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NATO Cold War Aircraft (1948 - 1989)


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NATO stood as Europe's first line of defense against the Soviet Union following the close of World War 2.

There are a total of [ 47 ] NATO Cold War Aircraft (1948 - 1989) entries 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.




1/47
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1970
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (MBB) Bo 105
Airbus Helicopters (MBB) Bo 105
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
2/47
National flag icon
1969
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Airbus Helicopters SA 330 Puma
Medium Transport / Assault Helicopter
3/47
National flag icon
1952
Picture of the Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
Avro Canada CF-100 Canuck
Jet-Powered High-Altitude Interceptor Aircraft
4/47
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Avro Vulcan
Avro Vulcan
High-Altitude Long-Range Heavy Bomber
5/47
National flag icon
1974
Picture of the Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Military Utility / Special Mission Aircraft
6/47
National flag icon
1969
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
7/47
National flag icon
1976
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft
8/47
National flag icon
1977
Picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
9/47
National flag icon
1962
Picture of the Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Canadair CF-104 Starfighter
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Interceptor / Fighter Aircraft
10/47
National flag icon
1950
Picture of the Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Canadair CL-13 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
11/47
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
12/47
National flag icon
1961
Picture of the Dassault Mirage III
Dassault Mirage III
Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
13/47
National flag icon
1969
Picture of the Dassault Mirage V
Dassault Mirage V
Attack Aircraft / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
14/47
National flag icon
1946
Picture of the de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
de Havilland DH.100 Vampire
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
15/47
National flag icon
1952
Picture of the de Havilland DH.112 Venom
de Havilland DH.112 Venom
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber / Night-Fighter Aircraft
16/47
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
Douglas B-66 / RB-66 Destroyer
Tactical Light Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
17/47
National flag icon
1950
Picture of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
18/47
National flag icon
1960
Picture of the English Electric / BAC Lightning
English Electric / BAC Lightning
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
19/47
National flag icon
1951
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
20/47
National flag icon
1976
Picture of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
21/47
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the Fiat Aeritalia G.91 (Gina)
Fiat Aeritalia G.91 (Gina)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
22/47
National flag icon
1981
Picture of the General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
General Dynamics / Grumman EF-111 Raven
Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA)
23/47
National flag icon
1967
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
24/47
National flag icon
1944
Picture of the Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Gloster (Armstrong Whitworth) Meteor
Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
25/47
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Gloster Javelin
Gloster Javelin
Twin-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
26/47
National flag icon
1956
Picture of the Hawker Hunter
Hawker Hunter
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Daytime Interceptor / Strike Fighter Aircraft
27/47
National flag icon
1969
Picture of the Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
Hawker Siddeley Harrier / AV-8A
VTOL Strike / Reconnaissance / Trainer Aircraft
28/47
National flag icon
1978
Picture of the Leonardo AW159 (Lynx / Super Lynx)
Leonardo AW159 (Lynx / Super Lynx)
Multimission / Multirole Military Helicopter
29/47
National flag icon
1965
Picture of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft
30/47
National flag icon
1970
Picture of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Strategic Heavy-Lifter Transport Aircraft
31/47
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
Single-Seat High-Speed Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
32/47
National flag icon
1978
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
33/47
National flag icon
1966
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Special Forces Transport Aircraft
34/47
National flag icon
1983
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
McDonnell Douglas CF-18 Hornet
Multirole Jet-Powered Fighter Aircraft
35/47
National flag icon
1960
Picture of the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Multirole / Carrierbased Fighter / Strike Fighter Aircraft
36/47
National flag icon
1957
Picture of the McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
Twin-Engine Interceptor / Reconnaissance Aircraft
37/47
National flag icon
1954
Picture of the North American F-100 Super Sabre
North American F-100 Super Sabre
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Air Superiority / Tactical Reconnaissance Aircraft
38/47
National flag icon
1966
Picture of the North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
Observation / Light Attack / Close-Air Support (CAS) Aircraft
39/47
National flag icon
1962
Picture of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter / Tiger / Tiger II
Single-Seat Lightweight Multirole Aircraft
40/47
National flag icon
1985
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Panavia Tornado ADV (Air Defense Variant)
Air Defense Fighter / Interceptor Aircraft
41/47
National flag icon
1990
Picture of the Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
Panavia Tornado ECR (Electronic Combat / Reconnaissance)
Suppression of Enemy Air Defense (SEAD) Aircraft
42/47
National flag icon
1979
Picture of the Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
Panavia Tornado IDS (InterDictor / Strike)
All-Weather, Low-Level Strike Aircraft
43/47
National flag icon
1958
Picture of the Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
Single-Seat Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance / Wild Weasel
44/47
National flag icon
1947
Picture of the Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
45/47
National flag icon
1973
Picture of the SEPECAT Jaguar
SEPECAT Jaguar
Strike Fighter Aircraft
46/47
National flag icon
1966
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
47/47
National flag icon
1955
Picture of the Vickers Valiant
Vickers Valiant
Strategic Bomber / Fuel Tanker / Photo Reconnaissance Aircraft
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