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Sometimes, though, the work is too esoteric to be published as a book or too large to fit into a magazine. Equally, whilst we have published original material, there is little prospect of an updated edition to include what has been found since. But the researchers would still like people - both fellow researchers and the wider public - to be able to access what is now available. They would also be especially pleased if that results in feedback and further material. The aim of Researchers' Corner is to enable all of this to happen.

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Beech 35 production lists - complete update 27Aug

Thanks to Martin Smith we begin to present production listings for

Beech 35 V-tailed Bonanzas

UPDATE - AvWorld Article - Summer 2013 - Conversion Table

Unfortunately a draft table was included on Page 61 - here is the fuller version thanks to Barry Collman

Click here for the correct table on Page 61

We are proud to present African Military Aviation - on line thanks to Winston Brent

This is the start of a major work updating his books from 10 and 15 years ago - click for more details

Click here to go to the first Files

Latest addition Beech 35 V-tailed Bonanzas - 22Mar15

Latest addition DH115 Vampire - 27Feb12

DH Moth Survey 2015 - Updated 04Oct15

Lighter than Air pre WW2

Pre-War registers from France, India, Italy and South Africa

de Havilland DH.60, DH.80 and DH.83 and DH.89 files

Airspeed pre-war and Airspeed Oxford & Consul files

RFC and RAF Service numbers

French F-W

Aerospatiale Helicopters

some Pilatus Production lists

Belgian Civil Stirlings

Jetstream 31/32 dates to East Midlands and back

Hillson Praga production list


Avro Avian

(Wooden airframes only) Percival survey

DH.89 Dragon Rapide 24th January 2010

DH Moth Survey 2010 21st March 2010

BEA Fleet Lists - Sep 1946 to Dec 1969

BOAC Fleet Lists - Dec 1945 to May 1969

AAJC Fleet Lists - Sep 1946 to Sep 1947 (Associated Airways Joint Committee)

BSAA Fleet Lists - 30 Sep 1946 to 30 Sep 1950

RNAS Lee-on-Solent, Coronation Display, Sat 13 June 1953,

Simmonds Sparton Queries

Lighter than Air pre WW2 Register


MBB Helicopters

Comper Swift


NOTAMS 1921-1939 and 1945-1949

Piaggio 136-150/FWP149D

Early registers of Kenya, Uganda, Tanganyika

For the benefit of all researchers here is a link to details of Soviet Transports construction numbers and their location provided by the Soviet Transport Teams hosted on oldwings

You can also find more details by visiting our main informational website at

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