מחבר: ברית אלמוג
Ins balev, spear is a great time to meet her right from the beginning to the present. To this end, we have assembled 20 facts about the ship that once coming and managed to do better than I can (or allowed).
1. missile boat ins Spear is a Saar 5. There are only three boats of this model in the fleet and service these are the ins and ins side spear blade.
2. ins spear participated in March 2014 an operation “full disclosure”, as the command ship of the operation. During the operation caught KLOS “ship-a ship that tried to smuggle weapons from Iran to Gaza, an attempt thwarted by the Israeli Navy.
3. ins spear launched on 5 March 1993 and entered operational service operational in 1995.
4. ins spear has a heliport, which can land a chopper “little bat”.
5. Spear shipyards built ins “Northrop Gruman” in the United States.
6. ins Spear is the youngest among the Navy missile boats.
7. the current ins Spear is the first to bear this name. Previously he served in the Israeli Navy sa’ar 3 model סטי”ל also called it ins spear, and he sets of this name.
8. There is a street in the city of Rishon Lezion named ins spear.
9. the name spear comes from the Bible, and is the name of the weapon that killed their brother asahel, Joab, David rule stories.
10. ins spear was hit by a missile launched Beach by Hezbollah in the Lebanon war. What many don’t know is that after the ship back to base and after repairing the hull is back to continue fighting until the end, forces the last troops out of Lebanon after the war area.
11. on the first mate spear serves as ins officer class. Hoblot is one of the only two who performs “full disclosure”.
12. in the past two years is the fastest ship ins spear operational Squadron 3.
13. the crew of ins spear received hats with star on excellence, and this year will join another star because of special merit.
14. back from an operation gather all the soldiers to a special dinner and toast together, for the success of the operation and return safely.
15. after a long period in which no Israeli ships sailed to the Suez Canal, ins spear was the first back to do so in 2008.
16. brother spear has an inside joke that only team members understand the meaning “If someone gives you a tip spear do not expect a tip.
17. the ship has a memorial plaque dedicated to the martyrs who suffered losses from the missile in the second Lebanon war.
18. in the hangar of ins spear hanging two old fools with 3 Squadron and as “ins spinot-spear were wood and iron men”.
19. throughout the ship are panels with information on ins Spear’s glorious past for generations.
20. the term “January” black soldiers used to describe the beginning of 2013, a period of over a month it spent most days. This nickname is also used to describe the beginning of 2014, another busy especially challenging when a recall in terms of magnitude.
Translated from Navy website