Israeli Air Force Museum

Unofficial Museum Guide
 

Key Facts

Location:
Hatzerim AB, Beersheba
SatNav: Region:
? South
Country:
Israel
Admission:
Public
Category: Only Aviation:
Specific Operator Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 140 Open

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What’s Here

A collection of over 140 aircraft. Most aircraft are in excellent condition and well spaced for easy photography. The sun shelters provided are essential for visitors during the summer. A small indoor display provides a photographic history of the IDF/AF. Unfortunately, the museum gift shop only sells toys, model kits and t-shirts – not a single postcard, poster or magazine.

Directions

On the left hand side, just before the entrance to Hatzerim AB, south west of Beersheba.

Visiting

Opening Hours:

Open every day except Saturday, 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (Fridays until 1.00 pm).

Admission:

See official website for details.

Amenities:

Toilets, Parking, Souvenir shop.

Sharkmouthed Ouragan 49 of 113 Sqn Mirage IIICJ 159 with 13 kill markings
A Boeing 707 movie theatre is to one side Over-view of the main museum area
A helicopter/transport aircraft line-up is on the right A revetment full of F-4 Phantoms is nearby
Beyond the AAA/SAM display are the big transports A revetment of wrecks awaits attention

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
Entrance Way
529 IAI Kfir C.2 529 Complete Displayed
088/4X-BYD Boeing 707 088/4X-BYD Complete Displayed
Main Display Area
677 IAI Tzukit 677 Complete Displayed
630 IAI Tzukit 630 Complete Displayed
Sud Aviation Alouette II ? Incomplete Displayed
99 Piper Super Cub 99 Complete Displayed
007 Sud Aviation Alouette II 007 Complete Displayed
D.112 Avia S 199 D.112 Complete Displayed
78 Supermarine Spitfire IX 78 Complete Displayed
38 North American P-51D Mustang 38 Complete Displayed
53 North American P-51D Mustang 53 Complete Displayed
14 North American T-6 Texan/Harvard 14 Complete Displayed
‘T.61’ Republic Seabee (ex US civil) ? Complete Displayed
VQ-PAH Taylorcraft Cub (replica?) ? Complete Displayed
06 Gloster Meteor F.8 06 Complete Displayed
51 Gloster Meteor NF.13 51 Complete Displayed
157 Gloster Meteor NF.13 157 Complete Displayed
21 Gloster Meteor T.7 (F.8 tail unit) 21 Complete Displayed
15 Gloster Meteor T.7 15 Complete Displayed
(18) Gloster Meteor T.7 18 Complete Displayed
212 IAI Tzukit 212 Complete Displayed
‘L158’ De Havilland Vampire FB.5 ? Complete Displayed
? De Havilland Vampire T.55 (Venezuela) ? Complete Displayed
‘303’ De Havilland Venom FB.5 J-1516 Complete Displayed
‘307’ Mikoyan MiG-15UTI N??? Complete Displayed
1033 Mikoyan MiG-17 1033 Complete Displayed
Hawker Hunter FGA.71 J-747 Complete Displayed
‘007’ Mikoyan MiG-21F (not the original) ? Complete Displayed
2781 Mikoyan MiG-23 2781 Complete Displayed
09 Dassault Mystere IVA 09 Complete Displayed
60 Dassault Mystere IVA 60 Complete Displayed
80 Dassault Ouragan 80 Complete Displayed
70 Sud Aviation Vautour IIN 70 Complete Displayed
33 Sud Aviation Vautour IIBR 33 Complete Displayed
09 Sud Aviation Vautour IIA 09 Complete Displayed
159 Dassault Mirage IIICJ 159 Complete Displayed
096 Dassault Super Mystere B.2 096 Complete Displayed
49 Dassault Ouragan 49 Complete Displayed
501 IAI Nesher 501 Complete Displayed
988 Dassault Mirage IIIBJ ‘Kfir TC’

988 Complete Displayed
451 IAI Kfir C.2 (extended nose) 451 Complete Displayed
874 IAI Kfir C.2 874 Complete Displayed
712 IAI Kfir C.1 (no canards) 712 Complete Displayed
IAI F-21A Kfir ? Complete Displayed
297 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 297 Complete Displayed
127 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 127 Complete Displayed
B-2 IAI Lavi B-2 Complete Displayed
187 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 187 Complete Displayed
323 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 323 Complete Displayed
270 McDonnell Douglas A-4H Skyhawk 270 Complete Displayed
230 McDonnell Douglas A-4H Skyhawk 230 Complete Displayed
115 Bell AH-1S Hueycobra 115 Complete Displayed
07 Sikorsky S-58 07 Complete Displayed
045/4X-FAE Nord Noratlas 045/4X-FAE Complete Displayed
03 Sikorsky S-55 03 Complete Displayed
002 Bell 205A 002 Complete Displayed
026 Bell 212 026 Complete Displayed
010 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 010 Complete Displayed
020 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 020 Complete Displayed
907 Aerospatiale SA.342L Gazelle 907 Complete Displayed
204 Hughes H500MD/TOW 204 Complete Displayed
03 Sud Aviation Alouette II 03 Complete Displayed
038/4X-FNZ Douglas C-47 Dakota 038/4X-FNZ Complete Displayed
039/4X-FPN Boeing KC-97G Stratocruiser 039/4X-FPN Complete Displayed
015 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 015 Complete Displayed
942 Grumman E-2C Hawkeye 942 Complete Displayed
4X-COA IAI Westwind (modified nose) 4X-COA Complete Displayed
Noorduyn Norseman ? Wreck Displayed
05 Fokker S.11 05 Complete Displayed
Flight Shed
21 Glider 21 Complete Airworthy
25 North American T-6 Texan/Harvard 25 Complete Airworthy
57 Supermarine Spitfire IX 57 Complete Airworthy
31 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 31 Complete Airworthy
‘VQ-PAR’ De Havilland DH.89 Dragon Rapide ? Complete Airworthy?
001 North American T-6G Texan 001 Complete Airworthy
Behind Flight Shed
‘V34’ Grumman TBM-3 Avenger ? Complete Displayed
087 Piper Super Cub 087 Wreck Displayed
Supermarine Spitfire IX ? Complete Being Restored
891 McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 891 Complete Displayed
379 McDonnell Douglas A-4N Skyhawk 379 Complete Displayed
004 Britten-Norman BN-2A-1Islander 004 Complete Displayed
005 Dornier Do 28B 005 Complete Displayed
068 Piper Super Cub 068 Complete Displayed
001 Britten-Norman BN-2A-2 Islander 001 Complete Displayed
059 Cessna 185 059 Complete Displayed
02 Pilatus PC-6B Porter 02 Complete Displayed
229/4X-JPA IAI F-4-2000 Super Phantom 229/4X-JPA Complete Displayed
611 McDonnell Douglas A-4H Skyhawk 611 Complete Displayed
10 Dassault Mystere IVA 10 Complete Displayed
Dassault Mystere IVA ? Complete Displayed
007 Dassault Mystere IVA 007 Complete Displayed
94 Dassault Ouragan 94 Complete Displayed
152099 McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk 152099 Complete Displayed
113 Dassault Ouragan 113 Complete Displayed
277 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 277 Complete Displayed
002 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 002 Complete Displayed
21 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 21 Complete Displayed
018 Sud Aviation Super Frelon 018 Complete Displayed
? Sud Aviation Super Frelon ? Complete Displayed
F-4 Revetment
Dassault Ouragan ? Wreck Displayed
327 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 327 Complete Displayed
317 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 317 Complete Displayed
285 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 285 Complete Displayed
108 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 108 Complete Displayed
333 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 333 Complete Displayed
159 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 159 Complete Displayed
134 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 134 Complete Displayed
111 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 111 Complete Displayed
208 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 208 Complete Displayed
148 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 148 Complete Displayed
124 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 124 Complete Displayed
170 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 170 Complete Displayed
141 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 141 Complete Displayed
225 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 225 Complete Displayed
206 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 206 Complete Displayed
Wrecks Revetment
Grumman TBM-3 Avenger ? Wreck Stored
Gloster Meteor F.8 ? Wreck Stored
08 North American T-6 Texan 08 Wreck Stored
North American T-6 Texan ? Wreck Stored
Dassault Mystere IVA ? Wreck Stored
Transports
043/4X-FAC Nord Noratlas 043/4X-FAC Complete Displayed
035/4X-FPO Boeing C-97 Stratocruiser 035/4X-FPO Complete Displayed
103/4X-JYW Boeing 707 103/4X-JYW Complete Displayed
055/4X-FAG Nord Noratlas 055/4X-FAG Complete Displayed
010 Boeing 707 (modified nose) 010 Complete Displayed
04/4X-FNL Douglas C-47 Dakota 04/4X-FNL Complete Displayed
Wrecks Line-up
131 McDonnell Douglas F-4E Phantom II 131 Complete Stored
645 IAI Tzukit 645 Complete Stored
635 IAI Tzukit 635 Complete Stored
536 IAI Tzukit 536 Complete Stored
? IAI Tzukit ? Complete Stored
54 North American T-6 Texan/Harvard 54 Complete Stored
033 Dornier Do 27 033 Wreck Stored
37 Gloster Meteor F.8 37 Wreck Stored
019 Dornier Do 27 019 Wreck Stored
32 Stearman PT-17 Kaydet 32 Wreck Stored
? Sud Aviation Alouette II ? Wreck Stored
528 IAI Tzukit G-BOAA 528 Stored
635 IAI Tzukit G-BOAA 635 Stored
39 North American P-51D Mustang 39 Wreck Stored

More Information

The Israel Air Force Museum, Hatzerim, Army Postal Office Box 02832, Beer Sheva, ISRAEL. Telephone : 972 7 906 428, FAX : 972 7 906 314.

Kfir C.2 529 of 144 Sqn at the museum entrance Vautour IIA 09 in the main display area
Spitfire IX 57 is still in flying condition T-6 001 also flies regularly
BN-2 Islander 001 of 135 Sqn Line-up of Super Frelons from 114 Sqn
F-4E 333 of 69 Sqn F-4E 148 of 107 Sqn
TBM-3 Avenger T-6 Texan/Harvard 08
Noratlas 043/4X-FAC C-97 Stratocruiser 035/4X-FPO
Tzukit 645 heads the wrecks line-up Dornier Do 27 33 wreck

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4 thoughts on “Israeli Air Force Museum

  1. Meteor trainer T7 1/2 received from Belgium 4 or 5 and ex Belgian registration wanted.

    Known T7 Israeli serials 13 to 18
    Known T7 1/2 Israeli serials 19 – 20 – 21 and 23

  2. One of the great aviation museums of the world-well worth a visit. Note however that you need photo ID for entry.

  3. Hello. I am curious about the DeHavilland Rapide. In pictures the Israeli emblem is on the fuselage, But I have never seen a picture of the wings, so I do not know if the emblem is as usual, on the tops and bottoms of the wings.
    Please help.’Thanks.

  4. Director IAF Museum,
    Sir,
    Where is the Catalina a/c wich I donated to tne Museum listed and displeyed.
    Your replay will be appreciated.
    Zvi Avidror

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