Egyptian Air Force

Iranian lawmaker says Russia will begin delivery of Su-35 fighter jets to Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force from March

Iranian lawmaker says Russia will begin delivery of Su-35 fighter jets to Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force from March

A number of Sukhoi Su-35 Flanker fighter jets will be delivered to Iran from Russia in early Solar Hijri calendar… Read More

1 year ago

Iranian minister of Defense has confirmed that IRIAF will receive the Sukhoi Su-35SE Flanker-E fighter jets originally ordered by Egypt

The original order of 24 Su-35SE for the Egyptian Air Force (EAF) will now be diverted to the Islamic Republic… Read More

2 years ago

Here’s why Egypt will never receive Sukhoi Su-35 fighter jets (and why there’s no confirmation for any of reports about Algeria or Iran “taking them instead”)

Word is the Egyptians tested an Irbis-E radar (from the Su-35) against Rafale's ECM-system, and the latter easily overpowered the… Read More

2 years ago

The unknown story of the Israeli F-4s that dogfighted with North Korean MiG-21s 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… Read More

3 years ago

Did you know the former president of Egypt Hosni Mubarak was a good military pilot? Pt. 1: Spitfire Pilot

Very little is known about Hosni Mubarak’s military career in the public: at most, Egyptians might recall him as a… Read More

4 years ago

The story of the Israeli Mirage that shot down an Israeli F-4E Phantom II during the October 1973 Arab-Israeli War

‘While one of the Mirages from No. 144 Squadron, IAF shot down the F-4E with the call-sign Buffet 2, another… Read More

4 years ago

The Mystery of Air Battle of el-Mansourah, the Air Battle that Never Was but that Egyptians Think to Have Fought

Even the Egyptian Air Force is not teaching its own pilots about any kind of an Air Battle of el-Mansourah.… Read More

5 years ago

Between the MiG-21PF and the MiG-21PFM: the Story of the MiG-21PFS, the Weird Fishbed Variant

Between Jun. 12 and 30 1967, the USSR delivered exactly 65 such MiG-21PFS aircraft to Egypt as replacements for losses… Read More

5 years ago

Ambush! How IAF F-4s and Mirage IIIs acting as Reconnaissance Aircraft Lured into Combat Egyptian MiGs

With a mixed formation of F-4s leading and Mirage IIIs trailing, the two-seat fighter bombers, with their powerful radar system… Read More

5 years ago

The Myth of Soviet Arms and Tactics in the Middle East, Part Two: The Six-Day War, the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War

Syria accepted about 32 Soviet advisors, but especially officers of its air force just couldn’t stand the Soviets: one of… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

5 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

Yoel Arnoff and the other U.S. and 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… Read More

6 years ago

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… Read More

6 years ago

The Soviet MiG-25 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… Read More

6 years ago