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ROC Air Force Equipment

Introduction

1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) - - - - - - - - - -
Active 70 68 68 45 45 45 45 45 45 45
Reserve 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90 90
Aircraft Source Inventory
Fighter 340 295 543 386 384 383 383 421? 150? 200?
5th Generation .. .. .. .. .. .. .. 100? 150? 200?
F-35A / B Lightning II US - - - - - - - 100? 150? 200?
4th Generation .. 50 330 321 321 321 321 321? ??? ???
Indigenous VSTOL TW - - - - - - - - 75? 150?
F-16C / D Fighting Falcon US - - - - - - 66 66 66 66
F-16A Blk 201 (Peace Fenghuang) US - - 150 146 146 146 146 146 ? -
Mirage 2000-5Ei FR - - 50 47 47 47 47 47 - -
F-CK-I IDF Ching-kuo TW / US - 50 130 128 128 128 128 128 ? -
3rd Generation 340 245 213 65 63 62 62 .. .. ..
F-5E Tiger II US 220 215 213 65 63 62 62 - - -
F-104G / J Starfighter US/DK/JP 120 30 - - - - - - - -
Recon / EW 6 7 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 8
C-130HE Tien Gian US/TW - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
RF-5E Tigergazer US/TW - - 7 7 7 7 7 7 7 7
RF-104G Starfighter US 6 6 - - - - - - - -
Airborne Early Warning (AEW) .. 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
E-2T Hawkeye US - 4 4 6 6 6 6 6 6 6
Maritime Patrol 8 .. .. .. .. 1 12 12 12 12
P-3C Orion US - - - - - 1 12 12 12 12
HU-16B Albatross US 8 - - - - - - - - -
Transport 85 41 37 37 36 34 34 34 34 34
Medium 60 14 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
C-130H Hercules US 12 14 20 20 20 20 20 20 20 20
C-123B / K Provider US 10 - - - - - - - - -
C-119G Flying Boxcar US 35 - - - - - - - - -
C-54 / C-118 Skymaster / Liftmaster US 3 1 - - - - - - - -
Light 8 8 2 2 2 .. .. .. .. ..
C-47 Skytrain US 8 8 2 2 2 - - - - -
Passenger 17 19 15 15 14 14 14 14 14 14
B737-800 US - - - 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
B737-400 TW - - 12 - - - - - - -
B727-100 US 4 4 - - - - - - - -
B707-720B US 1 - - - - - - - - -
Fokker F-50 DEN? - 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3 3
Beech 1900C US 12 12 11 11 10 10 10 10 10 10
TRAINING 276 221 169 135 135 134 134 109 99 99
Jet - Advanced 164 179 127 93 93 92 92 92 90 90
T/X TW - - - - - - - - 90 90
AT-33 AJT TW 60 59 58 58 58 57 57 57 - -
Mirage 2000-5Di FR - - 10 10 10 10 10 10 - -
T-38A Talon US - 404 - - - - - - - -
F-5F3 Tiger II US 55 53 52 25 25 25 25 25 - -
F-5B3 Freedom Fighter US 8 7 7 - - - - - - -
TF-104G Starfighter US / DK 33 12 - - - - - - - -
F-104D / DJ Starfighter US / JP 8 8 - - - - - - - -
Jet - Intermediate 30 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
T-33 Shooting Star US 30 - - - - - - - - -
Piston 82 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42
T-34C Turbo Mentor US 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42 42
TCH-15 Chung-Shin TW / US 40 - - - - - - - - -

Helicopter

GTOW 43 15 18 18 18 20 21 21 21 21
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton 14 14 17 17 17 19 20 20 20 20
EC225 Super Puma FR - - - - - 3 20 20 20 20
S-70C-1 / -1A / -6 Black Hawk US 14 14 17 17 17 16 - - - -
Transport - Medium 5-ton 13 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
UH-1H Iroquois US 12 - - - - - - - - -
S-62A US 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Light / Utility 16 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Hughes 500 US 6 - - - - - - - - -
Bell 47G US 10 - - - - - - - - -

Notes

    1 - This total includes some number of F-16B Block 20 advanced trainer aircraft, which also have a secondary combat capability.

    2 - Taiwan leased an ex-China Airlines 737-400 while awaiting delivery of the 737-800 aircraft.

    3 - These aircraft have a secondary combat capability.

    4 - Taiwan acquired 40 T-38A Talon aircraft in 1995 on a 3 year lease.

    5 - This total includes dedicated ACH-1 attack aircraft, which are effectively identical.




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