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Aircraft from 1980 to 1989


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Unknown to the world at the time, the Stealth Age was born in the West while, in the East and rather publicly, the Soviet Empire crumbled.

There are a total of [ 119 ] Aircraft from 1980 to 1989 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 Aero L-59 Super Albatros
National Flag Graphic
1986
Aero L-59 Super Albatros
Advanced Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
2
Picture of the AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang
National Flag Graphic
1984
AIDC AT-3 Tz-Chiang
Advanced Weapons Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
3
Picture of the Airbus A310
National Flag Graphic
1983
Airbus A310
Medium-Range Passenger Transport
4
Picture of the Airbus A320
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus A320
Narrow-Body Short-to-medium Route Passenger Airliner
5
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS532 (Super Puma / Cougar)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Airbus Helicopters AS532 (Super Puma / Cougar)
Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
6
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
National Flag Graphic
1985
Airbus Helicopters AS565 Panther
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Helicopter
7
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
8
Picture of the Alenia Aermacchi S-211
National Flag Graphic
1984
Alenia Aermacchi S-211
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
9
Picture of the AMX International AMX
National Flag Graphic
1989
AMX International AMX
Light Strike / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
10
Picture of the Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
11
Picture of the Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack)
National Flag Graphic
1989
Antonov An-225 Mriya (Cossack)
Heavy-Lift Strategic Long-Range Transport Aircraft
12
Picture of the Antonov An-28 (Cash)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-28 (Cash)
Light Utility, Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Aircraft
13
Picture of the Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
Tactical Medium Military Transport Aircraft
14
Picture of the ATR 42 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 42)
National Flag Graphic
1985
ATR 42 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 42)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Airliner
15
Picture of the ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
National Flag Graphic
1989
ATR 72 (Avions de Transport Regional Model 72)
Twin-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Regional Passenger Airliner
16
Picture of the Avioane IAR 95 Spey
National Flag Graphic
1980
Avioane IAR 95 Spey
Fighter-Bomber Aircraft Proposal
17
Picture of the Avioane IAR 99 Soim (Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
1985
Avioane IAR 99 Soim (Hawk)
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
18
Picture of the BAe 146
National Flag Graphic
1983
BAe 146
Passenger Airliner
19
Picture of the BAe Kingston P.1214 (X-Wing Fighter)
National Flag Graphic
1980
BAe Kingston P.1214 (X-Wing Fighter)
Fighter-Interceptor Concept
20
Picture of the BAe P.103
National Flag Graphic
1980
BAe P.103
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Fighter Study
21
Picture of the BAe P.110
National Flag Graphic
1981
BAe P.110
Lightweight Multirole Fighter Proposal
22
Picture of the Beechcraft Model 2000 Starship
National Flag Graphic
1989
Beechcraft Model 2000 Starship
Business Passenger Pusher Aircraft
23
Picture of the Beechcraft Model 38P (Lightning)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Beechcraft Model 38P (Lightning)
Experimental Turboprop General Aviation Aircraft
24
Picture of the Bell Model 412
National Flag Graphic
1981
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
25
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
26
Picture of the Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
National Flag Graphic
1989
Beriev Be-42 Albatros (Mermaid) (A-40)
Amphibious Maritime Patrol / ASW Aircraft
27
Picture of the Boeing (BAe Systems / McDonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier II
National Flag Graphic
1985
Boeing (BAe Systems / McDonnell Douglas) AV-8B Harrier II
Short Take-Off and Vertical Landing (STOVL) Strike Aircraft
28
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
National Flag Graphic
1980
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
29
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
National Flag Graphic
1986
Boeing (Hughes) AH-64 Apache
Dedicated Two-Seat Attack Helicopter
30
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle
National Flag Graphic
1988
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle
Strike Fighter Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1983
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
32
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
Advanced Tanker and Cargo Aircraft
33
Picture of the Boeing 757
National Flag Graphic
1983
Boeing 757
Intermediate Range Passenger Transport
34
Picture of the Boeing 767
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing 767
Short-to-Medium Range Passenger Airliner
35
Picture of the Boeing E-6 Mercury
National Flag Graphic
1989
Boeing E-6 Mercury
Naval Communications Relay Aircraft / Airborne Command Post
36
Picture of the Boeing MH-47 Chinook
National Flag Graphic
1980
Boeing MH-47 Chinook
Special Forces Tandem-Rotor Military Helicopter
37
Picture of the Boeing Skyfox
National Flag Graphic
1983
Boeing Skyfox
Advanced Jet Trainer Proposal
38
Picture of the Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
National Flag Graphic
1980
Bombardier Challenger 600 (series)
Twin-Engined Business Jet
39
Picture of the Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
Turboprop Passenger Airliner / Cargo Hauling Aircraft
40
Picture of the Britten-Norman Defender
National Flag Graphic
1989
Britten-Norman Defender
Reconnaissance / Transport / Patrol Aircraft
41
Picture of the CASA C-101 Aviojet
National Flag Graphic
1980
CASA C-101 Aviojet
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
42
Picture of the Cessna 208 (Caravan)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Cessna 208 (Caravan)
Light Single-Engine, Turboprop-Powered Utility Aircraft
43
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
44
Picture of the Dassault Falcon 900
National Flag Graphic
1986
Dassault Falcon 900
Triple-Engine Business Jet Aircraft
45
Picture of the Dassault Mirage 50
National Flag Graphic
1980
Dassault Mirage 50
Multirole Strike Fighter Aircraft
46
Picture of the Dassault Mirage IIING (Nouvelle Generation)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Dassault Mirage IIING (Nouvelle Generation)
Supersonic Single-Seat Fighter Prototype
47
Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
National Flag Graphic
1986
Denel (Atlas) Cheetah
Strike Fighter Aircraft
48
Picture of the Denel (Atlas) Oryx
National Flag Graphic
1987
Denel (Atlas) Oryx
Medium-Lift Utility Transport Helicopter
49
Picture of the Denel Dynamics Seeker
National Flag Graphic
1986
Denel Dynamics Seeker
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
50
Picture of the Dornier Do 228
National Flag Graphic
1982
Dornier Do 228
Utility Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
51
Picture of the Embraer EMB-312 Tucano
National Flag Graphic
1983
Embraer EMB-312 Tucano
Basic Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
52
Picture of the ENAER T-35 Pillan (Volcano)
National Flag Graphic
1985
ENAER T-35 Pillan (Volcano)
Two-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
53
Picture of the Fairchild Republic T-46
National Flag Graphic
1985
Fairchild Republic T-46
Military Primary Jet Trainer Prototype
54
Picture of the FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie)
National Flag Graphic
1988
FMA IA-63 Pampa (Prairie)
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
55
Picture of the FMA SAIA 90
National Flag Graphic
1989
FMA SAIA 90
4th Generation Multirole Fighter / Fighter-Bomber
56
Picture of the Fokker 50 / 60
National Flag Graphic
1987
Fokker 50 / 60
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
57
Picture of the General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
National Flag Graphic
1981
General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
58
Picture of the General Dynamics F-16XL
National Flag Graphic
1982
General Dynamics F-16XL
Technology Demonstrator / Research Aircraft
59
Picture of the Grumman X-29
National Flag Graphic
1982
Grumman X-29
Forward-Swept Wing Technology Demonstrator
60
Picture of the Gulfstream C-20
National Flag Graphic
1983
Gulfstream C-20
Government / Military VIP Passenger Transport
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61
Picture of the Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Harbin SH-5 (Shuishang Hongzhaji)
Amphibious Flying Boat / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
62
Picture of the Harbin Y-12
National Flag Graphic
1985
Harbin Y-12
Twin-Engine Turboprop Utility Aircraft
63
Picture of the Hawker Model 800
National Flag Graphic
1983
Hawker Model 800
Mid-Sized VIP / Corporate Jet Aircraft
64
Picture of the IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
National Flag Graphic
1986
IAI Lavi (Young Lion)
4th Generation Multirole Fighter Prototype / Technology Demonstrator
65
Picture of the IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
National Flag Graphic
1986
IAI RQ-2 Pioneer
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
66
Picture of the IAI Scout
National Flag Graphic
1981
IAI Scout
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
67
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-102
National Flag Graphic
1982
Ilyushin IL-102
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft Prototype
68
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
69
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-86 (Camber)
National Flag Graphic
1980
Ilyushin IL-86 (Camber)
Wide-Body Passenger Airliner
70
Picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
71
Picture of the Kawasaki T-4
National Flag Graphic
1988
Kawasaki T-4
Subsonic Intermediate Jet Trainer Aircraft
72
Picture of the Korean Air KF-5F (Jegong-Ho)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Korean Air KF-5F (Jegong-Ho)
Twin-Seat Advanced Jet Trainer (AJT)
73
Picture of the Lockheed CP-140 Aurora
National Flag Graphic
1980
Lockheed CP-140 Aurora
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
74
Picture of the Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Aircraft
75
Picture of the Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk
Low-Observable / Stealth Strike Aircraft
76
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
National Flag Graphic
1986
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
77
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
78
Picture of the Lun (Ekranoplan)
National Flag Graphic
1987
Lun (Ekranoplan)
Ground Effect Flying Boat / Anti-Ship Warfare Aircraft
79
Picture of the MBB Lampyridae (Firefly)
National Flag Graphic
1985
MBB Lampyridae (Firefly)
Supersonic Stealth Fighter Proposal
80
Picture of the MBB-Kawasaki BK 117
National Flag Graphic
1982
MBB-Kawasaki BK 117
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
81
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-80
National Flag Graphic
1980
McDonnell Douglas / Boeing MD-80
Narrow-Body Jet Airliner
82
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
National Flag Graphic
1983
McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
Carrier-based Strike Aircraft Proposal
83
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
National Flag Graphic
1983
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
Multirole Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
84
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
National Flag Graphic
1982
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
85
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
86
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
87
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
88
Picture of the Mitsubishi F-15J (Peace Eagle)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Mitsubishi F-15J (Peace Eagle)
Air Superiority Fighter
89
Picture of the Northrop F-20 Tigershark
National Flag Graphic
1982
Northrop F-20 Tigershark
Multi-Role Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
90
Picture of the Northrop Tacit Blue
National Flag Graphic
1982
Northrop Tacit Blue
Stealth Technology Demonstrator Aircraft
91
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
National Flag Graphic
1985
Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
92
Picture of the Pilatus PC-9
National Flag Graphic
1984
Pilatus PC-9
Twin-Seat, Single-Engine Basic Trainer Aircraft
93
Picture of the Piper PA-46 (Malibu / Matrix)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Piper PA-46 (Malibu / Matrix)
Single-Engine Light Aircraft
94
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
National Flag Graphic
1985
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
95
Picture of the Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Reconnaissance Drone
96
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
National Flag Graphic
1986
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
97
Picture of the Saab 340
National Flag Graphic
1984
Saab 340
Regional Passenger Airliner / Special Missions Platform
98
Picture of the Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Shaanxi Y-8 (Yunshuji-8)
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
99
Picture of the Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
National Flag Graphic
1980
Shenyang (AVIC) J-8 / J-8 II (Finback)
Multirole / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
100
Picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
National Flag Graphic
1985
Short C-23 Sherpa
Twin-Engine Utility Multirole Transport Aircraft
101
Picture of the Short Model 360
National Flag Graphic
1982
Short Model 360
Light Utility Transport Aircraft
102
Picture of the Short Tucano
National Flag Graphic
1989
Short Tucano
Two-Seat Turboprop-Powered Basic Trainer Aircraft
103
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
104
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Multirole Transport Helicopter
105
Picture of the Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
National Flag Graphic
1984
Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk
Multi-Mission Maritime Helicopter
106
Picture of the Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
National Flag Graphic
1988
Sikorsky VH-60 White Hawk
Presidential / VIP Transport Helicopter
107
Picture of the SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon
National Flag Graphic
1983
SOCATA TB-30 Epsilon
Basic Trainer Aircraft
108
Picture of the SOKO G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull)
National Flag Graphic
1983
SOKO G-4 Super Galeb (Super Seagull)
Light Attack / Advanced Trainer Aircraft
109
Picture of the Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Space Shuttle Discovery (OV-103)
Reusable Space Shuttle Orbiter
110
Picture of the ST Aerospace A-4SU Super Skyhawk
National Flag Graphic
1989
ST Aerospace A-4SU Super Skyhawk
Fighter-Bomber / Advanced Jet Trainer Aircraft
111
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
112
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-26
National Flag Graphic
1984
Sukhoi Su-26
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Aerobatic Aircraft
113
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
1985
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
114
Picture of the Tadiran Mastiff
National Flag Graphic
1981
Tadiran Mastiff
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
115
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-143 (Reys / Flight)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Tupolev Tu-143 (Reys / Flight)
Reconnaissance Drone
116
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
National Flag Graphic
1989
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
117
Picture of the Valmet L-70 Vinka
National Flag Graphic
1980
Valmet L-70 Vinka
Basic Military Trainer Aircraft
118
Picture of the Xian Y-7
National Flag Graphic
1985
Xian Y-7
Turboprop-Powered Regional Airliner / Cargo Aircraft
119
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
National Flag Graphic
1987
Yakovlev Yak-41 (Freestyle / Yak-141)
Prototype VTOL Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft

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