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IDF vehicle listing
The IDF has during its history used a very eclectic collection of vehicles, be they ground, air or sea based. The list in entirety is too long to print as one long list. To enable better reference layout each type will have its own page, with general infomation about that type of vehicles. Data pages on the vehicles themselves may be accessed by click on that vehicles name. Where possible vehicles with the same base vehicle typewill be found the same page.

What is a tank

If we would believe Mr. Webster a tank is "A heavily armed and armoured vehicle that moves on tracks". The important part in that description is the word tracks. No tracks, your an armoured car no matter the size of weapon or level of armour. This description simple though it is is accurate all the way back to the tank's first appearence at Cambre in WW1. The WW1 tanks were little more than boxes with tracks that revolved around the outside of a 'Box'. the earliest versions were simply armed with multiple machine guns to enable infantry to break through the opposing sides front line. The photo below is a good example of a an early tank from the Ordnance Museum at Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Maryland. The tanks which rumbled across the trenches would have been of a similar shape, though totaly encased in armour & sprouting multiple machine guns and light direct fire cannon.

early test tank  apg

Tanks have progressed and although still riding on tracks are more lethal and much more highly armoured.

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Current information request list
We constantly have people looking for information on particular type of vehicles. Sometimes this is technical information sometimes its photographic and sometimes is just about the history of the vehicle. The following is a list of those Items currently being sought by members. If you can help with anything please contact us .

  1. Any dimensions or photos on the D9, D9r, D10 or D10r. this is the current primary dozer being use by the IDF.
  2. Any information on the IDF Medical corps חיל רפואה. Specifically  the location of any corps memorial or Amutah(association). Also looking for uniforms and equipment of medics and aid stations 1948 to present.
  3. Any infomation on the Use of the T34 medium tank as APC late 1950s -1960s.
  4. Any information on the early M50  155mm artillery piece. this is the version with the air cleaners mounted on the vertical face.
 

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