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RAF 'Ab Initio'/Basic Pilot Trainers 1918 - Current


This section details the principle aircraft types used for training RAF aircrew and shows representation colour schemes.  However, it does not show many of the minor types used or impressed into service during WW2.  It also does not show those types used for operational training

Avro 504K

Avro 504K

1915 - 1933

Avro 504N

Avro 504N

1927 - 1933

Moth

1927 - ?

Hawker Tomtit

Tomtit

1928 - 1935

Gipsy Moth

1929 - 1939?

Avro Tutor

Tutor

1932 - 1939

Tiger Moth - early WW2 scheme

Tige Moth - post war scheme

Tiger Moth

1932 - 1951

Magister - early production model pre war scheme

Magister- final production model - prewar scheme

Magister - early WW2 scheme

Magister - mid/late WW2 scheme

Magister

1937 - 1945?

Prentice T Mk 1

Prentice T Mk 1

1947 - 1953

Chipmunk T Mk 10 - original markings

Chipmunk T Mk 10 - 'day-glo' trainer scheme

Chipmunk T Mk 10 - final red/white trainer scheme

Chipmunk T Mk 10

1950 - 1996

Provost T Mk 1

Provost T Mk 1

1953 - 1969

Jet Provost T Mk 1/2

1955 - 1958

Jet Provost T Mk 3 - dayglo panels scheme

Jet Provost T Mk 3 - solid dayglo scheme

Jet Provost T Mk 3/3A - final red/white/grey scheme

Jet Provost T Mk 3/3A

1959 - 1992

Jet Provost T Mk 4

1961 - 1992

Jet Provost T Mk 5/5A

Jet Provost T Mk 5/5A

1969 - 1992

Siox HT Mk 2

Sioux HT Mk 2

1965 - 1974

Bulldog T Mk 1 - red/white trainer scheme

Bulldog T Mk 1 - final black/yellow trainer scheme

Bulldog T Mk 1

1973 - 1996

Gazelle HT Mk 3

Gazelle HT Mk 3

1973 - 1997?

Tucano T Mk 1 - original red/white/grey scheme

Tucano T Mk 1 - all black scheme

Tucano T Mk 1

1988 - Current

Firefly T Mk 1

Firefly T Mk 1

199? - Current

Tutor T Mk 1

Tutor T Mk 1

1996 - Current

Squirrel HT Mk 1DW

Squirrel HT Mk 1

1997 - Current

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