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1956: Battle for the Suez

1956: Battle for the Suez

In 1956, Egypt closed the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping, and blockaded the Gulf of Aqaba, in contravention of the Constantinople Convention of 1888. Many argued that this was also a violation of the 1949 Armistice Agreements. On July 26th, 1956, Egypt nationalized the Suez Canal Company, and closed the canal to Israeli shipping.

Israel responded on October 29th, 1956, by invading the Sinai Peninsula with British and French support. During the Suez Canal Crisis, Israel captured the Gaza Strip and Sinai Peninsula. The United States and the United Nations soon pressured it into a ceasefire. Israel agreed to withdraw from Egyptian territory. Egypt agreed to freedom of navigation in the region and the demilitarization of the Sinai. The United Nations Emergency Force (UNEF) was created and deployed to oversee the demilitarization. The UNEF was only deployed on the Egyptian side of the border, as Israel refused to allow them on its territory.

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RAF Avenger A.S. Mk. IV Torpedo-Bomber - Beryl the Peril, HMS Bulwark, Suez, 1957 RAF Avenger A.S. Mk. IV Torpedo-Bomber - "Beryl the Peril", HMS Bulwark, Suez, 1957 (1:72 Scale)

The Grumman TBF Avenger (designated TBM for aircraft manufactured by General Motors) was an American torpedo bomber, developed initially for the United States Navy and Marine Corps and used by a large number of air forces around the world. It entered service in 1942, and began major use during the Battle of Midway.

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Egyptian Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15bis Fagot Fighter - Sinai, October 1956 Egyptian Mikoyan Gurevich MiG-15bis "Fagot" Fighter - Sinai, October 1956 (1:72 Scale)

The spectacular MiG-15 fighter used a combination of Russian ingenuity and "borrowed" advanced European aviation technology to become one of the most famous aircraft designs of its era. Called the "aircraft-soldier" by Russian pilots, the aircraft was exceptionally strong and dependable.

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RAF Vickers Valiant B Mk1 Strategic Bomber - WZ404, 207 Squadron, Luqa, Malta, Suez Crisis, 1956 RAF Vickers Valiant B Mk1 Strategic Bomber - WZ404, 207 Squadron, Luqa, Malta, Suez Crisis, 1956 (1:144 Scale)

The Vickers-Armstrongs Valiant was a British four-jet bomber, once part of the Royal Air Force's V bomber nuclear force in the 1950s and 1960s. The Valiant was originally developed for use as high-level strategic bomber, but its role, like other V bombers, was changed to low-level attacks.

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Israeli Air Force North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - 105th Squadron "Scorpion", Suez Campaign, 1956 Israeli Air Force North American P-51D Mustang Fighter - 105th Squadron "Scorpion", Suez Campaign, 1956 (1:48 Scale)

No other aircraft of WWII could fly as high, go as far, or fight as hard as the famed Mustang. Piloted by a record 281 Aces, this agile and ferocious dogfighter tallied more kills than any other Allied airplane. As the bombers of the Eighth Air Force fought their way deep into Hitler's Germany, it was the Mustang that cleared the skies of Luftwaffe fighters.

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French Chance-Vought F4U Corsair Fighter - Flotille Aeronavale, Suez Canal, Egypt, 1956 French Chance-Vought F4U Corsair Fighter - "Flotille Aeronavale", Suez Canal, Egypt, 1956 (1:48 Scale)

Its gull-wing shape made it instantly recognizeable. Its characteristic sound while in an attack dive led the Japanese to call it "The Whistling Death." Combined with its high speed, agility and toughness, the Vought F4U Corsair was one of the finest fighters ever built. Originally thought to be too powerful to fly from a carrier, the Corsair weaved a path of destruction in battle after battle during WWII, totally outclassing the much-feared Zero.

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Israeli Air Force Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXe Fighter - Ezer Weisman, 205/57, 105 Squadron ("Negev Air Squadron"), Ramat David AB, Israel, June 1955 Israeli Air Force Supermarine Spitfire Mk. IXe Fighter - Ezer Weisman, 205/57, 105 Squadron ("Negev Air Squadron"), Ramat David AB, Israel, June 1955 (1:48 Scale)

The Spitfire is the most famous British aircraft of all time. Although less numerous than the Hawker Hurricane, it is remembered as the sleek, thoroughbred fighting machine that turned the tide during the Battle of Britain.

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Israeli Air Force Mosquito PR.16 and P-51D Mustang - Suez Campaign, October 1956 Israeli Air Force De Havilland Mosquito PR.16 and P-51D Mustang - 'Suez Campaign', October 1956 (1:72 Scale)

The "Mossie," as it was known affectionately by its British crews, was both simple in construction and design. It was a twin engine, single boom aircraft that placed the pilot and navigator in a side-by-side sitting configuration. The Mosquito was one of the most cost effective aircraft ever built because it was constructed out of wood.

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