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Grumman Model 44 Widgeon ('?')
Two J4F-2 donated by Bernard Van Leer June 1948. Used by the Negev sqn for light cargo transport role. Both examples written off shortly after delivery. (Both were still in use 9 September 1948). Hebrew name not known.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
72-] (B-72)   NC2866 June 1948 to 1201, w/o when?
73-] (B-73)     June 1948 to 1202, w/o when crashed into Lake Tiberias on 7 December 1948

References:

  • Spitfires Over Israel (Brian Cull et al)
  • BIAF May 1995


Northrop Grumman E-2C Hawkeye ('Daya')
Four Basic E-2C ('pre Group 0') aircraft ordered new from the manufacturer, and delivered 1977-1978. Used by 192 sqn for airborne early warning and control duties. Fitted with in-flight refuelling probes in the early 1990s and also the subject of various avionics updates, including a large rectangular fairing on the fuselage side. Withdrawn in January 1997 and placed in storage. Three aircraft sold to Mexico August 2002, and delivered from June 2004. Hebrew name means Kite.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
941 A041 160771 1977 Accepted 8 December 1977. to Mexico AMP-100 June 2004
942 A042 160772 1978 preserved Hatzerim museum. to Mexico AMP-101 June 2004
944 A044 160773 1978 to Hatzerim Museum June 2003
946 A046 160774 1978 to Mexico AMP-102 Nov 2004

References:

  • Grumman Aircraft Since 1929 (Rene J Francillon)
  • World Air Power Journal Vol.32
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)


Grumman OV-1D Mohawk ('Atalef')
Two OV-1D delivered during 1974, on loan from the US Army. Used for recce/ELINT role. Withdrawn from service in 1982. Shipped back to the USA for refurbishment by Grumman and returned to the US Army inventory. Hebrew name means Bat.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
022/4X-JRA   69-17021 1974 returned to the USA, to N134GM
056/4X-JRB   68-16993 1974 burnt out at Haifa unknown date, but wreck returned to USA

References:

  • Grumman Aircraft Since 1929 (Rene J Francillon)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)



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