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A-10 Thunderbolt II

A-10 Thunderbolt II

General characteristics

Primary function: Close-air support, airborne forward air control, combat search and rescue

Power plant: two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofans

Wingspan: 57 feet, 6 inches

Length: 53 feet, 4 inches

Height: 14 feet, 8 inches

Crew: One

C-17 Globemaster

C-17  Globemaster

General characteristics

Primary function: Cargo and troop transport

Power plant: Four Pratt & Whitney F117-PW-100 turbofan engines

Wingspan: 169 feet, 10 inches

Length: 174 feet

Height: 55 feet, 1 inch

Crew: Three (two pilots and one loadmaster)

AH-64 Apache

AH-64 Apache

General characteristics

Primary function: The AH-64 Apache is the most advanced multirole combat helicopter for the U.S. Army and a growing number of international defense forces.

Length: Maximum level flight speed

Height: 15.24 feet

Wing span: 17.15 feet

C-5M Super Galaxy

C-5M Super Galaxy

General characteristics

Primary function: Outsize cargo transport

Power plant: Four F-138-GE100 General Electric engines

Wingspan: 222 feet 9 inches

Length: 247 feet 10 inches

Height: 65 feet 1 inch

Height: 13 feet 6 inches

Width: 19 feet

Length: 143 feet, 9 inches

Maximum cargo: 281,001 pounds (127,460 Kilograms)

Speed: 518 mph

Crew: Seven – pilot, co-pilot, two flight engineers and three loadmasters

C-130 Hercules

C-130 Super Hercules

General characteristics

Primary function: Global airlift

Power plant: Four Allison T56-A-7 turboprops; 4,200 prop shaft horsepower

Wingspan: 132 feet, 7 inches

Length: 97 feet, 9 inches

Height: 38 feet, 10 inches

Speed: 410 mph

Unit cost: $48.5 million

F-15 Strike Eagle

F-15 Strike Eagle

General characteristics

Primary function: Air-to-ground attack aircraft

Power plant: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-220 or 229 turbofan engines with afterburners

Wingspan: 42.8 feet

Length: 63.8 feet

Height: 18.5 feet

Weight: 37,500 pounds

Crew: Pilot and weapon systems officer

Unit cost: $31.1 million



General characteristics

Primary function: Tactical fighter

Power plant: Two Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-100, 220 or 229 turbofan engines with afterburners

Wingspan: 42.8 feet

Length: 63.8 feet

Height: 18.5 feet

Weight: 31,700 pounds

Speed: 1,875 mph (Mach 2 class)

Crew: F-15A/C: one. F-15B/D/E: two

Unit cost: C/D models, $29.9 million

F-16 Fighting Falcon

69th Fighter Squadron

F-16 Fighting Falcon

Arizona Air National Guard 

General characteristics

Primary function: multirole fighter

Power plant: One Pratt and Whitney F100-PW-200/220/229 or General Electric F110-GE-100/129

Wingspan: 32 feet, 8 inches

Length: 49 feet, 5 inches

Height: 16 feet

Weight: 19,700 pounds without fuel

Speed: 1,500 mph (Mach 2 at altitude)

Crew: F-16C, one; F-16D, one or two

Unit cost: F-16C/D,$18.8 million

F-22 Raptor

F-22 Raptor

General characteristics

Primary function: Air dominance, multirole fighter

Power plant: Two Pratt & Whitney F119-PW-100 turbofan engines with afterburners and two-dimensional thrust vectoring nozzles.

Wingspan: 44 feet, 6 inches

Length: 62 feet, 1 inch

Height: 16 feet, 8 inches

Weight: 43,340 pounds

Speed:  Mach 2 class with super-cruise capability

Crew: one

Unit cost: $143 million

F-35 Lightning II
owned by Japan

F-35 Lightning II owned by Japan

General characteristics

Primary function: Multirole fighter

Power plant: One Pratt & Whitney F135-PW-100 turbofan engine

Wingspan: 35 feet

Length: 51 feet

Height: 14 feet

Speed: Mach 1.6

Crew: One

KC-46 Pegasus

KC-46 Pegasus

General characteristics

Primary function: Aerial refueling and airlift

Wingspan: 157 feet, 8 inches

Length: 165 feet, 6 inches

Height: 52 feet, 10 inches

Aircrew: Fifteen permanent seats for aircrew, including aeromedical evacuation aircrew

Passengers: 58 total (normal operations); up to 114 total (contingency operations)

KC-135 Stratotanker AZ ANG

KC-135 Stratotanker AZ ANG 

General characteristics

Primary function: Aerial refueling and airlift

Power plant: CFM International CFM-56 turbofan engines

Wingspan: 130 feet, 10 inches

Length: 136 feet, 3 inches

Height: 41 feet, 8 inches

Crew: Pilot, co-pilot, boom operator and navigator on some missions

Unit cost: $39.6 million


The aircraft should be capable of finding, tracking, and attacking targets either on its own, or in support of ground forces.

The aircraft is capable of operating from semi-prepared runways such as grass or dirt surfaces.

The aircraft includes several defensive measures.

Armored cockpit and engine.

Long loiter time performing five-hour sorties.

T-38C Talon

T-38 Talon

General characteristics

Primary function: Advanced jet pilot trainer

Power plant: Two General Electric J85-GE-5 turbojet engines with afterburners

Length: 46 feet, 4 inches

Height: 12 feet, 10 inches

Wingspan: 25 feet, 3 inches

Speed: 812 mph

Unit cost: $756,000

Crew: Two, student and instructor

MQ-1 Predator

MQ-1 Predator

General characteristics

Primary function: Armed reconnaissance, airborne surveillance and target acquisition

Power plant: Rotax 914F four-cylinder engine

Wingspan: 55 feet

Length: 27 feet

Height: 7 feet

Speed: 84 to 135 mph

Armament: Two laser-guided AGM-114 Hellfire missiles

Crew (remote): Two (pilot and sensor operator)

Unit cost: $20 million (includes four aircraft with sensors, ground control station and Predator Primary satellite link)

MQ-1 Predator

UH-60 Black Hawk

General characteristics

Function: Multirole helicopter

Engine: T700-GE-701D

Weight: 22,000 pounds

Personnel: Transports 12 fully seated troops



General characteristics

Mission: Provides a flexible response to Homeland Security missions

Description: Twin-engine, single-main-rotor commercial light utility helicopter, which conducts general support missions

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