German Air Force

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German Air Force
Logo o the German Air Force
Kintra Germany
RoleAir Defence Force
Size28,431 personnel (29 Februar 2016)[1]
406 aircraft[2]
Nickname(s)Team Luftwaffe[3]
Motto(s)Immer im Einsatz[3]
ColoursBlue, Grey an White
Anniversaries9 Januar 1956
EngagementsCauld War
Operation Deliberate Force
Kosovo War
War in Afghanistan
Inspector o the Air ForceGeneralleutnant Karl Müllner
Ceremonial chiefGeneralleutnant Dieter Naskrent
Colonel o
the Regiment
Generalmajor Günter-Erhard Giesa
Aircraft flewn
AttackTornado IDS
Tornado ECR
FechterEurofighter Typhoon
HelicopterCougar, H145M, CH-53
TrainerGrob G-120, T-6 Texan II, T-38 Talon
TransportGlobal Express 5000, A310, A400M, A319, A340, C-160

The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe (German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə] ( listen)), the German-leid generic term for air force) is the aerial warfare branch o the Bundeswehr, the airmed forces o Germany. Wi a strenth o 27,620 personnel (Apryle 2020),[1] it is the third lairgest air force athin the European Union, efter the Italian Air Force an French Air Force.

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. a b "Die Stärke der Streitkräfte [Personnel strength of German Armed Forces". 23 Mairch 2016. Retrieved 26 Mairch 2016.
  2. Flightglobal - World Air Forces 2015 (PDF),
  3. a b Heiner Möllers (2012). Tradition und Traditionsverständnis in der Deutschen Luftwaffe: Geschichte - Gegenwart - Perspektiven. BoD – Books on Demand. pp. 57–. ISBN 978-3-941571-17-4.