Armed Forces Overviews
Egypt Air Force
Egypt Air Force
The F-16 forms the backbone of the Egypt air force. The Block 40 model is the most numerous, 138 were received.
Photo: F-16C-40 9934
Erwin van Dijkman
Abu Suwayr
Rwy: 09/27, 11/29
Pos: 30°34'22"N 032°05'47"E
Elev: 49 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
262 Tact Fighter Wing

60th TFS F-16C
F-16D
"Not without authority shall ye be able to pass"
 
Al Mansurah
Rwy: 14/32, 16/34
Pos: 30°58'03"N 031°26'03"E
Elev: 13 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
104 Fighter Brigade

22sq F-7
FT-7


45sq MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM


49sq MiG-21MF
MiG-21UM
 
One wing operates the F7, although the aircraft are often seen forward deployed at Hurghada.
Photo: F-7II 4510
Patrick Brugman
Alexandria/Intl (HEAX)
Borg el Arab (El Nhoza)
Rwy: 04/22, 18/36
Pos: 31°11'02"N 029°56'50"E
Elev: -4 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
545th Tactical Helicopter Wing

7sq Sea King Mk47


11sq SA342K/L


37sq SH-2G(E)
 
Aswan (HESN)
Rwy: 17/35
Pos: 23°57'54"N 032°49'24"E
Elev: 662 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
.. Fighter Brigade

..sq MiG-21MF
 
Az Zaqaziq
Abu Hamad
Rwy: 18L/36R, 18R/36L
Pos: 30°35'39"N 031°39'58"E
Elev: 30 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
550 Attack Heli Brigade

52sq AH-64D
 
Seen here patrolling the Suez Canal zone is one of the 40 Block 32 F-16Cs in use.
Photo: F-16C-32 9715
Jos Hoogland
Beni Suef (HEBS)
Rwy: 01/19, 06/24
Pos: 29°12'43"N 031°00'57"E
Elev: 92ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
242 Tact Fighter Wing

68th TFS F-16C
F-16D


70th TFS F-16C
F-16D
 
Bilbays
Belbes
Rwy: 04/22, 17L/35R, 17/R/35L
Pos: 30°23'42"N 031°36'05"E
Elev: 90 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
117 Primary Training Brigade

..sq Grob 115EG
117 Basic Training Brigade

83sq EMB312


84sq EMB312


85sq EMB312
Air Navigation School

..sq DHC-5
 
Some K-8s have visited airshows in Europe. No less than 120 were delivered, most of the fleet are used to keep two squadrons afloat.
Photo: K-8E 6322
Arnold ten Pas
Birma/Tanta
Rwy: 14L/32R, 14R/32L
Pos: 30°50'13"N 030°56'11"E
Elev: 23 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
236 FGA Brigade

69sq Mirage 5SDE
Mirage 5SDD
Mirage 5SDR


73sq Mirage 5SDE
Mirage 5SDD
 
Cairo/Almaza (HEAZ)
Rwy: 18/36
Pos: 30°05'33"N 031°21'35"E
Elev: 303 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
516 Transport Brigade

2sq DHC-5D


40sq SA-342 (VIP)


..sq Z526
PZL104


..sq Mi-8
Mi-17
S-70A-21
Sea King Mk47
Commando 2B
533 Helicopter Brigade

..sq Mi-8
Mi-17
Government

Government Flight Beech 200
Falcon 20E
Falcon 20F
G-III
G-IV(SP)
G-400
.. Transport Brigade

..sq An-74TK-200A
C295
 
Birmingham was graced by a visit of one of the 20 C295 that were acquired by Egypt.
Photo: C295M 1188
Simon Butler
Cairo/Intl (HECA)
Rwy: 05L/23R, 05C/23C, (05R/23L,) 16/34
Pos: 30°07'19"N 031°24'20"E
Elev: 382 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
.. Transport Brigade

4sq C-130H


16sq C-130H
C-130VC
EC-130H
 
Twenty-five C-130s were delivered to the Egypt Air Force. They are operated by both 4sq and 16sq at Cairo International.
Photo: C-130H 1273
Arjen Sleeuwenhoek
Cairo/West (HECW)
Rwy: 10/28, 16/34
Pos: 30°06'59"N 030°54'56"E
Elev: 550 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
601 AEW Brigade

87sq E-2C
222 Tact Fighter Brigade

76sq F-4E


78sq F-4E
 
The first Rafales were taken of the French production batch, like this 'DM06'.
Photo: Rafale DM 9256
Swingwing
El Minya
Rwy: 16L/34R, 16R/34L
Pos: 28°05'56"N 030°43'44"E
Elev: 128 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Weapon Training Brigade

..sq Alpha Jet MS2
Alpha Jet MS1
Flying Training Brigade

..sq L-39ZO
L-59E


201sq K-8E
.. Helicopter Training Brigade

..sq SA-342K/L
 
Fayid
(Faid)
Rwy: 09/27
Pos: 30°20'04"N 032°15'50"E
Elev: 64 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
282 Tactical Fighter Wing

86th TFS F-16C block 40
F-16D block 40


88th FTS F-16C block 40
F-16D block 40
 
Latest scion in the Egyptian F-16 family is the Block 52, twenty were obtained.
Photo: F-16C-52 9755
Andrew Jewson
Gebel el Basur
Rwy: 15/33, 18/36
Pos: 30°32'24"N 030°33'38"E
Elev: 85 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
252 Tactical Fighter Wing

71sq Mirage 5SDE
Mirage 5SDR
Mirage 5SDD


82sq Mirage 2000BM
Mirage 2000EM
 
DHC-5s of the Navigation School (2sq) can be seen regularly in Europe.
Photo: DHC-5 1165
Ronald Stark
Hurghada (HEGN)
Rwy: 34/16
Pos: 27°11'03"N 033°47'54"E
Elev: 52 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
53. Helicopter Brigade

..sq Mi-8
Mi-17
.. Fighter Brigade

..sq F-7
FT-7
 
The Suez Canal is constantly patrolled, mostly by one of the many Mi-8/17 variants like this Mi-17-1V.
Photo: Mi-17-1V 3251
Pete Fothergill
Inshas
Rwy: 04/22, 09/27
Pos: 30°19'57"N 031°26'51"E
Elev: 115 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
232 Tact Fighter Wing

72nd TFS F-16A
F-16B
72nd TFS is known as "Allah"
 
Jiyanklis New
Gianaclis
Rwy: 11/29, 12/30
Pos: 30°49'18"N 030°11'35"E
Elev: -72 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
272 Tact Fighter Wing

75th TFS F-16C
F-16D


77th TFS F-16C
F-16D


79th TFS F-16C
F-16D
546 ECM Brigade

81sq Beech 1900C-1
77th THS is known as the "Fighting Bats"
272 TFW's motto is: "We shall show them Our portents on the horizons and within themselves until it will be manifest unto them that it is the Truth."
 
Kom Awshim
Rwy: 15/33, 16/34
Pos: 29°33'15"N 030°53'42"E
Elev: 0 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
.. ECM Brigade

..sq Il-28


..sq KT-107
53. Helicopter Brigade

7sq Mi-6


18sq CH-47D
 
The Mi-8 is still operated in small numbers.
Photo: Mi-8T 1440
Ruud Fopma
Mersha Matruh (HEMM)
Rwy: 06/24, 15/33
Pos: 31°19'28"N 027°13'20"E
Elev: 94 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
102 Tact Fighter Brigade

26sq F-7
FT-7


82sq Mirage2000BM
Mirage2000EM
 
Wadi al Jandali
Al Qatamiyah (Al Khatamia)
Rwy: 01/19, 02/20
Pos: 30°03'01"N 031°50'22"E
Elev: 800 ft
Wing Squadron Aircraft Type(s) Badge
Flying Training Air Squadron

..FTS Ghoumhouriya
550 Attack Heli Brigade

51sq AH-64D
 
Luckily, the Herks are often out and about, for us to enjoy.
Photo: C-130H 1277
Mark Remmel
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