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Aircraft Currently Operated by the USAF

Aircraft

Photo

Origin

Role

Version

Quantity

Note

Fixed-wing Aircraft

A-10 Thunderbolt II A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg  USA Attack aircraft A-10C 343[1] To be replaced by F-35A, scheduled to be in service with the USAF until 2028.
AC-130 Spectre AC-130H Spectre jettisons flares.jpg  USA Gunship AC-130H


AC-130U


AC-130W

8


17


12[2]

16 AC130J planned to replace AC-130H.[3]
B-1 Lancer B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg  USA Bomber B-1B 66 Only supersonic bomber aircraft active in the U.S. Air Force.
B-2 Spirit B-2 Spirit original.jpg  USA Bomber B-2A 20 1 in California, 19 at Whiteman Air Force Base in Missouri[4]
B-52 Stratofortress Usaf.Boeing B-52.jpg  USA Bomber B-52H 76[5] Slated to remain in service until 2045.
C-5 Galaxy Usaf.c5.galaxy.750pix.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-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 Huron C-12 Huron in flight.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft


Surveillance aircraft

C-12C


C-12D


C-12F


C-12J


MC-12W

16


6


2


4


41[Note 1]

C-17 Globemaster III C-17 test sortie.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-17A 223 The final C-17 has been delivered.[8]
Gulfstream C-20 USAF C-20.JPG  USA VIP/Passenger/Cargo aircraft C-20B


C-20H

5


2

Learjet C-21 NDANG C-21A Learjet.JPEG  USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-21A 47[2]
C-26 Metroliner DF-SD-08-00706.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-26B
RC-26
11
Boeing C-32 USAF C-32A.jpg  USA Passenger aircraft C-32A


C-32B

6


2

Gulfstream C-37 And-c-37a-89aw.jpg  USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-37A


C-37B

9


2

Gulfstream C-38 C-38A Astra SPX DC ANG in flight 2008.jpg  USA VIP/Passenger aircraft C-38A 2
C-40 Clipper C-40C DC ANG in flight 2008.jpg  USA Passenger aircraft C-40B


C-40C

4


7[2]

C-130 Hercules Lockheed C-130 Hercules.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-130E


C-130H

13


265[2]

C-130J Super Hercules C-130J 135th AS Maryland ANG in flight.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft C-130J


C-130J-30

10


79[9]

129 planned[10][11]
C-144 USAF - CN-235-100M QC - Andre Inacio.jpg  Spain Transport aircraft CN-235-100M 2 427th SOS
C-146A Wolfhound[12] 01 United States Air Force, Dornier Do-328-110, Larnaca, Cyprus.jpg  Germany Transport aircraft C-146A 14 524th SOS[13]
E-3 Sentry Usaf.e3sentry.750pix.jpg  USA Airborne command-and-control aircraft E-3B


E-3C

22


10[14]

One E-3B For Testing[14]
Boeing E-4 E 4b.jpg  USA Airborne command-and-control aircraft E-4B 4
E-8 Joint STARS T-3 with JT8D-219 engines.JPG  USA Airborne command-and-control aircraft E-8C 16[15] One E-8C For Testing
E-9A Widget E-9A Widget aircraft 84-048.jpg  USA
 Canada
Surveillance aircraft E-9A 2[16]
Northrop Grumman E-11A[17] 2010-07-08 BD700 Tyrolean OE-IGS EDDF 03.jpg  USA
 Canada
Battlefield Airborne Communications Node E-11A 4[18]
EC-130H Compass Call EC-130H Compass Call 060617.jpg  USA Electronic-warfare aircraft EC-130H 14
EC-130J Commando Solo III EC-130J Commando Solo.JPG  USA Electronic-warfare aircraft EC-130J


EC-130SJ

3


4

F-15 Eagle F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG  USA Air superiority fighter F-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 Eagle F-15E - Controlling The Sky.JPG  USA Fighter aircraft F-15E 219[19] Currently being upgraded to remain in service beyond 2025, the aircraft will be replaced by the F-35A.
F-16 Fighting Falcon F-16 June 2008.jpg  USA Fighter aircraft F-16C/D 827[20][Note 2] To be replaced by the F-35A.
F-22 Raptor Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg  USA Air superiority fighter F-22A 178[21][22]
F-35 Lightning II First F-35 headed for USAF service.jpg  USA Fighter aircraft F-35A 14[23] In production with 1763 planned, currently 13 for testing
HC-130 Combat King/Combat King II US Airforce HC-130.jpg  USA Search and rescue aircraft HC-130N


HC-130P


HC-130J

10


23


2

37 HC-130J planned
KC-10 Extender KC-10 Extender (2151957820).jpg  USA Tanker aircraft KC-10A 59 Supposedly to be replaced by the KC-Y.
but likely to remain in service until 2043
KC-135 Stratotanker F-15C Eagle from the 67th Fighter Squadron at Kadena AB is refueled by a KC-135R Stratotanker from the 909th Air Refueling Squadron .jpg  USA Tanker aircraft KC-135R


KC-135T

363[Note 3]


54

To be replaced by the KC-46
LC-130 Hercules LC-130H taking off Greenland July 2010.jpg  USA Cargo aircraft LC-130H 10
MC-130
Combat Talon II/Combat Shadow
MC-130 Combat Talon II.jpg  USA Multi-mission aircraft MC-130H


MC-130P


MC-130J

20[24]


27[25]


4[26]

37 MC-130J planned
OC-135 Open Skies Oc-135 xxl.jpg  USA Observation aircraft OC-135B 3
Boeing RC-135 RC-135 Rivet Joint.jpg  USA Reconnaissance aircraft RC-135S


RC-135U


RC-135V/W

3


2


17[27]

T-1 Jayhawk T-1 Jayhawk At Centennial.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-1A 178 Originally 180 – 2 no longer in service after mishaps
T-6 Texan II T-6A Texan II.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-6A 446[28]
T-38 Talon T-38 560FTS RandolphAFB 2001.jpeg  USA Trainer aircraft T-38A


(A)T-38B


T-38C

54


6


448[2]

T-41 Mescalero USAF T-41D.JPG  USA Trainer aircraft T-41C 4
Cessna T-51 Cessna T-51A.png  USA Trainer aircraft T-51A 3
Diamond T-52 N681BA RIAT Bthebest.JPG  Canada Trainer aircraft T-52A 20
Cirrus T-53[29] USAF T-53A.jpg  USA Trainer aircraft T-53A 3
U-2 Dragon Lady Usaf.u2.750pix.jpg  USA Reconnaissance aircraft


Trainer aircraft

U-2S


TU-2S

26


5

Pilatus U-28 PC-12 take off.jpg   Switzerland Utility aircraft U-28A 19[30]
Boeing VC-25 Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore.jpg  USA VIP Transport VC-25A 2 Used as Presidential Transport
WC-130 Hercules WC-130J Hercules of the 53rd Weather Reconnaissance Squadron.jpg  USA Weather Reconnaissance aircraft WC-130J 10
WC-135 Constant Phoenix WC-135.jpg  USA Weather Reconnaissance aircraft WC-135 2

Rotary Wing

HH-60 Pave Hawk Airforce-mh60-26106-071002-fox-01-16.jpg  USA Search and rescue helicopter HH-60G


HH-60U

99[31]


4[2]

UH-1N Twin Huey UH-1N-6.jpg  USA Utility helicopter UH-1N 62
UH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG  USA Utility helicopter UH-1H 3
TH-1 Iroquois HH-1H 37th ARRS in flight 1983.JPEG  USA Trainer helicopter TH-1H 27

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

PZL C-145 Skytruck[32] PZL M28 USAF.JPG  Poland Utility STOL aircraft M28 10[33] 6th SOS[34]
de Havilland Canada UV-18 UV-18B USAF academy parachute training 1980.JPEG  Canada Utility STOL aircraft UV-18B 3
CV-22 Osprey US Navy SEALs hoisted into AF CV-22.jpg  USA Cargo VTOL aircraft CV-22B 17[35] 50 planned

Undesignated Foreign Aircraft

Mil Mi-8 Mi-8 Hip Roving Sands 99.jpg  USSR Utility helicopter Mi-8VT 6 Evaluations
Mikoyan MiG-29 Mikoyan mig29.jpg  USSR Air superiorityMultirole fighter MiG-29UB 3 Evaluation only
Sukhoi Su-27 Su-27 low pass.jpg  USSR Air superiority fighter Su-27UB 2 Used for “Aggressor” training[36]

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

MQ-1 Predator MQ-1 Predator unmanned aircraft.jpg  USA Air Force MQ-1B[54] 165[2]
RQ-4 Global Hawk Global Hawk 1.jpg  USA Air Force, Navy RQ-4A


RQ-4B


MQ-4C

37[56] 66 RQ-4B planned plus 68 MQ-4C [55][57]
MQ-9 Reaper MQ-9 Reaper - 090609-F-0000M-777.JPG  USA Air Force MQ-9B 104[2] 396 planned[55]
RQ-170 Sentinel RQ-170 Wiki contributor 3Dartist.png  USA Air Force
McDonnell Douglas QF-4 Phantom QF-4E.JPG  USA Air ForceNavy QF-4E 230 Retired fighter now used as a target drone