Attack aircraft

aircraft class designed for air-to-surface warfare

Attack aircraft are military aircraft. They are designed for attacking enemy ground or naval forces, especially moving ground or naval forces, like tanks, soldiers, and warships. Such aircraft attack their targets while flying low. They were much used in World War II, and later also took over the job of dive bombers. Attack aircraft can be fighter airplanes or helicopters.

Stamp of USSR shows Petlyakov Pe-2, attacking

Examples of attack aircraft