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Piaggio P.149D ('?')
Three (four?) aircraft delivered in 1968 from Uganda (serialled U301 to U304). Used by ? sqn for ? role. Withdrawn 1972. Hebrew name not known.

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

References:

  • Air Forces Monthly xxx


Pilatus PC-6 Turbo-Porter
The prototype PC-6/A1 was acquired in 1962. One PC-6/A-H2 obtained in 1967 after a crash damaged the first one. Used by 100 Sqn in the ambulance/utility transport roles. Withdrawn from service in 1973. No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
02/4X-SVV 529 HB-FBB 1962 w/o ? date
006/4X-SVY 646 HB-FCV June 1967 Preserved Hatzerim Museum as '02'

References:


Republic RC-3 Seabee
One RC-3 only impressed into Sherut Avir in November 1947. At first numbered 60, but after some damage repaired and renumbered 61. As 61 served in 101 sqn, for liaison/utility transport, no more amphibious landings performed. No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
B-61 1019? NC6731K Nov 1947 to Shamuel Sczupak by mid 1947, initially VQ-PAK, to Sherut Avir, later A-60, to B-61 after repair, later 0901. wing floats removed Apr 1948, damaged in Egyptian AF attack on Sde Dov 15 May 1948, repaired by 9 Sept 1948

References:

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


RWD.13/RWD.15
Two RWD.13 impressed into Sherut Avir November 1947. Used by ? sqn in light transport/communications role. One destroyed 15 May 1948. Last withdrawn at end of War of Independence. No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
A-33   VQ-PAM 1947 later 0301. to Aviron 1939, sold to private owner mid 1947, to Sherut Avir Nov 1947
A-34   VQ-PAL 1947 later 0302. to Aviron 1939, sold to private owner mid 1947, to Sherut Avir Nov 1947. Damaged 15 May 1948
    VQ-PAE 1947 RWD.15. to Aviron 1939, to Sherut Avir Nov 1947, used as air taxi, unserviceable for a long time, destroyed by fire at Lydda April 1948

References:

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


Temco TE-1A Buckaroo
Five T-35 Buckaroo obtained from USAF in 1950s. Used by FTS for evaluation as primary trainer. Withdrawn when? No Hebrew name given.

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

References:

  • Air Forces Monthly xxx


Vultee BT-13 Valiant
Five BT-13A procured in USA in late 1947. Two disassembled and flown in via Panama - the first arrived on 16 May 1948 in a C-46. One in use by September 1948. Remaining three not delivered. Used by FTS for basic pilot training. Withdrawn when?. No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
B-62       later 1001
?       damaged in Czechoslovakia
'99'       w/o Dec 1948

References:

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



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