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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.




Jump-to Entries:
1-100
| 101-200
| 201-300
| 301-400
| 401-500
| 501-600
| 601-700
| 701-800
| 801-900
| 901-1000
A
1
2002
Picture of the AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
AAI (Textron) RQ-7 Shadow
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
A
2
2001
Picture of the AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
AAI MQ-19 Aerosonde
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
A
3
2010
Picture of the Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
Aeronautics Defense Orbiter (series)
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Role Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
A
4
1966
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
Aerospatiale SA321 Super Frelon
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
A
5
1973
Picture of the Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
Aerospatiale SA342 Gazelle
National Flag Graphic
Lightweight Multi-Role Military / Civilian Helicopter
A
6
2003
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
AeroVironment RQ-11 Raven
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (SUAV)
A
7
2007
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
AeroVironment RQ-12A Wasp III
National Flag Graphic
Small Unmanned Aircraft System (SUAS)
A
8
2002
Picture of the AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
AeroVironment RQ-14 Dragon Eye
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Reconnaissance Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
A
9
2007
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
Airbus Helicopters (NHIndustries) NH90
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Transport / Utility Helicopter
A
10
1990
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
Airbus Helicopters H125 Fennec (Eurocopter AS550)
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
A
11
2005
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
Airbus Helicopters H725 (Caracal / Super Cougar) / (Eurocopter EC725)
National Flag Graphic
Medium Transport Helicopter
A
12
2016
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
Airbus Helicopters MRH90 Taipan
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Utility Helicopter
A
13
1982
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
Airbus Helicopters Super Puma / AS532 Cougar
National Flag Graphic
Multi-role Medium Lift Helicopter
A
14
1974
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
Airbus Military / CASA C-212 Aviocar
National Flag Graphic
Medium-class Multirole Utility Transport Aircraft
A
15
1988
Picture of the Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
Airbus Military / CASA CN-235
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Tactical Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
A
16
2001
Picture of the Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
Airbus Military / EADS CASA C-295
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Military Transport / Maritime Patrol Aircraft
B
17
2007
Picture of the Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey
National Flag Graphic
Tiltrotor VTOL Transport Aircraft
B
18
1968
Picture of the Bell Model 212
Bell Model 212
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Utility / Transport Helicopter
B
19
1981
Picture of the Bell Model 412
Bell Model 412
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Utility / Transport Helicopter
B
20
1969
Picture of the Bell OH-58 Kiowa
Bell OH-58 Kiowa
National Flag Graphic
Armed Scout and Reconnaissance / Light Attack Helicopter
B
21
1959
Picture of the Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Role / Utility / Attack / Transport Helicopter
B
22
2020
Picture of the Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
Beriev A-100 (Premiere)
National Flag Graphic
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Special Missions Aircraft
B
23
1984
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
National Flag Graphic
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
B
24
2012
Picture of the Bluebird Aero Spylite
Bluebird Aero Spylite
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aircraft System
B
25
1980
Picture of the Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
Boeing (Hughes) AH-6 / MH-6 Little Bird
National Flag Graphic
Light Attack / Observation / Transport Helicopter
B
26
1962
Picture of the Boeing CH-47 Chinook
Boeing CH-47 Chinook
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
B
27
1977
Picture of the Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
National Flag Graphic
Airborne Surveillance, Command, Control and Communications Aircraft
B
28
2005
Picture of the Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
Boeing Insitu ScanEagle
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle / Reconnaissance Drone
B
29
1957
Picture of the Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
National Flag Graphic
Airborne Refueling Tanker / Special Mission Military Aircraft
B
30
2021
Picture of the Boeing MH-139
Boeing MH-139
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Mission Medium-Lift Military Helicopter
B
31
1964
Picture of the Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift, Tandem Rotor Transport Helicopter
C
32
2022
Picture of the CASC CH-7
CASC CH-7
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, Long-Endurance (HALE) Stealth Combat Drone
d
33
1966
Picture of the de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter
National Flag Graphic
Civilian-Military Transport / Light Utility Aircraft
D
34
2004
Picture of the Diamond DA42 Twin Star
Diamond DA42 Twin Star
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Light Utility Aircraft
G
35
1942
Picture of the General Aircraft Hamilcar
General Aircraft Hamilcar
National Flag Graphic
Towed Heavy-class Combat Glider
G
36
2016
Picture of the General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
General Atomics Avenger (Predator C)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
G
37
1995
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
General Atomics MQ-1 Predator (Predator A)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / ISR Drone
G
38
2007
Picture of the General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper (Predator B)
National Flag Graphic
All-Weather Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
G
39
2008
Picture of the Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
Guizhou (AVIC) WZ-2000 (WuZhen-2000 / WZ-9)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Combat Air Vehicle (UCAV)
H
40
2012
Picture of the HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
HAL Rudra (ALH-WSI)
National Flag Graphic
Gunship / Multirole Military Helicopter
H
41
1948
Picture of the Handley Page Hastings
Handley Page Hastings
National Flag Graphic
Four-Engined Transport Aircraft
H
42
1965
Picture of the Harbin Z-5
Harbin Z-5
National Flag Graphic
Transport / Utility Helicopter
H
43
1976
Picture of the Harbin Z-8
Harbin Z-8
National Flag Graphic
Maritime Multirole Navy Transport Helicopter
H
44
1994
Picture of the Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
Harbin Z-9 (Haitun)
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Transport / Gunship Helicopter
I
45
1973
Picture of the IAI Arava (Willow)
IAI Arava (Willow)
National Flag Graphic
STOL (Short Take-Off and Landing) Transport Aircraft
I
46
2017
Picture of the IAI Green Dragon
IAI Green Dragon
National Flag Graphic
Expendable Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
I
47
2017
Picture of the IAI ROTEM L
IAI ROTEM L
National Flag Graphic
Expendable Quad-copter Loitering Munition Unmanned Air System (UAS)
I
48
2014
Picture of the IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
IAIO Yasir (Yasseer)
National Flag Graphic
Lightweight Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Drone
I
49
2021
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-112
Ilyushin IL-112
National Flag Graphic
Light-class Military Transport Aircraft
I
50
1975
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
I
51
2019
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-219
Indonesian Aerospace N-219
National Flag Graphic
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) / Light Utility Aircraft
I
52
2020
Picture of the Indonesian Aerospace N-245
Indonesian Aerospace N-245
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Military Transport Aircraft
K
53
2018
Picture of the Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
Kamov Ka-60 (Orca) / (Killer Whale)
National Flag Graphic
Utility Transport Civilian / Military Helicopter
L
54
1999
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW101 / EH Industries EH101 Merlin
National Flag Graphic
Medium Lift / Multirole Helicopter
L
55
2014
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW159 Wildcat
National Flag Graphic
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Search and Rescue (SAR) / Utility Helicopter
L
56
2015
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) AW169
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Multirole Helicopter
L
57
2014
Picture of the Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
Leonardo (AgustaWestland) HH-101 Caesar
National Flag Graphic
Search and Rescue (SAR) Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
L
58
1978
Picture of the Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
Leonardo / AgustaWestland Lynx / Super Lynx
National Flag Graphic
Multi-role Helicopter / Anti-Submarine / Anti-Ship
L
59
1972
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
National Flag Graphic
Close Air-Support (CAS) / Air Interdiction / Force Protection Gunship
L
60
2010
Picture of the Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II (MC-130W Dragon Spear)
National Flag Graphic
Special Operations Fixed-Wing Gunship Aircraft
L
61
1965
Picture of the Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
National Flag Graphic
Strategic Airlifter Transport Aircraft
L
62
1999
Picture of the Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
National Flag Graphic
Tactical Medium Transport Aircraft
L
63
2007
Picture of the Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel (Wraith)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
L
64
1955
Picture of the Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude Reconnaissance Aircraft / Spyplane
L
65
1966
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
Lockheed MC-130 Combat Talon (I / II)
National Flag Graphic
Special Forces Transport Aircraft
L
66
2011
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
Lockheed MC-130J Commando II
National Flag Graphic
Special Forces In-Flight Refueler / General Transport Aircraft
L
67
1986
Picture of the Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
Lockheed MC-130P Combat Shadow
National Flag Graphic
Special Forces Inflight Refueling Aircraft
L
68
1982
Picture of the Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
Lockheed MQM-105 Aquila TADAR
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
L
69
1966
Picture of the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
National Flag Graphic
High-Altitude, High-Speed Reconnaissance Aircraft
M
70
2023
Picture of the MBDA Spectre
MBDA Spectre
National Flag Graphic
Combat Support Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
M
71
1982
Picture of the MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
MD Helicopters MD500 (Hughes 500)
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility Helicopter / Multirole Helicopter
M
72
1975
Picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
National Flag Graphic
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Navy Helicopter
M
73
1965
Picture of the Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
Mil Mi-2 (Hoplite)
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility / Training Helicopter
M
74
1973
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
National Flag Graphic
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
M
75
1983
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
National Flag Graphic
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
M
76
2005
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
Mil Mi-35 (Hind)
National Flag Graphic
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
M
77
1953
Picture of the Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
Mil Mi-4 (Hound)
National Flag Graphic
Military and Civilian Transport Helicopter
M
78
1962
Picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
National Flag Graphic
Military / Civilian Multirole Helicopter
M
79
1967
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
N
80
2001
Picture of the Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Drone
P
81
1994
Picture of the Pilatus PC-12
Pilatus PC-12
National Flag Graphic
Turboprop-powered Passenger / Light Utility Aircraft
P
82
1993
Picture of the PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
PZL M.28 Skytruck (An-28)
National Flag Graphic
Short Take-Off and Landing (STOL) Transport Aircraft
P
83
1985
Picture of the PZL W-3 Sokol
PZL W-3 Sokol
National Flag Graphic
Multi-role Military / Civilian Utility Helicopter
S
84
2019
Picture of the Saab GlobalEye
Saab GlobalEye
National Flag Graphic
Airborne Early Warning and Control Special-Mission Aircraft Platform
S
85
1982
Picture of the Short 360
Short 360
National Flag Graphic
Light Utility Transport Aircraft
S
86
1985
Picture of the Short C-23 Sherpa
Short C-23 Sherpa
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Utility Multirole Transport Aircraft
S
87
1963
Picture of the Short Skyvan
Short Skyvan
National Flag Graphic
Military / Civilian Utility Transport Aircraft
S
88
1981
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion
National Flag Graphic
Super Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
S
89
2018
Picture of the Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
Sikorsky CH-53K King Stallion
National Flag Graphic
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
S
90
1950
Picture of the Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
National Flag Graphic
Multi-Purpose / Multi-Role Transport Utility Helicopter
S
91
1991
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
Sikorsky HH-60 (Pave Hawk)
National Flag Graphic
Combat Search and Rescue / Military Operations Helicopter
S
92
1990
Picture of the Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
National Flag Graphic
Medium Range Search & Rescue (SAR) / Interdiction Helicopter
S
93
1981
Picture of the Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
Sikorsky MH-53 (Pave Low)
National Flag Graphic
Multirole Transport Helicopter
S
94
2020
Picture of the Sikorsky S-97 Raider
Sikorsky S-97 Raider
National Flag Graphic
Light-class Attack / Multirole Helicopter Prototype
S
95
1979
Picture of the Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
S
96
1941
Picture of the Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
Stinson L-1 Vigilant (Model 74)
National Flag Graphic
Liaison / Observation / Utility Aircraft
S
97
2015
Picture of the Sukhoi Zond (Series)
Sukhoi Zond (Series)
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
T
98
2020
Picture of the Tactical Robotics Cormorant
Tactical Robotics Cormorant
National Flag Graphic
Vertical Take-Off and Landing (VTOL) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
T
99
2016
Picture of the TAI Anka
TAI Anka
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Unmanned Air Combat Vehicle (UCAV)
T
100
2020
Picture of the TAI T-625
TAI T-625
National Flag Graphic
Twin-Engine Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter
T
101
1967
Picture of the Transall C-160
Transall C-160
National Flag Graphic
Medium-Lift Transport Aircraft
W
102
2013
Picture of the WB Electronics FlyEye
WB Electronics FlyEye
National Flag Graphic
Mini Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (MUAV)
W
103
1938
Picture of the Westland Lysander
Westland Lysander
National Flag Graphic
Liaison / Army Cooperation Aircraft
Z
104
2015
Picture of the Ziyan Blowfish
Ziyan Blowfish
National Flag Graphic
Unmanned Helicopter System (UHS)


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