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
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 251501 Records in this database.
24643 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

RAF Aircraft Lancaster Serials

Records Found: 7564
7564 Records
L Series : 43
R Series : 257
W Series : 407
DG Series : 1
DS Series : 200
DT Series : 2
DV Series : 200
ED Series : 537
EE Series : 83
FM Series : 130
HK Series : 199
JA Series : 156
JB Series : 394
KB Series : 300
LL Series : 290
LM Series : 509
ME Series : 450
ND Series : 541
NE Series : 59
NF Series : 82
NG Series : 318
NN Series : 100
NX Series : 200
PA Series : 271
PB Series : 691
PD Series : 233
PP Series : 101
RA Series : 121
RE Series : 102
RF Series : 170
RS Series : 46
RT Series : 30
SR Series : 107
SW Series : 119
TW Series : 90
TX Series : 25
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