List of most produced aircraft

List of most produced aircraft

Aircraft with a production run greater than 5,000 aircraft. Numbers in list are mostly based on numbers in each aircraft article, and typically includes variants and license productions.


Greater than 10,000 aircraft

Name Number produced Nation Notes Production period
Cessna 172 43,000+[1] United States Still in production. Was also built under license in France 1956-present
Polikarpov Po-2 40,000+ Soviet Union Most produced biplane 1928-1959
Ilyushin Il-2 36,183 Soviet Union Most produced combat aircraft. 1941-1945
Messerschmitt Bf 109 33,984 Germany Most produced fighter. Also made under license in Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia, and Switzerland 1936-1958
Piper Cherokee 32,778+ United States Still in production. Various models built 1960-present
Cessna 182 23,237+ United States Still in production. Was also built under license in France 1956-present
Cessna 150 23,954 United States Was also built under license in France. 1958-1977
Supermarine Spitfire 20,351 United Kingdom 1938-1948
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 20,000+ Germany 64 produced in France post-war as NC 900 1939-1945
Piper J-3 Cub 19,073 United States 1938-1947
Consolidated B-24 Liberator 18,482 United States Most-produced heavy bomber; most-produced multi-engine aircraft. 1940-1945
Antonov An-2 18,000+ Soviet Union, People's Republic of China and Poland Longest production run for any biplane 1947-present (since 1992 in China under a license)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 18,000+ Soviet Union Most produced jet aircraft. 3,454 built in Czechoslovakia (S-102/103), 727 in Poland as LIM-1/2, ?? in China as JJ-2 1947-1950s
Beechcraft Bonanza 17,000+ United States Longest production run for any airplane. Still in production. 1947-present
Mil Mi-8 17,000+ Soviet Union/Russia Most-produced helicopter. Still in production 1961-present
Yakovlev Yak-9 16,769 Soviet Union 1942-1948
North American P-51 Mustang 16,766 United States Also produced under license in Australia 1940-1951
Douglas DC-3 16,079 United States Most produced airliner. Also made under license in Japan and USSR 1935-1952
Bell UH-1 Iroquois 16,000+ United States Most-produced Western helicopter; nicknamed "Huey" 1959-1976
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt 15,686 United States second most produced American fighter 1942-1945
North American T-6 Texan 15,495 United States Trainer 1937-1950s
Junkers Ju 88 circa 15,000 Germany 1939-1945
Hawker Hurricane 14,527 United Kingdom Also made under licence in Canada 1937-1944
Curtiss P-40 13,738 United States the third most produced American fighter of WWII 1939–1944
Chotia Weedhopper 13,000 United States Still in production, most produced ultralight 1977–present
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 12,731 United States 1937–1945
F4U Corsair 12,571 United States Longest production run of any US-built piston-engined fighter 1941-1952
F6F Hellcat 12,275 United States 1942-1945
BT-13 Valiant 11,537 United States Made by Vultee 1939-1947
Vickers Wellington 11,461 United Kingdom Medium bomber 1936-1945
Petlyakov Pe-2 11,427 Soviet Union
Avro Anson 11,029 United Kingdom Also built under licence in Canada 1935-1952
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 11,000+ Soviet Union Most produced supersonic aircraft. Many variants built in India by HAL. Produced in China and Czechoslovakia as J-7/JJ-7 and S-106 respectively. 1959-2006
A6M Zero 10,939 Japan 1940-1945
Piper Pacer 10,610 United States Includes Piper PA-20 Pacer and Piper PA-22 Tri-Pacer 1950-1964
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 10,367 Soviet Union Many built in China as Shenyang J-5 and JJ-5 1951-1986
Lockheed P-38 Lightning 10,037 United States 1941-1945
Aeronca Champion More than 10,000 United States 1946-1950

5,000-10,000 aircraft

Name Number produced Nation Notes Production Time
DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter about 10,000[2] Germany training glider 1938-1944
North American B-25 Mitchell 9,984 United States
Lavochkin La-5 9,920 Soviet Union
North American F-86 Sabre/FJ Fury 9,860 United States Also produced under licence in Australia and Canada 1947-1956
Grumman TBF Avenger 9,837 United States
Bell P-39 Airacobra 9,584 United States 1938-1944
Polikarpov I-16 9,450 Soviet Union 1934-1943
Cessna 210 9,240 United States 1957-1985
Piper PA-18 9,000 United States 1949-1994
Beechcraft Model 18 9,000 United States 1937-1970
Yakovlev Yak-18 9,000 Soviet Union 1946-1960s
Avro 504 8,970 United Kingdom Most-produced World War I-era aircraft design 1913–1918
Yakovlev Yak-1 8,720 Soviet Union 1940-1944
Boeing-Stearman Model 75 8,584 United States 1934-1942
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 8,500 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia as Mig-19S and China as J-6 and JJ-6
SPAD S.XIII 8,472 France Most-produced World War I-era fighter aircraft design 1917–1918
Bell 206 Jetranger 8,460 manufactured at Bell plants in United States and Canada Also made under licence by Agusta Bell in Italy for Italy and Australia 1966-present
Piper PA-32 7,842+ United States Enlarged PA-28 1965–2007
Breguet 14 7,800 France 2,300 built after the end of WWI 1916–1928
Cessna 206 7,783 United States
de Havilland Mosquito 7,781 United Kingdom Also built under licence in Australia and Canada 1940–1950
Grumman F4F Wildcat 7,722 United States
Cessna 120 and 140 7,664[3][4] United States 1946-1950
Cessna 152 7,584 United States Also built under licence in France 1977-1985
Republic F-84 Thunderjet 7,524 United States
Douglas DB-7 7,478 United States
Avro Lancaster 7,377 United Kingdom including 430 built under licence in Canada
Heinkel He 111 7,300 Germany Also built in Spain as CASA C.2111 1935–1944
Mil Mi-2 7,200 Soviet Union, Poland 1965-1985
Curtiss SB2C Helldiver 7,140 United States 1135 built under license in Canada 1940-1945
de Havilland Tiger Moth 7,105 United Kingdom Also built under licence in other countries 1931-1944
Piper PA-23 6,976 United States 1952-1981
Boeing 737 6,919 United States Most-produced large jet-powered civilian aircraft. Still in production 1967-present
Curtiss JN-4 6,813 United States
Tupolev SB 6,656 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia 1936-1941
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star 6,557 United States Also built under licence in Canada (Canadair)
Polikarpov I-15 6,519 Soviet Union Also built in Spain
Yakovlev Yak-7 6,399 Soviet Union
Cessna 310 6,321 United States 1954-1980
LaGG-3 6,258 Soviet Union 1941-1942
Ilyushin Il-10 6,226 Soviet Union Also built in Czechoslovakia 1944–1954
Cessna 180 6,193 United States
Handley Page Halifax 6,176 United Kingdom 1940-1946
Messerschmitt Bf 110 6,150 Germany Some sources state 15,000 produced, but most state 6,000-6,150
Junkers Ju 87 6,000 Germany
Polikarpov R-5 6,000 Soviet Union
Sopwith 1½ Strutter 5,939 United Kingdom & France 1917–1918
Douglas SBD Dauntless 5,936 United States 1940-1944
Bristol Beaufighter 5,928 United Kingdom Also produced in Australia 1940–1946
Nakajima Ki-43 5,919 Japan 1942–1945
Yokosuka K5Y 5,770 Japan 1934 - 1945
Lavochkin La-7 5,753 Soviet Union
Sopwith Camel 5,500 United Kingdom 1917–1918
Cessna AT-17 5,422 United States
Bristol F.2 Fighter 5,329 United Kingdom 1916–1927
Martin B-26 Marauder 5,288 United States
S.E.5 5,205 United Kingdom 1917–1918
Ilyushin Il-4 5,200 Soviet Union 1942-1944
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II 5,195 United States 1958–1981
Cessna 170 5,174 United States 1948-1956
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 5,047 Soviet Union 1967–1985
Yakovlev Yak-12 5,000 Soviet Union
Grunau Baby IIb ~5,000[5] Germany 1932-?

Notes and references

  1. ^ Russ Niles (October 04, 2007). "Cessna to Offer Diesel Skyhawk". Retrieved 2007-10-05. 
  2. ^ National Museum of the United States Air Force (undated). "Schneider Schulgleiter SG 38". Retrieved 19 August 2011. 
  3. ^ Plane and Pilot: 1978 Aircraft Directory, page 22. Werner & Werner Corp Publishing, 1978. ISBN 0-918312-00-0
  4. ^ Christy, Joe: The Complete Guide to the Single-Engine Cessnas - 3rd Edition, pages 12-17. TAB Books, 1979. ISBN 0-8306-2268-3
  5. ^ "Deutsches Museum - Flugwerft Schleißheim: Grunau Baby IIb (German)". Retrieved 2008-08-08. 

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