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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Tank Cemetery in Israel
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 04:07 PM UTC
These pictures might have been posted on this site before (in that case my apologies...), otherwise enjoy!


















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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:18 PM UTC
I would so love to walk through there.
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:25 PM UTC
Rust in Peace
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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 06:43 PM UTC
The flowers in the last two photos compliment the camo paint of the tank.




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Posted: Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 07:26 PM UTC

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The flowers in the last two photos compliment the camo paint of the tank.





Or is it the other way around?

For some reason, I find these pics very depressing...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 06:04 AM UTC
On the M60's, do they have a US-standard gunner's sight? The one in the picture above looks different.

Great pics by the way, thanks for posting.
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:42 AM UTC
are all those tanks useable or they all scape ? pity .
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 11:08 AM UTC

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are all those tanks useable or they all scape ? pity .



They're all scrap metal...
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:32 PM UTC
I have not seen them before, so thanks for posting
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:38 PM UTC
why is maerkava and centurion were painted in different color?
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 01:47 PM UTC

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why is maerkava and centurion were painted in different color?



Because the IDF's standard paint has changed over the years...

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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 07:03 PM UTC
those poor Merkavas. Give me one, i will keep it in my backyard, i will love it, cherish it, clean it
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:27 PM UTC
Note the line of Sherman based Soltam heavy mortars behind and to the right of the T-72.

Those would look cool in any museum.

Paul
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Posted: Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 09:39 PM UTC

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T-72.



That looks like a T-62 to me...
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 03:59 PM UTC

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Note the line of Sherman based Soltam heavy mortars behind and to the right of the T-72.



Oh yeah, this fellow...

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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 05:39 PM UTC
Wicked! That mortar carrier would rock as a kit.

Can anyone find this graveyard on Google Earth? I'd be interested to see that T62 from above. I've had a look at "tank graveyard Israel", but was unable to locate this one...

tia,

Kylie
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:21 PM UTC

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Wicked! That mortar carrier would rock as a kit.

Can anyone find this graveyard on Google Earth? I'd be interested to see that T62 from above. I've had a look at "tank graveyard Israel", but was unable to locate this one...

tia,

Kylie



It's located just North-West of Kiryat Gat.

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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 08:31 PM UTC

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those poor Merkavas. Give me one, i will keep it in my backyard, i will love it, cherish it, clean it



They were (maybe still are...) for sale (0.25 US$/kg).
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 09:41 PM UTC

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those poor Merkavas. Give me one, i will keep it in my backyard, i will love it, cherish it, clean it



They were (maybe still are...) for sale (0.25 US$/kg).



Lets see .... say 40 tons (no fuel, no ammo and maybe something else has been removed) at a quarter per kg -> 40000 x 0.25 = 10000 US $
Add shipping from Israel and you could have a Merkava in your backyard.
Absolutely guaranteed to drive any local peace activists completely mad

/ Robin
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Posted: Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 11:44 PM UTC

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T-72.



That looks like a T-62 to me...



Sorry, fat finger syndrome. Absolutely a T-62 for sure.

Paul
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 12:01 AM UTC

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T-72.



That looks like a T-62 to me...



Sorry, fat finger syndrome. Absolutely a T-62 for sure.

Paul



Given your signature, I was sure it's a typo...
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Posted: Friday, October 14, 2016 - 01:46 AM UTC

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Wicked! That mortar carrier would rock as a kit.

Can anyone find this graveyard on Google Earth? I'd be interested to see that T62 from above. I've had a look at "tank graveyard Israel", but was unable to locate this one...

tia,

Kylie



look for: "Shirjon Khativa 205 Monument". A bit to the upper left you will see the rows of tanks. But! Don´t be disappointed as you won´t be able to distinguish individual tanks, let alone any shape of a T-62.
Here (31.634910, 34.744036) you are right at the tanks.

cheers Michael
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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 04:12 PM UTC




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Posted: Friday, November 11, 2016 - 06:30 PM UTC

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Wicked! That mortar carrier would rock as a kit.

Can anyone find this graveyard on Google Earth? I'd be interested to see that T62 from above. I've had a look at "tank graveyard Israel", but was unable to locate this one...

tia,

Kylie



look for: "Shirjon Khativa 205 Monument". A bit to the upper left you will see the rows of tanks. But! Don´t be disappointed as you won´t be able to distinguish individual tanks, let alone any shape of a T-62.
Here (31.634910, 34.744036) you are right at the tanks.

cheers Michael

Which is a shame. You can go to the Lima Army Tank Plant and clearly see M1's loaded on a train.
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Posted: Friday, December 29, 2017 - 07:48 PM UTC
(re)uploading lost pictures...