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An F-15 pilot looks back at his wingman.
(photo, Israeli Air Force)
133 sqn F-15As 696 and 698 climb vertically. (photo, Israeli Air Force)

Boeing F-15 Eagle ('Baz/Akef')
Twenty-three F-15A and two F-15B ('Baz') obtained new from the manufacturer, with deliveries begining on 10 December 1976. Nine F-15C and six F-15D ('Akef') obtained new in 1981. Nine more F-15C and two F-15D obtained new in 1984. Five F-15D obtained new in 1992.

Twenty-four ex-USAF F-15A/B obtained in 1991-92, comprising 18 F-15A and 6 F-15B.
[USAF serials: F-15A - 73-0087, 73-0093, 73-0094, 73-0101, 73-0102, 73-0104, 73-0105, 73-0107, 74-0093, 74-0097, 74-0098, 74-0101, 74-0107, 74-0122, 74-0125, 74-0126, 75-0053. F-15B - 73-0109, 73-0110, 73-0111, 73-0112, 73-0113, 74-0137]

Total of 80 F-15 acquired. The F-15A/B is used by 133 sqn for interception duties and the F-15C/D by 106 sqn for interception and fighter-bomber duties. Hebrew name 'Baz' means Falcon, 'Akef' means Buzzard.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
'008'   73-0107 1991 F-15A, Tel Nof Gate Guard 2006
109   73-0109 1991 F-15B, 106 sqn
110   73-0110 1991 F-15B, 133 sqn
111   73-0111 1991 F-15B, 133 Sqn
113   73-0113 1991 F-15B, 133 Sqn
'133'     1991 F-15A, GI Tel Nof (really 387)
137   74-0137 1991 F-15B, w/o 19 Jan 1997
142   73-0112 1991 F-15B, w/o 1 Mar 1998
223   83-0063 1984 F-15D, w/o 10 Apr 1987
280 884 83-0064 1984 F-15D, 106 sqn
301       F-15A, 106 sqn, Ovda store 2003
304?       F-15A
305       F-15A, Tel Nof noted 1997
312       F-15A, 133 Sqn, Preserved Ovda 2003
314       F-15A, 133 Sqn, Ovda store 2003
316       F-15A, 106 Sqn, Preserved Ovda 2003
317       F-15A, 106 Sqn
332   73-0102   F-15A, stored Hatzerim 2004
361       F-15A, 106 sqn
387   73-0087 1991 F-15A, GI Tel Nof as '133'
393   73-0093 1991 F-15A, GI Haifa 2002
394   73-0094 1991 F-15A
398   74-0098 1991 F-15A, Hatzerim Museum '695'
404   76-1524 1976 F-15B, 133 sqn
408   76-1525 1976 F-15B, 133 sqn
450   80-0131 1981 F-15D, 133 Sqn
455   80-0132 1981 F-15D, 133 sqn
505   83-0054 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
519   83-0055 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
525   83-0056 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
530   83-0057 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
541   80-0058 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
552   83-0059 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
560   83-0060 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
575   83-0061 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
583   83-0062 1984 F-15C, 106 sqn
620   72-0116 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
622   72-0117 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
644   72-0118 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
646   72-0120 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
649?   72-0114 1976 F-15A
654   76-1505 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
658   76-1506 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
661   76-1507 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
663   76-1508 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
667   76-1509 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
669   76-1510 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
672   76-1511 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn, w/o 15 Aug 1988
673   76-1512 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
676   76-1513 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn, w/o 29 Sept 1979
678   76-1514 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
681   76-1515 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
684   76-1516 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn, w/o 15 Aug 1988
686   76-1517 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
689   76-1518 1976 F-15A, damaged 4 Aug 1998 & rebuilt, 133 sqn
692   76-1520 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
693   76-1519 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
'695'   76-1521 1976 F-15A, Hatzerim Mus. (really 398)
696   76-1522 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
698   76-1523 1976 F-15A, 133 sqn
701   90-0278 1992 F-15D, 106 sqn
706   90-0276 1992 F-15D, 106 Sqn
714   90-0279 1992 F-15D, 133 sqn
715   90-0277 1992 F-15D, 133 sqn
733   90-0275 1992 F-15D, 133 Sqn
802   80-0122 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
810   80-0123 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
812   80-0124 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
818   80-0125 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
821   80-0126 1981 F-15C, w/o 10 Feb 1991
828   80-0127 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
832   80-0128 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
840 709 80-0129 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
848   80-0130 1981 F-15C, 106 sqn
957   80-0133 1981 F-15D, 106 sqn
965   80-0134 1981 F-15D, w/o 10 Aug 1995
970   80-0135 1981 F-15C
979   80-0136 1981 F-15D, 106 sqn
?   74-0122 1991 F-15A, wfu Tel Nof Feb 2001
?   74-0126 1991 F-15A, stored Tel Nof Feb 2001

References:

  • World Air Power Journal Vol.9
  • World Air Power Journal Vol.33
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Boeing F-15I Strike Eagle ('Ra'am') * Current *
Twenty-five (21 + 4 options) F-15I-56-MC ordered 1994 and delivered January 1998-June 1999. Used by 69 Sqn for the strike role. Hebrew name means Thunder.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
201 1276/I001 94-0286   Flight testing Edwards AFB (CA) Nov 97, presented to IDF/AF 06 Nov 97 as '001', f/f 12 Sep 97, FTC May 2003
205 1278/I002 94-0287 18 Jan 1998  
209 1286/I003 94-0288 18 Jan 1998  
212 1288/I004 94-0289    
215 1290/I005 94-0290    
217 1292/I006 94-0291    
220 1294/I007 94-0292    
223 1296/I008 94-0293    
227 1298/I009 94-0294    
232 1300/I010 94-0295    
234 1302/I011 94-0296    
235 1304/I012 94-0297    
238 1306/I013 94-0298    
241 1308/I014 94-0299    
244 1310/I015 94-0300    
246       seen June 2003
248 1313/I016 94-0301   w/o 1 Aug 2000
250 1315/I017 94-0302    
252 1317/I018 94-0303    
255 1319/I019 94-0304    
259 1321/I020 94-0305    
261 1323/I021 94-0306    
263 1325/I022 94-0307    
267 1329/I023 94-0308    
269 1333/I024 94-0309    
271 1337/I025 94-0310    
'237'       w/o 2 Feb 2000

References:

  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)



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