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The 2nd Generation Fighter filled the global air service requirements seen during the middle of the 1950s to the beginning of the 1960s.

The Second Generation Fighter aircraft label covers those developments originating in the middle of the 1950s and leading into the beginning of the 1960s. These entries had limited supersonic flight capabilities with weapons centered primarily on guns and some early-form missile support. Pinnacle designs of this period include the Northrop F-5 'Freedom Fighter' and the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 'Fishbed'.

There are a total of [ 15 ] 2nd Generation Fighter Aircraft entries in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.
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1
Picture of the Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
National Flag Graphic
1980
Chengdu (AVIC) J-7 / F-7 (Fishcan)
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
2
Picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
National Flag Graphic
1956
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
3
Picture of the Dassault Mirage III
National Flag Graphic
1961
Dassault Mirage III
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
4
Picture of the Dassault Mirage V
National Flag Graphic
1969
Dassault Mirage V
Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
5
Picture of the Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
National Flag Graphic
1956
Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
High-Altitude Carrier-borne Interceptor Aircraft
6
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
National Flag Graphic
1960
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
7
Picture of the Grumman F11F / F-11 Tiger
National Flag Graphic
1956
Grumman F11F / F-11 Tiger
Carrier-Borne, High-Performance Fighter Aircraft
8
Picture of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
National Flag Graphic
1958
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Single-Seat High-Speed Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
9
Picture of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
National Flag Graphic
1957
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Twin-Engine Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
10
Picture of the McDonnell F3H Demon
National Flag Graphic
1956
McDonnell F3H Demon
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor / Fighter-Bomber
11
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
12
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
National Flag Graphic
1962
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
13
Picture of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
National Flag Graphic
1958
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance / Wild Weasel
14
Picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
National Flag Graphic
1961
Shenyang (AVIC) J-6 / F-6 (Farmer)
Jet-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
15
Picture of the Vought F-8 Crusader
National Flag Graphic
1957
Vought F-8 Crusader
Carrier-Borne Naval Fighter Aicraft

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