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