Decrease Font Size Increase Font Size
Login

Military Photos



Online
There are 102 users online

You can register for a user account here.
Library of Congress

Military Quotes

Never tell people how to do things. Tell them what to do and they will surprise you with their ingenuity.

-- General George Patton Jr

Aircraft Strength and Losses in WWII

(3423 total words in this text)
(2636 Reads)  Printer-friendly page
British Air Force Strength During the Battle of Britain
Number of immediately available fighters, according to "The Battle of Britain" by Peter G. Cooksley (Ian Allan Ltd., 1990)


Hurricanes Spitfires

----------------------------

21 August 615 326

30 August 580 287

8 September 530 275

15 September 472 256

2 October 482 281

18 October 512 285


Losses in the Battle of Britain
July 1940

----------------------

R.A.F. Fighter Command

----------------------

Hurricane 33 destroyed, 17 damaged

23 killed, 0 missing, 11 wounded

Spitfire 34 destroyed, 24 damaged

25 killed, 0 missing, 9 wounded

Blenheim 4 destroyed, 1 damaged

9 killed, 0 missing, 1 wounded

Defiant 6 destroyed, 1 damaged

10 killed, 0 missing, 2 wounded

TOTAL: 77 destroyed, 43 damaged

67 killed, 0 missing, 23 wounded

----------------------

Luftwaffe

----------------------

Dornier Do 17 39 destroyed, 13 damaged

30 killed, 74 missing, 19 wounded

Junkers Ju 87 13 destroyed, 11 damaged

10 killed, 12 missing, 3 wounded

Junkers Ju 88 39 destroyed, 11 damaged

52 killed, 67 missing, 11 wounded

Heinkel He 111 32 destroyed, 3 damaged

52 killed, 85 missing, 6 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 109 48 destroyed, 14 damaged

17 killed, 14 missing, 13 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 110 18 destroyed, 4 damaged

13 killed, 17 missing, 2 wounded

Other 27 destroyed, 1 damaged

19 killed, 33 missing, 15 wounded

TOTAL: 216 destroyed, 57 damaged

193 killed, 302 missing, 69 wounded

----------------------


August 1940

----------------------

R.A.F. Fighter Command

----------------------

Hurricane 211 destroyed, 44 damaged

85 killed, 1 missing, 68 wounded

Spitfire 113 destroyed, 40 damaged

41 killed, 3 missing, 38 wounded

Blenheim 13 destroyed, 10 damaged

6 killed, 3 missing, 0 wounded

Defiant 7 destroyed, 3 damaged

7 killed, ? missing, 4 wounded

Beaufighter 0 destroyed, 1 damaged

0 killed, 0 missing, 0 wounded

TOTAL: 344 destroyed, 98 damaged

139 killed, 7 missing, 110 wounded

----------------------

Luftwaffe

----------------------

Dornier Do 17 71 destroyed, 30 damaged

70 killed, 129 missing, 57 wounded

Junkers Ju 87 57 destroyed, 16 damaged

35 killed, 58 missing, 19 wounded

Junkers Ju 88 89 destroyed, 32 damaged

94 killed, 182 missing, 19 wounded

Heinkel He 111 89 destroyed, 15 damaged

113 killed, 204 missing, 35 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 109 217 destroyed, 45 damaged

54 killed, 91 missing, 39 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 110 119 destroyed, 40 damaged

80 killed, 113 missing, 22 wounded

Other 27 destroyed, 4 damaged

17 killed, 27 missing, 10 wounded

TOTAL: 669 destroyed, 182 damaged

463 killed, 804 missing, 201 wounded

----------------------


September/October 1940

----------------------

R.A.F. Fighter Command

----------------------

Hurricane 294 destroyed, 77 damaged

107 killed, 2 missing, 10 wounded

Spitfire 195 destroyed, 76 damaged

67 killed, 1 missing, ? wounded

Blenheim 12 destroyed, 4 damaged

26 killed, 3 missing, 55 wounded

TOTAL: 501 destroyed, 157 damaged

200 killed, 6 missing, 162 wounded

----------------------

Luftwaffe

----------------------

Dornier Do 17 82 destroyed, 36 damaged

147 killed, 94 missing, 50 wounded

Junkers Ju 87 1 destroyed, 3 damaged

1 killed, ? missing, ? wounded

Junkers Ju 88 175 destroyed, 85 damaged

251 killed, 227 missing, 74 wounded

Heinkel He 111 131 destroyed, 78 damaged

203 killed, 184 missing, 67 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 109 326 destroyed, 96 damaged

77 killed, 159 missing, 36 wounded

Messerschmitt Bf 110 124 destroyed, 26 damaged

91 killed, 109 missing, 17 wounded

Other 43 destroyed, 7 damaged

23 killed, 35 missing, 16 wounded

TOTAL: 882 destroyed, 331 damaged

793 killed, 808 missing, 260 wounded

----------------------


Spitfire vs. Hurricane during the Battle of Britain
>From "Spitfire Special" by Ted Hooton:


Spitfire Hurricane Time

------------------------------------------------------------------

Average Strength 295 461

11th Group 137 243

Average Strength 38% 62% July 1 -- September 30

German shot down 43% 57% July 1 -- September 30

Bf 109 shot down 49% (of all lost) July -- August

Bf 109 shot down 54% (of all lost) September

Combat losses 39% 61%

Accident rate 7% 7%

------------------------------------------------------------------

Spitfire vs. Bf 109 : 219 to 180 lost.

Hurricane vs. Bf 109 : 272 to 153 lost.

------------------------------------------------------------------



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

British Air Force losses during WWII

--------------------------------------------------------------------

B. C. A.C.C. F.C. T.A.F. C.C.

--------------------------------------------------------------------

1939 40 3 | 288

1940 509 1186 |

1941 985 651 233

1942 1543 688 302

1943 2474 569 177 279

1944 2904 397 1305 305

1945 708 64 633 132

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Total 9163 70 3558 2115 1579

--------------------------------------------------------------------

Abbreviations: B.C. Bomber Command; A.C.C. Army Co-operation Command;

F.C. Fighter Command; T.A.F. 2nd Tactical Air Force; C.C. Coastal

Command. Numbers include aircraft that returned to base but were

not repairable. Source: Jane's 45-46.



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Finnish Air Force Strength, november 1939

Fokker C.X 29

Fokker C.V 7

Fieseler Fi.156 Storch 2

Blackburn Ripon 8

Junkers K.43 7

VL Saaski 3

VL Kotka 1

Fokker D.XXI 36

De Havilland Moth 3

Bristol Bulldog 10

Bristol Blenheim 16



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Air Force Strengths on 10 May 1940
Belgium

Fairey Fox 98

Renard R 31 21

Gloster Gladiator 15

Hawker Hurricane 11

Fiat C.R.42 23

Fairey Battle 14


The Netherlands

Fokker C.X 11

Fokker T.V 9

Fokker D.XXI 28

Fokker G.I 23

Koolhoven F.K.51 16

Douglas DB-8A 11



--------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Russian Air Force, Order of Battle in 1993

Strategic Forces

43 Tu-95-K-20/22 Bear-B/G

27 Tu-95MS Bear-H

4 Tu-160 Blackjack

Air Defence Forces

Fighters:

676 MiG-23 Flogger

174 MiG-25 Foxbat

300 MiG-31 Foxhound

200 Su-27 Flanker

AWACS

15 A-50 Mainstay

10 Tu-126 Moss

Air Force

Medium Bombers

30 Tu-16 Badger

65 Tu-22 Blinder

100 Tu-22M Backfire

Tactical Interceptors

400 MiG-23 Flogger

21 MiG-25 Foxbat

430 MiG-29 Fulcrum

30 MiG-31 Foxhound

150 Su-27 Flanker

Ground-attack aircraft

400 MiG-27 Flogger

120 Su-17/22 Fitter

480 Su-24 Fencer

192 Su-25 Frogfoot

Reconnaissance / ECM aircraft

125 An-12 Cub

100 An-26 Curl

20 An-30 Clank

20 Il-20/22 Coot

85 MiG-25 Foxbat

90 Su-24 Fencer

50 Su-17 Fitter

70 Tu-16 Badger

30 Tu-22 Blinder

40 Yak-28 Brewer

Tankers

20 Il-78 Midas

10 M-4 Bison

20 Tu-16 Badger

Transports

350 An-12 Cubs

45 An-22 *****

26 An-124 Condor

297 Il-76 Candid

300 An-2 Colt

100 An-24 Coke

50 An-32 Cline

20 An-72/74 Coaler

1 An-225 Cossack

150 L-410VP

20 Tu-134/154 Crusty/Careless

25 Yak-49 Codling

Naval Air Forces

Bombers and Strike aircraft

15 Tu-16 Badger

15 Tu-22 Blinder

165 Tu-22M Backfire

Interceptors

47 MiG-29 Fulcrum

20 Su-33 Flanker

15 Yak-38 Forger

Fighter / Attack aircraft

30 MiG-27 Flogger

35 Su-17 Fitter

107 Su-24 Fencer

55 Su-25 Frogfoot

Tankers

6 Tu-16 Badger

Reconaissance / EW aircraft

7 An-12 Cub

3 Il-20 Coot

24 Tu-16 Badger

20 Su-24 Fencer

6 Tu-22 Blinder

24 Tu-95RT Bear-D

ASW aircraft

55 Be-12 Mail

36 Il-38 May

88 Ka-25 Hormone-A

88 Ka-27 Helix-A

63 Mi-14 Haze-A

58 Tu-142 Bear-F

Military History
Forum Posts

Military Polls

What do you check out first when you log on to The Patriot Files?

[ Results | Polls ]

Votes: 71

This Day in History
1861: Citing failing health, General Winfield Scott, commander of the Union forces, retires from service. The hero of the Mexican War recognized early in the Civil War that his health and advancing years were a liability in the daunting task of directing the Federal war effort.



1950: The Chinese launched a strong attack on Eighth Army at Unsan.

1952: The Fifth Air Force claimed 6,761 enemy vehicles were destroyed, the highest monthly total for the war.

1956: Two days after Israeli sent forces into Egypt initiating the Suez Crisis, British and French military forces join them in the canal zone to try to retake the canal.

1968: In a televised address to the nation five days before the presidential election, President Lyndon Johnson announces that on the basis of developments in the Paris peace negotiations, he has ordered the complete cessation of "all air, naval, and artillery bombardment of North Vietnam." Accordingly, effective November 1, the U.S. Air Force called a halt to the air raids on North Vietnam known as Operation Rolling Thunder.

1970: South Vietnamese President Nguyen Van Thieu delivers a speech on the state of the nation before a joint session of the South Vietnamese National Assembly, asserting that 99.1 percent of the country had been "pacified."

1971: Saigon begins the release of 1,938 Hanoi POW's.