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Venezuelan Military, Viva Chavez

This factbook was made by Val Verde-, when he was Venezuela.

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FUERZAS ARMADAS REVOLUCIONARIAS BOLIVARIANAS

Bolivarian Revolutionary Armed Forces





Active since1810
(Current form 1985)


Status Active


Service branches

·Bolivarian Revolutionary Army

·Bolivarian Revolutionary Air and Air Defense Force

·Bolivarian Revolutionary Navy

·Territorial Troops Militia

·Bolivarian National Revolutionary People's Militia



Headquarters Caracas
Leadership

President Hugo Chavez
Manpower

Conscription 18-30 years of age
30 month term

Active personnel 500,000 (plus 1,400,000 civil militia and reserve personnel)
Expenditures

Budget $3.2 Billion


Percent of GDP 8%
Industry

Foreign Suppliers ·Soviet Union
·Czechoslovakia
·Yugoslavia
Military History of Venezuela

History

-Venezuelan War of Independence
-Spanish American wars of independence
-Federal War
-1987 Erarwati Crisis

Bolivarian Revolutionary Army equipment

The Bolivarian ground forces have a large amount of a mixture of Soviet, Yugoslav, and Czechoslovak equipment in service.

Main Battle Tanks

LinkT-72 -- 192

LinkM-84 -- 100

LinkSU-100 -- 100

·T-34-85 -- 500 (mainly for chassis, many set to be rebuilt into howitzer platforms using 122mm and 125mm Howitzers)

Infantry Fighting Vehicles and Armored Personnel Carriers

·LinkPT-76 -- 400

·LinkBMP-1 -- 200

·LinkBMP-2 -- 50

·LinkBVP-1 -- 400

·LinkBVP M-80 -- 200

·LinkOT M-60 -- 100

·LinkBTR-50 -- 550

·LinkBTR-70 -- 90

·LinkBTR-80 -- 304

·LinkOT-90 -- 250

·LinkOT-62 TOPAS -- 375

·LinkOT-64 SKOT -- 400

Artillery

Self-Propelled Artillery

·Link152mm SpGH DANA -- 200

·Link2S1 Gvozdika -- 235

·Link2S3 Akatsiya -- 300

Towed Artillery

·LinkM-84 NORA -- 25

·Link122 mm howitzer 2A18 (D-30) -- 350

·Link100mm KS-19 air-defense gun -- 100

Multiple Barrel Rocket Launchers

·LinkM-63 Plamen MBRL -- 235

·BM-27 Urugan MBRL -- 55

·LinkM-77 Oganj -- 120

·LinkRM-70 MBRL -- 150

·LinkRM-51 MBRL -- 300

Mortars

·Link2S12 Sani -- 150

·Link2S23 self-propelled 120mm mortar -- 0 (Order for 200 units placed with Soviet Union)

Ballistic Missiles

·LinkR-300 Elbrus/SCUD-B -- 54

·Link9K52 Luna-M/FROG-7 -- 46

Anti-Tank Guided Missiles and Recoilless Rifles

·Link9M14 Malyutka -- 220

·Link9K111 Fagot -- 210

·Link9M113 Konkurs -- 225

·LinkM-60 Recoilless gun -- 175

·LinkB-10 Recoilless rifle -- 60

·LinkB-11 Recoilless rifle -- 85

Small Arms

Pistols

·LinkMakarov PM -- ~125,000

·LinkStechkin APS -- 56,000

·LinkCZ-75 -- 11,000

·LinkCZ-82 -- 5,000

·LinkCZ-52 -- 9,450

·LinkZastava M57 -- 65,000+

Assault and Battle Rifles

·LinkPM-86 Automatico -- 1 prototype (Domestic assault rifle design project)

·LinkCZ-2000 LADA (Rifle, Carbine, LMG) -- 25,000

·LinkAK-74 -- 75,000+

·LinkAKM/AK-47/Zastava M70 -- 600,000+

·LinkVz.58 -- 100,000

·LinkSKS -- 300,000+

Light Machine Guns and Squad Automatic Weapons

·LinkRPK/Zastava M72/M77 -- 70,000

·LinkRPD -- 18,000

·LinkPKM/Zastava M84 -- 60,000

·LinkRP-46 -- 25,000

·LinkZB Vz.26 -- 100,000 (All converted to 7.62x39mm, milled upper able to take common Kalashnikov mags, standard and bakelite alike)

·LinkUk Vz-59 -- 35,000

Submachine Guns

·LinkAKS-74U -- 75,000

·LinkPM-63 RAK -- 13,000

·LinkSkorpion vz.61 -- 29,000

·LinkZK-383 -- 10,000

·LinkZK-383H -- 10,000

·LinkSa Vz.23 -- 17,000

Sniper Rifles and DMRs

·LinkDragunov SVD/Zastava M91 -- 150,000+

·LinkVSS Vintorez -- ~5,000 (widespread use with special forces)

·LinkMosin-Magant M91/30 PU sniper -- 10,000 (non-Sniper Mosin-Nagants at 300,000)

Anti-Tank Launchers and Rocket Propelled Grenades

·LinkRPG-2 -- 33,000

·LinkRPG-7 -- 150,000+

·LinkRPG-26 -- 24,000

·LinkRPG-75 -- 65,000

·LinkM80 Zolja -- 10,000

·LinkM79 Osa -- 7,000

Bolivarian Revolutionary Air & Air Defense Forces


Bolivarian Revolutionary Air Force roundel(top) and fin flash(bottom)

Air Force Equipment

Combat Aircraft

·LinkMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 -- 450

·LinkMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 -- 200

·LinkMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-25 -- 250

·LinkMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-27 -- 75

·LinkMikoyan-Gurevich MiG-29 -- 40

·LinkSukhoi Su-15 -- 60

·LinkSukhoi Su-27 -- 20

·LinkTupolev Tu-22M -- 35

Attack Helicopters

·LinkMil Mi-24 Hind -- 350

Transport Helicopters

·LinkMil Mi-26T -- 53

·LinkMil Mi-17 -- 16

Transport Aircraft

·LinkAntonov An-32 -- 1

·LinkAntonov An-26 -- 2

·LinkAntonov An-72 -- 1

Surface-to-Air Missile Systems

·LinkS-300 anti-ballistic missile/SAM system -- 12 batteries of 3-4 launch vehicles each

·LinkAlmaz S-125 Pechora -- 24 mobile missile systems

LinkBUK-M2 medium range SAM system -- 7 batteries, co-shared with the Venezuelan Marine Corps

·Link9K33 Osa -- 50

·Link9K38 Igla -- needs filled

·Link9K34 Strela-3 -- needs filled

·LinkZSU-23-4 Shilka -- 300

·LinkZSU-57-2 -- 225

·Link2K12 Kub -- 50

Bolivarian Revolutionary Navy



Bolivarian Naval ensign (top) and Naval Jack (bottom)

Naval Inventory

Frigates

·Krivak-class frigate -- 2

Guided Missile Cruisers

·Slava-class guided missile cruiser -- 1

·Kara-class guided missile cruiser -- 2

Corvettes/Missile Boats

·LinkOsa-I missile boats --17

·LinkOsa-II missile boats -- 10 and domestic license to produce (5 more in production at DIANCA shipyard)

·LinkNanuchka-II missile corvette -- 5

·LinkTarantul-I missile corvette -- 3 and domestic license to produce (3 more in production at DIANCA shipyard)

Destroyers

·Udaloy-class destroyer -- 4

·LinkSovremenny-class destroyer -- 6

·LinkKashin-class destroyer -- 4

Landing Ships

·LinkAlligator-class landing ship -- 6

·LinkRopucha-class landing ship -- 2 (4 more vessels on order)

Submarines

·Romeo-class submarine -- 10

·Whiskey-class submarine -- 6 plus domestic license to produce

·Foxtrot-class submarine -- 6

·Echo-class submarine -- 3

·Sierra-class submarine -- 3

·Kilo-class submarine -- 2

·Tango-class submarine -- 3

Carriers

·Moskva-class Helicopter Carrier -- 1

Venezuelan Naval bases

·Puerto Caballo

·Caracas

·Punto Fijo

·Maracaibo

·Cuidad Bolivar

·El Amparo

·La Guaira

·Turiamo (also Naval Aviation airbase)

·Puerto Hierro (also Naval Aviation airbase)

·La Orchilla (also Naval Aviation airbase)

Ship maintenance and repair facilities

Facilities at Caracas with Venezuelan and Soviet technicians for repair of vessels of up to 6,000 tonnes deadweight (DWT); a 3,200-ton lift floating dock; floating docks at Punto Fiji and Puerto Caballo.

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