Israel made aviation history when its airforce struck early on the morning of June 5th. Israel's preemtive strike eliminated the Egytain airforce. Soon after it struck the Jordainian, Syrian and Iraqi air forces. In the first hours of the war Israel acheived total air superiority. A total of 393 Arab planes were destroyed on the ground. Israel's air to air superiority was assured by the training of its pilots and the performance of its French built Mirage aircraft.