TOP 10 AIRFORCES


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US Airforce -


As of 2009 the USAF operates 5,573 manned aircraft in service (3,990 USAF; 1,213 Air National Guard; and 370 Air Force Reserve); approximately 180 unmanned combat air vehicles, 2,130 air-launched cruise missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The USAF has 330,159 personnel on active duty, 68,872 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 94,753 in the Air National Guard as of September 2008. In addition, the USAF employs 151,360 civilian personnel, and has 57,000 auxiliary members in the Civil Air Patrol.

There is no doubt that USAF is the best at this time and will remain until 2050. The future is bright as there new replacement F-35 will join it wings and they have already started working on 6 th G fighter.

They lead now and they will lead the future with F-35 , UAV`s and best weapon system for airforce.

Fighter Number - 10
Quality - 10
Future - 10
War Zone exp - 10
R&D - 8 ( F-35 problems but they have the best facilities in the world )

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Russian Airforce -

The Russian Air Force with 2,749 aircraft, it is the second largest Air Force in the world.

Total Combat aircraft 1,977
Total Bomber aircraft 177
Total Trainer aircraft 1004
Total Transport Aircraft 195
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 20
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 71
Total Attack Helicopters 412

Russian Airforce will remain on number 2 spot until 2030-40 as there would be challenge ( By China and India ) produced by other airforces. But with PAK FA already set to join and russians have already started planning to pour more money in R&D , it is possible for it to remain at this position.

With Sukhoi , T-50 they can change the future as it is believed T-50 will be proved better than F-35. But the main cause why they will retain this position is because of there missile system and they are best in that.

Fighter Number - 9
Quality - 8
Future - 9
War Zone exp - 8
R&D - 6






Chinese Airforce

The PLAAF currently consists of approximately 330,000 personnel and 2,500+ aircraft of which 1,780 are combat aircraft, making the PLAAF the largest air force in Asia, and the third largest in the world behind the United States Air Force and the Russian Air Force.

Total Combat aircraft 1,024
Total Bomber aircraft 750
Total Trainer aircraft 1400
Total Transport Aircraft 400
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 11
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 71
Total Attack Helicopters 60

Chinese airforce is one of the biggest airforces in Asia and would remain so for long. China have already started building its own fighters but still to be tested in war zone. Though they are russian copies and cant be considered better than them but they are able to make them in record number which can change the scenario in war.

Chinese lead the number and quality ( SU-27 , SU-33 )with its russian weapon system and missiles but as its getting hard for them to get russian weapons and there development in far away from the target , it would be difficult for them to maintain 3 rd position. They can either beat russia or lose by Indians in near future.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 6
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 5
R&D - 6

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Indian Airforce

With strength of approximately 170,000 personnel and 1,300 aircraft, the Indian Air Force is the world's fourth largest air force after the United States Air Force, Russian Air Force and China's People's Liberation Army Air Force.

Total Combat aircraft 363
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 200
Total Transport Aircraft 229
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 6
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 150
Total Attack Helicopters 20

With huge number of combat planes but most of them are already old. But as they have already started working on this problem with 250 SU + , 300 T-50 , 250 LCA and 126 ( MMRCA ). We everything goes right then within 2020 India can take the 3 rd spot in near future.

India airforce future looks bright unless they buy the best , there LCA program is still waiting to be finished but they have hope in next 10 years. They can buy russian , US , EU weapon system and they have money to pay , which can lead them to top if there are no delays otherwise they can plunge into deep dark valley.

Fighter Number - 7
Quality - 6
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 8
R&D - 5

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Royal British Airforce

The RAF operates 1,114 aircraft (2010) and, as of late 2009, had a total manpower strength of 44,300 regular, and 2,500 volunteers. The RAF is the largest air force in the European Union, the second largest in NATO and fifth largest in the world.

Total Combat aircraft 330
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 553
Total Transport Aircraft 130
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 15
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 18
Total Attack Helicopters 75

Royal airforce have quality of planes and hand on experience in warzone , and also leading member of NATO. But future looks dim because of budget cuts and could be believed that it will lose it reputation in coming future.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 9
Future - 5
War Zone exp - 9
R&D - 8

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French Airforce

The French Air Force operates a fleet of 867 active aircraft. This includes fighters, transport aircraft, passenger transport and helicopters. 150 comprise the air mobility force (CFAP) and include aircraft such as C-160 and the C-130 Hercules. The CFAP also includes 80 helicopters like the Super Puma and the Ecureuil. 306 combat aircraft are incorporated into 19 squadrons. The Air 2010 concept allows for 300 fighters, mainly composed of the new generation multirole combat airplane Rafale.

Total Combat aircraft 330
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 553
Total Transport Aircraft 130
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 15
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 18
Total Attack Helicopters 75

French Airforce relies on its own plane and they have made the best out of it. With Mirage and Rafale they have developed good fighting machines but Rafale still need experience and buyers. Future F-35 will join them but again economic condition makes its less favorable.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 9
Future - 7
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 9

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Israel Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 400
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 40
Total Transport Aircraft 22
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 6
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 20
Total Attack Helicopters 75

They have experience , fighter numbers and money to buy. Definitely they dont deserve this position but as compared to there counterparts they still lags but with economic conditions getting worse of EU they will go up to 5 position but not above it as it lags size.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 9
Future - 9
War Zone exp - 9
R&D - 6

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Germany Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 285
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 40
Total Transport Aircraft 100
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 5
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 3
Total Attack Helicopters 25

They are big bee of Europe with great R&D facility and lot of world war experience in developing finest machine but later pulled out themselves from the world in weapon and technology. They have edge with Eurofighter and F-35 as future but as already said , economy will not allow them to lead to become top in the chart.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 8
Future - 6
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 8

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Canada Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 345
Total Bomber aircraft 75
Total Trainer aircraft 100
Total Transport Aircraft 150
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 14
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 44
Total Attack Helicopters 144

Because of huge size and large number of operation in warzone they can go up but they mostly use US weapons and offourse not the high end ones ( F-15,F-16,F-18 but not F-22 ). With F-35 in future and because of it huge price tag they wont be able to buy more than 100 of them.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 8
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 3

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Swedish Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 175
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 80
Total Transport Aircraft 11
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 3
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 3
Total Attack Helicopters 20

Swedish airforce can be counted as better quality airforce with there own R&D behind from SAAB and future with Grippen NG , F-35 will make them better airforce in future.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 8
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 2
R&D - 8

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Pakistan Airforce

The PAF employs 65,000 full-time personnel (including approximately 12,000 pilots) and currently operates approximately 371 combat aircraft as well as various transport and training aircraft.

Total Combat aircraft 371
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 260
Total Transport Aircraft 14
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 2
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 5
Total Attack Helicopters 15

PAF have F-16 and JF series fighter which will continue to serve now and in future. F-16 already old fighters and JF series still under test will make its chances less positive in near future but have good experience in war zone and quiet big number of weapon system make them better airforce in present scenario.

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  1. mmmm,good analysis,pak fa will beat f-35

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Wednesday, March 7, 2012

TOP 10 AIRFORCES

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US Airforce -


As of 2009 the USAF operates 5,573 manned aircraft in service (3,990 USAF; 1,213 Air National Guard; and 370 Air Force Reserve); approximately 180 unmanned combat air vehicles, 2,130 air-launched cruise missiles, and 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles. The USAF has 330,159 personnel on active duty, 68,872 in the Selected and Individual Ready Reserves, and 94,753 in the Air National Guard as of September 2008. In addition, the USAF employs 151,360 civilian personnel, and has 57,000 auxiliary members in the Civil Air Patrol.

There is no doubt that USAF is the best at this time and will remain until 2050. The future is bright as there new replacement F-35 will join it wings and they have already started working on 6 th G fighter.

They lead now and they will lead the future with F-35 , UAV`s and best weapon system for airforce.

Fighter Number - 10
Quality - 10
Future - 10
War Zone exp - 10
R&D - 8 ( F-35 problems but they have the best facilities in the world )

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Russian Airforce -

The Russian Air Force with 2,749 aircraft, it is the second largest Air Force in the world.

Total Combat aircraft 1,977
Total Bomber aircraft 177
Total Trainer aircraft 1004
Total Transport Aircraft 195
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 20
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 71
Total Attack Helicopters 412

Russian Airforce will remain on number 2 spot until 2030-40 as there would be challenge ( By China and India ) produced by other airforces. But with PAK FA already set to join and russians have already started planning to pour more money in R&D , it is possible for it to remain at this position.

With Sukhoi , T-50 they can change the future as it is believed T-50 will be proved better than F-35. But the main cause why they will retain this position is because of there missile system and they are best in that.

Fighter Number - 9
Quality - 8
Future - 9
War Zone exp - 8
R&D - 6






Chinese Airforce

The PLAAF currently consists of approximately 330,000 personnel and 2,500+ aircraft of which 1,780 are combat aircraft, making the PLAAF the largest air force in Asia, and the third largest in the world behind the United States Air Force and the Russian Air Force.

Total Combat aircraft 1,024
Total Bomber aircraft 750
Total Trainer aircraft 1400
Total Transport Aircraft 400
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 11
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 71
Total Attack Helicopters 60

Chinese airforce is one of the biggest airforces in Asia and would remain so for long. China have already started building its own fighters but still to be tested in war zone. Though they are russian copies and cant be considered better than them but they are able to make them in record number which can change the scenario in war.

Chinese lead the number and quality ( SU-27 , SU-33 )with its russian weapon system and missiles but as its getting hard for them to get russian weapons and there development in far away from the target , it would be difficult for them to maintain 3 rd position. They can either beat russia or lose by Indians in near future.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 6
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 5
R&D - 6

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Indian Airforce

With strength of approximately 170,000 personnel and 1,300 aircraft, the Indian Air Force is the world's fourth largest air force after the United States Air Force, Russian Air Force and China's People's Liberation Army Air Force.

Total Combat aircraft 363
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 200
Total Transport Aircraft 229
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 6
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 150
Total Attack Helicopters 20

With huge number of combat planes but most of them are already old. But as they have already started working on this problem with 250 SU + , 300 T-50 , 250 LCA and 126 ( MMRCA ). We everything goes right then within 2020 India can take the 3 rd spot in near future.

India airforce future looks bright unless they buy the best , there LCA program is still waiting to be finished but they have hope in next 10 years. They can buy russian , US , EU weapon system and they have money to pay , which can lead them to top if there are no delays otherwise they can plunge into deep dark valley.

Fighter Number - 7
Quality - 6
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 8
R&D - 5

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Royal British Airforce

The RAF operates 1,114 aircraft (2010) and, as of late 2009, had a total manpower strength of 44,300 regular, and 2,500 volunteers. The RAF is the largest air force in the European Union, the second largest in NATO and fifth largest in the world.

Total Combat aircraft 330
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 553
Total Transport Aircraft 130
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 15
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 18
Total Attack Helicopters 75

Royal airforce have quality of planes and hand on experience in warzone , and also leading member of NATO. But future looks dim because of budget cuts and could be believed that it will lose it reputation in coming future.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 9
Future - 5
War Zone exp - 9
R&D - 8

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French Airforce

The French Air Force operates a fleet of 867 active aircraft. This includes fighters, transport aircraft, passenger transport and helicopters. 150 comprise the air mobility force (CFAP) and include aircraft such as C-160 and the C-130 Hercules. The CFAP also includes 80 helicopters like the Super Puma and the Ecureuil. 306 combat aircraft are incorporated into 19 squadrons. The Air 2010 concept allows for 300 fighters, mainly composed of the new generation multirole combat airplane Rafale.

Total Combat aircraft 330
Total Bomber aircraft 239
Total Trainer aircraft 553
Total Transport Aircraft 130
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 15
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 18
Total Attack Helicopters 75

French Airforce relies on its own plane and they have made the best out of it. With Mirage and Rafale they have developed good fighting machines but Rafale still need experience and buyers. Future F-35 will join them but again economic condition makes its less favorable.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 9
Future - 7
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 9

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Israel Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 400
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 40
Total Transport Aircraft 22
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 6
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 20
Total Attack Helicopters 75

They have experience , fighter numbers and money to buy. Definitely they dont deserve this position but as compared to there counterparts they still lags but with economic conditions getting worse of EU they will go up to 5 position but not above it as it lags size.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 9
Future - 9
War Zone exp - 9
R&D - 6

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Germany Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 285
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 40
Total Transport Aircraft 100
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 5
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 3
Total Attack Helicopters 25

They are big bee of Europe with great R&D facility and lot of world war experience in developing finest machine but later pulled out themselves from the world in weapon and technology. They have edge with Eurofighter and F-35 as future but as already said , economy will not allow them to lead to become top in the chart.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 8
Future - 6
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 8

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Canada Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 345
Total Bomber aircraft 75
Total Trainer aircraft 100
Total Transport Aircraft 150
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 14
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 44
Total Attack Helicopters 144

Because of huge size and large number of operation in warzone they can go up but they mostly use US weapons and offourse not the high end ones ( F-15,F-16,F-18 but not F-22 ). With F-35 in future and because of it huge price tag they wont be able to buy more than 100 of them.

Fighter Number - 8
Quality - 8
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 4
R&D - 3

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Swedish Airforce

Total Combat aircraft 175
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 80
Total Transport Aircraft 11
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 3
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 3
Total Attack Helicopters 20

Swedish airforce can be counted as better quality airforce with there own R&D behind from SAAB and future with Grippen NG , F-35 will make them better airforce in future.

Fighter Number - 6
Quality - 8
Future - 8
War Zone exp - 2
R&D - 8

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Pakistan Airforce

The PAF employs 65,000 full-time personnel (including approximately 12,000 pilots) and currently operates approximately 371 combat aircraft as well as various transport and training aircraft.

Total Combat aircraft 371
Total Bomber aircraft N/A
Total Trainer aircraft 260
Total Transport Aircraft 14
Total Aerial refueling aircraft 2
Total Reconnaissance aircraft 5
Total Attack Helicopters 15

PAF have F-16 and JF series fighter which will continue to serve now and in future. F-16 already old fighters and JF series still under test will make its chances less positive in near future but have good experience in war zone and quiet big number of weapon system make them better airforce in present scenario.

1 comment:

  1. mmmm,good analysis,pak fa will beat f-35

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