Aircraft. Link. Squadron.
The primary combat unit in aviation is aircraft.
Primary, the smallest tactical unit in the light aviation is a link, usually consisting of three aircraft, except for reconnaissance aircraft, where the smallest tactical unit should be regarded as one plane.
link at the same time is a unit of standing and fighting crew.
Some states in peacetime in its parts, in view of the reduced number of armed aircraft, managers do not have, considering the lower unit of a squadron and relevant units to it.
The link is the smallest tactical unit capable of independently carry out simple combat tasks, but in conjunction with other units entering into the higher divisions, receives much greater possibility of full use of their fighting qualities.
Tactical Aviation Unit
Squadron. The group in a few planes a uniform type of squadron.
Some states refer to such a group is not a squadron and a company (Japan), detachment (Germany, Finland).
The number of aircraft to be included in the squadron, is quite different and varies between the 5 and 15 aircraft, owing to the nature, scope and conditions of the combat operation of certain types of aircraft.
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