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Suez Crisis campaign?
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 03:22 AM UTC
This year marks the 60th anniversary of the 1956 Suez Crisis.
Would we be able to fit in a campaign to mark it?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 04:46 AM UTC
Sounds interesting, count me in.

Bob
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 02:17 PM UTC

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Sounds interesting, count me in.

Bob



Indeed, very interesting but considering that I don't manage building anything (never mind finalise something) lately I must decline.
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 06:07 PM UTC
There were a lot of interesting aircraft involved. Valiant, Canberra, Mosquito, P-51D, Ouragan and Mystere to name only a few. I'd have to look up what types Egypt was operating.
Might be beneficial to draw up a list by type and country.

Would it be worth opening it up to the ship and armour forums too?
Bigrip74
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 09:30 PM UTC
Stephen,

I was looking up the aircraft for the Suez Crisis and Egypt flew the following: (not a complete listing)

MIG 15
DH VIPER
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SYRIA
DH METEOR
SPITFIRE (not sure of the mk)
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FRANCE
MYSTERE
TBM
F4U5/7
OURAGON
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ISRAEL
DH METEOR
DH MOSQUITO
F84F
P-51D
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UK
CANBERRA
HAWKER HUNTER
DH SEA VENOM
SEA HAWK


Not a complete, just a fast run through.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Musketeer_(1956)
the above link has a pretty good list of what was there.

this link shows many Egyptian aircraft:
http://www.acig.info/CMS/?option=com_content&task=view&id=205&Itemid=47


Bob
phantom_phanatic309
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Posted: Monday, July 25, 2016 - 11:37 PM UTC
Thanks Bob.
Already some good kits of those on the market.

I'd have to check references, hut I think Egypt had some HP Halifax bombers but they probably didn't last long.

We can also add to the RAF and FAA list:
Vickers Valiant
Westland Wyvern
HP Hastings
Douglas AD-5W Skyraider

I believe France also had some RF-84's in theatre and of course the Noratlas transport.

And that's before we get to the helicopters!