Bulgarian Air Force Aircraft Types - All-Time Listing
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All-Time Listing (Alphabetical):

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Aircraft Type Quantity Service Entry Retirement Origin
Aero A.304 Pelikan 1 1940 1943 Czechoslovakia
Aero L-29 Delfin, Maya 62 1964 Nov 2002 Czechoslovakia
Aero L-39ZA Albatros 36 1986 current Czechoslovakia
Aero MB.200 Buhal 12 1939 1941 Czechoslovakia
Albatros B.I 2 1914 1916 Germany
Albatros C.III 26 1916 1918 Germany
Albatros D.III few 1918 1918 Germany
Albatros F.2 3 1912 1914 Germany
Albatros L.73 2 1929 19?? Germany
Alenia C-27J Spartan 8* 2006 - Italy
Antonov An-2, Colt 87 1952 current USSR/ Poland/ East Germany
Antonov An-14 Pchelka, Clod 8 1966 1993 USSR
Antonov An-24, Coke 4 1967 2000 USSR
Antonov An-26, Curl 5+ 1984 current USSR
Antonov An-30, Clank 1 1976 current USSR
Arado Ar 65 Orel 12 1937 1940+ Germany
Arado Ar 96B-2 Sokya 24 1940 1953 Germany
Armstrong Whitworth F.K.3 1 1917 1918 Captured - UK
Avia B-71 (SB-2M-100) Jerav 32 1939 1945 Czechoslovakia
Avia B.122 Osa 28 1939 1940 Czechoslovakia
Avia B-135 Lyastovica 12 1943 1944 Czechoslovakia
Avia B.534 Dogan 78 1939 1945 Czechoslovakia
Bell 206B-3 JetRanger III 6 July 1999 current USA
Bleriot XI [35hp Anzani] 1 1912 1913 France
Bleriot XIbis [50hp Gnome] 4 1912 1916 Russia
Bleriot XI-2 Artillerie [70hp Gnome] 4 1912 1916 France
Bleriot XI-2bis [70hp Gnome] 7 1912 1915 Russia
Bleriot XXI [70hp Gnome] 1 1912 1913 France
Bristol Boxkite 1 1912 1912 UK
Bristol-Prier Monoplane 1 Sept 1912 1913 UK
Bristol P.T.M. 1 April 1926 19?? UK
Bristol Tourer 5 April 1924 19?? UK
Bucker Bu 131 Jungmann, Ljastovica 12 1938 1949+ Germany
Bucker Bu 181 Bestmann 15 1943 1944 Germany
Caudron C.59 3 1924 19?? France
Caudron C.444 Goeland 1 1936 1936 France
DAR U-1/Uzunov-1 (DFW C.Va) 7 1925 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-1 Peperuda 12 1926 1940+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-1A 8 1928 1940+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-2 (Albatros C.III) 12 1926 1934+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-3(I) 1 1928 Feb 1934 Bulgaria
DAR DAR-3(I.bis) 1 1929 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-3 Garvan I 6 1936 1940+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-3 Garvan II 6 1937 194? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-3 Garvan III 12 1939 1945 Bulgaria
DAR DAR-5 Brambar prototype 1 1930 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-6 prototype I 1 1932 1937 Bulgaria
DAR DAR-6 prototype II 1 1937 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-6A prototype 1 1938 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-7 SS.1 1 1935 19?? Bulgaria
DAR DAR-8 Slavey 12 1937 1942+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-9 Siniger 42 1940 1949+ Bulgaria
DAR DAR-10A Bekas 1 July 1941 Oct 1942 Bulgaria
DAR DAR-10F Bekas 1 1945 1949 Bulgaria
Dewoitine D.520 96 1943 1947 France via Germany
DFW C.V [220hp Benz-IV] 6 1917 1918 Germany
Dornier Do 11D Prilep 12 1937 1944 Germany
Dornier Do 17Ka-1/Kb-1 Uragan 4/11 1941 1945 Captured - Yugoslavia
Dornier Do 17M-1 Urugan 22 1940 1945 Germany
Dornier Do 17P 18 1940 1945 Germany
Eurocopter AS 532AL Cougar 12* 2006 - France
Farman VII [50 hp Gnome] 5 1912 1915 Russia
Fieseler Fi 156 Storch, Drozd 12 1941 1953 Germany
Focke-Wulf A20a 1 1930 1934+ Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 43 1 1939 19?? Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 44J Stieglitz, Vrabche 42 1936 1949+ Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 56 Stosser, Komar 6 1936 1940 Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 58 Weihe, Golob 8 1937 1949+ Germany
Focke-Wulf Fw 189A-2 Oko 18 1943 1949+ Germany
Fokker D.VII [BMW-IIIA 185hp] 8 1918 1918 Germany
Fokker E.III 3 Sept 1915 1916 Germany
Hanriot HD.14 2 1924 19?? France
Heinkel He 45 Shturkel 12 1936 1940+ Germany
Heinkel He 51B Sokol 12 1936 1940+ Germany
Heinkel He 72 Kadett, Kanarche 6 1938 1940 Germany
Heinkel He 111H-16 1+ 1943 1944 Germany
Ilyushin Il-2M-3, Bark 120 1945 1958 USSR
Ilyushin Il-2U, Bark 10 1945 1958 USSR
Ilyushin Il-10, Beast 100? 1951 1958 USSR/Czech
Ilyushin Il-14, Crate 8+ 1958 1982+ USSR/East Germany
Ilyushin Il-28R, Beagle 14 1955 1974 USSR
Ilyushin Il-28U 1 1955 1974 USSR
Jordanov-1 1 1915 19?? Bulgaria
Junkers F13 2 1927 1928 Germany
Junkers A20 1 1932 19?? Germany
Junkers W34 Darvenitza 1+ 1944 1949+ Germany
Junkers Ju 52/3m Sowa 12 1938 1960 Germany
Junkers Ju 87D-5 Shchuka 40 1944 1945 Germany
Junkers Ju 87R-2/R-4 Shchuka 12 1943 1945 Germany
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-1 (Ca.100) Peperuda 7 1932 19?? Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-2UT (Ca.113) 8 1933 1939 Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-2A Chuchuliga 6 1936 1941+ Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-3 Chuchuliga I 20 1937 1940+ Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-4 Chuchuliga II 28 1938 1949+ Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-5 Chuchuliga III 45 1939 1949+ Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-309 (KB-6) Papagal 24 1940 1946 Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-11 Kvazimodo prototype 1 1940 194? Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-11 6 1941 1947 Bulgaria
Kaproni Bulgarski KB-11A Fazan 43 1942 1947 Bulgaria
Lazarov LAZ-7 163 1948 1967? Bulgaria
Lazarov LAZ-7M 150 1951 1967? Bulgaria
Lazarov LAZ-8 prototype 1 1949 1958 Bulgaria
Lazarov LAZ-12 prototype 1 1954 19?? Bulgaria
LET L-200D Morava 4 1964 19?? Czechoslovakia
LET L-410UVP/UVP-E/UVP-E3 3/2/3 1984 current Czechoslovakia
Letov S-328 Vrana 60 1939 1945 Czechoslovakia
LFG Roland D.II [Mercedes D-III 160hp] 6 1917 1918 Germany
LFG Roland D.III [Argus AS-III 180hp] 6 1918 1918 Germany
Lisunov Li-2 12 1958 1969 USSR
LVG B.II 12 1915 1917 Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 108B-1 Taifun, Lebed 6 1940 1949+ Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-4 Strela 10 1940 1943+ Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109E-7 Strela 9 1941 1944 Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-2 Strela 64? 1943 1947 Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-4 Strela 20? 1943 1947 Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-6 Strela 58 1944 1947 Germany
Messerschmitt Bf 109G-10/12/14 Strela 100 1945 1950 Austria/Hungary
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-15, Fagot A 12+ 1951 1981 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-15bis, Fagot B 24 1953 1969+ USSR, Czechoslovakia
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-15bisR, Fagot B 12 1960 19?? USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-15UTI, Midget 30 1952 1995+ USSR, Czechoslovakia
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-17, Fresco A 12? 1955 1991 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-17F, Fresco C 60-72 1955 1988 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-17PF, Fresco D 12+ 1955 1982 USSR/Poland
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-17R 10+ 1963 1988 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-19P, Farmer B 12 1959 1975 USSR/Poland
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-19PM, Farmer D 12 1966 1977 Poland
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-19S, Farmer C 46+ 1958 1974 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21bis-SAU, Fishbed L 36 1983 2000 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21bis-Lasur, Fishbed L 36 1990 2000 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21F-13, Fishbed C 12 1963 1988 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21M, Fishbed J 15 1969 1990 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21MF, Fishbed J 20 1974 2000 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21PF, Fishbed D 12 1965 1991 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21PFM, Fishbed F 50 1965 1992 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21R, Fishbed H 6 1969 1995 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21U, Mongol A 1 1966 1992? USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21UM, Mongol B 33 1974 2000 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-21US, Mongol ? 5 1969 1992 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23BN, Flogger H 36 1976 2001 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23MF, Flogger B 12 Oct 1978 2002 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23MLA, Flogger G 8 1983 2000 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23MLD, Flogger K 23 1984 2002 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-23UB/UM, Flogger C 15 1975 2002 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-25RBT, Foxbat B 3 1981 1990 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-25RU, Foxbat B 1 1981 1990 USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29, Fulcrum A 18 1989 current USSR
Mikoyan-Gurevitch MiG-29UB, Fulcrum B 4 1989 current USSR
Mil Mi-1, Hare 1 1957 1981 USSR
Mil Mi-2, Hoplite 20+ 1968 1999 Poland
Mil Mi-4, Hound 60? 1959? 1979 USSR
Mil Mi-8T/P, Hip 10/2 1969 2000 USSR
Mil Mi-17-1V/17PP, Hip H 24/4 1985 current USSR
Mil Mi-24D, Hind D 38 June 1979 current USSR
Mil Mi-24V, Hind E 6 1985 current USSR
Nardi F.N.305 1 1943 19?? Italy
Nieuport IV [70hp Gnome] 2 1912 1913 Russia
Nieuport XXIV 2 1917 1918 Captured from France
Otto C.I 13 1916 1917 Germany
Petlyakov Pe-2, Buck 98 1945 1956 USSR
Pilatus PC-9M 6 2004 current Switzerland
Pilatus PC-12 1 2003 current Switzerland
Polikarpov Po-2, Mule 10 1949 1969 USSR
Potez VIII 2? 1924 19?? France
Potez XVII 6 1926 193? France
P.W.S.26 Yunak 1 1939 19?? Poland (fugitive)
PZL P.24B Yastreb 14 1938 1941 Poland
PZL P.24C Yastreb 20 1938 1941 Poland
PZL P.24F Yastreb 22 1939 1942 Poland
P.Z.L. P.43 Chayka 12 1937 1944 Poland
P.Z.L. P.43A Chayka 38 March 1939 1944 Poland
Rumpler Taube 2 1912 1912? Germany
Sikorsky S-7 1 1912 1912? Russia
Smolik S-18 12 1926 192? Czechoslovakia
Sommer biplane 1 1912 1913 France
Sukhoi Su-22M-4, Fitter K 18 1984 2004 USSR
Sukhoi Su-22UM-3K, Fitter G 4 1984 2004 USSR
Sukhoi Su-25K, Frogfoot 36 1985 current USSR
Sukhoi Su-25UBK, Frogfoot 6 1985 current USSR
Tupolev Tu-2T, Bat 30 1946 1955 USSR
Tupolev Tu-134, Crusty 2 1970 1997 USSR
Voisin-Militer 1911 Biplane 1 1912 1913 France
Yakovlev Yak-9D, Frank ? 1945 1948 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-9M 90 1945 1952 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-9P 30 1948 1955 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-9U 30 1945 1952 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-9V 10 1945 1955 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-11, Moose 50 1948 1963 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-12P 2 1950 1964 USSR
Yakovlev Yak-17UTI, Magnet 6+ 1951 1953? USSR
Yakovlev Yak-23, Flora 30+ 1949 1953? USSR
Yakovlev Yak-40, Codling 1 1975 2000 USSR
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Thanks for Chris Thornberg for supplying the original data this table is based on, and to Constantine Pehlivanov and George Petkov for updating the information.

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