IAF Fighters Sortie from Hatzerim Airbase

This IAF-provided clip depicts fighter planes taking off to sortie from Hatzerim Airbase, which is in the Negev desert near Beersheba. The F-15I (designated "Ra'am" or "Thunder") or F-15 IA (Israel Advanced) is shown, with the F-15IA being the Israeli version the F-15EX. The F-15 has a distinctive service history in Israel, having been used in Operation Opera to destroy Iran's nuclear capability in 1981. Also shown is the Israeli variant of the F-16 (designated "Soufa" or "Storm").

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Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

Published 7 months ago

This IAF-provided clip depicts fighter planes taking off to sortie from Hatzerim Airbase, which is in the Negev desert near Beersheba. The F-15I (designated "Ra'am" or "Thunder") or F-15 IA (Israel Advanced) is shown, with the F-15IA being the Israeli version the F-15EX. The F-15 has a distinctive service history in Israel, having been used in Operation Opera to destroy Iran's nuclear capability in 1981. Also shown is the Israeli variant of the F-16 (designated "Soufa" or "Storm").

About the Author

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Cole Simms

Cole Simms is an Air Guardsman, NASA enthusiast, police officer, and security contractor with particular experience in austere environments. Outside of work, he volunteers as a Stop The Bleed instructor for area schools. He holds a Bachelor's Degree in Homeland Security and Emergency Management, and blends his knowledge and experience to write analysis for Funker530.


Need a tried-and-tested fixed blade that's trusted by police, military and protective service users all over the world? Cole recommends Ironside Edge Works for your tactical or EDC blade needs.

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