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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 05:51 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 05:20 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 05:13 PM UTC
Magach 7

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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:43 PM UTC
Some notes on the Magach 6 photos:

243, 244, 253 are Magach 6M and are awesome photos

208, 209, 211, 212, 214, 215, 218 Magach 6A

213 is propably Egyptian

230, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235 Magach 6R

236, 237, 238 Magach 6B

239, 240 Magach 6C Gimmel



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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 04:18 PM UTC
Magach 6B "Gal" BATASH

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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:13 PM UTC
Magach 6B "Gal"

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Posted: Saturday, August 26, 2017 - 03:02 PM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:17 AM UTC

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Or could I have your permission to post a copy of it there?



Yeah sure, go a head!

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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 10:16 AM UTC

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Note that the M50 in pic #1 and the M51 in pic #41 are French-plated vehicles, possibly prototype conversions.



No.1 and 19 are the French M50/M51 prototypes respectively.


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Does anyone know any more about pic #19 with the track skirts and hull stand-off plates?



The picture was taken around '77-'79.
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:39 AM UTC
Nice catch Peter, a new Sherman oddball (to me at least). Could you post that one in the "Tanks with alternative turrets and guns" thread Israel? that's the kind of odd variant I started that thread for. Or could I have your permission to post a copy of it there?
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Posted: Tuesday, August 22, 2017 - 04:21 AM UTC
Note that the M50 in pic #1 and the M51 in pic #41 are French-plated vehicles, possibly prototype conversions. The "M51" in particular is very unusual in that it is still on a VVSS chassis and presumably therefore converted from an M4A1(76). This configuration was never used by IDF, all M51s having HVSS.

Does anyone know any more about pic #19 with the track skirts and hull stand-off plates?
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 07:38 AM UTC

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Does anyone know why every 8th end connector on those M48's in photos #162 & #166 seems to be painted white? I have never seen that before.



Good question...maybe to keep track of track-tension...?
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 04:04 AM UTC
Does anyone know why every 8th end connector on those M48's in photos #162 & #166 seems to be painted white? I have never seen that before.
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Posted: Monday, August 21, 2017 - 01:59 AM UTC

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Hey Israel,

thsnk you very much that you post the pictures again. They are very interesting and inspiring



I most definitely agree! I've held off building IDF subjects until now - not because I don't find them fascinating but I can't let the stash keep growing indefinitely - but my resistance is sure crumbling in the face of all these pictures....guess I'm going to have to build some Magachs.

Israel, thanks for posting!

Jerry

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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:34 PM UTC
Actually I asked at a FB group about Arab Israeli wars and Ed Okun respomded.
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:27 PM UTC

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213 is a M60A3. are you sure it is IDF and not Egyptian Army post Yom Kippur War?



...and you're most likely right.
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 10:23 PM UTC
213 is a M60A3. are you sure it is IDF and not Egyptian Army post Yom Kippur War?
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:24 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 09:14 PM UTC
Magach 6

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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:17 PM UTC

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The vehicle was returned to Israel in May 2016.



...and Israel sent back an identical Magach 3 to the Kubinka Museum.
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:13 PM UTC

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2) What is the story behind 195?



https://themoscowtimes.com/articles/why-has-israel-sent-russia-a-historic-tank-53230


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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:13 PM UTC

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2) What is the story behind 195?



Propably it is the tank that was captured in 1982 during the First Lebanon War by the Syrian Army and until recently was a Kubinka tank museum exhibit.

The vehicle was returned to Israel in May 2016.
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 06:03 PM UTC
1) Thank you very much for taking the time to post / re-post all these pictures. Truly a valuable reference thread for anyone interested in this subject.

2) What is the story behind 195?
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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:57 PM UTC
Who said there are no forests in the desert?

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Posted: Saturday, August 19, 2017 - 05:41 PM UTC
OK so I'm now all in for the Magach series. You guys are killing me with this stuff.