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) - 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.
23928 have been indexed from the forum posts. Another 2626 serials are recorded as losses from the SEAC Losses Database. 925 individual aircraft Images are available

RAF Aircraft Spitfire Serials

Records Found: 20964
20964 Records
K Series : 214
L Series : 97
N Series : 200
P Series : 1183
R Series : 450
W Series : 450
X Series : 500
AA Series : 200
AB Series : 470
AD Series : 330
AR Series : 300
BL Series : 594
BM Series : 403
BP Series : 127
BR Series : 411
BS Series : 349
DP Series : 2
EE Series : 200
EF Series : 185
EN Series : 667
EP Series : 662
ER Series : 612
ES Series : 213
HK Series : 1
JF Series : 453
JG Series : 532
JK Series : 600
JL Series : 204
LA Series : 170
LV Series : 70
LZ Series : 153
MA Series : 527
MB Series : 182
MD Series : 244
MH Series : 551
MJ Series : 695
MK Series : 699
ML Series : 251
MT Series : 393
MV Series : 308
NG Series : 196
NH Series : 631
NM Series : 70
PA Series : 100
PK Series : 140
PL Series : 454
PM Series : 169
PP Series : 1
PS Series : 252
PT Series : 499
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