Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.70A

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Six ex-RAF Hunter F.6 refurbished and delivered from 1975 under the designation FGA.70A. Used by ? Squadron in the ? role. The aircraft were initially serialled L-170 onwards, but reserialled in the early 1970s. Re-activated by Nov 2008.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-180   WW598 8 Dec 1975 to L-280
L-181 S4/U/3334 XF457 8 Dec 1975 to L-281
L-182   WW594 8 Dec 1975 to L-282
L-183 S4/U/3306 XF430 17 May 1977 to L-283
L-184 41H-688061 XJ644 17 May 1977 to L-284
L-280   L-180 noted Nov 2008
L-281 S4/U/3334 L-181 w/o ? Sept 1983, shot down over Shouf mountains
L-282   L-182 noted Nov 2008
L-283 S4/U/3306 L-183 w/o 1978
L-284 41H-688061 L-184 noted Nov 2008
L-285 41H-688057 XJ640 1 June 1977 w/o 1989, shot down over Batrun

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References

  • Hawker Hunter 1951-2007: In UK and Foreign Service by David J. Griffin
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.70

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Six ex-RAF Hunter F.6 supplied from 1958 onwards, using the designation FGA.70. Four ex-Belgian AF Hunter F.6s refurbished to FGA.9 standard and delivered from 1965 under the designation FGA.70. Used by ? Squadron in the ? role. The aircraft were initially serialled L-170 onwards, but reserialled in the early 1970s. Re-activated by Nov 2008.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-170 41H-679956 XE598 31 Oct 1958 w/o ? date
L-171 S4/U/3328 XF461 3 Nov 1958 to L-271
L-172 41H-679909 XE534 22 May 1962 w/o ? date
L-173 S4/U/3277 XF377 3 Nov 1958 w/o 26 Mar 1962 Bekka Plain
L-174 S4/U/3400 XG167 31 Oct 1958 w/o ? date
L-175 S4/U/3341 XF495 31 Oct 1958 to L-275
L-176 8844 IF-86 14 Sept 1965 to L-276
L-177 8861 IF-96 14 Sept 1965 w/o ? date
L-178 8912 IF-129 15 Nov 1965 w/o ? date
L-179 8866 IF-101 15 Nov 1965 w/o ? date
L-271 41H-679956 L-171 preserved Rayak Feb 2006
L-275 S4/U/3341 L-175  
L-276 8844 L-176 noted Aug 1983

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References

  • Hawker Hunter 1951-2007: In UK and Foreign Service by David J. Griffin
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Hawker Hunter T.69

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

The HSA civilian-registered Hunter T.66A 2-seat demonstrator aircraft was a converted ex-Belgian AF single-seater. During 1963 it was modified to T.69 standard and leased to Iraq 1963-65, who then sub-leased it to Lebanon for a short while. Used by ? Squadron for the conversion training role.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-581 8763 G-APUX 1963 Iraqi AF 567 (1) on lease

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References

  • Hawker Hunter 1951-2007: In UK and Foreign Service by David J. Griffin
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.

Hawker Hunter T.66C

in Lebanese Air Force service

History

Three ex-Belgian AF F.6 aircraft converted to T.66C two-seaters by HSA. Used by ? Squadron for the conversion training role. The aircraft were initially serialled L-170 onwards, but reserialled in the early 1970s. Re-activated by Nov 2008.

Individual Details

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
L-280 (2) 8807 IF-60 23 Dec 1965 to L-286
L-281 (2) 8884 IF-112 27 July 1966 to L-287
L-282 (2) 8778 IF-34 27 July 1966 to L-288
L-286 8807 L-280 noted Nov 2008
L-287 8884 L-281 w/o ? date
L-288 8778 L-282 stored Rayak, (not to Jordan)

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References

  • Hawker Hunter 1951-2007: In UK and Foreign Service by David J. Griffin
  • World Air Forces Directory 2009/10 (Mach III)

Other Sources

To be added.