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Brazilian Designation System


The Brazilian system, used by the Forca Aerea Brasileira and the Force Aeronaval da Marinha do Brasil, uses a number to identify aircraft. The number is preceded by one or more function letters. Different versions of the same aircraft can have different function letters, but they have the same number.

Function codes include:
A attack C transport
F fighter H helicopter
L scout P patrol
T trainer R reconnaissance
U utility V VIP transport

Aircraft designations are:
A-1 AMX International AMX
TA-1 AMX International AMX
HS1 Bell UH-1 Iroquois
SH-3 Sikorsky AS-61 Sea King
VH-4 Bell 20B Jetranger III
F-5 Northrop F-5B/E/F Freedom Fighter/Tiger II
IH-6 Bell 206B Jetranger II
U-7 Piper Pa-34 Seneca
T-8 Microleve MXL
VU-9 Embraer EMB-121 Xingu
AH-11 Westland Super Lynx Mk.21
UH-12 Esquilo Eurocopter AS 350B Ecurueil
UH-13 Esquilo Eurocopter AS 355F Ecurueil
UH-13 Aerospatiale AS 332M Cougar
UH-15 Eurocopter AS 332M Super Puma
TZ-13 Blanik Let L-13
P-15 Lockheed P-2E Neptune
Z-15 Libelle Glasflugel Model 201B
P-16E Grumman S-2E Tracker
P-16H Grumman S-2H Turbo Tracker
Z-16 Quero Quero TPE KW 1b2
U-19 Ipanema Embraer EM-210R Ipanema
Z-20 Scleicher ASW-20
T-23 Uirapuru Aerotec A-122A
T-24 Fouga Magister
T-25 Neiva T-25 Universal
AT-26 Xavante Embraer EMB-326GB Xavante
RT-26 Xavante Embraer EMB-326G Xavante
AT-27 Tucano Embraer EMB-312 Tucano
T-27 Tucano Embraer EMB-312 Tucano
A-29 Super Tucano Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
AT-29 Super Tucano Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
TA-29 Super Tucano Embraer EMB-314 Super Tucano
CH-33 Puma Eurocopter SA 330 Puma
CH-34 Super Puma Aerospatiale AS 332M Super Puma
C-35 Learjet model 35A
R-35 Learjet model 35A
VU-35 Learjet model 35A
C-42 Neiva Regente
L-42 Neiva Regente
U-42 Neiva Regente
UH-50 Escuilo Aerospatiale AS 350B Ecurueil
CH-55 Aerospatiale AS 355M Ecurueil
VH-55 Aerospatiale AS 355M Ecurueil
C-91 Avro Hawker Siddeley HS.748 Andover
EC-93 Hawker Siddeley HS.125 Series 3B/RC
EU-93 British Aerospace BAe.125 Series 403B
VC-93 British Aerospace BAe.125 Series 3B/RC
VU-93 British Aerospace BAe.125
XU-93 British Aerospace BAe.125
C-95 Embraer EMB-110 Bandeirante
EC-95 Embraer EMB-110A/P1 Bandeirante
SC-95 Embraer EMB-110P1K Bandeirusca
R-95 Embraer EMB-110B Bandeirante
P-95 Embraer EMB-111 Bandeirulha
VC-96 Boeing 737-200 Series 2N3
VC-97 Brasilia Embraer EMB-120R Brasilia
C-98 Caravan Cessna 208A Caravan
F-103 Dassault Mirage IIIEBR/DBR
C-115 Buffalo de Havilland Canada DHC-5A Buffalo
C-130 Hercules Lockheed C-130E/H Hercules
KC-130 Hercules Lockheed KC-130E/H Hercules
SC-130 Hercules Lockheed RC-130E/H Hercules
KC-137 Boeing 707 Series 320B

Most of this was contributed by Ruud Deurenberg.

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