Israeli purchased many Centurion tanks in the 1950s, they soon developed improved versions based on their experience. The Shot Kal used a much more economic American deisel engine increasing range and reducing the risk of fire
The Skyhawk was developed as a tough compact carrier fighter bomber. It was loved for its easy handling and flexibility. Introduced in 1954 it served the USMC in Vietnam where its huge contribution was overshadowed by the more glamorous aircraft. This version also served with Israel and Argentina. Approximately 3000 manufactured.