Military Factory

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 (164) 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
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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
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1964
Beechcraft King Air
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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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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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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]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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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)
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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
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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
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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
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1938
Koolhoven F.K.56
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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
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1957
Lockheed T-1 SeaStar (T2V SeaStar)
... [Read More]
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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]
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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]
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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]
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1954
Martin B-57 Canberra
When the United States committed to participation in the Korean War (1950-1953), it pressed into ser... [Read More]
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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]
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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)
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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]
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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]
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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]
Thumbnail picture of the North American T-6 Texan

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]
Thumbnail picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon

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]
Thumbnail picture of the Petlyakov Pe-2 (Pawn)

1934
Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)
The Polikarpov I-15 was a biplane fighter aircraft designed and produced by the Soviet Union during ... [Read More]
Thumbnail picture of the Polikarpov I-15 (Chaika)

1929
Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)
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Thumbnail picture of the Polikarpov Po-2 (Mule)

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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