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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 05:00 AM UTC
great photos,some i have already seen,some i have not.how bout the m4 sherman used as a "moving target".
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:40 AM UTC

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What about the Puma with 'Thor'? & the ECM Puma with the large lockers on the read deck? Too many to choose from!









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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:52 AM UTC

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.how bout the m4 sherman used as a "moving target".



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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:01 PM UTC
Nice work, ReluctantRenegade; but what about a Doobi with mine plow?

It's 2000hrs here and I'm about to go to work, I'll follow your posts with interest.

Kylie
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:16 PM UTC
The crew of a "Puma" combat engineering vehicle waving the Hezbollah flag during the Second Lebanese War in 2006.



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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:41 PM UTC
A "Nakpadon" is used to supply troops during the Second Lebanese War. Note the extremely heavy armor of the vehicle.
This scene would make an interesting project, wouldn't...?




An "Achzarit" in the same role. Note the improvised cargo space created by using something that appears to be a road guard fence. I might tackle that one day...







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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 12:57 PM UTC
A D9 "Doobi" in action in Southern Lebanon during the 2006 war.




A D9 is destroying a Hezbollah stronghold during the 2006 war. Note the proximity of the UN observation post and the damaged dozer blade which seems to be reinforced.




A row of D9's and a Merkava 4 in Northern Israel during the 2006 war.




A D9's towing a damaged Merkava hull (probably a 2D) during the 2006 war. All the damaged heavy equipment was recovered and returned to Israel.






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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:29 PM UTC
Wow, some great shots. I have never seen several of them, especially the M60 watch tower thing on the 1st post. Would love to model that someday.

RR, you have any more photos of the M60 watch tower? TIA
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:51 PM UTC

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RR, you have any more photos of the M60 watch tower? TIA



Hi Mike. Unfortunately l do not. I'm dying to get some more myself.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:10 PM UTC

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Nice work, ReluctantRenegade; but what about a Doobi with mine plow?
Kylie



There you go...nice one Kylie, I didn't even know this application existed...

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:16 PM UTC
Well hay nonny nonny, would you look at that, what a beast. Yes, it exists, unlike the Lochness Monster...

thanks for posting all of these, they will be very useful references later.

Also, as it happens, I've another shot of the Achzarit with the guardrail on the rear deck. I'll forward it once I'm home, in the morning (here).

Kylie
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:17 PM UTC
D9 with "Trophy/Windbreaker" system. Note the right (yellow) headlight guard.





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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:19 PM UTC

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Also, as it happens, I've another shot of the Achzarit with the guardrail on the rear deck. I'll forward it once I'm home, in the morning (here).

Kylie



Thanks Kylie, looking forward to it!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 02:22 PM UTC

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guardrail



OK, now I know what the correct word is in English. It was a bit of struggle for me...

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 05:45 PM UTC
Great photos everyone. I'd love to see more of the nakpadon!!
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 08:26 PM UTC

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Great photos everyone. I'd love to see more of the nakpadon!!



I have a soft spot for the "Nakpadon" as well. Until the "Namer" came out, it was the most heavily armoured APC in the world. I'll try to dig up some more pictures of it.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:34 PM UTC
ReluctantRenegade,

have a look at this, https://www.flickr.com/photos/75387893@N03/9059867111

its the one I was talking about.

shift almost over

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:18 PM UTC

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ReluctantRenegade,

have a look at this, https://www.flickr.com/photos/75387893@N03/9059867111

its the one I was talking about.

shift almost over

Kylie



Kylie, the link is to a Nagmachon doghouse variant I've never seen before, no to an early Achzarit with three RCWS's...
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:18 PM UTC

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I'd love to see more of the nakpadon!!



The mighty "Nakpadon'.





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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 12:31 PM UTC
D9's towing "Nakpadon".









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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 01:42 PM UTC
Hay ReluctantRenegade, great shots, yet again!

I didn't make it to my desk at home... I woke up this afternoon and my wife told me there was a leak in the laundry. I told her to put it in the fridge with the other veges... she wasn't impressed. Needless to say, I spent the afternoon / evening working on that before coming to work tonight. I'm on days off after this, and will have that Achzarit posted tomorrow for you.

in the mean time, keep up the good posts.

Kylie
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:11 PM UTC

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I didn't make it to my desk at home... I woke up this afternoon and my wife told me there was a leak in the laundry.

Kylie



Oh yeah, wives have a tendency to interfere with modelling at the worst possible times...Even though I like to outsource from time to time some small projects to mine. She's a designer, she's kinda has the touch for it...
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 02:31 PM UTC
An experimental heavy APC based on the "Magach", the "Magachon". The project was cancelled due to the fact the the "Sho't" proved to be a much better platform for a HAPC in terms of ease of conversion and survivability.

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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 04:32 PM UTC
Another experimental vehicle that never entered service: a "Merkava" based 155mm SPG, the "Sholef".





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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 05:36 PM UTC
was there ever a Merkava SPAAG? Anyone?