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Israeli A-4N Conversion?

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#31 John Irwin

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Posted 21 September 2017 - 11:06 PM

My question is - the USN flew in some A-4F's as emergency spares to make up for losses during the YKW. I've seen one pic of a grey/white USN bird sitting at a base in Israel with the USN and national markings painted out. Just wondering if any of them flew combat missions painted like that.

#32 thierry laurent

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Posted 22 September 2017 - 07:31 AM

No, at least the upper camo was immediately repainted.


On the other hand, F-4Es kept their SEA camo for years, the IAF having only repainted the national and unit markings on them.


I guess the main reason is the fact that between the time Israel asked for urgent delivery of planes and their arrival, the strategic situation of the YKW had noticeably changed and finally most of such planes were not immediately required on the front line.

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