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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:38 PM UTC
Tiran 12...?
Does anyone know the story behind these pics?



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Posted: Friday, January 13, 2017 - 03:45 PM UTC
Mystery solved... http://planetarmor.com/forums/showthread.php?t=3921
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 07:18 PM UTC
Magachon project was cancelled due to lack of budget and interest, not because the Shot-Cal versions were superior.
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Posted: Monday, January 16, 2017 - 11:30 PM UTC

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Magachon project was cancelled due to lack of budget and interest, not because the Shot-Cal versions were superior.



Thanks for the correction, Michael. Do you have any more info about the Magachon project to share with us? I couldn't find much more except for the picture I've uploaded. As a matter of fact, I was relying on the info gathered from this book: https://ospreypublishing.com/modern-israeli-tanks-and-infantry-carriers-1985-2004



I'm well aware that the info in it is not 100% reliable, because they also state this:



That never happened involving a Magachon (or any other HAPC in Lebanon for that matter) because only one prototype was build which obviously wasn't sent to Lebanon.





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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 10:55 PM UTC
Captured Egyptian IS-3M during a military parade in Jerusalem in 1968. According to Wikipedia, "The IDF itself experimented with a few captured IS-3M tanks, but found them ill-suited to fast-moving desert tank warfare; those that were not scrapped were turned into stationary defensive pillbox emplacements in the Jordan River area"



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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:10 PM UTC
"The Egyptians eventually lost about 75 of their total force of IS-3Ms during the Six Day War. About 30 of these were captured by the IDF in operating or repairable condition. Some of these, with the engines removed, were employed by the Israelis as static artillery or pillbox positions along the Jordan River in the West Bank and in the Bar Lev line facing the Suez Canal. These saw limited action during the War of Attrition and the Yom Kippur War in 1973."

http://bountyjumper.blogspot.co.at/2014/11/six-day-war-egyptian-is-3m.html

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Posted: Sunday, January 22, 2017 - 11:21 PM UTC
More pictures from the same parade...

http://www.israel21c.org/celebrating-reunified-jerusalem-1968/
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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 01:26 AM UTC
Definitely not a common sight on Israeli roads...





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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 01:01 PM UTC
This (very) rare "Nagmatruc" is optimized for ECM.

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Posted: Monday, January 23, 2017 - 05:02 PM UTC
A Merkava IID of the 7th Brigade providing smokescreen for the advancing infantry.

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Posted: Tuesday, January 24, 2017 - 05:27 PM UTC
Really great photos on here! Please keep them coming

Does anyone have any of the Nagmachon 2 man doghouse?
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 02:23 AM UTC

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Does anyone have any of the Nagmachon 2 man doghouse?



Do you mean this fella'...? (You can see some of these plus a few more on page no.6....)






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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 12:43 PM UTC
Yeah that's the one!

I was being greedy as I wanted more pics!
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 01:12 PM UTC
This T-34 was used as static artillery position along the Jordan river. The crew would access the turret through the hatch cut in the rear plate via the (removed) engine compartment.





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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 01:20 PM UTC
Speaking of T-34's...

http://www.timesofisrael.com/wwii-era-soviet-tank-found-in-holon/
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 01:24 PM UTC
woow , I have done this in 1/35 scale

m60 magach tagash akrav
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 01:34 PM UTC
Scratch-built in 1/35: www.scalemodellingcentral.com/participant/braille-2008-05/akrav

Resin in 1/72: https://www.flickr.com/photos/75387893@N03/sets/72157632016981327/
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Posted: Wednesday, January 25, 2017 - 02:00 PM UTC
By the way, the last three pics of the "Nagmachon" were taken during the shooting of "Beaufort". https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/beaufort/

The use of the "Doghouse" variant of the "Nagmachon" is historically incorrect, since Israel pulled out of Lebanon in May 2000, while the "Doghouse" only appeared in 2002. I'ts a quiet good movie though...
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 07:00 AM UTC
and, in time for the weekend,



enjoy that
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:35 PM UTC
A few more pictures of the mighty "Nakpadon", one of my all-time favorite AFV's.










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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:43 PM UTC
Not far behind (if at all...) on my all-time favorite AFV list is the uber-mean looking "Nagmachon Doghouse".







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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 09:56 PM UTC
A few more new pictures of the "Merkava II" based "Ofek" HAPC, developed for the use of Command/Ordnance/Medical troops.







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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
That's a lot of firepower! (At least) a Battalion-sized exercise of "Merkava III's" on the Golan-Heights.







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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:43 PM UTC
Great pics!! I have a spare Merkava 2 that I want to convert to the Horizon version - just need more pics.
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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 10:49 PM UTC

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Great pics!! I have a spare Merkava 2 that I want to convert to the Horizon version - just need more pics.



They're hard to come by, especially close-ups...