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    Top Ten Air Forces In The World

    1 USA
    2 UK
    3 Australia
    4 Russia
    5 Japan
    6 France
    7 Israel
    8 Taiwan
    9 Spain
    10 Italy

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    What are ur top ten ???? interesting

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    I don't know about top ten but my top five (An uneducated guess) would be:
    1. USA
    2. Russian Federation (Sure they're broke, but they still have some of the world's top aircraft)
    3. PRC (Size counts, and they are getting better)
    4. UK
    5. France

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    If size counts then the Indian Air Force is the 4th largest in the World and it stand amonsgt the top ten of the world.
    My list without any order:-
    1. USAAF.(best)
    2. Russian AF.(lacking money)
    3. PLAAF.(reduced to 29 Divisions from earlier 50 Divisions)
    4. Indian Air Force.
    5. RAF.
    6. Israeli Air Force.(the best trained)
    7. French Air Force.
    8. Australia
    9. Luftwaffe
    10. Taiwan/Japan/Spain/Italy

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    1) USAF
    2) USN
    3) USAF Reserve
    4) US Air National Guard
    5) USN Reserve
    6) USMC
    7) USMC Reserve
    8) India
    9) Russia
    10) Sweden

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    1) USA
    2) Russia
    3) China
    4) France
    5) Germany
    6) UK
    7) Israel
    8) India
    9) Taiwan
    10) Japan
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    1) USA
    2) Israel
    3) France
    4) India
    5) China
    6) Russia
    7) Japan
    8) Taiwan
    9) South Korea
    10) Germany

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    I should probably change my 8-10 positions, lol.

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    1.USA(well-funded, well-trained, top-of-the-line aircraft)
    2.Russia(amazing natural pilots, although not enough flying time, amazing aircraft)
    3.India(well-trained, large air-force, well funded)
    4.China(HUGE airforce, bad training, relatively bad pilots naturally, very old aircraft)
    5.Israel(amazing pilots, great aircraft, experience)
    6.Britain(great pilots, okay aircraft)
    7.France(great aircraft, good pilots)
    8.Germany(amazing training, okay aircraft)
    9.Japan(okay pilots, good aircraft)
    10.South Korea(or they will be with the F-15K's)(okay pilots, good aircraft)
    for MOTHER MOLDOVA

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    I would be tempted to say the ROCAF is better then Germany. Germany's most capable AD plane is the F-4F with the APG-65 and AIM-120 while the ROCAF has Mirage 2000-5s, F-16A/B B-20s, F-CK-1s and 4 E-2s. Germany on last check does not have an AWACs but Taiwan does. Germany is more a compentent to NATO then a stand alone force and they don't have the big time external threat and the EF-2000 is not combat ready these days or in big numbers. Last check the ROCAF has more BVR-ARH s******* in its fleet as well. Germany is ahead with SEAD using the AGM-88 on the Tornado but thats really it when you think about it. Taiwan also has more BVR-ARH "s*******" then France and hell Russia/England/India.

    Airforces are built around the threat they face and the conflicts they plan for after all...

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    yeah...it picks things up in the middle of words, next time just use a zero instead of o.

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    yes, i wasn't sure where i should put the German air force because i didn't really know much about it first of all, just that they had MiG-29's and F-4's but pretty much nothing else, i assumed because they have so much money, that their air force would be very advanced

    but nonetheless, don't you think that they have good pilots?

    this brings another question to mind, Troung, or anyone, do you guys have a reliagble, or groups of sites that give a lot of information on pilot flight hours around the world, thanks
    for MOTHER MOLDOVA

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    Being byest and not knowing much about air forces.

    I was watching the tv and Australia is developing the newest generation of fighter jets in the world. They seem to have a large number of fight and transport helicopters.

    I heard the pilots are of world class and if the aircraft is good shouldn't they be in the top five or ten?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lemontree
    If size counts then the Indian Air Force is the 4th largest in the World and it stand amonsgt the top ten of the world.
    My list without any order:-
    1. USAAF.(best)
    2. Russian AF.(lacking money)
    3. PLAAF.(reduced to 29 Divisions from earlier 50 Divisions)
    4. Indian Air Force.
    5. RAF.
    6. Israeli Air Force.(the best trained)
    7. French Air Force.
    8. Australia
    9. Luftwaffe
    10. Taiwan/Japan/Spain/Italy
    Limontree ,
    whats the size of a division( in general sense and also specific to China)?

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    My revised 8-10:

    8) Israel
    9) India
    10) Sweden

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