These Are the World's Largest Air Forces

35 Brazil
16. Brazil. Total Aircraft Strength: 723. Fighter Aircraft: 46. Attack Aircraft: 125. Transport Aircraft: 370. Trainer Aircraft: 176. Total Helicopter Strength: 255. Attack Helicopters: 12. Defense Budget: $29.3 billion. Martin Bernetti/AFP
36 Italy
15. Italy. Total Aircraft Strength: 828. Fighter Aircraft: 90. Attack Aircraft: 186. Transport Aircraft: 425. Trainer Aircraft: 193. Total Helicopter Strength: 425. Attack Helicopters: 59. Defense Budget: $37.7 billion. Darrin Zammit Lupi/Reuters
37 United Kingdom
14. United Kingdom. Total Aircraft Strength: 832. Fighter Aircraft: 103. Attack Aircraft: 143. Transport Aircraft: 297. Trainer Aircraft: 342. Total Helicopter Strength: 333. Attack Helicopters: 49. Defense Budget: $50 billion. Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images
38 Taiwan
13. Taiwan. Total Aircraft Strength: 843. Fighter Aircraft: 286. Attack Aircraft: 286. Transport Aircraft: 196. Trainer Aircraft: 205. Total Helicopter Strength: 342. Attack Helicopters: 91. Defense Budget: $10.7 billion. Sam Yeh/AFP
39 Saudi Arabia
12. Saudi Arabia. Total Aircraft Strength: 844. Fighter Aircraft: 203. Attack Aircraft: 284. Transport Aircraft: 211. Trainer Aircraft: 244. Total Helicopter Strength: 254. Attack Helicopters: 22. Defense Budget: $56.7 billion. Fayez Nureldine/AFP
40 North Korea
11. North Korea. Total Aircraft Strength: 944. Fighter Aircraft: 458. Attack Aircraft: 516. Transport Aircraft: 119. Trainer Aircraft: 169. Total Helicopter Strength: 202. Attack Helicopters: 20. Defense Budget: $7.5 billion. KCNA/Reuters
41 Turkey
10. Turkey. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,056. Fighter Aircraft: 207. Attack Aircraft: 207. Transport Aircraft: 445. Trainer Aircraft: 287. Total Helicopter Strength: 475. Attack Helicopters: 54. Defense Budget: $10.2 billion. Viktor Veres/AFP
42 Egypt
9. Egypt. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,132. Fighter Aircraft: 309. Attack Aircraft: 409. Transport Aircraft: 183. Trainer Aircraft: 384. Total Helicopter Strength: 269. Attack Helicopters: 10. Defense Budget: $4.4 billion. Boris Horvat/AFP
43 France
8. France. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,262. Fighter Aircraft: 299. Attack Aircraft: 299. Transport Aircraft: 433. Trainer Aircraft: 245. Total Helicopter Strength: 570. Attack Helicopters: 54. Defense Budget: $40 billion. Philippe Wojazer/Reuters
44 Pakistan
7. Pakistan. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,281. Fighter Aircraft: 320. Attack Aircraft: 410. Transport Aircraft: 296. Trainer Aircraft: 486. Total Helicopter Strength: 328. Attack Helicopters: 49. Defense Budget: $7 billion. Fayaz Aziz/Reuters
45 Japan
6. Japan. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,508. Fighter Aircraft: 290. Attack Aircraft: 290. Transport Aircraft: 486. Trainer Aircraft: 404. Total Helicopter Strength: 622. Attack Helicopters: 84. Defense Budget: $44 billion. Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force/Reuters
46 South Korea
5. South Korea. Total Aircraft Strength: 1,560. Fighter Aircraft: 406. Attack Aircraft: 466. Transport Aircraft: 382. Trainer Aircraft: 276. Total Helicopter Strength: 748. Attack Helicopters: 112. Defense Budget: $40 billion. Edgar Su/Reuters