Welcome to British Aviation
- Projects to Production.
The objective of this web site is to attempt to identify and catalogue all aircraft designs that have
emanated from the United Kingdom, whether design projects that never left the drawing board, one off prototypes or production
types. Whilst attempting to be as complete as possible, this list can never hope to be definitive. All types that resulted
in hardware should eventually be able to be tracked down, but evidence of many unbuilt projects has been lost over time, either
accidentally or by deliberate destruction of material.
This is now Version 1.4.0 of this
New this release! I had always intended
not to include illustrations, but as I am gradually gaining access to illustrations of projects that have not otherwise
been publically easily available, I have decided to start including some, starting with Britten-Norman.
details on changes at this version, see the version history.
It has been a long road getting this far but hopefully the passage through the rest of the alphabet will run smoothly,
First Time Here?
A visit to the Beginners Guide will show you what this website is all about.
Otherwise, just select the letter of your choice and view
Once upon a time.........
The author would appreciate
any additions and corrections to this site, preferably giving a source of published or publicly accessible data.
The author of this web site does not claim any of the content to be the result of original research, rather, it is the result
of compiling data from all the listed sources. Any information given on this site has been extracted from those sources
and credit is due to the original authors.
Many thanks to Peter Allen (aka 'Flitzer') for permission to use his excellent
images as background to this site.
Most particular thanks to Geoff Sinclair for considerable
help on production details, particularly from the 1930s and 40s, in addition to Australian information (and occasionally 'keeping
me honest'!), to Ralph Pegram with invaluable information from the Royal Aero Club Archives and to Pascal Brugier for catching
my errors in civil production details.