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Sud Aviation SO.4050 Vautour * Retired *
Seventeen single-seat Vautour IIA, four glazed-nose Vautour IIBR and seven tandem-seat Vautour IIN delivered from 1st August 1957 to 10 March 1959. Two more IIA and one IIN obtained later. Total of 31 examples acquired. IIA used by 110 sqn for the attack role. IIBR used by 110 sqn for the recce-bomber role. IIN used by 119 sqn for the all-weather fighter/night-fighter role, but later transferred to 110 Sqn. Withdrawn from service in April 1972. No Hebrew name oficially allocated. The Vautour IIN No.70 was a very unique aircraft: it was the only ECM Vautour that Israel received (originally it was one of the -N prototypes) in exchange for a Vautour IIA.

Serial c/no. Prev. Identity Delivered Fate/Notes
03 25 AdlA 13   IIA, later 103 then 303. w/o 23.4.69
05 22 AdlA 12   IIA, later 505. wfu Apr 1971
07 28 AdlA 14   IIA, later 107. w/o 5 June 1967
08 39 AdlA 18   IIA. w/o 6 June 1967
09 30 AdlA 15   IIA, later 109. wfu Apr 1971, Preserved Hatzerim Museum
11 33 AdlA 16   IIA later 116. w/o 25 Jan 1962
12 36 AdlA 17   IIA. wfu Apr 1971, Preserved Refidim, later Haifa
14 41 AdlA 19   IIA later 114, then 214. w/o 7 June 1967
15 48 AdlA 23   IIA later 115. w/o 25 Nov 1962
17 45 AdlA 21   IIA later 517. wfu Apr 1971, decoy Refidim
18 46 AdlA 22   IIA later 180. wfu Apr 1971
20 42 AdlA 20   IIA. damaged 28 June 1964, wfu Apr 1971
21 52 AdlA 24   IIA later 210 then 421. wfu Apr 1971
22 64 AdlA 27   IIA. w/o 21 July 1959
23 67 AdlA 28   IIA, later 123. w/o 22 July 1962
25 57 AdlA 25   IIA. w/o 22 July 1959
26 61 AdlA 26   IIA, later 126, then 226. wfu Apr 1971, Preserved Ramat David
29 12 AdlA 8   IIA. wfu Apr 1971, Preserved Kefar Giladi
30 10 AdlA 7   IIA. wfu Apr 1971
31 79 AdlA 616   IIBR. w/o 1 Dec 1967
33 95 AdlA 624   IIBR. wfu Apr 1972, Preserved Hatzerim Museum
35 98 AdlA 626   IIBR. w/o 5 Oct 1964
37 101 AdlA 628   IIB. w/o 27 Mar 1961
61 47 AdlA 322   IIN. w/o 5 July 1969
62 53 AdlA 325   IIN, later 162. wfu Apr 1971
64 58 AdlA 328   IIN. w/o 11 Jan 1961
65 54 AdlA 326   IIN. w/o 7 June 1967
66 55 AdlA 327   IIN. wfu Apr 1972, decoy Refidim
67 60 AdlA 329   IIN. wfu Apr 1971
69 69 AdlA 330   IIN. Returned to AdlA May 1964
70 4 AdlA 301   IIN. wfu Apr 1972, Preserved Hatzerim Museum

References:

  • Air Enthusiast No.70
  • The Vautour Pages (Website with lots of info on French and Israeli Vautours)
  • World Air Forces Directory 2006/07 (Mach III)

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