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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 103 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.






#1
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#2
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#3
2010
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#4
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#5
1973
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Lightweight Multi-Role Military / Civilian Helicopter
ADVERTISEMENTS
#6
2003
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
#7
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
#8
2002
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#9
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
#10
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Light Utility Helicopter
#11
2005
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Medium Transport Helicopter
#12
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
#13
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
#14
1974
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
#15
1988
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#16
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
#17
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
#18
1968
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 212
Bell Model 212
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
#19
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell Model 412
Bell Model 412
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
#20
1969
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
#21
1959
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
#22
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Special Missions Aircraft
#23
1984
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
#24
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Bluebird Aero Spylite
Bluebird Aero Spylite
Unmanned Aircraft System
#25
1980
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
#26
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
#27
1977
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
#28
2005
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
#29
1957
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
#30
2021
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing MH-139
Boeing MH-139
Multi-Mission Medium-Lift Military Helicopter
#31
1964
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
#32
2022
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the CASC CH-7
CASC CH-7
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Stealth Combat Drone
#33
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
Civilian-Military Transport / Light Utility Aircraft
#34
2004
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Twin-Engine Light Utility Aircraft
#35
1942
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
General Aircraft Hamilcar
Towed Heavy-class Combat Glider
#36
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#37
1995
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
#38
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
#39
2008
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
#40
2012
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
Gunship / Multirole Military Helicopter
#41
1948
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Handley Page Hastings
Handley Page Hastings
Four-Engined Transport Aircraft
#42
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harbin Z-5
Harbin Z-5
Transport / Utility Helicopter
#43
1976
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harbin Z-8
Harbin Z-8
Maritime Multirole Navy Transport Helicopter
#44
1994
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Medium-Lift Transport / Gunship Helicopter
#45
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IAI Green Dragon
IAI Green Dragon
Expendable Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
#46
2017
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IAI ROTEM L
IAI ROTEM L
Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
#47
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
#48
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-112
Ilyushin IL-112
Light-class Military Transport Aircraft
#49
1975
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
#50
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) / Light Utility Aircraft
#51
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
#52
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter
#53
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
#54
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
#55
2015
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
#56
2014
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#57
1978
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
#58
1972
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
#59
2010
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
#60
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft
#61
1999
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
#62
2007
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#63
1955
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
#64
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Special Forces Transport Aircraft
#65
2011
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
#66
1986
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
#67
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#68
1966
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
#69
2023
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MBDA Spectre
MBDA Spectre
Combat Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#70
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
#71
1975
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Navy Helicopter
#72
1965
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Light Utility / Training Helicopter
#73
1973
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
#74
1983
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#75
2005
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
#76
1953
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
#77
1962
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
Military / Civilian Multirole Helicopter
#78
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
#79
2001
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
#80
1994
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
Pilatus PC-12
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
#81
1993
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Transport Aircraft
#82
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
PZL W-3 Sokol
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
#83
2019
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Saab GlobalEye
Saab GlobalEye
Airborne Early Warning and Control Special-Mission Aircraft Platform
#84
1982
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Short 360
Short 360
Light Utility Transport Aircraft
#85
1985
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
Short C-23 Sherpa
Twin-Engine Utility Multirole Transport Aircraft
#86
1963
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Short Skyvan
Short Skyvan
Military / Civilian Utility Transport Aircraft
#87
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#88
2018
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
#89
1950
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
#90
1991
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter
#91
1990
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
#92
1981
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Multirole Transport Helicopter
#93
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Light-class Attack / Multirole Helicopter Prototype
#94
1979
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#95
1941
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
#96
2015
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Sukhoi Zond (Series)
Sukhoi Zond (Series)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#97
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
#98
2016
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TAI Anka
TAI Anka
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV)
#99
2020
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the TAI T-625
TAI T-625
Twin-Engine Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
#100
1967
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Transall C-160
Transall C-160
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
#101
2013
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the WB Electronics FlyEye
WB Electronics FlyEye
Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)
#102
1938
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Westland Lysander
Westland Lysander
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
#103
2015
National Flag Graphic
Picture of the Ziyan Blowfish
Ziyan Blowfish
Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)