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Russian Air Force Aircraft Inventory (2019)

Total: 3,768

FIGHTERS
HELICOPTERS
TRANSPORTS
TRAINERS
SPECIAL MISSION
ON-ORDER
It first glance, it may seem odd that the Russian Air Force fields more helicopters (35%) than frontline fighters (31%). However, recent Russian doctrine fits this approach: helicopters provide unparalleled flexibility over the battlefield, capable of ferrying troops and supplies where needed while, at the same time, supporting forward-operating elements with firepower. This has been proven in warzones such as Chechnya, Ukraine, and Syria over the last few decades. The fighter fleet consists of two primary types: the venerable Su-27 and MiG-29, both Cold War-era warriors who have been consistently modernized for the better, resulting in offshoots (Su-30/Su-35, MiG-35, respectively) faithful to the original designs but with broadened over-battlefield capabilities. Like the USAF, the Russia Air Force also maintains a quantitative bomber force as well as a dedicated CAS platform, the legendary Su-25 'Grach'. Beyond these is a collection of special-mission, training, and support types that allow the service to match, pound-for-pound, any one air power in the world today.

An extensive modernization is ongoing and is set to include the 6th Generation Sukhoi Su-57 as well as the Su-35S multirole fighter and Su-34 strike fighter, additional Ka-52 and Mi-28 attack helicopters, and a modernized version of the Tu-160 'Blackjack' strategic bomber not to mention all-new designs in the IL-112 and An-148.

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 1,884 of the 3,768 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 70% would equate to 2,638 of the 3,768 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 75% would equate to 2,826 of the 3,768 available aircraft.
A readiness rate of 80% would equate to 3,014 of the 3,768 available aircraft.
Inventory Breakdown
Fighters
Total: 1,184 (31%)
274
Su-24M2/MR
Attack
259
MiG-29/MiG-35
Multirole
207
Su-27/S/SM/SM2/+
Multirole
132
MiG-31B/BS/BM/+
Interceptor
123
Su-30/M2/SM
Multirole
111
Su-34
Strike Fighter
78
Su-35S
Multirole


Bombers
Total: 125 (3%)
67
T-22M/M3/M3M
Strategic Bomber
42
T-95MS/MSM
Maritime Bomber
16
Tu-160/M
Strategic Bomber


CAS
Total: 196 (5%)
196
Su-25/UB/BM/SM
Close-Air Support


Helicopters
Total: 1,331 (35%)
734
Mi-8/17/171
Medium-Lift
324
Mi-24/35
Gunship / Transport
95
Ka-52
Attack
88
Mi-28A/N/NM
Attack
43
Mi-26
Heavy-Lift
36
Ka-226
Light Utility
6
Ka-27
Anti-Submarine Warfare
3
H215M (AS350)
Medium-Lift
2
SA355
Light Utility


Transports
Total: 364 (10%)
115
An-26
Tactical
103
IL-76M/MD/MF
Startegic
56
An-12
Tactical
28
An-72
Transport
28
L-410
Transport
13
An-148
Transport
7
An-124
Strategic
5
An-22
Strategic
5
Tu-134
Airliner
2
IL-18
Transport
2
Tu-154
Airliner


Trainers
Total: 483 (13%)
236
L-39
Advanced Jet Trainer
110
Yak-130
Advanced Jet Trainer
50
Ansat
Light Multirole
36
Tu-134
Airliner
29
Mi-2
Transport
10
Su-27UB
Multirole
8
Mi-28
Attack
4
MiG-29UB
Multirole


Tankers
Total: 19 (1%)
19
IL-78
Aerial Refueling


Special
Total: 66 (2%)
25
IL-20/22M
ELINT
15
An-30
Reconnaissance
14
A-50/100
Airborne Early Warning
4
An-12
Electronic Warfare
3
IL-80
Airborne Command Post
2
Tu-214
Electronic Warfare
1
An-26
Reconnaissance
1
IL-76M
Reconnaissance
1
Tu-134
Reconnaissance


On-Order
Total: 539
86
Ka-52
Attack
60
Su-57
Multirole
55
Mi-8/17/171
Medium-Lift
52
Mi-28UB
Training/Attack
50
Su-35S
Multirole
50
Tu-160M2
Strategic Bomber
45
IL-76MD-90A
Startegic
35
IL-112
Light Transport
31
IL-78
Aerial Refueling
27
Su-34
Strike Fighter
15
Mi-26
Heavy-Lift
10
IL-96
Airliner
8
Mi-28N
Attack
6
MiG-35UB
Multirole
3
Mi-38
Medium-Lift
2
An-148
Transport
2
MiG-29UB
Multirole
1
An-124-300
Strategic
1
L-410
Transport