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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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    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    Type: Light Combat Aircraft
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
    AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
    Type: Lightweight Multirole Fighter
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Avioane IAR 95
    Avioane IAR 95
    Type: Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    Type: Multirole Aircraft
     
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
    Type: Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
    Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
    Type: Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Proposal
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
    Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
    Type: Carrier-based Strike Fighter
     
    2009
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
    Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
    Type: Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft Proposal
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) / PAC JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
    Chengdu (AVIC) / PAC JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
    Type: Lightweight Multirole Fighter Aircraft
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Chengdu (AVIC) J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    Type: Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000
    Dassault Mirage 2000
    Type: Multi-role Aircraft
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 4000
    Dassault Mirage 4000
    Type: High-Altitude Interceptor / Low-Altitude Penetrator Aircraft
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Rafale
    Dassault Rafale
    Type: Multi-role 4th Generation Fighter
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    Type: 4th Generation Multirole Fighter
     
    1989
    Thumbnail picture of the FMA SAIA 90
    FMA SAIA 90
    Type: 4th Generation Multirole Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     
    1974
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    Type: Carrier-Borne Air Defence / Air Superiority Fighter
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
    Type: Multirole Fighter Aircraft
     
    1976
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
    IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
    Type: Multi-Role Aircraft
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    Type: 4th Generation Multirole Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nammer (Leopard)
    IAI Nammer (Leopard)
    Type: 4th Generation Fighter Prototype
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Nesher (Vulture)
    IAI Nesher (Vulture)
    Type: Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    Type: Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
    KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
    Type: 4th Generation Multirole Fighter
     
    2018
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (Alenia Aermacchi) M-345
    Leonardo (Alenia Aermacchi) M-345
    Type: Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     
    1978
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16  Fighting Falcon
    Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    Type: Multi-Role Lightweight Fighter / Strike Fighter
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    Type: Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
    Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
    Type: Technology Demonstrator
     
    1984
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    Type: Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
    Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
    Type: Long-Range Interceptor
     
    2000
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F-2
    Mitsubishi F-2
    Type: Multirole Fighter / Maritime Strike
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark
    Northrop F-20 Tigershark
    Type: Multi-Role Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)
    Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)
    Type: Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
     
    1992
    Thumbnail picture of the Novi Avion
    Novi Avion
    Type: Multi-role Aircraft Proposal
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
    Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
    Type: Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
    Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
    Type: Lightweight 4th Generation Multi-role Fighter Aircraft
     
    1998
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-11 (Flanker B+)
    Type: Multi-role / Air Superiority Fighter
     
    2013
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-15 (Flying Shark)
    Type: Carrierborne Multirole Fighter
     
    2020
    Thumbnail picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Shenyang (AVIC) J-31 Gyrfalcon (FC-31 / F-60)
    Type: Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Type: Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
     
    1996
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    Type: Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     
    1997
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    Type: Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
    Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
    Type: Carrier-Based Air Defense Fighter Aircraft
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
    Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
    Type: Fighter-Bomber / Long Range Strike Fighter
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    Type: Air Superiority / Multirole Fighter Aircraft
     
    1987
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
    Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
    Type: Prototype VTOL Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft