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Military Aircraft Cross Reference

The FNG

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Greetings All,

Does anyone know of a resource to cross reference military aircraft designations with nomenclature or civilian equivalent? I appreciate any advice.
 

FL510GV

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Don't know of a good source. www.af.mil has listings of all USAF aircraft + pics.

Here's some, albeit simplified...

T-1 = BE 400
C-12 = Beachcraft?
C-9 = DC-9-30series
KC-10 = DC-10
C-20 = Gulfstream III/IVs
C-21 = LJ35
C-25 = B747
C-32 = B757
C-37 = G-V
C-40 = BBJ variants
T-43 = B737-200
KC-135/C-137 etc = B707
C-141 = L300
C-130 = L382

and many more...
 

The FNG

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Thank you.

Anyone with info from the other services would also be greatly appreciated.
 

firstthird

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P-3 = L188

don't think most fighter types have one but could be wrong on that, the P-3s is really for the Electra, the civilian airliner it was based on.

If you have specific planes you flew you are looking for, putting up a list of them will enable guys who fly/flew them to help more readily. imho.
 

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C-12B/F = BE-200 (KingAir)

C-12R = BE-1900

CH-46 = BV-107

CH-47 = BV-114

BV-360 = Oh wait, we never considered that aircraft. We put our eggs in the MV-22 basket.
 

Sonic Cruzer

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***EXCELLENT GUIDE***

Here's a definitive guide to every current Military Aircraft. The descriptions give you plenty of info, including the Civilian Designations.


http://www.fas.org/man/dod-101/sys/ac/index.html


Also, FL510GV, the C-40A (Navy) is a 737-700C (Combi...meaning a -700 with a cargo door ) The C-40B (USAF) is a BBJ I. The BBJ's have structural improvements over the 737-700/-800s. The KC-135 is the original B-717...basically a 707 with 8" narrower fuselage. (The Type Rating used to state Boeing-7071720) Later E-6/-8 and VC-137s are B-707s. EC-135s were formerly American Airlines B-707s.
 
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FL510GV

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Sonic, thanks for the info. Great website. Good Luck in your pilot career.
 

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UH-1A/B/C/E/F/K/L/M/P: Bell 204

UH-1D/H/V: Bell 205

UH-1N: Bell 212

AH-1: Bell 209

OH-58, TH-67, TH-57: Bell 206

TH-55: Hughes 269

U/H/M/SH-60: Sikorsky S-70

H-53: Sikorsky S-65

H-3: Sikorsky S-61

O/M/AH-6: Hughes (later MD, Boeing) 500

OH-13: Bell 47 (MASH helicopter)
 

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Bonus Question:

What's the civilian (or better stated, company) designation for the Cessna T-37?
 

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The KC-135 is actually a B-720 airframe - somewhat different from a 707. Same type rating as a 707, however.
 

Sonic Cruzer

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With all due respect, Dragin

KC-135 is a 717 (based off the 367-80), although they've since removed the 717 designation from the Type Rating.
720 was a later development - a shortened 707 modified for short/medium-fields.

The secret is the fuse x-section. -135/717 have a narrower x-section than 707/720/727/737.

http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/history/boeing/707.html

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http://www.boeing.com/companyoffices/history/boeing/kc135.html


Oh BTW Huey, Cessna originally called the T-37 the Model 318.
 

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Opps, Sonic, you are correct. I was thinking 717 but typed in 720. There's lots of differences including cabin, wings, etc between the 707 and the original Dash 80/717. I've never forgot that picture of Tex Johnson (?) aileron rolling the Dash 80 at (I think) the hyroplane races. Boeing had literally bet the company on that airplane and the Boeing president nearly had a seizure watching it.
 

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Re: Dash 80

Sonic Cruzer said:
Yeah Tex Johnson was the pilot. I'm told the co-pilot was Guy Townsend (who commanded the first B-52 flight). Townsend is still alive and kicking while Tex died a few years ago.
For what it's worth, his name is Johnston (with a "t").
 
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