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steve-0

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3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« on: January 31, 2011, 07:54:58 PM »
 all halftracks where taken out of service in 1999. From different sources on the internet and other contacts i hear israel had between 3000 and 4000 halftracks. most of these where scrapped with some making there way into private hands. what i haven't found is pics of the scrapping of them, maybe old military stuff isn't as interesting to people in Israel and China. does anyone have any info on this?  




 

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:51:39 PM »
They'd been so mofified by then...but still there would be a lot of usable parts:

engine armor
door armor
fenders
winch bumpers and winches
roller bumpers and rollers
rear doors
bogie wheels/crab assemblies
tracks
front wheels/tires
radiators?

Sad seeing that one half buried...
1944 AUTOCAR M15A1 (M16A1) HALF-TRACK:
(Being restored to an M3A1 configuration)
SERIAL NUMBER M-15 A 1, 1356
MODEL M-16 A 1, ORD. SERIAL NUMBER 1106

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 10:55:56 PM »
If you wanted one for re-enacting one of those would be great.  A friend rode in one in one of the European armor trips and he said with the diesel engine it ran great.
Rich

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steve-0

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2011, 12:56:41 AM »
a site with the different variations
http://www.tsahal-miniature.com/halftrac.html

steve-0

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2011, 02:33:07 PM »
more pics








steve-0

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2011, 08:13:36 PM »
Potifar, a ground launcher for standard arm ARM. the details of their ops in sinai front during 1973 are still classified, except for the fact that they have been used and that the missions (launch and escape, deep behind enemy lines) were borderline suicidal.

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #6 on: December 17, 2011, 06:27:34 PM »
here is an interesting site.
http://www.military-vehicle-photos.com/picture/number7083.asp

do a search for halftrack and half-track on the site


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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 01:50:30 AM »
who travels to israel? can someone dismantle the lamp holder from the left half track?
 ;)

see the Link:
http://www.military-vehicle-photos.com/picture/number7083.asp

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 06:35:23 PM »
I read about 30 years ago a story that Israel leaves destroyed tanks, halftracks and trucks in the area where they were destroyed if the crews were killed. It is a constant reminder to the people of Israel that their freedom did not come cheap. They are war momorials.
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steve-0

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #9 on: December 19, 2011, 07:15:21 PM »
i can go get that for you thomas  ;)

thats interesting frank, i hadn't heard that before.
here is a link with some more interesting pics.

http://als.miniature.perso.neuf.fr/als.halftrack.html

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One that wasn't scrapped
« Reply #10 on: December 23, 2011, 08:48:32 AM »
My M9A1 IH was an IDF 81MM mortar carrier and it's first face-lift was in Izzy garb.

They liked to remove the pulpits so I had just replaced mine before this convention.


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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #11 on: December 24, 2011, 11:56:16 AM »
i thought that was your shop when i first viewed this. that would be a great shop.
what was the purpose of the 3 arrows on the side? is that izzy?

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #12 on: December 24, 2011, 07:20:03 PM »
It was all Izzy.

Displayed with markings I saw on more than one HT used in 1948 by the IDF.

I wish that was my shop.....Duluth, Mn  Convention Center.

Merry Christmas Steve, thanks for the site.
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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #13 on: March 03, 2012, 03:18:40 PM »
i have never seen anything like this before. (with the bottles)

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Re: 3000 halftracks scrapped by Israel IDF
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2012, 07:23:29 AM »
Half Track roadside service?