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    Merkava 2D, the best looking tank ever (even though it's hard to tell throught this specific pic) a rare find, since less than a whole regiment (7th armour) was eventually converted. the rummor says few were hit/destroyed during the war.

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    Many SAF old timers will never forget the tough training given by the Israeli's man. Frigging tough. Infantry and Armour I believe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moledet View Post
    It's ok to say what the general meaning is, but to start describing everything in depth is wrong in my opinion.
    And what tactical advantage could the enemy draw from tactical signs on tanks? I mean, there are many armies who have absolutely no problem with painting their APP-6a tactical signs on all of their vehicles, including vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alfigel View Post
    And what tactical advantage could the enemy draw from tactical signs on tanks? I mean, there are many armies who have absolutely no problem with painting their APP-6a tactical signs on all of their vehicles, including vehicles.
    I don't know, it was already written in the forum, I just didn't expect an Israeli to write it.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andres3300
    As far as I know the markings in IDF tanks indicate the battlion, company and platoon

    The battlion is indicated by the rings in the barrel of the main gun, one ring first battlion, two ring second battlion, and so forth.

    The company is indicated by the chevrons (the V's) V is first company, > is second company, ^ is third company and < is fourth company.

    The platoon and the number of the tank in the platoon is indicated by a hebrew letter (Aleph, Bet, Gimmel, Dalet=Platoon A, B, C or D) and a number, 1, 2,3. They are normally indicated on panels at the rear of the turret.

    These indications are sometimes also present on the mud guards and they also include a geometric symbol ( star, circle, square, romboid) that I believe represent the regimient.

    In any case I believe thet they change the markings on the tanks very often in order to create some confusion
    BTW, IDF_TANKER you can now say that I help the Syrian intel.

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    The tanks bellow are Merkava mk.2 from the 7th Brigade. The Mk.2 is in service and kicking (inducted in 1983).



























    PS : All credit goes to Hevre.co.il. I just copied and pasted.
    Last edited by Ren987; 12-26-2006 at 10:58 AM.

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    Merkava's are damn sexy... I want to sit on 1 and blow s*it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirpad
    Merkava 2D, the best looking tank ever (even though it's hard to tell throught this specific pic) a rare find, since less than a whole regiment (7th armour) was eventually converted. the rummor says few were hit/destroyed during the war.
    couple more:



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    Quote Originally Posted by sp2c View Post
    there was still a draft???

    how long ago was this!!
    15 years ago......

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    Quote Originally Posted by tanks_alot View Post
    You were in Palsar Sheryon? oh, and the short war thing is not really in your favor you know...
    Same job, not under the same flag thought (check my profile).
    I know, P7 had the heaviest rate of casualties during yom Kippour war, and was disbanded afterwards because of that, but hey, you can't slack off for years and then hope to get a nice comfy spot on the front

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    What's the difference between a mk2 and 3? The turret looks the same..?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michel_ View Post
    What's the difference between a mk2 and 3? The turret looks the same..?
    The MK2 uses a 105mm main gun while the MK3 uses a 120mm, diffrent armor, diffrent turret(the MK3's is much bigger), diffrent fire control system, diffrent engine.

    More info on diffrent versions of the MK2:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...erkavaMk2.html

    MK3:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...erkavaMk3.html

    MK4:http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...erkavaMk4.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michel_ View Post
    What's the difference between a mk2 and 3? The turret looks the same..?
    here you are, nice reading:

    http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapo...a/Merkava.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by loganinkosovo View Post
    Dutch, German, French, Belgian, Polish, Russian, Swede, Danish, Swiss, Austrian, Norwegian, Lithuainian, Ukrainian, Italian, Spanish,Hungarian, the list goes on.....
    Lithuanian's have tanks? That's new to me

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    @loganinkosovo
    We do most of the repairs and maintenance our selves.

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    IDF infantry get to chip in too. We replaced our own M-113 tracks and assisted the Shot guys to replace theirs . . . in the Lebanese mud, in February, when it was 5 degrees celsius outside. It sucked.

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