Confrontation with Israel closer together Egypt and Saudi Arabia, which provided considerable assistance to the Egyptians. In 1973, even the planned transfer of "Lightnings" the Land of the pyramids to participate in the upcoming operation to liberate the Sinai Peninsula, but King Fahd did not dare to take such a step. In general, it should be noted that the "Lightning" in the RSAF operated very intensively - the average plane plaque exceeded 120 hours Accident rate has been very high: for various reasons, broke 18 fighters were killed and 3 pilot.. It noted one mid-air collision, which occurred September 22, 1980 in Khamis Mushait and led to the loss of two aircraft, though the pilots survived. The losses made up by new purchases, resulting in a total of RSAF received 49 "Lightnings". Their flights were discontinued in 1984, after which the aircraft has been 2 years in storage. They are then written off and returned to England. Later, the Saudis bought many of them for symbolic prices, and established as a memorial of copies on different airbases Kingdom.