10 most powerful air force in the World

Choosing 10 most powerful air force in the world is always debatable matter, specially from fifth position onward. Nearly every country in the World has it’s own air force to protect country against external and internal enemies. We have made this list based upon air force personnel, number of aircraft and few other additional factors like type of aircraft, advanced technology. To build 10 most powerful air force list, we have referred many websites like Wikipedia, air force official website.

No 10 : Israeli Air Force (Israel)
Israeli Air Force, at No.10 on the 10 most powerful air force list, was founded on 28th May 1948 and operates as the aerial warfare branch of Israel Defense Forces. It operates more than 700 aircraft including F15/16 fighter aircraft, Boeing KC-707 tanker.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Boeing F-15I Ra'am 
Fighter McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle,
General Dynamics F-16 Fighting Falcon
Patrol IAI Seascan, Eurocopter Panther
Reconnaissance IAI Eitam, Beechcraft RC-12D
Trainer Grob G-120, Beechcraft T-6 Texan II,
McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk,
Beechcraft C-12 Huron, Bell 206
Transport Boeing 707-320, Lockheed C-130 Hercules,
Sikorsky CH-53 Sea Stallion, Sikorsky S-70
Tanker Lockheed KC-130 Hercules, Boeing KC-707

Israeli Air Force Techonestop

No 9 : Japan Air Self-Defense Force (Japan)
After World war II, Japan started to form their own air force in 1954 as an unified form of Imperial Japanese Army Air Service and Imperial Japanese Navy Air Service. Now it is one of the top 10 strongest and sharpest air force countries. As of 2013, it operates 769 aircraft of which approximately 350 aircraft are fighter aircraft.

Aircraft Flown
Attack F-2
Fighter F-4EJ, F-15J/DJ, F-2, F-35A
E-767, EC-1, E-2C
Helicopter UH-60J, CH-47J, KV-107
Interceptor F-15J
Trainer F-15DJ, T-7, T-400, T-4
C-1, KC-767J, C-130H

Japan Air Self-Defense Force Techonestop

No 8 : Royal Air Force (United Kingdom)
Royal Air Force is the oldest independent air force in the World, founded on 1st April, 1918. Today RAF maintains various type of aircraft with leading edge technology. It has 37000 Regular and 33500+ regular reserve personnel. It operates more that 800 aircraft including  fighter and strike aircraft, refueling aircraft.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Tornado GR4,Typhoon FGR4, Reaper
Fighter Typhoon FGR4
Helicopter  Chinook,Merlin,Puma,Sea King,Griffin HAR2
Reconnaissance Islander,Shadow R1,Sentinel R1,Reaper,Tornado GR4A
Trainer Hawk,KingAir,Squirrel,Tucano,Tutor,Vigilant,Viking
C-17,Hercules C4 & C5,Voyager

Royal Air Force (United Kingdom) Techonestop

No 7 : Pakistan Air Force (Pakistan)
Pakistan Air Force, founded in the year 1947 is on the seventh position in our list. PAF has 65000+ fulltime personnel (including 3000 pilots) and operates 1000+ aircraft including Mirage 5, F 16.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Mirage 5
Fighter F-16C/D, F-16A/B, JF-17, Mirage III, F-7P/PG
Electronic warfare Falcon DA-20, Saab 2000 Erieye AEW&C, Shaanxi AEW&C
Helicopter Alouette III, Mi-171
Reconnaissance Mirage IIIRP, Falco UAV, Jasoos II Bravo+
Trainer FT-5, K-8P, MFI-17, MFI-395, C-12, T-37
Transport An-26, Boeing 707, Airbus A310, Cessna Citation V, Gulfstream IV, C-130, CN-235, IL-78MP, Phenom 100, Fokker F27 Friendship, Saab 2000 

Pakistan Air Force Techonestop

No 6 : Egyptian Air Force (Egypt)
The Egyptian Army Air Service was founded in the year 1930 and from 1937, it became independent air force, known as Egyptian Air Force. It operates more than 1100+ aircraft which includes 200+ F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighters.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Alpha Jet MS.2, L-59, F-4
Fighter F-16, MiG-21, Mirage V
Electronic warfare Beechcraft 1900, C-130, Commando Mk.2E, E-2HE2K, Mi-8
Attack Helicopter AH-64, Mi-8, SA-342
Interceptor J-7, Mirage 2000
Patrol Beechcraft 1900, SA-342
Reconnaissance M-324, Mi-8, Mirage V
Trainer EMB 312, G-115, K-8, L-39, UH-12
Transport An-74, C-130, C-295, DHC-5 

Egyptian Air Force Techonestop

No 5 : Korean People’s Air Force (North Korea)
Founded on 20th August 1947, KPAF is on number five in our list. It has around 110,00 active personnel and more than 1600+ aircraft of different types, mostly China and Soviet Union Origin.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Shenyang F-5, Su-7, Nanchang Q-5, Su-25
Bomber Chengdu F-7B , Shenyang F-5
Fighter Harbin H-5 , Ilyushin Il-28,Shenyang F-6 ,  
MiG-21 , MiG-23 , MiG-29
Reconnaissance An-24, Tu-143
Trainer L-39, MiG-15. Nanchang CJ-6
Transport IL-76,  AN-24,  AN-2

Korean People’s Air Force (North Korea) Techonestop

No 4 : Indian Air Force (India)
Indian Air force is the fourth largest air force in the world, founded on October 8, 1932 as an auxiliary air force of British Empire and was known as Royal Indian Air force. Once India achieved independence in 1947 and became republic in 1950, prefix Royal was dropped off and known as India Air Force. This air force has 127,000+ personnel and 1900+ aircraft, including fighter aircraft, interceptor aircraft, strike fighters, UAVs for surveillance and reconnaissance. 

Aircraft Flown
Attack Jaguar, MiG-27, Harpy
Fighter Su-30MKI, Mirage 2000, MiG-29, HAL Tejas, MiG-21
Electronic warfare A-50E/I, DRDO AEW&CS, Ilyushin A-50
Helicopter Dhruv, Chetak, Cheetah, Mi-8, Mi-17, Mi-26, Mi-25/35
Reconnaissance Searcher II, Heron
Trainer Hawk Mk 132, HPT-32 Deepak, HJT-16 Kiran, Pilatus C-7 Mk II
Transport C-17 Globemaster III, Il-76, An-32, HS 748, Do 228, Boeing 737, ERJ 135, Il-78 MKI, C-130J

Indian Air Force Techonestop

No 3 : People’s Liberation Army Air Force (China)
China, at No.3 on the 10 most powerful air force list, has world’s third largest air force and largest in Asia. PLAAF was founded on 11 November, 1949. They have 330, 000+ active personnel (as of 2012), 2800+ aircraft which include refueling aircraft, interceptor aircraft, bomber, electronic warfare.China has world’s third largest air force and largest in Asia. PLAAF was founded on November 11,1949. They have 330, 000+ active personnel (as of 2012), 2800+ aircraft which include refueling aircraft, interceptor aircraft, bomber, electronic warfare.

Aircraft Flown
Attack Q-5, JH-7 
Fighter J-11, J-10, J-8II, J-7, Su-27, Su-30MKK 
Electronic warfare  KJ-200, KJ-2000 
Interceptor  J-8II 
Trainer L-15, JL-8, JL-9 
Transport Y-9, Y-8, Y-7, Il-76 
Bomber  JH-7, H-6 

People’s Liberation Army Air Force (China) techonestop

No 2 : Russian Air Force (Russia)
Russian Air force was founded in the year 1952. RAF is the second largest air force in the world with 4000+ aircraft including fighter aircraft, bombers, command and control aircraft. Russian Air force was founded in the year 1952.RAF is the second largest air force in the world with 4000+ aircraft including fighter aircraft, bombers, command and control aircraft.

Russian Air Force (Russia) Techonestop

No 1 : United States Air Force (America)
Undoubtedly United States Air Force is on the top position in our list. USAF was established in 1947 and right now it has 17000+ aircraft, 63 satellites, 450 ICBMS. Also it includes refueling aircraft, attack helicopters, electronic warfare aircraft with all most recent technologies.

Aircraft Flown
Attack A-10, AC-130 
Fighter F-15C, F-15E, F-16, F-22 
Electronic warfare  E-3, E-8, EC-130 
Reconnaissance  U-2, RC-135, MC-12 Liberty, RQ/MQ-1, RQ-4, RQ-170 
Helicopter  UH-1N, HH-60 
Trainer  T-6, T-38, T-1, TG-16, T-53 
Transport C-130, C-5, C-17, VC-25, C-32, C-37, C-21, C-12, C-40, CV-22 
Bomber  B-52H, B-1B, B-2 

United States Air Force Techonestop

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