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 6,086 26,277[1] 47,836 85,898 96,318 49,761[1] 324,750[1] [2][3]
Germany 8,295 10,826 11,776 15,596[4] 25,527 39,807 7,540 119,371 [3][5]
USSR 10,382 10,565 15,735[1] 25,436 34,245[1] 40,246[1] 20,052[1] 157,261[1]
UK 7,940 15,049 20,094 23,672 26,263 26,461 12,070 131,549 [2][3]
Japan 4,467 4,768 5,088 8,861 16,693 28,180 8,263 76,320 [3]
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 c d e f g h The World War II Data Book
  2. ^ a b "Out-Producing the Enemy: American Production During WWII" (PDF). National World War II Museum. Retrieved 13 April 2020.
  3. ^ a b c d Craven, Wesley Frank (1984) [1955]. The Army Air Forces in World War II, Volume 6, Men and Planes. University of Chicago Press/Office of Air Force History. p. 350. ISBN 0-912799-03-X.
  4. ^ https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a421958.pdf
  5. ^ Zeitlin, Jonathan (1995). "Flexibility and Mass Production at War: Aircraft Manufacture in Britain, the United States, and Germany, 1939-1945". Technology and Culture. 36 (1): 46–79. doi:10.2307/3106341. ISSN 0040-165X. JSTOR 3106341.