Coalition Land Strength, Gulf War

 

  Tanks Arty Atk Helos
US Army 1,662 1,008 352
HQ 3rd Army      
— HQ XVIII Airborne Corps      
—— 82nd Airborne Division - 54 18
—— 101st Air Assault Division - 54 70
—— 1st Cavalry Division (-1 bde.) 216 56 18
—— 24th Mechanized Infantry Division (+1 bde.) 270 72 26
—— 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment 129 42 26
—— XVIII Corps Artillery (1 bde.) - 72 -
— HQ VII Corps      
—— 1st Armored Division 324 80 44
—— 3rd Armored Division 324 80 44
—— 1st Infantry Division (+ 1 bde.) 270 72 26
—— 2nd Armored Cavalry Regiment 129 42 26
—— VII Corps Artillery (3 bdes.) - 240 -
—— 11th Combat Aviation Brigade - - 36
— III Corps Artillery (2 bdes.) - 144 -
— 7th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - - -
— 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade - - -
— 12th Combat Aviation Brigade - - 18
— 5th Combat Aviation Brigade - - -
       
US Marine Corps 508 264 68
1st Marine Expeditionary Force      
— 1st Marine Division (+1 regt., +1 bde.) 248 144 -
— 2nd Marine Division (2 regts.) 140 120 -
— 16th Marine Aircraft Group - - 24
— 26th Marine Aircraft Group - - 24
— 4th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (afloat)      
—— 2nd Regimental Landing Team ~50 - -
—— 40th Marine Aircraft Group - - 8
— 5th Marine Expeditionary Brigade (afloat)      
—— 5th Regimental Landing Team ~50 - -
—— 50th Marine Aircraft Group - - 8
— 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit (afloat) ~20 - 4
       
TOTAL US 2,170 1,272 420
       
United Kingdom 177 84 18
1st Armoured Division      
— 7th Armoured Brigade 117 24 -
— 4th Armoured Brigade 60 24 -
— Divisional Artillery - 40 -
— Divisional Aviation - - 18
— Armoured Reconnaissance Regiment - - -
— Special Forces (elts. 22nd Regt. SAS, SBS) - - -
       
France 40 18 70
6th 'Daguet' Light Armored Division 40 18 70
       
Egypt 450 110 -
3rd Mechanized Division 200 70 -
4th Armoured Division 250 40 -
       
Syria 300 54 -
9th Armoured Division 300 54 -
Special Forces Regiment - - -
       
Czechoslovakia - - -
Chemical Defense Unit - - -
       
TOTAL NON-US 967 266 88
       
TOTAL COALITION 3,137 1,538 508

 

Notes:

(1) Additional forces for Desert Shield included: Bangladesh (5,000 men - 1 inf. bde. and engineers), Morocco (2,000 men incl. special forces), Niger (500 men - 1 inf. bn.), Pakistan (10,000 men - 2 bdes.), Senegal (500 men).

(2) Non-combat forces included: Australia (medical team), Hungary (medical team), New Zealand (2 medical teams), Poland (medical unit), Sierra Leone (medical unit), Singapore (medical team), Sweden (field hospital).

Sources: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 1991-1992.

Last modified: 6 March 2020