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This book includes, for the first time and in great detail,the current types of aircraft in service in the Ejército delAire (EdA), the Spanish Air Force, with a brief history of theirincorporation into the various Wings, Squadrons and Groups.Several tables, updated in 2021, contain the name givenby the manufacturer and the EdA to each aircraft type, aswell as registration numbers, unit indicative, serial numbersof the aircraft of North American origin, the constructornumber, the date of entry into service and, if applicable, thedate of technical withdrawal or accident. In this way, thereader will be able to identify each aircraft, the unit to whichit belongs and the base from which it operates.

The book contains the designation and location of all unitssupporting the combat forces. In the case of air defence,the locations and types of radar are described in detail. Theair-to-air and air-to-ground exercise and training ranges arealso included. Mention is made of flight personnel (pilots),ground personnel (mechanics) and civilian personnel in theservice of the EdA.

In relation to armament, each of the types of weapons withwhich aircraft are equipped (bombs, missiles, torpedoes,cannons, and machine guns) are briefly described. Theweapons for the defence of air bases are also described.

An extensive reference to the Spanish aeronautical industryis also included. A section describes the internationalmissions that the EdA has carried out in the past andpresent.

Finally, the book describes the means that the EdA employsto support aircraft and personnel stationed at air bases.Ejército del Aire y del Espaciosummarises the history ofthe EdA from its creation in 1939 at the end of the SpanishCivil War, to the present day. It is divided into five periods:1939–1952; 1953–1969; 1970–1999; 2000–2020; and the futurefrom 2021.