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Airspeed A.S. 65 Consul
Eleven Consuls (serials 2801 to 2811) and four Oxfords (2812 to 2815) obtained 1949-1950, including several brought in March 1949 from the British charter operators which supplied transport to the UN commission in Palestine before the British withdrawal. Both types referred to as Consuls. Used by 141 (114?) Sqn of Flight School as multi-engined pilot, radio and navigation trainers and light transports. Retired 1958-59. No Hebrew name given.

Early in 1956 Oxford 2812 was renumbered 2822 and 2814 became 2824, to avoid clashes with other FTS aircraft serials.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
2801 4317 PK253 10 Apr 1949 ex G-AICZ
2802 2778 HN583 2 Mar 1949 ex G-AHMC
2803 3112 LX281 26 Aug 1949 ex G-AHMB, to 4X-ACO, soc June 1954
2804 3331 LX599 Apr 1949 ex G-AJAX
2805 5098 HN191 4 Apr 1950 ex G-AIUV
2806 5122 HN199 25 Aug 1949 ex G-AJGF
2807 2996 HN840 23 Oct 1949 ex G-AHXP, to 4X-ACV
2808 4321 PK257 7 Nov 1949 ex G-AIOL, to 4X-ACR
2809 4341 PK289 Sept 1949 ex G-AIOR, to 4X-ACP
2810 5100 PH503 25 May 1950 ex G-AIUW, to 4X-ACQ
2811 4344 PK292 May 1951 ex G-AIIN, to VP-YIC
2812   NM413 15 Dec 1951 ex G-AMFK, soc 6 Apr 1956, to Bedek
2813   DF276 15 Dec 1951 ex G-AMFJ, crashed Kfar Sirkin 29 Dec 1953, soc 7 Apr 1954
2814   HM831 2 Mar 1952 ex G-AMFL, soc 22 Apr 1956, to Bedek
2815   LX247 4 July 1952 ex G-AMHE, soc 1957, to Bedek
2822   2812 - renumbered in 1956
2824   2814 - renumbered in 1956

References:

  • The Oxford, Consul & Envoy File (Air-Britain)
  • Wings Over Suez (Brian Cull et al)


Avro Anson I ('?')
Six examples purchased in the UK by H. Fredkins in December 1947. The first four were impounded in Rhodes during delivery flight, 10 April 1948. Finally delivered in early 1949. 1 purchased by Boris Senior in South Africa in 1948 and delivered July 1948. Six more examples delivered 1950-52. Total of 8 acquired. Used by ? sqn as multi-engined pilot and navigation trainers. Withdrawn from service when? No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
  RY/LW/23942 G-AIEZ   reg'd 24 Oct 1946, abandoned on Rhodes early 1948, to Israel May 1949
  RY/LW/8315 G-AIFB May 1949 reg'd 13 Sept 1946, to Israel May 1949
  RY/LW/7274 G-AIFC May 1949 reg'd 25 Sept 1946, to Israel May 1949, later '02'
  RY/LW/248 G-AIXO Oct 1952 reg'd 28 Apr 1947, to Israel Oct 1952
    G-AJSC   early 1948
    G-AJSE   Forced landed in Pavia, Italy, on delivery flight Apr 1948. Repaired and sold to Italian Company
    G-ALFP/NK971 Oct 1952 reg'd 7 May 1953 (sic), to Israel Oct 1952
    G-ALVN/LT452 April 1950 reg'd 9 Nov 1949, to Israel Apr 1950
    G-ALVO/LV320 April 1950 reg'd 17 Jan 1950, to Israel Apr 1950
    G-ALXE/R9785 May 1950 reg'd ? date, to Israel May 1950
    G-ALYE/LV280 June 1950 reg'd ? date, to Israel June 1950
      July 1948 from South Africa

References:

  • British Civil Aircraft (Jackson)
  • Spitfires Over Israel
  • Wings Over Suez


Fokker S.11 Instructor
One example acquired for evaluation December 1949. Forty aircraft delivered 1951. (Total = 41 aircraft). Used by FTS as primary trainer until mid 1953, then transferred to 100 sqn for use as light transports. Retired end of 1954 and sold to civil operators. No Hebrew name given.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
         
        w/o late March 1954

References:

  • Wings Over Suez


Grob G.120A-I ('Snonit' or 'Snunit') * Current *
Seventeen G.120A-I ordered February 2002. Delivered October 2002 to June 2003 to replace the Super Cub. Used by the FTS as a primary trainer. Hebrew name means Cyclone.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
900 85008 D-EAIE Oct 2002 4X-DGA
912 85009 D-EAZH Oct 2002 4X-DGB
918 85010 D-EAZI Oct 2002 4X-DGC
922 85011 D-EAZJ Nov 2002 4X-DGD
930 85012 D-EAZK Nov 2002 4X-DGE
933 85013 D-EAZL Nov 2002 4X-DGF
936 85014 D-EAZM Jan 2003 4X-DGG
941 85015 D-EAZN Jan 2003 4X-DGH
958 85016 D-EAIA Jan 2003 4X-DGI
969 85017 D-EAIN Jan 2003 4X-DGJ
970 85018 D-EAIY Mar 2003 4X-DGK
972 85019 D-EAVN Mar 2003 4X-DGL
979 85020 D-EAVO June 2003 4X-DGM
990 85021 D-EAVP June 2003 4X-DGN
992 85022 D-EAVQ June 2003 4X-DGO
994 85023 D-EAVR July 2003 4X-DGP
999 85024 D-EAVT July 2003 4X-DGQ

References:

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


SOCATA Rallye ('?')
Details TBA.

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

References:

  • Air Forces Monthly xxx


SOCATA TB-20 Trinidad ('Pashosh')
Twenty-two aircraft ordered for delivery 1995-96. Used by 135 Squadron for the Liaison/Communications role. Withdrawn from service April 2005. Survivors put up for sale December 2006. Hebrew name means ?

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
322 1676      
327 1677      
329 1692      
331 1693      
334 1694     Hatzerim Museum May 2005
337 1695      
341 1696     to N341TB Jan 2006
343 1697      
344 1699      
347 1700      
350 1707      
351 1708      
356 1709      
358 1716      
364 1724      
366 1725     w/o 3 March 2003
368 1726      
370 1727     to N370TB Jan 2006
373 1728      
384 1730     to N384TB by Feb 2006
391 1723      
393 1729     to N393TB Jan 2006

References:

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



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