List of aircraft by date and usage category

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This is a list of aircraft by date and usage. The date shown is the introduction of the first model of a line but not the current model. For instance, while "the most popular" aircraft, such as Boeing 737 and 747 were introduced in 1960x, their recent models were revealed in the 21st century.

Civil air transport[edit]

Civil air transport
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Civil – general aviation[edit]

Civil – general aviation
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Civil – helicopters[edit]

Civil – helicopters
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Research, prototypes and specials[edit]

Research and prototypes
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – fighters[edit]

Military – fighters
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – bombers[edit]

Military – bombers
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – reconnaissance[edit]

Military – reconnaissance
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present
*Rumpler Taube

Military – Naval and carrier-borne[edit]

Military – Naval and carrier
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – air support[edit]

Military – air support
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – trainers[edit]

Military – trainers
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – transport[edit]

Military – transport
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

Military – helicopters[edit]

Military – helicopters
1903–1919 1920–1938 1939–1945 1946–1969 1970–present

See also[edit]