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The Aircraft of the United States Air Force Jonathon Clarke

The Aircraft of the United States Air Force

Jonathon Clarke

Published May 25th 2013
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199 pages
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The United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military in 1947. It is the most recent branch of theMoreThe United States Air Force (USAF) is the aerial warfare service branch of the United States Armed Forces. Initially part of the United States Army, the USAF was formed as a separate branch of the military in 1947. It is the most recent branch of the U.S. military to be formed, and is the largest and one of the worlds most technologically advanced air forces. The USAF articulates its core functions as Nuclear Deterrence Operations, Special Operations, Air Superiority, Global Integrated ISR, Space Superiority, Command and Control, Cyberspace Superiority, Personnel Recovery, Global Precision Attack, Building Partnerships, Rapid Global Mobility and Agile Combat Support.As of 2012 the US Air Force has 332,854 active personnel, 185,522 civilian personnel, 71,400 reserve personnel, 106,700 air guard personnel and a $140 billion budget. It operates 5,484 aircraft, 450 ICBMs and 63 satellites, making it the largest air force in the world.The United States Air Force provides air support to ground troops and aids in the recovery of troops in the field.This book is an inventory of all active status aircraft in the U.S. Air Force arsenal. The section on each active status aircraft includes it mission, the aircraft features, historical background on the aircraft and its general characteristics and specifications. 154 pages, 47 full colors photos. Contents hyperlinked for easy navigation.