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    Ask someone in China, maybe they make them overthere

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    Default IDF Ground Forces - (Read first post)

    The thread is to honor the IDF and its soldiers



























    Last but not least...


    FAQ

    Most common questions asked in the thread :

    1. What's the name and purpose of those infantry helmet covers?


    2. What's the purpose of those chains at the rear of the Merkava's turret?


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    1. They’re for camouflage. The hat—called a mitznefet in Hebrew—attaches to a regular combat helmet and obscures its rigid, round shape. As the mitznefet flops about, it takes on an irregular form that’s harder to recognize in a shadow or out of the corner of your eye. The hat also protects against the sun and the moon, which might reflect off the surface of the helmet. A standard mitznefet consists of reversible mesh fabric, with a greenish woodland camouflage print on one side and a brown desert print on the other

    2. A skirt of chains with ball weights is installed on the lower half of the turret bustle. Incoming HEAT projectiles detonate on impact with the chains instead of penetrating the turret ring.
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    Wow! Nice pics! What tanks are they? Centurions? LOL about last pic.
    PS: Is it Christmas in Israel yet?

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    Some looks like M60 and some like old british tanks...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Wow! Nice pics! What tanks are they? Centurions? LOL about last pic.
    PS: Is it Christmas in Israel yet?
    Yep, cents and M-60 with some spicy israeli-made upgrades...

    For the christmas celebration, I believe only orthodox christians do it later. Jews tend to not celebrate it at all...

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    Quote Originally Posted by goat89 View Post
    Wow! Nice pics! What tanks are they? Centurions? LOL about last pic.
    PS: Is it Christmas in Israel yet?
    Magach6B with and without the modular Lebanon armor, Magach7C and Shot(improved Centurions), in that order.

    the APC is called Puma, it's made from a Centurion chassis.

    BTW, the soldier standing next to the Magach7C Bazuka plates was in my company.

    Magach6B: http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...h/Magach_6.htm

    Magach7C:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...h/Magach_7.htm

    Puma:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...puma/Puma.html

    Shot:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...shot/Shot.html
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    Great pics.

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    I pretty much like the last picture!
    You Israelis have some nice woman.

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    Great pics. And now for a quick dumb question: What's up with the upside-down V's on tanks

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    Last photo is quite nice, I agree. Makes me happy to see some old school M-60A1s and Centurions. You got any other photos with M-48s and captured T-55s in Israeli hands by any chance?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jurpula View Post
    Great pics. And now for a quick dumb question: What's up with the upside-down V's on tanks
    Identification markings as far as I know.

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    I have a question regarding the placement of the Ma Deuce. Why did the Israelis mount the M-2 over the barrel of the main gun, and why did they remove the cupola turret that was standard on other M-60s?

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    Awesome pictures Ren987!

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    Last edited by Ren987; 12-24-2006 at 06:10 PM.

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    Nice pics, thank you.

    Didn't the IDF retire the M-60's?

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