Symbol Meaning

All military aircraft have a specific letter in front of their identifier (e.i. F-22 or C-130). This is their "type" or the description of what they are designed for.

Identifiers and Their Meanings
Identifier (Letter) Meaning
A Attack
B Bomber
C Cargo
E Electronic Warfare
F Fighter
H Helicopter
L Liaison
O Observation
P Patrol
Q Drone
R Reconnaissance
S Anti-Submarine Warfare
T Trainer
U Utility
V Vertical and Short Take-off and Landing Aircraft
X Experimental
Z Airship

Military Aircraft
Bombers B-52 Stratofortress
Cargo C-130 Hercules
Fighters F/A-18 Super HornetF-22 Raptor