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Aircraft by Type - Fighters, Bombers, Helicopters and More


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

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.