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McDonnell Douglas A-4E Skyhawk ('Ahit')
Sixty-five ex-US Navy A-4E delivered from February 1971 to 1973. Second batch of twenty-nine ex-US Navy A-4E aircraft delivered from October 1973. Four more A-4E reportedly delivered in 1993. Total of 94? E models acquired. Used by A, B, C sqns for the attack role. Withdrawn from service in ? Hebrew name means Vulture. 14 A-4E to Indonesia AF in 1980, and the same number in 1983, via US DoD contracts.

[1st batch BuAer Nos. 149968, 149973, 149978, 149979, 149986, 149987, 149998, 150003, 150010, 150015, 150025, 150031, 150039, 150042, 150060, 150066, 150092, 150117, 150120, 150125, 151027, 151056, 151079, 151086, 151098, 151110, 151121, 151129, 151137, 151139, 151147, 151148, 151156, 151164, 151169, 151187, 151189, 151190, 151987, 151989, 151994, 151996, 152007, 152013, 152014, 152017, 152019, 153023, 152030, 152031, 152032, 152033, 152035, 152037, 152044, 152050, 152058, 152059, 152062, 152064, 152078, 152079, 152083, 152089, 152090]

[2nd batch BuAer Nos. 149647, 149664, 149971, 149984, 149990, 149994, 149995, 150016, 150026, 150082, 150087, 150090, 150095, 150124, 150127, 150134, 150138, 151028, 151040, 151066, 151072, 151084, 151120, 151163, 151177, 151184, 152006, 152097]

[Possibly also supplied by 1971 but not confirmed: BuAer Nos. 151137, 151156, 152017, 152023, 152030, 152033, 152035, 152037, 152050, 152059, 152062, 152064, 151137]

Initially serialled in the 200-299 range, after October 1973 reserialled in the 800-899 range.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
'01'       preserved Hatzor
208        
215        
220        
227        
236        
247        
800        
806   152019   Ovda store
808        
814 13309 151139   Hatzerim stored
819       to Indonesia
820       stored Lod
825       stored Lod
826        
827        
831        
832        
833        
837   149647   Ovda store
838        
842        
843        
844 13481 152009   stored Hatzerim
846        
849   151056   Ovda store
850       stored Lod
853       stored Lod
854 13438 152050   stored Hatzerim
858        
859        
860        
863   151994   Ovda store
866        
874        
879        
880 13047 149994   G.I. Haifa
881   149984   Holz Tech college
882        
883   150095   Holz Tech college
884 13485 152097   Hatzerim stored
885 13347 151177   Hatzerim stored
886       preserved Ovda
887   149990   Holz Tech college
888       Ovda store
889        
890        
891 13017 149964   stored Hatzerim
892       Holz Tech College
893   150090   Hatzerim Museum
894       Holz Tech College
895   150127   Holz Tech College
896       stored Lod
897        
898        
899       Ovda store
?   152030   Ovda store

References:

  • Wings of Fame Vol.5
  • The A-4 Skyhawk Ayit (Amos Dor)
  • McDonnell Douglas A-4 Skyhawk (Isradecal Publications)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)



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