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Sud Aviation Alouette II
Eight SE.3130 and seven SA.318C obtained from 1957. Used by ? for ? role. Withdrawn from service in 1983. Four SE.3130 with Artouste engine initially.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
'01'       preserved Sde Dov
'03' 1969     preserved Hatzerim museum, really 12
003 1063     SE.3130, stored Hatzerim Museum
05       SE.3130, gate guard Hatzerim '030', Hatzerim Museum
06       SE.3130, wfu 1975, sold
007 1055     SE.3130, preserved Hatzerim museum
08       SE.3130, w/o 23 Apr 1964
09       SE.3130, w/o 16 March 1962
010 1963     SA.318C, stored Hatzerim museum
12 1969     SA.318C, preserved Hatzerim museum as '03'
14       SA.318C
18       SA.318C, wfu 1975, sold
19       SA.318C, preserved Hatzerim
21       SA.318C
'021' 1887     Gate Guardian Haifa, really 10?
22       SA.318C
'030'       Gate Guardian Palmachim, later Hatzerim Museum, really 05
  1099      
  1222     w/o 18 Sept 1959 as 4X-BAB
  1223     w/o 23 April 1964 as 4X-BAA
  1224     w/o 14 Sept 1961 as 4X-BAC
  1913      
  2002      
  2090     to I-ETIB
  2146     to F-GCTZ Nov 1980
  2147     to F-BIPI Aug 1981
  2148     to I-ISAF July 1986

References:

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


HAL Dhruv ('?') * Current *
One HAL Dhruv leased from IAI from June 2005. Used by ? sqn for VIP transport.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
  DS-35 VT-HAM June 2005  

References:

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


Hiller 360
One Hiller 360 prototype and one UH-12B obtained May 1951 (1953?). (Note that UH-12 is a company not military designation). Used by 100 sqn as utility helicopters, later for pilot training. Retired when? One damaged Mar-April 1954.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
        Model 360 prototype
        UH-12B

References:

  • Wings Over Suez


Hiller UH-4
Details TBA.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
         

References:

  • Air Forces Monthly xxx


Hughes 500MD/TOW serial 220.
(photo, Israeli Air Force)
Rear view of a Hughes.
(photo, Israeli Air Force)
Two Hughes fly over salt formations.
(photo, Israeli Air Force)

Hughes 500MD Defender ('Lahatoot')
Thirty 500MD/TOW and six 500E obtained from the manufacturer from 1979. Used by 190 and 162 sqns in the anti-tank and observation roles, later for pilot training. Many were withdrawn in 1995 and offered for sale, with a further sale in September 1997. Hebrew name means Acrobat.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
201 0468D     w/o 11 Dec 1984
202 0469D     damaged 20 June 1994, preserved Ramat David
203 890470D     stored Hatzerim
204 890550D     preserved Hatzerim museum Feb 2006
205       stored Hatzerim
206       stored Hatzerim
207 1090533D      
208        
209       stored Hatzerim
210 0571D     Preserved Ramat David May 2005
211       w/o 8 Oct 1980
212       Hatzerim Museum Feb 2006
213       190 sqn, stored Hatzerim or w/o 15 June 1982
214        
215       190 sqn, stored Hatzerim
216        
217       stored Hatzerim
218       stored Hatzerim
219       stored Hatzerim
220       w/o 6 May 1991 or Hatzerim stored
221       stored Hatzerim
222       stored Hatzerim
223       w/o 6 May 1991 or stored Hatzerim
224        
225       stored Hatzerim
226       w/o 7 Nov 1983
242        
254       stored Hatzerim
282       190 sqn, stored Hatzerim
299       190 sqn, stored Hatzerim
930 0102E     H.500E, to 4X-BCV 1997
932 0103E     H.500E, w/o 7 Nov 1988
935 0104E     H.500E, to 4X-BCW 1997
938 0112E     H.500E, to 4X-BCX 1997
940 0113E     H.500E, to 4X-BCY 1997
943 0114E     H.500E, to 4X-BCZ 1997

References:

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



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