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Aircraft listed by manufacturer and then model.

Andreasson

BA-4 [3 photos]
Designed by Bjorn Andreasson and prototype built by students at Malmo Flygindustri.

Antonov

AN-2 Colt [44 photos]
Designed to a USSR Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry specification. Over 5000 were built in the USSR and still in limited production in China and Poland. The An-2P is a 12 seat passenger version, An-2R is an agricultural version with tanks and the An-2T is a general transport version.

Arrow

Active [7 photos]

Avro

504K [34 photos]
The K designation was after the airframe was modified by Avro so that a number of different engines could be fitted. After WWI a number were released for civil use and were flown well into the 1930's.

Tutor [7 photos]
Elementary biplane trainer. Designed as a replacement for the Avro 504K.

Beech

D17S Staggerwing [46 photos]
The first design to appear from the Walter Beech Factory. Quickly became established in the United States Civil market as a fast retractable gear biplane with back staggered wings. First flew with fixed undercarriage. Early models had fixed spatted wheels. The Staggerwing won a number of air races before being used by the USAAF as a personnel and utility transport during WWII.

Blackburn

B2 [24 photos]

Boeing

PT-17 Stearman [110 photos]
Dual control primary trainer.

Bristol

Bulldog [16 photos]

F2B Fighter [197 photos]
A considerable fighter withstanding severe punishment. 5252 were built and served with 14 foreign air forces.

Scout - replica [11 photos]

Bucker

Jungmann [73 photos]
Built as a basic trainer for the Luftwaffe before WWII. Later built under license by CASA for the Spanish airforce.

Jungmeister [54 photos]
Single seat advanced trainer.

Caudron

G.3 [1 photos]

Luciole [3 photos]

Christen

Eagle [14 photos]
Aerobatic plane started life as a homebuilt.

Currie

Wot [1 photos]
Designed by J R Currie in 1937, resurrected by the Hampshire Flying Club in 1958 from which plans were made for homebuilders.

de Havilland

DH2 [1 photos]

DH5 [2 photos]

DH9 [16 photos]

DH9a [1 photos]

DH51 [5 photos]
Miss Kenya.

DH83 Fox Moth [10 photos]
Built as a light transport development of the Tiger Moth.

DH60g Gypsy Moth [9 photos]

DH60 Moth [39 photos]

DH60x Hermes Moth [4 photos]

DH87 Hornet Moth [4 photos]

DH84 Dragon [31 photos]

DH89 Dragon Rapide [27 photos]
At the time of it's first flight it was called the Dragon Six as it was powered by two Gipsy Six engines. Nearly 200 were sold Worldwide before the outbreak of WWII. A military version was built and designated the DH89M.

DH90 Dragonfly [10 photos]

DH82A Tiger Moth [157 photos]
This was the 82nd of de Havilland's designs and was used as an initial trainer by the RAF during WWII.

DH82A Super Tiger Moth Super [2 photos]

DH114 Heron [12 photos]

EAA

Acrosport 2 [2 photos]

EKW

C-35 [4 photos]
Swiss two seat reconnaissance biplane.

Fairey

Flycatcher [2 photos]

Swordfish Stringbag [10 photos]
Torpedo carrier and spotter reconnaissance serving throughout WWII.

Fiat

CR42 [17 photos]

Focke-Wulf

FW-44 Stieglitz [47 photos]

Fokker

DVII - replica [1 photos]
Single seat fighting scout.

Gloster

Gladiator [120 photos]
Single seat fighter in service with the RAF until July 1940 with 22 squadrons.

Grumman

F3-F [32 photos]

G32A [33 photos]

Hanriot

HD1 [4 photos]

Hatz

CB-1 [3 photos]

Hawker

Demon [5 photos]

Fury [1 photos]
Single-seat interceptor.

Hart [2 photos]

Hind [59 photos]
Two-seat day bomber designed by Sydney Camm to meet RAF specification 12/26.

Nimrod [56 photos]
Similar in appearance to the Fury. They replaced Flycatchers from 1932. They were used for training and communications at the beginning of WWII.

TomTit [18 photos]

Isaacs

Fury II [2 photos]

LVG

CV1 [3 photos]

Mignet

Pou de Ceil [4 photos]
Tandem wing light aircraft designed for fool-proof flying, but fatally flawed.

Navy

N3NF [1 photos]

Nieuport

28 [4 photos]

Oldfield

Baby Great Lakes [4 photos]

Parnall

Elf II [1 photos]

Phoenix

Currie Wot [1 photos]

Pitts Special

S1 [4 photos]
First flew with a 55 hp hycoming 0-145. Later flew with a 90 hp Flanklin. One of the most famous Pitts S1 was built by Curtis Pitts for Betty skelton called the Little Stinker. Early Pitts and most homebuilts where nicknamed Flatwings due to their flat bottom wings and only had ailerons on bottom wing. These were later called S1c and S1Ds. Early factory built S1S had semi symmetrical airfoil and a beefed up fuselage to take 180 hp Lycoming. Early ailerons were friese type which on later models gave way to symmetrical type which later had balanced tab type.

S1C [1 photos]

S1D [12 photos]

S1E [3 photos]

S1P [1 photos]

S1S [43 photos]
Single-seat aerobatic biplane.

S1.11b Super Stinker [29 photos]

S1T [3 photos]

S2A [25 photos]

S2B [7 photos]

S2C [53 photos]

S2E [1 photos]
Kit built.

S2S [3 photos]

Polikarkov

Ibis-15 [26 photos]

Royal Aircraft Factory

BE2 [2 photos]

SE5a [14 photos]
Single seat fighting scout designed and built by the Royal Aircraft Factory at Farnborough.

Rutan

Quickie [5 photos]

Sopwith

Camel [162 photos]
Single seat fighting scout of WW1, destroyed 1294 enemy aircraft.

Dove [10 photos]

Pup [16 photos]
Single seat single engine WWI fighter.

Strutter [7 photos]

Tabloid [4 photos]

Sorrell

Hiperbipe [3 photos]
Homebuilt version of the Sorrell SN6.

Southern

Martlett [10 photos]

Stampe

SV4 [80 photos]
Tiger Moth lookalike designed by Jean Stampe. Adopted by the Belgian and French air forces as their standard trainer.

SV4D [3 photos]
A flat four powered Stampe.

SV4E [6 photos]

Steen

Skybolt [7 photos]
Homebuilt aerobatic and sport biplane.

Stevens

Acro [3 photos]

Stolp

Starduster Too [8 photos]
Two-seat sporting biplane.

Vickers

FB 5 Gunbus [5 photos]

Vimy - replica [6 photos]
Designed as a heavy bomber. It is more notably known as that used by Alcock and Brown to fly the Atlantic non-stop in 16 hours in June 1919. It was also flown from Britain to Australia in 136 hours by Ross and Keith Smith in the same year.

Waco

YKS-7 [18 photos]

Williams

Flitzer [3 photos]

Wright Brothers

Flyer [1 photos]

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