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Naval aviation of the United States.

Naval aircraft used by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps. For a list of naval aircraft designated under the pre-1962 United States Navy designation system, see List of military aircraft of the United States (naval). For a list of naval aircraft designated under the post-1962 unified Department of Defence designations, see List of military aircraft of the United States.

Fixed Wing

A - Attack

C - Cargo

E - Electronic Warfare

F - Fighter

M - Multi-Purpose

N - Special Test, permanent

P - Patrol

  • P-3 Orion long range ASW aircraft
  • P-8A Poseidon Multi-mission Maritime Aircraft (MMA)(Enters service in 2013)[1][2]

R - Reconnaissance

T - Trainer

U - Utility

  • U-6A Beaver all-purpose utility transport
  • UC-35D Marine Corps version of the Cessna Citation

X - Experimental

Rotary Wing

A - Attack

C - Cargo

H - Rescue (Help)

M - Multi-role

S - Anti-submarine Warfare

T - Trainer

  • TH-6B - United States Naval Test Pilot School's test pilot training aircraft. Derived from the MD-369H.
  • TH-57 Sea Ranger - primarily used for training

U - Utility

V - VIP Transport

References


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