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Aircraft Currently Operated by the USAF

Aircraft

Photo

Origin

Role

Version

Quantity

Note

Fixed-wing Aircraft

A-10 Thunderbolt IIA-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg USAAttack aircraftA-10C343[1]To be replaced by F-35A, scheduled to be in service with the USAF until 2028.
AC-130 SpectreAC-130H Spectre jettisons flares.jpg USAGunshipAC-130H


AC-130U


AC-130W

8


17


12[2]

16 AC130J planned to replace AC-130H.[3]
B-1 LancerB-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg USABomberB-1B66Only supersonic bomber aircraft active in the U.S. Air Force.
B-2 SpiritB-2 Spirit original.jpg USABomberB-2A201 in California, 19 at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri[4]
B-52 StratofortressUsaf.Boeing B-52.jpg USABomberB-52H76[5]Slated to remain in service until 2045.
C-5 GalaxyUsaf.c5.galaxy.750pix.jpg USACargo aircraftC-5A


C-5B


C-5C


C-5M

23[6]


34


2


12[7]

A few C-5A plus all C-5B and C are to be upgraded to C-5M Supergalaxy.
C-12 HuronC-12 Huron in flight.jpg USACargo aircraft


Surveillance aircraft

C-12C


C-12D


C-12F


C-12J


MC-12W

16


6


2


4


41[Note 1]

C-17 Globemaster IIIC-17 test sortie.jpg USACargo aircraftC-17A223The final C-17 has been delivered.[8]
Gulfstream C-20USAF C-20.JPG USAVIP/Passenger/Cargo aircraftC-20B


C-20H

5


2

Learjet C-21NDANG C-21A Learjet.JPEG USAVIP/Passenger aircraftC-21A47[2]
C-26 MetrolinerDF-SD-08-00706.jpg USACargo aircraftC-26B
RC-26
11
Boeing C-32USAF C-32A.jpg USAPassenger aircraftC-32A


C-32B

6


2

Gulfstream C-37And-c-37a-89aw.jpg USAVIP/Passenger aircraftC-37A


C-37B

9


2

Gulfstream C-38C-38A Astra SPX DC ANG in flight 2008.jpg USAVIP/Passenger aircraftC-38A2
C-40 ClipperC-40C DC ANG in flight 2008.jpg USAPassenger aircraftC-40B


C-40C

4


7[2]

C-130 HerculesLockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg USACargo aircraftC-130E


C-130H

13


265[2]

C-130J Super HerculesC-130J 135th AS Maryland ANG in flight.jpg USACargo aircraftC-130J


C-130J-30

10


79[9]

129 planned[10][11]
C-144USAF - CN-235-100M QC - Andre Inacio.jpg SpainTransport aircraftCN-235-100M2427th SOS
C-146A Wolfhound[12]01 United States Air Force, Dornier Do-328-110, Larnaca, Cyprus.jpg GermanyTransport aircraftC-146A14524th SOS[13]
E-3 SentryUsaf.e3sentry.750pix.jpg USAAirborne command-and-control aircraftE-3B


E-3C

22


10[14]

One E-3B For Testing[14]
Boeing E-4E 4b.jpg USAAirborne command-and-control aircraftE-4B4
E-8 Joint STARST-3 with JT8D-219 engines.JPG USAAirborne command-and-control aircraftE-8C16[15]One E-8C For Testing
E-9A WidgetE-9A Widget aircraft 84-048.jpg USA
 Canada
Surveillance aircraftE-9A2[16]
Northrop Grumman E-11A[17]2010-07-08 BD700 Tyrolean OE-IGS EDDF 03.jpg USA
 Canada
Battlefield Airborne Communications NodeE-11A4[18]
EC-130H Compass CallEC-130H Compass Call 060617.jpg USAElectronic-warfare aircraftEC-130H14
EC-130J Commando Solo IIIEC-130J Commando Solo.JPG USAElectronic-warfare aircraftEC-130J


EC-130SJ

3


4

F-15 EagleF-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG USAAir superiority fighterF-15C


F-15D

222


32

Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2025, the aircraft will eventually be replaced by the F-22A.
F-15E Strike EagleF-15E - Controlling The Sky.JPG USAFighter aircraftF-15E219[19]Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2025, the aircraft will be replaced by the F-35A.
F-16 Fighting FalconF-16 June 2008.jpg USAFighter aircraftF-16C/D827[20][Note 2]To be replaced by the F-35A.
F-22 RaptorLockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg USAAir superiority fighterF-22A178[21][22]
F-35 Lightning IIFirst F-35 headed for USAF service.jpg USAFighter aircraftF-35A14[23]In production with 1763 planned, currently 13 for testing
HC-130 Combat King/Combat King IIUS Airforce HC-130.jpg USASearch and rescue aircraftHC-130N


HC-130P


HC-130J

10


23


2

37 HC-130J planned
KC-10 ExtenderKC-10 Extender (2151957820).jpg USATanker aircraftKC-10A59Supposedly to be replaced by the KC-Y.
but likely to remain in service until 2043
KC-135 StratotankerF-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron .jpg USATanker aircraftKC-135R


KC-135T

363[Note 3]


54

To be replaced by the KC-46
LC-130 HerculesLC-130H taking off Greenland July 2010.jpg USACargo aircraftLC-130H10
MC-130
Combat Talon II/Combat Shadow
MC-130 Combat Talon II.jpg USAMulti-mission aircraftMC-130H


MC-130P


MC-130J

20[24]


27[25]


4[26]

37 MC-130J planned
OC-135 Open SkiesOc-135 xxl.jpg USAObservation aircraftOC-135B3
Boeing RC-135RC-135 Rivet Joint.jpg USAReconnaissance aircraftRC-135S


RC-135U


RC-135V/W

3


2


17[27]

T-1 JayhawkT-1 Jayhawk At Centennial.jpg USATrainer aircraftT-1A178Originally 180 – 2 no longer in service after mishaps
T-6 Texan IIT-6A Texan II.jpg USATrainer aircraftT-6A446[28]
T-38 TalonT-38 560FTS RandolphAFB 2001.jpeg USATrainer aircraftT-38A


(A)T-38B


T-38C

54


6


448[2]

T-41 MescaleroUSAF T-41D.JPG USATrainer aircraftT-41C4
Cessna T-51Cessna T-51A.png USATrainer aircraftT-51A3
Diamond T-52N681BA RIAT Bthebest.JPG CanadaTrainer aircraftT-52A20
Cirrus T-53[29]USAF T-53A.jpg USATrainer aircraftT-53A3
U-2 Dragon LadyUsaf.u2.750pix.jpg USAReconnaissance aircraft


Trainer aircraft

U-2S


TU-2S

26


5

Pilatus U-28PC-12 take off.jpg  SwitzerlandUtility aircraftU-28A19[30]
Boeing VC-25Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore.jpg USAVIP TransportVC-25A2Used as Presidential Transport
WC-130 HerculesWC-130J Hercules of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.jpg USAWeather Reconnaissance aircraftWC-130J10
WC-135 Constant PhoenixWC-135.jpg USAWeather Reconnaissance aircraftWC-1352

Rotary Wing

HH-60 Pave HawkAirforce-mh60-26106-071002-fox-01-16.jpg USASearch and rescue helicopterHH-60G


HH-60U

99[31]


4[2]

UH-1N Twin HueyUH-1N-6.jpg USAUtility helicopterUH-1N62
UH-1 IroquoisHH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG USAUtility helicopterUH-1H3
TH-1 IroquoisHH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG USATrainer helicopterTH-1H27

Short Take Off & Landing/Vertical Takeoff & Landing (STOL & VTOL)

PZL C-145 Skytruck[32]PZL M28 USAF.JPG PolandUtility STOL aircraftM2810[33]6th SOS[34]
de Havilland Canada UV-18UV-18B USAF academy parachute training 1980.JPEG CanadaUtility STOL aircraftUV-18B3
CV-22 OspreyUS Navy SEALs hoisted into AF CV-22.jpg USACargo VTOL aircraftCV-22B17[35]50 planned

Undesignated Foreign Aircraft

Mil Mi-8Mi-8 Hip Roving Sands 99.jpg USSRUtility helicopterMi-8VT6Evaluations
Mikoyan MiG-29Mikoyan mig29.jpg USSRAir superiorityMultirole fighterMiG-29UB3Evaluation only
Sukhoi Su-27Su-27 low pass.jpg USSRAir superiority fighterSu-27UB2Used for “Aggressor” training[36]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

MQ-1 PredatorMQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.jpg USAAir ForceMQ-1B[54]165[2]
RQ-4 Global HawkGlobal Hawk 1.jpg USAAir Force, NavyRQ-4A


RQ-4B


MQ-4C

37[56]66 RQ-4B planned plus 68 MQ-4C [55][57]
MQ-9 ReaperMQ-9 Reaper - 090609-F-0000M-777.JPG USAAir ForceMQ-9B104[2]396 planned[55]
RQ-170 SentinelRQ-170 Wiki contributor 3Dartist.png USAAir Force
McDonnell Douglas QF-4 PhantomQF-4E.JPG USAAir ForceNavyQF-4E230Retired fighter now used as a target drone