Air International 2016-02
R.Niccoli - Last Flight of the Eagle /Military/
A-4N 411 of 102 Squadron, at Tel Nof in May 2000 loaded with dummy bombs and underwing fuel tanks.
A line of 102 Squadron TA-4Js and an A-4N. Generations of Israeli combat pilots earned their wings and learned to fight on this aircraft, as it was used for the advanced training until its very end.
The distinctive ‘flying ti­ger’ tail art of 102 Squadron's aircraft was introduced in 1997. This unit was the last to operate the Skyhawk in Israeli service.
A line of 102 Squadron TA-4Js and an A-4N. Generations of Israeli combat pilots earned their wings and learned to fight on this aircraft, as it was used for the advanced training until its very end.
Israeli A-4s were deployed in combat on numerous times during their service career, ranging from the Yom Kippur War in 1973 to the second Lebanon War in 2006.
Two TA-4J AhitMs lining up on the runway at Hatzerim, for a training mission, in May 2012.
A close-up on the front fuselage of TA-4J 730, taxiing at Hatzerim. Right of the Israeli markings is the word Meshopar, which means Improved, signifying that this was one of the aircraft that received the AhitM upgrade in the 2000s.