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Military


Afghanistan
Air Force
Equipment

ANAAC Modernization

Air Force Modernization

Soviets Taliban Western Taliban
1985 1990 1995 2000 2005 2010 2013 2015 2020 2025 2030
Personnel (In Thousands) 1? 3 6 6 7 0 0
Active 1? 3 6 6 7 0 0
Reserve - - - - - - -
Aircraft Source Inventory
Attack ~20 50 - - - - - 23 1 1
AT-29 Tucano LAS BR - - - - - - - - 23 1 + 127 1 + 127
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 - - - - - - - - - -
Special Mission - - - - - - - - 12 1 1
PC-12 EU - - - - - - - - 12 1 1
Transport ~38 76 52 ~24 + 12 15 4 3 0 0
Medium 15 52 + ~24 + 3 - 4 3 0 0
C-130H Hercules US - - - - - - - 4 3 27 27
An-24/6/-30/2 Coke / Curl RU 15 40 + ~24 + 3 - - - - -
An-12 Cub RU - 12 + - - - - - - 86 86
Light ~22 22 + - - 9 15 - - - -
C-27A G.222 EU - - - - - 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 14 20 33 1 1
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 - - - 36 36
MiG-15UTI Fagot RU + 6 - - - - - - - - -
Piston + - - - - - 14 20 33 1 1
Cessna 208 / AC-208 Caravan4 US - - - - - - 14 20 33 1 + 127 1 + 127
Cessna 182 Skylane4 US - - - - - - 0 0 0 0 0
Yak-18 Max RU + - - - - - - - - - -

Helicopter

GTOW ~72 102 92 + 13 27 52 68 113 34 34
Attack ~30 30 20 + 5 9 6 6 5 0 0
Mi-24/5/35 Hind RU ~305 30 20 + 5 9 6 6 5 136 136
Transport - Intermediate 10-ton ~30 60 60 + 8 18 40 56 32 17 17
CH-46 US - - - - - - - - - 57 57
Mi-8 / -17 Hip RU ~30 60 60 + 8 18 40 56 32 12 + 147 12 + 147
Transport - Medium 5-ton 12 12 12 - - - - - 33 6 6
UH-60A USA - - - - - - - - 33 6 + 127 6 + 127
Mi-4 Hound RU ~12 12 12 - - - - - - - -
Light / Utility - - - - - - 6 6 43 11 11
MD 530F US - - - - - - 6 6 43 11 + 147 11 + 147
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

    + = some, number uncertain

    - = none reported

    ? = uncertain

    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.

    6 - inoperational for several years at the time of capture by the Taliban

    7 - disabled by US Forces and abandoned at Kabul Airport




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