RAF Aircraft Serial Numbers Database
Database :: Aircraft Serials

RAF Aircraft Serial Numbers

This is a database of all RAF aircraft serial numbers. Currently this covers the J - ZZ series that were active from the 1930s till date. This tool helps identify the possible aircraft based on the serial number patterns. The data in this page is based on this forum post made by Ross McNeill and by the book on RAF serials by Bruce Robertson. Data for series A - H are not on this page. There is currently no plan to update them.

Update Nov 2018: We have enhanced the search feature by linking forum posts where serials of individual aircraft are mentioned.

Know the exact serial?

The try this search. Enter full serial eg: "K1132" or "AB910"
Enter Serial Number & Aircraft Name
Serial (AZ-9999) -
A-Z 1-2-3-4 -
Aircraft Name - Results Display : Summarise by Series List Individually
Note: 4 digit serials go along with single character prefix. Two character prefix go only with three digit numbers.

There are a total of 251559 Records in this database.
25950 have been indexed from the forum posts.
11616 serials have accidents, losses or incidents recorded from the SEAC Losses, AIR81 and the CWGC Database.
974 individual aircraft Images are available

RAF Aircraft Serials

Records Found:
Records
JA Series : 493
JB Series : 521
JD Series : 223
JF Series : 453
JG Series : 532
JK Series : 600
JL Series : 533
JM Series : 546
JN Series : 466
JP Series : 517
JR Series : 250
JS Series : 889
JT Series : 748
JV Series : 900
JW Series : 326
JX Series : 732
JZ Series : 876
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