BERNHARD C.F. KLEIN COLLECTION
No. 4921. Israel Aircraft Industries Lavi (c/n B-01)
Photograph from IAI

Whitcraft 1-65

01/15/2006. Remarks by Bernhard Klein: "The first Lavi (Young Lion), pictured above, flew on December 31, 1986, piloted by IAI chief test pilot Menacachem Schmoll. The handling was described as excellent, with a high degree of stability in crosswind landings. The second Lavi (B-02) flew on March 30, 1987. Both Lavi B-01 and Lavi B-02 were tandem two-seaters, with the rear cockpit occupied by test equipment and were not equipped with the full avionics fit and used mainly for aerodynamic testing."

Created January 15, 2006