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Armor/AFV: IDF [Israeli Defense Forces]
Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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GTDeath13
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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 03:07 AM UTC
Had to share these, M48 and M48A1 in IDF service:

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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 03:40 AM UTC
Thanks, Nikos! Could you please just number the pictures according to the sequence?

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Posted: Wednesday, January 08, 2020 - 05:54 AM UTC
Numbering done. The first three photos are of a former Jordanian vehicle, check the steel tracks.

1849, 1850 and 1851 were taken during the war of attrition
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Posted: Thursday, January 09, 2020 - 12:19 AM UTC
Thanks, Nikos. Added to index.
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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:46 AM UTC
The first Namer prototypes were converted from decommissioned Merkava Mk.1 hulls:

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The production series however, are being built on Mk.4 chassis with Mk.3 powertrains.

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On evaluation in the US:

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Posted: Monday, January 13, 2020 - 12:56 AM UTC
1827.



Is this the IDF version of car boot for tracks?
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Posted: Friday, January 17, 2020 - 03:54 AM UTC
The first large-scale deployment of Namers was during operation 'Protective Edge' in 2014.

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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2020 - 11:33 AM UTC
I have such a love hate relationship with this thread. Well, more like I love it, my wallet hates itólots of great subjects to model.

Anyway, in photo 1837, the M577 appears to have a stowage basket attached to the front of the hull. Iíve only ever seen that on an M113. Any more photos of this rarity?

Did the IDF ever use the external fuel tanks on the M577? Iíve seen that configuration on Canadian M577s.

Thanks for posting these!
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 09:15 PM UTC
New photos added to previous Namer posts.
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 09:20 PM UTC

Quoted Text

in photo 1837, the M577 appears to have a stowage basket attached to the front of the hull. Iíve only ever seen that on an M113. Any more photos of this rarity?



Well spotted, Sherb. None of the Mugafs I have in my collection seem to have the front storage rack.


Quoted Text

Did the IDF ever use the external fuel tanks on the M577? Iíve seen that configuration on Canadian M577s.



Not according to my photos.
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Posted: Friday, January 24, 2020 - 09:46 PM UTC
1873.


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Posted: Saturday, February 01, 2020 - 08:28 PM UTC
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