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BN-2A Islander serial 001 at the Hatzerim Museum

Unit History


135 Squadron

(135 Tayeset "Ha'Tovalah Ha'Kalah" - The Light Transportation Squadron)
Role: Observation and Liaison

Known as the 'Light Transport Squadron',

The squadron received two Islanders (possibly donated) from Kanaf / Arkia Airlines in late 1973. Two more were also acquired (commandeered?). The type was retired in 1978.

The other museum Islander is serial 004

Placing of the unit marking on the fin

Close-up of the unit marking on one of the wrecks

Air Bases:
Base Duration
Sde Dov 1964-Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
SOCATA Rallye1 1 
Beech 65-B80 Queen Air161974 - Present1101,102,104,110,112
BN-2A Islander4Oct 73 - 197814X-FMA/001,FMC/003,FMD/004
SOCATA Trinidad22 Jan 1995 - Present1 

Unit Insignia:
Figure 1
Figure 1 courtesy of Amos Dor



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