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Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are typically fixed wing and rotary wing cargo aircraft which are used to airlift troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of methods to any area of military operations around the surface of the planet, usually outside the commercial flight routes in uncontrolled airspace. Originally derived from bombers, military transport aircraft were used for delivering airborne forces during World War II and towing military gliders. Some military transport aircraft are tasked to perform multi-role duties such as aerial refueling and, rescue missions, tactical, operational and strategic airlifts onto unprepared runways, or those constructed by engineers.

Fixed-wing[edit]

Fixed-wing transport aircraft are defined in terms of their range capability as strategic airlift or tactical airlift to reflect the needs of the land forces which they most often support. These roughly correspond to the commercial flight length distinctions: Eurocontrol defines short-haul routes as shorter than 1,500 km (810 nmi), long-haul routes as longer than 4,000 km (2,200 nmi) and medium-haul between.[1]

A more specialised role of a cargo aircraft is that of transporting fuel in support of other aircraft with more limited flight endurance such as fighters or helicopters. Smaller cargo aircraft, known as "utility", are often used to transport military communications equipment as temporary or permanent platforms, and in the command role by providing airborne command post or as an air ambulance.

Transports and tankers[edit]

Type Country Role Introduction Date Number Built Payload (t) Maximum Take-Off Weight (t) Cruise Speed (km/h) Service Ceiling (m) Range (km) Image
Aeritalia G.222 Italy Tactical 1978 111 9 28 439 7,620 1,371 Alenia.g222.fairford.arp.jpg
Airbus A310 MRTT European Union Strategic / Tank 2003 36 164 850 12,530 6,500 Airbus A310 MRT MedEvac - ILA2002-02.jpg Airbus A310 MRTT.jpg
Airbus A330 MRTT European Union Strategic / Tank 2007 45 223 860 13,000 14,800 RAF A330 Voyager ZZ335, Brize Norton 17th March 2016 (25365262923).jpg Centenary of Military Aviation 2014 Air Show (RAAF Williams, Point Cook) (12852630743).jpg
Airbus A400M European Union Strategic / Tactical 2009 67 37 141 780 12,200 9,300 A400M-1969.jpg
Alenia C-27J Spartan Italy Tactical 2008 101 11.5 31.8 583 9,144 5,926 Alenia C-27J Spartan, Italy - Air Force A mod.jpg
Antonov An-8 Camp Ukraine Tactical 1958 151 11 88 480 9,600 2,780 Aeroflot Antonov An-8 Osta.jpg
Antonov An-12 Cub Ukraine Tactical 1959 1248 20 61 670 10,200 5,700 An-12 (12372096474).jpg
Antonov An-14 Clod Ukraine Tactical / Utility 1966 332 7 3.6 180 5,000 650 01 Red Antonov An.14A Russian Air Force (7985634953).jpg
Antonov An-22 Antei Ukraine Strategic / Tactical 1965 68 80 250 740 10,200 5,000 Lifting.AN-22 RA-09341 (8704268263).jpg
Antonov An-26 Curl Ukraine Tactical 1969 1403 5.5 24 440 7,500 2,550 An-26-slovak-3208.jpg
Antonov An-28 Cash Ukraine Tactical / Utility 1986 191 2.5 8 270 7,620 1,500 EV-9960 Antonov An.28 Venezuelan Army (7459432668).jpg
Antonov An-32 Cline Ukraine Tactical 1976 361 6.7 26.9 480 9,500 2,500 Sri Lankan Air Force Antonov An-32B SDS.jpg
Antonov An-72 Coaler Ukraine Tactical 1977 195 7.5 33 600 10,100 4,800 Antonov An-72 ES-NOG.jpg
Antonov An-124 Ruslan Ukraine Strategic 1982 55 150 405 800-850 12,000 5,410 Antonov 124 Volga RA82043.jpg
Antonov An-70 Ukraine Strategic / Tactical 1994 2 47 145 729 12,000 6,600 Antonov An-70 in 2008.jpg
Antonov An-178 Ukraine Tactical 2015 1 18 42 800 13,000 5,500 An-178 UR-EXP.jpg
Antonov/Taqnia An-132 Ukraine Tactical 2016 9.2 28.5 550 9,000 4,400 Antonov An-132D maiden flight at Gostomel (cropped).jpg
Armstrong Whitworth AW.660 Argosy United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1960 72 13 48 407 7,010 5,552 AW Argosy C.1 XR106 114 Sq RAFASC LEB 05.06.71 edited-3.jpg
Avro York United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1944 259 9.1 29.4 322 7,010 4,800 Avro 685 York C1, UK - Air Force AN0867536.jpg
Avro Vulcan K.2 United Kingdom Tank 1984 136 93 1053.5 14,000-17,000 Vulcan XH560 Fairford.jpg
Beechcraft C-12 Huron United States Tactical / Utility 1974 2 5 375 10,668 3,185 U.S. Marine Corps C-12W.jpg
Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey United States Tactical 1989 200+ 6.8 27.4 396 7,620 1,627 V22-Osprey.jpg
Boeing 247/C-73 United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 6.2 304 7,620 1,200 Boeing C-73.jpg
Boeing C-108 Flying Fortress United States Strategic / Tactical 1943 (prototype only) 5 30 293 10,850 3,219 BoeingXC-108 (4465224242).jpg
Boeing KB-29 Superfortress United States Tank 1948 5.4 62 507 12,000 3,710 KB-29M Air Refueling.jpg
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter United States Strategic / Tank 1951 888 9.1 79 482 10,670 6,920 109th Air Transport Squadron Boeing C-97A Stratofreighter 49-2607.jpg180th Air Refueling Squadron Boeing KC-97G Stratofreighter 53-283.jpg
Boeing KB-50 Superfortress United States Tank 1956 5.4 62 507 12,000 3,710 Refuelling.750pix.jpg
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker United States Strategic / Tank 1956 803 37.6 146 853 15,200 17,766 Kc135-3533-marchafb-lg.jpg F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron .jpg
Boeing YC-14 United States Tactical 1976 (prototype only) 31.4 133 723 13,716 5,136 Boeing YC-14A at Andrews AFB 1976.JPEG
Boeing VC-25 United States VIP transport 1990 375 925 13,700 13,000 VC-25(040616-F-5677R-002).jpg
Boeing C-17 Globemaster III United States Strategic / Tactical 1991 279 77.5 265 830 13,716 10,390 Ramstein.jpg
Boeing C-32 United States VIP transport 1998 116 851 13,000 7,250 2537356 National Airborne Operations Center 09-0007 at Ramstein Air Base in Germany 2016.jpg
Boeing C-40 Clipper United States Strategic 2001 18 78 838 12,500 5,600 US Navy 100126-N-0705K-003 Naval Air Crewmen 2nd Class Nicole Garza and David Murray and Naval Air Crewman 1st Class David McDermott load cargo bound for Haiti at Naval Air Station Jacksonville.jpg
Boeing KC-767 United States Strategic / Tank 2005 29.5 182 851 12,200 11,830 JASDF KC-767 (5).jpg KC-767 Aeronautica Militare refueling B-52H 2007.jpg
Boeing KC-46 Pegasus United States Strategic / Tank 2013 29.5 182 851 12,200 11,830 Pegasus refuels Globemaster (2).jpg
British Aerospace 125 United Kingdom VIP transport 1965 11 747 12,500 2,891 British Aerospace BAe 125 CC.3, United Kingdom - Royal Air Force (RAF) JP6279083.jpg
British Aerospace 146 United Kingdom VIP transport 1986 97.5 747 11,000 3,870 BAe146 aircraft from A Flight of 32 (The Royal) Squadron MOD 45147912.jpg
Britten-Norman BN-2 Islander United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1965 2 3 257 4,024 1,400 RAF ZF573 Bn Islander CVT (37066117556).jpg
Canadair North Star Canada Strategic / Tactical 1946 5 33 523 10,970 6,212 17515 Canadair C-2 North Star RCAF MAN 14AUG65 (5562137057).jpg
Canadair CL-44/CC-106 Yukon Canada Strategic / Tactical 1960 95 670 9,100 8,990 Canadair CC-106 15927 CAF LGW 09.68 edited-3.jpg
Canadair CC-109 Cosmopolitan Canada Tactical 1960 6.4 24 518 7,620 3,660 CanadairCC109Cosmopolitan.JPG
CASA C-212 Aviocar Spain Tactical / Utility 1971 2.8 8 315 7,925 1,433 US Army C-212.jpg
CASA CN-235 Spain Tactical 1983 5 15.1 509 7,620 5,003 Casa cn235 001.jpg
Cessna Citation V/UC-35 United States VIP transport 1987 7.3 796 13,715 3,650 Marines-uc35-6766-070403-04cr-16.jpg
Consolidated C-87 Liberator Express United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 4.5 25 346 8,500 5,311 Liberator Express Consolidated C-87 41-11706 (15520594433).jpg
Consolidated R2Y United States Strategic / Tactical 1944 (prototype only) 5.5 29 380 8,500 6,400 Consolidated R2Y.jpg
Convair XC-99 United States Strategic 1949 (prototype only) 45 145.5 370 9,150 13,041 Convair XC-99 in flight c1948.jpg
Convair C-131 Samaritan United States Tactical 1950 21 409 7,470 750 Convair C-131D Samaritan USAF.jpg
Curtiss C-46 Commando United States Strategic / Tactical 1941 6.8 20 278 7,468 5,069 Curtiss R5C 1 USCG.jpg
de Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou Canada Tactical 1958 3.6 14.2 348 7,559 2,103 RAAF Caribou Vabre.jpg
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo Canada Tactical 1965 8.2 22.3 9,450 1,112 De Havilland Canada CC-115 Buffalo (DHC-5D), Canada - Air Force AN1310605.jpg
de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter Canada Tactical / Utility 1966 5.5 278 7,620 1,434 Canadian Armed Forces - DHC6 - Twin Otter.jpg
Douglas DC-2/C-32 United States Strategic / Tactical 1937 8 278 6,930 1,750 Douglas C-32 at Langley Field near base operations.jpg
Douglas C-47 Skytrain United States Strategic / Tactical 1941 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 Skytrain Douglas C-47 (16138521471).jpg
Douglas C-54 Skymaster United States Strategic / Tactical 1942 33 310 6,800 6,400 Douglas C-54Q Skymaster ‘72560’ (30370216011).jpg
Douglas C-74 Globemaster United States Strategic 1945 22 78 6,490 5,470 C-74 long beach.jpg
Douglas C-47 Skytrain/C-117 Skytrain United States Strategic / Tactical 1951 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 Douglas C-117D (DC-3S), USA - Marines AN1539492.jpg
Douglas C-118 Liftmaster United States Strategic / Tactical 1947 12.7 48.5 507 5,460 6,700 Douglas C-118B Liftmaster ’51-7651’ (30392697585).jpg
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II United States Strategic 1950 448 88.2 370 6,645 10,975 Douglas C-124C Globemaster II ‘0-21000’ (30329689621).jpg
Douglas C-133 Cargomaster United States Strategic 1956 50 53.5 130 519 9,800 6,590 Douglas C-133B N77152 FAR Tucson 12.10.73 edited-3.jpg
EADS CASA C-295 Spain Tactical 1998 9.3 23.2 481 9,100 5,400 CASA C-295 of Polish Air Force, Radom AirShow 2005, Poland.jpg
Embraer KC-390 Brazil Tactical 2014 23 72 900 10,973 6,200 Apresentação KC-390 (15576572716).jpg
Fairchild C-82 Packet United States Tactical 1944 12.5 24.5 351 6,460 6,239 C-82A Packet CQ-585.jpg
Fairchild C-119 Flying Boxcar United States Tactical 1949 12.5 33.5 322 7,300 2,849 C-119 Boxcar (2).jpg
Focke-Wulf Fw 200 Condor Germany Strategic / Tactical 1937 23 335 6,000 3,560 Focke-Wulf Fw 200A transport parked.jpg
Fokker F27 Friendship Netherlands Tactical 1958 20 460 7,620 2,055 Dutch Air Force F-27-300M.jpg
Fokker 50 Netherlands Tactical 1985 23 530 7,620 1,666 F-50 (5172161544).jpg
Grumman C-1 Trader United States Carrier Onboard Delivery 1952 1.6 13.2 462 6,700 2,092 Grumman C-1A Trader aboard USS Yorktown (CVS-10), circa in 1963.jpg
Grumman C-2 Greyhound United States Carrier Onboard Delivery 1964 4.5 24.7 465 10,210 2,400 C-2A NP-2000 VRC-40 in flight 2009 (modified).jpg
Gulfstream III/C-20 United States VIP transport 1980 31.5 818 13,716 6,760 Gulfstream C-20B, United States - US Air Force (USAF) JP111852.jpg
Handley Page Hastings United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1948 9 36.2 468 8,100 2,720 Handley Page HP-67 Hastings C1A, UK - Air Force AN0983869.jpg
Handley Page Victor K.2 United Kingdom Tank 1965 93 17,000 9,660 Handley Page HP-80 Victor K2, UK - Air Force AN0992865.jpg
Harbin Y-12 China Tactical / Utility 1983 5.5 250 7,000 1,340 China Marine Surveillance Harbin Y-12-II(B-3807) (4318168187).jpg
Ilyushin Il-12 Coach Russia Tactical 1946 17 6,500 1,500 35046 Ilyushin IL.12 Chinese Airforce (7181003583).jpg
Ilyushin Il-14 Crate Russia Tactical 1954 18 7,400 1,300 Ilyushin Il-14 Ilyushin Il-14 Khodinka Air Force Museum Sep93 (16966074629).jpg
Ilyushin Il-76 Candid Russia Strategic / Tactical 1971 960 47 170 900 13,000 4,400 Aeroflot Ilyushin Il-76TD at Zurich Airport in May 1985.jpg
Ilyushin Il-78 Midas Russia Tank 1971 53 47 170 900 13,000 4,400 "Refueling in air" (4591728745).jpg
Ilyushin Il-76-MD-90A Russia Strategic / Tactical 2013 60 210 850 13,000 4,000 Ilyushin Il-76MD-90A with aurora and meteor.jpg
Ilyushin Il-78M-90A Russia Tank 2017 47 170 900 13,000 4,400
Ilyushin Il-112 Russia Tactical 2011 5.9 20 550 7,600 5,000 Maquette Ilyushin Il-112.jpg
Ilyushin Il-276 Russia Tactical 2025 (planned) 20 15.8 800 13,000 2,000 MTS Il214 maks2009.jpg
Junkers Ju 52 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1930 2 11 211 5,490 800 JU 52 3M.jpg
Junkers Ju 89 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1938 (prototype only) 1.5 29 7,000 2,980 Bundesarchiv Bild 141-0068, Flugzeug Junkers Ju 89.jpg
Junkers Ju 90 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1937 33 320 5,750 1,247 Junkers Ju 90B-1 in Malmi airport (SA-kuva 145033).jpg
Junkers Ju 290 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1942 3 50 6,000 6,150 Bundesarchiv Bild 146-1989-039-19A, Flugzeug Junkers Ju 290 A3.jpg
Junkers Ju 390 Germany Strategic 1943 (prototype only) 75.5 6,000 9,700 Abandoned JU-390 IWM CH 15687.jpg
Kawasaki Ki-56 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1940 8 8,000 3,300 Kawasaki Ki-56.jpg
Kawasaki C-1 Japan Tactical 1970 11.9 45 657 11,580 1,300 C-1 (13725348034).jpg
Kawasaki C-2 Japan Tactical 2010 37.6 120 890 12,200 6,500 JASDF XC-2(08-1201) right side view at Gifu Air Base October 30, 2016.jpg
Learjet C-21 United States VIP transport 1973 8 774 13,700 5,295 NDANG C-21A Learjet.JPEG
Lisunov Li-2 Soviet Union Strategic / Tactical 1939 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 Lisunov Li-2 Soviet AF Monino 1994.jpg
Lockheed Model 18 Lodestar United States Strategic / Tactical 1940 10 322 7,740 4,025 Lockheed R5O-1 (4461059329).jpg
Lockheed C-69 Constellation United States Strategic / Tactical 1943 33 504 7,629 3,900 C-69.jpg
Lockheed C-121 Constellation United States Strategic / Tactical 1948 48.5 512 7,450 4,445 Lockheed C-121G-LO 54-4052 1501st Air Transport Group over Golden Gate Bridge.jpg
Lockheed R6V Constitution United States Strategic 1946 (prototype only) 83.4 418 8,700 8,670 Lockheed XR6O-1 landing Moffett Field.jpg
Lockheed C-130 Hercules United States Tactical / Tank 1954 >2500 20.4 70.3 540 10,060 3,800 C-130 1 Yokota Tokyo.jpg F-18Fs VX-31 refueling from VX-30 KC-130F 2009.jpg
Lockheed JetStar/C-140 United States VIP transport 1961 20 811 13,105 4,820 Lockheed VC-140B Jetstar '12488' (11392102443).jpg
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter United States Strategic / Tactical 1963 285 28.4 147 912 12,500 9,880 USAF Lockheed C-141C Starlifter 65-0248.jpg
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy United States Strategic 1968 131 122 381 907 10,600 4,445 Galaxy 01.jpg
Lockheed TriStar (RAF) United States Strategic / Tank 1984 136 894 13,000 7,785 Lockheed L-1011-385-3 TriStar KC1 (500), UK - Air Force AN1581740.jpg
Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules United States Tactical / Tank 1996 40 19-20 70.3-74.3 643 8,615 3,334 A U.S. Air Force Lockheed C-130J Hercules.jpg 165810 KC-130J USMC (19796162406).jpg
McDonnell Douglas C-9 United States Strategic 1968 50 811 11,000 4,700 NHZDC9 WIKI.jpg
McDonnell Douglas YC-15 United States Tactical 1975 (prototype only) 35 98 872 9,144 4,810 McDonnell Douglas YC-15A, USA - Air Force AN2074277.jpg
McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender United States Strategic / Tank 1980 77 268 908 12,800 18,507 Defense.gov News Photo 980928-N-7712V-001.jpg KC-10 Extender (2151957820).jpg
Messerschmitt Me 323 Germany Strategic / Tactical 1943 10 43 218 4,000 800 Bundesarchiv Bild 101I-596-0367-05A, Flugzeug Me 323 Gigant.jpg
Mitsubishi Ki-57 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1942 9 8,000 3,000 Mitsubishi MC-20-II.jpg
Nakajima Ki-34 Japan Strategic / Tactical 1937 5 310 7,000 1,200 Airborne Scene - Kato hayabusa sento-tai 1944 (01) wmplayer 2013-07-17.jpg
PZL M-28 Skytruck Poland Tactical / Utility 1993 2.5 8 270 7,620 1,500 PL M-28 Bryza Okęcie.JPG
Nord Noratlas France Tactical 1953 12.5 21 320 7,100 2,500 Airforce Museum Berlin-Gatow 395.JPG
Savoia-Marchetti SM.81 Italy Strategic / Tactical 1935 2 10.5 550 7,000 1,500 Savoia-Marchetti SM.81.jpg
Shaanxi Y-8 China Tactical 1974 20 61 550 10,200 5,616 Shaanxi Y-8.jpg
Shaanxi Y-9 China Tactical 2008 25 77 650 10,200 7,800 Shaanxi Y-9 at 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.jpg
Short Belfast United Kingdom Strategic 1964 55 104 541 9,144 8,528 Short SC5 Belfast C.1 XR364 53 Sq FAR 12.09.64 edited-2.jpg
Short Skyvan United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1963 5 5.6 317 6,858 1117 SC-7-3M-400 Austria.JPG
Short C-23 Sherpa United Kingdom Tactical / Utility 1982 3.2 3.2 296 5,114 1,239 C-23A Sherpa 10th MAS in flight 1987.JPEG
Showa/Nakajima L2D Japan Strategic / Tactical 1939 3 10.5 360 8,045 2,600 Showa L2D.jpg
Transall C-160 France/Germany Tactical 1963 214 16 49.2 513 10,060 8,230 50+61 German Air Force Transall C-160D ILA Berlin 2016 17.jpg
Vickers Valetta United Kingdom Strategic / Tactical 1948 3 16.5 277 6,550 2,350 Vickers Valetta C.1 VW838 30 Sqn Ringway 31.07.53 edited-3.jpg
Vickers Valiant B(K).1/B(PR)K.1 United Kingdom Tank 1958 64 16,500 7,245 Vickers Valiant BK.1 XD816 214 Sqn ABIN 150668 edited-2.jpg
Vickers VC10 United Kingdom Strategic / Tank 1965 151 13,105 9,412 Vickers VC-10 (RAF VC-10 K4 tanker) (445770917).jpg
Xian HY-6 China Tank 1995 180 9 79 768 12,800 6,000 PLAAF Xian HY-6 Li Pang.jpg
Xian Y-20 China Strategic / Tactical 2013 10 66 220 900 13,000 7,800 Xian Y-20 at the 2014 Zhuhai Air Show.jpg

Rotary wing[edit]

Military transport helicopters are used in places where the use of conventional aircraft is impossible. For example, the military transport helicopter is the primary transport asset of US Marines deploying from LHDs and LHA. The landing possibilities of helicopters are almost unlimited, and where landing is impossible, for example densely packed jungle, the ability of the helicopter to hover allows troops to deploy by abseiling and roping.

Transport helicopters are operated in assault, medium and heavy classes. Air assault helicopters are usually the smallest of the transport types, and designed to move an infantry squad or section and their equipment. Helicopters in the assault role are generally armed for self-protection both in transit and for suppression of the landing zone. This armament may be in the form of door gunners, or the modification of the helicopter with stub wings and pylons to carry missiles and rocket pods. For example, the Sikorsky S-70, fitted with the ESSM (External Stores Support System), and the Hip E variant of the Mil Mi-8 can carry as much disposable armament as some dedicated attack helicopters. The assault helicopter can be thought of as the modern successor to the military glider. Finally, there is the generic term utility helicopter, which generally refers to medium-lift designs.

Not all militaries are able to operate a full range of transport helicopters, so the medium transport type is probably the most useful compromise and probably the most common specialist transport type. Medium transport helicopters are generally capable of moving up to a platoon of infantry and are capable of being able to transport towed artillery or light vehicles either internally or as underslung roles. Unlike the assault helicopter they are usually not expected to land directly in a contested landing zone, but are used to reinforce and resupply landing zones taken by the initial assault wave. Examples include the unarmed versions of the Mil Mi-8, Super Puma, and CH-46 Sea Knight.

Heavy lift helicopters are the largest and most capable of the transport types, currently limited in service to the CH-53 Sea Stallion and related CH-53E Super Stallion, CH-47 Chinook, Mil Mi-26, and Aérospatiale Super Frelon. Capable of lifting up to 80 troops and moving small Armoured fighting vehicles (usually as slung loads but also internally), these helicopters operate in the tactical transport role in much the same way as small fixed wing turboprop air-lifters. The lower speed, range and increased fuel consumption of helicopters are more than compensated by their ability to operate virtually anywhere.

Transport and utility helicopters[edit]

Type Country Introduction Date Payload (t) Maximum Take-Off Weight (t) Cruise Speed (km/h) Service Ceiling (m) Range (km) Image
Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon France 1966 5 13 266 3,150 1,020 Super Frelon 1.jpg
Aérospatiale SA 330 Puma France 1968 7 248 4,800 580 SA330BPuma2004.jpg
AgustaWestland AW109 Italy 1976 3 285 920 RNZAF A109 helicopter at the 2012 Wanaka Airshow.jpg
AgustaWestland AW101/EH-101 Italy 1999 8.5 15 278 4,575 833 Royal Air Force Merlin HC3A helicopter training flight over Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire (cropped).jpg
AgustaWestland AW139 Italy 2003 7 306 6,096 1,250 AgustaWestland HH-139A (AW-139M) MM81824 - 15-52 (cn 31528) (22100772611).jpg
AgustaWestland AW149 Italy 2003 9 278 6,096 800 Farnborough Airshow 2016 (28249028432).jpg
AgustaWestland AW159 Wildcat Italy 2014 1.5 6 777 Blackcat Formation - RAF Waddington. 05-7-2014 (14580899242).jpg
AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant Italy 2000 8.5 15 278 4,575 833 AgustaWestland CH-149 Cormorant -Canadian Forces Base Greenwood, Nova Scotia, Canada-7Aug2013.jpg
Atlas Oryx South Africa 1987 8 248 7,162 303 1203 Atlas TP-1 Oryx South African Air Force (7690003528).jpg
Bell UH-1 Iroquois United States 1959 1.7 4.3 201 5,910 507 UH-1H warbarbird (modified).jpg
Bell UH-1N Twin Huey United States 1970 4.7 207 5,273 460 20160321020345!US Navy 120131-N-XK513-120 A Sailor directs a UH-1N Huey helicopter from (VMM) 261 (cropped).jpg
Bell UH-1Y Venom United States 2008 3 8.3 250 6,100 UH-1Y USS San Deigo.jpg
Boeing Vertol CH-46 Sea Knight United States 1964 2.2 11 5,180 1,020 US Navy 030315-N-8497H-003 A CH-46 Sea Knight assigned to Helicopter Transport Squadron Eleven (CH-11) lifts cargo during a vertical replenishment (VERTREP).jpg
Boeing Vertol CH-47 Chinook United States 1962 11 23 296 6,100 370 US and Afghan helicopters at Jalalabad in 2011.jpg
Changhe Z-8 China 1994 5 13 266 3,150 1,020 Открытие лётной программы международного конкурса «Авиадартс» АрМИ-2017 (полигон Тайпинчуань, КНР) (16).jpg
Changhe Z-18 China 2014 5 13 266 6,000 1,020 CAPF Changhe Z-8AWJS AN2706939.jpg
Eurocopter AS365 Dauphin France 1978 1.5 4.3 260 4,500 572 FS CdG Dauphin.jpg
Eurocopter AS532 Cougar France 1978 1.5 9 239 3,450 572 Eurocopter AS-532UL Cougar, France - Army AN0323259.jpg
Eurocopter AS565 Panther France 1986 2 4.3 260 5,865 572 French AS565 Panther on USS Stout (DDG-55) in 2014.JPG
Eurocopter EC225 Super Puma/Airbus Helicopters H225 France 2004 5.5 11 261 5,900 857 20100717 EC225 2.jpg
Eurocopter EC725/Airbus Helicopters H225M France 2005 5.5 11 261 5,900 857 Brazilian helicopters conduct deck landing qualifications aboard PCU America 140804-N-LQ799-090.jpg
Harbin Z-9 China 1994 1.5 4.3 260 4,500 572 Eurocopter Dauphin Malinese Air Force.jpg
IAR 330 Romania 1975 7.5 271 6,000 572 Ziua infanteriei craiova 37.jpg
Mil Mi-8 Russia 1967 4 13 230 4,500 610 Mi8-MTV (12250211533).jpg
Mil Mi-17 Russia 1977 4 13 230 6,100 610 PLA Mil Mi-17-1 at Chelyabinsk Shagol Air Base.jpg
NHIndustries NH90 European Union 2007 2.5 11 6,000 800 20120514 WN S1015650 0054.jpg - Flickr - NZ Defence Force.jpg
Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk United States 1979 4 10 280 5,790 590 Blackhawk.jpg
Westland Lynx Italy 1978 1.5 5.5 528 Army Lynx Mk7 MOD 45149218.jpg

Army Lynx Mk9A MOD 45151426.jpg Lynx - RNAS Yeovilton 2006 (2439527616).jpg

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