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Egyptian F-16s over Cairo

Old 31st Jan 2011, 13:29
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Egyptian F-16s over Cairo

The news yesterday showed a couple of jet aircraft making passes over central Cairo....were they F-16s?

One was in a pale grey scheme with large hi-viz orange stripes on the wings and tail fin (?). Seems like an odd colour scheme for a tactical fighter bomber?
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Old 31st Jan 2011, 15:00
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They certainly looked like F-16s and not being put to a very constructive use, but as Mubarack is, i believe, the ex-commander of the Egyptian Air Force, he was able to call in a few favours. No idea as to the purpose of the orange/hi viz markings on the wings. Perhaps to help the ground forces see the target in training and then in real situations they're painted out.

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OK.....Egypt operates no less than 220 F-16's......and the dayglo panels are there to distinguish their F-16s from those of neighbouring countries....Israel I assume
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