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140 Squadron

(140 Tayeset "Nesher Ha'Zahav" - The Golden Eagle Squadron)
Role: Fighter-Bomber

This squadron was the first A-4E squadron to form (and the third to use the Skyhawk). Its main base was Ekron (Tel Nof). It was also the first unit to re-equip with A-4Ns, which were later passed on to 115 and 102 squadrons when re-equipment with F-16s commenced. It was the third unit to fly the F-16. Its current base is Ramon. The F-16 fin marking is shown in Figure 2.

Air Bases:
Base Duration
Tel Nov (Ekron) 1969-1982
Ramon 1982-Present

Aircraft Used:
Type Qty Service Badge Example Serials
A-4E22Sept 1969 - Present1% 
TA-4F?21969? - 19721% 
A-4N24end 1972 - 19821%413
F-16A/B15/2?1982 - Present2109
% Also green rudder with yellow horizontal stripes.

Unit Insignia:
Figure 1 Figure 2

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