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IAF "1st Fighter Squadron" 25 year commemorative medal, 1973; not maker-marked; weight: 93.35; size: 60mm. Gold colored bronze medal depicting the emblem of the Israel Air Force's [101st] first fighter squadron with dates 1948 and 1973 on obverse, and stylized image of a Mystere(?) fighter plane on reverse with Hebrew legend "First Fighter Squadron". A pre 1973 War issue. During the 1948 War of Independence the squadron's members wore red baseball hats and the force became known as the "Red Squadron". Over the years the 101st Squadron used the Czech-made Messerschmidt, the Avia S-199, the Spitfire, the P-51 Mustang, the CB, Mystere, Mirage 3C, Nesher, Kfir, and now F-16c. In AU, with a few areas oxidation/loss of gold patina, and a few specs of white paint.

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Israeli Airforce IAF 1st Fighter Squadron 25 year

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