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Cockpit Pictures

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 3/13/2014

In a bit of of irony, the term "cockpit" grew out of a naval term first associated with British warships.

There are a total of 122 Aircraft Cockpit Pictures in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




1969
Aerospatiale / British Aerospace Concorde
One of the great aviation stories to come out of a post-Cold War world, the British and French-made Concorde stands as the on...

2002
Aerospatiale / Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin
The HH-65 Dolphin replaced the Sikorsky HH-52A Sea Guards then in service with the United States Coast Guard (USCG). The HH-6...

2015
AgustaWestland AW189
Sensing the growing market need for an all-modern, cost-effective medium-lift helicopter to serve in the offshore drilling se...

1997
Alenia C-27 Spartan
The Alenia C-27 "Spartan" is a medium-lift transport and joint development effort founded by Italy's Alenia and America's Loc...

1947
Antonov An-2 (Colt)
The Antonov An-2 is a multi-role light utility biplane initially produced under the Soviet flag. Despite its 1940's pedigree,...

1936
Avro Anson
The Avro Anson was a militarized version of the commercial passenger transport Avro 652. The Anson itself was produced to ful...

1941
Bell P-39 Airacobra
The Bell P-39 Airacobra is yet another in the long line aircraft studies stemming from World War 2 in the "what-might-have be...

1959
Bell UH-1 Iroquois (Huey)
The UH-1 Iroquois "Huey" became an important part of American military actions beginning in 1960 and expanding throughout the...

1947
Bell X-1
The Bell X-1 was an advanced technology demonstrator that became the first aircraft in the history of aviation to break the s...

1940
Bell XFM-1 Airacuda
In the same way that the XFM-1 Airacuda was a "different" sort of aircraft, the Bell company itself was "different sort" of a...

1983
Boeing / McDonnell Douglas F/A-18 Hornet
The F/A-18 Hornet is a twin-engine carrier-based attack fighter currently in frontline service with a variety of forces world...

2004
Boeing / Sikorsky RAH-66 Comanche
The RAH-66 Comanche helicopter was to be the next generation answer for the United States Army in replacing its aging series ...

1995
Boeing 777
Throughout the 1970s, the Boeing Company operated the mammoth 747 four-engined, "wide-body" long-range jet airliner. In 1978,...

2012
Boeing 787 (Dreamliner)
The 787 "Dreamliner" represents Boeing's latest foray into the world of commercial passenger air travel. To this point, the p...

1937
Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress
Though the Consolidated B-24 Liberator was built in greater numbers, the Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress is often regarded as the...

1955
Boeing B-52 Stratofortress
The B-52 has been the preeminent American heavy bomber of the last 54 years. The massive aircraft served throughout the heigh...

1977
Boeing E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
From 1954 into 1982, the United States military relied on the EC-121 "Warning Star" platform as its primary Airborne Early Wa...

1929
Boeing F4B / P-12
In the latter half of the 1920s, Boeing undertook another private venture of a pursuit-minded military fighter in the Model 8...

1956
Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker
The KC-135 Stratotanker proved to be a monumental product for the Boeing corporation in more ways than one, firstly solidifyi...

1932
Boeing P-26 Peashooter
The P-26 became the first all-metal fighter design for the United States. Appearing similar to the later "Gee Bee" series of ...

2013
Boeing P-8 Poseidon
The Boeing P-8 Poseidon Multimission Maritime Aircraft (MMA) is currently in development and on order for the United States N...

2000
Boeing X-32 JSF (Joint Stike Fighter)
The Boeing X-32 was a prototype aircraft developed for the US military's Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) program. The Boeing submi...

1943
Brewster XA-32
The United States Army Air Corps appreciated the tactical scope of the German Luftwaffe Junkers Ju 87 "Stuka" dive bombers an...

1939
Bristol Beaufighter
Serving until the 1960s with the Royal Air Force, the Bristol Beaufighter (or simply "Beau") became a national hero through h...

1956

1941
Consolidated B-24 Liberator
The Consolidated B-24 Liberator became a major player for Allied forces during World War 2. Its exploits ranged the world ove...

1936
Consolidated PBY Catalina
Maritime aircraft play an understated role, especially in that of war time. Fly boats came to pass, first in peace-time devel...

1947
Convair B-36 Peacemaker
If developed a few years sooner, the B-36 could have very well taken part in the Second World War. The initial designed was p...

1960
Convair B-58 Hustler
The delta-wing Convair B-58 Hustler was the first United States Air Force supersonic operational bomber. The system was desig...

1956
Convair F-102 Delta Dagger
The Convair F-102 "Delta Dagger" was a product of the ensuing Cold War years following the close of World War 2 in which jet ...

1959
Convair F-106 Delta Dart
The F-106 "Delta Dart" holds origins in the original United States Air Force requirement that produced the capable F-102 "Del...

1933
Curtiss A-12 (Shrike)
The A-12 was an inter-war product of the Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Company first appearing in 1933. The type became the fir...

1929
Curtiss P-6 Hawk
Originally based on the existing P-1B series of aircraft, the P-6 Hawk series was a first-line pursuit aircraft for the Unite...

1942
Curtiss-Wright C-46 Commando
The United States Air Force utilized the C-46 Commando series as their primary transport workhorse in the Pacific Theater of ...

1942
de Havilland DH.98 Mosquito
Discussions of war-winning World War 2 aircraft regularly seem to leave out one of the most famous and successful of the conf...

1945
Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (Arrow)
The Dornier Do 335 Pfeil (or "Arrow") was one of the more unique prop-driven designs of the Second World War. Designed and pa...

1941
Douglas A-20 Havoc / Boston
The Douglas A-20 Havoc served Allied forces through most of World War 2, fighting for British, American and Soviet forces. Th...

1944
Douglas A-26 / B-26 Invader
The Douglas A-26 Invader was a distinguished twin-engine light bomber whose origins were well-placed in the Second World War....

1936
Douglas B-18 Bolo
In 1934, the American Douglas aircraft concern developed the DB-1 (also known as the "Douglas Bomber 1") to fulfill a United ...

1961
Douglas B-26K/A-26B Counter Invader
The B-26K/A-26B "Counter Invader" was based on a highly modified airframe of the World War 2-era Douglas A-26 Invader attack ...

1956
Douglas B-66 Destroyer
The Douglas-produced B-66 Destroyer was a light bomber designed by Ed Heinemann to replace the aging A-26 Invader in service ...

1950
Douglas C-124 Globemaster II
With the close of World War 2 and the accompanying Berlin Airlift, the United States military saw a need to replace its aged ...

1940
Douglas C-47 Skytrain / Dakota
The C-47 Skytrain was a product of the Douglas Aircraft Company and is regarded as the best transport of World War 2. Interes...

1942
Douglas C-54 Skymaster (DC-4)
Derived from the commercial DC-4 airliner, the C-54 Skymaster was a workhorse transport aircraft for both the United States A...

2007
Eurocopter UH-72 Lakota
The UH-72 Lakota was accepted into service with US forces in late 2006 and will form a major portion of the United States Arm...

1976
Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II (Warthog)
The A-10 Thunderbolt II was designed exclusively to fulfill the Close-Air Support (CAS) role from the outset, perhaps matched...

1943
Fisher XP-75 / P-75 Eagle
General Motors became a major player in the American manufacturing realm when World War 2 arrived for the United States. With...

1939
Focke-Wulf Fw 190 Wurger (Shrike)
The Focke-Wulf Fw 190 single-seat fighter is held by some to be the best German piston fighter of the Second World War - and ...

1918
Fokker D.VII
The Fokker Dr.VII is now regarded as the best German fighter of the First World War. This biplane design entered development ...

1956
Fouga CM.170 Magister
It becomes much too easy to lose track of French military prowess following World War 2 but the Fouga Magister was a product ...

1967
General Dynamics F-111 Aardvark
The General Dynamics F-111 "Aardvark" was purposely-designed as a variable geometry "swing wing" platform from the outset. Th...

1974
Grumman F-14 Tomcat
The Grumman F-14 Tomcat-series of variable-geometry wing carrier-capable interceptors is one of the true living success stori...

1949
Grumman HU-16 Albatross
The Grumman HU-16 Albatross platform made appearances all across the globe with United States military forces, rescuing downe...

1982
Grumman X-29
The Grumman X-29 aircraft was a developmental technology demonstrator appearing in the latter years of the Cold War. The desi...

1945
Horten Ho IX / Horten Ho 229
The Horten Ho IX (or "Horten Ho 229" - sometimes wrongly designated the "Gotha Go 229") maintains a certain level of celebrit...

1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
The Ilyushin IL-76 heavy transport was debuted in the early 1970s, entered service in the mid-1970s and is still operating to...

1939
Junkers Ju 88
The Junkers Ju 88 represented one of the better and more successful bomber designs attributed to the German Luftwaffe. The sy...

1972
Lockheed AC-130H Spectre / AC-130U Spooky
Since the advent of the airplane as an instrument of war, warplanners have relied on the power of mobile aerial attacks to ke...

1965
Lockheed C-141 Starlifter
The Lockheed C-141 "Starlifter" became the United States military's first jet-powered, strategic transport when it was adopte...

1970
Lockheed C-5 Galaxy
At one time the Lockheed-built C-5 Galaxy was the largest aircraft ever produced, being able to field a compliment of 350 tro...

1982
Lockheed EC-130H Compass Call
The EC-130H "Compass Call" is a dedicated Electronic Warfare Aircraft (EWA) platform based on the hugely successful Lockheed ...

1958
Lockheed F-104 Starfighter
The Lockheed F-104 was in many ways an engineering marvel whose legacy suffered terribly due to several internal and external...

1982
Lockheed F-117 Nighthawk (Stealth Fighter)
The F-117 Nighthawk achieved global fame in the 1991 air war against Iraq. The aircraft was the world's first operational ste...

2014
Lockheed F-35 Lightning II
The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II is a fifth-generation fighter development of the United States that incorporates new and learn...

1950
Lockheed F-94 Starfire
The F-94 (nicknamed "Starfire" in the "C" model only) was developed from the successful twin-seat Lockheed trainer aircraft k...

2005
Lockheed Martin / Boeing F-22 Raptor
The Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" represents a culmination of decades-worth of data collection, testing and evaluation for the Unite...

1955
Lockheed Martin U-2 Dragon Lady
The U-2 spyplane was a pivotal player during the peak years of the Cold War between the United States of America and the Sovi...

1939
Lockheed P-38 Lightning
The Lockheed P-38 Lightning, nicknamed the "Fork-Tailed Devil" - Der Gabelschwanz Teufel - by the Germans, was the brainchild...

1945
Lockheed P-80 / F-80 Shooting Star
The Lockheed P-80/F-80 Shooting Star is undoubtedly the world's most successful first generation jet-powered fighter. Appeari...

1966
Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird
The sleek SR-71 Blackbird spyplane reached an all new plateau in supersonic high-level flight for the Lockheed Corporation. D...

1948
Lockheed T-33 Shooting Star
During World War 2, all major participants were evolving their jet programs to gain an advantage in the ongoing effort. The m...

1941
Martin B-26 Marauder
The Martin B-26 Marauder overcame a rocky start to become one of the finest medium bombers of World War 2. The aircraft was d...

1920
Martin MB-2 / NBS-1
The Martin MB-2 series of twin-engine bombers holds a distinct footnote in the history of United States bomber production as ...

1985
McDonnell Douglas (Boeing) / BAe Systems AV-8B Harrier II
While the original Hawker Siddeley Harrier proved revolutionary for its time, and the follow-up BAe Systems Sea Harrier bette...

1983
McDonnell Douglas / General Dynamics A-12 Avenger II
The McDonnell Douglas A-12 "Avenger II" was slated to become the United States Navy's (USN) first stealth aircraft. The type ...

1960
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II
Arguably one of the finest combat fighters of the 20th Century, the McDonnell F-4 Phantom II series was produced in larger nu...

1957
McDonnell F-101 Voodoo
The McDonnell F-101 Voodoo was affectionately called the "One-oh-Wonder" and known moreso early on for its many record-setti...

1943
McDonnell XP-67 Bat / Moonbat
The XP-67 was the first attempt by the McDonnell corporation to build a fighter for the United States Military. The same corp...

1937
Messerschmitt Bf 109
In the years leading up to and during World War 2, the Messerschmitt Bf 109 was the principle fighter of the German Luftwaffe...

1944
Messerschmitt Me 163 Komet (Comet)
The German Messerschmitt Me 163 "Komet" was perhaps the most unique frontline, operational-level fighter design of World War ...

1944
Messerschmitt Me 262 Schwalbe (Swallow)
The Me 262 Schwalbe (or "Swallow") is a good case study in the "what if" category centering around poor production design and...

1942
Messerschmitt Me 264 Amerika (America)
The Messerschmitt Me 264 was intended as a long-range aircraft and reconnaissance platform that was to supply the German Luft...

1944
Messerschmitt Me P.1101
The Messerschmitt Me P.1101 was a swept-wing, single-seat, single-engine jet-powered fighter aircraft under development for t...

1949
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 (Fagot)
The MiG-15 (codenamed "Fagot" by the United Nations in reference to a "hastily bundled pile of sticks") became the Soviet Uni...

1952
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco) / Chengdu J-5
As impressive as the later versions of the MiG-15 fighter were (detailed elsewhere on this site), the MiG-17 "Fresco" was a v...

1959
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
The MiG-21 was undoubtedly the most successful Cold War fighter in terms of reach, operating in over 50 air forces around the...

1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Numbering well over 12,000 production examples, the Mil Mi-8 (NATO reporting name of "Hip") can be viewed as one of the most ...

1940
Mitsubishi A6M Rei-sen (Zeke / Zero)
The Mitsubishi A6M "Rei-sen" was the primary naval fighter of the Japanese Empire heading into World War 2. The aircraft was ...

1917
Nieuport 28
The French-built Nieuport 28 fighter was the third of the successful trilogy of "Nieuport Fighting Scouts" that included the ...

1943
North American A-36 Apache (Invader)
The A-36 Apache was a United States Army version of the successful North American P-51 Mustang piston-engine fighter. The ori...

1961
North American A-5 Vigilante
The A-5 Vigilante bomber actually began as a private venture by the North American Aviation Company as early as 1953. This de...

1940
North American B-25 Mitchell
The North American B-25 Mitchell series of medium bombers went on to become one of the classic American aircraft designs to e...

1948
North American B-45 Tornado
Development of the XB-45 began in 1944 and continued into 1945, representing the later years of the Second World War. With re...

1954
North American F-100 Super Sabre
The North American F-100 Super Sabre was developed as the successor to the F-86 Sabre, another North American product. The F-...

1946
North American F-82 / P-82 Twin Mustang
While several aviation concerns of World War 2 (1939-1945) entertained the idea of mating two fuselages of existing successfu...

1949
North American F-86 Sabre
The F-86 Sabre was the product of the North American Aviation Company based in the United States of America. The aircraft ser...

1942
North American P-51 / F-51 Mustang
The North American P-51 Mustang proved an invaluable addition to the Allied cause in the latter half of World War 2. The syst...

1966
North American Rockwell OV-10 Bronco
The North American/Rockwell OV-10 Bronco was developed through the United States Marine Corps Light Armed Reconnaissance Airc...

1964
North American XB-70 Valkyrie
The XB-70 Valkyrie was intended to be the USAF 'super bomber' for decades to come and was tabbed as the eventual successor to...

1982
Northrop F-20 Tigershark
The Northrop F-20 Tigershark was a further evolution of the F-5 Tiger II line, specifically the F-5E model series. The F-20 e...

1950
Northrop F-89 Scorpion
The Northrop F-89 Scorpion delivered a decade of service to the United States Air Force, charged with the critical defense of...

1943
Northrop P-61 / F-61 Black Widow
The Northrop P-61 Black Widow became the United States' first aircraft specifically designed from the outset as a platform de...

1992
Novi Avion
The Novi Avion ("New Aircraft") was a Yugoslavian effort to produce a home-grown supersonic multi-role aircraft on par with t...

1958
Republic F-105 Thunderchief
The F-105 Thunderchief was a Cold War product of the Republic Aviation Corporation and became the company's last production a...

1947
Republic F-84 Thunderjet / Thunderstreak / Thunderflash
The Republic F-84 Thunderjet appeared as an American post-war design and played a pivotal role in the early years that was th...

1942
Republic P-47 / F-47 Thunderbolt
While much of the romance of World War 2 dogfighting often heads in the direction of the USAAF's North American P-51 Mustang ...

1917
Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5
The Royal Aircraft Factory S.E.5 ("S.E." for "Scout Experimental") was designed from the outset as an aircraft with a "green"...

1997
Saab JAS 39 Gripen (Griffin)
The Saab JAS 39 "Gripen" ("Griffin") forms the primary fighter wing of the Swedish Air Force (among others). The type is a hi...

1950
Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw
The Sikorsky H-19 Chickasaw was an excellent multipurpose transport helicopter that saw use in various roles on a global scal...

1967
Sikorsky HH-3E Jolly Green Giant
The HH-3E "Jolly Green Giant" was a specialized development of the original Sikorsky CH-3 transport helicopter. The HH-3E was...

1990
Sikorsky HH-60 / MH-60T Jayhawk
The US Coast Guard's HH-60 "Jayhawk" is based on the hugely successful Sikorsky Aircraft "S-70" rotary-wing model series that...

1916
SPAD S.VII
The SPAD S.VII (or "S.7") was one of France's best single-seat fighters of World War 1 (1914-1918). The type epitomized the q...

1969
Sud Aviation / Aerospatiale SA 330 Puma
The Puma began life as a product of Sud Aviation designed to meet an French Army requirement for an all-weather, medium-lift,...

1938
Supermarine Spitfire
The Supermarine Spitfire the legendary British fighter aircraft developed prior to World War 2. The type earned its status as...

1964
Vickers VC10
The VC10 was born under the British Aircraft Corporation (BAC) brand label founded in 1960. The company was something of a co...

1967
Vought / LTV A-7 Corsair II
The middle-weight Vought-produced A-7 Corsair II was designed as a replacement for the A-4 Skyhawk light-weight fighter / bom...

1945
Yokosuka MXY7-K1 Ohka (Cherry Blossom)
The Yokosuka MXY7 Ohka (translated to "Cherry Blossom") was a single-seat, pilot-guided suicide fighter proposed and produced...