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British Institute Says Egypt Had 225 Combat Planes, 100 Missiles on June 30

The Institute for Strategic Studies here said today in its annual report that as of June 30 — after the Six-Day War — Egypt had 225 combat planes including 100 MIG-21 interceptors. The report did not indicate it, but it was assumed that the greater part of these planes were equipment rushed into Egypt by the Soviet Union immediately after the fighting to compensate for Egypt’s heavy losses.

The Institute also reported that Egypt had built about 100 missiles but said there was no evidence to show that they had developed a reliable guidance system for them.

The report noted that the Syrian Air Force had suffered “heavy casualties” in the June fighting and that some of its aircraft “may have survived.” It said that all the Hunter-Hawks, British-built jet fighters with which the Jordanian Air Force was equipped, had been destroyed in the fighting.