Hawker Tempest

Aircraft between 1939 and 1945

Picture: Hawker Tempest.

Aircraft types first flown between 1939 and 1945 - Either used or tested by the Royal Air Force

Battle of Britain Aircraft (10th July and 31st October 1940)

World War II 1939-1945

Beaufighter Avro Manchester - 1939 (Twin-engined heavy bomber)
Bell Airacobra USA - 1939
Bristol Beaufighter UK - 1939
Blackburn Roc - 1939 (Single-engined piston naval fighter)
Consolidated Liberator - 1939 (Four-engined, piston bomber)
Douglas Boston USA - 1939 (Medium Bomber)
Douglas Havoc - 1939 (Twin-engined piston attack)
Fairey Albacore UK - 1939
Fairchild Cornell USA - 1939 - (Trainer)
Handley Page Halifax - 1939 (Four-engined piston heavy bomber)
Lockheed Lodestar - 1939 (Twin-engined, piston transport)
Lockheed Lightning - 1939 (Twin-engined piston fighter aircraft)
Martin Mariner - 1939 (Twin-engined piston maritime patrol)
Martin Maryland - 1939 (Twin-engined piston light bomber)
Miles Master - 1939 (Single-engined piston trainer)
Percival Proctor - 1939 (Single-engined piston communications)
Short Stirling - 1939 (Four-engined piston heavy bomber)
Taylorcraft Auster UK - 1939
Taylorcraft Auster UK – 1939
Vickers Warwick - 1939 (Twin-engined bomber and maritime patrol)

Sterling Albemarle UK - 1940
Brewster Bermuda USA - 1940 (Dive bomber tests)
De Havilland Mosquito - 1940 (Twin-engined piston light bomber)
Fairey Fulmar - 1940 (Single-engined piston carrier fighter)
Fairey Barracuda UK – 1940
General Aircraft GAL.45 Owlet - 1940 (Single-engined tri-cycle undercarriage trainer)
Martin Baltimore USA - 1940
Martin Marauder - 1940 (Twin-engined, piston light attack/bomber)
North American Mustang - 1940 (Single-engined, piston fighter)
Northrop Nomad - 1940 (Single-engined attack aircraft)
Northrop N-3PB - 1940 (Single-engined piston float plane)
North American Mitchell - 1940 (Twin-engined, piston medium bomber)
Stinson Vigilant - 1940 (Single-engined light observation)
Lockheed Ventura - 1940 (Twin-engined (piston) bomber and patrol)

Avro Lancaster - 1941 (Four-engined piston heavy bomber)
Republic Thunderbolt - 1941 (Single-engined (piston) fighter)
Vultee Vengeance - 1941 (Single-engined dive bomber)

Mosquito Boeing Washington - 1942 (Four-engined (piston) strategic bomber)
General Aircraft Hamilcar - 1942 (Transport glider)
Miles Martinet - 1942 (Single-engined piston target tug)
Miles Messenger - 1942 (Single-engined piston liaison)
Sikorsky Hoverfly - 1942 (Single-engined piston basic helicopter)
Taylorcraft Plus - 1942 (Single-engine piston air observation post and liaison)

Waco Hadrian - 1942 (troop/cargo glider)
Douglas Skymaster - 1942 (Four-engined piston transport)
Hawker Tempest - 1942 (Single-engined (piston) fighter)
Westland Welkin - 1942 (Twin-engined heavy fighter)
Avro York - 1942 (Four-engined piston transport)

Avro Lancastrian - 1943 (Four-engined piston transport)

Bristol Buckingham UK - 1943 (Medium bomber)
Gloster Meteor - 1943 (Twin-engined jet fighter)
Stinson Sentinel - 1943 (Single-engined piston liaison)
De Havilland Vampire - 1943 (Single-engined jet fighter)

Lancaster Avro Lincoln - 1944 (Four-engined piston heavy bomber)
Bristol Buckmaster UK - 1944 (Advanced trainer)
Bristol Brigand UK - 1944 (anti-shipping torpedo bomber/ground attack/dive bomber)
De Havilland Hornet - 1944 (Twin-engined piston fighter)
Short Seaford - 1944 (Four-engined piston flying boat (trials only))
Supermarine Spiteful - 1944 (Single-engined piston fighter)

De Havilland Devon - 1945 - Twin-engined piston light transport, ret'd 1984
Lockheed Neptune - 1945 (Twin-engined piston maritime patrol)
Vickers VC.1 Viking - 1945 (Twin-engined VIP transport aircraft)
Westland Sioux - 1945 (Single-engined training helicopter)

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