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Taygibay

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GoMiG, or Mica, can you confirm that the Rafales
seen in your last post are flying over the delta of
the Nile?

There are places in France that also look the part
so I'm unsure of location. Or just confirm the date.

Thanks and good day, Tay.
 

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Is the crew of that m1a1-m1a2 efficueff tho?
Let's hope so. You can't really tell either way by that short clip but they've put a huge emphasis on tank warfare and training and have one of the best tanks ever made, so we can only hope.

The real question will be how they integrate the T-90s with an already set majority western tanks fleet. That is definitely a concern.

GoMiG, or Mica, can you confirm that the Rafales
seen in your last post are flying over the delta of
the Nile?

There are places in France that also look the part
so I'm unsure of location. Or just confirm the date.

Thanks and good day, Tay.
Doesn't look like the Delta, Tay. Looks a lot more like the south/western coast of France or somewhere in Europe to me, especially in this pic.
EDIT: BTW, that delivery of the first batch of 3 was 1 year ago this April.

 
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Let's hope so. You can't really tell either way by that short clip but they've put a huge emphasis on tank warfare and training and have one of the best tanks ever made, so we can only hope.

The real question will be how they integrate the T-90s with an already set majority western tanks fleet. That is definitely a concern.



Doesn't look like the Delta, Tay. Looks a lot more like the south/western coast of France or somewhere in Europe to me, especially in this pic.

Tile Roofs.
 

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Tile Roofs.
You saw tile roofs? Dang, what magnification did you use?
You'll see a lot of those terracotta tile roofs in regions of Spain and especially Portugal. Portugal is a major stopping point for long distance air travel from Egypt to the US and back. Most of the F-16s coming from the US on their way to Egypt almost always stop at Lajes in the Azores. Same beautiful, lush greenery and those types of buildings.



 

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I really loathe those hi-viz patches especially
when you check the above : Loose the patch,
keep the flag and red lettering, downsize the
number and you've got yourself a sharp look.

BTW, what are the Yiddish looking characters
on the nose? A lettermark by Ahmed Hader
or a warning to ...

Have a good day all, Tay.
 
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I really loathe those hi-viz patches especially
when you check the above ; Loose the patch,
keep the flag and red lettering, downsize the
number and you've got yourself a sharp look.

BTW, what are the Yiddish looking characters
on the nose? A lettermark by Ahmed Hader
or a warning to ...

Have a good day all, Tay.
The Egyptian colour scheme stems from the Camp David accords, to make sure that when Egypt got equipment comparable to Israel's they are easily identified and tracked by eye. We have seen how great a threat Egyptian pilots can be to Israelis when they are in inferior types of aircraft. Should change soon, however, as WVR combat is phased out.

The Yiddish-looking characters are Arabic numbers in Arabic form. Here they are:
 

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BTW, what are the Yiddish looking characters
on the nose?
"Yiddish"!? Com'oooon, Taaay! lol. Don't tell me you've never seen Arabic numerals before? :lol:

BTW, here's another fun fact not too many actually know. If you look at that last set of pics and that glowing afterburner, those aircraft are the 2nd to last order and are Block 40s. What clearly distinguishes them from the block 52s is 3 things. The 52s have the IFF sensors on the top of the noses in front of the cockpit, they have that extended tail base where the drag chute comes out and specifically the Egyptian block 40's F-16s have the F110-GE-129 engines by General Electric, while the block 52's have the Pratt & Whitney F100-PW-229.

You can see the difference is clear as day in the turkey feathers of the nozzles. The GE ones on the block 40s in that pic have that zig-zag shape to the turkey feathers, a very distinct, gun-metal/metallic grey shine to them and also have a very slight bulbous shape to them.



While the newer, bock 52's in those above pics landing in Portugal have the PW engines with the much larger and more distinct silver, base at the joint with the fuselage, the straighter turkey feathers and they're more blackish than that gun-metal grey color of the GE's.



Not sure why they switched to the PW engines on the 52s because there was a huge competition between PW and GE to win the contract for the fleet of block 40 orders and when they made the presentation to the EAF, Egyptians chose the GE because it's well know in the F-16 circuit that the GE is hands down and better engine, much more responsive, less prone to failures and the maintenance crews love working with the GEs more so than the PWs. They also have a slightly higher thrust. 2/3 of all the American F-16s operate GE engines while the other 1/3 are PWs.

So it's really interesting that the EAF ended up with the PW in this last batch of 52s.
Also, the other way you can tell if an F-16 has a GE or a PW engine is basically in the block designation. If the block number ends in (0), then it's a General Electric engine and if it ends in a (2), it's a Pratt & Whitney. Hence the EAF block 40s and 52s. Might also be the reason why the Turks chose the block 50 and not 52 specifically for the engine which is why I'm surprised with this choice for the EAF. If they really liked the General Electric engine, they should've ordered the block 50s and not the 52s and they would've also had commonalty among the fleet.
 

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GoMiG, or Mica, can you confirm that the Rafales
seen in your last post are flying over the delta of
the Nile?

There are places in France that also look the part
so I'm unsure of location. Or just confirm the date.

Thanks and good day, Tay.
In France Tay , that was before any rafale delivered to Egypt
 

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So really, you people like big numbers?

8-) :azn:

Both sets are too big is what I meant
versus the very pretty red lettering
ID markings.

Great day all, hi Mica mate, Tay.
 

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Unfortunately, I don't think the EAF has a say in that matter. Those are factory set, contractual requirements.
Some of the US F-16 and even other countries bear 6 digits numbers even. And the US also labels which state wing squadron it's out of with huge lettering on the tails.

 

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The French have a thing with style. It's almost always perfect.
I personally thing this roundel Should be replaced, it has something to do with the British, reminds me with their occupation and stuff.
Should be replaced with the eye of Horus, something egyotian, Authentic.
 

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