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Afghan Air Force Aircraft Inventory (2019)

Total: 220

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
After decades of conflict, the Afghan Air Force is in a lengthy rebuilding mode, being modeled largely after the United States Army (the primary overseer of the rebulding effort). Its main air vehicle is the Soviet-era Mi-8/Mi-17 'Hip' medium-lift helicopter and helicopters, as a whole, make up 46% of the air service. Soon to be available in greater numbers will be the American Sikorsky UH-60 'Black Hawk' medium-lift platform which will help to broaden capabilities for regular units as well as special forces elements. Current attack capabilities are headed by the impressive Brazilian EMB-314 'Super Tucano' trainer / light strike platform. Beyond this, the Afghan Air Force has a long way to go to be considered self-sustaining. NOTE: Images found below are indicative of series type (for representation purposes) and do not reflect current service colors. On-Order systems are not included in the overall Aircraft Total.

A readiness rate of 50% would equate to 110 of the 220 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 70% would equate to 154 of the 220 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 75% would equate to 165 of the 220 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 80% would equate to 176 of the 220 available aircraft.
Inventory Breakdown
CAS
Total: 12 (5%)
12
EMB-314
Trainer / Light Attack


Helicopters
Total: 98 (45%)
40
Mi-8/17
Transport
33
MF530F
Light Scout
10
UH-1H
Utility
8
UH-60A
Medium-Lift
4
Mi-25
Gunship / Transport
3
SA315
Light Utility


Transports
Total: 54 (25%)
32
Model 208
Utility
12
PC-12NG
Utility
6
Model 182
Utility
4
C-130H
Tactical


Special
Total: 56 (25%)
56
Mi-8/17
Transport


On-Order
Total: 312
151
UH-60A
Medium-Lift
149
MF530F
Light Scout
8
Model 208
Utility
4
Mi-25
Gunship / Transport