my father's reserve unit was equipped with WW2 British rifles when the war started, later when they moved into Syria they replaced all of their rifles with AKs taken from a Moroccan army base.
they've also adopted a Syrian AA gun for protection, which turned out as a smart move as they were later attacked by a MIG and shot it down when it made a strafing run on them.
A picture my father took during the war:
Last edited by tanks_alot; 03-21-2007 at 03:26 PM.
l heard that idf armoured forces won the war at Mitla pass..esspecially amerikan tanks had great achivement againist egiptian tanks...
T55 T 62 series tanks has got a weakness...they couldnt use trenches as much as good amarikan tanks..
israel tanks turret system is higher than russian made tanks..idf tanks used the pits and trecnhes better than egytians...
so egyptian tanks became easy targets...
mitla pass battle caused idf victory...
21st March 1974: A Polish Sapper with the United Nations forces rendering Israeli mines safe in the dbufferf zone of the Suez Canal area which is controlled by U.N. forces.
No, the online archive does not cover the Lebanon war, however the archive itself is actualy located near my home, so i think i'll visit the place when i'll get the time and if the fee is reasonable than maybe i'll scan some stuff myself.
IDF troops in Egypt after the cease fire.
Captured Syrian tanks are loaded into Israeli trucks.
Equipment in Sinai, what are those things? sea mines?
Someone that by the looks of him is responsible for a lot of the pictures in this thread...
Israeli tanks advancing in Sinai.
Israeli soldiers inside a captured Egyptian truck.
UN troops at the cease fire line in Egypt.
In Tanks a Lot's set above, what's the vehicle that's "sunk" in the Sweet Water Canal?
Looks like some sort of BTR, probably BTR-50.