin Baltimore[20] USA Propeller Medium bomber 1941 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Barracuda UK Propeller Torpedo/dive bomber 1943 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Beagle Basset[21] UK Propeller Communications transport 1965 1974 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Battle[22] UK Propeller Bomber 1937 1949 Single-engined piston monoplane
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2[13] UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1918 1919 Single-engined piston biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.12 UK Propeller Fighter 1918 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Bristol Beaufighter[23] UK Propeller Strike fighter/night fighter/target tug 1940 1960 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Beaufort[24] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1939 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Short Belfast[25] UK Propeller Transport 1966 1976 Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Bristol Belvedere[26] UK Rotorcraft Transport 1961 1969 Twin-engined twin-rotor helicopter
Brewster Bermuda[27] USA Propeller Dive bomber 1942 1944 Single-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Beverley[28] UK Propeller Transport 1955 1967 Four-engined piston monoplane
Avro Bison[29] UK Propeller Fleet spotter 1922 1929 Single-engined piston biplane
Blackburn Blackburn UK Propeller Fleet spotter 1923 1931 Single-engined piston biplane
Bristol Blenheim[30] UK Propeller Bomber 1937 1944 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Bombay[31] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1939 1944 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Douglas Boston[32] USA Propeller Medium bomber/trainer/night fighter 1940 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Botha[33] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber/trainer 1939 1944 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Brigand[34] UK Propeller Torpedo fighter/medium bomber/naval strike/trainer 1946 1958 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Fighter[35] UK Propeller Fighter/army cooperation/light bomber 1918 1932 Single-engined piston biplane
Bristol Britannia[36] UK Propeller Transport 1959 1975 Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer[37] UK Jet Naval strike 1969 1994 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Bristol Buckingham[38] UK Propeller Bomber, transport 1944 1950 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Buckmaster[39] UK Propeller Trainer 1945 1958 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Brewster Buffalo[40] USA Propeller Fighter 1940 1942 Single-engined piston monoplane
Bristol Bulldog[41] UK Propeller Fighter/trainer 1929 1937 Single-engined piston biplane
Scottish Aviation Bulldog[42] UK Propeller Basic trainer 1972 2001 Single-engined piston monoplane
Martinsyde Buzzard[43] UK Propeller Fighter 1918 1922 Single-engined piston biplane
Sopwith Camel[44] UK Propeller Fighter 1918 1920 Single-engined piston biplane
Fairey Campania UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1918 1919 Single-engined piston biplane
English Electric Canberra[45] UK Jet Bomber, photo reconnaissance, trainer 1951 2006 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Consolidated Catalina[46] USA Propeller Maritime patrol 1939 1945 Twin-engined monoplane flying boat/amphibian
Boeing-Vertol Chinook[47] USA Rotorcraft Transport 1980 In service Twin-engined turboshaft twin-rotor helicopter
De Havilland Chipmunk[48][Note 1] UK Propeller Trainer 1949 1996 Single-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Cirrus Moth[49] UK Propeller Communications/trainer 1926 1930 Single-engined piston biplane
Curtiss Cleveland[50] USA Propeller Dive-bomber 1940 1941 Single-engined piston biplane
Handley Page Clive[51] UK Propeller Transport 1931 Twin-engined piston biplane
Saro Cloud[52] UK Propeller Navigational trainer 1933 1936 Twin-engined amphibious monoplane
De Havilland Comet[Note 2] UK Propeller Experimental 1935 1936 Twin-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Comet[53] UK Jet Reconnaissance 1956 1975 Four-engined jet monoplane
Consolidated Coronado[50] USA Propeller Transport 1943 1946 Four-engined monoplane flying boat
Fairchild Cornell[54] USA Propeller Trainer 1943 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Sopwith Cuckoo[55] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 1923 Single-engined piston biplane
Douglas Dakota[56] USA Propeller Transport 1942 1970[Note 3] Twin-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Dart UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1923 1933 Single-engined piston biplane
Boulton Paul Defiant[57] UK Propeller Fighter/night fighter/target tug 1939 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Demon[58] UK Propeller Fighter 1931 1939 Single-engined piston biplane
De Havilland Devon[59] UK Propeller Transport 1948 1984 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Airco DH.4A[60] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Airco DH.6 UK Propeller Trainer 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Airco DH.9[60] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Airco DH.9A[61][Note 4] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1931 Single-engined piston biplane
Airco DH.10 Amiens[62] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1923 Twin-engined piston biplane
De Havilland DH.86 Express[63] UK Propeller Transport 1937 Four-engined piston biplane
Sopwith Dolphin[55] UK Propeller Fighter 1918 1919 Single-engined piston biplane
de Havilland Dominie[64][Note 5] UK Propeller Transport/trainer 1938 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Siddeley Dominie[65] UK Jet Navigation trainer 1965 2011 Twin-engined jet monoplane
De Havilland Don[66] UK Propeller Trainer/communications/liaison 1938 1939 Single-engined piston monoplane
Sopwith Dragon[67] UK Propeller Fighter 1919 1919 Single-engined piston biplane
Westland Dragonfly[68] UK Rotorcraft Transport 1950 1956 Single-engined piston helicopter
Airspeed Envoy[69] UK Propeller Transport 1938 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Beechcraft Expeditor[70] USA Propeller Transport/trainer 1937 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Miles Falcon[71] UK Propeller Communications/trainer 1935 Single-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Fawn[72] UK Propeller Bomber 1924 1929 Single-engined piston biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2d[73] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1918 Single-engined pusher biplane
Felixstowe F.2A[73] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1918 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Felixstowe F.3[74] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1918 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Felixstowe F.5[75] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1918 1925 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Slingsby Firefly UK Propeller Trainer 1995 2010 Single-engined piston monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8[29] UK Propeller Artillery Spotter, Bomber 1918 1919 Single-engined piston biplane
De Havilland Flamingo[66][Note 6] UK Propeller Transport 1939 1940 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Boeing Fortress[76] USA Propeller Bomber/maritime patrol/electronic warfare 1941 1945 Four-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Fox[77] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1926 1933 Single-engined piston biplane
Hawker Fury[78] UK Propeller Fighter 1931 1939 Single-engined piston biplane
Gloster Gamecock[79] UK Propeller Fighter 1926 1931 Single-engined piston biplane
Gloster Gauntlet[80] UK Propeller Fighter 1935 1939 Single-engined piston biplane
Westland Gazelle[81] UK Rotorcraft Trainer/VIP transport 1973 Single-engined turboshaft helicopter
De Havilland Genet Moth[49] UK Propeller Trainer 1927 Single-engined piston biplane
De Havilland Gipsy Moth[82] UK Propeller Trainer/communications 1930 Single-engined piston biplane
Gloster Gladiator[83] UK Propeller Fighter/meteorology 1937 1944 Single-engined piston biplane
Boeing Globemaster USA Jet Transport 2001[84] In service Four-engined jet monoplane
Folland/Hawker Siddeley Gnat[85] UK Jet Trainer 1962 1979 Single-engined jet monoplane
Fairey Gordon[86] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1931 1941 Single-engined piston biplane
Gloster Grebe[87] UK Propeller Fighter 1923 1931 Single-engined piston biplane
Bell Griffin Canada Rotorcraft Training
Search and rescue/support
1997 In service Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Waco Hadrian[88] USA Glider Infantry glider 1943 1947 Glider
Handley Page Halifax[89] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1940 1952 Four-engined piston monoplane
Fairey Hamble Baby UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1918 Single-engined biplane floatplane
General Aircraft Hamilcar[90] UK Glider Transport 1942 1950 Glider
Handley Page Hampden[91] UK Propeller Bomber 1938 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Hardy[92] UK Propeller Tropicalized general purpose/bomber 1935 1941 Single-engined piston biplane
Hawker Siddeley Harrier[93] UK Jet Ground attack/reconnaissance/trainer 1969 1994 Single-engined VTOL jet monoplane
BAE Harrier II UK Jet Ground attack/reconnaissance/trainer 1989 2011 Single-engined VTOL jet monoplane
Handley Page Harrow UK Propeller Torpedo bomber/Reconnaissance 1926 1928 Single-engined piston biplane
Handley Page Harrow[94] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1937 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Hart[95] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1930 1943 Single-engined piston biplane
North American Harvard[96] USA Propeller Trainer 1939 1955 Single-engined piston monoplane
Handley Page Hastings[97] UK Propeller Transport/trainer 1948 1977 Four-engined piston monoplane
Douglas Havoc[98] USA Propeller Medium bomber/night fighter 1940 1943 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Siddeley/BAe Hawk[99] UK Jet Trainer 1976 In service Single-engined jet monoplane
Hawker Hector[100] UK Propeller Army co-operation/glider tug 1937 1942 Single-engined piston biplane
Fairey Hendon[101] UK Propeller Bomber 1936 1939 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Henley[102] UK Propeller Target tug 1939 1942 Single-engined piston monoplane
Lockheed Hercules[103] USA Propeller Transport 1967 In service Four-engined turboprop monoplane
Handley Page Hereford[91] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1940 1940 Twin-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Heron[59][Note 7] UK Propeller Transport 1955 1972 Four-engined piston monoplane
Handley Page Heyford[104] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1933 1941 Twin-engined piston biplane
Handley Page Hinaidi[105] UK Propeller Bomber 1929 1937 Twin-engined piston biplane
Hawker Hind[106] UK Propeller Bomber/trainer 1935 1939 Single-engined piston biplane
De Havilland Hornet[107] UK Propeller Fighter 1945 1955 Twin-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Hornet Moth UK Propeller Communications 1938 1946 Single-engined piston monoplane
Airspeed Horsa[108] UK Glider Troop glider 1942 1945 Glider
Hawker Horsley[109] UK Propeller Bomber/torpedo bomber 1927 1935 Single-engined piston biplane
General Aircraft Hotspur UK Glider Trainer 1941 1945 Glider
Vought-Sikorsky Hoverfly I[110] USA Rotorcraft Trainer 1945 1945 Single-engined piston helicopter
Vought-Sikorsky Hoverfly II[110] USA Rotorcraft Trainer 1946 1950 Single-engined piston helicopter
Lockheed Hudson[111] USA Propeller Maritime patrol/bomber/transport 1939 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Hummingbird[112][113] UK Propeller Trainer 1924 1927 Single-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Hunter[114] UK Jet Fighter/fighter-bomber/reconnaissance/trainer 1954 1994 Single-engined jet monoplane
Hawker Hurricane[115] UK Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber/night fighter 1937 1947 Single-engined piston monoplane
Beagle Husky[Note 8] UK Propeller Trainer 1969 1989 Single-engined piston monoplane
Handley Page Hyderabad[116] UK Propeller Bomber 1925 1933 Twin-engined piston biplane
Beardmore Inflexible UK Propeller Bomber 1928 1930 Three-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Iris[117] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1930 1934 Three-engined biplane flying boat
Britten-Norman Defender R Mk2/T Mk3[118][Note 9] UK Propeller Trainer/Surveillance 2019 2021 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Britten-Norman Islander CC Mk2[121][Note 10] UK Propeller Surveillance 1992 2017 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Britten-Norman Islander R Mk1[118][Note 11] UK Propeller Surveillance 2019 2021 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
SEPECAT Jaguar[123] UK Jet Ground-attack/reconnaissance/trainer 1974 2007 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Gloster Javelin[124] UK Jet All-weather fighter/interceptor 1956 1968 Twin-engined jet monoplane
BAC Jet Provost[125] UK Jet Trainer 1955 1993 Single-engined jet monoplane
Scottish Aviation Jetstream[126] UK Propeller Trainer 1973 2003 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Blackburn Kangaroo[27] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1918 1919 Twin-engined piston biplane
Hawker Siddeley Kestrel[127] UK Jet Fighter/ground-attack 1964 1965 Single-engined jet VTOL monoplane
Beechcraft Super King Air USA Propeller Trainer 1972 Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Curtiss Kittyhawk USA Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber 1942 Single-engined piston monoplane
Short Knuckleduster UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1935 1935 Twin-engined monoplane flying boat. Trials only
Avro Lancaster[128] UK Propeller Heavy bomber/reconnaissance/maritime patrol 1942 1954 Four-engined piston monoplane
Avro Lancastrian[129][130] UK Propeller Transport 1945 1950 Four-engined piston monoplane
Saro Lerwick[131] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1939 1942 Twin-engined monoplane flying boat
Consolidated Liberator[132] USA Propeller Heavy bomber, transport, maritime patrol 1941 1947 Four-engined piston monoplane
English Electric Lightning[133] UK Jet Fighter/interceptor 1959 1988 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Lockheed Lightning[134] USA Propeller Heavy fighter 1942 1943 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Avro Lincoln[135] UK Propeller Bomber 1945 1963 Four-engined piston monoplane
Lockheed Lodestar[134] USA Propeller Transport 1941 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Saro London[136] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1936 1941 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Fairey Long-Range Monoplane[137] UK Propeller Experimental (Distance record) 1928 1933 Single-engined piston monoplane
Westland Lysander[138] UK Propeller Army co-operation/liaison 1938 1946 Single-engined piston monoplane
Bristol M.1C UK Propeller Fighter 1918 Single-engined piston monoplane
Miles Magister[139] UK Propeller Trainer 1937 1944 Single-engined piston monoplane
Avro Manchester[140] UK Propeller Bomber 1940 1942 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Handley Page Marathon[141] UK Propeller Navigation trainer 1953 1958 Four-engined piston monoplane
Martin Marauder[142] USA Propeller Bomber 1942 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Martin Mariner[43] USA Propeller Maritime patrol/transport 1943 1947 Twin-engined monoplane flying boat
Miles Martinet[143] UK Propeller Target tug 1942 1950 Single-engined piston monoplane
Martin Maryland[144] USA Propeller Bomber 1940 1943 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Miles Master[145] UK Propeller Trainer 1939 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Miles Mentor[71] UK Propeller Trainer/communications 1938 Single-engined piston monoplane
AgustaWestland Merlin UK Rotorcraft Transport 2001 2016 Three-engined turboshaft helicopter
Miles Messenger[146] UK Propeller Liaison 1943 1948 Single-engined piston monoplane
Gloster Meteor[147] UK Jet Fighter/Reconnaissance 1944 1977 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor[148] UK Jet Night fighter 1951 1961 Twin-engined jet monoplane
North American Mitchell[149] USA Propeller Bomber 1942 1950 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Curtiss Mohawk[150] USA Propeller Fighter 1940 1944 Single-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Mosquito[151] UK Propeller Bomber/reconnaissance/fighter-bomber/night fighter/target tug 1941 1956 Twin-engined piston monoplane
North American Mustang[152] USA Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber 1942 1946 Single-engined piston monoplane
Lockheed Neptune[153] USA Propeller Maritime patrol/AEW 1952 1957 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Nieuport Nighthawk[154] UK Propeller Fighter 1920 1923 Single-engined piston biplane
Miles Nighthawk[71] UK Propeller Trainer 1938 1940 Single-engined piston monoplane
Nieuport Nightjar[146] UK Propeller Fighter 1922 1924 Single-engined piston biplane
Hawker Siddeley/BAE Nimrod[155] UK Jet Maritime patrol/airborne early warning 1969 2011 Four-engined jet monoplane
Northrop Nomad[156] USA Propeller Bomber/trainer 1940 1940 Single-engined piston monoplane
Northrop N-3PB[156] USA Propeller Maritime patrol 1941 1943 Single-engined monoplane floatplane
Norman Thompson N.T.2B UK Propeller Trainer 1918 Single-engined pusher flying boat biplane
Handley Page O/400[51] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1920 Twin-engined piston biplane
de Havilland Canada Otter Canada Propeller Light Transport STOL bush plane 1954 Single-engined piston monoplane
Boulton Paul Overstrand[157] UK Propeller Medium bomber/gunnery trainer 1934 1941 Twin-engined piston biplane
Airspeed Oxford[158] UK Propeller Trainer 1937[159] 1956[160] Twin-engined piston monoplane
Parnall Panther UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1919 1926 Single-engined piston biplane
Hunting Percival Pembroke[161] UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1953 1988 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Perth[162] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1934 1938 Three-engined biplane flying boat
Percival Petrel[163] UK Propeller Communications 1938 1947 Twin-engined piston monoplane
McDonnell Douglas Phantom[164] USA Jet Fighter/ground attack/reconnaissance 1969 1992 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Scottish Aviation Pioneer[165] UK Propeller Transport 1953 1969 Single-engined piston monoplane
Avro Prefect[10] UK Propeller Trainer 1935 Single-engined piston biplane
Percival Prentice[166] UK Propeller Trainer/communications 1947 1953 Single-engined piston monoplane
Percival Proctor[167] UK Propeller Trainer/communications 1939 1955 Single-engined piston monoplane
Percival Provost[168] UK Propeller Trainer 1953 1969 Single-engined piston monoplane
Westland/Aérospatiale Puma[169] UK Rotorcraft Transport 1971 In service Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Sopwith Pup UK Propeller Fighter 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
De Havilland Puss Moth UK Propeller Communications 1930 1943 Single-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Queen Bee[63] UK Propeller Pilotless target drone Single-engined piston biplane
Airspeed Queen Wasp[69] UK Propeller Pilotless target piston drone 1940 Single-engined piston biplane
Short Rangoon[170] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1931 1939 Three-engined biplane flying boat
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8[163] UK Propeller Artillery spotting and reconnaissance 1918 1920 Single-engined piston biplane
Vultee-Stinson Reliant USA Propeller Trainer/communications Single-engined piston monoplane
Blackburn Roc UK Propeller Carrier fighter, target tug, 1939 1943 Single-engined piston monoplane
Avro Rota[129] UK Rotorcraft Army co-operation 1934 1945 Single-engined piston autogyro
Canadair Sabre[171] Canada Jet Fighter 1953 1956 Single-engined jet monoplane
Sopwith Salamander[67] UK Propeller Ground attack 1918 1922 Single-engined piston biplane
Supermarine Scapa[172] UK Propeller General Reconnaissance 1935 1938 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Nieuport Scout France Propeller Fighter 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A UK Propeller Fighter 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Short Seaford[44] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1946 1948 Four-engined monoplane flying boat
Fairey Seafox UK Propeller Ship-borne reconnaissance seaplane 1937 1939 Single-engined biplane floatplane
Westland Sea King[173] UK Rotorcraft Air-sea rescue 1977 2015 Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Fairey Seal UK Propeller Fleet spotter 1933 1943 Single-engined piston biplane
Supermarine Sea Otter[174] UK Propeller Air-sea rescue/fleet spotting/communications 1943 1949 Single-engined amphibious biplane
Raytheon Sentinel Canada Jet Battlefield Surveillance 2008 2021 Twin-engined jet monoplane
Stinson Sentinel[175] USA Propeller Liaison 1943 1946 Single-engined piston monoplane
Boeing Sentry USA Jet Airborne early warning 1990 In service Four-engined jet monoplane
Avro Shackleton[176] UK Propeller Maritime patrol/AEW/trainer 1951 1991 Four-engined piston monoplane
Beechcraft Shadow R1 USA Propeller Battlefield Surveillance In service Twin-engined turboprop monoplane
Blackburn Shark UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1936 1942 Single-engined piston biplane
Boulton Paul Sidestrand[177] UK Propeller Bomber 1928 1934 Twin-engined piston biplane
Short Singapore[178] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1935 1941 Four-engined biplane flying boat
Armstrong Whitworth Siskin[179] UK Propeller Fighter/trainer 1924 1932 Single-engined piston biplane
Westland Sioux[70] UK Rotorcraft Trainer 1967 Single-engined piston helicopter
Saro Skeeter[180] UK Rotorcraft Trainer 1958 1964 Single-engined piston helicopter
Blackburn Skua UK Propeller Fighter/dive-bomber 1938 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Douglas Skymaster[15] USA Propeller Transport 1944 1946 Four-engined piston monoplane
Sopwith Snipe[181] UK Propeller Fighter 1918 1926 Single-engined piston biplane
Supermarine Southampton[182] UK Propeller Reconnaissance 1925 1937 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
SPAD S.XIII France Propeller Fighter 1918 Single-engined piston biplane
Supermarine Spitfire[183] UK Propeller Fighter, photo Reconnaissance 1938 1954 Single-engined piston monoplane
Supermarine Spiteful[184] UK Propeller Fighter Single-engined piston monoplane
Eurocopter Squirrel[185] France Rotorcraft Trainer 1997 Single-engined turboshaft helicopter
Short Stirling[186] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1940 1946 Four-engined piston monoplane
Supermarine Stranraer[187] UK Propeller Maritime patrol 1936 1940 Twin-engined biplane flying boat
Short Sunderland[188] UK Propeller Maritime patrol/transport 1938 1959 Four-engined monoplane flying boat
Supermarine Swift[189] UK Jet Fighter/Reconnaissance 1954 1961 Single-engined jet monoplane
Fairey Swordfish UK Propeller Torpedo-bomber/Reconnaissance 1936 1945 Single-engined piston biplane
Bristol Sycamore[190] UK Rotorcraft Communications/ambulance/search and rescue 1952 1971 Single-engined piston helicopter
Hawker Tempest[191] UK Propeller Fighter/target tug 1944 1951 Single-engined piston monoplane
Republic Thunderbolt[192] USA Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber 1944 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
De Havilland Tiger Moth[193] UK Propeller Trainer 1932 1951 Single-engined piston biplane
Curtiss Tomahawk[194] USA Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber 1940 1944 Single-engined piston monoplane
Hawker Tomtit[195] UK Propeller Trainer 1929 1935 Single-engined piston biplane
Panavia Tornado[196] UK Jet Fighter/bomber 1979 2019[197] Twin-engined jet monoplane
Beech Traveller USA Propeller Transport Single-engined piston biplane
Lockheed TriStar USA Jet Transport/tanker 1984 2013 Three-engined jet monoplane
Shorts Tucano UK Propeller Trainer 1988 2019 Single-engined turboprop monoplane
Avro Tutor[198] UK Propeller Trainer 1930 1937 Single-engined piston biplane
Grob Tutor Germany Propeller Trainer In service Single-engined piston monoplane
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer[199] UK Propeller Transport 1958 1969 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Eurocopter Twin Squirrel France Rotorcraft Transport/communications Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Hawker Typhoon[200] UK Propeller Fighter/fighter-bomber 1941 1945 Single-engined piston monoplane
Eurofighter Typhoon UK Jet Fighter-bomber 2007 In service Twin-engined jet monoplane
Handley Page V/1500 UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1920 Four-engined piston biplane
Vickers Type 264 Valentia[201] UK Propeller Bomber/transport 1934 1944 Twin-engined piston biplane
Vickers Valetta[202] UK Propeller Transport/trainer 1948 1969 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Valiant[203] UK Jet Bomber/tanker 1955 1965 Four-engined jet monoplane
De Havilland Vampire[204] UK Jet Fighter/night fighter/trainer 1946 1972 Single-engined jet monoplane
Vickers Varsity[205] UK Propeller Trainer 1951 1976 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Vickers VC10[206][207] UK Jet Transport/tanker 1966 2013 Four-engined jet monoplane
Percival Vega Gull[208] UK Propeller Communications 1938 Single-engined piston monoplane
Vultee Vengeance[209][210] UK Propeller Dive bomber/target tug 1942 1948 Single-engined piston monoplane
de Havilland Venom[211] UK Jet Fighter-bomber/night fighter 1952 1962 Single-engined jet monoplane
Lockheed Ventura[212] USA Propeller Medium bomber/maritime patrol 1942 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Vernon[213] UK Propeller Transport 1922 1927 Twin-engined piston biplane
Handley Page Victor[214] UK Jet Strategic bomber/tanker/Reconnaissance 1957 1993 Four-engined jet monoplane
Vickers Victoria[215] UK Propeller Transport 1926 1935 Twin-engined piston biplane
Vultee Vigilant[175] USA Propeller Army co-operation 1941 Single-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Viking[130][216][217][Note 12] UK Propeller Transport 1946 1959 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Vildebeest[218] UK Propeller Torpedo bomber 1933 1942 Single-engined piston biplane
Vickers Vimy[219] UK Propeller Bomber 1918 1931 Twin-engined piston biplane
Vickers Vincent[181] UK Propeller Army co-operation 1934 1941 Single-engined piston biplane
Vickers Virginia[220] UK Propeller Heavy bomber/parachute training 1924 1937 Twin-engined piston biplane
Airbus Voyager Spain Jet Tanker/Transport 2012 In service Twin-engined jet monoplane
Avro Vulcan[221] UK Jet Strategic bomber/tanker/Reconnaissance 1957 1984 Four-engined jet monoplane
Westland Wallace[222] UK Propeller Utility 1933 1943 Single-engined piston biplane
Westland Walrus[223] UK Propeller Fleet Reconnaissance 1921 1925 Single-engined piston biplane
Supermarine Walrus[224] UK Propeller Air-sea rescue, fleet spotting and communications 1936 1946 Single-engined pusher amphibian biplane
Westland Wapiti[225] UK Propeller General purpose/bomber/trainer 1928 1940 Single-engined piston biplane
Vickers Warwick[226] UK Propeller Bomber/maritime patrol/transport 1943 1946 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Boeing Washington[227] USA Propeller Bomber 1950 1958 Four-engined piston monoplane
Westland Welkin[223] UK Propeller High altitude fighter 1944 1944 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Wellesley[228] UK Propeller Bomber 1937 1942 Single-engined piston monoplane
Vickers Wellington[229] UK Propeller Medium bomber/Maritime patrol/transport/trainer/AEW 1938 1953 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Westland Wessex[230] UK Rotorcraft Transport/air-sea rescue 1964 1985 Twin-engined turboshaft helicopter
Westland Whirlwind[231] UK Propeller Fighter 1940 1943 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Westland Whirlwind[232] UK Rotorcraft Air-sea rescue/transport 1955 1977 Single-engined piston helicopter
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley[233] UK Propeller Medium bomber/maritime patrol/transport/trainer 1937 1945 Twin-engined piston monoplane
Embraer Phenom 100 Brazil Jet Trainer 2016 In service Two-engined jet monoplane
Hawker Woodcock[234] UK Propeller Night fighter 1924 1928 Single-engined piston biplane
Avro York[235] UK Propeller Transport 1943 1957 Four-engined piston monoplane
Dassault Falcon 900LX France Jet Transport 2022 In service Three-engined jet monoplane

Aircraft impressed into RAF serviceEdit

Civil aircraftEdit

Civil aircraft[236]
Aircraft type Number
impressed
Unit(s)/location/purpose
Aeronca 50 Chief 1 India
Airspeed AS 5 Courier[237] 9
Airspeed AS 6 Envoy[237] 2
Airspeed Ferry 2 One used by RAF Halton in 1940, then both used as instructional airframes.[238]
Armstrong Whitworth Atalanta[237] 5 31 Squadron in India and Iraq, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Armstrong Whitworth Ensign[237] 2 24 Squadron, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Avro 504N[237] 7 glider tug
Avro 642 Eighteen 1
Avro 652[237] 2 navigation training
Avro Cadet 32 No. 3 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) at RAF Hamble and RAF Watchfield
Avro Commodore[237] 1 RAF Cranfield Communications Flight
Avro 619 Five 1 No. 11 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at RAF Hamble
Beech 17 Traveller 4
Bellanca Pacemaker 1
British Aircraft Double Eagle 2
British Aircraft Eagle[237] 4
British Aircraft Swallow[237] 9 some converted into gliders
British Aircraft Company Drone 1 608 Squadron
Blackburn B-2 31 No. 4 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS) at Brough
Boeing 247D[237] 1 Telecommunications Research Establishment, ex-RCAF
Cessna C-34 Airmaster 1 Used a few weeks in 1941 by RAF Hucknall, sold in 1942.[239]
Cierva C.30A[237] 5 529 Squadron
Cierva C.40 Rota Mk II 2
Comper Swift[237] 2 1 used by 25 Squadron and second by 247 Squadron
Curtiss T-32 Condor II 4
De Havilland DH.86B[237] 2 24 Squadron
De Havilland Albatross[237] 2 271 Squadron, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
De Havilland Dragon[237] 17
De Havilland Dragon Rapide[237] 40
De Havilland Dragonfly[237] 15
De Havilland Flamingo[237] 3 24 Squadron, ex-BOAC
De Havilland Fox Moth 2
De Havilland Gipsy Moth[237] 37
De Havilland Hornet Moth[237] 64 25 used for coastal patrol
De Havilland Moth Minor[237] 26 glider tug
De Havilland Leopard Moth[237] 45 communications
De Havilland Moth Major[237] unk.
De Havilland Puss Moth[237] 47 communications
De Havilland Tiger Moth[237] 160 + training
Desoutter Mk.II[240] 4
Douglas DC-2[240] 19 No. 31 Squadron RAF in India, Iraq and Burma, 1941 - 1943[241][242][243]
Douglas DC-3 10 31 Squadron and 24 Squadron (2 ex-SABENA).
Fairchild 24 2 RAF Halton Communications Flight
Fairchild 91[240] 1 air-sea rescue in the Middle East
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor 1 Danish Air Lines War prize seized after Germany invaded Denmark.
Flown by BOAC but rarely used due to restrictions on flying German aircraft.
Crashed on delivery to Air Transport Auxiliary and dismantled.[244]
Fokker F.XXII[240] 2 ex-KLM. No. 1 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at Prestwick
Fokker F.XXXVI[240] 1 ex-KLM, No. 1 Air Observer Navigation School (AONS) at Prestwick
Ford Trimotor[240] 1 271 Squadron, ex-Guinness family private aircraft
Foster Wikner Warferry[245] 3 24 Squadron, Communications Flights RAF Cranwell and RAF Northolt
General Aircraft Cagnet[240] 1 School of Army Co-operation
General Aircraft Cygnet[240] 5 Nos. 23, 24, 85, 88 and 510 Squadrons
General Aircraft Owlet[240] 1 23 Squadron
General Aircraft Monospar (ST-6, 10 & 12)[240] 4 Nos 7 and 8 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Units (AACU)
General Aircraft Monospar ST-25[240] 13
General Aircraft Owlet 1 Nos. 23 and 605 Squadrons.
Grumman Goose[51] 2 Operated by 24 Squadron and ATA in 1943
Grumman Widgeon 1 West Africa
Handley Page HP.42[240] 3 271 Squadron, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Harlow PC-5A 5 India
Heston Phoenix[240] 3 24 Squadron
Koolhoven F.K.43 1 Dutch private aircraft
Lockheed Model 10 Electra[240] 4 24 Squadron
Lockheed Model 12 Electra Junior[240] 2 24 Squadron
Messerschmitt Aldon[240] 3 Station Flights at RAF Abingdon, RAF Andover and RAF Northolt
Miles Falcon[240] 6 Station Flights at RAF Heston, RAF Northolt and RAF Sealand
Miles Hawk Major[240] 11
Miles Hawk Trainer[240] 11 No. 8 Elementary Flying Training School (EFTS).
Miles Mohawk[240] 1 RAF Andover
Miles Monarch[240] 5 Abingdon and Halton Communications Flights
Miles Whitney Straight[240] 21
Parnall Heck[240] 3 1 at Communications Flight RAF Turnhouse and 1 at 24 Squadron
Percival Gull[240] 1
Percival Q.6 Petrel[245] 9
Percival Vega Gull[245] 20
Piper J-4 Cub Coupe[245] 19
Saro Cutty Sark 2 No. 3 Elementary and Reserve Flying Training School (ERFTS)
Savoia-Marchetti S.73[245] 7 Nos. 24 and 271 Squadrons, ex-SABENA
Short Empire[245] 4 Maritime patrol with Nos. 119 and 413 squadrons, ex-Imperial Airways/BOAC
Short G-class[245] 3 Maritime patrol with 119 Squadron
Short Mercury[245] 1 320 Squadron
Short Scion[245] 11
Short Scion Senior 1 173 Squadron
Spartan Cruiser 3 No. 6 and 7 Anti-Aircraft Co-operation Units (AACU)
Spartan Executive 1 No. 1 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit RAF
Stampe SV.4B[245] 1 510 Squadron
Stinson Reliant[245] 11
Stinson Voyager[245] 2
Taylorcraft Auster Plus C and Plus D[245] 23
Tipsy B/Trainer 6 No. 18 (Pilots) Advanced Flying Unit RAF
Westland Wessex 1
Zlin 212 1 Used by the RAF in India

Military aircraftEdit

Title
Type Original operator Number Period Unit(s) Purpose
Bloch MB.81 L'Armee de l'Air 1 1940 No.2 Free French Flight Communications
Bücker Bü 181 Luftwaffe 70 ~ 1945-1946 Various Communications
Caudron Simoun L'Armee de l'Air 2 1940- 1 with 267 Squadron Communications
Caproni Ca.148 Regia Aeronautica 1 1941 Khartoum Communications Flight & 117 Squadron Transport
Dewoitine D.520 L'Armee de l'Air 3 1940- Free French Flight Fighter
Dornier Do 17Ka Royal Yugoslav Air Force 2 1941 Egypt Bomber/transport
Dornier Do 22Kj Royal Yugoslav Navy 8 1941-1942 230 Squadron Anti-submarine patrol
Fieseler Fi 156 Luftwaffe 50 ~ 1939-1946 Various Communications/reconnaissance
Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Luftwaffe 9 ~ 1945-1946 Various Communications
Fokker T.VIIIW[74] Marineluchtvaartdienst 5 1940-1940 320 Squadron Convoy patrol
Heinkel He 115A-2 Marinens Flyvevsen 4 1940-1943 Royal Norwegian Navy flight Clandestine operations
Junkers Ju 52/3m Luftwaffe 70 ~ 1945-1946 Various Transport
Loire 130 1 1940-1941 No. 2 Free French Flight Communications
Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 L'Armee de l'Air 3 1940-1942 No. 2 Free French Flight Fighter
Potez 29 L'Armee de l'Air 2 1940-? No. 2 Free French Flight communications
Potez 63-11 L'Armee de l'Air 4 1940-1942 No. 2 Free French Flight Communications
Rogožarski SIM-XIV-H Royal Yugoslav Navy 1 1941-1942 230 Squadron Reconnaissance
Savoia-Marchetti SM.79K Royal Yugoslav Air Force 4 1941-1943 1 with No.2 Photographic Reconnaissance Unit,
3 with 117 Sqdn, 1 with 173 Sqdn
Transport
Savoia-Marchetti SM.82 Regia Aeronautica 2 1945-1946 Transport
Siebel Si 204 Luftwaffe 65 ~ 1945-1946 Various Communications

Captured or internedEdit

Captured or interned examples of the following aircraft were at one time flown by either the RAF or more normally by the Royal Aircraft Establishment for evaluation.

Argentine aircraftEdit

German aircraftEdit

Italian aircraftEdit

Japanese aircraftEdit

Schneider Trophy seaplanesEdit

Aircraft used by the Royal Air Force in support of its efforts in the Schneider Trophy races, and includes aircraft used solely as trainers.

Training glidersEdit

The following Gliders are or were flown by RAF training squadrons:

Airships and balloonsEdit

UAVs and dronesEdit

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ UK variant completely redesigned from Canadian original and shared few interchangeable parts.
  2. ^ Racer evaluated as K5084
  3. ^ One aircraft for training and support with Memorial Flight
  4. ^ The DH-9A wasn't a variant of the DH-9, but was instead entirely redesigned by Westland.
  5. ^ Dominie was the RAF's name for the Dragon Rapide - impressed examples retained original name
  6. ^ Evaluation only, later impressed. RAF name was to have been Hertfordshire
  7. ^ Used by Queen's flight
  8. ^ Single example donated to RAF
  9. ^ AL2 and T3 transferred from the Army on 2 April 2019.[119] In July 2021, reported were retired from service on 30 June 2021.[120]
  10. ^ Sold in 2017.[122]
  11. ^ AL1 transferred from the Army on 2 April 2019.[119] In July 2021, reported were retired from service on 30 June 2021.[120]
  12. ^ Used by Queen's flight

FootnotesEdit

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  10. ^ a b Thetford, 1978, p. 574
  11. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 370–372
  12. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 53–58
  13. ^ a b Thetford, 1978, p. 576
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  15. ^ a b Thetford, 1978, p. 586
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  17. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 326–327
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  19. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 121–122
  20. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 401–402
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  23. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 140–145
  24. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 138–139
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  26. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 561–562
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  29. ^ a b Thetford, 1978, p. 573
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  31. ^ Thetford, 1978, pp. 136–137
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External linksEdit

  • RAF Museum collection by type
  • List of aircraft types and details