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This list of military aircraft of Germany includes prototype, pre-production, and operational types. No distinction is drawn here between different services until 1991.

In 1990, the various air arms of the former German Democratic Republic were absorbed by their counterparts in the Federal Republic of Germany. Some types that had been operated by the GDR were, of course, no longer in service at this point, and these are so noted.

Before 1919

See List of military aircraft of Central Powers in WWI

Fighters and interceptors

Bomber and ground-attack

Patrol and reconnaissance

Trainer

Experimental and Research

  • Fokker V 1
  • Junkers J 1 pioneering all-metal aircraft
  • Junkers J 7 single-seat all-metal fighter demonstrator prototype

1919–1945

See also List of aircraft of the Luftwaffe, World War II

Fighters and interceptors

Bomber and ground attack

Patrol and reconnaissance

Transport and utility

Trainer

Helicopter

  • Flettner Fl 184 prototype reconnaissance helicopter
  • Flettner Fl 185 prototype reconnaissance helicopter
  • Flettner Fl 265 prototype reconnaissance helicopter
  • Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird), reconnaissance helicopter
  • Flettner Fl 339 prototype reconnaissance helicopter
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Kite), transport helicopter (prototype
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 266 Hornisse (Hornet), helicopter (prototype)
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 330, unpowered "gyrokite" (prototype)
  • Focke Achgelis Fa 336 scout helicopter (prototype), 1944
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 61, helicopter (prototype)
  • Focke-Wulf Fw 186, autogiro reconnaissance aircraft (prototype)

Experimental and research

  • DFS 39, Lippisch-designed tail-less research aircraft
  • DFS 40, Lippisch-designed tail-less research aircraft
  • DFS 194, rocket-powered research aircraft, forerunner of Me 163
  • DFS 228, rocket-powered high altitude long range reconnaissance prototype
  • DFS 332
  • DFS 346, supersonic research aircraft (incomplete prototype only)
  • Göppingen Gö 9 development aircraft for Do 335 Pfeil
  • Heinkel He 176, pioneering liquid-fueled rocket-engined experimental aircraft (prototype)
  • Heinkel He 178, pioneering jet-engined experimental aircraft
  • Heinkel Lerche, VTOL experiment
  • Lippisch P.13a, delta-winged ramjet powered fighter.
  • Messerschmitt Me P.1101, variable-geometry jet fighter.

1946–1991

Fighters and interceptors

West Germany

East Germany

Bomber and ground attack

West Germany

East Germany

Patrol and reconnaissance

West Germany

Transport and utility

West Germany

East Germany

Trainers

West Germany

East Germany

Helicopters

West Germany

East Germany

Experimental and research

Other

1991 onwards

The reunifed Germany's military aircraft consisted of a mix of East and West German Aircraft that were in service along with new aircraft acquired after combining. In 2004 the very last remainings of the communist East German armed forces "NVA" have been given to neighbour countries of Germany, like Poland.

Fighters and Interceptors

Fighterbombers

Air Force

Navy

Patrol and reconnaissance

Luftwaffe

Navy

UAVs

Air Force

Army

Transport and utility

Air Force

Navy

Trainer

Helicopters

Army

Navy

Airforce

Experimental and research

See also

External links

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