List of most produced aircraft

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This is a list of the most produced aircraft, with production runs of over 5,000. The production runs given in the list are mostly based on numbers in each aircraft article, and typically include variants and license production.

This list includes all types of aircraft, including airplanes, gliders, helicopters, balloons, airships, etc.

NOTE: In the lists, entries for aircraft still currently in production are shown with sky blue backgrounds.
Name Number produced Nation Notes Production period
Cessna 172 43,000~[1] United States Still in production. Also built in France by Reims Aviation 1956–present
Ilyushin Il-2 36,183 Soviet Union Most produced combat aircraft. Most produced 2-seat aircraft. 1941–1945
Messerschmitt Bf 109 34,852 Germany Most produced fighter. Most produced single-seat aircraft.
Also built in Hungary, Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland
1936–1958
Piper Cherokee 32,778+ United States Still in production. 1960–present
Cessna 150 23,949 United States Most produced 2-seat civil aircraft. Also built in France. 1958–1977
Cessna 182 23,237+ United States Still in production. Was also built in France 1956–present
Beechcraft Bonanza 22,000+ United States Longest production run for any airplane. Still in production.[2] 1947–present
Supermarine Spitfire 20,351 United Kingdom 1938–1948
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 20,051 Germany 64 produced in France post-war as NC 900. 1939–1945
Piper J-3 Cub 20,038[3] United States Most produced fabric-covered aircraft 1938–1947
Polikarpov Po-2 20,000[4] Soviet Union Most produced biplane. Production may be as high as 33,000[4] 1928–1952[4]
Consolidated B-24 Liberator 18,482 United States Most-produced heavy bomber.
Most-produced multi-engine aircraft.
1940–1945
Antonov An-2 18,000+ Soviet Union Longest produced biplane, also built in China, and Poland 1947–present
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 18,000+ Soviet Union Most produced jet. 3,454 in Czechoslovakia,
727 in Poland, unknown number in China
1947-1950s
Mil Mi-8 17,000+ Soviet Union/Russia Most-produced helicopter. Still in production 1961–present
Yakovlev Yak-9 16,769 Soviet Union 1942–1948
Douglas DC-3 16,079 United States Most produced airliner, built in Japan and Soviet Union 1935–1952
Bell Huey/Iroquois 16,000+ United States Most-produced Western helicopter.
Includes Bell 204/205/212/214. Still in production.
1959–present
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 15,660[5] United States Most produced American fighter 1942–1945
North American P-51 Mustang 15,586 United States Excludes F-82 and other derivatives. 1940–1951
North American T-6 Texan 15,495 United States Trainer 1937-1950s
Junkers Ju 88 15,183[6] Germany Luftwaffe WW II bomber that performed many roles 1939–1945
Hawker Hurricane 14,583 United Kingdom Also built in Canada 1937–1944
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 13,996 Soviet Union Most produced supersonic aircraft.
Built in India, China and Czechoslovakia.
1959–2006
Curtiss P-40 13,738 United States Third most produced American WWII fighter 1939–1944
Chotia Weedhopper 13,000 United States Still in production, most produced ultralight 1977–present
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 12,731 United States 1937–1945
Vought F4U Corsair 12,571 United States Longest production run of any US piston-engined fighter 1941–1952
Grumman F6F Hellcat 12,275 United States Naval fighter. 1942–1945
Vultee BT-13 Valiant 11,537 United States Trainer. 1939–1947
Vickers Wellington 11,461[7] United Kingdom Medium bomber 1936–1945
Petlyakov Pe-2 11,427 Soviet Union World War II Soviet dive bomber.
Avro Anson 11,029 United Kingdom Also built in Canada. 1935–1952
Mitsubishi A6M Zero 10,939 Japan 1940–1945
Piper Pacer 10,610 United States Includes Piper PA-20 Pacer and Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer 1950–1964
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 10,367 Soviet Union Many built in China as Shenyang J-5 and JJ-5 1951–1986
Lockheed P-38 Lightning 10,037 United States Multi-engine fighter. 1941–1945
Aeronca Champion 10,000+ United States 1946–1950
DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter 10,000~[8] Germany training glider 1938–1944
North American B-25 Mitchell 9,984 United States
Lavochkin La-5 9,920 Soviet Union
North American F-86 Sabre/FJ Fury 9,860 United States Also built in Australia and Canada 1947–1956
Grumman TBF Avenger 9,837 United States
Bell P-39 Airacobra 9,584 United States 1938–1944
Cessna 210 9,240 United States 1957–1985
Piper PA-18 9,000 United States 1949–1994
Beechcraft Model 18 9,000 United States 1937–1970
Yakovlev Yak-18 9,000 Soviet Union 1946-1960s
Avro 504 8,970 United Kingdom Most-produced World War I aircraft design 1913–1918
Yakovlev Yak-1 8,720 Soviet Union 1940–1944
Polikarpov I-16 8,644[9] Soviet Union 1934–1943
Boeing-Stearman Model 75 8,584 United States 1934–1942
Cessna 206 8,509 United States 205, 206, and 207 1962–present
SPAD S.XIII 8,472 France Most-produced World War I fighter aircraft design 1917–1918
La Mouette Atlas 8,000+ France hang glider 1979–present
Boeing 737 8,000[10] United States Most-produced large jet-powered civilian aircraft. Still in production 1967–present
Grumman F4F Wildcat 7,885 [11] United States
Piper PA-32 7,842+ United States Enlarged PA-28 1965–2007
Breguet 14 7,800 France 2,300 built after the end of WWI 1916–1928
de Havilland Mosquito 7,781 United Kingdom Also built in Australia and Canada 1940–1950
Cessna 120 and 140 7,664[12][13] United States 1946–1950
Cessna 152 7,584 United States Also built in France 1977–1986
Republic F-84 Thunderjet 7,524 United States
Douglas DB-7 7,478 United States
Avro Lancaster 7,377 United Kingdom including 430 built under licence in Canada 1942–1945
Bell 206 Jetranger 7,340+ United States Also made in Canada and Italy 1966–present [14]
Heinkel He 111 7,300 Germany Also built in Spain as CASA C.2111 1935–1944
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver 7,140 United States 1135 built in Canada 1940–1945
de Havilland Tiger Moth 7,105 United Kingdom Also built in Canada and Australia 1931–1944
Piper PA-23 6,976 United States 1952–1981
Curtiss JN-4 6,813 United States
Polikarpov I-15 6,750[15] Soviet Union Also built in Spain
Tupolev SB 6,656 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia 1936–1941
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star 6,557 United States Also built in Canada by Canadair
Yakovlev Yak-7 6,399 Soviet Union
Cessna 310 6,321 United States 1954–1980
Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3 6,258 Soviet Union 1941–1942
Ilyushin Il-10 6,226 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia as Avia B-33/CB-33 1944–1954
Cessna 180 6,193 United States 1953–1981
Handley Page Halifax 6,176 United Kingdom heavy bomber 1940–1946
Messerschmitt Bf 110 6,150 Germany Most sources state 6,000–6,150
Junkers Ju 87 6,000 Germany
Polikarpov R-5 6,000 Soviet Union
Sopwith 1½ Strutter 5,939 United Kingdom majority built in France for French use 1917–1918
Douglas SBD Dauntless 5,936 United States 1940–1944
Bristol Beaufighter 5,928 United Kingdom Also built in Australia 1940–1946
Nakajima Ki-43 5,919 Japan 1942–1945
Airbus A320 family 5,895[16] Multi-national A318/A319/A320/A321 1988–present
Yokosuka K5Y 5,770 Japan 1934–1945
Lavochkin La-7 5,753 Soviet Union
Antonov A-1 5,700 Soviet Union 1930–1940s
Robinson R44 5,610 United States 1993–Present
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 5,500[17] Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia and China.
~2500 built in Soviet Union and 3000 in China
Sopwith Camel 5,497 United Kingdom WWI fighter 1917–1918
Mil Mi-2 5,497 Soviet Union Also built in Poland 1965–1985
Cessna AT-17 5,422 United States
Bristol F.2 Fighter 5,329 United Kingdom WWI two seat fighter 1916–1927
Martin B-26 Marauder 5,288 United States
Stinson 108 5,260 United States 1946–1950
Ilyushin Il-4 5,256 Soviet Union 1942–1944
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 5,205 United Kingdom 1917–1918
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II 5,195 United States 1958–1981
Cessna 170 5,174 United States 1948–1956
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 5,047 Soviet Union 1967–1985
Yakovlev Yak-12 5,000 Soviet Union
Grunau Baby IIb 5,000~[18] Germany 1932–?

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ Robert Goyer (January 19, 2012). Cessna 172: Still Relevant. Retrieved October 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Air International 85(1)
  3. ^ Peperell, Roger W; Smith, Colin M (1987). Piper Aircraft and their Forerunners. Tonbridge, Kent, England: Air-Britain. ISBN 0-85130-149-5.  (US and CN, but not gilders)
  4. ^ a b c Soviet Polikarpov U-2 bomber, trainer; Polikarpov Po-2 bomber, trainer
  5. ^ Page 267 of Encyclopedia of Military Technology and Innovation by Stephen Bull
  6. ^ Page 161 of Junkers Aircraft and Engines: 1913–1945 By Antony L. Kay and Paul Couper
  7. ^ Page 40 of 101 Great Bombers By Robert Jackson
  8. ^ National Museum of the United States Air Force (undated). "Schneider Schulgleiter SG 38". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  9. ^ Polikarpov I-16 Rata fighter
  10. ^ http://www.boeing.com/boeing/Features/2014/04/bca_8000th_737_04_16_14.page
  11. ^ Hickman, Kennedy. "World War II: Grumman F4F Wildcat." About.com. Retrieved: 15 June 2010.
  12. ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 22. Werner & Werner Corp Publishing, 1978. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
  13. ^ Christy, Joe: The Complete Guide to the Single-Engine Cessnas – 3rd Edition, pages 12–17. TAB Books, 1979. ISBN 0-8306-2268-3
  14. ^ http://www.globalsecurity.org/military/systems/aircraft/b206.htm
  15. ^ "Polikarpov fighters." wio.ru. Retrieved: 8 October 2012.
  16. ^ "Airbus orders and deliveries" (Microsoft Excel). Airbus S.A.S. 13 January 2014. Retrieved 13 January 2014. 
  17. ^ flugzeuginfo – MiG 19
  18. ^ "Deutsches Museum – Flugwerft Schleißheim: Grunau Baby IIb (German)". Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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