The First Shimshon

Head of the IAF Headquarters, Brigadier General Hagi Topolansky, signs the Shimshon

 

The manufacturing line in Atlanta has already created the first “Shimshon”, Hercules J plane. Head of the IAF Headquarters, Brigadier General Hagi Topolansky, signed the body of the plane in a special ceremony at the Lockheed Martin factories

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In May of 2014, the new transport plane of the IAF is expected to land in Israel: The ‘Shimshon” (Hercules J). The “Shimshon” is expected to join the longstanding transport squadrons of the IAF, and provide them with new capabilities.

Last week, Head of the IAF Headquarters, Brigadier General Hagi Topolansky, arrived for a visit at the production lines. He even signed the body of the first plane that the IAF will receive. The visit included a presentation of the plane’s production line and its simulator, and the plane’s advanced technologies and aeronautical capabilities were also put on display in honor of the visit.

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