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The Equipment of the United States Air Force can be subdivided into: ammunition, weapons, vehicles and clothing.

Contents

Munitions

Name Type Versions Picture
Missiles
AGM-65 Air-to-surface
AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg
AGM-86 Air-to-surface cruise missile
ALCMCruiseMissile.JPG
AGM-88 Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile
AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg
AGM-129 Air-to-surface cruise missile
Agm-129 acm.jpg
AGM-130 Air-to-surface missile
Agm130 sideview.jpg
AGM-154 Air-to-surface missile
AGM-154 JSOW 01.jpg
AGM-158 Air-to-surface cruise missile
JASSM mockup 0048.jpg
AIM-7 Medium-range Air-to-air missile
AIM-7 Sparrow.jpg
AIM-9 Short-range Air-to-air missile
Sidewider missile 20040710 145400 1.4.jpg
AIM-120 Medium-range Air-to-air missile
Aim 120 amraam missile 20040710 145603 1.4.jpg
LGM-30 Intercontinental ballistic missile
Minuteman3display.png
Bombs
B61 Thermonuclear bomb
B-61 bomb.jpg
B83 Thermonuclear bomb
B83 nuclear bomb trainer.jpg
BLU-109
BLU-116
CBU-87 Cluster bomb
Cbu-87 cluster bomb.jpg
CBU-89 Cluster bomb
Cbu89bomb.png
CBU-97 Cluster bomb
GBU-10
GBU-10 xxl.jpg
GBU-12 laser-guided bomb
GBU-12 xxl.jpg
GBU-15
GBU-15 xxl.jpg
GBU-24 laser-guided bomb
GBU-24 xxl.jpg
GBU-27 laser-guided bomb
GBU-27 xxl.jpg
GBU-28 laser-guided bomb
GBU-28 xxl.jpg
Mk-82 General purpose bomb
Mk-82 xxl.jpg
Mk-84 General purpose bomb
Mk-84 xxl.jpg

Weapons

Name Type Versions Ammunition Used by Picture
Aircraft guns
GAU-8 Avenger Seven-barrelled Gatling gun 30 mm A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II
GAU-8 Avenger contrast.jpg
M61 Six-barrelled Gatling gun 20 mm F-15 Eagle
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-22 Raptor
Vulcan1.jpg
GAU-16 12.7 mm UH-1 Iroquois
GAU-17 Six-barrelled Gatling gun 7.62 mm HH-60 Pave Hawk
UH-1 Iroquois
USMC GAU-17.jpg
M240 7.62 mm UH-1 Iroquois
Small arms
M2 machine gun .50 BMG
Machine gun M2 1.jpg
M4 rifle 5.56x45mm NATO
M4-Transparent.png
MP5 submachine gun Multiple (9x19mm Parabellum, 10mm Auto MP5/10, or .40 S&W M5/40)
MP3K ImgID1.jpg
M9 pistol 9x19mm Parabellum
M9-pistolet.jpg
M11 pistol 9x19mm Parabellum
SIG-P228-p1030033.jpg
M16 rifle 5.56x45mm NATO
M16a2-final.png
M240 machine gun 7.62x51mm NATO
USAF M240B.jpg
M249 machine gun 5.56x45mm NATO
M249mg.jpg

Vehicles

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Aircraft

Name Type Versions Quantity[1] Notes Picture
Fixed-wing Aircraft
A-10 Thunderbolt II Attack Aircraft A-10A
A-10C
111
138
To be replaced by F-35A
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
AC-130 Spectre Attack Aircraft AC-130H
AC-130U
8
13
AC-130 Aircraft.jpg
B-1 Lancer Strategic bomber B-1B 66 (2 are test aircraft) [2]
B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
B-2 Spirit Stealth bomber B-2A 20 (1 is test aircraft)
B-2 Spirit original.jpg
B-52 Stratofortress Strategic bomber B-52H 85 [3] 9 in reserve. To be replaced or supplemented by the New Generation Bomber
Usaf.Boeing B-52.jpg
C-5 Galaxy Cargo Aircraft C-5A
C-5B
C-5C
C-5M
58
50
2
1
Usaf.c5.galaxy.750pix.jpg
C-12 Huron Cargo Aircraft C-12C
C-12D
C-12F
C-12J
16
6
2
4
C-12 Huron in flight.jpg
C-17 Globemaster III Cargo Aircraft C-17A 185 As of April 2009 (205 planned)
C17 aircraft alt.jpg
C-21 Learjet Cargo Aircraft C-21A 76
Swissaf.learjet35a.t-781.arp.jpg
C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft C-130E
C-130H
C-130J
C-130J-30
171
283
28
5
C130H.JPG
E-3 Sentry Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-3B
E-3C
22
10
Usaf.e3sentry.750pix.jpg
E-4 Nightwatch Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-4B 4
E 4b.jpg
E-8 Joint STARS Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-8A
E-8C
1
17
Usaf.e8.750pix.jpg
EC-130 Commando Solo Electronic Warfare Aircraft EC-130E
EC-130H
EC-130J
4
14
6
EC-130H airplane.jpg
F-15 Eagle Fighter Aircraft F-15C
F-15D
F-15E
336
54
223
To be replaced by the F-22 Raptor
F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG
F-16 Fighting Falcon Fighter Aircraft F-16C
F-16D
1,082
180
To be replaced by the F-35A
F-16 June 2008.jpg
F-22 Raptor Fighter Aircraft F-22A 137 As of August 2009 (187 planned)
Lockheed Martin F-22A Raptor JSOH.jpg
HC-130 Hercules Search and Rescue Aircraft HC-130N
HC-130P
10
22
HC130.JPG
KC-10 Extender Tanker Aircraft KC-10A 59
McDonnell Douglas KC-10 Extender.jpg
KC-135 Stratotanker Tanker Aircraft KC-135E
KC-135R
KC-135T
114
364
54
KC-135E being retired and replaced with R models
U.S.KC135family.jpg
MC-130 Hercules Multi-mission Aircraft MC-130E
MC-130H
MC-130P
14
20
27
MC-130 Combat Talon II.jpg
OA-10 Thunderbolt II Observation Aircraft OA-10A 108
Thunderbolt - Closeup.jpg
Boeing RC-135 Reconnaissance Aircraft RC-135S
RC-135U
RC-135V
RC-135W
3
2
8
8
RC-135 Rivet Joint.jpg
T-1 Jayhawk Trainer Aircraft T-1A 179
T-1A 3.jpg
T-6 Texan II Trainer Aircraft T-6A 337
T-6A Texan II.jpg
T-38 Talon Trainer Aircraft T-38A
T-38C
(A)T-38B
200
246
31
Northrop T-38A Talon USAF.jpg
U-2 Dragon Lady Reconnaissance Aircraft U-2S 28 Although designated an 'Utility' aircraft, the U-2 is indeed a reconnaissance aircraft
Usaf.u2.750pix.jpg
VC-25 VIP Transport VC-25A 2
Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore.jpg
WC-130 Hercules Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-130H
WC-130J
10
10
Lockheed Martin WC-130J.jpg
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
RQ-4 Global Hawk Surveillance aircraft RQ-4A
RQ-4B
7
3 [4]
Globalhawk.750pix.jpg
RQ-11 Raven Surveillance aircraft RQ-11B Classified
AirforceMQ-11B.jpg
RQ-170 Sentinel Surveillance aircraft
RQ-170 Wiki contributor 3Dartist.png
Wasp III Surveillance aircraft Classified
Wasp III aircraft.jpg
MQ-1 Predator Multi-mission Aircraft 130[5]
Twuav 13 02.jpeg
MQ-9 Reaper Multi-mission Aircraft 10[6]
MQ-9 Reaper in flight (2007).jpg
Rotary-wing Aircraft
UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter UH-1N
UH-1V
62
2
Uh-1n takeoff.JPG
HH-60 Pave Hawk Search and Rescue Helicopter HH-60G 101
Pavehawk.750pix.jpg
Tilt-Rotor Aircraft
CV-22 Osprey Cargo VTOL Aircraft CV-22B 7 50 Planned Marine V-22 Osprey.jpg

Spacecraft

Name Type Versions Quantity Notes Picture
Launch Vehicles
Atlas V EELV/Medium-heavy launch vehicle
Atlas V 551 with New Horizons on Lauch Pad 41.jpg
Delta II
Delta II Dawn liftoff 1.jpg
Delta IV
Delta-4H DSP-23 2.jpg
Satellites
Defense Satellite Communications System Communications Satellite 9
DSCS-3.jpg
Defense Support Program Reconnaissance Satellites Infrared sensors for missile launch detection and warning
DSP Phase3.jpg
Global Positioning System Navigation and Timing Satellite 30
GPS Satellite NASA art-iif.jpg
Milstar Communications Satellite 5
Milstar.jpg
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Meteorology Surveillance
Dmsp.jpg

Ground vehicles

Name Type Versions Quantity Picture
HMMWV Armored car
Humv in difficult terrain.jpg
R-5 Refueler Aircraft Refuel Vehicle
R-9 Refueler Aircraft Refuel Vehicle
R-11 Refueler Aircraft Refuel Vehicle
R-11refueler.jpg
C300 Ground Refuel Vehicle

Attire

Current attire
Type Name Pattern Full pattern Notes
Digitalized tigerstripe Airman Battle Uniform (ABU) ABU camouflage.jpg USAF Airman Battle Uniform.jpg Will be mandatory on 1 October 2011 (Fiscal Year 2012).
Battle Dress Uniform (BDU) Battle Dress.jpg Still authorized for wear but becoming less common. The ABU is will completely replace the BDU by 1 October 2011 (Fiscal Year 2012).
Flight suit 69th Bomb Squadron Pilot.jpg Pilots, air crews and missile crews wear olive green or desert tan one-piece flight suits made of Nomex for fire protection.
Physical Training Uniform USAF PT Uniform.jpg Consists of shorts, t-shirt, jacket and pants.
Service Dress Uniform US Air Force Mens Service Dress.jpg Consists of a three-button, pocketless coat, similar to that of a men's "sport jacket" (with silver "U.S." pins on the lapels), matching trousers, and either a service cap or flight cap, all in Shade 1620, "Air Force Blue" (a darker purplish-blue). This is worn with a light blue shirt (Shade 1550) and Shade 1620 herringbone patterned necktie. Enlisted members wear sleeve insignia on both the jacket and shirt, while officers wear metal rank insignia pinned onto the coat, and Air Force Blue slide-on epaulet loops on the shirt.
Mess dress US Air Force Mens Mess Dress.jpg Consists of a dark blue mess jacket and matching trousers with antiqued silver buttons, miniature medals, blue bow-tie and cummerbund, and shoulder boards and silver wrist braids for officers. When wearing the blue tie and cummerbund, the uniform is considered equivalent to black-tie formal wear. For white-tie occasions, a white bow-tie and waistcoat are worn.

See also

References


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