NATO Air Force Trends, Central Region

 

Manpower
  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1995
Belgium 20,500 20,100 20,100 20,948 19,900 12,100
Canada - 2,300 - 2,760 2,700 -
Denmark 10,500 9,600 7,150 7,400 6,900 6,100
France 106,000 102,000 103,650 99,150 94,100 89,800
Germany, F.R. 104,000 111,000 106,000 106,000 106,000 82,900
Luxembourg - - - - - -
Netherlands 21,250 19,162 19,000 16,810 18,200 9,000
U.K. 113,000 98,200 86,310 93,089 91,450 75,700
U.S. (Europe) 50,000 47,000 74,300 74,500 82,200 43,650
Total 425,250 409,362 416,510 420,657 421,450 319,250

 

Combat Aircraft
  1970 1975 1980 1985 1990 1990
Belgium 208 185 150 147 126 133
Canada - 54 60 42 51 -
Denmark 112 123 113 96 89 63
France 500 431 477 492 598 761
Germany, F.R. - 468 480 486 507 454
Luxembourg - - - - - -
Netherlands 135 157 170 174 189 183
U.K. 720 540 720 620 570 561
U.S. (Europe) 465 553 620 657 567 228
Total 2,140 2,511 2,790 2,714 2,697 2,383

 

Notes:

(1) Does not include naval air arm. In 1987 this was 26 combat aircraft and 154 medium helicopters for Britain; 9,000 men, 122 combat aircraft and 24 combat helicopters for France; and 105 aircraft and 12 helicopters for Germany, F.R.

(2) U.S. figures do not include units in Spain.

Source: Cordesman, Anthony P., NATO's Central Region Forces; IISS, The Military Balance 1989-90; IISS, The Military Balance 1994-95.