The initial production airplanes, the first training F/A-18s have been in service with VFA-125 since November 1980. The new capabilities introduced by the F/A-18 have met with an enthusiastic response among operating personnel. More >>
The F-117A Nighthawk is the world's first operational aircraft designed to exploit low-observable stealth technology. The unique design of the single-seat F-117A provides exceptional combat capabilities. More >>
NicknameApache Maximum Altitude21,000 Feet Top Speed184 mph Range300 miles The AH-64 Apache is a twin-engine, four bladed, multi-mission attack helicopter designed as a highly stable aerial weapons-deliveryMore >>
NicknameHarrier Vectored Thrust Range2,416 Miles 3,380 sorties in Desert Storm A joint effort by British Aerospace and McDonnell Douglas resulted in the development of the AV-8A Harrier II whichMore >>
The KC-135 Stratotanker's principal mission is air refueling. This asset greatly enhances the U. S. Air Force's capability to accomplish its mission of Global Engagement. It also provides aerial refuelingMore >>
NicknameTweet Fundamental trainer Wingspan33 feet Top speed410 mph The T-37 Tweet is a twin-engine jet used for training undergraduate pilots, undergraduate navigator and tactical navigator studentsMore >>
NicknameBlackhawk Maximum Altitude19,000 Feet Top Speed184 mph Range373 miles The Black Hawk is a multi-purpose helicopter that serves as the US Army's principal tactical transport helicopter (replacingMore >>
The A-10 and OA-10 Thunderbolt IIs are the first Air Force aircraft specially designed for close air support of ground forces.
They are simple, effective and survivable twin-engine jet aircraft that can be used against all ground targets, including tanks and other armored vehicles.
These aircraft are highly accurate weapons-delivery platforms, with excellent maneuverability at low air speeds and altitude.
The Thunderbolt II's 30mm GAU-8/A Gatling gun can fire 3,900 rounds a minute and can defeat an array of ground targets to include tanks. The USAF Weapons School, headquartered at Nellis AFB, NV, teaches graduate-level instructor courses, providing the world's most advanced training in weapons and tactics employment to officers of the combat air forces.