Modern Active USAF Aircraft (2018)
The United States Air Force maintains the largest, most technologially-advanced aircraft anywhere in the world.There are a total of 49 Modern Active USAF Aircraft (2018) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
Over 13,000 Raven SUAVs have been delivered from AeroVironment to a variety of global operators, making it the most...
Over 500 examples of the Spanish CASA C-212 Aviocar have been produced since manufacture began in 1971....
The successful CASA CN-235 transport - formed from a Spanish and Indonesian partnership - has become the basis for ...
The Beechcraft-Raytheon T-6 Texan II is an acrobatic tandem-seat aviation trainer in service with several militarie...
The Beechcraft C-12 Huron is based on the Super King and 1900 series platforms and serves with the United States mi...
The Beechcraft King Air series began operations in 1964 and is still actively marketed today....
The Bell Boeing V-22 Osprey has surmounted its troubled past to become a capable multi-mission tiltrotor system - p...
With service entry in the mid-1970s, the McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle went on to become a classic American fighter ...
The McDonnell Douglas F-15E Strike Eagle is a more potent multi-role form of the F-15 Eagle air superiority fighter...
In the early stages of Operation Desert Shield, in-flight refueling was key to the rapid airlift of coalition force...
Despite its early Cold War-era upbringing, the Boeing B-52 Stratofortress continues as the USAF heavy bomber-of-cho...
The mammoth Boeing C-17 Globemaster III airlifter was introduced in 1995 and still sees considerable service with A...
A critical player for the United States, NATO and a few Western allies, the Boeing E-3 Sentry continues service in ...
The Boeing E-4, covering four converted Boeing 747 aircraft, serves as an airborne government platform in the event...
The Boeing RC-135 serves as the basis for a family of reconnaissance aircraft used by the United States Air Force....
The Boeing VC-25 aircraft is only designated as Air Force One when the president is officially aboard....
The high-wing, twin-engine Bombardier Dash 8 was introduced in 1984 and is still flying strong today through the Q4...
The Dornier 328 prop-powered high-wing aircraft continued the line established by the original Do 27....
The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II, developed specifically for the Close-Air Support role, has become a leg...
The General Atomics MQ-1 Predator Unmanned Aerial Vehicle has found success as an unarmed reconnaissance platform a...
The General Atomics MQ-9 Reaper maintains a role of hunter-killer for the United States Air Force....
Two different Gulfstream business jets - the III and IV series - served as the basis for the military VIP transport...
The Alenia C-27J Spartan is a further evolution of the original Alenia G.222 transport line....
The Lockheed AC-130 is a special-mission gunship variant of the storied C-130 Hercules high-wing transport....
The Lockheed AC-130W Stinger II - formerly known as the MC-130W Dragon Spear - serves U.S. special operations force...
The storied Lockheed C-130 Hercules has become a proven and highly versatile tactical transport aircraft....
The massive Lockheed C-5 Galaxy is the largest aircraft in service with the United States Air Force today - fulfill...
The EC-130H Compass Call is a dedicated electronic warfare platform based on the ubiquitous Lockheed C-130 airframe...
The Lockheed HC-130H Hercules of the USAF and USCG is a specialized surveillance and SAR version of the C-130H Herc...
The Lockheed HC-130J Combat King II is a modernized version of the HC-130N and -P models in service with the USAF....
The multirole-minded Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon has proven a favorite in the export market with over 20 operator...
A plethora of Western powers and American allies have taken on the improved Lockheed C-130J Super Hercules platform...
Some technological issues have plagued early operational use of the Lockheed F-22 Raptor but she remains a potent f...
The Lockheed F-35 Lightning II is set to usher in a new era of flight - that is - if all of the predictions heaped ...
The Lockheed Martin RQ-170 Sentinel UAV has seen active service in U.S. operations all over the world - included th...
The Lockheed U-2 Dragonlady spyplane series is set to be replaced by the Global Hawk UAV in the coming years....
In service since the Vietnam War, the Combat Talon series of aircraft has served in a multitude of mission types an...
The Lockheed MC-130J is an in-flight refueling platform intended for Special Forces operations....
The MC-130 Combat Shadow support special forces operatives primarily in a night time flying role....
For decades Northrop engineers sought to perfect the flying wing - finally realized in the advanced Northrop Grumma...
The Northrop Grumman E-8 Joint STARS - with its sophisticate equipment - is used by the USAF for Airborne Battle Ma...
The Northrop Grumman Global Hawk drone features a 36-hour in-flight endurance time and has seen production reach ne...
The Northrop T-38 Talon has managed for itself a storied career - primarily in service with the United States Air F...
The Swiss-made Pilatus PC-12 has proven popular with global operators and some 1,500 have been produced since intro...
The Rockwell B-1 Lancer strategic bomber evolved from becoming a cancelled product to a nuclear bomber to a convent...