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Old 30th July 2013, 01:53
James A Pratt III James A Pratt III is offline
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Eygptian and syrian aces

Have any Eygptian or Syrian pilots made ace against the IDFAF? I known some of their pilots have shot down 1 or more IDFAF aircraft but I don't know if any downed 5 or more. Thanks in advance.
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Old 30th July 2013, 05:07
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Re: Eygptian and syrian aces

In the six day war, a Pakistani pilot Flt Lt Salif-ul Azam who served in Royal Jordan airforce as a volunteer, flying Hunter F MK6, he claimed 3 IDFAF aircrafts shot down, all could be confimed by Isarel records:
1) Jun 5, he shot down 1 Super Mystere B2 (serial number 94) from No 105 Sq IDFAF over Mafraq AB Jordan, pilot Lt Hananya Boleh was killed
2) Jun 7, he shot down 1 Mirage III from No 117 Sq IDFAF over airfield H-3 Iraq, pilot Capt Gideon Dror bailed out and was tanken prisoner
3) Jun 7, he shot down 1 Vautour IIN (serial number 65) from No 110 Sq IDFAF over airfield H-3 Iraq, both Pilot Capt Shlomo Keren and obsever Capt Alexander Inbar were killed

Previously, in the India-Pakistan war of 1965, on Sep 19, Azam shot down an India Gnat, the pilot Flt Lt Vijay Mayadev bailed out and was taken prisoner, in that case, Salif-ul Azam was flying a American F-86 Sabre

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Old 2nd August 2013, 19:32
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Re: Eygptian and syrian aces

Best Egyptian AF history in English remains Nordeen & Nicolle, Phoenix over the Nile.

Harpia's Arab MiG series is only up to 1956-67 in three volumes but contains some good detail from interviews and Arabic-language sources, though not without the inevitable glitches.

Syria would never talk to outsiders about their air force, so there is not much good out therem.
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Old 3rd August 2013, 00:38
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Re: Eygptian and syrian aces

Harpia's Arab MiG series are highly recommended, the upcomming fourth volumn will cover War of Attrition, 1967-1973
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