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Eastsaharaesaf
The East Saharan Air Force, or ESAF is the aviation branch of the East Saharan Armed Forces. The ESAF is headed by an Air Marshal, who is currently Air Marshal Reda Mahmoud Hafez Mohamed. Currently the ESAF has over 885 combat aircraft and 375 armed helicopters. The backbone of ESAF are 240 F-16 fighters. Much of the aircraft inherited from the Sudanese Air Force, was not put into service, as much of it was older than the Egyptian aircraft.

Instillations

  • Abu Suwayr Air Base
  • Al Fashir Air Base
  • Bir Gifgafa Airfield
  • Deversoir Airbase
  • Marsa Matrouh Airport
  • Nyala Air Base
  • Omduran Air Base

Aircraft Inventory

Fighter

  • F-4 Phantom II - 32
  • F-16 Fighting Falcon - 240
  • J-7 Airguard - 53
  • Mirage V - 60
  • Mirage 2000 - 18
  • MiG-21 Fishbed - 62

Reconnaissance

800px-Egyptian Mi-8 Hip helicopters after unloading troops

Helicopters Dropping off troops

  • Model 324 Scarab - 52
  • R4E-50 Sky Eye - 48

Trainer Aircraft

  • Alpha Jet - 54
  • EMB 312 Tucano Jet - 54
  • G-115 Tutor - 74
  • K-8 Karakorum - 120
  • L-39 Albatross - 10
  • L-59 Super Albatross - 47
  • UH - 12 Raven - 17
  • Z-142C - 48

Transport

  • Antonov-74 Coaler - 9
  • Beechcraft 1900 - 8
  • C-130 Hercules - 26
  • C-295 - 3
  • DHC-5 Buffalo - 9

Helicopter

  • CH-47 Chinook - 18
  • SH-26 Super Seasprite - 13
  • Mi-8 Hip - 42
  • Mi-17 Hip - 51
  • AH-64 Apahce - 47
  • UH-60 Blackhawk - 30
  • Sea King - 6
  • Commando - 26
  • SA-342 Gazelle - 84

Airborne Early Warning

  • E-2 Hawkeye - 8

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