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Total Attack Helicopter Strengths by Country


The dedicated attack helicopter has revolutionized armored warfare with its tank-killing capabilities, close-support qualities and battlefield survivability.

The dedicated attack helicopter emerged during the Cold War years when the tank proved the key enemy. Every frontline player, particularly in Europe, centered their land power around the value of the Main Battle Tank (MBT). The basic formula has only slightly changed today where land forces still rely on firepower, performance, and battlefield survivability. The counter to this force is the Attack Helicopter which is fielded with similar qualities in mind. These platforms are typically two-seaters with wingstubs offering variable ordnance options but principally the Anti-Tank Guided Missile (ATGM). More recent developments included precision-guided rockets. In any case, the dedicated Attack Helicopter remains a key component to armies of the globe for their value has yet to diminish in the current age of digital processing and advanced air defense.

For the purposes of the GFP listing, only dedicated attack helicopters are considered - gunships or other converted transport platforms are excluded. Primary attack helicopter examples include the American Hughes AH-64 Apache, the European Eurocopter Tiger, and the Soviet-Russian Mil Mi-24/35 Hind series. Systems on order (heading into next year) are not included in the totals below.

The data presented below is through 2018.

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973  
United States
USA
2
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511  
Russia
RUS
3
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281  
China
CHN
4
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112  
South Korea
SKO
5
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91  
Taiwan
TAI
6
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84  
Japan
JPN
7
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59  
Italy
ITA
8
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58  
Germany
GER
9
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54  
France
FRA
10
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54  
Turkey
TUR
11
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49  
United Kingdom
UKD
12
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49  
Pakistan
PAK
13
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48  
Israel
ISR
14
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47  
Jordan
JOR
15
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46  
Algeria
ALG
16
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41  
Sudan
SUD
17
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34  
Ukraine
UKR
18
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32  
Iraq
IRQ
19
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30  
United Arab Emirates
UAE
20
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29  
Poland
POL
21
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29  
Greece
GRE
22
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28  
Syria
SYR
23
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28  
Netherlands
NET
24
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25  
Uzbekistan
UZB
25
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25  
Vietnam
VTN
26
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22  
Saudi Arabia
SAR
27
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22  
Australia
AUS
28
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22  
Bahrain
BAH
29
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21  
Belarus
BLR
30
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20  
North Korea
NKO
31
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18  
Kazakhstan
KAZ
32
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17  
Azerbaijan
AZR
33
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17  
Czech Republic
CZR
34
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17  
Singapore
SIN
35
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16  
Spain
SPA
36
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16  
Peru
PER
37
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16  
Kuwait
KUW
38
National Flag
15  
India
IND
39
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15  
Armenia
ARM
40
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15  
Angola
ANG
41
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14  
Yemen
YEM
42
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12  
Brazil
BRA
43
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12  
Iran
IRN
44
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12  
South Africa
SAF
45
National Flag
11  
Nigeria
NIG
46
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10  
Egypt
EGP
47
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10  
Venezuela
VEN
48
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10  
Turkmenistan
TKM
49
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9  
Myanmar
MYA
50
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9  
Georgia
GEO
51
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9  
Sri Lanka
SRL
52
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8  
Libya
LBY
53
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8  
Democratic Republic of the Congo
DRC
54
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8  
Ethiopia
ETH
55
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7  
Thailand
THA
56
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6  
Zimbabwe
ZIM
57
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6  
Tajikistan
TAJ
58
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5  
Mali
MAL
59
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5  
Indonesia
INO
60
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5  
Uganda
UGA
61
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4  
Cuba
CUB
62
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4  
Macedonia
MAC
63
National Flag
4  
Afghanistan
AFG
64
National Flag
3  
Republic of the Congo
ROC
65
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3  
Chad
CHD
66
National Flag
2  
Namibia
NAM
67
National Flag
2  
Kyrgyzstan
KYR
68
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2  
Mozambique
MOZ
69
National Flag
1  
Niger
NGR
70
National Flag
0  
Ivory Coast
IVC
71
National Flag
0  
Guatemala
GUA
72
National Flag
0  
Latvia
LAT
73
National Flag
0  
New Zealand
NWZ
74
National Flag
0  
Nicaragua
NIC
75
National Flag
0  
Bosnia and Herzegovina
BOS
76
National Flag
0  
Slovenia
SLV
77
National Flag
0  
Cambodia
CMB
78
National Flag
0  
Albania
ALB
79
National Flag
0  
Chile
CHI
80
National Flag
0  
Bangladesh
BAN
81
National Flag
0  
Liberia
LIB
82
National Flag
0  
Lithuania
LIT
83
National Flag
0  
Ireland
IRE
84
National Flag
0  
Bhutan
BUT
85
National Flag
0  
Suriname
SUR
86
National Flag
0  
Mexico
MEX
87
National Flag
0  
Montenegro
MTN
88
National Flag
0  
Finland
FIN
89
National Flag
0  
Botswana
BOT
90
National Flag
0  
Qatar
QTR
91
National Flag
0  
Argentina
ARG
92
National Flag
0  
Slovakia
SLK
93
National Flag
0  
Croatia
CRO
94
National Flag
0  
Ecuador
ECU
95
National Flag
0  
Switzerland
SWI
96
National Flag
0  
Portugal
POR
97
National Flag
0  
Cameroon
CAM
98
National Flag
0  
Sierra Leone
SIE
99
National Flag
0  
Colombia
COL
100
National Flag
0  
El Salvador
ESL
101
National Flag
0  
Laos
LAO
102
National Flag
0  
Sweden
SWE
103
National Flag
0  
Mauritania
MAU
104
National Flag
0  
South Sudan
SSU
105
National Flag
0  
Romania
ROM
106
National Flag
0  
Panama
PAN
107
National Flag
0  
Paraguay
PAR
108
National Flag
0  
Austria
AST
109
National Flag
0  
Uruguay
URU
110
National Flag
0  
Kenya
KEN
111
National Flag
0  
Mongolia
MON
112
National Flag
0  
Tanzania
TAN
113
National Flag
0  
Morocco
MOR
114
National Flag
0  
Tunisia
TUN
115
National Flag
0  
Ghana
GHA
116
National Flag
0  
Somalia
SOM
117
National Flag
0  
Oman
OMA
118
National Flag
0  
Dominican Republic
DOM
119
National Flag
0  
Honduras
HON
120
National Flag
0  
Gabon
GAB
121
National Flag
0  
Denmark
DEN
122
National Flag
0  
Hungary
HUN
123
National Flag
0  
Serbia
SER
124
National Flag
0  
Central African Republic
CAR
125
National Flag
0  
Canada
CAN
126
National Flag
0  
Zambia
ZAM
127
National Flag
0  
Estonia
EST
128
National Flag
0  
Bolivia
BOL
129
National Flag
0  
Lebanon
LEB
130
National Flag
0  
Nepal
NEP
131
National Flag
0  
Norway
NOR
132
National Flag
0  
Philippines
PHI
133
National Flag
0  
Belgium
BEL
134
National Flag
0  
Madagascar
MAD
135
National Flag
0  
Bulgaria
BUL
136
National Flag
0  
Malaysia
MLY