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    Military and Civilian Aircraft, Helicopters and UAVs of the World

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 2/9/2016

    Little did the Wright Brothers know what effect their first flight would have had on the world.





    There are a total of (1,536) Military and Civilian Aircraft, Helicopters and UAVs of the World in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.



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    2001
    AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The AAI Aerosonde is described as a modular, long endurance unmanned aerial system (UAS) which inten... [Read More]
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    2001
    AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 Tactical - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Day-Night Reconnaissance / Surveillance / Target Acquisition
    The AAI Corporation RQ-7 Shadow is an unarmed tactical reconnaissance unmanned aerial vehicle curren... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AAI RQ-7 Shadow 200 Tactical

    2016
    ADCOM Systems United 40 - Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
    Entering the field of military-minded drone aircraft is the Persian Gulf nation of the United Arab E... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the ADCOM Systems United 40

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

    1916
    AEG G.IV - Tactical Medium Bomber Biplane
    The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wart... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AEG G.IV

    1958
    AERFER Ariete - Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype
    In an effort to refine the earlier AERFER "Sagittario 2" ("Archer 2") swept-wing, jet-powered demons... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AERFER Ariete

    1956
    AERFER Sagittario 2 (Archer 2) - Prototype Daytime Fighter / Strike Fighter
    The first Italian aircraft to break the speed of sound under control - the "Sagittario 2" ("Archer ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AERFER Sagittario 2 (Archer 2)

    2021
    Aerion AS2 / SBJ (Supersonic Business Jet) - Supersonic Business Passenger Jet
    The Aerion AS2 is a supersonic business jet product being forwarded by American billionaire business... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerion AS2 / SBJ (Supersonic Business Jet)

    1962
    Aermacchi MB.326 - Advanced Trainer / Light Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Aermacchi MB.326 series of aircraft has become one of the most successful blends of operational ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aermacchi MB.326

    1978
    Aermacchi MB.339 - Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    The Aermacchi MB.339 was the successor to the Aermacchi MB.326 in the advanced trainer and light str... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aermacchi MB.339

    1921
    Aero A.11 - Day and Night Reconnaissance / Multi-purpose Aircraft
    The Aero A.11 was a successful, multi-faceted performer for the Czech Army Air Force in the interwar... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero A.11

    1923
    Aero A.12 - Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Aero A.12 was designed specifically to succeed the company's previous biplane effort - the A.11.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero A.12

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

    2000
    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft) - Light Combat Aircraft
    The Aero L-29 Delfin (NATO: "Maya") began the long-running line of indigenously-designed light strik... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced Light Combat Aircraft)

    1963
    Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya - Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
    The Czech designed and produced Aero L-29 Delfin (translating to "Dolphin"; NATO designation of "May... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-29 Delfin / Maya

    1972
    Aero L-39 Albatros - Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    The Aero L-39 series of advanced jet trainer and light strike aircraft followed along the same lines... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aero L-39 Albatros

    1986
    Aero L-59 Super Albatros - Advanced Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
    Aero Vodochody was established in post-war Europe during early 1919 and made a name for itself as a ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Aeromarine 39 - Naval Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    In 1917, the United States Navy entered into a contract with the Aeromarine Plane and Motor Company ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Aeromarine 40 - Flying Boat Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    The Aeromarine Model 40 (or simply "Aeromarine 40") was a two-seat flying boat trainer aircraft serv... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aeromarine 40

    1923
    Aeromarine 75 - Passenger Flying Boat
    The American concern of Aeromarine converted the British Felixstowe F5L military flying boat for the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aeromarine 75

    1969
    Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde - Supersonic Passenger Airliner
    One of the great aviation stories to come out of a post-Cold War world, the British and French-made ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde

    1957
    Aerospatiale Alouette II - Light Utility Helicopter
    The Alouette II helicopter series is billed as a multi-role, light rotary-wing platform charged with... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette II

    1960
    Aerospatiale Alouette III - Light Utility Helicopter
    The Aerospatiale Alouette III, is French for Skylark having a single-engine and to be used as a ligh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Alouette III

    1973
    Aerospatiale Gazelle - Lightweight Multi-Role Helicopter
    A popular light reconnaissance and attack helicopter for export order, the Aerospatiale Gazelle syst... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle

    1964
    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet) - Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
    The SA 321 Super Frelon is a French-produced multirole helicopter falling under the Aerospatiale bra... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)

    2003
    AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven - Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
    The AeroVinronment RQ-11 "Raven" is classified as a "Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" (SUAV), this at... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven

    2002
    AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye - Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The American military involvement in Afghanistan and Iraq during the first decade of the present cen... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye

    2008
    AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma - Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
    The AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma is one of the many intelligence-gathering unmanned aircraft system (UAS... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma

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

    1990
    AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose) - Attack Helicopter
    The Agusta A129 "Mangusta" ("Mongoose") is a modern Italian-designed and developed, two-seat, twin-e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland A129 Mangusta (Mongoose)

    2000
    AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin - Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
    The AgustaWestland AW101 "Merlin" (formerly the EH Industries EH101 Merlin) is a medium-lift, multi-... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW101/ EH Industries EH101 Merlin

    1976
    AgustaWestland AW109 - Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
    The British-Italian helicopter concern of AgustaWestland developed their AW109 model of 1971 as a co... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW109

    2003
    AgustaWestland AW139 - Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
    The AgustaWestland model AW139 is a modern medium-lift, multi-purpose/multi-role rotary-wing product... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW139

    2015
    AgustaWestland AW149 - Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
    AgustaWestland has developed its AW149 model as a military-minded, medium-lift helicopter, competing... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW149

    2016
    AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat - Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
    The AgustaWestland AW159 "Lynx Wildcat" is an relatively new, thoroughly improved and modernized for... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat

    2015
    AgustaWestland AW189 - Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
    Sensing the growing market need for an all-modern, cost-effective medium-lift helicopter to serve in... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW189

    2017
    AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor - Tiltrotor Transport
    Tiltrotors seemingly combine the best of two worlds in the scope of aviation - the fast, straight-li... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland AW609 TiltRotor

    2014
    AgustaWestland HH-101 Caesar - Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    First flying in October of 1987 and officially adopted in 1999, the AgustaWestland AW101/EH101 "Merl... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AgustaWestland HH-101 Caesar

    1944
    Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace) - Torpedo Bomber / Dive Bomber
    The Aichi-produced B7A "Ryusei" (translated to "Shooting Star" and nicknamed "Grace" by the Allies) ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aichi B7A Ryusei (Grace)

    1940
    Aichi D3A (Val) - Carrier-Borne Bomber / Dive Bomber
    The D3A series of aircraft (dubbed "Val" by the Allies) were thought to be all but extinct when the ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Aichi E13A (Jake) - Naval Reconnaissance Floatplane Aircraft
    Based on number alone, the Aichi production E13A series of floatplanes (dubbed "Jake" by the Allies)... [Read More]
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    1944
    Aichi E16A Zuiun (Paul) - Reconnaissance Floatplane / Dive Bomber
    The E16A Zuiun (translated into "Auspicious Cloud" and codenamed "Paul" by the Allies) was a dedicat... [Read More]
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    1945
    Aichi M6A Seiran - Submarine-Based Attack Floatplane
    This oft-forgotten Aichi aircraft design was classified as an attack floatplane, designed exclusivel... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aichi M6A Seiran

    1946
    Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning) - Twin-Engine Night-Fighter Aircraft Proposal
    The Aichi S1A "Denko" was in development with the Empire of Japan during World War 2 (1939-1945) as ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aichi S1A Denko (Bolt of Lightning)

    1984
    AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang - Advanced Weapons Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
    The AT-3 is in a special class of aircraft that specialize in both advanced pilot training as well a... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang

    1994
    AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter) - Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    The AIDC F-CK-1 ("Fighter, Ching-Kuo 1") is a modern lightweight fighter developed by Taiwanese aero... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC F-CK-1 (Ching-Kuo) / (Indigenous Defence Fighter)

    1974
    AIDC T-CH-1 (Chung-Tsing) - Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    At one point, the Republic of China (Taiwan) Air Force managed a stock of North American T-28 "Troja... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AIDC T-CH-1 (Chung-Tsing)

    1974
    Airbus A300 - Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    The Airbus A300 series of passenger jet airliner was developed by the French concern as a wide-body ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A300

    1995
    Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga) - Super Transport (ST) Heavy-Lift Freighter
    Several leading large-aircraft manufacturers eventually develop a "super-heavy hauler" for transport... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A300-600ST (Beluga)

    1983
    Airbus A310 - Medium-Range Passenger Transport
    The Airbus A310-300 was produced as a budgeted alternative to the based A300-series (detailed elsewh... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A310

    2003
    Airbus A318 - Narrowbody Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner
    The French concern of Airbus unveiled their new A320 commercial aircraft family line in March of 198... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A318

    1988
    Airbus A320 - Passenger Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A320

    1994
    Airbus A330 - Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    The passenger airliner market is lucrative business and typically involves two industry heavyweights... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330

    2011
    Airbus A330 MRTT - Aerial Refueling Tanker / General Transport
    The French Airbus A330 MRTT (MultiRole Tanker Transport) is a modern militarized version of the comm... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A330 MRTT

    1993
    Airbus A340 - Wide-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
    The Airbus A340 series was already in design and development alongside the similar A330 series. In t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A340

    2014
    Airbus A350 - Wide-Body Long-Range Airliner
    The A350 is the latest Airbus contribution to the competitive wide-body, long-range airliner market.... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A350

    2007
    Airbus A380 - Wide-Body, Long-Range Commercial Passenger Airliner
    Developed as a direct competitor to the hugely successful Boeing 747 line, Airbus introduced their w... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus A380

    2015
    Airbus DS Tanan 300 - VTOL Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
    Joining the ranks of unmanned Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) air systems of the world is the A... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus DS Tanan 300

    1985
    Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther - Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
    The Eurocopter AS565 "Panther" is nothing more than a medium class, multi-role, twin-engined militar... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (Eurocopter) Panther

    2007
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90 - Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
    The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90

    2007
    Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota - Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
    The Airbus Helicopters UH-72 "Lakota" Light Utility Helicopter (LUH) was introduced with U.S. milita... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters / Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota

    1975
    Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar - Light Utility Helicopter
    The AS350 was originally designed to replace the aging Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale Alouette II light... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil / Astar

    1998
    Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird) - Light Utility Helicopter
    Introduced in 1998, the EC120 "Colibri" ("Hummingbird") Light Utility Helicopter has seen over 550 e... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters EC120 Colibri (Hummingbird)

    2002
    Airbus Helicopters EC145 - Light / Medium Utility Helicopter
    The Eurocopter EC145 is a light-to-medium-lift transport helicopter produced under the Airbus Helico... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters EC145

    2015
    Airbus Helicopters EC175 - Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
    Expanding the Airbus Helicopters medium-lift utility helicopter product line is the in-development E... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters EC175

    1999
    Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155) - Medium-Lift Multi-role Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155)

    2018
    Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4) - Medium-Lift Multi-role Transport Helicopter
    The Airbus Helicopters H160 (formerly known under the designation of "X4") is an in-development, med... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H160 (X4)

    2002
    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin - Short Range Recovery / MEDEVAC / Search & Rescue Helicopter
    The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin

    2016
    Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan - Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
    For decades the Australian military relied on the ubiquitous Bell UH-1 "Huey" helicopter line and th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan

    1982
    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar - Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
    The Super Puma was developed by French-based Aerospatiale (formerly Sud Aviation) form the successfu... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar

    2003
    Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665) - Attack Helicopter
    The Eurocopter Tiger (EC 665) is a relatively new attack helicopter initially designed and developed... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665)

    2010
    Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed) - Experimental Compound Helicopter
    The Eurocopter X3 (or simply as the "X-Cubed") is an developmental rotary-wing platform intended to ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters X3 (X Cubed)

    1988
    Airbus Military / CASA CN-235 - Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    Attempting to cut a niche in the medium-lift, fixed-wing tactical transport market has been the CASA... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235

    2001
    Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295 - Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    In 1988, a joint Spanish-Indonesian endeavor introduced the high-winged CN-235, propeller-driven tac... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295

    2013
    Airbus Military A400M Atlas - Long Range Transport / In-Flight Refueler
    The Airbus A400M "Atlas" (formerly "Grizzly") is billed as long-range military transport and represe... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military A400M Atlas

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

    1917
    Airco DH.4 - Lightweight Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    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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    1917
    Airco DH.5 - Biplane Scout / Light Bomber Aircraft
    With the vantage point afforded to pilots of the earlier Airco DH.2 model, famous aircraft designer ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airco DH.5

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

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

    1937
    Airspeed Oxford - Gunnery / Bomber / Navigation / Radio Crew Trainer
    The Airspeed Oxford was a critical component of the British and Commonwealth forces aerial training ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Airspeed Oxford

    2012
    AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT) - In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
    The Royal Air Force had long since relied on a capable, though aging, fleet of Lockheed L-1011 TriSt... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AirTanker Voyager (A330 MRTT)

    2012
    Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle) - Medium Altitude, Medium Endurance (MAME) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Chinese military-industrial complex continues to evolve at a quickening pace as its growing coll... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Aisheng ASN-209 (Silver Eagle)

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

    1915
    Albatros C.I - Biplane Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Albatros C.I series of aircraft was the next evolution in the brand's reconnaissance aircraft li... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Albatros C.I

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

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

    1917
    Albatros C.X - Biplane Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Albatros production of the C.X model continued the firm's commitment to producing capable reconn... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Albatros C.X

    1916
    Albatros D.I - Biplane Fighter
    The Albatros Flugzeugwerke firm certainly made a name for itself in World War 1. It was responsible ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Albatros D.I

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

    1917
    Albatros D.III - Biplane Fighter
    While the Albatros D.I proved critical in winning back air superiority for the Germans in early 1917... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Albatros D.III

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

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

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

    1947
    Alekseyev I-211 - Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor
    Like other global powers in the post-World War 2 period, the Soviet Union was hard at work at develo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alekseyev I-211

    2017
    Alenia Aermacchi M-345 - Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    Currently under development (2015), the Alenia Aermacchi is in contention to become an advanced jet ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia Aermacchi M-345

    2016
    Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master - Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike
    The advanced jet trainer/light strike market has grown considerably over the last several decades. T... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master

    1984
    Alenia Aermacchi S-211 - Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    Sensing the growing need for light, jet-powered dual-role aircraft, the Italian concern of SIAI-Marc... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia Aermacchi S-211

    1997
    Alenia C-27 Spartan - Medium-Lift Tactical Transport Aircraft
    The Alenia C-27 "Spartan" is a medium-lift transport and joint development effort founded by Italy's... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia C-27 Spartan

    1978
    Alenia-Aeritalia G.222 - Medium-Lift Tactical Transport
    The Italian Alenia G.222 medium-lift tactical transport was born from a 1962 NATO requirement for a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Alenia-Aeritalia G.222

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

    1940
    Amiot 354 - Fast Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber Aircraft
    The Amiot 354 (Model 354) had its origins in the Model 341 fast mail carrier transport. The bomber f... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Amiot 354

    1989
    AMX International AMX - Light Strike / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
    The subsonic AMX International AMX (known as the "Gibli" to the Italian Air Force) was the result of... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the AMX International AMX

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

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

    1959
    Antonov An-12 (Cub) - Military Transport
    The Antonov An-12 (NATO codename of "Cub") was the primary medium-lift military transport of the Sov... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)

    1986
    Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor) - Heavy-Lift Strategic Transport Aircraft
    The Antonov An-124 (NATO codename of "Condor") was the world's largest aircraft before the Antonov A... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)

    2009
    Antonov An-148 - Regional Passenger Airliner
    The Antonov concern of Ukraine holds a long-running, storied existence, particularly in the large ai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Antonov An-148

    1947
    Antonov An-2 (Colt) - Utility Aircraft
    The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Des... [Read More]
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    1967
    Antonov An-22 Antei - Heavy-Lift Turbo-Prop Transport
    With one of the largest ground armies in the world during the Cold War, the Soviet military required... [Read More]
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    1989
    Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack) - Heavy Lift Strategic Long-Range Transport
    The Antonov An-225 "Mriya" (Meaning "Dream") (NATO: "Cossack") is one of the largest and heaviest ... [Read More]
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    1962
    Antonov An-24 (Coke) - Military Transport
    The An-24 "Coke" was yet another in the long line of military transport aircraft produced during the... [Read More]
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    1969
    Antonov An-26 (Curl) - Transport Aircraft
    The Antonov An-26 was developed from the An-24 of 1962 for the airliner passenger / general transpor... [Read More]
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    1976
    Antonov An-32 (Cline) - Tactical Military Transport
    The Antonov An-32 (NATO reporting name of "Cline") was developed as an improved version of the An-26... [Read More]
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    2016
    Antonov An-70 - Medium Transport
    The Antonov An-70 is a Ukrainian transport aircraft - currently in development as of 2012 - intended... [Read More]
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    1986
    Antonov An-72 (Coaler) - Tactical Military Transport
    The An-72 "Coaler" was another Antonov Design Bureau creation designed to assist the Soviet military... [Read More]
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    1937
    Arado Ar 195 - Biplane Torpedo Bomber
    The Arado Ar 195 was prototype design intended for operations from Germany's first aircraft carrier ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Arado Ar 196 - Shipborn Reconnaissance Floatplane
    The Arado Ar 196 was the principle floatplane of the German Luftwaffe throughout World War 2. The ai... [Read More]
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    1941
    Arado Ar 232 Tausendfussler (Millipede) - Medium Transport Aircraft
    The Arado aircraft concern of Germany produced one of the more identifiable large transport aircraft... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar 234 (Blitz) - Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    As the German Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" ("Swallow") holds the distinction of becoming the worl... [Read More]
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    1940
    Arado Ar 240 - Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Heavy Fighter
    The Arado Ar 240 was designed to an RLM 1938 response to replace the twin engine, two seat Messersch... [Read More]
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    1934
    Arado Ar 68 - Biplane Fighter
    The Arado-production of the Ar 68 signaled a stepping stone for fighter design in the German Luftwaf... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.340 - Medium Bomber
    Arado proposed the Ar E.340 for a German Air Ministry requirement during World War 2 calling for a t... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.381 (Kleinstjager) - Rocket-Powered Parasite Fighter / Interceptor Proposa
    The Ar E.381 rocket-fighter proposal was submitted in 1944 for review by the German Air Ministry. Wh... [Read More]
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    1936
    Arado Ar E.500 - Heavy Fighter
    The E.500 was a proposed heavy fighter design put forth by Arado Flugzeugwerke of Germany. The syste... [Read More]
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    1940
    Arado Ar E.530 - High-Speed Bomber Proposal
    The idea of twin fuselage aircraft was always on the minds of aeronautical engineers throughout Worl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.555 - Long-Range / High-Speed Jet-Powered Bomber
    Arado proposed this E.555 flying wing concept towards the end of 1943 as a high-speed long-range bom... [Read More]
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    1945
    Arado Ar E.560 - Medium-Range Tactical Bomber
    The Arado E.560 series of developmental high-speed jet bombers saw a large evolution on paper. Desig... [Read More]
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    1937
    Arado Ar E.561 - Heavy Fighter
    The Arado Ar E.561 was on the drawing boards as early as 1937. Classified as a heavy fighter, the ty... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.580 - Single-Seat Jet Fighter
    Once the Volksjager competition came around in 1944, Arado Flugzeugwerke went back to a 1943 design ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Arado Ar E.581.4 - Proposed Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter
    The Arado Ar E.581.4 was a proposed single-seat, jet-powered fighter design put forth by the Arado c... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar E.654 (Kampfzerstorer / Skorpion) - Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer
    The Arado Ar E.654 was proposed as a heavy fighter / destroyer platform designed from another Arado... [Read More]
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    1945
    Arado Ar Projekt II - Nightfighter / All-Weather Fighter Proposal
    The Arado Ar Projekt II was a proposed jet-powered fighter of considerable size. It carried a basic ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13 - Rocket-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-13 was a design concept envisioned as a rocket-propelled interceptor for the ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15 - Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
    The Arado Ar TEW 16/43-15 concept was born out of an in-house research project studying the possibil... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-19 - Multi-Role Aircraft
    With development of the advanced twin-engine, jet-powered Ar 234 "Blitz" bomber coming along, the Ar... [Read More]
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    1943
    Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 - Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
    The single-seat, jet-powered Arado Ar TEW 16/43-23 design was penciled sometime in 1943. Categorized... [Read More]
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    1945
    Arado NJ-1 Nacht Jager (Night Hunter) - Jet-Powered Night Fighter / Night Bomber
    Project NJ-1 "Nacht Jager 1" ("Night Hunter 1") was put forth by the Arado concern of Germany during... [Read More]
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    2015
    ARCA AirStrato - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The AirStrato is a Romanian response to the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) industry need for a low-co... [Read More]
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    2009
    Arcturus T-20 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    The Arcturus T-20 was initially developed as a private venture by the Arcturus-UAV LLC concern of Ca... [Read More]
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    1941
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle - Transport Aircraft / Glider Tug
    The Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle became one of those aircraft designs that evolved into a role not ... [Read More]
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    1927
    Armstrong Whitworth Atlas - Army Liaison Biplane Aircraft
    The Armstrong Whitworth Atlas was designed to replace the aging de Havilland DH.9A biplane of 1918 a... [Read More]
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    1947
    Armstrong Whitworth AW52 - Experimental Flying Wing
    Flying wings were not strictly the domain of the Americans and German during World War 2 (1939-1944)... [Read More]
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    1936
    Armstrong Whitworth Ensign - Mail Service / Passenger Transport
    The impressive Armstrong Whitworth Ensign AW.27 series was made originally designed to a 1934 Britis... [Read More]
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    1917
    Armstrong Whitworth FK8 - Multirole Biplane Aircraft
    The Armstrong Whitworth F.K.8 model series was a biplane aircraft conceived of by aircraft designer ... [Read More]
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    1924
    Armstrong Whitworth Siskin - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Armstrong Whitworth Siskin (a siskin being a smallish yellow-tinged finch) was the primary air m... [Read More]
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    1937
    Armstrong Whitworth Whitley - Heavy Bomber
    Continuing in the tradition of ugly yet robust and reliable heavy bombers, the British Armstrong Whi... [Read More]
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    2015
    ARP Golden Eagle - Intelligence, Surveillance, Reconnaissance Drone
    The nation of Belarus has jumped into the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) fold with several relatively... [Read More]
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    1946
    Arsenal VB-10 - Prototype Heavy Fighter / Interceptor
    The Arsenal VB-10 was the culmination of advanced, prop-driven fighter work by Arsenal de l'Aeronati... [Read More]
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    1940
    Arsenal VG-33 - Fighter
    In the grand scope of World War 2 fighter aircraft there is a little-remembered French design design... [Read More]
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    1948
    Arsenal VG-70 - Jet-Powered Swept-Wing Technology Demonstrator
    The French aero industry suffered more than most due to the German invasion of May 1940. As a result... [Read More]
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    1949
    Arsenal VG-90 - Carrierbased Strike Fighter Prototype
    French aviation's road to respectability in the period immediately following World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]
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    1989
    ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72) - Regional Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    2013
    Aurora Flight Sciences Orion - Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
    In the world of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) - popularly referred to by their generic collective ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Avia B.135 - Fighter
    Though originating as a Czech pre-war design (through the Avia B.35 venture), the B.135 was utilized... [Read More]
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    1938
    Avia B.35 - Fighter Prototype
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) the nation of Czechoslovakia maintained a strong local military ind... [Read More]
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    1934
    Avia B.534 - Biplane Fighter
    The Czechoslovakian Avia B.534 series of biplane was a highly regarded though often forgotten produc... [Read More]
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    1914
    Aviatik B.I - Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
    The Aviatik B.I series handled reconnaissance duties for Germany in the early years of the war, serv... [Read More]
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    1915
    Aviatik C.I - Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
    Aviatik (Automobil und Aviatikwerke) of Germany was already involved in aircraft designs from the ou... [Read More]
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    1917
    Aviatik D.I (Berg D.I) - Fighter
    The Aviatik D.I served the Austro-Hungarian Empire as a fighter and reconnaissance escort through th... [Read More]
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    2016
    AVIC TA-600 / AG-600 - Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol / Search and Rescue
    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 - Light Helicopter
    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 - Heavy-Lift Passenger Transport Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
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    2018
    AVICopter AC332 (Advanced Heavy lifter - AHL) - Heavy-Lift / High-Altitude Transport Helicopter
    The Chinese and Russians have entered into a joint design partnership to produce an all-new very-hig... [Read More]
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    1979
    Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture) - Light Strike / Low Altitude Interceptor
    Romania and Yugoslavia managed autonomy in the Soviet-dominated socialist period following World War... [Read More]
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    1985
    Avioane IAR 99 Soim (Hawk) - Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    Romania went the indigenous route in developing its advanced jet trainer with light strike capabilit... [Read More]
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    1933
    Avions Fairey Fox - Fighter / Light Bomber
    Avions Fairey was set up in Belgium as an offshoot of the Fairey Aviation Company of Britain. The pr... [Read More]
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    1913
    Avro 504 - Biplane Reconnaissance / Biplane Trainer Aircraft
    Without knowing it from the outset, the Avro Type 504 series of aircraft would become one of the mos... [Read More]
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    1916
    Avro 523 Pike - Short-Range Bomber
    Avro (A.V. Roe and Company) was founded in 1910 and based out of Manchester. The firm played a large... [Read More]
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    1917
    Avro 529 - Long Range Heavy Bomber
    The Avro 529 followed closely in line with Avro's preceding bomber attempt - the 523. Both were desi... [Read More]
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    1933
    Avro 621 Tutor - Two-Seat Basic Trainer
    The Avro 621 Tutor was a primary component of RAF and RN pilot training in the interwar years. Devel... [Read More]
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    1949
    Avro 707 - Delta-Wing Research Aircraft
    The classic British "V-Bomber" - the Avro Vulcan - incorporated a highly advanced, large-area delta ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Avro Anson - Light Transport / Coastal Reconnaissance / Crew Trainer / Communications Aircraft
    The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson i... [Read More]
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    1922
    Avro Bison - Carrier-Based Artillery Spotting / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    When the aircraft carrier was proven a viable sea-going warship in World War 1 (1914-1918), military... [Read More]
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    1952
    Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck - High-Altitude Interceptor
    The Avro Canada CF-100 "Canuck" marked the first indigenously designed, developed, and serially prod... [Read More]
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    1958
    Avro Canada CF-105 Arrow - Supersonic Interceptor
    The Avro CF-105 "Arrow" was born out of an indigenous Canadian aviation effort during the Cold War i... [Read More]
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    1942
    Avro Lancaster - Heavy Bomber / Reconnaissance
    The Avro Lancaster went on to become the most important British heavy bomber or World War 2. Interes... [Read More]
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    1945
    Avro Lincoln - Long-Range Heavy Bomber
    The Avro Lincoln became a late-World War 2, four-engined heavy bomber developed form the hugely succ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Avro Manchester - Heavy Bomber
    The Avro Manchester was a semi-successful attempt by the Avro firm to fulfill Air Ministry Specifica... [Read More]
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    1951
    Avro Shackleton - Long Range Maritime Patrol / Airborne Early Warning / Search and Rescue Aircraft
    The Avro Shackleton was derived from the Avro Lincoln bomber (the Lincoln itself designed from the A... [Read More]
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    1956
    Avro Vulcan - High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
    The Avro Vulcan formed the second point on the triangle in the British "V-Bombers" collection - a se... [Read More]
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    1967
    BAC Strikemaster - Strike Aircraft
    At its core, the Strikemaster was a jet-powered training platform with inherent light ground attack ... [Read More]
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    1959
    BAC TSR-2 - Tactical Strike / Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
    Along the same lines as the prototype North American XB-70 Valkyrie strategic bomber of the United S... [Read More]
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    1945
    Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper) - Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
    The Bachem Ba 349 Natter (translated to "Adder" though also known as the "Viper") was one of the lat... [Read More]
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    1968
    BAe / Hawker Siddeley Nimrod - Long-range Maritime Reconnaissance / Anti-Submarine Aircraft
    The Nimrod aircraft came about as a replacement for the aging and World War Two-era piston-engine Av... [Read More]
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    1983
    BAe 146 - Passenger Airliner
    Introduced in 1983 by British Aerospace (BAe), the BAe 146 has served for several decades as a civil... [Read More]
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    1976
    BAe Hawk - Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    The BAe Hawk has maintained one of the most successful aerial tenures of any lightweight jet trainer... [Read More]
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    1997
    BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II) - Unmanned Target Drone
    The QF-4 represents a full-size unmanned target drone version of the successful Cold War-era F-4 Pha... [Read More]
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    1978
    BAe Sea Harrier - Carrierborne V/STOL Strike Fighter
    The arrival of the land-based Hawker Siddeley Harrier revolutionized the British military approach u... [Read More]
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    2009
    BAe Systems Mantis - Unmanned Aircraft
    European reliance on UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) systems has grown considerably with each passing ... [Read More]
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    2018
    BAe Systems Taranis - Technology Demonstrator / Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The UCAV (Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle) is the evolution of the UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The UA... [Read More]
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    1917
    Beardmore WB III / SB 3 - Carried-based Fighter
    The Beardmore WB III was nothing more than a highly-modified, navalized version of the successful la... [Read More]
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    1942
    Beech AT-10 Wichita - Twin-Engine Military Trainer
    ... [Read More]
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    2000
    Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II - Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
    The Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6 "Texan II" is a lightweight, high performance, turboprop-powered basic/a... [Read More]
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    2013
    Beechcraft AT-6 - Light Attack Aircraft
    The light strike aircraft category continues to be a growing market around the globe as more advance... [Read More]
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    1947
    Beechcraft Bonanza - Civilian Multi-Purpose Utility Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Beechcraft C-12 Huron - Passenger and Cargo Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor) - Utility / Trainer Aircraft
    The Beechcraft C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation's civilian-minded Model 18 "Twin Bee... [Read More]
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    1964
    Beechcraft King Air - Multirole Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1953
    Beechcraft T-34 Mentor - Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    The T-34 Mentor series served the United States Air Force and United States Navy well in training ge... [Read More]
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    1944
    Beechcraft XA-38 Grizzly / Destroyer (Model 28) - Tactical / Heavy Attack Aircraft
    The XA-38 was a developmental twin-engine heavy fighter produced by the Beech Aircraft firm. By all ... [Read More]
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    1967
    Bell AH-1 HueyCobra / Cobra - Attack Helicopter
    While the helicopter was already being developed into a viable battlefield contributor during the da... [Read More]
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    1971
    Bell AH-1 SuperCobra - Attack Helicopter
    The AH-1 "SuperCobra" is a further evolution of the original Vietnam War-era AH-1 "Cobra" born in th... [Read More]
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    1970
    Bell AH-1J SeaCobra - Attack Helicopter
    In the latter part of the 1960s, the United States Marine Corps (USMC) had enough interest in the ne... [Read More]
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    2010
    Bell AH-1Z Viper - Attack Helicopter
    The AH-1Z "Viper" is the latest and most potent form of the Vietnam War-era AH-1 Cobra helicopter de... [Read More]
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    2006
    Bell ARH-70 (Arapaho) - Armed Reconnaissance Light Helicopter
    The Bell ARH-70 helicopter was developed for the US Army as a possible direct replacement to the suc... [Read More]
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    2007
    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey - Tiltrotor VTOL Transport
    In 1981, the United States Department of Defense enacted the "Joint-Service Vertical Take-Off/Landin... [Read More]
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    1995
    Bell CH-146 Griffon - Multirole Utility Helicopter
    When Canadian Armed Forces adopted a new "do-everything" utility-minded helicopter platform in 1995,... [Read More]
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    1961
    Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109) - Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
    In January of 1954, Bell engineers finally saw the fruits of their labor concerning the Model 65 air... [Read More]
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    1950
    Bell D-36 - All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Proposal
    The pace of technological developments concerning military aircraft during World War 2 (1939-1945) s... [Read More]
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    1998
    Bell Eagle Eye (Model 918) - Unmanned Aerial Tiltrotor Helicopter
    The Bell Eagle Eye (company Model 918) is/was an Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) developed to compete i... [Read More]
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    1947
    Bell H-13 Sioux - Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
    The "helicopter" saw development during World War 2 (1939-1945) and some were in fact used by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1967
    Bell Model 206 JetRanger - Light Helicopter
    The Bell 206 was derived from the unsuccessful OH-4 bid by the Bell company to fulfill a US Army nee... [Read More]
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    1946
    Bell Model 47 - Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
    While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Ko... [Read More]
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    2017
    Bell Model 525 Relentless - Medium-Lift Passenger Helicopter
    The Bell 525 "Relentless" is a new Bell Helicopter offering for the medium-lift commercial market. ... [Read More]
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    1969
    Bell OH-58 Kiowa - Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
    The Bell OH-58 Kiowa has seen a long, successful and extended service life with the US Army (and oth... [Read More]
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    1941
    Bell P-39 Airacobra - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 i... [Read More]
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    1945
    Bell P-59 Airacomet - Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
    The Bell P-59 "Airacobra" became the first viable military jet-powered aircraft for the United State... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bell P-63 Kingcobra - Fighter
    At its core, the Bell P-63 Kingcobra proved a modest improvement over the relative failure that was ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey) - Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
    The UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" became an important part of American military actions beginning in 1960 and... [Read More]
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    1962
    Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog - Gunship Helicopter
    One of the symbols of the American involvement in the Vietnam War (1955-1975) became the ubiquitous ... [Read More]
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    2020
    Bell V-280 Valor - 3rd Generation Tiltrotor Technology Demonstrator
    Bell Helicopters is forging their 3rd Generation Tiltrotor concept for marketing to the United State... [Read More]
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    1947
    Bell X-1 - Supersonic Experimental Aircraft
    Bell Aircraft Company was contracted to build three XS-1 ("Experimental Supersonic 1") rocket planes... [Read More]
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    1957
    Bell X-14 (Type 68) - Experimental VTOL Aircraft
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) with transitioning to conventional forward flying had filled th... [Read More]
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    1955
    Bell X-2 (Starbuster) - Experimental Research Aircraft
    Bell Aircraft Company was once again contracted by the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics (... [Read More]
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    1951
    Bell X-5 - Jet-Powered Technology Demonstrator Fighter Aircraft
    The X-5 was an experimental single-seat, single-engine, jet-powered fighter design prototype produce... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bell XFL Airabonita - Carrierborne Interceptor
    The XFL "Airabonita" was a Bell Aircraft Company product developed in parallel with the P-39 Airacob... [Read More]
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    1937
    Bell XFM Airacuda - Bomber Interceptor / Bomber Destroyer / Heavy Fighter
    The XFM "Airacuda" was Bell Aircraft's first foray into military aircraft design. With this unique b... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bell XP-52 / XP-59 - Twin-Boom Fighter Proposal
    Bell provided its XP-52 design as a contender for a new United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) fighter... [Read More]
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    1944
    Bell XP-77 - Fighter Prototype
    The deteriorating war situations in both Europe and the Far East during World War 2 began forcing Am... [Read More]
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    1945
    Bell XP-83 - Jet-Powered Escort Fighter
    In 1942, with World War in full swing across Europe and the Pacific, work began on an American turbo... [Read More]
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    1942
    Berezniak-Isayev BI - Rocket-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Prototype
    Rocket- and jet-powered fighter aircraft were not the sole developments of Germany, Britain, and the... [Read More]
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    1961
    Beriev Be-10 (Mallow) - Maritime Bomber Flying Boat
    The Beriev Be-10 flying boat was developed for use by Soviet Naval Aviation as a patrol bomber durin... [Read More]
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    1961
    Beriev Be-12 Tchaika (Mail) - Maritime Patrol / Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The Beriev Be-12 "Mail" was a successful flying boat aircraft developed for the Soviet Navy as a rep... [Read More]
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    1935
    Beriev Be-2 / MBR-2 - Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The Beriev Be-2 was one of the few flying boats of note fighting for the Soviet Union throughout Wor... [Read More]
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    2003
    Beriev Be-200 Altair - Amphibious Aircraft
    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) - Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
    The Soviets progressed jet-powered amphibious aircraft more so than any world power during the Cold ... [Read More]
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    1972
    Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia) - Amphibious Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft Prototype
    The "Polaris" submarine-launched missiles debuted by the West during the Cold War (1947-1991) caused... [Read More]
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    1934
    Blackburn Baffin - torpedo bomber
    The Blackburn Baffin was nothing more than a Pegasus-engined evolution of the Blackburn Ripon bomber... [Read More]
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    1955
    Blackburn Beverly - Heavy-Lift, Short-Field Military Transport Aircraft
    During the Cold War period, the British Royal Air Force (RAF) Transportation Command section require... [Read More]
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    1962
    Blackburn Buccaneer - Carrier-Borne Low-Level Strike Bomber
    The Blackburn Buccaneer was a low-level, high-speed, carrier-borne strike aircraft utilized by the B... [Read More]
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    1945
    Blackburn Firebrand - Strike Fighter / Fleet Fighter
    The Blackburn Firebrand was a carried-based strike fighter aircraft developed by Blackburn Aircraft ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Blackburn R.T.1 Kangaroo - Reconnaissance / Torpedo Bomber / Civilian Passenger Transport
    The Kangaroo was the product of the Blackburn Aeroplane and Motor Company, Limited. The design began... [Read More]
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    1929
    Blackburn Ripon - Torpedo Bomber
    The Blackburn concern was founded in 1914 by aviation engineer Robert Blackburn as the "Blackburn Ae... [Read More]
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    1909
    Bleriot XI - Trainer / Reconnaissance Monoplane
    The Bleriot XI was one of the first notable monoplanes to achieve any level of fame. Primitive by to... [Read More]
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    1939
    Bloch MB.150 (Series) - Fighter
    The Bloch MB.150 was a family of modern, all-metal monoplane fighter types developed for the French ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Bloch MB.210 - Bomber
    Societe des Avions Marcel Bloch, a French aviation concern, designed, developed and produced several... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bloch MB.700 - Fighter Prototype
    Like other global powers of the 1930s and 1940s, the French at one point entertained the thought of ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Blohm and Voss Bv 138 - Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The Blohm and Voss (also written as "Blohm und Voss" or "Blohm & Voss") Bv 138 was a German flying b... [Read More]
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    1938
    Blohm and Voss Bv 141 - Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
    While the Blohm & Voss (or "Blohm und Voss") aircraft firm will forever be linked to their many succ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 155 - High-Altitude Day Interceptor Prototype
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 155 can trace its long and ever changing history back to a Messerschmitt project... [Read More]
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    1941
    Blohm and Voss Bv 222 Wiking (Viking) - Long Range Reconnaissance / Transport Flying Boat
    The Blohm & Voss Bv 222 Wiking (translating to "Viking") was a large German flying boat design of Wo... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 238 - Flying Boat
    The mammoth Blohm & Voss Bv 238 was the next evolution in the Blohm & Voss flying boat series for Ge... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv 40 - Fighter-Glider / Interceptor
    While generally focused on shipbuilding for its role in history, the German concern of Blohm und Vos... [Read More]
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    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ae 607 - Flying Wing Fighter Design Study
    The Blohm & Voss concern of Germany has been remembered primarily as a shipbuilder but it also provi... [Read More]
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    1935
    Blohm and Voss Bv Ha 137 - Dive Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.170 - Three-Engine Bomber Proposal
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), German shipbuilder Blohm and Voss ventured into many aircraft design... [Read More]
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    1943
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.192 - Dive Bomber
    The German concern of Blohm & Voss (also Blohm und Voss) is largely remembered for their commitment ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.194 - Ground Attack / Tactical Bomber Proposal
    Despite the successes encountered by the German Luftwaffe with their famous Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" di... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.208 - Concept Fighter
    Blohm and Voss, the famous German shipbuilder of World War 2 was also responsible for several of the... [Read More]
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    1944
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.209.02 - Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter Proposal
    1944 presented a myriad of problems for the Germans during World War 2 (1939-1945). Such was the pai... [Read More]
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    1945
    Blohm and Voss Bv P.212 - High-Altitude Jet Fighter Concept
    A major strategic oversight on the part of the German Air Ministry was not pursuing large four-engin... [Read More]
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    1944
    BMW Strahlbomber I / P.1 - Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Concept
    In the years leading up to World War 2 (1939-1945) the German Luftwaffe mistakenly neglected heavy b... [Read More]
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    1980
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird - Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
    The AH-6/MH-6 "Little Bird" forms an oft-overlook yet wholly vital part of American Special Operatio... [Read More]
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    1986
    Boeing / Hughes AH-64 Apache - Attack Helicopter
    The Hughes / McDonnell Douglas / Boeing AH-64 Apache has served American and allied military forces ... [Read More]
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    1976
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle - Multirole Aircraft
    For a time, the McDonnell Douglas (now under Boeing) F-15 Eagle series was the pinnacle of American ... [Read More]
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    1988
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle - Air Superiority / Ground Attack Aircraft
    The F-15E "Strike Eagle" is a dual-role version of the highly successful base F-15 air superiority f... [Read More]
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    1997
    Boeing / McDonnell Douglas X-36 - Unmanned Fighter Technology Demonstrator
    The Boeing X-36 (formerly McDonnell Douglas) was a unmanned technology demonstrator and served NASA ... [Read More]
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    2004
    Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche - Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
    At one point, the Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche was set to become the future of U.S. Army rotary-wing avi... [Read More]
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    1940
    Boeing 307 Stratoliner (C-75) - Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Boeing 314 Clipper (C-98) - Long-Range Flying Boat Aircraft
    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 - Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    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 - Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
    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 - Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    2014
    Boeing 737 Peace Eagle - Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACs) Aircraft
    The Boeing 737-700 civilian passenger jet airliner - coupled with a modern radar and airborne contro... [Read More]
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    1970
    Boeing 747 (Jumbo Jet) - Long-Range Passenger / Heavy Cargo Transport
    Thanks to advances in jet engine technology during the 1950s and 1960s, passenger air travel blossom... [Read More]
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    2007
    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter - Oversized Heavy Cargo Transport Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1983
    Boeing 757 - Intermediate Range Passenger Transport
    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 - Intermediate Range Passenger Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1995
    Boeing 777 (Triple Seven) - Wide-Body Passenger / Cargo Jet Airliner
    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 - Passenger Jet Airliner
    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) - Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
    The 787 "Dreamliner" represents Boeing's latest foray into the world of commercial passenger air tra... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress - Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]
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    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress - Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]
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    1951
    Boeing B-47 Stratojet - Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
    The swept-wing B-47 Stratojet produced by Boeing was a milestone in American bomber design in severa... [Read More]
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    1948
    Boeing B-50 Superfortress - Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
    Though looking every bit the direct copy of the World War 2-era Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" heavy bo... [Read More]
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    1955
    Boeing B-52 Stratofortress - High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    The B-52 has been the preeminent American heavy bomber of the last 54 years. The massive aircraft se... [Read More]
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    1947
    Boeing B-54 - Heavy Bomber Proposal
    ... [Read More]
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    1996
    Boeing Bird of Prey - Stealth Aircraft Technology Demonstrator
    The realm of stealth aircraft ultimately required dedicated technology demonstrators to prove variou... [Read More]
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    1995
    Boeing C-17 Globemaster III - Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
    The C-17 Globemaster III is the primary long-haul transport for the United States and has been adopt... [Read More]
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    1944
    Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter - Transport Aircraft
    A post-World War 2 design, the C-97 was developed by The Boeing Company from its Model 367 product -... [Read More]
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    1962
    Boeing CH-47 Chinook - Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
    The Boeing "Chinook" line of medium-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay uti... [Read More]
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    1977
    Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS) - Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
    From 1954 into 1982, the United States military relied on the EC-121 "Warning Star" platform as its ... [Read More]
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    1975
    Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post - National Emergency Airborne Command Post Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1989
    Boeing E-6 Mercury - Naval Communications Relay Aircraft / Airborne Command Post
    The Boeing E-6 Mercury was original developed for the United States Navy as an airborne command and ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Boeing EA-18G Growler - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) Platform
    The Boeing EA-18G "Growler" was designed and developed to overtake the Electronic Warfare Aircraft (... [Read More]
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    2015
    Boeing F/A-18 Advanced Super Hornet - Carrier-Based Strike Fighter Proposal
    Seeking to fill the void now presented by the expected delay of the F-35 Lightning II strike fightin... [Read More]
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    1999
    Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet - Carrier-based Strike Fighter
    The McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 "Hornet" carrier-borne fighter line of the United States Navy (USN) pro... [Read More]
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    2009
    Boeing F-15SE (Silent Eagle) - Multi-Role Stealth Aircraft Proposal
    The Boeing F-15SE "Silent Eagle" is a "stealthified" version of the successful two-seat F-15E "Strik... [Read More]
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    1928
    Boeing F2B (Model 69) - Carrier-Based Fighter
    The Boeing F2B biplane fighter served the United States Navy in a carrier-based fighter role. It was... [Read More]
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    1929
    Boeing F4B / P-12 - Carrier-Borne / Pursuit Fighter
    In the latter half of the 1920s, Boeing undertook another private venture of a pursuit-minded milita... [Read More]
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    2014
    Boeing Insitu RQ-21 Blackjack (Integrator) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Boeing Insitu RQ-21 "Blackjack" (formerly known as the "Integrator") is an in-development Unmann... [Read More]
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    2005
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
    The ScanEagle is a joint production UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) by The Boeing Company and The Insi... [Read More]
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    2016
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The "ScanEagle 2" is a further evolution of the Boeing Insitu "ScanEagle" Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (U... [Read More]
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    1956
    Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker - Inflight Refueling Special Purpose Aircraft
    The KC-135 Stratotanker proved to be a monumental product for the Boeing corporation in more ways th... [Read More]
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    2018
    Boeing KC-46 Pegasus - In-flight Refueler / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
    The Boeing KC-46 was selected to replace the aging line of Boeing KC-135 "Stratotankers" through the... [Read More]
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    1947
    Boeing L-15 Scout - Light Liaison Observation Aircraft
    The L-15 Scout was a light and small observation liaison aircraft produced in limited numbers by the... [Read More]
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    1927
    Boeing Model 40 - Mailplane Transport Biplane
    One of the earlier, effective uses of the airplane outside of the military realm was in mail deliver... [Read More]
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    2012
    Boeing MQ-18 Hummingbird (A160) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Helicopter
    The A160 Hummingbird is a rotary-winged unmanned aerial vehicle that supplies the benefits of conven... [Read More]
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    1932
    Boeing P-26 Peashooter - Monoplane Fighter
    The P-26 became the first all-metal fighter design for the United States. Appearing similar to the l... [Read More]
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    2013
    Boeing P-8 Poseidon - Multi-mission Maritime Patrol Reconnaissance and Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    The Boeing P-8 "Poseidon" is a militarized form of the Boeing Model 737-800 NG ("Next Generation") a... [Read More]
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    2015
    Boeing Phantom Eye - High Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Boeing Phantom Eye is a next generation UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle). The most unique facet of ... [Read More]
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    1924
    Boeing PW-9 (Model 15) - Fighter
    The Boeing PW-9 series was based on the company's "Model 15" aircraft which, in turn, held origins b... [Read More]
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    2015
    Boeing QF-16 (Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon) - Unmanned Target and Training Drone
    QF-16 is the designation assigned to retired Lockheed Martin F-16 "Fighting Falcon" multirole fighte... [Read More]
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    1962
    Boeing RC-135 - Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1983
    Boeing Skyfox - Advanced Jet Trainer Proposal
    The Boeing Skyfox was a modification program intended to modernized the large fleet of existing Lock... [Read More]
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    1973
    Boeing T-43 (Gator) - Navigational Trainer / VIP Transport Aircraft
    In the early 1970s, the United States Air Force commissioned the Boeing concern to develop and deliv... [Read More]
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    1959
    Boeing VC-137 / C-137 Stratoliner - Government VIP Transport
    VC-137 "Stratoliner" is the designation used by the United States Air Force (USAF) to mark its Boein... [Read More]
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    1990
    Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One) - Presidential Air Transport
    The VC-25 is used to usher the President of the United States and his staff on various journeys arou... [Read More]
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    1964
    Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight - Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
    The CH-46 Sea Knight is similar in design and role to the CH-47 Chinook series of transport helicopt... [Read More]
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    2000
    Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter) - Technology Demonstrator
    The Boeing X-32 was a prototype aircraft developed for the US military's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) ... [Read More]
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    2002
    Boeing X-45 - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) Prototype
    The Boeing X-45 served as a proof-of-concept technology demonstrator - developed in conjunction with... [Read More]
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    2007
    Boeing X-48 - Experimental Blended Wing Body (BWB) Drone
    The Blended Wing Body (BWB) concept in aircraft involves just that - fixed wing elements contoured f... [Read More]
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    2010
    Boeing X-51 (Waverider) - Scramjet Technology Demonstrator
    The Boeing X-51 "Waverider" is an unmanned technology demonstrator designed to further develop the c... [Read More]
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    1937
    Boeing XB-15 (XBLR-1 / Grandpappy) - Long Range Heavy Bomber Prototype
    In 1933, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) delivered a new specification for a heavy bomber w... [Read More]
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    1947
    Boeing XB-55 - Strategic Bomber Proposal
    Not convinced of the reliability of, and promised performance from, early turbojet engines, the Unit... [Read More]
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    1949
    Boeing XB-59 - Supersonic Medium Jet Bomber Proposal
    The merits of a jet-powered supersonic strategic bomber for the USAF during the early Cold War years... [Read More]
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    1944
    Boeing XF8B - Carrier-Based Long-Range Fighter Prototype
    The Boeing XF8B "do-everything" carrier-based fighter-bomber prototype of World War 2 (1939-1945) em... [Read More]
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    1928
    Boeing XP-8 - Prototype Fighter
    Following World War 1 (1914-1918), the aircraft as a military platform advanced beyond its original ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Boeing Y1B-20 - Experimental Heavy Bomber
    Leading up to its famous stable of World War 2 heavy bombers, Boeing undertook a variety of projects... [Read More]
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    1931
    Boeing YB-9 (Death Angel) - Prototype Monoplane Bomber
    Long before Boeing became a household name with its B-17 "Flying Fortress" bombers of World War 2 fa... [Read More]
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    1941
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet - Trainer Aircraft
    When The Boeing Company acquired the Stearman company in 1939, it also acquired the design and produ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series) - Turboprop Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    2018
    Bombardier Global 7000 - Business / VIP Passenger Jet
    Canadian-based Bombardier Aerospace is looking to find success with its upcoming, in-development "Gl... [Read More]
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    2008
    Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel - Airborne Battlefield and Ground Surveillance Aircraft
    The Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel currently (2013) serves the Royal Air Force (RAF) as its primary A... [Read More]
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    1939
    Boulton Paul Defiant - Night-fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Boulton Paul P.3 Bobolink - Prototype Biplane Fighter
    Boulton Paul's first entry into fighter aircraft design and development came through the P.3 "Boboli... [Read More]
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    1937
    Breda Ba.64 - Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Breda Ba.64 was a short-lived ground attack platform fielded primarily by the Regia Aeronautica ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Breda Ba.65 - Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Breda Ba.65 was a ground attack aircraft serving primarily with the Italian Air Force (Regia Aer... [Read More]
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    1938
    Breda Ba.88 (Lince) - Light Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Breguet Br.1050 Alize (Tradewind) - Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    The Breguet Br.1050 "Alize" (meaning "tradewind") was a French production aircraft suitable for carr... [Read More]
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    1917
    Breguet Br.14 - Biplane Reconnaissance / Fighter / Bomber Aircraft
    French aviation design triumphed with the arrival of the Breguet Br.14 series (sometimes written as ... [Read More]
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    1923
    Breguet Br.19 - Light Day Bomber / Trainer
    The French-designed and produced Breguet Br.19 was designed as successor to the stellar Br.14 model ... [Read More]
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    1915
    Breguet Br.5 - Bomber / Escort Fighter / Night-Fighter Biplane
    The Breguet Br.5 series of biplane bomber was developed from the Breguet Br.4. The Br.5 was operated... [Read More]
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    1939
    Breguet Br.690 (Series) - Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft
    The multi-crew, twin-engined heavy fighter / ground attack aircraft truly came into its own during t... [Read More]
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    1939
    Brewster F2A (Buffalo) - Monoplane Fighter
    Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed a few notable designs for its time in American military av... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster SB2A Buccaneer - Carrierborne Scout Bomber Aircraft
    The Brewster Aeronautical Corporation managed to sell the United States Navy (USN) its proposed airc... [Read More]
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    1943
    Brewster XA-32 - Ground Attack / Dive Bomber Aircraft Prototype
    The United States Army Air Corps appreciated the tactical scope of the German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 8... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1 - Carrier-Based Dive Bomber
    The Brewster aviation concern managed some - albeit slow - headway on their XSBA/SBN carrier aircraf... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufighter - Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter
    The twin-engine Bristol Beaufighter (known simply as "Beau") heavy fighter became a national wartime... [Read More]
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    1940
    Bristol Beaufort - Torpedo Bomber
    The Bristol Beaufort enjoyed a strong run between the war years of 1940-1943 as the primary British ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Bristol Blenheim - Light / Medium Bomber
    The Bristol Blenheim billed as a bomber though when it was officially installed into operational act... [Read More]
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    1949
    Bristol Brabazon - Commercial Airliner / Passenger Transport
    The post-World War 2 Bristol "Brabazon" was born from committee work in 1943 and held direct origins... [Read More]
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    1946
    Bristol Brigand - Anti-Ship Bomber / Dive Bomber / Strike Aircraft
    In 1942, the British Air Ministry sought to replace its Bristol Beaufighter heavy fighter fleet with... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bristol Buckingham - Medium Bomber / Fast Transport
    In the lead-up to World War 2, British authorities sought to shore up key limitations in their arsen... [Read More]
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    1929
    Bristol Bulldog - Bi-Plane Fighter Aircraft
    In 1926, the British Air Ministry put forth a specification for a radial-piston engine fighter desig... [Read More]
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    1917
    Bristol F.2 - Fighter / Armed Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
    The Bristol F.2 fighter series operated throughout the British Empire for decades, serving through W... [Read More]
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    1914
    Bristol Scout - Biplane Fighter / Fast Reconnaissance Scout
    The Bristol Scout was born from a racing aircraft and was, therefore, based upon an excellent perfor... [Read More]
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    1908
    British Army Aeroplane No 1 (Cody 1) - Technology Demonstrator
    The British Army's first powered airship became the Dirigible No 1 "Nulli Secundus" born at the Ball... [Read More]
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    1989
    Britten-Norman Defender - Reconnaissance / Transport / Patrol Aircraft
    The Britten-Norman Defender is a militarized version of the successful Britten-Norman Islander twin ... [Read More]
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    1911
    Burgess-Wright Model F Flyer - Biplane Aircraft
    American William Starling Burgess made quite a name for himself across various industries and was re... [Read More]
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    1917
    C.23 (Coastal Class) - Anti-Submarine Airship
    C.23 Coastal Class airship served the British Royal Navy during World War 1 (1914-1918). The aircraf... [Read More]
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    1942
    CAC Boomerang - Fighter
    The Commonwealth Boomerang (also known as the Commonwealth Aircraft Corporation - or "CAC" - Boomera... [Read More]
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    1946
    CAC CA-15 (Kangaroo) - Fighter-Interceptor / Bomber Escort Prototype
    Much of Australian industry was evolved and put to the test during World War 2 (1939-1945). Its avia... [Read More]
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    1954
    CAC CA-27 Avon-Sabre (F-86F) - Jet-Powered, Single-Seat Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The F-86 "Sabre" was a success story for the North American Company as 9,860 of all types were made,... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Wackett - Basic Trainer
    The CAC Wackett was an indigenously designed and developed dedicated basic trainer for the Royal Aus... [Read More]
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    1955
    CAC Winjeel - Basic Trainer Aircraft
    The Australian aero industry has produced a few notable aircraft for its part in aviation history. O... [Read More]
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    1939
    CAC Wirraway - Multirole Aircraft / Trainer
    The CAC Wirraway ("Challenge" in the Woiwurrung native tongue) became one of Australia's primary tra... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Woomera (A23) - Multirole Aircraft / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance / Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
    The CAC A23 "Woomera" was a short-lived dive bomber/torpedo bomber of Australian design during World... [Read More]
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    2012
    CAIC Z-10 - Attack Helicopter
    The CAIC Z-10/WZ-10 (Changhe Aircraft Industries Corporation / Wuzhuang Zhisheng) is a modern battle... [Read More]
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    1962
    Canadair CF-104 Starfighter - Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
    Canadair took to producing several American-originated aircraft during the Cold War decades that inc... [Read More]
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    1968
    Canadair CF-5 Freedom Fighter (CF-116) - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    When it came time for the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) to upgrade it aged stock of 1950s-era figh... [Read More]
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    1950
    Canadair CL-13 Sabre - Jet-Powered, Swept-Wing Fighter
    After World War 2, the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) joined other major air services around the gl... [Read More]
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    1963
    Canadair CT-114 Tutor - Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Ground Attack Aircraft
    The nation of Canada once managed a thriving aviation industry until politics and economics doomed i... [Read More]
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    1951
    Canadair CT-133 Silver Star - Jet Trainer
    America's first operational jet-powered fighter became the P-80 Shooting Star of World War 2. The ty... [Read More]
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    1938
    CANT Z.1007 Alcione (Kingfisher) - Tri-Motor Medium Bomber
    The Italian Air Force ("Regia Aeronautica") was one of the few air national powers of World War 2 (1... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (Gull) - Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The CANT Z.501 Gabbiano (meaning "Gull") was a flying boat aircraft developed in Italy and shared a ... [Read More]
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    1936
    CANT Z.506 Airone (Heron) - Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Floatplane
    Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico ("CANT") was responsible for the excellent Italian floatplane design... [Read More]
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    1936
    Caproni AP.1 - Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
    A pair of Ca.301 prototypes served as the basis for a new Italian attack aircraft. The original desi... [Read More]
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    1915
    Caproni Ca.1 - Heavy Day Bomber
    While the British Handley Page and German Gotha bombers receive their fair share of notoriety in Wor... [Read More]
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    1917
    Caproni Ca.3 - Heavy Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    The Caproni Ca.36 represented the definitive model in the C-bomber series debuted in 1914 as the C.3... [Read More]
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    1938
    Caproni Ca.310 (Libeccio) - Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
    The Caproni concern of Italy was founded in 1908 and delivered several notable designs to the Italia... [Read More]
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    1918
    Caproni Ca.4 - Triple-Engine Heavy Bomber Triplane Aircraft
    Giovanni Caproni was a prolific Italian aircraft designer of the 20th Century with his contributions... [Read More]
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    1940
    Caproni-Campini N1 (CC.2) - Technology Demonstrator
    With the introduction of the N1 (may also be known as the CC.2), Italy became only the second nation... [Read More]
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    1980
    CASA C-101 Aviojet - Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
    As jet-powered fighter-types grew evermore impressive during the Cold War decades, it became imperat... [Read More]
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    2012
    CASC CH-3 Rainbow - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The CH-3 is armed version of the unarmed CH-1/CH-2 drone series. All of the products come from China... [Read More]
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    2014
    CASIC WJ-600 - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The CASIC WJ-600 is a large-scale Unmanned Aerial Vehicle ("UAV", though more commonly referred to a... [Read More]
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    1914
    Caudron G.3 - Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
    As was the case with most of the aircraft featured during World War 1 (1914-1918), the French Caudro... [Read More]
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    1915
    Caudron G.4 - Bomber
    The Caudron G.4 series was a twin-engine bomber platform introduced in the early years of World War ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Caudron G.6 - Reconnaissance / Light Bomber / Escort Fighter Aircraft
    The French aviation concern of Caudron continued to evolve their serviceable G-series reconnaissance... [Read More]
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    1918
    Caudron R.11 - Escort Fighter / Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Caudron R.11 was initially developed as an armed reconnaissance platform for the French Air Serv... [Read More]
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    1956
    Cessna 172 - Light Utility Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1967
    Cessna A-37 Dragonfly (Super Tweet) - Light Attack Aircraft / Observation and Control
    The United States Air Force (USAF) was already using the straight-wing, jet-powered Cessna T-37 "Twe... [Read More]
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    1950
    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19) - Liaison and Observation Aircraft
    In 1947, the United States Army Air Forces ceased to exist in the American military structure, repla... [Read More]
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    1967
    Cessna O-2 Skymaster - Observation Platform
    ... [Read More]
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    1957
    Cessna T-37 Tweet - Jet-Powered Trainer
    The Cessna T-37 came about through a new United States Air Force (USAF) requirement calling for a li... [Read More]
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    1964
    Cessna T-41 Mescalero - Trainer / Liaison / Light Transport Aircraft
    Because of the intricacies involved in training on jet aircraft, the United States Air Force adopted... [Read More]
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    1979
    CHDB A-90 Orlyonok (Eaglet) (Ekranoplan) - Ground Effect Flying Boat / Transport Aircraft
    The Soviet Navy made use of several "ekranoplan" design forms during the Cold War decades, these pse... [Read More]
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    2020
    Chengdu / Guizhou Soar Dragon (Soar Eagle) - High-Altitude, Long Endurance (HALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    Like other military powers of the world, China has whole-heartedly embraced the concept of the UAV (... [Read More]
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    2005
    Chengdu J-10 (Vigorous Dragon) / F-10 Vanguard - Multirole Fighter
    The Chengdu Jian-J10 (also "J-10" and "Annihilator" but known to the West as "Vigorous Dragon") was ... [Read More]
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    2017
    Chengdu J-20 (Black Eagle) - Multirole 5th Generation Fighter Aircraft
    The Chinese Chengdu J-20 "Black Eagle" is a 5th Generation fighter design exhibiting stealth charact... [Read More]
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    1980
    Chengdu J-7 / F-7 - Interceptor / Strike Fighter
    After World War 2 (1939-1945), China and the Soviet Union were cooperating political powers. This na... [Read More]
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    2010
    Chengdu JF-17 Thunder (FC-1 Xiaolong) - Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    The FC-1/JF-17 lightweight multirole combat fighter platform was developed jointly by the Chengdu Ai... [Read More]
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    2014
    Chengdu Pterodactyl I (Wing Loong) - Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) UAV / UCAV
    The Chengdu Pterodactyl I (also known as the Wing Loong) was unveiled by company representatives dur... [Read More]
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    1910
    Coanda-1910 - Experimental Thermojet-Powered Aircraft
    This invention by Romanian inventor Henri Coanda was in the works as early as 1905 - an experimental... [Read More]
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    2015
    COMAC ARJ21 (Xiangfeng) - Regional Passenger Jet Airliner
    It was announced in January of 2015 that the ARJ21-700 has received its Chapter 25 type certificate ... [Read More]
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    2019
    COMAC C919 - Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    The government-owned aviation company of COMAC ("COMmercial Aircraft corporation of China") was foun... [Read More]
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    1941
    Consolidated B-24 Liberator - Heavy Bomber
    The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its expl... [Read More]
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    1945
    Consolidated B-32 Dominator - Four-Engine Heavy Bomber
    Consolidated Aircraft Corporation held an existing relationship with the United States military in d... [Read More]
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    1940
    Consolidated PB2Y Coronado - Maritime Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat Aircraft
    By the middle of the 1930's America was no longer blind to the real possibility that the war would s... [Read More]
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    1943
    Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer - Long-Range Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Consolidated PB4Y-2 Privateer was a further development of the United States Navy's PB4Y-1 anti-... [Read More]
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    1936
    Consolidated PBY Catalina - Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
    Maritime aircraft play an understated - yet hugely important - role during World War 2 where their l... [Read More]
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    1924
    Consolidated PT-1 Trusty - Primary Trainer Biplane Aircraft
    The "Trusty" was a product of the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (though designed under the brand... [Read More]
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    1947
    Consolidated Vultee Downey - Penetration Fighter Proposal
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased to American warplanners the need to invest in "penetration fighter... [Read More]
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    1944
    Consolidated Vultee TBY Sea Wolf - Torpedo Bomber
    The story of the Consolidated Vultee TBY "Sea Wolf" began with competitor Vought who earned a single... [Read More]
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    1949
    CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker - Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    If developed a few years sooner, the massive jet-powered CONVAIR B-36 "Peacemaker" could have very w... [Read More]
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    1960
    CONVAIR B-58 Hustler - Supersonic Dela-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
    The delta-wing CONVAIR B-58 "Hustler" was the first operational supersonic-capable bomber of the Uni... [Read More]
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    1950
    CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan - MEDEVAC / VIP Transport / Trainer Platform
    CONVAIR introduced its CV-240 passenger airliner in 1947 with American Airlines and production of th... [Read More]
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    1956
    CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger - Interceptor Aircraft
    The CONVAIR F-102 "Delta Dagger" was a product of the ensuing Cold War years following the close of ... [Read More]
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    1959
    CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart - Interceptor Aircraft
    The F-106 "Delta Dart" holds origins in the original United States Air Force requirement that produc... [Read More]
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    1953
    CONVAIR F2Y Sea Dart - Seaplane Fighter Prototype
    The concept of a jet-powered "seaplane fighter" had long been on the minds of military aircraft engi... [Read More]
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    1949
    CONVAIR Skate - Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
    With advances being made in turbojet technology - and aeronautics in general - during the latter par... [Read More]
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    1949
    CONVAIR XA-44 (XB-53) - Attack Platform / Medium Bomber Proposal
    The period immediately following World War 2 (1939-1945) provided aeronautical engineers with a new ... [Read More]
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    1947
    CONVAIR XB-46 - Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
    American authorities were not blind to the advances in military combat aircraft being made by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1954
    CONVAIR XFY Pogo - Experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Prototype
    Both the CONVAIR XFY "Pogo" and Lockheed XFV were developed to a 1950 United States Navy (USN) requi... [Read More]
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    1911
    Curtiss A-1 Triad (Model E) - Experimental Navy Floatplane
    Like the United States Army's air service of the early 20th century, the United States Navy (USN) ai... [Read More]
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    1933
    Curtiss A-12 (Shrike) - Strike Aircraft
    The A-12 was an inter-war product of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company first appearing in 1933... [Read More]
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    1936
    Curtiss A-18 (Shrike II) - Ground Attack Aircraft
    In the mid-1930s, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) began evaluation of a new twin-engined, t... [Read More]
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    1924
    Curtiss F6C HAWK - Naval Carrier-Borne Fighter
    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]
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    1931
    Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk - Fighter
    ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Curtiss H-16 - Seaplane / Flying Boat
    In 1911, the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company unveiled their Model D, a biplane aircraft powered ... [Read More]
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    1915
    Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny) - Trainer
    The much-loved Curtiss JN-4 "Jenny" two-seat trainer aircraft was utilized in a myriad of ways throu... [Read More]
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    1918
    Curtiss NC (Nancy Boat) - Long-Range Flying Boat Biplane
    World War 1 in Europe prompted all military industries to develop and produce various solutions to o... [Read More]
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    1938
    Curtiss P-36 Hawk (Hawk 75 / Mohawk) - Fighter
    The Curtiss P-36 Hawk aircraft saw considerable operational service in the years leading up to, and ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk - Fighter
    The Curtiss P-40 "Tomahawk" became an offshoot of the classic American P-40 "Warhawk" monoplane figh... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss P-40 Warhawk - Fighter-Bomber / Fighter Aircraft
    The Curtiss P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighter aircraft was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 ... [Read More]
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    1929
    Curtiss P-6 Hawk - Biplane Fighter
    Originally based on the existing Curtiss P-1B series of fighter aircraft, the Curtiss P-6 Hawk serie... [Read More]
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    1948
    Curtiss Proposal II - Research Aircraft
    Following World War 2 (1939-1945) and coinciding with the rise of the jet age, many American aviatio... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss SB2C Helldiver - Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Curtiss SB2C Helldiver was a rather unassuming dive bomber / reconnaissance aircraft serving thr... [Read More]
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    1938
    Curtiss SBC Helldiver - Dive Bomber / Fighter
    In 1932, the United States Navy contracted the Curtiss-Wright Corporation to produce a modern, two-s... [Read More]
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    1944
    Curtiss SC Seahawk - Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft
    World War 2 (1939-1945) required an equal victory over the sea as it did over land, particularly for... [Read More]
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    1942
    Curtiss SO3C Seamew - Reconnaissance / Observation Floatplane
    The Curtiss SO3C "Seamew" (Curtiss Model 82) was an oft-forgotten navy reconnaissance/scout/patrol f... [Read More]
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    1935
    Curtiss SOC Seagull - Scout Floatplane
    ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Curtiss XF14C - Carrier-Borne Fighter
    Curtiss Aircraft enjoyed success with its inline piston-engined P-40 "Warhawk" series of fighters wh... [Read More]
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    1945
    Curtiss XF15C - Mixed-Propulsion Navy Fighter Prototype
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased both the pinnacle of the propeller-driven aircraft design and the ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Curtiss XP-42 - Prototype Fighter Aircraft
    The Curtiss XP-42 was a further development of the Curtiss P-36 Hawk model though it would share som... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss XP-46 - Fighter Aircraft
    The smallish XP-46 was to be the answer for the deficiencies encountered in the P-40 Warhawk platfor... [Read More]
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    1941
    Curtiss XP-60 - Prototype Fighter Aircraft
    Many attempts by many American companies were made to replace outmoded and outgoing fighters in serv... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss XP-62 - Fighter Aircraft Prototype
    Curtiss Aeroplane's success in delivering a U.S. Army fighter was in the classic P-40 "Warhawk" line... [Read More]
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    1942
    Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando - Long Range Transport Aircraft
    The United States Air Force utilized the C-46 Commando series as their primary transport workhorse i... [Read More]
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    1939
    Curtiss-Wright CW-21 Demon - Fighter / Interceptor
    In the pre-World War 2 world, engineers at Curtiss-Wright began work on an export-minded, single-sea... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-55 Ascender - Pursuit Fighter Prototype
    The XP-55 Ascender was an unorthodox attempt by the Curtiss-Wright company that produced just three ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Curtiss-Wright XP-71 - Heavy Fighter / Bomber Escort
    Prior to America's entry into World War 2 (1939-1945) in 1941, the war was viewed from an "outside-l... [Read More]
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    1948
    Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk - Interceptor / Night Fighter
    The XF-87 was a failed proposal attempted by the Curtiss-Wright aircraft design bureau to meet an Ai... [Read More]
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    2010
    DARPA Falcon HTV-2 - Experimental Hypersonic Test Vehicle
    Billed as the "World's Fastest Airplane", the Falcon HTV-2 ("Hypersonic Technology Vehicle") is a lo... [Read More]
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    2012
    DARPA KQ-X (Global Hawk) - Unmanned Aerial Refueling Tanker Demonstrator Vehicle
    KQ-X is a program designation commissioned by DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) of t... [Read More]
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    1962
    Dassault Balzac V - Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Demonstrator
    Even in the face of total devastation at the hands of the German invasion of World War 2 (1939-1945)... [Read More]
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    1962
    Dassault Etendard IV - Carrier-Based Strike / Reconnaissance Fighter
    The base Dassault Etendard began as a private venture that was initially greeted without much intere... [Read More]
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    1965
    Dassault Falcon 20 - Business Jet / Light High-Speed Transport
    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 - VIP and Government Transport / Maritime Surveillance
    ... [Read More]
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    2005
    Dassault Falcon 7X - Long-Range Business Jet
    ... [Read More]
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    2016
    Dassault Falcon 8X - Long-Range Business Jet
    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 - Multi-Mission Jet Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1952
    Dassault MD.450 Ouragan (Hurricane) - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Dassault MD.450 "Ouragan" (meaning "Hurricane") became France's first home-grown operational, je... [Read More]
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    1979
    Dassault Mirage 2000 - Multi-role Aircraft
    The Dassault Mirage 2000 formed a potent interceptor and strike component of the French Air Force fo... [Read More]
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    1969
    Dassault Mirage 5 - Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
    The Dassault Mirage 5 was the continuing evolution of the famous - and successful - Mirage III delta... [Read More]
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    1973
    Dassault Mirage F1 - Multirole Aircraft / Interceptor
    The Dassault Mirage F1 was designed to replace the successful Dassault Mirage III series. With a hos... [Read More]
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    1967
    Dassault Mirage G - Technology Demonstrator / Swing-Wing Fighter / Interceptor
    The idea of variable sweep wing mainplanes was in play as early as the 1920s and 1930s but did not s... [Read More]
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    1961
    Dassault Mirage III - Interceptor / Strike Fighter
    The Mirage III supersonic fighter line proved a popular product throughout the Cold War decades wher... [Read More]
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    1965
    Dassault Mirage IIIV - VTOL Fighter Prototype
    The Mirage IIIV was designed to a NATO requirement for a supersonic VTOL (Vertical Take-Off and Land... [Read More]
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    1963
    Dassault Mirage IV - Supersonic Strategic Heavy Bomber
    The Dassault Mirage IV series was designed to a French requirement for a supersonic aircraft platfor... [Read More]
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    1955
    Dassault Mystere / Super Mystere - Strike Fighter
    The Dassault-produced Mystere series of turbojet aircraft appeared just when the French nation was i... [Read More]
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    2018
    Dassault nEUROn - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The Dassault nEUROn is an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) technology demonstrator intended to pro... [Read More]
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    2001
    Dassault Rafale - Multi-role Fighter
    The Dassault Rafale is the primary French multirole 4th Generation Fighter aircraft. During the 1970... [Read More]
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    1978
    Dassault Super Etendard - Carrier-based Strike Fighter
    The Dassault "Super Etendard" was a further development of the original French Dassault Etendard IV ... [Read More]
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    1965
    Dassault-Breguet Br.1150 Atlantic / Atlantique 2 - Maritime Patrol Aircarft
    The French concern of Breguet Aviation was awarded a 1958 NATO-sponsored contract to design, develop... [Read More]
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    1978
    Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet - Advanced Trainer / Close-Support Aircraft
    The Alpha Jet series of aircraft was a joint Franco-German initiative to produce a highly-advanced t... [Read More]
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    1948
    de Havilland Canada DHC-2 Beaver - Utility Transport
    Introduced in 1948, the de Havilland Canada DHC-2 "Beaver" went on to achieve global popularity with... [Read More]
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    1953
    de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter - Floatplane Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1959
    de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou - Tactical Transport Aircraft
    The Caribou series proved to be such an effective battlefield transport aircraft that more than a fe... [Read More]
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    1965
    de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo - Multirole Utility Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1946
    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire held two key distinctions concerning aviation history - she was the ... [Read More]
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    1946
    de Havilland DH.103 Hornet / Sea Hornet - Twin-Engine Long-Range Fighter
    The de Havilland DH.98 "Mosquito" achieved a tremendous level of success for its part in World War 2... [Read More]
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    1952
    de Havilland DH.106 Comet - Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1946
    de Havilland DH.108 (Swallow) - Jet-Powered, Swept-Wing Research Aircraft
    The elegant - though highly lethal - de Havilland DH.108 "Swallow" was one of the more important res... [Read More]
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    1959
    de Havilland DH.110 Sea Vixen - Carrier-Based, All-Weather Interceptor
    United Kingdom engineers delivered several notable aircraft designs during the Cold War decades. Onc... [Read More]
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    1956
    de Havilland DH.112 Sea Venom - Carrier-based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    With the de Havilland Venom already in the works for the British Royal Air Force (RAF), the Royal Na... [Read More]
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    1952
    de Havilland DH.112 Venom - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night-Fighter
    The de Havilland Vampire became the British Royal Air Force's second jet-powered fighter after the f... [Read More]
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    1932
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth - Basic Biplane Trainer
    The famous de Havilland DH.82 "Tiger Moth" biplane was a dedicated military-minded basic trainer der... [Read More]
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    1938
    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross - Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito - Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous a... [Read More]
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    1986
    Denel (Atlas) Cheetah - Strike Fighter Aircraft
    The Denel (formally Atlas) Cheetah came about from a South African Air Force requirement to update o... [Read More]
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    1987
    Denel (Atlas) Oryx - Medium-Lift Utility Transport Helicopter
    The Denel (formally Atlas) Oryx is a medium-class transport helicopter serving the South African Air... [Read More]
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    1999
    Denel AH-2 Rooivalk (Kestrel) - Attack Helicopter
    The Denel (then Atlas) AH-2 Rooivalk (translating to "Kestrel") was an ambitious and indigenous unde... [Read More]
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    2016
    Denel Dynamics Bateleur - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Denel Dynamics Bateleur is categorized as a "Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aer... [Read More]
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    1935
    Dewoitine D.500 (Series) - Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
    The D.500 series proved itself an interim fighter design for the nation of France heading into World... [Read More]
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    1939
    Dewoitine D.520 - Fighter Aircraft
    The Dewoitine D.520 was a single seat piston-engine fighter designed and built for the French Air Fo... [Read More]
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    1938
    DFS 230 - Towed Transport Glider
    ... [Read More]
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    1916
    DFW C.V - Biplane Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The DFW C.V series of biplane aircraft was of German design in World War 1. The system was particula... [Read More]
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    1915
    DFW T.28 Floh (Flea) - Biplane Fighter Prototype
    Perhaps one of the ugliest biplane fighters ever designed, the DFW T.28 "Floh" ("Flea") was the prod... [Read More]
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    1917
    Dorand AR - Observation Biplane
    The Dorand AR series was developed for the French air service to replace the outmoded, two-seat Farm... [Read More]
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    1993
    Dornier 328 - Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil) - Medium Bomber
    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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    1938
    Dornier Do 18 - Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    Though a serviceable flying boat with a successful pedigree, the Dornier Do 18 was highly outclassed... [Read More]
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    1939
    Dornier Do 215 - Reconnaissance / Light Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
    The Dornier Do 215 was originally intended for export, beginning life as a redesignated version of t... [Read More]
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    1941
    Dornier Do 217 - Multirole Medium Bomber
    The Dornier Do 217 was a multi-role aircraft design for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1938
    Dornier Do 22 - Reconnaissance / Bomber / Torpedo Floatplane Aircraft
    The Dornier Do 22 was a German-designed and produced three-man floatplane. It was produced in German... [Read More]
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    1982
    Dornier Do 228 - Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The Dornier Do 228 was introduced in 1982 and was developed as a light utility transport and maritim... [Read More]
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    1934
    Dornier Do 23 - Medium Bomber
    During the 1930s rearmament period for Germany, the country furthered many projects that went clearl... [Read More]
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    1937
    Dornier Do 24 - Reconnaissance / Transport / Search and Rescue Flying Boat
    The Dornier Do 24 was a capable flying both serving in limited numbers both Allied and Axis powers i... [Read More]
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    1959
    Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant) - Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
    In the mid-1950s, Dornier Flugzeugbau GmbH of West Germany developed the single engine Do 27 Short T... [Read More]
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    1945
    Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow) - Fighter-Bomber / Heavy Fighter
    The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (or "Arrow") was one of the more interesting examples of a twin prop-driven... [Read More]
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    1945
    Dornier Do P.256 (Project 256) - Night-Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Proposal
    Dornier of World War 2 Germany was forced by the Air Ministry to focus its production strength on bo... [Read More]
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    1946
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1) - Fighter-Bomber
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) the United States Navy (USN) - like the United States Air Force (... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston - Light Bomber / Night-Fighter
    The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, Ameri... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas A-24 Banshee - Dive Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945), United States military aviation doctrine centered primarily on gai... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader - Medium Bomber / Heavy Assault Aircraft
    The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed... [Read More]
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    1954
    Douglas A2D Skyshark - Prototype Carried-Based Attack Aircraft
    The Douglas A2D "Skyshark" grew out of a post-World War 2 United States Navy (USN) need for a prop-d... [Read More]
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    1956
    Douglas A-3 Skywarrior - Fleet Air Reconnaissance / Strategic Bomber
    Douglas supplied its large, twin-engine Skywarrior jet-powered bomber to both the United States Air ... [Read More]
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    1956
    Douglas A-4 Skyhawk - Light Attack / Multirole / Carrier-Borne Fighter
    The A-4 Skyhawk (nicknamed "Heinemann's Hot Rod" and the "Scooter") came about as a private venture ... [Read More]
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    1965
    Douglas AC-47 Spooky - Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
    Despite its service entry in 1941 and an American military career spanning across both World War 2 (... [Read More]
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    1936
    Douglas B-18 Bolo - Medium Bomber
    In 1934, the American Douglas aircraft concern developed the DB-1 (also known as the "Douglas Bomber... [Read More]
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    1961
    Douglas B-26K/A-26B Counter Invader - Tactical Support Attack Aircraft
    The B-26K/A-26B "Counter Invader" was based on a highly modified airframe of the World War 2-era Dou... [Read More]
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    1956
    Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer - Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Requiring a successor for their aging Douglas A-26 Invader fleet, the United States Air Force (USAF)... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas BTD Destroyer - Torpedo Bomber / Dive Bomber
    The awkward-looking Douglas BTD Destroyer was developed by the Douglas Aircraft Company for use on A... [Read More]
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    1950
    Douglas C-124 Globemaster II - Heavy Lift Transport Aircraft
    With the close of World War 2 and the accompanying Berlin Airlift, the United States military saw a ... [Read More]
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    1957
    Douglas C-133 Cargomaster - Heavy-Lift Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota) - Medium Transport Aircraft
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4) - Transport
    Derived from the commercial DC-4 airliner, the C-54 Skymaster was a workhorse transport aircraft for... [Read More]
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    1945
    Douglas C-74 Globemaster - Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
    World War 2 (1939-1945) pushed the American military to require all sorts of aircraft types and avia... [Read More]
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    1947
    Douglas D-558-1 Skystreak (Phase 1) - Experimental Research Aircraft
    World War 2 (1939-1945) sparked a research boom for American aviation - particularly concerning the ... [Read More]
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    1948
    Douglas D-558-2 Skyrocket (Phase 2) - Experimental High-Speed Research Platform
    Prior to the end of World War 2 (1939-1945), the US Navy teamed with National Advisory Committee for... [Read More]
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    1934
    Douglas DC-2 - Commercial Airliner / Military Transport
    Before the DC-3 became a marketing success for the Douglas Aircraft Company - produced in some 16,00... [Read More]
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    1936
    Douglas DC-3 - Commercial Airliner / Military Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Douglas DC-8 - Long-Range Passenger Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1951
    Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight - Carrier-Borne Night-Fighter
    The Douglas Skyknight was a dedicated carrier-based night fighter serving with the United States Nav... [Read More]
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    1956
    Douglas F4D Skyray / F-6 Skyray - High-Altitude Carrier-borne Interceptor Aircraft
    The F4D Skyray (affectionately nicknamed the "Ford" for its "F", "Four" and "D" used in the designat... [Read More]
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    1956
    Douglas F5D Skylancer - Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
    Developed to fulfill a United States Navy (USN) requirement for a carrier-based supersonic fighter, ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Douglas F6D Missileer - Carrier-Based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor
    As missile technology began to progress in the 1950s, the United States Navy began looking at plans ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Douglas P-70 Nighthawk - Night Fighter
    To shore up its need for a dedicated night fighter in 1940, the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC)... [Read More]
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    1938
    Douglas SBD Dauntless - Carrier-Borne Dive Bomber
    The Douglas DBS Dauntless dive bomber was a key cog in the America Navy war effort throughout the Pa... [Read More]
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    1937
    Douglas TBD Devastator - Torpedo Bomber
    The Douglas TBD Devastator was classified as a torpedo bomber and served in the early half of World ... [Read More]
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    1952
    Douglas X-3 (Stiletto) - Research Aircraft
    The Douglas X-3 existed purely as a research aircraft, designed to study the barrier of sustained, s... [Read More]
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    1941
    Douglas XB-19 (XBLR-2) - Experimental Heavy Bomber
    Douglas Aircraft played a major role in American aviation from the 1920s into the 1960s, encompassin... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas XB-31 (Raidmaster) (Model 423) - Super Heavy Bomber Design Proposal
    The Douglas XB-31 "Raidmaster" became one of four submissions passed along to the United States Army... [Read More]
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    1944
    Douglas XB-42 Mixmaster - Experimental Pusher Bomber
    World War 2 (1939-1945) provided American aeronautical engineers with something of a blank canvas wh... [Read More]
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    1946
    Douglas XB-43 Jetmaster - Experimental Bomber
    Born from the XB-42 "Mixmaster" program - which sought a unique solution for a budget-conscious medi... [Read More]
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    1945
    Douglas XTB2D Skypirate - Prototype Heavy Torpedo Bomber
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945), the United States Navy pushed its ever-growing stable of carrier... [Read More]
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    2020
    DRDO AURA - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The "AURA" is an Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) currently under development by DRDO (Defence Res... [Read More]
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    2012
    DRDO Nishant - Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    Joining other leading world military powers in increased use of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) is I... [Read More]
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    2018
    DRDO Rustom (Warrior) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Despite being one of the largest (if not THE largest) customer of military purchases in the world, t... [Read More]
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    2009
    EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry - Maritime Search and Rescue Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    EADS Harfang - Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    As with many other European powers, the French have fielded only a limited fleet of UAV (Unmanned Ae... [Read More]
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    2011
    EADS KC-45 (KC-30) - Aerial Refueling Tanker / Utility Transport
    The KC-45 is/was a joint proposal from primary contractor Northrop Grumman of the United States and ... [Read More]
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    2018
    EADS Talarion - Medium-Altitude Long-Endurance (MALE) UAV
    With the growing need for more capable surveillance-minded Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) flying ab... [Read More]
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    1964
    EGAO Helwan HA-300 - Interceptor Prototype
    Germany's defeat in World War 2 (1939-1945) meant that its military-industrial capability was heavil... [Read More]
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    2003
    Elbit Hermes 450 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Hermes 450 is an Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) of Israeli origination, part of the growing famil... [Read More]
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    2012
    Elbit Hermes 900 (Kochav) - Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Israeli Elbit Hermes 900 Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) is an evolved, and dimensionally larger, ... [Read More]
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    2006
    Elbit Skylark - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Elbit Systems of Israel produces their Skylark series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) as a portable... [Read More]
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    2018
    Embraer E2 (E-Jet) - Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    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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    2003
    Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29) - Trainer / Counter-Insurgency / Light Attack / Armed Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The EMB 314 "Super Tucano" (also "A-29") represents a locally-produced Brazilian aircraft product fa... [Read More]
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    2018
    Embraer KC-390 - Medium-Lift Transport
    To head off the sudden global military need for a modern medium-lift transport system estimated to c... [Read More]
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    2014
    Embraer Legacy 500 - Mid-Sized Business Passenger Jet
    The "Legacy 500" is Brazilian-based Embraer's entry into the competitive corporate VIP jet market wi... [Read More]
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    2005
    EMT ALADIN - Close Area Imaging Drone
    ... [Read More]
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    2000
    EMT Luna X-2000 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The EMT Luna series of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (Luna X-2000) is billed as a short-range, all-weathe... [Read More]
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    1975
    ENAER Mirage 50CN Pantera - Multirole Aircraft
    The French aviation concern of Dassault found success with its Mirage 3 jet-powered interceptor plat... [Read More]
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    1960
    English Electric / BAC Lightning - Interceptor
    The English Electric Lightning was an impressive engineering feat for the British people. She was th... [Read More]
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    1951
    English Electric Canberra - High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up B... [Read More]
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    2004
    Eurocopter EC225 (Super Puma) - Medium- / Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    Eurocopter - now Airbus Helicopters (France) - developed its EC225 "Super Puma" for the passenger tr... [Read More]
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    2005
    Eurocopter EC725 Caracal (Super Cougar) - Medium Transport Helicopter
    The Eurocopter EC725 helicopter series was designed to a French Air Force requirement for a military... [Read More]
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    2003
    Eurofighter Typhoon - 4th Generation Multirole Fighter
    The Eurofighter Typhoon represents much of what is both good and bad in multi-national joint venture... [Read More]
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    2020
    FAdeA IA-100 - Military Basic Trainer
    ... [Read More]
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    2017
    FAdeA IA-73 - Basic Military Trainer / Aerobatics Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1952
    FAF EFW N-20 Aiguillon (Sting / Stinger) - Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype
    Like other global air services at the end of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Swiss Air Force looked to ... [Read More]
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    1951
    FAF EFW N-20 Arbalete (Crossbow) - Jet-Powered Research and Development Aircraft
    The EFW N-20 "Arbalete" ("Crossbow") was born as an off-shoot to the EFW N-20 program, an indigenous... [Read More]
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    1968
    Fairchild AC-119 (Shadow / Stinger) - Gunship / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
    The Fairchild AC-119 series was a modified form of the successful Fairchild C-119 "Flying Boxcar" tr... [Read More]
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    1947
    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar - Paratroop and Supplies Transport / Gunship Aircraft
    Fairchild Corporation produced a winner in the post-war world with the introduction of the C-119 "Fl... [Read More]
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    1952
    Fairchild C-123 Provider - Transport Aircraft
    The C-123 Provider was a twin engine military transport aircraft utilized to good effect in the Viet... [Read More]
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    1976
    Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog) - Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
    The A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed exclusively to fulfill the Close-Air Support (CAS) role from th... [Read More]
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    1940
    Fairey Albacore - Naval Torpedo Bomber Biplane
    As effective and well-liked as the Fairey Swordfish torpedo bomber was for the Royal Navy's Fleet Ai... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Barracuda - Torpedo / Dive Bomber
    The Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) attempted to replace its aging Fairey Swordfish biplane torpedo b... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fairey Battle - Light Bomber / Trainer Aircraft
    The Fairey Battle was a prewar British light bomber design that proved a step-forward for the nation... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fairey Campania - Carrierborne Reconnaissance and Patrol Aircraft
    The British became big proponents and pioneers of naval aviation during World War 1. War had broken ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fairey Firefly - Carrier-Borne Fighter
    The Fairey Firefly was a hugely successful, two-seat, carrierborne fighter aircraft serving with the... [Read More]
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    1923
    Fairey Flycatcher - Naval Biplane Fighter
    The primary Royal Navy Fleet Air Arm (FAA) fighter aircraft of the 1920s and early 1930s became the ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Fairey Fulmar - Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Fairey Fulmar became the British Fleet Air Arm's first dedicated monoplane fighter when it was i... [Read More]
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    1953
    Fairey Gannet - Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    The Fairey Gannet was a dedicated anti-submarine platform primarily serving the Fleet Air Arm of the... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fairey Hendon - Heavy Night Bomber
    ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Fairey III - Reconnaissance / Light Bomber Aircraft
    The British war effort of World War 1 (1914-1918) brought about many new aircraft developments. Fair... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fairey Seafox - Navy Reconnaissance Floatplane
    Since 1917, Fairey Aviation Company delivered many-an-aircraft for British Royal Navy service and th... [Read More]
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    1945
    Fairey Spearfish - Torpedo / Dive Bomber
    Fairey Aviation, founded as early as 1915, had been designing, developing and building warplanes sin... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fairey Swordfish - Torpedo Bomber / Anti-Submarine / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
    The Fairey Swordfish was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. With Britain seemingly fi... [Read More]
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    1932
    Farman F.211 - Day-Night Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Prototype
    In 1929, the French Air Ministry detailed a new specification calling for a four-seat night bomber w... [Read More]
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    1935
    Farman F.220 (Series) - Four-Engined Heavy Day-Night Bomber
    The largest French bomber to reach operational-level status of the Interwar period became the Farman... [Read More]
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    1914
    Farman MF.11 Shorthorn - Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
    The Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn" was a development of French aeronautical engineering and was essentiall... [Read More]
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    1917
    Felixstowe F.2 - Flying Boat
    In the pre-World War 1 period, Royal Navy Lt Cmdr John Porte partnered with famous American aviator ... [Read More]
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    1918
    Felixstowe F.5 - Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The Felixstowe F.5 series originated in the United Kingdom as a militarized flying boat in the last ... [Read More]
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    1955
    FFA P-16 - Jet-Powered Fighter / Close Air Support (CAS) Platform Prototype
    Switzerland tried its hand at jet-powered fighter design during the Cold War years (1947-1991) resul... [Read More]
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    2021
    FHI UH-X (Bell Model 412EPI) - Military Troop Transport Helicopter / Support Gunship
    Fresh off the heels of becoming the first export customer of the tilt-rotor Bell V-22 "Osprey" platf... [Read More]
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    1958
    Fiat Aeritalia G.91 (Gina) - Fighter-Bomber
    The Fiat Aeritalia G.91 was an Italian Cold War-era, single-seat, jet-powered fighter design that sa... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (Stork) - Medium Bomber
    The Fiat BR.20 Cicogna (translated to "Stork") was a medium bomber in service with the Italian Air F... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fiat CR.32 - Fighter
    Arguably the best biplane fighter of Italian design before the start of the Second World War. The pl... [Read More]
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    1939
    Fiat CR.42 Falco (Falcon) - Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    Despite its by-gone era appearance, the Fiat CR.42 Falco (meaning "Falcon") played a crucial role in... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fiat G.50 Freccia (Arrow) - Fighter Aircraft
    The Fiat G.50 Freccia (meaning "Arrow") series provided the Italian Air Force with a then-modern mon... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur) - Fighter
    Undoubtedly, the Fiat G.55 Centauro (Centaur) served as Italy's best fighter design of World War 2. ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg) - Pilot-Guided Suicide Fighter
    The Fiseler Fi 103R was, in essence, the piloted form of the successful V-1 rocket that terrorized L... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork) - Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
    The seemingly fragile Fieseler Fi 156 Storch(or "Stork") does not seem to have a home in a global co... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fieseler Fi 167 - Torpedo Bomber Biplane
    ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle - Interceptor Prototype
    General Motors became a major player in the American manufacturing realm when World War 2 arrived fo... [Read More]
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    1939
    Flettner Fl 265 - Experimental Helicopter
    The Flettner Fl 265 served as an experimental helicopter system for the German Kriegsmarine during W... [Read More]
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    1942
    Flettner Fl 282 Kolibri (Hummingbird) - Single-Seat Scout Helicopter
    The helicopter, as a viable war weapon, was not the sole historical domain of the Vietnam War - nor ... [Read More]
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    1975
    FMA IA-58 Pucara (Fortress) - Counter-Insurgency Platform / Ground Attack Aircraft
    The impressive-looking, two-seat IA-58 Pucara (meaning "Fortress") was produced by the Fabrica Milit... [Read More]
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    1988
    FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie) - Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
    Comparatively smaller air powers of the world - such as that of Argentina - rely on more cost-effect... [Read More]
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    1947
    FMA IAe 27 Pulqui (Arrow) - Turbojet-Powered Interceptor Prototype
    Like other nations following World War 2 (1939-1945), Argentina began to look to the near-future and... [Read More]
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    1948
    FMA IAe 30 Namcu (Eagle) - Twin-Engine Escort / Heavy Fighter
    In 1947, the Argentine Air Force broadened its strategic reach by purchasing a fleet of 30 Avro Linc... [Read More]
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    1950
    FMA IAe 33 Pulqui II (Arrow II) - Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Prototype
    Argentina's first attempt at an indigenous jet-powered fighter was an underwhelming one by way of th... [Read More]
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    1941
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 223 Drache (Dragon) - Transport Helicopter
    The military helicopter earned its wings over the Korean peninsula during the Korean War (1950-1953)... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 269 - VTOL / Tiltrotor Fighter Concept
    Focke-Achgelis was founded prior to World War 2 in 1937 and marked a partnership between Heinrich Fo... [Read More]
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    1943
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail) - Rotary-Wing Autogyro Kite
    ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Focke-Wulf Fw 187 Falke (Falcon) - Heavy Escort Fighter
    Despite demonstrating some impressive performance statistics from underpowered engines, the Focke-Wu... [Read More]
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    1940
    Focke-Wulf Fw 189 Uhu (Owl) - Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Focke-Wulf brand Fw 189 Uhu (translated to "Owl") was of the most peculiar aircraft design for t... [Read More]
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    1941
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger) - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    While the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter/fighter-bomber became the iconic German fighter of World War ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Focke-Wulf Fw 191 - Medium Bomber
    The Fw 191 was the Focke-Wulf submission to the German Air Ministry's "Bomber B" program of 1939. Au... [Read More]
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    1938
    Focke-Wulf Fw 200 (Condor) - Long-Range Maritime Reconnaissance Bomber
    The German Fw 200 Condor was initially a trans-Atlantic passenger and cargo (mail) aircraft develope... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw 3x1000C - Jet-Powered Medium Fast Bomber
    While the Heinkel He 177 "Greif" long-range heavy bomber became a troublesome bomber design, it was ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Focke-Wulf Fw 57 - Prototype Fighter-Bomber
    The Focke-Wulf Fw 57 was born during a period of military aviation history when the enemy bomber req... [Read More]
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    1936
    Focke-Wulf Fw 61 / Fa 61 - Experimental Helicopter / Technology Demonstrator
    The autogyro is a unique breed of air vehicle that more a fixed-wing aircraft than true helicopter. ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Fw P.VII (Flitzer) - Jet-and-Rocket-Powered Fighter Proposal
    The situation in Germany during World War 2 was one that forced its aviation industry to continually... [Read More]
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    1943
    Focke-Wulf Projekt II - Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
    Famous German aviation engineer Kurt Tank (designer of the Fw 190 and Ta 153 fighters) fleshed out t... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier - Parasite Fighter Mothership Proposal
    For a brief moment in World War 2 history (1939-1945), some elements of the German hierarchy enterta... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Super Lorin - Fighter-Interceptor
    The "Super Lorin" stood as one of the many "paper airplane" projects undertaken by German aviation d... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 152 - High-Altitude Interceptor
    The Focke-Wulf Ta 152 was a short-lived, high-level interceptor fielded by the German Luftwaffe in t... [Read More]
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    1944
    Focke-Wulf Ta 154 Moskito (Mosquito) - Night Fighter
    The Ta 154 Moskito ("Mosquito") was another product of the Focke-Wulf aircraft design firm operating... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 183 (Huckebein) - Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Interceptor
    By late in World War 2, German authorities had already made a stout commitment to the production of ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 283 - Fighter-Interceptor
    The deteriorating late-war situation for Germany in World War 2 (1939-1945) was brought about, in pa... [Read More]
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    1945
    Focke-Wulf Ta 400 (Amerika Bomber) - Long Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
    The early wartime commitment to fighters and medium bombers came back to haunt German warplanners du... [Read More]
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    1918
    Fokker C.I - Reconnaissance Biplane
    The Fokker C.I was a biplane aircraft that entered development under the flag of the German Empire d... [Read More]
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    1918
    Fokker D.VII - Biplane Fighter
    Regarded as Germany's finest fighter of World War 1 (1914-1918), the Fokker D.VII actually had a sho... [Read More]
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    1918
    Fokker D.VIII (Fokker E.V) - Monoplane Fighter
    The Fokker D.VIII was a rare monoplane design of World War 1 and regarded as one of the best fighter... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fokker D.XXI - Fighter Aircraft
    Designed by Anthony Fokker in 1935, the Fokker D.XXI first flew on March 27th, 1936. The system was ... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fokker Dr.I (Dreidecker) - Triplane Fighter Aircraft
    The Fokker Dr.I ("Dr" for "Dreidecker" meaning "triplane") series is most closely associated with Ma... [Read More]
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    1915
    Fokker E (Eindecker) - Armed Monoplane Fighter / Scout
    As with most aircraft developed during World War 1, the Eindecker series enjoyed a relatively short ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fokker G.I (Reaper) - Heavy Fighter
    The Fokker G.I "Reaper" began as a private venture in 1936 under the leadership of Dr. Erich Schatzk... [Read More]
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    1939
    Fokker T.IX - Bomber Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1938
    Fokker T.V - Medium Bomber / Bomber Interceptor
    Originating on German soil prior to World War 1 (1914-1918), Fokker delivered several famous fighter... [Read More]
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    1939
    Fokker T.VIII - Maritime Patrol / Torpedo Bomber Floatplane Aircraft
    Prior to the German invasion of the Netherlands in World War 2, the Dutch maintained a relatively he... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fokker V.4 (Fokker D.VI) - Triplane Fighter Prototype
    The engineering path to the classic Fokker Dr.I Triplane of World War 1 fame went through several pr... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fokker V.5 (Fokker F.I) - Triplane Fighter Prototype
    The Fokker V.6 continued the line of triplane prototype fighter begun by Fokker with the V.4 intende... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fokker V.6 (Fokker D.VII) - Triplane Fighter Prototype
    The Fokker V.6 continued the line of triplane prototype fighter begun by Fokker with the V.4 intende... [Read More]
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    1917
    Fokker V.8 (Quintuplane) - Quintuplane Fighter Prototype
    The arrival of the Sopwith Triplane for the Allies in World War 1 immediately showcased to the Germa... [Read More]
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    1959
    Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat - Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
    The Folland Gnat was a swept-wing, jet-powered fighter of British origins appearing in the middle of... [Read More]
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    1926
    Ford Trimotor - Transport Aircraft / Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    2014
    Forpost ISR - Unmanned Reconnaissance Drone
    Few world military powers hold the experience in deploying drones over active battlefields like Isra... [Read More]
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    1956
    Fouga CM.170 Magister - Jet Powered Trainer Aircraft
    It becomes much too easy to lose track of French military prowess following World War 2 but the Foug... [Read More]
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    1917
    Friedrichshafen G.III - Bomber / Night Bomber
    The Friedrichshafen G.III was a medium bi-plane class bomber utilized by the German Empire in World ... [Read More]
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    1942
    General Aircraft Hamilcar - Towed Heavy Glider
    ... [Read More]
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    2015
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C) - Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle
    The General Atomics Avenger (formerly marked as the "Predator C") is one of the newer UAV systems to... [Read More]
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    2006
    General Atomics Guardian - Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The General Atomics "Guardian" is a modified maritime patrol variant of the successful line of Gener... [Read More]
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    1995
    General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    At a cost of about $40 million dollars per system, the RQ-1/MQ-1 Predator is a pricey yet integral p... [Read More]
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    2009
    General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior) - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The remotely-piloted General Atomics MQ-1C "Sky Warrior" / "Gray Eagle" is part of the ever-growing... [Read More]
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    2004
    General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    The MQ-9 "Reaper" ("M" = multirole; "Q" = Unmanned Aerial Vehicle; "9" = series designation) offers ... [Read More]
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    2016
    General Atomics Sea Avenger - Unmanned Carrier-Launched Airborne Surveillance and Strike (UCLASS) Vehicle
    The United States Navy's "Unmanned, Carrier-Launched, Airborne Surveillance and Strike" (UCLASS) pro... [Read More]
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    1981
    General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
    The EF-111 Raven was developed from a United States Air Force need for an Electronic Warfare Aircraf... [Read More]
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    1967
    General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark - Long Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
    The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" pla... [Read More]
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    1982
    General Dynamics F-16XL - Technology Demonstrator / Research Aircraft
    What began life as a General Dynamics research project evolved into a United States Air Force conten... [Read More]
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    1995
    Ghods Ababil (Swallow) - Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) were once considered primarily the domains of Israel and the United ... [Read More]
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    1981
    Ghods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Reconnaissance Drone
    Iranian engineers have been hard at work in building up local Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) stocks f... [Read More]
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    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]
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    1941
    Gloster E.28/39 - Experimental Prototype Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Gloster Gauntlet - Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    Gloster Gauntlet origins lay in a Gloster design appearing in the late 1920's for the Royal Air Forc... [Read More]
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    1937
    Gloster Gladiator - Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    The Gloster Gladiator was a product of the Gloster Aircraft Company and a design of one Henry Philli... [Read More]
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    1956
    Gloster Javelin - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Gloster Javelin was the first twin-engine delta-wing jet fighter design to take up service with ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Goodyear F2G Super Corsair - Carrier-based Low-Altitude Fighter
    Goodyear was one of the companies charged with large-scale production of the classic, war-winning Vo... [Read More]
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    1950
    Goodyear GA-17 - All-Weather Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Proposal
    GA-17 was the project designation allotted to a Goodyear Aircraft design attempting to fulfill a Uni... [Read More]
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    1916
    Gotha G.IV - Strategic Heavy Biplane Bomber
    The Gotha G.IV series of heavy biplane bombers served the German Air Service of World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]
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    1917
    Gotha G.V - Heavy Bomber
    With the Germans having gained critical territory up to the Belgian coast in 1914, thoughts to the b... [Read More]
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    1945
    Gotha Go P.60A/B - Day Fighter / Interceptor Flying Wing
    The Gotha P.60 was a highly-modified version of the famous Horten Ho 229 "flying wing" appearing in ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Gotha Go P.60C - All-Weather / Nightfighter
    The Gotha Project 60C nightfighter was another late-war "paper airplane" design attempt intended to ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Gotha Go.242 - Transport Glider
    After the stunning successes of German airborne troops using gliders in the opening stages of World ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Gotha Go.244 - Military Transport
    The Gotha Go.244 was based on the original Go.242 glider model of 1941 though now the design had evo... [Read More]
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    1931
    Granville Gee Bee Racer (Series) - High Performance Racing Aircraft
    The Gee Bee (deriving its name from a shortened form of "Granville Brothers") racers became the unof... [Read More]
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    2004
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw - Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
    Developed as a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for military applications, the Griffon Aerospa... [Read More]
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    1963
    Grumman A-6 Intruder - Carrier-Borne All-Weather Heavy Strike Aircraft
    The Grumman A-6 "Intruder" was a dedicated strike platform designed to a United States Navy (USN) re... [Read More]
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    1950
    Grumman AF Guardian - Carrierborne Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft
    The Grumman AF Guardian line became the United States Navy's first purpose-built, dedicated Anti-Sub... [Read More]
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    1952
    Grumman C-1A / TF-1 Trader - Carrier-based Transport Aircraft
    The C-1 Trader was a carrier-based transport (Carrier-Onboard-Delivery - COD) aircraft utilized by t... [Read More]
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    1967
    Grumman C-2 Greyhound - Carrier-based Cargo Aircraft
    The Grumman C-2 Greyhound was developed from the successful Grumman E-2 Hawkeye. Whereas the latter ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Grumman EA-6 Prowler - Carrier-Borne Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
    For a time in American naval history, the Grumman EA-6 "Prowler" served as the United States Navy's ... [Read More]
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    1956
    Grumman F11F / F-11 Tiger - Carrier-Borne High Performance Fighter
    The United States Navy maintained its reliance on aircraft designed, developed and produced by the G... [Read More]
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    1974
    Grumman F-14 Tomcat - Carrier-Borne Air Defence / Air Superiority Fighter
    The Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" was the quintessential United States Navy (USN) fleet defense interceptor ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Grumman F2F - Carrierborne Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    Leroy Grumman designed this portly biplane fighter for the United States Navy. Grumman had already m... [Read More]
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    1936
    Grumman F3F - Carrier-based Biplane Fighter
    When the United States Navy (USN) adopted the Grumman F3F series, it took on its last biplane-arrang... [Read More]
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    1940
    Grumman F4F Wildcat - Carrier-Borne Fighter
    The Grumman F4F Wildcat was the unsung hero of the Allied Pacific Theater campaign in the early year... [Read More]
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    1943
    Grumman F6F Hellcat - Carrier-Borne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The F6F Hellcat was the successor to - and a logical evolution of - the capable F4F Wildcat series o... [Read More]
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    1944
    Grumman F7F Tigercat - Carrier-Borne Nightfighter / Heavy Fighter Aircraft
    The F7F Tigercat was another carrier-borne aircraft development in Grumman's long line of "cat" name... [Read More]
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    1945
    Grumman F8F Bearcat - Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    In many ways, the Grumman F8F Bearcat was the pinnacle of United States piston-engine fighter design... [Read More]
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    1952
    Grumman F9F Cougar - Carrier-Borne Fighter Aircraft
    Even as the straight-winged F9F "Panther" was beginning to take shape on the design board during the... [Read More]
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    1949
    Grumman F9F Panther - Carrier-Borne Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
    Grumman managed a long-standing tradition of successfully fulfilling US Navy carrier-based fighter r... [Read More]
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    1933
    Grumman FF - Carrierborne Biplane Fighter
    Grumman began its long-running relationship with the United States Navy when the service branch adop... [Read More]
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    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21) - Multirole Flying Boat
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]
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    1949
    Grumman HU-16 Albatross - Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft
    Even after World War 2 (1939-1945) the flying boat remained a key component of world military forces... [Read More]
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    1936
    Grumman J2F Duck - Amphibious Utility Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Grumman OV-1 Mohawk - Battlefield Surveillance Aircraft
    Development of the OV-1 Mohawk platform stemmed from a joint requirement fielded by both the United ... [Read More]
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    1954
    Grumman S-2 Tracker (S2F) - Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft
    The Grumman S-2 Tracker was designed, developed and produced for the United States Navy at a time wh... [Read More]
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    1953
    Grumman Sapphire Cougar - Jet-Powered Carrierbased Fighter Proposal
    As the age of the jet fighter was getting its feet underneath, longtime fighter supplier Grumman app... [Read More]
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    1942
    Grumman TBF Avenger - Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber
    Destined never to win beauty contests, the Grumman TBF Avenger series of aircraft would go down as o... [Read More]
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    1958
    Grumman WF-2 / E-1 Tracer - Carrier-based Airborne Early Warning Aircraft
    With the rise of the aircraft carrier in World War 2 and advances in radar technology, the United St... [Read More]
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    1982
    Grumman X-29 - Forward-Swept Wing Technology Demonstrator
    The Grumman X-29 aircraft was a technology demonstrator appearing in the latter years of the Cold Wa... [Read More]
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    1952
    Grumman XF10F Jaguar - Carrierborne Jet Fighter / Strike Fighter Prototype
    The Model 83 was a submission put forward by Grumman to the United States Navy (USN) as a single-sea... [Read More]
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    1940
    Grumman XF5F Skyrocket - Shipborne Navy Fighter Prototype
    Before the unique, twin-engined Grumman XP-50 popped up on U.S. Army radars prior to World War 2 (19... [Read More]
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    1941
    Grumman XP-50 (Skyrocket) - Twin-Engine Fighter Prototype
    Firmly entrenched as an aircraft supplier to the United States Navy, the Grumman aircraft company se... [Read More]
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    2014
    Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle) - Advanced Trainer / Light Strike
    Once wholly dependent on Soviet/Russian-inspired jet-powered trainers, China has since developed the... [Read More]
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    2016
    Guizhou Sparrow Hawk II - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Its design shape no doubt inspired by the successful American General Atomics "Predator" Unmanned Ae... [Read More]
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    2014
    Guizhou WU-14 - Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)
    ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9) - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    It is only natural that the unarmed Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) of today become the armed Unmann... [Read More]
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    2004
    Gulfstream G500 - Large-Cabin Business Jet / Special Mission Platform
    ... [Read More]
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    1983
    Gulfstream II / III / C-20 / SRA-1 - VIP Transport / Reconnaissance Platform
    ... [Read More]
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    1977
    HAL Ajeet (Invincible) - Lightweight Interceptor / Ground Attack / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
    The Indian Air Force was a primary operator of the classic British Folland "Gnat", a swept-wing, sub... [Read More]
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    2025
    HAL AMCA (Advanced Medium Combat Aircraft) - 5th Generation Fighter Concept
    India plans to join other military powers - namely the United States, Russia, and (possibly) China -... [Read More]
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    2002
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris) - Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    While still largely reliant on foreign suppliers, the Indian military industry has made strides in d... [Read More]
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    1967
    HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest) - Fighter-Bomber
    The modern Indian Air Force (IAF) has a relatively young history when compared to world heavyweights... [Read More]
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    1968
    HAL HJT-16 Kiran (Ray of Light) - Intermediate-Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    Not content with relying on purchase of foreign military goods, the nation of India has long been nu... [Read More]
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    2015
    HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star) - Intermediate Jet Trainer / Light Attack
    The Indian military industry has worked towards breaking free of the reliance on foreign suppliers t... [Read More]
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    2018
    HAL HTT-40 - Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India is advancing a basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Ai... [Read More]
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    2016
    HAL LCH (Light Combat Helicopter) - Light Attack Helicopter
    The HAL LCH ("Light Combat Helicopter") is an indigenous Indian attack helicopter currently in devel... [Read More]
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    2022
    HAL Sukhoi PMF/FGFA - Multirole 5th Generation Fighter
    In December of 2010, it was announced that a partnership deal had been reached between the governmen... [Read More]
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    2015
    HAL Tejas LCA (Light Combat Aircraft) - Multirole Fighter Aircraft
    The HAL Tejas is India's newest and latest fighter platform and represents an indigenous design effo... [Read More]
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    1918
    Halberstadt CL.IV - Ground Attack / Fighter Aircraft
    The CL.IV was a further development of the CL.II design, both aircraft a product of Halberstadt Flug... [Read More]
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    1918
    Handley Page H.P. O/400 - Heavy Bomber
    The O/400 model series by Handley Page aircraft firm was the principle heavy bomber of the RAF by th... [Read More]
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    1940
    Handley Page Halifax - Heavy Night Bomber
    While the Lancaster Heavy Bomber will always be more identifiable in terms of the British night bomb... [Read More]
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    1938
    Handley Page Hampden - Medium Bomber / Night Bomber / Maritime Patrol
    In 1932, the British Air Ministry sent out Specification B.9/32 calling for a high performance, twin... [Read More]
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    1934
    Handley Page Heyford - Heavy Night Bomber
    ... [Read More]
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    1957
    Handley Page Victor - Heavy Bomber / Aerial Tanker Aircraft
    The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle which also included th... [Read More]
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    1916
    Hanriot HD.1 - Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    Despite its French origins, the Hanriot HD.1 biplane fighter saw extensive service with the Belgian ... [Read More]
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    1914
    Hansa-Brandenburg B.I (Type D/FD) - Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Ernst Heinkel - whose German firm Heinkel would gain some level of notoriety in World War 2 - design... [Read More]
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    1916
    Hansa-Brandenburg C.I (Type LDD) - Reconnaissance Biplane Fighter
    The Hansa-Brandenburg C.I was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft seeing action with the Austro-Hunga... [Read More]
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    1916
    Hansa-Brandenburg D.I (Type KD) - Biplane Fighter
    The D.I was another of Ernst Heinkel's aircraft designs for the Hansa-Brandenburg firm (known formal... [Read More]
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    1917
    Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 - Floatplane Fighter
    The Hansa-Brandenburg W.12 was a two-seat floatplane fighter seaplane design serving the German Empi... [Read More]
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    1986
    Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji) - Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The Harbin SH-5 became a locally designed and developed flying boat for the Chinese Navy ("PLAN") du... [Read More]
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    2012
    Harbin Z-19 - Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
    China garnered much experience in the license production of the French-made Eurocopter AS365 "Dauphi... [Read More]
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    2015
    Harbin Z-20 - Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    In 1984, the People's Republic of China procured several examples of the civilian-minded Sikorsky S-... [Read More]
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    1965
    Harbin Z-5 - Transport / Utility Helicopter
    One-time close political ties between the Soviet Union and China allowed for the passing of military... [Read More]
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    1994
    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun) - Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
    Harbin Aircraft Manufacturing Corporation of China began local-license production of the French Aero... [Read More]
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    1953
    Hawker (Armstrong Whitworth) Sea Hawk - Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
    The Hawker Sea Hawk (also Armstrong Whitworth Sea Hawk) was a no-nonsense navy fighter aircraft desi... [Read More]
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    1931
    Hawker Fury (I & II) - Fighter
    The Hawker Fury was the mainstay of Britain air defense throughout the 1930's until being replaced b... [Read More]
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    1956
    Hawker Hunter - Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter
    The Hawker Hunter was the Royal Air Force and Royal Navy jet fighter of choice for decades since its... [Read More]
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    1937
    Hawker Hurricane - Fighter / Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Hawker Hurricane was the culmination of a series of capable metal biplane fighters evolved by th... [Read More]
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    1933
    Hawker Nimrod - Naval Biplane Fighter
    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]
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    1945
    Hawker Sea Fury / Fury - Carrierbased Fighter-Bomber
    The Hawker Sea Fury was developed out Hawker's Typhoon and Tempest aircraft designs utilized by Brit... [Read More]
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    1941
    Hawker Sea Hurricane - Carrier-Borne Fighter
    When the need arose for British shipping to be protected from air attack during World War 2, the lan... [Read More]
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    1969
    Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A - VTOL Strike / Reconnaissance / Trainer / Fighter Aircraft
    The subsonic British Harrier "jump jet" became the world's first practical VTOL (Vertical Take-Off a... [Read More]
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    1944
    Hawker Tempest - Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Aircraft
    The Hawker Tempest originally appeared as an improved Hawker Typhoon, the war-winning aircraft that ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Hawker Tornado - Prototype Fighter
    The Hawker Tornado was born of the same initiative that brought forth the Hawker Typhoon of World Wa... [Read More]
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    1941
    Hawker Typhoon - Ground Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber
    The Hawker Typhoon (affectionate known as the "Tiffie") was initially intended as a dedicated interc... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111 - Medium Bomber
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    1942
    Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling) - Utility Transport
    The He 111 Z (or "Zwilling") was a relatively successful joining of two He 111 medium-class bombers ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 112 - Fighter Aircraft
    The Heinkel He 112 was the only serious threat (next to the Messerschmitt Bf 109) to becoming German... [Read More]
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    1939
    Heinkel He 115 - Anti-Ship / Maritime Patrol Floatplane
    By all accounts, the He 115 series of floatplane aircraft was regarded as the finest such aircraft i... [Read More]
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    1945
    Heinkel He 162 Volksjager (Peoples Fighter) - Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft / Interceptor
    The He 162 Volksjager (the "People's Fighter") was developed as a quick solution to stem the tide of... [Read More]
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    1939
    Heinkel He 176 - Rocket-Powered Demonstrator
    In the late 1930s, the Heinkel concern of Germany began work on the world's first all-liquid fueled ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Heinkel He 177 Greif (Griffin) - Heavy Bomber
    The Heinkel concern of World War 2 Germany became one of the largest and most prolific aircraft make... [Read More]
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    1939
    Heinkel He 178 - Jet-Powered Technology Demonstrator
    The Heinkel He 178 became the world's first practical turbojet-powered aircraft to fly, beginning a ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Heinkel He 219 Uhu (Eagle-Owl) - Night-Fighter
    The advanced Heinkel He 219 "Uhu" (meaning "Eagle-Owl") was an impressive dedicated night-fighter pl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Heinkel He 277 (Amerika Bomber) - Heavy Bomber Project
    There were many German aviation concerns lending their talents to the war effort of World War 2 (193... [Read More]
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    1941
    Heinkel He 280 - Jet-Powered Fighter
    Though never produced in any operational format, the Heinkel He 280 series was the world's first tur... [Read More]
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    1944
    Heinkel He 343 (Strahlbomber / Strabo 16) - Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Towards the end of World War 2, there was a definitive shift in German thinking from piston-powered ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 51 - Fighter / Floatplane / Ground Attack Aircraft
    The He 51 was a product of the German Heinkel firm and a design of the Gunter twins, Walter and Sieg... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 59 - Reconnaissance / Attack Floatplane Aircraft
    Because of the restrictions heaped upon Germany after the close of World War 1 (1914-1918), its mili... [Read More]
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    1933
    Heinkel He 70 (Blitz) - Reconnaissance Bomber / Transport
    The Heinkel 70 (Blitz) was originally born out of a need for a speedy aeroplane charged with "fast" ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Heinkel He P.1077 (Julia) - Rocket-Powered Interceptor
    1944 proved a critical year for Germany and its fabled Luftwaffe. Once a master of the skies, advanc... [Read More]
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    1945
    Heinkel He P.1078B - Jet-Powered Tailless Fighter / Interceptor / Night Fighter
    The various fighter programs of wartime Germany in World War 2 produced a bevy of fantastical design... [Read More]
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    1945
    Heinkel He P.1078C - Fighter
    Germany's Emergency Fighter Program was enacted in the middle of July in 1944 in response to the All... [Read More]
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    1945
    Heinkel He P.1079 (Zerstorer) - Bomber Destroyer / Night-Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
    One of the greatest threats to The Reich in the latter stages of World War 2 (1939-1945) was the bom... [Read More]
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    1944
    Heinkel Lerche (Lark) - Fighter / Interceptor
    Several aviation concerns of World War 2 fame (1939-1945) delved into the concept of Vertical Take-O... [Read More]
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    1936
    Henschel Hs 123 - Biplane Dive Bomber / Close-Support Aircraft
    The Henschel-produced Hs 123 aircraft became the last operational biplane for the German Luftwaffe d... [Read More]
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    1936
    Henschel Hs 124 (Kampfzerstorer) - Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer
    Many aviation concerns of pre-World War 2 Germany competed to have their submission selected by the ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Henschel Hs 129 - Close-Support / Anti-Tank Aircraft
    The Henschel Hs 129 fighter-bomber was built to a 1937 German specification for a twin-engine close-... [Read More]
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    1945
    Henschel Hs 132 - Single-Seat Jet-Powered Dive Bomber
    The Henschel Hs 132 was another in the long line of ambitious German jet-powered designs under devel... [Read More]
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    1941
    Henschel Hs P.75 - Heavy Fighter
    The Henschel Hs P.75 appeared in 1941 as a possible contender to the outmoded and outclassed Messers... [Read More]
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    1997
    HESA Azarakhsh (Lightning) - Strike Fighter
    Iran received the first of its Northrop F-5 "Freedom Fighter" aircraft from the United States beginn... [Read More]
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    2006
    HESA Dorna (Lark) - Light Trainer Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    2018
    HESA F-313 Qaher (Conqueror) - 5th Generation Fighter Prototype
    The Iranian government and military are billing their Qaher-313 ("Conqueror") (also "F-313" or "Q-31... [Read More]
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    2014
    HESA Saeqeh (Thunderbolt) - Lightweight Multirole Fighter
    The Islamic Republic of Iran has benefited greatly from their associations with both the United Stat... [Read More]
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    2015
    HESA Shafaq (Before the Dawn) - Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    The Shafaq (formally known as the "Integral" and translating to "Before the Dawn") is a two-seat, li... [Read More]
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    2012
    HESA Shahed 129 (Eye-Witness) - Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Reconnaissance / Light Attack Drone
    Iranian industry has been actively involved in development of drone aircraft for some time now - ree... [Read More]
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    2014
    HESA Shahed 285 / AH-85 (Witness) - Light Attack / Reconnaissance Helicopter
    The Iranian Shahed 285 light helicopter is a highly modified version of the American Bell 206 Ranger... [Read More]
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    1948
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12) - Light Utility Helicopter
    Hiller Aircraft began during World War 2 in 1942 under the operating name of Hiller Industries. The ... [Read More]
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    2008
    Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk (Tarantula Hawk) - VTOL Micro Air Vehicle
    The Honeywell RQ-16 T-Hawk is a Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Micro Air Vehicle (MAV) current... [Read More]
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    2009
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon - Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    Supersonic trainers are an integral part of the military aviation regime for any world power. Supers... [Read More]
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    1994
    Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 Karakorum - Light Attack / Advanced Trainer
    The Hongdu JL-8 / K-8 is a series of indigenous Chinese lightweight jet-powered aircraft. The JL-8 i... [Read More]
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    2017
    Hongdu Lijian (Sharp Sword) - Stealth Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    In tune with other leading military powers of the world, China has delved into the realm of the Unma... [Read More]
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    1945
    Horten Ho IX / Horten Ho 229 - Jet-Powered Flying Wing / Fighter-Bomber
    The Horten Ho IX (or "Horten Ho 229" - sometimes wrongly designated the "Gotha Go 229") maintains a ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Horten Ho XVIII (Amerika Bomber) - Heavy Bomber Flying Wing Proposal
    The Horten H.XVIII existed as a proposed jet-powered bomber for the German Luftwaffe during World Wa... [Read More]
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    1944
    Horton Ho X - Flying Wing Jet-Powered Fighter
    The Horten Ho X (10) continued the Horten Brother's love affair with the flying wing concept. The co... [Read More]
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    1923
    Huff-Daland LB-1 - Light Bomber
    Huff-Daland produced a series of aircraft for American agricultural and military service that began ... [Read More]
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    1927
    Huff-Daland XB-1 Super Cyclops - Medium Bomber Prototype
    ... [Read More]
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    1927
    Huff-Daland XHB-1 Cyclops - Heavy Bomber Prototype
    For years in the decade following World War 1 (1914-1918) the Huff-Daland Aero Corporation attempted... [Read More]
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    1935
    Hughes H-1 (Hughes 1B) - Racer Aircraft
    The H-1 (also known as the "Hughes 1B") model was the first product of the Hughes Aircraft firm and ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Hughes H-4 Hercules (Spruce Goose) - Heavy-Lift Transport / Flying Boat
    This famous Howard Hughes flying boat aircraft - formally designated by Hughes Aircraft as the H-4 "... [Read More]
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    1943
    Hughes Model D-2 (XP-73 / XA-37) - Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Fast Reconnaissance
    The Hughes Model D-2 was born around 1937 to compete for the US Army Air Corp's (USAAC) contract for... [Read More]
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    1966
    Hughes OH-6 Cayuse (Loach) - Light Observation / Attack Helicopter
    The Hughes OH-6 "Cayuse" (popularly recognized as the "Loach") was a revolutionary light helicopter ... [Read More]
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    1961
    Hughes TH-55 Osage - Light Utility Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
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    1946
    Hughes XR-11 / XF-11 - Long-Range Photographic Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Though only achieving prototype form, the XF-11 was one of the darling designs of famed American avi... [Read More]
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    2020
    Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10 - Hybrid Airship
    ... [Read More]
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    1996
    IAI / TRW RQ-5 Hunter - Mutil-Role Short-Range Tactical Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    The Hunter is a large Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and was first introduced in 1996 in limited numb... [Read More]
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    1973
    IAI Arava (Willow) - STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    2005
    IAI Harop (Harpy) - Disposable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
    Very few military-related fields are advancing as quickly as unmanned systems - Unmanned Aerial Vehi... [Read More]
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    2005
    IAI Heron / Machatz-1 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The IAI Heron (also known as the "Machatz-1") is a modern Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) currently in... [Read More]
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    1975
    IAI Kfir (Lion Cub) - Multi-Role Aircraft
    The Kfir (translated to "Lion Cub") was a semi-indigenous Israeli fighter development designed to fu... [Read More]
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    1986
    IAI Lavi (Young Lion) - 4th Generation Multirole Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
    In the late 1970s, Israeli thinking began to focus on upgrading its stock of aging Douglas A-4 "Skyh... [Read More]
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    1991
    IAI Nammer (Leopard) - 4th Generation Fighter Prototype
    The prior success of the potent and effective IAI "Kfir" fighter-bomber platform for the Israeli Air... [Read More]
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    1972
    IAI Nesher (Vulture) - Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
    The nation of Israel, in its modern incarnation, was born into war and this meant that a ready and w... [Read More]
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    2011
    IAI Panther - Tilt-Rotor Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Israel Aerospace Industries has added its "Panther" to its deep mix of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles - be... [Read More]
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    1986
    IAI RQ-2 Pioneer - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The RQ-2 Pioneer series of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV) was one of the first operational UAVs util... [Read More]
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    1981
    IAI Scout - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    ... [Read More]
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    1992
    IAI Searcher - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Israelis realized the value of drones in warfare before most and developed a very mature industr... [Read More]
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    2014
    IAI Super Heron - Super-Tactical Unmanned Air System (UAS)
    At Singapore Air Show 2014, Israel Aerospace Industries revealed an all-new Unmanned Air System (UAS... [Read More]
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    2017
    IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel) - Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
    Iran has consistently worked to broaden its Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UASs) inventory in the last d... [Read More]
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    2014
    IAIO Yasir (Yasseer) - Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
    ... [Read More]
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    1971
    IAR 316 - Trainer / Light Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
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    1941
    IAR 80 / IAR 81 - Fighter Aircraft
    When first unveiled in 1938, the Romanian-produced I.A.R. 80 (IAR = Industria Aeronautica Romana) pi... [Read More]
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    1944
    Ilyushin IL-1 - Ground Attack Fighter Prototype
    The Ilyushin Design Bureau was founded in Moscow, Russia during January of 1933 and its services wer... [Read More]
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    1944
    Ilyushin IL-10 (Beast) - Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Ilyushin IL-10 was a follow-up design to the classic IL-2 "Shturmovik", an armored ground attack... [Read More]
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    1941
    Ilyushin IL-2 Sturmovik - Ground Attack / Close Air Support Aircraft
    The Il-2 Sturmovik (or "Shturmovik") was designed as a low-level close-support aircraft capable of d... [Read More]
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    2018
    Ilyushin IL-214 MTA (Multirole Transport Aircraft) - Medium-Lift Tactical Military Transport / Freighter
    As with China and Turkey, India is striving to join the ranks of prominent world powers by becoming ... [Read More]
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    1949
    Ilyushin IL-28 (Beagle) - Tactical Strike Medium Bomber
    The Ilyushin IL-28 (codenamed "Beagle" by NATO) holds many distinctions in the annals of aviation hi... [Read More]
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    1968
    Ilyushin IL-38 (May) - Anti-Submarine Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The Ilyushin IL-38 (NATO codename of "May") is a maritime patrol and anti-submarine platform utilize... [Read More]
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    1937
    Ilyushin IL-4 - Torpedo Bomber / Bomber Aircraft
    In many ways the Ilyushin-brand IL-4 was a "forgotten" bomber of the Second World War - at least in ... [Read More]
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    1953
    Ilyushin IL-40 (Brawny) - Ground-Attack Aircraft Prototype
    Following World War 2 (1939-1945) the ground attack role was still very much a consideration for wor... [Read More]
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    1967
    Ilyushin IL-62 (Classic) - Narrow-Body Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1975
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid) - Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
    The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s ... [Read More]
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    1984
    Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas) - In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
    The Soviet / Russian military has received a great number of years of faithful service from its Ilyu... [Read More]
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    2018
    Irkut MC-21 - Narrowbody Passenger Airliner
    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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    2012
    Jordan Falcon - Light Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Jordan Falcon in a light-class unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) currently in development and headed... [Read More]
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    1918
    Junkers CL.I - Monoplane Fighter
    The Junkers CL.I was something of a break-through aircraft design for its time, appearing during the... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 187 - Dive Bomber
    Throughout the latter half of the 1930s and into the early 1940s, the Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" dive bom... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 188 Rache (Avenger) - Reconnaissance / Medium Bomber
    When the new Junkers Ju 288 - a design meant to replace the Junkers Ju 88 series of bombers - ran in... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 252 - Passenger / Cargo Transport Aircraft
    Junkers of Germany was approached by passenger carrier Lufthansa for a new transport design to succe... [Read More]
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    1944
    Junkers Ju 287 - Jet-Powered Heavy Bomber Prototype
    The Junkers Ju 287 certainly proved one of the most unique of the approved late-war, jet-powered des... [Read More]
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    1942
    Junkers Ju 290 - Transport / Heavy Bomber / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 352 (Herkules) - Tri-Motor Utility Transport
    While the Junkers Ju 252 had proven itself the expected improvement over the original Ju 52 tri-moto... [Read More]
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    1944
    Junkers Ju 388 (Stortebeker) - Multi-Role Heavy Fighter
    The Junkers Ju 88 became a workhorse medium bomber for the German Luftwaffe during World War 2 (1939... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju 390 (New York Bomber) - Long-Range Heavy Bomber / Transport
    The German Junkers Ju 390 long range heavy bomber was intended to be able to strike far-off location... [Read More]
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    1944
    Junkers Ju 488 - Heavy Strategic Bomber Prototype
    The German concern of Junkers took on many aircraft projects during, and before to the end, of World... [Read More]
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    1932
    Junkers Ju 52 - Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
    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 - Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
    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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    1937
    Junkers Ju 87 (StuKa - Sturzkampfflugzeug) - Dive Bomber / Close Air Support (CAS) Attack Aircraft
    Before the Allies would gain air superiority over the skies of France and Germany, the Junkers Ju 87... [Read More]
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    1939
    Junkers Ju 88 - Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
    The Junkers Ju 88 formed a third of the German Luftwaffe medium bomber triad of World War 2 (1939-19... [Read More]
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    1945
    Junkers Ju EF 128 - High-Altitude Interceptor
    The Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) brought about by the German Luftwaffe during the latter stages o... [Read More]
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    1946
    Junkers Ju EF 132 - Jet-Powered Fast Bomber Proposal
    The German Luftwaffe seized on the importance of jet-powered aircraft in the mid-to-latter stages of... [Read More]
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    1945
    Junkers Ju EF 140 (Amerika Bomber) - Jet-Powered Long-Range Heavy Bomber Proposal
    What became the last Junkers wartime submission to the German Air Ministry during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
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    1943
    Junkers Ju P.009 (Hubjager) - Jet-Powered Interceptor Proposal
    The situation for Germany during World War 2 (1939-1945) was taking a turn for the worse during the ... [Read More]
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    2022
    KAI / Airbus Helicopters Light Armed Helicopter (LAH) - Gunship
    In an effort to upgrade its stock of aging McDonnell Douglas MD500 and Bell AH-1S Cobra light attack... [Read More]
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    2005
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle - Advanced Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
    The T-50 / A-50 "Golden Eagle" is an advanced supersonic trainer and light strike-capable aircraft p... [Read More]
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    1991
    KAI KF-16 Fighting Falcon - Multirole Fighter
    South Korea's close political ties with the United States allows for access to American military pro... [Read More]
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    2026
    KAI KF-X - 5th Generation Multirole Fighter
    The "5th Generation Fighter" - along with the "Unmanned Aerial Vehicle" - is the current buzzword in... [Read More]
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    2013
    KAI KUH-1 Surion - Medium-Lift Multi-Role Transport Helicopter
    Korea Aerospace Industries (KAI) is largely recognized in military markets for its capable KAI/Lockh... [Read More]
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    1942
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XA-39 - Ground Attack Aircraft Proposal
    To help fulfill a standing U.S. Army attack aircraft requirement, little-known Kaiser-Fleetwings dev... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kaiser-Fleetwings XBTK - Prototype Dive Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
    The "escort carrier" was adopted by the United States Navy during World War 2 (1939-1945) to provide... [Read More]
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    1933
    Kalinin K-7 - Heavy Bomber / Passenger Airliner
    Konstantin Kalinin (1889-1938) had forged his history in aviation as a Red Army pilot during the Rus... [Read More]
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    1958
    Kaman HH-43 Huskie - Rescue Helicopter
    Charles Kaman (1919 - 2011), an aeronautical engineering student, served as an employee to another f... [Read More]
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    1994
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200) - Medium-Lift Helicopter
    The Kaman K-MAX is a general purpose, multi-role, all-weather platform certified for long endurance,... [Read More]
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    1962
    Kaman SH-2 Seasprite / Super Seasprite - Ship-based Anti-Submarine Helicopter
    The Kaman SH-2 Seasprite helicopter has served a lengthy and respected career in the navies of sever... [Read More]
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    2016
    Kamov Ka-175 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) Helicopter
    Slower to the UAV game that Western world powers, the Russians are steadily gaining ground in an eff... [Read More]
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    1959
    Kamov Ka-22 - Transport Gyrodyne Helicopter
    Since the prospect of vertical flight became established during the 1940s and evolved throughout the... [Read More]
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    2002
    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei - Light Utility Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
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    1966
    Kamov Ka-25 (Hormone) - Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-25 (NATO codename of "Hormone") was developed from the Ka-20, which itself was a respon... [Read More]
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    1982
    Kamov Ka-27 (Helix) - Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-27 Helix naval helicopter was developed as a direct successor to the aging Kamov Ka-25 ... [Read More]
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    1995
    Kamov Ka-31 (Helix) - Airborne Early Warning (AEW) Naval Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-31 "Helix" series of medium-lift navalized helicopters was born out of a Soviet Navy ne... [Read More]
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    1995
    Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum) - Attack Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-50 Chernaya Akula (or "Black Shark" and Codenamed "Hokum" by NATO) series of attack hel... [Read More]
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    2010
    Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B) - Reconnaissance / Attack Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-52 "Alligator" (Hokum-B) is an upgraded form of the original Ka-50 "Hokum" attack helic... [Read More]
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    2004
    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale) - Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter
    The Kamov Ka-60 series of medium transport multi-role helicopters is intended to replace the aged Mi... [Read More]
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    2010
    Karrar (Striker) - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The Islamic Republic of Iran developed the rudimentary "Karrar" ("Striker") as an Unmanned Combat Ai... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom) - Pilot-Guided, Pulsejet-Powered Expendable Suicide Aircraft
    The Japanese benefitted greatly from the alliance struck with Nazi Germany during World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
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    1938
    Kawanishi H6K (Mavis) - Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    Though looking very much the part of a German-produced Dornier series flying boat, the Kawanishi bra... [Read More]
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    1942
    Kawanishi H8K (Emily) - Reconnaissance / Bomber Flying Boat
    The Empire of Japan seemed to be producing its best aircraft designs of the war towards the end of t... [Read More]
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    1946
    Kawanishi K-200 - Long-Range Jet-Powered Flying Boat Proposal
    The Japanese concern of Kawanishi made a name for itself in service to the Empire by delivering a he... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawanishi N1K1 Kyofu (Rex) - Floatplane Fighter / Interceptor
    Early in World War 2 (1939-1945), Japanese authorities understood that their conquest of the Pacific... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawanishi N1K-J Shiden (George) - Fighter Aircraft
    Despite some early setbacks in design, the Kawanishi N1K1-J "Shiden" (or "violet lightning" - codena... [Read More]
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    1974
    Kawasaki C-1 - Medium-Lift Transport
    With restrictions as to what type of weapons development and exportation could occur in Japan during... [Read More]
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    2016
    Kawasaki C-2 - Tactical Military Transport Aircraft
    With the need to modernize into an independent fighting force (apart from reliance on the United Sta... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-100 - Fighter Aircraft
    Despite being produced in severely limited numbers (thanks in large part to the Allied bombing campa... [Read More]
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    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-102 (Randy) - Ground Attack / Heavy Fighter / Night Fighter
    The two-seat, twin-engine Ki-102 was classified as a close-support/heavy fighter aircraft and develo... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-108 - Heavy Fighter / Interceptor Prototype
    The Ki-102 heavy fighter was introduced late in the Pacific War by the Imperial Japanese Army Air Se... [Read More]
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    1944
    Kawasaki Ki-45 KAIc Toryu (Nick) - Dedicated Night-Fighter
    Despite serving in limited numbers, fielded with no search-finding radar and appearing as the only I... [Read More]
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    1942
    Kawasaki Ki-45 Toryu (Nick) - Twin Engine Heavy Fighter
    By 1937, interest in a twin-engine fighter had peaked for the Imperial Japanese Army so much so that... [Read More]
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    1940
    Kawasaki Ki-48 Sokei (Lily) - Light Fast Bomber / Dive Bomber
    The Kawasaki Ki-48 proved itself a serviceable twin-engine light bomber mount for the Japanese milit... [Read More]
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    1941
    Kawasaki Ki-60 - Interceptor / Fighter
    The Kawasaki Ki-60 was an ultimately abandoned interceptor/fighter design that was attempted as earl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (Tony) - Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    The Kawasaki Ki-61 Hien (meaning "Swallow" and codenamed "Tony" by the Allies) was another of the of... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-64 (Rob) - Fighter Prototype
    During the height of World War 2 (1939-1945), all major participants undertook various programs to f... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-88 - Fighter Aircraft Proposal
    Concerned about the slow progress in getting the complex Kawasaki Ki-64 Heavy Fighter into the air (... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kawasaki Ki-91 - Heavy Bomber Proposal
    The Kawasaki Ki-91 represented a rare four-engine heavy bomber initiative of the middle-to-late war ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Kawasaki Ki-96 - Heavy Fighter Prototype
    After witnessing the successes encountered by the German Messerschmitt Bf 110 twin-engine, two-seat ... [Read More]
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    2000
    Kawasaki OH-1 Ninja - Light Armed Reconnaissance Helicopter
    For decades the Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force (JGSDF) has made use of the American Hughes OH-6 ... [Read More]
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    2013
    Kawasaki P-1 - Maritime Patrol Aircraft / Anti-Ship Platform
    Maritime patrol remains a hugely important facet of defense, particularly for island nations such as... [Read More]
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    1969
    Kawasaki P-2J Neptune - Anti-Submarine Warfare / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    In 1961, work began on a new maritime patrol platform for the nation of Japan. Instead of heavily in... [Read More]
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    1988
    Kawasaki T-4 - Subsonic Intermediate Jet Trainer
    ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kayaba Katsuodori - Ramjet-and-Rocket Powered Interceptor Proposal
    Aircraft propulsion by way of the "ramjet" had been on the minds of aeronautical engineers for some ... [Read More]
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    2015
    Kazan Ansat - Multirole Utility Helicopter
    The medium-lift utility helicopter market is a fierce one and it therefore comes as no surprise that... [Read More]
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    1935
    Kellett KD-1 - Two-Seat Observation Autogiro Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1927
    Keystone XLB-3 - Prototype Light Bomber Biplane
    As promising as the performance jump from the Martin MB-2 to the Huff-Daland LB-1 series was, Army a... [Read More]
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    1938
    Koolhoven F.K.55 - Fighter Prototype
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945) the Dutch held a respectable aero industry that produced a few nota... [Read More]
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    1938
    Koolhoven F.K.56 - Trainer
    ... [Read More]
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    1940
    Koolhoven F.K.58 - Fighter / Interceptor
    Prior to its conquer at the hands of Nazi Germany, the Netherlands held a viable, standalone aero-in... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kyushu J7W Shinden (Magnificent Lightning) - Interceptor
    The unorthodox Kyushu J7W Shinden ("Magnificent Lightning") was a "wonder-weapon" of the Empire of J... [Read More]
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    1942
    Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum) - Advanced Bomber Crew Trainer / Transport / Anti-Submarine Warfare
    Oft-forgotten, but no less important to the Japanese war effort of World War 2, was the Kyushu K11W ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Kyushu Q1W Tokai (Eastern Sea) / (Lorna) - Anti-Submarine Bomber
    The Kyushu Q1W "Tokai" (translating to "Eastern Sea" and codenamed "Lorna" by the Allies) was an ant... [Read More]
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    1938
    Latecoere 298 - Torpedo Bomber Floatplane
    ... [Read More]
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    2014
    Latitude Engineering Hybrid Quadcopter - VTOL Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Latitude Engineering of Tucson, Arizona USA is developing the Hybrid Quadcopter, a twin-boom unmanne... [Read More]
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    1947
    Lavochkin La-11 (Fang) - Long-Range Escort Fighter
    The Lavochkin La-11 was designed from the successful Lavochkin La-9 series of piston engine fighters... [Read More]
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    1949
    Lavochkin La-15 (Fantail) - Jet-Powered Tactical Fighter / Interceptor
    A series of Lavochkin jet-powered fighter prototypes preceded the La-15 (NATO reporting name of "Fan... [Read More]
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    1946
    Lavochkin La-150 - Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype
    In February of 1945 Soviet leader Josef Stalin issued a directive for a single-seat fighter to be bu... [Read More]
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    1946
    Lavochkin La-152 (Series) - Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype
    In February of 1945, Soviet leader Josef Stalin ordered aviation concerns to concentrate their energ... [Read More]
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    1947
    Lavochkin La-160 - Jet-Powered Fighter Prototype
    The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union provided several notable wartime fighter developments duri... [Read More]
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    1956
    Lavochkin La-250 (Anaconda) - Long-Range, High-Altitude Interceptor Prototype
    The Lavochkin concern of the Soviet Union became perhaps best known for its contribution of fighters... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lavochkin La-5 - Fighter
    Design of the Lavochkin La-5 series of low-to-medium altitude, prop-driven fighter was spurred on by... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lavochkin La-7 - Fighter
    The Lavochkin La-7 was an improved variant of the preceding La-5 form. It incorporated a new Shvetso... [Read More]
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    1946
    Lavochkin La-9 (Fritz) - Fighter
    Lavochkin produced two notable fighters during the defense of the Soviet Union in World War 2 (1939-... [Read More]
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    1941
    Lavochkin LaGG-3 - Fighter Aircraft
    The LaGG-3 piston-engine pursuit fighter (the LaGG in the designation coming from "Lavochkin-Gorbuno... [Read More]
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    1915
    Lebed Type XII - Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Russian Empire did not field many indigenous aircraft designs during World War 1, instead relyin... [Read More]
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    1916
    LFG Roland C.II (Whale) - Reconnaissance Biplane Aircraft
    The LFG Roland C.II was a rather advanced biplane fighter design of World War 1 (1914-1918) serving ... [Read More]
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    1918
    LFG Roland D.VI - Biplane Fighter
    The LFG Roland D.VI was adopted by the German Air Service of World War 1 (1914-1918) as a successor ... [Read More]
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    1928
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25 - Maritime Patrol Bomber / Floatplane
    The Liore-et-Olivier was a bomber platform developed by the French for its Air Force and also went o... [Read More]
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    1938
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 45 - Medium Bomber
    The French Air Force fielded a variety of capable aircraft prior to World War 2 and its ability to d... [Read More]
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    1945
    Lippisch Gleiter Bombenflugzeug (GB) - Single-Seat Dive Bomber Glider Proposal
    Part of the German problem heading into the middle-to-later years of World War 2 (1939-1945) was the... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lippisch P.13A - Ramjet-Powered Interceptor Proposal
    Alexander Lippisch (1894-1976) became an important figure in aviation research, having earned his "w... [Read More]
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    1946
    Lippisch P.13B - Coal-Fueled, Ramjet-Powered Single-Seat, Delta-Winged Aircraft Proposal
    The Lippisch P.13B was one of two related delta-winged, tailless aircraft designs brought along by G... [Read More]
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    1915
    Lloyd C.II - Reconnaissance Biplane Fighter
    The Lloyd C.II was a reconnaissance biplane fielded by the Austro-Hungarian Empire in World War 1, w... [Read More]
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    1996
    Lockheed / Boeing RQ-3 DarkStar - High-Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) UAV
    DarkStar origins were found in a 1983 initiative that saw the United States Air Force (USAF), the Ce... [Read More]
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    1974
    Lockheed / Vought S-3 Viking - Navy Anti-Submarine Warfare Aircraft (ASW) / Aerial Tanker
    The S-3 Viking series of carrier-borne aircraft was a joint production effort from the Lockheed and ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Lockheed A-12 (Archangel 12) - High-Altitude Strategic Reconnaissance Stealth Aircraft
    Following World War 2 (1939-1945) and into the 1950s, more and more national powers were secretly in... [Read More]
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    1972
    Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky - Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
    Since the advent of the airplane as an instrument of war, warplanners have relied on the power of mo... [Read More]
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    1967
    Lockheed AH-56 Cheyenne - Attack Helicopter Prototype
    The AH-56 Cheyenne was Lockheed's first and only foray into development of a production helicopter. ... [Read More]
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    1956
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules - Tactical Transport Aircraft
    Easily one of the most successful military aircraft of the post-World War 2 age, the Lockheed C-130 ... [Read More]
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    1965
    Lockheed C-141 Starlifter - Strategic Airlifter Transport
    The Lockheed C-141 "Starlifter" became the United States military's first jet-powered, strategic tra... [Read More]
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    1970
    Lockheed C-5 Galaxy - Strategic Heavy-Lifter Transport Aircraft
    The United States Air Force (USAF) initiative that eventually begat the Lockheed C-5 "Galaxy" heavy-... [Read More]
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    1945
    Lockheed C-69 Constellation (Model L-049) - Long-Range Transport / Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
    The Lockheed Constellation series of aircraft was a successful design that initially began as a mili... [Read More]
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    1969
    Lockheed D-21 - High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Drone
    The Gary Powers incident of 1960 changed the way the United States spied on the Soviet Union. The su... [Read More]
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    1982
    Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call - Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Aircraft
    The EC-130H "Compass Call" is a dedicated Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) platform based on the hu... [Read More]
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    1958
    Lockheed F-104 Starfighter - Fighter / Interceptor
    The Lockheed F-104 was in many ways an engineering marvel whose legacy suffered terribly due to seve... [Read More]
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    1982
    Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter) - Low Observable Strike Aircraft
    The F-117 Nighthawk achieved global fame in the 1991 air war against Iraq. The aircraft was the worl... [Read More]
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    2016
    Lockheed F-35 Lightning II - Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter
    The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter development of the United States that i... [Read More]
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    1950
    Lockheed F-94 Starfire - All-Weather Interceptor Aircraft
    The F-94 (nicknamed "Starfire" in the "C" model only) was developed from the successful twin-seat Lo... [Read More]
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    1964
    Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules - Long-Range Surveillance / Search and Rescue Aircraft
    The Lockheed HC-130 is based on the standard C-130H model which introduced updated Allison T56-A-15 ... [Read More]
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    2013
    Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II - General Transport / Search and Rescue / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
    The Lockheed HC-130J "Combat King II" is a long-range Search and Rescue (SAR)/aerial refueling platf... [Read More]
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    1965
    Lockheed L-100 Hercules - Civilian Cargo Transport Aircraft
    The excellent hauling capabilities and military market success that was the Lockheed C-130 Hercules ... [Read More]
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    1972
    Lockheed L-1011 TriStar - Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lockheed L-133 Starjet - Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
    Jet-powered flight was a concept already taking hold even before the events of World War 2 1939-1945... [Read More]
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    2005
    Lockheed Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor - Air Dominance Fighter
    The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" represents a culmination of decades-worth of data collection, testing and... [Read More]
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    1978
    Lockheed Martin / General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon - Multi-Role Fighter
    The General Dynamics (now Lockheed Martin) F-16 "Fighting Falcon" was a product of Cold War-developm... [Read More]
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    2006
    Lockheed Martin Desert Hawk III - Compact Surveillance Drone
    Developed by Skunkworks of Lockheed Martin, the Desert Hawk III was first flown in 2006 and designed... [Read More]
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    2011
    Lockheed Martin Fury 1500 - Unmanned Air System (UAS)
    Lockheed Martin has been making a name in the defense industry since the days World War 2. Today, th... [Read More]
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    1962
    Lockheed Martin KC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules - Tanker-Transport Aircraft
    The Lockheed KC-130 Hercules is a combination tanker-transport aircraft based on the hugely successf... [Read More]
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    2018
    Lockheed Martin LMH-1 (P-791) - Cargo Hybrid Airship
    ... [Read More]
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    1962
    Lockheed Martin P-3 Orion - Long-Range Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The P-3 Orion aircraft is a product of Lockheed Martin, designed and accepted at a time when Lockhee... [Read More]
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    2005
    Lockheed Martin Polecat (P-175) - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The Lockheed Martin "Polecat" was a private venture high-altitude, Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) flyi... [Read More]
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    2012
    Lockheed Martin Quad Indago - Compact Reconnaissance Drone
    Small profile "quad rotor" remote-controlled air vehicles are the current rage in Unmanned Air Syste... [Read More]
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    2007
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
    The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 "Sentinel" is a relatively new stealth Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) and ... [Read More]
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    1955
    Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady - High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
    The U-2 spyplane was a pivotal player during the peak years of the Cold War between the United State... [Read More]
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    2013
    Lockheed Martin X-56A (MUTT) - Experimental Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Flutter affects the wing assemblies of any aircraft at speed, causing a violent oscillation to take ... [Read More]
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    1966
    Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II) - Special Forces Transport
    The MC-130 series is represented by the MC-130E Combat Talon I and the MC-130H Combat Talon II syste... [Read More]
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    2011
    Lockheed MC-130J Commando II - Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport
    The Lockheed MC-130J "Commando II" is an in-flight refueling platform of the United States Air Force... [Read More]
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    1986
    Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow - Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
    The Lockheed MC-130P "Combat Shadow" debuted with American forces in the Vietnam War when it was kno... [Read More]
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    1982
    Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    The MGM-105 Aquila (Eagle) TADAR (Target Acquisition, Designation and Aerial Reconnaissance) was the... [Read More]
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    1947
    Lockheed P2V Neptune - Anti-Submarine Warfare / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with... [Read More]
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    1939
    Lockheed P-38 Lightning - Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Ge... [Read More]
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    1945
    Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star is undoubtedly the world's most successful first generation jet... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon - Patrol Bomber
    ... [Read More]
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    1966
    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird - High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The sleek SR-71 Blackbird spyplane reached an all new plateau in supersonic high-level flight for th... [Read More]
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    2030
    Lockheed SR-72 - Hypersonic Unmanned Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Developed with the same primary mission as the Cold War-era SR-71 "Blackbird", the new high-speed, h... [Read More]
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    1957
    Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar) - Naval Jet Trainer
    ... [Read More]
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    1948
    Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star - Jet-Powered Trainer Aircraft
    During World War 2, all major participants were evolving their jet programs to gain an advantage in ... [Read More]
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    2025
    Lockheed TR-X - Unmanned Stealth Aircraft Proposal
    The United States Air Force (USAF) is seeking to retire its aging line of Lockheed U-2 spy planes as... [Read More]
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    1943
    Lockheed XB-30 (Model L-249) - Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Proposal
    Before the Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" made its introduction in 1944 and forever changed the directi... [Read More]
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    1954
    Lockheed XFV (Salmon) - Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Navy Fighter Aircraft
    The Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) fighter aircraft had always been on the minds of aeronautic... [Read More]
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    1942
    Lockheed XP-49 - High-Altitude Fighter Prototype
    The XP-49 was a development of the Lockheed Corporation during World War 2 (1939-1945) as a possible... [Read More]
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    1944
    Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning - High-Altitude Interceptor / Close Air Support Aircraft
    The XP-58 "Chain Lightning" was initially envisioned as a larger version of the successful Lockheed ... [Read More]
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    1949
    Lockheed XP-90 / XF-90 - Prototype Escort / Penetration Fighter
    On August 28th, 1945, the United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) announced a new requirement calling ... [Read More]
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    1963
    Lockheed YF-12 - High-Altitude, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft
    With the abandonment of the North American XF-108 "Rapier" high-speed interceptor program for the Un... [Read More]
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    1915
    Lohner B.VII - Reconnaissance Fighter / Light Bomber
    The Lohner B.VII was a two-seat reconnaissance aircraft produced by and for the Austro-Hungarian Emp... [Read More]
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    1916
    Lohner C.I - Reconnaissance Biplane Fighter
    The Lohner C.I was nothing more than the armed version of the two-seat Lohner B.VII reconnaissance a... [Read More]
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    1939
    Loire-Nieuport LN.401/LN.411 (LN.40) - Carrierborne Dive Bomber
    The Loire-Nieuport LN.40/LN.401 series of aircraft was a carrier-based dive bomber developed for the... [Read More]
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    1917
    LTG FD.1 - Floatplane Biplane Fighter
    Luft Torpedo Gesellschaft (LTG) of Germany delivered for the German Navy of World War 1 (1914-1918) ... [Read More]
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    1943
    Luftwaffe Mistel (Mistletoe) - Composite Bomber Aircraft
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 (1939-1945) embarked on many aircraft programs throughout the co... [Read More]
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    1987
    Lun (Ekranoplan) - Ground Effect Flying Boat / Anti-Ship Warfare Aircraft
    One of the more interesting of the Cold War aircraft developments became the massive Soviet Lun Ekra... [Read More]
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    1915
    LVG B (Series) - Unarmed Reconnaissance Scout / Trainer Aircraft
    Prior to production of military aircraft, the LVG concern ("Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft") was focused... [Read More]
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    1915
    LVG C.II - Reconnaissance Fighter / Light Bomber
    The LVG C.II was a limited-production reconnaissance scout plane utilized by the German Empire durin... [Read More]
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    1917
    LVG C.V - Reconnaissance / Fighter Aircraft
    The LVG C.V was a general-purpose, two-seat reconnaissance aircraft utilized by the German air servi... [Read More]
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    1918
    LVG C.VI - Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The LVG C.VI became one of the final German two-seat aircraft to see quantitative production in Worl... [Read More]
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    1917
    LVG D.III - Biplane Fighter Prototype
    LVG (Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft) was established in Berlin-Johannisthal, Germany during 1912 and amo... [Read More]
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    1939
    Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning) - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Macchi C.200 Saetta ("Lightning" or "Arrow") became a hugely important contributor for the natio... [Read More]
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    1941
    Macchi C.202 Folgore (Thunderbolt) - Fighter Aircraft
    The Macchi C.202 Folgore ("Thunderbolt") served as one of the top Italian-designed fighters during t... [Read More]
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    1943
    Macchi C.205 Veltro (Greyhound) - Fighter
    The Macchi C.205 "Veltro" ("Greyhound") - also known as "MC.205" - was a further evolution of the Ma... [Read More]
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    1917
    Macchi M.5 - Seaplane Fighter
    The Italian concern of Macchi was founded in 1912 by Giulio Macchi out of Varese, Italy. Despite Ita... [Read More]
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    1918
    Macchi M.7 - Flying Boat Fighter / Pilot Trainer
    Before the Italian concern of Macchi developed its stable of frontline fighters for the Italian Air ... [Read More]
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    1945
    Mansyu / Manshu Ki-98 - Ground Attack Aircraft / High-Altitude Fighter
    The Mansyu Ki-98 was a mid-war entry attack-minded aircraft development by the Japanese and original... [Read More]
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    2015
    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09 - Light Utility Helicopter
    The SKYe SH09 is an in-development, low-cost, light utility helicopter venture originating out of Sw... [Read More]
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    1948
    Martin AM Mauler - Carrierborne Attack Aircraft
    The Martin AM Mauler was designed to a US Navy requirement during the critical middle years of World... [Read More]
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    1932
    Martin B-10 - Medium Bomber
    The Martin B-10 medium bomber was a breakthrough design for American military aviation when it appea... [Read More]
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    1941
    Martin B-26 Marauder - Medium Bomber
    The Martin B-26 Marauder overcame a rocky start to become one of the finest medium bombers of World ... [Read More]
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    1954
    Martin B-57 Canberra - Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]
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    1941
    Martin Baltimore - Light / Medium Bomber
    The Martin Baltimore (Model 187) was a light-/medium-class bomber whose design developed from the Ma... [Read More]
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    1943
    Martin JRM Mars - Flying Boat
    World War 2 proved the swan song for the flying boat, large aircraft granted boat-like hulls and hig... [Read More]
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    1940
    Martin Maryland - Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The Martin-produced Maryland series was classified as a light bomber and saw action as a photographi... [Read More]
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    1918
    Martin MB-1 / Glenn Martin Bomber - Reconnaissance / Bomber Aircraft
    The Martin MB-1 (also known as the "Glenn Martin Bomber") became the first American-designed heavy b... [Read More]
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    1920
    Martin MB-2 / NBS-1 - Night Bomber Aircraft
    The Martin MB-2 series of twin-engine bombers holds a distinct footnote in the history of United Sta... [Read More]
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    1952
    Martin P5M Marlin - Maritime Service Flying Boat
    World War 2 showcased the value of large flying boats in the long range maritime patrol and anti-shi... [Read More]
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    1955
    Martin P6M SeaMaster - Jet-Powered Flying Boat
    The Cold War (1947-1991) period was one of technological advancement whose momentum was driven by de... [Read More]
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    1941
    Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner - Maritime Reconnaissance Flying Boat
    The Martin PBM-3 / PBM-5 Mariner was a World War 2-era flying boat used in the maritime reconnaissan... [Read More]
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    1969
    Martin X-24A - Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1973
    Martin X-24B - Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
    ... [Read More]
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    1935
    Martin XB-16 (Model 145) - Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Prototype
    The 1930s saw considerable technological growth concerning military aircraft. Losing inventory space... [Read More]
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    1942
    Martin XB-33 Super Marauder - Proposed High-Altitude Medium / Heavy Bomber
    Before World War 2 (1939-1945), authorities within the United States Army Air Corps (USAAC) became p... [Read More]
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    1947
    Martin XB-48 - Jet-Powered Medium Bomber Prototype
    World War 2 (1939-1945) saw the rise of turbojet technology for future military aircraft application... [Read More]
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    1949
    Martin XB-51 - Jet-Powered Bomber Prototype
    Developed as a low-level bomber and ground attack platform for the then-United States Army Air Force... [Read More]
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    1938
    Martin-Baker MB.2 - Fighter Prototype
    Before the Martin-Baker name became associated with ejection seats in jet-powered aircraft, it estab... [Read More]
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    1942
    Martin-Baker MB.3 - Fighter Prototype
    The original Martin-Baker MB.1 civilian-minded lightweight aircraft was lost in a fire that claimed ... [Read More]
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    1944
    Martin-Baker MB.5 - Fighter Prototype
    Martin-Baker, who would go one to become a well-known aircraft ejection seat-maker, originally was i... [Read More]
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    1918
    Martinsyde F.4 Buzzard - Biplane Fighter Aircraft
    The Martinsyde F.4 "Buzzard" was a British-designed, single-seat fighting biplane appearing in the l... [Read More]
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    1970
    MBB Bo 105 - Light Utility Civilian / Military Helicopter
    The Bo 105 is a light utility helicopter system recognized around the globe for its versatility, per... [Read More]
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    1985
    MBB Lampyridae (Firefly) - Supersonic Stealth Fighter Proposal
    It is now clear that, during the 1980s, the Americans were not the only power working on low-observa... [Read More]
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    1985
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing / BAe Systems AV-8B Harrier II - V/STOL Strike Aircraft
    While the original Hawker Siddeley Harrier proved revolutionary for its time, and the follow-up BAe ... [Read More]
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    1981
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing KC-10 Extender - Advanced Tanker and Cargo Aircraft
    The KC-10 Extender airframe is based on a modified Boeing DC-10 (more precisely the "DC-10-30CF" mod... [Read More]
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    1990
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-11 - Intermediate Range Passenger Airliner
    ... [Read More]
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    1991
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk - Naval Advanced Trainer Aircraft
    The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is a navalized version of the land-based British Aerospace... [Read More]
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    1983
    McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II - Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
    The McDonnell Douglas A-12 "Avenger II" was slated to become the United States Navy's (USN) first st... [Read More]
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    1968
    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II) - Transport
    ... [Read More]
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    1983
    McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet - Multirole Fighter
    The CF-18 / CF-188 "Hornet" is the Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF) equivalent of the American McDonn... [Read More]
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    1971
    McDonnell Douglas DC-10 - Wide-Body, Long-Range Airliner / Freighter
    The McDonnell Douglas DC-10 was one of several "tri-engine" jet-powered airliners developed into the... [Read More]
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    1983
    McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet - Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter
    The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing F/A-18 "Hornet" emerged as one of the very successful 4th Generation Fi... [Read More]
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    1960
    McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II - Multirole Fighter
    Arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II series ... [Read More]
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    1969
    McDonnell Douglas F-4 Wild Weasel - Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
    "Wild Weasel" was a concept tied to various aircraft serving the United States military in the Elect... [Read More]
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    1957
    McDonnell F-101 Voodoo - Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was affectionately called the "One-oh-Wonder" and known moreso early on ... [Read More]
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    1947
    McDonnell F2H Banshee - Fighter
    The twin-engine, single-seat F2H Banshee was based on the successes that the McDonnell company found... [Read More]
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    1956
    McDonnell F3H Demon - Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor / Fighter-Bomber
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Japanese Mitsubishi A6M "Zero" fighter appeared and made possibl... [Read More]
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    1947
    McDonnell FH / FD Phantom - Carrierborne Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter
    The Allied victory in World War 2 (1939-1945) was not a foregone conclusion in 1943 as the war in Af... [Read More]
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    1948
    McDonnell Model 60 - Carrier-based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
    Before the close of World War 2 (1939-1945), and in the period immediately following, the United Sta... [Read More]
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    1948
    McDonnell XF-85 Goblin (Parasite Fighter) - Fighter / Bomber Escort
    The XF-85 Goblin was an attempt by the McDonnell bureau to realize the dream of a "parasite fighter"... [Read More]
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    1948
    McDonnell XF-88 Voodoo - Escort Fighter / Penetration Fighter Prototype
    World War 2 (1939-1945) showcased to American warplanners the importance of "escort fighters" for th... [Read More]
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    1943
    McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat - Long-Range Interceptor Prototype
    The XP-67 was the first attempt by the McDonnell corporation to build a fighter for the United State... [Read More]
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    1982
    MD Helicopters / Hughes MD500 - Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
    ... [Read More]
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    1934
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon) - Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
    The high performance, record-setting Messerschmitt Bf 108 "Taifun" ("Typhoon") was born as a racing ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 109 - Multi-Role Fighter
    In the years leading up to and during World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the principle fighte... [Read More]
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    1937
    Messerschmitt Bf 110 Zerstorer (Destroyer) - Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
    The Messerschmitt name was tied to many aircraft products during World War 2 (1939-1945) - the class... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet) - Rocket-Powered Interceptor
    The German Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet" was perhaps the most unique frontline, operational-level fig... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 209-II - Fighter Prototype
    The Messerschmitt Me 209-II was a proposed successor to the far-reaching Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighte... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 210 - Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The twin-engined heavy fighter saw its battlefield usefulness realized during World War 2 where desi... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 262 (Schwalbe / Sturmvogel) - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
    The Messerschmitt Me 262 was the German answer to a failing war effort heading into 1945 during Worl... [Read More]
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    1942
    Messerschmitt Me 264 (Amerika Bomber) - Long-Range Bomber / Reconnaissance / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    The Messerschmitt Me 264 was intended as a long-range aircraft and reconnaissance platform that was ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Messerschmitt Me 309 - Fighter
    The Messerschmitt Me 309 was one of two fighters (joining the later Me 209-II) developed by the Germ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant) - Heavy Cargo Glider
    The Messerschmitt Me 321 "Gigant" ("Giant") was developed as a large cargo hauler to help supplement... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant) - Heavy Transport
    No sooner had the Messerschmitt Me 321 unpowered glider entered service that a powered version was b... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me 328 - Parasite Fighter
    The "parasite" fighter had long held an interest within the minds of aircraft engineers, particularl... [Read More]
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    1943
    Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse (Hornet) - Fighter-Bomber / Multirole Platform
    The Messerschmitt Me 410 Hornisse ("Hornet") was a further development of the ultimately-abandoned M... [Read More]
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    1941
    Messerschmitt Me P.08-01 (Amerika Bomber) - Multirole Heavy Flying Wing Aircraft Proposal
    Even as early as 1938, Nazi Germany made plans for an eventual war against the United States. It was... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101 - Jet-Powered Fighter
    The Messerschmitt Me P.1101 was a swept-wing, single-seat, single-engine jet-powered fighter aircraf... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1101/92 - Heavy Fighter / Bomber Destroyer
    In 1944, Messerschmitt (among other German aircraft firms) was hard at work penciling out design con... [Read More]
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    1944
    Messerschmitt Me P.1106 - Jet-Powered Fighter-Interceptor Project
    Realizing the limitations of the P.1101 jet-powered, variable-wing fighter design, German engineer D... [Read More]
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    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1110 - Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
    The Emergency Fighter Program (EFP) was begun in July of 1944 by the German Luftwaffe to help produc... [Read More]
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    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1111 - Jet-Powered, Single-Seat Fighter-Interceptor Proposal
    Messerschmitt AG of World War 2 Germany managed three of the more iconic aircraft used operationally... [Read More]
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    1945
    Messerschmitt Me P.1112 - Jet-Powered Fighter Proposal
    Messerschmitt's last turbojet-powered aircraft submission of World War 2 (1939-1945) became its P.11... [Read More]
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    1999
    Mikoyan MiG 1.42 / 1.44 / MFI - Technology Demonstrator
    Mikoyan designed the MiG 1.42 in response to a Soviet requirement for a multi-role frontline fighter... [Read More]
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    1975
    Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger) - Ground Attack Aircraft
    The Mikoyan MiG-27 "Flogger" was derived from the successful MiG-23 "Flogger" interceptor and made i... [Read More]
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    1984
    Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum) - Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter
    The Mikoyan MiG-29 "Fulcrum" did much to further Soviet/Russian aviation technology and, along with ... [Read More]
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    2009
    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D) - Carrier-Based Multi-Role Fighter
    The Mikoyan MiG-29K (NATO = "Fulcrum-D") is a navalized variant of the successful Mikoyan MiG-29 Ful... [Read More]
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    1979
    Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound) - Long-Range Interceptor
    The MiG-31 "Foxhound" was developed as an off-shoot of the record-setting MiG-25 "Foxbat". The Foxba... [Read More]
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    2007
    Mikoyan MiG-35 (Fulcrum-F) - Multi-role Aircraft
    The Mikoyan MiG-35 is the latest incarnation of the successful light-weight MiG-29 Fulcrum series. W... [Read More]
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    2015
    Mikoyan Skat - Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
    The Mikoyan Skat is an in-development armed Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV) with origins in a Rus... [Read More]