Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

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Notable Aircraft


F6F "Hellcat" fighters
F6F "Hellcat" fighters in formation during the later 1940s. Plane in foreground is BuNo 94139, an F6F-5. (80-G-428464)

They are biplanes of the Great War, record-setters, experimental platforms, and survivors of epic aerial battles. In service they splashed through Pacific swells, slammed down on the pitching decks of aircraft carriers, flew through hails of gunfire, and blasted to the stars.

Here you can browse an alphabetical listing of notable aircraft — each represents a chapter of naval aviation history with stirring tales of combat, scientific discovery, technological achievement, and triumphs of the human spirit.

Antisubmarine Warfare (ASW) Aircraft

Attack Aircraft

Scout/Dive Bomber Aircraft

Electronic Warfare

Fighter Aircraft

General Purpose Aircraft

Helicopters

Observation Aircraft

Patrol Aircraft

Torpedo Boat Aircraft

Trainer

Transport Aircraft

Published: Fri Apr 05 09:45:34 EDT 2019