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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, July 25, 2018 - 03:50 AM UTC
What is the best kit to attempt a 1967 era 105mm M7? What about Dragon's "mid-production" version?
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 12:13 PM UTC
I'm guessing that you're wanting to do an IDF vehicle? The mid-production would be okay but you'll still need to replace the running gear at a minimum and I don't know all of the other mods the IDF did to those vehicles. You might Google for some IDF walkarounds for M7'.
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Posted: Wednesday, July 25, 2018 - 09:49 PM UTC
http://www.primeportal.net/tanks/anon_idf/m7_priest_idf/

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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC
I can't answer your question, nevertheless, these photos might help with your build.























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Posted: Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 06:44 AM UTC
Great pictures. That last one would be a weathering challenge. And it might have all 4 types of road wheels! Early spoke, pressed, heavy duty pressed and maybe a late type spoke.
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 06:03 AM UTC

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Great pictures. That last one would be a weathering challenge. And it might have all 4 types of road wheels! Early spoke, pressed, heavy duty pressed and maybe a late type spoke.


Yes, there are several road wheel options and perhaps a couple of track options? And did I see a Russian tankers helmet in at least one photo?
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Posted: Monday, July 30, 2018 - 06:12 AM UTC
Wow! What a wealth of knowledge and assistance is available from the many helpful people on this site. I have had a kit of the Dragon "Mid-Production" M-7 on the shelf for over five years...you know the deal and I had been stealing parts now and again for other models. Along the way I added AFV Club chevron tracks and have a whole box of surplus Sherman sprues from other Dragon kits, so a 1967 era IDF Self Propelled Gun is do-able. Great photos!