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This is a list of the most-produced aircraft types whose numbers exceed or exceeded 5,000. Any and all types of aircraft qualify, including airplanes, airships, balloons, gliders (sailplanes), helicopters, etc.
|Name||C / M||Type / Role||Number produced||Nation||Production period||Notes|
|Cessna 172||C||Utility/trainer||44,000+||United States||1956–present||Also built in France by Reims Aviation.|
|Ilyushin Il-2||M||Ground-attack||36,183||Soviet Union||1941–1945||Most-produced combat and two-seat aircraft.|
|Messerschmitt Bf 109||M||Fighter||34,852||Germany||1936–1958||Most-produced fighter and single-seat aircraft. Also built in Hungary, Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.|
|Piper PA-28 series||C||Utility/trainer||32,778+||United States||1960–present||Sold as Cherokee, Cherokee Warrior, Cherokee Pathfinder, Warrior, Archer, Dakota, and Cadet.|
|Cessna 150 / 152||C||Utility/trainer||31,500+||United States||1958–1986||Most-produced two-seat civil aircraft. Both types also built in France. 23,949[?+] 150s; 7,584[?+] 152s|
|Cessna 182||C||Utility||23,237+||United States||1956–present||Was also built in France.|
|Supermarine Spitfire/Seafire||M||Fighter||22,685||United Kingdom||1938–1948||20,351 of total were land-based Spitfires. The first Seafires were Spitfires modified with tailhooks.|
|Focke-Wulf Fw 190||M||Fighter||20,051||Germany||1939–1945||64 produced in post-WWII France as the "NC 900".|
|Piper J-3 Cub||C||Utility/trainer||20,038||United States||1938–1947||Most-produced fabric-covered monoplane. Includes military variants such as L-4, O-59, and NE.|
|Polikarpov Po-2||M||Biplane||20,000 to
|Soviet Union||1928–1952||Most-produced biplane.|
|Consolidated B-24 Liberator||M||Heavy bomber||18,482||United States||1940–1945||Most-produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft.|
|Antonov An-2 / An-3||C||utility/agricultural biplane||18,000+||Soviet Union||1947–present||Longest production run for any airplane. Also built in China and Poland.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15||M||Jet fighter||18,000+||Soviet Union||1947–1950s||Most-produced jet. 3,454 built in Czechoslovakia; 727 in Poland; an unknown number in China.|
|Mil Mi-8||M||Helicopter||17,000+||Soviet Union||1961–present||Most-produced helicopter.|
|Beechcraft Bonanza||C||Utility||17,000+||United States||1947–present||Longest continuous production of any airplane in history.|
|Yakovlev Yak-9||M||Fighter||16,769||Soviet Union||1942–1948|
|Douglas DC-3||C||Airliner||16,079||United States||1935–1952||Most-produced aircraft originally designed as an airliner, but only 607 of the airliner variant were built. 15,472 military cargo variants such as C-47, R4D, & Dakota were built, including in the Soviet Union and Japan.|
|Bell UH-1 "Huey" Iroquois||M||Helicopter||16,000+||United States||1959–present||Includes models 204, 205, 212, 214 and 412.|
|Republic P-47 Thunderbolt||M||Fighter||15,660||United States||1942–1945|
|North American P-51 Mustang||M||Fighter||15,586||United States||1940–1951||Excludes F-82 and other derivatives.|
|North American T-6 Texan||M||Trainer||15,495||United States||1937–1950s||Includes SNJ, Harvard, and aircraft built under license in Canada.|
|Junkers Ju 88||M||Multirole||15,183||Germany||1939–1945||Luftwaffe multirole bomber, heavy fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.|
|Hawker Hurricane||M||Fighter||14,583||United Kingdom||1937–1944||Also built in Canada.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21||M||Jet fighter||13,996||Soviet Union||1959–2006||Most-produced supersonic aircraft. Also built in India, China and Czechoslovakia.|
|Waco CG-4||M||Glider||13,903+||United States||1942–1945||Most-produced glider.|
|Curtiss P-40 Warhawk||M||Fighter||13,738||United States||1939–1944|
|Chotia Weedhopper||C||Ultralight||13,000||United States||1977–present||Most-produced ultralight.|
|Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress||M||Bomber||12,731||United States||1937–1945|
|Vought F4U Corsair||M||Fighter||12,571||United States||1941–1952||Many built as Goodyear FG or Brewster F3A. Longest production run of any U.S. piston-engined fighter.|
|Grumman F6F Hellcat||M||Fighter||12,275||United States||1942–1945||Naval fighter.|
|Vultee BT-13 Valiant||M||Trainer||11,537||United States||1939–1947|
|Vickers Wellington||M||Medium bomber||11,462||United Kingdom||1936–1945|
|Petlyakov Pe-2||M||Dive bomber||11,427||Soviet Union||1939–1945||Most-produced dive bomber of any type – a twin-engined design.|
|Avro Anson||M||Multirole||11,029||United Kingdom||1935–1952||Also built in Canada.|
|Mitsubishi A6M Zero||M||Fighter||10,939||Japan||1940–1945|
|Piper Pacer||C||Utility/trainer||10,610[?+]||United States||1950–[?1964]||Includes PA-20 Pacer and PA-22 Tri-Pacer and Colt.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17||M||Jet fighter||10,367||Soviet Union||1951–1986||Many built in China as the Shenyang J-5 / JJ-5.|
|Boeing 737||C||Jet airliner||10,210 ||United States||1967–present||Most-produced large jet-powered civilian aircraft.|
|Lockheed P-38 Lightning||M||Fighter||10,037||United States||1941–1945||Two-engined twin-boom design.|
|Aeronca Champion||C||Utility/trainer||10,000+||United States||1946–present||Includes military L-16. Several changes in manufacturer; 7EC model presently sold by American Champion on special-order.|
|DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter||M||Glider||10,000~||Germany||1938–1944||Training glider.|
|North American B-25 Mitchell||M||Medium bomber||9,984||United States||1939–1945|
|Lavochkin La-5||M||Fighter||9,920||Soviet Union||1942–1944|
|North American F-86 Sabre / FJ Fury||M||Jet fighter-bomber||9,860||United States||1947–1956||Also built in Australia and Canada.|
|Grumman TBF Avenger||M||Torpedo bomber||9,837||United States||1941–1945||Many built as TBM Avenger by General Motors.|
|Bell P-39 Airacobra||M||Fighter||9,584||United States||1938–1944|
|Cessna 210||C||Utility||9,240[?+]||United States||1957–[?1985]|
|Piper PA-18||C||Utility/trainer||9,000[?+]||United States||1949–[?1994]||Sold as Super Cub. Includes military variants such as L-18 and L-21.|
|Beechcraft Model 18||C||Utility||9,000+||United States||1937–1970||Includes military variants such as C-45, AT-7, and SNB.|
|Yakovlev Yak-18||M||Trainer||9,000||Soviet Union||1946–1960s|
|Avro 504||M||Biplane fighter and trainer||8,970||United Kingdom||1913–1918||Most-produced World War I aircraft design.|
|Yakovlev Yak-1||M||Fighter||8,720||Soviet Union||1940–1944|
|Polikarpov I-16||M||Fighter||8,644||Soviet Union||1934–1943|
|Boeing-Stearman Model 75||M||Biplane trainer||8,584||United States||1934–1942|
|Cessna 206||C||Utility||8,509+ or 7,783+||United States||1962–present||Includes models 205 and 207|
|SPAD S.XIII||M||Biplane fighter||8,472||France||1917–1918||Most-produced World War I fighter aircraft design.|
|Airbus A320 family||C||Jet airliner||8,074||Multi-national||1988–present||Includes the A318 / A319 / A320 / A321. Built in France, Germany, China, and United States.|
|La Mouette Atlas||C||Hang glider||8,000+||France||1979–present|
|Grumman F4F Wildcat||M||Naval fighter||7,885||United States||1937–1943||Many built as FM Wildcat by General Motors.|
|Piper PA-32||C||Utility||7,842+||United States||1965–2007||Enlarged PA-28 sold as Cherokee Six and Saratoga.|
|Breguet 14||M||Reconnaissance||7,800||France||1916–1928||2,300 built after the end of WWI.|
|de Havilland Mosquito||M||Multirole||7,781||United Kingdom||1940–1950||Also built in Australia and Canada.|
|Fairchild PT-19||M||Trainer||7,700+||United States||1938–1948||Includes variants PT-23 and PT-26. Also built in Canada and Brazil.|
|Cessna 120 and 140||C||Utility/trainer||7,664||United States||1946–1950||Evolved into Cessna 150.|
|Republic F-84 Thunderjet||M||Jet fighter-bomber||7,524||United States||1946–1953||Excludes swept-wing F-84F / RF-84F derivatives.|
|Douglas DB-7 (A-20 Havoc)||M||Multirole||7,478||United States||1938–1944|
|Avro Lancaster||M||Heavy bomber||7,377||United Kingdom||1942–1945||Includes 430 built under licence in Canada.|
|Bell 206 Jetranger||C||Helicopter||7,340+||United States||1966–present||Also made in Canada and Italy. Most produced civilian helicopter.|
|Heinkel He 111||M||Medium bomber||7,300||Germany||1935–1944||Also built in Spain as the CASA C.2111.|
|Curtiss SB2C Helldiver||M||Naval dive bomber||7,140||United States||1940–1945||1,135 built in Canada. Most-produced single-engine dive bomber.|
|de Havilland Tiger Moth||C||Biplane||7,105||United Kingdom||1931–1944||Also built in Canada and Australia.|
|Piper PA-23||C||Utility/trainer||6,976||United States||1952–1981||Sold as Apache and Aztec.|
|Curtiss JN-4||M||Biplane||6,813||United States||1915–1927|
|Polikarpov I-15||M||Biplane fighter||6,750||Soviet Union||1933–1940||Also built in Spain.|
|Tupolev SB||M||Bomber||6,656||Soviet Union||1936–1941||Also built in Czechoslovakia.|
|Ilyushin Il-28||M||Medium bomber||6,635+||Soviet Union||1949–1955||Also built in China and Czechoslovakia.|
|Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star||M||Jet trainer||6,557||United States||1948–1959||Also built in Canada by Canadair.|
|Yakovlev Yak-7||M||Fighter/trainer||6,399||Soviet Union||1940–1943|
|Cessna 310||C||Utility/trainer||6,321||United States||1954–1980|
|Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3||M||Fighter||6,258||Soviet Union||1941–1942|
|Ilyushin Il-10||M||Ground-attack||6,226||Soviet Union||1944–1954||Also built in Czechoslovakia as the Avia B-33 / CB-33.|
|Cessna 180||C||Utility||6,193[?+]||United States||1953–1981||Evolved into Cessna 182.|
|Handley Page Halifax||M||Heavy bomber||6,176||United Kingdom||1940–1946|
|Messerschmitt Bf 110||M||Heavy/night fighter||6,150||Germany||1936–1945||Twin-engined design. Most sources state 6,000 to 6,150 produced.|
|Junkers Ju 87||M||Dive bomber||6,000||Germany||1935–1944|
|Polikarpov R-5||M||Recon bomber||6,000||Soviet Union||1928–1937|
|Robinson R44||C||Helicopter||5,979+||United States||1993–present||Most produced reciprocating-engine helicopter|
|Sopwith 1½ Strutter||M||Multirole biplane||5,939||United Kingdom||1917–1918||Majority built in France for French use.|
|Douglas SBD Dauntless||M||Scout / dive bomber||5,936||United States||1940–1944||Includes A-24 Banshee variant.|
|Bristol Beaufighter||M||Heavy fighter||5,928||United Kingdom||1940–1946||Also built in Australia.|
|Yokosuka K5Y||M||Biplane trainer||5,770||Japan||1934–1945|
|Lavochkin La-7||M||Fighter||5,753||Soviet Union||1944–1946|
|Antonov A-1||M||Training glider||5,700||Soviet Union||1930–1940s|
|ERCO Ercoupe||C||Utility/trainer||5,685||United States||1940-1969||First civil aircraft with a nose wheel landing gear. Several changes in manufacturer.|
|Cirrus SR22||C||Utility||5,503||United States||2001–present||Most-produced aircraft made of composite material. Developed from Cirrus SR20.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19||M||Jet fighter||5,500||Soviet Union||1953-1991||2,500 built in Soviet Union. Also built in China (~3,000) and Czechoslovakia.|
|Sopwith Camel||M||Biplane fighter||5,497||United Kingdom||1917–1918|
|Mil Mi-2||M||Helicopter||5,497||Soviet Union||1965–1985||Also built in Poland.|
|Cessna AT-17 Bobcat||M||Trainer||5,422||United States||1939–1943|
|Bristol F.2 Fighter||M||Biplane fighter||5,329||United Kingdom||1916–1927||WWI two-seat fighter.|
|Martin B-26 Marauder||M||Medium bomber||5,288||United States||1941–1945|
|Stinson 108||C||Utility/trainer||5,260||United States||1946–1950|
|Ilyushin Il-4||M||Medium bomber||5,256||Soviet Union||1942–1944|
|Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5||M||Biplane fighter||5,205||United Kingdom||1917–1918|
|McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II||M||Multirole jet||5,195||United States||1958–1981|
|Cessna 170||C||Utility/trainer||5,174||United States||1948–1956||Four-place, all-metal, civilian light plane. Evolved into Cessna 172.|
|Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23||M||Jet fighter||5,047||Soviet Union||1967–1985||Most produced variable-sweep aircraft|
|Yakovlev Yak-12||M||Multirole STOL||5,000||Soviet Union||1946–1957||Excludes the Chinese Shenyang Type 5 (production figure unknown?). Also build in Poland.|
|Grunau Baby IIb||C||Sailplane||5,000~||Germany||1932–[?]|
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