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2018-02-25

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Prior 1962, USN and USMC aircrafts designation tended to identify the manufacturer, the nth type supplied to the Navy by this manufacturer, the aircraft type (fighter, attack,...) and the version.  The designation system was then unified in 1962 for all armed services.   Although the AAC time scale is placed beyond this pivoting moment, a pre-1962 lookalike designation is used for USN aircrafts.

The "active periods" shown below roughly show when a type was first operational and when it was removed from front line units.  Another way to measure the operational life is to observe the aircraft types actually deployed aboard carriers.   This matter is the subject of the three summaries mentioned below..

In order to reduce the size of the main USNs page, several aircrafts only show basic data here, with more details assembled on separate pages :
 
USAF
USN
FIGHTERS
F3H2
F4D1
F7U3
F8U2
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HELICOPTERS
WWII Vintage
US Carriers - Cruises Summary
US Carriers - Aircraft Complement
US Carriers - Aircraft Types

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Country AF NA Type QTY Aircraft Name 1956 1957 1958 1959 1960 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967
  Bombers         A1J Savage - -              
T=143 NA BB ??40 A1J1 Savage.A2A 1949 1950              
NA BB 70 A1J2 Savage.A2B 1953 1960 == == == == 1960              
NA BB (42) A1J2K Savage.A2K 1954 1960 == == == == 1960              
NA RB 30 A1J2P Savage.A2P 1953 1960 == == == == 1960              
A3D Skywarrior - -              
NA BB 49 A3D1_ Skywarrior 1955                
NA RB (1) A3D1P Skywarrior 1954                
NA ECW (5) A3D1Q Skywarrior 1955                
NA TR (1) A3D1T Skywarrior 1959                
NA BB 164 A3D2_ Skywarrior 1956                
NA TNK (85) A3D2K Skywarrior 1966                
NA RB 29 A3D2P Skywarrior 1958                
NA ECW 25 A3D2Q Skywarrior 1958                
NA TM (1) A3D2Z-VIP Skywarrior 1957                
NA TR 12 A3D2T Skywarrior 1959                
NA TM (5) A3D2Z-VIP Skywarrior 1957                
NA TM (2) A3D2U Skywarrior 1957                
  Transport         T1F Trader - -              
NA TM 87 T1F1 Trader.C1A 1955 == == == == == == == == == == == == ==    
NA TM 2 T1F1 Trader.C1A 1964 ==   1964 == == ==    
T2F Greyhound - -              
NA TM 17 T2F1 Greyhound.C2A 1966 1988       1966 == == 1988
NA TM 39 T2F2 Greyhound.C2R 1985             1985 ==
P5Y Tradewind - -              
NA ASW 2 P5Y Tradewind 1956 1958 1956 == 1958              
NA TM 5 R3Y1 Tradewind 1956 1958 1956 == 1958              
NA TK 6 R3Y2 Tradewind 1956 1958 1956 == 1958              
  Trainers         SNJ Texan - -              
NA TR 16 SNJ1 Texan (BC1) 1939                
NA TR 61 SNJ2 Texan (BC1) 1940                
NA TR 270 SNJ3 Texan 1941                
NA TR (298) SNJ3 Texan (AT6A)                  
NA TR (55) SNJ3C Texan                  
NA TR 2400 SNJ4 Texan (AT6C) 1943                
NA TR (85) SNJ4C Texan (AT6A)                  
NA TR 373 SNJ5 Texan 1943                
NA TR (1195) SNJ5 Texan (AT6D)                  
NA TR (100) SNJ5C Texan (AT6A)                  
NA TR (921) SNJ6 Texan (AT6F)                  
NA TR (==) SNJ7 Texan (AT6G)                  
NA TR (==) SNJ7B Texan (AT6G)                  
T28 Trojan - -              
NA TR 489 T28B Trojan 1953                
NA TR 266 T28C Trojan 1955                
T34 Mentor - -              
NA TR 243 T34B Mentor 1955 1975 == == == == == == == == == == == ==    
NA TR 352 T34C Mentor 1975                
T2V Seastar - -              
NA TR 150 T2V1 SeaStar.T1A 1957 == 1957 == == == == == == == == == ==    
T2J Buckeye - -              
NA TR 217 T2J1-1J34 Buckeye.T2A 1959 == 1959 == == == == == == == ==    
NA TR 97 T2J2-2J60 Buckeye.T2B 1966 ==       1966 ==    
NA TR 231 T2J3-2J85 Buckeye.T2C 1968 ==           1968 ==
  AF   TR 12 T2J4-2J85 Buckeye.T2D 1972 ==           1972 ==
  AF   TR 40 T2J5-2J85 Buckeye.T2E 1976 ==           1976 ==
  ASW         P1V Harpoon - -              
NA ASW 470 P1V2 Harpoon 194+ 1948              
NA ASW 30 P1V2C Harpoon 194+ 1948              
NA ASW 35 P1V2D Harpoon 194+ 1948              
    NA ASW 6 P1V2 Harpoon 194+ 1952              
    NA ASW 42 P1V2 Harpoon 1954 1975 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1975
    NA ASW 6 P1V2 Harpoon 1953 1960 == == == == 1960              
    NA ASW = P1V2 Harpoon = 1960 == == == == 1960              
P2V Neptune - -              
NA ASW 14 P2V1 Neptune P2A                  
NA ASW 80 P2V2 Neptune P2B                  
NA ASW 53 P2V3 Neptune P2C                  
NA AEW 30 P2V3W Neptune AEW 1949 1956              
NA ASW 52 P2V4 Neptune P2D                  
NA ASW 424 P2V5 Neptune P2E                  
NA ASW (??) P2V5 Neptune P2H 1958                
NA ASW 67 P2V6 Neptune P2F                  
NA ASW (??) P2V6 Neptune P2F                  
NA ASW 16 P2V6B Neptune P2FM                  
NA ASW 239 P2V7 Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW 6 P2V7 Neptune P2H 1958                
NA ASW (??) P2V7 Neptune P2H ??                
NA ASW = P2V7 Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW = P2V7 Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW = P2V7 Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW 48 P2V7 Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW (15) P2VB Neptune P2H                  
NA ASW 82 P2V8 Neptune P2J                  
NA ASW 14 P2V Neptune                  
NA ASW (??) P2V Neptune                  
P3V Orion - -              
NA ASW 157 P3V1 Orion P3A 1962                
    NA ASW 12 P3V1 Orion P3A                  
    NA ASW 18 P3V1 Orion P3A                  
    NA ASW 4 P3V1 Orion P3A                  
    NA ASW 2 P3V1 Orion P3A                  
NA ASW = P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW 6 P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW 6 P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW 6 P3K2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW 4 P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW = P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW = P3V2 Orion P3B                  
    NA ASW = P3V2 Orion P3B                  
NA ASW = P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW 18 P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW ?? P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW 8 P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW 101 P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW 6 P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW = P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW = P3V3 Orion P3C                  
    NA ASW = P3V3 Orion P3C                  
S2F Tracker - -              
NA ASW 15 YS2F1 Tracker.S2A 1953                
NA ASW 742 S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1953                
Italy   NA ASW (30) S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1957   1957 == == == == == == == == == ==    
Argentina   NA ASW (13) S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1962   1962 == == == == ==    
Brazil   NA ASW (16) S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1962   1962 == == == == ==    
Canada   NA ASW 99 S2F1. Tracker.CS2F 1957   1957 == == == == == == == == == ==    
Holland   NA ASW (17) S2F1. Tracker.CS2F 1960 1968 1960 == == == == == == == == 1968
Holland   NA ASW 28 S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1960 1968 1960 == == == == == == == == 1968
Japan   NA ASW 60 S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1957   1957 == == == == == == == == == ==    
Greece   NA ASW (3) S2F1 Tracker.S2A 1965       1965 == ==    
NA ASW (228) S2F1T Tracker.TS2A ?                
NA ASW (132) S2F1S Tracker.S2B ?                
NA ASW (244) S2F1S1 Tracker.S2F ?                
NA ASW (64) S2F1U Tracker.US2A ?                
                   
NA ASW 60 S2F2 Tracker.S2C 1954                
NA ASW (1) S2F2P Tracker.RS2C ?                
NA ASW (50) S2F2U Tracker.US2C ?                
                   
NA ASW 100 S2F3 Tracker.S2D 1959                
NA ASW (43) S2F3U Tracker.US2D ?                
                   
NA ASW 238 S2F3S Tracker.S2E 1962                
Australia   NA ASW 14 S2F3S Tracker.S2E 1968 1982           1968 1982
NA ASW (54) S2F3S Tracker.S2G 1976                
Turkey   NA ASW (30) S2F3S Tracker.S2E 1971 1993           1971 1993
PBY5A Catalina - -              
NA ASW = PBY5A Catalina                  
PBM Mariner - -              
NA ASW 21 PBM1 Mariner 1940                
NA ASW 32 PBM3 Mariner                  
NA TM (31) PBM3R Mariner                  
NA TM 18 PBM3R Mariner                  
NA ASW 174 PBM3C Mariner                  
NA ASW 94 PBM3S Mariner                  
    NA ASW (3) PBM3S Mariner 1956 1964 1956 == == == == == == == 1964          
NA ASW 259 PBM3D Mariner                  
VP50 NA ASW 628 PBM5 Mariner 194+ 1956              
NA ASW 36 PBM5A Mariner                  
NA ASW (4) PBM5A Mariner                  
    NA ASW (17) PBM5A Mariner 1955 1959 == == == == 1960              
    NA ASW (9) PBM Mariner 1954 1962 == == == == == == 1962              
P5M Marlin - -              
NA ASW 167 P5M1 Marlin 1952 1967 == == == == == == == == == == == 1967    
NA ASW 108 P5M2 Marlin 1952 1967 == == == == == == == == == == == 1967    
    NA ASW (12) P5M2 Marlin 1957 1962 1957 == == == == 1962              
P6M SeaMaster - -              
NA ASW 2 XP6M1 SeaMaster 1955 1956              
NA ASW 6 P6M1 SeaMaster 1958 1958 1958              
NA ASW 11 P6M2 SeaMaster 1959 1960 1959 1960              
  SAR         HU16 Albatross - -              
Proto NA SAR 2 HU16A Albatross. 1947 -              
Indonesia AF NA SAR 8 HU16A Albatross. 1950 (?)              
Canada AF SAR 10 HU16A Albatross. 1960 1970              
USAF AF SAR 212 HU16A Albatross. 1950 1973              
Brazil AF   SAR (16) HU16A Albatross. 1959 1980              
Portugal AF   SAR (?) HU16A Albatross. 1954 1962              
USAF AF   SAR (88) HU16B Albatross. 1952 1973              
Argentina AF   SAR (4) HU16B Albatross. 1961 1976              
Argentina   NA ASW (6) SA16B Albatross. 1961 1980              
Iceland   CG SAR (2) HU16C Albatross. 1969 1969              
Italy AF   SAR (12) HU16A Albatross. 1958 1979              
Mexico   NA SAR (21) HU16B Albatross. 1974 1995              
Pakistan AF   SAR (4) HU16A Albatross. 1956 1970              
Philippines AF NA SAR (?) HU16B Albatross. (?) (?)              
Taiwan AF   SAR (?) HU16B Albatross. (?) (?)              
Venezuela     SAR (?) HU16B Albatross. (?) (?)              
Malaysia AF   SAR (2) HU16B Albatross. 1986 1993              
USN NA SAR 64 HU16C Albatross. 1953 1976              
USN NA SAR 2 LU16C Albatross. 1952 1976              
USN NA TR 5 TU16C Albatross. 1952 1976              
USN NA SAR 30 HU16D Albatross. 1954 1976              
Germany NA SAR 5 HU16D Albatross. 1949 1976              
Japan NA SAR 6 HU16D Albatross. 1961 1976              
USCG NA SAR 86 HU16E Albatross. 1952 1983              
USAF ASW 36 SA16B Albatross. 1956 1973              
Chile AF   ASW (6) SA16B Albatross. 1958 1979              
Chile   NA ASW (3) SA16B Albatross. 1971 1979              
Spain AF   ASW (24) SA16B Albatross. 1954 1978              
Norway AF   ASW (20) SA16B Albatross. 1961 1969              
Peru AF   ASW (6) SA16B Albatross. 1963 1977              
Greece AF   ASW (16) SA16B Albatross. 1969 1998              
Thailand   NA ASW (2) SA16B Albatross. 1962 (?)              
  AEW         PB1W Fortress - -              
NA AEW 24 PB1W Fortress 1945 ...              
AF2W Guardian - -              
NA AEW 153 AF2W Guardian 1950 1955              
P2V3W Neptune.AEW - -              
NA AEW 30 P2V3W Neptune AEW 1949 1956              
W1V1 Warning.Star - -              
EC121K NA AEW 2 W1V1 Warning Star 1949   == == == ==             1982
EC121K NA AEW 142 W1V2 Warning Star 1953 1982 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1982
WC121N NA AEW 8 W1V3 Warning Star 1955 1982 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1982
EC121L NA AEW 1 W2V1 Warning Star 1956               1982
See USAF EC121C Warning.Star - -              
AF AEW 10 EC121C Warning Star 1953 1982 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1982
AF AEW 72 EC121D Warning Star 1954 1982 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1982
EC121M NA AEW (12) W2V2 Warning Star   1982 == == == == == == == == == == == == == 1982
AD3W Skyraider - -              
USN NA AEW 31 AD3W Skyraider 1949                
USN NA AEW 158 AD4W Skyraider                  
NA AEW (50) AD4W Skyraider.Aew1 1951 1960 == == == == 1960              
NA TUG (12) AD4W Skyraider.Aew1 1963 1972 1963 == == == ==    
USN NA AEW 239 AD5W Skyraider.EA1E 1953                
W1FA Tracer - -              
USN NA AEW 1 W1F1 Tracer (P) 1956 //              
USN NA AEW 88 W1F2 Tracer 1958 1977 1958 == == == == == == == == == == 1977
W2F1 Hawkeye - -              
USN NA AEW 59 W2F1 Hawkeye.E2A 1964     1964 == == == ==  
USN NA AEW (49) W2F2 Hawkeye.E2B 1970             1970  
USN NA AEW 63 W2F3 Hawkeye.E2C 1973             1973 ==
                   

Notes:
F4F Wildcat Only of interest as a "cheat" aircraft for either Spanish or Portugese Naval Air Arms (or both)
E2A Hawkeye
C2A Greyhound
Although designed to operate from Essex class aircraft carriers, the E2 never did, nor did the C2.   With AAC considering Essex carriers only, the E2/C2 are thus ruled out.  But that's not essential as the S1/E1/C1 Tracker/Tracer/Trader will cover for the needed functions.  Incidentally, as USN aircrafts are deliberately designated in a pre-1962 format (or lookalike), the E2 and C2 are here renamed W2F and T2F respectively