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Consolidated PBY Catalina maritime patrol aircraft on patrol

The following is a list of maritime patrol aircraft, which are sometimes referred to as Maritime reconnaissance, coastal reconnaissance or patrol bombers depending on the service and the time period, and are characterized by their use in controlling sea lanes.

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Maritime patrol aircraftEdit

Aircraft Origin First
Flight
No.
Built
AD Flying Boat United Kingdom 1916 27
Aichi H9A Japan 1940 31
Airbus A319 MPA[1] France 1995 0[notes 1]
Armstrong Whitworth Whitley United Kingdom 1936 1,814
ATR 42 MP Surveyor Italy 1984
ATR 72 MP Italy 1988
ATR 72 ASW France 1988
Avro Anson[notes 2] United Kingdom 1935 6,688
Avro Lancaster GR.III/MR.III/10MR/MP[notes 3] UK & Canada 1941
Avro Shackleton United Kingdom 1949 185
B class blimp United States 1917 20
BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 United Kingdom 2010 9
Beechcraft King Air United States 1963
Basler BT-67 United States 1990
Beriev Be-6 USSR 1943 123
Beriev Be-10 USSR 1956 28
Beriev Be-12 USSR 1960 143
Beriev Be-42 Russia 1986 2
Beriev MBR-2 USSR 1931
Blackburn Iris United Kingdom 1926 5
Blackburn Perth United Kingdom 1933 4
Blohm & Voss BV 138 Germany 1937 297
Boeing XPBB Sea Ranger United States 1942 1
Boeing 737 Surveiller United States 1967
Boeing P-8 Poseidon United States 2009 100
Bombardier DHC-8 MPA/MSA variants Canada 2007 26
Breguet 521[notes 4] France 1933 37
Breguet Alizé France 1956 89
Breguet Atlantic France 1965 115
Britten-Norman Defender/Islander United Kingdom 1970
C class blimp United States 1918 10
C-Star class blimp United Kingdom 1918 10
CAMS 55 France 1928 112
Canadair CP-107 Argus Canada 1957 33
Canadian Vickers Vancouver Canada 1929 6
CANT Z.501 Italy 1934 200
CANT Z.506 Italy 1935 320+
Caproni Ca.314-SC Italy 1940 14
CASA C-212 MPA[1] Spain 1971 12
CASA CN-235 MPA/HC-144 Ocean Sentry[1] Spain 1983 24+
Chyetverikov MDR-6 USSR 1937 27
Coastal class blimp United Kingdom 1916 35
Consolidated P2Y United States 1929 78
Consolidated PBY Catalina[notes 5] United States 1935 3,305
Consolidated PB2Y Coronado United States 1937 217
Consolidated PB4Y-1 Liberator United States 1939 976
Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer United States 1943 739
Convair P5Y United States 1950 2
Curtiss Model H United States 1914 478
Curtiss HS-1L & HS-2L United States 1917 1,178~
D class blimp United States 1920 6
Dassault Falcon 20G France 1963 46
Dassault Falcon 50M France 1976
Dassault Falcon 900 MSA France 1984
Diamond DA42 Guardian Austria 2002
Donnet-Denhaut flying boat France 1915 1,085~
Dornier Wal Germany 1922 250+
Dornier Do 24 Germany 1937 279
Dornier Do 228 Germany 1981
Douglas B-18 Bolo/Digby United States 1935 370
Douglas/BSAS Turbo Dakota United States 1991 5
Douglas PD-1 United States 1923 25
CASA C-295 MPA Spain 1997
Embraer EMB 111 Bandeirante Brazil 1968 16+
Embraer P-99 Brazil 1999
Fairey Gannet United Kingdom 1949 303
FBA Types A, B, C & S France 1913 1,000~
FBA Type H France 1915 2,000~
FBA Type S France 1917
Felixstowe F.2 United Kingdom 1916 175
Felixstowe F.3 United Kingdom 1917 182
Felixstowe F5L/Curtiss F5L[notes 6] United Kingdom & US 1918 227
Fiat RS.14 Italy 1939 188
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Germany 1937 276
Fokker F27 200-MAR[notes 7] Netherlands 1955
Fokker F27 Maritime Enforcer Netherlands 1955
Fokker T.IV Netherlands 1927 33
Fokker T.VIII Netherlands 1938 36
Friedrichshafen FF.60 Germany 1918 1
Gotha WD.9 Germany 1914 1
Gotha WD.27 Germany 1918 1
Grumman AF Guardian United States 1945 389
Grumman Tracker United States 1952 1,284
Hall PH United States 1929 24
Harbin SH-5 China 1976 6
Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod United Kingdom 1967 51
Hiro H4H Japan 1931 47
IAI 1124N Sea Scan Israel 1977 4
Ilyushin Il-38 USSR 1967 58
Junkers Ju 290 Germany 1942 65
K-class blimp United States 1938 134
Kawanishi H3K Japan 1930 5
Kawanishi H6K Mavis Japan 1936 215
Kawanishi H8K Emily Japan 1941 131
Kawasaki P-1 Japan 2007 10
Kawasaki P-2J[notes 8] Japan 1966 83
Keystone PK-1 United States 1930 18
Kyushu Q1W Japan 1943 153
Lockheed Hudson United States 1938 2,941
Lockheed PV-1 Ventura United States 1940 2,511
Lockheed PV-2 Harpoon United States 1943 535
Lockheed P-2 Neptune United States 1945 1,036
Lockheed P-3 Orion[notes 9] United States 1959 757
Lockheed P-7 United States 2000 0
Lockheed S-3 Viking United States 1972 188
Lohner L Austria-Hungary 1915 100+
Loire 70 France 1933 8
M class blimp United States 1944 4
Macchi M.C.99 Italy 1937 1
Mann Egerton Type B United Kingdom 1916 10
Marinens Flyvebaatfabrikk M.F.11 Norway 1931 29
Martin PM-1 United States 1930 30
Martin PM-2 United States 1931 27
Martin P2M United States 1929 1
Martin P3M United States 1931 19
Martin P4M Mercator[notes 10] United States 1946 46
Martin P5M Marlin United States 1948 285
Martin P6M SeaMaster United State 1955 12
Martin PBM Mariner United States 1939 1,285
Myasishchev 3M/3MD USSR 1956 93[notes 11]
Naval Aircraft Factory PN United States 1922 15
Nord 1402 Noroit France 1949 25
Norman Thompson N.T.4 United Kingdom 1916 26
North Sea class blimp United Kingdom 1917 14
Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton United States 2013 2 drones built-->
PZL M28B Bryza Poland 1984 11
Rogožarski SIM-XIV-H Yugoslavia 1938 19
Rohrbach Ro IV Denmark & United Kingdom 1925 2
Royal Aircraft Factory C.E.1 United Kingdom 1918 2
Saab Swordfish[2] Sweden 2016[3]
Saro Lerwick United Kingdom 1938 21
Saro London United Kingdom 1934 31
Savoia-Marchetti S.55 Italy 1924 243+
Savoia-Marchetti S.59 Italy 1925 240+
Savoia-Marchetti SM.62 Italy 1926 64
Shaanxi Y-8F, Q & X China 1984
Shin Meiwa PS-1 Japan 1967 25
Short Type 184 United Kingdom 1915 936
Short Empire[notes 12] United Kingdom 1936 9
Short Rangoon United Kingdom 1930 6
Short S.26/M United Kingdom 1939 3
Short Seaford United Kingdom 1944 10
Short Seavan United Kingdom 1976
Short Shetland United Kingdom 1944 2
Short Singapore III United Kingdom 1934 37
Short Sunderland United Kingdom 1937 777
Submarine Scout class blimp United Kingdom 1915 60
Submarine Scout Pusher class blimp United Kingdom 1917 6
Submarine Scout Twin class blimp United Kingdom 1918 13
Submarine Scout Zero class blimp United Kingdom 1916 77
Supermarine Scapa United Kingdom 1932 15
Supermarine Southampton United Kingdom 1925 83
Supermarine Stranraer[notes 13] United Kingdom 1934 57
Tupolev Tu-16T/PL/R/RM/SP USSR 1952 1,509[notes 14]
Tupolev Tu-95MR USSR 1961 4
Tupolev Tu-142 USSR 1968 100
Vickers Warwick GR Mk.II and V United Kingdom 1939 328
Vickers Wellington GR.Mk.VIII/XI/XII/XIII/XIV United Kingdom 1936 2,230
Yokosuka H5Y Japan 1936 20
Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Rs.I Germany 1915 1
Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Rs.II Germany 1916 1
Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Rs.III Germany 1917 1
Zeppelin-Lindau (Dornier) Rs.IV Germany 1918 1

ReferencesEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Proposal only, flight date is of airframe only
  2. ^ Production total of Mk.Is- includes trainers and bombers
  3. ^ Built in both countries, heavily modified in Canada
  4. ^ Developed from Short Calcutta
  5. ^ 620 Catalinas built in Canada and 24 in USSR
  6. ^ built in both countries, airframe by Curtiss, hull by Porte in the UK.)
  7. ^ unarmed variant
  8. ^ turboprop Lockheed P-2
  9. ^ Lockheed CP-140 Aurora is the Canadian designation for same aircraft with the Canadian Forces
  10. ^ Most diverted to other purposes
  11. ^ all variants
  12. ^ Two BOAC examples converted for the RAF with full weapons fit including fuselage depth charge racks and tail and top turrets; five Qantas Empire Airways/BOAC examples converted for the Royal Australian Air Force with makeshift weapons; and two stock TEAL examples used for visual patrols by the Royal New Zealand Air Force.
  13. ^ More built in Canada than UK
  14. ^ Production figure includes all variants.

CitationsEdit

  1. ^ a b c Airbus Military - Surveillance & Security Archived 2012-03-03 at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "Swordfish Maritime Patrol Aircraft". Saab AB. Retrieved 2017-09-26.
  3. ^ Khan, Bilal (2016-02-18). "How Saab is looking to thrive in the global ISR market". Quwa Defence News.

BibliographyEdit

  • Field, Hugh; Richardson, Doug (7 July 1979). "Inshore Maritime Market". Flight International. Transport Press. 115 (3668): 29–32 & 37.
  • Gaines, Mike (23 April 1983). "Inshore Maritime Market". Flight International. Transport Press. 123 (3859): 1115–1122.