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Cold War U.S. Interceptor Aircraft (1947-1991)

The threat being posed by ever-advancing Soviet jet bombers forced many-an-interceptor emerging from the United States to be equally advanced.

Cold War U.S. Interceptor Aircraft (1947-1991)

The threat being posed by ever-advancing Soviet jet bombers forced many-an-interceptor emerging from the United States to be equally advanced.

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There are a total of 43 Cold War U.S. Interceptor Aircraft (1947-1991) 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. This listing also includes prototype, conceptual and experimental types. Also consider S.A.C. (Strategic Air Command) aircraft.





Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
001
National Flag Graphic
1961
Bell XP-83
Jet-Powered Escort Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Bell XP-83
002
National Flag Graphic
1945
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
003
National Flag Graphic
1983
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
004
National Flag Graphic
1976
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
005
National Flag Graphic
1940
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Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
006
National Flag Graphic
1950
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
007
National Flag Graphic
1956
CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
008
National Flag Graphic
1959
CONVAIR Skate
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
009
National Flag Graphic
1949
Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
Prototype Interceptor / Night-Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
0010
National Flag Graphic
1948
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
0011
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
High-Altitude Carrier-borne Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
0012
National Flag Graphic
1956
Douglas F6D Missileer
Carrier-Based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Douglas F6D Missileer
0013
National Flag Graphic
1959
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
0014
National Flag Graphic
1960
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Swing-Wing Carrierborne Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
0015
National Flag Graphic
1974
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
0016
National Flag Graphic
1943
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Grumman F8F Bearcat
0017
National Flag Graphic
1945
IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
Picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
0018
National Flag Graphic
1976
Lockheed CL-1200 (Lancer) / (X-27)
Lightweight Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the Lockheed CL-1200 (Lancer) / (X-27)
0019
National Flag Graphic
1970
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Single-Seat High-Speed Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
0020
National Flag Graphic
1958
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
All-Weather Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed F-94 Starfire
0021
National Flag Graphic
1950
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
0022
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed YF-12
High-Altitude, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed YF-12
0023
National Flag Graphic
1963
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
0024
National Flag Graphic
1960
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Twin-Engine Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
0025
National Flag Graphic
1957
McDonnell F2H Banshee
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Carrierborne Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the McDonnell F2H Banshee
0026
National Flag Graphic
1947
McDonnell F3H Demon
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor / Fighter-Bomber
Picture of the McDonnell F3H Demon
0027
National Flag Graphic
1956
McDonnell Model 60
Carrier-based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the McDonnell Model 60
0028
National Flag Graphic
1948
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
0029
National Flag Graphic
1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
0030
National Flag Graphic
1970
North American F-86D/K/L (Sabre Dog)
All-Weather Jet-Powered Interceptor
Picture of the North American F-86D/K/L (Sabre Dog)
0031
National Flag Graphic
1949
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
0032
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American XF-108 Rapier
Long-Range, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
Picture of the North American XF-108 Rapier
0033
National Flag Graphic
1955
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
0034
National Flag Graphic
1962
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
All-Weather Interceptor Aircraft
Picture of the Northrop F-89 Scorpion
0035
National Flag Graphic
1950
Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
Supersonic Mixed-Propulsion Interceptor Proposal
Picture of the Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
0036
National Flag Graphic
1956
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
High-Altitude Interceptor Prototype
Picture of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
0037
National Flag Graphic
1949
Ryan FR Fireball
Mixed-Power Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Ryan FR Fireball
0038
National Flag Graphic
1945
Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
Multirole Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
0039
National Flag Graphic
1960
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
0040
National Flag Graphic
1985
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
0041
National Flag Graphic
1938
Vought F4U Corsair
Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
Picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
0042
National Flag Graphic
1942
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft Prototype
Picture of the Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
0043
National Flag Graphic
1958


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