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Order of Battle - United Kingdom

The list below provides an overview of military aircraft types operated by British armed forces and the (primary) roles they fulfil.

The United Kingdom is a country in Europe sharing borders with Ireland.

  Royal Air Force
22x   Airbus A400M   deliveries from 2014
2x   A109E Hirundo   VIP transport
2x   AW139   rotary flying training
6x   BAe125 CC3   VIP transport
2x   BAe146 CC2   VIP transport
9x   Beech 200 King Air   basic flying training
7x   C-17A Globemaster   heavy transport
39x   Chinook HC2   heavy-lift transport
8x   Chinook HC3   heavy-lift transport
14x   Chinook HC6   deliveries from 2013
2x   F-35B Lightning   deliveries from 2012
1x   F-35C Lightning   delivery date(s) unknown
4x   Griffin HAR2   search and rescue
11x   Griffin HT1   advanced flying training
125x   Hawk T1   advanced flying training
28x   Hawk T2   advanced flying training
3x   Hercules C1   tactical transport
5x   Hercules C3A   special operations
14x   Hercules C4   tactical transport
10x   Hercules C5   tactical transport
3x   Islander CC2   photographic mapping
14x   KC-30   deliveries from 2012
22x   Merlin HC3   medium-lift transport
6x   Merlin HC3A   medium-lift transport
34x   Puma HC1   medium-lift transport
25x   Sea King HAR3   search and rescue
5x   Sentinel R1   battlefield intelligence
5x   Sentry AEW1   airborne early warning
5x   Shadow R1   battlefield intelligence
130x   Tornado GR4   ground attack
3x   Tristar C2   heavy transport
2x   Tristar K1   air-to-air refueling
4x   Tristar KC1   air-to-air refueling & heavy transport
95x   Tucano T1   basic flying training
115x   Tutor T1   basic flying training
10x   Typhoon F2   air defence
43x   Typhoon FGR4   multi-role
  "          "   +.. on order
19x   Typhoon T1/3   operational conversion
  "          "   +.. on order
4x   VC10 C1K   air-to-air refueling & heavy transport
5x   VC10 K3/4   air-to-air refueling
   
  British Army
4x   A109A Hirundo   special operations
2x   A109E Hirundo   rotary flying training
67x   Apache AH1   anti-armour attack & close air support
4x   AS365N3 Dauphin   special operations
  "          "   +1 on order
34x   AW159 Future Lynx   deliveries from 2012
7x   Bell 212HP   utility
9x   Defender AL2/T3   surveillance
25x   Gazelle AH1   utility
5x   Islander AL1   reconnaissance
75x   Lynx AH7/9   anti-armour attack & utility
24x   Squirrel HT1   rotary flying training
11x   Squirrel HT2   rotary flying training
   
  Royal Navy
4x   Avenger T1   observer training
28x   AW159 Future Lynx   deliveries from 2012
23x   Lynx HAS3   advanced flying training
33x   Lynx HMA8   anti-submarine warfare
40x   Merlin HM1   anti-submarine warfare
2x   SA365N Dauphin   utility
13x   Sea King AsaC7   airborne early warning
38x   Sea King HC4   special operations
15x   Sea King HU5SAR   search and rescue
5x   Tutor T1   basic flying training
   
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Although every care has been taken to ensure the accuracy of this overview, it should be treated as a guide only. If you have any updates, please do not hesitate to let us know.

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