In mid 1912 they had decided to adopt a standard marking and identification numbering system for all British Military Aeroplanes. Prefixed Numbers When the Numbering series reached 10000 in 1916, it was not considered practical to paint five figure numbers onto aircraft. Aircraft records from 1922 to the present are searched. The database is still awaiting the update of the J and K series aircraft. Check out each time you visit, to see the progress. London: Macdonald and Jane's Publishers Ltd.
This line limits the rear edge of the blue stripe see fig. When painting identification markings it is important to use colours of the same type C or S as the camouflage finish of the aircraft. The Polish squadrons did not follow this convention having their own badges. The Navy did not use the numbers in sequence, but allocated them in blocks for different types of aircraft. The data in this page is based on this made by Ross McNeill. The blocks used are as follows: N1 to N999 Experimental aircraft. The serials also appear to be in variance with what is shown on ah well.
The system was not used after N255 N500 to N999 Only 47 numbers used. This series was used for orders placed between August 1929 to July 1936. This series was all used in February 1942! The number system was then applied in sequence to aircraft as and when ordered, but they were not necessarily delivered in sequence. After N8229 seaplanes began to be included. These were not usually painted on Captured aircraft but were normally used on documents for intelligence as a reference number appertaining to a captured airframe. The information recorded includes servicing carried out and flight times, but there are few details of individual flights. Contact me using the link below.
All registrations are subject to review to prevent board spammers. Aircraft Movement Cards Air Ministry Form 78 was used to record the allocation of an aircraft to units, and the dates on which damage was sustained and repaired. They can be consulted in the Reading Room and prints from our microfilm can be provided for a small fee. Finishing materials for the identification marking of aircraft are manufactured to the same specifications as camouflage finishes and may be of cellulose or synthetic composition. Often aircraft either built locally or those impressed from civilian sources, as well as several overseas types, were assigned numbers in sequential order starting at 1 however, gaps in the numbering sometimes occurred for unknown reasons. With such large numbers of aircraft in use numerous gaps in the serial numbers appeared.
We present a Serial Number look up tool that will help you identify a mis-recorded serial number for an aircraft. It is often mistaken that the A in the aircraft's serial number stands for Australia when it is merely just the group identification code. Smaller letters only when the space available is insufficient for the standard sizes. The marking should appear on both sides of the fin and on both sides of each fin of an aircraft with twin rudders. The main series of single letter serials did not use 'M' to avoid confusion with the suffix 'M'. So if an aircraft company wanted to construct a private venture aircraft i. A little information about what you can expect from us and what we ask of our volunteers.
Your search results will vary accordingly. I have listed these separately to avoid confusion especially my own. At the same time the colours should be applied evenly and not too thickly, so as to preserve the overall smoothness of the aircraft. Delivery Records Two series of records are held on microfilm. Capitalization matters in the description field.
He's passed away and all I have to go on right now is a photograph that shows the tail number : 299613 Now the main reason for the research is I'm going to get a tattoo involving his plane and would really like to know exactly what kind of plane it is. N5000 to N8999 Naval Aeroplanes landplanes. These are records of airmen with service numbers from 1 to 562875. The type of serial number, and the colour of the number, to be used on any particular type of aircraft can be obtained from Table 1 at she end of this chapter. And also for the first time an order for aircraft continued on from one series to another. Find out about our recruitment process, what you gain and who our volunteering is for everyone! Three types of serial numbers, as shown in fig. Many of the aircraft served in small numbers, operating in the Communications, Liaison or Air Ambulance roles while others served in great numbers of 500 or more.
British Serial Numbers from 1912 to the Present by Steve Murray British Aircraft Numbering System 1912 to Present By Steve Murray Introduction In 1912 the British Committee of Imperial Defence had formed a permanent body known as the Air Committee to deal with all matters relating to Military Aviation. Data for series A - H are not on this page. He may have indicated a range - which may have unissued numbers. Some reserved blocks in this range were not completely allocated until the 1950s and 60s. Height of flash in Width of colour band in Red White Blue Small 18 24 8 2 8 Medium 24 24 11 2 11 Large 36 24 17 2 17 Additional marking for aircraft with special roles 13. Gliders appear on the allocation for the first time. They were numbered in this sequence.
Please note there is no additional information hosted in this Database regarding aircraft fates or allocations. N3000 to N3999 French aircraft types. This series is still in use today, numbers in the 8000M series being used currently. There is also a chance that he flew the L-4 as the L-birds were used everywhere and some got pretty shot up from ground fire. Atlases J9951 to J9999, and K1000 to K1037. Also, some recent registration number allocations have had a numeric part in the previously-unused 001 to 099 range. The base of the marking is to be either the top of tail plane or the continuation of the top fuselage line, whichever gives the better vertical surface.