List of equipment of the United States Air Force


The equipment of the United States Air Force can be subdivided into: aircraft, ammunition, weapons, and ground vehicles.[1]


Name Type Versions Picture
AGM-65 Air-to-surface
AGM-65 Maverick MG 1382.jpg
AGM-86 Air-to-surface cruise missile
AGM-88 Air-to-surface anti-radiation missile
AGM-88E HARM p1230047.jpg
AGM-154 Glide bomb
AGM-154 JSOW 01.jpg
AGM-158 Air-to-surface cruise missile
JASSM mockup 0048.jpg
AIM-7 Medium-range air-to-air missile
AIM-7 Sparrow.jpg
AIM-9 Short-range air-to-air missile
Sidewider missile 20040710 145400 1.4.jpg
AIM-120 Medium-range air-to-air missile
Aim 120 amraam missile 20040710 145603 1.4.jpg
LGM-30 Intercontinental ballistic missile
B61 Thermonuclear bomb
B-61 bomb.jpg
B83 Thermonuclear bomb
B83 nuclear bomb trainer.jpg
CBU-87 Cluster bomb
Cbu-87 cluster bomb.jpg
CBU-89 Cluster bomb
CBU-97 Cluster bomb
GBU-10 xxl.jpg
GBU-12 Laser-guided bomb
GBU-12 xxl.jpg
GBU-15 xxl.jpg
GBU-24 Laser-guided bomb
GBU-24 xxl.jpg
GBU-27 Laser-guided bomb
GBU-27 xxl.jpg
GBU-28 Laser-guided bomb
GBU-28 xxl.jpg
Mk-82 General-purpose bomb
Mk-82 xxl.jpg
Mk-84 General-purpose bomb
Mk-84 xxl.jpg


Name Type Versions Ammunition Used by Picture
Aircraft guns
GAU-8 Avenger Seven-barrelled Rotary cannon 30 mm A-10/OA-10 Thunderbolt II GAU-8 Avenger contrast.jpg
GAU-22/A Four-barrelled Rotary cannon 25 mm F-35 Lightning II
M61 Six-barrelled Rotary cannon 20 mm F-15 Eagle
F-16 Fighting Falcon
F-22 Raptor
B-52 Stratofortress
GAU-23/A Chain gun autocannon 30 mm AC-130 The amphibious transport dock ship USS Green Bay (LPD 20) fires a MK-46 30mm gun during a live-fire exercise (28540439144).jpg
M102 Howitzer 105 mm AC-130 M102 Howitzer A1206 Tai Iraq 2004.JPG
GAU-16 12.7 mm UH-1 Iroquois
GAU-17 Six-barrelled Minigun/Rotary machine gun 7.62 mm HH-60 Pave Hawk
UH-1 Iroquois
GAU-17 machine gun fired from UH-1N Huey in 2006.jpg
M240 7.62 mm UH-1 Iroquois
US Navy 040229-N-4374S-008 Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 2nd Class Jon Garth, assigned to the Red Lions of Helicopter Anti-Submarine Squadron One Five (HS-15), mans a 7,62mm M240D machine gun aboard an HH-60H Seahawk.jpg
Small arms
Beretta M9 9×19mm Parabellum
M11 pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
M18 pistol 9×19mm Parabellum
M18 pistol.png
M4 carbine 5.56×45mm NATO
M16A2 rifle 5.56×45mm NATO
MP5 submachine gun Multiple (9×19mm Parabellum, 10mm Auto MP5/10, or .40 S&W M5/40)
MP3K ImgID1.jpg
M249 machine gun 5.56×45mm NATO
PEO M249 Para ACOG.jpg
M240 machine gun 7.62×51mm NATO
M240B Medium Machine Gun (7414626696).jpg
M2 machine gun .50 BMG
Machine gun M2 1.jpg



Ground vehicles

Name Type Versions Quantity Picture
Humvee Armored car ?
R-5 Refueler Aircraft refueling vehicle ?
R-9 Refueler Aircraft refueling vehicle ?
R-11 Refueler Aircraft refueling vehicle ?
R-11 Refueler - U.S. Air Force.jpg
C300 Ground refuel vehicle ?


Current attire[2]
Type Name Pattern Full pattern Notes
Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniform Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP) Operational Camouflage Pattern (OCP), Scorpion W2 swatch.jpg PNYXR25XMFHYPMVJLNT3VCOAPM USAF OCPU.jpg Airman Battle Uniform phased out April 2021[3]
Flight suit 69th Bomb Squadron Pilot.jpg Pilots, air crews and missile crews wear olive green or desert tan one-piece flight suits made of Nomex for fire protection.
Physical Training Uniform USAF PT Uniform.jpg Consists of shorts, T-shirt, jacket and pants.
Service dress uniform US Air Force Mens Service Dress.jpg Consists of a three-button coat, similar to that of a men's "sport jacket" (with silver "U.S." pins on the lapels), matching trousers, and either a service cap or flight cap, all in Shade 1620, "Air Force Blue" (a darker purplish-blue). This is worn with a light blue shirt (Shade 1550) and Shade 1620 herringbone patterned necktie. Enlisted members wear sleeve insignia on both the jacket and shirt, while officers wear metal rank insignia pinned onto the coat, and Air Force Blue slide-on epaulet loops on the shirt.
Mess dress US Air Force Mens Mess Dress.jpg Consists of a dark blue mess jacket and matching trousers with antiqued silver buttons, miniature medals, blue bow-tie and cummerbund, and shoulder boards and silver wrist braids for officers. When wearing the blue tie and cummerbund, the uniform is considered equivalent to black-tie formal wear. For white-tie occasions, a white bow-tie and waistcoat are worn.

Other equipment

See also


  1. ^ "USAF Fact Sheets".
  2. ^ "USAF Dress and Appearance standards".
  3. ^ "ABU phase out guidelines".