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    Complete Aircraft Timeline - From the Wright Brothers to the Present Day

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/3/2016

    After centuries of dreaming and experimentation, man finally realized heavier-than-air powered flight at the beginning of the 20th Century.





    There are a total of (1,532) Military and Civilian Aircraft (including Helicopters and Drones) from the Wright Brothers to the Present Day in the Military Factory Timeline. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Developmental systems and experimental models, as well as future concepts, are also included in this listing.




    1903
    Wright Flyer
    Though the prospect of manned flight had been around for hundreds, maybe even thousands of years, it... [Read More]

    1908
    British Army Aeroplane No 1 (Cody 1)
    The British Army's first powered airship became the Dirigible No 1 "Nulli Secundus" born at the Ball... [Read More]

    1909
    Bleriot XI
    The Bleriot XI was one of the first notable monoplanes to achieve any level of fame. Primitive by to... [Read More]

    1910
    Coanda-1910
    This invention by Romanian inventor Henri Coanda was in the works as early as 1905 - an experimental... [Read More]

    1910
    Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
    ... [Read More]

    1911
    Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E)
    Like the United States Army's air service of the early 20th century, the United States Navy (USN) ai... [Read More]

    1911
    Burgess-Wright Model F Flyer
    American William Starling Burgess made quite a name for himself across various industries and was re... [Read More]

    1912
    Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
    The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was born through the Royal Balloon Factory (RBF) establishment whic... [Read More]

    1913
    Avro 504
    Without knowing it from the outset, the Avro Type 504 series of aircraft would become one of the mos... [Read More]

    1913
    Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz (Series)
    The Sikorsky Ilya Mourometz series of aircraft were the world's first four-engine bombers in operati... [Read More]

    1914
    Aviatik B.I
    The Aviatik B.I series handled reconnaissance duties for Germany in the early years of the war, serv... [Read More]

    1914
    Albatros B.II
    The Albatros B.II was a reconnaissance biplane used in the early years of the First World War, parti... [Read More]

    1914
    Bristol Scout
    The Bristol Scout was born from a racing aircraft and was, therefore, based upon an excellent perfor... [Read More]

    1914
    Zeppelin Z.XII (LZ-26)
    First flown on December 14th, 1914, the military-minded Zeppelin "LZ-26" became one of the more succ... [Read More]

    1914
    Rumpler B.I
    While discussions of World War 1 (1914-1918) aircraft inevitably turn to Fokkers, SPADs and Sopwiths... [Read More]

    1914
    Sopwith Tabloid
    ... [Read More]

    1914
    Hansa-Brandenburg B.I (Type D/FD)
    Ernst Heinkel - whose German firm Heinkel would gain some level of notoriety in World War 2 - design... [Read More]

    1914
    Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
    The Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn" was a development of French aeronautical engineering and was essentiall... [Read More]

    1914
    Caudron G.3
    As was the case with most of the aircraft featured during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French Caudro... [Read More]

    1914
    Ponnier L.1
    World War 1 (1914-1918) proved the perfect avenue for which aviation concerns could showcase their w... [Read More]

    1915
    DFW T.28 Floh (Flea)
    Perhaps one of the ugliest biplane fighters ever designed, the DFW T.28 "Floh" ("Flea") was the prod... [Read More]

    1915
    SPAD S.A
    Developed in the mold of a "fighting scout", the French-originated SPAD S.A served in the armed reco... [Read More]

    1915
    Nieuport 12
    Air superiority became a back-and-forth affair for the air services involved in World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]

    1915
    Short Type 184
    ... [Read More]

    1915
    Caproni Ca.1
    While the British Handley Page and German Gotha bombers receive their fair share of notoriety in Wor... [Read More]

    1915
    Lloyd C.II
    The Lloyd C.II was a reconnaissance biplane fielded by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War 1, w... [Read More]

    1915
    Lohner B.VII
    The Lohner B.VII was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft produced by and for the Austro-Hungarian Emp... [Read More]

    1915
    LVG C.II
    The LVG C.II was a limited-production reconnaissance scout plane utilized by the German Empire durin... [Read More]

    1915
    Lebed Type XII
    The Russian Empire did not field many indigenous aircraft designs during World War 1, instead relyin... [Read More]

    1915
    Sopwith Baby
    Sopwith Aviation was founded in 1912 by Thomas Sopwith (1888-1989) at Kingston upon Thames in London... [Read More]

    1915
    Rumpler C.I
    Austrian-born engineer Edmund Rumpler settled his Rumpler Flugzeugwerke concern in 1909 and began by... [Read More]

    1915
    Rumpler G.I
    ... [Read More]

    1915
    Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
    The much-loved Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" two-seat trainer aircraft was utilized in a myriad of ways throu... [Read More]

    1915
    LVG B (Series)
    Prior to production of military aircraft, the LVG concern ("Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft") was focused... [Read More]

    1915
    Zeppelin L.10 (LZ-40)
    The Zeppelin was a rigid, "lighter-than-air" manned aircraft developed by German Count Ferdinand von... [Read More]

    1915
    Nieuport 11 (Bebe)
    The Nieuport 11 "Bebe" (or "Baby" - known officially as the "Nieuport 11 C1") was one of the first t... [Read More]

    1915
    Airco DH.2
    Geoffrey de Havilland was hired by the Airco firm in June of 1914 as lead designer and quickly lent ... [Read More]

    1915
    Albatros C.I
    The Albatros C.I series of aircraft was the next evolution in the brand's reconnaissance aircraft li... [Read More]

    1915
    Albatros C.III
    Albatros built several "C-type" twin-seat reconnaissance biplanes for the German Air Service in Worl... [Read More]

    1915
    AGO C.II
    The AGO C.II was the product of the Aerowerke Gustav Otto (abbreviated as "AGO") concern and is cons... [Read More]

    1915
    Fokker E (Eindecker)
    As with most aircraft developed during World War 1, the Eindecker series enjoyed a relatively short ... [Read More]

    1915
    Aviatik C.I
    Aviatik (Automobil und Aviatikwerke) of Germany was already involved in aircraft designs from the ou... [Read More]

    1915
    Vickers FB.5 (Gunbus)
    The FB.5 (also known as the "Gunbus") was of a biplane type design for the scouting role. What set t... [Read More]

    1915
    Caudron G.4
    The Caudron G.4 series was a twin-engine bomber platform introduced in the early years of World War ... [Read More]

    1915
    Breguet Br.5
    The Breguet Br.5 series of biplane bomber was developed from the Breguet Br.4. The Br.5 was operated... [Read More]

    1915
    Voisin Type 5
    The French Voisin Type 5 bomber was developed from the proven Voisin III series and saw action in th... [Read More]

    1915
    Morane-Saulnier Type N
    The Moraine-Saulnier Type N (or simply "Moraine-Saulnier N") was a French fighter aircraft of the Fi... [Read More]

    1915
    Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.2
    The F.E.2 series of aircraft were produced by the Royal Aircraft Factory and had their origins in th... [Read More]

    1916
    Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8
    The Royal Aircraft Factory F.E.8 ("F.E." for "Fighter Experimental") was developed in 1915 and relea... [Read More]

    1916
    Siemens-Schuckert D.I
    So desperate were the Germans of finding a counter to the French Nieuport 17 biplane fighter that th... [Read More]

    1916
    DFW C.V
    The DFW C.V series of biplane aircraft was of German design in World War 1. The system was particula... [Read More]

    1916
    SPAD S.VII
    The SPAD S.VII (or "S.7") was one of France's best single-seat fighters of World War 1 (1914-1918). ... [Read More]

    1916
    Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter (One-and-One-Half Strutter)
    Like other Sopwith Aviation Company aircraft, the wartime Sopwith 1-1/2 Strutter owed its existence ... [Read More]

    1916
    Sopwith Pup
    The Sopwith Pup was a World War 1-era biplane fighter design appearing in 1916 during a time when Ge... [Read More]

    1916
    Albatros D.I
    The Albatros Flugzeugwerke firm certainly made a name for itself in World War 1. It was responsible ... [Read More]

    1916
    Albatros D.II
    Albatros produced a variety of capable fighter mounts throughout World War 1 and the original D.I se... [Read More]

    1916
    Nieuport 17
    Fresh off of the heels of the success that was the Nieuport 11, the Nieuport 17 was a direct develop... [Read More]

    1916
    AEG C.IV
    The C.IV was a twin-seat biplane aircraft produced by the German firm of Allgemeine Elektrizitats-Ge... [Read More]

    1916
    AEG G.IV
    The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wart... [Read More]

    1916
    Albatros C.V
    The Albatros C.V can, in some ways, be approached as a step backwards in the progression of the C-se... [Read More]

    1916
    Sopwith Triplane
    The Sopwith Triplane (dubbed the "Triplehound" by her pilots) was a three wing design built upon the... [Read More]

    1916
    Zeppelin L.32 (LZ-74)
    The German Zeppelin L.32 (production designation of "LZ-74") served the Imperial German Navy (German... [Read More]

    1916
    Royal Aircraft Factory R.E.8
    The Royal Aircraft Factory's B.E.2 two-seat biplane scout gave exceptional service during World War ... [Read More]

    1916
    Rumpler 6B
    The Rumpler concern has become a largely forgotten aviation manufacturer when pitted alongside the l... [Read More]

    1916
    Rumpler C.III
    Rumpler Flugzeugwerke followed their Rumpler C.I biplane reconnaissance aircraft with the improved C... [Read More]

    1916
    Lohner C.I
    The Lohner C.I was nothing more than the armed version of the two-seat Lohner B.VII reconnaissance a... [Read More]

    1916
    Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD)
    The Hansa-Brandenburg C.I was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft seeing action with the Austro-Hunga... [Read More]

    1916
    Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (Type KD)
    The D.I was another of Ernst Heinkel's aircraft designs for the Hansa-Brandenburg firm (known formal... [Read More]

    1916
    Hanriot HD.1
    Despite its French origins, the Hanriot HD.1 biplane fighter saw extensive service with the Belgian ... [Read More]

    1916
    Gotha G.IV
    The Gotha G.IV series of heavy biplane bombers served the German Air Service of World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]

    1916
    Avro 523 Pike
    Avro (A.V. Roe and Company) was founded in 1910 and based out of Manchester. The firm played a large... [Read More]

    1916
    Sikorsky S-16 (RBVZ S-XVI)
    Designed by Ukrainian aviation engineer Igor Sikorsky, the S-16 was developed to a Russian Empire re... [Read More]

    1916
    LFG Roland C.II (Whale)
    The LFG Roland C.II was a rather advanced biplane fighter design of World War 1 (1914-1918) serving ... [Read More]

    1916
    Ponnier M.1
    While the earlier Ponnier L.1 biplane scout aircraft (detailed elsewhere on this site) failed to imp... [Read More]

    1916
    Wright Model L
    ... [Read More]

    1917
    Fokker V.4 (Fokker D.VI)
    The engineering path to the classic Fokker Dr.I Triplane of World War 1 fame went through several pr... [Read More]

    1917
    Fokker V.5 (Fokker F.I)
    The Fokker V.6 continued the line of triplane prototype fighter begun by Fokker with the V.4 intende... [Read More]

    1917
    Fokker V.6 (Fokker D.VII)
    The Fokker V.6 continued the line of triplane prototype fighter begun by Fokker with the V.4 intende... [Read More]

    1917
    Fokker V.8 (Quintuplane)
    The arrival of the Sopwith Triplane for the Allies in World War 1 immediately showcased to the Germa... [Read More]

    1917
    Caudron G.6
    The French aviation concern of Caudron continued to evolve their serviceable G-series reconnaissance... [Read More]

    1917
    LTG FD.1
    Luft Torpedo Gesellschaft (LTG) of Germany delivered for the German Navy of World War 1 (1914-1918) ... [Read More]

    1917
    LVG D.III
    LVG (Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft) was established in Berlin-Johannisthal, Germany during 1912 and amo... [Read More]

    1917
    Curtiss H-16
    In 1911, the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company unveiled their Model D, a biplane aircraft powered ... [Read More]

    1917
    Felixstowe F.2
    In the pre-World War 1 period, Royal Navy Lt Cmdr John Porte partnered with famous American aviator ... [Read More]

    1917
    Fairey Campania
    The British became big proponents and pioneers of naval aviation during World War 1. War had broken ... [Read More]

    1917
    Gotha G.V
    With the Germans having gained critical territory up to the Belgian coast in 1914, thoughts to the b... [Read More]

    1917
    Zeppelin-Staaken R-series
    When World War 1 (1914-1918) bogged down into the stubborn battles of trench warfare in the Autumn o... [Read More]

    1917
    Albatros J.I
    The Albatros J.I was conceived of as a dedicated ground attack aircraft for use in the "infantry clo... [Read More]

    1917
    Avro 529
    The Avro 529 followed closely in line with Avro's preceding bomber attempt - the 523. Both were desi... [Read More]

    1917
    Dorand AR
    The Dorand AR series was developed for the French air service to replace the outmoded, two-seat Farm... [Read More]

    1917
    Beardmore WB III / SB 3
    The Beardmore WB III was nothing more than a highly-modified, navalized version of the successful la... [Read More]

    1917
    Hansa-Brandenburg W.12
    The Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 was a two-seat floatplane fighter seaplane design serving the German Empi... [Read More]

    1917
    Phonix C.I
    The Phonix C.I was a rather simplistic two-seat armed reconnaissance fighter utilized by the Austro-... [Read More]

    1917
    Phonix D (Series)
    The Phonix D.I was a single-seat fighter platform developed and produced by the Phonix Flugzeug-Werk... [Read More]

    1917
    LVG C.V
    The LVG C.V was a general-purpose, two-seat reconnaissance aircraft utilized by the German air servi... [Read More]

    1917
    Aviatik D.I (Berg D.I)
    The Aviatik D.I served the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a fighter and reconnaissance escort through th... [Read More]

    1917
    SPAD S.XII
    French flying ace Georges Guynemer pushed the idea of a cannon-armed fighter plane after his experie... [Read More]

    1917
    Aeromarine 39
    In 1917, the United States Navy entered into a contract with the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company ... [Read More]

    1917
    Standard J-1
    The Standard J-1 appeared in the First World War and served the United States Army Air Service in th... [Read More]

    1917
    Caproni Ca.3
    The Caproni Ca.36 represented the definitive model in the C-bomber series debuted in 1914 as the C.3... [Read More]

    1917
    Rumpler C.IV
    ... [Read More]

    1917
    Rumpler C.VII
    ... [Read More]

    1917
    Rumpler C.VIII
    The aircraft, as a viable standalone weapon of war, emerged in World War 1 (1914-1918) along with th... [Read More]

    1917
    Rumpler D.I
    ... [Read More]

    1917
    Macchi M.5
    The Italian concern of Macchi was founded in 1912 by Giulio Macchi out of Varese, Italy. Despite Ita... [Read More]

    1917
    SPAD S.XI
    The storied engineering career of Frenchman Louis Bechereau spanned decades and several popular des... [Read More]

    1917
    SPAD S.XIV
    The SPAD S.XIV was a floatplane version of the earlier S.XII fighter. The original S.XII was develop... [Read More]

    1917
    Zeppelin L.52 (LZ-98)
    The Zeppelin was a principle weapon of both the German Army and Navy concerning World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]

    1917
    C.23 (Coastal Class)
    C.23 Coastal Class airship served the British Royal Navy during World War 1 (1914-1918). The aircraf... [Read More]

    1917
    Airco DH.4
    With production numbering over 6,000 total units, the AirCo / de Havilland DH.4 was another one of G... [Read More]

    1917
    Airco DH.5
    With the vantage point afforded to pilots of the earlier Airco DH.2 model, famous aircraft designer ... [Read More]

    1917
    Albatros C.X
    The Albatros production of the C.X model continued the firm's commitment to producing capable reconn... [Read More]

    1917
    Nieuport 27
    The Nieuport Nie.27 (or simply Nieuport 27) was designed by Gustave Delage and became an advanced tr... [Read More]

    1917
    Pfalz D.III
    The Pfalz D.III was an exceptional aircraft produced in large numbers by Bavaria for Bavarian forces... [Read More]

    1917
    Siemens-Schuckert D.III
    The Siemens-Schuckert D series of fighters evolved from captured French-made Nieuport 11 aircraft. T... [Read More]

    1917
    Albatros D.V
    At the time of its inception, the Albatros D-series of fighter aircraft (beginning with the D.I mode... [Read More]

    1917
    Sopwith Dolphin
    The Sopwith Dolphin was yet another fighter design in the long line of Thomas Sopwith production air... [Read More]

    1917
    Armstrong Whitworth FK8
    The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 model series was a biplane aircraft conceived of by aircraft designer ... [Read More]

    1917
    Friedrichshafen G.III
    The Friedrichshafen G.III was a medium bi-plane class bomber utilized by the German Empire in World ... [Read More]

    1917
    SPAD S.XIII
    The SPAD S.XIII (S.13) was a further development of the successful SPAD S.VII (S.7) design, the latt... [Read More]

    1917
    Albatros D.III
    While the Albatros D.I proved critical in winning back air superiority for the Germans in early 1917... [Read More]

    1917
    Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
    The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 ("S.E." for "Scout Experimental") was designed from the outset as a... [Read More]

    1917
    Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker)
    The Fokker Dr.I ("Dr" for "Dreidecker" meaning "triplane") series is most closely associated with Ma... [Read More]

    1917
    Breguet Br.14
    French aviation design triumphed with the arrival of the Breguet Br.14 series (sometimes written as ... [Read More]

    1917
    Airco DH.9
    The AirCo DH.9 was a further revision of the DH.4 bomber - again headed by famous aviation engineer ... [Read More]

    1917
    Bristol F.2
    The Bristol F.2 fighter series operated throughout the British Empire for decades, serving through W... [Read More]

    1917
    Albatros D.Va
    The Albatros D.I of 1916 proved instrumental in bringing air superiority back into the favor of the ... [Read More]

    1917
    Sopwith Camel
    Though the Sopwith Camel (the official designation being Sopwith Biplane F.1) was designed as a repl... [Read More]

    1918
    Fokker D.VIII (Fokker E.V)
    The Fokker D.VIII was a rare monoplane design of World War 1 and regarded as one of the best fighter... [Read More]

    1918
    Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber
    The Martin MB-1 (also known as the "Glenn Martin Bomber") became the first American-designed heavy b... [Read More]

    1918
    Caudron R.11
    The Caudron R.11 was initially developed as an armed reconnaissance platform for the French Air Serv... [Read More]

    1918
    Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard
    The Martinsyde F.4 "Buzzard" was a British-designed, single-seat fighting biplane appearing in the l... [Read More]

    1918
    Ansaldo A 1 Balilla (Hunter)
    The Ansaldo A 1 Balilla ("Hunter") was the first aircraft fighter design of Italian origins. Italian... [Read More]

    1918
    Sopwith Snipe
    The Sopwith Snipe took all of the components that had made the Sopwith Camel a legend in the middle ... [Read More]

    1918
    Fokker D.VII
    Regarded as Germany's finest fighter of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Fokker D.VII actually had a sho... [Read More]

    1918
    Nieuport 28
    Aerial combat in World War 1 (1914-1918) turned into a tit-for-tat affair as technology ruled the la... [Read More]

    1918
    Handley Page H.P. O/400
    The O/400 model series by Handley Page aircraft firm was the principle heavy bomber of the RAF by th... [Read More]

    1918
    Junkers CL.I
    The Junkers CL.I was something of a break-through aircraft design for its time, appearing during the... [Read More]

    1918
    SSZ.65
    The "Submarine Scout Zero" ("SSZ") airships were manufactured across seventy-seven examples during W... [Read More]

    1918
    NS7
    ... [Read More]

    1918
    Sopwith Rhino
    Lost in the discussions concerning Sopwith aircraft of World War 1 was the Sopwith "Rhino", an inter... [Read More]

    1918
    Macchi M.7
    Before the Italian concern of Macchi developed its stable of frontline fighters for the Italian Air ... [Read More]

    1918
    Aeromarine 40
    The Aeromarine Model 40 (or simply "Aeromarine 40") was a two-seat flying boat trainer aircraft serv... [Read More]

    1918
    Vought VE-7 Bluebird
    In 1917 Mr. Birdseye B. Lewis formed an aircraft business with the Vought group, becoming the Lewis ... [Read More]

    1918
    Halberstadt CL.IV
    The CL.IV was a further development of the CL.II design, both aircraft a product of Halberstadt Flug... [Read More]

    1918
    Siemens-Schuckert D.IV
    The Siemens-Schuckert D.IV was a further development of the D-series brand, itself a copy of the spe... [Read More]

    1918
    Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo
    The Kangaroo was the product of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company, Limited. The design began... [Read More]

    1918
    LVG C.VI
    The LVG C.VI became one of the final German two-seat aircraft to see quantitative production in Worl... [Read More]

    1918
    Ufag C.I
    The Ufag C.I was a two-seat, single-engine biplane fighter serving the Austro-Hungarian Empire air s... [Read More]

    1918
    Felixstowe F.5
    The Felixstowe F.5 series originated in the United Kingdom as a militarized flying boat in the last ... [Read More]

    1918
    Fairey III
    The British war effort of World War 1 (1914-1918) brought about many new aircraft developments. Fair... [Read More]

    1918
    Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
    World War 1 in Europe prompted all military industries to develop and produce various solutions to o... [Read More]

    1918
    Salmson 2
    The French Salmson concern was founded in 1890 by Emile Salmson and produced a variety of automobile... [Read More]

    1918
    Packard-Le Pere LUSAC-11
    French Captain Georges LePere was employed by the United States Army Air Service (USAAS) in 1917 whe... [Read More]

    1918
    LFG Roland D.VI
    The LFG Roland D.VI was adopted by the German Air Service of World War 1 (1914-1918) as a successor ... [Read More]

    1918
    Fokker C.I
    The Fokker C.I was a biplane aircraft that entered development under the flag of the German Empire d... [Read More]

    1918
    Caproni Ca.4
    Giovanni Caproni was a prolific Italian aircraft designer of the 20th Century with his contributions... [Read More]

    1918
    Boulton Paul P.3 Bobolink
    Boulton Paul's first entry into fighter aircraft design and development came through the P.3 "Boboli... [Read More]

    1919
    Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII
    The Siemens-Schuckert R.VIII was a mammoth biplane aircraft design intended as a heavy bomber for th... [Read More]

    1919
    Vickers Vimy
    The Vimy was designed to a Royal Air Force (RAF) requirement for a night bomber with inherently long... [Read More]

    1920
    Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
    The Martin MB-2 series of twin-engine bombers holds a distinct footnote in the history of United Sta... [Read More]

    1920
    SPAD S.XX (S.20)
    During World War 1 (1914-1918), the advantage in the air war over Europe had changed hands several t... [Read More]

    1921
    Aero A.11
    The Aero A.11 was a successful, multi-faceted performer for the Czech Army Air Force in the interwar... [Read More]

    1922
    Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
    World War 1 had been raging in Europe since 1914 and aircraft technology had advanced ten-fold by 19... [Read More]

    1922
    Avro Bison
    When the aircraft carrier was proven a viable sea-going warship in World War 1 (1914-1918), military... [Read More]

    1923
    Fairey Flycatcher
    The primary Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) fighter aircraft of the 1920s and early 1930s became the ... [Read More]

    1923
    Huff-Daland LB-1
    Huff-Daland produced a series of aircraft for American agricultural and military service that began ... [Read More]

    1923
    Polikarpov I-1
    The Polikarpov line of aircraft under the flag of the Soviet Union began with the "I-1", the first i... [Read More]

    1923
    Aero A.12
    The Aero A.12 was designed specifically to succeed the company's previous biplane effort - the A.11.... [Read More]

    1923
    Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (Barling Bomber)
    The Witteman-Lewis XNBL-1 (popularly known as the "Barling Bomber") was an ambitious heavy bomber de... [Read More]

    1923
    Aeromarine 75
    The American concern of Aeromarine converted the British Felixstowe F5L military flying boat for the... [Read More]

    1923
    Breguet Br.19
    The French-designed and produced Breguet Br.19 was designed as successor to the stellar Br.14 model ... [Read More]

    1923
    Nieuport Nighthawk
    The Nieuport Nighthawk began as a design showing great promise. Development began in 1918, the final... [Read More]

    1924
    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin
    The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin (a siskin being a smallish yellow-tinged finch) was the primary air m... [Read More]

    1924
    Boeing PW-9 (Model 15)
    The Boeing PW-9 series was based on the company's "Model 15" aircraft which, in turn, held origins b... [Read More]

    1924
    Curtiss F6C HAWK
    The Curtiss F6C Hawk series of aircraft was in fact the US Navy/Marine model of the US Army's P-1 Ha... [Read More]

    1924
    Consolidated PT-1 Trusty
    The "Trusty" was a product of the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (though designed under the brand... [Read More]

    1926
    Ford Trimotor
    ... [Read More]

    1927
    Vought FU-1
    During May of 1922, the Lewis and Vought Corporation was reformed to become the Chance Vought Corpor... [Read More]

    1927
    Boeing Model 40
    One of the earlier, effective uses of the airplane outside of the military realm was in mail deliver... [Read More]

    1927
    Westland Wizard
    Westland began its contribution to the aviation world by license producing the Short Type 184 floatp... [Read More]

    1927
    Keystone XLB-3
    As promising as the performance jump from the Martin MB-2 to the Huff-Daland LB-1 series was, Army a... [Read More]

    1927
    Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops
    ... [Read More]

    1927
    Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops
    For years in the decade following World War 1 (1914-1918) the Huff-Daland Aero Corporation attempted... [Read More]

    1927
    Ryan NYP (Spirit of St. Louis)
    The Ryan NYP that was flown by aviation pioneer Charles A. Lindbergh (1902-1974) was a heavily-modif... [Read More]

    1927
    Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
    The Armstrong Whitworth Atlas was designed to replace the aging de Havilland DH.9A biplane of 1918 a... [Read More]

    1928
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
    The Liore-et-Olivier was a bomber platform developed by the French for its Air Force and also went o... [Read More]

    1928
    Boeing XP-8
    Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the aircraft as a military platform advanced beyond its original ... [Read More]

    1928
    Boeing F2B (Model 69)
    The Boeing F2B biplane fighter served the United States Navy in a carrier-based fighter role. It was... [Read More]

    1929
    Blackburn Ripon
    The Blackburn concern was founded in 1914 by aviation engineer Robert Blackburn as the "Blackburn Ae... [Read More]

    1929
    Nieuport-Delage NiD 52
    The French concern of Nieuport was founded in 1908 prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) as a raceplane m... [Read More]

    1929
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
    ... [Read More]

    1929
    Boeing F4B / P-12
    In the latter half of the 1920s, Boeing undertook another private venture of a pursuit-minded milita... [Read More]

    1929
    Bristol Bulldog
    In 1926, the British Air Ministry put forth a specification for a radial-piston engine fighter desig... [Read More]

    1929
    Curtiss P-6 Hawk
    Originally based on the existing Curtiss P-1B series of fighter aircraft, the Curtiss P-6 Hawk serie... [Read More]

    1931
    Hawker Fury (I & II)
    The Hawker Fury was the mainstay of Britain air defense throughout the 1930's until being replaced b... [Read More]

    1931
    Granville Gee Bee Racer (Series)
    The Gee Bee (deriving its name from a shortened form of "Granville Brothers") racers became the unof... [Read More]

    1931
    Boeing YB-9 (Death Angel)
    Long before Boeing became a household name with its B-17 "Flying Fortress" bombers of World War 2 fa... [Read More]

    1931
    Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk
    ... [Read More]

    1931
    USS Akron (ZRS-4)
    ... [Read More]

    1932
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
    ... [Read More]

    1932
    Farman F.211
    In 1929, the French Air Ministry detailed a new specification calling for a four-seat night bomber w... [Read More]

    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]

    1932
    Martin B-10
    The Martin B-10 medium bomber was a breakthrough design for American military aviation when it appea... [Read More]

    1932
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    The famous de Havilland DH.82 "Tiger Moth" biplane was a dedicated military-minded basic trainer der... [Read More]

    1932
    PZL P.11
    The PZL P.11 was a high-wing monoplane fighter design emerging from Polish aero industry during the ... [Read More]

    1932
    Boeing P-26 Peashooter
    The P-26 became the first all-metal fighter design for the United States. Appearing similar to the l... [Read More]

    1933
    Avro 621 Tutor
    The Avro 621 Tutor was a primary component of RAF and RN pilot training in the interwar years. Devel... [Read More]

    1933
    ANF Les Mureaux (Series)
    The ANF les Mureaux series of light observation aircraft first appeared during the inter-war years b... [Read More]

    1933
    Avions Fairey Fox
    Avions Fairey was set up in Belgium as an offshoot of the Fairey Aviation Company of Britain. The pr... [Read More]

    1933
    Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
    The Heinkel 70 (Blitz) was originally born out of a need for a speedy aeroplane charged with "fast" ... [Read More]

    1933
    Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
    The A-12 was an inter-war product of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company first appearing in 1933... [Read More]

    1933
    Stinson Reliant
    ... [Read More]

    1933
    Kalinin K-7
    Konstantin Kalinin (1889-1938) had forged his history in aviation as a Red Army pilot during the Rus... [Read More]

    1933
    USS Macon (ZRS-5)
    ... [Read More]

    1933
    Grumman FF
    Grumman began its long-running relationship with the United States Navy when the service branch adop... [Read More]

    1933
    Hawker Nimrod
    The 1920s ushered in an all-new era of flight as the industry saw a boom from the post-World War 1 y... [Read More]

    1933
    Northrop Delta
    ... [Read More]

    1934
    Handley Page Heyford
    ... [Read More]

    1934
    Dornier Do 23
    During the 1930s rearmament period for Germany, the country furthered many projects that went clearl... [Read More]

    1934
    Douglas DC-2
    Before the DC-3 became a marketing success for the Douglas Aircraft Company - produced in some 16,00... [Read More]

    1934
    Blackburn Baffin
    The Blackburn Baffin was nothing more than a Pegasus-engined evolution of the Blackburn Ripon bomber... [Read More]

    1934
    Arado Ar 68
    The Arado-production of the Ar 68 signaled a stepping stone for fighter design in the German Luftwaf... [Read More]

    1934
    Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)
    The Polikarpov I-15 was a biplane fighter aircraft designed and produced by the Soviet Union during ... [Read More]

    1934
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    The high performance, record-setting Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun" ("Typhoon") was born as a racing ... [Read More]

    1934
    Avia B.534
    The Czechoslovakian Avia B.534 series of biplane was a highly regarded though often forgotten produc... [Read More]

    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]

    1935
    Polikarpov I-16
    The Polikarpov I-16 fighter proved to be quite the little aggressor before and throughout the Second... [Read More]

    1935
    Dewoitine D.500 (Series)
    The D.500 series proved itself an interim fighter design for the nation of France heading into World... [Read More]

    1935
    Bristol Blenheim
    The Bristol Blenheim billed as a bomber though when it was officially installed into operational act... [Read More]

    1935
    Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
    Prior to becoming a world-renown helicopter-maker, Sikorsky delivered to the United States military ... [Read More]

    1935
    Amiot 143
    The Amiot 143 of the French Air Force represented an evolution in the Amiot piston-engine bomber ser... [Read More]

    1935
    Gloster Gauntlet
    Gloster Gauntlet origins lay in a Gloster design appearing in the late 1920's for the Royal Air Forc... [Read More]

    1935
    Grumman F2F
    Leroy Grumman designed this portly biplane fighter for the United States Navy. Grumman had already m... [Read More]

    1935
    Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2
    The Beriev Be-2 was one of the few flying boats of note fighting for the Soviet Union throughout Wor... [Read More]

    1935
    Heinkel He 51
    The He 51 was a product of the German Heinkel firm and a design of the Gunter twins, Walter and Sieg... [Read More]

    1935
    Heinkel He 59
    Because of the restrictions heaped upon Germany after the close of World War 1 (1914-1918), its mili... [Read More]

    1935
    Heinkel He 112
    The Heinkel He 112 was the only serious threat (next to the Messerschmitt Bf 109) to becoming German... [Read More]

    1935
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello ("Bat") served primarily with the Regia Aeronautica throughou... [Read More]

    1935
    Hughes H-1 (Hughes 1B)
    The H-1 (also known as the "Hughes 1B") model was the first product of the Hughes Aircraft firm and ... [Read More]

    1935
    Curtiss SOC Seagull
    ... [Read More]

    1935
    Bloch MB.210
    Societe des Avions Marcel Bloch, a French aviation concern, designed, developed and produced several... [Read More]

    1935
    Farman F.220 (Series)
    The largest French bomber to reach operational-level status of the Interwar period became the Farman... [Read More]

    1935
    Kellett KD-1
    ... [Read More]

    1935
    Tachikawa Ki-9
    ... [Read More]

    1935
    Nakajima E8N (Dave)
    ... [Read More]

    1935
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ha 137
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    Grumman F3F
    When the United States Navy (USN) adopted the Grumman F3F series, it took on its last biplane-arrang... [Read More]

    1936
    Curtiss A-18 (Shrike II)
    In the mid-1930s, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) began evaluation of a new twin-engined, t... [Read More]

    1936
    Fairey Hendon
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    Henschel Hs 124 (Kampfzerstorer)
    Many aviation concerns of pre-World War 2 Germany competed to have their submission selected by the ... [Read More]

    1936
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design... [Read More]

    1936
    Focke-Wulf Fw 57
    The Focke-Wulf Fw 57 was born during a period of military aviation history when the enemy bomber req... [Read More]

    1936
    Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
    The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomb... [Read More]

    1936
    Caproni AP.1
    A pair of Ca.301 prototypes served as the basis for a new Italian attack aircraft. The original desi... [Read More]

    1936
    Breda Ba.65
    The Breda Ba.65 was a ground attack aircraft serving primarily with the Italian Air Force (Regia Aer... [Read More]

    1936
    Junkers Ju 86
    Before the power of the German Luftwaffe was unleashed upon the world in World War 2 (1939-1945) it ... [Read More]

    1936
    Douglas DC-3
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    Focke-Wulf Fw 61 / Fa 61
    The autogyro is a unique breed of air vehicle that more a fixed-wing aircraft than true helicopter. ... [Read More]

    1936
    Douglas B-18 Bolo
    In 1934, the American Douglas aircraft concern developed the DB-1 (also known as the "Douglas Bomber... [Read More]

    1936
    Avro Anson
    The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson i... [Read More]

    1936
    PZL.23 Karas
    The PZL.23 "Karas" (meaning "the crucian carp") series of aircraft was a conventional - yet outdated... [Read More]

    1936
    Arado Ar E.500
    The E.500 was a proposed heavy fighter design put forth by Arado Flugzeugwerke of Germany. The syste... [Read More]

    1936
    Grumman J2F Duck
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull)
    The CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (meaning "Gull") was a flying boat aircraft developed in Italy and shared a ... [Read More]

    1936
    Saunders-Roe A.27 London
    The SARO London borrowed much from the British flying boat designs peppering the 1920s and, in many ... [Read More]

    1936
    Supermarine Walrus
    ... [Read More]

    1936
    Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
    The impressive Armstrong Whitworth Ensign AW.27 series was made originally designed to a 1934 Britis... [Read More]

    1936
    Fairey Swordfish
    The Fairey Swordfish was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. With Britain seemingly fi... [Read More]

    1936
    Tupolev SB-2
    The Tupolev SB-2 (the "SB" in the designation standing for "skorostnoi bombardirovschik" meaning "fa... [Read More]

    1936
    Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Stork)
    The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (translated to "Stork") was a medium bomber in service with the Italian Air F... [Read More]

    1936
    Henschel Hs 123
    The Henschel-produced Hs 123 aircraft became the last operational biplane for the German Luftwaffe d... [Read More]

    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]

    1936
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero (Sparrowhawk)
    The Savoia-Marchetti SM.79 Sparviero series of tri-engined bombers was the best bomber for the Itali... [Read More]

    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]

    1937
    Short S25 Sunderland
    The Short Sunderland was the premiere flying boat of British military aviators during World War 2. O... [Read More]

    1937
    Armstrong Whitworth Whitley
    Continuing in the tradition of ugly yet robust and reliable heavy bombers, the British Armstrong Whi... [Read More]

    1937
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    The Dornier Do 17 was a medium-class bomber fielded primarily by the German Luftwaffe in the years l... [Read More]

    1937
    Nakajima Ki-27 (Nate)
    The Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate" (known early on as "Abdul") was a successful low-monoplane, all-metal with... [Read More]

    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer)
    The Messerschmitt name was tied to many aircraft products during World War 2 (1939-1945) - the class... [Read More]

    1937
    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Before the Allies would gain air superiority over the skies of France and Germany, the Junkers Ju 87... [Read More]

    1937
    Hawker Hurricane
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]

    1937
    Brewster F2A Buffalo
    The stubby F2A Buffalo series became the United States Navy's first operational aircraft of monoplan... [Read More]

    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]

    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 109
    In the years leading up to and during World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the principle fighte... [Read More]

    1937
    Airspeed Oxford
    The Airspeed Oxford was a critical component of the British and Commonwealth forces aerial training ... [Read More]

    1937
    Ilyushin IL-4
    In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in ... [Read More]

    1937
    Arado Ar 195
    The Arado Ar 195 was prototype design intended for operations from Germany's first aircraft carrier ... [Read More]

    1937
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]

    1937
    Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke (Falcon)
    Despite demonstrating some impressive performance statistics from underpowered engines, the Focke-Wu... [Read More]

    1937
    Supermarine Stranraer
    The Supermarine Stranraer was the final evolution of the Supermarine Southampton which debuted in Ma... [Read More]

    1937
    Dornier Do 24
    The Dornier Do 24 was a capable flying both serving in limited numbers both Allied and Axis powers i... [Read More]

    1937
    Mitsubishi A5M (Claude)
    The Mitsubishi A5M (code-named "Claude" by the Allies) became the world's first shipborne monoplane ... [Read More]

    1937
    Gloster Gladiator
    The Gloster Gladiator was a product of the Gloster Aircraft Company and a design of one Henry Philli... [Read More]

    1937
    Seversky P-35
    Upon its adoption in 1937, the portly Seversky P-35 pursuit aircraft became the United States Army A... [Read More]

    1937
    Vought SB2U Vindicator
    The Vought SB2U "Vindicator" became the first monoplane dive bomber adopted by the United States Nav... [Read More]

    1937
    Douglas TBD Devastator
    The Douglas TBD Devastator was classified as a torpedo bomber and served in the early half of World ... [Read More]

    1937
    Bell XFM Airacuda
    The XFM "Airacuda" was Bell Aircraft's first foray into military aircraft design. With this unique b... [Read More]

    1937
    Arado Ar E.561
    The Arado Ar E.561 was on the drawing boards as early as 1937. Classified as a heavy fighter, the ty... [Read More]

    1937
    Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
    The Mitsubishi Ki-15 (codenamed "Babs" by the Allies) was a light-class aircraft of the Japanese Emp... [Read More]

    1937
    Aero A.304
    The Aero A.304 originally began life as the Aero A.204 passenger airliner produced by Aero Vodochody... [Read More]

    1937
    Breda Ba.64
    The Breda Ba.64 was a short-lived ground attack platform fielded primarily by the Regia Aeronautica ... [Read More]

    1937
    Fairey Battle
    The Fairey Battle was a prewar British light bomber design that proved a step-forward for the nation... [Read More]

    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]

    1937
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
    In 1933, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) delivered a new specification for a heavy bomber w... [Read More]

    1937
    Vickers Wellesley
    The Vickers Wellesley was one of two aircraft submitted by the Vickers-Armstrongs Ltd company to ful... [Read More]

    1937
    Fairey Seafox
    Since 1917, Fairey Aviation Company delivered many-an-aircraft for British Royal Navy service and th... [Read More]

    1937
    Supermarine B.12/36 (Type 316)
    Specification B.12/36 was issued by the British Air Ministry in 1936 to cover a new, all-modern, fou... [Read More]

    1938
    Westland Lysander
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    Stearman XA-21
    The U.S. Army's road to the classic twin-engined attack aircraft of World War 2 (1939-1945) was a lo... [Read More]

    1938
    Breda Ba.88 (Lince)
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    Avia B.35
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) the nation of Czechoslovakia maintained a strong local military ind... [Read More]

    1938
    Fieseler Fi 167
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    Martin-Baker MB.2
    Before the Martin-Baker name became associated with ejection seats in jet-powered aircraft, it estab... [Read More]

    1938
    Latecoere 298
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45
    The French Air Force fielded a variety of capable aircraft prior to World War 2 and its ability to d... [Read More]

    1938
    Handley Page Hampden
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]

    1938
    Boeing Y1B-20
    Leading up to its famous stable of World War 2 heavy bombers, Boeing undertook a variety of projects... [Read More]

    1938
    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    DFS 230
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher)
    The Italian Air Force ("Regia Aeronautica") was one of the few air national powers of World War 2 (1... [Read More]

    1938
    Fokker G.I (Reaper)
    The Fokker G.I "Reaper" began as a private venture in 1936 under the leadership of Dr. Erich Schatzk... [Read More]

    1938
    Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
    Mitsubishi played a prominent role as a primary defense contractor for the Empire of Japan during Wo... [Read More]

    1938
    Fokker T.V
    Originating on German soil prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Fokker delivered several famous fighter... [Read More]

    1938
    Koolhoven F.K.55
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) the Dutch held a respectable aero industry that produced a few nota... [Read More]

    1938
    Koolhoven F.K.56
    ... [Read More]

    1938
    Curtiss SBC Helldiver
    In 1932, the United States Navy contracted the Curtiss-Wright Corporation to produce a modern, two-s... [Read More]

    1938
    Blohm and Voss Bv 141
    While the Blohm & Voss (or "Blohm und Voss") aircraft firm will forever be linked to their many succ... [Read More]

    1938
    Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio)
    The Caproni concern of Italy was founded in 1908 and delivered several notable designs to the Italia... [Read More]

    1938
    Morane-Saulnier MS 405 / 406
    The Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 was a single engine, piston-powered, single-seat fighter appearing just ... [Read More]

    1938
    Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow)
    The Fiat G.50 Freccia (meaning "Arrow") series provided the Italian Air Force with a then-modern mon... [Read More]

    1938
    Fokker D.XXI
    Designed by Anthony Fokker in 1935, the Fokker D.XXI first flew on March 27th, 1936. The system was ... [Read More]

    1938
    Potez 630 (Series)
    The Potez 630 series of twin-engine aircraft was introduced with the French Armee de l'Air (French A... [Read More]

    1938
    Dornier Do 22
    The Dornier Do 22 was a German-designed and produced three-man floatplane. It was produced in German... [Read More]

    1938
    Kawanishi H6K (Mavis)
    Though looking very much the part of a German-produced Dornier series flying boat, the Kawanishi bra... [Read More]

    1938
    Dornier Do 18
    Though a serviceable flying boat with a successful pedigree, the Dornier Do 18 was highly outclassed... [Read More]

    1938
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk)
    The Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft saw considerable operational service in the years leading up to, and ... [Read More]

    1938
    Supermarine Spitfire
    The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The ... [Read More]

    1938
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    The German Fw 200 Condor was initially a trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo (mail) aircraft develope... [Read More]

    1938
    Fiat CR.32
    Arguably the best biplane fighter of Italian design before the start of the Second World War. The pl... [Read More]

    1938
    Vickers Wellington
    The Vickers Wellington was the primary bomber of the Royal Air Force at the start of World War 2, se... [Read More]

    1938
    Douglas SBD Dauntless
    The Douglas DBS Dauntless dive bomber was a key cog in the America Navy war effort throughout the Pa... [Read More]

    1939
    Arado Ar 196
    The Arado Ar 196 was the principle floatplane of the German Luftwaffe throughout World War 2. The ai... [Read More]

    1939
    Curtiss XP-42
    The Curtiss XP-42 was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk model though it would share som... [Read More]

    1939
    Heinkel He 178
    The Heinkel He 178 became the world's first practical turbojet-powered aircraft to fly, beginning a ... [Read More]

    1939
    Boulton Paul Defiant
    The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [Read More]

    1939
    Junkers Ju 88
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]

    1939
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning
    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Ge... [Read More]

    1939
    Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
    Along with the Short Brothers and Supermarine, Saunders-Roe (SARO) was a principle flying boat devel... [Read More]

    1939
    Fiat CR.42 Falco (Falcon)
    Despite its by-gone era appearance, the Fiat CR.42 Falco (meaning "Falcon") played a crucial role in... [Read More]

    1939
    Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally)
    The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (codenamed "Sally" by the Allies) was a successful medium bomber in service wit... [Read More]

    1939
    Dewoitine D.520
    The Dewoitine D.520 was a single seat piston-engine fighter designed and built for the French Air Fo... [Read More]

    1939
    Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98)
    The Boeing Model 314 "Clipper" was a flying boat developed by Boeing Aircraft Company to fulfill a P... [Read More]

    1939
    Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning)
    The Macchi C.200 Saetta ("Lightning" or "Arrow") became a hugely important contributor for the natio... [Read More]

    1939
    Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    The BT-13 Valiant was a stellar trainer aircraft used for basic flight training and for blind instru... [Read More]

    1939
    Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
    The Loire-Nieuport LN.40/LN.401 series of aircraft was a carrier-based dive bomber developed for the... [Read More]

    1939
    Dornier Do 215
    The Dornier Do 215 was originally intended for export, beginning life as a redesignated version of t... [Read More]

    1939
    Heinkel He 115
    By all accounts, the He 115 series of floatplane aircraft was regarded as the finest such aircraft i... [Read More]

    1939
    Flettner Fl 265
    The Flettner Fl 265 served as an experimental helicopter system for the German Kriegsmarine during W... [Read More]

    1939
    CAC Wirraway
    The CAC Wirraway ("Challenge" in the Woiwurrung native tongue) became one of Australia's primary tra... [Read More]

    1939
    Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon
    In the pre-World War 2 world, engineers at Curtiss-Wright began work on an export-minded, single-sea... [Read More]

    1939
    Bloch MB.150 (Series)
    The Bloch MB.150 was a family of modern, all-metal monoplane fighter types developed for the French ... [Read More]

    1939
    Fokker T.IX
    ... [Read More]

    1939
    Hawker Tornado
    The Hawker Tornado was born of the same initiative that brought forth the Hawker Typhoon of World Wa... [Read More]

    1939
    Heinkel He 176
    In the late 1930s, the Heinkel concern of Germany began work on the world's first all-liquid fueled ... [Read More]

    1939
    SAI-Ambrosini SS.4
    Even before the American Curtiss XP-55 "Ascender" and the Japanese Kyushu J7W "Shinden" came into be... [Read More]

    1939
    Fokker T.VIII
    Prior to the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War 2, the Dutch maintained a relatively he... [Read More]

    1939
    Breguet Br.690 (Series)
    The multi-crew, twin-engined heavy fighter / ground attack aircraft truly came into its own during t... [Read More]

    1940
    Fairey Albacore
    As effective and well-liked as the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber was for the Royal Navy's Fleet Ai... [Read More]

    1940
    Potez 230
    Before the World War 2 (1939-1945) began, the nation of France made some strides in attempting to de... [Read More]

    1940
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
    ... [Read More]

    1940
    Mikoyan-Gurevich DIS (MiG-5)
    Nearly all world air services of the interwar period entertained the concept of a twin-engined "heav... [Read More]

    1940
    Arsenal VG-33
    In the grand scope of World War 2 fighter aircraft there is a little-remembered French design design... [Read More]

    1940
    Grumman XF5F Skyrocket
    Before the unique, twin-engined Grumman XP-50 popped up on U.S. Army radars prior to World War 2 (19... [Read More]

    1940
    Bloch MB.700
    Like other global powers of the 1930s and 1940s, the French at one point entertained the thought of ... [Read More]

    1940
    Rogozarski IK-3
    When covering the range of topics concerning aviation in World War 2, it becomes accepted practice t... [Read More]

    1940
    Fairey Fulmar
    The Fairey Fulmar became the British Fleet Air Arm's first dedicated monoplane fighter when it was i... [Read More]

    1940
    Miles M.20
    Victory for Britain in the early stages of World War 2 (1939-1945) was not assured and this led the ... [Read More]

    1940
    Koolhoven F.K.58
    Prior to its conquer at the hands of Nazi Germany, the Netherlands held a viable, standalone aero-in... [Read More]

    1940
    Petlyakov Pe-8 (TB-7)
    During the lead-up to World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union joined Germany and Italy in providin... [Read More]

    1940
    Tucker XP-57 (Peashooter)
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1944), American airpower authorities began to seriously consider the conc... [Read More]

    1940
    Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
    Mitsubishi lent its considerable development and production talents to more than just "Zeroes" durin... [Read More]

    1940
    Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily)
    The Kawasaki Ki-48 proved itself a serviceable twin-engine light bomber mount for the Japanese milit... [Read More]

    1940
    Arado Ar E.530
    The idea of twin fuselage aircraft was always on the minds of aeronautical engineers throughout Worl... [Read More]

    1940
    Bell XFL Airabonita
    The XFL "Airabonita" was a Bell Aircraft Company product developed in parallel with the P-39 Airacob... [Read More]

    1940
    Avro Manchester
    The Avro Manchester was a semi-successful attempt by the Avro firm to fulfill Air Ministry Specifica... [Read More]

    1940
    Sukhoi Su-1 / Su-3
    The Su-1 (and related Su-3) fighter aircraft were short-lived prototype developments of the Soviet S... [Read More]

    1940
    Vought OS2U Kingfisher
    The OS2U Kingfisher was a product of the Vought aircraft firm, appearing initially as the VS.310 des... [Read More]

    1940
    Blohm and Voss Bv 138
    The Blohm and Voss (also written as "Blohm und Voss" or "Blohm & Voss") Bv 138 was a German flying b... [Read More]

    1940
    Martin Maryland
    The Martin-produced Maryland series was classified as a light bomber and saw action as a photographi... [Read More]

    1940
    Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl)
    The Focke-Wulf brand Fw 189 Uhu (translated to "Owl") was of the most peculiar aircraft design for t... [Read More]

    1940
    Amiot 354
    The Amiot 354 (Model 354) had its origins in the Model 341 fast mail carrier transport. The bomber f... [Read More]

    1940
    Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
    Often overshadowed by its contemporaries in the West (to include the Supermarine Spitfire, North Ame... [Read More]

    1940
    Caproni-Campini N1 (CC.2)
    With the introduction of the N1 (may also be known as the CC.2), Italy became only the second nation... [Read More]

    1940
    Westland Whirlwind
    The Westland Whirlwind became a capable twin-engined, heavy fighter design that might have seen even... [Read More]

    1940
    Reggiane Re.2000 Falco I (Falcon I)
    The Reggiane 2000 series of aircraft was very reminiscent of American interwar designs appearing bet... [Read More]

    1940
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado
    By the middle of the 1930's America was no longer blind to the real possibility that the war would s... [Read More]

    1940
    Arado Ar 240
    The Arado Ar 240 was designed to an RLM 1938 response to replace the twin engine, two seat Messersch... [Read More]

    1940
    North American B-25 Mitchell
    The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]

    1940
    Grumman F4F Wildcat
    The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the unsung hero of the Allied Pacific Theater campaign in the early year... [Read More]

    1940
    Bristol Beaufighter
    The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as "Beau") heavy fighter became a national wartime... [Read More]

    1940
    Handley Page Halifax
    While the Lancaster Heavy Bomber will always be more identifiable in terms of the British night bomb... [Read More]

    1940
    Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero)
    The Mitsubishi A6M "Rei-sen" was the primary naval fighter of the Japanese Empire heading into World... [Read More]

    1940
    Aichi D3A (Val)
    The D3A series of aircraft (dubbed "Val" by the Allies) were thought to be all but extinct when the ... [Read More]

    1940
    Bristol Beaufort
    The Bristol Beaufort enjoyed a strong run between the war years of 1940-1943 as the primary British ... [Read More]

    1941
    Short Stirling
    The Short Sterling formed the backbone of British RAF heavy bomber groups beginning in January of 19... [Read More]

    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]

    1941
    Martin B-26 Marauder
    The Martin B-26 Marauder overcame a rocky start to become one of the finest medium bombers of World ... [Read More]

    1941
    Martin Baltimore
    The Martin Baltimore (Model 187) was a light-/medium-class bomber whose design developed from the Ma... [Read More]

    1941
    Heinkel He 280
    Though never produced in any operational format, the Heinkel He 280 series was the world's first tur... [Read More]

    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]

    1941
    Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik
    The Il-2 Sturmovik (or "Shturmovik") was designed as a low-level close-support aircraft capable of d... [Read More]

    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [Read More]

    1941
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
    While the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter/fighter-bomber became the iconic German fighter of World War ... [Read More]

    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [Read More]

    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]

    1941
    Hawker Sea Hurricane
    When the need arose for British shipping to be protected from air attack during World War 2, the lan... [Read More]

    1941
    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner
    The Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner was a World War 2-era flying boat used in the maritime reconnaissan... [Read More]

    1941
    Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking)
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 222 Wiking (translating to "Viking") was a large German flying boat design of Wo... [Read More]

    1941
    Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo)
    The Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (meaning "Demon Queller" and codenamed "Tojo" by the Allies) was a single e... [Read More]

    1941
    Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)
    The Macchi C.202 Folgore ("Thunderbolt") served as one of the top Italian-designed fighters during t... [Read More]

    1941
    IAR 80 / IAR 81
    When first unveiled in 1938, the Romanian-produced I.A.R. 80 (IAR = Industria Aeronautica Romana) pi... [Read More]

    1941
    Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
    Since May of 1937, the Empire of Japan - both the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force and the Imperial ... [Read More]

    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-3
    The Petlyakov Pe-2 was an original Soviet twin-engined aircraft design emerging in the late-1930s, b... [Read More]

    1941
    Vultee A-35 Vengeance
    The A-35 Vengeance was a dive bomber produced by the Vultee Aircraft Company and resulted in over a ... [Read More]

    1941
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 / MiG-3
    Despite being one of the fastest Soviet piston-engine designs in the early years of the war, the MiG... [Read More]

    1941
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle became one of those aircraft designs that evolved into a role not ... [Read More]

    1941
    Douglas A-24 Banshee
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945), United States military aviation doctrine centered primarily on gai... [Read More]

    1941
    Dornier Do 217
    The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (193... [Read More]

    1941
    Mitsubishi G4M (Betty)
    Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (coden... [Read More]

    1941
    Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen)
    The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (meaning "storm dragon" and codenamed "Helen" by the Allies) heavy bomber ... [Read More]

    1941
    Lavochkin LaGG-3
    The LaGG-3 piston-engine pursuit fighter (the LaGG in the designation coming from "Lavochkin-Gorbuno... [Read More]

    1941
    Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede)
    The Arado aircraft concern of Germany produced one of the more identifiable large transport aircraft... [Read More]

    1941
    Hawker Typhoon
    The Hawker Typhoon (affectionate known as the "Tiffie") was initially intended as a dedicated interc... [Read More]

    1941
    Curtiss XP-46
    The smallish XP-46 was to be the answer for the deficiencies encountered in the P-40 Warhawk platfor... [Read More]

    1941
    Aichi E13A (Jake)
    Based on number alone, the Aichi production E13A series of floatplanes (dubbed "Jake" by the Allies)... [Read More]

    1941
    Nakajima B5N (Kate)
    By 1941, the B5N series of torpedo bombers were considered the best of their type anywhere in the wo... [Read More]

    1941
    Radioplane OQ-2
    Today's multi-billion dollar UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) and drone industry held some rather modes... [Read More]

    1941
    Piper L-4 Grasshopper
    The Piper L-4 Grasshopper evolved from the successful Piper Cub series that took to the air as early... [Read More]

    1941
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    The Beechcraft C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation's civilian-minded Model 18 "Twin Bee... [Read More]

    1941
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    When The Boeing Company acquired the Stearman company in 1939, it also acquired the design and produ... [Read More]

    1941
    Sukhoi Su-2
    The Sukhoi Su-2 was the first aircraft design of Pavel Sukhoi and became a two-seat light bomber fie... [Read More]

    1941
    Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket)
    Firmly entrenched as an aircraft supplier to the United States Navy, the Grumman aircraft company se... [Read More]

    1941
    Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
    The Messerschmitt Me 321 "Gigant" ("Giant") was developed as a large cargo hauler to help supplement... [Read More]

    1941
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
    The military helicopter earned its wings over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War (1950-1953)... [Read More]

    1941
    Henschel Hs P.75
    The Henschel Hs P.75 appeared in 1941 as a possible contender to the outmoded and outclassed Messers... [Read More]

    1941
    CAC Woomera (A23)
    The CAC A23 "Woomera" was a short-lived dive bomber/torpedo bomber of Australian design during World... [Read More]

    1941
    CAC Wackett
    The CAC Wackett was an indigenously designed and developed dedicated basic trainer for the Royal Aus... [Read More]

    1941
    Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
    The Brewster aviation concern managed some - albeit slow - headway on their XSBA/SBN carrier aircraf... [Read More]

    1941
    Gotha Go.242
    After the stunning successes of German airborne troops using gliders in the opening stages of World ... [Read More]

    1941
    Gotha Go.244
    The Gotha Go.244 was based on the original Go.242 glider model of 1941 though now the design had evo... [Read More]

    1941
    Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
    While the other major global participant of World War 2 found tremendous successes with their variou... [Read More]

    1941
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.84
    With the arrival of World War 2 in September 1939, many existing aircraft of all types were pressed ... [Read More]

    1941
    Kawasaki Ki-60
    The Kawasaki Ki-60 was an ultimately abandoned interceptor/fighter design that was attempted as earl... [Read More]

    1941
    Northrop N-1M
    John "Jack" Northrop long held a fascination with the "flying wing" concept, an aircraft that did no... [Read More]

    1941
    Northrop N-3PB Nomad
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2)
    Douglas Aircraft played a major role in American aviation from the 1920s into the 1960s, encompassin... [Read More]

    1941
    Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber)
    Even as early as 1938, Nazi Germany made plans for an eventual war against the United States. It was... [Read More]

    1941
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer
    The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed to sell the United States Navy (USN) its proposed airc... [Read More]

    1941
    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Curtiss XP-60
    Many attempts by many American companies were made to replace outmoded and outgoing fighters in serv... [Read More]

    1941
    Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
    The Empire of Japan's military aviation industry played catch up to the world on its path to World W... [Read More]

    1941
    Republic P-43 Lancer
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Gloster E.28/39
    ... [Read More]

    1941
    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    A shortage of modern monoplane fighters worldwide preceding World War 2 (1939--1945) meant that virt... [Read More]

    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]

    1942
    Avia B.135
    Though originating as a Czech pre-war design (through the Avia B.35 venture), the B.135 was utilized... [Read More]

    1942
    Vickers Type 432
    Since 1911, the Vickers concern of Britain delivered aircraft for military and civilian market use. ... [Read More]

    1942
    Yakovlev Yak-7
    The Yak-9 piston-engine fighter was one of the more important fighters to serve the Soviet Air Force... [Read More]

    1942
    Lockheed L-133 Starjet
    Jet-powered flight was a concept already taking hold even before the events of World War 2 1939-1945... [Read More]

    1942
    Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe)
    As an island nation with a primary military focus placed on a powerful navy, the Empire of Japan was... [Read More]

    1942
    Junkers Ju 290
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Martin-Baker MB.3
    The original Martin-Baker MB.1 civilian-minded lightweight aircraft was lost in a fire that claimed ... [Read More]

    1942
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.170
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), German shipbuilder Blohm and Voss ventured into many aircraft design... [Read More]

    1942
    Tachikawa Ki-77
    The period between World Wars allowed aircraft builders and pilots the chance to set and break many ... [Read More]

    1942
    North American XB-28 (Dragon)
    North American, the U.S. aviation concern fondly remembered for its World War 2 contributions throug... [Read More]

    1942
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder
    Before World War 2 (1939-1945), authorities within the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) became p... [Read More]

    1942
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
    To help fulfill a standing U.S. Army attack aircraft requirement, little-known Kaiser-Fleetwings dev... [Read More]

    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]

    1942
    Northrop N-9M
    Before the famous Northrop B-2 "Spirit" stealth bomber became a reality, Jack Northrop persevered in... [Read More]

    1942
    Messerschmitt Me 309
    The Messerschmitt Me 309 was one of two fighters (joining the later Me 209-II) developed by the Germ... [Read More]

    1942
    Reggiane Re.2002 Ariete (Ram)
    The original Reggiane Re.2000 "Falco" was rejected by the Italian Air Force (Regia Aeronautica) in f... [Read More]

    1942
    Focke-Wulf Fw 191
    The Fw 191 was the Focke-Wulf submission to the German Air Ministry's "Bomber B" program of 1939. Au... [Read More]

    1942
    Waco CG-4 (Hadrian)
    A new aerial war tactic was developed in World War 2 called "vertical envelopment" in which paratro... [Read More]

    1942
    Douglas P-70 Nighthawk
    To shore up its need for a dedicated night fighter in 1940, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)... [Read More]

    1942
    Vought V-173 (Flying Pancake)
    Charles Zimmerman (1908-1996) served as an aeronautical engineer through most of his life and operat... [Read More]

    1942
    Sikorsky R-4
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Piaggio P.108
    The Piaggio P.108 was a multi-faceted airframe developed to fulfill a variety of roles for the Itali... [Read More]

    1942
    Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
    The helicopter, as a viable war weapon, was not the sole historical domain of the Vietnam War - nor ... [Read More]

    1942
    Curtiss SO3C Seamew
    The Curtiss SO3C "Seamew" (Curtiss Model 82) was an oft-forgotten navy reconnaissance/scout/patrol f... [Read More]

    1942
    Berezniak-Isayev BI
    Rocket- and jet-powered fighter aircraft were not the sole developments of Germany, Britain, and the... [Read More]

    1942
    Airspeed Horsa
    Aircraft such as the Airspeed AS.51 "Horsa" rarely receive their due in the grand scope of World War... [Read More]

    1942
    General Aircraft Hamilcar
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
    Oft-forgotten, but no less important to the Japanese war effort of World War 2, was the Kyushu K11W ... [Read More]

    1942
    Messerschmitt Me 264 (Amerika Bomber)
    The Messerschmitt Me 264 was intended as a long-range aircraft and reconnaissance platform that was ... [Read More]

    1942
    Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
    The United States Air Force utilized the C-46 Commando series as their primary transport workhorse i... [Read More]

    1942
    Henschel Hs 129
    The Henschel Hs 129 fighter-bomber was built to a 1937 German specification for a twin-engine close-... [Read More]

    1942
    Lockheed XP-49
    The XP-49 was a development of the Lockheed Corporation during World War 2 (1939-1945) as a possible... [Read More]

    1942
    Lavochkin La-5
    Design of the Lavochkin La-5 series of low-to-medium altitude, prop-driven fighter was spurred on by... [Read More]

    1942
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin)
    The Heinkel concern of World War 2 Germany became one of the largest and most prolific aircraft make... [Read More]

    1942
    Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving)
    Many of the participating air powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) adopted twin-engine "heavy fighter" ... [Read More]

    1942
    Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
    The He 111 Z (or "Zwilling") was a relatively successful joining of two He 111 medium-class bombers ... [Read More]

    1942
    Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick)
    By 1937, interest in a twin-engine fighter had peaked for the Imperial Japanese Army so much so that... [Read More]

    1942
    Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (Judy)
    The Yokosuka D4Y Suisei (translating to "Comet" and nicknamed "Judy" by the Allies) was a capable di... [Read More]

    1942
    Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack)
    The J2M Raiden (translating to "Thunderbolt" and codenamed "Jack" by the Allies) was primarily used ... [Read More]

    1942
    Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
    By 1937, it became apparent to the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) that a more modern replacement for t... [Read More]

    1942
    CAC Boomerang
    The Commonwealth Boomerang (also known as the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - or "CAC" - Boomera... [Read More]

    1942
    Kawanishi H8K (Emily)
    The Empire of Japan seemed to be producing its best aircraft designs of the war towards the end of t... [Read More]

    1942
    Supermarine Seafire
    When the land-based Hawker Hurricane was successfully converted into the carrier-based "Sea Hurrican... [Read More]

    1942
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    While much of the romance of World War 2 dogfighting often heads in the direction of the United Stat... [Read More]

    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]

    1942
    Vought F4U Corsair
    One of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time, the American Vought F4U "Corsair" became the stuff... [Read More]

    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]

    1942
    Beech AT-10 Wichita
    ... [Read More]

    1942
    Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
    Derived from the commercial DC-4 airliner, the C-54 Skymaster was a workhorse transport aircraft for... [Read More]

    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]

    1942
    Avro Lancaster
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]

    1942
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as o... [Read More]

    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]

    1943
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    At its core, the Bell P-63 Kingcobra proved a modest improvement over the relative failure that was ... [Read More]

    1943
    Yakovlev Yak-9 (Frank)
    In line with other classic wartime fighters of World War 2, the Yakovlev-produced Yak-9 was another ... [Read More]

    1943
    Grumman F6F Hellcat
    The F6F Hellcat was the successor to - and a logical evolution of - the capable F4F Wildcat series o... [Read More]

    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]

    1943
    Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
    The Northrop P-61 Black Widow became the United States' first aircraft specifically designed from th... [Read More]

    1943
    Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet
    The XP-56 "Black Bullet" was a "pursuit fighter" designed by the Northrop Corporation to a United St... [Read More]

    1943
    Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl)
    The advanced Heinkel He 219 "Uhu" (meaning "Eagle-Owl") was an impressive dedicated night-fighter pl... [Read More]

    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender
    The XP-55 Ascender was an unorthodox attempt by the Curtiss-Wright company that produced just three ... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar E.340
    Arado proposed the Ar E.340 for a German Air Ministry requirement during World War 2 calling for a t... [Read More]

    1943
    Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer
    The Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer was a further development of the United States Navy's PB4Y-1 anti-... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger)
    When the new Junkers Ju 288 - a design meant to replace the Junkers Ju 88 series of bombers - ran in... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (George)
    Despite some early setbacks in design, the Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" (or "violet lightning" - codena... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony)
    The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (meaning "Swallow" and codenamed "Tony" by the Allies) was another of the of... [Read More]

    1943
    Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose
    The Vultee XP-54 was one of the more distinct aircraft creations designed during World War 2. Produc... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
    The German Junkers Ju 390 long range heavy bomber was intended to be able to strike far-off location... [Read More]

    1943
    Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
    General Motors became a major player in the American manufacturing realm when World War 2 arrived fo... [Read More]

    1943
    McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
    The XP-67 was the first attempt by the McDonnell corporation to build a fighter for the United State... [Read More]

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet)
    The Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse ("Hornet") was a further development of the ultimately-abandoned M... [Read More]

    1943
    Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill)
    The torpedo bomber was born in the period preceding World War 1 (1914-1918) and had advanced conside... [Read More]

    1943
    Fairey Firefly
    The Fairey Firefly was a hugely successful, two-seat, carrierborne fighter aircraft serving with the... [Read More]

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 209-II
    The Messerschmitt Me 209-II was a proposed successor to the far-reaching Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighte... [Read More]

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
    No sooner had the Messerschmitt Me 321 unpowered glider entered service that a powered version was b... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar E.555
    Arado proposed this E.555 flying wing concept towards the end of 1943 as a high-speed long-range bom... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13 was a design concept envisioned as a rocket-propelled interceptor for the ... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15 concept was born out of an in-house research project studying the possibil... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19
    With development of the advanced twin-engine, jet-powered Ar 234 "Blitz" bomber coming along, the Ar... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23
    The single-seat, jet-powered Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 design was penciled sometime in 1943. Categorized... [Read More]

    1943
    Arado Ar E.654 (Kampfzerstorer / Skorpion)
    The Arado Ar E.654 was proposed as a heavy fighter / destroyer platform designed from another Arado... [Read More]

    1943
    North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
    The A-36 Apache was a United States Army version of the successful North American P-51 Mustang pisto... [Read More]

    1943
    VL Myrsky (Storm)
    Prior to its war with the Soviets, Finnish authorities were contemplating an indigenous fighter desi... [Read More]

    1943
    Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound)
    The Macchi C.205 "Veltro" ("Greyhound") - also known as "MC.205" - was a further evolution of the Ma... [Read More]

    1943
    Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur)
    Undoubtedly, the Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur) served as Italy's best fighter design of World War 2. ... [Read More]

    1943
    Luftwaffe Mistel (Mistletoe)
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 (1939-1945) embarked on many aircraft programs throughout the co... [Read More]

    1943
    Bristol Buckingham
    In the lead-up to World War 2, British authorities sought to shore up key limitations in their arsen... [Read More]

    1943
    Vought XF5U (Flying Flapjack)
    The promising nature of the Vought V-173 technology demonstrator produced a US Navy fighter contract... [Read More]

    1943
    Martin JRM Mars
    World War 2 proved the swan song for the flying boat, large aircraft granted boat-like hulls and hig... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules)
    While the Junkers Ju 252 had proven itself the expected improvement over the original Ju 52 tri-moto... [Read More]

    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-71
    Prior to America's entry into World War 2 (1939-1945) in 1941, the war was viewed from an "outside-l... [Read More]

    1943
    Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37)
    The Hughes Model D-2 was born around 1937 to compete for the US Army Air Corp's (USAAC) contract for... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob)
    During the height of World War 2 (1939-1945), all major participants undertook various programs to f... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-96
    After witnessing the successes encountered by the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine, two-seat ... [Read More]

    1943
    Brewster XA-32
    The United States Army Air Corps appreciated the tactical scope of the German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 8... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju 187
    Throughout the latter half of the 1930s and into the early 1940s, the Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" dive bom... [Read More]

    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.192
    The German concern of Blohm & Voss (also Blohm und Voss) is largely remembered for their commitment ... [Read More]

    1943
    Piaggio P.119
    There were several aircraft of the World War 2 period (1939-1945) that attempted the concept of moun... [Read More]

    1943
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail)
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    1943
    Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249)
    Before the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" made its introduction in 1944 and forever changed the directi... [Read More]

    1943
    Bell XP-52 / XP-59
    Bell provided its XP-52 design as a contender for a new United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) fighter... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju 252
    Junkers of Germany was approached by passenger carrier Lufthansa for a new transport design to succe... [Read More]

    1943
    Reggiane Re.2005 Sagittario (Archer)
    The culmination of the Reggiane Re.2000 series of Italian-originated fighter aircraft of World War 2... [Read More]

    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607
    The Blohm & Voss concern of Germany has been remembered primarily as a shipbuilder but it also provi... [Read More]

    1943
    Focke-Wulf Projekt II
    Famous German aviation engineer Kurt Tank (designer of the Fw 190 and Ta 153 fighters) fleshed out t... [Read More]

    1943
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber)
    There were many German aviation concerns lending their talents to the war effort of World War 2 (193... [Read More]

    1943
    Tachikawa Ki-70 (Clara)
    From 1941 onwards, the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force (IJAAF) relied on the twin-engine Mitsubishi... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-88
    Concerned about the slow progress in getting the complex Kawasaki Ki-64 Heavy Fighter into the air (... [Read More]

    1943
    Fairey Barracuda
    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo b... [Read More]

    1943
    Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex)
    Early in World War 2 (1939-1945), Japanese authorities understood that their conquest of the Pacific... [Read More]

    1943
    Curtiss XP-62
    Curtiss Aeroplane's success in delivering a U.S. Army fighter was in the classic P-40 "Warhawk" line... [Read More]

    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 210
    The twin-engined heavy fighter saw its battlefield usefulness realized during World War 2 where desi... [Read More]

    1943
    Junkers Ju P.009 (Hubjager)
    The situation for Germany during World War 2 (1939-1945) was taking a turn for the worse during the ... [Read More]

    1943
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.92
    The conjoining of two airframes to produce an all-new design was a somewhat common occurrence throug... [Read More]

    1943
    Miles M.39B (Libellula)
    The M.39 "Libellula" was conceived of by the Miles Aircraft concern during the early 1940s as World ... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 40
    While generally focused on shipbuilding for its role in history, the German concern of Blohm und Vos... [Read More]

    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer)
    The situation in Germany during World War 2 was one that forced its aviation industry to continually... [Read More]

    1944
    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster
    World War 2 (1939-1945) provided American aeronautical engineers with something of a blank canvas wh... [Read More]

    1944
    Supermarine Spiteful
    The Supermarine Spiteful was an outgrowth of the fabulous, war-winning Supermarine Spitfire single-e... [Read More]

    1944
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 269
    Focke-Achgelis was founded prior to World War 2 in 1937 and marked a partnership between Heinrich Fo... [Read More]

    1944
    Ilyushin IL-1
    The Ilyushin Design Bureau was founded in Moscow, Russia during January of 1933 and its services wer... [Read More]

    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-73 (Steve)
    During May of 1943, Japanese authorities delivered a new requirement for a single-seat, single-engin... [Read More]

    1944
    Martin-Baker MB.5
    Martin-Baker, who would go one to become a well-known aircraft ejection seat-maker, originally was i... [Read More]

    1944
    Junkers Ju 488
    The German concern of Junkers took on many aircraft projects during, and before to the end, of World... [Read More]

    1944
    Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder)
    Japanese aircraft engineers made some notable contributions to military air power prior to, and duri... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.209.02
    1944 presented a myriad of problems for the Germans during World War 2 (1939-1945). Such was the pai... [Read More]

    1944
    Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier
    For a brief moment in World War 2 history (1939-1945), some elements of the German hierarchy enterta... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
    Despite the successes encountered by the German Luftwaffe with their famous Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" di... [Read More]

    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C
    While the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" long-range heavy bomber became a troublesome bomber design, it was ... [Read More]

    1944
    Bell XP-77
    The deteriorating war situations in both Europe and the Far East during World War 2 began forcing Am... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1106
    Realizing the limitations of the P.1101 jet-powered, variable-wing fighter design, German engineer D... [Read More]

    1944
    Lavochkin La-7
    The Lavochkin La-7 was an improved variant of the preceding La-5 form. It incorporated a new Shvetso... [Read More]

    1944
    Tachikawa Ki-74 (Pat / Patsy)
    In the realm of World War 2 Japanese Empire aviation, Tachikawa certainly does not carry the same we... [Read More]

    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y1 Ginga (Frances)
    The twin-engine combat platform proved popular with the forces of the Japanese Empire during World W... [Read More]

    1944
    Saab B18
    The nation of Sweden maintained a neutral stance during World War 2 (1939-1945) but was not blind to... [Read More]

    1944
    Yokosuka P1Y2-S Kyokko (Aurora)
    The Yokosuka P1Y2 "Kyokko" ("Aurora") became an offshoot of the original P1Y1 Medium Bomber (detail... [Read More]

    1944
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 423)
    The Douglas XB-31 "Raidmaster" became one of four submissions passed along to the United States Army... [Read More]

    1944
    Nakajima G10N Fugaku (Mount Fuji)
    Just as the Germans devised their "Amerika Bomber" program of World War 2 (1939-1945) to attack Amer... [Read More]

    1944
    BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1
    In the years leading up to World War 2 (1939-1945) the German Luftwaffe mistakenly neglected heavy b... [Read More]

    1944
    Polikarpov TIS
    The Polikarpov name is long-remembered for the stout, open-air cockpit fighters serving the Soviet U... [Read More]

    1944
    Lippisch P.13A
    Alexander Lippisch (1894-1976) became an important figure in aviation research, having earned his "w... [Read More]

    1944
    Curtiss XF14C
    Curtiss Aircraft enjoyed success with its inline piston-engined P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighters wh... [Read More]

    1944
    Douglas BTD Destroyer
    The awkward-looking Douglas BTD Destroyer was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company for use on A... [Read More]

    1944
    Vultee XA-41
    It was during September of 1942 that the United States Army commissioned the Vultee Aircraft concern... [Read More]

    1944
    Boeing XF8B
    The Boeing XF8B "do-everything" carrier-based fighter-bomber prototype of World War 2 (1939-1945) em... [Read More]

    1944
    Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf
    The story of the Consolidated Vultee TBY "Sea Wolf" began with competitor Vought who earned a single... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.208
    Blohm and Voss, the famous German shipbuilder of World War 2 was also responsible for several of the... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 155
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 155 can trace its long and ever changing history back to a Messerschmitt project... [Read More]

    1944
    Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker)
    The Junkers Ju 88 became a workhorse medium bomber for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (1939... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92
    In 1944, Messerschmitt (among other German aircraft firms) was hard at work penciling out design con... [Read More]

    1944
    Curtiss SC Seahawk
    World War 2 (1939-1945) required an equal victory over the sea as it did over land, particularly for... [Read More]

    1944
    Heinkel Lerche (Lark)
    Several aviation concerns of World War 2 fame (1939-1945) delved into the concept of Vertical Take-O... [Read More]

    1944
    Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16)
    Towards the end of World War 2, there was a definitive shift in German thinking from piston-powered ... [Read More]

    1944
    Horton Ho X
    The Horten Ho X (10) continued the Horten Brother's love affair with the flying wing concept. The co... [Read More]

    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
    The two-seat, twin-engine Ki-102 was classified as a close-support/heavy fighter aircraft and develo... [Read More]

    1944
    Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28)
    The XA-38 was a developmental twin-engine heavy fighter produced by the Beech Aircraft firm. By all ... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101
    The Messerschmitt Me P.1101 was a swept-wing, single-seat, single-engine jet-powered fighter aircraf... [Read More]

    1944
    Arado Ar E.580
    Once the Volksjager competition came around in 1944, Arado Flugzeugwerke went back to a 1943 design ... [Read More]

    1944
    Arado Ar E.581.4
    The Arado Ar E.581.4 was a proposed single-seat, jet-powered fighter design put forth by the Arado c... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 328
    The "parasite" fighter had long held an interest within the minds of aircraft engineers, particularl... [Read More]

    1944
    Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito)
    The Ta 154 Moskito ("Mosquito") was another product of the Focke-Wulf aircraft design firm operating... [Read More]

    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 238
    The mammoth Blohm & Voss Bv 238 was the next evolution in the Blohm & Voss flying boat series for Ge... [Read More]

    1944
    Republic XP-72 Super Thunderbolt
    The Republic XP-72 Wasp Major-powered "Super Thunderbolt" was being developed in the latter part of ... [Read More]

    1944
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    The XP-58 "Chain Lightning" was initially envisioned as a larger version of the successful Lockheed ... [Read More]

    1944
    Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)
    The Aichi-produced B7A "Ryusei" (translated to "Shooting Star" and nicknamed "Grace" by the Allies) ... [Read More]

    1944
    Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul)
    The E16A Zuiun (translated into "Auspicious Cloud" and codenamed "Paul" by the Allies) was a dedicat... [Read More]

    1944
    Grumman F7F Tigercat
    The F7F Tigercat was another carrier-borne aircraft development in Grumman's long line of "cat" name... [Read More]

    1944
    Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
    A post-World War 2 design, the C-97 was developed by The Boeing Company from its Model 367 product -... [Read More]

    1944
    Ilyushin IL-10 (Beast)
    The Ilyushin IL-10 was a follow-up design to the classic IL-2 "Shturmovik", an armored ground attack... [Read More]

    1944
    Westland Welkin
    With its origins in the Westland Whirlwind, the Westland Welkin (meaning "Vault of Heaven") was a tw... [Read More]

    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick)
    Despite serving in limited numbers, fielded with no search-finding radar and appearing as the only I... [Read More]

    1944
    Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank)
    Out of the many fine fighters available to the Japanese Army in the closing months of World War 2, n... [Read More]

    1944
    Hawker Tempest
    The Hawker Tempest originally appeared as an improved Hawker Typhoon, the war-winning aircraft that ... [Read More]

    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-109
    The Mitsubishi Ki-109 was a specialized derivative of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 heavy bomber detailed els... [Read More]

    1944
    Yakovlev Yak-3
    The Yakovlev Yak-3 was a further development of the Yak-1 series of fighters (detailed elsewhere on ... [Read More]

    1944
    Arado Ar 234 (Blitz)
    As the German Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" ("Swallow") holds the distinction of becoming the worl... [Read More]

    1944
    Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager)
    The Ar E.381 rocket-fighter proposal was submitted in 1944 for review by the German Air Ministry. Wh... [Read More]

    1944
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed... [Read More]

    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
    The German Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet" was perhaps the most unique frontline, operational-level fig... [Read More]

    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel)
    The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the German answer to a failing war effort heading into 1945 during Worl... [Read More]

    1944
    Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)
    The Fiseler Fi 103R was, in essence, the piloted form of the successful V-1 rocket that terrorized L... [Read More]

    1944
    Junkers Ju 287
    The Junkers Ju 287 certainly proved one of the most unique of the approved late-war, jet-powered des... [Read More]

    1944
    Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy)
    The Mitsubishi-designed Ki-67 Hiryu (translated to "flying dragon" and dubbed "Peggy" by the Allies)... [Read More]

    1945
    Henschel Hs 132
    The Henschel Hs 132 was another in the long line of ambitious German jet-powered designs under devel... [Read More]

    1945
    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    The Bell P-59 "Airacobra" became the first viable military jet-powered aircraft for the United State... [Read More]

    1945
    Grumman F8F Bearcat
    In many ways, the Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of United States piston-engine fighter design... [Read More]

    1945
    Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
    The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (translated to "Adder" though also known as the "Viper") was one of the lat... [Read More]

    1945
    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)
    The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (or "Arrow") was one of the more interesting examples of a twin prop-driven... [Read More]

    1945
    Horten Ho IX / Horten Ho 229
    The Horten Ho IX (or "Horten Ho 229" - sometimes wrongly designated the "Gotha Go 229") maintains a ... [Read More]

    1945
    Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter)
    The He 162 Volksjager (the "People's Fighter") was developed as a quick solution to stem the tide of... [Read More]

    1945
    Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
    The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star is undoubtedly the world's most successful first generation jet... [Read More]

    1945
    Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
    The Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka (translated to "Cherry Blossom") was a single-seat, pilot-guided suicide figh... [Read More]

    1945
    Northrop XP-79
    The concept of the flying wing had been around since the dawn of flight and made more so intriguing ... [Read More]

    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-100
    Despite being produced in severely limited numbers (thanks in large part to the Allied bombing campa... [Read More]

    1945
    Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose)
    This famous Howard Hughes flying boat aircraft - formally designated by Hughes Aircraft as the H-4 "... [Read More]

    1945
    Aichi M6A Seiran
    This oft-forgotten Aichi aircraft design was classified as an attack floatplane, designed exclusivel... [Read More]

    1945
    Vultee XP-81
    The Consolidated Vultee XP-81 was a proposed long-range, high-altitude fighter design that was to be... [Read More]

    1945
    Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita)
    The Nakajima G8N Renzan (or "Mountain Range" - codenamed "Rita" by the Allies) was a heavy bomber de... [Read More]

    1945
    Lockheed C-69 Constellation (Model L-049)
    The Lockheed Constellation series of aircraft was a successful design that initially began as a mili... [Read More]

    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 152
    The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 was a short-lived, high-level interceptor fielded by the German Luftwaffe in t... [Read More]

    1945
    Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Eastern Sea) / (Lorna)
    The Kyushu Q1W "Tokai" (translating to "Eastern Sea" and codenamed "Lorna" by the Allies) was an ant... [Read More]

    1945
    Kyushu J7W Shinden (Magnificent Lightning)
    The unorthodox Kyushu J7W Shinden ("Magnificent Lightning") was a "wonder-weapon" of the Empire of J... [Read More]

    1945
    Arado Ar E.560
    The Arado E.560 series of developmental high-speed jet bombers saw a large evolution on paper. Desig... [Read More]

    1945
    Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter)
    Project NJ-1 "Nacht Jager 1" ("Night Hunter 1") was put forth by the Arado concern of Germany during... [Read More]

    1945
    Arado Ar Projekt II
    The Arado Ar Projekt II was a proposed jet-powered fighter of considerable size. It carried a basic ... [Read More]

    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein)
    By late in World War 2, German authorities had already made a stout commitment to the production of ... [Read More]

    1945
    Consolidated B-32 Dominator
    Consolidated Aircraft Corporation held an existing relationship with the United States military in d... [Read More]

    1945
    Saab J21
    Sweden elected to remain neutral during the fighting of World War 2 (1939-1945) but this did not mea... [Read More]

    1945
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury
    The Hawker Sea Fury was developed out Hawker's Typhoon and Tempest aircraft designs utilized by Brit... [Read More]

    1945
    Blackburn Firebrand
    The Blackburn Firebrand was a carried-based strike fighter aircraft developed by Blackburn Aircraft ... [Read More]

    1945
    Gotha Go P.60C
    The Gotha Project 60C nightfighter was another late-war "paper airplane" design attempt intended to ... [Read More]

    1945
    Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
    The Nakajima Ki-115 Tsuguri ("Sword") was a simplistic single-seat, single-engine suicide fighter ai... [Read More]

    1945
    Heinkel He P.1078C
    Germany's Emergency Fighter Program was enacted in the middle of July in 1944 in response to the All... [Read More]

    1945
    Ryan FR Fireball
    The Ryan FR Fireball fighter was something of a unique creation in the annals of US Navy aviation. T... [Read More]

    1945
    Heinkel He P.1078B
    The various fighter programs of wartime Germany in World War 2 produced a bevy of fantastical design... [Read More]

    1945
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.212
    A major strategic oversight on the part of the German Air Ministry was not pursuing large four-engin... [Read More]

    1945
    Douglas C-74 Globemaster
    World War 2 (1939-1945) pushed the American military to require all sorts of aircraft types and avia... [Read More]

    1945
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK
    The "escort carrier" was adopted by the United States Navy during World War 2 (1939-1945) to provide... [Read More]

    1945
    Fairey Spearfish
    Fairey Aviation, founded as early as 1915, had been designing, developing and building warplanes sin... [Read More]

    1945
    Avro Lincoln
    The Avro Lincoln became a late-World War 2, four-engined heavy bomber developed form the hugely succ... [Read More]

    1945
    Bell XP-83
    In 1942, with World War in full swing across Europe and the Pacific, work began on an American turbo... [Read More]

    1945
    Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia)
    1944 proved a critical year for Germany and its fabled Luftwaffe. Once a master of the skies, advanc... [Read More]

    1945
    Gotha Go P.60A/B
    The Gotha P.60 was a highly-modified version of the famous Horten Ho 229 "flying wing" appearing in ... [Read More]

    1945
    Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui)
    The Empire of Japan and the nation of Germany had maintained a relationship since Prussian authoriti... [Read More]

    1945
    Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (Sam)
    Japanese engineers developed many fine fighter designs during the height of World War 2 including th... [Read More]

    1945
    Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer)
    One of the greatest threats to The Reich in the latter stages of World War 2 (1939-1945) was the bom... [Read More]

    1945
    Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB)
    Part of the German problem heading into the middle-to-later years of World War 2 (1939-1945) was the... [Read More]

    1945
    Nakajima J9Y Kikka / Kitsuka (Orange Blossom)
    The Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" jet-powered fighter was a wartime breakthrough in the field of m... [Read More]

    1945
    Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber)
    The Horten H.XVIII existed as a proposed jet-powered bomber for the German Luftwaffe during World Wa... [Read More]

    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1111
    Messerschmitt AG of World War 2 Germany managed three of the more iconic aircraft used operationally... [Read More]

    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1110
    The Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) was begun in July of 1944 by the German Luftwaffe to help produc... [Read More]

    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1112
    Messerschmitt's last turbojet-powered aircraft submission of World War 2 (1939-1945) became its P.11... [Read More]

    1945
    Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber)
    What became the last Junkers wartime submission to the German Air Ministry during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]

    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber)
    The early wartime commitment to fighters and medium bombers came back to haunt German warplanners du... [Read More]

    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 283
    The deteriorating late-war situation for Germany in World War 2 (1939-1945) was brought about, in pa... [Read More]

    1945
    Focke-Wulf Super Lorin
    The "Super Lorin" stood as one of the many "paper airplane" projects undertaken by German aviation d... [Read More]

    1945
    Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
    The Japanese benefitted greatly from the alliance struck with Nazi Germany during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]

    1945
    Nakajima Ki-87
    Even as early as 1942, Japanese Army engineers were fleshing out a new high-altitude fighter design.... [Read More]

    1945
    Rikugun Ki-93
    The heavy fighter as a military aircraft class was a constant throughout the inventories of the air ... [Read More]

    1945
    Rikugun Ki-202
    The alliance between Nazi Germany and Imperial Japan during World War 2 (1939-1945) allowed for the ... [Read More]

    1945
    Tachikawa Ki-94
    Many aircraft in development by Japan at the time of the surrender of 1945 were ended in whatever st... [Read More]

    1945
    Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256)
    Dornier of World War 2 Germany was forced by the Air Ministry to focus its production strength on bo... [Read More]

    1945
    Mitsubishi Ki-83
    The Japanese held a talent for developing excellent twin-engined aircraft during World War 2 (1939-1... [Read More]

    1945
    Tachikawa Ki-106 (Ki-84 Hayate)
    Because of the deteriorating war situation for Japan amidst the relentless Allied bombing campaign o... [Read More]

    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-108
    The Ki-102 heavy fighter was introduced late in the Pacific War by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Se... [Read More]

    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-91
    The Kawasaki Ki-91 represented a rare four-engine heavy bomber initiative of the middle-to-late war ... [Read More]

    1945
    Kayaba Katsuodori
    Aircraft propulsion by way of the "ramjet" had been on the minds of aeronautical engineers for some ... [Read More]

    1945
    Mansyu / Manshu Ki-98
    The Mansyu Ki-98 was a mid-war entry attack-minded aircraft development by the Japanese and original... [Read More]

    1945
    Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Navy pushed its ever-growing stable of carrier... [Read More]

    1945
    Goodyear F2G Super Corsair
    Goodyear was one of the companies charged with large-scale production of the classic, war-winning Vo... [Read More]

    1945
    Junkers Ju EF 128
    The Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) brought about by the German Luftwaffe during the latter stages o... [Read More]

    1945
    Curtiss XF15C
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased both the pinnacle of the propeller-driven aircraft design and the ... [Read More]

    1945
    VL Pyorremyrsky (Whirlwind)
    The nation of Finland went to war twice with the Soviet Union during World War 2 (1939-1945). The fi... [Read More]

    1946
    Lavochkin La-150
    In February of 1945 Soviet leader Josef Stalin issued a directive for a single-seat fighter to be bu... [Read More]

    1946
    Supermarine Seafang
    In the course of the storied career of the fabulous Supermarine Spitfire of the British Royal Air Fo... [Read More]

    1946
    Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster
    Born from the XB-42 "Mixmaster" program - which sought a unique solution for a budget-conscious medi... [Read More]

    1946
    Lavochkin La-152 (Series)
    In February of 1945, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered aviation concerns to concentrate their energ... [Read More]

    1946
    CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo)
    Much of Australian industry was evolved and put to the test during World War 2 (1939-1945). Its avia... [Read More]

    1946
    Kawanishi K-200
    The Japanese concern of Kawanishi made a name for itself in service to the Empire by delivering a he... [Read More]

    1946
    Vought F6U Pirate
    The Chance Vought V-340 was part of the submissions made to the United States Navy (USN) intending t... [Read More]

    1946
    Arsenal VB-10
    The Arsenal VB-10 was the culmination of advanced, prop-driven fighter work by Arsenal de l'Aeronati... [Read More]

    1946
    Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu
    The Nakajima concern of the Imperial Japanese nation of World War 2 was already charged with bringin... [Read More]

    1946
    de Havilland DH.108 (Swallow)
    The elegant - though highly lethal - de Havilland DH.108 "Swallow" was one of the more important res... [Read More]

    1946
    Sud-Ouest SO 6000 Triton
    It was an uphill battle for the rebuilding French aviation industry following the close of World War... [Read More]

    1946
    Junkers Ju EF 132
    The German Luftwaffe seized on the importance of jet-powered aircraft in the mid-to-latter stages of... [Read More]

    1946
    Republic P-47 (Turbobolt)
    By the end of 1944, the Germans had pushed the Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" into operational serv... [Read More]

    1946
    Lippisch P.13B
    The Lippisch P.13B was one of two related delta-winged, tailless aircraft designs brought along by G... [Read More]

    1946
    Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)
    The Aichi S1A "Denko" was in development with the Empire of Japan during World War 2 (1939-1945) as ... [Read More]

    1946
    Bristol Brigand
    In 1942, the British Air Ministry sought to replace its Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighter fleet with... [Read More]

    1946
    Northrop XB-35 / YB-35
    The concept of the flying wing bomber had been on the minds of aeronautical engineers for quite some... [Read More]

    1946
    Bell Model 47
    While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Ko... [Read More]

    1946
    Ryan XF2R Dark Shark
    The Ryan "Dark Shark" was an impressive developmental hybrid fighter design considered for service w... [Read More]

    1946
    Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
    While the concept of the turbojet engine lingered for some time, it was not put into practical use u... [Read More]

    1946
    Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Yakovlev UT-2 served as the standardized, primary aircraft train... [Read More]

    1946
    Republic XF-12 Rainbow
    During World War 2, the Republic Aviation name was primarily tied to the excellent P-47 "Thunderbolt... [Read More]

    1946
    Hughes XR-11 / XF-11
    Though only achieving prototype form, the XF-11 was one of the darling designs of famed American avi... [Read More]

    1946
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo)
    The MiG-9 (NATO codename of "Fargo") was only the second attempt by the Soviet Union at designing an... [Read More]

    1946
    Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz)
    Lavochkin produced two notable fighters during the defense of the Soviet Union in World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]

    1946
    de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet
    The de Havilland DH.98 "Mosquito" achieved a tremendous level of success for its part in World War 2... [Read More]

    1946
    Short S45 Solent
    The Golden Age of Flight encompassed the years between the two World Wars and introduced airline tra... [Read More]

    1946
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) the United States Navy (USN) - like the United States Air Force (... [Read More]

    1946
    North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
    While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fusela... [Read More]

    1946
    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire held two key distinctions concerning aviation history - she was the ... [Read More]

    1947
    McDonnell F2H Banshee
    The twin-engine, single-seat F2H Banshee was based on the successes that the McDonnell company found... [Read More]

    1947
    Bell X-1
    Bell Aircraft Company was contracted to build three XS-1 ("Experimental Supersonic 1") rocket planes... [Read More]

    1947
    Republic F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak
    The Republic F-84 Thunderjet appeared as an American post-war design and played a pivotal role in th... [Read More]

    1947
    Lockheed P2V Neptune
    The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with... [Read More]

    1947
    Boeing L-15 Scout
    The L-15 Scout was a light and small observation liaison aircraft produced in limited numbers by the... [Read More]

    1947
    McDonnell FH / FD Phantom
    The Allied victory in World War 2 (1939-1945) was not a foregone conclusion in 1943 as the war in Af... [Read More]

    1947
    North American FJ-1 Fury
    As with the post-World War 2 United States Air Force (USAF), the United States Navy (USN) benefitted... [Read More]

    1947
    Yakovlev Yak-23
    The Yakovlev Yak-23 was the final iteration of the post-war turbojet designs beginning with the Yak-... [Read More]

    1947
    Yakovlev Yak-17
    The Yak-17 was a solid operator in service with the Soviet Union. As a post-World War Two design, th... [Read More]

    1947
    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Fairchild Corporation produced a winner in the post-war world with the introduction of the C-119 "Fl... [Read More]

    1947
    Lavochkin La-11 (Fang)
    The Lavochkin La-11 was designed from the successful Lavochkin La-9 series of piston engine fighters... [Read More]

    1947
    Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (Phase 1)
    World War 2 (1939-1945) sparked a research boom for American aviation - particularly concerning the ... [Read More]

    1947
    Beechcraft Bonanza
    ... [Read More]

    1947
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Des... [Read More]

    1947
    Yakovlev Yak-15 (Feather)
    After the fall of Germany in May of 1945, the Soviet Union (as well as the Allies) was privy to piec... [Read More]

    1947
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    The "helicopter" saw development during World War 2 (1939-1945) and some were in fact used by the Ge... [Read More]

    1947
    Northrop YB-49
    The YB-49 strategic bomber prototype came about as an extension of the ultimately-cancelled XB-35/YB... [Read More]

    1947
    Boeing B-54
    ... [Read More]

    1947
    CONVAIR XB-46
    American authorities were not blind to the advances in military combat aircraft being made by the Ge... [Read More]

    1947
    Boeing XB-55
    Not convinced of the reliability of, and promised performance from, early turbojet engines, the Unit... [Read More]

    1947
    Armstrong Whitworth AW52
    Flying wings were not strictly the domain of the Americans and German during World War 2 (1939-1944)... [Read More]

    1947
    Saunders-Roe SR.A-1
    The flying boat had certainly proved its worth during combat service in World War 2 (1939-1945). Pri... [Read More]

    1947
    OKB-1 EF-131
    In their historic advance on Berlin during World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Army captured the rem... [Read More]

    1947
    Martin XB-48
    World War 2 (1939-1945) saw the rise of turbojet technology for future military aircraft application... [Read More]

    1947
    Consolidated Vultee Downey
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased to American warplanners the need to invest in "penetration fighter... [Read More]

    1947
    Lavochkin La-160
    The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union provided several notable wartime fighter developments duri... [Read More]

    1947
    Alekseyev I-211
    Like other global powers in the post-World War 2 period, the Soviet Union was hard at work at develo... [Read More]

    1947
    FMA IAe 27 Pulqui (Arrow)
    Like other nations following World War 2 (1939-1945), Argentina began to look to the near-future and... [Read More]

    1948
    FMA IAe 30 Namcu (Eagle)
    In 1947, the Argentine Air Force broadened its strategic reach by purchasing a fleet of 30 Avro Linc... [Read More]

    1948
    McDonnell Model 60
    Before the close of World War 2 (1939-1945), and in the period immediately following, the United Sta... [Read More]

    1948
    Arsenal VG-70
    The French aero industry suffered more than most due to the German invasion of May 1940. As a result... [Read More]

    1948
    OKB-1 EF-140
    The EF-140 was a Soviet post-World War 2 jet-powered tactical bomber design continuation of the line... [Read More]

    1948
    Curtiss Proposal II
    Following World War 2 (1939-1945) and coinciding with the rise of the jet age, many American aviatio... [Read More]

    1948
    Yakovlev Yak-30
    Like the global powers of the West during the Cold War decades, the Soviet Union moved on rapid test... [Read More]

    1948
    Martin AM Mauler
    The Martin AM Mauler was designed to a US Navy requirement during the critical middle years of World... [Read More]

    1948
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Hiller Aircraft began during World War 2 in 1942 under the operating name of Hiller Industries. The ... [Read More]

    1948
    de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver
    Introduced in 1948, the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 "Beaver" went on to achieve global popularity with... [Read More]

    1948
    Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
    During World War 2, all major participants were evolving their jet programs to gain an advantage in ... [Read More]

    1948
    Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket (Phase 2)
    Prior to the end of World War 2 (1939-1945), the US Navy teamed with National Advisory Committee for... [Read More]

    1948
    Northrop X-4 Bantam
    The compact Northrop X-4 "Bantam" research aircraft was built by the Northrop Corporation for the Na... [Read More]

    1948
    Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Though looking every bit the direct copy of the World War 2-era Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" heavy bo... [Read More]

    1948
    Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
    The XF-87 was a failed proposal attempted by the Curtiss-Wright aircraft design bureau to meet an Ai... [Read More]

    1948
    McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased to American warplanners the importance of "escort fighters" for th... [Read More]

    1948
    McDonnell XF-85 Goblin (Parasite Fighter)
    The XF-85 Goblin was an attempt by the McDonnell bureau to realize the dream of a "parasite fighter"... [Read More]

    1948
    North American B-45 Tornado
    Development of the XB-45 began in 1944 and continued into 1945, representing the later years of the ... [Read More]

    1949
    Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle)
    The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation hi... [Read More]

    1949
    Grumman HU-16 Albatross
    Even after World War 2 (1939-1945) the flying boat remained a key component of world military forces... [Read More]

    1949
    Grumman F9F Panther
    Grumman managed a long-standing tradition of successfully fulfilling US Navy carrier-based fighter r... [Read More]

    1949
    Vought F7U Cutlass
    The Vought F7U "Cutlass" was an American Cold War-era naval fighter and the first swept-wing USN fig... [Read More]

    1949
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
    The MiG-15 (codenamed "Fagot" by the United Nations in reference to a "hastily bundled pile of stick... [Read More]

    1949
    North American F-86 Sabre
    The F-86 Sabre was the product of the North American Aviation Company based in the United States of ... [Read More]

    1949
    Saab J29 Tunnan (Barrel)
    The Saab-produced J 29 Tunnan (meaning "barrel" due to its stubby-like barrel appearance) was the se... [Read More]

    1949
    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
    If developed a few years sooner, the massive jet-powered CONVAIR B-36 "Peacemaker" could have very w... [Read More]

    1949
    Tupolev Tu-4 (Bull)
    During World War 2, the Soviet Union was threatened by both the Empire of Japan to the East and Nazi... [Read More]

    1949
    Bristol Brabazon
    The post-World War 2 Bristol "Brabazon" was born from committee work in 1943 and held direct origins... [Read More]

    1949
    North American T-28 Trojan
    ... [Read More]

    1949
    Tupolev Tu-80
    In order to provide its bomber force with a long-range weapons delivery platform, Soviet engineers s... [Read More]

    1949
    Martin XB-51
    Developed as a low-level bomber and ground attack platform for the then-United States Army Air Force... [Read More]

    1949
    CONVAIR Skate
    With advances being made in turbojet technology - and aeronautics in general - during the latter par... [Read More]

    1949
    Yakovlev Yak-50
    Around mid-February of 1949, Soviet Air Force (VVS) officials called for a new lightweight, all-weat... [Read More]

    1949
    Avro 707
    The classic British "V-Bomber" - the Avro Vulcan - incorporated a highly advanced, large-area delta ... [Read More]

    1949
    Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
    After World War 2 and during the early Cold War years, the American government now faced the Soviet ... [Read More]

    1949
    Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail)
    A series of Lavochkin jet-powered fighter prototypes preceded the La-15 (NATO reporting name of "Fan... [Read More]

    1949
    Lockheed XP-90 / XF-90
    On August 28th, 1945, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) announced a new requirement calling ... [Read More]

    1949
    Arsenal VG-90
    French aviation's road to respectability in the period immediately following World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]

    1949
    Piasecki H-25 (HUP Retriever)
    ... [Read More]

    1949
    Boeing XB-59
    The merits of a jet-powered supersonic strategic bomber for the USAF during the early Cold War years... [Read More]

    1949
    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53)
    The period immediately following World War 2 (1939-1945) provided aeronautical engineers with a new ... [Read More]

    1950
    Bell D-36
    The pace of technological developments concerning military aircraft during World War 2 (1939-1945) s... [Read More]

    1950
    Goodyear GA-17
    GA-17 was the project designation allotted to a Goodyear Aircraft design attempting to fulfill a Uni... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1950
    Grumman AF Guardian
    The Grumman AF Guardian line became the United States Navy's first purpose-built, dedicated Anti-Sub... [Read More]

    1950
    CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
    CONVAIR introduced its CV-240 passenger airliner in 1947 with American Airlines and production of th... [Read More]

    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]

    1950
    Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
    The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in vario... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1951
    Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
    The Douglas Skyknight was a dedicated carrier-based night fighter serving with the United States Nav... [Read More]

    1951
    Supermarine Attacker
    The Supermarine Attacker was a solid, if unspectacular, aircraft that failed to make much of a splas... [Read More]

    1951
    Avro Shackleton
    The Avro Shackleton was derived from the Avro Lincoln bomber (the Lincoln itself designed from the A... [Read More]

    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]

    1951
    English Electric Canberra
    The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up B... [Read More]

    1951
    Bell X-5
    The X-5 was an experimental single-seat, single-engine, jet-powered fighter design prototype produce... [Read More]

    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]

    1951
    Tupolev Tu-85
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), Soviet engineers were able to study three captured American B-29 Sup... [Read More]

    1951
    FAF EFW N-20 Arbalete (Crossbow)
    The EFW N-20 "Arbalete" ("Crossbow") was born as an off-shoot to the EFW N-20 program, an indigenous... [Read More]

    1952
    FAF EFW N-20 Aiguillon (Sting / Stinger)
    Like other global air services at the end of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Swiss Air Force looked to ... [Read More]

    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]

    1952
    OKB-1 EF-150
    Just as the America and the rest of the West benefitted from the influx of German scientists brought... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1952
    de Havilland DH.106 Comet
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1952
    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    The Dassault MD.450 "Ouragan" (meaning "Hurricane") became France's first home-grown operational, je... [Read More]

    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]

    1952
    Grumman F9F Cougar
    Even as the straight-winged F9F "Panther" was beginning to take shape on the design board during the... [Read More]

    1952
    Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
    The Avro Canada CF-100 "Canuck" marked the first indigenously designed, developed, and serially prod... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1953
    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    1953
    Fairey Gannet
    The Fairey Gannet was a dedicated anti-submarine platform primarily serving the Fleet Air Arm of the... [Read More]

    1953
    North American X-10
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1953
    Grumman Sapphire Cougar
    As the age of the jet fighter was getting its feet underneath, longtime fighter supplier Grumman app... [Read More]

    1953
    Westland Wyvern
    Like the United States, Britain required considerable naval power during World War 2 (1939-1945) and... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1953
    Northrop N-102 Fang
    The rise of the turbojet engine after World War 2 (1939-1945) led to a new Golden Age for military a... [Read More]

    1954
    Lockheed XFV (Salmon)
    The Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) fighter aircraft had always been on the minds of aeronautic... [Read More]

    1954
    Douglas A2D Skyshark
    The Douglas A2D "Skyshark" grew out of a post-World War 2 United States Navy (USN) need for a prop-d... [Read More]

    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]

    1954
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]

    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]

    1954
    CONVAIR XFY Pogo
    Both the CONVAIR XFY "Pogo" and Lockheed XFV were developed to a 1950 United States Navy (USN) requi... [Read More]

    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]

    1954
    Supermarine Swift
    The Supermarine Swift series of aircraft was initially designed to supplant the aging and outclassed... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1955
    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere
    The Dassault-produced Mystere series of turbojet aircraft appeared just when the French nation was i... [Read More]

    1955
    Vickers Valiant
    At a time when military satellites, ballistic missiles, nuclear submarines and UAVs didn't rule the ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1955
    CAC Winjeel
    The Australian aero industry has produced a few notable aircraft for its part in aviation history. O... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1955
    Martin P6M SeaMaster
    The Cold War (1947-1991) period was one of technological advancement whose momentum was driven by de... [Read More]

    1955
    Blackburn Beverly
    During the Cold War period, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Transportation Command section require... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1955
    Bell X-2 (Starbuster)
    Bell Aircraft Company was once again contracted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (... [Read More]

    1955
    FFA P-16
    Switzerland tried its hand at jet-powered fighter design during the Cold War years (1947-1991) resul... [Read More]

    1956
    Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
    Before ground-based missiles provided the basis for viable air defense systems, the "interceptor" co... [Read More]

    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]

    1956
    Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda)
    The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union became perhaps best known for its contribution of fighters... [Read More]

    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]

    1956
    AERFER Sagittario 2 (Archer 2)
    The first Italian aircraft to break the speed of sound under control - the "Sagittario 2" ("Archer ... [Read More]

    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]

    1956
    Cessna 172
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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]

    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]

    1956
    McDonnell F3H Demon
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighter appeared and made possibl... [Read More]

    1956
    Grumman F11F / F-11 Tiger
    The United States Navy maintained its reliance on aircraft designed, developed and produced by the G... [Read More]

    1956
    Douglas A-3 Skywarrior
    Douglas supplied its large, twin-engine Skywarrior jet-powered bomber to both the United States Air ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1956
    Avro Vulcan
    The Avro Vulcan formed the second point on the triangle in the British "V-Bombers" collection - a se... [Read More]

    1956
    Hawker Hunter
    The Hawker Hunter was the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy jet fighter of choice for decades since its... [Read More]

    1956
    Gloster Javelin
    The Gloster Javelin was the first twin-engine delta-wing jet fighter design to take up service with ... [Read More]

    1956
    Douglas F5D Skylancer
    Developed to fulfill a United States Navy (USN) requirement for a carrier-based supersonic fighter, ... [Read More]

    1956
    North American YF-107 (Ultra Sabre)
    The North American YF-107 "Ultra Sabre" prototype represented the final foray into military aviation... [Read More]

    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]

    1957
    Handley Page Victor
    The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle which also included th... [Read More]

    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]

    1957
    McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
    The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was affectionately called the "One-oh-Wonder" and known moreso early on ... [Read More]

    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]

    1957
    Supermarine Scimitar
    For its part in history, the Supermarine Scimitar served the British Fleet Air Arm (FAA) as a carrie... [Read More]

    1957
    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    The Alouette II helicopter series is billed as a multi-role, light rotary-wing platform charged with... [Read More]

    1957
    Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)
    ... [Read More]

    1957
    Douglas C-133 Cargomaster
    ... [Read More]

    1957
    Saunders-Roe SR.53
    ... [Read More]

    1957
    Bell X-14 (Type 68)
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) with transitioning to conventional forward flying had filled th... [Read More]

    1958
    AERFER Ariete
    In an effort to refine the earlier AERFER "Sagittario 2" ("Archer 2") swept-wing, jet-powered demons... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1958
    Xian H-6
    Into the 1960s, communist China held a close working military and political relationship with the So... [Read More]

    1958
    Kaman HH-43 Huskie
    Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]

    1958
    Sud-Ouest SO 4050 Vautour
    These limited-production aircraft served with little distinction in French hands but were better ser... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1958
    Boeing 707
    The 707 model series for The Boeing Company proved to be the catalyst for their commercial market su... [Read More]

    1959
    Douglas DC-8
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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]

    1959
    North American X-15
    The North American X-15 was the culmination of the rocket powered research aircraft that peppered th... [Read More]

    1959
    Grumman OV-1 Mohawk
    Development of the OV-1 Mohawk platform stemmed from a joint requirement fielded by both the United ... [Read More]

    1959
    BAC TSR-2
    Along the same lines as the prototype North American XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber of the United S... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1959
    de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen
    United Kingdom engineers delivered several notable aircraft designs during the Cold War decades. Onc... [Read More]

    1959
    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
    The Breguet Br.1050 "Alize" (meaning "tradewind") was a French production aircraft suitable for carr... [Read More]

    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]

    1959
    Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder)
    The M-50 and M-52 bombers were two prototype intercontinental supersonic strategic bombers proposed ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1959
    TEMCO TT-1 Pinto
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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]

    1959
    Kamov Ka-22
    Since the prospect of vertical flight became established during the 1940s and evolved throughout the... [Read More]

    1960
    Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1960
    CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
    The delta-wing CONVAIR B-58 "Hustler" was the first operational supersonic-capable bomber of the Uni... [Read More]

    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]

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

    1960
    English Electric / BAC Lightning
    The English Electric Lightning was an impressive engineering feat for the British people. She was th... [Read More]

    1961
    Dassault Mirage III
    The Mirage III supersonic fighter line proved a popular product throughout the Cold War decades wher... [Read More]

    1961
    North American A-5 Vigilante
    The aviation concern of North American became a household name in American military aviation thanks ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1961
    Hughes TH-55 Osage
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    1961
    Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
    In January of 1954, Bell engineers finally saw the fruits of their labor concerning the Model 65 air... [Read More]

    1962
    Boeing RC-135
    ... [Read More]

    1962
    Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
    One of the symbols of the American involvement in the Vietnam War (1955-1975) became the ubiquitous ... [Read More]

    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]

    1962
    Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
    Canadair took to producing several American-originated aircraft during the Cold War decades that inc... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1962
    Aermacchi MB.326
    The Aermacchi MB.326 series of aircraft has become one of the most successful blends of operational ... [Read More]

    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]

    1962
    Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    The Boeing "Chinook" line of medium-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay uti... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

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

    1962
    Blackburn Buccaneer
    The Blackburn Buccaneer was a low-level, high-speed, carrier-borne strike aircraft utilized by the B... [Read More]

    1962
    Dassault Etendard IV
    The base Dassault Etendard began as a private venture that was initially greeted without much intere... [Read More]

    1963
    Dassault Mirage IV
    The Dassault Mirage IV series was designed to a French requirement for a supersonic aircraft platfor... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1963
    Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya
    The Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delfin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "May... [Read More]

    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]

    1963
    Lockheed YF-12
    With the abandonment of the North American XF-108 "Rapier" high-speed interceptor program for the Un... [Read More]

    1963
    Canadair CT-114 Tutor
    The nation of Canada once managed a thriving aviation industry until politics and economics doomed i... [Read More]

    1964
    EGAO Helwan HA-300
    Germany's defeat in World War 2 (1939-1945) meant that its military-industrial capability was heavil... [Read More]

    1964
    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    The SA 321 Super Frelon is a French-produced multirole helicopter falling under the Aerospatiale bra... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1964
    Boeing 727
    After World War 2 (1939-1945) introduced the turbojet engine as a viable aviation propulsion system,... [Read More]

    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]

    1964
    Cessna T-41 Mescalero
    Because of the intricacies involved in training on jet aircraft, the United States Air Force adopted... [Read More]

    1964
    Vickers VC10
    The VC10 was born under the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) brand label founded in 1960. The comp... [Read More]

    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]

    1964
    Beechcraft King Air
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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]

    1965
    Dassault Falcon 20
    In 1965, the French concern of Dassault introduced its line of business jets with the Dassault "Falc... [Read More]

    1965
    de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo
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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]

    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]

    1965
    Sukhoi Su-15 (Flagon)
    Like the United States and Britain in the post-World War 2 years, the Soviet Union managed a long hi... [Read More]

    1965
    Sikorsky HH-3 Pelican
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    1965
    Dassault HU-25 Guardian
    ... [Read More]

    1965
    Mitsubishi MU-2
    ... [Read More]

    1965
    Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    The Lockheed C-141 "Starlifter" became the United States military's first jet-powered, strategic tra... [Read More]

    1965
    Harbin Z-5
    One-time close political ties between the Soviet Union and China allowed for the passing of military... [Read More]

    1965
    Dassault Mirage IIIV
    The Mirage IIIV was designed to a NATO requirement for a supersonic VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Land... [Read More]

    1965
    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
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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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1966
    Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach)
    The Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" (popularly recognized as the "Loach") was a revolutionary light helicopter ... [Read More]

    1967
    BAC Strikemaster
    At its core, the Strikemaster was a jet-powered training platform with inherent light ground attack ... [Read More]

    1967
    Cessna O-2 Skymaster
    ... [Read More]

    1967
    Tupolev Tu-134
    ... [Read More]

    1967
    Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne
    The AH-56 Cheyenne was Lockheed's first and only foray into development of a production helicopter. ... [Read More]

    1967
    Transall C-160
    The Transall C-160 tactical transport aircraft was born out of a joint French-West German consortium... [Read More]

    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]

    1967
    Grumman C-2 Greyhound
    The Grumman C-2 Greyhound was developed from the successful Grumman E-2 Hawkeye. Whereas the latter ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1967
    General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
    The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" pla... [Read More]

    1967
    Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra
    While the helicopter was already being developed into a viable battlefield contributor during the da... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1967
    Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
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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]

    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]

    1968
    Saab JA37 Viggen (Thunderbolt)
    The Swedish Saab JA 37 "Viggen" ("Thunderbolt") was yet another milestone aircraft design for the Sc... [Read More]

    1968
    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    1968
    Boeing 737
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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]

    1968
    Ryan AQM-91 Firefly / Compass Arrow
    Teledyne Ryan / Ryan Aeronautical produced the AQM-91 "Firefly" as a stealth-minded, high-altitude, ... [Read More]

    1968
    Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
    The Ilyushin IL-38 (NATO codename of "May") is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine platform utilize... [Read More]

    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]

    1969
    Martin X-24A
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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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    1969
    Dassault Mirage 5
    The Dassault Mirage 5 was the continuing evolution of the famous - and successful - Mirage III delta... [Read More]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

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

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

    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]

    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]

    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]

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

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

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

    1971
    IAR 316
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    1971
    Shin Meiwa US-1 / PS-1
    ... [Read More]

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

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

    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]

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

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

    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]

    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]

    1972
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
    ... [Read More]

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

    1973
    IAI Arava (Willow)
    ... [Read More]

    1973
    Martin X-24B
    ... [Read More]

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

    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]

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

    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]

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

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

    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]

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

    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]

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

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

    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]

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

    1975
    Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)
    ... [Read More]

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

    1975
    Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)
    ... [Read More]

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

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

    1975
    Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post
    ... [Read More]

    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]

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

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

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

    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]

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

    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]

    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]

    1976
    Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
    The Yakovlev Yak-38 Forger became the first (and last) VTOL service aircraft for the Soviet Union / ... [Read More]

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

    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]

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

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

    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]

    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]

    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]

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

    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]

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

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

    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]

    1978
    Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)
    ... [Read More]

    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]

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

    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]

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

    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]

    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]

    1979
    Dassault Falcon 50
    ... [Read More]

    1979
    Yakovlev Yak-52
    ... [Read More]

    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]

    1980
    Shenyang J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
    The Shenyang J-8 series (NATO codename of "Finback") was an indigenous Chinese multi-role fighter de... [Read More]

    1980
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    The AH-6/MH-6 "Little Bird" forms an oft-overlook yet wholly vital part of American Special Operatio... [Read More]

    1980
    Chengdu J-7 / F-7
    After World War 2 (1939-1945), China and the Soviet Union were cooperating political powers. This na... [Read More]

    1980
    CASA C-101 Aviojet
    As jet-powered fighter-types grew evermore impressive during the Cold War decades, it became imperat... [Read More]

    1981
    Tadiran Mastiff
    Tadiran Electronic Systems of Israel produced the Tadiran Mastiff large-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicl... [Read More]

    1981
    IAI Scout
    ... [Read More]

    1981
    Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
    ... [Read More]

    1981
    General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
    The EF-111 Raven was developed from a United States Air Force need for an Electronic Warfare Aircraf... [Read More]

    1981
    Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)
    Since the early 1980s, the Sukhoi Su-25 (NATO codename of "Frogfoot") has served the close-support a... [Read More]

    1981
    Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    The mammoth Sikorsky CH-53E "Super Stallion" heavy-lift transport helicopter was designed from the o... [Read More]

    1981
    Boeing 767
    ... [Read More]

    1981
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing KC-10 Extender
    The KC-10 Extender airframe is based on a modified Boeing DC-10 (more precisely the "DC-10-30CF" mod... [Read More]

    1981
    Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
    The MH-53 was a series of large transport helicopters operated by the United States Air Force in the... [Read More]

    1981
    Ghods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
    Iranian engineers have been hard at work in building up local Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) stocks f... [Read More]

    1981
    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    The original Mil Mi-8 "Hip" medium-lift transport helicopter series first flew in prototype form on ... [Read More]

    1982
    MD Helicopters / Hughes MD500
    ... [Read More]

    1982
    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
    The F-117 Nighthawk achieved global fame in the 1991 air war against Iraq. The aircraft was the worl... [Read More]

    1982
    Dornier Do 228
    The Dornier Do 228 was introduced in 1982 and was developed as a light utility transport and maritim... [Read More]

    1982
    General Dynamics F-16XL
    What began life as a General Dynamics research project evolved into a United States Air Force conten... [Read More]

    1982
    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    The Super Puma was developed by French-based Aerospatiale (formerly Sud Aviation) form the successfu... [Read More]

    1982
    Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
    The EC-130H "Compass Call" is a dedicated Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) platform based on the hu... [Read More]

    1982
    Grumman X-29
    The Grumman X-29 aircraft was a technology demonstrator appearing in the latter years of the Cold Wa... [Read More]

    1982
    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
    The Kamov Ka-27 Helix naval helicopter was developed as a direct successor to the aging Kamov Ka-25 ... [Read More]

    1982
    Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
    The MGM-105 Aquila (Eagle) TADAR (Target Acquisition, Designation and Aerial Reconnaissance) was the... [Read More]

    1982
    Northrop Tacit Blue
    In late 1976 Northrop was to design, develop and build an experimental reconnaissance-minded stealth... [Read More]

    1982
    Northrop F-20 Tigershark
    The Northrop F-20 Tigershark was a further evolution of the F-5 Tiger II line, specifically the F-5E... [Read More]

    1983
    McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
    The McDonnell Douglas A-12 "Avenger II" was slated to become the United States Navy's (USN) first st... [Read More]

    1983
    SOKO G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull)
    The G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull) advanced trainer/light strike aircraft was born out of a Yugosla... [Read More]

    1983
    BAe 146
    Introduced in 1983 by British Aerospace (BAe), the BAe 146 has served for several decades as a civil... [Read More]

    1983
    Boeing Skyfox
    The Boeing Skyfox was a modification program intended to modernized the large fleet of existing Lock... [Read More]

    1983
    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Since its adoption into service with the Soviet Air Force during the early 1980s, the Cold War-era M... [Read More]

    1983
    Boeing 757
    The 757-series airliner began as a 1970s Boeing endeavor to replace their aging 727 three-engined "t... [Read More]

    1983
    Airbus A310
    The Airbus A310-300 was produced as a budgeted alternative to the based A300-series (detailed elsewh... [Read More]

    1983
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
    The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F/A-18 "Hornet" emerged as one of the very successful 4th Generation Fi... [Read More]

    1983
    Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1
    ... [Read More]

    1983
    McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
    The CF-18 / CF-188 "Hornet" is the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) equivalent of the American McDonn... [Read More]

    1984
    Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
    The Soviet / Russian military has received a great number of years of faithful service from its Ilyu... [Read More]

    1984
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
    The Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" did much to further Soviet/Russian aviation technology and, along with ... [Read More]

    1984
    Beechcraft C-12 Huron
    ... [Read More]

    1984
    Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
    The Sikorsky SH-60 "Seahawk" is the navalized derivative of the ubiquitous land-based UH-60 "Black H... [Read More]

    1984
    AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang
    The AT-3 is in a special class of aircraft that specialize in both advanced pilot training as well a... [Read More]

    1984
    Alenia Aermacchi S-211
    Sensing the growing need for light, jet-powered dual-role aircraft, the Italian concern of SIAI-Marc... [Read More]

    1984
    Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
    ... [Read More]

    1984
    Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)
    ... [Read More]

    1985
    Avioane IAR 99 Soim (Hawk)
    Romania went the indigenous route in developing its advanced jet trainer with light strike capabilit... [Read More]

    1985
    PZL W-3A Sokol
    ... [Read More]

    1985
    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
    The Eurocopter AS565 "Panther" is nothing more than a medium class, multi-role, twin-engined militar... [Read More]

    1985
    Short C-23 Sherpa
    The Short Brothers (sometimes shortened to "Shorts") concern was formed in 1908 with operations sett... [Read More]

    1985
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing / BAe Systems AV-8B Harrier II
    While the original Hawker Siddeley Harrier proved revolutionary for its time, and the follow-up BAe ... [Read More]

    1985
    Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
    The Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant) was developed for the Royal Air Force (RAF) to fulfill... [Read More]

    1985
    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Designed as a counter to the excellent American swing-wing Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" carrierborne fleet ... [Read More]

    1985
    MBB Lampyridae (Firefly)
    It is now clear that, during the 1980s, the Americans were not the only power working on low-observa... [Read More]

    1986
    IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    In the late 1970s, Israeli thinking began to focus on upgrading its stock of aging Douglas A-4 "Skyh... [Read More]

    1986
    Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
    The Harbin SH-5 became a locally designed and developed flying boat for the Chinese Navy ("PLAN") du... [Read More]

    1986
    Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
    The Antonov An-124 (NATO codename of "Condor") was the world's largest aircraft before the Antonov A... [Read More]

    1986
    Rockwell B-1 Lancer
    Military aircraft seldom take an uneventful road to full operational service and such was the case w... [Read More]

    1986
    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache
    The Hughes / McDonnell Douglas / Boeing AH-64 Apache has served American and allied military forces ... [Read More]

    1986
    IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
    The RQ-2 Pioneer series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was one of the first operational UAVs util... [Read More]

    1986
    Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
    The Lockheed MC-130P "Combat Shadow" debuted with American forces in the Vietnam War when it was kno... [Read More]

    1986
    Antonov An-72 (Coaler)
    The An-72 "Coaler" was another Antonov Design Bureau creation designed to assist the Soviet military... [Read More]

    1986
    Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
    The Denel (formally Atlas) Cheetah came about from a South African Air Force requirement to update o... [Read More]

    1986
    Aero L-59 Super Albatros
    Aero Vodochody was established in post-war Europe during early 1919 and made a name for itself as a ... [Read More]

    1987
    Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) flight of fixed-wing fighter aircraft eluded aeronautical engin... [Read More]

    1987
    Lun (Ekranoplan)
    One of the more interesting of the Cold War aircraft developments became the massive Soviet Lun Ekra... [Read More]

    1987
    Denel (Atlas) Oryx
    The Denel (formally Atlas) Oryx is a medium-class transport helicopter serving the South African Air... [Read More]

    1988
    Kawasaki T-4
    ... [Read More]

    1988
    Airbus A320
    ... [Read More]

    1988
    Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
    The Sikorsky VH-60N "White Hawk" is a Presidential ("Marine One") and government-level VIP transport... [Read More]

    1988
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle
    The F-15E "Strike Eagle" is a dual-role version of the highly successful base F-15 air superiority f... [Read More]

    1988
    Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
    Attempting to cut a niche in the medium-lift, fixed-wing tactical transport market has been the CASA... [Read More]

    1988
    FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie)
    Comparatively smaller air powers of the world - such as that of Argentina - rely on more cost-effect... [Read More]

    1989
    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
    ... [Read More]

    1989
    Britten-Norman Defender
    The Britten-Norman Defender is a militarized version of the successful Britten-Norman Islander twin ... [Read More]

    1989
    Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack)
    The Antonov An-225 "Mriya" (Meaning "Dream") (NATO: "Cossack") is one of the largest and heaviest ... [Read More]

    1989
    Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
    Since its inception, the Tupolev-produced Tu-160 (NATO codename of "Blackjack", nicknamed in Russia/... [Read More]

    1989
    Boeing E-6 Mercury
    The Boeing E-6 Mercury was original developed for the United States Navy as an airborne command and ... [Read More]

    1989
    AMX International AMX
    The subsonic AMX International AMX (known as the "Gibli" to the Italian Air Force) was the result of... [Read More]

    1989
    Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
    The Soviets progressed jet-powered amphibious aircraft more so than any world power during the Cold ... [Read More]

    1990
    AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)
    The Agusta A129 "Mangusta" ("Mongoose") is a modern Italian-designed and developed, two-seat, twin-e... [Read More]

    1990
    Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
    The Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance) is a specialized "Suppression of Enemy Air Defe... [Read More]

    1990
    Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    The US Coast Guard's HH-60 "Jayhawk" is based on the hugely successful Sikorsky Aircraft "S-70" rota... [Read More]

    1990
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
    ... [Read More]

    1990
    Northrop Grumman YF-23 Black Widow II
    The YF-23 Black Widow II was Northrop Grumman's (along with McDonnell Douglas Corporation) answer to... [Read More]

    1990
    Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One)
    The VC-25 is used to usher the President of the United States and his staff on various journeys arou... [Read More]

    1990
    Piaggio P.180 Avanti
    ... [Read More]

    1991
    IAI Nammer (Leopard)
    The prior success of the potent and effective IAI "Kfir" fighter-bomber platform for the Israeli Air... [Read More]

    1991
    Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
    The HH-60 Pave Hawk series of all-weather day/night transport helicopters is an Air Force version of... [Read More]

    1991
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk
    The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is a navalized version of the land-based British Aerospace... [Read More]

    1991
    Yakovlev Yak-44
    During the latter half of the Cold War (1947 - 1991) years, the Soviet Union's naval branch position... [Read More]

    1991
    KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon
    South Korea's close political ties with the United States allows for access to American military pro... [Read More]

    1992
    IAI Searcher
    The Israelis realized the value of drones in warfare before most and developed a very mature industr... [Read More]

    1992
    Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
    To help strengthen its strike wing, the Chinese defense ministry enacted a new program to produce an... [Read More]

    1992
    Novi Avion
    The Novi Avion ("New Aircraft") was a Yugoslavian effort to produce a home-grown supersonic multi-ro... [Read More]

    1993
    Airbus A340
    The Airbus A340 series was already in design and development alongside the similar A330 series. In t... [Read More]

    1993
    Dornier 328
    ... [Read More]

    1994
    Sukhoi Su-33 (Flanker-D)
    The Sukhoi Su-33 (NATO: "Flanker-D") represents the navalized equivalent of the land-based Russian-p... [Read More]

    1994
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    The Kaman K-MAX is a general purpose, multi-role, all-weather platform certified for long endurance,... [Read More]

    1994
    AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)
    The AIDC F-CK-1 ("Fighter, Ching-Kuo 1") is a modern lightweight fighter developed by Taiwanese aero... [Read More]

    1994
    Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
    The Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 is a series of indigenous Chinese lightweight jet-powered aircraft. The JL-8 i... [Read More]

    1994
    ORBIS International DC-10 (Flying Eye Hospital)
    ORBIS International is a non-profit organization developed to combat blindness in Third World countr... [Read More]

    1994
    Airbus A330
    The passenger airliner market is lucrative business and typically involves two industry heavyweights... [Read More]

    1994
    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation of China began local-license production of the French Aero... [Read More]

    1995
    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix)
    The Kamov Ka-31 "Helix" series of medium-lift navalized helicopters was born out of a Soviet Navy ne... [Read More]

    1995
    Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
    Throughout the 1970s, the Boeing Company operated the mammoth 747 four-engined, "wide-body" long-ran... [Read More]

    1995
    Ghods Ababil (Swallow)
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were once considered primarily the domains of Israel and the United ... [Read More]

    1995
    Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
    The Kamov Ka-50 Chernaya Akula (or "Black Shark" and Codenamed "Hokum" by NATO) series of attack hel... [Read More]

    1995
    Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga)
    Several leading large-aircraft manufacturers eventually develop a "super-heavy hauler" for transport... [Read More]

    1995
    General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    At a cost of about $40 million dollars per system, the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator is a pricey yet integral p... [Read More]

    1995
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
    The C-17 Globemaster III is the primary long-haul transport for the United States and has been adopt... [Read More]

    1995
    Bell CH-146 Griffon
    When Canadian Armed Forces adopted a new "do-everything" utility-minded helicopter platform in 1995,... [Read More]

    1996
    Boeing Bird of Prey
    The realm of stealth aircraft ultimately required dedicated technology demonstrators to prove variou... [Read More]

    1996
    Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)
    A product of the Northrop Grumman Corporation, the E-8 "Joint Stars" series of aircraft provides the... [Read More]

    1996
    IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter
    The Hunter is a large Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and was first introduced in 1996 in limited numb... [Read More]

    1996
    Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
    The Sukhoi Su-30 (NATO codename of "Flanker-C") is an air superiority and strike fighter version of ... [Read More]

    1996
    Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar
    DarkStar origins were found in a 1983 initiative that saw the United States Air Force (USAF), the Ce... [Read More]

    1997
    Alenia C-27 Spartan
    The Alenia C-27 "Spartan" is a medium-lift transport and joint development effort founded by Italy's... [Read More]

    1997
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36
    The Boeing X-36 (formerly McDonnell Douglas) was a unmanned technology demonstrator and served NASA ... [Read More]

    1997
    BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
    The QF-4 represents a full-size unmanned target drone version of the successful Cold War-era F-4 Pha... [Read More]

    1997
    Sukhoi Su-32/37/47 Berkut (Golden Eagle)
    While the collapse of the Soviet Empire in 1991 stymied many-a-program in Russia, the Sukhoi concern... [Read More]

    1997
    Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
    The Northrop Grumman B-2 "Spirit" (generically referred to as the "Stealth Bomber") became the pinna... [Read More]

    1997
    Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
    The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" ("Griffin") forms the primary fighter wing of the Swedish Air Force (among ... [Read More]

    1997
    HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
    Iran received the first of its Northrop F-5 "Freedom Fighter" aircraft from the United States beginn... [Read More]

    1998
    Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)
    Introduced in 1998, the EC120 "Colibri" ("Hummingbird") Light Utility Helicopter has seen over 550 e... [Read More]

    1998
    Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918)
    The Bell Eagle Eye (company Model 918) is/was an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed to compete i... [Read More]

    1998
    Shenyang J-11 (Flanker B+)
    The Shenyang J-11 is based on the Soviet-Russian Sukhoi Su-27 "Flanker" air-superiority fighter seri... [Read More]

    1998
    PANHA 2091 (Toufan)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran received much of its pre-1979 revolution military support from the Unit... [Read More]

    1999
    Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI
    Mikoyan designed the MiG 1.42 in response to a Soviet requirement for a multi-role frontline fighter... [Read More]

    1999
    Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
    The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 "Hornet" carrier-borne fighter line of the United States Navy (USN) pro... [Read More]

    1999
    Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel)
    The Denel (then Atlas) AH-2 Rooivalk (translating to "Kestrel") was an ambitious and indigenous unde... [Read More]

    1999
    Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155)
    ... [Read More]

    2000
    Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter)
    The Boeing X-32 was a prototype aircraft developed for the US military's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) ... [Read More]

    2000
    Mitsubishi F-2
    The Mitsubishi F-2 fighter was initially intended as a wholly indigenous Japanese multirole fighter ... [Read More]

    2000
    Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
    The Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6 "Texan II" is a lightweight, high performance, turboprop-powered basic/a... [Read More]

    2000
    AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    The AgustaWestland AW101 "Merlin" (formerly the EH Industries EH101 Merlin) is a medium-lift, multi-... [Read More]

    2000
    EMT Luna X-2000
    The EMT Luna series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Luna X-2000) is billed as a short-range, all-weathe... [Read More]

    2000
    Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja
    For decades the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has made use of the American Hughes OH-6 ... [Read More]

    2000
    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    The Aero L-29 Delfin (NATO: "Maya") began the long-running line of indigenously-designed light strik... [Read More]

    2001
    Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    In 1988, a joint Spanish-Indonesian endeavor introduced the high-winged CN-235, propeller-driven tac... [Read More]

    2001
    AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    The AAI Aerosonde is described as a modular, long endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS) which inten... [Read More]

    2001
    SAGEM Sperwer (Sparrowhawk)
    The modern wars of Afghanistan and Iraq pushed the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to the forefront of... [Read More]

    2001
    Dassault Rafale
    The Dassault Rafale is the primary French multirole 4th Generation Fighter aircraft. During the 1970... [Read More]

    2001
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    The Northrop Grumman "Global Hawk" is a large-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) utilized by the Un... [Read More]

    2001
    AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 Tactical
    The AAI Corporation RQ-7 Shadow is an unarmed tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle curren... [Read More]

    2002
    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
    The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coa... [Read More]

    2002
    Sikorsky MH-60 (Knighthawk)
    The MH-60S Knighthawk is the United States Navy's newest multi-mission helicopter. Originally design... [Read More]

    2002
    AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    The American military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq during the first decade of the present cen... [Read More]

    2002
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]

    2002
    Boeing X-45
    The Boeing X-45 served as a proof-of-concept technology demonstrator - developed in conjunction with... [Read More]

    2002
    Airbus Helicopters EC145
    The Eurocopter EC145 is a light-to-medium-lift transport helicopter produced under the Airbus Helico... [Read More]

    2002
    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei
    ... [Read More]

    2003
    Beriev Be-200 Altair
    The Beriev Be-200 "Altair" is based on the Cold War-era Beriev A-40 "Albatros", a twin-engined amphi... [Read More]

    2003
    AgustaWestland AW139
    The AgustaWestland model AW139 is a modern medium-lift, multi-purpose/multi-role rotary-wing product... [Read More]

    2003
    Airbus A318
    The French concern of Airbus unveiled their new A320 commercial aircraft family line in March of 198... [Read More]

    2003
    Northrop Grumman X-47A Pegasus
    The X-47A "Pegasus" stealthy technology demonstrator Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV) began as ... [Read More]

    2003
    Elbit Hermes 450
    The Hermes 450 is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Israeli origination, part of the growing famil... [Read More]

    2003
    AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    The AeroVinronment RQ-11 "Raven" is classified as a "Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" (SUAV), this at... [Read More]

    2003
    Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665)
    The Eurocopter Tiger (EC 665) is a relatively new attack helicopter initially designed and developed... [Read More]

    2003
    Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29)
    The EMB 314 "Super Tucano" (also "A-29") represents a locally-produced Brazilian aircraft product fa... [Read More]

    2003
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    The Eurofighter Typhoon represents much of what is both good and bad in multi-national joint venture... [Read More]

    2004
    Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
    At one point, the Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing avi... [Read More]

    2004
    General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    The MQ-9 "Reaper" ("M" = multirole; "Q" = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; "9" = series designation) offers ... [Read More]

    2004
    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    The Kamov Ka-60 series of medium transport multi-role helicopters is intended to replace the aged Mi... [Read More]

    2004
    Eurocopter EC225 (Super Puma)
    Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]

    2004
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Developed as a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for military applications, the Griffon Aerospa... [Read More]

    2004
    Gulfstream G500
    ... [Read More]

    2005
    EMT ALADIN
    ... [Read More]

    2005
    SATUMA Jasoos (Spy)
    Jasoos is a tactical reconnaissance-minded Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) in service with the Pakista... [Read More]

    2005
    IAI Harop (Harpy)
    Very few military-related fields are advancing as quickly as unmanned systems - Unmanned Aerial Vehi... [Read More]

    2005
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    The Mil Mi-35 "Hind" became a major upgrade to the classic Soviet-era Mi-24 "Hind" assault gunships ... [Read More]

    2005
    Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175)
    The Lockheed Martin "Polecat" was a private venture high-altitude, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flyi... [Read More]

    2005
    Dassault Falcon 7X
    ... [Read More]

    2005
    Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (Super Cougar)
    The Eurocopter EC725 helicopter series was designed to a French Air Force requirement for a military... [Read More]

    2005
    IAI Heron / Machatz-1
    The IAI Heron (also known as the "Machatz-1") is a modern Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) currently in... [Read More]

    2005
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    The ScanEagle is a joint production UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by The Boeing Company and The Insi... [Read More]

    2005
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    The T-50 / A-50 "Golden Eagle" is an advanced supersonic trainer and light strike-capable aircraft p... [Read More]

    2005
    Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard
    The Chengdu Jian-J10 (also "J-10" and "Annihilator" but known to the West as "Vigorous Dragon") was ... [Read More]

    2005
    Lockheed Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor
    The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" represents a culmination of decades-worth of data collection, testing and... [Read More]

    2006
    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)
    The Bell ARH-70 helicopter was developed for the US Army as a possible direct replacement to the suc... [Read More]

    2006
    Schiebel Camcopter S-100
    The Schiebel Camcopter S-100 UAS (Unmanned Air System) is a relatively new addition to the world of ... [Read More]

    2006
    SKNL PRz PR-5 Wiewior Plus
    Polish students at the Rzeszow University of Technology are working on the PRz PR-5 Unmanned Aerial ... [Read More]

    2006
    HESA Dorna (Lark)
    ... [Read More]

    2006
    Elbit Skylark
    Elbit Systems of Israel produces their Skylark series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as a portable... [Read More]

    2006
    General Atomics Guardian
    The General Atomics "Guardian" is a modified maritime patrol variant of the successful line of Gener... [Read More]

    2006
    Prox Dynamics Black Hornet Nano
    The future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles goes beyond the large, missile-carrying platforms commonly sh... [Read More]

    2006
    Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III
    Developed by Skunkworks of Lockheed Martin, the Desert Hawk III was first flown in 2006 and designed... [Read More]

    2007
    Piasecki X-49 Speedhawk
    The compound helicopter has been a concept in play for decades since conceived of in the mid-1930s. ... [Read More]

    2007
    Boeing X-48
    The Blended Wing Body (BWB) concept in aircraft involves just that - fixed wing elements contoured f... [Read More]

    2007
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]

    2007
    ShinMaywa US-2
    While no longer as heavily relied upon as in previous decades of military aviation, the flying boat ... [Read More]

    2007
    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter
    ... [Read More]

    2007
    Airbus A380
    Developed as a direct competitor to the hugely successful Boeing 747 line, Airbus introduced their w... [Read More]

    2007
    Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F)
    The Mikoyan MiG-35 is the latest incarnation of the successful light-weight MiG-29 Fulcrum series. W... [Read More]

    2007
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel
    The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 "Sentinel" is a relatively new stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and ... [Read More]

    2007
    Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
    The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 "Lakota" Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was introduced with U.S. milita... [Read More]

    2007
    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
    In 1981, the United States Department of Defense enacted the "Joint-Service Vertical Take-Off/Landin... [Read More]

    2008
    Utva Vrabac
    With drones becoming the military operational norm across all major powers of the world, Serbia has ... [Read More]

    2008
    EADS Harfang
    As with many other European powers, the French have fielded only a limited fleet of UAV (Unmanned Ae... [Read More]

    2008
    Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel
    The Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel currently (2013) serves the Royal Air Force (RAF) as its primary A... [Read More]

    2008
    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk)
    The Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) current... [Read More]

    2008
    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    It is only natural that the unarmed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of today become the armed Unmann... [Read More]

    2008
    AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
    The AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma is one of the many intelligence-gathering unmanned aircraft system (UAS... [Read More]

    2008
    Piper PA-47 PiperJet
    ... [Read More]

    2009
    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    The Mikoyan MiG-29K (NATO = "Fulcrum-D") is a navalized variant of the successful Mikoyan MiG-29 Ful... [Read More]

    2009
    EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry
    ... [Read More]

    2009
    BAe Systems Mantis
    European reliance on UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems has grown considerably with each passing ... [Read More]

    2009
    Antonov An-148
    The Antonov concern of Ukraine holds a long-running, storied existence, particularly in the large ai... [Read More]

    2009
    Shaanxi KJ-2000 (Mainring)
    China was one of the many Soviet-aligned national powers to take on stocks of the famous Ilyushin IL... [Read More]

    2009
    Shaanxi KJ-200
    In attempting to broaden its Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) capabilities, the Chinese Ai... [Read More]

    2009
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Supersonic trainers are an integral part of the military aviation regime for any world power. Supers... [Read More]

    2009
    Arcturus T-20
    The Arcturus T-20 was initially developed as a private venture by the Arcturus-UAV LLC concern of Ca... [Read More]

    2009
    SELEX Galileo Falco
    The SELEX Galileo Falco (meaning "Falcon") is another addition to the ever-growing list of modern Un... [Read More]

    2009
    Northrop Grumman MQ-8 Fire Scout
    The Northrop Grumman MQ-8 is classified as a "Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" and - unlike other U... [Read More]

    2009
    Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle)
    The Boeing F-15SE "Silent Eagle" is a "stealthified" version of the successful two-seat F-15E "Strik... [Read More]

    2009
    General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
    The remotely-piloted General Atomics MQ-1C "Sky Warrior" / "Gray Eagle" is part of the ever-growing... [Read More]

    2009
    Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
    The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name of "Havoc") was a product of the Cold War designed as an anti-tan... [Read More]

    2009
    Boeing EA-18G Growler
    The Boeing EA-18G "Growler" was designed and developed to overtake the Electronic Warfare Aircraft (... [Read More]

    2010
    Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong)
    The FC-1/JF-17 lightweight multirole combat fighter platform was developed jointly by the Chengdu Ai... [Read More]

    2010
    DARPA Falcon HTV-2
    Billed as the "World's Fastest Airplane", the Falcon HTV-2 ("Hypersonic Technology Vehicle") is a lo... [Read More]

    2010
    Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed)
    The Eurocopter X3 (or simply as the "X-Cubed") is an developmental rotary-wing platform intended to ... [Read More]

    2010
    Karrar (Striker)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran developed the rudimentary "Karrar" ("Striker") as an Unmanned Combat Ai... [Read More]

    2010
    Boeing X-51 (Waverider)
    The Boeing X-51 "Waverider" is an unmanned technology demonstrator designed to further develop the c... [Read More]

    2010
    Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)
    Advanced jet-powered trainers with secondary strike roles are becoming an ever more growing presence... [Read More]

    2010
    Bell AH-1Z Viper
    The AH-1Z "Viper" is the latest and most potent form of the Vietnam War-era AH-1 Cobra helicopter de... [Read More]

    2010
    Mil AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M)
    AH-2 "Sabre" is the designation used to represent twelve Russian Mi-35 heavy assault gunship helicop... [Read More]

    2010
    Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B)
    The Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (Hokum-B) is an upgraded form of the original Ka-50 "Hokum" attack helic... [Read More]

    2010
    Northrop Grumman EURO HAWK
    EURO HAWK Unmanned Air System (UAS) was under development by the American concern of Northrop Grumma... [Read More]

    2011
    Lockheed Martin Fury 1500
    Lockheed Martin has been making a name in the defense industry since the days World War 2. Today, th... [Read More]

    2011
    Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    While largely recognized for its strong military hardware roots, Sukhoi introduced their "Superjet 1... [Read More]

    2011
    Northrop Grumman X-47B
    Following the proof-of-concept demonstrator X-47A "Pegasus", the X-47B was born as a full-sized tech... [Read More]

    2011
    Airbus A330 MRTT
    The French Airbus A330 MRTT (MultiRole Tanker Transport) is a modern militarized version of the comm... [Read More]

    2011
    IAI Panther
    Israel Aerospace Industries has added its "Panther" to its deep mix of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - be... [Read More]

    2011
    Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
    The Lockheed MC-130J "Commando II" is an in-flight refueling platform of the United States Air Force... [Read More]

    2011
    MTIS Pegaz 011
    Modern Serbia retained an established military industry following the breakup of Yugoslavia. Develop... [Read More]

    2011
    EADS KC-45 (KC-30)
    The KC-45 is/was a joint proposal from primary contractor Northrop Grumman of the United States and ... [Read More]

    2011
    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    The 787 "Dreamliner" represents Boeing's latest foray into the world of commercial passenger air tra... [Read More]

    2011
    Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
    The Sukhoi Su-35 (NATO: "Flanker-E") is the latest (2013) variant of the successful Su-27 "Flanker" ... [Read More]

    2012
    CAIC Z-10
    The CAIC Z-10/WZ-10 (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation / Wuzhuang Zhisheng) is a modern battle... [Read More]

    2012
    Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160)
    The A160 Hummingbird is a rotary-winged unmanned aerial vehicle that supplies the benefits of conven... [Read More]

    2012
    Jordan Falcon
    The Jordan Falcon in a light-class unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) currently in development and headed... [Read More]

    2012
    Shaanxi Y-9
    The Chinese military is currently endorsing development of a plethora of military systems from Unman... [Read More]

    2012
    DRDO Nishant
    Joining other leading world military powers in increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is I... [Read More]

    2012
    AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)
    The Royal Air Force had long since relied on a capable, though aging, fleet of Lockheed L-1011 TriSt... [Read More]

    2012
    DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk)
    KQ-X is a program designation commissioned by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) of t... [Read More]

    2012
    Northrop Grumman Sandstorm
    Northrop Grumman heads the "Sandstorm/Longshot" unmanned aerial system (UAS) program developed by Un... [Read More]

    2012
    Harbin Z-19
    China garnered much experience in the license production of the French-made Eurocopter AS365 "Dauphi... [Read More]

    2012
    Lockheed Martin Quad Indago
    Small profile "quad rotor" remote-controlled air vehicles are the current rage in Unmanned Air Syste... [Read More]

    2012
    HESA Shahed 129 (Eye-Witness)
    Iranian industry has been actively involved in development of drone aircraft for some time now - ree... [Read More]

    2012
    Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)
    The Chinese military-industrial complex continues to evolve at a quickening pace as its growing coll... [Read More]

    2012
    Elbit Hermes 900 (Kochav)
    The Israeli Elbit Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an evolved, and dimensionally larger, ... [Read More]

    2012
    CASC CH-3 Rainbow
    The CH-3 is armed version of the unarmed CH-1/CH-2 drone series. All of the products come from China... [Read More]

    2013
    Shenyang J-15 (Flying Shark)
    The nation of China is utilizing whatever means necessary to become a recognized world power - both ... [Read More]

    2013
    Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT)
    Flutter affects the wing assemblies of any aircraft at speed, causing a violent oscillation to take ... [Read More]

    2013
    Beechcraft AT-6
    The light strike aircraft category continues to be a growing market around the globe as more advance... [Read More]

    2013
    Aurora Flight Sciences Orion
    In the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - popularly referred to by their generic collective ... [Read More]

    2013
    Shenyang J-16 (Red Eagle)
    The Chinese have held a long-running and beneficial relationship with the Russians that eventually n... [Read More]

    2013
    Kawasaki P-1
    Maritime patrol remains a hugely important facet of defense, particularly for island nations such as... [Read More]

    2013
    KAI KUH-1 Surion
    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is largely recognized in military markets for its capable KAI/Lockh... [Read More]

    2013
    Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
    The Lockheed HC-130J "Combat King II" is a long-range Search and Rescue (SAR)/aerial refueling platf... [Read More]

    2013
    AVICopter AC313
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    2013
    Saab Skeldar
    The Saab Skeldar is an unarmed rotary-wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV). It is a relatively new dev... [Read More]

    2013
    Airbus Military A400M Atlas
    The Airbus A400M "Atlas" (formerly "Grizzly") is billed as long-range military transport and represe... [Read More]

    2013
    Boeing P-8 Poseidon
    The Boeing P-8 "Poseidon" is a militarized form of the Boeing Model 737-800 NG ("Next Generation") a... [Read More]

    2014
    HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran has benefited greatly from their associations with both the United Stat... [Read More]

    2014
    Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
    The Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name of "Fullback") is a dedicated Fourth Generation two-seat fight... [Read More]

    2014
    Embraer Legacy 500
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    2014
    AgustaWestland HH-101 Caesar
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    2014
    Boeing 737 Peace Eagle
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    2014
    IAI Super Heron
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    2014
    Thales Watchkeeper WK450
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    2014
    Latitude Engineering Hybrid Quadcopter
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    2014
    Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong)
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    2014
    CASIC WJ-600
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    2014
    Airbus A350
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    2014
    Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
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    2014
    Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator)
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    2014
    HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)
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    2014
    Guizhou WU-14
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    2014
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    2014
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    2014
    IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
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    2015
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    2015
    AVICopter AC311
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    2015
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    2015
    NESCOM Burraq
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    2015
    Boeing QF-16 (Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon)
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    2015
    ARP Golden Eagle
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    2015
    Northrop Grumman / Bell Fire-X (MQ-8C)
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    2015
    TAI T-129 (ATAK)
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    2015
    Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
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    2015
    COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng)
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    2015
    TAI Hurkus
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    2015
    Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet
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    2015
    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09
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    2015
    Northrop Grumman RQ-180
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    2015
    Airbus Helicopters EC175
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    2015
    AgustaWestland AW189
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    2015
    HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)
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    2015
    AgustaWestland AW149
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    2015
    Kazan Ansat
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    2015
    Airbus DS Tanan 300
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    2015
    Harbin Z-20
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    2015
    HESA Shafaq (Before the Dawn)
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    2015
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
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    2015
    Boeing Phantom Eye
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    2015
    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft)
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    2015
    Mikoyan Skat
    The Mikoyan Skat is an in-development armed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) with origins in a Rus... [Read More]

    2015
    Sukhoi Zond (Series)
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    2016
    Denel Dynamics Bateleur
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    2016
    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter)
    The HAL LCH ("Light Combat Helicopter") is an indigenous Indian attack helicopter currently in devel... [Read More]

    2016
    AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
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    2016
    ADCOM Systems United 40
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    2016
    General Atomics Sea Avenger
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    2016
    Dassault Falcon 8X
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    2016
    Antonov An-70
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    2016
    Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II
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    2016
    TAI Anka
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    2016
    Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
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    2016
    Lockheed F-35 Lightning II
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    2016
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
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    2016
    Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
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    2016
    SkyPro UAV
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    2016
    NORINCO Sky Saker
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    2016
    Kawasaki C-2
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    2016
    AVIC TA-600 / AG-600
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    2016
    Kamov Ka-175
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    2017
    Rostech Chirok (Teal)
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    2017
    Pilatus PC-24
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    2017
    Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)
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    2017
    IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
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    2017
    Alenia Aermacchi M-345
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    2017
    SAGEM Patroller
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    2017
    FAdeA IA-73
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    2017
    Mil Mi-38
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    2017
    Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton
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    2017
    Piaggio P.1HH Hammerhead
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    2017
    Xian Y-20 (Kunpeng)
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    2017
    Bell Model 525 Relentless
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    2017
    Paramount AHRLAC (Mwari)
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    2017
    Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword)
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    2017
    AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor
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    2017
    Sukhoi T-50 (PAK FA)
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    2017
    Chengdu J-20 (Black Eagle)
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    2018
    Boeing KC-46 Pegasus
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    2018
    Textron AirLand Scorpion
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    2018
    EADS Talarion
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    2018
    Irkut MC-21
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    2018
    Embraer KC-390
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    2018
    DRDO Rustom (Warrior)
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    2018
    BAe Systems Taranis
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    2018
    Dassault nEUROn
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    2018
    Lockheed Martin LMH-1 (P-791)
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    2018
    HAL HTT-40
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    2018
    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
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    2018
    Bombardier Global 7000
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    2018
    AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL)
    The Chinese and Russians have entered into a joint design partnership to produce an all-new very-hig... [Read More]

    2018
    Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft)
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    2018
    HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror)
    The Iranian government and military are billing their Qaher-313 ("Conqueror") (also "F-313" or "Q-31... [Read More]

    2018
    Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
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    2019
    COMAC C919
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    2019
    Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
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