Ein Shemer Airfield

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Ein Shemer Airport
מנחת עין שמר
Summary
Airport type Military/Public
Operator IDF
Location Coordinates: 32°26′12.9″N 35°0′2.15″E / 32.436917°N 35.0005972°E / 32.436917; 35.0005972
Elevation AMSL 95 ft / 29 m
Runways
Direction Length Surface
ft m
10/28 3,990 1,216 concrete, asphalt, bitumen bound macdam

Ein Shemer Airport (Hebrew: מנחת עין שמר‎‎) is an Israeli army airport in northern Israel, located approximately 6 km east of Hadera. Before 1948 it was operated by the British Royal Air Force as RAF Ein Shemer.

Since 2002 the base houses a complete Arrow 2 Theater Anti Ballistic Missile battery which includes around 150-200 Arrow 2 Block 4 missiles, several launchers, the Great Pine Radar (Green Pine 2 Radar) with a 1000 kilometer range and the Yellow Citron & Brown Nut elements of the system.

In 2008 and again in 2012, the Israeli government proposed closing down Sde Dov and Herzlia airports and relocating their general aviation activities to an expanded Ein Shemer airfield. Nearby residents however expressed strong opposition to the plan. A final decision on the matter has not been made yet.

RAF Ein Shemer[edit]

RAF Ein Shemer was a Royal Air Force station in Palestine between 1942 and 1948. The following Royal Air Force units were based at RAF Ein Shemer between 1945 and 1948:[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lake, Alan. Flying units of the RAF. Shrewsbury: Airlife Publishing Ltd. ISBN 1-84037-086-6. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Lake, Alan. "Flying Units of the RAF".Airlife Publishing. Shrewsbury. 1999. ISBN 1-84037-086-6
  • Jefford, Wing Commander C.G., MBE,BA,RAF (Retd). RAF Squadrons, a Comprehensive Record of the Movement and Equipment of all RAF Squadrons and their Antecedents since 1912. Shrewsbury, Shropshire, UK: Airlife Publishing, 2001. ISBN 1-84037-141-2.

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