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The Big List

This is an on going list I am compiling of significant aircraft I have been fortunate enough to have seen airborne. I thought this would be an interesting project as with over twenty years of attending airshows and aviation events behind me, the list makes for interesting reading, and in my case nostalgia. There will be no listing of individual aircraft serials, I am only interested in listing aircraft types and variants that I have been privileged to have seen fly.

Of course this is a very difficult thing to do by memory so in some cases I may not be able to give a definitive list of variants of each type I have seen, in which case I will simply state the aircraft type alone. Where I can give individual variants however, I will do.

Also, I will only note if an aircraft is a original or a reproduction if there is a good reason to. For example if an aircraft differs from the correct configuration of the original, such as engine type etc.


Bleriot XI
Deperdussin Monoplane
Blackburn Monoplane Type D

Bristol Blenheim Mk.IF
Bristol Blenheim Mk.IV (same airframe as the Mk.IF)

Bristol Boxkite
Bristol Scout
Bristol F2B Fighter
Bristol M.1C
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a
Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2e
Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
Airco DH-2 (Reproduction with radial engine)
Vickers Vimy
Fokker DR.I
Albatros D.I
Albatros D.Va
Breguet XIV


Supermarine Spitfire Mk.Ia
Supermarine Spitfire Mk.IIa
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vb
Supermarine Spitfire LF.Vc
Supermarine Spitfire HF.VIIIc
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXb
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXc
Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe
Supermarine Spitfire HF.IXc
Supermarine Spitfire HF.IXe
Supermarine Spitfire PR.XI
Supermarine Spitfire FR.XIVe
Supermarine Spitfire LF.XVIe
Supermarine Spitfire FR.XVIIIe
Supermarine Spitfire PR.XIX

Supermarine Seafire LF.III
Supermarine Seafire F.XVII

Avro Triplane IV
Avro 504K
Avro Tutor

Avro Lancaster B.I
Avro Lancaster B.X
Avro Nineteen
Avro Anson C.21

Avro Vulcan B.2
Gloster Gladiator Mk.II
Gloster Meteor T.7
Gloster Meteor T.7 (modified for martin baker testing)
Armstrong Whitworth Meteor NF.11

Westland Lysander Mk.IIIa

Westland Whirlwind HAR.10
Westland Wasp HAS.1
Westland Wessex (Not sure which variants seen)
Westland Sea King (Many variants)
Westland Lynx (Many Variants)
Westland Wildcat HMA.2

Fairey Firefly AS.5/TT.5
Fairey Swordfish I
Fairey Swordfish II

Southern Martlet
Miles M.14 Magister/Hawk Trainer III
Miles M.2 Hawk Trainer
Miles Hawk Speed Six
Miles M.38 Messenger
Miles M.3 Falcon Major
Miles M.11 Whitney Straight


de Havilland DH.51 "Miss Kenya"

de Havilland DH.53 Hummingbird

de Havilland DH.60 Cirrus Moth
de Havilland DH.60G Gypsy Moth
de Havilland DH.60X Hermes Moth
de Havilland DH.60G-111 Moth Major

de Havilland DH.80 Puss Moth
de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
de Havilland DH.83 Fox Moth
de Havilland DH.85 Leopard Moth
de Havilland DH.87 Hornet Moth

de Havilland DH.88 Comet

de Havilland DH.84 Dragon
de Havilland DH.89a Dragon Rapide
de Havilland DH.90 Dragonfly

de Havilland Mosquito T.3

de Havilland Devon

de Havilland Vampire T.11
de Havilland Vampire T.55
de Havilland Vampire FB.6
de Havilland Venom FB.50
de Havilland Sea Vixen FAW.2


de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk
de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter

English Electric Canberra B.2/6
English Electric Canberra PR.9

Folland Gnat T.1


Percical Mew Gull (Henshaw's original record breaker)
Percival Mew Gull (Standard configuration reproduction)

Percival Prentice T.1
Percival Vega Gull
Percival Proctor
Percival Provost T.1
Percival Pembroke C.1

Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.1
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.3
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.4
Hunting Percival Jet Provost T.5


Sopwith Pup
Sopwith Dove
Sopwith Triplane
Sopwith Snipe

Hawker Cygnet

Hawker Nimrod I
Hawker Nimrod II
Hawker Hind
Hawker Demon I
Hawker Fury I (Biplane Fighter)

Hawker Tomtit

Hawker Hurricane Mk.I
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIa
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIb
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IIc
Hawker Hurricane Mk.IV
Hawker Hurricane Mk.XIIa
Hawker Hurricane Mk.X
Hawker Sea Hurricane Mk.Ib

Hawker Fury ISS (Land based Sea Fury)
Hawker Sea Fury FB.10
Hawker Sea Fury FB.11
Hawker Sea Fury T.20

Hawker Hunter FGA.9
Hawker Hunter FGA.6
Hawker Hunter T.7
Hawker Hunter T.8
Hawker Hunter Mk.58a

Hawker Sea Hawk FGA.6

Hawker Siddeley Harrier T.4
British Aerospace Sea Harrier FA2
British Aerospace Harrier GR.7
British Aerospace Harrier GR.9
British Aerospace Harrier T.10


Boeing B-17G Flying Fortress
Boeing Stearman (too many variants to list)
Naval Aircraft Factory N3N-3
Boeing P-26A Peashooter
North American T-6 Texan/Harvard/SNJ (many variants)
North America Yale

North American A-36 Apache
North American P-51C Mustang
North American P-51D Mustang
North American P-51K Mustang
North American TF-51D Mustang
Cavalier F-51D Mustang II

North American B-25D Mitchell
North American B-25J Mitchell
North American TB-25N Mitchell

North American Navion A

North American T-28A Trojan
North American T-28C Trojan
North American T-28S Fennec

North American F-86A Sabre

North American Rockwell OV-10B Bronco
Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Curtiss P-36C Hawk
Curtiss Hawk 75A-1

Curtiss P-40B Warhawk
Curtiss P-40C Warhawk
Curtiss P-40E Warhawk
Curtiss P-40F Warhawk
Curtiss P-40M Warhawk
Curtiss P-40N Warhawk
Curtiss Wright P-47G Thunderbolt (Razorback)
Republic P-47D Thunderbolt (Bubbletop)

Bell P-39Q Airacobra
Bell P-63A Kingcobra
Grumman F3F-2
Grumman G-32A
General Motors FM-2 Wildcat
Grumman F6F-3 Hellcat
Grumman F7F-3P Tigercat
Grumman F8F-2 Bearcat
Grumman F8F-2P Bearcat
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
Chance Vought F4U-4 Corsair
Chance Vought F4U-5 Corsair
Chance Vought F4U-7 Corsair

General Motors TBM-3R Avenger
General Motors TBM-3E Avenger
Cessna 0-1E Bird Do
Stinson L-5 Sentinel
Stinson Reliant
Stinson Voyager
Piper L-4/J-3 Grasshopper/Cub (Too many variants to list)

Canadian Vickers PBV-1A Canso A
Consolidated PBY-5A Catalina


Travel Air Type R Mystery Ship

Messerschmitt ME-109G-2 (original German built)
Messerschmitt ME-109G-4 (Hispano Buchon conversion)
Messerschmitt ME-109G-10 (Hispano Buchon conversion)
Hispano HA-1112 M1L Buchon

Messerschmitt BF-108 B-1 Taifun
Nord 1002 Pengouin II (French License built bf-108)

Messerschmitt ME-163B-1 Komet (Glider without rocket power)

Fieseler Fi-156A-1 Storch
Morane Saulnier MS.505 Criquet (French License built Storch)

Junkers JU-52/3M

Flug Werk FW-190A-8/N

Saab B-17

Caudron-Renault JN 760 C.1

Morane Saulnier H-13
Morane Saulnier AI
Morane Saulnier MS.317
Morane Saulnier MS.138
Morane Saulnier MS.406/D.3801
Morane Saulnier MS.760 Paris

Dewoitine D.27-SA

Max Holste MH.1521 Broussard

Scottish Aviation Bulldog
Scottish Aviation Twin Pioneer

Foster Wikner Wicko GM1

Rearwin Cloudster
Rearwin Sportster

Auster AOP.11
Auster J-1 Autocrat
Auster J-1N Alpha


Lavochkin LA-9

Yakovlev Yak-9
Yakovlev Yak-3
Yakovlev Yak-11

Polikarpov I-16 Rata Type 24
Polikarpov I-15bis
Polikarpov PO2


Lockheed P-38J Lightning
Lockheed P-38L Lightning

Lockheed 12-A Electra Junior

Locheed C-121C Super Constellation
Lockheed VC-121A Constellation

Lockheed/Canadair CT-131A Silver Star
Lockheed C-130 Hercules (Many variants)
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

Lockheed F-104S Starfighter
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon (Many variants
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor

Douglas C-54E Skymaster
Douglas DC-6B

Douglas C-47A Dakota/Skytrain
Douglas C-47B Dakota/Skytrain
Douglas Dakota Mk.III
Douglas C-53 Skytrooper
Douglas DC-3 Dakota

Douglas A-26B Invader
Douglas A-26C Invader

Douglas AD-4N Skyraider

McDonnell Douglas F-4F Phantom II

Ryan STA
Ryan ST3-KR
Ryasn PT-22 Recruit

Boeing C-17A Globemaster III
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker

Boeing/McDonnell Douglas F-15C Eagle
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle

Boeing/McDonnell Douglas F/A-18C Hornet
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas F/A-18D Hornet
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas EF-18A Hornet
Boeing/McDonnell Douglas F/A-18F Super Hornet

Dassault Mirage F.1CR
Dassault Mirage F.1B
Dassault Mirage F.1C

Dassault Mirage F.3

Dassault Mirage 2000B
Dassault Mirage 2000C

Dassault Rafale M
Dassault Rafale B
Dassault Mirage C

Sukhoi SU-22 Fitter
Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-29A Fulcrm
Sukhoi SU-27UM Flanker

Northrop Grumman B-2A Spirit
Boeing B-52H Stratofortress
Rockwell B-1B Lancer

Vought F-8P Crucader
Fairchild A-10A Thunderbolt II
Saab JA37D Viggen
Saab AJS37 Viggen
Saab SK-35C Draken

Sepecat Jaguar GR3
Sepecat Jaguar T.4

British Aerospace Hawk T.1
British Aerospace Hawk T.1a
British Aerospace Hawk T.2
British Aerospace Hawk Mk.61
British Aerospace Hawk Mk.65

Eurofighter Typhoon T.1
Eurofighter Typhoon F.2
Eurofighter Typhoon T.3
Eurofighter Typhoon FGR.4

Panavia Tornado F.3
Panavia Tornado GR.1
Panavia Tornado GR.4
Panavia Tornado ECR
Panavia Tornado IDS

Aérospatiale/BAC Concorde


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Daniel Wales
Artist | Photography
United Kingdom
Current Residence: Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
Favourite photographer: John Dibbs
Personal Quote: Artificial intelligence is no match for natural stupidity.


After the news last week regarding the first flight of the Sopwith Pup at Duxford, this week sees another aircraft of the string and canvas era making it back into the air, an S.E.5e. Basically an American variant of the Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5a.

The aircraft in question was restored by Air Leasing at Sywell, who also brought us such beautiful restorations as their Seafire LF.III and of course the now North Weald based Hawker Fury in the Sea Fury prototype's livery. Again it is wonderful to see more and more pre-1920s machines being worked on. Hopefully we may see her airborne with the Shuttleworth Collection's S.E.5a at some point, and speaking of which, likewise with the Duxford based Pup, and Shuttleworth's Pup too.

The all important video of said first flight-…
Christen Eagle II by Daniel-Wales-Images
Christen Eagle II
The Shuttleworth Collection and LAA Party in the Park Air Display 2015.
Don't you just hate rhetorical questions?
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Don't you just hate rhetorical questions? 

34 deviants said Is the pope catholic?
16 deviants said How would I know?
15 deviants said Who cares?


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vw1956 Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much for faving pro pelling by vw1956 !
FabulaPhoto Featured By Owner Sep 22, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks! by FabulaPhoto
popandchips Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2016
This is a great collection of my favorite era of flight. All of the planes are a part of history. I will keep looking as you expand you favorites section. 
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2016
james147741 Featured By Owner Sep 5, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my shots from Duxford!
woodoo26 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2016  Hobbyist Writer
Amazing gallery you have sir, you got yourself a new watcher here :)
FooFighter7 Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2016
I'm sure you've heard of the Airlander 10 airship making its first flight in the UK .  Not sure how far away it is from you.  Any plans to go see it fly?
Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016   Photographer
Cardington is less than ten miles from Old Warden and very easy for me to get to if I wished. To be honest, I hadn't thought about it up until you mentioned it. I guess it would be interesting to see if they make public when they are planning to fly. You never know, we may get a surprise visitor at Old Warden during a show. I can't help but think though that they could of designed the front end of her to look do I put this delicately, erm less posteriory. D
FooFighter7 Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016
I read an article about it.  It said people lined the fences of the airport to watch its first flight.  They probably knew about it ahead of time by knowing someone who worked on the project.  First flights are usually kept quiet to not gather crowds so you'd have to keep an eye out for anyone mentioning another flight.

And yes, its looks seem to be the butt of the joke :D
Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Aug 19, 2016   Photographer
My ears are more attuned to murmurings regarding the historic scene, so I had heard nothing about Airlander, but you're right I should definitely listen out for it, as I'm sure it would make for some interesting images.

And we should probably stop being, erm... cheeky about their design. :D
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favs of my 'Places' pics!
Neiot Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
It's nice to see a fellow Planes fanatic. :highfive:
F16CrewChief Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the recent favs of my acft and Scotland pics!
vw1956 Featured By Owner Jul 29, 2016  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank You very much, Daniel! Impressive flight shots :clap:
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2016   Photographer
Also, thank you for all the faves Daniel. :)
StallionDesigns Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016   Photographer
Thank you for the Watch Daniel, your Gallery is awesome, I don't know much about planes but I like them very much. :)
davincipoppalag Featured By Owner Jul 25, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
SomersetCider Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
Thank you for the watch and all the adds to your collections.
Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited Jul 17, 2016   Photographer
You're welcome, it's been good to look down memory lane with your recent airshow images. :)
SomersetCider Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2016
They are the pick of two albums, nearly a 100 images.
I think I must have shot 9 or 10 rolls of film that day on a Canon A1.
I have some images from Farnbrough 89 to look through but my ability was not so good back then.
PoadiumPhotography Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2016
Hello!  Thank you for the watch!
Neiot Featured By Owner Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
A planes fanatic, yeah? I wondered, from another comment you put on a photo of FHC's D-13. You've been there to FHC? :D
Daniel-Wales-Images Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2016   Photographer
No, I've never been to FHC, it's on the wrong side of the Atlantic for me. However I am an avid follower of the aviation preservation scene and am usually up to date with major happenings in the world of historic aviation so know FHC very well. One day I hope to visit FHC, along with their neighbours the Historic Flying Foundation. As an enthusiast I have been very fortunate to have seen a great number of significant historic aircraft take to the sky, however there are a couple of types at Paine Field I'm yet to see fly. IL-2 original FW-190 etc. I've been fortunate to see one of the Flug Werk reproductions fly but not an original.
Neiot Featured By Owner Edited Jun 29, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
For somebody who has never been to the Flying Heritage, you seem to have assimilated a lot of useful information about the museum, as well as Friends of Flying Heritage, as if you had already been there to see it all. Least I could say is, when I first visited the museum(which was... two years ago), I fell in love with all that fell under their hangar ceilings. Be it the aircraft, tanks, artillery, guns, and more, I don't think I'll ever have a conversation that did not involve the FHC. :)
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