Saudi Royal Air force Roundel

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History

The RSAF was formed in the mid-1920s with British assistance from the remains of the Hejaz Air Force.[3] It was initially equipped with Westland Wapiti IIA general purpose aircraft flown by pilots who had served Ali of Hejaz but had been pardoned by the Saudi king.[4] It was re-organized in 1950 and began to receive American assistance from 1952 including the use of Dhahran Airfield by the United States Air Force.

The Royal Saudi Air Force (Arabic: ‎الْقُوَّاتُ الْجَوِّيَّةُ الْمَلَكِيَّةْ ٱلسُّعُوْدِيَّة, romanized: Al-Quwwat Al-Jawiyah Al-Malakiyah as-Su’udiyah) (RSAF) is the aviation branch of the Saudi Arabian Armed Forces.

The Royal Saudi Air Force currently has approximately 1,106 aircraft, 40,000 active personnel, 25,000 recruits, 9 wings, +99 squadrons, and a Special Forces unit dedicated to combat search and rescue.

The RSAF has developed from a largely defensive military force into one with an advanced offensive capability, and maintains the second largest fleet of F-15s after the U.S.

The backbone of the RSAF is currently the Boeing F-15 Eagle, with the Panavia Tornado also forming a major component. The Tornado and many other aircraft were delivered under the Al Yamamah contracts with British Aerospace (now BAE Systems).

Roundels

RSAF Roundel

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Gallery:

Panavia Tornado IDS

Eurofighter EF-2000 Typhoon F2

Boeing F-15SA Eagle

Boeing F-15S Strike Eagle

Lightning F.53

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I completely agree! The RSAF roundel absolutely deserves a place in War Thunder. It’s a bit puzzling that Gaijin hasn’t added it yet, considering they’ve already included the Lightning with Saudi markings on it. The RSAF is a major air force in the region, with a rich heritage and some amazing aircraft.

I hope they’ll take notice of all the requests for the RSAF roundel (and maybe even some classic or modern RSAF aircraft to go with it).The RSAF deserves recognition in War Thunder.

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