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World Airforces Directory 2014

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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 09:06 AM
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A free download from Flight Global:


Drawn from our much more detailed Ascend Online Fleets and MiliCAS databases (which will cost you slightly more than the nothing for our free pdf download), the directory includes information on more than 50,700 military aircraft in day-to-day use around the globe. A five-page introduction also delves into some of the numbers to put them into regional context.

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If you're looking for an up-to-date reference guide on who is currently flying what, this is pretty hard to beat on cost




posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 10:09 AM
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Good find.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 10:12 AM
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i have no words



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 10:34 AM
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That number is actually down from the first projections
haha

It will be replacing a large number of aging legacy aircraft, in theory.
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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 12:31 PM
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It basically translates as 14 in service, 44 on order and an eventual total requirement of 1697 more after that.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 12:49 PM
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Doesn't it mean that it will eventually become an order in the future ?



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 01:26 PM
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What I didn't realize was how lopsided the number of current serving combat aircraft numbers were between the US (1961) and it's closest rivals (Russia = 1365, China = 1267).

And that's just the Air force.
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posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 01:51 PM
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Dr UAE
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Doesn't it mean that it will eventually become an order in the future ?


Not necessarily. It's the number they are looking to order over the life time of the program. That seemingly enormous figure is going to include replacement aircraft (they are going to prang them) and follow-on variants many years from now when the LRIP versions coming off the line right now are no longer flying.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 01:53 PM
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Sammamishman
What I didn't realize was how lopsided the number of current serving combat aircraft numbers were between the US (1961) and it's closest rivals (Russia = 1365, China = 1267).

And that's just the Air force.


It doesn't include the vast number of UAV's employed by US armed forces either.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 02:00 PM
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Sammamishman
What I didn't realize was how lopsided the number of current serving combat aircraft numbers were between the US (1961) and it's closest rivals (Russia = 1365, China = 1267).

And that's just the Air force.
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The days of needing the AF to have a 10 to 1 kill ratio are gone I guess.



posted on Dec, 12 2013 @ 03:04 PM
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They may not need a 10 to 1 kill ratio but I'll bet they can still achieve a 2-4 to 1 kill ratio against the best of them and that gives the US an even larger advantage than just by numbers alone. With this in mind and the USAF going all stealth I can see why the rest of the world is more than a little nervous of US intentions.



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