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    Egyptian and Turkish F16 and AIM7 sparrow

    Was the AIM 7 sparrow used by the Egyptian and Turkish F16s prior to 1990 ?

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    Yes, by the F-4E ex. USAF examples. with 222. Brigade at Cairo-West AB.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonn...U.S._operators
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    It was used by F4E or F16 ?

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    Last edited by Sens; 10th October 2017 at 09:30.

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    Thank you
    Do you have any information on Turkish f16 in 1980s operating Sparrows ?

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    F-16s were delivered with Sparrow capability but it doesn't say if they were actually in use during the 80s.

    Those pics are not from the 80s.
    First one shows a Block 40 with LANTIRN pods, not available in the 80s.
    And of course its a Peace Vector III jet, delivered 1991-1995.
    Second pic is a Peace Vector VI jet, 2001-2002.
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    As far as I know, Turkish F-16's never used AIM-7. They were used by F-4E's, but the capability was removed (again, AFAIK) in the F-4E 2020 upgrade programme.

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    Egypt: F-4E with AIM-7 from summer 1979 and F-16C with AIM-7 since 1986
    http://www.f-16.net/f-16_users_article4.html
    For good reasons you will seldom see a pic with the related AAM with the exception of public displays. Just a limited number at hand and a limited life-time when flown really.

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    Egypt: F-4E with AIM-7 from summer 1979 and F-16C with AIM-7 since 1986
    Again, the article only says when AIM-7 capable F-16s where delivered, not if AIM-7 was actually delivered and used by the Egyptians.
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    SPIRI has 282 AIM-7M delivered for F-16C 1991-92, so possibly with first Block 40s?

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    ^ so before 1991 the f16 were not using AIM 7 in Egyptian air force?

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    The Egyptians got AIM-7E and F before the AIM-7M later on. The Egyptian F-16 C/D Block32 were delivered. In October of 1986, the first F-16C arrived in Egypt under Peace Vector II. The 242nd Regiment at Beni Suef began operating F-16C/D's in October 1986 as an intended replacemant for the F-4E and its AIM-7E and F.
    So you assume, the Egyptians did not use the AIM-7E and F in stock for what reason ever?!
    Egypt got 80 Super 530F for its Mirage 2000EM/BM from 1986-88.

    https://www.researchgate.net/publica...defence_system Here you got an idea as well, what Sparrows were at hand in Egypt for some time.

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    Egyptian Air Force F-4E Phantom IIs of the 222nd Tactical Fighter Brigade in formation with a U.S Air Force 347th Tactical Fighter Wing F-4E Phantom II during exercise Proud Phantom
    In 1979, the Egyptian Air Force purchased 35 former USAF F-4Es along with a number of Sparrow, Sidewinder, and Maverick missiles from the U.S. for $594 million as part of the "Peace Pharaoh" program.[93] An additional seven surplus USAF aircraft were purchased in 1988.[94] Three attrition replacements had been received by the end of the 1990s.[91] John Lake gave 70 Sparrow in that first delivery.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/McDonn...pt_347TFW.JPEG
    http://www.f-4.nl/f4_42.html

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    A bit off topic but still about Egyptian air defenses. Does anyone have a single image of an Egyptian Patriot battery component? Or a news article commenting on delivery of patriot to Egypt? Or an article commenting on cancellation of alleged 1999 contract?

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