Military aircraft
A military aircraft is any fixed-wing or rotary-wing aircraft that is operated by a legal or insurrectionary armed service of any type. Military aircraft can be either combat or non-combat:
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National security correspondent Jennifer Griffin reports from the Pentagon
Chinese jets intercept US spy plane over South China Sea, Pentagon says
Two Chinese fighters have carried out an "unsafe" intercept of a US military aircraft over the South China Sea, the Pentagon says.
Air Force Unveils First Image Of Northrop Grumman B-21 Bomber
The Air Force unveiled the first image of a new long-range bomber to be built by Northrop Grumman in California and said it would be designated the B-21.
These Are The Air Force's 10 Most Expensive Planes To Operate
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America's iconic war machine
The most feared bomber plane of the 20th Century is still going strong after 60 years in service in the US military - from Vietnam to Afghanistan. And she will keep on flying until 2044. How does this...
The Cannons on the B-29 Bomber Were a Mid-Century Engineering Masterpiece
Designed and built in the early 1940's, the supremely advanced B-29 Superfortress first flew over 70 years ago in September of 1944. Built by Boeing and based on the highly successful platform of the ...
Could This Become The First Mars Airplane?
A prototype of the Preliminary Research Aerodynamic Design to Land on Mars, or Prandtl-m, which is a flying wing aircraft with a twist, is planned to be ready for launch from a high altitude balloon l...
SR-71 Blackbird: 20 Things You Need To Know About The Coolest Warbird!!
It’s served a crucial role as a spy plane in clandestine missions around the globe and has even earned the lauded title of the fastest plane on earth. Its first test flight was on December 22nd, 1964,...
New U.S. stealth bomber shrouded in mystery
Nearly 30 years after the first U.S. stealth bomber took flight, the Air Force's aging fleet is primed for a makeover; albeit an expensive one. The Pentagon is looking to upgrade its stealth aircraft ...
Russia's 'Dark' Warplanes Are Spooking Europe
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Top ten jump-jets
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Bomber
Tupolev Tu-22M Backfire Supersonic Air Bomber Aircraft.
Fighter aircraft
A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft, as opposed to bombers and attack aircraft, whose main mission is to attack ground targets. Th...
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Bomber
A bomber is a military aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets, by dropping bombs on them, firing torpedoes at them, or, more recently, by launching cruise missiles at them.
Strategic b...
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Ground-attack aircraft
An attack aircraft (also called a strike aircraft or attack bomber) is a tactical military aircraft that has a primary role of attacking targets on the ground or sea, with greater precision than bombe...
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Multirole combat aircraft
A multirole combat aircraft is a jet powered combat aircraft intended to perform different roles in combat. A multirole fighter is a multirole combat aircraft which is, at the same time, also a fighte...
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Fighter-bomber
A fighter-bomber is a fighter aircraft that is modified or used primarily as a light bomber in the tactical bombing and ground attack roles. It differs from attack aircraft primarily in its origins; ...
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Strike fighter
In current military parlance, a strike fighter is a multirole combat aircraft designed to operate primarily in the air-to-surface attack role while also incorporating certain performance characteristi...
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Carrier-based aircraft
Carrier-based aircraft, sometimes known as carrier-capable aircraft or carrier-borne aircraft, are naval aircraft designed specifically for operations from aircraft carriers. The term is generally app...
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Military transport aircraft
Military transport aircraft or military cargo aircraft are typically fixed wing and rotary wing cargo aircraft which are used to deliver troops, weapons and other military equipment by a variety of m...
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Reconnaissance aircraft
A reconnaissance aircraft is a manned or unmanned military aircraft designed, or adapted, to carry out aerial reconnaissance. Their roles are to collect imagery intelligence, signals intelligence, a...
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Surveillance aircraft
A surveillance aircraft is an aircraft used for surveillance—collecting information over time. They are operated by military forces and other government agencies in roles such as intelligence gatherin...
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Military glider
Military gliders (an offshoot of common gliders) have been used by the military of various countries for carrying troops and heavy equipment (see Glider infantry) to a combat zone, mainly during the S...
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Military helicopter
A military helicopter is a helicopter that is either specifically built or converted for use by military forces. A military helicopter's mission is a function of its design or conversion. The most com...
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