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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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How many antennas and what kind
rowdycat
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 02:40 AM UTC
Getting ready to build several Merkavas. I found that VOYAGER makes antenna basis(PEA171) for merkavas.

Does anyone know how many bases are in each package?
I saw on forums that someone commented that Israeli antenna bases are the same as U.S. equipment. Is this correct?

Many thanks Rowdycat

ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 03:33 AM UTC

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I saw on forums that someone commented that Israeli antenna bases are the same as U.S. equipment. Is this correct?



I don't know whether they're the same but some of them certainly look very similar.

Desert Eagle Publishing has a nice set of IDF antennas and mounts: http://www.deserteagle-publishing.com/minikits.html
ivan_a
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 07:41 PM UTC
Good afternoon. Voyager PEA171 kit contains 6 sets of antennas. And Yes, they are similar to those found in kits for US-made vehicle models.
http://www.voyagermodel.com/productdetails.asp?itemid=PEA171
Frenchy
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Posted: Wednesday, February 06, 2019 - 09:02 PM UTC
Here are some views of the mounts that can be found on a Mk IV :







and here's a US Army one (MX-6707) :



Looks the same to me....

H.P.
rowdycat
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Posted: Thursday, February 07, 2019 - 04:36 AM UTC
Thanks to all of you for the info on antenna basis. Armorama is an incredible source for information!
Many Many Thanks
Rowdycat