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Planes Used By US Marines

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List of planes used by US Marines. Plane models are listed alphabetically and include additional information about each individual US Marines aircrafts. US Marines uses, or at some point has used, these planes. This list answers the questions "what kind of aircraft does US Marines use?" and "what plane am I flying on US Marines?" List includes photos of the US Marines planes when available, to help clear up what airplanes US Marines flies. This list contains items like F/A-18 Hornet and F9F Cougar. {#nodes}
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    The McDonnell Douglas/General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II was a proposed American attack aircraft from McDonnell Douglas and General Dynamics. It was to be an all-weather, carrier-based stealth bomber replacement for the Grumman A-6 Intruder in the United States Navy and Marine Corps. Its Avenger II name was taken from the Grumman TBF Avenger of World War II. The development of the A-12 was troubled by cost overruns and several delays, causing questions of the program's ability to deliver upon its objectives; these doubts led to the development program being canceled in 1991. The manner of its cancellation was contested through litigation until a settlement was reached in January 2014.  ...more
    • Type: All-weather stealth attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, General Dynamics
    • Length (m): 11.53
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    The Douglas A-4 Skyhawk is a single seat carrier-capable attack aircraft developed for the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The delta winged, single-engined Skyhawk was designed and produced by Douglas Aircraft Company, and later by McDonnell Douglas. It was originally designated A4D under the U.S. Navy's pre-1962 designation system. The Skyhawk is a lightweight aircraft with a maximum takeoff weight of 24,500 pounds and has a top speed of more than 600 miles per hour. The aircraft's five hardpoints support a variety of missiles, bombs and other munitions and were capable of delivering nuclear weapons using a low altitude bombing system and a "loft" delivery technique. The  ...more
    • Type: Attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas, Douglas Aircraft Company
    • Introduced: Oct 01 1956
    • Length (m): 12.27
    • Maiden Flight: Jun 22 1954
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    The Grumman A-6 Intruder was an American, twin jet-engine, mid-wing all-weather attack aircraft built by Grumman Aerospace. In service with the U.S. Navy and U.S. Marine Corps between 1963 and 1997, the Intruder was designed as an all-weather medium attack aircraft to replace the piston-engined Douglas A-1 Skyraider. As the A-6E was slated for retirement, its precision strike mission was taken over by the Grumman F-14 Tomcat equipped with a LANTIRN pod. From the A-6, a specialized electronic warfare derivative, the EA-6 was developed.  ...more
    • Type: Attack aircraft
    • Manufacturer: Grumman Aircraft Corporation
    • Introduced: Jan 01 1963
    • Length (m): 16.64
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    The Bell AH-1 Cobra is a two-blade, single engine attack helicopter manufactured by Bell Helicopter. It was developed using the engine, transmission and rotor system of the Bell's UH-1 Iroquois. The AH-1 is also referred to as the HueyCobra or Snake. The AH-1 was the backbone of the United States Army's attack helicopter fleet, but has been replaced by the AH-64 Apache in Army service. Upgraded versions continue to fly with the militaries of several other nations. The AH-1 twin engine versions remain in service with United States Marine Corps as the service's primary attack helicopter. Surplus AH-1 helicopters have been converted for fighting forest fires. The United States Forest Service  ...more
    • Type: Attack helicopter
    • Manufacturer: Bell Helicopter
    • Introduced: Jan 01 1967
    • Length (m): 16.15