Excellent product, for essentially the first release from IAI. Today, they could offer a much better airplane.
U.S. Gov, blocked the sale of the airplanes, to several other countries.
Magnum78, 05.05.2012 03:09
Mexico, in 1982, made a pact to buy 24 Kfir fighters, but do not understand why the U.S. government canceled the purchase, only to give 12 fighters F-5 Tiger II, which are outdated and inferior to the Kfir, which I think is stupidity by the Mexican government. And the worst is not even bought more, have been modernized or at least remain operational are the same as when we brought them 30 years ago. I thank E.U.A. by the intervention of private us the best fighter in the world at the time.
wudao, 21.06.2011 05:04
but it comes with a cost in weight and complexity that it would seem would not be well tolerated in a small airframe such as the Kfir.
the jaf (jordanian air force) drop down that several times
zippy, e-mail, 12.03.2011 08:36
There are some nutjobs that comment on this website.
Barry, 30.11.2010 18:29
The one thing for sure is this is not a re-engineered Mirage 5, but whole new aircraft developed by Israel which far exceeds anything the French did with the Mirage III/V. Yosi I think the engine is a GE79-17. I beleive Israel helped Atlas to develop the Cheetah.
YOSI, e-mail, 25.11.2010 18:01
The Kfir engine is J79-GE-J1E not J79GE-17
Michi, e-mail, 22.10.2010 16:22
About that issue i dnt think kenya may b interested in kfir, why as i knw thy are speculation going on that kenya may equare 20, f 15 from us to add on the equared 15, f 5 from jordan. Its also want to avoid the rule of museveni sins he has decided the latest su 30mk2 from russia, and as u knw f5 cnt much the su 30.
EARTHDINBRAZIL, e-mail, 11.07.2010 22:50
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sammy carlos baraza, e-mail, 19.03.2010 13:05
I salute the Israelis. This is one of the best fighter aircraft they have ever produced. Any chance of selling this aircraft to Kenya so that Kenya Air Force may replace it;s F 5Es?
Milt Cruver, e-mail, 11.12.2009 17:19
We had a large number of KFIR stationed at the Marine Corps Air Station in Yuma, Arizona as aggressor aircraft. They were used in conjunction with electronic scoring systems to train our fighter pilots to fly against and defeat Soviet Migs of similar flight characteristics. They performed their job well but had many maintenance problems. I agree with Gerry Jarvis about Mohamad Rais, lets keep this site on track for what it is, a great collection of aircraft information, available to all. You don't have to agree with your fellow aviators comments, just be nice about how you express yourself. Thanks and Semper Fi.
A. Massik, e-mail, 14.10.2009 22:29
I have one of these, I burn strained French Fry oil in it. I mainly use it to de-ice my driveway in the winter months. It is an attractive machine and smells good.
Leo Rudnicki, e-mail, 30.07.2009 19:43
I think you mean "in hoc signo vinces." Semper ubi sub ubi, I always say.
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L Rudnicki, e-mail, 03.04.2009 02:25
Used by U.S. Navy as F-21 as adversary A/c out of Key West NAS. you can lay on the beach and they flew right over about 100 ft up. back in Tomcat days. Also used as Libyan Migs in a movie. also almost nuked las vegas and flamed multiple F-16's in another movie. wasn't junk. Did Mo mean Dadburn Yankee, an old Gabby Hayes expression? And I don't think Pakistan is flying their paid for F-16s yet...
Gerry Jarvis, e-mail, 29.03.2009 06:27
Strange that France didn't honour the purchase agreement on Mirages, which were paid for in hard currency but never delivered. Israel reverse-engineered the Nesher, then Kfir, and came up with a customized aircraft to better suit their needs. Small, capable, nimble, beautiful lines. Looks like it would be a pleasure to fly. And to my friend Mohamed, please keep comments halfway intelligible, constructive and on topic, OK? Not the place for a rant. Thanks in advance.
Mohamad Rais, e-mail, 24.12.2008 17:27
This is French Mirage and an antique at that,piece of junk fitted with Dead Burn Yankee SOBs engineds
John Pelchat, e-mail, 30.10.2008 04:14
My first reaction is not well. Not that thrust vectoring is a bad thing, but it comes with a cost in weight and complexity that it would seem would not be well tolerated in a small airframe such as the Kfir.
S Mungoshi, e-mail, 28.08.2007 18:07
How would this aircraft fair with thrust vectoring ?
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