Israeli Air Force Museum, Southern District, Israel
Dedicated to the history and preservation of the Israeli Air Force (IAF), the museum showcases over 150 airplanes and much, much more.
The Israeli Air Force Museum is found in the open expanse of desert at the Hatzerim Air Force Base, with the local warplanes and training planes occasionally flying above the museum during the day – providing great entertainment.
The museum’s features are mostly outdoors, with a few buildings dedicated to housing Air Force archives and artefacts. Near the entrance there is a gift shop and a small café, and then the real stuff begins.
To start, there is a small building that dissects the history of the IAF and points out the various missions and operations that makes the IAF a legend in and of itself – operations such as Entebbe and the aerial raids on Tunisia and Iraq’s fledgling nuclear facility in 1981.
Also, the historical leaders of the IAF are all portrayed on a wall, with dates, photos and trivia. Mock-ups and preserved items such as uniforms as all on display, covering a segment of the IAF history.
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