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Bell P-39
   military plane has the nickname   
Airacobra
U.S. Army 1939. The first time a plane had been designed around a gun.
Bell P-63
   military plane has the nickname   
Kingcobra
Produced for the U.S. Army Air Forces, however the Army Air Forces never used the P-63 in combat.
Boeing B-17
   military plane has the nickname   
Flying Fortress
U.S. Army Air Corps 1939. Designed for a 1934 USAAC competition. The winning design was intended to be for a multi-engined bomber used mostly as a coastal-defense aircraft. The British Royal Air Force were the first to fly the B-17 in combat.
Boeing B-29
   military plane has the nickname   
Superfortress
The Enola Gay is a B-29. Produced fom 1942 to 1946 for the U.S. Army Air Forces.
Boeing B-47
   military plane has the nickname   
Stratojet
In production from 1947 to 1956 - for the U.S. Air Force. The B-47 needed defensive armament only in the rear because no fighter was fast enough to attack from any other angle. Every large jet aircraft today is a descendant of the B-47.
Boeing B-52
   military plane has the nickname   
Stratofortress
Produced for the U.S. Air Force. First flight was on April 15, 1952. The country's first long-range, swept-wing heavy bomber. In all, 744 B-52s were produced between 1952 and 1962.
Boeing KC-97
   military plane has the nickname   
Stratotanker
Equipped with a boom for refueling other planes in flight.
Boeing P-26
   military plane has the nickname   
Peashooter
Its first flight was March 20, 1932. The Peashooter could fly 27 mph faster than the biplane fighters. And climb faster. It was the fastest air-cooled pursuit fighter in the world. The last two models had fuel-injected engines. It was 23'7" long, had a wingspan of 28' and was less than 3,000 lbs. The machine guns were mounted low and shot through the propeller. With the gunsight mount it looked like a peashooter.
Chance Vought F4U
   military plane has the nickname   
Corsair
Its first flight was May 29, 1940. The "Bent-wing Bird" was flown by the likes of Pappy Boyington. It was the first fighter to top 400 mph.
Chance Vought F6U
   military plane has the nickname   
Pirate
U.S. Navy. The first American service aircraft equipped with an afterburner.
Chance Vought F7U
   military plane has the nickname   
Cutlass
U.S. Navy. Swept-wing design with no horizontal tail. The wings folded up for storage on a carrier deck.
Chance Vought F8U
   military plane has the nickname   
Crusader
U.S. Navy. Set the national speed record in 1956 for flying more tha 1000 mph. Used by the U.S. Armed Forces until 1986. Used by the French Navy until 1998.
Consolidated B-24
   military plane has the nickname   
Liberator
Consolidated B-32
   military plane has the nickname   
Dominator
Consolidated PBY
   military plane has the nickname   
Catalina
Convair F-7
   military plane has the nickname   
Sea Dart
Convair F-102
   military plane has the nickname   
Delta Dagger
Convair F-106
   military plane has the nickname   
Delta Dart
Curtiss P-36
   military plane has the nickname   
Hawk
Douglas C47
   military plane has the nickname   
"Puff (the Magic Dragon)"
Fairchild A-10
   military plane has the nickname   
Warthog
Most notable armament on the A-10 is the GAU/8 "Avenger" 30mm 7-barrel rotary cannon.
General Dynamics F-16
   military plane has the nickname   
Fighting Falcon
Grumman F4F
   military plane has the nickname   
Wildcat
Grumman F6F
   military plane has the nickname   
Hellcat
Grumman F7F
   military plane has the nickname   
Tigercat
Grumman F8F
   military plane has the nickname   
Bearcat
Grumman F-11
   military plane has the nickname   
Tiger
Grumman F-14
   military plane has the nickname   
Tomcat
Junkers J 1
   military plane has the nickname   
Blechesel
Junkers Ju 52
   military plane has the nickname   
Tante Ju
Junkers Ju 87
   military plane has the nickname   
Stuka
A shrinked "Sturzkampfflugzeug", i.e. diving plane
Kyushu J7W
   military plane has the nickname   
Shinden
Kyushu K11W
   military plane has the nickname   
Shiragiku
KyushuQ1W
   military plane has the nickname   
Tokai
Lockheed AC-130
   military plane has the nickname   
Spectre
Lockheed AC-130U
   military plane has the nickname   
Spooky II
Has more than 609,000 lines of software code in its mission computers and avionics systems.
Lockheed C-5
   military plane has the nickname   
Galaxy
Lockheed C-130
   military plane has the nickname   
Hercules
Lockheed C-141
   military plane has the nickname   
Starlifter
Lockheed F-104
   military plane has the nickname   
Starfighter
Lockheed P-38
   military plane has the nickname   
Lightning
Lockheed P-80
   military plane has the nickname   
Shooting Star
McDonnell CF-101
   military plane has the nickname   
Voodoo
McDonnell Douglas A-4
   military plane has the nickname   
Skyhawk
McDonnell Douglas F-4
   military plane has the nickname   
Phantom II
McDonnell Douglas F-15
   military plane has the nickname   
Eagle
It is the only aircraft in the U.S. Air Force arsenal capable of launching the ASAT anti-satellite missile. The two-seat F-15E Strike Eagle can fly higher than 50,000 feet at more than Mach 2.5.
McDonnell Douglas F/A-18
   military plane has the nickname   
Hornet
Has been used by Australian, Canadian, Spanish, Kuwaiti, Swiss, Finnish and Malaysian armed forces. Still in use today by the U.S. Navy as the F/A-18E/F Super Hornet. The Hornet has been used by the Blue Angels for more than 20 years.
McDonnell F2H
   military plane has the nickname   
Banshee
McDonnell F-3
   military plane has the nickname   
Demon
McDonnell F-110
   military plane has the nickname   
Spectre
McDonnell XF-85
   military plane has the nickname   
Goblin
Messerschmitt Bf 108
   military plane has the nickname   
Taifun
Messerschmitt Bf 109 E
   military plane has the nickname   
Emil
Messerschmitt Bf 109 F
   military plane has the nickname   
Friedrich
Messerschmitt Bf 109 G
   military plane has the nickname   
Gustav
Messerschmitt Me 162
   military plane has the nickname   
Schwalbe
Messerschmitt Me 163
   military plane has the nickname   
Komet
Mitsubishi A6M
   military plane has the nickname   
Zero
Mitsubishi A7M
   military plane has the nickname   
Reppu
Mitsubishi J2M
   military plane has the nickname   
Raiden
Mitsubishi J8M
   military plane has the nickname   
Shusui
Mitsubishi Ki-67
   military plane has the nickname   
Hyriu
Mitsubishi Ki 202
   military plane has the nickname   
Shusui-kai
Nakajima B6N
   military plane has the nickname   
Tenzan
Nakajima C6N
   military plane has the nickname   
Saiun
Nakajima G5N
   military plane has the nickname   
Shinzan
Nakajima G8N
   military plane has the nickname   
Renzan
Nakajima G10N
   military plane has the nickname   
Fugaku
Nakajima J1N
   military plane has the nickname   
Gekko
Nakajima J5N
   military plane has the nickname   
Tenrai
Nakajima Ki 43
   military plane has the nickname   
Hayabusa
Nakajima Ki 44
   military plane has the nickname   
Shoki
Nakajima Ki 48
   military plane has the nickname   
Donryu
Nakajima Ki 84
   military plane has the nickname   
Hayate
Nakajima Ki 115
   military plane has the nickname   
Tsurugi
Nakajima Ki 202
   military plane has the nickname   
Karyu
North American A2
   military plane has the nickname   
Savage
North American A5
   military plane has the nickname   
Vigilante
North American B25
   military plane has the nickname   
Mitchell
North American B45
   military plane has the nickname   
Tornado
North American F-86
   military plane has the nickname   
Sabre
North American F-100
   military plane has the nickname   
Super Sabre
North American P-51
   military plane has the nickname   
Mustang
The first American fighter of WW2 that was capable of escorting bombers from England into the heart of the Reich and back.
North American XB 70
   military plane has the nickname   
Valkyrie
Northrop F-5
   military plane has the nickname   
Freedom Fighter
Northrop F-20
   military plane has the nickname   
Tigershark
Northrop F89
   military plane has the nickname   
Scorpion
Northrop F-89J
   military plane has the nickname   
Scorpion
Northrop P61
   military plane has the nickname   
Black Widow
Republic F-105
   military plane has the nickname   
Thunderchief
Republic P43
   military plane has the nickname   
Lancer
Republic P47
   military plane has the nickname   
Thunderbolt
Republis P44
   military plane has the nickname   
Rocket


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