The Israeli Air Force is considered one of the most interesting and modern air forces in the World. The Arab-Israeli conflicts mainly led them to develop a very complex Air Defense sector, which is evident through the air force’s impressive lineup of combat jets. Hence, in this article, let’s compare the aircraft sizes the Israeli Air Force ever operated.
SMALLEST COMBAT JET
Let’s start with the smallest plane the Israeli Air Force has ever used, the Cessna 180. According to the Jewish Virtual Library, the Cessna 180 measures 28.3-ft long, 9.35-ft tall, with a wingspan of 36 ft. Putting things into perspective, the smallest aircraft Israel has ever operated measures twice as long as a Volkswagen Beetle, about half as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as about half the length of a cricket pitch.
AVERAGE-SIZED COMBAT JET
Next is the Israeli Air Force’s average-sized combat jet, the F-21 Kfir. According to Airforce Technology, the F-21 Kfir measures 50.4-ft long, 17.1-ft tall, with a wingspan of 27 ft. Hence, in context, the Israeli Air Force’s average-sized aircraft measures as long as four Volkswagen Beetles, about half as tall as a utility pole, and as wide as the length of a London Bus.
LARGEST COMBAT PLANE
Lastly, we have the Israeli Air Force’s largest combat plane, the McDonnell Douglas F-15I Ra’am. According to militaryfactory.com, the Ra’am measures 63.81-ft long, 18.54-ft tall, with a wingspan of 42.81 ft. Hence, if we look at it from a different perspective, the Israeli Air Force’s largest fighter aircraft measures as long as a cricket pitch, about as tall as a giraffe, and as wide as the length of three Volkswagen Beetles.
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