More than 25 years after it was established, the Israeli Air Force museum near Beersheba is going to be renovated. The upgraded museum will include several air-conditioned buildings.
Photo Credit: Courtesy of the Israeli Defense Ministry/Channel 2 News
For several decades, the aircraft displayed at the Israeli Air Force museum near Beersheba have been decaying under the blazing sun in southern Israel. However, about six months ago, the IAF announced the plans to renovate the museum near the Hatzerim Airbase. On Sunday, the IAF released the first draft showing what the museum will look like after the renovation.
The museum was established in 1985 by former Beersheba Mayor Yaakov Turner, who was also a former senior level IAF officer. Over the past few years, the IAF has been criticized for the way it has kept the aircraft in the museum.
The renovated museum will include several air-conditioned buildings. Between the buildings, more than 80 Israeli aircraft from the past and the present will stand, telling the story of the IAF.