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McDonnell Douglas A-4H Skyhawk ('Ahit')
Forty-eight A-4H ordered August 1966 from manufacturer. A-4H was a modified version of A-4F. First flight of A-4H 27 October 1967. Delivered December 1967 - 1968. Second batch of forty-two A-4H aircraft delivered when 1969-1970 Total of 90 A-4H models acquired. Used for the attack role and by FTS for advanced training. Withdrawn from service in ? Hebrew name means Vulture.

[1st batch BuAer Nos. 155242 to 155289 - initial serials 01 (155242), 03 (155243) w/o 18 Oct 1973, 05, 07, 08, (155260 later to 708), 09, 10, 17, 20, 24, 25, 27, 34, 52, 69, 71, 89; 2nd batch BuAer Nos. 157395 to 157428, 157918 to 157925]

Initially serialled in the 01-100 range, later reserialled in the 100-199, 300-399 and 700-799 ranges, after October 1973 reserialled in the 200-299 and 700-799 ranges.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
205   155244   Ovda store
206        
207   155245    
209   155246   Hatzerim wfu
211       Hatzerim
213       tail Lod
215       GI Haifa
216        
217        
218        
219        
220       Negev Range target
221       Ovda store
222 13948 155254   stored Hatzerim
223       Ovda scrap area
225       Ovda store
228       Ovda store
229 13963 155269   stored Hatzerim
230 13965 155271   stored Hatzerim
232        
233        
234       Hatzerim wfu
235       Hatzerim wfu
237       Ovda store
238       Ovda store
239       Ovda store
240       Ovda store
241       GI Ramat David
255   155283   Ovda scrap area
256   155284    
261 13981 155287   stored Hatzerim, tail Ovda store
262       Ovda store
263        
265        
266        
270 13983 155289   preserved Hatzerim museum
271       Ovda store
272        
274       Ovda store
277       Ovda store
278        
279        
280       Ovda scrap area
282       Ovda store
284       tail in Ovda scrap area
288   157918    
291       Ovda scrap area
293       GI Haifa
296        
323       w/o Oct 1973
338        
348        
349        
355        
363        
369        
374        
375        
408        
415   157415   Ovda store
723       seen 1973
738        
750        
754        
755        
756        
766        
768        
772        
785       102 Sqn
790        
796        

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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