Military Factory

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 (76) 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]
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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]
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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]
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1974
Airbus A300
The Airbus A300 series of passenger jet airliner was developed by the French concern as a wide-body ... [Read More]
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1975
Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
The AS350 was originally designed to replace the aging Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale Alouette II light... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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1979
Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
Romania and Yugoslavia managed autonomy in the Soviet-dominated socialist period following World War... [Read More]
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1976
BAe Hawk
The BAe Hawk has maintained one of the most successful aerial tenures of any lightweight jet trainer... [Read More]
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1978
BAe Sea Harrier
The arrival of the land-based Hawker Siddeley Harrier revolutionized the British military approach u... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1979
Dassault Falcon 50
... [Read More]
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1979
Dassault Mirage 2000
The Dassault Mirage 2000 formed a potent interceptor and strike component of the French Air Force fo... [Read More]
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1973
Dassault Mirage F1
The Dassault Mirage F1 was designed to replace the successful Dassault Mirage III series. With a hos... [Read More]
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1978
Dassault Super Etendard
The Dassault "Super Etendard" was a further development of the original French Dassault Etendard IV ... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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1975
FMA IA-58 Pucara (Fortress)
The impressive-looking, two-seat IA-58 Pucara (meaning "Fortress") was produced by the Fabrica Milit... [Read More]
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1974
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
The Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" was the quintessential United States Navy (USN) fleet defense interceptor ... [Read More]
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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]
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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
At one time the Lockheed-built C-5 Galaxy was the largest aircraft ever produced, being able to fiel... [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]
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1970
MBB Bo 105
The Bo 105 is a light utility helicopter system recognized around the globe for its versatility, per... [Read More]
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1971
McDonnell Douglas DC-10
The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was one of several "tri-engine" jet-powered airliners developed into the... [Read More]
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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]
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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)
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Thumbnail picture of the Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)

1970
Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
As a long time Soviet equipment user, the Chinese were already building the twin-engine Mikoyan-Gure... [Read More]
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1972
Northrop YA-9
World War 2 (1939-1945) thrust the idea of dedicated strike aircraft for the Close Air Support (CAS)... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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1971
Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
... [Read More]
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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

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]
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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]
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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 Forger became the first (and last) VTOL service aircraft for the Soviet Union / ... [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