Mirage Super Mystere Vautour Mystere Ouragan

THE VAUTOUR PAGES - IAF - APPENDIX 2

INVENTORY OF THE IAF ON JUNE 5th, 1967 / 07.15


TYPE INVENTORYSQUADRONS
Mirage 3CJ/3BJ/3CJR 67 sqn.101 - 22 (1 BJ); sqn.117 - 24 (2 BJ); sqn.119 - 21 (2 CJR)
Mig 21F-13 {1} ( at intercept alert, sqn. 101}
Super Mystere B-2 35 sqn. 105
Vautour 19 serviceable-18, sqn. 110
Myster 4A 35 serviceable-33,sqn.109, sqn.116
Ouragan 51 serviceable-48,sqn.113, sqn.107
Meteor F.8/FR.9/T.7/8 ca.15 sqn.110. for training
Fouga Magister 45 FTS. (war-time: sqn.147)
C-97 Stratocruiser 7 sqn.120
Herald 3 Mobilized from "Ar-ki-ya" airways
Nord Noratlas 23 sqn.103
C-47 Dakota 16 sqn.122
Super Frelon 5 sqn.114
Sikorsky S-58 28 sqn.124
Bell 47 13 FTS. Probably attached to sqn.124?
Alouette 2 2 sqn.124
Do-27 15+ sqn.100
Piper Super-Cub 45 FTS, several attached to AF wings/bases
Light (Various) ca. 5 Turbo-Porter: 1, Ralley: 1, Yak-11: 1, Cessna 172Q: 1, Cessna 180: 2.

* Main source: [ idf-corps-af]

TOTALS (rounded figuers)

TYPE GROUP INVENTORY
FIGHTERS 205
JET TRAINERS 45
CARGO / TRANSPORT 50
UTILITY & LIGHT 70
HELICOPTERS 50
TOTAL GROSS INVENTORY: 410 - 420


    REMARKS:
  • The total of 411 is published in [ idf-corps-af ].
  • The EXACT INVENTORY of FIGHTERS was 203. [ Source: Maj. Gen. M. Hod, "Defense 50" album ]
  • 197 fighters (out of 203) were COMBAT-READY at "T" time. [ ditto ]
  • Only 183 fighters were fully manned [ ditto ]
  • 160 aircraft were originally planned to take part in the first attacks of Egyptian air-bases.
  • 12 Mirage were to be left for the air-defence role (4 in continous air patrol and 8 on immediate alert). This was changed a short time before "T" time, 8 more Mirage joined the attacking formations, and only 4 Mirage remained to defend Israel's skies.
  • A TOTAL of 178 SORTIES was actually carried out in the "The First Wave".


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STRENGTH OF FIGHTING AIRCRAFT - ARAB AIR FORCES

Type Egypt Syria Jordan Iraq Total Arab Air Forces
TU-16 30 -- -- 10 40
IL-28 27 2 -- 11 40
Sukhoi-7 16 -- -- -- 16
MIG-19 28 -- -- -- 28
MIG-17/15 96 35 -- 30 161
Hunter -- -- 48 31 79 (only a part relevant)
MIG-21 102 60 -- 32 194 (only a part of Iraqi relevant)
TOTAL 299 97 48 114 558 (ca. 500 relevant)

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Remarks:

1) The Iraqi / Jordanian fighters included two squadrons, operating Mig-21 and Hunters.
2) Lebanese and Saudi-Arabian AFs were neglected in the table.
3) The actual quantitative balance was 1 : 2.5 in favour of the Arab AFs, and vs. the Egyptian AF alone just 1 : 1.1 .
4) The balance of combat crews was 1 : 2.3 in favour of the Arab AFs, and vs. the Egyptian AF alone just 1 : 1.1 .
    Airfields
  • IAF: 5 (Ramat-David, Tel-Aviv, Lod, Tel-Noff, Hatzor) }
  • Egyptian AF: 11 (11 main runways and 25 secondary runways)
  • Syrian AF: 6 ( 6 + 5 )
  • Jordanian AF: 2 ( 4 + 2 )
  • Iraq, H-3 only: 1 ( 1 + 1 )
  • Lebanese AF: 2 ( 4 main runways).
  • Total Arab Air Forces: 22 airfields ( 19 relevant as "Moked" targets), 53 runways ( 21 main, 32 secondary).

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