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    November 26, 2015

    Russian Bear vs Neo-Ottoman Turkey: A military comparison

    Translated by Ollie Richardson & Peter Dmitriyev for Fort Russ
    26th November, 2015



    RT Arabic has created this wonderful infographic showing us what Turkey and Russia both have in terms of their respective militaries. Ranked #2 in the world (presumably US is #1), Russia has the aerial advantage and number of troops, but Turkey would bank on NATO sending what they can to boost their numbers. 





    Below: Green = winner, Red = loser



    Sea:
    • Aircraft carriers
    Russia - 1
    Turkey - 0
    • frigates

    Russia - 4
    Turkey - 16
    • destroyers

    Russia - 12
    Turkey - 0
    • corvettes

    Russia - 74
    Turkey - 8
    • submarines

    Russia - 55
    Turkey - 13
    • patrol craft

    Russia - 65
    Turkey - 50
    • Mine warfare craft

    Russia - 34
    Turkey - 32


    Air:
    • fighter craft

    Russia - 769
    Turkey - 223
    • attack aircraft
    Russia - 1, 305
    Turkey - 223
    • transport craft
    Russia - 1, 083
    Turkey - 439
    • trainer craft
    Russia - 346
    Turkey - 276
    • total helicopters
    Russia - 1, 120
    Turkey - 443
    • attack helicopters
    Russia - 462
    Turkey - 59


    Ground vehicles:
    • tank strength

    Russia - 15, 398
    Turkey - 3, 778
    • AFV (armoured fighting vehicle)
    Russia - 31, 298
    Turkey - 7, 550
    • SPG strength (self propelled gun)
    Russia - 5, 972
    Turkey - 1, 013
    • MLRS
    Russia - 3, 793
    Turkey - 811
    • towed artillery
    Russia - 4, 625
    Turkey - 697


    Ground Troops:

    • Total Population

    Russia - 142, 470, 272
    Turkey - 81, 619, 392
    • Manpower Available 
    Russia - 69, 117, 271
    Turkey - 41, 637, 773
    • Fit for Service
    Russia - 46, 812, 553
    Turkey - 35, 005, 326
    • Active military personnel 
    Russia - 766, 005
    Turkey - 410, 500
    • Active military reserves
    Russia - 2, 485, 000
    Turkey - 185, 630



    Final score (for what it's worth):

    Russia 22-1 Turkey



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