Popular Post kscarbel Posted June 8, 2013 Popular Post Share Posted June 8, 2013 The IDF ran Mack Trucks for years, beginning with the B-model. At least thru 2010, the Israeli Defense Force had retained many of its DM-800 tank transporters in reserve even though many were up to 40 years old (At least some are being sold off now).Photographs are limited, but here are a few in addition to those already posted on BMT elsewhere.http://www.bigmacktrucks.com/index.php?/topic/16857-army-truck-mack/Note: The IDF was a large Autocar customer as well.The Sherman tank in the third picture is no ordinary WW2 Sherman. It's a M-51 Israeli "Super Sherman" with a French 105mm main gun (note the counterbalance weight added to the rear of the turret), HVSS suspension system (that only late Shermans received) and 15.5-liter Cummins VT8-460Bi 460hp turbocharged V-8 engine. This upgraded WW2 tank was holding its own in the Six Days War and Yom Kippur War. 4 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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