Aircraft Production by Type, Britain

 

  1939 1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Heavy Bombers - 41 498 1,976 4,613 5,509 2,292 14,929
Halifax - 6 162 802 1,824 2,335 528 5,657
Lancaster - - 18 693 1,847 2,933 1,447 6,938
Lincoln - - - - - 1 317 318
Manchester - 22 165 11 - - - 198
Stirling - 13 153 461 881 240 - 1,748
Warwick - - - 9 61 - - 70
 
Medium Bombers 333 1,926 2,777 3,463 2,737 2,396 753 14,385
Albemarle - - 3 165 106 - - 274
Buckingham - - - - - 54 - 54
Hampden 115 417 454 56 - - - 1,042
Hereford 21 125 - - - - - 146
Wellington 119 997 1,816 2,702 2,536 2,342 753 11,265
Whitley 78 387 504 540 95 - - 1,604
 
Light Bombers 739 1,753 1,393 814 375 199 375 5,648
Battle 345 232 - - - - - 577
Blenheim 394 1,521 1,381 683 147 - - 4,126
Mosquito - - 12 131 228 199 375 945
 
Fighters 447 4,283 7,064 9,859 10,722 10,532 5,674 48,581
Beaufighter - 111 800 1,579 1,641 1,155 271 5,557
Defiant 16 366 452 86 - - - 920
Gladiator 23 16 - - - - - 39
Hornet - - - - - - 47 47
Hurricane 237 2,515 3,167 3,067 2,742 688 - 12,416
Meteor - - - - - 30 163 193
Mosquito - - 9 297 924 2,039 1,506 4,775
Spitfire 171 1,252 2,518 4,143 4,270 4,917 2,627 19,898
Tempest - - - - 3 504 702 1,209
Typhoon - - 28 686 1,137 1,165 299 3,315
Welkin - - - - 5 34 26 65
Whirlwind - 23 90 1 - - - 114
Others - - - - - - 33 33
 
Naval Aircraft 165 476 1,258 1,158 1,720 2,937 2,094 9,808
 
Other 483 1,709 516 546 1,264 2,013 1,532 8,063
Albemarle - - - - 23 160 - 183
Annon 280 413 - - - - - 693
Auster - - - 100 469 659 376 1,604
Beaufort 26 359 160 317 376 191 - 1,429
Botha 16 268 - - - - - 284
Halifax - - - - - - 390 390
Lysander 134 619 320 - - - - 1,073
Stirling - - - - 11 407 201 619
Sunderland 9 18 34 129 209 188 113 700
Warwick - - - - 173 308 256 737
York - - - - 3 41 64 108
Others 18 32 2 - - 59 132 243
 
Trainers and Utility 685 4,253 5,374 4,555 4,786 2,880 802 23,335
Anson - 547 1,363 1,311 1,465 898 267 5,851
Battle - 466 - - - - - 466
Botha - 78 160 52 - - - 290
Buckmaster - - - - - - 77 77
Defiant - - - 124 16 - - 140
Dominie 19 27 98 40 37 152 101 474
Henley 50 19 - - - - - 69
Lysander - - 97 1 - - - 98
Magister 137 311 4 - - - - 452
Martinet - - - 150 970 567 - 1,687
Monitor - - - - - - 7 7
Mosquito - - - 13 74 68 63 218
Oxford 218 1,163 2,378 2,085 1,445 744 - 8,033
Proctor - 309 50 162 256 184 - 961
Queen Bee - 5 45 - 6 55 - 111
Tiger Moth 248 1,324 1,179 616 517 210 - 4,094
Others 13 4 - 1 - 2 287 307
 
TOTAL 2,852 14,441 18,880 22,371 26,217 26,466 13,522 124,749

 

Notes:

(1) 1939 is September-December.

Source: AIR 20/2019 compiled by David Boyd (Link).