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.

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The try this search. Enter full serial eg: "K1132" or "AB910"
Enter Serial Number & Aircraft Name
Serial (AZ-9999) - Aircraft
Results Display : Summarise by Series List Individually
Note: Enter part of the serial number and part of the aircraft name
Serial Number Exact Search
Serial - Aircraft
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Note: 4 digit serials go along with single character prefix. Two character prefix go only with three digit numbers.

There are a total of 251501 Records in this database.
24635 have been indexed from the forum posts.
5031 serials are recorded as losses from the SEAC Losses Database and the CWGC Unaccounted Airmen Database.
925 individual aircraft Images are available

The J to Z Series

The J to Z Series
J Series : 9967
K Series : 8937
L Series : 7210
N Series : 6020
P Series : 5838
R Series : 4807
T Series : 5460
V Series : 5779
W Series : 4739
X Series : 3413
Z Series : 5139

The AA-ZZ Series Serials

Records Found:
Records
A A - A Z : 14345
B A - B Z : 11677
D A - D Z : 8963
E A - E Z : 12783
F A - F Z : 15064
H A - H Z : 11284
J A - J Z : 9605
K A - K Z : 11753
L A - L Z : 12037
M A - M Z : 11559
N A - N Z : 11962
P A - P Z : 8641
R A - R Z : 8037
S A - S Z : 2246
T A - T Z : 5848
V A - V Z : 6299
W A - W Z : 9610
X A - X Z : 7819
Z A - Z Z : 4660
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