An IDF F-4 Phantom II flies low over the Sinai. The F-4 was a workhorse for the Israeli Air Force during the Yom Kippur War, with 128 in service making it the primary fighter-bomber. On all fronts, they proved to be quite successful, and although 37 were downed in the course of the war, the majority fell victim to the extensive SAM network operated by the Egyptians, and the United States worked to deliver replacements while the war was still raging as part of Operation Nickel Grass.
Whether or not the IDF kept a detachments of F-4s standing by with nuclear armaments to use in a worst case scenario is still debated.
The A-4 Skyhawk was the primary Israeli Air Force platform for the dedicated ground attack role during the Yom Kippur War. Lacking the speed of the F-4, not to mention the difference in roles, the A-4s suffered very high casualties as they attempted to pierce the Arab air defenses, making up over half of the total losses for the IDF, having 53 of their number downed, mostly from SAMs and AA-gun emplacements.
An IDF Sa’ar and and Reshef class missile boats on patrol around the time of the Yom Kippur War. The small Israeli Navy was perhaps the only branch of the IDF to experience no real setbacks during the war, effectively suppressing Egyptian and Syrian naval incursions.
An Egyptian S-125, or SAM-3. Following the utter embarrassment of seeing their air force neutralized on the ground in 1967, the Egyptians heavily beefed up their air defenses in the intervening years with Soviet made SAM batteries, many of which were commanded by Soviet specialists. Despite this, the Israeli Air Force still managed to perform successfully, although not without loses, nor with the same total domination they had six years earlier.
SAAB 37 Viggen parked at an undisclosed roadside base, somewhere in Sweden.
"During the Cold War, Sweden built an expansive system of roadside bases and reserve bases to decentralize the Swedish Air Force in case of an attack. This doctrine required a numerous amount normal and undisclosed roads and highways to be accommodated for aircraft, along with many small and incognito airstrips.
The idea for the Bas 60 and Bas 90 project was learned from the Six-Day War, where Israel managed to neutralize the entire Egyptian Air Force in a matter of day with a surprise strike at their air force bases while the fighters were still on the ground. An enemy would be prevented from doing just that by spreading out and circulating the Swedish Air Force between hundreds of roadside and reserve bases.
The bases were together with a central base organized into an “airbase group”. Southern Sweden had so many airbases at one point that military officials jokingly referred to it as “Aircraft Carrier Götaland”.
The Viggen, Gripen and possibly Draken were all created to operate from these roadside bases. The former two could be easily maintained by a crew of conscripts with minimal training supervised by an officer, and were designed with STOL capabilities.”
Paul Tibbets and the Boeing B-29 Superfortress bomber ‘Enola Gay’, which carried out the world’s first nuclear strike against the city of Hiroshima on the 6th of August 1945.
After the Project Tagboard crash, the D-21 drones were slightly redesigned and had a solid rocket booster added for extra propulsion. They were then mounted on B-52’s, which carried them over the Pacific to spy on China.