Foreign Airfield VisitPast Tours

Ramat David – Thursday 9th May 2019 (John Tomlinson)

Independence Day Celebrations in Israel means that many military bases open the doors, Ramat David was no exception.

As a non Israeli, we had to stay together as a group and be introduced to security by our Israeli guide. Once security had checked our bags and camera’s, we were in the base and ready to enjoy the show.

Based Co-ordinates: 32.670618N 35.192947E

The reason for the short stay was to enjoy the static exhibits, as well as the preserved aircraft around the field and finally the flypast, which was to take place around 1130hrs.

We would then move towards the second base nearby, Haifa and hopefully view the static and preserved aircraft here. However it did not quite work out as planned.

Anyway, below is the list of aircraft noted in order as photographed. Hopefully members of the group can confirm the few General Dynamics F-16 which were in open hangars and I could not identify.

Photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/albums/72157709079630912

John

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Old scanned photographs at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/jlt_egcc74/collections/72157676555557434/

Noted between 0836-1136hrs

Static in order as lined up
391 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-40 Israeli Air Force
921 Sikorsky CH-53 A Sea Stallion C/n 65129 Israeli Air Force
582 Sikorsky S-70 A-55 Yanshuf 3 C/n 702765 Israeli Air Force
801 McD-D Helicopters AH-64 A Peten C/n PV606 Israeli Air Force
355 Beech A36 Bonanza 36 Chofit C/n E-3609 Israeli Air Force
714 Beech 200CT Zufit 3 C/n BN-8 Israeli Air Force
125 Aermacchi M-346 i C/n D0014 Israeli Air Force
367 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-28 Israeli Air Force
046 General Dynamics F-16 D Brakeet C/n 4K-11 Israeli Air Force
488 General Dynamics F-16 I Sufa C/n YD-44 Israeli Air Force
255 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 I Ra’am C/n 1319 Israeli Air Force
583 McDonnell-Douglas F-15 C Baz C/n 901 Israeli Air Force
669 Lockheed C-130 J-30 Hercules C/n 5845 Israeli Air Force

Main Gate Preserved Gate Guards
144 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3989 Preserved
210 Hughes 500 MD/TOW Lahatoot C/n 0571D Preserved
328 Douglas A-4 N AyitM C/n Unknown Preserved
11 Mystere IV A C/n Unknown Preserved
814 IAI Kfir C2 C/n Unknown Preserved
31 Gloster Meteor FR.9 C/n WX975 Preserved

Stand alone Preserved
4326 Sud-Ouest SO.4050 Vautour IIA C/n 61 Preserved Coded 26
13 Gloster Meteor T.7 C/n 2162 Preserved Pole-mounted on Base
04 Mystere IV A C/n Unknown Preserved
112 McDonnell-Douglas F-4 E Phantom II C/n 3633 Preserved

Preserved together near gate
241 Douglas A-4 H C/n Unknown Preserved Instructional Airframe
126 Bell Helicopters AH-1 G Tseba C/n Unknown Preserved Marked 669
202 H-6 / Hughes 500 MD/TOW Lahatoot C/n 0469D Preserved Instructional Airframe

Around the field
246 General Dynamics F-16 A Netz C/n 6V-36 Instructional Airframe

Flying display
895 Eurocopter AS.565 SA Panther C/n 6560 Israeli Navy
400 Raytheon T-6 A Efroni C/n PT-450 Israeli Air Force
494 Raytheon T-6 A Efroni C/n PI-13 Israeli Air Force
488 Raytheon T-6 A Efroni C/n PI-7 Israeli Air Force
484 Raytheon T-6 A Efroni C/n PI-6 Israeli Air Force
4X-BMN Airbus Helicopters AS.350 B3 Ecureuil C/n 8123 Police
317 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-8 Israeli Air Force
356 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-25 Israeli Air Force
326 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-12 Israeli Air Force

Taxi to do it’s flypast display
637 General Dynamics F-16 D Brakeet C/n CK-13 Israeli Air Force
061 General Dynamics F-16 D Brakeet C/n 4K-14 Israeli Air Force

In a shelter
321 General Dynamics F-16 C Barak C/n 4J-10 Israeli Air Force

In hangars:
(?)73 General Dynamics F-16 C/n Unknown Israeli Air Force
??? General Dynamics F-16 C/n Unknown Israeli Air Force
??? General Dynamics F-16 C/n Unknown Israeli Air Force

Flypast 1
290 Boeing EKC-707 3W6C C/n 21956 Israeli Air Force
498 General Dynamics F-16 I Sufa C/n YD-63 Israeli Air Force
491 General Dynamics F-16 I Sufa C/n YD-46 Israeli Air Force
486 General Dynamics F-16 I Sufa C/n YD-43 Israeli Air Force

Flypast 2
637 General Dynamics F-16 D Brakeet C/n CK-13 Israeli Air Force (We saw Taxi Out)
061 General Dynamics F-16 D Brakeet C/n 4K-14 Israeli Air Force (We saw Taxi Out)
904 Lockheed Martin F-35 A Adir C/n AS-3 Israeli Air Force

Photo credit: John Tomlinson

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