List of air forces


List of air forces

This alphabetically arranged list of air forces identifies the current and historical names and roundels for the military aviation arms of countries fielding an air component, whether an independent air force, a naval air arm, army aviation unit, or coast guard. At the end is a separate list of no longer extant nations that once operated air forces. Country names in "italics" indicate that they are not generally recognized internationally as independent states but which nonetheless managed to field an active air service. For information on the size of air forces, see list of countries by size of armed forces.

__NOTOC__

A

rowspan="10"| flag|Afghanistan

rowspan="5"| flag|Albania

flag|Algeria

rowspan="2"| flag|Angola

rowspan="6"| flag|Argentina

flag|Armenia

rowspan="5"| flag|Australia

rowspan="3"| flag|Austria

flag|Azerbaijan

B

flag|Bahamas

rowspan="3"| flag|Bahrain

flag|Bangladesh

flag|Barbados

rowspan="2"| flag|Belarus

rowspan="3"| flag|Belgium

flag|Belize

rowspan="2"| flag|Benin

flag|Bhutan

flag|Bolivia

rowspan="3"| flag|Bosnia and Herzegovina

flag|Botswana

rowspan="7"| flag|Brazil

rowspan="3"| flag|Brunei

rowspan="17"| flag|BulgariaLOAF entry |predecessor=Aeronautical Detachment [Initially operated balloons. In 1912 Bulgaria received its first airplane Bleriot XXI, with which on 13 August 1912 Simeon Petrov flew to become the first Bulgarian to pilot an airplane over Bulgaria.] |date=1906-1914

flag|Burkina Faso

flag|Burundi

C

rowspan="5"| flag|Cambodia

flag|Cameroon

rowspan="2"| flag|Canada

rowspan="2"| flag|Cape Verde

flag|Central African Republic

flag|Chad

rowspan="5"| flag|Chile

rowspan="4"| flag|People's Republic of China|name=China (PRC)

rowspan="13"| flag|Republic of China|name=Taiwan (ROC)

rowspan="3"| flag|Colombia

flag|Congo [Also known as "Congo-Brazzaville".]

rowspan="2"| flag|Democratic Republic of the Congo|name=Dem. Rep. of the Congo [Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), also known as "Congo-Kinshasa".]

rowspan="5"| flag|Costa Rica

flag|Côte d'Ivoire

rowspan="2"| flag|Croatia

rowspan="7"| flag|Cuba

flag|Czech Republic

D

rowspan="5"| flag|Denmark

flag|Djibouti

rowspan="16"| flag|Dominican Republic

E

rowspan="8"| flag|Ecuador

rowspan="5"| flag|Egypt

rowspan="5"| flag|El Salvador

flag|Eritrea

rowspan="6"| flag|Estonia

rowspan="3"| flag|Ethiopia

F

rowspan="2"| flag|Fiji

rowspan="6"| flag|Finland

rowspan="8"| flag|France

G

flag|Gabon

flag|Gambia

flag|Georgia

rowspan="9"| flag|Germany

flag|Ghana

rowspan="4"|flag|Greece

rowspan="5"| flag|Guatemala

flag|Guinea

flag|Guinea-Bissau

flag|Guyana

H

flag|Haiti

rowspan="3"| flag|Honduras

rowspan="10"| flag|Hungary

I

"For Ivory Coast, see Côte d'Ivoire above."

rowspan="2"| flag|Iceland

rowspan="6"| flag|India

rowspan="6"| flag|Indonesia

rowspan="4"| flag|Iran

rowspan="2"| flag|Iraq

flag|Republic of Ireland|name=Ireland

rowspan="2"| flag|Israel

rowspan="11"| flag|Italy

J

rowspan="2"| flag|Jamaica

rowspan="5"| flag|Japan

rowspan="2"| flag|Jordan

K

flag|Kazakhstan

flag|Kenya

flag|North Korea

flag|South Korea

rowspan="2"| flag|Kuwait

flag|Kyrgyzstan

L

rowspan="3"| flag|Laos

rowspan="2"| flag|Latvia

flag|Lebanon

flag|Lesotho

flag|Liberia

rowspan="3"| flag|Libya

flag|Lithuania

flag|Luxembourg

M

flag|Republic of Macedonia

flag|Madagascar

rowspan="2"| flag|Malawi

rowspan="2"| flag|Malaysia
flag|Maldives

flag|Mali

flag|Malta

flag|Mauritania

rowspan="2"| flag|Mauritius

rowspan="2"| flag|Mexico

flag|Moldova

rowspan="2"| flag|Mongolia

flag|Montenegro

rowspan="2"| flag|Morocco

rowspan="2"| flag|MozambiqueLOAF entry |service=Mozambique Air Force "Força Aérea de Moçambique"
roundel=Mozambique air force roundel.svg|date=c.1976/77?

flag|Myanmar

N

rowspan="2"| flag|Namibia

rowspan="3"| flag|Nepal

rowspan="5"| flag|Netherlands

rowspan="5"| flag|New Zealand

rowspan="9"| flag|Nicaragua

rowspan="2"| flag|Niger

flag|Nigeria

rowspan="4"| flag|Norway

O

rowspan="2"| flag|Oman

flag|Eastern Caribbean|name=OECS [Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States]

P

rowspan="4"| flag|Pakistan

flag|Panama

flag|Papua New Guinea

flag|Paraguay

rowspan="7"| flag|Peru

flag|Philippines

rowspan="15"| flag|Poland

rowspan="9"| flag|Portugal

Q

flag|Qatar

R

rowspan="7"| flag|Romania

rowspan="4"| flag|Russia

flag|Rwanda

S

flag|Saudi Arabia

flag|Senegal

rowspan="4"| flag|Serbia

flag|Seychelles

flag|Sierra Leone

flag|Singapore

rowspan="2"| flag|Slovakia

rowspan="4"| flag|Slovenia

flag|Somalia

rowspan="3"| flag|South Africa

rowspan="9"| flag|Spain

rowspan="2"| flag|Sri Lanka

flag|Sudan

flag|Suriname

flag|Swaziland

rowspan="6"| flag|Sweden

rowspan="3"| flag|Switzerland

rowspan="3"| flag|Syria

T

"For Taiwan, see Taiwan (Republic of China) under section C above."

flag|Tajikistan

flag|Tanzania

rowspan="5"| flag|Thailand

flag|Togo

flag|Trinidad and Tobago

flag|Tunisia

rowspan="9"| flag|Turkey

flag|Turkmenistan

U

flag|Uganda

rowspan="2"| flag|Ukraine

flag|United Arab Emirates

rowspan="5"| flag|United Kingdom

rowspan="17"| flag|United StatesLOAF entry |predecessor= |roundel=USAF_roundel_1947.svg‎
date=1947-
LOAF entry |predecessor= |roundel=USAF_roundel_1947.svg‎
date=1947-

rowspan="7"| flag|Uruguay

flag|Uzbekistan

V

rowspan="5"| flag|Venezuela

rowspan="3"| flag|Vietnam

Y

flag|Yemen

Z

rowspan="3"| flag|Zambia
(formerly Northern Rhodesia)

rowspan="6"| flag|Zimbabwe
(formerly Southern Rhodesia)

Former countries

rowspan="2"| flag|Austria-Hungary

flag|Biafra

rowspan="2"| flag|Czechoslovakia

flag|East Germany

rowspan="2"| flag|Manchukuo

flag|North Yemen

rowspan="5"| flag|Ottoman Empire

flag|South Vietnam

flag|South Yemen

rowspan="2"| flag|Soviet Union

rowspan="3"| flag|United Arab Republic

rowspan="5"| flag|Kingdom of Yugoslavia / flag|SFR Yugoslavia / flag|FR Yugoslavia

flag|Zaire (now Democratic Republic of Congo)

Other

"flag|Abkhazia"

rowspan="4"| flag|Hong KongLOAF entry |predecessor=
Royal Hong Kong Auxiliary Air Force
date=1951-1993

Notes

External links

* en icon [http://cocardes.monde.online.fr/ "Cocardes du monde entier - Roundels of the World"]

Aviation lists


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • List of paratrooper forces — The following is a list, albeit incomplete, of paratrooper forces from around the world. Argentina* Argentine Army ** 4th Parachute Brigade ( Brigada Paracaidista IV )Australia* Australian Army ** 3rd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment ** 4th… …   Wikipedia

  • List of United States Army Air Forces Air Force Component Commands — This is a list of United States Army Air Force Air Force Component Commands. It covers the component commands of the numbered air forces during World War II. During that period, that numbered air forces had a status currently enjoyed by Air Force …   Wikipedia

  • List of air operations during the Battle of Europe — This list of air operations during the Battle of Europe is a timeline of notable offensive and defensive air campaigns, operations, battles or engagements in the European Theater of Operations of World War II from the to Victory in Europe Day.… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign — This is a list of Allied forces in the Normandy Campaign between 6 June 25 August 1944. Primary combat units are listed here; unit articles may contain a complete order of battle. =American= See: U.S. Divisions Active in the Normandy Campaign… …   Wikipedia

  • List of special forces units — This list is about military units. For other units, see List of special police units, List of special operations units, Paratrooper forces around the world, Marine forces around the world, and List of defunct special forces… …   Wikipedia

  • List of Air Gear characters — This is a list of characters in the anime/manga series Air Gear. Contents 1 Major teams 1.1 Kogarasumaru 1.1.1 Itsuki Minami 1.1.2 Kazuma Mikura …   Wikipedia

  • List of aircraft of the Red Army Air Forces — A list of aircraft used by the Russian VVS during the Second World War. Fighter Aircraft * Bell P 39 Airacobra (5,007supplied from America, 4,719 reached Soviet Union) * Bell P 63 Kingcobra (2,421 supplied from America) * Curtiss P 40 * Hawker… …   Wikipedia

  • Commander, Naval Air Forces — COMNAVAIRFOR logo Commander, Naval Air Forces (aka COMNAVAIRFOR, CNAF, Commander Naval Air Force, Pacific) is the aviation Type Commander (TYCOM) for all United States Navy naval aviation units. Type Commanders are in administrative control… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Army Air Forces — Infobox Military Unit unit name=United States Army Air Forces (USAAF) caption=USAAF Shoulder Sleeve Insignia ( Hap Arnold Emblem ) dates=1941 06 20 to 1947 09 17 country= United States of America allegiance= branch=United States Army type= role=… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Air Forces in Europe — emblem Active 7 August 1945 Current …   Wikipedia


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.