ⓘ List of military aircraft of the United States (naval)

                                     

ⓘ List of military aircraft of the United States (naval)

This list of military aircraft of the United States 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 1909–19.

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.

                                     

1. Airborne early warning, 1952–1962

  • W2F Hawkeye - Grumman redesignated E-2 in 1962
  • XWU - Vought
  • WV Warning Star - Lockheed redesignated EC-121 in 1962
  • WF Tracer - Grumman redesignated E-1 in 1962
                                     

2. Airship

Commissioned vessels, 1922–1935

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.

  • USS Los Angeles ZR-3
  • USS Akron ZRS-4
  • USS Macon ZRS-5
  • USS Shenandoah ZR-1

Patrol, 1947–1962

  • ZPK - Goodyear
  • ZP4K - Goodyear
  • ZPM - Goodyear
  • ZP5K - Goodyear
  • ZP2K - Goodyear
  • ZPG - Goodyear
  • ZP2N - Goodyear
  • ZP3K - Goodyear
  • ZPN - Goodyear
                                     

3. Anti-submarine, 1946–1962

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

  • SF - used in the Scout sequence
  • SU - used in the Scout sequence
  • S2F Tracker - Grumman
  • XS2U - Vought
                                     

4. Attack, 1946–1962

  • AJ Savage - North American redesignated A-2 in 1962
  • A2D Skyshark - Douglas
  • AH Phantom II - McDonnell Douglas redesignated F4H, then F-4 in 1962
  • A4D Skyhawk - Douglas redesignated A-4 in 1962
  • A3D Skywarrior - Douglas redesignated A-3 in 1962
  • AM Mauler - Martin
  • AD Skyraider - Douglas redesignated A-1 in 1962
  • A3J Vigilante - North American redesignated A-5 in 1962
  • AF Guardian - Grumman
  • A2F Intruder - Grumman redesignated A-6 in 1962
  • A2J Super Savage - North American
  • AU Corsair - Vought
  • A2U Cutlass - Vought
                                     

5. Bomber

Bomber, 1931–1943

  • BG - Great Lakes
  • BD Havoc - Douglas
  • BT - Northrop
  • BN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • B2G - Great Lakes
  • B2T - Northrop
  • B2Y - Consolidated
  • BY Fleetster - Consolidated
  • BM - Martin

Bomber fighter, 1934–1937

  • BFB - Boeing
  • BFC Goshawk - Curtiss
  • BF2C Goshawk - Curtiss

Bomber torpedo, 1942–1945

  • BTM Mauler - Martin
  • BT2D Destroyer II - Douglas
  • BT2C - Curtiss
  • BTK - Kaiser-Fleetwings
  • BTD Destroyer - Douglas
  • BTC - Curtiss

Foreign-built bomber aircraft, 1910–1962

  • Airco DH.4 - Airco and De Havilland
  • Macchi M.8 - Macchi
  • Caproni Ca.44 - Caproni
  • Airco DH.9A - Airco and De Havilland
                                     

6.1. Drone Target, 1942–1946

  • TDC Cadet - Culver
  • TD3D - Frankfort
  • TDD - Radioplane
  • TD2C Cadet - Culver
  • TDL Airacobra - Bell
  • TD4C - Culver
  • TD3C - Culver
  • TD4D - Radioplane
  • TD3R - Interstate
  • McDonnell TD2D Katydid - McDonnell
  • TD2N Gorgon - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • TD2R - Interstate
  • TD3N Gorgon - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • TDR - Interstate
  • TDN - Naval Aircraft Factory


                                     

6.2. Drone Unified sequence, 1945–1962

  • KD3G Snipe - Globe
  • KD3C Snipe - Curtiss-Wright
  • KDM Plover - Martin
  • KDR Quail - Radioplane
  • KD4R - Radioplane
  • KD2N Gorgon - Martin/Naval Aircraft Factory
  • KD2B - Beechcraft
  • Curtiss-Wright KDC - Curtiss-Wright
  • KD2U Regulus II - Vought
  • KD2G Firefly - Globe
  • KD2R Quail - Radioplane redesignated MQM-36A Shelduck in 1962
  • KD5G - Globe
  • KD2C Snipe - Curtiss-Wright
  • KDH Katydid - McDonnell
  • KDU Regulus - Chance Vought
  • KDG Snipe - Globe
  • KD6G Firefly - Globe
  • KDT Teal - Temco
  • KDB Cardinal - Beechcraft redesignated MQM-61 in 1962
  • KD4G Quail - Globe
  • KDD Katydid - McDonnell formerly TD2D - redesignated KDH in 1946
  • KDN Gorgon IIIB - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • KDA Firebee - Ryan
                                     

7.1. Fighter Fighter, 1910–1922

  • Naval Aircraft Factory TF - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • Loening M-8 - Loening
  • Curtiss 18 - Curtiss
  • Vought VE-7 - Vought
  • Naval Aircraft Factory TS - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • Curtiss HA Dunkirk Fighter - Curtiss
  • Aeromarine AS - Aeromarine
                                     

7.2. Fighter Fighter, 1922–1962

  • FA - General Aircraft
  • FC - Curtiss
  • F2C - Curtiss
  • F2B - Boeing
  • XF7B - Boeing
  • XF5B - Boeing
  • XF6B - Boeing
  • F4C - Curtiss
  • F5C - skipped to avoid confusion with earlier Curtiss F-5 flying boat
  • XF8B - Boeing
  • F3C - Curtiss
  • F3B Seahawk - Boeing
  • F4B - Boeing
  • F3A Corsair - Brewster
  • F2A Buffalo - Brewster
  • FB - Boeing
  • F15C - Curtiss
  • F7C Seahawk - Curtiss
  • F8C Falcon/Helldiver - Curtiss
  • F6C Hawk - Curtiss
  • XF12C Helldiver - Curtiss later redesignated SBC
  • F9C Sparrowhawk - Curtiss
  • XF14C - Curtiss
  • XF13C - Curtiss
  • XFD - Douglas
  • F11C Goshawk - Curtiss later redesignated BFC
  • F2D - skipped to avoid confusion with McDonnell F2D later redesignated F2H
  • XF10C Helldiver - Curtiss
  • XF3L - Bell
  • FU - Chance Vought
  • F7U Cutlass - Chance Vought
  • F4F Wildcat - Grumman
  • XF5F Skyrocket - Grumman
  • XF3J - Berliner-Joyce
  • FM Wildcat - General Motors
  • F6U Pirate - Chance Vought
  • F6D Missileer- Douglas cancelled
  • F2U - Chance Vought
  • F4H Phantom II - McDonnell redesignated F-4 1962
  • XF2G - Eberhart
  • F4U Corsair - Vought Sikorsky
  • F5D Skylancer - Douglas
  • XFL - Loening
  • XF8U-3 Crusader III - Chance Vought
  • F11F Tiger - Grumman redesignated F-11 in 1962
  • XFV - Lockheed
  • XFG - Eberhart
  • F2F - Grumman
  • F2D Banshee - McDonnell redesignated F2H on delivery
  • XF2Y Sea Dart - Convair redesignated F-7 in 1962
  • F4D Skyray - Douglas redesignated F-6 in 1962
  • F7F Tigercat - Grumman
  • FO Lightning - Lockheed
  • XF3W Apache - Wright
  • F9F Panther - Grumman
  • F3H Demon - McDonnell redesignated F-3 in 1962
  • XF10F Jaguar - Grumman
  • F3U - Chance Vought
  • F2L Kingcobra - Bell
  • F2M Wildcat - General Motors
  • XFJ - Berliner-Joyce
  • FF - nicknamed Fifi - Grumman
  • XFH - Hall-Aluminum Aircraft Corporation
  • F3M Bearcat - General Motors
  • XF2J - Berliner-Joyce
  • F3F - Grumman
  • F8U Crusader - Chance Vought
  • F9F Cougar - Grumman redesignated F-9 in 1962
  • XFL Airabonita - Bell
  • XF2R Dark Shark - Ryan
  • FV - Canadian Vickers designation reserved but never assigned for F6F Hellcat production
  • XFT - Northrop
  • XFY Pogo - Convair
  • FS Spitfire - Supermarine designation reserved on paper for 17 Spitfire Mk. V used by VCS-7 but never officially assigned
  • FD - McDonnell later redesignated FH
  • F2G Corsair - Goodyear
  • F2H Banshee - McDonnell redesignated F-2 in 1962
  • F3D Skyknight - Douglas redesignated F-10 in 1962
  • FH Phantom - McDonnell
  • FG Corsair - Goodyear
  • F2W - Wright
  • XF5U - Chance Vought
  • FJ Fury - North American redesignated F-1 in 1962
  • F8F Bearcat - Grumman
  • F2T Black Widow - Northrop
  • FR Fireball - Ryan
  • F6F Hellcat - Grumman
  • F12F never officially assigned - Grumman


                                     

7.3. Fighter Foreign-built fighters, 1910–1962

  • Bristol Bulldog - Bristol Aeroplane Company
  • Handley Page HP 21 HPS - Handley Page
  • Parnall Panther - Parnall
  • Hanriot HD-1 - Hanriot
  • Nieuport 28 - Nieuport
  • Macchi M-5 - Macchi
  • Sopwith Camel - Sopwith
  • Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5A - Royal Aircraft Factory
                                     

8. Glider

Bomb glider

  • LBE - Pratt-Read / Naval Aircraft Factory
  • LBD Gargoyle - McDonnell
  • LBP - Piper
  • LBT - Taylorcraft

Trainer glider, 1941–1945

  • LNP Grasshopper - Piper
  • LNR Grasshopper - Aeronca
  • LNT Grasshopper - Taylorcraft
  • LNE - Pratt-Read
  • LNS - Schweizer

Transport glider, 1941–1945

  • PS-2 - Franklin
  • LRW - Waco Aircraft Company
  • LRA - Allied
  • LR2N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • LRN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • LR2W - Waco
  • LRQ - Bristol
  • LR2A - Allied
  • LRG - AGA Aviation
  • LRH - Snead
                                     

9. Helicopters

Antisubmarine, 1951–1962

  • HSS-2 Sea King - Sikorsky
  • HSL - Bell
  • HSS-1 Seabat - Sikorsky

Trainer, 1948–1962

  • HTE Raven - Hiller
  • HTK Huskie - Kaman redesignated H-43 in 1962
  • HTL Sioux - Bell redesignated H-13 in 1962

Utility, 1944–1949

  • HJP - Piasecki
  • HJD Whirlaway - McDonnell later redesignated HJH
  • HJH Whirlaway - McDonnell
  • HJS - Sikorsky


                                     

9.1. Helicopters Antisubmarine, 1951–1962

  • HSS-2 Sea King - Sikorsky
  • HSL - Bell
  • HSS-1 Seabat - Sikorsky
                                     

9.2. Helicopters Observation, 1944–1962

  • HO5S - Sikorsky
  • HO4S - Sikorsky redesignated H-19 in 1962
  • HO3S Dragonfly - Sikorsky
  • HOG Rotorcycle - Gyrodyne
  • XHOC - Convertawings
  • HOS Hoverfly II - Sikorsky
  • HOK - Kaman redesignated H-43 in 1962
  • HOE Hornet - Hiller
  • HO2S Dragonfly - Sikorsky
                                     

9.3. Helicopters Trainer, 1948–1962

  • HTE Raven - Hiller
  • HTK Huskie - Kaman redesignated H-43 in 1962
  • HTL Sioux - Bell redesignated H-13 in 1962
                                     

9.4. Helicopters Transport, 1944–1962

  • HRP Rescuer - Piasecki
  • HRH - McDonnell
  • HR2S - Sikorsky redesignated H-37 in 1962
  • HRB Sea Knight - Boeing-Vertol redesignated H-46 in 1962
  • HR3S - Sikorsky redesignated H-3 in 1962
  • HRS - Sikorsky
                                     

9.5. Helicopters Utility, 1944–1949

  • HJP - Piasecki
  • HJD Whirlaway - McDonnell later redesignated HJH
  • HJH Whirlaway - McDonnell
  • HJS - Sikorsky
                                     

9.6. Helicopters Utility, 1950–1962

  • HU2K Seasprite - Kaman redesignated H-2 in 1962
  • HU2S Sea Guard - Sikorsky redesignated H-52 in 1962
  • HUP Retriever - Piasecki redesignated H-25 in 1962
  • HUK Huskie - Kaman redesignated H-43 in 1962
  • HUL redesignated H-13 in 1962
  • HUS Seahorse - Sikorsky redesignated H-34 in 1962
  • HUM - McCulloch
                                     

10. Observation

Observation, 1922–1962

  • EO - Elias
  • UO - Vought
  • HO - Huff Daland
  • O2U - Vought
  • OZ - Pennsylvania Aircraft
  • O2L - Loening
  • OK - Keystone
  • O3C - Curtiss
  • OL - Loening/Keystone
  • OJ - Berliner-Joyce
  • MO - Martin
  • OP - Pitcairn-Cierva
  • OF - Grumman
  • O2B - Boeing
  • OY - Stinson
  • O2C - Curtiss
  • O2D - Douglas
  • O4U Corsair - Vought
  • O5U - Vought
  • OD - Douglas
  • NO
  • OB - Boeing serials allocated but not produced
  • OE - Cessna redesignated O-1 in 1962
  • O3U - Vought
  • M2O - Martin
  • OC - Curtiss previously designated F8C
  • OO - Viking

Observation scout, 1935–1945

  • OS2U - Vought
  • OSN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • OS2N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • OSU - Vought
  • XOSS - Stearman
  • OSE - Edo Aircraft Corporation

Foreign-built observation aircraft, 1920–1962

  • Fokker C.I - Fokker
  • Sopwith 1½ Strutter - Sopwith
  • Romeo Ro.1 - Romeo


                                     

11. Patrol

Patrol, 1910–1923

  • Felixstowe F5L
  • Curtiss NC - Curtiss
  • Curtiss HS - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model H - Curtiss

Foreign-built patrol aircraft, 1910–1962

  • FBA Type H - FBA
  • Levy-Le Pen HB-1 -
  • Donnet-Denhaut flying boat
  • Vickers Viking - Vickers
  • Tellier T-3 Flying-Boat - a.k.a.Tellier 200 ch Hispano-Suiza
                                     

11.1. Patrol Patrol, 1910–1923

  • Felixstowe F5L
  • Curtiss NC - Curtiss
  • Curtiss HS - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model H - Curtiss
                                     

11.2. Patrol Patrol, 1923–1962

  • P2M - Martin
  • P7M SubMaster - Martin
  • P3N - skipped
  • P2N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • P2B Superfortress - Boeing
  • P4M Mercator - Martin
  • PB Flying Fortress - Boeing
  • P5M Marlin - Martin redesignated P-5 in 1962
  • P6M SeaMaster - Martin
  • PD - Douglas
  • PN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • P3M - Martin
  • PH - Hall
  • PM - Martin
  • PK - Keystone
  • P2D - Douglas
  • P2H - Hall
  • P3D - Douglas
  • PJ - General Aviation
  • P3Y - Consolidated redesignated PBY before delivery
  • P6Y - Convair
  • PV-2 Harpoon - Lockheed
  • P2S - Sikorsky
  • P2V Neptune - Lockheed redesignated P-2 in 1962
  • P4N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • XP4Y Corregidor - Consolidated
  • PY - Consolidated
  • PV-1 Ventura - Lockheed
  • PS - Sikorsky
  • P3V Orion - Lockheed redesignated P-3 in 1962
  • P5Y - Consolidated
  • PO Warning Star - Lockheed
  • P2Y - Consolidated


                                     

11.3. Patrol Patrol bomber, 1935–1962

  • PB4Y-2 Privateer - Consolidated redesignated P-4 in 1962
  • PB4Y-1 Liberator - Consolidated
  • PBS - Sikorsky
  • PBV Catalina - Canadian Vickers
  • PB2B Catalina - Boeing PBY built by Boeing
  • PB3Y - Consolidated
  • PBY Catalina - Consolidated formerly designated P3Y
  • XPBB Sea Ranger - Boeing
  • PBO Hudson - Lockheed
  • PB2Y Coronado - Consolidated
  • PB2S Catalina - Boeing-Canada
  • PB2B-2 Canso - Boeing PBY built by Boeing
  • PB2M Mars - Martin
  • PBM Mariner - Martin
  • PBN Nomad - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • PBJ Mitchell - North American
                                     

11.4. Patrol Foreign-built patrol aircraft, 1910–1962

  • FBA Type H - FBA
  • Levy-Le Pen HB-1 -
  • Donnet-Denhaut flying boat
  • Vickers Viking - Vickers
  • Tellier T-3 Flying-Boat - a.k.a.Tellier 200 ch Hispano-Suiza
                                     

12. Scout

Scout trainer, 1939–1948

  • SNC Falcon - Curtiss
  • SN2J - North American
  • SNJ Texan - North American
  • SNV Valiant - Vultee
  • SNB Navigator - Beechcraft redesignated C-45 in 1962

Foreign-built scout aircraft, 1920–1962

  • Sopwith Baby - Sopwith
  • Macchi M.16 - Macchi
  • Caspar U.1
                                     

12.1. Scout Scout, 1922–1946

  • SG - Great Lakes
  • SDW - Dayton-Wright
  • SU Corsair - Vought
  • S2C - Curtiss
  • SE - Bellanca
  • XS - Cox-Klemin
  • SC Seahawk - Curtiss
  • SS - Sikorsky
  • SF - Grumman
  • S4C - Curtiss
  • S2L - Loening
  • S3C - Curtiss
  • SL - Loening
  • SC - Curtiss


                                     

12.2. Scout Scout bomber, 1934–1946

  • SBA - Brewster
  • SB2C Helldiver - Curtiss-Wright
  • SB3C - Curtiss-Wright
  • SB2A Buccaneer - Brewster
  • SBD Dauntless - Douglas
  • SBF - Grumman
  • SB2D Destroyer - Douglas
  • SBU Corsair - Vought
  • SB3U - Vought
  • SB2U Vindicator - Vought
  • SBG - Great Lakes NOT Great Lakes BG
  • SBW Helldiver - Canadian Car & Foundry
  • SBN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • SBF Helldiver - Fairchild
  • SBC Helldiver - Curtiss-Wright
                                     

12.3. Scout Scout observation, 1934–1946

  • SOK - Fairchild designation allocated but no aircraft built
  • SO2C - Curtiss
  • SOC Seagull - Curtiss
  • SO3C Seamew - Curtiss
  • SOE Seagull - Bellanca
  • SON Seagull - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • SOU - skipped to avoid confusion with OSU
  • SOR Seagull - Ryan
  • SO2U - Vought
                                     

12.4. Scout Scout trainer, 1939–1948

  • SNC Falcon - Curtiss
  • SN2J - North American
  • SNJ Texan - North American
  • SNV Valiant - Vultee
  • SNB Navigator - Beechcraft redesignated C-45 in 1962
                                     

12.5. Scout Foreign-built scout aircraft, 1920–1962

  • Sopwith Baby - Sopwith
  • Macchi M.16 - Macchi
  • Caspar U.1
                                     

13. Torpedo

Torpedo, 1922–1935

  • MT - Martin
  • TE - Detroit
  • T2N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • T4M - Martin
  • TG - Great Lakes
  • T5M - Martin
  • TN - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • FT - Fokker
  • ST - Stout
  • DT - Douglas
  • TB - Boeing
  • T2D - Douglas
  • T6M - Martin
  • T2M - Martin
  • T3D - Douglas
  • T3M - Martin
  • CT - Curtiss

Torpedo bomber, 1935–1946

  • TBD Devastator - Douglas
  • TBM Avenger - General Motors
  • TBY Sea Wolf - Consolidated
  • TBF Avenger - Grumman
  • TBV Georgia - Vultee
  • TBG - Great Lakes
  • TB2F - Grumman
  • TB3F Guardian - Grumman
  • TBU Sea Wolf - Vought
  • TB2D Skypirate - Douglas

Foreign-built torpedo aircraft, 1920–1962

  • Blackburn Swift - Blackburn Aircraft
  • Fokker FT - Fokker
                                     

14.1. Trainer Trainer, 1910–1922

  • Aeromarine 39 - Aeromarine
  • Burgess-Dunne AH-7 - Burgess
  • Curtiss N-9 - Curtiss
  • Curtiss MF - Curtiss
  • Burgess H - Burgess
  • Curtiss JN-4 - Curtiss
  • Aeromarine 40 - Aeromarine
                                     

14.2. Trainer Trainer, 1922–1948

  • NC - skipped to avoid confusion with NC flying boats
  • NB - Boeing
  • N2B - Boeing
  • NE Grasshopper - Piper
  • NK - Keystone
  • NL - Langley
  • NJ - North American
  • N2C Fledgling - Curtiss
  • NH - Howard
  • NM - skipped
  • HN - Huff Daland
  • NN - skipped
  • N2M - Martin
  • N4N - reserved but not assigned
  • N3N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • N2N - Naval Aircraft Factory
  • NR Recruit - Ryan
  • N2Y - Consolidated
  • NT - New Standard
  • NQ - Fairchild
  • N2S Kaydet - Stearman
  • NY - Consolidated
  • NV - Vultee
  • N2T Tutor - Timm
  • N4Y - Consolidated
  • NP - Spartan
  • N3Y - Consolidated
  • NS - Stearman
  • N5N - Naval Aircraft Factory
                                     

14.3. Trainer Trainer, 1948–1962

  • T2J Buckeye - North American redesignated T-2 in 1962
  • TE - Edo
  • TT Temco - Temco
  • TJ Texan - North American SNJ-8 - cancelled
  • TV Shooting Star - Lockheed
  • TO Shooting Star - Lockheed redesignated T-33 in 1962
  • T2V SeaStar - Lockheed redesignated T-1 in 1962
  • T3J Sabreliner - North American redesignated T-39 in 1962
                                     

15.1. Transport Transport, 1931–1962

  • RM - Martin
  • RD Dolphin - Douglas
  • R3Q Reliant - Fairchild
  • R2C - Curtiss reserved but never assigned
  • R4Q Flying Boxcar - Fairchild
  • R3O - Lockheed
  • RQ Reliant - Fairchild
  • RE - Bellanca
  • R7V-1 - Lockheed previously designated R7O
  • R7V-2 - Lockheed turboprop powered version
  • RK Envoy - Kinner
  • RN Reliant - Stinson
  • R7O - Lockheed later redesignated R7V
  • R6D - Douglas redesignated C-118 in 1962
  • RA - Fokker
  • RB Conestoga - Budd
  • R5C Commando - Curtiss-Wright
  • R2Q - Fairchild
  • RC Kingbird - Curtiss
  • R5D - Douglas redesignated C-54 in 1962
  • R2K - Fairchild
  • R6O - Lockheed later redesignated R6V
  • RS - Sikorsky
  • RO - Lockheed
  • R4D - Douglas redesignated C-47 in 1962
  • R4O - Lockheed
  • R3C - Curtiss reserved but never assigned
  • RT - Northrop
  • R5O - Lockheed
  • R6V - Lockheed previously designated R6O
  • R2D - Douglas
  • R4C Condor - Curtiss-Wright
  • R2O - Lockheed
  • R3D - Douglas
  • RR - Ford
  • R3Y Tradewind - Convair
  • RY - Consolidated
  • B-314 - Boeing
  • R2Y - Consolidated
  • TA - Fokker
  • R8V - Lockheed redesignated C-130 in 1962
  • R4Y Samaritan - Convair redesignated C-131 in 1962
                                     

15.2. Transport Transport, single engine, 1939–1941

  • GK - Fairchild
  • GH Nightingale - Howard
  • GQ Reliant - Stinson
  • GB Traveler - Beechcraft
                                     

16. Utility

Utility, 1910–1931

  • Curtiss Model F - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model E - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model R - Curtiss

Foreign-built utility aircraft, 1920–1962

  • de Havilland XDH-60 Moth - de Havilland
  • Junkers-Larsen JL-6 - Junkers-Larsen
  • de Havilland XDH-80 Puss Moth - de Havilland
  • Dornier CsII - Dornier
                                     

16.1. Utility Utility, 1910–1931

  • Curtiss Model F - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model E - Curtiss
  • Curtiss Model R - Curtiss
                                     

16.2. Utility Utility, 1931–1955

  • JE - Bellanca
  • JM Marauder - Martin
  • J4F Widgeon - Grumman
  • J2Q - Fairchild
  • JA Norseman - Noorduyn
  • J2F Duck - Grumman
  • JH - Stearman-Hammond
  • JL - Columbia
  • JF Duck - Grumman
  • J2K - Fairchild
  • JQ - Fairchild
  • JO - Lockheed
  • J3F Goose - Grumman
  • JB Traveller - Beechcraft
  • J2W - Waco
  • JC Kingbird - Curtiss-Wright
  • JK - Fairchild
  • JD Invader - Douglas
  • JW - Waco
                                     

16.3. Utility Utility transport, 1935–1955

  • JRM Mars - Martin
  • JRC Bobcat - Cessna
  • JRF Goose - Grumman
  • JRB Expeditor - Beechcraft
  • JRK - Nash-Kelvinator designation reserved but never assigned
  • JR2S Excalibur - Sikorsky
  • JR2F Albatross - Grumman
  • JRS - Sikorsky
                                     

16.4. Utility Utility, 1955–1962

  • U2C Beaver - de Havilland Canada designation not used
  • UC Otter - de Havilland Canada redesignated U-1 in 1962
  • UV Hercules - Lockheed redesignated in C-130 series
  • UO Aztec - Piper Aircraft redesignated U-11 in 1962
  • UF Albatross - Grumman redesignated U-16 in 1962
                                     

16.5. Utility Foreign-built utility aircraft, 1920–1962

  • de Havilland XDH-60 Moth - de Havilland
  • Junkers-Larsen JL-6 - Junkers-Larsen
  • de Havilland XDH-80 Puss Moth - de Havilland
  • Dornier CsII - Dornier