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NAME                            VICTORIES      TAYESET      COMMENTS                                 

Shalmon, Abraham                   18  [17+1]  101,117
Marom, Oded                        18  [17+1]  101,117
Aven, Giora (Epstein)              17          101
Spector, Yiftah                    15  [14+1]  101,107      #
Snir, Asher                        15  [14+1]  119,107,101
Nahumi, Amir                       13          107,110      ##
Harish, Dror                       13          117
Richter, Ya'akov                   12  [11+1]  117
Koren, Yehuda                      12  [11+1]  117
Baharav, Israel                    12          101
Levi, Shlomo                       10          101,113
Melnik, Moshe                      10  [9+1]   119, 133     +1 U
Sharon, Menachem                    9          144
Ronen (Pecker), Ran                 9          119
Carmi, Eitan                        9          119,101
Hertz, Moshe                        8  [7+1]   101
Gonen, Ilan                         8          101
Even-Nir, Uri                       8          117
Enian, Menachem                     8
Egozy, Shlomo                       8 *        107
Amir, Amos                          8          101
Tzuk, Michael                       7
Shmul, Menachem                     7          101
Peer, Ytzhak                        7
Nave, Avner                         7  [6+1]   133,106
Manoff, Roy                         7 *        107          WSO - F-4E
Keidar, Yirmiyahu                   7          105,144
Cohen, Ariel                        7  [6+1]   144,113
Bar, Amos                           7
Peri, Ben-Ami                       6          201,107,105
Peled, Eitan                        6          201
Livni, Gideon                       6  [5+1]   113
Lanir, Avi                          6          117
Hankin, Ehud                        6  [5+1]   117,69,201
Gil, Uri                            6  [5+1]
Geva, Yoram                         6          113
Eliyahu, Menachem                   6
Ben-Nun, Asef                       6          109,113
Amitay, Itzchak                     6          201          WSO - F-4E
Agmon, Yoram                        6          101
Afek (Hofman), Omri                 6          107
Weintraub (Navot), Shlomo           5          117
Shafir, Israel (Relik)              5          133
S, Eytan                            5
Rozen, Reuven                       5
Rom, Giora                          5          119
Rockach, Ami                        5          117
Peled, Yoram                        5          133          +2 U
Noiner, Itamar                      5
Katz, Chaim                         5  [4+1]   133,107,119  WSO - F-4E
Dror, Gideon                        5          117
Dotan, Ezra "Babban"                5          117
Bodinger, Herzl                     5          101
Ben-Nun, Avihu                      5          119,69
Arad, Amnon                         5  [4+1]   107


Yavin, Yosef                        4          107          WSO - F-4E, is this Yossi Yavin?
Vered, Tzvika                       4
Schlaider, Daniel                   4
Shavit, Aharon "Yalo"               4          101,105
Shachar, Amos                       4  [3+1]
Sever, Dan                          4  [3+1]   101
Sagee, Oded                         4          101,119      ###
Raz, Rafi                           4          117
Neeman, Yuval                       4
Liss, Uri                           4
Holdai, Roni                        4
Haloutz, Dani                       4          119
Gurion, Amnon                       4          201
Gal, Yehoar                         4          107          WSO - F-4E
Feldsho, Yoel                       4          107,133,106  +1 U, ? Joel Feldschuh
Eschchar, Amit                      4
Doyle, Joseph John                  4          101          +4 D, WWII: +1 C, +1 Pr, Canadian
Carmi (Augarten), Rudolph           4  [3+1]   101          +1 D, WWII: +2 C, +1 D , American
Ben-Eliyahu, Eitan                  4          107,133
Yosef, Raanan                       3
Ye'ari, Eliezer                     3  [2+1]   113
Tavor, David                        3
Tal, Zvi                            3          133          WSO - F-4E
Sion, Dan                           3
Simon, Shaul	                    3  [2+1]   133
Shaki, Danni                        3          107
Shadmi, Yiftach                     3          69,133
Schwartz, Shaul	                    3  [2+1]   133,106
Regev, David                        3          107          WSO - F-4E
Raz, Ze'ev                          3          117,107
Nir, Yitzhak                        3
Nevo (Millner), Ya'acov             3          101
McElroy, John Frederick             3          101          WWII: +10+3 C, +1+1 Pr, +12 D , Canadian
Maimon, Naftaly                     3
Lipsitz, Zvi                        3          133,106      WSO - F-15D, ? Zvi Liphshitz
Lior, Eliezer                       3  [2+1]   133          WSO - F-4E
Lazar, Ilan                         3                       WSO - F-4E
Lapidot, Arnon (Lavoshin)           3          119
Kalichman, Amiram                   3
Haber, Michael                      3  [0+1]
Gur, Meir                           3          101          WSO - F-4E
Goren, Ran                          3          107
Gilad, Abraham                      3
Friedman, Avshalom                  3
Foreman, Giora                      3
Cohen, Michael                      3          133          WSO - F-15D
Bavli, Yehuda                       3  [2+1]
Allon (Klivanski), Modi             3          101
Zinker, Benyamin                    2          133
Ze'evi, Ze'ev                       2          107          WSO - F-4E
Yoffe, Dubi                         2          107
Yoeli, Aharon                       2          117
Yahel, Amir                         2
Wilson, Denny                       3          101          +3 D, WWII: +2 C, Canadian
Whittmann, Daniel                   2          101          WSO - F-4E
Tzuk, Yosef                         2          101          1 Forced down
Tamir, Roi                          2
Talmon, Amiram                      2          107          WSO - F-4E
Sheffer, Yehoshoa                   2
Shapira, Ronen                      2
Shamueli, Eitan                     2                       WSO - F-4E
Sela, Yair                          2                       1 Fratricide
Sela, Aviem                         2          69           ####
Rosenthal, Dedi                     2  [1+1]   133
Romem, Yoram                        2          107          WSO - F-4E
Richter, Yochai                     2
Regev, Gil                          2
Raz, Itzhak                         2                       WSO - F-4E
Rapaport, Gil                       2          133
Poleg, Oded                         2          107          WSO - F-4E
Peri, Nathan                        2                       WSO - F-4E
Peri, Elisha                        2
Oren, Micha                         2                       WSO - F-4E
Ofer, Dubi                          2          110
Moher, Amos                         2
Maor, Avi                           2
Lichtaman, Gideon                   2          101          American
Levi, Shaul                         2          107          WSO - F-4E
Lavi, Yosef                         2
Lapidot, Offer                      2          133
Knaani, Noam                        2          133          ? Noam Canaani
Kelman, Shimcha                     2
Keldes, Avi                         2
Katz, Aharon                        2                       WSO - F-4E
Kanaan, Auishai                     2
Ilani, Modrechai                    2                       WSO - F-4E
Hoffman, Yoram                      2          133
Goren, Giora                        2
Gordon, Shmuel                      2
Golan, Baruch                       2          201          WSO - F-4E
Gal, Yaacov                         2
Egoziz, Shai                        2          101
Edan, Zvi                           2          107          WSO - F-4E
Drori, David                        2
Cohen, Aran                         2                       WSO - F-4E
Ben-Rom, Samuel                     2
Ben-Amitai, Ehud                    2
Barzilay, Yitzhak                   2          101
Avrahami, Michael                   2
Ashael, Abraham                     2          107          WSO - F-4E
Aderes, Eitan                       2
Adar, Eliezer                       2          
Zvi                                 1                       WSO - F-4E
Zuckerman                           1
Zohar, Eli                          1
Zohar, Ben-Zion                     1          110
Yoeli, Giora                        1
Ye'ari, Yossi                       1          107          WSO - F-4E
Ye'ari, Uri                         1          119
Yavin                               1          107          WSO - F-4E, is this Yossi or Yosef Yavin?
Yavin, Yossi                        1          107          WSO - F-4E, is this Yosef Yavin?
Yariv, Yaacov                       1          109          Forced down
Yariv, David                        1          113
Yahalom, Gideon                     1
Yafe, Dobi                          1
Umshweif, Zvi                       1          105
Tsiddon, Yehoash                    1          119
Stern, Yoav                         1  [0+1]   133
Stavi, Yigal                        1
Solan, Reuven                       1          133          WSO - F-15D
Slapak, Avner                       1          101
Schroeder, William                  1          101          American
Shmueli, Eytan                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Sheffer, Gideon                     1          119
Shavitz, Oded                       1          109
Shavit, Moshe                       1
Shapira, Uzi                        1          133          WSO - F-15B
Shapira, Shlomo                     1          105
Shamir, Amnon                       1
Shaked, Mario                       1          109
Shachar, Uri                        1          119
Shachar, Meir                       1
Shachar, Chaim                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Senior, Boris                       1  [0+1]   101          +2 D, South African
Sas, Shlomo                         1
Sagi, Aharon                        1
Rubinstein, Chaim                   1                       WSO - F-4E
Rozen, Shimshon                     1                       WSO - F-4E
Rotem, Chaim                        1
Ronen, Avraham                      1
Romah, Benny                        1  [0+1]   101
Richter, Kobi                       1
Reshef, Reuven                      1          69           WSO - F-4E
Ran, Avshalom                       1          101
Rachmilevic, Yair                   1
Prigat, Eliezer                     1          119
Peak, Wayne                         1          101          American
Paz, Ofer                           1  [0+1]   106          WSO - F15D
Ophir, Yonathan                     1
Opher, Dov                          1
Oakman, David                       1                       WSO - F-4E
Noi, Shimon                         1                       WSO - F-4E
Neeman, Raanan                      1
Nadivi, Zvi                         1          133
N (pilot of F-4E)                   1          107
Merchavi, Nachum                    1
Meir, Ran                           1
Margalit, Ilan                      1          133
Manor, Amiram                       1          105
Mann, Morris                        1          101          British
Livni, Amit                         1
Lif, Avikam                         1                       WSO - F-4E
Lev, Mickey                         1                       +1 U
Levett, Gordon                      1          101          +1 P, British
Lev-Ari, Yosef                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Lavia, Avi                          1
Koren, Rafi                         1
Koren, Rafael                       1
Koren, Moshe                        1
Kishon, David                       1          113
Kiryati, Beni                       1                       WSO - F-4E
Katz, Yitzhak                       1                       WSO - F-4E
Katz, Michael                       1          113
Kanor, Zvi                          1
Israeli, Gur                        1                       WSO - F-4E
Hodorov, Amir                       1          133          WSO - F-15B, ? Amir Chodorov
Hetz, Shmuel                        1
Hampel, Oran                        1          133
Halivni, Amnon                      1          109          Forced down
Guri, Daniel                        1
Granot, Ran                         1
Goodlin, Chalmers                   1          101          American
Goldwasser, Moshe                   1          107          WSO - F-4E
Goldstein, Ami                      1
Gilad, Avraham                      1
Gat, Yitzhak                        1
Friedman, Baruch                    1          101
Fitchett, Len                       1          103          Canadian
Feldman, Seymour Bernard            1          101          WWII: +9+3 V1, +0+1 G, British
Eshel, Shai                         1  [0+1]   101
Erlich, Zvi                         1  [0+1]                WSO - F-4E
Erez, Shlomo                        1
Eini, Menachem                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Einav, Opher                        1
Dosh, Avraham                       1
Dagan, Adi                          1          101
Burenstein, Zvi                     1
Brosh, Eliashiv "Shibbi"            1                       Nav - Meteor NF.13
Birbis, Yaacov                      1          109          Forced Down
Binyamini, Zvi                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Betzer, Yaacov                      1
Ben-Shoa, Shabtai                   1          69           WSO - F-4E
Ben-Barak, Tzur                     1          101
Benaya, Adi                         1
Ben-Dor, Yuval                      1  [0+1]   106
Ben-Amitai, Amit                    1
Baruch, Abraham                     1                       WSO - F-4E
Bartov, Moshe                       1                       WSO - F-4E
Barnea, Ithamar                     1
Barkan, Chaim                       1          133          WSO - F-4E
Baram, Yitzhak                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Barak, Paltiel                      1                       WSO - F-4E
Bankir, David                       1          119          WSO - F-4E
Avneri, Dror                        1          101          +1 P
Auerbuch, Ilan                      1
Armon, Alexander                    1          105
Arlozor, Lev "Zoric"                1          101
Arel, Yoni                          1          107          WSO - F-4E
Arazi, Yossi                        1          101
Andrews, Stan                       1          103          Na/RO - Beaufighter
Amitzi, Zvolon                      1
Amir                                1                       WSO - F-15B
Ahikar, Eyal                        1                       WSO - F-4E
unknown (crew of AH-64, 127 Sq.)    1                       1., 24th May 2001
unknown (pilot of F-15, 133 Sq.)    1                       Squadron victory, 9th June 1982
unknown (pilot of F-15, 133 Sq.)    1                       Squadron victory, 9th June 1982
unknown (pilot of F-15)             1                       2., 14th September 2001
unknown (pilot of F-15)             1                       2., 14th September 2001
unknown (pilot of F-16D, 109 Sq.)   1                       3., 13th August 2006
unknown (WSO of F-16D, 109 Sq.)     1                       3., 13th August 2006
unknown (pilot of F-16I)            1                       4., 16th December 2010
unknown (WSO of F-16I)              1                       4., 16th December 2010
unknown (pilot of F-16D, 201 Sq.)   1                       5., 6th October 2012
unknown (WSO of F-16D, 201 Sq.)     1                       5., 6th October 2012
unknown (pilot of F-16C, 117 Sq.)   1                       6., 25th April 2013



Mergalit, Nadav                     0                       +1 U
Golan, Gay                          0          133          +1 U
unknown (pilot of F-15C)            0                       +1 U, 2nd June 1989 7.
unknown (pilot of F-15C)            0                       +1 U, 2nd June 1989 7.

Lavon, Mordechai                    0          117          +1 Pr

Weizman, Ezer                       0          101          +1 D
unknown (pilot of F-15A, 133 Sq.)   0                       +1 D
Antin, Syd                          0                       +1 D
Shapira, Dany                       0          101          +0+1 D
Shadmi, Ehud                        0          101          +0+1 D
Gilboa, Shabtai                     0          101          +0+1 D

unknown (pilot of F-15)             0                       +½ FLT, 4th February 1986 8.
unknown (pilot of F-15)             0                       +½ FLT, 4th February 1986 8.
unknown                             0                       +1 FLT, 28th May 1987 9.
unknown                             0                       +1 FLT, 28th May 1987 9.

Comments:
C: Confirmed
D: Damaged
G: Ground Victory
Nav: navigator
P: Possible
Pr: Probable
Tayeset : Squadron
U: Unconfirmed
WSO: Weapon System Officer
 
*: Five victories in one day.
 
#: Yiftah Spector is sometimes credited with 15.5 victories.
##: Amir Nahumi is sometimes credited with 15 victories.
###: Oded Sagee is sometimes credited with 4 victories
####: Aviem Sela is sometimes credited with 5 victories
  1. On 24 May 2001, a privately owned Lebanese-registered Cessna 152 flew into Israeli airspace, it was intercepted by two AH-64s and shot down by a Hellfire missile, killing the pilot.
  2. On 14 September 2001 two Syrian Air Force MiG-29s were shot down by two Israeli F-15Cs while the MiGs were intercepting an Israeli reconnaissance aircraft off the coast of Lebanon.
  3. 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.
  4. An Israel Air Force warplane on Thursday December 16th 2010 shot down an apparently unmanned balloon that flew over the Dimona nuclear reactor.
  5. The Israeli Air Force shot down an unidentified aerial vehicle that penetrated Israel's airspace on Saturday October 6th 2012. IDF forces shot down the drone over the Negev, south of Mount Hebron.
  6. At around 1.30 PM local time on Apr. 25, 2013, the Israeli Air Force (F-16D Block 52, 99-9413/YD-64, No. 844, 201 Tayeset) shot down an UAV (unmamned aerial vehicle) from Lebanon over the sea off Haifa, in norther Israel. An F-16C Block 30A (87-1661/4J-16, No. 340, 117 Tayeset) intercepted and downed the drone whose remains fell into the sea, at approximately 10 kilometers from the coastline, withinin Israel’s territorial waters, where Israeli warships are currently searching for debris.
  7. Two Israeli F-15Cs reportedly shot down two MiG-29As on 2 June 1989 under unclear circumstances.
  8. Two Israel Air Force F-15s intercepted a Libyan Gulfstream II business jet enroute to Damascus, east of Cyprus and forced it to land at Ramat David air base. Intelligence information had led the Israelis to believe that top Palestinian leaders were on board. After searching the aircraft for four hours, none were found and the aircraft was released.
  9. Two Lebanese Air Force Fouga Magisters were intercepted by Israel Air Force fighters and forced to land at Ramat David air base. The trainers were detected flying near Israeli airspace, but it turned out that they were searching for a yacht in distress. The aircraft were refueled and released. An Israeli patrol boat subsequently found and aided the yacht.

Oded Marom
Oded Marom - 17+1 victories.
Giora Epstein
Giora Epstein - 17 victories.
Yiftah Spector
Yiftah Spector - 14+1 victories.
Asher Snir
Asher Snir - 14+1 victories.
Amir Nahumi
Amir Nahumi - 13 victories.
Moshe Melnik
Moshe Melnik - 11 victories.
Shlomo Levi
Shlomo Levi - 10 victories.
Moshe Hertz
Moshe Hertz - 7+1 victories.
 
Gideon Livni
Gideon Livni - 6 victories.
1st victory
Someone in Tel Aviv took a picture of Modi Allon as he chased and brought down two REAF C-47 bombers. June 3, 1948 - 101 Tayeset, and Israel's first air-to-air victories.
F-15
Mc Donell Douglas F-15 "Baz"

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

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