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Designations of world Air Forces
« on: January 14, 2007, 07:19:13 AM »
Ive always been curious to the abreviation of airforces around the world. So if you know the name of an airforce and its acronym, could you please post it..


Unites States Air Force- USAF
Royal Air Force- RAF
Royal Australian Air Force- RAAF
Royal New Zealand Air Force- RNZAF
German Air Force- Luftwaffe

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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #1 on: January 14, 2007, 10:12:49 AM »
belgian air force - BAF  ;)

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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #2 on: January 14, 2007, 07:04:21 PM »
Used to be Royal Swedish Air Force - RSAF  (I preffer this one).
But now its just Swedish Air Force - SAF
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2007, 04:05:54 AM »
Used to be Royal Swedish Air Force - RSAF  (I preffer this one).
But now its just Swedish Air Force - SAF

Nah, would be the same as Republic of Singapore Air Force and Royal Saudi Air Force...

SAF? Are you sure it is not SwAF?
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #4 on: January 21, 2007, 04:06:51 AM »
belgian air force - BAF  ;)

Officially it is now BAC - Belgium Air Component (or Belgian Air Component, even I am not totally sure any more)
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #5 on: January 21, 2007, 04:14:54 AM »
Ive always been curious to the abreviation of airforces around the world. So if you know the name of an airforce and its acronym, could you please post it..

Will be a huge list, also some of them are unofficial, as the West likes to give them English names instead of using the abbreviation in the country's language. Also sometimes it is changed, or they use a different one for radio callsigns, also causing confusion among people (for example, Dutch Air Force (from the Netherlands) officially is RNLAF - Royal Netherlands Air Force, but often used by the military is NAF (Netherlands Air Force), now many people also incorrectly use RNAF, while in Dutch it is KLu - Koninklijke Luchtmacht - translates to Royal Air Force...but RAF is only used for Great Britain's air force.

So, could become quite a confusing topic this.

There are quite some here by the way: http://www.milavia.net/aircraft/appendix_a.htm

That page will be extended, as soon as I have converted it into a searchable database, you'll probably like that :-p I'll include a 'view air force acronyms only' list for you.  ;)
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #6 on: January 21, 2007, 07:46:22 AM »
How bout its official name in any language and the English Acronym

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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #7 on: January 21, 2007, 12:23:30 PM »
Officially it is now BAC - Belgium Air Component (or Belgian Air Component, even I am not totally sure any more)

ow :-\ i didn't know :-\ i thought it was BAF  :P

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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #8 on: January 21, 2007, 12:28:29 PM »
i searched it on the internet!
on mil.be you read "BAC" on some other sites you read BAF
so BAC is the most correct one i thing ;)

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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #9 on: January 21, 2007, 05:14:34 PM »
Your right, i cant belive i missed one letter..... :-\ :-\ :( :(
SwAF is the correct desigantion, im sorry i screwed it up.
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #10 on: January 21, 2007, 10:20:45 PM »
FAA, Fuerza Aerea Argentina, Argentina Air Force  ;)
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Re: Designations of world Air Forces
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2007, 05:36:45 PM »
what is CAP

 



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