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List of aircraft of the WW2 Luftwaffe
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List of aircraft of the WW2 Luftwaffe

List of German Military Aircraft of WW2. See RLM to understand designation system. This list covers Luftwaffe Aircraft that served in WW2 as defined by the year 1939-1945. The Luftwaffe of the Third Reich officially existed from 1933-1945, training for a German air force had been going on as earlier the 1920's before the Nazi's came to power. The first list attempts to focus on the more significant aircraft that participated in the main part of the war. The second is a more all encompassing list to include the time before, though projects are not covered. Captured aircraft also have a list. Internal projects of manufacturers are not listed as are not many prototypes. A list of aircraft of the from 1933-1945 can be found here in the form of the Reich Aviation Ministry's list of aircraft. Planes from all branches are currently listed.

Table of contents
1 Introduction to Listings
2 Primary Aircraft
3 German Military Aircraft 1919-1945
4 Captured Aircraft that served
5 Related Content
6 See also

Introduction to Listings

A plane's number was usually related to its RLM designation and sometimes to its manufacturer (foreign ones with captured aircraft). The RLM-GL/C designations are not all correct and sometimes are used twice. The RLM would sometimes reassign numbers, some pre-1933 aircraft just used their company names, etc.. The Aircraft names are the most common names. Other key data is sometimes listed afterward. See RLM aircraft designation system for a full explanation of the RLM system.

Primary Aircraft

This list does not primarily include projects, prototypes, captured aircraft. Consists mostly of the most common aircraft of German Luftwaffe that participated in the second world war.
See German aircraft production during WW2 for most produced types.

German Military Aircraft 1919-1945

(While the luftwafffe was not public until 1935 it had been in development in secret since the 1920's, and many aircraft made in the inter-war years were used during WW2)

Fighters and Interceptors

Bombers and ground attack

Patrol and Reconnaissance

Transports and Utility



Captured Aircraft that served

(in descending order of primary number)

Related Content

See also

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