Aircraft Production by Type, United States

 

  1940 1941 1942 1943 1944 1945 Total
Very Heavy Bombers - - - 92 1,161 2,507 3,760
B-29 Superfortress - - - 92 1,161 2,507 3,760
 
Heavy Bombers 44 313 2,576 9,393 14,884 3,770 30,980
B-17 Flying Fortress 38 144 1,412 4,179 5,352 1,552 12,677
B-24 Liberator 6 169 1,164 5,214 9,518 2,117 18,188
B-32 Dominator - - - - 14 101 115
 
Patrol Bombers 32 409 890 2,340 1,840 1,414 6,925
PB2Y Coronado 1 4 39 130 - 174
PB4Y-2 Privateer - - - - 286 428 714
PBM Mariner 10 10 122 360 410 357 1,269
PBY Catalina 21 395 729 741 727 226 2,839
PV-1 Ventura - - - 1,109 352 - 1,461
PV-2 Harpoon - - - - 65 403 468
 
Medium Bombers 24 459 3,288 5,393 5,228 1,636 16,028
B-23 Dragon 24 - - - - - 24
B-25 Mitchell - 171 1,554 2,953 3,677 1,460 9,815
B-26 Marauder - 263 803 2,364 1,551 176 5,157
RB-34 Lexington (PV-1) - 25 913 76 - - 1,014
RB-37 (PV-1) - - 18 - - - 18
 
Light Bombers 426 2,396 4,054 5,173 3,860 1,729 17,638
A-20 Havoc 142 1,011 1,785 1,975 2,317 - 7,230
A-22 Maryland 57 128 - - - - 185
A-24 Banshee (SBD) - - - 615 - - 615
A-25 Shrike (SB2C) - - 1 585 314 - 900
A-26 Invader - - - 7 710 1,729 2,446
A-27 31 10 - - - - 41
A-28 Hudson 196 1,100 836 83 - - 2,215
A-30 Baltimore - 146 505 675 249 - 1,575
A-31 Vengeance - - 785 875 270 - 1,930
A-36 Apache (P-51) - - 142 358 - - 500
Other - 1 - - - - 1
 
Naval Light Bombers 97 538 1,837 6,946 8,030 5,031 22,479
BTD Destroyer - - - - 4 20 24
SB2C Helldiver - - 50 642 3,529 1,909 6,130
SBD Dauntless 62 332 964 2,983 979 - 5,320
SB2A Bermuda - - 168 567 35 - 770
SB2U Vindicator - 107 - - - - 107
SBC Cleveland 1 50 - - - - 51
SBN 1 22 7 - - - 30
TBM Avenger - - 648 2,754 3,481 2,929 9,812
TBY Seawolf - - - - 2 172 174
Other 33 27 - - - 1 61
 
Fighters 968 3,782 9,093 17,613 24,159 12,129 67,744
P-35 54 6 - - - - 60
P-36 Mohawk 121 30 - - - - 151
P-38 Lightning 1 205 1,264 2,213 4,186 1,666 9,535
P-39 Airacobra 13 926 1,972 4,945 1,729 - 9,585
P-40 Warhawk 742 2,246 4,453 4,258 2,001 - 13,700
P-43 Lancer 2 160 110 - - - 272
P-47 Thunderbolt - 1 530 4,426 7,063 3,559 15,579
P-51 Mustang - 136 632 1,710 6,904 5,108 14,490
P-59 Aerocomet - - - 1 33 29 63
P-61 Black Widow - - - 32 449 199 680
P-63 Kingcobra - - - 28 1,786 1,456 3,270
P-66 Vanguard - 71 73 - - - 144
P-70 Nighthawk (A-20) - - 59 - - - 59
P-80 Shooting Star - - - - 5 108 113
YFM-1 Airacuda 4 1 - - - - 5
Other 31 - - - 3 4 38
 
Naval Fighters 194 634 1,676 6,375 14,714 8,613 32,206
F2A Buffalo 91 311 20 - - 422
F4F Wildcat 103 323 1,468 1,537 3,130 1,337 7,898
F4U Corsair - - 178 2,293 5,380 3,387 11,236
F6F Hellcat - - 10 2,545 6,139 3,516 12,210
F7F Tigercat - - - - 65 183 248
F8F Bearcat - - - - - 151 151
FR Fireball - - - - - 39 39
 
Reconnaissance 63 727 1,468 734 259 667 3,918
F-6 (P-51) - - - - 74 225 299
F-4/5 (P-38) 2 214 284 - - 500
F-2 (C-45) 1 - - - 20 22 43
O-52 Owl - 197 6 - - - 203
OS2U Kingfisher 53 524 938 - - - 1,515
SC Seahawk - - - - 122 420 542
SO3C Seamew - - 307 450 43 - 800
Other 9 4 3 - - - 16
 
Heavy Transports 1 7 116 536 1,865 2,093 4,618
C-46 Commando - 1 46 353 1,321 1,423 3,144
C-54 Skymaster - - 26 72 356 635 1,089
C-69 Constellation - - - 1 3 10 14
C-75 Stratoliner 1 - - - - - 1
C-82 Packet - - - - - 2 2
C-87 Liberator Express (B-24) - - 41 110 140 - 291
C-98 Clipper - 6 - - - - 6
JR2S - - 3 - - - 3
PB2Y-3R Coronado - - - - 41 - 41
RY-3 Liberator Express (PB4Y-2) - - - - 4 23 27
 
Medium Transports 101 264 1,236 2,906 4,927 1,491 10,925
C-47/53/117 Skytrain 50 165 1,057 2,594 4,900 1,491 10,257
C-60 Lodestar 42 98 179 297 - - 616
YC-76 Caravan - - - 15 10 - 25
R3D 8 - - - - - 8
RB-1 Conestoga - - - - 17 - 17
S-43 1 1 - - - - 2
 
Light Transports 62 261 632 3,570 3,042 819 8,386
8125 Cloudster 25 - - - - - 25
C-36/40 Electra 2 19 14 - - - 35
UC-43 Traveller 1 23 71 157 161 - 413
C-45 Expeditor 11 41 - 60 1,060 591 1,763
C-61 Forwarder 14 51 147 400 400 - 1,012
C-64 Norseman - 6 1 209 454 82 752
UC-78 Bobcat - - 187 2,548 471 - 3,206
Cadet LCA 1 3 - - - - 4
Cadet LFA - 3 12 - - - 15
GH Nightingale - 6 26 69 177 - 278
J2F Duck - 69 75 13 198 108 463
J4F Vidgean - 11 50 56 44 7 168
JRF Goose 8 23 49 58 77 31 246
Other - 6 - - - - 6
 
Advanced Trainers 468 3,280 8,278 8,831 4,849 1,237 26,943
AT-6/16 Texan 410 2,235 4,145 5,038 3,344 1,237 16,409
AT-7/11 Navigator 9 190 1,030 1,446 738 - 3,413
AT-8/17 Bobcat 6 618 1,248 281 - - 2,153
AT-9 Jeep - 45 713 33 - - 791
AT-10 Wichita - 1 823 1,215 332 - 2,371
AT-12 Guardsman 43 3 - - - - 46
AT-18 Hudson (A-28) - - 33 267 - - 300
AT-19 Reliant - 2 230 268 - 500
AT-21 Gunner - - - 8 167 - 175
AT-23 Marauder (B-26) - - - 109 - - 109
NH - - 1 204 - - 205
SNC Falcon - 188 283 - - - 471
 
Basic Trainers 375 1,841 4,133 4,072 1,283 - 11,704
BT-12 Sophomore - - 1 23 - - 24
BT-13/15 Valiant 215 1,841 4,132 4,049 1,283 - 11,520
BT-14 Yale 160 - - - - - 160
 
Primary Trainers 951 4,252 5,220 7,036 1,445 72 18,976
PT-13/17/18/27 Kaydet 482 2,064 2,217 2,643 708 72 8,034
PT-19/23/26 Cornell 227 912 1,758 4,141 737 - 7,775
PT-21/22 Recruit 70 607 679 - - - 1,356
PT-24 Moth - 5 195 - - - 200
N2T Tutor - - 15 247 - - 262
N3N 168 589 - - - - 757
NE - - 230 - - - 230
NP - 76 125 - - - 201
Other 4 1 1 5 - - 11
 
Communication 1 270 3,174 4,377 3,691 2,130 13,643
L-1 Vigilant 1 171 152 - - - 324
L-2 Grasshopper - 24 529 1,161 226 - 1,940
L-3 Grasshopper - 24 813 522 80 - 1,439
L-4 Grasshopper - 44 1,625 1,319 1,904 814 5,706
L-5 Sentinel - - 10 1,116 1,361 1,103 3,590
L-6 - - 10 240 - - 250
L-14 Grasshopper - - - - - 5 5
R-4/5 (helicopter) - - - 14 115 11 140
R-6 (helicopter) - - - - 5 196 201
Other - 7 35 5 - 1 48
 
Special Purpose - - 183 493 1,081 663 2,420
PQ-8 - - 172 200 - - 372
PQ-12 - - - - 8 - 8
PQ-14 - - - - 877 663 1,540
TD3R - - - - 10 - 10
TDC - - - 201 - - 201
TDN - - 11 84 5 - 100
TDR - - - 8 181 - 189
 
Gliders - - 1,609 6,298 4,434 3,452 15,793
30-place (incl. CG-13) - - - 1 120 16 137
15-place (incl. CG-4) - - 802 5,832 4,289 3,417 14,340
9-place (CG-3) - - 1 99 - - 100
Navy Special Purpose - - - - 25 19 44
Training - - 806 366 - - 1,172
 
TOTAL 3,807 19,433 47,671 85,387 95,237 45,338 296,873
 

Notes:

(1) 1940 is July-December; 1945 is January-August.

(2) Special Purpose aircraft and Gliders not included in totals.

Source: Compiled from Official Munitions Production of the United States.