PARIS (Mar. 20)
The French Government announced today it will deliver 12 of its newest Mystere IV supersonic jet fighters to Israel in the immediate future. A Foreign Office spokesman said delivery of the jets is “only a matter of days and perhaps hours.”
The Mystere IV is regarded in military aviation circles as a plane capable of beating the Russian jet fighters and bombers recently added to the Egyptian air force, but only on a plane against plane basis. The addition of the 12 Mysteres would leave Egypt with a heavy numerical superiority over Israel.