List of Helicopters in Six Day War

List of Israel Helicopters in Six Day War

1. Aérospatiale SA 321 Super Frelon
Israel ordered 12 helicopters in 1965 to provide the IAF with a heavy lift transport capability. The close ties between Israel and France in the mid 1960s made the choice of a French helicopter inevitable and in early 1965 an IAF delegation of air and ground crews left for France to study the new aircraft.
SA 321 Super Frelon
A Super Frelon helicopter n°165 of the 32F Wing flying over Portsmouth
Role Heavy lift military Transport helicopter
Manufacturer Aérospatiale
First flight 7 December 1962
Introduced 1966
Primary user French military
Number built 99
Variants Avicopter AC313

2. Sikorsky S-58 Choctaw, S-58 designed for improved cargo variant
Sikorsky H-34/S-58
Role Helicopter
Manufacturer Sikorsky Aircraft
First flight 8 March 1954
Introduced 1954
Status out of production, still in civilian service
Primary users United States Army
United States Navy
United States Marines
Number built 2,108
Developed from H-19 Chickasaw
Variants Westland Wessex

List of Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan Helicopters in Six Day War

1. Mil Mi-6
The Mil Mi-6 (NATO reporting name "Hook") was a Soviet/Russian heavy transport helicopter designed by the Mil design bureau and built in large numbers for both military and civil roles.
Mi-6 at Riga, Latvia.
Role Heavy transport helicopter
Manufacturer Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
First flight 5 September 1957
Introduction 1962
Retired 2002 (Russia CAA)
Status In service with foreign users
Primary users Soviet Air Force
Produced 1960 to 1981
Number built 925+
Variants Mil Mi-10

2. Mil Mi-4
The Mil Mi-4 (USAF/DoD reporting name "Type 36", NATO reporting name "Hound".[2]) was a Soviet transport helicopter that served in both military and civilian roles.
Mil Mi-4 at Prague Aviation Museum
Role Transport helicopter
Manufacturer Mil Moscow Helicopter Plant
First flight 3 June 1952
Introduced 1953
Status Retired
Primary users Soviet Air Force
Polish Air Force
Produced 1951-1969
Number built over 4,500 including Z-5s
Variants Harbin Z-5

List of Aircraft in Six Day War

In three hours on the morning of June 5, 1967, the first day of the Six Day War, the Israeli Air Force executed Operation Focus, crippling the opposing Arab air forces and attaining air supremacy for the remainder of the war. In a surprise attack, the IAF destroyed most of the Egyptian Air Force while its planes were still on the ground. By the end of the day, with surrounding Arab countries also drawn into the fighting, the IAF had mauled the Syrian and Jordanian air forces as well, striking as far as Iraq. After six days of fighting Israel claimed a total of 452 Arab aircraft destroyed, of which 49 were aerial victories.

List of Israel Aircraft in Six Day War

1. Dassault Mirage III, The Mirage III is a supersonic fighter aircraft designed in France by Dassault Aviation during the late 1950s, and manufactured both in France and a number of other countries. It was a successful fighter aircraft used by Israel Air Force during six day war.
Mirage III
Royal Australian Air Force Mirage IIIO(F) (fighter) from 2 Operational Conversion Unit.
Role Interceptor aircraft
Manufacturer Dassault Aviation
First flight 17 November 1956
Length: 49 ft, 3 in (15.02 m)
Wingspan: 27 ft (8.24 m)
Height: 14 ft, 9 in (4.50 m) -- Mirage 50M
Status Active service
Weight 15,763 lb (7150 kg) - 32,407 lb (14700 kg)
Speed Max level speed 'clean' at 39,370 ft (12000 m) 1,453 mph (1,262 kt / 2338 km/h)
Armanent Cannon: 2 30mm DEFA 552, R.530 R.550 Magic, AS.37 Martel, EU3 450Kg bombs, AN52 nuclear bombs

2. Dassault Super Mystère

3. Sud Aviation Vautour

4. Mystere IV

5. Dassault Ouragan

6. Fouga Magister

7. Nord 2501IS

List of Syria, Egypt, Iraq and Jordan Aircraft in Six Day War

1. Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21, The Mikoyan-Gurevich MiG-21 is a supersonic jet fighter aircraft, designed by the Mikoyan-Gurevich Design Bureau in the Soviet Union.
Croatian Air Force MiG-21bis D
Role Fighter
Manufacturer Mikoyan-Gurevich OKB
Designed by Artem Mikoyan
First flight 14 February 1955 (Ye-2)
Introduced 1959 (MiG-21F)
1 × Tumanskiy R11F-300, 37.27 kN (8,380 lbf) thrust dry, 56.27 kN (12,650 lbf) with afterburner each
Maximum speed 2,125 km/h (1,385 mph), Mach 2.05
Range 1,580 km (981 miles)
  • 1x internal 30 mm NR-30 cannon, plus
  • 2x K-13 or K-13A (R-3S) AAM or
  • 2x 500 kg (1,102 lbs) of bombs

2. MiG-19,
3. MiG-17
4. Su-7
5. Tu-16
6. Il-28,
7. Il-18,
8. Il-14,
9. An-12

APCs and IFVs in Six Day War

The list of Armored Personal Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by Israel (IDF) and Arabs in Six day war:

Armored Personal Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by Israel (IDF) in Six day war:

1. M2 Half-track
M2 Half Track Car
Type Half-track armored personnel carrier
Weight 9 metric tons
Length 5.96 m (19 ft 7 in)
Width 2.2 m (7 ft 3 in)
Height 2.26 m (7 ft 5 in)
Crew 2 + 7 passengers

Armor 6 - 12 mm
0.5 inch M2 Browning machine gun
Engine White 160AX
147 hp (110 kW)
Suspension Wheeled front axle, rear track
200 miles (320 km)
Speed 40 mph (64 km/h)

2. M3 Half-track
Carrier, Personnel Half-track M3
M3 Halftrack.jpg
M3 half-track with .30 (7.62 mm) Browning M1919 machinegun
Type Half-track armored personnel carrier
Place of origin United States
Weight 9.3 t
Length 6.18 m
Width 2.22 m
Height 2.26 m, wheelbase 135.5 in (3,440 mm)
Crew 3 + 10 troops

1 x 0.5 in (12.7 mm) M2 machine gun
2 x 0.3 in (7.62 mm) M1919A4 machine guns
Engine White 160AX, 386 cu in (6,330 cc), 6 cylinder, petrol, compression ratio 6.3:1,
147 hp (110 kW)
Power/weight 15.8 hp/tonne
Suspension half track, vertical volute springs; front tread 64.5 in (1,640 mm) to 66.5 in (1,690 mm)
Fuel capacity 60 US gal (230 l)
175 mi (282 km)
Speed 45 mph (72 km/h)

Armored Personal Carrier and Infantry Fighting Vehicle used by Egypt, Jordan, Syria (Arabs) in Six day war:
1. BTR-40
Ex-Egyptian or ex-Syrian Israeli-modified BTR-40 at the Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel, 2005.
Type Wheeled Armoured Personnel Carrier
Reconnaissance Vehicle
Place of origin Soviet Union
Weight 5.3 tonnes
Length 5 m
Width 1.9 m
Height 2.2 m (1.83 m without armament)
Crew 2 + 8 passengers (BTR-40 and BTR-40V)
2 + 6 passengers (BTR-40B)

Armor 6-8 mm
7.62 SGMB medium machine gun (1,250 rounds (total)) (optional)
2×7.62 SGMB medium machine gun (1,250 rounds (total)) (optional)
Engine 6-cylinder GAZ-40
80 hp (60 kW) at 3400 rpm
Power/weight 15.1 hp/tonne (11.3 kW/tonne)
Suspension 4x4 wheel, leaf spring
Ground clearance 400 mm
Fuel capacity 122 l
430 km (road)
385 km (cross country)
Speed 80 km/h

2. BTR-152
BTR 152 Yerevan.JPG
BTR-152 in Yerevan, Armenia.
Type Armored personnel carrier
Place of origin Soviet Union
Weight 9.91 tonnes
Length 6.55 m
6.83 m for BTR-152V
Width 2.32 m
Height 2.04 m (without the mg)
2.36 m (with the mg)
2.41 m (BTR-152V with the mg)
Crew 2 (+18 passengers)

Armor welded steel
15 mm front
9 mm sides and rear
10 mm roof
4 mm bottom
7.62mm SGMB light machine gun (1,250 rounds) (12.7 mm DShK 1938/46 heavy machine gun (500 rounds) can be used instead)
2x7.62mm SGMB light machine guns (1,250-1,750 rounds) on side pintel mounts (optional)
Engine ZIS-123 6 cylinder in-line water-cooled petrol (for variants based on ZiS-151)
ZiL-137K 6 cylinder in-line petrol (for variants based on ZiL-157)
110 hp (82 kW) at 3,000 rpm. (for variants based on ZiS-151)
107 hp (80 kW) (for variants based on ZiL-157)
Power/weight 11.1 hp/tonne (8.3 kW/tonne)
10.8 hp/tonne (8.1 kW/tonne) for BTR-152V
Suspension wheeled 6×6
front - 2 leaf springs and hydraulic shock absorbers.
rear - equalising type with 2 leaf springs and torsion bars.
Ground clearance 300 mm
Fuel capacity 300 l (79 gal)
650 km (404 miles)
Speed 75 km/h[6]
65 km/h for BTR-152V

3. BTR-50
Israeli-modified ex-Syrian or ex-Egyptian late-production model BTR-50PK APC at the Yad la-Shiryon Museum, Israel. 2005.
Type Amphibious Tracked Armored Personnel Carrier
Place of origin Soviet Union
Weight 14.5 tonnes
Length 7.08 m
Width 3.14 m
Height 2.03 m
Crew 2 (driver and commander) (+20 passengers)

None or 7.62 mm SGMB medium machine gun (BTR-50P) (1,250 rounds)
14.5 mm KPV heavy machine gun (BTR-50PA)
7.62 mm SGMB medium machine gun (BTR-50PK) (1,250 rounds)
Engine V-6 6-cylinder 4-stroke in line water cooled diesel
240 hp (179 kW) at 1,800 rpm
Power/weight 16.6 hp/t
Suspension torsion bar
Ground clearance 370 mm
Fuel capacity 400 l
400 km
Speed 44 km/h (road)
11 km/h (water)

4. BTR-60
BTR-60PB DA-ST-89-06597.jpg
Type Wheeled Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier
Place of origin Soviet Union
Specifications (BTR-60PB)
Weight 10.3 tonnes
Length 7.56 m
Width 2.825 m
Height 2.31 m
Crew 3 + 8 passengers

Armor Welded steel
7 mm at 86° hull upper front
9 mm at 47° hull lower front
7 mm hull sides
5 mm hull upper rear
7 mm hull lower rear
5 mm hull floor
7 mm hull roof
10 mm turret front
7 mm turret sides
7 mm turret sear
7 mm turret roof
14.5mm KPVT heavy machine gun (500 rounds)
7.62 mm PKT tank coaxial machine gun (3,000 rounds)
Engine 2×GAZ-40P 6-cylinder gasoline
90 hp (67 kW) each
180 hp (134 kW) (combined)
Power/weight 18.4 hp/tonne (13.7 kW/tonne)
Suspension wheeled 8×8
Ground clearance 475 mm
Fuel capacity 290 l
500 km
Speed 80 km/h on road
10 km/h on water