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Hatzerim (Israeli Air Force Museum) – Monday 6th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

Firstly thank you to Bob Prescott for starting the ball rolling with this museum. I used his format and cross referenced my photographs to his listing. One or two C/n’s were different, but believe that they are now resolved, notes are attached.

As it mentions below, the main storage is excluded and is still being reviewed.

Anyway, the visit to this museum was going to be one of the highlights of the trip. It is one of a number of museums known worldwide and quite often on peoples ‘bucket list’.

As I have mentioned in earlier reports, we had already visited the museum, however on that day it was closed due to security reasons and we were denied entry by armed security. We therefore had a look around the perimeter at what we could have seen! After making the visit today, the previous views were nothing compared to what we would indeed see.

We had contacted the museum to ensure that it was open, so after our morning tour of Ben Gurion, we returned to the museum, it was fantastic and very different to others that I have visited

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157705134189192

It was certainly one museum that I would not forget. You have the normal exhibits neatly lined up, most of them in the open, with a few under shelters. Then you have five revetments, where stored fighter and training aircraft were located, after that you have to walk past another two storage area’s, where a few of the larger aircraft, such as B707’s, DC3 and two Noratlas N.2501D’s were. The path then leads on to the main storage area, in which you could still identify many aircraft, however many bits of metal were also lying about. This particular area is still being reviewed and does not form part of this report.

Regards

John

Trip Airfield Albums https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums
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Old scanned photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/72157676555557434/

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The row, shelter and revetment letters / numbers have only been allocated for ease of the report. In fact non of the rows, shelters and area’s have allocated letters or numbers.

Outside Entrance
39 North American P-51 Mustang C/n 111-36126 Preserved Pole mounted at entrance
40 Gloster Meteor F.8 C/n WA905 Preserved Pole mounted at entrance

Inside Entrance area
05 Sud Aviation Alouette II SE.3130 C/n 2002 Preserved False Marks 19 not seen.
099 Piper PA-18 Super Cub 150 Super Cub C/n 18-7760 Preserved
212 Hughes 500 MD/TOW Lahatoot C/n 0598D Preserved
529 IAI Kfir C7 C/n 178 Preserved
630 Messerschmitt CM-170 R Tzukit C/n D181 Preserved
677 Messerschmitt CM-170 R Tzukit C/n D153 Preserved
008 Boeing 707 131F C/n 17667 Preserved Unmarked

Hangar A
002 de Havilland DH-89 A Dragon Rapide C/n 6952 Preserved

Hangar B
068 Piper PA-18 150 Super Cub C/n 18-5240 Preserved
2078 Supermarine Spitfire F.IXe C/n 6S/240837 Preserved

Hangar C
1125 North American AT-6D Harvard III C/n 88-17025 Preserved Coded 25
Unknown Unit 2 Trainee Station C/n S500132 Preserved Unmarked
Unknown Link Trainer C/n Unknown Preserved Unmarked
3137 Fokker S.11 -2 Instructor C/n 6256 Preserved Coded 05

Hangar D
Unmarked WWS Gliders Wrona bis C/n Unknown Preserved
G-AHAY Auster J/1 Autocrat C/n 1956 Preserved Marked A-13
OO-EVI de Havilland DH-82 A Tiger Moth C/n 85969 Preserved Marked VP-PAU

Row 0
944 Grumman E-2 C Hawkeye C/n A52-44 Preserved
N7850C Grumman TBM-3E Avenger C/n 2094 Preserved Marked 34/V-34 United States Navy
156 McDonnell F-4 Phantom II C/n 3920 Preserved Unmarked / Sectioned
4X-COA Aero Commander 1121 Jet Commander C/n 71 Preserved
674 Israel Aircraft Industries Tzukit C/n Unconfirmed, also reported as D091 / D018. Preserved Marked 216

Row 1
38 North American P-51 D Mustang C/n 122-31590 Preserved
41 North American P-51 D Mustang C/n Unknown Preserved
112 Messerschmitt Bf.109 Avia S-199 C/n 782358 Preserved Marked 120.T
VQ-PAH Auster J/1 Autocrat C/n Unknown Preserved
14 North American AT-6B Texan C/n 84-7666 Preserved Marked 1114
4X-ARS Noorduyn UC-64 A Norseman C/n 769 Preserved Unmarked Bare frame
N6564K Republic Seabee RC-3 C/n 834 Preserved Marked 61/B

Row 2
06 Gloster Meteor F.8 C/n 2173 Preserved
15 Gloster Meteor T.7 C/n 2164 Preserved
157 Gloster Meteor NF.13 C/n AW.5582 Preserved
18 Gloster Meteor T.7 C/n WL466 Preserved
21 Gloster Meteor T.8 C/n Unknown Preserved
51 Gloster Meteor NF.13 C/n AW.5600 Preserved
184 Fouga CM-170 R Magister C/n 278 Preserved Marked 212

Row 3
60 Dassault Mystere IV C/n 173 Preserved **Confirmed C/n 173 by Scramble, EMOOS, W&R**
09 Dassault Mystere IV C/n 176 Preserved Brown and dark blue
096 Dassault Super Mystere B2 C/n 096 Preserved
49 Dassault Ouragan C/n 332 Preserved
80 Dassault Ouragan C/n 234 Preserved

Row 4
4309 Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIA C/n 30 Preserved Coded 09
4233 Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIBR C/n 95 Preserved Coded 33
4470 Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIN C/n 4 Preserved Coded 70

Row 5
451 IAI Kfir C1R C/n 47 Preserved Coded 01
712 IAI Kfir C1 C/n 01 Preserved
874 IAI Kfir C2 C/n 74 Preserved
988 Dassault Mirage III BJ C/n BJ-3 Preserved
999764 IAI F-21 A Kfir C/n 29 Preserved Coded 03 United States Marine Corps VMFT-401
501 Dassault Mirage 5 J Nesher A C/n 586 Preserved
111 Dassault Mirage III CJ C/n 6 Preserved Marked 158
303 IAI Kfir TC2 C/n B03 Preserved Marked 301
C-713 Dassault Mirage III CJ C/n CJ42 Preserved Marked 159 Argentine Air Force

Row 6
323 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3461 Preserved
485 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4930 Preserved
498 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E(S) Phantom II C/n 4017 Preserved
611 Douglas A-4 F AyitM C/n 13826 Preserved
614 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E 2000 Phantom II C/n 4876 Preserved
270 Douglas A-4 H AyitM C/n 13983 Preserved Marked 272
398 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 A Baz C/n 40 Preserved Marked 695
4X-JPA McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 2594 Preserved Marked 229

Row 7
007 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 F-13 C/n Unknown Preserved
2786 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-23 ML C/n 0390324522 Preserved Syrian Air Force
B02 Israel Aircraft Industries Lavi C/n B02 Preserved Marked B-2
907 Aerospatiale SA.342 L Gazelle C/n 1788 Preserved Syrian Air Force
107 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 6V-4 Preserved
339 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 UM C/n 516999339 Preserved Madagascar Air Force
J-747 Hawker Hunter FGA.9 C/n S4/U/3276 Preserved Unmarked Jordanian Air Force
307 Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-15 UTI C/n 3507 Preserved Unmarked Egyptian Air Force
2E-35 de Havilland Vampire T.55 C/n 15809 Preserved Egyptian Air Force
513 Mikoyan-Gurevich Lim-6 R C/n 1J-05-13 Preserved Marked 1033 Egyptian Air Force
J-1516 de Havilland DH-112 Venom FB.50 C/n 726 Preserved Marked 353 Iraqi Air Force
255 de Havilland DH-100 Vampire FB.52 C/n V.0699 Preserved Marked L-158 Lebanese Air Force markings

Row 8
002 Agusta-Bell AB.205 A C/n 4020 Preserved
003 Israel Aircraft Industries UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
010 Aerospatiale Super Frelon SA.321K C/n 125 Preserved Unmarked
020 Aerospatiale Super Frelon SA.321K C/n 138 Preserved
026 Bell Helicopters 212 C/n 32227 Preserved
027 Teledyne Ryan Firebee 124 C/n Unknown Preserved
03 Sikorsky UH-19 D Chickasaw C/n 55-992 Preserved
039 Boeing C-97 G Stratofreighter C/n 16767 Preserved
040 Agusta-Bell AB.206 B Jet Ranger II C/n 8538 Preserved
07 Sikorsky H-34G-III Choctaw C/n 58-1595 Preserved
115 Bell Helicopters AH-1 S Huey Cobra C/n 20710 Preserved
123 IAI Scout UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
125 Teledyne Ryan BQM-34 A UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
158 Teledyne Ryan BQM-34 A UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
160 Teledyne Ryan BQM-34 A UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
203 IAI Arava 201 ECM C/n 0101 Preserved
204 Hughes 369 D C/n 0550D Preserved
234 IAI Scout UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
471 Sikorsky CH-53 A Sea Stallion C/n 65078 Preserved
703 IAI Searcher UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
974 Beech RC-12D Kookiya C/n BP-7 Preserved
N285RA Consolidated PBY-6A Catalina C/n 2087 Preserved Marked 3401
S-827 Tadiran Mastiff UAV C/n Unknown Preserved
Unmarked Unmanned Aircraft. Tadiran Mastiff 111 C/n Unknown Preserved
Unmarked Unmanned Aircraft. Grey with red tips C/n Unknown Preserved
038 Douglas DC-3 C-47B-35-DK C/n 16559/33307 Preserved Marked 4X-FNZ
045 Nord Noratlas N.2501D C/n 2501D-151 Preserved Marked 4X-FAE
3301 Hiller UH-12 A Raven C/n 105 Preserved Floor pan only. Unmarked
68-15021 Bell Helicopters AH-1 G Huey Cobra C/n 20555 Preserved Marked 444
F-GCCQ Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II C/n 1969 Preserved Marked 03

Various Wrecks
D-171 / RD448 Bristol Beaufighter TF.X C/n RD448 Preserved Wreck
Unknown Auster 5 C/n Unknown Preserved Wreck, cockpit and engine
Unknown Sukhoi Su-7 C/n Unknown Preserved Wreck, tail
Unknown Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-19 C/n Unknown Preserved Wreck, tail
Unknown de Havilland DH-98 Mosquito C/n Unknown Preserved Wreck, engines and props
Unknown Curtiss C-46 Commando C/n Unknown Preserved Wreck, Engines and propellers

The Mound
005 Dornier Do.28 B-1 C/n 3113 Preserved
4X-SVY Pilatus PC-6 A-H2 C/n 646 Preserved Marked 02
027 Dornier Do.27 Q-4 C/n 2016 Preserved
059 Cessna U.206 E Skywagon 206 C/n U206-01536 Preserved
109 Beech 65-B80 Queen Air C/n LD-489 Preserved
334 Socata TB-20 Trinidad C/n 1694 Preserved
2028 Supermarine Spitfire LF.IXe C/n CBAF.IX.578 Preserved Marked 2011/26
004 Britten-Norman BN-2 A-2 Islander C/n 0285 Preserved

By the entrance to the storage area
009 Sud Aviation Super Frelon SA.321K C/n 114 Preserved
18 Sud Aviation Super Frelon SA.321K C/n 136 Preserved Marked 018
021 Sud Aviation Super Frelon SA.321K C/n 146 Preserved
106 Beech 65-B80 Queen Air C/n LD-485 Preserved
09 Dassault Mystere IV A C/n 214 Preserved Brown coloured Marked 11
4010 Mil Mi-24 D C/n M344010 Preserved

Storage Area
Between Storage Area 2 and N2501s, marked as 113
108 Dassault MD.450 Ouragan C/n 233 Preserved Coded 113

Storage ramp between 707s and main store areas, also marked 4X-FAC
043 Nord Noratlas N.2501D C/n 2501D-134 Preserved Marked 4X-FAC
055 Nord Noratlas N.2501D C/n 2501D-165 Preserved Marked 4X-FAG

Storage ramp by Revetment 5
042 Douglas DC-3 C-47B-30-DK C/n 16283/33031 Preserved Marked 4X-FMJ
116 Boeing 707 328 C/n 17617 Preserved Marked 103
010 Boeing 720 023B C/n 18013 Preserved
01 North American P-51 K Mustang C/n 111-29944 Preserved
003 Sud Aviation SE.3130 Alouette II C/n 1063 Preserved

Revetment 5
108 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3494 Withdrawn from use
111 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3840 Withdrawn from use
122 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3529 Withdrawn from use
124 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3887 Withdrawn from use
127 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3890 Withdrawn from use
134 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3682 Withdrawn from use
141 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3834 Withdrawn from use **C/n Confirmed by scramble, EMOOS, W&R**
148 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4021 Withdrawn from use
159 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3998 Withdrawn from use
170 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4213 Withdrawn from use
189 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4223 Withdrawn from use
208 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4263 Withdrawn from use
225 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4280 Withdrawn from use
317 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4272 Withdrawn from use
327 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3187 Withdrawn from use
333 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3250 Withdrawn from use

Revetment 4
725 IAI F-21 A Kfir C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use United States Marine Corps VF-43
171 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3721 Withdrawn from use
295 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4817 Withdrawn from use
419 IAI Kfir C1 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
514 IAI Kfir C7 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
826 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
853 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
886 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
895 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use

Revetment 3
(3)26 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3281 Withdrawn from use
222 Douglas A-4 H AyitM C/n 13948 Withdrawn from use
230 Douglas A-4 H AyitM C/n 13965 Withdrawn from use
321 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3686 Withdrawn from use **C/n not confirmed**
359 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14394 Withdrawn from use
379 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14515 Withdrawn from use
393 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
407 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14523 Withdrawn from use
891 Douglas A-4 E AyitM C/n 13017 Withdrawn from use

Revetment 2
187 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3751 Withdrawn from use
210 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4267 Withdrawn from use
223 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4885 Withdrawn from use
261 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4354 Withdrawn from use
266 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 4361 Withdrawn from use
322 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3374 Withdrawn from use
328 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3238 Withdrawn from use
488 McDonnell-Douglas RF-4 E Phantom II C/n 4061 Withdrawn from use
603 Messerschmitt CM-170 R Tzukit C/n D128 Withdrawn from use
607 Fouga CM-170 R Tzukit C/n 64 Withdrawn from use
623 Messerschmitt CM-170 R Tzukit C/n D167 Withdrawn from use
629 Fouga CM-170 R Tzukit C/n 105 Line no D023 Withdrawn from use
639 Fouga CM-170 R Tzukit C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use **C/n quoted as 39 by Scramble is the IAI Tzukit line No. C/n also quoted as D214**
673 Fouga CM-170 R Tzukit C/n 142 Line no D040 Withdrawn from use

Revetment 1
307 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14498 Withdrawn from use ** Fitted with tail of 340**
311 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
314 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14353 Withdrawn from use
337 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14398 Withdrawn from use
364 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk C/n 14388 Withdrawn from use
365 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14437 Withdrawn from use
367 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14512 Withdrawn from use
368 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use
371 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14400 Withdrawn from use
377 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14395 Withdrawn from use
385 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14373 Withdrawn from use
542 Douglas TA-4 H AyitM C/n 14081 Withdrawn from use
547 Douglas TA-4 H AyitM C/n 14107 Withdrawn from use
710 Douglas TA-4 J Skyhawk C/n 14407 Withdrawn from use
Unknown Douglas A-4 Skyhawk C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Rear fuselage only
019 Douglas A-4 Skyhawk C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Rear fuselage only
316 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Withdrawn from use Rear fuselage only
397 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n 14435 Withdrawn from use Rear fuselage only

 

Whilst we were waiting for the group to get together, the following were noted overhead on finals to the base.
108 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0004 Israeli Air Force
115 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0009 Israeli Air Force
117 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0010 Israeli Air Force
133 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0019 Israeli Air Force
145 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0024 Israeli Air Force
149 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0025 Israeli Air Force
152 Aermacchi M-346i C/n D0026 Israeli Air Force

Photo credit: John Tomlinson

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