Air Division


Air Division

An Air Division is a formation (military) used by air forces, of various types and compositions since the 1920s-1930s. In Soviet & Russian usage until 1989, and Chinese usage today, it can be understood as approximately equivalent to a ground forces Division (military), usually of three or so Aviation Regiments. The United States Air Force has also used the term, but for slightly different purposes.

*Aviation Division (USSR)
*USAF Air Division


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