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US Aircraft Designation List

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This page provides a list of US aircraft designations of some important categories.

Used abbreviations:
  • USN US Navy
  • USMC US Marine Corps
  • USAF/USAAF US Air Force / US Army Air Force
  • USAAS/USAAC US Army Air Service / US Army Air Corps


Pursuit fighters of the USAAS, USAAC, USAAF and Fighters of the USAF till 1962

P-1
Curtiss P-1 Hawk


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Curtiss P-1A Hawk, Curtiss P-1B Hawk
P-2
Curtiss P-2 Hawk


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Variant of the Curtiss P-1


Curtiss P-2 Hawk
P-3
Curtiss P-3 Hawk


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Variant of the Curtiss P-1
XP-4
Boeing XP-4


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Also the Hawk series included an XP-4
P-5
Curtiss P-5 Superhawk


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Variant of the Curtiss P-1
P-6
Curtiss P-6 Hawk


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P6E Hawk, P6E Hawk
XP-7
Boeing XP-7


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XP-8
Boeing XP-8


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XP-9
Boeing XP-9


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XP-10
Curtiss XP-10


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P-11
Curtiss P-11
P-12
Boeing P-12


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see also the Navy version F4B


Boeing P-12 E
XP-13
Thomas-Morse XP-13 Viper


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XP-14
Thomas-Morse XP-14
XP-15
Boeing XP-15


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P-16
Berliner-Joyce P-16


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XP-17
Curtiss XP-17 Hawk


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Variant of the Curtiss P-1
XP-18
Curtiss XP-18
XP-19
Curtiss XP-19
YP-20
Curtiss YP-20


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XP-21
Curtiss XP-21 Hawk Variant of the Curtiss P-1
XP-22
Curtiss XP-22


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XP-23
Curtiss XP-23


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YP-24
Detroit-Lockheed YP-24


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Y1P-25
Consolidated Y1P-25


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Variant of the Consolidated P-30
P-26
Boeing P-26


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P26 Peashooter, P26 Peashooter, P26 Peashooter, P26 Peashooter, P26 Peashooter, P26 Peashooter
YP-27
Consolidated YP-27 Variant of the Consolidated P-30
Y1P-28
Consolidated Y1P-28 Variant of the Consolidated P-30
P-29
Boeing P-29


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P-30
Consolidated P-30


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XP-31
Curtiss XP-31


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XP31 Swift
XP-32
Boeing XP-32
XP-33
Consolidated XP-33 Variant of the Consolidated P-30
XP-34
Wedell-Williams XP-34
P-35
Seversky P-35


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P35A, P35
P-36
Curtiss P-36 Hawk


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Curtiss Hawk 75


Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss Hawk 75, Curtiss Hawk 75 M/N/O, Curtiss Hawk 75 P36A, Curtiss Hawk 75A, Curtiss Hawk 75 Free French
YP-37
Curtiss YP-37


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Variant of the Curtiss P-36

XP37
P-38
Lockheed P-38 Lightning


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P-38G-13-LO "Beautiful Lass", Lightning P-322 I, P38J Droop Snoot, P-38 M/J Lightning
P-39
Bell P-39 Airacobra


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Base type P39 P-39 Cobra II Racer, P-39Q Airacobra
P-40
Curtiss P-40 Warhawk, Tomahawk, Kittyhawk



Base type P40 P40B Tomahawk Flying Tiger, P40B Tomahawk, P40 Kittyhawk, P40 Tomahawk Soviet Navy, P40 Warhawk Skull, P40E Warhawk Aleutian Tigers, P40E Warhawk Aleutian Tigers, P40E Kittyhawk, P40EA Klimov, P40E Warhawk, P40M Warhawk, P40N Warhawk Roosters, P40N Warhawk
XP-41
Seversky XP-41


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XP-42
Curtiss XP-42


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Variant of the Curtiss P-36


XP42
P-43
Republic P-43 Lancer


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P43 Lancer
P-44
Republic P-44 Rocket Proposed development of P-43; not built
P-45
Bell P-45 Renamed Bell P-39C
XP-46
Curtiss XP-46


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Variant of the Curtiss P-40
P-47
Republic P-47 / F-47 Thunderbolt


Base type P47 P47, P47D, P47D, P47D, P47D, P47D-30 Senta à Púa, P47D-30, P47M
XP-48
Douglas XP-48


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XP-49
Lockheed XP-49


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Variant of the P-38
XP-50
Grumman XF5F Skyrocket


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Variant of the Grumman XF5F

XF5F-1 Skyrocket
P-51
North American P-51 / F-51 Mustang


Base type P51
XP-52
Bell XP-52
XP-53
Curtiss XP-53 Variant of the Curtiss P-46
XP-54
Vultee XP-54 Swoose Goose


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XP54 Swoose Goose
XP-55
Curtiss-Wright XP-55


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XP-56
Northrop XP-56 Black Bullet


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XP56 Black Bullet II
XP-57
Tucker XP-57
XP-58
Lockheed XP-58 Chain Lightning


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P-59
Bell P-59


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YP59 Airacomet
YP-60
Curtiss X/YP-60


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Modelle 90 und 95, modifizierte Entwürfe der P-40D, nur Prototypen
P-61
Northrop P-61 Black Widow
P61B Black Widow
XP-62
Curtiss XP-62


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P-63
Bell P-63 Kingcobra
P63 Kingcobra
P-64
North American P-64 Torito


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Refer to The NA-16 and her variants
XP-65
Grumman XP-65 Variant of the XP-50, none built
P-66
Vultee P-66 Vanguard


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Vultee Vanguard V48, P66 Vanguard
XP-67
McDonnell XP-67 Moonbat
XP67 Moonbat
XP-68
Vultee XP-68
XP-69
Republic XP-69


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P-70
Douglas P-70


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Variant of the Douglas A-20


P70
XP-71
Curtiss XP-71


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XP-72
Republic XP-72


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Variante der P-47 mit R-4360 Motor. Inoffizieller Name Ultra Bolt. Die finale Version sollte die Flächen der P-47N haben. (1060)
XP-73
Hughes XP-73
P-75
Fisher P-75 Eagle


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P75A Eagle, XP-75 Eagle
XP-76
Bell XP-76 Temporary name of the P-39E before named P-63
XP-77
Bell XP-77


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XP77
XP-78
North American XP-78
XP-79
Northrop XP-79


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XP79
P-80
Lockheed P-80 / F-80


Base type P80
XP-81
Convair XP-81


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XP-81
P-82
North American P-82 / F-82 Twin Mustang


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F82 Twin Mustang
XP-83
Bell XP-83


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XP-84
Republic F-84


Base type F84 F84F Thunderstreak, F84G Thunderbirds
XF-85
McDonnell XF-85 Goblin


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XF85 Goblin
F-86
North American F-86 Sabre Die F-86 wurde auf Basis der FJ Fury mit vereinfachten Anforderungen ab Frühjahr 1945 entwickelt. Den Durchbruch besserer Leistung alls Fury/P-80/P-84 erreichte der Entwurf aber erst durch Verwendung des Flügelprofils der Me 262 HG II.


Base type F86 F86 Sabre Richthofen
XF-87
Curtiss XP-87 / XF-87 Blackhawk


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XP-87 Blackhawk
XF-88
McDonnell XF-88


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F-89
Northrop F-89

F89 D, F89J
XF-90
Lockheed XF-90


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XF90
XF-91
Republic XF-91


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XF-92
Convair XF-92


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XF92 Dart
YF-93
North American F-93


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Variant of the North American F-86
F-94
Lockheed F-94 Starfire

F-94C-1-LO Starfire, F94 B Starfire
YF-95
North American YF-95 Variant of the North American F-86
YF-96
Republic YF-96 Original designation of the F-84F
F-97
Lockheed F-97 Variant of the Lockheed F-94
XF-98
AIM-26 Falcon Variant of the AIM-26 Falcon
XF-99
Bomarc


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Variant of the Bomarc
F-100
North American F-100 Super Sabre

F100 D Super Sabre, F-100 C Super Sabre, F-100 C Super Sabre (Boxscale)
F-101
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo

F101 Voodoo
F-102
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
F102 A Delta Dagger
XF-103
Republic XF-103


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F-104
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter

F104S, CF104, N104RB, F104 diverse, F104G, F104G
F-105
Republic F-105 Thunderchief, Wild Weasel

F105G Wild Weasel, F105 Thunderbirds
F-106
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
F106 Delta Dart
F-107
North American F-107


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F107
XF-108
North American XF-108


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XF-109
Bell XF-109


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Die Bezeichnung F-109 wurde nie offiziell vergeben. Zeitweise wurden die Ryan X-13, McDonnel F-101 und zuletzt die Bell D188A als XF-109 bezeichnet.(1061)
F-110
McDonnell F-110 Phantom First designation of the McDonnell F-4
F-111
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark

EF-111, EF-111A Raven, F-111E/F Aardvark

Fighters of the USN and USMC till 1962

XFA
General Aviation XFA
F2A
Brewster F2A Buffalo


Base type Buffalo
F3A
Chance Vought F3A see F4U
FB
Boeing FB Variant of the Boeing Modell 15
F2B
Boeing F2B
F3B
Boeing F3B
F3B-1
F4B
Boeing F4B


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Variant of the Boeing P-12


Boeing P-12 E
XF5B
Boeing XF5B Variant of the Boeing XP-15
XF6B
Boeing XF6B
XF7B
Boeing XF7B Variant of the Boeing P-29
XF8B
Boeing XF8B

XF8B-1
FC
Curtiss FC
F2C
Curtiss F2C
F3C
Curtiss F3C Variant of the Curtiss R3C-2
F4C
Curtiss F4C
F5C
Curtiss F5C
F6C
Curtiss F6C
F7C
Curtiss F7C Seahawk Descendant of the P-1

Curtiss F7C-1 Seahawk
F8C
Curtiss F8C
F9C
Curtiss F9C Sparrowhawk

F9C-2 Sparrowhawk
F10C
Curtiss F10C
F11C
Curtiss F11C Export version: Hawk II


Curtiss Hawk II, Curtiss Hawk II, Curtiss Hawk II Floatplane
XF12C
Curtiss XF12C
XF13C
Curtiss XF13C
XF14C
Curtiss XF14C
XF15C
Curtiss XF15C
FD
McDonnell FD Renamed McDonnell FH-1


FH1 Phantom
XFD
Douglas XFD
F2D
McDonnell F2D Renamed McDonnell F2H
F3D
Douglas F3D Skyknight

F3D-2 Skyknight
F4D
Douglas F4D Skyray

F4D Skyray
F5D
Douglas F5D
F6D
Douglas F6D
FF
Grumman FF
F2F
Grumman F2F
F3F
Grumman F3F One modified as an acrobatic plane as G-22 Gulfhawk II


F3F-1, F3F, F3F-3
F4F
Grumman F4F Wildcat


Base type F4F F4F-3S Wildcatfish, F4F Wildcat, F4F-3 Wildcat, F4F Wildcat, F4F Wildcat IV, F4F-3 Wildcat
XF5F
Grumman XF5F
F6F
Grumman F6F Hellcat

F6F-3 Hellcat, F6F-5N Hellcat, F6F Hellcat 1/700
F7F
Grumman F7F Tigercat
F7F Tiger Cat
F8F
Grumman F8F Bearcat

F8F Foreign Bearcat, F8F Bearcat
F9F
Grumman F9F Panther, Cougar

Base type F9F F9F-2B Panther Argentina, F9F-4 Panther, F9F-8 Cougar
XF10F
Grumman XF10F Tiger
F11F
Grumman F11F
F11F Tiger
XF12F
Grumman XF12F
XFG
Eberhart XFG
FG
Goodyear FG Variant of the Chance Vought F4U


FG-1D Corsair El Salvador, Goodyear FG-1 Reno Racer Joe, FG-1D Corsair El Salvador
XF2G
Eberhart XF2G
F2G
Goodyear F2G Variant of the Chance Vought F4U

F2G Super Corsair
XFH
Hall XFH
FH
McDonnell FH Phantom auch FH-1


FH1 Phantom
F2H
McDonnell F2H Banshee

F2H Banshee, F2H Banshee
F3H
McDonnell F3H Demon
F3H Demon
F4H
McDonnell F4H see McDonnell F-4
FJ
North American FJ Fury

FJ1 Fury, FJ1 Fury
FJ-4
North American FJ-4 Variant of the F-86


FJ4B Fury
XFJ
Berliner-Joyce XFJ
XF2J
Berliner-Joyce XF2J Variant of the Berliner-Joyce P-16
XF3J
Berliner-Joyce XF3J
FL
Bell XFL-1 Airabonita Navy variant of the Bell P-39

XFL-1 Airabonita
XFL
Loening XFL
F2L
Bell F2L Variant of the Bell P-63
XF3L
Bell XF3L Variant of the Bell XF-109
FM
Grumman FM Variant of the Grumman F4F
F2M
Grumman F2M Variant of the Grumman F4F
F3M
Grumman F3M Variant of the Grumman F8F
FN
Seversky FN