List of submarine-borne aircraft

This is a list of aircraft carried undersea and used from submarines (see Submarine aircraft carriers).

These were primarily used during the Second World War, also included for comparison are earlier developments of submarine carried aircraft from the First World War and the period between the World Wars.

TypeCountryClassRoleDateStatusNo.Notes
Aichi M6A1 SeiranJapanportable strike monoplane torpedo-bomber
Arado Ar 231Germanyportable reconnaissance floatplane
Bristol-Burney X.1,2,3UKflying hydrofoil
Caspar-Heinkel U-1USA / Germanydismantlable reconnaissance biplane
Chyetverikov SPLUSSR
Cox-Klemin XS-1USAportable reconnaissance biplane1920s
Cox-Klemin XS-2USAexperimental scout biplane1920s
Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 "Bachstelze"GermanyRotorcraftobservationRotor kite
Fieseler Fi 103 "V-1"Germanyflying-bomb launched from submarine development
Flettner Fl 282A-2 "Kolibri"GermanyRotorcraftdismantlable reconnaissanceProject0Helicopter
Friedrichshafen FF.29Germanydismantlable reconnaissance biplane
Hansa Brandenburg W.20Germanyportable reconnaissance flying boat
Loening XSL-1USAflying boat
Luftfahrzeug Gesellschaft L.F.G Stralsund V.19Germanyreconnaissance monoplane
Macchi M.53Italyreconnaissance
Martin MS-1USAdismantlable reconnaissance biplane1920s
Parnall-PetoUKdismantlable reconnaissance biplane
Piaggio P.8Italyreconnaissance
"Loon" flying guided bombUSAsubmarine missile launcher development
Sopwith Schneider seaplaneUKexperimental reconnaissance trialPrototypeModified example.
Watanabe E9W1 "Slim"Japanportable reconnaissance biplane
Yokosuka E14Y1 "Glen"Japanreconnaissance monoplane
Yokosuka E6Y1-NJapanreconnaissance biplane
Mureaux Besson MB-411Franceportable reconnaissance monoplane

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