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The most common system to designate U.S. naval aircraft covered the period 1923 to 1962. The letter J was used for Transport aircraft from 1928-1931, and for Utility from 1931-1946. The letter R was used for Racer from 1923-1928, while R desingated Transport from 1931-1962. In 1925 the U.S. Army adopted a new designation system for cargo/transport aircraft. Between 1919 and 1924, aircraft used a T- (Transport) designation and in 1925 the system was changed to C- (Cargo).

Prior to World War II most of these cargo aircraft designs were built in very small numbers.

The cargo naming scheme was reorganized in 1962, when the Army, Navy and Air Force systems were combined and simplified, providing a single system for the way each of the U.S. military services designated their aircraft. In the case of cargo aircraft, the USAF code C was retained, but the numbering sequence was started over.
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C-1
C-2
C-3
C-4
C-5
C-6
C-7
C-8
C-9
C-10
C-11
C-12
C-13
C-14
C-15
C-16
C-17
C-18
C-19
C-20
C-21
C-22
C-23
C-24
C-25
C-26
C-27
C-28
C-29
C-30
C-31
C-32
C-33
C-34
C-35
C-36
C-37
C-38
C-39
C-40
C-41
C-42
C-43
C-44
C-45
C-46
C-47
C-48
C-49

C-50
C-51
C-52
C-53
C-54
C-55
C-56
C-57
C-58
C-59
C-60
C-61
C-62
C-63
C-64
C-65
C-66
C-67
C-68
C-69
C-70
C-71
C-72
C-73
C-74
C-75
C-76
C-77
C-78
C-79
C-80
C-81
C-82
C-83
C-84
C-85
C-86
C-87
C-88
C-89
C-90
C-91
C-92
C-93
C-94
C-95
C-96
C-97
C-98
C-99

C-100
C-101
C-102
C-103
C-104
C-105
C-106
C-107
C-108
C-109
C-110
C-111
C-112
C-113
C-114
C-115
C-116
C-117
C-118
C-119
C-120
C-121
C-122
C-123
C-124
C-125
C-126
C-127
C-128
C-129
C-130
C-131
C-132
C-133
C-134
C-135
C-136
C-137
C-138
C-139
C-140
C-141
C-142
C-143
C-143
C-144
C-145
C-146
C-160
ATTT
HK-1 / H-4

C-1
VC-3A
VC-6A
C-7
C-13
C-14
C-15
C-16
C-18
EC-24
C-28

C-2
C-4
C-5
C-8
C-9
KC-10
C-11
C-12
C-17
C-19
C-20
C-21
C-22
C-23
VC-25
C-26
C-27
C-29
C-30
C-31
C-32
C-33
C-34
C-35
YFC-36A
C-37
C-38
C-39
C-40
C-41
C-42
C-43
C-44
C-45
C-46
C-47
C-48
CT-49

C-130
C-135
C-141
C-143
C-144

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L-1011
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