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Russian aircraft "Flanker" ousted the American "Hornet": a new rating of world military aviation has been compiled

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In the West, the popularity of various models of combat aviation technology based on the calculation of its number in the armed forces of the countries of the world.


As part of the new World Air Forces 2021 rating, four Russian aircraft were included in the top ten most common aircraft. Thus, the second position was taken by the Su-27/30 models: 1057 Flankers are in service, which is 7% of the world fleet of fighter aircraft. They are second only to the F-16, which has a fleet of 2267 aircraft, or 15%. And this despite the fact that the American "Battle Falcon" belongs to the category of light fighters, in contrast to the heavy "Sushka".

At the same time, just four years ago, the second place was occupied by the American F / A-18 Hornet fighter-bomber, which was ousted to the fourth line of the rating. It is now followed by the MiG-29, the world fleet of which is 817 units or 6%. The sixth position was taken by the Eurofighter Typhoon with 514 aircraft or 3%. The seventh place is taken by the Su-25 attack aircraft - 470 units around the world. Finally, the front-line bomber Su-24 was placed on the tenth line - 389 aircraft.

In the ranking of military helicopters, the second place is occupied by the Mi-8/17 with 2906 units, which is 14% of the fleet (it is preceded by the American UH-60 Black Hawk with 3929 aircraft, or 19% of the world fleet). The Mi-24/35 ranks fifth with 962 units or 5%.

Russian aircraft "Flanker" ousted the American "Hornet": a new rating of world military aviation has been compiled
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 6 January 2021 06: 08
    -10%
    Thus, the second position was taken by the Su-27/30 models: 1057 Flankers are in service, which is 7% of the world fleet of fighter aircraft. They are second only to the F-16, which has a fleet of 2267 aircraft, or 15%.

    It's a shame, yes!
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 6 January 2021 06: 12
      +1
      We have a heavy fighter, count one to two.
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 6 January 2021 06: 13
        -4
        Quote: Pessimist22
        We have a heavy fighter, count one to two.

        By the way, the Germans counted the number of downed planes in the number of ENGINES on the downed car.
        1. Pessimist22
          Pessimist22 6 January 2021 06: 22
          +6
          Everything counted for them, so they wrote several hundred for themselves.
        2. Vladimir_2U
          Vladimir_2U 6 January 2021 06: 31
          -1
          Quote: Victor_B
          By the way, the Germans counted the number of downed planes in the number of ENGINES
          This is one of the parameters, not the main one.
        3. Free wind
          Free wind 6 January 2021 06: 34
          +3
          There was no such thing, do not repeat fairy tales, Fritz drew one strip in one plane. Another thing is that he received a different monetary bonus for the downed planes, however, like ours.
          1. Mordvin 3
            Mordvin 3 6 January 2021 08: 08
            +2
            Quote: Free Wind
            There was no such thing, do not repeat fairy tales, for one plane Fritz painted one strip.

            For hitting. Whether the plane fell or not, the machine gun did not care. Or fairy tales too? what
            1. Free wind
              Free wind 6 January 2021 09: 47
              +3
              The Hans have a very high Bulgakhter accounting, they paid decent bonuses for downed planes, and violation of reporting is already financial fraud, they could have gotten a bullet in the lobbyist for embezzlement despite their merits. When the troops were on the offensive, the downed aircraft were easily confirmed by ground troops. Few had such an opportunity to see off the downed plane until it crashes. Actually, the fighter must turn its head in all directions looking for the attacker, otherwise you will not survive. And the criteria fell, destroyed, or knocked out by some are interpreted very freely. This over the sea, especially over the northern ones, almost always meant death, although there were unique cases. My grandfather's younger brother, an Il-2 gunner, died, the plane landed half-broken, the pilot soon died of wounds, the plane is most likely for spare parts, tell me the plane was destroyed or what? But he did not collapse.
              1. Mordvin 3
                Mordvin 3 6 January 2021 20: 29
                -2
                Quote: Free Wind
                The Hans have a very high Bulgakhter accounting, they paid decent bonuses for downed planes, and violation of reporting is already financial fraud, they could have gotten a bullet in the lobbyist for embezzlement despite their merits.

                In my opinion, you are confusing our reporting with theirs.
          2. orionvitt
            orionvitt 6 January 2021 11: 34
            +1
            Quote: Free Wind
            Fritz drew one strip in one plane

            Of course of course. True, in the end, in air battles, they destroyed Soviet aircraft, three times more than they were released. They knew how, however. winked
        4. smart ass
          smart ass 6 January 2021 08: 33
          +1
          As if the logic in this is to shoot down b29 and silt 2 are not the same
          1. Doliva63
            Doliva63 6 January 2021 17: 24
            +2
            Quote: Clever man
            As if the logic in this is to shoot down b29 and silt 2 are not the same

            When assessing quality - not the same thing, but when assessing quantity - not the point. We're talking about statistics. And yes, shooting down the Il-2 is also a question. With a shooter or not? In a group or alone? In my memoirs I read how Ilyushin Il-2 and FV190 sawed them in the oncoming battle. Do you remember the cosmonaut Beregovoy? He also received a Hero on the IL-2. Deservedly.
            1. Kostya Lavinyukov
              Kostya Lavinyukov 7 January 2021 01: 06
              +1
              There was a case that the MiG-17 Vietnamese, after an attack in the tail on a couple of Skyreaders, flew ahead of them. In the end, they cut him into a couple.
              1. Doliva63
                Doliva63 7 January 2021 19: 15
                +1
                Quote: Kostya Lavinyukov
                There was a case that the MiG-17 Vietnamese, after an attack in the tail on a couple of Skyreaders, flew ahead of them. In the end, they cut him into a couple.

                There are many different cases. We're here for statistics.
        5. Kote Pan Kokhanka
          Kote Pan Kokhanka 8 January 2021 17: 27
          0
          Quote: Victor_B
          By the way, the Germans counted the number of downed planes in the number of ENGINES on the downed car.

          A traditional mistake, the Anschluss goes on a separate line.
    2. Terenin
      Terenin 6 January 2021 06: 48
      +1
      Colleagues, I do not understand ousted from what? Circulation of sales in stores?
      This is also not unimportant. Vaughn Macron and his team, in all seriousness, ordered advanced science fiction screenwriters to simulate such a military mess that they would think of, and with a robust budget ...
      And whistling Europe doesn't waste money No.
    3. nPuBaTuP
      nPuBaTuP 6 January 2021 07: 04
      +2
      I re-read the article twice but still did not understand ... Who is in third place ... Is it really a penguin?
      1. Eugene-Eugene
        6 January 2021 07: 44
        +1
        The table added, on the penguin: "The fleet of F-35 aircraft exceeded 500. Nevertheless, this type does not yet appear in our list of Top 10 combat aircraft, since 175 of those used are used for training pilots." Here's another table:


        In general, quite informative material: https://www.flightglobal.com/download?ac=75345
        1. antivirus
          antivirus 6 January 2021 09: 56
          -2
          that's how they distract from the main thing at the VO - rather, build 10 aircraft carriers with 100 tons of VI each.
          we won't give the flyers money, everyone will go to the navy!

          or at USC? and there they will dissolve in cartier and Mercedes?
      2. Avior
        Avior 6 January 2021 09: 29
        -2
        F-15, of course
        The table has
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 6 January 2021 10: 45
          -6
          the rating is about nothing, in battle, the drying is steeper, I think anyone would change their place, simply because the maneuverability of the f-16 with the SU was not close.
          1. Avior
            Avior 6 January 2021 11: 12
            +1
            Such things are tested in battles.
            F-16 has a very good result
            In addition, it is inexpensive to maintain - one engine with a long resource
            1. Aerodrome
              Aerodrome 6 January 2021 12: 52
              -1
              Quote: Avior
              Such things are tested in battles.
              F-16 has a very good result
              In addition, it is inexpensive to maintain - one engine with a long resource

              it's true .. in battle, but 16 have no chances in the near, we have lame long-range attackers so far, and afars, but, I dream, we can handle it, but gliders ... but a "horizontal spin"? and "cobra"? let your American die.
              1. Avior
                Avior 6 January 2021 14: 24
                +3
                In those real air battles that were carried out, the F-16 has very good performance.
                The Chinese estimate this
                In 2020, the Chinese portal Sohu, analyzing the statistics of air battles with the participation of the F-16, indicated that in battles with Soviet and Russian-made aircraft (which are the main potential opponents of NATO), the F-16 won 65 victories and did not suffer a single defeat. [64] ...

                There was a controversial case with Pakistan and India, but they presented all their F-16s, everything is in place
                1. OgnennyiKotik
                  OgnennyiKotik 6 January 2021 15: 15
                  -2
                  Any comparison once at a time is meaningless, in reality this is possible only in exercises.
                  The aircraft is created for tactics, occupies a certain place in the system. Where individual characteristics play a less important role.
                  Now more important is the number of tankers, AWACS, and electronic warfare aircraft. They provide tactical flexibility and superiority.
                  1. Aerodrome
                    Aerodrome 6 January 2021 17: 45
                    +2
                    Quote: Avior
                    There was a controversial case with Pakistan and India,

                    what is serious? do not make me laugh. found "pilots" ... yes, you put Bogdan against anyone. - here's the result.
                    1. 2 Level Advisor
                      2 Level Advisor 6 January 2021 21: 31
                      0
                      What if they just fire missiles from afar and move away from close combat? say yes they can only from afar - cowards? but in general, comrades say correctly - you can only evaluate in a real battle, everyone has their own tactics .. why did the author keep silent about the other categories from the picture-transports, avaks, refuelers, anti-submariners? without them, modern aviation is not ice .. because we are not even in the top three there?
      3. sedoj
        sedoj 6 January 2021 20: 25
        0
        Quote: nPuBaTuP
        I re-read the article twice but still did not understand ... Who is in third place ...

        And look at the table, no luck? 3rd place F-15.
        1. Grandfather
          Grandfather 7 January 2021 03: 38
          0
          I am for ours.
  2. Vladimir_2U
    Vladimir_2U 6 January 2021 06: 11
    +4
    Yes, the Soviet aircraft industry was strong.
    1. Pessimist22
      Pessimist22 6 January 2021 06: 26
      +6
      We were preparing thoroughly, and the leadership was decisive in its actions, so no one blamed in our direction, not like now.
      1. Aerodrome
        Aerodrome 6 January 2021 10: 48
        +1
        Quote: Pessimist22
        We were preparing thoroughly, and the leadership was decisive in its actions, so no one blamed in our direction, not like now.

        yes now they do not blather ... and they do nastier things, if not laziness.
  3. Ross xnumx
    Ross xnumx 6 January 2021 06: 27
    -4
    To compare the quality of cars based on the American rating (and who else has the right to publish world ratings ???) - to learn love from adult films ... Prohibitions on trade in technologies and dual-use equipment ... All kinds of sticks in the wheels of financial structures ... Mass discrediting of Russian aviation ... The wretched development of aircraft construction in a country with available equipment ...
    What conditions for the concept of ratings exist IN GENERAL?
    For me, for example, it is enough to compare the characteristics and capabilities of the industry to produce ... Let our flyers talk and compare - this is more interesting and useful. Although, you must admit, only practical real combat allows you to check who is the best ...
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 6 January 2021 07: 18
      +5
      Quote: ROSS 42
      Compare the quality of cars based on the American rating

      A rhetorical question - who is stronger, a whale or an elephant?

      The ratio of the performance characteristics of weapons can be clarified ONLY by a war, in which the winner is not always hypothetically revealed by performance characteristics.
      How did we, 19-year-old boys, who had just passed six months of training, broke the ridges and cut throats of spirits, 30-40-year-old men who have been fighting all their lives, who were born with a gun?
      How in 41, near Moscow, our grandfathers stopped an armored armada with 45-millimeter cannons, an ATRM and some bottles that the Germans did not understand?
      How in the jungles of Vietnam small, barefoot and hungry Vietnamese slapped on the ears of the army, which considers itself the most in the world?

      It would be better, of course, there was no war, but America really wants it. True, not with their own hands - by the forces of the limitrophes. Let's scatter them, but how can we get to Langley and Washington? And formally they have nothing to do with it, only information hype can inflate - we all remember the "attack of aggressive Russia on defenseless Georgia" ...

      Py.Sy By the way, my opinion. It was then necessary to enter Tbilisi, and not to stamp on the approaches. Then Mishiko would not have a tie, but a member of his own. And in the world media, the persecution of Russia is both the same. It will still be. So at least it would be for what.

      Py.Py.Sy. The same applies to Kueva. They have been fighting with us for six years, and we still have not come to the war. To step on the Maidan once with a Russian ankle - and then let the civilian media choke on anger - since 1917 we are no strangers ...

      Py.Py.Py.Cy. And then to return all territories to "sovereign and independent". And why the hell are they needed - to feed them? Let them try again for alms from the West. And who of our oligarchs decides to help - that one to become farmers on free plots in the Far East. Let them try not to steal, but to earn ...
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 6 January 2021 09: 18
        0
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Py.Sy

        good
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Py.Py.Sy.

        yes
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        Py.Py.Py.Cy. And then return all the territories to "sovereign and independent". And why the hell are they needed - to feed them? Let them try again for alms from the West. And who of our oligarchs decides to help - that one to become farmers on free plots in the Far East. Let them try not to steal, but to earn ...

        fellow
        Who would argue ...
        1. Aerodrome
          Aerodrome 6 January 2021 10: 51
          +2
          Quote: ROSS 42
          Py.Py.Sy.

          to each Py.Py.Sy. I join.
    2. Andrey Yuryevich
      Andrey Yuryevich 6 January 2021 18: 06
      +2
      Quote: ROSS 42
      who else has the right to publish world rankings ???)

      Well, you yourself see Vasilich, the "orcs" with minuses are still strong ... troubled times ..
      1. Ross xnumx
        Ross xnumx 6 January 2021 18: 14
        0
        Quote: Andrey Yurievich
        Well, you yourself see Vasilich, the "orcs" with minuses are still strong ... troubled times ..

        The minuses are not so important to me, the actions of the moderators who could:
        - either make the setting of the rating personal;
        - or remove from the site "unbelted stick insects" ...
        It is disgusting to enter into a dialogue with a primitive who does not see not only letters, but cannot even add sentences from words.
        And the site has already "hatched" gallant "interjectors" ... "Handsome!" "How long ago!" "Great!" "More good and necessary goods!" - this is their style ... I'll see what's loaded next. The light did not converge like a wedge, and summer is coming soon ... lol
        1. Andrey Yuryevich
          Andrey Yuryevich 7 January 2021 03: 43
          0
          Quote: ROSS 42
          and summer is coming soon ...

          aha ... would rather be in the ground ... in the beds in the sense ... good
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 6 January 2021 06: 29
    +3
    In the West, the popularity of various models of military aircraft was assessed based on the calculation of its number in the armed forces of the countries of the world.

    Such an assessment is incorrect from the point of view of the effectiveness of military weapons.
    Popularity and numbers in battle play a secondary role.
    How many examples were there when a tactically more competent unit crushed the enemy with a numerical and technical superiority. Many factors affect the success of the battle and all sorts of ratings are made primarily for the rating of those who make these same ratings.
    Bad news ... Turkish assassin of Russian pilot released
    http://k-politika.ru/tureckij-ubijca-rossijskogo-letchika-vyshel-na-svobodu/?utm_source=warfiles.ru
  5. Ros 56
    Ros 56 6 January 2021 09: 26
    0
    All this is nonsense, counting equipment by quantity. In 41, we had five times more tanks than the Germans ....... and as a result, Stalin himself, in November, distributed them by the piece.
  6. Cyril G ...
    Cyril G ... 6 January 2021 10: 06
    0
    The Su family was wrongly counted IMHO, we only have more than 450, and the Indians have more than 260. And how many Chinese are there ?!
    1. Rusticolus
      Rusticolus 6 January 2021 10: 22
      0
      Yes, they generally forgot to count paper airplanes. There is only one Durov and Co. All of them put together by the number I made a heating pad like a tuzik. laughing
    2. Avior
      Avior 6 January 2021 11: 18
      -2
      Su27-30 the Chinese have about 180 and 200 j-11, I don't know if they were counted or not
      1. Cyril G ...
        Cyril G ... 6 January 2021 12: 07
        0
        This is yes. The idea should be considered. The Su-27 family is not cool. And also Malaysia, Algeria, Eritrea, etc. etc.
        1. Avior
          Avior 6 January 2021 14: 45
          0
          Algeria 44, Malaysia 18, Kazakhstan, Ukraine as much as it is, Belarus, in total more than a hundred more will be typed, perhaps
          1. Cyril G ...
            Cyril G ... 6 January 2021 14: 53
            0
            Ukraine - there are 12-15 pieces on the wing, Belarusians have only 4 Su-30SM. They wrote off the Su-27, they say it is expensive to maintain. Boom on the MiG-29 to fly. Then they abruptly bought a Su-30SM. That's where the logic ah?
            Armenians - 4 Su-30cm, Kazakhs 12 Su-30cm + 20 pieces Su-27
            1. Avior
              Avior 6 January 2021 15: 00
              0
              Belarusians and Armenians for what they gave a loan, then they took
              Moreover, the Belarusians wanted 12, that is, a squadron, I don't know how it ended, whether they took them or not
              1. Cyril G ...
                Cyril G ... 6 January 2021 15: 08
                0
                See what options.
                - we exclude the transfer of used MiG-29s (9-13 old buildings). The Belarusians have such a pair of squadrons + it seems to suck.
                - the purchase by the Belarusians of the MiG-29SMT of the Algerian contract, last year most of it stood in Halino in a sludge. In general, it is not clear with them Eribuni and Swifts fly diligently on Soviet boards, but we do not re-equip them with the released SMT. It is theoretically possible to buy them. Again, according to rumors, 21 second-hand MiG SMT want to buy the Indians.
                - buy new SMTs of the type built in the 16th year 16 MiG-29SMT + 2 2 MiG-29UBT.
                - and finally yes, Su-30SM
  7. fa2998
    fa2998 6 January 2021 10: 44
    +1
    The fact that there are many of our planes in the top ten we owe to the great country-USSR. Riveted in thousands, put them into service and "gave" to the allies. Now this fleet is aging. MiG-29, Su-24; 25 who are modernizing, who are acquiring others.
    And the military fleet is not only strong fighters. Look how many of our transporters and tankers, etc., are in the ranks? hi hi hi
  8. orionvitt
    orionvitt 6 January 2021 11: 40
    0
    In the West, the popularity of various models of military aircraft was assessed based on the calculation of its number in the armed forces of the countries of the world.
    Something is not entirely correct approach. The number of aircraft does not yet speak of their merits. The same Eurofighter Typhoon, although good in places, is a very mediocre machine. In addition, the number of certain vehicles in the air forces of various countries of the world directly depends on the political influence and direct protectionism of the manufacturing countries.
  9. garik77
    garik77 6 January 2021 16: 53
    0
    Can't you just speak Russian? Without any curtsies in the direction of NATO drove? We seem to have our own names for airplanes ..
  10. Old26
    Old26 6 January 2021 17: 26
    +5
    Yes, the rating is still the same. Without even going into the performance characteristics, but being guided by the quantity (and the rating is about the quantity) - there are a lot of blunders in the tables. For example, the French Mirage-2000 are not taken into account at all. They were produced by EMNIP 614 pcs. What, there are fewer of them in service with all countries of the world than our SU-24s remained? Where did the F-35 go? The number of issued EMNIP is 595. However, it did not make it to the list
  11. fa2998
    fa2998 6 January 2021 17: 51
    0
    Quote: Old26
    Where did the F-35 go?

    I wanted to ask myself! Already more than 600, and production has been established (150 units / year) It has already ousted the "Eurofighter" from the 6th place, and will soon push our MiG-29. hi
  12. Shahno
    Shahno 6 January 2021 17: 55
    0
    Quote: Old26
    Yes, the rating is still the same. Without even going into the performance characteristics, but being guided by the quantity (and the rating is about the quantity) - there are a lot of blunders in the tables. For example, the French Mirage-2000 are not taken into account at all. They were produced by EMNIP 614 pcs. What, there are fewer of them in service with all countries of the world than our SU-24s remained? Where did the F-35 go? The number of issued EMNIP is 595. However, it did not make it to the list

    Well, F 35 does not belong to any group ...
  13. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 6 January 2021 20: 45
    +1
    Somewhere they lost 600+ F-35s? belay
  14. Shahno
    Shahno 6 January 2021 20: 48
    -1
    Quote: voyaka uh
    Somewhere they lost 600+ F-35s? belay

    Since he did not fit into the standards ... We decided not to include at all winked
    1. Evil Booth
      Evil Booth 8 January 2021 21: 31
      0
      this is such an idiotic on their part - a test although they are just that .. experts.
  15. Evil Booth
    Evil Booth 8 January 2021 21: 31
    0
    another century and I will probably see somewhere such a shtkuk iam 120 flew 70 km in the mid-90s and p33 to 120 in the 81st year ... and other realities. and not these half-hints about the mighty NATO.
    and then the number of the Air Force is weakly influenced by the PCO Patriot, but the S400C300B4 and Iskander at the bases are strongly affected.