Machal

101 Squadron, IAF

101 Squadron, IAF

Back in 1948 when Little Satan’s history was measured in hours and days, they needed an air force because they were being attacked by five different national armies. Through official embargoes, and all the impediments the United States and Great Britain could devise (remember this was when Palestine was still a British mandate) they scraped up a ragtag flying circus. It was called Machal.

Their first combat aircraft were 25 Avia S-199s, a lousy Czechoslovak copy of the Messerschmitt Me-109, they took them apart and flew them into Israel in a C-46 Commando they had smuggled out of the United States, eventually they were followed by 3 B-17 Flying Fortresses, which set up an interesting anomaly: B-17s escorted by Me-109s flying against the Spitfires of the Royal Egyptian Air Force. Most of the pilots were American veterans of World War Two. here’s a bit of the story, told by the men who made that history

If you would like to know more (it’s a very interesting story, indeed) there’s a website about it here

And now they are one of the best in the world, a proud little sister to Great Satan herself.

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6 Responses to Machal

  1. the unit says:

    I saw article yesterday with question…will U.S. keep providing Israel with missiles for the Iron Dome? Would I be surprised if Israel hasn’t been building their own for some time? Nope.
    Iran supposedly duplicated a crashed U.S. drone a year or two ago. Israel abilities? Come on!

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    • NEO says:

      I think its their design but it’s expensive, i think I read $60K per. And I don’t know if they are making them or we are. Heck of a system, I think we should be buying it. 🙂

      But its not as good as some dimmocraps think-it doesn’t destroy tunnels, that takes men, good men. 🙂

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      • the unit says:

        And I read the warhead does still fall somewhere, not destroyed, although I can’t imagine that.
        And read 750 American volunteers over there doing good men job.

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        • NEO says:

          I imagine it does, but I’d guess the fuse tends to get messed up. Everything that goes up, comes down eventually, unless I suppose, it’s going 17,600 miles an hour downrange with enough fuel.

          Thing is, Iron Dome is scaled down technology (and modified by Israel) from SDI (Star Wars). Reagan was right again. Who says you can’t hit a bullet with a bullet-you just have to be quick and accurate! 🙂

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        • the unit says:

          Lynda Carter did perfectly well with a Wonder Woman bracelet. 🙂

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        • NEO says:

          That she did! 🙂

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