Military Forum for Russian and Global Defence Issues


    USAF active military aircraft numbers

    franco
    franco

    Posts : 3177
    Points : 3209
    Join date : 2010-08-18

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  franco on Sat Apr 29, 2017 2:43 am

    USAF aircraft totals and serviceability rates just for some comparison.

    http://bmpd.livejournal.com/2576114.html
    avatar
    hoom

    Posts : 1772
    Points : 1762
    Join date : 2016-05-06

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  hoom on Sat Apr 29, 2017 5:25 am

    Was just gonna post that.

    Its pretty interesting, some types they have fewer than I'd have thought, others far far more.

    Also kinda deceptive, I see 200 F15s & think 'Oh that's not so many' but then there are another 250 so its actually 450...
    Then 150 F16 sounds OK until I notice the other 800 that my eyes skipped over pale

    Had no idea they had anywhere near as many C-17s as that Shocked
    Must have retired C-5?
    And completely crazy numbers of KC-135.

    But then for full picture you need to add helicopters, Marines & Navy (I wonder if they're including Air National Guard in these numbers?) and then the total numbers become mind bending.
    marcellogo
    marcellogo

    Posts : 177
    Points : 183
    Join date : 2012-08-02

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  marcellogo on Sat Apr 29, 2017 6:59 pm

    hoom wrote:Was just gonna post that.

    Its pretty interesting, some types they have fewer than I'd have thought, others far far more.

    Also kinda deceptive, I see 200 F15s & think 'Oh that's not so many' but then there are another 250 so its actually 450...
    Then 150 F16 sounds OK until I notice the other 800 that my eyes skipped over  pale

    Had no idea they had anywhere near as many C-17s as that Shocked
    Must have retired C-5?
    And completely crazy numbers of KC-135.

    But then for full picture you need to add helicopters, Marines & Navy (I wonder if they're including Air National Guard in these numbers?) and then the total numbers become mind bending.

    You are making confusion between planes: F-15C is an air superiority fighter i.e. the equivalent of Su-27, F-15E is a strike plane i.e. something like a Su- 34 or better a Su-30 with primary A2G role.
    F-15D and F-16D are OCU trainers so the equivalent of Su-30mk2 or any previous U market planes.planes (but retaining some operative characteristics).
    Kimppis
    Kimppis

    Posts : 600
    Points : 600
    Join date : 2014-12-23

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  Kimppis on Sat Apr 29, 2017 7:22 pm

    hoom wrote:Was just gonna post that.

    Its pretty interesting, some types they have fewer than I'd have thought, others far far more.

    Also kinda deceptive, I see 200 F15s & think 'Oh that's not so many' but then there are another 250 so its actually 450...
    Then 150 F16 sounds OK until I notice the other 800 that my eyes skipped over  pale

    Had no idea they had anywhere near as many C-17s as that Shocked
    Must have retired C-5?
    And completely crazy numbers of KC-135.

    But then for full picture you need to add helicopters, Marines & Navy (I wonder if they're including Air National Guard in these numbers?) and then the total numbers become mind bending.

    Of course. Those assets are absolutely required for "US-style" power projection and they don't come cheap. The US is far away from Eurasia.

    I think Air National Guard is included, not 100% sure though. If you include everything (Navy + Marines), I think the total is something like 3000 "fighters", or atleast pretty close, 2500+.
    Singular_Transform
    Singular_Transform

    Posts : 737
    Points : 731
    Join date : 2016-11-13

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  Singular_Transform on Sun Apr 30, 2017 9:46 am

    Best part of the US fighter stock old clunker, from the cold war.
    GarryB
    GarryB

    Posts : 20586
    Points : 21136
    Join date : 2010-03-30
    Location : New Zealand

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  GarryB on Sun Apr 30, 2017 12:35 pm

    The secret to the C-17s success is what they are trying with the F-35.

    Make the factories that make all the parts in economically depressed areas so members of congress with rubber stamp new production orders to keep workers in their areas working and happy.

    The Pentagon stopped asking for C-17s because Congress would order new production models every year without the Pentagon having to even ask... super successful.

    Except this arrangement also made them super expensive... but you could turn that around and say they are an investment of money to depressed areas of the US... so think of it as welfare...

    The C-17 is no better than an Il-476 yet costs 5-10 times more...
    kvs
    kvs

    Posts : 4187
    Points : 4292
    Join date : 2014-09-11
    Location : Canuckistan

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  kvs on Sun Apr 30, 2017 2:49 pm

    GarryB wrote:The secret to the C-17s success is what they are trying with the F-35.

    Make the factories that make all the parts in economically depressed areas so members of congress with rubber stamp new production orders to keep workers in their areas working and happy.

    The Pentagon stopped asking for C-17s because Congress would order new production models every year without the Pentagon having to even ask... super successful.

    Except this arrangement also made them super expensive... but you could turn that around and say they are an investment of money to depressed areas of the US... so think of it as welfare...

    The C-17 is no better than an Il-476 yet costs 5-10 times more...

    Pretty much every US military item costs 5-10 times more than its Russian analogue.    People forget this when taking into account the
    actual size of Russia's military (i.e. the Russian military budget has to be multiplied by 5-10 times to get a fair comparison).   This is dangerous
    for Russia since retarded US and EU politicians think they can steam roll over Russia.
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13119
    Points : 13602
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  George1 on Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:17 am

    US Air Force Stats

    USAF active military aircraft numbers 5118688_original

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3039763.html
    George1
    George1

    Posts : 13119
    Points : 13602
    Join date : 2011-12-22
    Location : Greece

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  George1 on Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:32 pm

    Technical readiness of the US Air Force fleet

    USAF active military aircraft numbers 5274074_original

    https://bmpd.livejournal.com/3114161.html

    Sponsored content

    USAF active military aircraft numbers Empty Re: USAF active military aircraft numbers

    Post  Sponsored content


      Current date/time is Mon May 20, 2019 7:42 pm