HC Deb 02 March 1989 vol 148 cc254-5W
Mr. Shore

To ask the Secretary of State for Defence how many dual capable Backfire bombers were available to the Warsaw pact in 1985; and how many were added in 1986, 1987 and 1988.

Mr. Neubert

In 1985 the Warsaw pact air order of battle included approximately 230 Backfire bombers. In each of the three years 1986, 1987 and 1988 around 30 additional Backfire were deployed.

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