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Aircraft by Type

Aircraft can be designed to accomplish a variety of roles over the battlefield - this section details just that.

Aircraft by Type

Aircraft can be designed to accomplish a variety of roles over the battlefield - this section details just that.

OVERVIEW



World War 1 spurred development of many different aircraft types based on over-battlefield need. This gave rise to fighters and bombers and, from this, arrived sub-groupings to cover reconnaissance, interceptors and the like. Today, the multirole aircraft has redefined the military warplane by providing nearly a single source for all of the over-battlefield needs required by warplanners.

This page has been organized to provide better access to the various sections of this website (where the total record count numbers above 5,000 individual entries). Major and minor categories are presented below in Alphabetical (A-Z) order. Subgroups tied to a parent category follow their parent topic.






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Aerial Tankers
Radar icon
Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
Airliner icon
Airliners: All
Airliner icon
Airliners: Modern
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Airliners: By Carrier
Blimp airship icon
Airships, Blimps & Zeppelins
Anti-Submarine icon
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Biplane aircraft icon
Biplanes
Aerial bomb icon
Bombers: All
Aerial bomb icon
Bombers: Medium
Aerial bomb icon
Bombers: Heavy
Aerial bomb icon
Bombers: Dive
Aerial bomb icon
Bombers: Torpedo
Business Jet icon
Business Jets (Bizjets)
Close Air Support icon
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Commercial aircraft icon
Commercial Aircraft: All
Electronic Warfare aircraft icon
Electronic Warfare (EW)
Fighter aircraft icon
Fighters: All
Fighter aircraft icon
Fighters: 4th Generation
Fighter aircraft icon
Fighters: 5th Generation
Fighter aircraft icon
Fighters: Strike
Floatplane aircraft icon
Floatplanes
Flying Boat icon
Flying Boats
Flying Wing aircraft icon
Flying Wings
Commercial aircraft icon
General Aviation (GA)
Glider aircraft icon
Gliders
Gunship aircraft icon
Gunships: Fixed-Wing
Helicopter icon
Gunships: Rotary-Wing
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: All
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: Attack
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: Gunship
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: Scout
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: Transport
Helicopter icon
Helicopters: Unmanned
Interceptor aircraft icon
Interceptors
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MEDEVAC
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Multirole / Multipurpose
Nighthawk icon
Nightfighters
Crosshair icon
Reconnaissance / Scouts
Angel icon
Search & Rescue (SAR)
Satellite icon
Space
Special Forces icon
Special Forces
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Special Purpose
Trainer aircraft icon
Trainers: All
Trainer aircraft icon
Trainers: Modern
Transport aircraft icon
Transports: All
Triplane aircraft icon
Triplanes
Unmanned Air Vehicle / drone icon
UAVs: All
Unmanned Air Vehicle / drone icon
UAVs: ISR
Unmanned Air Vehicle / drone icon
UAVs: UCAV
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X-Planes / Prototypes
Engine icon
Radial-Engined
Engine icon
Inline-Engined
Engine icon
Turbojet-Equipped
Engine icon
Turbofan-Equipped