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The Vehicles of the United States Air Force can be subdivided into: aircraft and ground vehicles.

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Aerospace

Aircraft

Name Type Versions Quantity[1] Notes Picture
Fixed-wing
A-10 Thunderbolt II Attack Aircraft A-10A
A-10C
111
138
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
Lockheed AC-130 Attack Aircraft AC-130H
AC-130U
8
13
AC-130 Aircraft.jpg
B-1 Lancer Strategic bomber B-1B 67 2 Test Aircraft
B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
B-2 Spirit Strategic stealth bomber B-2A 20 1 Test Aircraft
B-2 Spirit original.jpg
B-52 Stratofortress Strategic bomber B-52H 74 20 in reserve
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
Gulfstream C-20 Cargo Aircraft C-20B
C-20H
5
2
C-20 Gulfstream.gif
Learjet C-21 Cargo Aircraft C-21A 76
Boeing C-22 Cargo Aircraft C-22B 3
C-22B.jpg
C-26 Metroliner Cargo Aircraft C-26B 11
Metroliner C-26.jpg
Boeing C-32 Cargo Aircraft C-32A
C-32B
4
2
C-32.jpg
Gulfstream C-37 Cargo Aircraft C-37A 9
Gulfstream C-38 Cargo Aircraft C-38A 2
C-40 Clipper Cargo Aircraft C-40B
C-40C
4
6
C-40B USAF VIP Transport.jpg
C-130 Hercules Cargo Aircraft C-130E
C-130H
C-130J
C-130J-30
171
283
28
5
C130H.JPG
C-135 Stratolifter Cargo Aircraft C-135 2
Boeing C-135C 61-2669 Speckled Trout.jpg
E-3 Sentry Airborne Command and Control Aircraft E-3B
E-3C
22
10
Usaf.e3sentry.750pix.jpg
Boeing E-4 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
E9 Wiget Electronic Warfare Aircraft E-9A 2 Operated by the 82d Aerial Targets Squadron
080826-F-5040D-341.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
A-10 Thunderbolt II In-flight-2.jpg
OC-135 Open Skies Observation Aircraft OC-135B 2
Oc-135 xxl.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
J-1 Jayhawk.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
T-41 Mescalero Trainer Aircraft T-41C 3[2]
T-41 Mescalero.jpg
Boeing T-43 Trainer Aircraft T-43 8
T-43.jpg
TU-2 Dragon Lady Trainer Aircraft TU-2S 5 Although designated an 'Training Utility' aircraft, the TU-2S is indeed a training reconnaissance aircraft
Blanik TG-10 Trainer Glider TG-10B
TG-10C
TG-10D
12
5
4[3]
TG-10B Gliders.jpg
Ximango TG-14 Trainer Motor Glider TG-14A 14[4]
Schempp-Hirth TG-15 Trainer Glider TG-15A
TG-15B
2
3[5]
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
de Havilland Canada UV-18 Utility VSTOL Aircraft UV-18B 3
Pilatus U-28 Utility Aircraft U-28A 6
Boeing VC-25 VIP Transport VC-25A 2 Callsign: Air Force One with POTUS is aboard, Air Force Two with the FLOTUS, VPOTUS, or other authorized people are aboard
Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore.jpg
WC-130 Hercules Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-130H
WC-130J
10
10
Lockheed Martin WC-130J.jpg
WC-135 Constant Phoenix Weather Reconnaissance Aircraft WC-135 2
WC-135 Constant Phoenix.jpg
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles
MQ-1 Predator Combat aircraft 195
Twuav 13 02.jpeg
RQ-4 Global Hawk Surveillance aircraft 54 planned
Globalhawk.750pix.jpg
MQ-9 Reaper Combat aircraft 28+ 319 planned
MQ-9 Reaper in flight (2007).jpg
RQ-11 Raven Surveillance aircraft
AirforceMQ-11B.jpg
RQ-170 Sentinel Surveillance aircraft
RQ-170 Wiki contributor 3Dartist.png
Boeing ScanEagle Surveillance aircraft
ScanEagle UAV catapult launcher 2005-04-16.jpg
Wasp III Surveillance aircraft
Wasp III aircraft.jpg
Rotary-wing Aircraft
TH-1 Iroquois Training Helicopter TH-1H 1
UH-1 Iroquois Utility Helicopter UH-1N
UH-1V
62
2
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
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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
Satelites
Defense Meteorological Satellite Program Meteorology Surveillance
Dmsp.jpg
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
Wideband Global SATCOM system Communications Satellite
Wideband Global SATCOM Satellite.jpg

Ground vehicles

Name Type Versions Quantity Notes 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

Watercraft

Name Type Versions Quantity Notes Picture
200 foot recovery vehicles Recovery ship 3 Operated by the 82d Aerial Targets Squadron
DroneRecovShips.jpg
Smaller recovery vehicles Recovery ship 2 Operated by the 82d Aerial Targets Squadron

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