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Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 7/22/2015

To combat the lethal threat posed by attack submarines is the dedicated class of aircraft under the Anti-Submarine Warfare banner.

There are a total of (64) Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin
The AgustaWestland AW101 "Merlin" (formerly the EH Industries EH101 Merlin) is a medium-lift, multi-purpose, multi-role helic...
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AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat
The AgustaWestland AW159 "Lynx Wildcat" is an relatively new, thoroughly improved and modernized form of the successful "Lynx...
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Aichi M6A Seiran
This oft-forgotten Aichi aircraft design was classified as an attack floatplane, designed exclusively for the launching from ...
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Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther
The Eurocopter AS565 "Panther" is nothing more than a medium class, multi-role, twin-engined militarized form of the original...
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Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters brand label), is a medium-l...
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Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
For decades the Australian military relied on the ubiquitous Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter line and thought (and funding) was f...
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Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Attempting to cut a niche in the medium-lift, fixed-wing tactical transport market has been the CASA/IPTN CN-235 series intro...
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Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
In 1988, a joint Spanish-Indonesian endeavor introduced the high-winged CN-235, propeller-driven tactical transport aircraft ...
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Alenia-Aeritalia G.222
The Italian Alenia G.222 medium-lift tactical transport was born from a 1962 NATO requirement for a Vertical / Short Take-Off...
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AVIC TA-600 / AG-600
In 1986, the Chinese Navy began operations of the Harbin SH-5, a large amphibious aircraft utilized primarily for maritime pa...
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Avro Lincoln
The Avro Lincoln became a late-World War 2, four-engined heavy bomber developed form the hugely successful Avro Lancaster ser...
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Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
In 1981, the United States Department of Defense enacted the "Joint-Service Vertical Take-Off/Landing Experimental" (JVX) pro...
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Beriev Be-200 Altair
The Beriev Be-200 "Altair" is based on the Cold War-era Beriev A-40 "Albatros", a twin-engined amphibious aircraft capable of...
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Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
The Soviets progressed jet-powered amphibious aircraft more so than any world power during the Cold War years. Beriev, with a...
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Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
The "Polaris" submarine-launched missiles debuted by the West during the Cold War (1947-1991) caused enough consternation in ...
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Boeing P-8 Poseidon
The Boeing P-8 "Poseidon" is a militarized form of the Boeing Model 737-800 NG ("Next Generation") airframe and has been deve...
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Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy)
In 1933, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) delivered a new specification for a heavy bomber with an inherent operation...
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Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind)
The Breguet Br.1050 "Alize" (meaning "tradewind") was a French production aircraft suitable for carrier-based anti-submarine ...
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C.23 (Coastal Class)
C.23 Coastal Class airship served the British Royal Navy during World War 1 (1914-1918). The aircraft was constructed in 1916...
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CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design that was the CANT Z.506 ...
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Consolidated B-24 Liberator
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its exploits ranged the world ove...
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Consolidated PBY Catalina
Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their long range capabilities we...
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Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat)
World War 1 in Europe prompted all military industries to develop and produce various solutions to ongoing (and some new) pro...
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Dassault-Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic / Atlantique 2
The French concern of Breguet Aviation was awarded a 1958 NATO-sponsored contract to design, develop and produce a new purpos...
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de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous and successful of the conf...
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Douglas B-18 Bolo
In 1934, the American Douglas aircraft concern developed the DB-1 (also known as the "Douglas Bomber 1") to fulfill a United ...
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Douglas XTB2D Skypirate
Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Navy pushed its ever-growing stable of carrier-based aircraft to all-ne...
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Fairey Barracuda
The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo bomber line of World War 2...
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Fairey Campania
The British became big proponents and pioneers of naval aviation during World War 1. War had broken out in Europe during the ...
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Fairey Gannet
The Fairey Gannet was a dedicated anti-submarine platform primarily serving the Fleet Air Arm of the British Royal Navy durin...
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Felixstowe F.2
In the pre-World War 1 period, Royal Navy Lt Cmdr John Porte partnered with famous American aviator Glenn Curtiss to develop ...
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Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global conflict as World War 2 was...
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Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird)
The helicopter, as a viable war weapon, was not the sole historical domain of the Vietnam War - nor the Korean War before it ...
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Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon)
The military helicopter earned its wings over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War (1950-1953) but saw its greatest evo...
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Grumman AF Guardian
The Grumman AF Guardian line became the United States Navy's first purpose-built, dedicated Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) airc...
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Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F)
The Grumman S-2 Tracker was designed, developed and produced for the United States Navy at a time when carriers had taken the...
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Grumman TBF Avenger
Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as one of the most potent tor...
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Ilyushin IL-38 (May)
The Ilyushin IL-38 (NATO codename of "May") is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine platform utilized solely by the navies of...
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Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber)
The German Junkers Ju 390 long range heavy bomber was intended to be able to strike far-off locations along the American East...
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KAI KUH-1 Surion
Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is largely recognized in military markets for its capable KAI/Lockheed product known as the ...
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Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite
The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter has served a lengthy and respected career in the navies of several nations across the glo...
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Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone)
The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a response to a Soviet Navy requi...
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Kawasaki P-1
Maritime patrol remains a hugely important facet of defense, particularly for island nations such as Japan and especially wit...
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Kawasaki P-2J Neptune
In 1961, work began on a new maritime patrol platform for the nation of Japan. Instead of heavily investing in the more moder...
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Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
Oft-forgotten, but no less important to the Japanese war effort of World War 2, was the Kyushu K11W Shiragiku ("White Chrysan...
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Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Eastern Sea) / (Lorna)
The Kyushu Q1W "Tokai" (translating to "Eastern Sea" and codenamed "Lorna" by the Allies) was an anti-submarine bomber utiliz...
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Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking
The S-3 Viking series of carrier-borne aircraft was a joint production effort from the Lockheed and Vought aircraft firms. Se...
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Lockheed P2V Neptune
The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with service that spanned dec...
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Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
The Mil Mi-14 (NATO codename "Haze") was a dedicated naval anti-submarine helicopter appearing in limited production numbers ...
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Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Since its adoption into service with the Soviet Air Force during the early 1980s, the Cold War-era Mi-26 (NATO codename of "H...
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Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For a time, the Mi-6 represen...
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Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
The Empire of Japan's military aviation industry played catch up to the world on its path to World War 2 (1939-1945). This me...
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Northrop Grumman MQ-4C Triton
The MQ-4C "Triton" unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) represents a "navalized" form of the original Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global H...
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Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was born through the Royal Balloon Factory (RBF) establishment which was itself arranged to ...
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Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" ("Griffin") forms the primary fighter wing of the Swedish Air Force (among others). The type is a hi...
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Saunders-Roe A.36 Lerwick
Along with the Short Brothers and Supermarine, Saunders-Roe (SARO) was a principle flying boat developer for the United Kingd...
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Short S38 Sturgeon
The Short S.38 Sturgeon was born through a World War 2 (1939-1945) British naval requirement under Specification S.6/43 for a...
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Sikorsky CH-148 Cyclone
After a review of Canadian military requirements that began in the 1980s, the conservative party went on to select the Agusta...
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Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
The H-34 Choctaw was a multi-purpose, radial-powered utility helicopter produced by Sikorsky in the United States. It was dev...
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Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
The Sikorsky SH-60 "Seahawk" is the navalized derivative of the ubiquitous land-based UH-60 "Black Hawk" series transport hel...
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The "Submarine Scout Zero" ("SSZ") airships were manufactured across seventy-seven examples during World War 1 (1914-1918) be...
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Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
The Sukhoi Su-34 (NATO reporting name of "Fullback") is a dedicated Fourth Generation two-seat fighter-bomber/strike fighter ...
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Tupolev Tu-142 (Bear)
As the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" proved a successful strategic bomber across several roles for the Soviet military, a dedicated ma...
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Westland / AgustaWestland Lynx
The Westland Lynx (AgustaWestland since 2000) was designed to a British Army requirement and initially consisted of four plan...
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