Statistics

Coalition Air Strength by Type, Gulf War

 

  No.
US Air Force [1] 1,070
F-15C/D 120
F-15E 48
F-16 249
A-10 144
F-111 80
F-117 44
B-52 32
EF-111 18
F-4G 48
RC-135 5
U-2R 16
RF-4 6
E-8 2
KC-135 256
KC-10 46
   
US Navy 420
F-14 144
F/A-18 120
A-7 24
A-6 60
EA-6 24
E-2 24
KA-6 24
   
US Marine Corps 345
F/A-18 132
AV-8B 100
A-6 20
OV-10 18
EA-6 15
   
Total US 1,835
   
United Kingdom 97
Tornado F.3 18
Tornado GR.1 42
Jaguar 12
Buccaneer 6
Nimrod 3
VC-10 8
Victor 6
Tristar 2
   
France 56
Mirage 2000C 14
Mirage F.1C 8
Jaguar A 28
Mirage F.1CR 6
   
Canada 27
CF-18 26
CC-137 1
   
Italy 8
Tornado IDS 8
   
Total Non-US NATO 188
   
Bahrain 24
F-16 12
F-5 12
   
Kuwait 34
A-4 19
Mirage F.1 15
   
Qatar 12
Mirage F.1 12
   
Saudi Arabia 243
F-15C/D 75
F-5 87
Hawk 29
Tornado ADV 24
Tornado IDS 28
   
UAE 76
Hawk 22
Mirage III/5 26
Mirage 2000 28
   
Total GCC 389
   
TOTAL COALITION 2,412

Notes:

[1] Excludes 50+ USAF special forces aircraft and helicopters including AC/EC/MC/HC-130 and MH-53J.

Sources: International Institute for Strategic Studies, The Military Balance 1991-1992 & US General Accounting Office, Operation Desert Storm: Evaluation of the Air Campaign

Last modified: 6 March 2020