Israeli Air Force Boeing 707 Re’em visits Perth and RAAF Pearce: 22-25 May 2017

272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am. Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)

25 May 2017 © David Eyre

A Boeing 707 of the Israeli Air Force made an extremely rare visit to Perth Airport and nearby RAAF Base Pearce on 22-25 May 2017.

272 (4X-JYV), a Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel, arrived at Perth Airport on 22 May 2017.

The aircraft landed on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Israel via Mumbai, India.

Even though its Pratt and Whitney JT3D-7 engines are equipped with hushkits, they still made a glorious noise as the aircraft landed.

The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP, an armed, turboprop powered, Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron.

The 707 departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning (23 May) for a quick 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce. It departed Pearce at 12:57pm and landed back at Perth at 1:17pm.

It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel.

The aircraft was the 900th Boeing 707 built and was built in 1975, previously registered N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, and P4-MDJ.

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272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here landing on runway 03 at 10:59 am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re'em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 'Desert Giants' Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport - 22 May 2017. First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as 'IAF 401', arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries' (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia's Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 (4X-JYV) Boeing 707-3J6C Re’em (MSN 21096/900) of 120 ‘Desert Giants’ Squadron, Israeli Air Force, at Perth Airport – 22 May 2017.
First visit to Perth. Landing on runway 03 at 11:03am as ‘IAF 401′, arriving from Mumbai, India. The visit was reportedly in connection with Israel Aerospace Industries’ (IAI) bid to sell its IAI Heron TP armed, turboprop powered Medium Altitude, Long Endurance (MALE) Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) to meet Australia’s Project AIR 7003 contract. The RAAF already operates the smaller piston-engined IAI Heron. It departed Perth Airport at 8:17am the next morning for a 6-minute flight to RAAF Base Pearce, before departing Pearce at 12:57pm and landing at Perth again at 1:17pm. It departed Perth on 25 May 2017 at 6:38pm back to Mumbai and Israel. The 707 is normally based at Nevatim Air Base, Israel. Built in 1975, ex N48055, 9M-TMS, G-CDHW, A6-HRM, P4-MDJ. Photo © David Eyre
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 23 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 23 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here taking off from runway 03 for a short trip to RAAF Base Pearce at 8:13am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 23 May 2017.
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (MSN 21096) of Israeli Air Force at Perth airport – 23 May 2017.
First visit to Perth, built in 1975, photographed here taking off from runway 03 for a short trip to RAAF Base Pearce at 8:13am.
Photo © Keith Anderson (Photographed using Canon cameras and lenses)
272 Boeing 707-3L6C (c/n 21096) of the Israeli Air Force at Perth Airport – 25 May 2017. IAF401 taxiing for departure to Mumbai. Photo © Ben Cambridge