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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.


Aerial Tankers
Airborne Early Warning (AEW)
Airliners (All)
Airliners (Modern)
Airliners (By Carrier)
Airships, Blimps & Zeppelins
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW)
Biplanes
Bombers (All)
Bombers (Medium)
Bombers (Heavy)
Bombers (Dive)
Bombers (Torpedo)
Business Jets
Close-Air Support (CAS)
Commercial Aircraft (All)
Commercial (Supersonic)
Electronic Warfare (EW)
Fighters (All)
Fighters (4th Generation)
Fighters (5th Generation)
Fighters (6th Generation)
Fighters (Strike)
Floatplanes
Flying Boats
Flying Wings
General Aviation
Gliders
Gunships (Fixed-Wing)
Gunships (Rotary-Wing)
Helicopters (All)
Helicopters (Attack)
Helicopters (Gunships)
Helicopters (Scouts)
Helicopters (Transports)
Helicopters (Unmanned)
Interceptors
MEDEVAC
Multirole / Multipurpose
Nightfighters
Reconnaissance / Scouts
Search & Rescue (SAR)
Space
Special Forces
Special Purpose
Supersonic Aircraft
Swing-Wing Aircraft
Trainers (All)
Trainers (Modern)
Transports (All)>
Triplanes
UAVs (All)
UAVs (ISR)
UAVs (UCAV)
X-Planes
Engine (Radial)
Engine (Inline)
Engine (Turbojet)
Engine (Turbofan)


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