This is the time they need food and medicine more than anything else. If people are able to eat they are less likely to be recruited by militant organizations like Daesh.Afghanistan’s Taliban gov't staff should hold charity event from so called Muslim states for funds to refurbish their broken aircrafts?
They don't have money?can anyone enlightened me how Talibans running their state? They dont have money as far as we know.. how they are running these aircrafts? from where they’re getting fuel? How they’re generating electricity etc?
They don't need an air force, they need food, water, infrastructure and education if they want their country to stop being a shithole warzone and a leading exporter of terrorism. If they think their air force can stop the US or NATO from invading them again, they are completely delusional. The US can cripple any air force in the world within hours to days, bar the PLAAF.We could sell them our old f-7pg’s. Pg’s will be enough for afghans
the question is not what they have in inventory , USA sabotaged what was left behind the real question is how they fix those sabutage and does they have capability to maintain themCurrent Airfroce inventory
A-29 light attack plane
A-29 attack plane
Manufacturer: Embraer (Brazil)
First flight: 1999
Role: Low-cost attack plane armed with precision guided missiles for low-threat environments.
Length: 37 ft 4 in
Wingspan: 36ft 7in
Max takeoff weight: 11,905 lb
Max speed: 370 mph
Range: 1,744 miles
Service ceiling: 35,000ft
Armament: Guns: Internal 12.7mm machine guns, wing-mounted machine guns.
Rockets: Air-to-air missiles (Sidewinder, Piranha, Python), air-to-ground missiles (AGM-65 Maverick, Roketsan Cirit).
Bombs: Incendiary (BINC-300), cluster (BLG-252) and precision guided bombs (Lizard, Griffin, Paveway II).
Manufacturer: Lockheed Martin (USA)
First flight: 1954
Role: Originally designed for troop, medevac and cargo transport. Other roles as a gunship (AC-130) for air assaults, search and rescue, reconnaissance and aerial refueling have been utilised.
Length: 97 ft 9 in
Wingspan: 132 ft 7 in
Height 38 ft
Max takeoff weight: 75,800lb
Max speed: 370 mph
Range: 2,360 miles
Maximum altitude: 40,000ft
Armament: The AC-130 gunship variants can be armed with miniguns, rotary cannons, howitzers, missiles and bombs.
Manufacturer: Soviet Union (Russia)
First flight: 1975
Role: Transport helicopter, with gunship capabilities.
Crew: 2 pilots, 1 engineer
Length: 60 ft 7in
Height: 18 ft 6 in
Max takeoff weight: 28,660 lb
Max speed: 170 mph
Range: 500 miles
Service ceiling: 20,000 ft
Rockets: S-8 high explosive fragmentation rockets; Ataka anti-tank guided missiles.
Guns: UPK-23-250 23mm autocannon
Manufacturer: Cessna (USA)
First flight: 1982
Role: Transport aircraft, widely used by civilians and also as serves a military transport role.
Crew: One or two
Length: 37 ft 7 in
Wingspan: 52 ft 1 in
Maximum landing weight: 7,800 lb
Max speed: 186 kn (214 mph)
Range: 1,232 miles
Service ceiling: 25,000ft
Manufacturer: McDonnell Douglas (USA)
First flight: 1976
Role: Light multifunctional chopper, can be armed with missiles, ideal for scouting missions.
Length: 30 ft 9 in
Height: 8ft 8.5 in
Max takeoff weight: 2,550 lb
Max speed: 132 knots (152 mph)
Range: 366 miles
Hover ceiling: 8,200 ft
Armament: Four TOW anti-tank missiles OR
Two 7.62mm miniguns OR
Four Stinger air-to-air missiles OR
Mk44/Mk46 torpedoes OR
two seven-shot rocked pods
UH-60 Black Hawk
UH-60 Black Hawk
Manufacturer: Sikorsky Aircraft (USA)
First flight: 1974
Role: Primarily a tactical transport helicopter, later iterations have been more combat oriented.
Crew: 2 pilots and 2 gunners
Length: 64ft 10 in
Height: 16ft 10 in
Max takeoff weight: 22,000 lb
Max speed: 159 knots (183 mph)
Range: 1,380 miles (with extra fuel tanks)
Service ceiling: 19,000 ft
Guns: 2 × 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M240 machine guns OR 2 × 7.62 mm (0.30 in) M134 minigun.
Rockets: Unguided (Hydra 70); laser guided (Hellfire and Stinger).
Bombs: Can be equipped with VOLCANO mine clearers.