|Location:||Kibbutz Revivim, Beersheba|
Original 1930’s agricultural research station in the middle of the Negev desert. Used as Palmachim base during the War of Independence. Improvised nearby airstrips ‘Dust 1’ and ‘Dust2’ used for CASEVAC flights. Southern-most airstrips during the War of Independence. Underground facilities now restored to original condition as a museum.
Just beyond Kibbutz Revivim, south of Beersheba, Israel.
Visitors centre open by prior appointment.
|Front view of the Piper Cub ‘Auster’||Rear view of the ‘Auster’|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|026||Douglas C-47 Dakota||026||Complete||Displayed|
* = masquerading as an Auster AOP.5!
To be added.
|C-47 Dakota||Front view of Dakota|
|Rear view of Dakota|
|Wrecked C-47 Dakota 03||Close up of ‘Dragon’ squadron badge|
On a nearby farm can be found another Douglas C-47 Dakota. Serial 03 was the original Revivim museum aircraft, until it was severely damaged in a storm a few years ago. Curiously, the tail badge is for the ‘Dragon’ squadron, which flies attack aircraft such as the A-4 Skyhawk.