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The Israeli Air Force Museum is located at Hatzerim Airbase in the Negev desert.

The museum was established in 1977 and has been open to the public since 1991. The museum displays a variety of Israeli Air Force and foreign aircraft, as well as anti aircraft arms.

Aircraft on display

Israeli air force aircraft

Foreign Types

MiG-23 Hatzerim 280404
Former Syrian MiG-23 at the IAF Museum
  • Aerospatiale Gazelle - Former Syrian aircraft, captured 1982.
  • De Havilland Vampire - liveried as Lebanese Air Force aircraft
  • De Havilland Venom - liveried as Iraqi Air Force aircraft
  • Hawker Hunter - Former Chilean example (J-747, ex-XF445), liveried as Royal Jordanian Air Force aircraft.
  • Grumman TBM-3E Avenger - BuNo. 69355
  • MiG-15 - former Polish aircraft, bearing Egyptian livery.
  • MiG-17
  • MiG-21 - #007, liveried as Operation Diamond aircraft
  • MiG-21 - #339, two seat variant, acquired 2011 from IAI via Romania. ex Madagascar AF aircraft.
  • MiG-23 - Former Syrian aircraft, defected 1989.
  • Mil Mi-24 - #4010, Acquired 2004

Partial remains

Hatzerim 290110 Sukhoi 7
Tail of Egyptian Su-7 shot down October 6, 1973
  • Bristol Beaufighter - remains of Israeli aircraft shot down 1948, retrieved 1994.
  • De Havilland Mosquito
  • Hiller 360
  • MiG-17 - remains of Syrian aircraft shot down over the Sea of Galilee in 1966
  • MiG-19 - Tail of Egyptian aircraft shot down in 1967
  • Noorduyn Norseman
  • Sukhoi Su-7 - Tail of Egyptian aircraft shot down during Yom Kippur War
  • Tupolev Tu-16 - remains of Iraqi aircraft shot down in 1967

Anti Aircraft Weapons

Anti Aircraft Artillery

  • M163 VADS
  • MIM-72 Chaparral
  • ZSU-23-4 Shilka
  • ZSU-57-2

Missiles and AA systems

  • SA-2 Guideline - mobile launcher
  • SA-2 Guideline - static launcher

Other Vehicles

See also

Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Museo de la Fuerza Aérea de Israel para niños

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