Military aircraft are available in a wide range of prices, from a Yak 3M for $500k to a MiG-29 for $10M to a B-2 bomber for only $2B — to the right customer.

If you have the military budget of a first world nation to spend, the military aircraft manufacturers of the world will gladly send salespeople to your door. For the rest of us, there is a thriving market in used military aircraft.

Manufacturers of Military Aircraft


Boeing manufactures some of the finest military aircraft in the world today, including: AH-64 Apache, A7-8B Harrier II Plus, AWACS, B-1B Lancer, B-2 Spirit, B-52 Stratofortress, C-17 Globemaster III, CH-46 Sea Kinght, CH-47D/F Chinook, CH-47SD Chinook, E-6 Tacomo, EA-18G, F/A-18 Hornet, F/A-18 E/F Super Hornet, F-15 Eagle, F/A-22, KC-10 Extender, KC-135 Stratotanker, KC-767, MH-47E Chinook, Nimrod, P-8A, UH-46D Sea Knight, and the V-22 Osprey.

Northrup Grumman

Northrup Grumman manufactures the B-2 Spirit, BQM-34 Firebee, BQM-74 E and F, C-2 Greyhound, Chukar III, E-2C Hawkeye, E-8C Joint Stars, EA-6B Prowler, F-14 Tomcat, F-5 Tiger, F/A-18 Hornet and Super Hornet, Fire Scout , Hunter II, Join Strike Fighter, RQ-41 Global Hawk, T-38 Talon, and -47B J-UCAS.

Lockheed Martin

Lockheed Martin manufactures the F-16 Fighting Falcon, C-130J Super Hercules, F-117 Nighthawk, F/A-22 Raptor, and the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.

BAE Systems

BAE Systems manufactures the Typhoon, Nimrod, Joint Strike Fighter (JSF) and Hawk.

Russian Aircraft Corporation

RAC manufactures the MiG-28, MiG-31E, and MiG-AT military aircraft.


Sukhoi manufactures the Su-22M3, Su-22M4, Su-24MK, SU-25K, SU-27SK, SU-27UBK, SU-30MK, SU-32, and SU-33 military aircraft.


Yakovlev manufactures the PCHELA-1T remote-piloted vehicle.


Ilyushin manufactures the Il-76 Candid as well as the newer Il-78 and Il-112 military cargo aircraft.

PSC Tupolev

PSC Tupolev manufactures the Tu series of bombers and the Yastreb, Reis, and Strizh UAV’s.


Antonov manufactures the An-32 Cline and AN-124 military cargo aircraft.


Dassault manufactures the Rafale, Mirage 2000, Falcon 50 MSA, and Falcon 900 MPA.

Alenia Aeronautica

Alenia manufactures the C-27J Spartan, ATR42 MP Surveyor, Eurofighter Typhoon, UAV/UCAV, and F-35 Joint Strike Fighter.


Aermacchi manufactures the SF-260, M-290TP RediGO, M-311, MB-339, M-346, and AMX military aircraft.


Finmeccanica manufactures the A109, A129 Mangusta, EH 101 and EH 101 Cormorant, and AB 139.


mbraer’s military aircraft include the Super Tucano, 145 AEW&C, 145 RS/AGS, P-99, and AMX.


EADS manufactures portions of the Eurofighter, Tornado, F-4 Phantom II, AB-8B Harrier, EF-18 Hornet, and Mirage F1, as well as the A400M, CASA C-212, CASA CN-235, and CASA-FITS.

Dassault Aviation

Dassault Aviation manufactures the Mirage 2000 and Rafale and participates in the Neuron UCAV projects.

M7 Aerospace

M7 Aerospace is the successor to Fairchild-Republic and Dornier.


Saab manufactures the Gripen fighter aircraft, as well as a new line of UAV’s.

Resellers of Used Military Aircraft

Global Plane Search

Search engine for aircraft for sale.

Aircraft Dealer

Classis warbirds.


Classified ads for Piston Military Aircraft and Turbine Military Aircraft.

Yakity Yak

Classic Chinese and Russian military aircraft for sale.


Classic military aircraft for sale.

Books on Military Aircraft

Directory of Military Aircraft of the World
Directory of Military Aircraft of the World

March has authored Military Aircraft Markings, an annual reference book on aircraft recognition, for more than twenty years. His current project covers all known military aircraft flying through early 2001. Included are over four hundred aircraft of combat, combat support, training, and a miscellaneous category surveying communications, transport, VIP planes, and more. Each entry is illustrated with at least one color photograph and a second color photograph or computer illustration showing a side or angled view. A typical entry provides a history of the development of the aircraft, information on its current service, and special features of the plane. A sidebar presents standard technical data–range, endurance, crew, and so on. Coverage includes all branches of the military or the equivalent national services.

Assisting users are several well-designed tools, including a 50-page “World Air Arms Inventory,” which is arranged alphabetically by country, service organization, type of aircraft, and manufacturer. Near the back of the book is a two-page glossary of abbreviations used in the text. This is followed by a subject index.

The only comparable resource is Jane’s All the World’s Aircraft, a massive annual that lists all known powered aircraft. Jane’s is arranged by country and manufacturer, but users will not find listings there for countries that do not produce aircraft. A user seeking information on the air arms of countries such as Uruguay, Vietnam, and Zimbabwe would need to consult Directory of Military Aircraft of the World instead. This current, comprehensive, easy-to-use resource is an excellent complement to Jane’s, and all libraries with an interest in military aviation should consider it for their collections.

Modern Military Aircraft
Modern Military Aircraft

More than 120 bombers, transports, and tankers, all still in service around the world today, are featured here on heavily illustrated two-page spreads. From early jets such as the Soviet MiG-15 to the $2B B-2A Spirit, the wide range of aircraft employed by today’s air forces is thoroughly examined in text, graphics, and color and archival black-and-white photographs.

The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft: 1914 To the Present
The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Military Aircraft: 1914 To the Present

This encyclopedic volume is a complete panorama of “flying machines” from the drawings of Leonardo Da Vinci to the most sophisticated military aircraft of the present and future. Includes detailed analyses of over eight hundred significant examples of military aircraft throughout history and seven hundred accompanying 3-D drawings.

Twenty-First Century Warplanes: The World's Most Potent Military Aircraft
Twenty-First Century Warplanes: The World’s Most Potent Military Aircraft

Take the controls of the most incredible warplanes in the skies today! Crawford checks you out in the extraordinary B-1 and B-2 stealth bombers, the fabulous F-16 Fighting Falcon, the furious F-15 Eagle, and the tenacious F-14 Tomcat for an information-packed review of their awesome capabilities. Details of the Tornados, Mirages, Harriers, and the new Eurofighter Typhoons that headline NATO’s airborne defense network are also examined.

One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft
One Hundred Years of World Military Aircraft

In the century following the Wright Brothers’ historic flight at Kitty Hawk, thousands of military aircraft have been designed and hundreds of thousands of have been produced. From that massive aeronautic pantheon, two well-known aviation historians have selected the one hundred most significant military aircraft as a centennial tribute.

Among the aircraft showcased in this book are several military aviation “firsts,” a few “largest,” and a number of superlative aircraft in terms of production or performance. For example, the Ilyushin Il-2 Shturmovik was produced in greater numbers than any other aircraft in history, while the Lockheed A-12 Oxcart and its derivative SR-71 Blackbird were the world’s fastest military aircraft. But most of the aircraft in this book were selected because of their influence on political and military events. The unarmed U-2 spyplane was a key factor in developing U.S. defense policy in the late 1950s, while Curtis Pusher demonstrated the feasibility of aircraft taking off and landing aboard a warship in 1910-1911. Among the long-lived aircraft are the Vought F4U Corsair, which “flunked” its carrier trials in 1942, but went aboard most U.S. and British fleet carriers before World War II ended, and was flown from French as well as U.S. carriers into the 1950s. Record holders included the English Electric Canberra and the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress, both of which first flew more than fifty years ago and remain in first-line service. No student of World War II would question the inclusion of the Supermarine Spitfire and Boeing B-29 Superfortress, but others might ask why include the Curtis O-52 Owl and Junkers Ju 52? In the authors’ opinion, both were significant aircraft and important milestones in military aviation history. Other military aviation buffs will wonder why the authors did not list the Republic P-47 Thunderbolt or the Tupolev Tu-26 Blackjack. The authors explain their choices–and their omissions–in clear, concise commentaries about each aviation era and each aircraft description.

Through words and photos, the book provides an informative and fast-moving tour through a century of military aviation development, from the U.S. Army purchasing the world’s first military aircraft from the Wright Brothers through the bombers and fighters participating in the Gulf War II of 2003.

Military Aircraft Magazines

Combat Aircraft
Combat Aircraft

Combat Aircraft serves the needs of aviation professionals or enthusiasts of combat aircraft. The magazine provides detailed articles on varying makes and models, picture galleries, formations, tactics and air shows.