View Full Version : " Eight Two Ton F16/F15 Engines 'Stolen from Israeli base' "

06-13-2011, 11:51 PM
Israel's military police on Monday opened an inquiry into the theft of airplane parts, a spokeswoman said without confirming press reports that eight fighter-jet engines had been stolen.
Air force officials quoted in the Maariv newspaper said the stolen parts were eight engines from F-15 and F-16 fighter jets which were taken from Tel Nof air base.

They said it was not immediately clear when the theft took place, but said the parts were no longer in use and had most likely been stolen for their value as scrap metal, the paper said.

Investigators quoted by the paper said each engine weighed "several tonnes" and could only have been taken away on large trucks, prompting speculation that the thieves had help from inside the base.


06-13-2011, 11:53 PM
This reminds me of an old joke a co-worker and I had where we were going to try to steal an F-16 wing and see if anyone noticed...

06-13-2011, 11:56 PM
I was to the scrap yard last week and I didn't see them.

06-14-2011, 12:04 AM
I was to the scrap yard last week and I didn't see them.

By now they've been turned into rocket engines at some Gaza missle factory !

06-14-2011, 11:11 AM
how the hell do you steal 8 Jet engines?