Military Factory

Military and Civilian Aircraft, Helicopters and UAVs of the World

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 1/25/2016

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





There are a total of (1,474) 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]
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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]
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1916
AEG C.IV - Fighter
The C.IV was a twin-seat biplane aircraft produced by the German firm of Allgemeine Elektrizitats-Ge... [Read More]
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1916
AEG G.IV - Tactical Medium Bomber
The German concern of AEG (Allgemeine Elektritzitats Gesellschaft) delivered another successful wart... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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 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 Aircraft
The Aeromarine Model 40 (or simply "Aeromarine 40") was a two-seat flying boat trainer aircraft serv... [Read More]
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1923
Aeromarine 75 - Passenger Flying Boat
The American concern of Aeromarine converted the British Felixstowe F5L military flying boat for the... [Read More]
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1969
Aerospatiale / BAC Concorde - 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]
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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]
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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]
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1973
Aerospatiale Gazelle - Lightweight Multi-Role Helicopter
A popular light reconnaissance and attack helicopter for export order, the Aerospatiale Gazelle syst... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1915
AGO C.II - Reconnaissance Aircraft
The AGO C.II was the product of the Aerowerke Gustav Otto (abbreviated as "AGO") concern and is cons... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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2015
AgustaWestland AW149 - Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
AgustaWestland has developed its AW149 model as a military-minded, medium-lift helicopter, competing... [Read More]
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2016
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat - Anti-Submarine Warfare / Search and Rescue / Utility Helicopter
The AgustaWestland AW159 "Lynx Wildcat" is an relatively new, thoroughly improved and modernized for... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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
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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1988
Airbus A320 - Passenger Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
... [Read More]
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1994
Airbus A330 - Wide Body Passenger Jet Airliner
The passenger airliner market is lucrative business and typically involves two industry heavyweights... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1999
Airbus Helicopters H155 (EC155) - Medium-Lift Multi-role Helicopter
... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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2003
Airbus Helicopters Tiger (EC665) - Attack Helicopter
The Eurocopter Tiger (EC 665) is a relatively new attack helicopter initially designed and developed... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1915
Airco DH.2 - Biplane Scout
Geoffrey de Havilland was hired by the Airco firm in June of 1914 as lead designer and quickly lent ... [Read More]
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1917
Airco DH.4 - Lightweight Biplane Day Bomber
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
With the vantage point afforded to pilots of the earlier Airco DH.2 model, famous aircraft designer ... [Read More]
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1917
Airco DH.9 - Biplane Light Bomber
The AirCo DH.9 was a further revision of the DH.4 bomber - again headed by famous aviation engineer ... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1916
Albatros D.I - Fighter
The Albatros Flugzeugwerke firm certainly made a name for itself in World War 1. It was responsible ... [Read More]
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1916
Albatros D.II - Fighter
Albatros produced a variety of capable fighter mounts throughout World War 1 and the original D.I se... [Read More]
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1917
Albatros D.III - Fighter
While the Albatros D.I proved critical in winning back air superiority for the Germans in early 1917... [Read More]
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1917
Albatros D.V - Fighter
At the time of its inception, the Albatros D-series of fighter aircraft (beginning with the D.I mode... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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
The Alenia C-27 "Spartan" is a medium-lift transport and joint development effort founded by Italy's... [Read More]
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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]
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1935
Amiot 143 - Bomber
The Amiot 143 of the French Air Force represented an evolution in the Amiot piston-engine bomber ser... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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 - Multi-role 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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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 / 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
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
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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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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1942
Bell P-59 Airacomet - Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
The Bell-produced P-59 Airacomet series is one of those aircraft that becomes more of a study in Ame... [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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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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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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2006
Black Hornet Nano - Micro Scout Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
The future of Unmanned Aerial Vehicles goes beyond the large, missile-carrying platforms commonly sh... [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
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
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 / 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 Cargo Transport
... [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
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 Heavy Bomber
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
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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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
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
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- / Heavy-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
The Boeing "Chinook" line of heavy-lift, tandem-rotor transport helicopters has been a mainstay util... [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
... [Read More]
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1989
Boeing E-6 Mercury - Naval Communications Relay / 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 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
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 Aircraft
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 Aircraft
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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2014
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
... [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
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 - 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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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
The inter-war years saw a vast shift to more modern and potent aircraft platforms. The Boulton Paul ... [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 - Light Bomber / Ground Attack Aircraft
... [Read More]
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1937
Brewster F2A Buffalo - Carrier-Based Monoplane
The stubby F2A Buffalo series became the United States Navy's first operational aircraft of monoplan... [Read More]
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1941
Brewster SB2A Buccaneer - Scout Bomber
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
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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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
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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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
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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2016
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 - Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
The delta-wing Convair B-58 Hustler was the first United States Air Force supersonic operational bom... [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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1954
Convair XFY Pogo - Experimental Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Prototype
... [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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1935
Curtiss A-18 Shrike - Ground Attack Aircraft
... [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
... [Read More]
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1953
de Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter - Floatplane
... [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 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
The Denel Dynamics Bateleur is categorized as a "Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aer... [Read More]
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1936
Dewoitine D.500 - Fighter
The D.500 series, as a whole, was merely a stop-gap design for France - bridging a gap between two e... [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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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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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 - Gunship
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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1940
Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota - Transport
The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and is regarded as the best transpor... [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-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
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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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 (Abbildende Luftgestutzte AufklarungsDrohne Im Nachstbereich) - 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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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 / Forward Air Control
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 Heavy Bomber
... [Read More]
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1935
Farman F.220 - Heavy Bomber
... [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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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 / 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) - 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 F... [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 - Kamikaze Aircraft Mothership Proposal
For a brief moment in World War 2 history, some elements of the German hierarchy entertained the pro... [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
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
... [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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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
... [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 - 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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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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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
The Handley Page Victor formed the last part of the RAF's "V-Bomber" triangle also consisting of the... [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 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) - 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
... [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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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 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
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
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-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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2017
Irkut MC-21 - Passenger Airliner
... [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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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 - 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 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 / Multirole 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 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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1915
Lloyd C.II - Reconnaissance 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, Air Interdiction and 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
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 - Outsize Heavy Cargo Transport
At one time the Lockheed-built C-5 Galaxy was the largest aircraft ever produced, being able to fiel... [Read More]
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1945
Lockheed C-69 Constellation - Long-Range Transport / Electronic Warfare
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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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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1942
Lockheed XP-49 - High-Altitude Fighter
The XP-49 was a development of the Lockheed Corporation and a possible replacement for its successfu... [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 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 - Biplane Floatplane Fighter
... [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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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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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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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]
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1940
Mikoyan-Gurevich DIS (MiG-5) - Proposed Long-Range Escort Fighter / Heavy Fighter
Nearly all world air services of the interwar period entertained the concept of a twin-engined "heav... [Read More]
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1941
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-1 / MiG-3 - Fighter
Despite being one of the fastest Soviet piston-engine designs in the early years of the war, the MiG... [Read More]
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1949
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot) - Turbojet-Powered Fighter
The MiG-15 (codenamed "Fagot" by the United Nations in reference to a "hastily bundled pile of stick... [Read More]
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1952
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
As impressive as the later versions of the MiG-15 fighter were (detailed elsewhere on this site), th... [Read More]
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1955
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 (Farmer) - Supersonic Fighter Aircraft / Interceptor
As with most global powers of World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviet Union forged a bulk of its jet fig... [Read More]
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1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed) - Fighter Aircraft
The MiG-21 was undoubtedly the most successful Cold War fighter in terms of reach, operating in over... [Read More]
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1970
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger) - Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
The Mach 2-capable MiG-23 "Flogger" became the first true "swing-wing" fighter to enter service with... [Read More]
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1972
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 (Foxbat) - Interceptor / Reconnaissance Bomber
Like the Tupolev Tu-95 "Bear" and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 "Fishbed", the MiG-25 (NATO reporting ... [Read More]
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1946
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 (Fargo) - Jet-Powered Fighter
The MiG-9 (NATO codename of "Fargo") was only the second attempt by the Soviet Union at designing an... [Read More]
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1962
Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 (Fishbed) / (MiG-23) - Interceptor Prototype
While it may seem that the West was the only power at work on fantastical "x-planes" during the Cold... [Read More]
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2010
Mil AH-2 Sabre (Mi-35M) - Attack Helicopter / Assault Gunship
AH-2 "Sabre" is the designation used to represent twelve Russian Mi-35 heavy assault gunship helicop... [Read More]
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1975
Mil Mi-14 (Haze) - Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
The Mil Mi-14 (NATO codename "Haze") was a dedicated naval anti-submarine helicopter appearing in li... [Read More]
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1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H) - Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
The original Mil Mi-8 "Hip" medium-lift transport helicopter series first flew in prototype form on ... [Read More]
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1965
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite) - Light Utility / Training Helicopter
... [Read More]
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1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind) - Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
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1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo) - Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Since its adoption into service with the Soviet Air Force during the early 1980s, the Cold War-era M... [Read More]
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2009
Mil Mi-28 (Havoc) - Attack Helicopter
The Mil Mi-28 (NATO reporting name of "Havoc") was a product of the Cold War designed as an anti-tan... [Read More]
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2005
Mil Mi-35 (Hind) - All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
The Mil Mi-35 "Hind" became a major upgrade to the classic Soviet-era Mi-24 "Hind" assault gunships ... [Read More]
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2017
Mil Mi-38 - Medium Transport Helicopter
Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant holds a long-running history of rotary-wing aircraft design and developm... [Read More]
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1953
Mil Mi-4 (Hound) - Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
The broad-reaching Mil Mi-4 series of helicopter (known to NATO as "Hound") first appeared in 1952 a... [Read More]
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1962
Mil Mi-6 (Hook) - Transport Helicopter
The Mil Mi-6 was an inventory stalwart for the Soviet Union and its allies during the Cold War. For ... [Read More]
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1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip) - Multirole Medium Helicopter
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be v... [Read More]
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1968
Mil V-12 (Homer) - Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter Prototype
The Mil V-12 was a massive heavy-lift helicopter project taken on by the Soviet Union during the Col... [Read More]
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1940
Miles M.20 - Low-Cost Monoplane Fighter Prototype
Victory for Britain in the early stages of World War 2 (1939-1945) was not assured and this led the ... [Read More]
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1943
Miles M.39B (Libellula) - Experimental Bomber Prototype
The M.39 "Libellula" was conceived of by the Miles Aircraft concern during the early 1940s as World ... [Read More]
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1937
Mitsubishi A5M (Claude) - Carrier-borne Fighter Aircraft
The Mitsubishi A5M (code-named "Claude" by the Allies) became the world's first shipborne monoplane ... [Read More]
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1940
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zero) - Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
The Mitsubishi A6M "Rei-sen" was the primary naval fighter of the Japanese Empire heading into World... [Read More]
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1945
Mitsubishi A7M Reppu (Sam) - Carrier-Based Fighter
Japanese engineers developed many fine fighter designs during the height of World War 2 including th... [Read More]
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2020
Mitsubishi ATD-X (Shinshin) - Technology Demonstrator / 5th Generation Fighter
Joining several other notable world air powers, Japan is in the process of developing an indigenous ... [Read More]
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1978
Mitsubishi F-1 (Supersonic Rei-Sen) - Strike / Anti-Ship Fighter Aircraft
In the decades following World War 2 (1939-1945), the Japanese defense industry was rebuilt. After t... [Read More]
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1941
Mitsubishi F1M (Pete) - Reconnaissance Biplane Floatplane
The Empire of Japan's military aviation industry played catch up to the world on its path to World W... [Read More]
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2000
Mitsubishi F-2 - Multirole Fighter / Maritime Strike
The Mitsubishi F-2 fighter was initially intended as a wholly indigenous Japanese multirole fighter ... [Read More]
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1936
Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell) - Medium Bomber / Torpedo Bomber
The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomb... [Read More]
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1941
Mitsubishi G4M (Betty) - Land-Based Medium Navy Bomber
Like most of Imperial Japan's aircraft in the early stages of World War 2, the Mitsubishi G4M (coden... [Read More]
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1942
Mitsubishi J2M Raiden (Jack) - Interceptor
The J2M Raiden (translating to "Thunderbolt" and codenamed "Jack" by the Allies) was primarily used ... [Read More]
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1945
Mitsubishi J8M (Shusui) - Rocket-Powered Interceptor
The Empire of Japan and the nation of Germany had maintained a relationship since Prussian authoriti... [Read More]
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1944
Mitsubishi Ki-109 - Heavy Fighter / Bomber-Interceptor
The Mitsubishi Ki-109 was a specialized derivative of the Mitsubishi Ki-67 heavy bomber detailed els... [Read More]
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1937
Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs) - Reconnaissance / Light Bomber
The Mitsubishi Ki-15 (codenamed "Babs" by the Allies) was a light-class aircraft of the Japanese Emp... [Read More]
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1939
Mitsubishi Ki-21 (Sally) - Medium Bomber Aircraft
The Mitsubishi Ki-21 (codenamed "Sally" by the Allies) was a successful medium bomber in service wit... [Read More]
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1938
Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann) - Light Bomber / Trainer / Ground Attack Aircraft
Mitsubishi played a prominent role as a primary defense contractor for the Empire of Japan during Wo... [Read More]
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1941
Mitsubishi Ki-46 (Dinah) - Reconnaissance / Heavy Fighter / Bomber Interceptor
Since May of 1937, the Empire of Japan - both the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force and the Imperial ... [Read More]
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1940
Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia) - Ground Attack / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Mitsubishi lent its considerable development and production talents to more than just "Zeroes" durin... [Read More]
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1944
Mitsubishi Ki-67 Hiryu (Peggy) - Medium Bomber
The Mitsubishi-designed Ki-67 Hiryu (translated to "flying dragon" and dubbed "Peggy" by the Allies)... [Read More]
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1944
Mitsubishi Ki-73 (Steve) - Long Range Escort Fighter Proposal
During May of 1943, Japanese authorities delivered a new requirement for a single-seat, single-engin... [Read More]
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1945
Mitsubishi Ki-83 - Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter Prototype
The Japanese held a talent for developing excellent twin-engined aircraft during World War 2 (1939-1... [Read More]
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1965
Mitsubishi MU-2 - Military / Civilian VIP Passenger Transport
... [Read More]
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2017
Mitsubishi Regional Jet (MRJ) - Regional Jet / Passenger Airliner
It has been some time since the island nation of Japan has introduced a wholly indigenously-designed... [Read More]
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1975
Mitsubishi T-2 - Advanced Jet Trainer
Like Germany in the post-World War 2 years, Japan's military capacity was stripped. The United State... [Read More]
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1938
Morane-Saulnier MS 405 / 406 - Fighter Aircraft
The Morane-Saulnier M.S.406 was a single engine, piston-powered, single-seat fighter appearing just ... [Read More]
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1915
Morane-Saulnier Type N - Fighter Aircraft
The Moraine-Saulnier Type N (or simply "Moraine-Saulnier N") was a French fighter aircraft of the Fi... [Read More]
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2011
MTIS Pegaz 011 - Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Modern Serbia retained an established military industry following the breakup of Yugoslavia. Develop... [Read More]
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1955
Myasishchev M-4 / 3M (Bison) - Strategic Heavy Bomber
The Myasishchev M-4 (NATO codename of "Bison") was developed to a Soviet Navy requirement for a jet-... [Read More]
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1959
Myasishchev M-50 / M-52 (Bounder) - Strategic Bomber Prototype
The M-50 and M-52 bombers were two prototype intercontinental supersonic strategic bombers proposed ... [Read More]
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1978
Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic) - High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft
... [Read More]
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1942
Nakajima A6M2-N (Rufe) - Fighter-Bomber / Interceptor Floatplane Aircraft
As an island nation with a primary military focus placed on a powerful navy, the Empire of Japan was... [Read More]
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1941
Nakajima B5N (Kate) - Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber
By 1941, the B5N series of torpedo bombers were considered the best of their type anywhere in the wo... [Read More]
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1943
Nakajima B6N Tenzan (Jill) - Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber
The torpedo bomber was born in the period preceding World War 1 (1914-1918) and had advanced conside... [Read More]
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1935
Nakajima E8N (Dave) - Reconnaissance Floatplane
... [Read More]
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1945
Nakajima G8N Renzan (Rita) - Heavy Bomber
The Nakajima G8N Renzan (or "Mountain Range" - codenamed "Rita" by the Allies) was a heavy bomber de... [Read More]
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1942
Nakajima J1N1 Gekko (Irving) - Reconnaissance Aircraft / Night-Fighter / Heavy Fighter
Many of the participating air powers of World War 2 (1939-1945) adopted twin-engine "heavy fighter" ... [Read More]
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1944
Nakajima J5N Tenrai (Heavenly Thunder) - Prototype Heavy Fighter / Interceptor
Japanese aircraft engineers made some notable contributions to military air power prior to, and duri... [Read More]
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1945
Nakajima J9Y Kikka / Kitsuka (Orange Blossom) - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
The Messerschmitt Me 262 "Schwalbe" jet-powered fighter was a wartime breakthrough in the field of m... [Read More]
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1945
Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi - Suicide Fighter
The Nakajima Ki-115 Tsuguri ("Sword") was a simplistic single-seat, single-engine suicide fighter ai... [Read More]
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1946
Nakajima Ki-201 Karyu - Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
The Nakajima concern of the Imperial Japanese nation of World War 2 was already charged with bringin... [Read More]
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1937
Nakajima Ki-27 (Nate) - Fighter
The Nakajima Ki-27 "Nate" (known early on as "Abdul") was a successful low-monoplane, all-metal with... [Read More]
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1942
Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar) - Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
By 1937, it became apparent to the Imperial Japanese Army (IJA) that a more modern replacement for t... [Read More]
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1941
Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (Tojo) - Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
The Nakajima Ki-44 Shoki (meaning "Demon Queller" and codenamed "Tojo" by the Allies) was a single e... [Read More]
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1941
Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (Helen) - Medium Bomber Aircraft
The Nakajima Ki-49 Donryu (meaning "storm dragon" and codenamed "Helen" by the Allies) heavy bomber ... [Read More]
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1944
Nakajima Ki-84 Hayate (Frank) - Fighter Aircraft
Out of the many fine fighters available to the Japanese Army in the closing months of World War 2, n... [Read More]
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1945
Nakajima Ki-87 - High-Altitude Fighter / Interceptor
Even as early as 1942, Japanese Army engineers were fleshing out a new high-altitude fighter design.... [Read More]
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1970
Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan) - Ground Attack / Close-Air Support Aircraft
As a long time Soviet equipment user, the Chinese were already building the twin-engine Mikoyan-Gure... [Read More]
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2013
NESCOM Burraq - Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
... [Read More]
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1915
Nieuport 11 (Bebe) - Fighting Scout
The Nieuport 11 "Bebe" (or "Baby" - known officially as the "Nieuport 11 C1") was one of the first t... [Read More]
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1915
Nieuport 12 - Reconnaissance / Fighter / Trainer Aircraft
Air superiority became a back-and-forth affair for the air services involved in World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]
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1916
Nieuport 17 - Fighting Biplane Scout Aircraft
Fresh off of the heels of the success that was the Nieuport 11, the Nieuport 17 was a direct develop... [Read More]
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1917
Nieuport 27 - Biplane Fighter
The Nieuport Nie.27 (or simply Nieuport 27) was designed by Gustave Delage and became an advanced tr... [Read More]
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1918
Nieuport 28 - Biplane Fighter
Aerial combat in World War 1 (1914-1918) turned into a tit-for-tat affair as technology ruled the la... [Read More]
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1923
Nieuport Nighthawk - Biplane Fighter
The Nieuport Nighthawk began as a design showing great promise. Development began in 1918, the final... [Read More]
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1922
Nieuport-Delage NiD 29 - Fighter / Racer
World War 1 had been raging in Europe since 1914 and aircraft technology had advanced ten-fold by 19... [Read More]
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1929
Nieuport-Delage NiD 52 - Biplane Fighter
The French concern of Nieuport was founded in 1908 prior to World War 1 (1914-1918) as a raceplane m... [Read More]
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1950
Nord 1601 - Aerodynamic Jet-Powered Research Aircraft
Following the end of World War 2 in 1945, French aero industry had a long, arduous path before it as... [Read More]
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2015
NORINCO Sharp Eyes III - Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
... [Read More]
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2016
NORINCO Sky Saker - Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Chinese military industry is developing a producing a myriad of products for its massive land, sea, ... [Read More]
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1959
North American / Boeing T-2 Buckeye - Naval Jet Trainer Aircraft
The North American (now Boeing) T-2 Buckeye was responsible for the training of thousands of America... [Read More]
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1943
North American A-36 Apache (Invader) - Ground Attack Aircraft / Dive Bomber
The A-36 Apache was a United States Army version of the successful North American P-51 Mustang pisto... [Read More]
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1961
North American A-5 Vigilante - Nuclear Attack Bomber / Reconnaissance Platform
The aviation concern of North American became a household name in American military aviation thanks ... [Read More]
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1950
North American AJ (A-2) Savage - Naval Medium Bomber
The AJ Savage series of aircraft was a product of the North American Aviation Company for the United... [Read More]
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1940
North American B-25 Mitchell - Medium Bomber
The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic Ameri... [Read More]
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1948
North American B-45 Tornado - Jet-Powered Bomber
Development of the XB-45 began in 1944 and continued into 1945, representing the later years of the ... [Read More]
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1954
North American F-100 Super Sabre - Fighter-Bomber / Air Superiority / Tactical Reconnaissance
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was developed as the successor to the F-86 Sabre, another North... [Read More]
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1946
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang - Long-Range Escort / Ground Attack / Nightfighter Aircraft
While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fusela... [Read More]
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1949
North American F-86 Sabre - Fighter
The F-86 Sabre was the product of the North American Aviation Company based in the United States of ... [Read More]
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1947
North American FJ-1 Fury - Carrierborne Fighter
As with the post-World War 2 United States Air Force (USAF), the United States Navy (USN) benefitted... [Read More]
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1954
North American FJ-2 / FJ-3 Fury - Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
The American jet fighter program evolved considerably following the close of World War 2 in 1945. Or... [Read More]
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1955
North American FJ-4 Fury - Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
The United States Navy learned much in its early years of operating jet-powered fighters from its de... [Read More]
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1942
North American P-51 Mustang - Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance
The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
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1966
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco - Observation / Light Attack Aircraft
The North American/Rockwell OV-10 Bronco was developed through the United States Marine Corps Light ... [Read More]
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1949
North American T-28 Trojan - Trainer Aircraft
... [Read More]
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1936
North American T-6 Texan - Advanced Trainer Aircraft
The T-6 Texan was and is a world famous single-engine aircraft primarily known for its use as a trai... [Read More]
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1953
North American X-10 - Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
... [Read More]
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1959
North American X-15 - Rocket-Powered Research Aircraft
The North American X-15 was the culmination of the rocket powered research aircraft that peppered th... [Read More]
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1942
North American XB-28 (Dragon) - High-Altitude, Medium Fast Bomber Prototype
North American, the U.S. aviation concern fondly remembered for its World War 2 contributions throug... [Read More]
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