List of military aircraft of the United States (naval)

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Naval aviation of the United States, as it is predicted to be by 2020.

This list of military aircraft of the United States (naval) includes prototype, pre-production and operational types designations under the 1922 United States Navy aircraft designation system, which was used by the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the United States Coast Guard.

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".

For aircraft designations prior to the adoption of this system, see List of military aircraft of the United States (1909-1919).

For aircraft designations under the U.S. Army Air Force/U.S. Air Force USAF system or the post-1962 Tri-Service system and aircraft currently in service, see List of military aircraft of the United States.

Contents

Airborne early warning, 1952-1962[edit]

Airship[edit]

Commissioned vessels, 1922-1935[edit]

This series of four airships (two one-offs and two production Akron-class vessels) were the only airships in American history to be commissioned as ships of the United States Navy. ZR-2 is missing from the list as that airship (the British R-38) crashed and was destroyed before delivery.[1]

Airborne Early Warning, 1952-1962[edit]

Patrol, 1947-1962[edit]

Scout, 1954-1962[edit]

Training, 1947-1962[edit]

Ambulance, 1943-1962[edit]

Anti-submarine, 1946-1962[edit]

In 1946, the "S for Scout" designation was replaced by "S for anti-Submarine", however, the numbers in the 'S' series were not restarted.

Attack, 1946-1962[edit]

AD Skyraider, United States, 2003.

Bomber[edit]

Bomber, 1931-1943[edit]

Bomber fighter, 1934-1937[edit]

Bomber drone, 1944[edit]

Bomber torpedo, 1942-1945[edit]

Foreign-Built Bomber Aircraft, 1910-1962[edit]

Drone[edit]

Antisubmarine, 1959-1962[edit]

Assault, 1944[edit]

  • BDR - Interstate

Target, 1942-1946[edit]

Unpiloted, 1946-1955[edit]

  • UC - Culver TD4C

Unified sequence, 1945-1962[edit]

Fighter[edit]

Fighter, 1910-1922[edit]

Fighter, 1922-1962[edit]

Grumman F6F-3 Hellcats on 1943-01-21.
An F4U Corsair appearing at the 2005 AirVenture Air Show at Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Foreign-Built Fighters, 1910-1962[edit]

Glider[edit]

Bomb Glider[edit]

Trainer Glider, 1941-1945[edit]

Transport Glider, 1941-1945[edit]

Foreign-Built Glider, 1910-1962[edit]

Helicopters[edit]

Antisubmarine, 1951-1962[edit]

Crane, 1952-1955[edit]

Observation, 1944-1962[edit]

Trainer, 1944-1948[edit]

Trainer, 1948-1962[edit]

Transport, 1944-1962[edit]

Utility, 1944-1949[edit]

Utility, 1950-1962[edit]

Hospital, 1929-1942[edit]

Marine Expeditionary, 1922-1923[edit]

Observation[edit]

Observation, 1922-1962[edit]

Observation scout, 1935-1945[edit]

Foreign-Built Observation Aircraft, 1920-1962[edit]

Patrol[edit]

Patrol, 1910-1923[edit]

Patrol, 1923-1962[edit]

P2V-2 Neptune over NAS Jacksonville, 1953

Patrol bomber, 1935-1962[edit]

A flight of PBY-5 Catalinas over the Aleutian Islands.

Patrol torpedo bomber, 1937-1962[edit]

Foreign-Built Patrol Aircraft, 1910-1962[edit]

Pursuit, 1923[edit]

  • WP - Wright

Racer, 1922-1928[edit]

Research Aircraft, 1910-1962[edit]

Rotorcycle, 1954-1959[edit]

Scout[edit]

Scout, 1922-1946[edit]

Scout bomber, 1934-1946[edit]

Douglas SBD-5 Dauntless.

Scout observation, 1934-1946[edit]

Scout trainer, 1939-1948[edit]

Foreign-Built Scout Aircraft, 1920-1962[edit]

Tanker, 1958-1962[edit]

Torpedo[edit]

Torpedo, 1910-1922[edit]

Torpedo, 1922-1935[edit]

Torpedo bomber, 1935-1946[edit]

Grumman TBF Avenger in mid-1942.

Torpedo scout, 1943-1946[edit]

Foreign-Built Torpedo Aircraft, 1920-1962[edit]

Trainer[edit]

Trainer, 1910-1922[edit]

Trainer, 1922-1948[edit]

Trainer, 1948-1962[edit]

An SNJ-5 Texan flying in an airshow in 2004.

Foreign-Built Trainer Aircraft, 1910-1962[edit]

Transport[edit]

Transport, 1931-1962[edit]

Transport, single engine, 1939-1941[edit]

Utility[edit]

Utility, 1910-1931[edit]

Utility, 1931-1955[edit]

Utility transport, 1935-1955[edit]

Utility, 1955-1962[edit]

Foreign-Built Utility Aircraft, 1920-1962[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Smith, Alfred Emanuel (21 September 19214). "Lessons of the ZR-2". The Outlook 129: 80, 82. Retrieved 30 July 2009. 

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