World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Italian Armed Forces aircraft designation system

Article Id: WHEBN0041684608
Reproduction Date:

Title: Italian Armed Forces aircraft designation system  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Bell 412, Sikorsky S-61R, AgustaWestland AW101, McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II, Bell UH-1N Twin Huey
Collection:
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Publication
Date:
 

Italian Armed Forces aircraft designation system

The Italian Armed Forces aircraft designation system is a unified designation system introduced by the Italian Armed Forces in 2011 for all Italian military aircraft.[1] The system is based on the United States Armed Forces 1962 United States Tri-Service aircraft designation system.

Designation system

The designation system produces a Mission-Design-Series (MDS) designation of the form:

(Status Prefix)(Modified Mission)(Basic Mission)(Vehicle Type)-(Design Number)(Series Letter)

Of these components, only the Basic Mission, Design Number and Series Letter are mandatory. In the case of special vehicles a Vehicle Type symbol must also be included.

List of assigned aircraft designations

A - Attack

AV-8 - McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II
  • AV-8B
  • TAV-8B
A-11 - AMX International AMX
  • A-11A - AMX
  • TA-11A - AMX-T
  • A-11B - AMX ACOL
  • TA-11B - AMX-T ACOL
A-200 - Panavia Tornado
  • A-200A - Tornado IDS
  • TA-200A - Tornado IDS (trainer)
  • EA-200B - Tornado ECR
  • A-200C - Tornado post-MLU
  • TA-200C - Tornado post-MLU (trainer)

C - Transport

C-27 - Alenia C-27J Spartan
  • C-27J
  • YEC-27J JEDI
C-42 - ATR 42
  • C-42C - ATR 42-500
C-50 - Dassault Falcon 50
  • VC-50A
C-130 - Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules
  • C-130J
  • C-130J-30
C-180 - Piaggio P.180 Avanti
  • VC-180A - P180 Avanti
  • VC-180B - P180 Avanti II
C-222 - Aeritalia G.222
  • C-222A - G.222TCM1
  • C-222B - G.222TCM2
  • RC-222 - G.222RM
  • EC-222 - G.222VS
C-228 - Dornier 228
  • UC-228 - Dornier 228
C-319 - Airbus A319
  • VC-319A - A319CJ
C-900 - Dassault Falcon 900
  • VC-900A - Falcon 900EX
  • VC-900B - Falcon 900EASY

F - Fighter

F-16 - Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
  • F-16A
  • F-16B
F-35 - Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II
  • F-35A - CTOL
  • F-35B - STOVL
F-2000 - Eurofighter Typhoon
  • F-2000A - Typhoon
  • TF-2000A - Typhoon (trainer)

G - Glider

G-2 - Schempp-Hirth Ventus 2
  • G-2B - Ventus 2B
G-4 - Schempp-Hirth Nimbus-4
  • G-4D - Nimbus-4D
  • G-4DM - Nimbus-4DM
G-17 - LAK-17
  • UG-17A - LAK-17
G-21 - Caproni Vizzola Calif
  • G-21S - A-21S Calif
G-103 - Grob G103 Twin Astir
  • G-103 - G 103 Twin Astir

H - Helicopter

H-3 - Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King
  • VH-3D - SH-3D
  • SH-3D - SH-3D ASW
  • UH-3D - SH-3D ASH
  • HH-3F - HH-3F Pelican
H-47 - Boeing CH-47 Chinook
  • CH-47C - CH-47C
  • CH-47F - CH-47F Chinook
H-90 - NHIndustries NH90
  • UH-90A - NH 90 TTF
  • SH-90A - NH 90 NFH
H-101 - * AgustaWestland AW101
  • SH-101A - AW101 Martime Patrol
  • EH-101A - AW101 AEW
  • UH-101A - AW101 Anti-Submarine Helicopter
  • HH-101A - AW101 CSAR
H-109 - Agusta A109
  • CH-109A - A109A
  • CH-109B - A109A II
  • CH-109D - A109C
  • CH-109E - A109F
  • MRH-109A - A109T
  • MCH-109A - A109N
H-129 - Agusta A129 Mangusta
  • AH-129A - A129
  • AH-129C - A129C
  • AH-129D - A129D
H-139 - AgustaWestland AW139
  • HH-139A - AW139 Air Force SAR
  • PH-139A - AW139 Coast Guard SAR
H-205 - Agusta-Bell AB 205
  • UH-205A - AB 205
H-206 - Agusta-Bell AB 206
  • RH-206A - AB 206A1
  • RH-206B - AB 206B1
  • RH-206C - AB 206C1
H-212 - Agusta-Bell AB 212
  • UH-212 - AB 212
  • HH-212A - AB 212 (AMI-SAR)
  • UH-212A - AB 212 (AWTI)
  • UH-212B - AB 212ASH
  • SH-212B - AB 212ASW
H-412 - Agusta-Bell AB 412
  • HH-412A - AB 412
  • HH-412B - AB 412EP
  • HH-412C - AB 412HP
  • HH-412D - AB 412SP
H-500 - Breda Nardi NH-500E
  • TH-500B - NH-500E
  • OH-500A - NH-500 MC
  • OH-500B - NH 500 MD

KC - Tanker

KC-707 - Boeing 707T/T
  • KC-707A - 707T/T Tanker/Transport
KC-767 - Boeing KC-767
  • KC-767A

P - Patrol

P-42 - ATR 42
  • P-42A - ATR42MP-400
  • P-42B - ATR42MP-500
P-72 - ATR 72
  • P-72A - ATR72
P-1150 - Breguet Atlantic
  • P-1150A - Br.1150 Atlantic

T - Trainer

T-260 - SIAI-Marchetti SF.260
  • T-260A - SF.260AM
  • T-260B - SF.260EA
T-339 - Aermacchi MB-339
  • T-339A - MB-339A
  • FT-339B - MB-339CD1
  • FT-339C - MB-339CD2
  • AT-339A - MB-339PAN
T-346 - Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master
  • T-346A - M-346 Master

U - Utility

U-166 - Piaggio P.166
  • U-166A - P.166M
  • U-166B - P.166DL3
  • U-166C - P.166DP1
U-208 - SIAI-Marchetti S.208
  • U-208A - S.208

See also

References

  1. ^
This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and USA.gov, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for USA.gov and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
 
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
 
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.
 


Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.