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Description - Modern Israeli Tanks and Infantry Carriers 1985 - 2004 by Marsh Gelbart

The Israeli Defence Force (IDF) has introduced a variety of new armoured vehicles since the 1980s. Elderly tanks such as the M48 and M60 have been rebuilt and in the form of the Magach 7, improved beyond recognition. The performance of existing models of Israel's indigenous Merkava tank has been similarly enhanced. In addition, the new Merkava 4 MBT has recently entered into service. Israeli infantry have also received innovative fighting machines including the Achzarit heavy assault carrier and Puma combat engineer vehicle. The Nagmachon and Nakpadon, tank based carriers intended for low intensity conflicts, have also joined the Israeli inventory. This book examines the inception, design and combat record of these formidable fighting machines.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781841765792
ISBN-10: 1841765791
Format: Paperback
(250mm x 190mm x 6mm)
Pages: 48
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 18-Feb-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Marsh Gelbart

Marsh Gelbart is a freelance writer specialising in defence affairs. Born in the North of England, he lived for some years in the Middle East and has an interest in the development of Israeli armoured vehicles. Marsh has an MA in War Studies from Kings College, London. He currently lives in London and contributes to a number of military journals.