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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.
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

United Kingdom 125
11

Germany 117
12

Egypt 113
13

Saudi Arabia 86
14

Italy 80
15

Israel 52
16

Spain 48
17

Malaysia 48
18

Turkey 47
19

Brazil 45
20

Romania 42
21

Greece 41
22

France 40
23

Switzerland 40
24

Ukraine 39
25

Poland 32
26

Singapore 27
27

Austria 15
28

Indonesia 11
29

Hungary 11
30

Azerbaijan 5
31

Philippines 2
32

Australia 0
33

Sweden 0
34

Canada 0
35

Armenia 0
36

Norway 0
37

Netherlands 0
38

United Arab Emirates 0
39

Finland 0
40