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- Aircraft carrier : A warship designed to launch and recover combat aircraft and aircraft that support military operations
- Catapult Assisted Take Off But Arrested Recovery : (CATOBAR) A set of technologies and procedures that allowed the operation of large, high-performance naval aircraft from carriers at sea
- Short takeoff and vertical landing : A carrier-capable aircraft that takes a short takeoff, without catapulting but possibly a "ski jump" ramp, but lands vertically.
- Tailhook : Hook on the underside of some aircraft which catches an arresting wire for short distance landings.
- EA-6B Prowler : This is the main tactical electronic warfare aircraft of the U.S. military, highly effective although reaching the end of its service life through airframe exhaustion
- EF-18 Growler : The U.S. Navy replacement for the EA-6B Prowler electronic warfare aircraft
- F-18 Hornet : A relatively lightweight carrier-capable multirole fighter, developed by the United States Navy and used by several nations, including Canada, in land-based roles; a fourth-generation fighter gradually being replaced by the F-18E/F Super Hornet, and then the F-35.
- F-18 Super Hornet : A new generation of carrier-based fighter beyond the F-18 Hornet, this evolution provides an architecture with even greater expansion, especially with the AN/APG-79 AESA radar, more powerful computers and communications, and a new engine with longer range. }
- F-35C Lightning II : U.S. Navy version of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter, intended for carrier operations
- F4F Wildcat (fighter) : Competent but not outstanding U.S. Navy carrier-capable fighter of the Second World War
- MiG-29K (fighter) : Add brief definition or description
- Mitsubishi A6M Zero : Japan's first-line carrier based fighter, codenamed Zero or Zeke, in World War II, known for extreme maneuverability and good performance compared to enemy fighters at the start of the war, but outclassed by later opponents
- Conventional takeoff and landing : Either an aircraft that requires long runways, or a carrier-capable aircraft that must be catapult-launched and will land with the tailhook & arrested landing system
- Doolittle Raid : The first U.S. offensive operation in the Pacific during the Second World War.
- Royal Navy : By long naval tradition, when there is no qualifier but "Royal", the navy being discussed is that of the United Kingdom.
- U.S. Navy : The branch of the United States Armed Forces charged with sea operations
- United States Naval Aviation : The personnel and equipment of the United States Navy, assigned to prepare for, or conduct, flight in support of naval operations, using carrier-capable and shore-based fixed-wing aircraft as well as helicopters