Republic Seabee NC6731K (s/n 1019)
In April 1947 Israel was declared an independent nation. War followed and hords of Israel-friendly people went to Israel to support the new nation. At the same time the Israel Air Force was founded.
In 1947 Republic RC-3 Seabee s/n 1019 (NC6731K) was sold from Republic Aviation and officially delivered 14 October 1947 to Aerogypt High Speed Development Company, Palestine, Israel. The aircraft was soon registered VQ-PAV.
In 198? a Republic Seabee was donated to the Israeli Air Force Museum, Beer Sheva, Israel, by an American businessman, Mr. Robert Hebron. The Seabee, s/n 834 (ex N6564K), was put on display painted as the original Israel AF Seabee.
|M||(B-61)||834||Ex N6564K (ex Robert Hebron).|
Israel Air Force Museum; Hatzerim, Army Postal Office Box 02832,
|E||VQ-PAV||1019||1947-10-14||Ex NC6731K. Imported to Israel by Aerogypt High Speed Development Company, Palistine, Israel.|
|Crashed (C) / Scrapped/Destroyed (D)|
|Confirmed flying (F)|
|Unknown (U)/ Restoration (R) / Stored (S) / Exported (E)|