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Special Forces Aircraft

Special forces of the world receive very specialized aircraft when attempting to complete their equally-specialized missions.

Special Forces Aircraft

Special forces of the world receive very specialized aircraft when attempting to complete their equally-specialized missions.

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There are a total of 104 Special Forces Aircraft 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 includes fixed-wing, rotary-wing, and drone platforms that can be outfitted with special mission gear.

This listing is part of our Special Forces Weapons collection.




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AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
001
National Flag Graphic
2002
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
002
National Flag Graphic
2001
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
003
National Flag Graphic
2010
Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
004
National Flag Graphic
1966
Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Lightweight Multi-Role Military / Civilian Helicopter
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
005
National Flag Graphic
1973
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
006
National Flag Graphic
2003
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
007
National Flag Graphic
2007
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
008
National Flag Graphic
2002
Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
009
National Flag Graphic
2007
Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1990
Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Medium Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
0011
National Flag Graphic
2005
Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
0012
National Flag Graphic
2016
Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
0013
National Flag Graphic
1982
Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
0014
National Flag Graphic
1974
Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
0015
National Flag Graphic
1988
Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
Picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
0016
National Flag Graphic
2001
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
0017
National Flag Graphic
2007
Bell Model 212
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Bell Model 212
0018
National Flag Graphic
1968
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Bell Model 412
0019
National Flag Graphic
1981
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
0020
National Flag Graphic
1969
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
0021
National Flag Graphic
1959
Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Special Missions Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
0022
National Flag Graphic
2020
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
0023
National Flag Graphic
1984
Bluebird Aero Spylite
Unmanned Aircraft System
Picture of the Bluebird Aero Spylite
0024
National Flag Graphic
2012
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
0025
National Flag Graphic
1980
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
0026
National Flag Graphic
1962
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
0027
National Flag Graphic
1977
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
0028
National Flag Graphic
2005
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
0029
National Flag Graphic
1957
Boeing MH-139
Multi-Mission Medium-Lift Military Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing MH-139
0030
National Flag Graphic
2021
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
0031
National Flag Graphic
1964
CASC CH-7
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Stealth Combat Drone
Picture of the CASC CH-7
0032
National Flag Graphic
2022
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Civilian-Military Transport / Light Utility Aircraft
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
0033
National Flag Graphic
1966
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Twin-Engine Light Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star
0034
National Flag Graphic
2004
General Aircraft Hamilcar
Towed Heavy-class Combat Glider
Picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
0035
National Flag Graphic
1942
General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
0036
National Flag Graphic
2016
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
0037
National Flag Graphic
1995
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
0038
National Flag Graphic
2007
Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
0039
National Flag Graphic
2008
HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
Gunship / Multirole Military Helicopter
Picture of the HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
0040
National Flag Graphic
2012
Handley Page Hastings
Four-Engined Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Handley Page Hastings
0041
National Flag Graphic
1948
Harbin Z-5
Transport / Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Harbin Z-5
0042
National Flag Graphic
1965
Harbin Z-8
Maritime Multirole Navy Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Harbin Z-8
0043
National Flag Graphic
1976
Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Medium-Lift Transport / Gunship Helicopter
Picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
0044
National Flag Graphic
1994
IAI Arava (Willow)
STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft
Picture of the IAI Arava (Willow)
0045
National Flag Graphic
1973
IAI Green Dragon
Expendable Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
Picture of the IAI Green Dragon
0046
National Flag Graphic
2017
IAI ROTEM L
Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
Picture of the IAI ROTEM L
0047
National Flag Graphic
2017
IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
Picture of the IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
0048
National Flag Graphic
2014
Ilyushin IL-112
Light-class Military Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-112
0049
National Flag Graphic
2021
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
0050
National Flag Graphic
1975
Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) / Light Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-219
0051
National Flag Graphic
2019
Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245
0052
National Flag Graphic
2020
Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter
Picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
0053
National Flag Graphic
2018
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
0054
National Flag Graphic
1999
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
0055
National Flag Graphic
2014
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
0056
National Flag Graphic
2015
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
0057
National Flag Graphic
2014
Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
Picture of the Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
0058
National Flag Graphic
1978
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
0059
National Flag Graphic
1972
Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
0060
National Flag Graphic
2010
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
0061
National Flag Graphic
1965
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
0062
National Flag Graphic
1999
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
0063
National Flag Graphic
2007
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
Picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
0064
National Flag Graphic
1955
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Special Forces Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
0065
National Flag Graphic
1966
Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
0066
National Flag Graphic
2011
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
0067
National Flag Graphic
1986
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
0068
National Flag Graphic
1982
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
0069
National Flag Graphic
1966
MBDA Spectre
Combat Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the MBDA Spectre
0070
National Flag Graphic
2023
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
0071
National Flag Graphic
1982
Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Navy Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
0072
National Flag Graphic
1975
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Light Utility / Training Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
0073
National Flag Graphic
1965
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
0074
National Flag Graphic
1973
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
0075
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
0076
National Flag Graphic
2005
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
0077
National Flag Graphic
1953
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
Military / Civilian Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
0078
National Flag Graphic
1962
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
0079
National Flag Graphic
1967
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) UAV
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
0080
National Flag Graphic
2001
Pilatus PC-12
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
0081
National Flag Graphic
1994
PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Transport Aircraft
Picture of the PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
0082
National Flag Graphic
1993
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
0083
National Flag Graphic
1985
Saab GlobalEye
Airborne Early Warning and Control Special-Mission Aircraft Platform
Picture of the Saab GlobalEye
0084
National Flag Graphic
2019
Short 360
Light Utility Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Short 360
0085
National Flag Graphic
1982
Short C-23 Sherpa
Twin-Engine Utility Multirole Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
0086
National Flag Graphic
1985
Short Skyvan
Military / Civilian Utility Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Short Skyvan
0087
National Flag Graphic
1963
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
0088
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
0089
National Flag Graphic
2018
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
0090
National Flag Graphic
1950
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
0091
National Flag Graphic
1991
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
0092
National Flag Graphic
1990
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Multirole Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
0093
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Light-class Attack / Multirole Helicopter Prototype
Picture of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider
0094
National Flag Graphic
2020
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
0095
National Flag Graphic
1979
Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
Picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
0096
National Flag Graphic
1941
Sukhoi Zond (Series)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Sukhoi Zond (Series)
0097
National Flag Graphic
2015
Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
Picture of the Tactical Robotics Cormorant
0098
National Flag Graphic
2020
TAI Anka
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV)
Picture of the TAI Anka
0099
National Flag Graphic
2018
TAI T-625 (Gokbey)
Twin-Engine Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
Picture of the TAI T-625 (Gokbey)
00100
National Flag Graphic
2020
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Transall C-160
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Transall C-160
00101
National Flag Graphic
1967
WB Electronics FlyEye
Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)
Picture of the WB Electronics FlyEye
00102
National Flag Graphic
2013
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
Picture of the Westland Lysander
00103
National Flag Graphic
1938
Ziyan Blowfish
Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)
Picture of the Ziyan Blowfish
00104
National Flag Graphic
2015


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