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List of U.S. DoD aircraft designations

This is a table of 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system with selected letter sequences and number. Two previous USAF/AAF/AAC number series are included due to their impact and partial incorporation into the tri-service system (A, B, C, F and O reset to one, but # carryover existed).

Key: Rows are by number and columns are by single letter designation with unique number series. Selected double letter designation are linked but with parentheses ( ), when their primary letter is of that series (not modified mission or status prefix modifiers), there is non non pre-fixed aircraft, or if there several multiple mission/status versions. If aircraft was originally designated in an earlier system it is marked with an asterisk * (either renamed, or, all or part of designation adopted into new system after '62). Strikethrough is for designations which were changed or canceled (e.g. aircraft changed to new one). Skipped on purpose (unused) or retired before '62 is marked with a ^ and simply unused with a dash – . Aircraft designated after 1962 that continue (or appear to continue) pre-'62 number series are marked #.

Table of DoD aircraft designations: Basic Mission and Vehicle Type
Post 1962 Series with selected Pre-1962 USAF/AAF/AAC number series
# X A F F/P
1924–62
C C
1924–62
U E B T V H Q O P S R Z L G
1 X-1* A-1* F-1* P-1* C-1* C-1 U-1* E-1* B-1 T-1
T-1
OV-1* (UH-1)*
(AH-1)
(RQ-1) O-1 ^ ^ (TR-1) Z-1 (YAL-1) TG-1
2 X-2* A-2* F-2* P-2 C-2* C-2 U-2* E-2 B-2 T-2* CV-2* H-2* (RQ-2) O-2 P-2* S-2 Z-2 TG-2
3 X-3* A-3* F-3* P-3 C-3* C-3 U-3* E-3 T-3 XV-3* H-3* (RQ-3) (YO-3) P-3* S-3 TG-3
4 X-4* A-4* F-4* (XP-4) C-4* C-4 U-4* E-4 ^ XV-4* (OH-4)* (RQ-4) (ZO-4) P-4* TG-4
5 X-5* A-5* F-5 P-5* C-5 C-5 U-5* E-5 ^ XV-5* H-5* (RQ-5) (EO-5) P-5* TG-5
6 X-6 A-6* F-6* P-6* C-6 C-6 U-6* E-6 T-6*
T-6
XV-6* H-6* (RQ-6) ^ TG-6
7 X-7 A-7 (YF-7*) XP-7* C -7
(RC-7)
C-7 U-7* E-7 ^ (CV-7)* ^ (RQ-7) P-7 TG-7
8 X-8 AV-8 F-8* (XP-8) C-8 C-8 U-8* E-8 ^ (XV-8) ^ Q-8 P-8 RG-8
9 X-9 (YA-9) F-9* XP-9 C-9 C-9 U-9* E-9 ^ (XV-9) ^ (MQ-9) TG-9
10 X-10 A-10 F-10* (XP-10) (KC-10) C-10 U-10* E-10 ^ (OV-10) ^ Q-10 TG-10
11 X-11 A-11 F-11* P-11 C-11 C-11 U-11* E-11 ^ (XV-11) ^ (RQ-11) TG-11
12 X-12 A-12
A-12*
(YF-12) P-12 C-12* (Y1C-12) ^ ^ (XFV-12)
(OV-12)
^ TG-12
13 X-13* ^ ^ (XP-13) ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ H-13* ^
14 X-14 ^ F-14 XP-14 (YC-14) (Y1C-14) ^ ^ (XV-14) ^ TG-14
15 X-15* ^ F-15 (XP-15) (YC-15) (Y1C-15)
C-15
^ ^ (XV-15) ^
16 X-16 A-16
F/A-16
F-16
F/A-16
P-16 C-16 (Y1C-16) U-16* ^ (AV-16) ^
17 X-17 ^ (YF-17) (XP-17) C-17 (Y1C-17) U-17* ^ ^ ^
18 X-18 A-18

(F/A-18)
F-18
(TF-18)
(F/A-18)
(XP-18) C-18* (Y1C-18) U-18 ^ (UV-18) ^
19 X-19 ^ ^ (XP-19) C-19 (Y1C-19) U-19* ^ ^ H-19*
20 X-20* ^ F-20 (YP-20) C-20 (YC-20) U-20 ^ (UV-20) ^
21 X-21* ^ F-21 (XP-21) C-21 (Y1C-21) U-21 ^ ^ H-21*
22 X-22 (F/A-22) F-22
(F/A-22)
F-22
(XP-22) C-22 C-22 U-22 (FB-22) ^ V-22 ^
23 X-23 ^ (YF-23) (XP-23) C-23 Y1C-23
C-23
U-23 ^ (UV-23) H-23*
24 X-24 ^ ^ (YP-24) C-24 (Y1C-24) U-24 ^ ^
25 X-25 ^ ^ (Y1P-25) (VC-25) (Y1C-25) (HU-25)
U-25
^ ^
26 X-26 A-26* ^ P-26 C26 C-26 U-26 B-26* ^ ^
27 X-27 ^ ^ (YP-27) C-27 C-27 U-27 ^ ^
28 X-28 ^ ^ (Y1P-28) C-28 C-28 U-28 (DT-28*) ^
29 X-29 A-29 ^ (YP-29) C-29 C-29 ^ (ET-29*) ^
30 X-30 ^ ^ P-30 C-30 C-30 ^ ^
31 X-31 ^ ^ (XP-31) C-31 C-31 ^ ^
32 X-32 ^ ^ (XP-32) C-32 C-32 ^ ^
33 X-33 ^ ^ (XP-33) C-33 C-33 ^ T-33*
34 X-34 ^ ^ (XP-34) ^ C-34 ^ (YT-34*)* H-34*
35 X-35 ^ F-35 P-35 C-35 (XC-35) ^ ^
36 X-36 ^ P-36 (YC-36) C-36 ^
37 X-37 A-37* (XP-37) C-37 C-37 ^ T-37*
AT-37*
H-37*
38 X-38 P-38 C-38 C-38 U-38 T-38*
39 X-39 P-39 ^ C-39 T-39* ^
40 X-40 P-40 C-40 C-40 T-40
41 X-41 (XP-41) C-41 C-41 T-41 (H-41)*
42 X-42 (XP-42) C-42 T-42 ^
43 X-43 P-43 C-43 T-43 (HH-43)*
44 X-44 (XP-44) (XC-44) T-44 ^
45 X-45 (XP-45) C-45* C-45 T-45 ^
46 X-46 (XP-46) C-46 T-46 H-46*
47 X-47 P-47 C-47* C-47 B-47* T-47 H-47*
48 X-48 (XP-48) C-48 ^ (XH-48A)*
49 X-49 (XP-49) C-49 ^ ^ ^
50 X-50 (XP-50) C-50 ^ (QH-50)
51 X-51 P-51 C-51 T-51 (XH-51)
52 ^ (XP-52) C-52 B-52* H-52
53 X-53 (XP-53) C-53 H-53
54 X-54 (XP-54) C-54* C-54 (CH-54)
55 X-55 (XP-55) C-55 H-55
56 (XP-56) C-56 (AH-56)
57 (XP-57) C-57 B-57* (TH-57)
58 (XP-58) C-58 B-58* (OH-58)
59 P-59 C-59 (XH-59)
60 (XP-60) C-60 H-60
61 P-61 C-61 (YUH-61)
62 (XP-62) C-62 (XCH-62)
63 P-63 C-63 (YAH-63)
64 P-64 C-64 (AH-64)
65 (XP-65) C-65 (HH-65)
66 P-66 C-66 B-66* (RAH-66)
67 (XP-67) C-67 (TH-67)
68 (XP-68) C-68 (MH-68)
69 (XP-69) C-69 (RB-69*) ^
70 P-70 C-70 XB-70* (ARH-70)
71 (XP-71) C-71 (VH-71) (SR-71*)
72 (XP-72) C-72 (UH-72)
73 (^) C-73
74 ^ C-74
75 (XP-75) C-75
76 (XP-76) C-76
77 (XP-77) C-77
78 (XP-78) C-78
79 (XP-79) C-79
80 P-80
F-80*
C-80
81 (XP-81) C-81
82 P-82
F-82*
C-82
83 (XP-83) C-83
84 P-84
F-84*
C-84
85 (XP-85)
(XF-85)*
C-85
86 (XP-86)
F-86*
C-86
87 (XP-87)
(XF-87)*
C-87
88 (XP-88)
(XF-88*)
C-88
89 (XP-89)
F-89*
C-89
90 (XP-90)
(XF-90)*
C-90
91 (XF-91) C-91
92 (XF-92) C-92
93 (YF-93) C-93
94 F-94 C-94
95 (YF-95) (UC-95)
96 (YF-96) C-96
97 F-97 C-97
98 (XF-98) C-98
99 F-99 (XC-99)
100 F-100* F-100 C-100
101 F-101* F-101 C-101
102 F-102* F-102 C-102
103 ^ (XF-103) C-103
104 F-104* F-104 C-104
105 F-105* F-105 (XC-105)
106 F-106* F-106 (C-106)
107 ^ F-107 C-107
108 ^ (XF-108) C-108
109 ^ (XF-109) C-109
110 ^ F-110 C-110
111 F-111# (TFX) C-111 (FB-111)#
112 ^ (XC-112)
113 ^ (XC-113)* (XC-113)
114 ^ C-114 C-114
115 ^ (XC-115)
116 ^ (XC-116)
117 F-117# C-117* C-117
118 C-118* C-118
119 C-119* C-119
120 ^ (XC-120)
121 C-121* C-121
122 ^ C-122
123 C-123* C-123
124 C-124* C-124
125 ^ (YC-125)
126 ^ C-126
127 ^ C-127
128 ^ C-128
129 ^ C-129
130 C-130* C-130
131 C-131* C-131
132 ^ C-132
133 C-133 C-133
134 ^ (YC-134)
135 C-135* (C-135)
136 ^ (YC-136)
137 C-137* C-137
138 C-138* C-138
139 C-139
140 C-140* C-140
141 C-141# C-141#
142 (XC-142)#
143 C-143# XC-143
144 HC-144#
767 KC-767
# X A F F/P 1924–62 C C 1924–62 U E B T V H Q O P S R Z L G
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