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    U.S. Aircraft of the Korean War (1950-1953)

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/2/2015

    The United States continued to lead the way in available air power after World War 2, as showcased in the Korean War of the early 1950s.





    There are a total of (42) U.S. Aircraft of the Korean War (1950-1953) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1941
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    The Beechcraft C-45 was based on the Beech Aircraft Corporation's civilian-minded Model 18 "Twin Bee... [Read More]
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    1947
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    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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    1946
    Bell Model 47
    While the helicopter received some attention during World War 2 (1939-1945), it was not until the Ko... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Model 47

    1943
    Boeing B-29 Superfortress
    B-29 Superfortress status is often associated with the atomic bombs dropped on the Japanese cities o... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress

    1951
    Boeing B-47 Stratojet
    The swept-wing B-47 Stratojet produced by Boeing was a milestone in American bomber design in severa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet

    1948
    Boeing B-50 Superfortress
    Though looking every bit the direct copy of the World War 2-era Boeing B-29 "Superfortress" heavy bo... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress

    1944
    Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
    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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    1947
    Boeing L-15 Scout
    The L-15 Scout was a light and small observation liaison aircraft produced in limited numbers by the... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing L-15 Scout

    1950
    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
    In 1947, the United States Army Air Forces ceased to exist in the American military structure, repla... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)

    1950
    CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
    CONVAIR introduced its CV-240 passenger airliner in 1947 with American Airlines and production of th... [Read More]
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    1942
    Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
    The United States Air Force utilized the C-46 Commando series as their primary transport workhorse i... [Read More]
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    1946
    Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)
    Throughout World War 2 (1939-1945) the United States Navy (USN) - like the United States Air Force (... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas A-1 Skyraider (AD-1)

    1944
    Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
    The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed... [Read More]
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    1950
    Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
    With the close of World War 2 and the accompanying Berlin Airlift, the United States military saw a ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II

    1942
    Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
    The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and achieved its first flight in pro... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)

    1942
    Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
    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
    World War 2 (1939-1945) pushed the American military to require all sorts of aircraft types and avia... [Read More]
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    1951
    Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight
    The Douglas Skyknight was a dedicated carrier-based night fighter serving with the United States Nav... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Douglas F3D / F-10 Skyknight

    1947
    Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
    Fairchild Corporation produced a winner in the post-war world with the introduction of the C-119 "Fl... [Read More]
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    1926
    Ford Trimotor
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    1944
    Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
    The Gloster Meteor became Britain's first operational jet-powered fighter aircraft. It reached opera... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor

    1950
    Grumman AF Guardian
    The Grumman AF Guardian line became the United States Navy's first purpose-built, dedicated Anti-Sub... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman AF Guardian

    1944
    Grumman F7F Tigercat
    The F7F Tigercat was another carrier-borne aircraft development in Grumman's long line of "cat" name... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F7F Tigercat

    1949
    Grumman F9F Panther
    Grumman managed a long-standing tradition of successfully fulfilling US Navy carrier-based fighter r... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman F9F Panther

    1949
    Grumman HU-16 Albatross
    Even after World War 2 (1939-1945) the flying boat remained a key component of world military forces... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross

    1948
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Hiller Aircraft began during World War 2 in 1942 under the operating name of Hiller Industries. The ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)

    1945
    Lockheed C-69 Constellation (Model L-049)
    The Lockheed Constellation series of aircraft was a successful design that initially began as a mili... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-69 Constellation (Model L-049)

    1950
    Lockheed F-94 Starfire
    The F-94 (nicknamed "Starfire" in the "C" model only) was developed from the successful twin-seat Lo... [Read More]
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    1947
    Lockheed P2V Neptune
    The P2V Neptune series of aircraft was one of the more successful post-war designs for America, with... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P2V Neptune

    1945
    Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
    The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star is undoubtedly the world's most successful first generation jet... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star

    1948
    Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
    During World War 2, all major participants were evolving their jet programs to gain an advantage in ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star

    1947
    McDonnell F2H Banshee
    The twin-engine, single-seat F2H Banshee was based on the successes that the McDonnell company found... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell F2H Banshee

    1950
    North American AJ (A-2) Savage
    The AJ Savage series of aircraft was a product of the North American Aviation Company for the United... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American AJ (A-2) Savage

    1948
    North American B-45 Tornado
    Development of the XB-45 began in 1944 and continued into 1945, representing the later years of the ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American B-45 Tornado

    1946
    North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
    While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fusela... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang

    1949
    North American F-86 Sabre
    The F-86 Sabre was the product of the North American Aviation Company based in the United States of ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American F-86 Sabre

    1942
    North American P-51 Mustang
    The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the North American P-51 Mustang

    1950
    Northrop F-89 Scorpion
    The Northrop F-89 Scorpion delivered a decade of service to the United States Air Force, charged wit... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop F-89 Scorpion

    1947
    Republic F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak
    The Republic F-84 Thunderjet appeared as an American post-war design and played a pivotal role in th... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Republic F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak

    1950
    Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
    The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in vario... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw

    1942
    Stinson L-5 Sentinel
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    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-5 Sentinel

    1942
    Vought F4U Corsair
    One of the greatest fighter aircraft of all time, the American Vought F4U "Corsair" became the stuff... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Vought F4U Corsair