Mitzpeh Revivim

Unofficial Museum Guide

Key Facts

Location: Kibbutz Revivim, Beersheba
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Country: Israel
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Aircraft Exhibits: 2

What’s Here

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.

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Opening Hours:

Visitors centre open by prior appointment.


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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
A-13 Piper Cub* A-13 Complete Displayed

* = masquerading as an Auster AOP.5!

More Information

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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.

Thanks to Tsahi Ben-Ami for pointing out that the ‘Auster’ is really a Piper Cub!

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