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Windward08 Sep 2010 8:04 a.m. PST

When did the Israelies change from silver to camo? I'm looking up the War of Attrition (sp) and I'm seeing images of both camo and siliver Miriages

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Sep 2010 8:06 a.m. PST

Camo went on the Mirages in '69, the identification triangles in '73.

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Top Gun Ace Inactive Member08 Sep 2010 12:05 p.m. PST

Nice link Dom.

Thanks for sharing.

Were the Israeli jets painted with the orange triangles at the start of the Yom Kippur War, or were they added during, or afterwards?

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Sep 2010 12:31 p.m. PST

During I believe – going from memory here, but I seem to recall the hostile Mirages were a surprise when first encountered in Yom Kippur, so the ID markings were rapidly added to differentiate.

Top Gun Ace Inactive Member08 Sep 2010 12:38 p.m. PST

Hi Dom,

Thanks for the quick response.

I thought so too, but couldn't really remember.

I believe they were on loan (including pilots as well) from either Libya, or Algeria, or both.

Personal logo Dom Skelton Sponsoring Member of TMP08 Sep 2010 12:40 p.m. PST

Yeah, Libyan aircraft, so them turning up in Egypt was unexpected.

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