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Report: Su-27 / Su-30 - one of the most common fighters in the world

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Russian Su-27 / Su-30 entered the top three most common fighters in the world after the American F-16 and F / A-18, reports MIC With reference to the report World Air Forces 2016, published by Flightglobal.




“943 of the Su-27 / Su-30 family of aircraft are used in various countries of the world, which is about six percent of the global number of combat aircraft. The first two places are occupied by American aircraft F-16 and F / A-18, ”the report says.

According to researchers, "the number of F-16 for the year increased by 22 machines (from 2242 to 2264), and the number of F / A-18 was 1047 against 1046 last year."

In addition to these machines, the MiG-10 (29 units), MiG-819 (21 units) and Su-551 (25 units) also entered the top 503. Chinese MiG-21 clones took the last two places: J-7 took 10-place (418 units) and F-7 (export version) - 9 place (459 units).

In the top 10 of the most powerful air fleets in the world, the first place, as before, is left to the Americans, whose air force has 13717 airplanes and helicopters (26% of the total fleet). It is noted that for the maintenance of aircraft "involved 397 air tankers Boeing KC-135s."

The second place is for VKS RF having 3547 airplanes and helicopters. In this case, the most modern aircraft called Su-34, whose "combat debut" recently took place in Syria.

In third place is the Chinese Air Force, which has at its disposal the order of 2942 airplanes and helicopters.
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  1. ded100
    ded100 23 December 2015 19: 52 New
    +7
    Yes, far from amers lag behind the mess you need to catch up !!
    1. Ami du peuple
      Ami du peuple 23 December 2015 19: 56 New
      24
      Quote: ded100
      Yes, far from amers lag behind the mess you need to catch up !!

      And the lag behind the Soviet Union is generally enormous. How many MiG-21s of all modifications were released there, do not remind? In my opinion, 11,5 thousand. So there is nothing to equal the Americans, there are much closer benchmarks.
    2. venaya
      venaya 23 December 2015 19: 57 New
      +7
      We do not have so many bases abroad, I think that it is possible to manufacture only where to place and apply.
      1. cniza
        cniza 23 December 2015 20: 00 New
        24
        We have our own territory is not small fit.
        1. Voyager
          Voyager 24 December 2015 11: 31 New
          0
          and fit into the budget?
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      3. Ami du peuple
        Ami du peuple 23 December 2015 20: 21 New
        +3
        Quote: venaya
        We do not have so many bases abroad, I think that it is possible to manufacture only where to place and apply.

        What does the foreign base have to do with it? You do not take into account the export potential of aircraft? And the export of arms is, in addition to the receipt of considerable money in the budget, also the export of foreign policy.
    3. DarkMatter
      DarkMatter 23 December 2015 20: 09 New
      12
      Quote: ded100
      Yes, far from amers lag behind the mess you need to catch up !!


      No need, and we won’t be able to.
      It is necessary to build a sufficient quantity for the defense of the country and to qualitatively replace obsolete aircraft with modern ones.

      I would also like not to produce a million all kinds of modifications and models.
      And so, for example, to finish off the Su-35, and start building kaaak, transfer most of 30ok to the naval aviation (they are already there according to the plan), leave some part in the form of sparks in parts with 35mi, sell the surplus to the same Belarusians and Kazakhs. But these are only dreams ... recourse
      1. Private Starley
        Private Starley 24 December 2015 04: 59 New
        +1
        And it would not hurt to tighten the infrastructure, and now the new Su-34s spend the night in the open air, they wouldn’t be hindered by hangars ...
    4. 31R-US
      31R-US 23 December 2015 20: 20 New
      15
      Factories and factories need to be built belonging to Russia, to give stable work to people, and not to drive catch-up
    5. Minsk
      Minsk 23 December 2015 20: 57 New
      +7
      Can anyone explain the meaning of catching up with amers? How many of these aircraft are in operational condition? Where are they going to overtake them? In preparation for the war, I’m sure that so many NATO airfields will simply be destroyed.
    6. romanru4
      romanru4 23 December 2015 21: 50 New
      +2
      Not an order of magnitude, but 3,87 times less. We do not have as many pilots as there are Americans. Only Tajik women will help.
    7. todaygoodday
      todaygoodday 23 December 2015 22: 00 New
      +1
      A colony cannot have as many vehicles as min. due to reparations. If we succeed in dropping the yoke, we will heal!
    8. Saburov
      Saburov 23 December 2015 22: 05 New
      +9
      I’m wondering where the author got so many US fleets from. He counted all the junk on the storage bases? In general, the comparison is not correct, we also have a lot of trash in the state reserve, mostly gliders, but they still need to be crammed and forced to fly!
      Now we take the official source. Or didn’t I understand something?

      As of September 30, 2007 of the year, the number of US Air Force was 328,6 thousand people on active duty. In addition, 117 497 people were in the reserve, and 106,7 thousand people - in the Air Force of the National Guard. In service were 4093 manned aircraft (as well as 1289 in the National Guard Air Force and 396 in reserve), about 156 unmanned aerial vehicles, 2130 air-based cruise missiles, 450 intercontinental ballistic missiles.
      I wonder where the rest are. Even taking into account all the military branches, 8000 thousand planes and helicopters are not recruited, even together with storage bases.
      USSR Air Force In terms of the number of personnel and the number of aircraft at the time of their collapse, they were the largest Air Force in the world. By 1990, they included 6 079 aircraft of various types! What kind of inconsistency is obtained ???
      1. gleb0606
        gleb0606 23 December 2015 23: 28 New
        0
        No, they didn’t count from the storage bases, there are just a lot of helicopters (6000 pieces), training aircraft (almost 3000), and tankers with transporters (1700 pieces).
        1. Saburov
          Saburov 24 December 2015 01: 11 New
          +4
          Quote: gleb0606
          No, they didn’t count from the storage bases, there are just a lot of helicopters (6000 pieces)


          It is not true
          From the same official sources.

          US Army Helicopters

          AH-6 Little Bird - 20 units
          AH-64 Apache - 741 units
          CH-47 Chinook - 48 units
          MH-47 Chinook - 61 units
          MH-60 Black Hawk - 58 units
          EH-60 Black Hawk - 64 units
          UH-60 Black Hawk - 1041 units
          UH-72 Lakota - 13 units
          Total: 2046 units Even taking into account the Air Force, Coast Guard, Navy, and others, 3500 units are not recruited. But do not forget that this is a general accounting, and how much are subject to write-offs and are stored and operated.

          Quote: gleb0606
          training aircraft (almost 3000), and tankers with transporters (1700 pieces).


          Just the military transport and training aircraft of the United States is the competence of the US Air Force and was taken into account in the figures about which I wrote above.
          1. wanderer
            wanderer 24 December 2015 06: 57 New
            0
            And where did F15 seem to be a thousand in the world too? Or is he no longer a plane ?!
      2. Inok10
        Inok10 23 December 2015 23: 46 New
        +7
        Quote: Saburov
        I’m wondering where the author got so many US fleets from. He counted all the junk on the storage bases?

        ..that is exactly so .. Davis-Montan .. B-1 in the photo 10 pcs. and this is only one row, and there are not one .. there were 2012 in the ranks for 66. .. http://topwar.ru/64933-baza-devis-monteynhranilische-samoletov-ch2.html .. in December 2014 there was an excellent photo report on this storage base .. this is a very crafty calculation of the number of us air force .. wink
      3. magadanets
        magadanets 24 December 2015 06: 29 New
        0
        In addition to the Air Force and the National Guard, they have naval aviation.
    9. Denis Obukhov
      Denis Obukhov 24 December 2015 02: 22 New
      +2
      At the same time, the Su-34 was named the most modern aircraft, whose “combat debut” recently took place in Syria.



      The debut of the SU-34 was on 08.08.08
    10. raptor1975
      raptor1975 24 December 2015 04: 56 New
      -1
      The F16 fighter is one of the most successful models today in terms of price and quality, for example, our MIG29 is already outdated ...
      1. Saburov
        Saburov 25 December 2015 01: 38 New
        0
        Quote: raptor1975
        The F16 fighter is one of the most successful models today in terms of price and quality, for example, our MIG29 is already outdated ...


        How is it 29y outdated? Avionics and devices can be crammed into it whatever you want, and in terms of maneuverability and aerodynamics MIG-29 gives the F-16 a housewife as a ballerina. Think what you say dear!
    11. Platonich
      Platonich 24 December 2015 06: 10 New
      0
      Do not catch up and do not try. The US has a military budget of about $ 600 billion! And we have 20 times less.
    12. nimboris
      nimboris 24 December 2015 06: 46 New
      0
      And what for us so much we have a strong air defense and strategic nuclear forces. all the same, they won’t climb. The main reserve of pilots is to have and so that factories in case of which they could release them as il-2 in the Second World War.
      1. servant.
        servant. 24 December 2015 07: 23 New
        0
        do not blink like silt 2 ... the technologies are not the same .... and the country alas is different ...
  2. seti
    seti 23 December 2015 19: 54 New
    +5
    Dryers have excellent prospects, this is true. Moreover, such wonderful models as Su-27, Su30 and Su 34 are released on the basis of Su-35. Moreover, if the whole world already knows about the former and there are a number of countries that have acquired them, then the last two have already begun to climb the sales podium and saturate their own VKS. Thanks to our designers for these excellent machines for the bright future of our fighter and bomber aircraft.
    1. Basarev
      Basarev 23 December 2015 21: 49 New
      +1
      But still on the approach and the T-50 - he is just being tested.
  3. seti
    seti 23 December 2015 20: 00 New
    10
    Quote: ded100
    Yes, far from amers lag behind the mess you need to catch up !!

    Blindly chasing the staff is not necessary. One good plane can cost two or even three mediocre. And the crews are not a conveyor belt. To teach a pilot to fly a modern fighter is a long and costly business. So the number of newest aircraft should be comparable to the number of pilots. Although it is still desirable to have pilots two or three for each aircraft. Syria example however. And the cost of new cars rolls over. So the financial / production capabilities of the country must be considered.
    1. novobranets
      novobranets 23 December 2015 21: 27 New
      +3
      I read somewhere that training a military pilot to the state is more expensive than the plane itself, and the time costs are not comparable at all.
      1. romanru4
        romanru4 23 December 2015 21: 54 New
        +2
        Comparable to the cost of a new medium-sized plant. The costs are colossal and this is only for one!
    2. kapitan92
      kapitan92 23 December 2015 21: 49 New
      +5
      Ornate, ded100, ornate, and patriotic! The armor is strong and our tanks were sung so quickly by my grandfathers, but I did not see them. They all stayed THERE!
      Only real combat operations can show the advantage of a particular vehicle, pilot training, combat tactics, and the number of mob trained. reserve and much more. I would not want to, but prepare for all 100%, which demonstrates the new senior leadership of the Russian Armed Forces.
      Inheritance after the 90s is not so hot. Much has been done, but a lot needs to be done! soldier
    3. Just BB
      Just BB 24 December 2015 04: 14 New
      +3
      Generally speaking, a military aircraft or a helicopter is designed, according to tactics textbooks, for several sorties (depending on the type), in conditions of "normal turmoil." The pilot is more likely to return to duty.
      Even if the Su-27 is not an IL-2 or a Yak-3, its 5 pieces per day cannot be built.
      In 1992, it was decided to assemble all the FA aircraft to be withdrawn to Russia at 5 reserve bases. After a while, about 2,5 thousand MiG-23 (all letters), MiG-27 and Su-17 aircraft were assembled. And the idea was not bad - to preserve, store, re-preserve, regulations, fly-over and again in "lubrication". And it’s business for pilots from the reserve to fly "for memory."
      But ... HOW ALWAYS am First, they began to "cut" the states, then the "metal", and they started with the newest - never in the repair of the former and bases left 2.
      On the other hand, Western inspectors visited once a quarter. (They also supplied the "Dalniks" with cutting equipment, ours and a grinder can be cut)
      I don’t want to talk about helicopters
  4. raiart
    raiart 23 December 2015 20: 03 New
    +7
    If we compare the number of aircraft, then we need to compare with the number of earth-to-air air defense missiles. In this comparison, between Russia and the United States is almost equality.
    1. cniza
      cniza 23 December 2015 20: 06 New
      +4
      And still need to consider quality and efficiency.
  5. ded100
    ded100 23 December 2015 20: 06 New
    +5
    Quote: seti
    Quote: ded100
    Yes, far from amers lag behind the mess you need to catch up !!

    Blindly chasing the staff is not necessary. One good plane can cost two or even three mediocre. And the crews are not a conveyor belt. To teach a pilot to fly a modern fighter is a long and costly business. So the number of newest aircraft should be comparable to the number of pilots. Although it is still desirable to have pilots two or three for each aircraft. Syria example however. And the cost of new cars rolls over. So the financial / production capabilities of the country must be considered.

    Blindly bend unnecessarily necessary wisely, taking into account all the comments, but the fleet of new aircraft must be increased so that there is both quality and quantity, and adversaries to be afraid !! good
  6. Kyustenkats
    Kyustenkats 23 December 2015 20: 08 New
    +4
    eh ... Beautiful mshina ... We know how to make airplanes. So why do cars come with irons? recourse
    1. kuguar7777
      kuguar7777 23 December 2015 20: 51 New
      +2
      Because decades go from drawings to sales. smile
    2. Albert1988
      Albert1988 23 December 2015 21: 58 New
      +2
      Quote: Kyustenkats
      So why do cars come with irons?

      The latest model - a grant, a vest and another X-Ray crossover on the way - is far from being irons, so we are slowly pulling up in the auto industry)))))
  7. Gormenghast
    Gormenghast 23 December 2015 20: 12 New
    +7
    The lag, of course, is depressing. However, there is nothing to be surprised at - the Western-loving Tsar Boris contributed, and the liberoids, who thought to create from Russia something like a Baltic bantustan ("No gas, no oil, no industry, populated by Russophobia"- Mystery of the third planet laughing )

    The only good news is that the situation is different with air defense systems.
  8. Great-grandfather of Zeus
    Great-grandfather of Zeus 23 December 2015 20: 15 New
    +3
    Su 27 rightfully took the place of one of the best airplanes of its time. In the present, a versatile, and most importantly, a very beautiful machine.
  9. Wiskar
    Wiskar 23 December 2015 20: 39 New
    0
    Apparently the most common will be the F-35 wassat
    Only the US for its needs are going to order 2443 pieces, and general orders more than 3 thousand.
    Of course, not the fact that they will do so much, but if they do, then the F-35 will be the most common aircraft in the world.
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 23 December 2015 22: 00 New
      0
      The most sucking - yes, that's for sure, because the Americans just don’t suck him in, only all their allies, with a few exceptions, reject this most common one as they can ...
  10. serg.ru
    serg.ru 23 December 2015 20: 42 New
    +1
    we are behind in quantity but superior in quality
    1. Linkin
      Linkin 24 December 2015 01: 43 New
      +1
      Interestno in what capacity? How "superiority" was measured fellow
  11. Ros 56
    Ros 56 23 December 2015 20: 45 New
    +7
    An interesting thing, but I was most struck by the mention of the MiG 21, one of the most beautiful cars in the world. and the combat characteristics were at one time perfect. But the fact that more than 500 cars are still flying is something. After all, they began their combat path back in Vietnam, leaves at a combat post for about fifty years. This is very rare for a fighter. Who we have such a long-liver - An-2, Yak-12, the Il-18 family and on its base the Il-38 (anti-submarine), An 12 is still in some places. And you say - "Mercedes". So the head and hands are with ours, God forbid everyone. Combine this with the biggest head, the whole world would envy.
    1. Lukich
      Lukich 23 December 2015 20: 58 New
      +4
      Quote: Ros 56
      Who we have is such a long-livers - An-2, Yak-12, the Il-18 family and, on its basis, the Il-38 (anti-submarine), An 12, where else is there.

      YAK - 18. also still in service
  12. vell.65
    vell.65 23 December 2015 20: 51 New
    +1
    With the collapse of the Union, many airlines remained in foreign territories, and the rest could barely cope with the order. And thanks to "Taburetkin" who in due time reduced a large number of airfields and runways already in Russia, so we have to gradually reduce the gap.
    1. Good cat
      Good cat 24 December 2015 06: 47 New
      +1
      They can’t cope with orders, you’re cool, the Samara aircraft carrier introduced a three-day work week!
  13. kuguar7777
    kuguar7777 23 December 2015 20: 55 New
    +3
    If there is anything to bring down enemy planes (if suddenly), then everything is clear, but if air dueling is allowed .. Something sad becomes ..
    1. Albert1988
      Albert1988 23 December 2015 22: 03 New
      +1
      Quote: kuguar7777
      If there is anything to bring down enemy planes (if suddenly), then everything is clear, but if air dueling is allowed .. Something sad becomes ..

      Air duels are unlikely to take place in regions where we will not have powerful support for our air defense, so not everything is so sad, but all this crowd of amers still needs to somehow be concentrated against us - first of all, this whole air armada is smeared around the world and secondly, it is clear that the closest NATO airfields in case of war (God forbid, of course) will be covered by the same "Iskander".
  14. Semen Semyonitch
    Semen Semyonitch 23 December 2015 20: 55 New
    +1
    The first two places are occupied by American aircraft F-16 and F / A-18 "
    ________________________________________
    Yeah ... Forced voluntarily ... We passed it.
  15. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 23 December 2015 21: 04 New
    0
    There are only "ducklings" from the world in a bowl. And scut like mammoths. We are ALREADY GOING. No, not a fig the world is not unipolar. let the enerjayzyrs jump, together with the durasel.
  16. Barakuda
    Barakuda 23 December 2015 21: 25 New
    +1
    Yes, how many analytical reviews can be, how many and where? Russia has other tasks, and not to defend the influence of corporations and everyone else around the world. On the neck of the adversary there is something to answer. And few people want to have a real enemy on the Planet, to fight Russia! I am sure the United States does not want this most of all, but it’s necessary to rattle .. Otherwise, there will be no roach. And the mattresses themselves.
  17. hannibal lecter
    hannibal lecter 23 December 2015 21: 44 New
    0
    no matter how many planes the Americans have. even if there are enough tankers for everyone, we’ll kill you on the way up.
  18. kapitan92
    kapitan92 23 December 2015 21: 58 New
    +4
    Quote: raiart
    If we compare the number of aircraft, then we need to compare with the number of earth-to-air air defense missiles. In this comparison, between Russia and the United States is almost equality.

    Regarding the equality of anti-aircraft missiles, a link can be obtained!
  19. raiart
    raiart 23 December 2015 22: 33 New
    0
    kapitan92 I can’t find a link, relatively recently there was such a comparison on topwar by the forces of NATO and Russia.
  20. iliitchitch
    iliitchitch 23 December 2015 22: 43 New
    -5
    Ay, how powerful we are, ONE boat, imperceptible with river draft, solves all your American type of "HORRIBLE AUG". It will not fire with "REGULAR" ammunition, and there is no Turkey with American aircraft carriers. ... WHAT, flew in, eh? You groan, Vasil Ivanovich, but not an ax, tea, you caught it, calibrated it by chance, they wanted to hit the penguins in Antarctica, they missed, well, it happens. Let us kill cattle, if only we ourselves do not become so, that is the problem. But we won't. We have a conscience, we still have to master the Solar System. We are a "city-forming" nation on the Planet, and here some kind of striped parasha ... gets confused under our feet.
    1. Linkin
      Linkin 24 December 2015 01: 45 New
      -1
      comrade, alcohol is unhealthy, but the grass is probably picky (what did you take?)
      1. iliitchitch
        iliitchitch 24 December 2015 18: 31 New
        0
        Spit on everything, comrade. Meet the New Year. Well, why swear.
        I work as a watchman there.
  21. servant.
    servant. 24 December 2015 05: 37 New
    +2
    The comparison is, to put it mildly, conditional .... if you subtract the entire amount of "firewood" in the shelves and in storage .... then there is nothing to be happy about ...
  22. Wolka
    Wolka 24 December 2015 05: 53 New
    +1
    it is gratifying, but it is necessary that quantity = quality, that’s the essence ...
  23. Gans1234
    Gans1234 24 December 2015 07: 02 New
    +1
    MiG-21 (551 units) !!!!!!!!
    How old, and grandfather is still in service)