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140 Squadron - The Golden Eagle

Israel established the 140 squadron in late 1969 to operate over 20 A-4E aircraft, the first Israeli squadron to do so. In 1972, the 140 squadron was also the first to receive the upgraded A-4N Skyhawk variant. Ten years later in 1982, it became the third squadron to begin operating F-16A and F-16B aircraft. Israel acquired numerous F-16A/B aircraft from the United States Air Force in 1995. As of 2005, the 140 squadron flew exclusively F-16A/B aircraft.



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