Military Factory logo
Icon of F-15 Eagle military combat fighter aircraft
Icon of Abrams Main Battle Tank
Icon of AK-47 assault rifle
Icon of navy warships
Icon of a dollar sign
Icon of military officer saluting

Soviet-Afghan War Aircraft (1979-1989)

Technological and logistical superiority would, once again, show a Superpower of the Cold War that winning regional conflicts were not as easy as expected.

Soviet-Afghan War Aircraft (1979-1989)

Technological and logistical superiority would, once again, show a Superpower of the Cold War that winning regional conflicts were not as easy as expected.

OVERVIEW



Despite its obvious technological superiority, the Soviet military was poorly supplied and directed during the nine-years-long-plus campaign in Asia. Its bombers and fighters were largely marginalized so air support fell to armed gunship helicopters to quell the unrest along the vastness of the Afghan countryside. Soviet strategy was rooted in Central European warfare - not against a fluid, determined guerilla force - limiting the effectiveness of the Soviet campaigns as a whole before its ultimate withdrawal in 1989. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order. Flag images indicative of country of origin.

There are a total of 15 Soviet-Afghan War Aircraft (1979-1989) in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below in alphanumeric order (1-to-Z). Flag images indicative of country of origin and not necessarily the primary operator.






Antonov An-12 (Cub)
Military Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
001
National Flag Graphic
1959
Antonov An-22 Antei
Heavy-Lift Turbo-Prop Transport Aircraft
Picture of the Antonov An-22 Antei
002
National Flag Graphic
1967
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
003
National Flag Graphic
1975
Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
Swing-Wing Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-27 (Flogger)
004
National Flag Graphic
1975
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
Single-Seat Jet-Powered Fighter / Fighter-Bomber Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 (Fresco)
005
National Flag Graphic
1952
ADVERTISEMENTS
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
Single-Seat Supersonic Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 (Fishbed)
006
National Flag Graphic
1959
Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) / Maritime Patrol Navy Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-14 (Haze)
007
National Flag Graphic
1975
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
008
National Flag Graphic
1973
Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
Military / Civilian Multirole Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-6 (Hook)
009
National Flag Graphic
1962
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
0010
National Flag Graphic
1967
Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
Ground Attack / Strike Fighter Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-17 / Su-20 / Su-22 (Fitter)
0011
National Flag Graphic
1970
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
0012
National Flag Graphic
1974
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
0013
National Flag Graphic
1981
Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
Multirole Twin-Engined, Jet-Powered Fast Bomber
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-16 (Badger)
0014
National Flag Graphic
1954
Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
Medium Bomber / Reconnaissance Aircraft
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22 (Blinder)
0015
National Flag Graphic
1962


Site Disclaimer  |  Privacy Policy  |  Cookies  |  Site Map

www.MilitaryFactory.com. Site content ©2003- MilitaryFactory.com, All Rights Reserved.

The "Military Factory" name and MilitaryFactory.com logo are registered ® U.S. trademarks protected by all applicable domestic and international intellectual property laws. All written content, illustrations, and photography are unique to this website (unless where indicated) and not for reuse/reproduction in any form. Material presented throughout this website is for historical and entertainment value only and should not to be construed as usable for hardware restoration, maintenance, or general operation. We do not sell any of the items showcased on this site. Please direct all other inquiries to militaryfactory AT gmail.com.

Part of a network of sites that includes GlobalFirepower, a data-driven property used in ranking the top military powers of the world.


Facebook Logo YouTube Logo