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    Trainer Aircraft

    Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 12/3/2015

    The arrival of the aircraft forced prompt development of dedicated training platforms as a starting point for future pilots.





    There are a total of (169) Trainer Aircraft in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




    1962
    Aermacchi MB.326
    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
    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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    2000
    Aero L-159 ALCA (Advanced 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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    The Aeromarine Model 40 (or simply "Aeromarine 40") was a two-seat flying boat trainer aircraft serv... [Read More]
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    1984
    AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang
    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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    1974
    AIDC T-CH-1 (Chung-Tsing)
    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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    2007
    Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
    The NH90, developed by Eurocopter's helicopter arm NHIndustries (now under the Airbus Helicopters br... [Read More]
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    1917
    Airco DH.4
    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
    With the vantage point afforded to pilots of the earlier Airco DH.2 model, famous aircraft designer ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Airspeed Oxford
    The Airspeed Oxford was a critical component of the British and Commonwealth forces aerial training ... [Read More]
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    2017
    Alenia Aermacchi M-345
    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
    The advanced jet trainer/light strike market has grown considerably over the last several decades. T... [Read More]
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    1984
    Alenia Aermacchi S-211
    Sensing the growing need for light, jet-powered dual-role aircraft, the Italian concern of SIAI-Marc... [Read More]
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    1989
    AMX International AMX
    The subsonic AMX International AMX (known as the "Gibli" to the Italian Air Force) was the result of... [Read More]
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    1947
    Antonov An-2 (Colt)
    The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Des... [Read More]
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    1927
    Armstrong Whitworth Atlas
    The Armstrong Whitworth Atlas was designed to replace the aging de Havilland DH.9A biplane of 1918 a... [Read More]
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    1979
    Avioane IAR 93 Vultur (Vulture)
    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)
    Romania went the indigenous route in developing its advanced jet trainer with light strike capabilit... [Read More]
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    1913
    Avro 504
    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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    1933
    Avro 621 Tutor
    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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    1936
    Avro Anson
    The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson i... [Read More]
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    1976
    BAe Hawk
    The BAe Hawk has maintained one of the most successful aerial tenures of any lightweight jet trainer... [Read More]
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    1942
    Beech AT-10 Wichita
    ... [Read More]
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    2000
    Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
    The Beechcraft/Raytheon T-6 "Texan II" is a lightweight, high performance, turboprop-powered basic/a... [Read More]
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    1947
    Beechcraft Bonanza
    ... [Read More]
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    1964
    Beechcraft King Air
    ... [Read More]
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    1953
    Beechcraft T-34 Mentor
    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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    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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    1945
    Bell P-59 Airacomet
    The Bell P-59 "Airacobra" became the first viable military jet-powered aircraft for the United State... [Read More]
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    1934
    Blackburn Baffin
    The Blackburn Baffin was nothing more than a Pegasus-engined evolution of the Blackburn Ripon bomber... [Read More]
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    1909
    Bleriot XI
    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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    1937
    Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
    Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress... [Read More]
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    1983
    Boeing Skyfox
    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)
    In the early 1970s, the United States Air Force commissioned the Boeing concern to develop and deliv... [Read More]
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    1941
    Boeing-Stearman Kaydet
    When The Boeing Company acquired the Stearman company in 1939, it also acquired the design and produ... [Read More]
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    1936
    Breda Ba.65
    The Breda Ba.65 was a ground attack aircraft serving primarily with the Italian Air Force (Regia Aer... [Read More]
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    1923
    Breguet Br.19
    The French-designed and produced Breguet Br.19 was designed as successor to the stellar Br.14 model ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Brewster XSBA-1 / SBN-1
    The Brewster aviation concern managed some - albeit slow - headway on their XSBA/SBN carrier aircraf... [Read More]
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    1943
    Bristol Buckingham
    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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    1911
    Burgess-Wright Model F Flyer
    American William Starling Burgess made quite a name for himself across various industries and was re... [Read More]
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    1941
    CAC Wackett
    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
    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
    The CAC Wirraway ("Challenge" in the Woiwurrung native tongue) became one of Australia's primary tra... [Read More]
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    1963
    Canadair CT-114 Tutor
    The nation of Canada once managed a thriving aviation industry until politics and economics doomed i... [Read More]
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    1951
    Canadair CT-133 Silver Star
    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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    1980
    CASA C-101 Aviojet
    As jet-powered fighter-types grew evermore impressive during the Cold War decades, it became imperat... [Read More]
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    1914
    Caudron G.3
    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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    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]
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    1957
    Cessna T-37 Tweet
    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
    Because of the intricacies involved in training on jet aircraft, the United States Air Force adopted... [Read More]
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    1924
    Consolidated PT-1 Trusty
    The "Trusty" was a product of the Consolidated Aircraft Corporation (though designed under the brand... [Read More]
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    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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    1915
    Curtiss JN-4 (Jenny)
    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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    1961
    Dassault Mirage III
    The Mirage III supersonic fighter line proved a popular product throughout the Cold War decades wher... [Read More]
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    1978
    Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet
    The Alpha Jet series of aircraft was a joint Franco-German initiative to produce a highly-advanced t... [Read More]
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    1946
    de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
    The de Havilland DH.100 Vampire held two key distinctions concerning aviation history - she was the ... [Read More]
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    1932
    de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth
    The famous de Havilland DH.82 "Tiger Moth" biplane was a dedicated military-minded basic trainer der... [Read More]
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    1942
    de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
    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
    The Denel (formally Atlas) Cheetah came about from a South African Air Force requirement to update o... [Read More]
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    1937
    Dornier Do 17 (Flying Pencil)
    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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    1941
    Douglas A-24 Banshee
    Prior to World War 2 (1939-1945), United States military aviation doctrine centered primarily on gai... [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]
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    2003
    Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano (A-29)
    The EMB 314 "Super Tucano" (also "A-29") represents a locally-produced Brazilian aircraft product fa... [Read More]
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    1951
    English Electric Canberra
    The English Electric Canberra was a strike-minded, jet-powered medium bomber platform that made up B... [Read More]
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    2003
    Eurofighter Typhoon
    The Eurofighter Typhoon represents much of what is both good and bad in multi-national joint venture... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Eurofighter Typhoon

    2020
    FAdeA IA-100
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the FAdeA IA-100

    2017
    FAdeA IA-73
    ... [Read More]
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    1937
    Fairey Battle
    The Fairey Battle was a prewar British light bomber design that proved a step-forward for the nation... [Read More]
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    1936
    Fairey Swordfish
    The Fairey Swordfish was one of the unsung heroes of the Second World War. With Britain seemingly fi... [Read More]
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    1914
    Farman MF.11 Shorthorn
    The Farman MF.11 "Shorthorn" was a development of French aeronautical engineering and was essentiall... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Farman MF.11 Shorthorn

    1988
    FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie)
    Comparatively smaller air powers of the world - such as that of Argentina - rely on more cost-effect... [Read More]
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    1941
    Focke-Wulf Fw 190 (Wurger)
    While the Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter/fighter-bomber became the iconic German fighter of World War ... [Read More]
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    1959
    Folland / Hawker-Siddeley Gnat
    The Folland Gnat was a swept-wing, jet-powered fighter of British origins appearing in the middle of... [Read More]
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    1956
    Fouga CM.170 Magister
    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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    2004
    Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw
    Developed as a low-cost Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) for military applications, the Griffon Aerospa... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Griffon Aerospace MQM-170 Outlaw

    1952
    Grumman C-1A / TF-1 Trader
    The C-1 Trader was a carrier-based transport (Carrier-Onboard-Delivery - COD) aircraft utilized by t... [Read More]
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    1937
    Grumman Goose (G-21)
    While most every aircraft venture usually began with a military requirement or private venture under... [Read More]
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    2014
    Guizhou JL-9 Shanying (FTC-2000 Mountain Eagle)
    Once wholly dependent on Soviet/Russian-inspired jet-powered trainers, China has since developed the... [Read More]
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    1977
    HAL Ajeet (Invincible)
    The Indian Air Force was a primary operator of the classic British Folland "Gnat", a swept-wing, sub... [Read More]
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    1967
    HAL HF-24 Marut (Spirit of the Tempest)
    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)
    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)
    The Indian military industry has worked towards breaking free of the reliance on foreign suppliers t... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HJT-36 Sitara (Star)

    2018
    HAL HTT-40
    Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) of India is advancing a basic trainer aircraft for the Indian Ai... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the HAL HTT-40

    1969
    Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
    The subsonic British Harrier "jump jet" became the world's first practical VTOL (Vertical Take-Off a... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 111
    The German Luftwaffe of World War 2 fielded a trio of capable (though eventually limited) medium-cla... [Read More]
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    1935
    Heinkel He 59
    Because of the restrictions heaped upon Germany after the close of World War 1 (1914-1918), its mili... [Read More]
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    2006
    HESA Dorna (Lark)
    ... [Read More]
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    2015
    HESA Shafaq (Before the Dawn)
    The Shafaq (formally known as the "Integral" and translating to "Before the Dawn") is a two-seat, li... [Read More]
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    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]
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    2009
    Hongdu JL-10 / L-15 Falcon
    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
    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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    1961
    Hughes TH-55 Osage
    ... [Read More]
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    1986
    IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
    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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    1971
    IAR 316
    ... [Read More]
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    2005
    KAI / Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
    The T-50 / A-50 "Golden Eagle" is an advanced supersonic trainer and light strike-capable aircraft p... [Read More]
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    1988
    Kawasaki T-4
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Kawasaki T-4

    1938
    Koolhoven F.K.56
    ... [Read More]
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    1942
    Kyushu K11W Shiragiku (White Chrysanthemum)
    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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    1928
    Liore-et-Olivier LeO 25
    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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    1942
    Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed PV-1 Ventura / PV-2 Harpoon

    1957
    Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)
    ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)

    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

    1915
    LVG B (Series)
    Prior to production of military aircraft, the LVG concern ("Luft-Verkehrs-Gesellschaft") was focused... [Read More]
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    1939
    Macchi C.200 Saetta (Lightning)
    The Macchi C.200 Saetta ("Lightning" or "Arrow") became a hugely important contributor for the natio... [Read More]
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    1918
    Macchi M.7
    Before the Italian concern of Macchi developed its stable of frontline fighters for the Italian Air ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Macchi M.7

    1941
    Martin B-26 Marauder
    The Martin B-26 Marauder overcame a rocky start to become one of the finest medium bombers of World ... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-26 Marauder

    1954
    Martin B-57 Canberra
    When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Martin B-57 Canberra

    1991
    McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk
    The McDonnell Douglas/Boeing T-45 Goshawk is a navalized version of the land-based British Aerospace... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing T-45 Goshawk

    2009
    Mikoyan MiG-29K (Fulcrum-D)
    The Mikoyan MiG-29K (NATO = "Fulcrum-D") is a navalized variant of the successful Mikoyan MiG-29 Ful... [Read More]
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    1959
    Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
    The MiG-21 was undoubtedly the most successful Cold War fighter in terms of reach, operating in over... [Read More]
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    1965
    Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
    ... [Read More]
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    1973
    Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
    The famous Mil Mi-24 "Hind" helicopter stemmed from a Soviet Cold-War requirement for a heavily arme... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)

    2005
    Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
    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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    1937
    Mitsubishi A5M (Claude)
    The Mitsubishi A5M (code-named "Claude" by the Allies) became the world's first shipborne monoplane ... [Read More]
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    1941
    Mitsubishi F1M (Pete)
    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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    1936
    Mitsubishi G3M Rikko (Nell)
    The Mitsubishi G3M "Rikko" (codenamed "Nell" by the Allies) was a frontline, twin-engine medium bomb... [Read More]
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    1937
    Mitsubishi Ki-15 (Babs)
    The Mitsubishi Ki-15 (codenamed "Babs" by the Allies) was a light-class aircraft of the Japanese Emp... [Read More]
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    1938
    Mitsubishi Ki-30 (Ann)
    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)
    Since May of 1937, the Empire of Japan - both the Imperial Japanese Army Air Force and the Imperial ... [Read More]
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    1975
    Mitsubishi T-2
    Like Germany in the post-World War 2 years, Japan's military capacity was stripped. The United State... [Read More]
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    1970
    Nanchang Q-5 (Fantan)
    As a long time Soviet equipment user, the Chinese were already building the twin-engine Mikoyan-Gure... [Read More]
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    1915
    Nieuport 12
    Air superiority became a back-and-forth affair for the air services involved in World War 1 (1914-19... [Read More]
    Thumbnail picture of the Nieuport 12

    1916
    Nieuport 17
    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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    1918
    Nieuport 28
    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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    1922
    Nieuport-Delage NiD 29
    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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    1959
    North American / Boeing T-2 Buckeye
    The North American (now Boeing) T-2 Buckeye was responsible for the training of thousands of America... [Read More]
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    1949
    North American T-28 Trojan
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    1936
    North American T-6 Texan
    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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    1961
    Northrop T-38 Talon
    The Northrop T-38 "Talon" is a dedicated supersonic advanced trainer used by a handful of global air... [Read More]
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    1941
    Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Soviets lacked a heavy bomber stable when compared to the Britis... [Read More]
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    1934
    Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)
    The Polikarpov I-15 was a biplane fighter aircraft designed and produced by the Soviet Union during ... [Read More]
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    1929
    Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
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    1938
    Potez 630 (Series)
    The Potez 630 series of twin-engine aircraft was introduced with the French Armee de l'Air (French A... [Read More]
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    1941
    Republic P-43 Lancer
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    1912
    Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2
    The Royal Aircraft Factory B.E.2 was born through the Royal Balloon Factory (RBF) establishment whic... [Read More]
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    1917
    Rumpler C.VIII
    The aircraft, as a viable standalone weapon of war, emerged in World War 1 (1914-1918) along with th... [Read More]
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    1910
    Rumpler Taube (Etrich Taube)
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    1997
    Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
    The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" ("Griffin") forms the primary fighter wing of the Swedish Air Force (among ... [Read More]
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    1973
    SEPECAT Jaguar
    The SEPECAT Jaguar was a joint aircraft venture between Britain and France to produce a supersonic, ... [Read More]
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    1954
    Sikorsky H-34 / CH-34 Choctaw
    The H-34 Choctaw was a multi-purpose, radial-powered utility helicopter produced by Sikorsky in the ... [Read More]
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    1983
    SOKO G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull)
    The G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull) advanced trainer/light strike aircraft was born out of a Yugosla... [Read More]
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    1916
    Sopwith Triplane
    The Sopwith Triplane (dubbed the "Triplehound" by her pilots) was a three wing design built upon the... [Read More]
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    1917
    Standard J-1
    The Standard J-1 appeared in the First World War and served the United States Army Air Service in th... [Read More]
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    1933
    Stinson Reliant
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    1946
    Sud-Ouest SO 6000 Triton
    It was an uphill battle for the rebuilding French aviation industry following the close of World War... [Read More]
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    1973
    Sukhoi Su-20 (Fitter-C)
    With the success that was the Sukhoi Su-17 "Fitter" swing-wing product, it was only natural for Sovi... [Read More]
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    1985
    Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
    Designed as a counter to the excellent American swing-wing Grumman F-14 "Tomcat" carrierborne fleet ... [Read More]
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    1946
    Sukhoi Su-9 / Su-11 / Su-13 (1946)
    While the concept of the turbojet engine lingered for some time, it was not put into practical use u... [Read More]
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    1935
    Tachikawa Ki-9
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    2015
    TAI Hurkus
    Continuing their attempts to become a more self-sufficient world military power through a growing mi... [Read More]
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    1959
    TEMCO TT-1 Pinto
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    1942
    Tupolev Tu-2 (Bat)
    Russian aviation engineer Andrei Tupolev would lend his surname to a plethora of Soviet-era aircraft... [Read More]
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    1919
    Vickers Vimy
    The Vimy was designed to a Royal Air Force (RAF) requirement for a night bomber with inherently long... [Read More]
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    1967
    Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
    Developed as a successor to the Douglas A-4 "Skyhawk" series of carrier-based strike fighter, the LT... [Read More]
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    1937
    Vought SB2U Vindicator
    The Vought SB2U "Vindicator" became the first monoplane dive bomber adopted by the United States Nav... [Read More]
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    1918
    Vought VE-7 Bluebird
    In 1917 Mr. Birdseye B. Lewis formed an aircraft business with the Vought group, becoming the Lewis ... [Read More]
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    1939
    Vultee BT-13 Valiant
    The BT-13 Valiant was a stellar trainer aircraft used for basic flight training and for blind instru... [Read More]
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    1941
    Vultee P-66 Vanguard (Model 48)
    A shortage of modern monoplane fighters worldwide preceding World War 2 (1939--1945) meant that virt... [Read More]
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    1940
    Yakovlev Yak-1 (Krasavyets)
    Often overshadowed by its contemporaries in the West (to include the Supermarine Spitfire, North Ame... [Read More]
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    2010
    Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)
    Advanced jet-powered trainers with secondary strike roles are becoming an ever more growing presence... [Read More]
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    1946
    Yakovlev Yak-18 (Max)
    During World War 2 (1939-1945), the Yakovlev UT-2 served as the standardized, primary aircraft train... [Read More]
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    1960
    Yakovlev Yak-30 (1960)
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    1975
    Yakovlev Yak-50 (1975)
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    1979
    Yakovlev Yak-52
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    1942
    Yakovlev Yak-7
    The Yak-9 piston-engine fighter was one of the more important fighters to serve the Soviet Air Force... [Read More]
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