Mk I, Mk II & Mk III 1980's Lebanon Conflict
Detailed Report To Follow Soon Here... Some Merkava Images Here Now
Began June 1982 and lasted almost 18 years
Room With A View. I told the Doc, you can't take me into the war... I can't see!
He said, No Problem-O, we will put you right Up Front and you won't miss a thing...
Sadly he is celebrating 2 weeks to get past Beit Jabril....
Sentries are posted out side tanks during Down Times and set up ambushes
Calling in IAF for 'softening up' operation before entering terrorist forward base
On the way to the Litani River in the background
Assault and flanking movement at a terrorist underground camp
Great Example of Combined Arms deployment Lebanon Front
Reserve Mk IID's and active armor forces Mk IIID
Merkava Mk III BAZ after chemical agent warning detector went off
Reserves passing through border, lovely neighborhood...
Mk III's discharging camouflaging smoke concealment
Combined arms being put into practice, finally, near the end of the war Aug 2006 !
What Dust ?
Mk IIID having a good ole time... NOT.
Smile When You Say That Stranger...
If you just would put the dust 'booty' cover on, you wouldn't have all these issues...
Uh, any closer tank commander and I will be Inside the barrel...
These Merk III's are near the Syrian border with Lebanon
TIME: 9:25am October 14, 1982 South Beirut
TIME: 9:26am 14 June 1982 South Beirut
TIME: 9:15PM 14 June 1982 in front of PLO Hqtrs S. Beirut
You Don't Park Your Merkava With Hatches Up in Nasty Neighborhood...
This Merkava was accidentally set on fire when the crew forgot
to close the hatch and the PLO sent them a REMINDER. 72 hrs
later it was returned to service... amazing modular construction!
and the Israeli Spectorix fire suppression system
Here it is being returned to it's original unit
Below Merkavas now 'Up-Graded' Joins In Beirut Sweep
200 Merks would participate in the 1982 Conflict.
BELOW MERKAVA COMBAT TEAM MEMBER BEING DEPLOYED
BELOW 1989 MERKAVA III
EXTRA TERRESTRIAL MERKAVA
El Tanque Merkava Siman Arba BAZ
Shalom L'hitra'ot שלום להתראות
MERKAVA Mk IV Extreme
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