Russian Bear vs Neo-Ottoman Turkey: A military comparison

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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. 

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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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