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McDonnell Douglas TA-4F/H/J Skyhawk ('Ahit') * Current *
Ten TA-4H ordered February 1968 from manufacturer. The TA-4H was a variant of the USMCs TA-4J. First flight of TA-4H occured on 15 April 1969. This was followed by a batch of seventeen TA-4J aquired when? At least four TA-4F had been delivered by 1973. Three more ex-AMARC TA-4J were delivered in 1993 but not used. Total of 4+ TA-4F, 10 TA-4H models and 17 TA-4J models acquired. Used by A, B, C sqns conversion training and by the FTS for advanced training. Hebrew name means Vulture. Two TA-4H to Indonesia AF in 1980 and 2 more in 1983, via US DoD contracts.

[TA-4H BuAer Nos. 157429 to 157434, 157926 to 157929 - initial serials included 44; TA-4J BuAer Nos. 158503, 159546 to 159556, 159101 to 159104; TA-4F no BuAer Nos. known; TA-4J (for spares) no BuAer Nos. known]

TA-4H initially serialled in the 01-100 range, TA-4F serialled in the 400-450 range; after October 1973 TA-4H reserialled in the 500-550 range, TA-4J reserialled in the 700-750 range.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
152       TA-4F
159       TA-4F
165       TA-4F
166       TA-4F, to TA-4J 566
168       TA-4F
172       TA-4F
404       TA-4F, w/o 1973
406       TA-4F, w/o 1973
542       TA-4H, to IAI Oct 2000
544       TA-4H, 102 sqn, FTS
545       TA-4H, 102 sqn, FTS
547       TA-4H, FTS
566       TA-4F
701       TA-4, FTS
702       TA-4, 102 Sqn
703       TA-4, FTS
704       TA-4, FTS
705       TA-4, 102 sqn, FTS
706       TA-4, 102 sqn, FTS
707       TA-4
708       TA-4, FTS
709       TA-4, FTS
710       TA-4, FTS
711       TA-4, FTS
712       TA-4, 102 sqn, FTS
713       TA-4, FTS
715       TA-4, 116 Sqn
716       TA-4, FTS
719       TA-4, 102 sqn, FTS
720       TA-4, FTS
721       TA-4
723       TA-4, FTS
724       TA-4?
725       TA-4, FTS
726       TA-4, 116 Sqn
728       TA-4
729       TA-4
730       TA-4, FTS
743       TA-4H
745       TA-4, FTS
747   152853?   TA-4J, stored Hatzerim
748   153672?   TA-4J, stored Hatzerim
749   153500?   TA-4J, stored Hatzerim
? 13499 152853   TA-4J, to N250WL 2002
? 13566 153500   TA-4J, to N251WL 2002
? 13610 153672   TA-4J, to N252WL 2002

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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