US Designation System

Air Force System

  1. Air Force / Army System then Combined System

    1. A
      1. 1st                  Ambulance Aircraft
      2. 2nd                   Attack Aircraft
      3. 3th                    Targets
      4. 4th                    Amphibian
      5. 5th                    Amphibian
    2. AC                          A
    3. AG                          A
    4. AL                           Airborne Laser
    5. AO
      1. 1st                  A
      2. 2nd                   Airborne Observation Aircraft
    6. AT                         Advanced Trainer
    7. AU
    8. B
      1. 1st & 2nd          Bomber Aircraft
    9. BC                          Basic Trainer
    10. BLR
    11. BQ
    12. BT
    13. C
  1. Navy System (Prior to 1962)

    1. A
Navy System
Number Full Name Note  
United States Army Air Force / United States Air Force / United States Combined Designation System
 
A-1 Cox Klemin

 

 
A-2 Fokker F.IV

 

 
 
A-2 Douglas (O-2)

 

 
A-3 Curtiss 37 Falcon

 

 

 

 
A-4

 

 
A-5

 

 
A-6

 

 
A-7 Fokker XVII

 

 
A-8 Curtiss 59 Shrike

 

 
A-9 Detroit (P-24)

 

 
A-10 Curtiss 59 Shrike

 

 
A-11 Detroit (P-24)

 

 
A-12 Curtiss 59 Shrike

 

 
A-13 Northrop 2 Gamma

 

 
A-14 Curtiss 76 Shrike II

 

 
A-15 Martin 123

 

 
A-16 Northrop 2 Gamma

 

 
A-17

 

 
A-18 Curtiss 76 Shrike II

 

 
A-19 Vultee V.11

 

 
A-20 Douglas DB-7 Boston / Havoc

 

 
A-21 Stearman 100

 

 
A-22 Martin 167 Maryland

 

 
A-23 Martin 187 Baltimore

 

 
A-24 Douglas Dauntless

 

 
A-25 Curtiss 84 Helldiver

 

 
A-26 Douglas Invader

 

 
A-27 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan

 

 
A-28 Lockheed L-14 Super Electra

 

 
A-29

 

 
A-30 Martin 187 Baltimore

 

 
A-31 Vultee V72 Vengeance

 

 
A-32 Brewster (A-32)

 

 
A-33 Northrop 2 Gamma

 

 
A-34 Brewster 140 Buccaneer

 

 
A-35 Vultee V72 Vengeance

 

 
A-36 North American NA-73 Mustang

 

 
A-37 Hughes D2

 

 
A-38 Beechcraft 28 Destroyer

 

 
A-39 Kaiser-Fleetwings

 

 
A-40 Curtiss 77

 

 
A-41 Vultee V90

 

 
A-42 Douglas Mixmaster

 

 
A-43 Curtiss-Wright CW-29 Blackhawk

 

 
A-44 Consolidated (A-44)

 

 
A-45 Martin 234

 

 
 
A-1  Fleetwings

 

 
A-2 Radioplane

 

 
A-3 Curtiss 48 Fledgling

 

 
A-4 Douglas (O-2)

 

 
A-5 Boeing (A-5)

 

 
A-6 Douglas (O-2)

 

 
A-7 Bell 11 Airacobra

 

 
A-8 Culver

 

 
 
A-9 Grumman G-21 Goose

 

 
A-10 Consolidated 28 Catalina

 

 
A-12 Grumman G-4 Duck

 

 
A-16 Grumman G-64 Albatross

 

 
 
A-1 Douglas Skyraider

 

 
A-2 North American NA-146 Savage

 

 
A-3 Douglas Skywarrior

See Also B-66, A3J

 
A-4 Douglas Skyhawk

 

 
A-5 North American NA-247 Vigilante

 

 
A-6 Grumman G-128 Intruder

 

EA-6B Prowler
A-7 Vought Corsair II

 

 
A-8 Hawker P-1127 Harrier

AV-8

 
A-9 Northrop (A-9)

 

 
A-10 Fairchild Thunderbolt II

 

 
A-12 Grumman Avenger II

  Known as Dragonfly

 
A-37 Cessna 318 Tweety

See Also T-37

Version Known as Dragonfly

 
AC-1 De Havilland Canada DHC-4 Caribou

 

 
AC-2 De Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo

 

 
 
AG-1 Christopher

 

 
AG-2 Timm

 

 
 
AL-1 Boeing 747

 

 
 
AO-1 Fokker

 

 
 
AO-1 Grumman G-134 Mohawk

 

 
AO-2 Goodyear (AO-2)
 

 

 
AO-2

 

 
 
AT-1 Huff Daland
 

 

 
AT-2

 

 
AT-3 Boeing 15

 

 
AT-4 Curtiss 34 Hawk
 

 

 
AT-5

 

 
AT-6 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan

 

 
AT-7 Beechcraft 18

 

 
AT-8 Cessna T50 Bobcat

 

 
AT-9 Curtiss-Wright CW-25 Jeep

 

 
AT-10 Beechcraft 18
 

 

 
AT-11

 

 
AT-12 Republic AP2 Guardsman

 

 
AT-13 Fairchild Gunner
 

 

 
AT-14

 

 
AT-15 Stearman 120

 

 
AT-16 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan

 

 
AT-17 Cessna T50 Bobcat

 

 
AT-18 Lockheed L-14 Super Electra

 

 
AT-19 Stinson V77 Reliant

 

 
AT-20 Avro 652 Anson

 

 
AT-21 Fairchild Gunner

 

 
AT-22 Consolidated 2 Liberator

 

 
AT-23 Martin 179 Marauder

 

 
AT-24 North American NA-40 Mitchell

 

 
 
AU-1 De Havilland Canada DHC-3 Otter

 

 
 
B-1 Huff Daland

 

 
B-2 Martin MB-1

 

 
B-3 Huff Daland


 

 

 
B-4

 

 
B-5

 

 
B-6

 

 
B-7 Douglas (B-7)

 

 
B-8 Fokker XVI

 

 
B-9 Boeing 214

 

 
B-10 Martin 123

 

 
B-11 Douglas (B-11)

 

 
B-12 Martin 123
 
 

 

 
B-13

 

 
B-14

 

 
B-15 Boeing 294

See Also B-20 

 
B-16 Martin 145

 

 
B-17 Boeing 299 Flying Fortress

 

 
B-18 Douglas DB-1 Bolo

 

 
B-19 Douglas (BLR-1)

 

 
B-20 Boeing 294

 

 
B-21 North American NA-21

 

 
B-22 Douglas DB-1 Bolo
 

 

 
B-23

 

 
B-24 Consolidated 32 Liberator

 

 
B-25 North American NA-40 Mitchell

 

 
B-26 Martin 179 Marauder

 

 
B-27 Martin 182

 

 
B-28 North American NA-40 Mitchell

 

 
B-29 Boeing 314 Super Fortress

 

 
B-30 Lockheed 249

 

 
B-31 Douglas (B-31)

 

 
B-32 Consolidated 33 Dominator

 

 
B-33 Martin 190

 

 
B-34 Lockheed L-21 Lodestar

 

 
B-35 Northrop 9

 

 
B-36 Consolidated 36 Peacemaker

 

 
B-37 Lockheed L-21 Lodestar

 

 
B-38 Boeing 299 Flying Fortress

 

 
B-39 Boeing 314 Super Fortress

 

 
B-40 Boeing 299 Flying Fortress

 

 
B-41 Consolidated 32 Liberator

 

 
B-42 Douglas Mixmaster
 

 

 
B-43

 

 
B-44 Boeing 314 Super Fortress 

 

 
B-45 North American NA-130 Tornado

 

 
B-46 Convair (B-46)

 

 
B-47 Boeing 450 Stratojet

 

 
B-48 Martin 223

 

 
B-49 Northrop 9

 

 
B-50 Boeing 314 Super Fortress

 

 
B-51 Martin 234

 

 
B-52 Boeing 464 Strato Fortress

 

 
B-53 Consolidated (A-44)

 

 
B-54 Boeing 314 Super Fortress

 

 
B-55 Boeing 474

 

 
B-56 Boeing 450 Stratojet

 

 
B-57 English Electric A-1 Canberra

 

 
B-58 Convair 4 Hustler

 

 
B-59 Boeing 701

 

 
B-60 Consolidated 36 Peacemaker

 

 
B-61  

 

 
B-62  

 

 
B-63  

 

 
B-64  

 

 
B-65  

 

 
B-66 Douglas Skywarrior

See Also A-3, A3J

 
B-67  

 

 
B-68  

 

 
B-69 Lockheed 26 Neptune

 

 
B-70 North American NA-278 Valkyrie

 

 
SR-71 Lockheed A-11 Blackbird

See Also F-12

 
 
B-1 Rockwell Lancer

 

 
B-2 Northrop Spirit

 

 
B-21 Northrop

 

 
 
BC-1 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan
 

 

 
BC-2

 

 
BC-3 Vultee BC51

 

 
 
BLR-1 Boeing 294

 

 
BLR-2 Douglas (BLR-2)

 

 
BLR-3 Sikorsky (BLR-3)

 

 
 
BQ-1 Fleetwings
 

 

 
BQ-2

 

 
BQ-3 Fairchild Gunner

 

 
BQ-4 Interstate
 
 

 

 
BQ-5

 

 
BQ-6

 

 
BQ-7 Boeing 299 Flying Fortress

 

 
BQ-8 Consolidated 32 Liberator

 

 
 
BT-1 Douglas (O-2)
 

 

 
BT-2

 

 
BT-3 Stearman 6 Cloudboy

 

 
BT-4 Curtiss 37 Falcon

 

 
BT-5 Stearman 6 Cloudboy

 

 
BT-6 Consolidated 1
 

 

 
BT-7

 

 
BT-8 Seversky SEV.3

 

 
BT-9 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan
 

 

 
BT-10

 

 
BT-11 Aircraft Research

 

 
BT-12 Fleetwings

 

 
BT-13 Vultee B54 Valiant

 

 
BT-14 North American NA-16 Harvard / Texan

 

 
BT-15 Vultee B54 Valiant
 

 

 
BT-16

 

 
BT-17 Stearman 91

 

 
 
C-1  

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
   

 

 
GO-1 AeroVironment

 

 
H-65 Aerospatiale AS-360 / AS-365 Dauphin

 

 
L-3 Aeronca

 

 
L-16 Aeronca

 

 
L-26 Aero Design Commander 500-1000

Became U-4 or U-9

 
NBS-1 Aeromarine

 

 
TG-5 Aeronca    
TG-16 ABC    
       
TG-31 Aero Industries G-2    
       
TG-10

Aero L-13 Blanik

   
TG-14

Aeromot

   
U-4 Aero Design Commander 500-1000

Was L-26

 
       
U-9 Aero Design Commander 500-1000

Was L-26

 
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
United States Navy / Marines (Only used by them)
       
LNR-1 Aeronca    
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
       
     

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