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    Commercial Aircraft

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

    The commercial aviation industry has been largely evolved thanks to developments in the military realm.





    There are a total of (122) Commercial Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    2021
    Aerion AS2 / SBJ (Supersonic Business Jet)
    The Aerion AS2 is a supersonic business jet product being forwarded by American billionaire business... [Read More]
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    1923
    Aeromarine 75
    The American concern of Aeromarine converted the British Felixstowe F5L military flying boat for the... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1976
    AgustaWestland AW109
    The British-Italian helicopter concern of AgustaWestland developed their AW109 model of 1971 as a co... [Read More]
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    2003
    AgustaWestland AW139
    The AgustaWestland model AW139 is a modern medium-lift, multi-purpose/multi-role rotary-wing product... [Read More]
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    2015
    AgustaWestland AW189
    Sensing the growing market need for an all-modern, cost-effective medium-lift helicopter to serve in... [Read More]
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    2017
    AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor
    Tiltrotors seemingly combine the best of two worlds in the scope of aviation - the fast, straight-li... [Read More]
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    1974
    Airbus A300
    The Airbus A300 series of passenger jet airliner was developed by the French concern as a wide-body ... [Read More]
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    1983
    Airbus A310
    The Airbus A310-300 was produced as a budgeted alternative to the based A300-series (detailed elsewh... [Read More]
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    2003
    Airbus A318
    The French concern of Airbus unveiled their new A320 commercial aircraft family line in March of 198... [Read More]
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    1988
    Airbus A320
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    1994
    Airbus A330
    The passenger airliner market is lucrative business and typically involves two industry heavyweights... [Read More]
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    1993
    Airbus A340
    The Airbus A340 series was already in design and development alongside the similar A330 series. In t... [Read More]
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    2014
    Airbus A350
    The A350 is the latest Airbus contribution to the competitive wide-body, long-range airliner market.... [Read More]
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    2007
    Airbus A380
    Developed as a direct competitor to the hugely successful Boeing 747 line, Airbus introduced their w... [Read More]
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    2007
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]
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    1975
    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar
    The AS350 was originally designed to replace the aging Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale Alouette II light... [Read More]
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    1998
    Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)
    Introduced in 1998, the EC120 "Colibri" ("Hummingbird") Light Utility Helicopter has seen over 550 e... [Read More]
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    2018
    Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)
    The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, med... [Read More]
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    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]
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    2009
    Antonov An-148
    The Antonov concern of Ukraine holds a long-running, storied existence, particularly in the large ai... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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]
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    1936
    Armstrong Whitworth Ensign
    The impressive Armstrong Whitworth Ensign AW.27 series was made originally designed to a 1934 Britis... [Read More]
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    1989
    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
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    2016
    AVIC TA-600 / AG-600
    In 1986, the Chinese Navy began operations of the Harbin SH-5, a large amphibious aircraft utilized ... [Read More]
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    2015
    AVICopter AC311
    With China's massive industrial growth in recent decades, its defense industry has flourished with a... [Read More]
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    2013
    AVICopter AC313
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    1983
    BAe 146
    Introduced in 1983 by British Aerospace (BAe), the BAe 146 has served for several decades as a civil... [Read More]
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    1947
    Beechcraft Bonanza
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    1984
    Beechcraft C-12 Huron
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    1964
    Beechcraft King Air
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    1946
    Bell Model 47
    While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Ko... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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]
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    1918
    Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo
    The Kangaroo was the product of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company, Limited. The design began... [Read More]
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    1940
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75)
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    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]
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    1958
    Boeing 707
    The 707 model series for The Boeing Company proved to be the catalyst for their commercial market su... [Read More]
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    1964
    Boeing 727
    After World War 2 (1939-1945) introduced the turbojet engine as a viable aviation propulsion system,... [Read More]
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    1968
    Boeing 737
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    1970
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet)
    Thanks to advances in jet engine technology during the 1950s and 1960s, passenger air travel blossom... [Read More]
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    1983
    Boeing 757
    The 757-series airliner began as a 1970s Boeing endeavor to replace their aging 727 three-engined "t... [Read More]
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    1981
    Boeing 767
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    1995
    Boeing 777 (Triple Seven)
    Throughout the 1970s, the Boeing Company operated the mammoth 747 four-engined, "wide-body" long-ran... [Read More]
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    2020
    Boeing 777X
    The original Boeing 777 wide-body passenger jet airliner was introduced in 1995 (with United Airline... [Read More]
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    2011
    Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
    The 787 "Dreamliner" represents Boeing's latest foray into the world of commercial passenger air tra... [Read More]
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    1927
    Boeing Model 40
    One of the earlier, effective uses of the airplane outside of the military realm was in mail deliver... [Read More]
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    1984
    Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
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    2018
    Bombardier Global 7000
    Canadian-based Bombardier Aerospace is looking to find success with its upcoming, in-development "Gl... [Read More]
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    1923
    Breguet Br.19
    The French-designed and produced Breguet Br.19 was designed as successor to the stellar Br.14 model ... [Read More]
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    1949
    Bristol Brabazon
    The post-World War 2 Bristol "Brabazon" was born from committee work in 1943 and held direct origins... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron)
    Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design... [Read More]
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    1956
    Cessna 172
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    2019
    COMAC C919
    The government-owned aviation company of COMAC ("COMmercial Aircraft corporation of China") was foun... [Read More]
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    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]
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    1965
    Dassault Falcon 20
    In 1965, the French concern of Dassault introduced its line of business jets with the Dassault "Falc... [Read More]
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    1979
    Dassault Falcon 50
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    2005
    Dassault Falcon 7X
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    2016
    Dassault Falcon 8X
    Many aviation companies realize profits through both military- and civilian-minded avenues and the F... [Read More]
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    1965
    Dassault HU-25 Guardian
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    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]
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    1952
    de Havilland DH.106 Comet
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    1938
    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
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    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]
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    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]
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    1993
    Dornier Do 328
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    1936
    Douglas DC-3
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    1959
    Douglas DC-8
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    2018
    Embraer E2 (E-Jet)
    In early March of 2016 it was announced that an E2 aircraft was being readied for ground tests. The ... [Read More]
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    2014
    Embraer Legacy 500
    The "Legacy 500" is Brazilian-based Embraer's entry into the competitive corporate VIP jet market wi... [Read More]
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    2004
    Eurocopter EC225 (Super Puma)
    Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]
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    1938
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor)
    The German Fw 200 Condor was initially a trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo (mail) aircraft develope... [Read More]
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    1926
    Ford Trimotor
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    1917
    Friedrichshafen G.III
    The Friedrichshafen G.III was a medium bi-plane class bomber utilized by the German Empire in World ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]
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    2004
    Gulfstream G500
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    2002
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    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]
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    2020
    Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10
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    1967
    Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic)
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    1975
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s ... [Read More]
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    2018
    Irkut MC-21
    Wind tunnel testing of the MC-21 design was held in late 2015 though delays with the composite wing ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 252
    Junkers of Germany was approached by passenger carrier Lufthansa for a new transport design to succe... [Read More]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52
    The tri-motor, prop-driven aircraft achieve popularity for a short time during the Interwar years - ... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1933
    Kalinin K-7
    Konstantin Kalinin (1889-1938) had forged his history in aviation as a Red Army pilot during the Rus... [Read More]
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    2016
    Kawasaki C-2
    With the need to modernize into an independent fighting force (apart from reliance on the United Sta... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1972
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar
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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
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    2015
    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09
    The SKYe SH09 is an in-development, low-cost, light utility helicopter venture originating out of Sw... [Read More]
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    1990
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11
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    1968
    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
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    1971
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10
    The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was one of several "tri-engine" jet-powered airliners developed into the... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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]
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    2017
    Mil Mi-38
    Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant holds a long-running history of rotary-wing aircraft design and developm... [Read More]
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    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]
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    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]
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    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]
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    1965
    Mitsubishi MU-2
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    2017
    Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ)
    It has been some time since the island nation of Japan has introduced a wholly indigenously-designed... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1990
    Piaggio P.180 Avanti
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    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]
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    2017
    Pilatus PC-24
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    2008
    Piper PA-47 PiperJet
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    1929
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
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    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]
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    2007
    ShinMaywa US-2
    While no longer as heavily relied upon as in previous decades of military aviation, the flying boat ... [Read More]
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    1946
    Short S45 Solent
    The Golden Age of Flight encompassed the years between the two World Wars and introduced airline tra... [Read More]
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    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]
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    1935
    Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
    Prior to becoming a world-renown helicopter-maker, Sikorsky delivered to the United States military ... [Read More]
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    2011
    Sukhoi Superjet 100 (SSJ 100)
    While largely recognized for its strong military hardware roots, Sukhoi introduced their "Superjet 1... [Read More]
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    1932
    Tupolev TB-3 (ANT-6)
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    1967
    Tupolev Tu-134
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    1975
    Tupolev Tu-144 (Charger)
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    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]
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    1964
    Vickers VC10
    The VC10 was born under the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) brand label founded in 1960. The comp... [Read More]
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    1919
    Vickers Vimy
    The Vimy was designed to a Royal Air Force (RAF) requirement for a night bomber with inherently long... [Read More]
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