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Operation Summer Rain and Just Reward

Israel Air and Space Force (זרוע האויר והחלל / Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal)
NAME                 VICTORIES    PLANE  AIRFORCE  AIRFORCE     COMMENTS

Ofer, Dubi               1        F-16C  IASF      110 Tayeset  1.        
unknown                  1        F-16D  IASF      109 Tayeset  2.        
unknown (Nav/WSO)        1        F-16D  IASF      109 Tayeset  2.
Comments:
  • IASF : Israel Air and Space Force (זרוע האויר והחלל / Zroa HaAvir VeHaḤalal)
  • UAV : Unmanned Air Vehicle
  1. The Israeli air force has shot down a Hizbollah unmanned air vehicle in a night-time air-to-air engagement off the coast of Akka on the Bay of Haifa, northern Israel. It was a first combat kill for the Python 5.
  2. According to some sources IDF/AF units shot down two UAV in total belonging to Hizbollah. One of the drones was shot down over Kibbutz Cabri, in the Western Galilee. The other drone was downed over the southern Lebanese port city of Tyre (Verluste IDF/AF und Libanon von 07/2006 bis heute, http://www.pom-tom.de/Losses_IDFAF-L_dat.html). However other sources credit only one kill this day, which was achieved by the crew of F-16 "Barak", IDF-AF S.No. 074, belonging to 109 Tayeset "Valley / Ha' Emek" (Představeni zabijáci Ababilů, informujeme, in Letectví+kosmonautika, No. 5, 2007). It is possible that the second UAV wasn't shoot down by an aircraft but by anti-aircraft artillery.

General Dynamics F-16 ‘Barak’
General Dynamics F-16D Block 30F ‘Barak’, 88-1716, No. 074, Israel Air and Space Force.

General Dynamics F-16 ‘Barak’
General Dynamics F-16D Block 30F ‘Barak’, 88-1716, No. 074, Israel Air and Space Force.

General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B ‘Netz’
General Dynamics F-16C Block 30B ‘Netz’, 87-1672, No. 364, Israel Air and Space Force.

UAV Ababil-T

UAV Ababil-T

UAV Ababil-T

UAV Ababil-T

UAV Ababil-T

UAV Ababil-T
Hizbollah UAV Ababil-T "Mirsad 1".


Šafařík, Jan J.: Attributed Israeli Air Combat Victories  PDF

Middle East Conflicts
The War of Independence (13th November 1948 - 20th July 1949)  PDF
Operation Peace for Galilee (6th June - 11th June 1982)  PDF
Operation Summer Rain and Just Reward (27th June - 14th August 2006)
Middle East Skirmishes
Mirage IIICJ "Shahak" / IAI "Nesher" Aces
Mc Donell Douglas F-4 "Kurnass" Aces
Mc Donell Douglas F-15 "Baz" Aces  PDF
General Dynamics F-16 "Netz" Aces  PDF
The Best Israeli Navigarors And Weapon System Officers
Victories of the Fighter Pilots - Israeli Independence War 1948  PDF
Mc Donell Douglas F-15 "Baz" Victories  PDF
General Dynamics F-16 "Netz" Victories  PDF

Sources & Literature
Lednicer, David: Attributed Israeli Air Combat Victories
Chel Ha'Avir (Israeli Defence Force / Air Force - IDF/AF) Aircrafts
Chel Ha'Avir (Israeli Defence Force / Air Force - IDF/AF) Aircraft's Photos

Sources & Literature
  1. Aloni, Shlomo: Summer Rain a Just Reward, Israel zaútočil na Pásmo Gazy a Libanion, in Letectví+kosmonautika, No. 10, 2006.
  2. Arkin, William M.: Divining Victory, Airpower in the 2006 Israel-Hezbollah War, Air University Press, Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, 2007.
  3. Efrati, Yoav: Second Lebanon War Falcons, in Model Aircraft Monthly, Volume 6 - Issue 9, September 2007.
  4. Efrati, Yoav: F-16C 'Barak' first 'kill', in Model Aircraft Monthly, Volume 6 - Issue 9, September 2007.
  5. Iranian-made Hezbollah UAV shot down by Israeli fighter, Flight International, 15 August 2006.
  6. Nastoupil, Kosef: Poznatky z války Izraele proti Hizballáhu, in Vojenské rozhledy, Volume 16 (48), No. 1, 2007.
  7. Pospíšil, Martin: Barak a Sufa versus UAV, in REVI Publications, No. 99, červen 2015.
  8. Představeni zabijáci Ababilů, informujeme, in Letectví+kosmonautika, No. 5, 2007.
  9. Conflict News, First combat kill with Python 5, http://www.f-16.net/news_article1983.html.
  10. F-16 Airframe Details for 87-1672, http://www.f-16.net/f-16_fighting_falcon_airframe-2482.html.
  11. Hizbollah Cruise Missiles Shot Down, http://www.strategypage.com/htmw/htairfo/articles/20060815.aspx.
  12. La Franchi, Peter:Iranian-made Ababil-T Hezbollah UAV shot down by Israeli fighter in Lebanon crisis, http://www.flightglobal.com/articles/2006/08/15/208400/ iranian-made-ababil-t-hezbollah-uav-shot-down-by-israeli-fighter-in-lebanon.html.
  13. Verluste IDF/AF und Libanon von 07/2006 bis heute, http://www.pom-tom.de/Losses_IDFAF-L_dat.html.

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