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List of military aircraft of the United States
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List of military aircraft of the United States

This list of military aircraft of the United States includes prototype, pre-production and operational types. Prototypes are normally prefixed with "X" and often unnamed (note that these are not the same as the experimental X-planes, which are not generally expected to go into production), while pre-production models are usually prefixed "Y".

Table of contents
1 Attack
2 Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW)
3 Bomber
4 Cargo/Transport
5 Cargo Helicopter
6 Electronic
7 Fighter
8 Tanker
9 Observation
10 Orbiter Vehicle
11 Patrol
12 Pursuit
13 Drone
14 Reconnaissance
15 Trainer
16 Utility
17 Vertical Take off and Landing
18 Experimental
19 Related Links

Attack

Old system, Army Air Corps/Army Air Force/Air Force

Navy

Unified system, after 1962

Attack helicopters

Fixed wing gunships

Anti Submarine Warfare (ASW)

Bomber

Old system, Army Air Corps/Army Air Force/Air Force

Navy

Unified system, after 1962

Cargo/Transport

Old system, Army Air Corps/Army Air Force/Air Force

Navy

Unified system, after 1962

Cargo Helicopter

Electronic

Fighter

Navy, from 1922

(alpha by Navy-assigned mfgr letter)

Air Force, pre-1948

(designated "P" for "Pursuit")

Air Force, from 1948

Unified system, from 1962

Tanker

Observation

Orbiter Vehicle

Patrol

Pursuit

Pursuit Aircraft of the US Army Air Service/Corps/Force, 1918-1948. After formation of US Air Force (USAF), all "P" designations were changed to "F" while retaining number. Initially, "PW" was used to indicate "Pursuit, Water-cooled engine".

Drone

Reconnaissance

Trainer

Utility

Vertical Take off and Landing

Experimental

Main article:
X-plane

Related Links


Active military aircraft of the United States
Attack: AV-8 Harrier II | A-10 Thunderbolt II | AH-1 Cobra | AH-64 Apache | Bomber: B-52 Stratofortress | B-1B Lancer | B-2 Spirit | F-117A Nighthawk | Fighter: F-14 Tomcat | F-15 Eagle | F-16 Fighting Falcon | F/A-18 Hornet | F/A-22 Raptor | F-35 Joint Strike Fighter | Special: C-130 | C-135 | KC-10 Extender | E-3 Sentry | E-4B NAOC | E-8C Joint Stars | EA-6 Prowler | A/MH-6 Little Bird | OH-58 Kiowa | S-3 Viking | P-3 Orion | SR-71 Blackbird | U-2 | Trainers: T-1 Jayhawk | T-37 Tweet | T-38 Talon | T-43 | T-6 Texan II | Transport: C-5 Galaxy | C-9 Skytrain II | C-17 Globemaster III | C-20 Gulfstream III | C-21 Learjet | C-22B | VC-25A - Air Force One | C-32 | C-37 Gulfstream V | C-40 Clipper | C-141B Starlifter | UH-1N “Huey” | H-3 Sea King | CH-46 Sea Knight | CH-47 Chinook | H-53 | UH-60 Black Hawk | UAV : RQ-1 Predator | RQ-4 Global Hawk |

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