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I'm doing a little research on J-10 and I really need lots more pictures + info of the IAI Lavi.

If anyone can help, please leave the info here or message me. Thanks in advance.
 

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Here aore some pictures I just recieved from a friend regarding the Lavi !!

Maybe it might help ....

Cheers, Deino

Besides, if You like, I finished a "development history" about the Lavi for an upcoming article together with Tony maybe to be published in a future AIR International issue ... if You like ?!?
 

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Some potentially interesting articles:

"International Partners Sought to Complete Lavi," Aviation Week & Space Technology 127, no. 11 (14 September 1987)
Born In Battle: Defence Update From Kfir to Lavi No.55 1984
BIB DEFENCE UPDATE International No 76, Israel's new fighter The Lavi takes off, October 1986, pp 2-13

Aviation Design : n°23, juillet 1991. Auteur : Brian Anderson.
Air Fan : n°102, mai 1987. Auteur : Serge Brosselin.
 

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Hmm, I've got a few bits on the Lavi from when IAI was looking at close collaboration with a US company. This data includes the original F404-powered Lavi as well as two hybrid designs combining the best of the Lavi design with significant elements of one of the US airframer's designs as a means of reducing overall costs.
 

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Just made for that topic !!!!! ... finally "she's" out !!!!

http://www.anigrand.com/AA2066_Lavi.htm

Deino ;D
 

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Air Fan 102 (1987) has a Lavi article (Entre Lavi et La Mort) if anyone has this magazine.
 

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... ;D
 

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Science&Vie, Aviation 1987. "Lavi va, Lavi s'en va " (what a title :-[ )

Hmmm Anigrand Lavi and Trumpeter J-10 in 1/72 scale, side by side on the shelf...
 

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overscan said:
I'm doing a little research on J-10 and I really need lots more pictures + info of the IAI Lavi.

If anyone can help, please leave the info here or message me. Thanks in advance.

This link was new to me:

http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/isaac_gershman/lavi_b-2_prototype/index.php?Page=1

Cheers, Deino :eek:
 

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Just got another hint ... in the AIR INTERNATIONAL/JUNE 1986 there should be a cut-away drwing of the Lavi !

Can someone scan it and post it here; PLEASE ... or send me a mail ??

Cheers + Thanks in advance, Deino :D
 

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Don't cry, dear ;D



If you seek reference photos, there are some on airliners.net: photoid146767
 

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dan_inbox said:
Don't cry, dear ;D


Thanks for posting ... any chance of getting a larger scan ??? ... maybe here to: andreas_rupprecht@gmx.de

Regarding the pictures at Airliners.net .... sadly not the detail I'm currently looking for !

Thanks + Cheers, Deino ;D
 

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any chance of getting a larger scan ???
Not here. It's not my scan and that's all I have.

For details reference, if not yet done check Sergei Batoussov's virtual heyl ha avir museum: http://www.geocities.com/TimesSquare/Cavern/6130/iafm_lavi.htm

Now, frankly, it escapes me why one would need details on the Lavi to research the J-10. There's already more than enough of those who absolutely need to stir mud...
 

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any chance of getting a larger scan

I think I have that Air International, I'll try to email you a high rez scan this week ;)
 

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dan_inbox said:
Now, frankly, it escapes me why one would need details on the Lavi to research the J-10. There's already more than enough of those who absolutely need to stir mud...

Thanks, but its not for any comparison between the Lavi and the J-10 ... I'm searching for details for a friend of mine building a 1/32-scale Model of the Lavi !

If You like, take a look here: http://www.flugzeugforum.de/forum/showthread.php?t=38305

Deino
 

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From Sweetman's Advanced Fighter Technology (c) Airlife 1987
 

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In french Lavi looks like "La vie" (Life ) hence many, many BAD jokes on article titles (Lavi va, lavi s'en va... entre lavi et la mort... ::) ::) ::) ::) )
 

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Maybe this video contents some new's .... I haven't seen it completly but there's a twin-engined layout briefly seen on the beginning ...

http://www.keshet-tv.com/ProgramVideo.aspx?CatID=2518&ProgID=2920&MediaID=14787

Cheers, Deino
 

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overscan said:
I'm doing a little research on J-10 and I really need lots more pictures + info of the IAI Lavi.

If anyone can help, please leave the info here or message me. Thanks in advance.

Hope this could help !!

Source:
Born in Battle, Defence Update International, Number 76 - October 1986,
Editor: Tamir Eshel, pp 2-13

Cheers, Deino
 

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Wow! Cool...thank you, Deino! Never seen so much on Lavi in one article.
 

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Just take a look !

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?showtopic=13162&st=0&start=0

Deino :eek:
 

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Just found via a very good friend !!!! ... :eek: and I didn't know that the Lavi-TD was on display last year ! ???

http://www.flickr.com/photos/delpiero/tags/lavi/

Cheers, Deino
 

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Excellent B-2 prototype walkaround from Isaac Gershman
at http://www.primeportal.net/hangar/isaac_gershman/lavi_b-2_prototype/index.php?Page=1
 

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Hi ... yet another update of my friend's work - and maybe interesting to You "overscan" - Bekim finally received official help from IAI. :eek:

After lengthy discussions, negotiations and same additional help from around he got "green" light from IAI to finish his model by providing him some official line-drawings and detail photos from the remaining TD.

Cheers, Deino
 

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coming together quite nicely ... but slowly !

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Just in case of interest, here's the latest progres of my friend's Lavi !

Of special note are the outward canted pylons.

Deino
 

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It's a nearly full scratch-build in 1/32 ... here's the WIP.report:

http://forum.largescaleplanes.com/index.php?s=8bfbe4f84a036f7889f1a0106be5e8b8&showtopic=13162&page=25

And reagrding the pylons: YES, the outer wing pylons were canted outward.

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Deino said:
And reagrding the pylons: YES, the outer wing pylons were canted outward.

Deino

Hi Deino, I don't think he was doubting, I think he was asking why they canted them outward? I would like to know as well. Was it for aerodynamic reasons, or was it based on where they had to connect the pylon to the wing structure, yet still have the store be able to clear other stores/drop tanks on more inboard pylons?
 

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