Thursday, 2 September 2021

List Of Aircraft And Helicopters Captured by Taliban Forces At Kabul Airport

By Stijn Mitzer and Joost Oliemans
This list aims to comprehensively catalogue the Afghan aircraft captured at Kabul International Airport (IAP) but rendered disabled by U.S. forces. United States forces stationed at Kabul during the withdrawal efforts from Afghanistan are reported to have rendered 73 aircraft and helicopters inoperable for future use. Although the full extent of damage the aircraft suffered remains unknown, it can be expected that U.S. forces damaged them sufficiently to prevent their use in the near future.

Aircraft captured at Kabul International Airport but rendered disabled by U.S. forces:


Aircraft (28)


Helicopters (47)

This list is updated as new photos become available.


  1. One of those 46s evacced Saigon as well. Vietnam might be interested in buying it.

  2. The A-29B in photos one and two are the same aircraft. You can tell by the markings on the wall (specifically the number 6)

    1. You might want to carefully check that again ;)

  3. still come to the conclusion that [1] and [2] are the same A-29.

    The number 6 on the wall is the same.
    The position of the ground power unit is the same.
    The piece of junk in front of the GPU between the A29 and the helo is the same.
    The same doors and hatches on both A29 and helo are open.

    What am I missing?

    1. Image 2 refers to the A-29B located in area 5, not area 6.