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Netz 107 is a General Dynamics F-16A block 10 Fighting Falcon of the Israeli Air Force, tail number 107. Netz 107 participated in Operation Opera, bombing the Osiraq nuclear reactor, and was later credited with 6.5 enemy aircraft kills, a world record number of kills for an F-16.
|Netz 107 on display during Israel Independence Day|
|Type||General Dynamics F-16A block 10 Fighting Falcon (Netz)|
|Owners and operators||Israeli Air Force / IDF/AF|
|In service||2 July 1980|
|Preserved at||Preserved on display at the Israeli Air Force Museum.|
The first F-16A/B Netz fighters arrived in Israel during 1980 and were issued to 117 Squadron (Israel) of the Israeli Air Force. Netz 107 was the first F-16 to touch Israeli soil when it landed on 2 July 1980 at Ramat David Airbase.
Netz 107 scored its first aerial kill on 21 April 1982 when pilot Zeev Raz shot down a Syrian Air Force MiG-23. During Operation Peace for Galilee it shot down 6 more Syrian aircraft. On 9 June 1982, Eliezer Shkedi shot down two MiG-23s, although one was shared with another pilot. On Friday 11 June 1982 pilot Eithan Stiva shot down four Syrian aircraft.
|Date||Pilot||Weapon||Shot down aircraft|
|21 April 1982||Zeev Raz||AIM-9 Sidewinder||Syrian MiG-23|
|9 June 1982||Eliezer Shkedi||AIM-9 Sidewinder||Syrian MiG-23 (shared kill)|
|9 June 1982||Eliezer Shkedi||AIM-9 Sidewinder||Syrian MiG-23|
|11 June 1982||Eithan Stiva||AIM-9 Sidewinder||Syrian MiG-23|
|11 June 1982||Eithan Stiva||AIM-9 Sidewinder||Syrian Sukhoi Su-22|
|11 June 1982||Eithan Stiva||M61A1 Vulcan gun||Syrian Sukhoi Su-22|
|11 June 1982||Eithan Stiva||missile||Syrian Aérospatiale Gazelle helicopter|
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to IAF F-16 Netz 107.|
- IAF F-16s kill tallies in F-16.net
- Record-breaking F-16 Falcon to be retired from IDF service, ynet, 11 February 2015
- xnir photography, IAF F-16 Netz 107 photo gallery in Flickr
- מטוס האף־16 שהפיל הכי הרבה מטוסי אויב פורש לפנסיה במוזיאון חיל האוויר, ידיעות אחרונות, 9 February 2015 (Hebrew)
- איתן סטיבה מתאר הפלת 2 מטוסי סוחוי-22, מטוס מיג 23 ומסוק גאזל ב-11.6.1982, באתר "מרקיע שחקים" (Hebrew)
- IAF F-16 Netz 107, photos in Flickr