Military Factory

Aircraft from 1950 - 1959

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 11/30/2015

Jet technology was refined throughout the decade, providing the first-ever jet-versus-jet duel over the skies of Korea.





There are a total of (138) Aircraft from 1950 - 1959 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1958
AERFER Ariete
In an effort to refine the earlier AERFER "Sagittario 2" ("Archer 2") swept-wing, jet-powered demons... [Read More]
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1956
AERFER Sagittario 2 (Archer 2)
The first Italian aircraft to break the speed of sound under control - the "Sagittario 2" ("Archer ... [Read More]
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1957
Aerospatiale Alouette II
The Alouette II helicopter series is billed as a multi-role, light rotary-wing platform charged with... [Read More]
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1959
Antonov An-12 (Cub)
The Antonov An-12 (NATO codename of "Cub") was the primary medium-lift military transport of the Sov... [Read More]
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1952
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
The Avro Canada CF-100 "Canuck" marked the first indigenously designed, developed, and serially prod... [Read More]
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1958
Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow
The Avro CF-105 "Arrow" was born out of an indigenous Canadian aviation effort during the Cold War i... [Read More]
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1951
Avro Shackleton
The Avro Shackleton was derived from the Avro Lincoln bomber (the Lincoln itself designed from the A... [Read More]
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1956
Avro Vulcan
The Avro Vulcan formed the second point on the triangle in the British "V-Bombers" collection - a se... [Read More]
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1959
BAC TSR-2
Along the same lines as the prototype North American XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber of the United S... [Read More]
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1953
Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
The T-34 Mentor series served the United States Air Force and United States Navy well in training ge... [Read More]
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1950
Bell D-36
The pace of technological developments concerning military aircraft during World War 2 (1939-1945) s... [Read More]
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1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
The UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" became an important part of American military actions beginning in 1960 and... [Read More]
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1957
Bell X-14 (Type 68)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) with transitioning to conventional forward flying had filled th... [Read More]
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1955
Bell X-2 (Starbuster)
Bell Aircraft Company was once again contracted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (... [Read More]
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1951
Bell X-5
The X-5 was an experimental single-seat, single-engine, jet-powered fighter design prototype produce... [Read More]
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1955
Blackburn Beverly
During the Cold War period, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Transportation Command section require... [Read More]
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1958
Boeing 707
The 707 model series for The Boeing Company proved to be the catalyst for their commercial market su... [Read More]
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1951
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
The swept-wing B-47 Stratojet produced by Boeing was a milestone in American bomber design in severa... [Read More]
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1955
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
The B-52 has been the preeminent American heavy bomber of the last 54 years. The massive aircraft se... [Read More]
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1956
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
The KC-135 Stratotanker proved to be a monumental product for the Boeing corporation in more ways th... [Read More]
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1959
Boeing VC-137 / C-137 Stratoliner
VC-137 "Stratoliner" is the designation used by the United States Air Force (USAF) to mark its Boein... [Read More]
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1959
Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
The Breguet Br.1050 "Alize" (meaning "tradewind") was a French production aircraft suitable for carr... [Read More]
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1954
CAC CA-27 Avon-Sabre (F-86F)
The F-86 "Sabre" was a success story for the North American Company as 9,860 of all types were made,... [Read More]
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1955
CAC Winjeel
The Australian aero industry has produced a few notable aircraft for its part in aviation history. O... [Read More]
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1950
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
After World War 2, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) joined other major air services around the gl... [Read More]
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1951
Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
America's first operational jet-powered fighter became the P-80 Shooting Star of World War 2. The ty... [Read More]
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1956
Cessna 172
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1950
Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
In 1947, the United States Army Air Forces ceased to exist in the American military structure, repla... [Read More]
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1957
Cessna T-37 Tweet
The Cessna T-37 came about through a new United States Air Force (USAF) requirement calling for a li... [Read More]
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1950
Convair C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
Convair introduced its CV-240 passenger airliner in 1947 with American Airlines and production of th... [Read More]
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1956
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
The Convair F-102 "Delta Dagger" was a product of the ensuing Cold War years following the close of ... [Read More]
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1959
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
The F-106 "Delta Dart" holds origins in the original United States Air Force requirement that produc... [Read More]
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1953
Convair F2Y Sea Dart
The concept of a jet-powered "seaplane fighter" had long been on the minds of military aircraft engi... [Read More]
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1954
Convair XFY Pogo
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1952
Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
The Dassault MD.450 "Ouragan" (meaning "Hurricane") became France's first home-grown operational, je... [Read More]
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1955
Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
The Dassault-produced Mystere series of turbojet aircraft appeared just when the French nation was i... [Read More]
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1953
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
... [Read More]
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1959
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou
The Caribou series proved to be such an effective battlefield transport aircraft that more than a fe... [Read More]
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1952
de Havilland DH.106 Comet
... [Read More]
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1959
de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen
United Kingdom engineers delivered several notable aircraft designs during the Cold War decades. Onc... [Read More]
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1956
de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom
With the de Havilland Venom already in the works for the British Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Na... [Read More]
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1952
de Havilland DH.112 Venom
The de Havilland Vampire became the British Royal Air Force's second jet-powered fighter after the f... [Read More]
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1959
Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
In the mid-1950s, Dornier Flugzeugbau GmbH of West Germany developed the single engine Do 27 Short T... [Read More]
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1956
Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
Douglas supplied its large, twin-engine Skywarrior jet-powered bomber to both the United States Air ... [Read More]
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1956
Douglas A-4 Skyhawk
The A-4 Skyhawk (nicknamed "Heinemann's Hot Rod" and the "Scooter") came about as a private venture ... [Read More]
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1956
Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
Requiring a successor for their aging Douglas A-26 Invader fleet, the United States Air Force (USAF)... [Read More]
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1950
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
With the close of World War 2 and the accompanying Berlin Airlift, the United States military saw a ... [Read More]
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1957
Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
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1959
Douglas DC-8
... [Read More]
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1951
Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
The Douglas Skyknight was a dedicated carrier-based night fighter serving with the United States Nav... [Read More]
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1956
Douglas F4D Skyray / F-6 Skyray
The F4D Skyray (affectionately nicknamed the "Ford" for its "F", "Four" and "D" used in the designat... [Read More]
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1956
Douglas F5D Skylancer
Developed to fulfill a United States Navy (USN) requirement for a carrier-based supersonic fighter, ... [Read More]
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1959
Douglas F6D Missileer
As missile technology began to progress in the 1950s, the United States Navy began looking at plans ... [Read More]
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1952
Douglas X-3 (Stiletto)
The Douglas X-3 existed purely as a research aircraft, designed to study the barrier of sustained, s... [Read More]
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1951
English Electric Canberra
The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up B... [Read More]
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1952
Fairchild C-123 Provider
The C-123 Provider was a twin engine military transport aircraft utilized to good effect in the Viet... [Read More]
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1953
Fairey Gannet
The Fairey Gannet was a dedicated anti-submarine platform primarily serving the Fleet Air Arm of the... [Read More]
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1958
Fiat Aeritalia G.91 (Gina)
The Fiat Aeritalia G.91 was an Italian Cold War-era, single-seat, jet-powered fighter design that sa... [Read More]
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1950
FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II (Arrow II)
Argentina's first attempt at an indigenous jet-powered fighter was an underwhelming one by way of th... [Read More]
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1959
Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
The Folland Gnat was a swept-wing, jet-powered fighter of British origins appearing in the middle of... [Read More]
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1956
Fouga CM.170 Magister
It becomes much too easy to lose track of French military prowess following World War 2 but the Foug... [Read More]
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1956
Gloster Javelin
The Gloster Javelin was the first twin-engine delta-wing jet fighter design to take up service with ... [Read More]
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1950
Goodyear GA-17
GA-17 was the project designation allotted to a Goodyear Aircraft design attempting to fulfill a Uni... [Read More]
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1950
Grumman AF Guardian
The Grumman AF Guardian line became the United States Navy's first purpose-built, dedicated Anti-Sub... [Read More]
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1952
Grumman C-1A / TF-1 Trader
The C-1 Trader was a carrier-based transport (Carrier-Onboard-Delivery - COD) aircraft utilized by t... [Read More]
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1956
Grumman F11F / F-11 Tiger
The United States Navy maintained its reliance on aircraft designed, developed and produced by the G... [Read More]
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1952
Grumman F9F Cougar
Even as the straight-winged F9F "Panther" was beginning to take shape on the design board during the... [Read More]
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1959
Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
Development of the OV-1 Mohawk platform stemmed from a joint requirement fielded by both the United ... [Read More]
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1954
Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)
The Grumman S-2 Tracker was designed, developed and produced for the United States Navy at a time wh... [Read More]
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1953
Grumman Sapphire Cougar
As the age of the jet fighter was getting its feet underneath, longtime fighter supplier Grumman app... [Read More]
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1958
Grumman WF-2 / E-1 Tracer
With the rise of the aircraft carrier in World War 2 and advances in radar technology, the United St... [Read More]
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1952
Grumman XF10F Jaguar
The Model 83 was a submission put forward by Grumman to the United States Navy (USN) as a single-sea... [Read More]
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1957
Handley Page Victor
The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle also consisting of the... [Read More]
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1953
Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk
The Hawker Sea Hawk (also Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk) was a no-nonsense navy fighter aircraft desi... [Read More]
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1956
Hawker Hunter
The Hawker Hunter was the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy jet fighter of choice for decades since its... [Read More]
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1953
Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny)
Following World War 2 (1939-1945) the ground attack role was still very much a consideration for wor... [Read More]
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1958
Kaman HH-43 Huskie
Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]
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1959
Kamov Ka-22
Since the prospect of vertical flight became established during the 1940s and evolved throughout the... [Read More]
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1956
Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union became perhaps best known for its contribution of fighters... [Read More]
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1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Easily one of the most successful military aircraft of the post-World War 2 age, the Lockheed C-130 ... [Read More]
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1958
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
The Lockheed F-104 was in many ways an engineering marvel whose legacy suffered terribly due to seve... [Read More]
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1950
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
The F-94 (nicknamed "Starfire" in the "C" model only) was developed from the successful twin-seat Lo... [Read More]
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1955
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
The U-2 spyplane was a pivotal player during the peak years of the Cold War between the United State... [Read More]
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1957
Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)
... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)

1954
Martin B-57 Canberra
When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]
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1952
Martin P5M Marlin
World War 2 showcased the value of large flying boats in the long range maritime patrol and anti-shi... [Read More]
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1955
Martin P6M SeaMaster
The Cold War (1947-1991) period was one of technological advancement whose momentum was driven by de... [Read More]
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1957
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was affectionately called the "One-oh-Wonder" and known moreso early on ... [Read More]
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1956
McDonnell F3H Demon
During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighter appeared and made possibl... [Read More]
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1952
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
As impressive as the later versions of the MiG-15 fighter were (detailed elsewhere on this site), th... [Read More]
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1955
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
As with most global powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union forged a bulk of its jet fig... [Read More]
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1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
The MiG-21 was undoubtedly the most successful Cold War fighter in terms of reach, operating in over... [Read More]
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1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 a... [Read More]
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1955
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison)
The Myasishchev M-4 (NATO codename of "Bison") was developed to a Soviet Navy requirement for a jet-... [Read More]
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1959
Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
The M-50 and M-52 bombers were two prototype intercontinental supersonic strategic bombers proposed ... [Read More]
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1950
Nord 1601
Following the end of World War 2 in 1945, French aero industry had a long, arduous path before it as... [Read More]
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1959
North American / Boeing T-2 Buckeye
The North American (now Boeing) T-2 Buckeye was responsible for the training of thousands of America... [Read More]
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1950
North American AJ (A-2) Savage
The AJ Savage series of aircraft was a product of the North American Aviation Company for the United... [Read More]
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1954
North American F-100 Super Sabre
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was developed as the successor to the F-86 Sabre, another North... [Read More]
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1954
North American FJ-2 / FJ-3 Fury
The American jet fighter program evolved considerably following the close of World War 2 in 1945. Or... [Read More]
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1955
North American FJ-4 Fury
The United States Navy learned much in its early years of operating jet-powered fighters from its de... [Read More]
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1953
North American X-10
... [Read More]
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1959
North American X-15
The North American X-15 was the culmination of the rocket powered research aircraft that peppered th... [Read More]
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1955
North American XF-108 Rapier
The prospect of high speed, high altitude bombers captivated war planners on both sides of the Cold ... [Read More]
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1956
North American YF-107 (Ultra Sabre)
The North American YF-107 "Ultra Sabre" prototype represented the final foray into military aviation... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the North American YF-107 (Ultra Sabre)

1950
North American YF-93
At the close of World War 2 (1939-1945), with the jet age dawning on engineers and military warplann... [Read More]
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1950
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
The Northrop F-89 Scorpion delivered a decade of service to the United States Air Force, charged wit... [Read More]
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1952
OKB-1 EF-150
... [Read More]
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1953
Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
The Piasecki H-21 tandem-rotor helicopter was born from a line of Piasecki products that began with ... [Read More]
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1958
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
The F-105 Thunderchief was a Cold War product of the Republic Aviation Corporation and became the co... [Read More]
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1955
Republic XF-84H Thunderscreech
The Republic XF-84H was an experimental airframe based on the jet-powered, single-seat Republic F-84... [Read More]
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1953
Ryan X-13 Vertijet
The Ryan X-13 "Vertijet" was an experimental program of the 1950s funded by the United States Air Fo... [Read More]
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1955
Saab J32 Lansen (Lance)
By the late 1940s, the Swedish Air Force (or "Flygvapnet") was reviewing options in an effort to rep... [Read More]
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1957
Saunders-Roe SR.53
... [Read More]
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1950
Short S38 Sturgeon
The Short S.38 Sturgeon was born through a World War 2 (1939-1945) British naval requirement under S... [Read More]
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1956
Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave
The Sikorsky CH-37 Mojave was an early-generation, heavy-lift cargo helicopter in service with the A... [Read More]
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1950
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in vario... [Read More]
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1954
Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
The H-34 Choctaw was a multi-purpose, radial-powered utility helicopter produced by Sikorsky in the ... [Read More]
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1956
SNCASE S.E.212 (Durandal)
With the establishment of NATO in April of 1949, there arose a need for standardization among its me... [Read More]
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1953
SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)
The French aviation industry was left in ruins following the events of World War 2 (1939-1945) and q... [Read More]
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1958
Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
These limited-production aircraft served with little distinction in French hands but were better ser... [Read More]
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1950
Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
The French aero-industry was virtually non-existent throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) and in the pe... [Read More]
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1959
Sukhoi Su-7 (Fitter-A)
The Sukhoi Su-7 (NATO codename of "Fitter-A") was a single-seat, single engine jet-powered fighter i... [Read More]
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1959
Sukhoi Su-9 (Fishpot)
During the Korean War (1950-1953), the age of the jet-powered fighter had arrived. Soviet MiG-15s re... [Read More]
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1951
Supermarine Attacker
The Supermarine Attacker was a solid, if unspectacular, aircraft that failed to make much of a splas... [Read More]
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1957
Supermarine Scimitar
The Supermarine Scimitar was an oft-forgotten carrier-based, jet-powered, single-seat fighter for th... [Read More]
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1954
Supermarine Swift
The Supermarine Swift series of aircraft was initially designed to supplant the aging and outclassed... [Read More]
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1959
TEMCO TT-1 Pinto
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Thumbnail picture of the TEMCO TT-1 Pinto

1954
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
The Tupolev Tu-16 (codenamed "Badger" by NATO) owed its success story to the Cold War and its own ve... [Read More]
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1951
Tupolev Tu-85
During World War 2 (1939-1945), Soviet engineers were able to study three captured American B-29 Sup... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-85

1956
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Following the developmental Tupolev Tu-80 and Tu-85 programs was the famous Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" whi... [Read More]
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1956
Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)
Following World War 2, the aviation world was moving along at breakneck speeds in development of adv... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-98 (Backfin)

1955
Vickers Valiant
At a time when military satellites, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and UAVs didn't rule the ... [Read More]
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1957
Vought F-8 Crusader
The Vought F-8 "Crusader" was a direct response to a United States Navy requirement for a modern sup... [Read More]
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1958
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
The XF8U-3 "Crusader III" was a Chance Vought Mach 2-capable prototype series intended to fulfill th... [Read More]
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1953
Westland Wyvern
Like the United States, Britain required considerable naval power during World War 2 (1939-1945) and... [Read More]
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1958
Xian H-6
Into the 1960s, communist China held a close working military and political relationship with the So... [Read More]
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1955
Yakovlev Yak-25 (Flashlight / Mandrake)
The Yak-25 (NATO codename of "Flashlight") was yet another jet fighter design introduced by the Sovi... [Read More]
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