Wed, October 06, 2010
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A view of Nevatim Air Base in Israel

2010-10-06 14:49:23 GMT2010-10-06 22:49:23 (Beijing Time)  Xinhua English

An F-16 of Israeli Air Force (IAF) takes off at Nevatim Air Base, outside Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, Oct. 6, 2010. The F-16 is a fighter aircraft used in missions by the IAF since 1980. It is used for national defense missions, flare illumination, projectile interception, and electronic warfare. The F-16 has both one seat and two seated models. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

This photo taken on Oct. 6, 2010 shows a Boeing 707 aircraft of Israeli Air Force (IAF) at Nevatim Air Base, outside Be'er Sheva, southern Israel. Boeing 707, the IAF's biggest transport aircraft, was received in 1972. The Boeing is able to stay in flight continuously for ten hours. Main missions include: transport of passengers and cargo, international flights, aerial refueling (capable of carrying 82 tons of fuel), transmission. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

This photo taken on Oct. 6, 2010 shows a Hercules heavy transport aircraft of Israeli Air Force (IAF) at Nevatim Air Base, outside Be'er Sheva, southern Israel. The Hercules heavy transport aircraft began to be utilized by the IAF in 1971. It is capable of carrying over 23 tons. Its main missions are to transport passengers and cargo, ground and aerial refueling, flare illumination, dispending chaff, dropping leaflets, and special missions. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

An F-16 of Israeli Air Force (IAF) prepares for taking off at Nevatim Air Base, outside Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, Oct. 6, 2010. The F-16 is a fighter aircraft used in missions by the IAF since 1980. It is used for national defense missions, flare illumination, projectile interception, and electronic warfare. The F-16 has both one seat and two seated models. (Xinhua/Yin Dongxun)

An F-16 of Israeli Air Force (IAF) takes off at Nevatim Air Base, outside Be'er Sheva, southern Israel, Oct. 6, 2010. The F-16 is a fighter aircraft used in missions by the IAF since 1980. It is used for national defense missions, flare illumination, projectile interception, and electronic warfare. The F-16 has both one seat and two seated models.

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