Webarchive template wayback links All articles with dead external links Articles with dead external links from November Articles with permanently dead external links Articles with dead external links from December Articles with dead external links from September Pages containing links to subscription-only content CS1 Portuguese-language sources pt Articles containing Hebrew-language text All articles with unsourced statements Articles with unsourced statements from February Articles containing potentially dated statements from January All articles containing potentially dated statements CS1 Spanish-language sources es. Two powerplants were initially selected for trials, the General Electric J79 turbojet and the Rolls-Royce Spey turbofan. The Israelis replied by producing an unlicensed copy of the Mirage 5, the Nesher , with technical specifications for both the airframe and the engine obtained by Israeli spies. The additional Kfir jets, models C. A further nine aircraft had been added to the inventory by , including four C. The FAC Kfirs have been widely used in ground-attack missions during counter-insurgency operations against Colombian terrorists. The main and most advanced type of aircraft available to the IAF was the Mirage, but a severe problem developed due to the Mirage fleet’s depletion due to attrition after the Six-Day War.

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Three others were lost in non-combat related accidents during the Civil War period.

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The FAC Kfirs have been widely used in ground-attack missions during counter-insurgency operations against Colombian terrorists. Retrieved March 25, Archived February 7,at the Wayback Machine. The director of the Israel Aerospace Industries announced that an investigation into the incident had already begun and that a panel to probe the crash had been appointed. Inthey were returned and replaced by the FN. United States tri-service fighter aircraft designations post Retrieved 23 June — via HighBeam Research.


An improved prototype of the aircraft, with the name Ra’am B “Ra’am” means “Thunder”; the “Ra’am A” was the Nesher[6] made its first flight in June After General De Gaulle embargoed the sale of arms to Israel, the IAF feared that it might kfir-io qualitative superiority over its adversaries in the future, which were receiving increasingly advanced Soviet aircraft.

The Kfir programme originated in the quest to develop a more capable version of the IAI Nesherwhich was already in series production. The 12 F aircraft leased to the U.

On July 22,Israel Aerospace Industries informed the Colombian Air Force that the kfir-iii was caused by an unspecified human error. The MiG was targeted as the “enemy” aircraft because at this time the MiG was being introduced in very brroadcom numbers, and was a very capable aircraft compared to earlier Soviet types. Retrieved February 20, It was estimated that these aircraft will most probably be upgraded by Israel Aerospace Industries to C.

These aircraft had narrow-span canard foreplanes and a single small rectangular strake on either side of the nose which considerably improved the aircraft’s maneuverability and handling at low speeds. The J79 has been overhauled to zero flight hours, and would need replacement after 1, hours.

Inwith kfor-ii still running high between Ecuador and Peru, the Ecuadorians acquired four additional Kfirs three C. Archived from the original on The engine itself was encased in a titanium heatshield.


While the Mirage IIICJ proved to be extremely effective in the air-superiority role, its relatively short range of action imposed some limitations on its usefulness as a ground-attack aircraft. Archived from the original on October 5, Views Read Edit View history. Retrieved 6 February Archived from the original on February 22, kfie-ii Aircraft and missiles produced by Israel Aerospace Industries. Domestic production would avoid the problem of the embargo completely; efforts to reverse engineer and reproduce components of the Mirage were aided by Israeli espionage efforts to obtain technical assistance and blueprints from third party Mirage operators.

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In addition to the blue-gray painted aircraft, the USMC also had some Fs painted in Israeli colors and desert “flogger” schemes named because they were to represent the schemes often worn by Warsaw Pact MiG “Floggers”.

Israel Aerospace Industries said in a statement that the plane was flying a refresher flight, and that beoadcom aircraft didn’t come to a stop on the landing strip, landing broadom it.

Retrieved March 8, Revista Asas in Portuguese. ByEcuador had lost four Kfirs, including one TC. Since then, all the C. Nesher Kfir Nammer Lavi.