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10 Highly Powerful Air Forces in the World (2018)

This latest ranking of Top 10 Powerful Air Force comes up with “Infographic” for giving you complete insight of this list in very short time.

Air Force – also called air army or aerospace force – is a new armed force branch in military. And most powerful and capable warfare branch as well. Air force was introduced in 1910 by French Air Force. The very first bombing, carried out against Turkey by Italy on 1911-1912 during Italy-Turkish war.

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Air Force core objects are to conducting aerial warfare, gaining air control, conducting strategic bombing missions, supporting land and naval units, and transporting troops and artillery during wartime.

Air Force is the set of attack and fighter aircrafts, helicopters, transport aircrafts, and bombers. The more sophisticated the more capable. At present, most militaries allocate lion share of their military budget to air force in order to gain air superiority. This air superiority race ends up by deciding who’s powerful and most capable in the world.

In today’s post, we compile a list by keeping quality and quantity of air craft into account – the more and modern, the better.

So, here is 10 most powerful air force in the world. Let’s check them out.

1) United States

United States Air Force is most powerful Air Force in the World

Total Aircraft Strength: 13,762

Total Helicopter Strength: 6,065

United States Air Force (USAR) once called United States Army Air Force (USAAR). Moreover in 1947, during the presidency of Harry S Truman, it was declared as an independent department of US. USAR has more aircrafts than China, Russia, India, UK, Germany, and France combined. At present, US has world’s most sophisticated and powerful air force. Its larger fleet of fighter aircrafts lies on F-16: fourth-generation-fighter, which are 947 in number. However, when it comes to fifth-generation-fighter no one on the earth comes closer to US. In total US has more than 266 multirole-fifth-generation-fighter – far more than its counterpart China and Russia.

[Fact: 1] US has 800 military basses on foreign soils, more than any other nation.

2: Russia

Russian Air ForceTotal Aircraft Strength: 3,794

Total Helicopter Strength: 1,389

Russian Air Force (RAF) was formed in 1992, or I say changed name from Soviet Air Force. However, RAF can find its traces back to 1912 when it was called Imperial Russian Air Service. Recent merger of RAF with Russian Aerospace Defense Force is said to be an optimal option to counter Russia’s rival NATO. While taking about its capability, RAF has sizeable numbers of multirole-fighter, transport aircraft, attack helicopter, and bombers – all build within the Russian borders. Speaking about some modern machines in air: fifth-generation-fighter, RAF’s Sukhoi Su-57 stealth multi-role fighter is at its finishing stage, planned to introduce in 2019. It also seeking to upgrade Su-57 to sixth generation.

[Fact: 2] Russian Air Force is most the oldest air force in Asia.

3: China

Chinese Air ForceTotal Aircraft Strength: 2,955

Total Helicopter Strength: 912

People’s Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) – was formed in 1947, few years before the formation of People’s Republic China. However, PLAAF is aerial warfare brach of People’s Liberation Army.After revolutionary win against Republic of China (now Taiwan), PLAAF has gone through remarkable changes and proved to be one of the most powerful air force on the earth. At present, China is second nation – after U.S. – to possess fifth-generation-fighter in its air fleet. Currently, PLAAF has cutting-edge aircrafts and helicopter – all made in China – like J-10, J-11, J-16, and J-20. In attack helicopter fleet it has modernistic Z-10 and Z-18. Additionally, China possess some Russian aircrafts as well, like Su-30 and Su-35.

[Fact: 3] People’s Liberation Army Air Force is largest in Asia.

Ali Attar

Ali Raza Attar is founder of ListoGraphic. Currently, he is a student in COMSATS Islamabad along with full-time webmaster. Passionate about content and online marketing. Ali started his blogging carrer back in 2011 and has been learning SEO since then. Ali lives in Paksitan, Islamabad, basically from Sindh.

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