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Aircraft of the United States

By the far the largest contributor to the coalition was the United States with over 3,000 aircraft split between it's four Armed Forces.

United States Air Force

AIRCRAFT TOTALS AS FOLLOWS:

FIGHTERS

F-16 Fighting Falcon - 249
F-15 Eagle - 120
F-15 Strike Eagle - 48
F-4 Phantom - 48
F-117 'Stealth Fighter' - 42
F-111 - 64
EF-111 Raven (ECM aircraft) - 18
A-10 Thunderbolt - 144

BOMBERS

B-52 Stratofortress - 86

AIR-TO-AIR REFUELLING

KC-135 Stratotanker - 258
KC-10 Extender - 46

AIR TRANSPORT

C-130 Hercules - 145
C-5 Galaxy - Not known
C-141 Starlifter - Not known

RECONNAISSANCE

RF-4C Phantom - 18

OTHER TYPES

E-3 Sentry - 11 (Airborne Warning and Control System (AWACS))
E-8 JSTARS - 2 (Battlefield Surveillance)
EC-130 Hercules - 9 (Electronic Intelligence)
HC-130 Hercules - 4 (Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR))
MC-130 Hercules - 4 (Special Operations)
AC-130 Hercules - 2 (Gunship)

HELICOPTERS

H-53 Jolly Green Giant and H-60 Blackhawk were used for Special Operations

United States Army

AIRCRAFT TOTALS AS FOLLOWS:

HELICOPTERS

UH-60 Blackhawk - 387 (Utility/Medevac Helicopter/Electronic Intelligence)
OH-58 - Kiowa - 387 (Scout/Light Reconnaissance Helicopter)
UH-1 Iroquois- 314 (Utility/Medevac Helicopter)
AH-64 Apache - 237 (Attack Helicopter)
AH-1 Cobra - 131 (Attack Helicopter)
CH-47 Chinook - 131 (Support Helicopter)
EH-60 Blackhawk- (ECM aircraft) - 18

AIRCRAFT

C-12 Huron - Not known (VIP Transport)
C-23 Sherpa - Not known (Cargo Transport)
OV-1 Mohawk- Not known (Electronic Intelligence)

United States Navy

The following aircraft carriers were deployed:

USS America
USS Dwight D Eisenhower
USS Independence
USS John F Kennedy
USS Midway
USS Ranger
USS Saratoga
USS Theodore Roosevelt

AIRCRAFT TOTALS AS FOLLOWS:

FIGHTERS

F/A-18 Hornet - 89
F-14 Tomcat - 109
A-6 Intruder - 95
A-7 Corsair - 24

OTHER TYPES

EA-6 Prowler - 27 (Electronic Countermeasures)
E-2 Hawkeye - 29 (Airborne Early Warning)
S-3 Viking - 48 (Anti-Submarine Warfare, AAR)
P-3 Orion - Not Known (Maritime Patrol)
C-2 Greyhound - Not Known (Carrier Resupply)
C-9 Skytrain - Not Known (Air Transport)

HELICOPTERS

H-3 Sea King (Resupply, Anti-Submarine Warfare)
H-46 Sea Knight (Resupply)
H-53 Super Stallion (Resupply, Anti-Submarine Warfare)
H-60 Seahawk (Anti-Submarine Warfare, Search and Rescue)
H-3 Sea King (Resupply, Anti-Submarine Warfare)

AIRCRAFT TOTALS AS FOLLOWS:

FIGHTERS

F/A-18 Hornet - 78
AV-8 Harrier II - 60
A-6 Intruder - 20

OTHER TYPES

EA-6 Prowler -12 (Electronic Countermeasures)
OV-10 Bronco - 13 (Forward Air Control)
KC-130 Hercules - 15 (AAR)

HELICOPTERS

H-53 Super Stallion - 40 (Support Helicopter)
H-46 Sea Knight - 60 (Support Helicopter)
AH-1 Sea Cobra - 40 (Attack Helicopter)
UH-1 Iroquois - 30 (Scout)

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