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Encyclopedia > List of aircraft of the Luftwaffe, World War II
This article or section should be merged with List of military aircraft of Germany

This list covers Luftwaffe Aircraft that served in World War II as defined by the year 1939-1945, organized by the RLM designation system.


The Luftwaffe of the Third Reich officially existed from 1933-1945, training for a German air force had been going on as earlier the 1920's before the Nazi's came to power. The first list attempts to focus on the more significant aircraft that participated in the main part of the war. The second is a more all encompassing list to include the time before, though projects are not covered. Captured aircraft also have a list. Internal projects of manufacturers are not listed as are not many prototypes. A list of aircraft of the from 1933-1945 can be found here in the form of the Reich Aviation Ministry's list of aircraft. Planes from all branches are currently listed.

Contents

Introduction to Listings

A plane's number was usually related to its RLM designation and sometimes to its manufacturer (foreign ones with captured aircraft). The RLM-GL/C designations are not all correct and sometimes are used twice. The RLM would sometimes reassign numbers, some pre-1933 aircraft just used their company names, etc.. The Aircraft names are the most common names. Other key data is sometimes listed afterward. See RLM aircraft designation system for a full explanation of the RLM system.


Primary Aircraft

This list does not primarily include projects, prototypes, captured aircraft. Consists mostly of the most common aircraft of German Luftwaffe that participated in the second world war.
See German aircraft production during WW2 for most produced types.

German Military Aircraft 1919-1945

(While the luftwafffe was not public until 1935 it had been in development in secret since the 1920's, and many aircraft made in the inter-war years were used during WW2)


Fighters and Interceptors

  • Arado Ar 64, fighter (biplane)
  • Arado Ar 65, fighter/trainer (biplane - re-engined Ar 64)
  • Arado Ar 66, trainer + night fighter
  • Arado Ar 67, fighter (biplane) (prototype)
  • Arado Ar 68, fighter (biplane)
  • Arado Ar 76, fighter (biplane) + trainer
  • Arado Ar 80, fighter (prototype
  • Arado Ar 197, naval fighter (biplane - derived from Ar 68)
  • Arado Ar 240, heavy fighter + attack
  • Arado Ar 440, heavy fighter + attack
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 40, glider interceptor
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 155, high-altitude interceptor (formerly Me 155)
  • Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder or Viper), interceptor (rocket-engine)
  • Dornier Do 10, (Do C1) fighter (prototype), 1931
  • Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow), fighter-bomber (push-pull engine configuration)
  • Dornier Do 435
  • Dornier Do 635
  • Fieseler Fi 98, biplane fighter, 1936
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 57, heavy fighter + bomber (prototype)
  • Focke-Wulf Ta 152, fighter (derived from Fw 190)
  • Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito), night-fighter
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 159, fighter (prototype only)
  • Focke-Wulf Ta 183, jet-engined fighter (prototype)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke (Falcon), heavy fighter
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger (butcher-bird), fighter
  • Gotha Go 229, fighter (flying-wing)
  • Heinkel He 37, fighter (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 38, fighter (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 43, fighter (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 49, fighter (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 51, fighter + close-support (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 100, fighter
  • Heinkel He 112, fighter
  • Heinkel He 113, (alternative designation for He 100)
  • Heinkel He 162 Volksjäger (People's Fighter), fighter (jet-engined)
  • Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Owl), night-fighter
  • Heinkel He 280, fighter (jet-engined)
  • Henschel Hs 121, fighter + trainer (prototype)
  • Henschel Hs 124, heavy fighter + bomber (prototype)
  • Henschel Hs 125, fighter + trainer (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 248, re-designation of Me 263
  • Messerschmitt Bf 109, fighter (later versions designated as Me 109)
  • Messerschmitt Bf 110, heavy fighter + night-fighter
  • Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet), interceptor (rocket-engined)
  • Messerschmitt Me 209, fighter + speed-record aircraft (prototype)
  • Messerschmitt Me 209-II, fighter (prototype - completely different to Me 209)
  • Messerschmitt Me 210, heavy fighter + reconnaissance
  • Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow), fighter + attack (jet-engined)
  • Messerschmitt Me 263, interceptor (rocket-engined)
  • Messerschmitt Me 309, fighter (prototype)
  • Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet), heavy fighter + reconnaissance
  • Messerschmitt Me 609 heavy fighter + bomber (project)

Bombers and ground attack

  • Arado Ar 234 Blitz ('Lightning'), bomber (jet-engined)
  • Blohm und Voss Ha 140, torpedo bomber flying-boat (prototype)
  • Dornier Do 11, (Do F) medium bomber, 1931
  • Dornier Do 13, medium bomber, 1933
  • Dornier Do 17, Flying Pencil, mail-plane + bomber + reconnaissance + night-fighter
  • Dornier Do 18, bomber + reconnaissance flying-boat, 1935
  • Dornier Do 19, quad-engined heavy bomber (prototype)
  • Dornier Do 22, torpedo bomber + reconnaissance flying-boat
  • Dornier Do 23, medium bomber
  • Dornier Do 215, bomber + night-fighter
  • Dornier Do 217, bomber + night-fighter
  • Dornier Do 317
  • Fieseler Fi 167, ship-borne torpedo bomber + reconnaissance (biplane)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl), ground-attack
  • Heinkel He 45, bomber + trainer
  • Heinkel He 50, reconnaissance + dive bomber (biplane)
  • Heinkel He 111, bomber
  • Heinkel He 177 Greife (Griffon), long-range bomber
  • Heinkel He 274, high-altitude bomber
  • Heinkel He-343
  • Henschel Hs 123, ground-attack (biplane)
  • Henschel Hs 127, jet-engined bomber (prototype)
  • Henschel Hs 129, ground-attack
  • Henschel Hs 130, high altitude reconnaissance + bomber (jet engined) (prototype)
  • Henschel Hs 132, dive bomber (jet-engined) (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 86, bomber + reconnaissance
  • Junkers Ju 87 Stuka, dive-bomber
  • Junkers Ju 88, bomber + reconnaissance + night-fighter
  • Junkers Ju 89, heavy bomber (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 90, bomber (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 188, Rächer (Raecher), bomber
  • Junkers Ju 287, heavy bomber (jet-engined) (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 288, bomber (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 290, long-range bomber (prototype)
  • Junkers Ju 390, long-range bomber
  • Junkers Ju 488, heavy bomber
  • Messerschmitt Bf 162, bomber (prototype)
  • Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika (America), long-range bomber (prototype)

Patrol and Reconnaissance

  • Arado Ar 95, coastal patrol + attack (biplane seaplane)
  • Arado Ar 196, ship-borne reconnaissance + coastal patrol (seaplane)
  • Arado Ar 198, reconnaissance
  • Arado Ar 231, fold-wing U-boat reconnaissance aircraft (prototype)
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 138, flying-boat (early versions designated as Ha 138)
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 141, reconnaissance (asymmetric)
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 142, reconnaissance + transport
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 238, flying-boat (prototype
  • DFS 228, rocket-powered reconnaissance aircraft (prototype only)
  • Dornier Do 15, Wal (Whale), reconnaissance flying-boat
  • Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork), STOL reconnaissance aircraft
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 62, ship-borne reconnaissance (biplane seaplane)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Kondor (Condor), transport + maritime patrol-bomber
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 300 proposed long-range version of Fw 200
  • Focke-Wolf Fw-400
  • Gotha Go 147, STOL reconnaissance (prototype)
  • Heinkel He 46, reconnaissance
  • Heinkel He 59, reconnaissance (biplane seaplane)
  • Heinkel He 60, ship-borne reconnaissance (biplane seaplane)
  • Heinkel He 114, reconnaissance seaplane
  • Heinkel He 116, transport + reconnaissance
  • Henschel Hs 126, reconnaissance
  • Junkers Ju 388 Störtebeker, reconnaissance + night-fighter
  • Messerschmitt Bf 163 STOL reconnaissance aircraft (prototypes only)
  • Messerschmitt Me 261, long-range reconnaissance
  • Messerschmitt Me 290, maritime patrol + bomber + reconnaissance
  • Siebel Si 201, STOL reconnaissance aircraft (prototype)

Transports and Utility

  • Arado Ar 232, transport
  • Blohm und Voss Ha 139, long-range seaplane
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 144, transport
  • Blohm und Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking), transport flying-boat
  • DFS 230, transport glider
  • DFS 331, transport glider (prototype)
  • Dornier Do 12, Libelle seaplane
  • Dornier Do 14, seaplane (prototype)
  • Dornier Do 214, transport flying-boat (prototype)
  • Gotha Go 146, small transport (twin-engine) , 1935
  • Gotha Go 242, transport glider
  • Gotha Go 244, transport
  • Gotha Go 345, assault glider
  • Gotha Ka 430, transport glider
  • Heinkel He 70, "Blitz" (Lightning), single-engine transport + mailplane, 1932
  • Heinkel He 115, general-purpose seaplane
  • Junkers Ju W34, transport
  • Junkers Ju 52 Tante Ju (Auntie Ju), transport + bomber
  • Junkers Ju 252, transport
  • Junkers Ju 352 Herkules (Hercules), transport
  • Klemm Kl 31, single-engine transport, 1931
  • Klemm Kl 32, single-engine transport, 1931
  • Klemm Kl 36, single-engine transport, 1934
  • Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant), transport glider
  • Siebel Fh 104 Hallore, medium transport
  • Siebel Si 204, transport + aircrew trainer

Trainers

  • Albatros Al 101
  • Albatros Al 102
  • Albatros Al 103
  • Arado Ar 69, trainer (biplane) (prototypes), 1933
  • Arado Ar 96, trainer
  • Arado Ar 199, seaplane trainer
  • Arado Ar 396, trainer
  • Bücker Bü 131 Jungmann (Young Man), trainer (biplane)
  • Bücker Bü 133 Jungmeister (Young Champion), trainer + aerobatics (biplane)
  • Bücker Bü 181 Bestmann (Bestman), trainer + transport
  • Fieseler Fi 5 (F-5) acrobatic sportsplane + trainer, 1933
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 44 Stieglitz (Goldfinch), trainer (biplane)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stösser (Falcon Hawk), trainer (parasol monoplane)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe (Kite), transport + trainer
  • Gotha Go 145, trainer
  • Heinkel He 72 Kadett (Cadet), trainer
  • Heinkel He 74, fighter + advanced trainer (prototype)
  • Heinkel He 172, trainer (prototype)
  • Klemm Kl 35, sportplane + trainer, 1935
  • Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon), trainer + transport
  • Siebel Si 202 "Hummel" sportplane + trainer, 1938

Helicopters

  • Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird), reconnaissance helicopter
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite), transport helicopter (prototype
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 266 Hornisse (Hornet), helicopter (prototype)
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 330, helicopter (prototype)
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 336 scout helicopter (prototype), 1944
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 61, helicopter (prototype)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 186, autogiro reconnaissance aircraft (prototype)

Captured Aircraft that served

(in descending order of primary number)

  • Avia B.534 biplane fighter captured in Czechoslovakia
  • Dewoitine D.520 fighter captured in France
  • Caudron C-445 transport captured in France
  • Caproni Ca.313 Italian bomber
  • Morane-Saulnier MS-230 trainer captured in France
  • Zlin 212 trainer captured in Czechoslovakia
  • B-17 Flying Fortress captured U.S. bomber
  • Bloch M.B.175 bomber captured in France
  • Avia B.71 bomber captured in Czechoslovakia
  • BT-9 Captured U.S. trainer
  • Zlin XII captured Czechoslovakian trainer

Related Content

See also

External links

  • Virtual Aviation Museum (http://www.luftfahrtmuseum.com/htmi/general/i.htm)
  • German Military Aircraft Designations (1933-1945) (http://www.designation-systems.net/non-us/germany.html)
  • Pictures of most WWII airplanes (http://www.studenten.net/customasp/axl/planes.asp?cat_id=10)

 
 

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