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IAR 99

The IAR 99 Șoim is an advanced trainer and light attack aircraft capable of performing close air support and reconnaissance missions. The IAR 99 replaced the Aero L-29 Delfin and Aero L-39 Albatros as jet trainer of the Romanian Air Force. The ai ...

                                               

Junkers EF 126

The Junkers EF 126 was an experimental fighter proposed by the German Miniaturjagerprogramm of 1944-1945, for a cheap and simple fighter powered by a pulse jet engine. No examples were built during the war, but the Soviet Union completed a single ...

                                               

Lavochkin La-15

The Lavochkin La-15, was an early Soviet jet fighter and a contemporary of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15.

                                               

Lavochkin La-150

The Lavochkin La-150, was designed by the Lavochkin design bureau in response to a 1945 order to build a single-seat jet fighter using a single German turbojet. By this time both the Americans and British, as well as the Germans, had already flow ...

                                               

Lavochkin La-152

The Lavochkin La-152, and its variants, was a jet fighter prototype designed and manufactured by the Lavochkin Design Bureau shortly after the end of World War II. Derived from the Lavochkin La-150, the 152 used several different engines, but the ...

                                               

Lavochkin La-160

The Lavochkin La-160, known as Strelka, was the first Soviet swept-winged jet fighter research prototype. It was designed and manufactured by the Lavochkin Design Bureau from 1946. USAF reporting name - Type 6

                                               

Lavochkin La-168

The Lavochkin La-168 was a jet fighter developed for the USSR. Like the better known Mikoyan MiG-15 which was ultimately selected and went on to become one of the most successful jet fighters of its era, the Lavochkin La-168 was designed in respo ...

                                               

Lavochkin La-190

The La-190 was an all-metal aircraft with a bicycle undercarriage and mid set wings with 55° sweep at 1/4 chord. The afterburning, Lyulka AL-5 TR-3A, axial flow turbo-jet engine was attached to the rear of the centre fuselage with the air intake ...

                                               

Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher

The AQM-60 Kingfisher, originally designated XQ-5, was a target drone version of the USAFs X-7 test aircraft built by the Lockheed Corporation. The aircraft was designed by Kelly Johnson, the designer who later went on to create the Lockheed A-12 ...

                                               

Lockheed F-94 Starfire

The Lockheed F-94 Starfire was a first-generation jet aircraft of the United States Air Force. It was developed from the twin-seat Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star in the late 1940s as an all-weather, day/night interceptor. The aircraft reached operat ...

                                               

Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star

The Lockheed P-80 Shooting Star was the first jet fighter used operationally by the United States Army Air Forces. Designed and built by Lockheed in 1943 and delivered just 143 days from the start of the design process, production models were fly ...

                                               

Lockheed T-33

The Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star is a subsonic American jet trainer. It was produced by Lockheed and made its first flight in 1948. The T-33 was developed from the Lockheed P-80/F-80 starting as TP-80C/TF-80C in development, then designated T-33A. ...

                                               

Lockheed X-7

The Lockheed X-7 was an American unmanned test bed of the 1950s for ramjet engines and missile guidance technology. It was the basis for the later Lockheed AQM-60 Kingfisher, a system used to test American air defenses against nuclear missile att ...

                                               

Marganski & Myslowski EM-10 Bielik

The EM-10 Bielik is a low cost Polish military training aircraft prototype, built by Marganski & Myslowski Zaklady Lotnicze, first flown on 4 June 2003. The single engine aircraft has a composite fuselage with a light alloy aft section and the pr ...

                                               

McDonnell TD2D Katydid

The McDonnell TD2D Katydid was a pulsejet-powered American target drone produced by McDonnell Aircraft that entered service with the United States Navy in 1942, and continued in use until the late 1940s.

                                               

Mikoyan MiG-27

The Mikoyan MiG-27 is a variable-geometry ground-attack aircraft, originally built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union and later licence-produced in India by Hindustan Aeronautics as the Bahadur. It is based on the Mikoyan-G ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich I-3

The Mikoyan-Gurevich I-3 was the first of three interrelated fighter prototype programs developed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union in the mid/late 1950s – starting with the I-3, continuing with the I-7 and finally evolvin ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich I-7

The Mikoyan-Gurevich I-7 was a development of the Mikoyan-Gurevich I-3 experimental fighter. Planned as a Mach 2-class aircraft, the I-7 was the second of a series of three experimental fighter aircraft from the Mikoyan-Gurevich design Bureau. Li ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich I-75

The Mikoyan-Gurevich I-75 was the final design of a series of three experimental swept-wing interceptors developed from the Mikoyan-Gurevich I-3 airframe developed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union in the mid-late 1950s. A ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich I-350

The Mikoyan-Gurevich I-350, was a Soviet Cold War-era experimental fighter aircraft. It was the first Soviet aircraft able to maintain supersonic speed.

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-9 was the first turbojet fighter developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich in the years immediately after World War II. It used reverse-engineered German BMW 003 engines. Categorized as a first-generation jet fighter, it was moderate ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 is a jet fighter aircraft developed by Mikoyan-Gurevich for the Soviet Union. The MiG-15 was one of the first successful jet fighters to incorporate swept wings to achieve high transonic speeds. In combat over Korea, i ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 is a high-subsonic fighter aircraft produced in the USSR from 1952 and operated by numerous air forces in many variants. It is an advanced development of the similar looking MiG-15 of the Korean War. The MiG-17 was lic ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23

The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 is a variable-geometry fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union. It is a third-generation jet fighter, the worlds most-produced variable-geometry aircraft, along with similar ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8

The Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-8 was a supersonic jet fighter developed in the Soviet Union from and to replace the MiG-21. Only two prototypes were built in 1960-61. The original MiG-21s air intakes were moved under the fuselage, freeing up the nose wh ...

                                               

Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150 family

The Mikoyan-Gurevich Ye-150 family was a series of prototype interceptor aircraft designed and built by the Mikoyan-Gurevich design bureau in the Soviet Union from 1955.

                                               

Miles Student

The Miles M.100 Student was built as a lightweight trainer as a private venture by F.G. and George Miles with development started in 1953. Although not specifically a Miles product, it was promoted as a British Royal Air Force trainer but failed ...

                                               

Nord Aviation CT20

The Nord Aviation CT20 was a French turbojet-powered radio-controlled target drone introduced in 1957. Developed from the Arsenal / S.F.E.C.M.A.S. T.5.510, the CT.20 was built by Nord Aviation and powered by a Turbomeca Marbore II engine, providi ...

                                               

Nord Gerfaut

The Nord Gerfaut was a delta wing experimental research aircraft, originally designed and built by SFECMAS – Societe Française dEtude et de Construction de Materiels Aeronautiques Speciaux which was later merged with SNCAN – Societe Nationale de ...

                                               

North American F-100 Super Sabre

The North American F-100 Super Sabre is an American supersonic jet fighter aircraft that served with the United States Air Force from 1954 to 1971 and with the Air National Guard until 1979. The first of the Century Series of USAF jet fighters, i ...

                                               

North American F-107

The North American F-107 is North American Aviations entry in a United States Air Force tactical fighter-bomber design competition of the 1950s. The F-107 was based on the F-100 Super Sabre, but included many innovations and radical design featur ...

                                               

North American MQM-42

The MQM-42 was a supersonic target drone developed by North American Aviation. Developed in two subvariants, Redhead and Roadrunner, it was used by the United States Army in the 1960s and 1970s.

                                               

Northrop BQM-74 Chukar

The BQM-74 Chukar is a series of aerial target drones produced by Northrop. The Chukar has gone through three major revisions, including the initial MQM-74A Chukar I, the MQM-74C Chukar II, and the BQM-74C Chukar III. They are recoverable, remote ...

                                               

Northrop F-20 Tigershark

The Northrop F-20 Tigershark was a light fighter, designed and built by Northrop. Its development began in 1975 as a further evolution of Northrops F-5E Tiger II, featuring a new engine that greatly improved overall performance, and a modern avio ...

                                               

Procaer Cobra

The Cobra was a cantilever low wing monoplane with a wooden structure covered in plywood, which had an outer thin aluminium skin bonded to it. The single spar wings had a maximum thickness to chord ratio of 16.5%, in plan they were unswept and st ...

                                               

Promavia Jet Squalus

The Promavia F.1300 Jet Squalus, also known as Promavia Jet Squalus F1300, was a two-seat light jet trainer designed by Italian Stelio Frati and built by Promavia in Belgium with support from the Belgian government.

                                               

PTV-N-2 Gorgon IV

The PTV-N-2 Gorgon IV was a subsonic ramjet-powered missile developed by the Glenn L. Martin Company for the United States Navy. Originally intended as an air-to-surface weapon, it materialized as a propulsion test vehicle, and between 1947 and 1 ...

                                               

PZL M-15 Belphegor

The PZL M-15 was a jet-powered biplane manufactured by WSK PZL-Mielec in Poland for Soviet agricultural aviation. For its strange looks and noisy engine it was nicknamed Belphegor, after the noisy demon.

                                               

PZL TS-11 Iskra

The PZL TS-11 Iskra is a Polish jet trainer, developed and manufactured by aircraft company PZL-Mielec. It has been used by the air forces of Poland and India. It is notable as being the first domestically-developed jet aircraft to be produced by ...

                                               

PZL-Mielec Lim-6

The Lim-6 was a Polish attack aircraft used between 1961 and 1992 by the Polish Air Force. It was a variant of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17/Lim-5.

                                               

Radioplane Q-1

The Radioplane Q-1 was an American target drone, developed in the early 1950s for the United States Air Force by the Radioplane Company. Originally powered by a pulsejet engine, then later developed as an improved turbojet-powered aircraft, the Q ...

                                               

Republic F-84 Thunderjet

The Republic F-84 Thunderjet was an American turbojet fighter-bomber aircraft. Originating as a 1944 United States Army Air Forces proposal for a "day fighter", the F-84 first flew in 1946. Although it entered service in 1947, the Thunderjet was ...

                                               

Republic SD-4 Swallow

The Republic SD-4 Swallow was an early high-speed reconnaissance drone developed by Republic Aviation for the United States Army. Intended for use by the U.S. Army Signal Corps to target tactical ballistic missiles, it was cancelled before the fi ...

                                               

Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor

The Republic XF-91 Thunderceptor is a mixed-propulsion prototype interceptor aircraft, developed by Republic Aviation. The aircraft would use a jet engine for most flight, and a cluster of four small rocket engines for added thrust during climb a ...

                                               

Rockwell Ranger 2000

The Rockwell Ranger 2000 was a jet trainer candidate for the United States Joint Primary Aircraft Training System proposed by Rockwell International with assistance from Rhein-Flugzeugbau GmbH in Germany.

                                               

Ryan AQM-91 Firefly

The Ryan Model 147 Lightning Bug reconnaissance drone was enjoying success in Vietnam in the early 1960s, but it lacked the range to fly deep into China and back out again. In particular, the Chinese nuclear development facility at Lop Nor was fa ...

                                               

Ryan Firebee

The Ryan Firebee is a series of target drones developed by the Ryan Aeronautical Company beginning in 1951. It was one of the first jet-propelled drones, and remains one of the most widely used target drones ever built.

                                               

Ryan Model 147

The Ryan Model 147 Lightning Bug is a jet-powered drone, or unmanned aerial vehicle, produced and developed by Ryan Aeronautical from the earlier Ryan Firebee target drone series. Since 1962 the model 147 was introduced as a UAV reconnaissance re ...

                                               

Ryan X-13 Vertijet

The Ryan X-13 Vertijet was an experimental vertical take-off and landing jet aircraft flown in the United States in the 1950s. The main objective of the project was to demonstrate the ability of a pure jet to vertically takeoff, hover, transition ...

                                               

Saab 210

The Saab 210 Draken is a scaled-down testbed for the double-delta concept in the development of the J 35 fighter. Although never officially named anything but Draken by Saab, it soon became known by its unofficial nickname Lilldraken after the fi ...