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The United States of America has the advanced fighter planes in the world. USAF has a huge category of US military aircraft and US military equipment.

We have described various aircrafts including helicopters, fighter jets, small military planes, biggest and largest aircrafts, surveillance and RC aircrafts.

 

A-10 Thunderbolt II

The primary functions of this US military aircraft are close air support, search and rescue operations etc.,

  • This military aircraft produces 9065 pounds of thrust.
  • It can carry a payload up to 16,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this American jet is 450 nautical miles per hour.
  • This fighter plane cost is around 18.8 million USD.
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A-10 Thunderbolt II – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
AC-130

AC-130 has two categories with it, AC-130U & AC-130W Stinger II. These AC-130 models are the advanced fighter planes in the world.

AC-130U,

The primary functions of this American jet are close air support, destroying enemy line and protection of force.

  • Each engine produces 4500 shaft horsepower.
  • It can carry a payload up to 1,55,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this US military aircraft is 300 miles per hour.
  • This fighter plane cost is around 210 million USD.
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AC-130U – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
AC-130W Stinger II,

The primary functions of this air force aircraft are similar to that of AC-130U.

  • Each aircraft engine produces 4500 shaft horsepower.
  • The maximum payload capacity is 1,55,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this air force aircraft is 300 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this fighter plane is around 122 million USD.
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AC-130W Stinger II –  Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
B-1B Lancer

B-1B Lancer is one of the powerful air force bomber planes. The primary functions of B-1B Lancer are heavy bomber, long-range aircraft and capable of multirole.

  • Thrust power of B-1B Lancer US military bomber aircraft is more than 30,000 pounds.
  • It can carry a payload up to 75,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this bomber aircraft is more than 900 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 317 million USD.
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B-1B Lancer – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
B-2 Spirit

B-2 Spirit is one of the powerful air force bomber planes. The primary function of B-2 US military aircraft is a multi-role heavy bomber.

  • Thrust power of B-2 Spirit is around 17,300 pounds per engine.
  • Payload capacity is around 40,000 pounds.
  • This bomber aircraft can travel at high subsonic speed.
  • Cost of this US military bomber aircraft is around 1.15 billion USD.
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B-2 Spirit – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
B-52 Stratofortress

B-52 Stratofortress is one of the powerful air force bomber planes. The primary function of this American Jet is a heavy bomber.

  • Thrust power of B-52 Stratofortress is around 17,000 pounds per engine.
  • Payload capacity of this US military bomber aircraft is 70,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this aircraft is more than 650 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this bomber aircraft is 85 million USD.
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B-52 Stratofortress – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-130 Hercules

C-130 Hercules is one of the top US air force cargo aircraft. The primary function of C-130 Hercules is global airlift. This US military aircraft is further subcategorized to C-130E, C-130H, C-130J, and C-130J-30.

  • Thrust of C-130 Hercules differs to each of its subcategories,
  1. C-130E produces 4200 horsepower.
  2. C-130H produces 4591 horsepower.
  3. C-130J produces 4700 horsepower.
  • Speed of C-130 Hercules differs to each of its subcategories,
  1. C-130E: 350 miles per hour.
  2. C-130H: 366 miles per hour.
  3. C-130J: 417 miles per hour.
  4. C-130J-30: 410 miles per hour.
  • Maximum payload capacity of C-130,
  1. C-130E: 42,000 pounds.
  2. C-130H: 42,000 pounds.
  3. C-130J: 42,000 pounds.
  4. C-130J-30: 44,000 pounds.
  • Cost of C-130 Hercules as below given below,
  1. C-130E: 11.9 million USD.
  2. C-130H: 30.1 million USD.
  3. C-130J: 48.5 million USD.
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C-130 Hercules – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-17 Globemaster III 

C-17 Globemaster III is one of the top US air force cargo aircraft. The primary functions of C-17 Globemaster III are troop transport and cargo.

  • The thrust produced by its single engine is 40,440 pounds.
  • Payload is up to 1,70,900 pounds.
  • Speed is up to 450 knots at 28,000 feet.
  • Cost of this C-17 Globemaster III is around 202.3 million USD.
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C-17 Globemaster III – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-20

C-20 is one of the American military transport planes. The primary functions of this C-20 US military aircraft are special operational and air support.

  • The thrust of C-20 is between 11,400 pounds to 13,850 pounds per engine.
  • Load capacity is 12 passengers.
  • The speed of C-20 is around 576 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this type of aircraft is 29.4 million USD.
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C-20 – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-21

C-21 is one of the American military transport planes. The primary functions of C-21 are cargo and passenger airlift.

  • Thrust power of C-21 is 3,500 pounds per engine.
  • Payload capacity is 8 passengers and 3153 pounds.
  • The Speed of this US military aircraft is 530 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this C-21 is almost 3.1 million USD.
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C-21 – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-32

C-32 is one type of the USAF VIP aircraft. The primary function of C-32 aircraft is high priority personnel transport.

  • C-32 can produce 41,700 pounds of thrust from its single engine.
  • It can accommodate up to 45 passengers.
  • The speed of C-32 is 530 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is not available.
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C-32 – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-37A

C-37A is one type of the USAF VIP aircraft. The primary function of C-37A is special operational functions.

  • This aircraft can produce 14,750 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • It can accommodate, 12 passengers.
  • The speed of this aircraft is around 600 miles per hour.
  • This USAF VIP aircraft cost 36 million USD.
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C-37A – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-40B/C

C-40B/C is one of the American military transport planes. The primary function of this US military aircraft is to carry high priority personnel.

  • This aircraft can produce 27,000 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • Maximum payload of C-40B can carry up to 32 passengers and C-40C can carry up to 111 passengers.
  • The speed of C-40B/C can reach up to 530 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this military transport aircraft is around 70 million USD.
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C-40B/C – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
C-5 A/B/C Galaxy & C-5M Super Galaxy

C-5 is one of the top US air force cargo aircraft. The primary function of these US military aircrafts is heavy cargo transport.

  • C-5 of A, B & C can produce 43,000 pounds of thrust per engine and C-5 Supergalaxy can produce 51,250 pounds thrust per engine.
  • Maximum payload of these aircraft can lift up to 2,70,000 pounds.
  • The speed of these C-5 aircrafts is 516 miles per hour.
  • Cost of these aircrafts as follows,
  1. C-5A – 152.8 million USD
  2. C-5B – 179 million USD
  3. C-5C – 88 million USD
  4. C-5M – 90 million USD
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C-5M Super Galaxy – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
CV-22 Osprey

The primary functions of this CV-22 Osprey are special operations, long-range infiltration and long-range exfiltration.

  • The thrust of this aircraft is 6200 horsepower shaft per engine.
  • The payload of this aircraft can carry up to 10,000 pounds.
  • CV-22 can reach speed up to 277 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 90 million USD.
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CV-22 Osprey – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
E-3 Sentry

E-3 Sentry is one of the advanced military aircraft. The primary functions of E-3 Sentry are airborne war management, command and control.

  • Thrust power of E-3 Sentry is up to 20,500 pounds per engine.
  • The speed of this advanced military aircraft is 360 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this US military aircraft is around 270 million USD.
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E-3 Sentry – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
E-4B

E-4B Sentry is one of the advanced military aircraft. The primary function of E-4B US military aircraft is airborne operations centre.

  • This aircraft can produce 52,500 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • Cost of this advanced military aircraft is around 223.2 million USD.
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E-4B – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
E-8C Joint Stars

E-8C Joint Stars is one of the advanced military aircraft. The primary function of this aircraft is airborne battle management.

  • Its thrust power is 19,200 pounds per engine.
  • The payload of this aircraft can carry huge electronic equipment with crewmembers.
  • The speed of E-8C Joint Stars is up to 587 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 244.4 million USD.
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E-8C Joint Stars – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
E-9A

E-9A is one of the army surveillance aircraftThe primary function of E-9A is airborne telemetry support.

  • This aircraft can produce 1,800 pounds of shaft horsepower thrust per engine.
  • The payload of this aircraft is 697 pounds.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 280 miles per hour.
  • Cost of E-9A is around 16.5 million USD.
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E-9A – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
EC-130H Compass Call

EC-130H Compass Call is one of the advanced military aircraft. The primary functions of EC-130H Compass Call are electronic warfare and destroying enemies countermeasures.

  • This aircraft can produce  4910 propellant shaft horsepower thrust.
  • The speed of this EC-130H is 300 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 165 million USD.
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EC-130H Compass Call – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
EC-130J Commando Solo

EC-130J Commando Solo is one of the US army surveillance aircraftThe primary functions of this aircraft are collecting military information and support operation.

  • The thrust of each engine can produce 4637 pounds of shaft horsepower.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 335 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 110 million USD.
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EC-130J Commando Solo – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
F-15 Eagle

The F-15 Eagle is one of the best fighter aircraft in F series fighter planes. F-15 Eagle is tactical fighter jet available since the year 1974.

  • Each engine of F-15 Eagle can produce 23,450 pounds of thrust.
  • The speed of this tactical fighter jet is 1875 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is around 29.9 million USD.
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F-15 Eagle – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
F-15E Strike Eagle

F-15E Strike Eagle is one of the best fighter aircraft in F series fighter planes. The primary function of this fighter jet is air to ground attack.

  • Each engine produces 29,000 pounds of thrust.
  • The Speed of this fighter jet is 1875 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is 31.1 million USD.
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F-15E Strike Eagle – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
F-16 Fighting Falcon

F-16 Fighting Falcon is one of the best fighter aircraft in F series fighter planes. The primary function of this fighter jet is multirole in air-to-air and air to ground combat.

  • F-16 produces 27,000 pounds of thrust.
  • The Speed of this fighter jet is 1500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is 14.6 million USD.
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F-16 Fighting Falcon – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor is one of the best fighter aircraft in F series fighter planes. The primary functions of F-22 Raptor are multi-role fighter and air dominance.

  • F-22 Raptor produces 35,000 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • The Speed of this aircraft is Mach 2 class with supercruise capacity.
  • Cost of this fighter jet is 143 million USD.
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F-22 Raptor – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
HC-130J Combat King II

HC-130J Combat King II is one of the best US military propeller aircraft. The primary function of HC-130J Combat King II is personnel recovery platform.

  • Each engine produces 4591 pounds of thrust.
  • The Payload of this aircraft is 35,000 pounds.
  • The Speed of HC-130J Combat King II is 316 knots.
  • This US military aircraft costs 66 million USD.
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HC-130J Combat King II – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
HC-130P/N King

HC-130P/N King is one of the best US military propeller aircraft. The primary function of HC-130P/N King serves as a rescue platform.

  • This US military propeller aircraft produces 4910 pounds of shaft horsepower thrust per engine.
  • The Payload capacity is 30,000 pounds.
  • The Speed of HC-130P/N King is 289 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this aircraft is 77 million USD.
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HC-130P/N King – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
HH-60G Pave Hawk

HH-60G Pave Hawk is one the best American air force helicopters. The primary functions of Hawk helicopter are personnel search and rescue missions, military operations and etc.,

  • These type of American airforce helicopters produce 1940 horsepower shaft thrust per engine.
  • The Speed of this aircraft is 186 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this Pave Hawk is 40.1 million USD.
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HH-60G Pave Hawk – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
KC-10 Extender

KC-10 Extender is one of the largest aircraft in US military. The primary function of KC-10 Extender is aerial tanker and fuel transporter.

  • It produces 52,500 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • The Maximum payload is 1,70,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 619 miles per hour.
  • Cost of KC-10 Extender is 88.4 million USD.
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KC-10 Extender – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
KC-135 Stratotanker

KC-135 Stratotanker is one of the largest aircraft in US military. The primary function of KC-135 Stratotanker is Aerial refuelling and airlift.

  • KC-135 produces 21,634 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • Payload capacity of this aircraft is 2,00,000 pounds.
  • The speed of this US aircraft is 530 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is 39.6 million USD.
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KC-135 Stratotanker – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
MC-12

MC-12 is one the best army surveillance aircraft. The primary functions of MC-12 are reconnaissance, intelligence and surveillance.

  • The speed of this aircraft is 312 knots.
  • Cost of MC-12 is 17 million USD.
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MC-12 – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
MC-130H COMBAT TALON II

MC-130H Combat Talon II is one of the best US military propeller aircraft. The primary functions of MC-130H are resupply to special operations, infiltration and exfiltration.

  • MC-130H produces 4910 shaft horsepower thrust per engine.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 300 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this US military aircraft is 160 million USD.
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MC-130H COMBAT TALON II – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
MC-130J Commando II

The primary functions of MC-130J Commando are resupply in special operations, air refuelling to combat helicopters and etc.

  • This aircraft produces 4591 shaft horsepower thrust per engine.
  • The Speed of MC-130J is 362 knots.
  • Cost of this US military aircraft is 67 million USD.
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MC-130J Commando II- Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
OC-135B Open Skies

OC-135B Open Skies is one of the Military passenger planes. The primary function of OC-135B is to support open skies treaty.

  • Thrust, it produces 16,050 pounds per engine.
  • The speed of this aircraft is more than 500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is not available.
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OC-135B Open Skies – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
RC-135S COBRA BALL

RC-135S COBRA BALL is an RC military aircraft. The primary function of RC-135S cobra ball is reconnaissance.

  • This aircraft produces 21,600 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • The Speed is more than 500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is not available.
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RC-135S COBRA BALL – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
RC-135U Combat Sent

RC-135U Combat Sent is an RC military aircraft. The primary function of RC-135U combat sent is intelligence and electronic surveillance.

  • This aircraft produces 21,600 pounds of thrust per engine.
  • The Speed of RC-135U is more than 500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is not available.
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RC-135U Combat Sent – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
RC-135V/W Rivet Joint

RC-135V/W Rivet Joint is an RC military aircraft. The primary function of RC-135V/W Rivet Joint is performing observation.

  • This aircraft produces 21,600 pounds of thrust.
  • The speed of this US military aircraft is more than 500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is not available.
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RC-135V/W Rivet Joint – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
T-1A Jayhawk

T-1A Jayhawk is US air force training aircraft. The primary function of T-1A Jayhawk is an advanced trainer for pilots.

  • It produces 2900 pounds of thrust.
  • The speed of this aircraft is more than 500 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this plane is 4.1 million USD.
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T-1A Jayhawk – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
T-38 Talon

T-38 Talon is US air force training aircraft. The primary function of T-38 Talon is used as advanced trainer aircraft for fighter jet pilots.

  • T-38 Talon produces more than 2050 pounds of thrust.
  • The maximum speed of this aircraft is 812 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this trainer jet is 756,000 USD.
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T-38 Talon- Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.
T-6A Texan II

T-6A Texan II is US air force training aircraft. The primary function of T-6A Texan II is to serve as entry-level fighter jet trainer for pilots.

  • T-6A Texan II produces 1100 horsepower thrust through its turboprop engine.
  • The speed of this aircraft is 320 miles per hour.
  • Cost of this trainer aircraft is 4272 million USD.
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T-6A Texan II – Photo Credits to US air force fact sheets.

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