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There are a total of [ 62 ] Active U.S. Army Aviation Aircraft (2022) 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. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
National Flag Graphic
2003
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
2
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
National Flag Graphic
2008
AeroVironment RQ-20 Puma
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
3
Picture of the AeroVironment Switchblade
National Flag Graphic
2020
AeroVironment Switchblade
Man-Portable Loitering Missile UAV
4
Picture of the Air Tractor AT-802
National Flag Graphic
1990
Air Tractor AT-802
Multirole Light Aircraft
5
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) C-212 Aviocar
National Flag Graphic
1974
Airbus Military (CASA) C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
6
Picture of the Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus Military (CASA) CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
7
Picture of the Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
National Flag Graphic
2001
Beechcraft / Raytheon T-6 Texan II
Tandem-Seat Basic Trainer Aircraft
8
Picture of the Beechcraft C-12 Huron
National Flag Graphic
1974
Beechcraft C-12 Huron
Military Utility / Special Mission Aircraft
9
Picture of the Beechcraft King Air
National Flag Graphic
1964
Beechcraft King Air
Multirole Transport Aircraft
10
Picture of the Beechcraft Super King Air
National Flag Graphic
1972
Beechcraft Super King Air
Twin-Engine Utility Aircraft
11
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
National Flag Graphic
2007
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
12
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
13
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
National Flag Graphic
1976
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15 Eagle
Multirole / Air Superiority Fighter Aircraft
14
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle
National Flag Graphic
1988
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) F-15E Strike Eagle
Strike Fighter Aircraft
15
Picture of the Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
National Flag Graphic
1981
Boeing (McDonnell Douglas) KC-10 Extender
Advanced Tanker and Cargo Aircraft
16
Picture of the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
National Flag Graphic
1955
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
High-Altitude, Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber
17
Picture of the Boeing C-135 Stratolifter
National Flag Graphic
1957
Boeing C-135 Stratolifter
Military Transport Aircraft
18
Picture of the Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
National Flag Graphic
1995
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III
Tactical / Strategic Military Transport Aircraft
19
Picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
National Flag Graphic
1977
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
20
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
21
Picture of the Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
National Flag Graphic
2009
Boeing E-7 Wedgetail
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AEW&C) Aircraft
22
Picture of the Boeing F-15EX Eagle II
National Flag Graphic
2021
Boeing F-15EX Eagle II
Air Superiority / Multirole Fighter Aircraft
23
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
National Flag Graphic
2016
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle 2
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
24
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
National Flag Graphic
1957
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
25
Picture of the Boeing Phantom Works MQ-28A (Ghost Bat)
National Flag Graphic
2026
Boeing Phantom Works MQ-28A (Ghost Bat)
Loyal Wingman / Attritable UAS
26
Picture of the Boeing RC-135
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing RC-135
Multi-Role, Multi-Mission Reconnaissance Aircraft
27
Picture of the Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One)
National Flag Graphic
1990
Boeing VC-25 (Air Force One)
Presidential Air Transport Aircraft
28
Picture of the Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Bombardier Dash 8 (DHC-8 / Q-Series)
Turboprop Passenger Airliner / Cargo Hauling Aircraft
29
Picture of the Cirrus SR20
National Flag Graphic
1999
Cirrus SR20
Lightweight General Aviation (GA) Aircraft
30
Picture of the Diamond DA40 (Diamond Star)
National Flag Graphic
1997
Diamond DA40 (Diamond Star)
Light-class Trainer / Utility Aircraft
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31
Picture of the Dornier Do 328
National Flag Graphic
1993
Dornier Do 328
Passenger Airliner
32
Picture of the Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
National Flag Graphic
1976
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
Close Air Support (CAS) / Forward Air Control (FAC)
33
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
National Flag Graphic
1995
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
34
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
National Flag Graphic
2009
General Atomics MQ-1C Gray Eagle (Sky Warrior)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
35
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
2007
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
36
Picture of the Gulfstream C-20
National Flag Graphic
1983
Gulfstream C-20
Government / Military VIP Passenger Transport
37
Picture of the Leonardo C-27 Spartan
National Flag Graphic
1997
Leonardo C-27 Spartan
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport Aircraft
38
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
National Flag Graphic
1972
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
39
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
40
Picture of the Lockheed C-130 Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1956
Lockheed C-130 Hercules
Tactical Transport / Multi-role / Multi-Mission Aircraft
41
Picture of the Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
National Flag Graphic
1970
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
Strategic Heavy-Lifter Transport Aircraft
42
Picture of the Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
Electronic Countermeasures (ECM) Aircraft
43
Picture of the Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1964
Lockheed HC-130 Hercules / Super Hercules
Long-Range Surveillance / Search and Rescue (SAR) Aircraft
44
Picture of the Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
National Flag Graphic
2013
Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II
General Transport / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Aerial Refueling Aircraft
45
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
1999
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
46
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-16  Fighting Falcon
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
Lightweight Multirole 4th Generation Fighter
47
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
National Flag Graphic
2005
Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
5th Generation Air Dominance Fighter
48
Picture of the Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
National Flag Graphic
2016
Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
Advanced Multi-Role Strike Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
49
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
National Flag Graphic
2007
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
50
Picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
National Flag Graphic
1955
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
High-Altitude Surveillance Aircraft
51
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
National Flag Graphic
1966
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Special Forces Transport Aircraft
52
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
National Flag Graphic
2011
Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
53
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
National Flag Graphic
1986
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
54
Picture of the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
National Flag Graphic
1997
Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit
Strategic Heavy Bomber / Stealth Bomber
55
Picture of the Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)
National Flag Graphic
1996
Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS (JSTARS)
Airborne Battle Management Platform Aircraft
56
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
National Flag Graphic
2001
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) UAV
57
Picture of the Northrop T-38 Talon
National Flag Graphic
1961
Northrop T-38 Talon
Supersonic Jet-Powered Advanced Training Aircraft
58
Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
National Flag Graphic
1994
Pilatus PC-12
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
59
Picture of the PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
National Flag Graphic
1993
PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Transport Aircraft
60
Picture of the Rockwell B-1 Lancer
National Flag Graphic
1986
Rockwell B-1 Lancer
Long-Range Strategic Heavy Bomber Aircraft
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61
Picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
National Flag Graphic
1985
Short C-23 Sherpa
Twin-Engine Utility Multirole Transport Aircraft
62
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
1991
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter

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