Global Firepower

Fighter Aircraft Strength by Country

National airpower is gauged by the number of - and quality of - fighter-type aircraft in inventory.





The fighter aircraft is the principle mount of any modern air arm. Long evolved from its basic origins in World War 1, the fighter of today is a multi-role design capable of engaging both air and land targets with equal precision. Missiles and advanced scanning allow for beyond-visual-range engagements while rotary cannon finish off opponents at close-range. The Fifth Generation Fighter is currently embodied by the Lockheed F-22 "Raptor" with competitors arising in both Russia and China. Fourth Generation Fighters remain a capable - and cost-effective - battlefield component.


Total Fighter strength data through 2015.


1
2,308
2
1,230
3
751
4
679
5
458
6
406
7
336
8
304
9
287
10
287
11
284
12
245
13
243
14
207
15
206
16
169
17
165
18
137
19
119
20
111
21
108
22
103
23
99
24
96
25
91
26
89
27
78
28
77
29
76
30
74
31
73
32
69
33
68
34
66
35
64
36
63
37
60
38
56
39
54
40
50
41
49
42
46
43
46
44
45
45
44
46
43
47
42
48
39
49
39
50
37
51
35
52
35
53
33
54
33
55
32
56
27
57
26
58
26
59
25
60
24
61
24
62
24
63
23
64
20
65
19
66
19
67
18
68
18
69
17
70
17
71
17
72
15
73
14
74
13
75
12
76
12
77
12
78
12
79
11
80
10
81
10
82
10
83
9
84
9
85
8
86
6
87
6
88
6
89
4
90
3
91
2
92
1
93
0
94
0
95
0
96
0
97
0
98
0
99
0
100
0
101
0
102
0
103
0
104
0
105
0
106
0
107
0
108
0
109
0
110
0
111
0
112
0
113
0
114
0
115
0
116
0
117
0
118
0
119
0
120
0
121
0
122
0
123
0
124
0
125
0
126
0

Sources: CIA.gov, CIA World Factbook, wikipedia.com, public domain print and media sources and user contributions. Some values may be estimated when official sources are lacking.

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