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Diamond T Tank Transporter in IDF Service ...
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 07:29 PM UTC
Does anyone know when the Diamond T Tank Transporter was used by Israeli forces?
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 07:39 PM UTC
Yes they did.

Pulling captured Egyptian SAMs.


Hauling a truck.


Loaded tanks.
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 08:00 PM UTC
Dig the white walls on the M3 Halftracks! Improvisation at its best
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:03 PM UTC
I believe they would be appropriate for both 67 and 73 conflicts. Both soft and hard top cab types were used. The Rogers trailers were partly replaced by British Dyson drawbar trailers with greater capacity, as kitted by Accurate Armour. A Centurion at 49-50 tons was a gross overload on a Rogers, although clearly it was done. As the museum photos show, some were converted as semi-tracors. IIRC they had some semi-trailers of British origin but I can't remember the brand.

In the photo of the group of vehicles (2nd one down), has anyone else noticed the armoured flamethrower truck in the bottom right corner? Possibly based on a GMC or other US 2.5-tonner
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 10:14 PM UTC

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I believe they would be appropriate for both 67 and 73 conflicts. Both soft and hard top cab types were used. The Rogers trailers were partly replaced by British Dyson drawbar trailers with greater capacity, as kitted by Accurate Armour. A Centurion at 49-50 tons was a gross overload on a Rogers, although clearly it was done. As the museum photos show, some were converted as semi-tracors. IIRC they had some semi-trailers of British origin but I can't remember the brand.

In the photo of the group of vehicles (2nd one down), has anyone else noticed the armoured flamethrower truck in the bottom right corner? Possibly based on a GMC or other US 2.5-tonner



Thanks for pulling our attention to it
My guess is a US halftrack converted to all wheels.
Look at the "lip" above the rear wheel "arch" and the shape of the hood. Unless they took the armour off from a halftrack and moved it to a truck chassis ....
/ Robin
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:06 PM UTC
Can't get enough of these photos of the M19 in Israeli service. Keep 'em comin!!!
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Posted: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 11:20 PM UTC

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My guess is a US halftrack converted to all wheels



Photos #850-#852 here: http://www.armorama.com/modules.php?op=modload&name=SquawkBox&file=index&req=viewtopic&topic_id=260992&ord=&page=6
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Posted: Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 12:02 AM UTC

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I believe they would be appropriate for both 67 and 73 conflicts.



The Diamond-T Tank Transporters served in the IDF from 1948 till 1975. The vehicle was replaced by the Scammel Contractor.


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A Centurion at 49-50 tons was a gross overload on a Rogers, although clearly it was done.



It was way too much for the trucks as well. An engine upgrade after the 'Six Day War' was only a partial solution. Towards the end of their career they were used for hauling somewhat lighter, usually captured equipment (the fourth picture in my post was taken shortly after the 'Yom Kipur War').
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Posted: Thursday, February 28, 2019 - 01:53 AM UTC
IDF M19 decal set, item DEK184, now available from Accurate Armor

https://accurate-armour.com/aa-products/decals-diorama-photo-etch/page/6