USAAC/USAAF/USAF/US Navy Attack Aircraft

Welcome to my listing of articles on American military attack aircraft! I expect ultimately to have here detailed articles on all of the attack aircraft operated by the US Armed Forces throughout the 20th century.

First, a brief description of the designation systems used by the armed forces to designate attack aircraft There is a lot of confusion out there about American attack aircraft designations. The confusion has come about because for a long time the US Navy and USAAC/USAAF/USAF had completely different aircraft designation systems

US Army/USAAF/USAF Attack Aircraft Designations

US Navy Attack Aircraft Designations

Here are descriptions of the original series of attack aircraft used by the US Army Air Corps, the US Army Air Forces, and the US Air Force. This system was in use from 1926 until 1948.

USAAC/USAAF/USAF Attack Aircraft (1926-1948)

Here are descriptions of the attack aircraft used by the US Navy.

US Navy Attack Aircraft