Military of the Taliban
While in nominal power over Afghanistan, the Taliban maintained a standing army.
The Afghan Air Force under the Taliban maintained five supersonic MIG-21MFs and 10 Sukhoi-22 fighter-bombers. They also held six Mil Mi-8 helicopters, five Mi-35s, five L-39Cs, six An-12s, 25 An-26s, a dozen An-24/32s, an IL-18, and a Yakovlev.
- 1995 Airstan incident. A Taliban fighter plane captures a Russian transport.
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