Two early 1990s exercise books give examples of fictional air and naval forces that aren’t simply the most advanced enemies possible. The countries are in the British Generic Enemy-ROWEN and American Light OPFOR manuals.
The GENFORCE ROWEN air force has a sample order of battle attached, and it consists of:
- Three fighter/ground attack wings, each composed of three squadrons, totaling 60 “Mirages”, 45 F-4 Phantoms, and 54 Su-25s.
- One interceptor wing of 30 MiG-29s and 30 Su-27s.
- One training wing of 25 Hawks and 25 L-39s
- Various niche squadrons, including a bomber one (8 Su-24s and 8 Tu-16s), a recon one (14 Mirage F1s), and a transport one (24 transports of various sizes)
The Light OPFOR is left deliberately vague, but it offers a sample of individual units:
- Interceptor regiments of three squadrons, totally 36 or 48 aircraft. Aircraft are MiG-21s or 23s, with a possible sprinkling of 31s(!)
- Ground attack regiments of Su-17s, 24s, or 25s, of either 24 or 48 aircraft total
- Fighter-Bomber regiments of MiG-21s/23BNs/Su-24s, with a similar size as the aviation ones.
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The ROWEN Navy is listed as having:
3 submarines, two Kilos and a Daphne
7 large warships, 2 Leanders, 2 D’estienne D’Orves, and three Konis.
16 patrol boats, 4 TNC-45s and 12 small gunboats.
Likewise, the sample Light OPFOR navies include:
- Squadrons of eight Komar or Osa missile boats apiece.
- Squadrons with the same number of torpedo boats.
- Amphibious squadrons of up to eight Polnochny landing ships
- Blue-water squadrons of six Koni frigates or Foxtrot submarines apiece.