Hawker Hunter FGA Mk.70

in Lebanese Air Force service
 

Key Facts

Total Delivered: 10
Total Still Active: 2
Total Now Stored: 0
Service Entry: 1958
Retirement: current
Main Role: Fighter-Bomber
Origin: UK

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

More Information

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.

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