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#6696 2014-09-09 20:35 GMT-5 hours    
I have been working on a project for some time now and was hoping to get some advice from other aircraft enthusiasts. I have been working on identifying 52 fighter planes that are currently still active in the armed forces somewhere around the world. I tried to create a list that best represents aircraft from all over. I would love if you could take a moment and look over the list of fighter planes below and let me know if you think I either missed one that deserves to be on there or if there is one on the list that is no longer in service anywhere. Here are the fighters:
1. Aero Vodochoy L-159 Alca
2. AIDC F-CK-1 Ching-kuo
3. AMX A-1
4. Atlas Cheetah
5. BAE Systems Hawk
6. Boeing EA-18G
7. Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet
8. Chengdu FC-1
9. Chengdu J-7
10. Chengdu J-10
11. Dassault Mirage 2000
12. Dassault Mirage III
13. Dassault Rafale
14. Embraer EMB 314 Super Tucano
15. Eurofighter Typhoon
16. Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt
17. FMA IA 58 Pucara
18. FMA IA 63 Pampa
19. Grumman A-6 Prowler
20. HAL Tejas
21. HESA Saeqeh
22. IAI Kfir
23. IAI Lavi
24. Lockheed Martin F-104S Starfighter
25. Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcon
26. Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor
27. Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightening II
28. Lockheed Martin T-50 Golden Eagle
29. McDonnell Douglas F4 Phantom
30. McDonnell Douglas AV-8B Harrier II Plus
31. McDonnell Douglas CF-18
32. McDonnell Douglas F-15 Strike Eagle
33. Mikoyan MiG-23
34. Mikoyan MiG-27
35. Mikoyan MiG-29
36. Mikoyan MiG-31
37. Mitsubishi F-1
38. Mitsubishi F-2
39. Nanchang Q-5
40. Northrop Grumman F-5A Freedom Fighter
41. Northrop Grumman F-5AE Tiger II
42. Northrop T-38 Talon
43. PAC JF-17
44. Panavia Tornado
45. Saab JAS 39 Gripen
46. Sepecat Jaguar S16
47. Shenyang J-11
48. Shenyang J-15 Flying Shark
49. Sukhoi Su-27
50. Sukhoi Su-30
51. Sukhoi Su-34
52. Sukhoi Su-35
What's the reason for the list? I have been designing a deck of playing cards that are a modern twist to what are known as Spotter Cards created during WWII for Allied forces to help memorize and identify the silhouettes of aircraft so that they can tell friend from foe. I just started a Kickstarter project using the planes above as the inspiration for the playing cards. I even have two drones for the Jokers (Elbit Hermes 450 Drone and the General Atomics MQ-1 Predator Drone). I really would like your input on whether or not these planes are the best to have. What do you think?

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#6697 2014-09-11 08:17 GMT-5 hours    
#24. Lockheed Martin F-104S Starfighter : still active?


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#6698 2014-09-11 15:38 GMT-5 hours    
Mitsubishi F-1 no more, but I would add the MiG-21 to that list.
And Saab105 is still flying in Austria.
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#6699 2014-09-14 11:05 GMT-5 hours    
The last active F-104 was retired from the Tiwain Air Force several years ago.


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