|901||6002||4X-FJA||1985||GI Ramat David May 2000, to USA for GI 2001|
Aerospatiale SA.321 Super Frelon ('Tsir'ah')
Six SA.321Ka (with stabilising floats and rescue winch) and six SA.321Kb (no floats or winch) were ordered from the manufacturer in 1965. Nine were delivered prior to June 1967, and another 4 were delivered after the Six-Day War. A total of 13 were acquired. Although the original intention wss to order 24 examples, the French arms embargo following the Six Day War limited the eventual total. Used by 114 sqn for tactical transport and covert insertion of troops behind enemy lines. During 1973-74 US supplied T58-GE-16 engines were substituted for the original powerplants. Withdrawn from service in 1989, with the 7 survivors going to the IDF/AF museum or into storage. Hebrew name means Wasp.
|002||104||Stored Hatzerim Apr 2002|
|04||107||w/o 25 Oct 1968|
|06||108||Preserved Tel Nof, moved to ? location|
|008||110||SA.321Kb, G.I. Haifa May 2005|
|009||114||SA.321Ka, Stored Hatzerim Apr 2002|
|010||125||Hatzerim Museum '125' Feb 2006|
|015||130||Stored Hatzerim Apr 2002|
|018||136||Stored Hatzerim Apr 2002|
|020||138||Hatzerim Museum Feb 2006|
|021||146||Stored Hatzerim Apr 2002|
Aerospatiale SA.342 Gazelle ('?')
Two SA.342L captured from the Syrian Air Force after being shot down in the Lebanon in June 1982. Parts from a number of captured wrecks were combined to produce these two flying examples for technical evaluation. The first Gazelle was then sold to a civilian operator. The second Gazelle was used by 125 sqn for liaison and airshow demonstrations, and after about 3 years it was retired to the IAF Museum. No Hebrew name given?
|904||341-1787||1222||1982||Sold to Marom Aviation as 4X-BHH, later to Chim-Nir Aviation then wfu.|
|907||341-1788||1333||1982||preserved Hatzerim museum|
Eurocopter AS.565 Panther ('Atalef') * Current *
Five AS.565SA Panther ordered from the US production line. Delivered 1996-97. Used by 193 sqn for utility transport/naval co-operation duties. Hebrew name means Bat.
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