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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: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:07 PM UTC
Nice IDF AFV-mix...



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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:11 PM UTC
Cool...

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:13 PM UTC
Ditto on that Nakpadon; hopefully there will be a kit of it soon. Thanks for the pictures.

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Posted: Thursday, January 26, 2017 - 11:20 PM UTC

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Ditto on that Nakpadon; hopefully there will be a kit of it soon. Thanks for the pictures.




Amen to that...in plastic please!
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 01:41 AM UTC
That, and / or an Eitan. Which I read will be fitted with a 30mm remote control turret. Now we're talking!
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 03:39 PM UTC
River-crossing exercise in Northern Israel.







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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:08 PM UTC
Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

This whole topic is great actually, lots of inspiring stuff...
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 04:11 PM UTC

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Great pictures, thanks for sharing.

This whole topic is great actually, lots of inspiring stuff...



Thanks, Nikos. Stick around, as more to come...
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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 06:05 PM UTC
Experimental three-tone camouflage applied on a "Merkava II". AFAIK, the experiment between 1988-1990 included an overall olive green and a haze grey scheme as well (unfortunately I have no photographic evidence of those schemes...).







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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 09:38 PM UTC
Command "Pumas".





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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:19 PM UTC
Some nice "Merkava II" close-ups...











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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:36 PM UTC
It's always nice to see a tank belonging to my former company...

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:47 PM UTC
That's how you load ammo into a "Merkava"...

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 10:54 PM UTC
The "Achzarit" has a quiet low profile...

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Posted: Friday, January 27, 2017 - 11:08 PM UTC
I have two more of those command "Pumas"...



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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:05 AM UTC
Unusual pictures as you don't often see pumas with tow horns fitted.


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I have two more of those command "Pumas"...




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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 12:35 AM UTC
A trio of Merkava 4 on the prowl...



All credit to the guy / gal who took the photo
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Posted: Saturday, January 28, 2017 - 01:34 AM UTC
"Iron Vision" see-through visor: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eWb4i6Rb9mY

"Namera" (Namer Handasa) combat engineering vehicle trials: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fS-WQwKeolM
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 01:58 AM UTC
and a pair of Namers look like this...



now, when can we expect a kit of this... Tiger? Meng?
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 08:27 AM UTC
An IDF SPG, referred to as M72...



and a real oddity,



something else, for some light relief...



And, what your tank will look like when you roll it, and recover it...



K.
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:20 AM UTC

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and a real oddity,





These "Sufa" jeeps were widely used for border patrolling during the '90's...



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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:29 AM UTC
...alongside the "Abir".



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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 10:37 AM UTC

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And, what your tank will look like when you roll it, and recover it...




Yepp. These pictures were taken during exercise in the Armor Recovery School of the Ordnance Corps.



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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 11:30 AM UTC
I forgot I had these: test bed M113 with 25mm cannon...





and, for those M88 fans:









credit where credit due,
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Posted: Sunday, January 29, 2017 - 01:46 PM UTC
IDF will purchase 200 FMTV trucks from Oshkosh: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/defense-ministry-to-buy-200-advanced-tactical-trucks-from-oshkosh/2017/01/11/