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Air Forces - fighters

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Interactive map of number of fighters in each country. Supported countries only.

A fighter aircraft is a military aircraft designed primarily for air-to-air combat against other aircraft. The hallmarks of a fighter are its speed, maneuverability, and small size. They are classified into three categories: air superiority fighters, interceptors and fighter bombers.

An air superiority fighter is a type of fighter aircraft designed for entering and seizing control of enemy airspace as a means of establishing complete dominance of one side's air forces over the other side's. Air superiority fighters are designed primarily to effectively engage enemy fighters. An interceptor aircraft is designed specifically to prevent successful missions by enemy aircraft, particularly bombers. A fighter bomber is aircraft with ground attack capabilities.

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China 1 199
1

Russia 629
2

USA 388
3

North Korea 349
4

India 314
5

Syria 278
6

Pakistan 186
7

Japan 154
8

South Korea 151
9

Iran 151
10

Germany 125
11

United Kingdom 125
12

Taiwan 125
13

Egypt 113
14

Saudi Arabia 86
15

Italy 80
16

Israel 52
17

Spain 48
18

Malaysia 48
19

Turkey 47
20

Brazil 45
21

Romania 42
22

Greece 41
23

Switzerland 40
24

Ukraine 39
25

France 35
26

Poland 32
27

Singapore 27
28

Austria 15
29

Indonesia 11
30

Hungary 11
31

Azerbaijan 5
32

Philippines 2
33

Australia 0
34

Sweden 0
35

Canada 0
36

Armenia 0
37

Norway 0
38

Netherlands 0
39

United Arab Emirates 0
40

Finland 0
41

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