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    Close Air Support (CAS) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day

    Close Air Support platforms provide a much needed "punch" to frontline operations - supporting friendly "boots on the ground" through guns, bombs, rockets and missiles.





    There are a total of (187) Close Air Support (CAS) Aircraft from Origin to Present Day in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin. Also includes platforms converted for the CAS role.





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    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)
    Light Combat Aircraft
     2000 
       
    Aero L-39 Albatros
    Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     1972 
       
    Aero L-59 Super Albatros
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
     1986 
       
    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter
     1957 
       
    AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang
    Advanced Weapons Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
     1984 
       
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
     2007 
       
    Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
    Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     1988 
       
    Airco DH.5
    Biplane Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
     1917 
       
    Albatros J.I
    Ground-Attack Aircraft
     1917 
       
    Alenia Aermacchi S-211
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike
     1984 
       
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    Utility Aircraft
     1947 
       
    Arsenal VG-90
    Carrierbased Strike Fighter Prototype Aircraft
     1949 
       
    AVIC Cloud Shadow
    High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     2018 
       
    Avioane IAR 99 Soim (Hawk)
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
     1985 
       
    BAC Strikemaster
    Strike Aircraft
     1967 
       
    BAe Hawk
    Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
     1976 
       
    BAe Sea Harrier
    Carrierborne V/STOL (Vertical Short Take-Off and Landing) Strike Fighter
     1978 
       
    Beechcraft AT-6
    Light Attack Aircraft
     2013 
       
    Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
    Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     1953 
       
    Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28)
    Tactical / Heavy Attack Aircraft
     1944 
       
    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho)
    Armed Reconnaissance Light Helicopter
     2006 
       
    Bell CH-146 Griffon
    Multirole Utility Helicopter
     1995 
       
    Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
     1961 
       
    Bell D-36
    All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Proposal
     1950 
       
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
     1947 
       
    Bell Model 206 (JetRanger / LongRanger)
    Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
     1967 
       
    Bell P-39 Airacobra
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1941 
       
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra
    Fighter
     1943 
       
    Bell V-247 Vigilant
    Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
     2023 
       
    Bell V-280 Valor
    3rd Generation Tiltrotor Technology Demonstrator
     2020 
       
    Blackburn Buccaneer
    Carrier-Borne Low-Level Strike Bomber Aircraft
     1962 
       
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ha 137
    Dive Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
     1935 
       
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.194
    Ground Attack / Tactical Bomber Proposal
     1944 
       
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
     1980 
       
    Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
    Carrier-based Strike Fighter
     1999 
       
    Boeing F2B (Model 69)
    Carrier-Based Fighter
     1928 
       
    Breda Ba.64
    Ground Attack Aircraft
     1937 
       
    Breda Ba.65
    Ground Attack Aircraft
     1936 
       
    Breda Ba.88 (Lince)
    Heavy Fighter / Light Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
     1938 
       
    Breguet Br.690 (Series)
    Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft
     1939 
       
    Brewster XA-32
    Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
     1943 
       
    Bristol Blenheim
    Light-Medium Bomber / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
     1937 
       
    Bristol Brigand
    Anti-Ship Bomber / Dive Bomber / Strike Aircraft
     1946 
       
    Britten-Norman Defender
    Reconnaissance / Transport / Patrol Aircraft
     1989 
       
    CAC CA-27 Avon-Sabre (F-86F)
    Jet-Powered, Single-Seat Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1954 
       
    CAC Wirraway
    Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
     1939 
       
    Canadair CT-114 Tutor
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Ground Attack Aircraft
     1963 
       
    Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
    Jet Trainer
     1951 
       
    Caproni AP.1
    Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     1936 
       
    CASA C-101 Aviojet
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
     1980 
       
    Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Super Tweet)
    Light Attack Aircraft / Observation and Control
     1967 
       
    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
    Liaison and Observation Aircraft
     1950 
       
    Cessna T-37 Tweet
    Jet-Powered Trainer
     1957 
       
    Cessna T-41 Mescalero
    Trainer / Liaison / Light Transport Aircraft
     1964 
       
    Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
    Strike Aircraft
     1933 
       
    Curtiss A-18 (Shrike II)
    Ground Attack Aircraft
     1936 
       
    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     1952 
       
    Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet
    Advanced Trainer / Close-Support Aircraft
     1978 
       
    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1946 
       
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1942 
       
    Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
    Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
     1959 
       
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
    Fighter-Bomber
     1946 
       
    Douglas A-24 Banshee
    Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1941 
       
    Douglas A2D Skyshark
    Prototype Carried-Based Attack Aircraft
     1954 
       
    Douglas AC-47 Spooky
    Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
     1965 
       
    Douglas B-26K/A-26B Counter Invader
    Tactical Support Attack Aircraft
     1961 
       
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    Medium Transport Aircraft
     1942 
       
    Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
    Carrier-Borne Night-Fighter Aircraft
     1951 
       
    Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29)
    Trainer / Counter-Insurgency / Light Attack / Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft
     2003 
       
    Fairchild AC-119 (Shadow / Stinger)
    Gunship / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
     1968 
       
    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Military Transport / Gunship Aircraft
     1949 
       
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
    Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
     1976 
       
    Fairey Battle
    Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
     1937 
       
    FFA P-16
    Jet-Powered Fighter / Close Air Support (CAS) Platform Prototype
     1955 
       
    FMA IA-58 Pucara (Fortress)
    Counter-Insurgency Platform / Ground Attack Aircraft
     1975 
       
    FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie)
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
     1988 
       
    Fouga CM.170 Magister
    Jet Powered Trainer Aircraft
     1956 
       
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     2016 
       
    Goodyear GA-17
    All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Proposal
     1950 
       
    HAL Ajeet (Invincible)
    Lightweight Interceptor / Ground Attack / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     1977 
       
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     2002 
       
    HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
    Supersonic Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     1967 
       
    HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light)
    Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     1968 
       
    Halberstadt CL.II
    Escort Biplane Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
     1917 
       
    Halberstadt CL.IV
    Ground Attack / Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     1918 
       
    Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
    VTOL Strike / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
     1969 
       
    Hawker Typhoon
    Ground Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
     1941 
       
    Heinkel He 111
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
     1935 
       
    Henschel Hs 123
    Biplane Dive Bomber / Close-Support Aircraft
     1936 
       
    Henschel Hs 129
    Close-Support / Anti-Tank Aircraft
     1942 
       
    HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning)
    Strike Fighter
     1997 
       
    HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt)
    Lightweight Multirole Fighter
     2014 
       
    HESA Shafaq (Before the Dawn)
    Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     2015 
       
    HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness)
    Light Attack / Reconnaissance Helicopter
     2014 
       
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Light Utility Helicopter
     1948 
       
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     2009 
       
    Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum
    Light Attack / Advanced Trainer
     1994 
       
    IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    4th Generation Multirole Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
     1986 
       
    IAI Nesher (Vulture)
    Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
     1972 
       
    Ilyushin IL-1
    Ground Attack Fighter Prototype
     1944 
       
    Ilyushin IL-10 (Beast)
    Ground Attack Aircraft
     1944 
       
    Ilyushin IL-102
    Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
     1982 
       
    Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik
    Ground Attack / Close Air Support Aircraft
     1941 
       
    Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny)
    Ground-Attack Aircraft Prototype
     1953 
       
    IOMAX Archangel
    Counter-Insurgency Aircraft
     2017 
       
    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug)
    Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
     1937 
       
    Junkers Ju 88
    Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
     1939 
       
    KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH)
    Gunship Platform / Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     2022 
       
    KAI / Boeing KUS-VJ
    Unmanned Attack Helicopter Gunship
     2020 
       
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     2005 
       
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39
    Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
     1942 
       
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    Medium-Lift Helicopter
     1994 
       
    Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy)
    Ground Attack / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter Aircraft
     1944 
       
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
    Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
     1976 
       
    Leonardo (Alenia Aermacchi) M-345
    Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     2017 
       
    Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
    Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
     1972 
       
    Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
    Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
     2010 
       
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
     1956 
       
    Lockheed Martin A-4AR Fightinghawk
    Ground Attack Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1997 
       
    Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
    Jet-Powered Trainer Aircraft
     1948 
       
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning
    High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
     1944 
       
    Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40)
    Carrierborne Dive Bomber Aircraft
     1939 
       
    LVG C.V
    Reconnaissance / Fighter Biplane Aircraft
     1917 
       
    Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt)
    Fighter Aircraft
     1941 
       
    Mansyu / Manshu Ki-98
    Ground Attack Aircraft / High-Altitude Fighter
     1945 
       
    Martin AM Mauler
    Carrierborne Attack Aircraft
     1948 
       
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1954 
       
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing / BAe Systems AV-8B Harrier II
    V/STOL Strike Aircraft
     1985 
       
    Messerschmitt Bf 109
    Single-Seat Multirole Fighter
     1937 
       
    Messerschmitt Me 210
    Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1943 
       
    Messerschmitt Me 328
    Parasite Fighter Concept
     1944 
       
    Messerschmitt Me 329 (Zerstorer)
    Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer / Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
     1946 
       
    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
    Ground Attack Aircraft
     1975 
       
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer)
    Supersonic Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
     1955 
       
    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
     1981 
       
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
     1973 
       
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
     2005 
       
    Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah)
    Reconnaissance / Heavy Fighter / Bomber Interceptor
     1941 
       
    Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
    Ground Attack / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1940 
       
    Mitsubishi T-2
    Advanced Jet Trainer
     1975 
       
    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    Ground Attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
     1970 
       
    Nieuport 16
    Biplane Fighter Aircraft
     1916 
       
    North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
    Long-Range Escort / Ground Attack / Nightfighter Aircraft
     1946 
       
    North American FJ-4 Fury
    Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     1955 
       
    North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
    Observation / Light Attack Aircraft
     1966 
       
    North American T-28 Trojan
    Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
     1949 
       
    North American T-6 Texan
    Two-Seat Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     1936 
       
    Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
    LIghtweight Multirole Aircraft
     1962 
       
    Northrop YA-9
    Close Air Support Aircraft Prototype
     1972 
       
    PAC Super Mushshak
    Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     1996 
       
    Paramount AHRLAC (Mwari)
    Reconnaissance Platform / Light Strike Aircraft
     2017 
       
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    Dive Bomber / Light Bomber Aircraft
     1941 
       
    Piasecki H-21 Workhorse
    Cargo /Passenger Transport Tandem-Rotor Helicopter
     1953 
       
    Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
     1934 
       
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
    Multi-Purpose Biplane
     1929 
       
    Potez 630 (Series)
    Heavy Fighter / Multirole Aircraft
     1938 
       
    Reggiane Re.2001 Falco II (Falcon II)
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1941 
       
    Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
     1942 
       
    Rikugun Ki-93
    Heavy Fighter / Anti-Shipping Attack Aircraft Prototype
     1945 
       
    Saab J21
    Fighter / Attack Aircraft
     1945 
       
    Saab J32 Lansen (Lance)
    Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Strike Aircraft
     1955 
       
    Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
    Transport / Close-Support Helicopter
     1954 
       
    Sikorsky S-67 Blackhawk
    Attack Helicopter Prototype
     1970 
       
    SNCASE S.E.5000 (Baroudeur)
    Lightweight Strike Fighter Prototype
     1953 
       
    SOKO G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull)
    Light Attack / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     1983 
       
    SOKO J-22 Orao (Eagle)
    Light Attack / Fighter-Bomber / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
     1978 
       
    Sokol Altius
    Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
     2018 
       
    ST Aerospace A-4SU Super Skyhawk
    Fighter-Bomber / Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
     1989 
       
    Stearman XA-21
    Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
     1938 
       
    Sud-Ouest SO.2400 (Grognard)
    Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
     1950 
       
    Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
    Ground Attack / Strike Fighter Aircraft
     1970 
       
    Sukhoi Su-2
    Light Bomber / Close-Support / High-Speed Attack / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1941 
       
    Sukhoi Su-25 (Frogfoot)
    Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
     1981 
       
    Supermarine Scimitar
    Carrierbased Strike-Fighter
     1957 
       
    Supermarine Seafire
    Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1942 
       
    Supermarine Spitfire
    Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
     1938 
       
    TAI Anka
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV)
     2016 
       
    TAI Hurkus
    Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
     2015 
       
    Textron AirLand Scorpion
    Light Attack / Reconnaissance / Training Aircraft
     2018 
       
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Fast Bomber / Multirole Aircraft
     1942 
       
    UVision Hero-120
    Disposable Short-Range Lethal Loitering System UAV
     2012 
       
    Vought F4U Corsair
    Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
     1942 
       
    Vultee XA-41
    Dive Bomber / Low-Level Attack Aircraft
     1944 
       
    Westland Wyvern
    Carrierborne Strike Fighter
     1953 
       
    Xian JH-7 (Flounder) / FBC-1 (Flying Leopard)
    Fighter-Bomber / Strike Aircraft
     1992 
       
    Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
    Fighter Aircraft
     1940 
       
    Yakovlev Yak-38 (Forger)
    Carrier-Borne VSTOL Strike Fighter / Fleet Defense Aircraft
     1976