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    Aircraft from 1970 - 1979

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

    An all-new range of fighter aircraft and attack helicopter were debuted in the 1970s, continuing the arms race spurred on by the Cold War.





    There are a total of (79) Aircraft from 1970 - 1979 in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1978
    Aermacchi MB.339
    The Aermacchi MB.339 was the successor to the Aermacchi MB.326 in the advanced trainer and light str... [Read More]
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    1972
    Aero L-39 Albatros
    The Aero L-39 series of advanced jet trainer and light strike aircraft followed along the same lines... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-39 Albatros

    1973
    Aerospatiale Gazelle
    A popular light reconnaissance and attack helicopter for export order, the Aerospatiale Gazelle syst... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle

    1976
    AgustaWestland AW109
    The British-Italian helicopter concern of AgustaWestland developed their AW109 model of 1971 as a co... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW109

    1974
    AIDC T-CH-1 (Chung-Tsing)
    At one point, the Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force managed a stock of North American T-28 "Troja... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC T-CH-1 (Chung-Tsing)

    1974
    Airbus A300
    The Airbus A300 series of passenger jet airliner was developed by the French concern as a wide-body ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A300

    1975
    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    The AS350 was originally designed to replace the aging Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale Alouette II light... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar

    1978
    Alenia-Aeritalia G.222
    The Italian Alenia G.222 medium-lift tactical transport was born from a 1962 NATO requirement for a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia-Aeritalia G.222

    1976
    Antonov An-32 (Cline)
    The Antonov An-32 (NATO reporting name of "Cline") was developed as an improved version of the An-26... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-32 (Cline)

    1979
    Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
    Romania and Yugoslavia managed autonomy in the Soviet-dominated socialist period following World War... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)

    1976
    BAe Hawk
    The BAe Hawk has maintained one of the most successful aerial tenures of any lightweight jet trainer... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Hawk

    1978
    BAe Sea Harrier
    The arrival of the land-based Hawker Siddeley Harrier revolutionized the British military approach u... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the BAe Sea Harrier

    1971
    Bell AH-1 SuperCobra
    The AH-1 "SuperCobra" is a further evolution of the original Vietnam War-era AH-1 "Cobra" born in th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell AH-1 SuperCobra

    1970
    Bell AH-1J SeaCobra
    In the latter part of the 1960s, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) had enough interest in the ne... [Read More]
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    1972
    Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
    The "Polaris" submarine-launched missiles debuted by the West during the Cold War (1947-1991) caused... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)

    1976
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle
    For a time, the McDonnell Douglas (now under Boeing) F-15 Eagle series was the pinnacle of American ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle

    1970
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Thanks to advances in jet engine technology during the 1950s and 1960s, passenger air travel blossom... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)

    1977
    Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
    From 1954 into 1982, the United States military relied on the EC-121 "Warning Star" platform as its ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)

    1975
    Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post

    1973
    Boeing T-43 (Gator)
    In the early 1970s, the United States Air Force commissioned the Boeing concern to develop and deliv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing T-43 (Gator)

    1979
    CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)
    The Soviet Navy made use of several "ekranoplan" design forms during the Cold War decades, these pse... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan)

    1979
    Dassault Falcon 50
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Falcon 50

    1979
    Dassault Mirage 2000
    The Dassault Mirage 2000 formed a potent interceptor and strike component of the French Air Force fo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 2000

    1979
    Dassault Mirage 4000
    With an eye towards developing a low-altitude penetrating fighter-bomber and long-range interceptor ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage 4000

    1973
    Dassault Mirage F1
    The Dassault Mirage F1 was designed to replace the successful Dassault Mirage III series. With a hos... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Mirage F1

    1978
    Dassault Super Etendard
    The Dassault "Super Etendard" was a further development of the original French Dassault Etendard IV ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault Super Etendard

    1978
    Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet
    The Alpha Jet series of aircraft was a joint Franco-German initiative to produce a highly-advanced t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet

    1975
    ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera
    The French aviation concern of Dassault found success with its Mirage 3 jet-powered interceptor plat... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera

    1976
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed exclusively to fulfill the Close-Air Support (CAS) role from th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)

    1975
    FMA IA-58 Pucara (Fortress)
    The impressive-looking, two-seat IA-58 Pucara (meaning "Fortress") was produced by the Fabrica Milit... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FMA IA-58 Pucara (Fortress)

    1974
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat
    The Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" was the quintessential United States Navy (USN) fleet defense interceptor ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat

    1977
    HAL Ajeet (Invincible)
    The Indian Air Force was a primary operator of the classic British Folland "Gnat", a swept-wing, sub... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL Ajeet (Invincible)

    1973
    IAI Arava (Willow)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Arava (Willow)

    1975
    IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
    The Kfir (translated to "Lion Cub") was a semi-indigenous Israeli fighter development designed to fu... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)

    1972
    IAI Nesher (Vulture)
    The nation of Israel, in its modern incarnation, was born into war and this meant that a ready and w... [Read More]
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    1971
    IAR 316
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the IAR 316

    1975
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)

    1974
    Kawasaki C-1
    With restrictions as to what type of weapons development and exportation could occur in Japan during... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki C-1

    1974
    Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking
    The S-3 Viking series of carrier-borne aircraft was a joint production effort from the Lockheed and ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking

    1972
    Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
    Since the advent of the airplane as an instrument of war, warplanners have relied on the power of mo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky

    1970
    Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
    The United States Air Force (USAF) initiative that eventually begat the Lockheed C-5 "Galaxy" heavy-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy

    1972
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed L-1011 TriStar

    1978
    Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
    The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 "Fighting Falcon" was a product of Cold War-developm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16  Fighting Falcon

    1973
    Martin X-24B
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin X-24B

    1970
    MBB Bo 105
    The Bo 105 is a light utility helicopter system recognized around the globe for its versatility, per... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the MBB Bo 105

    1971
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10
    The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was one of several "tri-engine" jet-powered airliners developed into the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas DC-10

    1975
    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    The Mikoyan MiG-27 "Flogger" was derived from the successful MiG-23 "Flogger" interceptor and made i... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)

    1979
    Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
    The MiG-31 "Foxhound" was developed as an off-shoot of the record-setting MiG-25 "Foxbat". The Foxba... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)

    1970
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
    The Mach 2-capable MiG-23 "Flogger" became the first true "swing-wing" fighter to enter service with... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)

    1972
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)
    Like the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed", the MiG-25 (NATO reporting ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat)

    1975
    Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
    The Mil Mi-14 (NATO codename "Haze") was a dedicated naval anti-submarine helicopter appearing in li... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)

    1973
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

    1978
    Mitsubishi F-1 (Supersonic Rei-Sen)
    In the decades following World War 2 (1939-1945), the Japanese defense industry was rebuilt. After t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi F-1 (Supersonic Rei-Sen)

    1975
    Mitsubishi T-2
    Like Germany in the post-World War 2 years, Japan's military capacity was stripped. The United State... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mitsubishi T-2

    1978
    Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)
    The Myasishchev M-55 (NATO codename of "Mystic") was originally developed to counter the cold War-er... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)

    1975
    Nanchang J-12 (Jianjiji-12)
    The aircraft that was to become the J-12 ("Jianjiji-12") began as a requirement by the Chinese Air F... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nanchang J-12 (Jianjiji-12)

    1970
    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    As a long time Soviet equipment user, the Chinese were already building the twin-engine Mikoyan-Gure... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)

    1972
    Northrop YA-9
    World War 2 (1939-1945) thrust the idea of dedicated strike aircraft for the Close Air Support (CAS)... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YA-9

    1972
    Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)
    The YF-17 Cobra was a Northrop Aviation creation through NASA to support further testing and researc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop YF-17 (Cobra)

    1979
    Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
    The Panavia Tornado emerged as the product of a consortium of European companies from the United Kin... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)

    1977
    Rockwell XFV-12
    The Rockwell XFV-12 aircraft was a proposed design attempting to fulfill a United States Navy (USN) ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Rockwell XFV-12

    1973
    SEPECAT Jaguar
    The SEPECAT Jaguar was a joint aircraft venture between Britain and France to produce a supersonic, ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar

    1971
    Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1

    1970
    Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk
    Before the US Army's ubiquitous workhorse transport/utility helicopter - the Sikorsky UH-60 "Black H... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk

    1976
    Sikorsky S-72 (X-Wing)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky S-72 (X-Wing)

    1979
    Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk has become a workhorse for the United States and other military forces... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk

    1978
    SOKO J-22 Orao (Eagle)
    In 1971, the nations of Romania and Yugoslavia joined together to develop a light strike, low-level ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the SOKO J-22 Orao (Eagle)

    1970
    Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
    The Mach 2-capable Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" was a further development of the successful Su-7 "Fitter-A"... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)

    1973
    Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)
    With the success that was the Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" swing-wing product, it was only natural for Sovi... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)

    1974
    Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
    The Sukhoi Su-24 "Fencer" was the Soviet answer to the American General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark. The... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)

    1972
    Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)
    When it was learned that the Americans were delving into a high-speed, high-altitude Mach 3-capable ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi T-4 (Sotka)

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
    As the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" proved a successful strategic bomber across several roles for the Soviet... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)

    1975
    Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
    The Tupolev concern of Russia holds an aviation history dating as far back as 1926, having since est... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)

    1972
    Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
    The Tupolev Tu22M "Backfire" was/is a dedicated strategic bombing and maritime strike platform prima... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)

    1978
    Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx
    The Westland Lynx (AgustaWestland since 2000) was designed to a British Army requirement and initial... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx

    1976
    Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
    The Yakovlev Yak-38 (NATO codename of "Forger") became the first (and last) VSTOL (Vertical, Short T... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)

    1975
    Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)

    1979
    Yakovlev Yak-52
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Yakovlev Yak-52