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In researching other vignettes, we ran across this interesting Wikipedia web page entitled ``List of most produced aircraft.’’ It included any military or commercial aircraft produced since the Wright Brothers first made powered flight in an aircraft. For our vignette, we only show military aircraft and those which were produced in years which included one or more of the World War II years. To see the original web page, a link is provided at the end of this vignette.

This is a list of the most-produced aircraft types whose numbers exceed or exceeded 5,000. Any and all types of aircraft qualify including airplanes, airships, balloons, gliders (sailplanes), helicopters, etc. are included.
Each aircraft listed is fixed-wing and piston-engined unless otherwise described. Only aircraft with production exceeding 5,000 units are included.

Each entry shows the following - "C" indicates civilian use; "M" indicates military use. Included are Name, C/M, Type/Role, Number Produced, Nation, Production Period and Notes.

List of most produced aircraft

Ilyushin Il-2, ground-attack. 36,183, Soviet Union, 1941–1945, Most produced combat and two-seat aircraft.

Messerschmitt Bf 109, fighter. 34,852, Germany. 1936–1958, most produced fighter and single-seat aircraft. Also built in Hungary, Romania, Spain, Czechoslovakia and Switzerland.

Supermarine Spitfire/Seafire, fighter, 22,685, United Kingdom, 1938–1948. 20,351 of total were land-based Spitfires. The first Seafires were Spitfires modified with tailhooks.

Focke-Wulf Fw 190, fighter, 20,051, Germany, 1939–1945. 64 produced in post-WWII France as the "NC 900".

Consolidated B-24 Liberator, heavy bomber, 18,482, United States, 1940–1945. Most produced heavy bomber and multi-engine aircraft.

Yakovlev Yak-9, M, fighter, 16,769, Soviet Union, 1942–1948.

Douglas DC-3, C/M, airliner, 16,079, United States, 1935–1952. Most produced airliner. Also built in Japan and Soviet Union. Includes numerous military variants such as C-47, R4D, & Dakota.

Republic P-47 Thunderbolt, M, fighter, 15,660, United States, 1942–1945.

North American P-51 Mustang, M, fighter, 15,586, United States, 1940–1951. Excludes F-82 and other derivatives.,

North American T-6 Texan, M, trainer, 15,495, United States, 1937–1950s. Includes SNJ, Harvard, and aircraft built under license in Canada.

Junkers Ju 88, M, multirole, 15,183, Germany, 1939–1945, Luftwaffe multirole bomber, heavy fighter and reconnaissance aircraft.,

Hawker Hurricane, M, fighter, 14,583, United Kingdom, 1937–1944. Also built in Canada.

Waco CG-4, M, glider, 13,903+, United States, 1942–1945, most-produced glider.

Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, M, fighter, 13,738, United States, 1939–1944.

Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, M, bomber, 12,731, United States, 1937–1945.

Vought F4U Corsair, M, fighter, 12,571, United States, 1941–1952.

Grumman F6F Hellcat, M, fighter, 12,275, United States, 1942–1945, Naval fighter.

Vultee BT-13 Valiant, M, trainer, 11,537, United States, 1939–1947.

Vickers Wellington, M, medium bomber, 11,461, United Kingdom, 1936–1945.

Petlyakov Pe-2, M, dive bomber, 11,427, Soviet Union, 1939–1945. Most produced dive bomber of any type – a twin-engined design.

Avro Anson, C/M, multirole, 11,029, United Kingdom, 1935–1952. Also built in Canada.

Mitsubishi A6M Zero, M, fighter, 10,939, Japan, 1940–1945.

Lockheed P-38 Lightning, M, fighter, 10,037, United States, 1941–1945.  Two-engined twin-boom design.

DFS SG 38 Schulgleiter, M, glider, 10,000+, Germany, 1938–1944, training glider.

North American B-25 Mitchell, M, medium bomber, 9,984, United States, 1939–1945.

Lavochkin La-5, M, fighter, 9,920, Soviet Union, 1942–1944.

Grumman TBF Avenger, M, torpedo bomber, 9,837, United States, 1941–1945.

Bell P-39 Airacobra, M, fighter, 9,584, United States, 1938–1944.

Piper PA-18, C/M, 9,000+, United States, 1949–[?1994].

Beechcraft Model 18, C/M, 9,000, United States, 1937–1970.

Yakovlev Yak-1, M, fighter, 8,720, Soviet Union, 1940–1944.

Polikarpov I-16, M, fighter, 8,644, Soviet Union, 1934–1943.

Boeing-Stearman Model 75, C/M, biplane trainer, 8,584, United States, 1934–1942.

Grumman F4F Wildcat, M, naval fighter, 7,885, United States, 1937–1943.

De Havilland Mosquito, M, multirole, 7,781, United Kingdom, 1940–1950, Also built in Australia and Canada.,

Fairchild PT-19, M, trainer, 7,700, United States, 1938–1948, Includes variants PT-23 and PT-26. Also built in Canada and Brazil.

Douglas DB-7 (A-20 Havoc), M, multirole, 7,478, United States, 1938–1944.

Avro Lancaster, M, heavy bomber, 7,377, United Kingdom, 1942–1945. Includes 430 built under licence in Canada.

Heinkel He 111, M, medium bomber, 7,300, Germany, 1935–1944. Also built in Spain as the CASA C.2111.

Curtiss SB2C Helldiver, M, naval dive bomber, 7,140, United States, 1940–1945. 1,135 built in Canada, most-produced single-engine dive bomber.

De Havilland Tiger Moth, C/M, biplane, 7,105, United Kingdom, 1931–1944, Also built in Canada and Australia.,

Polikarpov I-15, M, biplane fighter, 6,750, Soviet Union, 1933–1940, Also built in Spain.

Tupolev SB, M, bomber, 6,656, Soviet Union, 1936–1941, Also built in Czechoslovakia.

Ilyushin Il-28, M, medium bomber, 6,635+, Soviet Union, 1949–1955, Also built in China and Czechoslovakia.
Yakovlev Yak-7, M, fighter/trainer, 6,399, Soviet Union, 1940–1943.

Lavochkin-Gorbunov-Gudkov LaGG-3, M, fighter, 6,258, Soviet Union, 1941–1942.

Ilyushin Il-10, M, ground-attack, 6,226, Soviet Union, 1944–1954. Also built in Czechoslovakia as the Avia B-33 / CB-33.

Handley Page Halifax, M, heavy bomber, 6,176, United Kingdom, 1940–1946.

Messerschmitt Bf 110, M, heavy/night fighter, 6,150, Germany, 1936–1945, twin-engined design. Most sources state 6,000 to 6,150 produced.

Junkers Ju 87, M, Dive bomber, 6,000, Germany, 1935–1944.

Polikarpov R-5, M, recon bomber, 6,000, Soviet Union, 1928–1937.

Douglas SBD Dauntless, M, scout/dive bomber, 5,936, United States, 1940–1944.

Bristol Beaufighter, M, heavy fighter, 5,928, United Kingdom, 1940–1946. Also built in Australia.

Nakajima Ki-43, M, fighter, 5,919, Japan, 1942–1945.

Yokosuka K5Y, M, biplane trainer, 5,770, Japan, 1934–1945.

Lavochkin La-7, M, Fighter, 5,753, Soviet Union, 1944–1946.

Antonov A-1, CM?, training glider, 5,700, Soviet Union, 1930–1940s.

Cessna AT-17 Bobcat (Crane), M, trainer, 5,422, United States, 1939–1943.

Martin B-26 Marauder, M, medium bomber, 5,288, United States, 1941–1945.

Ilyushin Il-4, M, medium bomber, 5,256, Soviet Union, 1942–1944.

Reference: Wikipedia – List of most  produced aircraft - .