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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.

OVERVIEW



There are a total of 42 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.





#1
1961
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
Bell D-188 (XF3L / XF-109)
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Supersonic Multirole Aircraft Proposal
#2
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell XP-83
Bell XP-83
Jet-Powered Escort Fighter Aircraft Prototype
#3
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F/A-18 Hornet
Multirole Carrier-based Strike Fighter Aircraft
#4
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft
#5
1940
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bristol Beaufighter
Bristol Beaufighter
Twin-Engine Heavy Fighter / Night-Fighter Aircraft
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
#7
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
#8
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
CONVAIR F-106 Delta Dart
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
#9
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CONVAIR Skate
CONVAIR Skate
Seaplane Fighter / Flying Boat Fighter / Interceptor
#10
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
Curtiss-Wright XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk
Prototype Interceptor / Night-Fighter Aircraft
#11
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Multirole Heavy Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#12
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
Douglas F4D / F-6 Skyray
High-Altitude Carrier-borne Interceptor Aircraft
#13
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Douglas F6D Missileer
Douglas F6D Missileer
Carrier-Based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#14
1960
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Interceptor Aircraft
#15
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
Swing-Wing Carrierborne Fleet Defense Fighter Aircraft
#16
1943
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman F6F Hellcat
Grumman F6F Hellcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#17
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Grumman F8F Bearcat
Grumman F8F Bearcat
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#18
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
IAI Kfir (Lion Cub)
Multi-Role Combat Aircraft
#19
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed CL-1200 (Lancer) / (X-27)
Lockheed CL-1200 (Lancer) / (X-27)
Lightweight Jet-Powered Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
#20
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Single-Seat High-Speed Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
#21
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed F-94 Starfire
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
All-Weather Interceptor Aircraft
#22
1978
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-16  Fighting Falcon
Lockheed Martin (General Dynamics) F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
#23
1963
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed YF-12
Lockheed YF-12
High-Altitude, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft
#24
1960
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
#25
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Single-Seat Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#26
1947
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell F2H Banshee
McDonnell F2H Banshee
Single-Seat, Twin-Engine Carrierborne Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
#27
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell F3H Demon
McDonnell F3H Demon
Carrierborne Fighter / Interceptor / Fighter-Bomber
#28
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the McDonnell Model 60
McDonnell Model 60
Carrier-based Fleet Defense Fighter / Interceptor Proposal
#29
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
#30
1970
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Fighter-Interceptor Aircraft
#31
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
#32
1955
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the North American XF-108 Rapier
North American XF-108 Rapier
Long-Range, High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft Proposal
#33
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
#34
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northrop F-89 Scorpion
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
All-Weather Interceptor Aircraft
#35
1956
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
Republic XF-103 (Thunderwarrior)
Supersonic Mixed-Propulsion Interceptor Proposal
#36
1949
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor
High-Altitude Interceptor Prototype
#37
1945
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ryan FR Fireball
Ryan FR Fireball
Mixed-Power Fighter Aircraft
#38
1960
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
Saab J35 Draken (Dragon / Kite)
Multirole Fighter Aircraft
#39
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
#40
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Supermarine Spitfire
Supermarine Spitfire
Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
#41
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vought F4U Corsair
Vought F4U Corsair
Carrier-Based Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night Fighter
#42
1958
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
Vought XF8U-3 Crusader III
Carrier-based Fighter Aircraft Prototype