A B-52 Stratofortress assigned to Barksdale Air Force Base, La., receives fuel from a KC-10 Extender during a CENTCOM bomber task force mission. Staff Sgt. Trevor McBride
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2021 USAF & USSF Almanac: Equipment

June 30, 2021

Total aircraft inventory; aircraft inventory trends; ICBM and satellite inventory; aircraft age; tail codes.

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Aircraft Total Active Inventory (TAI)

Active ANG AFRC Total
Force
Avg.
Age
BOMBER          
B-1B Lancer 62 0 0 62 33.42
B-2A Spirit 20 0 0 20 25.35
B-52H Stratofortress 58 0 18 76 58.80
Total 140 0 18 158 39.19
FIGHTER/ATTACK
A-10C Thunderbolt II 141 85 55 281 39.43
F-15C Eagle 88 123 0 211 35.92
F-15D Eagle 9 14 0 23 35.55
F-15E Strike Eagle 218 0 0 218 28.43
F-16C Fighting Falcon 441 288 52 781 30.09
F-16D Fighting Falcon 108 45 2 155 30.91
F-22A Raptor 166 20 0 186 14.19
F-35A Lightning II 253 19 0 272 4.44
Total 1,424 594 109 2,094 27.37
SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES
AC-130J Ghostrider 20 0 0 20 3.48
AC-130U Spooky 7 0 0 7 32.2
AC-130W Stinger II 10 0 0 10 31.19
CV-22B Osprey 50 0 0 50 10.44
MC-130H Combat Talon II 16 0 0 16 31.87
MC-130J Commando II 51 0 0 51 5.47
Total 154 0 0 154 19.11
ISR/BM/C3
E-3B Sentry (AWACS) 11 0 0 11 42.45
E-3C Sentry (AWACS) 1 0 0 1 38
E-3G Sentry (AWACS) 23 0 0 23 40.37
E-4B NAOC 4 0 0 4 46.38
E-8C JSTARS 0 16 0 16 19.8
TE-8A JSTARS (trainer) 0 1 0 1 29.7
E-9A 2 0 0 2 28
E-11A BACN 3 0 0 3 8.73
EC-130H Compass Call 11 0 0 11 46.09
EC-130J Commando Solo 0 7 0 7 20.27
MQ-1B Predator 5 0 0 5 14.7
MQ-9A Reaper 265 24 0 289 6.11
NC-135W (test bed) 1 0 0 1 58.5
OC-135B Open Skies 2 0 0 2 58.4
RC-26B Condor 0 11 0 11 26.4
RC-135S Cobra Ball 3 0 0 3 58.47
RC-135U Combat Sent 2 0 0 2 55.65
RC-135V Rivet Joint 8 0 0 8 55.94
RC-135W Rivet Joint 12 0 0 12 57.08
RQ-4B Global Hawk 33 0 0 33 10.36
TC-135W (trainer) 3 0 0 3 58.3
TU-2S Dragon Lady (trainer) 4 0 0 4 35.92
U-2S Dragon Lady 27 0 0 27 37.85
WC-130J Hercules 0 0 10 10 19.45
WC-135C Constant Phoenix 1 0 0 1 56.4
WC-135W Constant Phoenix 1 0 0 1 58.4
Total 422 59 10 491 37.99
TANKER
HC-130J Combat King II 19 12 0 31 5.58
HC-130N King 0 1 0 1 24.5
KC-10A Extender 56 0 0 56 35.14
KC-46A 27 12 6 45 0.6
KC-135R Stratotanker 157 115 67 339 57.25
KC-135T Stratotanker 30 24 0 54 60.59
Total 289 164 73 526 30.61
TRANSPORT
C-5M Super Galaxy 36 0 16 52 33.32
C-12C Huron 16 0 0 16 44.17
C-12D Huron 6 0 0 6 36.43
C-12F Huron 3 0 0 3 35.25
C-12J Huron 4 0 0 4 32.72
C-17A Globemaster III 146 50 26 222 18.04
C-20H 1 0 0 1 26
C-21A Learjet 19 0 0 19 35.50
C-32A Air Force Two 4 0 0 4 22
C-32B Air Force Two 0 2 0 2 17.24
C-37A Gulfstream V 10 0 0 10 19.47
C-37B Gulfstream V 5 0 0 5 6.78
C-40A 4 0 0 4 16.65
C-40C Clipper 0 3 4 7 14.76
C-130H Hercules 2 123 42 167 30.94
C-130J Super Hercules 106 18 10 134 11.42
LC-130H Hercules 0 10 0 10 35.06
VC-25A Air Force One 2 0 0 2 29.95
Total 364 206 98 668 25.87
HELICOPTER
HH-60G Pave Hawk 65 23 16 104 28.25
HH-60U Pave Hawk 3 0 0 3 9.37
TH-1H Iroquois (trainer) 28 0 0 28 39.53
UH-1N Iroquois 63 0 0 63 48.59
Total 159 23 16 198 31.43
TRAINER
T-1A Jayhawk 178 0 0 178 25.91
T-6A Texan II 442 0 0 442 14.98
T-38A Talon 53 0 0 53 54
(A)T-38B Talon 6 0 0 6 57.12
T-38C Talon 443 0 0 443 54.30
T-41D Mescalero 4 0 0 4 51.1
T-51A Cessna 3 0 0 3 15.2
T-53A Kadet II 24 0 0 24 8.66
UV-18B Twin Otter 3 0 0 3 36.53
Gliders 23 0 0 23 10.4
Total 1,179 0 0 1,179 32.81
GRAND TOTAL 4,131 1,046 324 5,501 30.55
Total active inventory (TAI): aircraft assigned to operating forces for mission, training, test, or maintenance. Includes primary, backup, and attrition reserve aircraft. For other aircraft acronyms, see Gallery of Weapons.
An Air Force C-130H from Wyoming’s Air National Guard 153rd Airlift Wing fires flares during exercise Southern Strike at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss.
Sgt. Jovi Prevot/USA

ICBMs IN SERVICE OVER TIME

(As of Sept. 30, 2020)

Type of
System
FY
11
FY
12
FY
13
FY
14
FY
15
FY
16
FY
17
FY
18
FY
19
FY
20
Minuteman III 450 450 450 450 450 450 406 400 400 400
Total
ICBMs
450 450 450 450 450 450 406 400 400 400

AVERAGE PILOT TRAINING HOURS PER MONTH BY AIRCRAFT TYPE  FY17-FY20

COMPONENT FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
Active Duty 10.9 10.7 6.8 10.9
ALL MODELS ANG 9.9 9.3 5.3 9
AFRC 8.8 8 4.2 7.2
AIRCRAFT TYPE COMPONENT FY17 FY18 FY19 FY20
AIRLIFT Active Duty 13.1 12.7 8 12.2
ANG 9.8 9.8 5.8 10.3
AFRC 9 10.7 5.2 8.3
BACN Active Duty 25 26 21.6 23.4
ANG –   – –  – 
AFRC  –  – –  – 
BOMBER Active Duty 7.9 6.1 4 7.2
ANG 5 4.2 1.6 2.2
AFRC 4.8 3.5 2.9 4.7
FIGHTER Active Duty 8.5 8.2 5.7 8.1
ANG 8.4 7.1 4.2 6.4
AFRC 6.8 5.2 3.9 5.5
FIX WING Active Duty 8.5 9 5.7 8.7
ANG 7.8 6.8 5.8 10.8
AFRC  – –  –  4.8
RECON Active Duty 7.9 7.8 4.7 7
ANG 11.1 8 5.7 9
AFRC 5.7 5.7 2.7 5.3
RESCUE Active Duty –  –   – – 
ANG 7 1.6 –  – 
AFRC  – –  –  – 
ROTARY Active Duty 6.7 6.8 4.5 6.9
ANG 6.4 5.8 3.9 7.9
AFRC 6.8 8.5 3.4 4.9
SPEC OPS Active Duty 12.2 11.1 6.6 13
ANG 7.3 6.9 3.7 5.8
AFRC 9.3 5 3 5.2
TANKER Active Duty 15.9 13.6 8 12.1
ANG 12.1 12.4 7.5 10.4
AFRC 11.1 10 5.7 8.3
TRAINER Active Duty 8.4 10.2 6.8 9.6
ANG 1.2 7.9 1.7 0.9
AFRC 8.8 1.2 2.2 2.9
NOTE: These reflect Flying Hours only and do not include Simulator Hours.

TOTAL AIRCRAFT IN SERVICE OVER TIME

(As of Sept. 30, 2020)

ACTIVE 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Bomber 144 141 141 140 140 139 139 140 140
Fighter/Attack 1,289 1,287 1,273 1,312 1,282 1,297 1,332 1,370 1,424
Special Ops
Forces
117 122 124 144 132 138 135 144 154
ISR/BM/C3 413 394 444 437 434 441 432 428 422
Tanker 246 243 244 239 236 234 215 238 289
Transport 425 413 410 381 384 363 356 361 366
Helicopter 170 138 137 157 160 131 154 159 159
Trainer 1,213 1,189 1,195 1,187 1,194 1,211 1,181 1,180 1,179
Total
Active Duty
4,017 3,927 3,968 3,997 3,962 3,954 3,944 4,015 4,133
ANG                   
Bomber 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Fighter/Attack 635 630 585 611 577 575 575 577 594
Special Ops
Forces
4 4 4 4 4 4 1 0 0
ISR/BM/C3 87 86 88 91 89 93 78 59 59
Tanker 189 187 185 184 181 181 185 181 164
Transport 232 223 207 207 212 210 208 208 319
Helicopter 17 17 17 17 17 17 17 23 23
Total ANG 1,164 1,147 1,086 1,114 1,080 1.080 1,064 1,048 1,159
AFRC                   
Bomber 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18 18
Fighter/Attack 101 95 104 111 111 109 109 109 109
Special Ops
Forces
5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
ISR/BM/C3 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10 10
Tanker 72 71 68 68 72 72 72 74 73
Transport 148 147 145 139 101 91 96 98 140
Helicopter 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 15 16
Total AFRC 370 361 360 361 327 315 320 324 366
TOTAL FORCE 5,551 5,435 5,414 5,472 5,369 5,349 5,328 5,387 5,658
An F-22 Raptor performs a pedal turn maneuver, Jan. 15, 2021, at Columbus Air Force Base,
Miss. Airman 1st Class Davis Donaldson

2020 AIRCRAFT MISSION CAPABLE RATES

(As of Nov. 17, 2020)

MDS FY20
12-HR FIX(%)
FY20
BREAKS(%)
FY20
MC(%)
A-10C 68.45 11.26 72.04
AC-130J 67.05 5.78 82.03
AC-130U 72.00 16.67 88.34
AC-130W 58.70 16.39 80.45
AT-38B 64.91 5.12 88.11
B-1B 21.15 26.71 52.78
B-2A 58.30 28.19 62.41
B-52H 29.94 45.54 60.51
C-5M 39.41 9.26 60.53
C-12C 0.00 0.00 99.27
C-12D 0.00 0.00 100.00
C-12F 0.00 0.00 85.69
C-12J 0.00 0.00 100.00
C-17A 59.18 2.76 82.30
C-21A 0.00 0.00 100.00
C-32A 0.00 1.41 88.61
C-37A 0.00 0.14 93.69
C-37B 42.86 0.75 90.40
C-40B 50.00 0.32 87.68
C-40C 61.54 1.26 92.11
C-130H 39.31 5.83 70.02
C-130J 58.25 3.32 78.76
CV-22B 40.22 35.27 54.21
E-3B 51.65 38.00 65.83
E-3C 75.00 50.00 76.77
E-3G 48.95 37.04 70.73
E-4B 20.00 3.81 58.65
E-8C 50.37 29.41 66.49
EC-130H 61.25 29.34 66.90
EC-130J 13.33 7.01 52.46
EQ-4B 60.00 9.52 82.05
F-15C 64.40 14.32 71.93
F-15D 67.25 8.92 70.52
F-15E 61.96 15.85 69.21
F-16C 59.21 9.74 73.90
F-16D 59.97 9.89 72.11
F-22A 59.47 9.28 51.98
F-35A N/A N/A 71.4
HC-130J 53.44 9.31 79.74
HC-130N 0.00 20.00 74.18
HH-60G 58.59 12.50 68.99
KC-10A 53.80 5.95 80.62
KC-46A 45.10 2.71 66.53
KC-135R 52.13 11.41 72.87
KC-135T 56.47 12.20 73.11
LC-130H 28.67 19.66 45.72
MC-12W 0.00 0.00 100.00
MC-130H 47.37 17.89 73.60
MC-130J 52.20 10.54 75.87
MQ-9A 60.20 3.49 90.77
OC-135B 35.29 121.43 86.57
RC-135S 50.00 16.33 87.61
RC-135U 61.11 13.33 86.49
RC-135V 50.00 19.64 77.97
RC-135W 48.95 17.15 81.03
RQ-4B 47.83 13.52 73.61
T-1A 64.63 10.54 68.43
T-6A 68.95 5.29 73.57
T-38A 69.85 6.78 71.29
T-38C 56.27 7.38 65.44
TC-130H 71.79 36.79 73.81
TC-135W 40.74 21.26 80.79
TE-8A 57.14 10.00 63.88
TH-1H 54.13 6.93 75.44
TU-2S 63.93 16.05 78.73
U-2S 60.38 13.64 73.37
UH-1N 48.86 6.46 82.14
VC-25A 0.00 0.00 91.29
WC-130J 32.31 13.13 62.69
WC-135C 16.67 25.53 85.33
WC-135W 50.00 28.57 70.32
TOTAL 58.46 8.29 72.74
Data is from LIMS-EV Weapon Systems View pulled Nov. 17, 2020
An F-15EX takes off from Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in support of Northern Edge 2021.
1st Lt. Savanah Bray