Armée de l'Air - French Air Force
The French Air Force is the air force of the French Armed Forces. It was formed in 1909 as the Service Aéronautique, a service arm of the French Army, then was made an independent military arm in 1933. The number of aircraft in service with the French Air Force varies depending on source, however sources from the French Ministry of Defence and the French Senate give a divergent figure of 643 to 805 aircraft. The former figure being sourced from the French Ministry of Defence and giving a far more detailed list of the numbers, types and roles of each aircraft in the Air Force.