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    Special Forces Aircraft

    Special forces of the world receive very specialized aircraft when attempting to complete their equally-specialized missions.





    There are a total of (62) Special Forces Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.


    This listing includes drone and helicopter aircraft as well as fixed-wing platforms.



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    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the AAI RQ-7 Shadow
    AAI RQ-7 Shadow
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Day-Night Reconnaissance / Surveillance / Target Acquisition
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Gazelle
    Aerospatiale Gazelle
    Type: Lightweight Multi-Role Helicopter
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Aerospatiale Super Frelon (Super Hornet)
    Type: Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
     
    2003
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
    Type: Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
    AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
    Type: Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
     
    2002
    Thumbnail picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
    Type: Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters H725 Caracal (Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
    Airbus Helicopters H725 Caracal (Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
    Type: Medium Transport Helicopter
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
    Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
    Type: Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
    Type: Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
     
    1988
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
    Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
    Type: Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
    Type: Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
    Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
    Type: Tiltrotor VTOL Transport
     
    1969
    Thumbnail picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
    Bell OH-58 Kiowa
    Type: Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
     
    1980
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Type: Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
     
    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Boeing CH-47 Chinook
    Type: Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
     
    1977
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
    Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
    Type: Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
     
    1956
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
    Type: Inflight Refueling Special Purpose Aircraft
     
    1964
    Thumbnail picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
    Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
    Type: Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
     
    1942
    Thumbnail picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
    General Aircraft Hamilcar
    Type: Towed Heavy Glider
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
    Type: Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1995
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
    Type: All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    2008
    Thumbnail picture of the Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    Guizhou WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
    Type: Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-5
    Harbin Z-5
    Type: Transport / Utility Helicopter
     
    1994
    Thumbnail picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
    Type: Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
    Type: Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
     
    2004
    Thumbnail picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
    Type: Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter
     
    1999
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
    Type: Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
     
    2014
    Thumbnail picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
    Type: Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1972
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
    Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
    Type: Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
     
    2010
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
    Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
    Type: Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
     
    1965
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    Type: Strategic Airlifter Transport
     
    2007
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1955
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
    Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
    Type: High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
     
    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
    Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
    Type: Special Forces Transport Aircraft
     
    2011
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
    Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
    Type: Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
     
    1986
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
    Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
    Type: Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
     
    1982
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
    Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    1966
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
    Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
    Type: High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft
     
    1975
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
    Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
    Type: Anti-Submarine Warfare Helicopter
     
    1973
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Type: Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
     
    1983
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Type: Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    2005
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    Type: All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
     
    1953
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
    Type: Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
     
    1962
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Type: Transport Helicopter
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
    Type: Multirole Medium Helicopter
     
    2001
    Thumbnail picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
     
    1985
    Thumbnail picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
    Short C-23 Sherpa
    Type: Transport Aircraft
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    Type: Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1991
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
    Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
    Type: Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter
     
    1990
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    Type: Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
     
    1981
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
    Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
    Type: Multirole Transport Helicopter
     
    1979
    Thumbnail picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
     
    1941
    Thumbnail picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Type: Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
     
    2015
    Thumbnail picture of the Sukhoi Zond (Series)
    Sukhoi Zond (Series)
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
     
    2016
    Thumbnail picture of the TAI Anka
    TAI Anka
    Type: Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV)
     
    1967
    Thumbnail picture of the Transall C-160
    Transall C-160
    Type: Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
     
    1938
    Thumbnail picture of the Westland Lysander
    Westland Lysander
    Type: Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft