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United States Strategic Air Command (SAC) relied upon a variety of aircraft types to deter - and in some cases counter - Soviet aggression during the Cold War period.

There are a total of [ 36 ] Strategic Air Command (SAC) Aircraft 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.
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1
Picture of the Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
National Flag Graphic
1941
Beechcraft C-45 (Expeditor)
Utility / Trainer Aircraft
2
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
3
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
Advanced Tanker and Cargo Aircraft
4
Picture of the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
National Flag Graphic
1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Four-Engined Heavy Bomber Aircraft
5
Picture of the Boeing B-29 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1943
Boeing B-29 Superfortress
Strategic Long-Range, High-Altitude Heavy Bomber Aircraft
6
Picture of the Boeing B-47 Stratojet
National Flag Graphic
1951
Boeing B-47 Stratojet
Strategic Medium / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
7
Picture of the Boeing B-50 Superfortress
National Flag Graphic
1948
Boeing B-50 Superfortress
Heavy Bomber / Long-Range Reconnaissance Platform
8
Picture of the Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
National Flag Graphic
1944
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter
Transport Aircraft
9
Picture of the Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post
National Flag Graphic
1975
Boeing E-4 Advanced Airborne Command Post
National Emergency Airborne Command Post Aircraft
10
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
National Flag Graphic
1957
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
11
Picture of the Consolidated PBY Catalina
National Flag Graphic
1936
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Long-Range Maritime Patrol Flying Boat
12
Picture of the CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
National Flag Graphic
1949
CONVAIR B-36 Peacemaker
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
13
Picture of the CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
National Flag Graphic
1960
CONVAIR B-58 Hustler
Supersonic Delta-Winged Jet-Powered Medium Bomber
14
Picture of the CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
National Flag Graphic
1956
CONVAIR F-102 Delta Dagger
Single-Seat Supersonic Interceptor Aircraft
15
Picture of the Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
National Flag Graphic
1944
Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
Twin-Engine Medium Bomber / Heavy Attack Aircraft
16
Picture of the Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
National Flag Graphic
1950
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
17
Picture of the Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-47 (Skytrain / Dakota)
Medium Transport Aircraft
18
Picture of the Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
National Flag Graphic
1942
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Four-Engine Military Transport Aircraft
19
Picture of the English Electric Canberra
National Flag Graphic
1951
English Electric Canberra
High-Altitude Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
20
Picture of the Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
National Flag Graphic
1949
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar
Military Transport / Gunship Aircraft
21
Picture of the General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
National Flag Graphic
1967
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
Long-Range Strategic Medium Bomber / Tactical Strike Aircraft
22
Picture of the Grumman HU-16 Albatross
National Flag Graphic
1949
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
Flying Boat / Utility Transport Aircraft
23
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
24
Picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
National Flag Graphic
1955
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
High-Altitude Surveillance Aircraft
25
Picture of the Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
National Flag Graphic
1945
Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
Single-Seat, Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
26
Picture of the Lockheed SR-71 (Blackbird)
National Flag Graphic
1966
Lockheed SR-71 (Blackbird)
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
27
Picture of the North American B-45 Tornado
National Flag Graphic
1948
North American B-45 Tornado
Jet-Powered Bomber Aircraft
28
Picture of the North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
National Flag Graphic
1946
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
Long-Range Escort / Ground Attack / Nightfighter Aircraft
29
Picture of the North American F-86 Sabre
National Flag Graphic
1949
North American F-86 Sabre
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
30
Picture of the North American P-51 Mustang
National Flag Graphic
1942
North American P-51 Mustang
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon
National Flag Graphic
1961
Northrop T-38 Talon
Supersonic Jet-Powered Advanced Training Aircraft
32
Picture of the Piper L-4 Grasshopper
National Flag Graphic
1941
Piper L-4 Grasshopper
Light Observation Aircraft
33
Picture of the Republic F-84 Thunderjet
National Flag Graphic
1947
Republic F-84 Thunderjet
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter-Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
34
Picture of the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
National Flag Graphic
1942
Republic P-47 Thunderbolt
Single-Seat, Single-Engine Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
35
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
National Flag Graphic
1986
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
36
Picture of the Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
National Flag Graphic
1961
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
Ship-based Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Helicopter

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