List of aircraft of the United Kingdom in World War II

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Here is a list of aircraft used by the British Royal Air Force, Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm, Army Air Corps and British Overseas Airways Corporation (BOAC)[1] during the Second World War.

Fighters & Fighter-Bombers[edit]

Brewster Buffalo Mk I
Supermarine Spitfire Mk I
Hawker Hurricane Mk I

Torpedo bombers, Dive Bombers and Army Cooperation[edit]

de Havilland Mosquito


Avro Manchester Mk IA
Avro Lancaster

Maritime Patrol and Coastal Reconnaissance[edit]

Short Sunderland
Consolidated Catalina Mk II

Photo Reconnaissance[edit]

Trainers and Target Tugs[edit]

Avro Anson trainer
North American Harvard Mk.I

Transport and Communications aircraft[edit]

De Havilland Dominie

Experimental & Misc[edit]



  • Owen Thetford: Aircraft of the Royal Air Force since 1918 6th edition. Putnam & Co., London 1976, ISBN 0-370-10056-5.
  1. ^ Used for logistics support with RAF crews.

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