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The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21 during the Yom Kippur War
"Seconds later we saw them, two MiGs. Crossover and the two of us engaged them. One MiG disappeared the other MiG remained for a 1-vs-2 air combat,” Gur, former Israeli Air Force F-4 crew member. During the Yom Kippur War the Israeli Air Force (IAF) actually faced an Arab coalition, rather than the...
One of the first Egyptian Rafale fighter pilots killed in K-8 trainer accident
It was initially reported that the crash involved a Dassault Rafale On Jan. 28, 2019 several media outlets reported that a Rafale fighter jet belonging to the Al Quwwat Al Jawwiya Il Misriya (Egyptian Air Force, EAF) crashed during a training sortie which coincided with French President Emmanuel Macron’s visit to Cairo....
The story of No.26 Squadron “Black Ravens” MiG-21s, the Egyptian Air Force Top Guns of Yom Kippur War
Pilots from No. 26 Squadron strove to improve their skills to a degree where they could outmatch the Israelis, and they were the first to start setting up literal 'aerial ambushes' One of the most successful Egyptian Air Force (EAF) units of the October 1973 War was No. 26 Squadron, established in autumn...
U.S. and other Foreign Volunteers with the Israeli Air Force during the October 1973 War
What information has become available so far indicates the presence of only three U.S. officers with the IDF/AF during the October 1973 War Arab, especially Egyptian observers repeatedly claimed that volunteers from the U.S. Air Force (USAF) and the U.S. Navy, with combat experience from Vietnam, were deployed to Israel to support the...
The Story of the Egyptian MiG-15 Pilot that Perfectly Ditched his Stricken Aircraft in Lake Bardawil
Abd el-Rahman Muharram, the pilot of the stricken MiG-15, flew exceptionally well and his subsequent ditching in the shallow waters of Lake Bardawil was a remarkable piece of airmanship Taken in 1956, the interesting photos in this post show the first Egyptian Air Force (EAF) MiG-15 lost in combat during the Suez War. The aircraft, flown by pilot Abd el-Rahman...
The Soviet MiG-25s Reconnaissance Flights over Israel that IAF Fighters were never able to intercept
'We saw Phantoms being scrambled from bases in Israel, but especially so from Meliz and their new base in the southern Sinai. They were climbing at maximum speed, but never came even near to the MiG-25s," Fuad Kamal, EAF Pilot Throughout the period between August 1970 and spring 1971, the ceasefire between Egypt and Israel (the Rogers peace plan) was...
The Egyptian Air Force First Phantom Killer that never was
'Then my leader yelled, "Break, break, we have two aircraft behind!" So, I forgot about the smoking Phantom and turned away. I left him southeast of Suez, and the jet crossed into Sinai. I think the F-4 crashed on the way home ...,' Ahmed Atef, Egyptian Air Force MiG-21 Pilot The reason the Israeli Air Force (IAF) worked so hard to obtain the...
Former Egyptian MiG pilots provide an unprecedented perspective on Six-Day War "pre-emptive" Israeli strike against EAF airfields
'I called him to ask what was happening. He answered, "It's fantastic, they are attacking the dummy planes on the old runway! The real planes, which had been hidden under cover, weren't attacked. None of these were hit during the first two attacks,' EAF MiG pilot Tahir Zaki phone conversation with Wg Cdr Mamdouh Taliba Practically everything there is to...
Egyptian Air Force MiG-29M crashes during training flight. The Pilot ejected safely
An Egyptian Air Force spokesperson claimed that a technical malfunction of aircraft control system caused the incident As told by Sputnik News, the Russian newspaper Kommersant reported that a MiG-29M fighter has crashed in Egypt during a training flight. The aircraft had been delivered to Egypt under a commercial contract in 2018. "We have operational information about a crash of an Egyptian...
Sale of 12 Rafale fighters to Egypt blocked by French ministry of finances
Cairo intends to purchase the Rafale fighters with a loan but the civil servants at the ministry are unwilling to grant the loan as Egypt had borrowed a huge amount to fund its weapons purchase from France A report by La Tribune says the French Ministry of Finances has blocked the sale of 12 Rafale fighters to Egypt. Cairo intends to...

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