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107 Squadron

(107 Tayeset "Ha'Rosh Ha'Ariyeh" - The Lion Head Squadron)
Role: Fighter, later Fighter-Bomber

Following the formation of 105 squadron, a second fighter OTU was formed at Ramat David in January 1953 as 107 squadron. This unit was equipped with Spitfires relinquished from 101 sqn. In March 1954 however, the unit was disbanded and its aircraft passed on to 105 squadron.

This unit briefly used Meteors relinquished by 117 sqn for jet conversion training, before handing them on to 110 sqn and converting to the Ouragan. New deliveries of this type arriving from 30 November 1964. During the Six Day War, the unit flew 475 missions and lost only three aircraft. All the Ouragans were transferred to 113 sqn after the war. Re-equipment on the F-4E took place in February 1971 (as the fourth F-4 sqn). The unit tail badge is shown in Figures 85 and 86 and gives rise to an unofficial nickname of "Abirie Ha'Zanav Ha'Katom" - The Knights of the Orange Tail Squadron.

Air Bases:
Base Duration
Ramat David Jan 1953-1967
Hatzerim Feb 1971-Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
Spitfire LF.IXE15+Jan 1953 - Mar 19541,2,3 
P-51D251955 - Feb 1956  
Meteor F.8,FR.911+1962 - 1964  
Ouragan24Dec 1964 - 19674 489
F-4E22Feb 1971 - Present5,6110,151,189, 216,217,218,260,277
RF-4E2early 1971 - late 735,6 

Unit Insignia:
Figure 1 Figure 2 Figure 3
Figure 4 Figure 5 Figure 6
to be added
Figures 2, 4 & 5 courtesy of Amos Dor

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