player Gabo from US server recently visited the famous Latrun tank museum in Israel and decided to share a few pictures with us. Enjoy!
Sherman with AMX-13 (FL-10) turret
This conversion was, if I recall correctly, made by Egypt, this vehicle was captured during the Yom Kippur war.
This is an Egyptian conversion of the obsolete T-34 hulls, used during the Yom Kippur war and captured by the IDF. The Egyptians replaced the main gun and turret of the tank with a 100mm BS-3 (M1944) Soviet AT gun, attached to an unwieldy superstructure. The vehicle was used as a self-propelled gun and an ad-hoc tank destroyer. Was not very effective.
By the way, the vehicle standing behind it is not the SU-100, it’s its Czechoslovak copy, the SD-100. Czechoslovakia at one point wanted to get rid of the SD’s and sold them en-masse to “friendly” Middle-East countries.You can tell the copy apart by the shape of the mudguards.
This is somewhat rare: a 20pdr Centurion Mk.V
Achilles is the version of the Wolverine with a 17pdr British gun
Tiran 6 (T-62)
Achzarit superheavy APC
M60A1 with the Blazer reactive armor
M51 “Super Sherman”
This is the latest version with the French 105mm CN gun. Due to the contraints of the turret, the gun had to have short recoil and therefore, its muzzle velocity was limited. It was basically a HEAT/HE shell lobber. Not quite sure, what the Ford Mustang is doing there.
M50 “Super Sherman”
This is the improved Sherman, equipped with the 75mm CN75-50 gun, a French gun, developed from the German 75mm L/70 KwK 42. By the time of its introduction, it was obsolete and had trouble dealing with the modern Soviet vehicles it was facing, leading to the upgrade to the 105mm version. The car is Chevrolet Camaro, probably 1968/69 or so.
To be continued…