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Categories of U.S. Navy Aircraft

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Fighter aircrafta fixed-wing aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat with other aircrafts
Attack/Bomber aircrafta rotary-wing aircraft designed to attack ground and sea targets, by dropping bombs on them, or, by launching cruise missiles at them.
Patrol aircrafta fixed-wing aircraft designed to operate for long duration's over water in maritime patrol roles - in particular anti-submarine, anti-ship and search and rescue.
Transporta fixed-wing aircraft designed or converted for the carriage of goods, rather than passenger
Special Electronics/Reconnaissancea fixed wing aircraft designed to identify enemy aircraft, jam enemy radar systems or gather intelligence on enemy
Helicoptera type of roto-craft in which lift and thrust are supplied by one or more engine driven rotors.
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Fighter

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F/A-18 Hornet - Serves as either a fighter or attack aircraft. Can be refueled in the air extending its range
AV-8B Harrier - Serves as either a fighter or attack aircraft. Capable of vertical or short takeoff and landing (V/STOL)
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Submarine patrol

 

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P-3 Orion - Locates and destroy enemy submarines.
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Transport

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C-9B Skytrain - Navy version of civilian passenger airliner
C-139 Hercules - One of the most versatile tactical -transport aircraft ever built
KC-130 - refuels aircraft in flight
C2-A Greyhound - Normally used for carrier onboard delivery;
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Special Electronics/reconnaissance

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E-2C Hawkeye - Uses radar of early warning of approaching enemy aircraft, missiles, ships and submarines.
EA-6B Prowler - Jam enemy radar signals. Destroy enemy radars.
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Helicopter

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CH-46 Sea Knight - Carry personnel and cargo to ships at sea using vertical replenishment (VERTREP)
SH-60 Seahawks - Antisubmarine warfare. Search and rescue.
MH-53E Sea Dragon - Mission is to detect and neutralize submerged naval mines.
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Aircraft designators and terminology

Question Answer
AAttack
BBomber
CCargo
EElectronic Warfare
FFighter
MMulti-Role
PPatrol & Reconnaissance
QUnmanned aerial vehicle (UAV)
SAntisubmarine Warfare (ASW)
TTrainer
UUtility
CODCarrier onboard delivery - Transporting supplies and personnel from land to aircraft carriers
VERTREPVertical Replenishment - A method of transport where a cargo net or ordnance sling is held below helicopter and the load is delivered by the lowering the net on to the deck of a ship.
V/STOLVertical or Short Takeoff and Landing - Aircraft capable of landing and taking off vertically or no short runways.
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