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    4th Generation Fighter Aircraft

    Despite the arrival of the technologically advanced - yet cost prohibitive - 5th Generation Fighter, the 4th Generation Fighter still remains the potent multirole platform of choice.





    There are a total of (45) 4th Generation Fighter Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Active service, retired, concept and prototype aircraft are included in this listing.



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    A
     1 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)

    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    Light Combat Aircraft
    A
     2 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)

    AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
    Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    A
     3 


    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Avioane IAR 95

    Avioane IAR 95
    Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
    B
     4 


    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    Multirole Aircraft
    B
     5 


    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle

    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
    Air Superiority / Ground Attack Aircraft
    B
     6 


    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet

    Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
    Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Proposal
    B
     7 


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

    Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
    Carrier-based Strike Fighter
    B
     8 


    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)

    Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
    Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft Proposal
    C
     9 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard

    Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
    C
     10 


    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)

    Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
    Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    D
     11 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000

    Dassault Mirage 2000
    Multi-role Aircraft
    D
     12 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 4000

    Dassault Mirage 4000
    High-Altitude Interceptor / Low-Altitude Penetrator Aircraft
    D
     13 


    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale

    Dassault Rafale
    Multi-role 4th Generation Fighter
    E
     14 


    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon

    Eurofighter Typhoon
    4th Generation Multirole Fighter
    F
     15 


    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the FMA SAIA 90

    FMA SAIA 90
    4th Generation Multirole Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    G
     16 


    1974
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

    Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    Carrier-Borne Air Defence / Air Superiority Fighter
    H
     17 


    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)

    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    Multirole Fighter Aircraft
    I
     18 


    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)

    IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
    Multi-Role Aircraft
    I
     19 


    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Lavi (Young Lion)

    IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    4th Generation Multirole Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
    I
     20 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nammer (Leopard)

    IAI Nammer (Leopard)
    4th Generation Fighter Prototype
    I
     21 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nesher (Vulture)

    IAI Nesher (Vulture)
    Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
    K
     22 


    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle

    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    K
     23 


    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon

    KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
    4th Generation Multirole Fighter
    L
     24 


    2017
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (Alenia Aermacchi) M-345

    Leonardo (Alenia Aermacchi) M-345
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    L
     25 


    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16  Fighting Falcon

    Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Multi-Role Lightweight Fighter / Strike Fighter
    M
     26 


    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet

    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter
    M
     27 


    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI

    Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
    Technology Demonstrator
    M
     28 


    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)

    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter
    M
     29 


    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)

    Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
    Long-Range Interceptor
    M
     30 


    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F-2

    Mitsubishi F-2
    Multirole Fighter / Maritime Strike
    N
     31 


    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark

    Northrop F-20 Tigershark
    Multi-Role Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
    N
     32 


    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)

    Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)
    Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
    N
     33 


    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Novi Avion

    Novi Avion
    Multi-role Aircraft Proposal
    P
     34 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)

    Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
    Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor
    S
     35 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)

    Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
    Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
    S
     36 


    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)

    Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Multi-role / Air Superiority Fighter
    S
     37 


    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-15 (Flying Shark)

    Shenyang J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Carrierborne Multirole Fighter
    S
     38 


    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)

    Shenyang J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
    S
     39 


    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)

    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
    S
     40 


    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)

    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
    S
     41 


    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)

    Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
    S
     42 


    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)

    Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
    Carrier-Based Air Defense Fighter Aircraft
    S
     43 


    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)

    Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
    Fighter-Bomber / Long Range Strike Fighter
    S
     44 


    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)

    Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Air Superiority / Multirole Fighter Aircraft
    Y
     45 


    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)

    Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
    Prototype VTOL Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft