A visit to an Israeli boneyard

Some members of an Israeli forum were allowed to visit this boneyard this week.
I thought someone here might find their pics of interest.
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The location is adjacent to Israel Aircraft Industries. They may be related to testing and upgrade work after the fall of the Iron curtain.
 
There are MiG-21s which originated from or were intended for Cambodia, Zambia and I think possibly Uganda in amongst that collection. Whether they’ve been returned to IAI or whether the sale wasn’t completed, I’m not sure.
 
The location is adjacent to Israel Aircraft Industries. They may be related to testing and upgrade work after the fall of the Iron curtain.
Here?

...and isn't the deliberate reduction in image quality over Israel both entirely understandable and irritating!
 
Here?

...and isn't the deliberate reduction in image quality over Israel both entirely understandable and irritating!
Yep that's it. See the Wizzair jet in the background? That means it's Ben Gurion airport. The apartment blocks in the distance are on the edge of the town of Yehud.
Incidentally, the apron behind the Mig is where we used to board the Hercs for para drops. The IAF airbase was removed from the location a few years ago to satisfy civil aviation airports regulations.



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There seem to be many more aircraft at this one but I guess the public don't get into that one!

 

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LE
MiG 21s?
Where did they come from?

The IDF had/have a bucket load of SovBloc kit thanks to their successes against all the other lot who tried to give the pedestrians a shoeing. IIRC they had warehouses full of something like half a million AKs they'd captured in the 70's/80's. Most it went via Saudi (organised by the CIA & bought with Saudi & US money) to the Afghans fighting the Russkis in the 79-89 war.
 
The IDF had/have a bucket load of SovBloc kit thanks to their successes against all the other lot who tried to give the pedestrians a shoeing. IIRC they had warehouses full of something like half a million AKs they'd captured in the 70's/80's. Most it went via Saudi (organised by the CIA & bought with Saudi & US money) to the Afghans fighting the Russkis in the 79-89 war.
AFAIK the only aircraft we actually captured was a Syrian Gazelle in 1982. There was also an Iraq Mig 21 that defected to us and a Syrian Mig 23.
 
The IDF had/have a bucket load of SovBloc kit thanks to their successes against all the other lot who tried to give the pedestrians a shoeing. IIRC they had warehouses full of something like half a million AKs they'd captured in the 70's/80's. Most it went via Saudi (organised by the CIA & bought with Saudi & US money) to the Afghans fighting the Russkis in the 79-89 war.


My bold indeed I remember being shown these in a park in qiryat shemona on a business trip to Israel many moons ago.

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LE
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Still in better nick than under original owners
 
My bold indeed I remember being shown these in a park in qiryat shemona on a business trip to Israel many moons ago.

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I think we captured shed loads of these. About 18 years ago the tank corps museum at Latrun placed ones like these in fields next to the main Jerusalem Tel Aviv highway, pointing in the direction of the museum. It caused an outcry from people complaining it spoiled the pastoral view and in the end they were removed.
 

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