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Military Aircraft, Helicopters and Drones Index


Since the days of World War 1 over a century ago, airpower has remained a primary component of war.

Long the 'Knights of the Sky', military aircraft received their baptism of fire during World War 1 (1914-1918), a war which saw a continuous evolution of the species into evermore lethal fighting machines - fighters, bombers, raiders, interceptors and the like. Far from hitting their ceiling, the aircraft continues to evolve along multiple avenues, culminating in the modern pilot-less weapons-laden drones of today - ushering in the age of unmanned flight. The next few decades will see continued growth in the field, with stealth technologies developed further and more optimistic unmanned vehicle ventures sure to follow.

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AIRCRAFT BY COUNTRY
Our listing of past and present commercial and military aircraft and helicopter types by operating country, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe.
AIRCRAFT BY MANUFACTURER
From A-to-Z we list the manufacturers of military and civilian aircraft throughout the decades including Lockheed Martin, Sukhoi and others.
AIRCRAFT BY TYPE
Fighters and bombers and transports, oh my! This section breaks down the various major and minor categories of the aerospace sector.
MODERN AIRFORCE INVENTORIES
Updated annually, our index lists the top global air services from A-to-Z including the USAF, the RAF and Russian Naval Aviation.
MODERN AIRCRAFT (ALL)
Listing of those designs flying today 'modern' in the air today, from the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde to the ZAO ENIX Eleron-3.
FUTURE FLIGHT
Our selections for the near- and long-term future of both military and commercial flight industries including concepts and experimentals.
WORLD WAR 1 AIRCRAFT
The warplane required a proving ground to prove the type viable - this was ultimately made possible by The Great War.
WORLD WAR 2 AIRCRAFT
The air war of World War 2 continued where World War 1 left off - and generated a whole new generation of aces in the process.
KOREAN WAR AIRCRAFT (1950-1953)
The Korean War followed on the heels of World War 2, continuing to showcase prop-powered types despite the emergence of jets.
VIETNAM WAR AIRCRAFT (1955-1975)
The Gunfighter proved alive and well over Vietnam despite the widespread adoption of the air-to-air missile on warplanes.
AIRCRAFT COCKPITS
A collection of past and present aircraft cockpit images including classics such as the P-38 Lightning to concept types like the A-12 Avenger.