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Israeli Air Force Museum, Hatzerim 2008

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After gorging on the modern day Israeli Air Force, day three of our tour was to the Israeli Air Force Museum, somewhere that had been on my list of places to visit for a long, long time. Now, you know that thing when you finally get to do something you've always wanted to and it turned out to be a bit meh?

 

Well, this wasn't one of those.

 

This was everything I had hoped for, and much more besides. So let's dive in.

 

49915678301_d4b5389ec2_b.jpg529 IAI Kfir C7 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915163268_7dd35a442f_b.jpg20080509208 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

The museum area had a small number of current aircraft as part of Hatzerim's own open day, which I won't dwell on, except for this F-16A Netz:

 

49915986207_a076366267_b.jpg107 General Dynamics F-16A Netz by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

Six and a half kills against Syrian aircraft AND a mission mark showing its participation in the Osirak raid. Not bad at all.

 

49915684201_7dd33e45c0_b.jpg'D-120' Avia S.199 Sakeen by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915976037_e10874b7dd_b.jpg2057 Supermarine Spitfire LF. Mk.IXE by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915683021_44152cac0c_b.jpg15 Gloster Meteor T. Mk.7 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915985357_4a91360411_b.jpg(unmarked) WSK-Mielec SBLim-2 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915169633_2da7572b49_b.jpg49 Dassault MD.450 Ouragan by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915983132_40bc33fbc3_b.jpg33 Sud-Ouest Vautour IIBR by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915976352_f3c7463366_b.jpg039 Boeing Anak by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915680671_ef0313ec62_b.jpg'158' Dassault Shachak by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915171428_7c05e81773_b.jpg'03' Sikorsky S-55C by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

In part 2 I will move the story along to the 1970s.

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I agree with Alpha Delta 210, what a great collection of aircraft most which look in VGC despite the ravages of the Middle East sunlight,

 

Mark

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Great stuff. Certainly an amazing collection of airframes. I'd love to go there one day.

 

Thanks for sharing with us.

 

Chris. 

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Thanks for sharing Mr TMB! :) - really interesting set of shots- Did you get a pic of the Flogger by any chance?

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9 hours ago, Pinback said:

Thanks for sharing Mr TMB! :) - really interesting set of shots- Did you get a pic of the Flogger by any chance?

You'll have to wait for part 2...:)

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Thanks for sharing👍It would be great more F16 Netz pics!

Ciao

Filippo

 

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Part 2, and into the 1970s and beyond:

 

49915170943_7a0437ab86_b.jpg007 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21F-13 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915981202_7d6ccb87d9_b.jpg203 IAI 202 Arava by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915679266_066e08e39d_b.jpg323 McDonnell Douglas Kurnass by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915977962_9c8fccf7e1_b.jpg944 Grumman Daya by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915165148_e73222f89e_b.jpg988 IAI Kfir TC by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915676306_944fb5df65_b.jpg2786 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23MLD by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915984982_12d0245553_b.jpg002 Agusta-Bell AB.205A by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915683761_32c5bafda3_b.jpg004 Britten Norman BN.2A-2 Islander by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915680176_1e5e4214a9_b.jpg'212' Fouga CM.170R Magister by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915165978_90cc962a9e_b.jpg614 McDonnell Douglas Kurnass 2000 by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915676696_a9100c3cf4_b.jpgB-2 IAI Lavi by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

49915682591_08c4baa891_b.jpg027 Dornier Dror by Martin Schofield, on Flickr

 

And if that was still not enough, then we found the storage area. That's your trailer for part 3.

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