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INDEX OF MANUFACTURERS
AND CIVILIAN 
CONTRACTORS ASSEMBLING 
OR REPAIRING NAVAL AIRCRAFT


Wildcat F4F-1 production at the Grumman Bethpage Long Island factory (USA)

Here is a database of Fleet Air Arm and Commonwealth Manufacturers and Civil Contractors assembling or repairing Fleet Air Arm aircraft types used during 1939 till 1945. For each of the 105 aircraft listed below, are Photographs, Profiles, a Short Description and History of Development (5 to 40 lines), Technical Data, Battle Honours and Operational History, Squadrons, Surviving or Preserved Aircraft and any Associations are given. 

See the FAA Archive 1939-1945 of aircraft listed by aircraft name
Also see the FAA Archive page on prototype naval aircraft.

For further information review the following web sites:


Complete Index:

Here you find a complete index of all records in the list including aircraft manufactured, in alphabetical order. 

Air Dispatch Ltd, Cardiff
Air Service Training, Hamble, Hants
  AIRSPEED ENVOY, Airspeed
FLEET SHADOWER, Airspeed
OXFORD, Airspeed Air Taxis Ltd, Barton, Manchester
Air Training, Ltd, Fairoaks, Surrey
Airworks Ltd, Loughbourough and Renfrew (repair of US types) Later renamed Airworks & General Trading Co Ltd, Gatwick
ARMSTRONG-WHITWORTH WHITLEY Armstrong-Whitworth
AVRO A.V Roe & Co Ltd, Bracebridge Heath, Lincoln (1909-1964): Brough, Sherburn-in-Elmet and Abbotsinch/Dumbarton. Became part of Hawkey Siddeley. British Aerospace was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. ANSON I, Avro
AVRO 652
LANCASTER, Avro
TUTOR, Avro BEECH EXPEDITER, Beech
NAVIGATOR, Beech
TRAVELLER, Beech BLACKBURN Blackburn Aircraft Ltd, Brough, Sherburn-in-Elmet and bbotsinch/Dumbarton (1914-1964). Absorbed into Hawker Sidddeley. British Aerospace was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. FIREBRAND, Blackburn
RIPON, Blackburn
ROC, Blackburn
SHARK, Blackburn
SKUA, Blackburn BOULTON PAUL Boulton Paul Aircraft Co DEFIANT, Boulton Paul BRISTOL BEAUFIGHTER, Bristol
BEAUFORT, Bristol
BLENHEIM, Bristol BREWSTER BERMUDA SB2A, Brewster
BUFFALO, Brewster Brush Coachworks Ltd, Loughborough Cunliffe-Owen Aircraft Ltd, Marwell & Eastleigh CURTISS CLEVELAND, Curtiss
HELLDIVER, Curtiss
SEAMEW, Curtiss DE HAVILLAND de Havilland Aircraft Co Ltd, Minster Lovell, Witney (1920-1963) became part of Hawker Siddeley. Minster Lovell, Witney.Became part of Hawkey Siddeley. British Aerospace was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation.  DH 86, de Havilland
DOMINIE, de Havilland
FLAMINGO, de Havilland
FOX MOTH, de Havilland
GIPSY MOTH, De Havilland
HORNET MOTH, de Havilland
LEOPARD MOTH, de Havilland
MOSQUITO, de Havilland
MOTH, de Havilland
PUSS MOTH, de Havilland
QUEEN BEE, de Havilland
TIGER MOTH, de Havilland DOUGLAS BOSTON, Douglas
DAKOTA, C-47 Douglas
DAUNTLESS, Douglas
HAVOC, Douglas



 

FAIREY

The Fairey Aviation Co Ltd, Hamble, Eastleigh, Ringway and Streton (Fairey Group) [also Wilderspool, Warrington].From the early days Fairey was one of  the great names in British aviation, although its successors no longer build aircraft, the name continues when it became part of the Hawkey Siddeley. British Aerospace was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. Current Fairey Group Plc ( a specialist process technology group focused on electronic controls, process instrumentation and filtration systems). ALBACORE, Fairey
BARRACUDA, Fairey
BATTLE, Fairey
FAIREY IIIF
FIREFLY, Fairey
FULMAR, Fairey
SEAFOX, Fairey
SEAL, Fairey
SPEARFISH, Fairey
SWORDFISH, Fairey Fairfield Aviation ltd, Elstree
Fairfield Aviation Ltd, Elstree
GENERAL AIRCRAFT LTD
General Aircraft Ltd, Hanworth, Feltham, Middlesex GAL 38, General Aircraft Ltd GLOSTER Gloster Aircraft Company Ltd. Became part of the Hawkey Siddeley. British Aerospace was formed in 1977 by the amalgamation of British Aircraft Corporation, Hawker Siddeley Aviation, Hawker Siddeley Dynamics and Scottish Aviation. GLADIATOR, Gloster
SEA GLADIATOR, Gloster GRUMMAN
Grumman Aircraft AVENGER TBF, Grumman
GOOSE, Grumman
HELLCAT, Grumman
MARTLET (WILDCAT) Grumman
TARPON/Avenger, Grumman
TIGER CAT, Grumman
WIDGEON, Grumman
WILDCAT/MARTLET, Grumman HANDLEY PAGE HARROW, Handley Page HAWKER AUDAX, Hawker
HART TRAINER, Hawker Helliwells Ltd, Walsall
HENLEY, Hawker HURRICANE, Hawker
NIMROD, Hawker
OSPREY, Hawker
SEA FURY, Hawker
SEA HURRICANE, Hawker
TYPHOON, Hawker


Herts & Essex Aviation Ltd, Broxbourne, Herts
Heston Aircraft Co Ltd, Heston Airport, Middlesex


LOCKHEED
Lockheed Aircraft Services, Renfrew (AAU - assembly of US types ex Glasgow Docks)
Lockheed Aircraft Services, Speke (1 AAU - assembly of US types ex Liverpool Docks)

HUDSON, Lockheed
VENTURA, Lockheed

Lundy & Atlantic Air Lines, Barnstaple, Devon
Marshalls of Cambridge. Now Marshall Aerospace
Martin Hearn Ltd, Hooton Park (7 AAU - assembly of US types ex Liverpool Docks)
MILES
Miles Aircraft Ltd, Woodley, Reading, Berkshire

FALCON SIX, Miles
MAGISTER, Miles
MARTINET, Miles
MASTER, Miles
MILES M.18 TRAINER, Miles
MILES M.20 Fighter, Miles
MONITOR, Miles
QUEEN MARTINET, Miles
WHITNEY STRAIGHT, Miles

MARTIN BALTIMORE, Martin
MARYLAND, Martin NORTH AMERICAN HARVARD, North American
MITCHELL B25, North American PERCIVAL PETREL Q.6, Percival
PROCTOR, Percival
VEGA GULL, Percival


S.S. Cars, Tachbrook, Leamington
STINSON RELIANT, Stinson SUPERMARINE SEAFIRE, Supermarine
SEAGULL/WALRUS Supermarine
SEA OTTER, Supermarine
SPITFIRE, Supermarine
WALRUS/SEAGULLSupermarine TAYLORCRAFT
Taylorcraft Aeroplanes (England) Ltd, Rearsby, Leics
AUSTER, Taylorcraft Tollerton Aircraft Service Ltd, Tollerton, Nottingham (controlled by Field Consolidated Aircraft Services Ltd)
Van Apps, Stapleford Tawney, Herts (Packing for shipmenr overseas)
VICKERS Vickers-Armstrong WELLINGTON, Vickers VOUGHT-SIKORSKY CHESAPEAKE Vought-Sikorsky
CORSAIR, Chance-Vought
HOVERFLY, Vought-Sikorsky
KINGFISHER, Vought-Sikorsky
VINDICATOR/CHESAPEAKE, Vought-Sikorsky VULTEE VENGEANCE, Vultee Western Airways Ltd, Weston-super-Mare
WESTLAND
Westland Aircraft Ltd, Ilchester. Successor GKN Westland Helicopters
LYSANDER, Westland

 


Created: 3-11-2000, Last Modified 3-06-2005

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