Modern Air Force Airpower

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Air Force Announces New Deployment System

U.S. Air Force airpower has been a major element of our nation's defense dating back to the earliest days of the Army Air Corps. The Air Force became an independent military branch when President Harry S Truman signed the National Security Act of 1947. The Air Force’s airpower currently includes the following aircraft:


A-10 Thunderbolt II
AC-130H/U
B-1B Lancer
B-2 Spirit
B-52 Stratofortress
C-130 Hercules
C-17 Globemaster III
C-20
C-32
C-21
C-37A
C-40B/C
C-5 Galaxy
CV-22 Osprey
E-3 Sentry (AWACS)
E-4B
E-8C Joint Stars
E-9A
EC-130H Compass Call
EC-130J Commando Solo
F-15 Eagle
F-15E Strike Eagle

F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-22 Raptor
HC-130P/N King
HH-60G Pave Hawk
KC-10 Extender
KC-135 Stratotanker
MC-12
MC-130E/H Combat Talon I/II
MC-130P Combat Shadow
RC-135U Combat Sent
RC-135V/W Rivet Joint
T-1A Jayhawk
T-38 Talon
T-6A Texan II
U-2S/TU-2S
UH-1N Iroquois
VC-25 - Air Force One
WC-130 Hercules
WC-135 Constant Phoenix

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