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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: Sunday, January 27, 2019 - 03:54 AM UTC
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tanknick22
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Posted: Monday, February 04, 2019 - 04:02 PM UTC

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Spike-MR launch from unmanned-turreted Namer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TiYqKsT7KFQ#action=share




very small launch signature



I noted that too. Impressive. Is this version a test rig or in production?

Maybe I'm just old and jaded but I still don't feel that those big, bulky unmanned turrets (similar to the Stryker Dragoon & 105mm versions) are the way to go. Just feel that tankers need unrestricted 360 degree viability. Especially if they are fighting in urban terrain.



The M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System does not have a unmanned turret it has a crew of 2 gunner and commander
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Posted: Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 01:28 AM UTC
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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, March 03, 2019 - 04:35 AM UTC
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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 10:54 PM UTC
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ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 04:55 AM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, March 30, 2019 - 07:21 AM UTC
As this thread started with Shermans, dare I advertise this: https://www.trackpadpublishing.com/idf-shermans-m-50-and-m-51

http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=Reviews&file=index&req=showcontent&id=14068
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Posted: Tuesday, April 02, 2019 - 02:43 AM UTC
I wonder why the IDF decided not to give the loader the 'compulsory' FN MAG after his hatch was reintroduced on later Mk.4s (and retrofitted on early examples). Maybe the new doctrine calls for him to be buttoned-up all time under operational conditions...?



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Posted: Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 08:45 PM UTC
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 12:31 AM UTC
Those are some great pictures, thanks for posting. Idle thought on Trophy (and I know I won't get a real answer here) - wonder if it's effective against ATGM's that come down vertically, like the Javelin? You would think that the exploding munition and ATGM would still put any unbuttoned crewmembers at risk. Do IDF tankers still fight unbuttoned as SOP these days?

Keep those pics coming!!
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 02:28 AM UTC

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Idle thought on Trophy (and I know I won't get a real answer here) - wonder if it's effective against ATGM's that come down vertically, like the Javelin?



Good question. Rafael, the developer of 'Trophy' claims the system can deal with 'high-elevation threats' but based on the launch-pad angle and the fact that the 'Trophy' destroys incoming AT rockets/missiles just a few meters from the tank, I would say it isn't.
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 03:33 AM UTC

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I wonder why the IDF decided not to give the loader the 'compulsory' FN MAG after his hatch was reintroduced on later Mk.4s (and retrofitted on early examples). Maybe the new doctrine calls for him to be buttoned-up all time under operational conditions...?



Perhaps this is owed to the fact that the commander's mg can be moved around almost 270 degrees and covers both tank sides.

Also if you take a close look at the loader's hatch position and what is fitted around it at the turret roof it would be difficult to mount an mg effectively
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Posted: Saturday, April 13, 2019 - 06:31 AM UTC
7th Brigade, Golan-heights: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6VocDgkOko

Video featuring the Mk.4/4M: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fVdUnBrOBFo

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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 08:35 PM UTC
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 09:36 PM UTC
Thank you Israel. And if you look closely, 1744, there is a Puma AFV with “carpet” system and mine roller. Suppose to be coming as a kit from hobby boss. Nice.
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Posted: Tuesday, April 16, 2019 - 09:41 PM UTC

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Thank you Israel. And if you look closely, 1744, there is a Puma AFV with “carpet” system and mine roller.



I knew that would get your attention...
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Posted: Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 02:00 AM UTC
Ersatz Mk.4M

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