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There are a total of [ 61 ] Active Russian Air Force Aircraft (2023) entries 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. Return to the Modern Aircraft Index.
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1
Picture of the Aero L-39 Albatros
National Flag Graphic
1972
Aero L-39 Albatros
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Attack Aircraft
2
Picture of the Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
National Flag Graphic
1975
Airbus Helicopters AS350 Ecureuil/Astar
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
3
Picture of the Antonov An-12 (Cub)
National Flag Graphic
1959
Antonov An-12 (Cub)
Military Transport Aircraft
4
Picture of the Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-124 Ruslan (Condor)
Strategic Heavy-Lift Transport Aircraft
5
Picture of the Antonov An-140
National Flag Graphic
2002
Antonov An-140
Twin-Turboprop Regional Passenger Airliner
6
Picture of the Antonov An-148
National Flag Graphic
2009
Antonov An-148
Regional Passenger Airliner
7
Picture of the Antonov An-22 Antei
National Flag Graphic
1967
Antonov An-22 Antei
Heavy-Lift Turbo-Prop Transport Aircraft
8
Picture of the Antonov An-24 (Coke)
National Flag Graphic
1962
Antonov An-24 (Coke)
Twin-Turboprop Military Transport Aircraft
9
Picture of the Antonov An-26 (Curl)
National Flag Graphic
1969
Antonov An-26 (Curl)
Transport Aircraft
10
Picture of the Antonov An-30 (Clank)
National Flag Graphic
1968
Antonov An-30 (Clank)
Transport / Reconnaissance Aircraft
11
Picture of the Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
National Flag Graphic
1986
Antonov An-72 / An-74 (Coaler)
Tactical Medium Military Transport Aircraft
12
Picture of the Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Beriev A-50 (Mainstay)
Airborne Early Warning and Control (AWACS) Aircraft
13
Picture of the DJI MAVIK 3
National Flag Graphic
2022
DJI MAVIK 3
Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS) / Commercial Drone
14
Picture of the Forpost ISR
National Flag Graphic
2014
Forpost ISR
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance Drone / UAV
15
Picture of the HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
National Flag Graphic
2012
HESA Shahed-129 (Eye-Witness)
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Reconnaissance / Light Attack Drone
16
Picture of the HESA Shahed-136
National Flag Graphic
2021
HESA Shahed-136
Loitering Munition Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
17
Picture of the IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
National Flag Graphic
2019
IAIO Fotros (Fallen Angel)
Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
18
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-18 (Coot)
National Flag Graphic
1957
Ilyushin IL-18 (Coot)
Turboprop-Powered Passenger Airliner / Maritime Reconnaissance Platform
19
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
National Flag Graphic
1975
Ilyushin IL-76 (Candid)
Strategic Transport / Tanker Aircraft
20
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Ilyushin IL-78 (Midas)
In-Flight Refueling Tanker Aircraft
21
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-80 (Maxdome)
National Flag Graphic
1992
Ilyushin IL-80 (Maxdome)
Airborne Command Post (ACP)
22
Picture of the Ilyushin IL-96
National Flag Graphic
1992
Ilyushin IL-96
Wide-Body, Long-Range Passenger Airliner
23
Picture of the Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
National Flag Graphic
2002
Kamov Ka-226 Sergei (Hoodlum)
Light Utility Helicopter (LUH)
24
Picture of the Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Kamov Ka-27 (Helix)
Anti-Ship / Multi-role Naval Helicopter
25
Picture of the Kamov Ka-32 (Helix)
National Flag Graphic
1990
Kamov Ka-32 (Helix)
Multirole Coaxial Utility Helicopter
26
Picture of the Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
National Flag Graphic
1995
Kamov Ka-50 Black Shark (Hokum)
Dedicated Single-Seat Attack Helicopter
27
Picture of the Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Kamov Ka-52 Alligator (Hokum-B)
Two-Seat Armed Reconnaissance / Attack Helicopter
28
Picture of the Kazan Ansat
National Flag Graphic
2015
Kazan Ansat
Multirole Lightweight Utility Helicopter
29
Picture of the Kian (Arash)
National Flag Graphic
2022
Kian (Arash)
Expendable Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicle (UCAV)
30
Picture of the Kronstadt Orion (Inokhodets)
National Flag Graphic
2020
Kronstadt Orion (Inokhodets)
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
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31
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
National Flag Graphic
1984
Mikoyan MiG-29 (Fulcrum)
Lightweight Multi-Role Fighter Aircraft
32
Picture of the Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
National Flag Graphic
1979
Mikoyan MiG-31 (Foxhound)
Long-Range High-Speed Interceptor Aircraft
33
Picture of the Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Mil Mi-17 (Hip-H)
Medium-Lift Transport Helicopter / Gunship
34
Picture of the Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
National Flag Graphic
1973
Mil Mi-24 (Hind)
Armed Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
35
Picture of the Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
National Flag Graphic
1983
Mil Mi-26 (Halo)
Heavy-Lift Transport Helicopter
36
Picture of the Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
National Flag Graphic
2009
Mil Mi-28 (Havoc)
Dedicated Twin-Seat, Twin-Engine Attack Helicopter
37
Picture of the Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
National Flag Graphic
2005
Mil Mi-35 (Hind-E)
All-Weather Heavy Assault Gunship / Attack Helicopter
38
Picture of the Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Mil Mi-8 (Hip)
Multirole Medium-Lift Helicopter
39
Picture of the Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Qods Mohajer / Mersad (Migrant)
Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) / Reconnaissance Drone
40
Picture of the Schiebel Camcopter S-100
National Flag Graphic
2006
Schiebel Camcopter S-100
Rotary-Wing Unmanned Aerial Vehicle
41
Picture of the Sokol Altius
National Flag Graphic
2021
Sokol Altius
Medium-Altitude, Long-Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
42
Picture of the STC Orlan-10
National Flag Graphic
2014
STC Orlan-10
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
43
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
National Flag Graphic
1974
Sukhoi Su-24 (Fencer)
Long-Range Strike / Attack Aircraft
44
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
National Flag Graphic
1981
Sukhoi Su-25 Grach (Frogfoot)
Close-Air Support (CAS) / Ground Attack Aircraft
45
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
1985
Sukhoi Su-27 (Flanker)
Air Superiority / Ground Attack / Multirole Fighter
46
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
National Flag Graphic
1996
Sukhoi Su-30 (Flanker-C)
Two-Seat, Twin-Engine Air Superiority / Strike Fighter Aircraft
47
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Sukhoi Su-34 (Fullback)
Fighter-Bomber / Long Range Strike Fighter Aircraft
48
Picture of the Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
National Flag Graphic
2014
Sukhoi Su-35 (Flanker-E / Super Flanker)
Multirole Heavy Combat Fighter Aircraft
49
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-134 (Crusty)
National Flag Graphic
1967
Tupolev Tu-134 (Crusty)
Passenger Jet Airliner
50
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-143 (Reys / Flight)
National Flag Graphic
1982
Tupolev Tu-143 (Reys / Flight)
Reconnaissance Drone
51
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-154 (Careless)
Commercial Passenger Airliner
52
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
National Flag Graphic
1989
Tupolev Tu-160 (Blackjack)
Strategic Long-Range Heavy Supersonic Bomber Aircraft
53
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-204
National Flag Graphic
1995
Tupolev Tu-204
Narrow-Body Passenger Jet Airliner
54
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
National Flag Graphic
1972
Tupolev Tu-22M (Backfire)
Swing-Wing Supersonic Strategic / Maritime Bomber
55
Picture of the Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
National Flag Graphic
1956
Tupolev Tu-95 (Bear)
Strategic Reconnaissance / Heavy Bomber Aircraft
56
Picture of the Yakovlev Pchela (Bee)
National Flag Graphic
2005
Yakovlev Pchela (Bee)
ISR Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)
57
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)
National Flag Graphic
2010
Yakovlev Yak-130 (Mitten)
Advanced Jet Trainer / Light Strike Aircraft
58
Picture of the Yakovlev Yak-152
National Flag Graphic
2018
Yakovlev Yak-152
Tandem Seat, Single-Engine Primary / Basic Trainer Aircraft
59
Picture of the ZALA 421-08
National Flag Graphic
2008
ZALA 421-08
Unmanned Micro-Air Vehicle (UMAV)
60
Picture of the ZALA Lancet
National Flag Graphic
2019
ZALA Lancet
Loitering Munition Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS)
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61
Picture of the ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 (Aileron-3)
National Flag Graphic
2015
ZAO ENIX Eleron-3 (Aileron-3)
Intelligence-Surveillance-Reconnaissance (ISR) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)

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