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Reconnaissance Aircraft Variants

BUILDER NAME ENGINES SERVICE COMMENTS
RA-3BMCDONNELL DOUGLASSKYWARRIOR2J57-P-10NAVYA-3B EQUIPPED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY (3 CREW)
RA-5CNORTH AMERICAN ROCKWELLVIGILANTE2J79-GE-8B/-8C/-10NAVYAIRBORNE PLATFORM FOR INTEGRATED OPERATIONAL INTELLIGENCE SYSTEM (IOIS), PROVIDES ALL-WEATHER TACTICAL INTELLIGENCE USING PHOTO, RADAR, INFRARED, AND ELECTRONICS TECHNIQUES
RAH-66ABOEING/SIKORSKYCOMANCHE2T800-LHT-800/801ARMYLIGHTWEIGHT, TWIN ENGINE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY ATTACK AND ARMED RECONNAISSANCE HELICOPTER
RC-7BDEHAVILLANDCARIBOU2PT6A-50ARMYC-7A MODIFIED WITH A RECONNAISSANCE MISSION SUITE AND AN EXTENDED RANGE CAPABILITY
RC-12DBEECHHURON2PT6A-41ARMYC-12D MODIFIED TO PERFORM SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE AND ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS (GUARD RAIL)
RC-12FBEECHHURON2PT6A-42NAVYUC-12F SPECIALLY EQUIPPED WITH SURFACE SEARCH RADAR AND OPERATOR CONSOLE
RC-12GBEECHHURON2PT6A-41ARMYMODIFIED BEECH A200CT TO PROVIDE NEAR REAL TIME INTELLIGENCE SUPPORT TO TACTICAL COMMANDERS IN THE FIELD (2 CREW)
RC-12HBEECHHURON2PT6A-41ARMYMODIFIED RC-12D WITH IMPROVED SIGNAL INTELLIGENCE AND ELECTRONIC SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS (GUARDRAIL V)
RC-12KBEECHNONE2PT6A-67ARMYMODIFIED C-12 USED TO PROVIDE BOTH COMMUNICATION AND ELECTRONICS INTELLIGENCE RECONNAISSANCE
RC-12MBEECHHURON2PT6A-42NAVYUC-12M MODIFIED WITH NEW WINGS, SURFACE SEARCH RADAR, MISSION CONTROL CONSOLE USED FOR RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS
RC-12NBEECHHURON2PT6A-67ARMYRC-12K MODIFIED WITH IMPROVED PRIMARY MISSION EQUIPMENT, INCREASED PAYLOAD, AND UPGRADED ENGINES
RC-12PBEECHHURON2PT6A-67ARMYMODIFIED RC-12N WITH DIFFERENT EXTERNAL CONFIGURATION, IMPROVED PRIMARY MISSION EQUIPMENT, DATA LINK CAPABILITY, FIBER OPTIC CABLING, AND INCREASED TAKEOFF WEIGHT
RC-12QBEECHHURON2PT6A-67ARMYRC-12P MODIFIED WITH PME IMPROVEMENTS INCLUDING A TOP MOUNTED RADOME
RC-135SBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFFORMERLY RC-135 MODIFIED TO CLASSIFIED RECONNAISSANCE CAPABILITY
RC-135UBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-9AFFORMERLY RC-135C MODIFIED TO CLASSIFIED CONFIGURATION
RC-135VBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFRC-135M MODIFIED TO CLASSIFIED CONFIGURATION
RC-135WBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFSUPPORTS CLASSIFIED PROGRAM
RC-135XBOEINGSTRATOLIFTER4TF33-P-5AFFORMERLY EC-135B MODIFIED FOR CLASSIFIED MISSION
RE-3ABOEINGSENTRY4CFM-56-2A-2SAUDI AFMODIFIED TO FUNCTION AS A TACTICAL AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
RE-3BBOEINGSENTRY4CFM-56-2A-2SAUDI AFMODIFIED TO FUNCTION AS AN IMPROVED TACTICAL AIRBORNE SURVEILLANCE SYSTEM
RF-4BMCDONNELL DOUGLASPHANTOM II2J79-GE-8B/-8CNAVYF-4B EQUIPPED FOR PHOTOGRAPHY
RF-4CMCDONNELL DOUGLASPHANTOM II2J79-GE-15AFF-4C MODIFIED FOR PHOTOGRAPHIC AND ELECTRONIC RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS
RF-5ENORTHROPTIGER II2J85-GE-21FMSRECONNAISSANCE VERSION OF F-5E WITH M-39 GUN
RF-8GLTV AEROSPACECRUSADER1J57-P-22NAVYSINGLE-PLACE, SWEPT/VARIABLE-INCIDENCE WING, LAND-BASED TRAINER WITH RECONNAISSANCE CAPABILITY
RFA-18AMCDONNELL DOUGLAS, NORTHROPHORNET2F404-GE-400NAVYPREVIOUSLY DESIGNATED F-18A AND A-18A, USED FOR TACTICAL RECONNAISSANCE
RG-8ASCHWEIZERNONE1LYCOMING 0-35ARMYMOTORIZED GLIDER
RH-53DSIKORSKYSEA STALLION2T64-GE-415ANAVYCH-53D WITH EXTERNAL FUEL TANKS AND AMCM EQUIPMENT
RP-3ALOCKHEEDORION4T56-A-10WNAVYP-3A MODIFIED FOR TEST AND EVALUATION PROGRAMS AND OCEANOGRAPHIC RESEARCH PROJECTS
RP-3DLOCKHEEDORION4T56-A-14NAVYP-3 CONFIGURED FOR PROJECT MAGNET
RQ-1AGENERAL ATOMICSNONE1ROTAX 912AFMEDIUM ALTITUDE ENDURANCE UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE CAPABLE OF CARRYING A 450 POUND PAYLOAD (PREDATOR)
RQ-2APIONEER UAV INCPIONEER1P/N SF2-350USN/USMCPROVIDE REAL-TIME RECONNAISSANCE, SURVEILLANCE, TARGET ACQUISITION, BATTLE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT, AND BATTLEFIELD MANAGEMENT BOTH DAY AND NIGHT
RQ-3ALOCKHEED/BOEINGDARKSTAR1WILLIAMS FJ-44AFFULLY AUTONOMOUS HIGH ALTITUDE UAV CAPABLE OF 8+ HOUR LOITERING DURATION AT >45,000 FEET WITH PAYLOAD CAPACITY OF 1,000 POUNDS
RQ-4ATELEDYNE RYAN AERONAUTICALGLOBAL HAWK1ALLISON AE3007AFFULLY AUTONOMOUS HIGH ALTITUDE UAV CAPABLE OF 42 HOUR LOITERING DURATION AT UP TO 65,000 FEET WITH A PAYLOAD CAPACITY OF 1,800 POUNDS
RU-8DBEECHSEMINOLE2O-480-1ARMYU-8D MODIFIED WITH RADAR RECONNAISSANCE SYSTEM (2 CREW)
RU-9DAERO DESIGNAERO COMMANDER2GSO-480-AIA-6ARMYU-9D MODIFIED FOR RECONNAISSANCE MISSIONS (5 CREW)
RU-21ABEECHUTE2PT6A-20ARMYU-21A WITH ARMY SECURITY AGENCY EW EQUIPMENT
RU-21BBEECHUTE2PT6A-29ARMYIMPROVED RU-21A
RU-21CBEECHUTE2PT6A-29ARMYRU-21B WITH DIFFERENT ANTENNA ARRAY
RU-21DBEECHUTE2PT6A-20ARMYIMPROVED RU-21B
RU-21EBEECHUTE2T74-CP-700ARMYU-21A MODIFIED FOR SURVEILLANCE MISSIONS IN COMBAT ZONES (2 CREW, 2 MISSION EQUIPMENT OPERATORS)
RU-21HBEECHUTE2T74-CP-700 P&WARMYRU-21E MODIFIED WITH NEW WING TIPS AND LANDING GEAR DOORS
RU-21JBEECHUTE2PT6A-41ARMYMODIFIED U-21F WITH ADDED RECONNAISSANCE EQUIPMENT AND 3-BLADE PROPELLERS
RU-38ASCHWEIZER ACFTNONE2G10-550CGRG-8A MODIFIED WITH TWO LARGER ENGINES, ENHANCED MUFFLERS, TWIN TAIL, TRICYCLE LANDING GEAR, IMPROVED SENSORS, AND NOISE SIGNATURE REDUCTION ENHANCEMENTS FOR DETECTION OF SURFACE VESSELS
RV-1DGRUMMANMOHAWK2T53-L-701AARMYMODIFIED OV-1D FOR ELECTRONIC WARFARE MISSIONS IN SUPPORT OF TACTICAL OPERATIONS
RV-1EGRUMMANMOHAWK2T53-L-701AARMYCONTAINS UPDATED AVIONICS, ELECTRICAL AND FLIGHT INSTRUMENT SYSTEMS
SR-71ALOCKHEEDNONE2J58AFLONG RANGE, ADVANCED STRATEGIC RECONNAISSANCE AIRCRAFT (2 CREW)
SR-71BLOCKHEEDNONE2J58AFMODIFIED TRAINING VERSION OF SR-71A

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