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The IAI Lavi (Hebrew: לביא, "Young Lion") was a prototype Israeli aircraft, developed amidst some controversy with both the Israeli public due to the enormous associated costs, and particularly with the U.S. government due to competition with American jets on the export market. The project, thusly, was eventually cancelled, though it is highly believed that data of the project may have been sold to China to develop the J-10 (Though these allegations are denied).

It appears only in Airforce Delta Storm, though the J-10 would ironically appear in Airforce Delta Strike instead of this aircraft. In the PAL version of Storm, the aircraft has a different paint job.

Design

The Lavi is a small, single-engined craft with delta wings and a single rear canard. It possesses front canards. It's a particularly small plane.

Performance

The Lavi is a semi decent aircraft. It's unlocked for free by shooting down the unnamed ace in Assassin at Mach. Stats overall are average; compared to the J-10, all stats are basically superior (which is fitting in a cosmic-sort of way). Its lowest stat is Attack, but it still has 58 missiles, and an impressive range of 4.

Statistics

Attack: Medium-low

Defense: Medium-high (4100 HP)

Speed: Medium-high

Power: Medium-high

Mobility: Medium-high

Missile: 58

Ability: No

Range: 4

(There are no differences in stats between the US and PAL versions)

Gallery

Trivia

  • Interestingly, the PAL version of this plane has a different paint job than the US version. The same is also true for several other planes, such as the the Su-30MKI.
    • Even more interesting, the PAL version actually has a different paint job for the ace encountered in Assassin at Mach, as well. (See Gallery)