Air force

An air force is the branch of a country's military which fights in the air. The air force is made up of aircraft such as fighters, bombers, helicopters and transport aircraft. When a navy has its own air force it is called Naval Aviation.

Air forces began in the early 20th century, usually as part of the army. Most countries separated their air forces in the 1930s and 1940s.

Aircraft in an air force sometimes fly in a formation. Formations are when the aircraft fly in a pattern. Air forces is part of the military.

The biggest air force in the world is the United States Air Force (USAF).[1]

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References

  1. Daniel Slane. Report to Congress of the United States: China Economic and Security Review Commission. DIANE Publishing. p. 74. ISBN 9781437943399.


Other Languages
Afrikaans: Lugmag
العربية: سلاح الجو
aragonés: Fuerza aeria
asturianu: Fuerza aéreo
Bân-lâm-gú: Khong-kun
беларуская (тарашкевіца)‎: Вайскова-паветраныя сілы
bosanski: Ratna avijacija
brezhoneg: Aerlu
čeština: Letectvo
Cymraeg: Awyrlu
dansk: Luftvåben
eesti: Õhuvägi
English: Air force
español: Fuerza aérea
Esperanto: Aerarmeo
Frysk: Loftmacht
Gaeilge: Aerfhórsa
galego: Forza Aérea
한국어: 공군
हिन्दी: वायुसेना
Bahasa Indonesia: Angkatan udara
íslenska: Flugher
עברית: חיל אוויר
Basa Jawa: Wadya anggegana
Kiswahili: Jeshi la anga
latviešu: Gaisa spēki
മലയാളം: വ്യോമസേന
Bahasa Melayu: Tentera udara
မြန်မာဘာသာ: လေတပ်
Nederlands: Luchtmacht
日本語: 空軍
norsk: Flyvåpen
norsk nynorsk: Flyvåpen
ਪੰਜਾਬੀ: ਹਵਾਈ ਸੈਨਾ
português: Força aérea
Scots: Airforce
slovenščina: Vojno letalstvo
Soomaaliga: Ciidanka Cirka
srpskohrvatski / српскохрватски: Ratna avijacija
suomi: Ilmavoimat
svenska: Flygvapen
தமிழ்: வான்படை
Türkçe: Hava kuvvetleri
українська: Повітряні сили
اردو: فضائیہ
Tiếng Việt: Không quân
文言: 空師
吴语: 空军
粵語: 空軍
žemaitėška: Uora pajiegas
中文: 空军