Israel Defence Force/Air Force IDF/AF
"La Tsvah Haganah le Israel/Heyl Ha'Avir". About 240
F-4Es were delivered to the IDF/AF making Israel the
second largest Phantom user after the USA.
The first Phantoms for the IDF/AF were two USAF loaned
RF-4Cs soon switched for six RF-4Es. In the IDF/AF the
F-4E is known as "Kurnass" (Sledgehammer) and the
RF-4E as "Oref" (Raven).Three IDF/AF F-4Es were modified
to a special recce version RF-4S "Oref" (Raven) later
followed by 12 standard RF-4Es.
The IDF/AF Phantoms were upgraded to the Kurnass-2000
standard of which currently about 100 are operated
beside 15 recce Phantoms.
69 Sq "Ha'patishim" Hatzerim F-4E/-2000
105 Sq "Akrav" Hatzor F-4E
107 Sq "Hazanav Hakatom" Hatzerim F-4E/-2000
115 Sq Tel Nov RF-4C/E/S
119 Sq "Atalev" Tel Nov F-4E/-2000
142 Res. Sq Hatzerim F-4E/-2000
201 Sq "Ha'Ahat!" Tel Nov F-4E/-2000
Flight Test Sq Hatzor F-4E/-2000
(more detailed information can be found on the F-4