Military Factory

Aircraft from 1960 - 1969

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

During the 1960s, VTOL jet-powered flight was operationally achieved with the arrival of the British Harrier while other technologies continually evolved to new heights.





There are a total of (107) Aircraft from 1960 - 1969 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1962
Aermacchi MB.326
The Aermacchi MB.326 series of aircraft has become one of the most successful blends of operational ... [Read More]
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1963
Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya
The Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delfin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "May... [Read More]
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1969
Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde
One of the great aviation stories to come out of a post-Cold War world, the British and French-made ... [Read More]
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1960
Aerospatiale Alouette III
The Aerospatiale Alouette III, is French for Skylark having a single-engine and to be used as a ligh... [Read More]
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1964
Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
The SA 321 Super Frelon is a French-produced multirole helicopter falling under the Aerospatiale bra... [Read More]
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1967
Antonov An-22 Antei
With one of the largest ground armies in the world during the Cold War, the Soviet military required... [Read More]
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1962
Antonov An-24 (Coke)
The An-24 "Coke" was yet another in the long line of military transport aircraft produced during the... [Read More]
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1969
Antonov An-26 (Curl)
The Antonov An-26 was developed from the An-24 of 1962 for the airliner passenger / general transpor... [Read More]
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1967
BAC Strikemaster
At its core, the Strikemaster was a jet-powered training platform with inherent light ground attack ... [Read More]
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1968
BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod
The Nimrod aircraft came about as a replacement for the aging and World War Two-era piston-engine Av... [Read More]
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1964
Beechcraft King Air
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1967
Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
While the helicopter was already being developed into a viable battlefield contributor during the da... [Read More]
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1967
Bell Model 206 JetRanger
The Bell 206 was derived from the unsuccessful OH-4 bid by the Bell company to fulfill a US Army nee... [Read More]
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1969
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
The Bell OH-58 Kiowa has seen a long, successful and extended service life with the US Army (and oth... [Read More]
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1961
Beriev Be-10 (Mallow)
The Beriev Be-10 flying boat was developed for use by Soviet Naval Aviation as a patrol bomber durin... [Read More]
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1961
Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail)
The Beriev Be-12 "Mail" was a successful flying boat aircraft developed for the Soviet Navy as a rep... [Read More]
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1962
Blackburn Buccaneer
The Blackburn Buccaneer was a low-level, high-speed, carrier-borne strike aircraft utilized by the B... [Read More]
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1964
Boeing 727
After World War 2 (1939-1945) introduced the turbojet engine as a viable aviation propulsion system,... [Read More]
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1968
Boeing 737
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1962
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
The Boeing "Chinook" line of heavy-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay util... [Read More]
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1962
Boeing RC-135
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1964
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
The CH-46 Sea Knight is similar in design and role to the CH-47 Chinook series of transport helicopt... [Read More]
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1962
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Canadair took to producing several American-originated aircraft during the Cold War decades that inc... [Read More]
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1968
Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter (CF-116)
When it came time for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to upgrade it aged stock of 1950s-era figh... [Read More]
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1967
Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Super Tweet)
The United States Air Force (USAF) was already using the straight-wing, jet-powered Cessna T-37 "Twe... [Read More]
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1967
Cessna O-2 Skymaster
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1964
Cessna T-41 Mescalero
Because of the intricacies involved in training on jet aircraft, the United States Air Force adopted... [Read More]
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1960
Convair B-58 Hustler
The delta-wing Convair B-58 Hustler was the first United States Air Force supersonic operational bom... [Read More]
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1962
Dassault Balzac V
Even in the face of total devastation at the hands of the German invasion of World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]
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1962
Dassault Etendard IV
The base Dassault Etendard began as a private venture that was initially greeted without much intere... [Read More]
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1965
Dassault Falcon 20
In 1965, the French concern of Dassault introduced its line of business jets with the Dassault "Falc... [Read More]
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1965
Dassault HU-25 Guardian
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1969
Dassault Mirage 5
The Dassault Mirage 5 was the continuing evolution of the famous - and successful - Mirage III delta... [Read More]
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1967
Dassault Mirage G
The idea of variable sweep wing mainplanes was in play as early as the 1920s and 1930s but did not s... [Read More]
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1961
Dassault Mirage III
The Mirage III supersonic fighter line proved a popular product throughout the Cold War decades wher... [Read More]
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1965
Dassault Mirage IIIV
The Mirage IIIV was designed to a NATO requirement for a supersonic VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Land... [Read More]
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1963
Dassault Mirage IV
The Dassault Mirage IV series was designed to a French requirement for a supersonic aircraft platfor... [Read More]
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1965
Dassault-Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic / Atlantique 2
The French concern of Breguet Aviation was awarded a 1958 NATO-sponsored contract to design, develop... [Read More]
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1965
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
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1965
Douglas AC-47 Spooky
Despite its service entry in 1941 and an American military career spanning across both World War 2 (... [Read More]
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1961
Douglas B-26K/A-26B Counter Invader
The B-26K/A-26B "Counter Invader" was based on a highly modified airframe of the World War 2-era Dou... [Read More]
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1964
EGAO Helwan HA-300
Germany's defeat in World War 2 (1939-1945) meant that its military-industrial capability was heavil... [Read More]
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1960
English Electric / BAC Lightning
The English Electric Lightning was an impressive engineering feat for the British people. She was th... [Read More]
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1968
Fairchild AC-119 (Shadow / Stinger)
The Fairchild AC-119 series was a modified form of the successful Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" tr... [Read More]
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1967
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" pla... [Read More]
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1963
Grumman A-6 Intruder
The Grumman A-6 "Intruder" was a dedicated strike platform designed to a United States Navy (USN) re... [Read More]
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1967
Grumman C-2 Greyhound
The Grumman C-2 Greyhound was developed from the successful Grumman E-2 Hawkeye. Whereas the latter ... [Read More]
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1963
Grumman EA-6 Prowler
For a time in American naval history, the Grumman EA-6 "Prowler" served as the United States Navy's ... [Read More]
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1967
HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
The modern Indian Air Force (IAF) has a relatively young history when compared to world heavyweights... [Read More]
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1968
HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
Not content with relying on purchase of foreign military goods, the nation of India has long been nu... [Read More]
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1965
Harbin Z-5
One-time close political ties between the Soviet Union and China allowed for the passing of military... [Read More]
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1969
Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
The subsonic British Harrier "jump jet" became the world's first practical VTOL (Vertical Take-Off a... [Read More]
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1966
Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
The Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" (popularly recognized as the "Loach") was a revolutionary light helicopter ... [Read More]
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1961
Hughes TH-55 Osage
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1968
Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
The Ilyushin IL-38 (NATO codename of "May") is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine platform utilize... [Read More]
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1967
Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
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1962
Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter has served a lengthy and respected career in the navies of sever... [Read More]
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1966
Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a respon... [Read More]
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1969
Kawasaki P-2J Neptune
In 1961, work began on a new maritime patrol platform for the nation of Japan. Instead of heavily in... [Read More]
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1963
Lockheed A-12 (Archangel 12)
Following World War 2 (1939-1945) and into the 1950s, more and more national powers were secretly in... [Read More]
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1967
Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
The AH-56 Cheyenne was Lockheed's first and only foray into development of a production helicopter. ... [Read More]
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1965
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
The Lockheed C-141 "Starlifter" became the United States military's first jet-powered, strategic tra... [Read More]
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1969
Lockheed D-21
The Gary Powers incident of 1960 changed the way the United States spied on the Soviet Union. The su... [Read More]
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1964
Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
The Lockheed HC-130 is based on the standard C-130H model which introduced updated Allison T56-A-15 ... [Read More]
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1965
Lockheed L-100 Hercules
The excellent hauling capabilities and military market success that was the Lockheed C-130 Hercules ... [Read More]
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1962
Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
The Lockheed KC-130 Hercules is a combination tanker-transport aircraft based on the hugely successf... [Read More]
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1962
Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion
The P-3 Orion aircraft is a product of Lockheed Martin, designed and accepted at a time when Lockhee... [Read More]
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1966
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
The MC-130 series is represented by the MC-130E Combat Talon I and the MC-130H Combat Talon II syste... [Read More]
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1966
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The sleek SR-71 Blackbird spyplane reached an all new plateau in supersonic high-level flight for th... [Read More]
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1963
Lockheed YF-12
With the abandonment of the North American XF-108 "Rapier" high-speed interceptor program for the Un... [Read More]
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1969
Martin X-24A
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1968
McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
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1960
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II series ... [Read More]
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1969
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Wild Weasel
"Wild Weasel" was a concept tied to various aircraft serving the United States military in the Elect... [Read More]
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1962
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23)
While it may seem that the West was the only power at work on fantastical "x-planes" during the Cold... [Read More]
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1965
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
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1962
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For ... [Read More]
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1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
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1968
Mil V-12 (Homer)
The Mil V-12 was a massive heavy-lift helicopter project taken on by the Soviet Union during the Col... [Read More]
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1965
Mitsubishi MU-2
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Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi MU-2

1961
North American A-5 Vigilante
The aviation concern of North American became a household name in American military aviation thanks ... [Read More]
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1966
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
The North American/Rockwell OV-10 Bronco was developed through the United States Marine Corps Light ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco

1964
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
In the decades following World War 2 (1939-1945) there stood a period of immense achievements relate... [Read More]
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1962
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
The Northrop F-5 "Freedom Fighter" / "Tiger" / "Tiger II" series was designed from the outset as a l... [Read More]
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1964
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
The E-2 Hawkeye series serves carrier battle groups (principally in the United States Navy) and is c... [Read More]
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1961
Northrop T-38 Talon
The Northrop T-38 "Talon" is a dedicated supersonic advanced trainer used by a handful of global air... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon

1968
Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
Teledyne Ryan / Ryan Aeronautical produced the AQM-91 "Firefly" as a stealth-minded, high-altitude, ... [Read More]
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1960
Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
The Saab J 35 Draken (translated in English to "Dragon" but carrying the meaning of "Kite" based on ... [Read More]
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1968
Saab JA37 Viggen (Thunderbolt)
The Swedish Saab JA 37 "Viggen" ("Thunderbolt") was yet another milestone aircraft design for the Sc... [Read More]
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1961
Shenyang J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
For decades China, and its regional allies, relied on the availability of their Shenyang J-6 series ... [Read More]
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1966
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
The Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion is a heavy-lift helicopter system developed for the United States Ma... [Read More]
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1962
Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
The original Sikorsky S-60 proved itself as a heavy-lift helicopter through its sole example complet... [Read More]
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1965
Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
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1967
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
The HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" was a specialized development of the original Sikorsky CH-3 transport ... [Read More]
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1961
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
At its peak, the Sikorsky SH-3 series of naval aircraft was a widely used and successful platform ut... [Read More]
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1969
Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma
The Puma began life as a product of Sud Aviation designed to meet an French Army requirement for an ... [Read More]
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1964
Sukhoi Su-11 (Fishpot-C)
The Su-11, by any regard, is considered a potent fighter. Based on a further development of the infe... [Read More]
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1967
Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
The Su-15 (NATO codename of "Flagon") series of aircraft was designed by the Sukhoi firm as a true i... [Read More]
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1967
Transall C-160
The Transall C-160 tactical transport aircraft was born out of a joint French-West German consortium... [Read More]
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1965
Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)
Design of the Tupolev Tu-126 (NATO codename of "Moss") was conventional and followed much of what ma... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-126 (Moss)

1967
Tupolev Tu-134
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Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-134

1962
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
The Soviet/Russian Tupolev concern has had a long and established history in developing and producin... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)

1964
Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)
With the vast territory encompassing the Soviet Union at its peak during the Cold War, its military ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-28 / Tu-128 (Fiddler)

1964
Vickers VC10
The VC10 was born under the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) brand label founded in 1960. The comp... [Read More]
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1967
Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
Developed as a successor to the Douglas A-4 "Skyhawk" series of carrier-based strike fighter, the LT... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II

1960
Yakovlev Yak-28 (Brewer / Firebar)
Post-World War 2 swept-wing research - coupled with advanced in turbojet technology - allowed the So... [Read More]
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1960
Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)
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