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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: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:02 PM UTC
The following trucks - mostly Chevrolet G-7107s - were converted deliberately to be used as APCs of the newly formed IDF during the later stages of the Independence War.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:19 PM UTC
An interim solution - until the above mentioned fully armored truck conversions could be supplied in significant numbers - was to add some armor to the vital parts of the existing IDF truck fleet.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 04:41 PM UTC
Eight Willys MBs also received armor.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 05:47 PM UTC
Armored buses from the late '40s.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:27 PM UTC
In order to increase their operational value - especially in offensive role - many already obsolete APCs (Scout Cars, Otters, C15ATs and even some Dodge WC51/52s) received additional, turret mounted armament.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:39 PM UTC
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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 06:42 PM UTC
922. is one of my favorites so far...
American Thompson SG, scoped British Lee-Enfield rifle, German MG 34s in a Canadian built, Israeli upgraded Otter, used by Jews fighting Arabs.

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 07:36 PM UTC
Humber Armored Car

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Posted: Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 07:50 PM UTC
Daimler Armored Car

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Posted: Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 12:39 PM UTC
AML-90

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:24 PM UTC
I dedicate the 1000th - rather artistic - upload to the tank I've served both my regular and reserve duty on, the Merkava Mk.II.

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 12:37 PM UTC
More captured/destroyed T-54/55/62s

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Destroyed BTR-60s on the Golan Heights

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 01:09 PM UTC
Captured/Destroyed Egyptian and Syrian BTR-152s

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 01:24 PM UTC
...(re)recruited by IDF

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 02:27 PM UTC
BTR-40

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 02:47 PM UTC
Breathtaking collection. But picture 971! An M22 light tank!
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 02:55 PM UTC

Quoted Text

Breathtaking collection. But picture 971! An M22 light tank!



Check out pictures 421 through 431 on page 4. I was surprised too as I had no idea it saw (very limited) service in the IDF (AFAIK not more than three tanks). All were captured Egyptian vehicles.
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 03:10 PM UTC
One of the eight tanks knocked out by IDF on display in Kibbutz Negba

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Apparently it received a makeover recently

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 06:16 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 06:47 PM UTC
Captured/Destroyed BRDM-2s on the Golan Heights

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'Israelized' 9P122
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:14 PM UTC
I believe that's Avigdor Kahalani in pic 1005.

It's amazing to see the diversity of vehicles. Thanks again for posting these.
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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 07:30 PM UTC

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I believe that's Avigdor Kahalani in pic 1005.



Indeed

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With his crew during the war...

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...and many moons later.

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Posted: Saturday, October 21, 2017 - 09:58 PM UTC
That's a LOT of scrap iron to send into the recycling system ...

Somewhere there is an image similar to # 1012 which shows how an anti-tank round, I presume an Israeli APFS-DS, has forced its way into the side of a gun barrel, entering the barrel and finally exiting through the breech into the turret.
If it is already posted in this thread, please tell me the number.
/ Robin
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Posted: Sunday, October 22, 2017 - 02:45 AM UTC
Hello Israel, do you have any more pictures of Tank transporters? Love the pictures, keep them coming.