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1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) - - - - 1? 3 6 6 7 7 7
Active -- -- -- -- 1? 3 6 6 7 7 7
Reserve -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Aircraft Source Inventory
Attack ~20 50 - - - - - 20? 20 20 20
AT-29 Tucano LAS BR -- -- -- -- -- -- -- - 20 20 20
Su-25 Frogfoot RU -- 50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Il-28 Beagle RU ~20 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Fighter ~127 100 190 ~22 ~51 - - - - - -
3rd Generation 52 70 110+ ~22 .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
MiG-23 Flogger RU -- 30 30 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MiG-21F Fishbed RU 40 30 80 + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Su-17/22 Fitter RU 12 10 + + -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2nd Generation ~75 30 + .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Su-7B Fitter RU 25 30 + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
MiG-17 Fresco RU ~50 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Transport ~38 76 52 ~23 + 12 15 4 4 4 4
Medium 15 52 + ~24 + 3 .. 4 4 4 4
C-130H Hercules US -- -- -- -- -- -- -- 4 4 4 4
An-24/6/-30/2 Coke / Curl RU 15 40 + ~24 + 3 -- -- -- -- --
An-12 Cub RU -- 12 + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Light ~22 22 + .. .. 9 15 .. .. .. ..
C-27A G.222 SU -- -- -- -- -- 9 15 -- -- -- --
An-2 Colt RU ~10 10 + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
An-14 Clod RU 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Passenger 1 2 2 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Il-18D Coot RU 1 2 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
TRAINING + 42 43 5 2 2 20 52? 52? 52? 52?
Jet - Advanced + 18 18 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
MiG-21U Fishbed RU + 18 18 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Jet - Intermediate + 24 25 5 2 2 .. .. .. .. ..
L-39 Albatross CZ + 18 25 52 2 23 -- -- -- -- --
MiG-15UTI Fagot RU + 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Piston + .. .. .. .. .. 20 52? 52? 52? 52?
Cessna 208 Caravan4 US -- -- -- -- -- -- 14 20 20 20 20
Cessna 182 Skylane4 US -- -- -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Yak-18 Max RU + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Helicopter

GTOW ~72 102 92 + 13 27 52 68 92 92 92
Attack ~30 30 20 + 5 9 6 6 .. .. ..
Mi-24/5/35 Hind RU ~305 30 20 + 5 9 6 6 -- -- --
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton ~30 60 60 + 8 18 40 56 86 86 86
Mi-8 / -17 Hip RU ~30 60 60 + 8 18 40 56 86 86 86
Transport - Medium 5-ton 12 12 12 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
Mi-4 Hound RU ~12 12 12 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Light / Utility .. .. .. .. .. .. 6 6 6 6 6
MD 530F US -- -- -- -- -- -- 6 6 6 6 6
Air Defense
SAM 235 225 225 .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
SA-3 RU 115 110 110 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
SA-2 RU 120 115 115 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Artillery, Anti-Aircraft + + + .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ..
100mm KS-19 RU + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
85mm KS-12 RU + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
37mm M-1939 RU + + + -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

Notes

    1 - According to the IISS The Military Balance there were 5 fighter/ground attack aircraft of indeterminate type operation in 2005.

    2 - According to the IISS The Military Balance these aircraft were utilized in the ground attack role.

    3 - According to the SIPRI Trade Registers there was reportedly a $3 million deal in 2010 for an additional 3 L-39 aircraft in 2010. US Department of Defense reports on progress in Afghanistan as of 2013 made no mention of L-39 aircraft at all as being in the Afghan Air Force inventory.

    4 - The SIPRI Trade Register mentions the planned sale of 6 TA-4J "Skyhawk" trainer aircraft to Afghanistan. This appears to be a confusion between the TA-4J trainer and the Cessna 172 "Skyhawk" aircraft.

    5 - According to the IISS The Military Balance there were 10 non-operational airframes as well, and more were being delivered.




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