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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Interesting/Odd IDF Heavy Metal
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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:36 PM UTC
OK, let's roll with some more artillery pieces...





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Posted: Monday, November 14, 2016 - 11:42 PM UTC
Tank/Infantry cooperation during urban combat training. The large "chair" on the turret allows the instructor to supervise the crew's action during different combat/emergency scenarios.



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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:25 AM UTC
Nice pics!
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:35 AM UTC

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Nice pics!



Thanks, Jim. I'm kinda running out of interesting/odd stuff (regular I have more than enough)...

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:37 AM UTC
A bridgelayer during operation "Cast Lead" in 2009.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:20 AM UTC
The "G-NIUS" unmanned ground combat vehicle equipped with RWS system.





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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:42 AM UTC
Captured turretless Egyptian T-34 during the Yom Kipur War. Any info on this vehicle?

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 01:25 PM UTC
Hey Israel,

You are putting up some very pretty pics here and the community really seems to enjoy it and find it useful.

I just want to point out that you have pictures of vehicles with active bases and soldiers in the background, for example Gaza and Har Dov and others.

Please Please be careful in the media you put up on the internet, I personally have been shot at at some of the places in your pictures.

Just being "Yellow" but why take a risk?

Cheers,
Bryan
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 02:30 PM UTC
This thread is great and still has not got old yet.Well I know this is a long shot,but do you have any photos of the BTR-50 that was converted into ambulances?All I ever see is those of the one in the museum.
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 06:07 PM UTC

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Hey Israel,

You are putting up some very pretty pics here and the community really seems to enjoy it and find it useful.

I just want to point out that you have pictures of vehicles with active bases and soldiers in the background, for example Gaza and Har Dov and others.

Please Please be careful in the media you put up on the internet, I personally have been shot at at some of the places in your pictures.

Just being "Yellow" but why take a risk?

Cheers,
Bryan



Hello Bryan,
First of all, as a former IDF member myself, I share your concern of not reveling any classified location/material and/or faces of IDF soldiers. However, 100% of the pictures I've posted have been published before on the internet. Moreover, about 95% of them from websites such as the IDF's/IAF's own, websites of all sort of newspapers/publishers, military/security related public websites and blogs supervised by the internal security, etc.
The last to pictures of the "Merkava" on this page for example are from this website: https://www.idfblog.com/blog/2016/01/24/urban-warfare-battle-streets/
And no, you're not being "yellow" at all, these are totally understandable concerns.
Israel
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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 06:35 PM UTC

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This thread is great and still has not got old yet.Well I know this is a long shot,but do you have any photos of the BTR-50 that was converted into ambulances?All I ever see is those of the one in the museum.



I do have a very large collection of pictures from the "Yom Kipur" war, but I can't recall any of what you've asked. I'll do my best to dig up something for you.

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Posted: Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - 08:00 PM UTC
A "Namer" is evaluated in the US together with a Swedish CV90 and a turretless "Bradley". Now, that would make an interesting diorama...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CAaJYXtIYXE







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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:18 PM UTC
Sherman (VVSS) based ambulance...









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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:22 PM UTC
...and another (HVSS) variant.



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Posted: Sunday, November 20, 2016 - 11:51 PM UTC
"Desert Ducks": DUKW's in civilian service.











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Posted: Monday, November 21, 2016 - 01:08 AM UTC
The "Backtrail" logistic trailer in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YaOXMld1710

The "Artrail" ammunition trailer in action: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPhhAI709KA
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Posted: Tuesday, November 22, 2016 - 02:05 PM UTC
Dragon's latest announcement reminded me of this story: http://defence-blog.com/army/israeli-tank-magach-3-arrived-russia-for-exchange.html



Apparently the tank returned to Israel is in drivable condition: https://www.rt.com/news/345909-russia-israel-tank-netanyahu/
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 04:09 AM UTC
Something I found last, on night shift...



and for fans of the Achzarit, note the spare links on the right side of the vehicle, the lights on the hull top, the mounts for the d'hif battering ram, and the non-slip texturing.

A crane for crane lovers...



and a RWS on a Zelda...



enjoy,
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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 12:44 PM UTC
Some more pictures of the Russian-Israeli tank exchange.

The captured Magach 3 on display in Damascus...



...and it's being offloaded in Tel-Aviv.



The replacement tank is transported to the airport on its way to Russia.





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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 01:04 PM UTC
WW2 fan Magach crew.



Looks like Beirut '82...



Egyptian soldiers posing in the turret of a destroyed Magach.



Sadat's wife's examining a destroyed Magach.



Moshe Dayan's posing in front of a Magach.


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Posted: Wednesday, November 23, 2016 - 02:30 PM UTC
A pretty interesting picture of US(MC?) forces passing by a damaged Sho't in Lebanon.



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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:37 PM UTC
IDF's latest mine-roller, the variable-width "Nochri Kal". Note the "Carpet" equipped Puma in the background.



The MR in raised position.











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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:43 PM UTC
An old photo of loading the "Carpet" system.



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Posted: Thursday, November 24, 2016 - 01:47 PM UTC
Another view of the "Thor" equipped experimental "Puma".