Top 5 Most Powerful Air Force in the World

Top 5 Air Force in the World

Guys you know that for any country its military is very important. The military can be divided into three basic categories- The Army, The Air Force and The Navy. It is the same for our country India also but do you know about the rankings of the Air Forces in the world? Every country is ranked because of its powerful airforce in the world.

In this article we will know about the Top 5 Air Forces in the world. Since we don’t know the exact number of aircrafts of any country as it is confidential data. The number we will present here is the estimated number of Aircrafts in the country.


Egyptian Air Forces

Egyptian Air Force

At no. 5 we have the Egyptian Air Force. They have 50,000 personnel in which 30,000 are active personnel and 20,000 are reserved ones. They hold 5th position due to the number of aircrafts it has which is estimated to be around 1,069 aircrafts. This air force has experienced various wars like World War-II, 1948 Arab-Israeli War, Suez Crisis, North Yemen Civil war etc. In 2017, In retaliation for an ISIL attack on a Coptic bus in Minya, the Egyptian Air Force conducted six airstrikes against terror camps in Libya as reported by state television. 


Indian Air Force

Indian Air Force

At No.4 we have the Indian Air Force. They have 3,10,576 personnel in which 1,70,756 are active personnel and 1,40,000 reserved personnels. Since 1950 IAF has been involved in four wars including First Kashmir War and Kargil War with neighboring Pakistan and China. Aside from wars IAF was also included in Operation Vijay, Operation Meghdoot, Operation Cactus, and Operation Poomalai. 

They have also participated in the United Nations Peacekeeping Force. India holds the fourth Position because it has more than 1926 aircrafts in its arsenal. In 2019, a group of 12 Mirage-2000s fighter planes of the Indian Air Force carried out airstrikes on the  JeM bases in Chakothi and Muzaffarabad in illegally occupied Kashmir.


People’s Liberation Army Air Force

Chinese Air Force

At No.3 we have the People’s Liberation Army Air Force of China. They have 4,00,000 personnels working in their Air Force. China has around 4,000 aircrafts in its arsenal. However, it is not the exact numbers but it is enough to make it No.3 in the world. They have fought only two wars- Korean War and Sino-Vietnamese War


Russian Air Force

Russian Air Force

The Russian Air Force is the second most powerful and largest airforce in the world. The precise quantitative and qualitative composition of the VVS is unknown and figures include both serviceable and unserviceable aircraft as well as those placed into storage or sitting in reserve. FlightGlobal estimated that there were about 3,947 aircraft in inventory in 2015. The Russian Air Force has fought 8 Wars and the latest war was the Russo-Ukrainian War of 2022. Russia is one of the superpowers in the world so their strength cannot be underestimated. 

United States Air Force

US Air Force

The US Air Force is the most powerful and largest airforce in the world. They have around 3,28,820 active duty personnel, 1,52,231 civilians, 69,056 reserve personnel, and 1,10,000 air national guard personnel. As of 2017, the service operates more than 5,369 military aircraft. They have the largest air force budget in the world of $156.3 Billion. They have fought many wars including World War-I and World War-II.

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