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 PRESERVED AND SURVIVING AIRCRAFT AND WARBIRDS 

2000
This page includes Flying and Preserved Aircraft types
used by the FAA and Allied air forces around the World 1939-1945

This section is devoted to informing you about various preserved 
Museum Restorations, Replica, or Restoration
projects currently in the works, as well as historic flying or airworthy aircraft. 
If you have a project in the works just e-mail FAA Archive and we will create
and entry for it.

Commemorating in 2000 the 60th Anniversary of Operation Judgement, 
night air strike on the Italian fleet and harbour at Taranto 11 November 1940

                                                                 



 

2000

Aircraft types

Total Number

Total number of individual airframes

Total airframes with known Fleet Air Arm history

TOTALS

99

3483

293

 

INTERNATIONAL REGISTER OF 
PRESERVED FLEET AIR ARM AIRCRAFT
Preserved Aircraft Lists A-H
Preserved Aircraft Lists I-Z

 


SURVIVING AIRCRAFT TYPES 

(click on aircraft name to see further information)


TOTAL NUMBER WORLDWIDE

PRESERVATION STATUS-------

SURVIVING AIRCRAFT WITH KNOWN FLEET AIR ARM HISTORY 
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EXAMPLE MUSEUM LOCATIONS
where the type is preserved ---------------------------------------

NOTES

Fairey ALBACORE

only 1 
survives worldwide

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

The sole example is a former RN aircraft

FAA Museum (UK)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Avro ANSON

30 (+?)

VULNERABLE

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Vintage Aircraft Restorers
Museum of Flight East Fortune (UK)
Gloucestershire Aviation Collection (UK)
North East Aircraft Museum (UK)
Newark Air Museum (UK)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon (Canada) 
Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia
RNZAF museum (New Zealand)

This list includes all known European preserved examples

Avro Anson NK950 of FAA became VH-ARL in 1946 (Australia) still extant?

Hawker AUDAX

1

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

AeroVintage Ltd (UK)

Audax G-BVVI the sole survivor was not an RN aircraft

Taylorcraft AUSTER

 

45 (+?)

LOWER RISK

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Aircraft Restoration Company/British Aerial Museum (UK) 
Army Air Corps Historic Aircraft Flight (UK)
Military Auster Flight/Museum of Army Flying (UK)
Imperial War Museum - Duxford (UK)
Flypast Museum, Oakey (Australia)
Royal Museum of the Army and Military History(Belgium)
Militaire Luchtmacht Museum, Soesterberg (NL)
Museo Do Ar, Alverca do Ribatejo (Portugal) 

Auster TJ651 of the FAA still extant as G-APIC in 1952. Current status unknown 

Grumman TBF AVENGER (TARPON)

74 (+?)

LOWER RISK


3 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

 

Dundonald Aviation Centre (UK)
Fleet Air Arm  Museum (UK)
Imperial War Museum - Duxford (UK)
The American Air Museum, Duxford (UK)
The Squadron, North Weald (UK)
Flying Legends Collection (AUS)
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (Canada)
Reynolds-Alberta aviation collection (Canada)
Israeli Air Force Museum (Israel)
Gisborne Aviation Preservation Society (NZ)
Museum of Transport and Technology. MOTAT (NZ)
RNZAF museum (NZ)
Cavanaugh Flight Museum (USA)
Confederate Air Force (USA)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
National Museum of Naval Aviation (USA)
National Warplane Museum (USA)
Planes of Fame Air Museum (USA) 
Pima Air & Space Museum (USA)
Quonset Air Museum (USA)
USS Lexington Museum (USA)
Weeks Aviation Museum (USA) 

JZ569 787 flew into grd Holbeach range, nr Sutton bridge 5.8.44 lt AJ Dundas killed. Parts recovered from Sutton bridge marshes 1976.

No information on other unpreserved wrecks

Avro 652

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

Martin 
BALTIMORE

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

Fairey 
BARRACUDA

0 extinct 
but partial wrecks exist

EXTINCT

At least 2 wrecks of former FAA aircraft survive

FAA Museum (UK)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Fairey 
BATTLE

3

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

RAF Museum, Hendon (UK) 
National Aviation Museum (Canada) 
Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire, (Belgium)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Bristol BEAUFIGHTER

4 complete

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Midland Air Museum (UK)
RAF Museum, Hendon (UK)
Museum of Flight , East Fortune (UK)
National Aviation Museum (Canada) 
Fighter Collection Duxford (UK) 
Museo Do Ar, Alverca do Ribatejo (Portugal)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Bristol 
BEAUFORT

2

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

The Fighter Collection (UK)
RAF Museum (UK)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Brewster SB2A BERMUDA 

1

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

To USN Pensacola from Naval Air Warfare Center (USA)

-

Bristol BLENHEIM (BOLINGBROKE)

13

ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

British Aerial Museum, Duxford (UK)
RAF Museum, Hendon (UK)
Imperial War Museum - Duxford (UK)
Museum of Flight - East Fortune (UK)
Hellenic Air Force Museum (Greece)
National Aviation Museum (Canada)
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon (Canada)
Nanton Lancaster Society & Air Museum (Canada)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
Quebec Air and Space Museum (Canada)

Thirteen are known to be in museum collections around the world. No information on unpreserved wrecks

Douglas
BOSTON

3

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Douglas Boston-Havoc UK Preservation Trust
RAAF Museum (Australia)
USAF Museum (USA)

-

Brewster 
BUFFALO

0 complete examples, one wreck

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

Vought-Sikorsky CHESAPEAKE

Total 1 (+?)

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

National Museum of Naval Aviation (USA)

-

Curtiss
CLEVELAND

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

Chance-Vought CORSAIR

Total 71 (+?) 

LOWER RISK

5 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.


Fleet Air Arn Museum (UK)
The Fighter Collection (UK)
Old Flying Machine Company/Breitling Fighters (UK)
MOTAT (New Zealand)
Museum Buenos Aires (Argentina) 
TAM Air Museum, Americana (Brazil)
Association Francaise d'Avions Historique (France)
AmicaleJean Baptiste, Salis Aviation (France)
Korean Air Museum, Seoul (S Korea)
Air Museum "Planes of Fame" (USA)
Cavanaugh Flight Museum (USA)
Evergreen Heritage Collection (USA)
Kalamazoo Aviation History Museum (USA)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola (USA)
Olympic Flight Museum (USA)
USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park (USA)
USS Yorktown (USA)
Weeks Aviation Museum (USA) 


FAA history: FG-1D KD431 768 Easthaven 9.45 College of aeronautics Cranfield 11.46-6.62. extant FAA Museum from 1964

JT693 1843 sqdn  fl mud flats nr Ballykelly 9.10.44 Sub Lt CH Schwenger RCN ok remains found 1994
 

No information on other unpreserved wrecks

Douglas C-47 DAKOTA

848
                 TOTAL
                  (+?) 

NOT THREATENED

Not known if the single Fleet Air Arm aircraft survived.

Examples of military naval aviation Dakotas are found in USA, and France

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (UK)
Aces High, North Weald, (UK)
Airborne Forces Museum (UK)
British Resistance Museum (UK)
Imperial War Museum Duxford (UK)
Parachute Regiment & Airbourne Forces Museum UK)
Aviation Heritage Museum of Western Australia
Royal Museum of the Army and Military History 
(Belgium)
Airborne Troops Museum, St Mere Eglise (France)
Berlin Luftbrucken Denkmal (Germany)
Indian Air Force Museum Vintage Aircraft Flight (India)
Dutch Dakota Association (Netherlands)
Wings of Liberation (Netherlands)
Pakistan Air Force (PAF) Museum (Pakistan)
8th Air Force Museum (USA)
Castle Air Museum (USA)
Kalamazoo Air Zoo (USA)
Mid Atlantic  Air Museum (USA)
National Museum of Naval Aviation (USA)
Pima Air & Space Museum (USA)
USAF Museum, Wright Patterson (USA)
USS Alabama Memorial Park (USA)
Valiant Air Command (USA)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Douglas DAUNTLESS

8 (+?)

ENDANGERED


No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

RNZAF museum (New Zealand)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
National Museum of Naval Aviation (USA)
National Air and Space Museum (USA)
Planes of Fame Museum (Chino, USA)

Of the 5,396 built, only a few remain today. 

Boulton Paul DEFIANT

1 (+?) 
                    complete example

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

RAF Museum, Hendon (UK)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

de Havilland DH 86 EXPRESS

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

de Havilland DOMINIE
(Dragon Rapide)

36 (+?)

LOWER RISK

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.


De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre/Mosquito Aircraft Museum (UK)
The Aeroplane Collection (UK)
Blue Max Movie Aircraft Museum (UK)
Imperial War Museum - Duxford
Science Museum  (UK)
Woodford Collection (UK) 
Musée Royal de l’Armée et d’Histoire Militaire, Brussels (Belgium)
Museum of Transport and Technology. MOTAT (NZ)
Old Mandeville Airfield (NZ)
Museo Do Ar (Portugal)
Turkish Air Force Museum, Izmar (Turkey)
USAF Museum (USA)

-

Airspeed ENVOY

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

Beech EXPEDITOR

50 (+?)

LOWER RISK

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Imperial War Museum - Duxford (UK)
Museum of Flight East Fortune (UK)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
Nanton Museum (Canada)
Luchtmacht Museum, Soesterberg (Netherlands)
Museum der Schweizerischen Fliegertruppen (Switzerland)
Alaska Aviation Heritage Museum (USA)
CAF Ghost squadron (USA)
MAPS Air Museum (USA)
National Naval Aviation Museum (USA)
Pima Air & Space Museum (USA)
US Air Force Museum (USA)
Valiant Air Command Warbird Museum (USA)

Includes all European known examples

FAIREY IIIF

2 (+?) and 1 replica

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

1 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Fleet Air Arm Museum (UK)
Museu do Ar (Portugal)
Museu da Marinha - Navy Museum (Portugal)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

Miles FALCON SIX

3 (+?)

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Museum of Historical Aircraft of the Fundación Infante de Orleans, Civil Airport, Madrid (Spain)

3 M.3B in the world. EC-ACB participated in the Spanish Civil War (Guerra Civil española)

Blackburn FIREBRAND

0 only one cockpit section

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm complete aircraft.

The 1 surviving cockpit is from a Fleet Air Arm aircraft

FAA Museum (UK)

 

Fairey FIREFLY

23 (+?)

VULNERABLE

23 known surviving Fleet Air Arm or RCN aircraft.

FAA Museum (UK) ex IWM
Royal Navy Historic Flight (UK)
Manchester Air & Space Museum (UK)
North East Aircraft Museum (UK)
Air Museum, Moorabbin (Australia)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
Shearwater Aviation Museum (Canada)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

de Havilland FLAMINGO

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

--

-

Airspeed 
FLEET SHADOWER

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

--

-

de Havilland 
FOX MOTH

10 (+?)

 ENDANGERED


No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.


Old Mandeville Airfield (NZ)
Alpine Fighter Collection (AFC)
Canadian Bushplane Heritage Centre (Canada)
National Aviation Museum (Canada)
Museum of Transport and Technology. MOTAT (NZ)

-

Fairey FULMAR

1

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

1 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Mk II N1854/G-AIBE

FAA Museum UK)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

General Aircraft Ltd GAL 38

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

De Havilland GIPSY MOTH

20(+?)

VULNERABLE

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Science Museum (UK)
Yorkshire Air Museum (UK)
Vliegend Museum, Seppe (Netherlands)

Airworthy DH60M VH ULP Serial no. 1406 Private in NZ (for sale2000)

Gloster GLADIATOR
Sea Gladiator

7 (+?)

ENDANGERED


1 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft. N5520 


National War Museum (Malta)
The Fighter Collection (UK)
Shuttleworth Collection (UK)
Jet Age Museum (UK)
RAF Museum, Hendon (UK)
Norwegian Aviation Museum (Norway)
Militaire Luchtmacht Museum (Netherlands)

Norsk Luftfartsmuseum, Bodø (Norway) collaborating with Jet Age Museum (UK) on the construction of several Gloster Gladiators intended for museum use (see link for latest news).

Grumman GOOSE

78 (+?)

LOWER RISK

4 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.


National Aviation Museum (Canada)
Alaska Heritage Aviation Museum (USA)
Tongass Historical Society,  Alaska (USA)
National Naval Aviation Museum (USA)
Smithsonian National Air & Space Museum (USA)
US National Park Service Museum (USA)

After the war many FAA Goose were returned to the USN - any more survived?

Handley Page HARROW

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

 

Hawker
HART TRAINER

3 +?

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

No information whether the surviving aircraft saw service with the RN

RAF Aerospace Museum Cosford (UK)
RAF Museum Hendon (UK)
Flygvapenmuseum  in Linköping (Sweden)

A fourth reputed in NZ under restoration

North American HARVARD

592 (+?)
                     TOTAL

NOT THREATENED

No information on whether there are any wartime RN aircraft preserved other than EX976 in the FAA Museum (UK) 


Aircraft Restoration Co. (British Aerial Museum)(UK)
Island Aeroplane Company (UK)
The Fighter Collection (UK)
Real Aeroplane Museum (UK)
RAF Museum Hendon (UK)
The Squadron, North Weald (UK)
Imperial War Museum - Duxford (UK)
HARS Group (Australia)
RAAF Museum (Australia)
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon (Canada)
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
Shearwater Aviation Museum (Canada)
Commonwealth Air Training Plan Museum, Brandon (Canada)
National Aviation Museum of Canada
Indian Air Force Museum Vintage Aircraft Flight (India)
Gilze-Rijen Flight (Netherlands)
Militare Luchtvaart Museum (Netherlands)
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society (New Zealand)
RNZAF Historic Flight (New Zealand)
Harvard Club of South Africa) 
Swartkops Museum (South Africa)
Kalamazoo Museum (USA)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
Mid Atlantic  Air Museum (USA)
NNAM Pensacola (USA)
Octave Chanute Aerospace Museum (USA)
Olympic Flight Museum (USA)
Pima County Museum, AZ (USA)
Wings of Freedom Museum (USA)

There are probably 500 Harvards operating around the world, with over 300 in the USA

Douglas HAVOC
(see also Boston)

6

ENDANGERED

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Douglas Boston-Havoc UK Preservation Trust (UK)
RAAF Museum (Australia)
Air Heritage Museum (USA)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
USAF Museum (USA)

The Lone Star Havoc  is the last airworthy A-20 in the world.

Grumman HELLCAT

23 (+?)

VULNERABLE


1 known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.
KE209/BuNo: 079302

Fleet Air Arm Museum(UK)
The Fighter Collection, Duxford (UK)
The Air Museum "Planes of Fame" (USA)
Cradle of Aviation Museum (USA)
Fantasy of Flight  (USA)
Kalamazoo Air Zoo Museum (USA) 
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
NASM, Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum (USA)
National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola (USA)
Palm Springs Air Museum (USA)
Patriots Point Naval and Maritime Museum/USS Yorktown (USA)
Planes of Fame Air Museum (USA)
Quonset Air Museum (USA)
San Diego Aerospace Museum (USA)
USS Intrepid, New York (USA)

Further RN information and research required

Curtiss HELLDIVER

2

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Not known if there are surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Hellenic Air Force Museum (Greece)
National Naval Aviation Museum (USA)
The Confederate Air Force Ghost Squadron (USA)

-

Hawker HENLEY

0

EXTINCT

No known surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

-

-

de Havilland HORNET MOTH

6

ENDANGERED

Not known if there are surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.


Aces High Flying Museum (UK)
De Havilland Aircraft Heritage Centre (UK) 
Woodford collection (UK
Nelson Aeroplane Company (Australia)
South African Air Force Museum (South Africa)

-

Vought-Sikorsky HOVERFLY

3

CRITICALLY ENDANGERED

Not known if there are surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

RAF Museum Hendon (UK)
National Naval Aviation Museum (USA)
Confederate Air Force Ghost squadron (USA)

-

Lockheed HUDSON

8

ENDANGERED

Not known if there are surviving Fleet Air Arm aircraft.

Airworld Museum, Wangaratta (till 2001)
Australian War Memorial (from 2001)
RAF Museum Hendon (UK)
Atlantic Canada Aviation Museum (Canada)
Ferrymead Aeronautical Society (New Zealand)
Museum of Transport and Technology, MOTAT (NZ)
RNZAF Museum (New Zealand)

-

Hawker HURRICANE
SEA HURRICANE

76 (+?) including wrecks
53 Hurricane Extant Airframes (inc 7 replicas

LOWER RISK


5 surviving Fleet Air Arm Sea Hurricane aircraft are preserved, displayed or in -situ wrecks. 


Brooklands Museum (UK)
The Fighter Collection, Duxford (UK)
Jet Age Museum/Gloucester Aviation Collection (UK)
Kent Battle of Britain Museum, Hawkinge (UK)
North East Aircraft Museum (UK)
RAF Aerospace Museum, Cosford (UK)
RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight (UK)
RAF Museum, Hendon (UK)
Shuttleworth Collection, Duxford (UK)
Science Museum - London (UK)
Spitfire and Hurricane Memorial Museum (UK)
Tangmere Military Aviation Museum (UK)
Thameside Aviation Museum (UK)
Aero Space Museum Association of Calgary (Canada)
Canadian Museum of Flight (Canada) 
Canadian Warplane Heritage Museum (Canada)
National Aviation Museum (Canada)
Reynolds-Alberta Museum (Canada)
Indian Air Force Museum (India)
Museum of Transport and Technology, MOTAT (NZ)
New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum (NZ)
National Museum, Bloemfontein (South Africa)
Cavanaugh Flight Museum (USA)
Lone Star Flight Museum (USA)
National Air & Space Museum (USA)

No information on unpreserved wrecks

 

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PRESERVED FLEET AIR ARM AIRCRAFT
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