List of aircraft of the Israeli Air Force

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Israeli Air Force UH-60 Blackhawk and AH-1 Cobra

List of aircraft of the Israeli Air Force:

Fixed wing combat types[edit]

Designation Entered Service Left Service Hebrew designation
Czechoslovakia Avia S-199 1948 1950 Sakin (Knife) סכין
United States Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress 1948 1958
United States Boeing F-15I 1998 - Ra'am (Thunder) רעם
United Kingdom Bristol Beaufighter 1948 1948
Canada Canadair Sabre n/a[1] n/a[1] Order signed but cancelled.
France Dassault Mirage IIIC 1962 1986 Shahak (Sky) שחק
 France Dassault Mirage V n/a n/a 7 ordered 1966, not delivered
France Dassault Mystère IV 1955 1971
France Dassault Ouragan 1955 1971
France Dassault Super Mystère B2 1958 1976 Sambad (Hebrew acronym of "Super Mystère B Deux") סמב"ד
United Kingdom de Havilland Mosquito 1948 1958
United States Douglas A-4 Skyhawk 1968 2015 Ayit (Eagle) עיט
United States General Dynamics F-16A/B 1980 2016 Netz (Hawk) נץ
United States General Dynamics F-16C/D 1987 - Barak (Lightning) ברק
United Kingdom Gloster Meteor 1953 1970
Israel IAI Kfir 1975 1996 Kfir (Lion Cub) כפיר
Israel IAI Nesher 1971 1986 Nesher (Vulture) נשר
Israel IAI Lavi 1986 1987 Lavi (young lion) לביא
United States Lockheed Martin F-16I 2004 - Sufa (Storm) סופה
United States Lockheed Martin F-35I 2016 - Adir (Mighty) אדיר
United States McDonnell Douglas F-15A/B/C/D 1976 - Baz (Falcon) בז
United States McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II 1969 2004 Kurnass (Sledgehammer) קורנס
United States North American P-51 Mustang 1948 1961
France Sud Aviation S.O. 4050 Vautour 1957 1971
United Kingdom Supermarine Spitfire 1948 1956 Yorek ירק (spit)[2]

Fixed wing auxiliary[edit]

Designation Year Year Hebrew designation
United Kingdom Auster J/1 Autocrat 1948 1950 Primus פרימוס
United States Beechcraft Queen Air B-80 1974 2003 Zamir (Nightingale) זמיר
United States Beechcraft Bonanza
United States Beechcraft C-45 Expeditor 1960  ?
United States Beechcraft Super King Air 1974 - Cuckia/Tzufit (Cuckoo/Sunbird) קוקיה/צופית
United States Boeing 377 Stratocruiser/C-97 1963 1977 Anak (Giant) ענק
United States Boeing 707 1972 - Re'em (Oryx) ראם
United Kingdom Britten-Norman Islander 1973 1982
United States Cessna 172 1967 1991
United States Cessna 180/182/185 1977 1994
United States Cessna U206 Super Skywagon 1968 1998
United States Consolidated PBY Catalina 1952 1961
United States Curtiss C-46 Commando 1948 1971
United Kingdom de Havilland Tiger Moth 1948 1949
United Kingdom de Havilland Dragon Rapide DH.89 1948 1949
Germany Dornier Do 27 1964 1994 Dror (Sparrow) דרור
Germany Dornier Do 28 1971 2001 Agur (Crane) עגור
United States Douglas DC-3/C-47 Dakota 1948 2000
United States Douglas DC-4/C-54 Skymaster 1948 1949
United States Douglas DC-5 1948 1955
United States Fairchild Argus 1948  ?
United States Grumman E-2 Hawkeye 1978 2002 Daya (Kite bird) דיה
United States Grumman G-44 Widgeon 1948  ?
United States Grumman OV-1 Mohawk 1974 1978 Atalef (Bat) עטלף
Israel IAI Arava 1973 2004 Arava (Prairie) ערבה
Israel IAI Westwind/Seascan 1973 Shahaf (Seagull) שחף
United States Lockheed Constellation 1948 1949
United States Lockheed C-130 Hercules 1971 - Karnaf (Rhinoceros) קרנף
United States Lockheed Martin C-130J Super Hercules 2014 - Shimshon (Samson) שמשון
United States Lockheed Hudson 1948 1950
United States Lockheed Lodestar 1948 1949
United Kingdom Miles M.57 Aerovan 1948 1955
United Kingdom Miles Gemini 1948 1950
Canada Noorduyn UC-64A Norseman 1948 1949
France Nord 1203 Norécrin II 1967  ?
France Nord 2501 Noratlas 1955 1976
Italy Piaggio P.149 1968 1972
Switzerland Pilatus Turbo Porter 1963 1976
United States Republic RC-3 Seabee 1948  ?
Poland RWD-13 1948 1949
Poland RWD-15
France SOCATA Rallye 1965 1969
France SOCATA Trinidad 1995 2005 Pashosh (Warbler) פשוש
United States Taylorcraft Auster AOP 3/5 1948 1949
United States Taylorcraft Plus C 1948  ?

Fixed wing trainers[edit]

Designation Year Year Hebrew designation
United Kingdom Airspeed Oxford/Consul 1949 1961
Italy Alenia Aermacchi M-346 Master 2014 - Lavi (young lion) לביא
United Kingdom Avro Anson 1949 1961
United States Boeing-Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 1948 1967
Canada de Havilland Canada Chipmunk 1949 1950
Netherlands Fokker Instructor 1949 1954
France Fouga Magister 1960 2010 Tzukit (Monticola) צוקית
Germany Grob G 120 2002 - Snunit (Swallow) סנונית
United States Hawker-Beechcraft T-6 Texan II 2009 - Efroni (Lark) עפרוני
United States North American T-6 Texan 1948 1974
United States Piper Super Cub 1948 2002
United States Temco Buckaroo 1949 1952
United States Vultee BT-13 Valiant 1948 1949

Helicopters[edit]

Designation Year Year Hebrew designation
France Aérospatiale Alouette II 1957 1975
France Aérospatiale Super Frelon 1967 1996 Tzir'a (Hornet) צרעה
France Eurocopter HH-65 Dolphin 1985 1997 Dolphin דולפין
France Eurocopter Panther 1996 - Atalef (Bat) עטלף
United States Bell UH-1 Iroquois 1967 2002
United States Bell 206 1978 - Saifan (Gladiolus) סייפן
United States Bell 212 1978  ? Anafa (Heron) אנפה
United States Bell AH-1 Cobra 1975 2013 Tzefa (Viper) צפע
United States Bell 47 1965 1974
United States Hiller 360 1951 1961
United States Hughes 500 1979 2001 Lahatut (Trick) להטוט
United States McDonnell Douglas AH-64A Apache 1990 - Peten (Adder) פתן
United States McDonnell Douglas AH-64D Apache Longbow 2004 - Saraph (Seraph) שרף
United States Sikorsky S-55 1957 1966
United States Sikorsky S-58 1958 1975
United States Sikorsky CH-53 1969 - Yas'ur (Petrel) יסעור
United States Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk 1994 - Yanshuf (Owl) ינשוף

Unmanned aerial vehicles[edit]

Designation Year Year Hebrew designation
United States Ryan BQM-34A Firebee Mabat (Gaze) מבט
United States Ryan BQM-34E/F Firebee II Shadmit (Pratincole) שדמית
United States Northrop Chukar Telem (Furrow) תלם
Israel Tadiran Mastiff 1979 1992
Israel IAI Scout 1979 1992
Israel IAI Searcher 1 1992  ?
Israel IAI Searcher 2 1998  ?

Captured / defected aircraft[edit]

Designation Year Country
France Aérospatiale Gazelle 1982  Syria
United Kingdom Supermarine Spitfire 1948  Egypt
United Kingdom de Havilland Dragon Rapide 1952?  Jordan
United States Fairchild Argus 1948  Egypt
Soviet Union Sukhoi Su-7 1969?  Egypt
Czech Republic Heliopolis Gomhouria 1967  Egypt
Soviet Union Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 1956  Egypt
Soviet Union Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-17 1968  Syria
Soviet Union Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 1966  Iraq
Soviet Union Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 1989  Syria
Soviet Union Mil Mi-8 1973  Egypt
Soviet Union Yakovlev Yak-11 1964  Egypt

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Deal signed but canceled in the fallout from the 1956 Suez Crisis. Norton, Bill (2004). Air War on the Edge - A History of the Israel Air Force and its Aircraft since 1947. Midland Publishing. p. 372. ISBN 1857800885. 
  2. ^ History of Vickers Supermarine Spitfire Mk IXc PV270