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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.