Naval Aviation

"The first lesson is that you can't lose a war if you have command of the air, and you can't win a war if you haven't." General James "Jimmy" Doolittle

An aircraft in flight over the ocean carrying a large bomb underneath it
The TBM-3E Avenger c.1945

U.S. Navy

Since 1911, U.S. Naval Aviation has grown into one of the world's most dominant and recognizable aviation forces. Beginning with only one type of plane, the Curtiss A-1, the Navy now boasts over thirty different variations of aircraft, from fixed-wing to rotary. Read about some of the more storied aircraft here.
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    Last updated: September 5, 2017