Squadrons of the IAF

Combat Squadrons

The Hammers

Base: Hatzerim Airbase.

  • B-17 Flying Fortress
  • Phantom (Kurnas)
  • F-15 I (Ra’am)

The Edge of the Spear

Base: Such nof

  • F-15 B / C / D

Knights of the Twin Tail

Base: Such Nof

  • F-15 I (Ra’am)

The Valley

Base: Ramat David

  • De Havilland Mosquito
  • Harvard T-6
  • Mystere A4
  • Skyhawk (Ayit)
  • IAI Kfir
  • F-16D (Barak)

The First Fighter

Base: Hatzor

  • Messerschmitt
  • Spitfire
  • Mustang
  • Mystère A-4
  • Dassault Mirage III (known in Hebrew as the “Shahak”, a biblical term of unclear meaning)
  • IAI Nesher (Hebrew for “Vulture”)
  • IAI Kfir (Hebrew for “Fox Cub”)
  • F-16C (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, or “Lightning” single-seater)
  • F-16D (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, “Lightning” double-seater)

Scorpion

Base: Hatzor

  • Spitfire
  • Mustang
  • Mystère A-4
  • Super Mystère
  • Saar (Hebrew for “Tempest”), the IAI’s improved version of the Dassault Super Mystère
  • Mirage III (known in Hebrew as the “Shahak”)
  • Phantom (know in Hebrew as the “Kurnas”, meaning “Sledgehammer”)
  • IAI Kfir (Hebrew for “Fox Cub”)
  • F-16C (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, or “Lightning” single-seater)
  • F-16D (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, “Lightning” double-seater)

The "First Jet"

Base: Ramat David

  • Meteor
  • Mirage III (Shahak)
  • F-16 A
  • F-16 B

Knights of the North

Base: Ramat David

  • Mosquito
  • Vautor
  • Meteor
  • A-4 Skyhawk (known in Hebrew as the “Ayit”, meaning “Eagle”)
  • F-16 A/B (known in Hebrew as the “Netz”, meaning “Hawk”)
  • F-16 C/D (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, meaning “Lightning”)

The Phoenix

Base: Hatzor

  • IAI Nesher
  • IAI Kfir (Hebrew for “Fox Cub”)
  • F-16C (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, or “Lightning” single-seater)
  • F-16D (known in Hebrew as the “Barak”, “Lightning” double-seater)

The Golden Eagle

Base: Navatim

  • Harvard T-6
  • Fouga Magister
  • Skyhawk (known in Hebrew as the “Ayit”, meaning “Eagle”)
  • F-16 A/B (known in Hebrew as the “Netz”, meaning “Hawk”)
  • F-35I (known in Hebrew as the “Adir”, meaning “mighty”)

The "Negev"

Base: Ramon

  • IAI Nesher (Hebrew for “Vulture”)
  • Dassault Mirage III (known in Hebrew as the “Shahak”, a biblical word of unclear meaning)
  • F-16B (known in Hebrew as the “Netz”, meaning “Hawk”)
  • F-16I (known in Hebrew as the “Sufa”, meaning “Storm”)

The Bat

Base: Ramat David

  • Meteor
  • Vautour
  • Mirage
  • F-4
  • F-16I

The "One"

Base: Ramon

  • F-16I (Sufa)

Knights of the Orange Tail

Base: Hatzerim

  • Spitfire
  • Mustang
  • Meteor
  • Ouragan
  • Phantom (“Kurnas”, Hebrew for “Sledgehammer”)
  • F-16I (“Sufa”, Hebrew for “Storm”)

The Smashing Parrot

Base: Ramat David

  • Meteor
  • Vautour
  • Mirage
  • F-4
  • F-16I

Defenders of the South

Base: Nevatim

  • Mustang
  • Mystère
  • Skyhawk (known in Hebrew as the “Ayit”, meaning “Eagle”)
  • F-16A/B (known in Hebrew as the “Netz”, meaning “Hawk”)

The Flying Tiger

Base: Hatzerim

  • Skyhawk (known in Hebrew as the “Ayit”, meaning “Eagle”)

The Goring Ram

Base: …

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The Flying Dragon

Base: Nevatim

  • Mosquito
  • Mystere
  • Skyhawk A-4

The Mid-land

Base: ..

  • ..

The 3rd Spitfire

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Helicopter Squadrons

The Magic Touch

Base: Ramon

  • Defender (Lahatut)
  • Apache (Peeten)

The Hornet

Base: Ramon

  • MD450B Hurricane
  • Nesher
  • Kfir C-1
  • Kfir C-2
  • AH-64D Apache (Saraph)

The Southern Cobra

Base: Palmachim

  • AH-1G
  • MD-500
  • AH-1F
  • AH-1E / F

The First Cobra

Base: Ramat David

  • De Havilland Mosquito
  • Harvard T-6
  • Mystere A4
  • Skyhawk (Ayit)
  • IAI Kfir
  • F-16D (Barak)

The Nocturnal Birds

Base: Such Nof

  • Sikorsky S-65C
  • S-65C
  • CH-53 – 200 Sea Stallions

Leaders of the Night

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The Rolling Sword

Base: Palmahim

  • Sirkosky S-55
  • Alouette II
  • Sirkosky S-58
  • Bell 205
  • Bell 212  (known in Hebrew as the “Anafa”, meaning “Heron”)
  • HH-65A Dolphin
  • UH-60A Blackhawk (known in Hebrew as the “Yanshuf”, meaning “Owl)

The Desert Birds

Base: Hatzerim

  • S-70A Black Hawks

The Light Weight Helicopters

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Defenders of the West

Base: Hatzerim

  • Fouga
  • MD-500 (Lahatut)
  • AH-1 Cobra (Tzefa)
  • Grob G-120A (Snunit)
  • Black Hawk (Yanshuf)
  • Beechcraft T-6 Texan
  • Beechcraft B-80

The Defenders

Base: Ramon

  • Hughes 500MD
  • AH-64A Apache (Peeten)

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