- Joe Baugher has a listing of USAF/Army and Navy aircraft serial numbers, and also lots of excellent articles about US combat aircraft.
- Derek O. Bridges has listings of US military aircraft and missiles.
- Andrew Chorney has a listing of US military aircraft designations (not updated since 2002).
- Roger Finnerty has a U.S. Military Aircraft Database
with several downloadable MS Excel files tabulating U.S. military aircraft, missiles and aero engines by designation. The listings
cover subvariants of aircraft, sometimes to the block number level!
Note: The "U.S. Military Aircraft Database" site is now hosted within the Designation-Systems.Net domain, but is exclusively maintained by Roger Finnerty.
- Emmanuel Gustin
has written a
Designation Systems FAQ, which - in addition to designation systems for US aircraft - also
includes designation systems of other countries' military aircraft.
He also created a large Military Aircraft Database.
- Jos Heyman has a very large database of U.S. military aircraft. It is not available on the web, but you may contact Jos for details by e-mail, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- John Pike's GlobalSecurity.org website has lots of resources and links on US military aircraft. The GlobalSecurity.org pages are a continuation of some of the material on the Federation of American Scientists' website. The latter's pages on U.S. military aircraft are no longer updated, but include some documents of historical interest which have not been ported to GlobalSecurity.org.
- The US Air Force Museum has an Archives Gallery with listings of combat aircraft.
- Aerofiles is a huge site about US aviation.
- GLOBEMASTER US Military Aviation Database has information about US Air Force, Navy, Marines, Army, Coast Guard military bases, units, links, tail codes and abbreviations.
- The Spyflight Website has lots of information about aerial reconnaissance aircraft and operations of the past and present.
- John Pike's GlobalSecurity.org website has lots of resources and links on US missiles. The GlobalSecurity.org pages are a continuation of some of the material on the Federation of American Scientists' website. The latter's pages on U.S. missiles are no longer updated, but include some documents of historical interest which have not been ported to GlobalSecurity.org.
- Missile.index is an extensive missile database.
- Brian Webb's Space Archive site includes a section with lots of information about missile and rocket launches from Vandenberg AFB.
- The Aircraft Engine Historical Society has scanned images of the USAF/AFMC document Model Designations of U.S.A.F Aircraft Engines, which lists every aero engine (piston, jet, rocket) with a USAAF or USAF designation up to 1 January 1950, including specifications and applications in aircraft.
- Nathan Meier has a Jet Engine Specifications Database with technical data of military and civilian turbojet, turbofan, turboshaft, and turboprop engines.
- The US Air Force Museum has an Engine Gallery with info about many popular aero engines.
- Roger Finnerty has a very detailed U.S. Military Aircraft Engines listing.
- Fred Chesson's Site includes listings and other info about military radio and and other electronic equipment.
- Bill Beech's Ham Radio WWW Server has a listing of military radio, communications and electronic equipment.
- ASSIST-QuickSearch: Military Standard Documents (MIL-STD-nnn, MIL-HDBK-nnn, etc.)
- DOD Directives and Instructions
- Air Force Publications
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Last Updated: 22 February 2008