|Unit: 76th Sqn, 222nd TFB, EAF
Serial: 7801 (66-0364)
Cairo West Air Base, 1989. The aircraft was sold to Egypt in 1980.
The USA offered 35 ex-USAF F-4Es and the necessary weapons and spares package. Under The codename 'Peace Pharao' deliveries began rapidly and the first 18 F-4Es arriving in Egypt in September 1979, all being taken from the 31st TFW, In the Egyptian Air Force they were assigned to the 76th and 78th Squadrons, based at Cairo West, through 222 Tactic Fighter Brigade. Originally painted in the SEA-camouflage, Egyptian F-4Es have subsequently got a camouflage pattern known as 'Egypt-1', and later further developed into 'Hill Gray'
Artist: © Ugo Crisponi