10 Worst Air Forces in the World 2018

| January 6, 2019 | 30 Comments

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The folks over at We Are The Mighty have put together a post of, as you might imagine, the 10 worst Air Forces of 2018. Sadly one of our closest allies made the list, but at #10 it was the least worst. The rest are no real surprises, but it is entertaining and the order is interesting. I’ll not clutter the place up here, so go to WATM and see for yourself.


Category: Air Force, Military issues

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  1. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Canada and Mexico made the list. No wonder. Sandwiched between them is the USA, the quiet protector many in both countries love to hate. When I become King of North America, I mean to change a few things in our relations with them. Firs, Canada pays us for its defense or gives up a province or two of my choosing. (I have a special plan French Canadians.) Second, Mexico gets back all of its citizens now residing in California, Texas, New Mexico, and Arizona. Families will not be fractured. Children born of Mexicans here will be allowed to leave with their illegal-alien mothers.

  2. 5th/77th FA says:

    A very interesting post from a member of the 2nd largest Air Force in the world. I liked (+_+) it. Keep the hits coming. Air superiority and close in air support are very nice things to have at the FEBA. Safe Transport ‘cross the ocean to the FEBA is also nice to have. Delivery of the logistic supplies to the FEBA is also nice to have.

    I’ll just leave this here:

    Infantry wins firefights.
    Tanks wins battles.
    Artillery wins wars!

    King of Battle = Bringing dignity to what would otherwise be considered a vulgar brawl.


    • AW1Ed says:

      “Fighter aircraft make movies. Attack aircraft make history.”

      As told to me by an A-6 B/N. I asked him what the per diem was, and if the hotels were three or four star for all that history making.

      I don’t think he much cared for that. No sense of decorum.

  3. FatCircles0311 says:

    No France? The same France that ran out of munitions days into limited support role in Libya and the same France and couldn’t even deploy their own troops to Mali requiring US aircraft to do so? Joke list.

  4. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    Speaking of North America, I wondered what Mexico did during WW II so I googled around and read a few items. Some made Mexico sound as if they won the war alone. Others told the truth, that Mexico was fairly split about which side, if either to join. They chose correctly through their conservative president and fielded 38 pilots who were trained in the US and actually went to the Pacific Theater in 1945. Of course, those who survived their own flying were feted as conquering heroes but, in the great scheme of things, Mexico didn’t do shit.

  5. HMC Ret says:

    In the Saudi Arabia article, dude is just standing around with his hands in his pockets. Wait for his SGT to be in his face in 3 – 2 – 1 – BOOM!

  6. AW1Ed says:

    That’ll buff right out.


    Syrian MiG 21. err, MiG 23. No, MiG 27! Wait, Syria never had the -27. Good thing too. They would have crashed it.

  7. Hondo says:

    Not sure I’d take any such list seriously that didn’t include a few true third-world air forces. Example: that of Suriname – which per Wikipedia consists of 3 HAL Chetak helicopters and (maybe, if it’s been received) 1 de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter. Or that of the Central African Republic, which is reputedly considered very nearly inactive due to the unserviceablilty of it’s aircraft – even though the country has been engaged in a civil war since 2012.



  8. Gianni says:

    How do you put greece there? Greek pilots are the highest ranking pilots in NATO
    Bellow an example
    Greece has 200 f-16 with 85 of them upgrading to the viper version.
    Of course they still have some modernized phantoms(34), as does turkey.
    What an ignorant article..

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