World War II aircraft production

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This table lists aircraft production during World War II by country and year.


Country 1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total Ref
U.S. 2,141 6,068 19,433 47,836 85,868 96,318 46,001 303,665 [1]
Germany 8,295 10,826 12,401 15,556 25,527 40,593 7,540 120,738
USSR 10,382 10,565 15,737 25,436 34,900 40,300 20,900 158,220
UK 7,940 15,049 20,094 23,672 26,263 26,461 12,070 131,549 [1]
Japan 4,467 4,768 5,088 8,861 16,693 28,180 11,066 79,123
Italy 1,692 2,142 3,503 2,818 967 11,122
France 3,163 2,113 5,276
Total 38,080 51,531 76,256 124,179 190,218 231,852 97,577 809,693

Further reading[edit]

  • Angelucci, Enzo. Complete Book of World War II Combat Aircraft (1988) 414pp
  • Angelucci, Enzo. The Rand McNally Encyclopedia Of Military Aircraft, 1914-1980 (1988) 546pp; includes production data
  • Harrison, Mark, ed. The economics of World War II: six great powers in international comparison (Cambridge University Press, 2000)
  • Wilson, Stewart. Aircraft of World War II (Aerospace Publications, 1988), with photos, production data, service histories, countries of origin, and specifications for most World War II fighters, bombers and cargo planes.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Out-Producing the Enemy: American Production During WWII" (PDF). National World War II Museum. Retrieved 13 April 2020.