List of aircraft of the Egyptian Air Force

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Roundel of the Egyptian Air Force
Egyptian Air Force MiG-17
Egyptian Air Force F-4E
Egyptian Air Force MiG-21 PFM during Operation Bright Star in 1982

The following is a list of the aircraft operated by the Egyptian Air Force throughout its history. Coloured cells denote types that are still in active service.

Fixed Wing[edit]

Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes
Aero L-29 Delfin  Czechoslovakia Trainer 120 [1]
Aero L-39 Albatros  Czechoslovakia Trainer L-39ZO [2]
Aero L-59 Super Albatros  Czechoslovakia Trainer L-59E 48 [2]
Airspeed Oxford  United Kingdom Trainer [1]
Antonov An-12  Soviet Union Transport 32 [1]
Antonov An-24  Soviet Union Transport
Antonov An-72  Ukraine Transport An-74T-200 13
Avro 618 Ten  United Kingdom Transport [1]
Avro 626  United Kingdom Trainer [1]
Avro 652  United Kingdom Transport [1]
Avro 674  United Kingdom Light Bomber [1]
Avro Anson  United Kingdom Trainer Mk. I
Mk. XIX
Mk. XXII
[1]
Avro Commodore  United Kingdom Transport [1]
Avro Lancaster  United Kingdom Bomber B I [1]
Beech D-18S  United States Trainer [1]
Beech 1900  United States Maritime Patrol
ELINT
1900C 8 [1][2]
Boeing 707  United States Transport 1 ;[1] Presidential Fleet
Boeing 737  United States Transport 4 ;[1] Presidential Fleet
Chengdu J-7 Airguard  China Fighter F-7B
F-7M
150 [1][2]
Consolidated PBY Catalina  United States Flying Boat [1]
Curtiss C-46 Commando  United States Transport C-46D [1]
Curtiss P-40 Tomahawk  United States Fighter IIA [1]
Dassault-Dornier Alpha Jet  France/ Egypt Trainer MS1
MS2
30
14
[1][2]
Dassault Falcon 20  France Transport ;[1] Presidential Fleet
Dassault Mirage V  France Fighter 5SDD
5E
5SDE
5DDR
82 [1][2]
Dassault Mirage 2000  France Fighter 2000BM
2000EM
3
15
[1][2]
de Havilland DH.60 Moth  United Kingdom Trainer DH. 60T [1]
de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk  Canada Trainer [1]
de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo  Canada Utility DHC-5D 9 [1][2]
de Havilland DH.104 Dove  United Kingdom Transport [1]
de Havilland Dragon Rapide  United Kingdom Transport [1]
de Havilland Vampire  United Kingdom Fighter FB52
T55
[1]
Douglas C-47 Dakota  United States Transport/ Bomber [1]
EADS CASA C-295  Europe Transport 3 ordered [3]
EMB-312 Tucano  Brazil Trainer 54 [1][2]
Fairey Gordon  United Kingdom Light Bomber [1]
Fiat G55  Italy Fighter [1]
Gloster Gladiator  United Kingdom Fighter Gladiator I
Gladiator II
[1]
Gloster Meteor  United Kingdom Fighter F4/F8
F7
NF13
[1]
Grob G-115  Germany Trainer G-115E 74 [2]
Grumman Mallard  United States Flying Boat [1]
Gulfstream III  United States executive transport Presidential fleet.
Gulfstream IV  United States executive transport 4 Presidential fleet.
HA Gomhouria  Egypt Trainer Locally produced version of the Bücker Bü 181.[1]
HA-200 Al-Qahirah  Egypt Trainer Locally produced version of the Hispano HA-200.[1]
Helwan HA-300  Egypt Fighter -1969 Experimental, never went into production.[1]
Handley Page Halifax  United Kingdom Bomber [1]
Hawker Audax  United Kingdom Light Bomber Egyptian Audax 34 [1]
Hawker Hart  United Kingdom Light Bomber [1]
Hawker Hurricane  United Kingdom Fighter Mk. IIC [1]
Hawker Sea Fury  United Kingdom Fighter NX798 prototype
FB.11
1
14
1948
1949-
;[1] 2 Iraqi aircraft + 12 newly built examples.[4]
Hongdu K-8 Karakorum  China/ Pakistan Trainer K-8E 120 [2]
Ilyushin Il-14  Soviet Union Transport Il-14P 70 [1]
Ilyushin Il-28  Soviet Union Medium Bomber 80 [1]
Lockheed C-130  United States Transport C-130H
EC-130
VC-130H
28
2
1
[1][2]
Lockheed F-16 Fighting Falcon  United States Fighter F-16A
F-16B
F-16C
F-16D
32
8
136
42
[1][2][5]
Lockheed Lodestar  United States Transport [1]
Macchi MB.308  Italy Utility [1]
Macchi MC205  Italy Fighter MC205V [1]
McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II  United States Fighter F-4E 46 [1][2]
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15  Soviet Union Fighter
Trainer
MiG-15bis
MiG-15UTI
[1]
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17  Soviet Union Fighter MiG-17F 480 [1]
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19  Soviet Union Fighter MiG-19SF 145 [1]
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21  Soviet Union Fighter MiG-21F-13
MiG-21MF
MiG-21PF
MiG-21UM
MiG-21R
upgraded in Ukraine with advanced avionics and JHMCS to fire the r73 missile [1][2]
Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23  Soviet Union Fighter MiG-23B 36 [1]
Miles M.14 Magister  United Kingdom Trainer M.14A 42 [1]
Miles M.19 Master II  United Kingdom Trainer [1]
Morane-Saulnier MS-502  France Utility [1]
Mráz M.1 Sokol  Czechoslovakia Utility M1-D [1]
Műegyetemi Sportrepülő Egyesület M-24  Hungary Utility 2 [1]
Noorduyn Norseman  Canada Transport 2 1948- 2 captured Israeli examples.[1]
North American T-6 Texan  United States Trainer [1]
Northrop Grumman E-2 Hawkeye  United States AEW E-2C 8 [1][2]
Percival Q.6 Petrel  United Kingdom Utility [1]
Piper Super Cub  United States Utility [1]
Republic P-47  United States Fighter [1]
Shenyang F-6  China Fighter
Trainer

FT-6
72
18
[2]
Short Stirling  United Kingdom Bomber Mk. IV [1]
Sukhoi Su-7  Soviet Union Attack Su-7BMK 140 [1]
Sukhoi Su-20  Soviet Union Attack Su-20C 42 [1]
Supermarine Sea Otter  United Kingdom Flying Boat [1]
Supermarine Spitfire  United Kingdom Fighter
Fighter
Fighter
Trainer
Mk. V
Mk. 9
Mk. 22
T. Mk. 9
[1]
Tupolev Tu-16  Soviet Union Bomber 30 [1]
Westland Wessex  United Kingdom Transport 1 [6]
Westland Lysander  United Kingdom Utility [1]
Yakovlev Yak-11  Soviet Union Trainer [1]
Yakovlev Yak-18  Soviet Union Trainer [1]
Zlín Z 26  Czechoslovakia Trainer Z-226T [1]
Zlin Z 142  Czechoslovakia Trainer Z-142C 48

Helicopters[edit]

Egyptian Air Force Mi-8 Hip
Aircraft Origin Type Versions Number Years Notes
Aérospatiale Gazelle  France Attack/Scout SA-342K
SA-342L
108 [1][2]
Boeing CH-47  United States Heavy Lift CH-47C
CH-47D
3
16
[1][2]
Hiller UH-12  United States Multipurpose UH-12E 18 [1][2]
Kaman SH-2G Super Seasprite  United States ASW SH-2G/E 13 [2]
Boeing AH-64 Apache  United States Attack AH-64D 47 35 in service with 12 more on order [1][2]
Mil Mi-2  Poland Utility [1]
Mil Mi-4  Soviet Union Medium Lift 70 [1]
Mil Mi-6  Soviet Union Heavy Lift 20 [1][2]
Mil Mi-8  Soviet Union Assault/ Medium Lift Mi-8T
Mi8TVK
Mi-8PPA
Mi-8MV
Mi-8R
Mi-8MB
Mi-8K
[1][2]
Mil Mi-17  Russia Assault/ Medium Lift Mi-17H 27 [1]
Sikorsky S-61  United States Medium Lift S-61AD 2 1975- [1][2]
Sikorsky SH-3 Sea King  United States ASW/Utility 28
Sikorsky UH-60  United States Assault/CSAR UH-60A
UH-60M
22
4
[1][2]
Westland Commando  United Kingdom Medium Lift Mk. 1
Mk. 2
Mk. 2E
5
19
4
;[2] including 2 in Presidential fleet.
Westland Sea King  United Kingdom ASW Mk. 47 6 [1][2]
Westland Dragonfly  United Kingdom Utility 2 [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae af ag ah ai aj ak al am an ao ap aq ar as at au av aw ax ay az ba bb bc bd be bf bg bh bi bj bk bl bm bn bo bp bq br bs bt bu bv bw bx by bz ca cb cc cd ce cf cg ch ci cj ck cl Nordeen, Lon; Nicolle, David (1996). Phoenix Over The Nile. Smithonian Institution Press. pp. 335–340. ISBN 978-1-56098-626-3. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab "2008 Source Book: World Military Aircraft Inventory - Egypt". Aviation Week. January 28, 2008. Retrieved 3 July 2010. 
  3. ^ "defence.professionals". defpro.com. Retrieved 2010-10-31. 
  4. ^ "Hawker Sea Fury - Development and Service Record". Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  5. ^ "F-16 Air Forces - Egypt". Retrieved 6 July 2010. 
  6. ^ Nicholle 1993, p. 1
  • Nicolle, David. "Neutral Allies: The Royal Egyptian Air Force in World War Two". Air Enthusiast (Stamford, UK: Key Publishing) (Fifty-two, Winter 1993): pp. 1–16. ISSN 0143-5450.