The Russians inherited an enormous air force at the demise of the Soviet Union.

The Russians are shrinking the number of military aircraft in their service, while at the same time attempting to raise the quality.

Russian Military Aircraft Database

Ground-Attack, Close Air Support, and Fighter-bomber Aircraft

MiG-17 Fresco

MiG-21 Fishbed

MiG 27 Flogger D

MiG-29 Fulcrum

Su-7B Fitter A

Su-17 / Su-20 Su-22 Fitter

Su-24 Fencer

Su-25 Frogfoot

Yak-28 Brewer

Yak-38 Forger

Air Superiority and Interceptor Aircraft

MiG-25 Foxbat

Su-15 Flagon

MiG-19 Farmer

MiG-23 Flogger B

MiG-31 Foxhound

Su-27 Flanker

Bomber Aircraft

Il-28 Beagle

Tu-16 Badger

Tu-22 Blinder

Tu-26 Backfire

Tu-95 Bear

Tu-160 Blackjack

Helicopter Aircraft

Ka-50 Hokum

Mi-1 Hare

Mi-2 Hoplite

Mi-4 Hound

Mi-6 Hook

Mi-8 Hip

Mi-24 Hind

Mi-26 Halo

Mi-28 Havoc

Cargo and Transport Aircraft

An-124 Condor

An-12 Cub

An-24 Coke and An-26 Curl

An-32 Cline

An-72 Coaler

Il-14 Crate

Il-76 Candid

Early Warning, Observation, and Reconaissance Aircraft

A-50 Mainstay

Il-20 Coot-A

Utility Aircraft

An-2 Colt

Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and Cruise Missiles

AS-15 Kent

AS-4 Kitten

DR-3 Reys

SHMEL-1 Yak-061

Russian Military Aircraft Manufacturers

Russian Aircraft Corporation

RAC manufactures the MiG-28, MiG-31E, and MiG-AT military aircraft.


Sukhoi manufactures the Su-22M3, Su-22M4, Su-24MK, SU-25K, SU-27SK, SU-27UBK, SU-30MK, SU-32, and SU-33 military aircraft.


Yakovlev manufactures the PCHELA-1T remote-piloted vehicle.


Ilyushin manufactures the Il-76 Candid as well as the newer Il-78 and Il-112 military cargo aircraft.

PSC Tupolev

PSC Tupolev manufactures the Tu series of bombers and the Yastreb, Reis, and Strizh UAV’s.


Antonov manufactures the An-32 Cline and AN-124 military cargo aircraft.

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