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    Sometimes there proves a select aviation requirement for the military that produces specialized aircraft not fitting into any one category.

    There are a total of (159) Special Purpose Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

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    Aerospatiale Alouette II
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
    Airbus Helicopters H120 Colibri (Hummingbird) / (Eurocopter EC120)
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Airbus Helicopters HH-65 Dolphin
    Short Range Recovery / MEDEVAC / Search & Rescue Helicopter
    Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
    Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
    Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
    Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
    AirCo DH.10 (Amiens)
    Twin-Engine Medium Biplane Bomber Aircraft
    AirCo DH.4
    Light Day Bomber Biplane Aircraft
    Airspeed Horsa
    Towed Glider Transport
    Alenia-Aeritalia G.222
    Medium-Lift Tactical Transport Aircraft
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    Utility Aircraft
    Antonov An-70
    Medium-Lift Military Transport Aircraft
    ARCA AirStrato
    Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Armstrong Whitworth Albemarle
    Transport Aircraft / Glider Tug
    Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
    Army Liaison Biplane Aircraft
    Avro Bison
    Carrier-Based Artillery Spotting / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Avro York (Type 685)
    Four-Engined Heavy Transport / Airliner Aircraft
    Bachem Ba 349 Natter (Adder / Viper)
    Vertically-Launched, Rocket-Powered Interceptor
    BAe QF-4 (McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II)
    Unmanned Target Drone
    Beechcraft Bonanza
    Civilian Multi-Purpose Utility Aircraft
    Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
    Utility / Trainer Aircraft
    Beechcraft King Air
    Multirole Transport Aircraft
    Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
    Bell H-13 Sioux
    Light Utility / Observation Helicopter
    Bell Model 407
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Bell Model 47
    Light Multi-Purpose Utility Helicopter
    Bell UH-1B/C Huey Cobra / Frog
    Gunship Helicopter
    Bell V-247 Vigilant
    Tiltrotor Unmanned Aerial System (UAS) Proposal
    Berezniak-Isayev BI
    Rocket-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Prototype
    Beriev Be-200 Altair
    Amphibious Aircraft
    Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
    Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
    Beriev-Bartini VVA-14 (Vertikal no-Vzletayuschaya Amphibia)
    Amphibious Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft Prototype
    Blackburn Buccaneer
    Carrier-Borne Low-Level Strike Bomber Aircraft
    Boeing / Hughes AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
    Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
    Boeing 737 Peace Eagle
    Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACs) Aircraft
    Boeing 747 Dreamlifter
    Oversized Heavy Cargo Transport Aircraft
    Boeing 757
    Intermediate Range Passenger Transport
    Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
    Transport Aircraft
    Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post
    National Emergency Airborne Command Post Aircraft
    Boeing E-6 Mercury
    Naval Communications Relay Aircraft / Airborne Command Post
    Boeing KC-97 Stratofreighter
    Strategic Air Tanker / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
    Boeing Model 40
    Mailplane Transport Biplane
    Boeing QF-16 (Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon)
    Unmanned Target and Training Drone
    Boeing RC-135
    Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Boeing Skyfox
    Advanced Jet Trainer Proposal
    Boeing T-43 (Gator)
    Navigational Trainer / VIP Transport Aircraft
    Bombardier Raytheon Sentinel
    Airborne Battlefield and Ground Surveillance Aircraft
    Bristol M.1
    Single-Seat Monoplane Fighter Aircraft
    Britten-Norman Defender
    Reconnaissance / Transport / Patrol Aircraft
    Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
    Jet Trainer
    Cessna O-1 Bird Dog (L-19)
    Liaison and Observation Aircraft
    Cessna T-41 Mescalero
    Trainer / Liaison / Light Transport Aircraft
    CONVAIR C-131 / R4Y Samaritan
    MEDEVAC / VIP Transport / Trainer Platform
    Curtiss H-16
    Seaplane / Flying Boat
    Curtiss SC Seahawk
    Scout Floatplane / Air-Sea Rescue Aircraft
    de Havilland DH.91 Albatross
    Passenger Airliner / Mail Plane / General Transport
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    Medium Bomber
    Dornier Do 28 (Skyservant)
    Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Light Utility Aircraft
    Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
    Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    EADS CASA HC-144 Ocean Sentry
    Maritime Search and Rescue Aircraft
    Embraer KC-390
    Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
    Fieseler Fi 103R (Reichenberg)
    Pilot-Guided Suicide Fighter
    Fieseler Fi 156 Storch (Stork)
    Reconnaissance / Army Co-operation Multi-Purpose Aircraft
    Focke-Achgelis Fa 330 Bachsteize (Wagtail)
    Rotary-Wing Autogyro Kite
    Focke-Wulf Projekt Kamikaze Carrier
    Parasite Fighter Mothership Proposal
    General Aircraft Hamilcar
    Towed Heavy Glider
    Gotha Go.242
    Transport Glider
    Granville Gee Bee (Series)
    High Performance Racing Aircraft
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Target Drone / ISR / Trainer UAV
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    Multirole Flying Boat
    Grumman TBF Avenger
    Carrier-Borne Torpedo Bomber Aircraft
    Guizhou WU-14
    Hypersonic Glide Vehicle (HGV)
    Gyrodyne QH-50 DASH
    Drone Anti-Submarine Helicopter
    HAL Dhruv (Polaris)
    Multirole Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    Heinkel He 111
    Medium Bomber Aircraft
    Heinkel He 111Z (Zwilling)
    Utility Transport
    Heinkel He 70 (Blitz)
    Reconnaissance Bomber / Transport Aircraft
    Henschel Hs 129
    Close-Support / Anti-Tank Aircraft
    Hiller OH-23 Raven (Model UH-12)
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Hughes H-1 (Hughes 1B)
    Racer Aircraft
    Hughes TH-55 Osage
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Hybrid Air Vehicles Airlander 10
    Hybrid Airship Prototype
    IAI EL/W-2085
    Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
    IOMAX Archangel
    Counter-Insurgency Aircraft
    Junkers G38
    Long-Haul Passenger Airliner / Heavy-Lift Long-Range Transport Aircraft
    Junkers Ju 52
    Tri-Motor Transport / Medium Bomber Aircraft
    Junkers Ju 86
    Passenger Airliner / Reconnaissance Aircraft / Medium Bomber
    Junkers Ju 88
    Medium Bomber / Multi-Role Aircraft
    Kaiser-Fleetwings BQ-2
    Expendable Unmanned Assault Drone / Flying Bomb Prototype
    Kaman HH-43 Huskie
    Rescue Helicopter
    Kaman K-MAX (K-1200)
    Medium-Lift Helicopter
    Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
    Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
    Kawanishi Baika (Ume Blossom)
    Pilot-Guided, Pulsejet-Powered Expendable Suicide Aircraft
    Kellett KD-1
    Two-Seat Observation Autogiro Aircraft
    Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
    Advanced Bomber Crew Trainer / Transport / Anti-Submarine Warfare
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW109
    Multirole Military / Utility Helicopter
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW189
    Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
    Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW609 TiltRotor
    Multirole Tiltrotor Transport
    Lockheed A-12 (Archangel 12)
    High-Altitude Strategic Reconnaissance Stealth Aircraft
    Lockheed C-130 Hercules
    Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
    Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
    Strategic Airlifter Transport
    Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
    General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
    Lockheed Martin LMH-1 (P-791)
    Cargo Hybrid Airship
    Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
    High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
    Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
    Special Forces Transport Aircraft
    Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
    Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
    Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
    Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
    Lockheed XFV (Salmon)
    Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Navy Fighter Aircraft Prototype
    Marenco SwissHelicopter SKYe SH09
    Light Utility Helicopter
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    Tactical Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Martin JRM Mars
    Flying Boat Aircraft
    McDonnell Douglas C-9 (Nightingale/Skytrain II)
    Messerschmitt Bf 108 Taifun (Typhoon)
    Competition / Liason / VIP Transport Aircraft
    Messerschmitt Bf 109
    Single-Seat Multirole Fighter
    Messerschmitt Me 321 Gigant (Giant)
    Heavy Cargo Glider Aircraft
    Messerschmitt Me 323 Gigant (Giant)
    Heavy Transport
    Messerschmitt Me 328
    Parasite Fighter Concept
    Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
    Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
    Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
    Mil Mi-38
    Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
    Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
    Transport Helicopter
    Mitsubishi Ki-51 (Sonia)
    Ground Attack / Reconnaissance Aircraft
    Myasishchev M-55 (Mystic)
    High-Altitude Reconnaissance / Scientific Research Aircraft
    Nakajima Ki-115 Tsurugi
    Suicide Fighter
    Nakajima Ki-43 Hayabusa (Oscar)
    Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    Ground Attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
    Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye
    All-Weather Airborne Command and Control (ACC) / Battle Space Management Aircraft
    Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)
    Airborne Battle Management Platform
    Northrop Grumman MQ-4 Triton
    Maritime Patrol Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    ORBIS International DC-10 (Flying Eye Hospital)
    Ophthalmic Hospital and Instruction Platform
    Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
    Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) Aircraft
    Paramount AHRLAC (Mwari)
    Reconnaissance Platform / Light Strike Aircraft
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
    Multi-Purpose Biplane
    Radioplane OQ-2
    Aerial Target Drone
    Reiner Stemme Q01
    Manned / Unmanned Light Multirole Aircraft
    Ryan NYP (Spirit of St. Louis)
    Record-Setting Long-Range Aircraft
    Saab J32 Lansen (Lance)
    Jet-Powered Single-Seat Fighter / Strike Aircraft
    Saab Skeldar
    Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
    Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Pipistrello (Bat)
    Medium Bomber / Transport Aircraft
    Short S38 Sturgeon
    Target Tug Aircraft
    Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
    Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
    Sikorsky CH-54 Tarhe / Erickson S-64 Skycrane
    Heavy-Lift Cargo / Firefighting Helicopter
    Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
    Search and Rescue (SAR) Helicopter
    Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
    Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
    Sikorsky S-43 (Baby Clipper)
    Flying Boat / Amphibious Transport Aircraft
    Sikorsky S-92
    Medium-Lift Multirole Transport Helicopter
    Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
    Presidential / VIP Transport
    Sopwith Tabloid
    Competition / Military Scout Aircraft
    Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
    Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
    Stinson Reliant
    Lightweight Liaison Aircraft
    Sud-Ouest SO 9000 Trident
    Research Interceptor Aircraft
    Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
    Reconnaissance / Electronic Warfare / Heavy Bomber
    USS Akron (ZRS-4)
    Akron-class Rigid Airship / Scout / Aircraft Carrier
    USS Macon (ZRS-5)
    Akron-class Rigid Airship / Scout / Aircraft Carrier
    Vickers Vespa
    Army Co-Oporation Aircraft
    Westland Lysander
    Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
    Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
    Single-Seat Pilot-Guided Suicide Aircraft