The 3rd Generation Fighter crop was headlined by such classic types as the American Century series and Soviet MiG-17 and MiG-21 types.
The Third Generation Fighter aircraft arrived with a limited supersonic capability and a missile-centric war load before eventually evolving to become more multi-role solutions in their over-battlfield purpose. The preceding generation including the classic F-86 and MiG-15 types but these were shown, in time, to be interim post-World War 2 developments awaiting replacement. This arrived in the form of the American 'Century Series' fighters encompassing speed-minded developments such as the F-100 'Super Sabre', F-102 'Delta Dagger', and F-105 'Thunderchief' in the West and the MiG-19 'Farmer' and MiG-21 'Fishbed' in the East. Before the end, the 3rd Generaton Fighter would reach its pinnacle through such examples as the F-4 'Phantom II', MiG-23 'Flogger', and Mirage F1.
There are a total of [ 18 ] 3rd 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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