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Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Royal International Air Tattoo
Here you will find more information about the aircraft that have been confirmed to attend the Air Tattoo in 2012. Click on the aircraft pictures for all the facts and figures!

Airbus Military A400M

An aircraft representing the future shape of military transport will fly alongside some of its legendary predecessors in a special flypast at this summer's Air Tattoo. Scheduled to be based at RAF... More »

Al Fursan (The Knights)

Aviation history will be made this summer when a newly-formed Middle Eastern aerobatics display team makes its European debut at a UK airshow. Al Fursan - The Knights - from the... More »

ARA BAe 146-301

Aircraft enthusiasts searching for something a little 'unique' this summer need look no further than the Air Tattoo. This is because an aircraft that undertakes research flights throughout the world investigating weather,... More »

Army Air Corps Apache

Visitors to the Air Tattoo will be able to watch an Army Air Corps (AAC) helicopter designed to hunt and destroy tanks perform a dynamic display as part of the Air... More »

Army Air Corps Lynx

The British Army's primary battlefield utility helicopter the Lynx, which still holds the helicopter world speed record, will be in the static park at this year's Air Tattoo. Although predominantly a battlefield... More »

Avro Anson

The Avro Anson is a British twin-engine, multi-role aircraft that served with the Royal Air Force, Fleet Air Arm and numerous other air forces prior to, during, and after the Second... More »

Avro Vulcan XH558

Sixty years since it first took to the skies, the most iconic aircraft of the Cold War era will be at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo for a double celebration... More »

BAC Strikemaster

The BAC 167 Strikemaster is a British jet-powered light attack aircraft that is essentially an armed version of the Jet Provost T Mk5. The Strikemaster was modified with an up-rated engine, wing... More »

BAE 146

The British Aerospace 146 is a regional airliner formerly manufactured in the United Kingdom by British Aerospace, later part of BAE Systems. Production ran from 1983 until 2002. The BAE 146 is... More »

BAE Systems Mantis UAV (FSM)

A full-scale model of Mantis, BAE Systems' medium-altitude long-endurance unmanned air vehicle (UAV) will be on display in the static park. Mantis has been designed and developed by BAE Systems, UK, principally... More »

Belgian Agusta A109BA

The Belgian Air Component is a great supporter of UK airshows and it will be well represented once again in both the Air Tattoo's flying display and static park. Rotary enthusiasts will... More »

Belgian C-130H Hercules

The venerable Lockheed C-130H Hercules, which has been performing a heavy transport role with the Belgian Air Component since the 1970s, will arrive from 20 Sqn, 15 Air Transport Wing, based... More »

Belgian Dassault Falcon

A Belgian Air Component Dassault Falcon DA-20E from 21 Squadron, Air Transport Wing, based at Brussels/Melsbroek, will make a brief appearance in a support capacity at Fairford on Sunday, July 8. The... More »

Belgian F-16

Fast jet fans will enjoy a demonstration of the capability and versatility of the multi-role F-16 Fighting Falcon when it performs in the Air Tattoo flying display in July. At the controls... More »

Bell 'Huey' UH-1H

An aircraft whose name has become synonymous with the Vietnam War will take pride of place beside the mighty Vulcan and other aircraft in the Air Tattoo's new Cold War Zone. The... More »

Black Eagles

History will be made at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this summer when the South Korean Black Eagles become the first aerobatics display team from Asia to perform in Europe. The team, comprising... More »

Boeing F/A-18E/F Super Hornet

Providing one of the many highlights in this summer's bumper flying display will be a demonstration of Boeing's majestic multi-role strike fighter, the F-18 Super Hornet flown by a Boeing company... More »

Brazilian C-130 Hercules

A C-130 Hercules from the Brazilian Air Force will be touching down at RAF Fairford next July as part of the Air Tattoo's Skylift 2012 operational theme. The transport aircraft, which last... More »

Breitling Aero L-39 Albatros

Visitors who enjoy seeing the joint flypast by the Breitling Jet Team and Breitling's Super Constellation will be able to view one of the team's powerful Czech-built L-39C Albatross training jets... More »

Breitling DC-3

Appearing at the Air Tattoo this summer in support of the airshow's operational theme Skylift 2012, will be an aircraft that has never appeared in the UK before. Based in Switzerland and... More »

Breitling Jet Team

The Breitling Jet Team will be making a special appearance at this summer's Air Tattoo, performing a rarely-seen joint flypast with Breitling's iconic Super Constellation as part of the airshow's Diamond... More »

Breitling Wingwalkers

Thanks to the Breitling Wingwalking Team, people from around the world are able to re-live all the thrills and excitement of the early 'barnstorming' years of aviation. Breathtaking sequences of formation loops... More »

Cessna Citation C550B

The Cessna Citation C550B is a light corporate jet built by Cessna. Image credit: Arpingstone More »

Chipmunk G-AOSK

A civilian-owned former RAF training aeroplane used to teach Scottish University Air Squadron students to fly in the 1950s, will be among the aircraft marking the Central Flying School's centenary at... More »

Chipmunk WP903

DeHavilland Chipmunk WP903 (G-BCGC) is a small aircraft with a big reason to take part in this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo. The aircraft, which will be attending the airshow as part... More »

Colombian C-130H Hercules

A Colombian Air Force C-130H will be making the long trip from its base at Bogota to take part in this summer's Air Tattoo - the first aircraft from this South... More »

Colombian T-90 Calima

It may look slight in comparison to some of the military transport aircraft taking part in this summer's Air Tattoo, but don't be deceived. This new basic trainer from the Colombian Air... More »

de Havilland Dove

The de Havilland Dove monoplane was a British short haul airliner built to succeed the de Havilland Dragon Rapide biplane. It first flew in 1945. de Havilland developed the Dove as a... More »

de Havilland Dragon Rapide

The de Havilland Dragon Rapide was a 1930s British short haul passenger biplane airliner. During World War II, many of the aircraft were used by the British Armed Forces for passenger... More »

de Havilland Vampire

Whilst the de Havilland Vampire jet fighter first flew in 1943, it wasn't until HM The Queen took to the throne nine years later that the T11 trainer version entered service... More »

DHL 767

A DHL 767 will make its Air Tattoo debut in July's flying programme, its only display in the UK this year. The modified jet airliner will be joined by a DHL 757... More »

DHL 757

A DHL 767 will make its Air Tattoo debut in July's flying programme, its only display in the UK this year. The modified jet airliner will be joined by a DHL 757... More »

EADS Fouga Magister

It was in 2009, after a restoration period lasting three years, that Fouga Magister S/N 569 once again took to the skies - 40 years after its maiden flight. Thanks to generous... More »

EV-97 Ultralight

TWO ultralight aircraft funded by the Air Tattoo's parent charity, the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust, will be on static display at the airshow in July. The aircraft, which are based at... More »

Extra E-400

The Extra E-400 is a six-seat single-engined monoplane, produced by Extra Flugzeugbau, which first flew in 1996. The aircraft has a top speed of 387km/h, a range of 3,889km and a... More »

French CASA CN235M-200/300

The CASA CN-235 is a medium-range twin-engined transport plane that was jointly developed by CASA of Spain and Indonesian manufacturer IPTN, as a regional airliner and military transport. Its primary military... More »

French Navy Atlantique 2

A long range maritime patrol aircraft operated by the French Navy will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The Breguet-Dassault Atlantique (ATL2) is primarily designed to perform reconnaissance and anti-submarine... More »

French Navy Super Étendard

The Super Étendard is a French carrier-borne strike fighter which entered service with the French Navy in 1978 and was first used in combat by Argentina during the Falklands War. It... More »

French Rafale C

An aircraft that swept all before it to scoop The Paul Bowen Trophy for the best solo jet display at last year's Royal International Air Tattoo will be returning in July... More »

French TBM-700

The Royal International Air Tattoo wouldn't be the Royal International Air Tattoo without the participation of the French Army Aviation's TBM-700. Two of the single-engined turbo-prop aircraft have been confirmed, one... More »

Fuji FA-200-180

The Fuji-200 Aero Subaru is a single-engined, piston-powered aeroplane built by Fuji. It has a maximum speed of 237km/h, a range of 1,400kms and can fly up to 19,000ft. The aircraft... More »

German Airbus A310

A large multi-role tanker operated by the German Air Force will strike an imposing figure in the static display at this summer's Air Tattoo. Based at Cologne-Bonn, Wahn Airport as part of... More »

German EF2000

The German Air Force version of the RAF's multi-role combat aircraft, the Typhoon, will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. Known as the EF2000 in Luftwaffe service, the aircraft is... More »

German F-4F Phantom II

Making a very welcome, and probably last, appearance on static display at the Air Tattoo this summer will be a German Air Force F-4F Phantom. The F-4 Phantom II is a two-seat,... More »

German Navy Do-228 MR

A maritime aircraft that performs a pollution control role, in particular oil spills, over the Baltic Sea and North Sea, will be on display in the Air Tattoo's static park. The German... More »

German Navy P-3C Orion

A German Navy anti-submarine and maritime surveillance aircraft will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The P-3C Orion, which forms the fixed wing element of the Marineflieger - the German... More »

German Navy Sea King

A German Navy Sea King, which performs Search and Rescue, and anti-submarine warfare missions, will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The aircraft will come from Marinefliegergeschwader 5 (MFG5)... More »

German Tornado IDS

A German Air Force Tornado IDS (interdictor/strike) fighter/bomber from AG51 'Immelman' (Aufklarungsgeschwader 51 or Reconnaissance Wing 51), based at Schleswig, will be among a number of Luftwaffe aircraft on static display... More »

German Transall C-160D

A German Air Force Transall C-160D military transport aircraft will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The Luftwaffe operates around 80 of the aircraft, which have a maximum speed of... More »

Gloster Meteor T7

The oldest operational British jet - the Gloster Meteor - will be on static display at this summer's airshow. The aircraft, produced by the Gloster Aircraft Company, featured Sir Frank Whittle's ground-breaking... More »

Gulfstream C-37A

The Gulfstream C-37A is the US military designation for the Gulfstream V business jet. The aircraft comes from the 89th Airlift Wing based at Andrews AFB in Maryland. The 89 AW... More »

Gulfstream V

The Gulfstream V is a business jet aircraft produced by Gulfstream Aerospace, a division of General Dynamics. It first flew in 1995 and was one of the first 'ultra long range'... More »

Hawker Beechcraft King Air 350ER

Unveiled at the Paris Airshow in 2005, the Beechcraft King Air 350ER has proved popular with both military and civilian operators. The aircraft was designed to compete with larger competitors in the... More »

Hawker Beechcraft T-6C

A Beechcraft T-6C advanced trainer will feature in a special industry showcase on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo. An upgraded version of the T-6 Texan II, the aircraft provides comprehensive... More »

Hawker Hunter T7

The first high-speed jet aircraft, equipped with fully powered flight controls, to go into widespread service with the RAF will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The Hawker Hunter is... More »

HH-60 Pave Hawk

A US Air Force helicopter that performs dramatic rescue missions, often on the battlefield, can be viewed up close in the static park at this summer's Air Tattoo. The HH-60G Pave Hawk... More »

Hughes OH-6 Cayuse

A record-breaking helicopter operated by the US Army during the Vietnam War will be on static display in the Air Tattoo's new Cold War Zone this summer. The Hughes OH-6 Cayuse is... More »

Hungarian An-26

Making a welcome return to the Air Tattoo will be a Hungarian An-26 from the transport squadron of the 59th Tactical Fighter Wing based at Kecskemet. The Russian-built aircraft, which last appeared... More »

Hungarian Gripen

A JAS-39C/D Gripen from Kecskemet Air Base in Hungary will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The SAAB JAS 39 Gripen (English: Griffin) is a lightweight single-engine multirole fighter manufactured... More »

Italian C-27J Spartan

The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a medium-sized military transport aircraft which first came into service with the Italian Air Force (Aeronautica Militare) in 2006. In 2008, two of the aircraft were... More »

Italian KC-767 TT

A Boeing KC-767 TT from the Italian Air Force will present an imposing sight when it lands at RAF Fairford for its UK airshow debut in July. Four of the advanced aerial... More »

Japanese KC-767J

A Japanese KC-767J from the Japanese Air Self-Defense Force will arrive at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire on Thursday (July 5) for the weekend's Royal International Air Tattoo (July 7-8). Other than for... More »

Jet Provost T3

The Jet Provost is a British jet-powered trainer aircraft that was used by the Royal Air Force from 1957 to 1993. It was also successfully exported, serving in many air forces... More »

Jet Provost T5

The Jet Provost T5 is an upgraded variant of the Jet Provost T3 incorporating cabin pressurisation, thus allowing a more advance training regime to be followed. A light strike attack variant,... More »

NATO E-3A Sentry

One of the most imposing aircraft on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo will undoubtedly be the E-3A Sentry. The aircraft, a modified Boeing 707 with a large mushroom-shaped radar dome... More »

Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk (FSM)

A full-scale model of Northrop Grumman's RQ-4 Global Hawk will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by the United States Air... More »

Norwegian C-130J Super Hercules

The latest variant of the venerable Lockheed Martin C-130 - the C-130J Super Hercules - will be on static display at the Air Tattoo courtesy of the Royal Norwegian Air Force. The... More »

Norwegian F-16

Two F-16 Fighting Falcons from the Royal Norwegian Air Force (RNoAF) will be on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo. The aircraft, based at Ørland, will come from 338 skv.... More »

OV-10B Bronco Demo Team

A light attack and reconnaissance aircraft that proved very effective during the Vietnam War will be on static display in the Air Tattoo's Cold War Zone this summer. The North American Aviation... More »

Patrouille Suisse

Expect to see a splash of red and white in the sky above RAF Fairford this July, following an announcement by the Patrouille Suisse that they will be performing at the... More »

Percival Pembroke

The Percival Pembroke was a high-wing, twin-engine light transport aircraft which entered service with the RAF in 1953, replacing the Avro Anson. A Pembroke C(PR).1 variant was also produced to perform a... More »

Pilatus PC-21

The Pilatus PC-21 is a single-turboprop, low wing monoplane advanced trainer manufactured by Pilatus Aircraft of Switzerland. The aircraft features a tandem-seating arrangement (student in-front/instructor behind) in a bird strike resistant glass... More »

Piper PA-28

The Piper PA-28 Cherokee family of light aircraft is designed for flight training, air taxi, and personal use. All members of the PA-28 family are all-metal, unpressurized, single-engine, piston-powered airplanes with... More »

Polish An-28

The Polish Navy will also be sending an An-28 'Bryza', a maritime and reconnaissance variant of the An-28 Skytruck, which is used to carry light cargo and passengers. More »

Polish CASA C-295M

A Polish Air Force CASA C-295M transport aircraft, providing logistical support for the Polish MiG-29 flying display, will be part of the static line-up at this summer's Air Tattoo. The CASA C-295M... More »

Polish Mi-14

A rarely-seen Polish Navy helicopter, the Mi-14 'Haze', will be appearing in the UK for the first time, when it takes part in next summer's Royal International Air Tattoo. Based at Darlowo,... More »

Polish MiG-29

The Mikoyan MiG-29 Fulcrum is a legend among modern-day combat jets, combining supreme power and agility with remarkable versatility. Developed in the mid-1970s, in response to a rapid stream of highly-capable new... More »

RAF Airbus A330 Voyager

The RAF's newest and largest aircraft, the Airbus A330 tanker, will take part in a unique flypast of the RAF's present and future giant airlift fleet at this summer's Air Tattoo. Based... More »

RAF BAE Systems Hawk T1

In the current RAF training programme, the Hawk T1 is the first jet aircraft that a student pilot will fly. An advanced and very successful trainer, the Hawk is used to... More »

RAF BAE Systems Hawk T2

The Hawk T2 is the new Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT) for the UK Armed Forces. It will be used by both RAF and Royal Navy pilots for fast-jet aircrew training and... More »

RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight

Three iconic aircraft from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight are again very welcome additions to the Air Tattoo's flying display. Hot on the heels of taking part in official celebrations marking... More »

RAF C-130 Hercules

An aircraft fondly referred to as 'the workhorse of the skies' will take part in a unique flypast of the RAF's present and future giant airlift fleet at this summer's Air... More »

RAF C-17A Globemaster III

An aircraft that gives the RAF a long range strategic heavy-lift transport capability will take part in a unique flypast of the RAF's present and future giant airlift fleet at this... More »

RAF Chinook

One of the most eagerly anticipated and enjoyable flying displays at this summer's Air Tattoo will undoubtedly be that performed by an RAF Chinook, whose participation has just been confirmed by... More »

RAF Chipmunk T.10

The two BBMF De Havilland Chipmunks, which are the last in RAF service, are probably the least-seen aircraft of the fleet. They are used year-round primarily for the conversion and continuation... More »

RAF EIIR Flypast

The dramatic flypast of RAF Hawks that flew over Windsor Castle at the weekend as part of the Armed Forces' tribute to HM The Queen will provide the centrepiece of the... More »

RAF Falcons Parachute Display Team

Widely recognised as the UK's premier military parachute display team, the RAF Falcons will perform their unique and colourful display as part of this summer's Air Tattoo. The team, which is renowned... More »

RAF Grob Vigilant T.1

The Grob 109B motor glider, known by the RAF as the Vigilant T1, is used by the Air Cadet Organisation to give basic flying and gliding training to air cadets. The... More »

RAF Grob Viking T1

The Grob G103A Twin II Acro, known by the RAF as the Viking T1, is used by the Air Cadet Organisation to give basic gliding training to air cadets. The aircraft... More »

RAF Hawk T.1/A

The Hawk first entered service with the RAF in 1976, both as an advanced flying-training aircraft and a weapons-training aircraft. The Hawk T1 is an advanced flying training aircraft used by... More »


An aircraft that regularly provides a passenger service to the Royal Family, Government ministers and senior military officers will be on static display at RAF Fairford in July as part of... More »

RAF King Air 200

The Beech King Air B200, the newest training aeroplane in the RAF inventory, will be among aircraft past and present marking the centenary of the Central Flying School at this summer's... More »

RAF Merlin

An all weather, day and night, multi-role helicopter used by the Royal Air Force in both tactical and strategic operational roles will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The Merlin... More »

RAF Squirrel HT1

A helicopter piloted by Prince William and Prince Harry as part of their military flying training will be on static display at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo. An RAF Squirrel... More »

RAF Tornado GR4

The Air Tattoo will once again offer the RAF a high profile opportunity to highlight the versatility and effectiveness of its premier ground attack combat aircraft. The RAF Tornado GR4 is a... More »

RAF TriStar

An air-to-air refueller and transport aircraft that has helped keep the RAF airborne for three decades will take part in a unique flypast of the RAF's present and future giant airlift... More »

RAF Tucano

The versatility of an aircraft used to provide basic fast-jet flying training to RAF and Royal Navy student pilots will be demonstrated at the Air Tattoo in July. Displaying the aircraft will... More »

RAF Tutor

The Grob 115E, known by the RAF as the Tutor, is used for Elementary Flying Training by the 14 University Air Squadrons and 12 Air Experience Flights throughout the UK. It... More »

RAF Typhoon

One of the world's most potent fast jets will be put through its paces by the Royal Air Force at this summer's Air Tattoo. Visitors will be able to experience the aircraft's... More »


Capable of performing both an air transport and air-to-air refuelling role, the VC-10 is now reaching the end of its service life and will take part in a unique flypast of... More »

RAF Westland Puma HC.1

The Puma HC1 first entered service in 1971, and the RAF currently has a fleet of 34 aircraft available to the front-line Support Helicopter Force. The aircraft are operated by Nos... More »

RAF Westland Sea King HAR.3/3A

The Westland Sea King HAR3 entered RAF service in 1978 and the 3A in 1996; both marks of aircraft are used in the Search and Rescue (SAR) role. The aircraft are... More »

The Red Arrows

Despite displaying seven rather than their trademark nine Hawks this season, there will be no shortage of flair and precision-flying when the RAF Red Arrows take to the skies above RAF... More »

Robinson R44

A regular visitor to the Air Tattoo is G-RAVN, a Robinson R44 light helicopter owned by Alan Smith. Alan is Chairman of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprises and a Trustee... More »

Robinson R-44

The Robinson R-44 is a four-seat light helicopter produced by the Robinson Helicopter Company since 1992. Based on the company's two-place Robinson R-22, the R-44 features hydraulically-assisted flight controls. The aircraft... More »

Royal Danish C-130J-30 Hercules

A Royal Danish Air Force C-130J-30 Hercules - a stretched version of the standard C-130J - from the Air Transport Wing based at Alborg will be on static display at this... More »

Royal Danish Challenger CL-604

The Challenger CL-604 is a multi-mission, militarised version of the Bombardier Challenger 600 series of business jets. Performing maritime patrol and search & rescue missions, the aircraft is capable of landing... More »

Royal Danish Super Lynx

A Royal Danish Air Force Super Lynx helicopter will be a welcome addition to the Air Tattoo's rotary 'club' on static display this summer. The aircraft is used for maritime patrol... More »

Royal Jordanian C-130 Hercules

The warmest of welcomes is guaranteed to anyone who visits the Royal Jordanian Air Force C-130 which will be on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo. The colourful Hercules acts as... More »

Royal Jordanian Falcons

This summer will see the return of the colourful and popular Royal Jordanian Falcons to the Air Tattoo. Formed in 1976 and based at Amman International Airport, the four-ship team has been... More »

Royal Navy Hawker Sea Fury

A Hawker Sea Fury from the Royal Navy Historic Flight is a late addition to the Air Tattoo's packed eight-hour flying display. The Sea Fury was the Fleet Air Arm's last piston-engined... More »

Royal Navy Westland Sea King HC4

The Sea King Mk4 - known throughout the Naval world as the Jungly - are the green giants of the Fleet Air Arm. Wherever Royal Marines go in the world, they... More »

Royal Netherlands Eurocopter AS532

The Defence Helicopter Command, based at Gilze-Rijen currently has 17 AS-532U2 Cougar transport helicopters for transport of personnel and materiel. External loads can be slung under the body. The Cougars can... More »

Royal Netherlands F-16

Fast jet fans will be delighted to learn that two F-16s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force will be on static display at the Air Tattoo this summer. This multi-role jet fighter,... More »

Royal Netherlands F-16 Demo Team

A warm welcome awaits display pilot Capt Stefan 'Stitch' Hutten and the Dutch F-16 Demo Team at this summer's Air Tattoo. Currently based at Volkel Airbase, the team of 10 works... More »

Royal Netherlands Gulfstream GIV

A Royal Netherlands Gulfstream IV from 334 Sqn based at Eindhoven, will be among the aircraft on static display. The GIV first flew in 1985 when its speed and range was... More »


A Do 228 New Generation turboprop aircraft manufactured by RUAG Aviation will feature in a special public showcase at this summer's Air Tattoo. The versatile Do 228NG, which features a modern glass... More »

Saab 2000 MPA

The Saab 2000 that will be displayed at RIAT 2012 will represent a high speed, long endurance maritime patrol aircraft whose primary function is as a security and surveillance platform. SAAB intend... More »

Slovak MiG-29

Following an absence of 13 years, a MiG-29UB from the Slovak Air Force will once again touch down at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire - much to the delight of the thousands... More »

Socata TB-20 Trinidad

The Socata TB 20 Trinidad GT is a metal, single-engine aircraft with a constant-speed propeller and retractable landing gear. It has a maximum speed of 301km/h, a range of 2,000kms and... More »

Swedish SAAB JAS39C Gripen

Who better to demonstrate the extreme manoeuvrability of the Swedish Air Force's latest multi-role jet fighter the SAAB JAS-39C Gripen than SAAB's own test and display pilot Fredrik Muchler. The Gripen (Griffin)... More »

Swedish SAAB JAS-39NG Gripen

Air Tattoo visitors impressed with the dynamic display by the Swedish Air Force's Saab Gripen will be able to view the latest version up close in the static park. A Gripen JAS-39NG,... More »

Swiss Beech 1900

The Beechcraft 1900 is a 19-passenger, pressurized twin-engine turboprop airplane manufactured by the Beechcraft Division of the Raytheon Company (now Hawker Beechcraft). It was designed, and is primarily used, as a... More »

Swiss Eurocopter AS532

A Eurocopter Super Puma operated by the Swiss Air Force will feature in a special public showcase highlighting one of the roles performed by Swiss-based service provider RUAG Aviation. RUAG Aviation... More »

Twin Beech 18

A vintage aircraft that helped open the door to business aviation will be on static display this July. Celebrating its 75th anniversary, the Beechcraft Model 18, or Twin Beech as it... More »

USAF B-2 Spirit

The US Air Force B-2 'Spirit' stealth bomber, which last touched down at RAF Fairford for the airshow in 1999, will make a 10,000-mile round trip from Whiteman Air Force Base... More »

USAF B-52 Stratofortress

Among the aircraft joining us this summer as the Air Tattoo marks the Queen's Diamond Jubilee will be an aircraft that is itself celebrating 60 glorious years. The USAF B-52 'Stratofortress'... More »

USAF C-5B Galaxy

One of the world's largest aircraft and the largest aircraft in the USAF airlift fleet will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The C-5 Galaxy can carry a fully equipped... More »

USAF C-17A Globemaster III

The C-17 Globemaster III is the newest, most flexible cargo aircraft to enter the USAF's airlift fleet. The C-17 is capable of rapid strategic delivery of troops and all types of... More »

USAF F-15E Strike Eagle

The F-15E Strike Eagle is a dual-role fighter designed to perform air-to-air and air-to-ground missions. An array of avionics and electronics systems gives the F-15E the capability to fight at low... More »

USAF KC-10A Extender

A KC-10A Extender from the 78th Air Refuelling Squadron at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey, will be on static display at this summer's Air Tattoo. The KC-10 Extender is an Air Mobility... More »


The KC-135R Stratotanker provides the core aerial refuelling capability for the United States Air Force and has excelled in this role for more than 50 years. It also enhances the Air... More »


An aircraft used by the US Air Force on special operations will be on static display at the Air Tattoo. The MC-130H Combat Talon II is used for low-level refuelling missions for... More »

USAF MC-130P Combat Shadow

The Combat Shadow flies clandestine, or low visibility, single or multi-ship low-level air refuelling missions for special operations helicopters, and infiltration, exfiltration, and resupply of special operations forces by airdrop or... More »


A USAF intelligence-gathering aircraft based in Nebraska that has supported Operation Allied Force in Kosovo, and Operation Odyssey Dawn/Unified Protector in Libya will be on static display at this summer's Air... More »

US Air National Guard C-130H Hercules

Arriving from Savannah, Georgia, will be a US Air National guard C-130H Hercules from the 158th Airlift Squadron. The aircraft, which is capable of operating from rough, dirt strips, is the... More »

US Navy E-6B Mercury

Arriving from VQ-4 Sqn based at Tinker AFB in Oklahoma, will be an E-6B Mercury reconnaissance aircraft from the US Navy. The aircraft, which is derived from a commercial Boeing 707, provides... More »

US Navy P-3C Orion

Arriving at the Air Tattoo from Jacksonville in Florida will be one of the US Navy's long-serving frontline land-based maritime patrol aircraft - the P-3C 'Orion'. This four-engined, turboprop antisubmarine and maritime... More »

US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey

Having stolen the show at RIAT 2006 where it marked its UK flying display debut, the US Marine Corps MV-22B Osprey - the world's first tilt-rotor aircraft - will be making... More »

Vickers Supermarine Spitfire T.IX

SM520 was built in the Castle Bromwich factory in 1944 as single seat Mark H.F.IXe high level fighter, with firewall construction number CBAF 10164. It was delivered to the RAF on... More »

Yakovlev Yak-130

A state-of-the-art combat jet used to train Russian Air Force fighter pilots will give a rarely-seen demonstration of its light attack capabilities at this summer's Royal International Air Tattoo. The display will... More »

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