The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe, German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə] (); lit. "air weapon") is the aerial warfare branch of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany. With a strength of 27,767 personnel (31 December 2018), it is the fourth largest air force within the European Union, after the air forces of the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. The German Air Force (as part of the Bundeswehr) was founded in 1956 during the era of the Cold War as the aerial warfare branch of the armed forces of then West Germany. After the reunification of West and East Germany in 1990, it integrated parts of the air force of the former German Democratic Republic, which itself had been founded in 1956 as part of the National People's Army. There is no organizational continuity between the current G

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  • The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe, German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə] (); lit. "air weapon") is the aerial warfare branch of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany. With a strength of 27,767 personnel (31 December 2018), it is the fourth largest air force within the European Union, after the air forces of the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. The German Air Force (as part of the Bundeswehr) was founded in 1956 during the era of the Cold War as the aerial warfare branch of the armed forces of then West Germany. After the reunification of West and East Germany in 1990, it integrated parts of the air force of the former German Democratic Republic, which itself had been founded in 1956 as part of the National People's Army. There is no organizational continuity between the current German Air Force and the former Luftwaffe of the Wehrmacht combined forces founded in 1935, which was completely disbanded in 1945/46 after World War II. The term Luftwaffe that is used for both the historic and the current German air force is the German-language generic designation of any air force. The commander of the German Air Force is Lieutenant General Ingo Gerhartz. In 2015, the Air Force uses eleven air bases, two of which host no flying units. Furthermore, the Air Force has a presence at three civil airports. In 2012, the Air Force had an authorized strength of 28,475 active soldiers and 4,914 reservists. (en)
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  • The German Air Force (German: Luftwaffe, German pronunciation: [ˈlʊftvafə] (); lit. "air weapon") is the aerial warfare branch of the Bundeswehr, the armed forces of Germany. With a strength of 27,767 personnel (31 December 2018), it is the fourth largest air force within the European Union, after the air forces of the United Kingdom, France, and Italy. The German Air Force (as part of the Bundeswehr) was founded in 1956 during the era of the Cold War as the aerial warfare branch of the armed forces of then West Germany. After the reunification of West and East Germany in 1990, it integrated parts of the air force of the former German Democratic Republic, which itself had been founded in 1956 as part of the National People's Army. There is no organizational continuity between the current G (en)
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