A HAPPY VALLEY (Valley of Tears) (Not to be confused with a Police TV Series).

Would all the gear tied onto the exterior make this impossible to model? I lived out of our APC for two and a half months. Ammo crates were essential for carrying our gear though we didn't bring along our mattresses to the fight like the bods in this pic. We were jealous of the tank crews who did have special compact mattresses.
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Some more Zelda porn with other bits and pieces.
 
B*llocks. Just spent 4.25 minutes watching a video expecting to see some scantilly clad Israeli Army chick called 'Zelda.' You utter barsteward!

They were more likely to look old for their years with a name like that anyway

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Yes they seriously lacked NV kit in 73, but I haven't beard of such searchlights being used - would have been a specialist unit at div level maybe
Loofkar, I have finally managed to get to chat to Sharles and ask him about his military service. It seems that he did his Russian National Service with the artillery so was logically put into an artillery unit with the Israelis. The searchlight thing then makes sense for illuminating targets at night for the gunner OP's. He did say that he was moved on quite quickly to an instructor role as the Israelis had a number of captured Katyushkas that no one knew how to operate and he had used them in Russia. Apparently, they crewed them with Russian Jews.
 
Loofkar, I have finally managed to get to chat to Sharles and ask him about his military service. It seems that he did his Russian National Service with the artillery so was logically put into an artillery unit with the Israelis. The searchlight thing then makes sense for illuminating targets at night for the gunner OP's. He did say that he was moved on quite quickly to an instructor role as the Israelis had a number of captured Katyushkas that no one knew how to operate and he had used them in Russia. Apparently, they crewed them with Russian Jews.

very likely they used people like him with previous MLR experience in the process of adoption for use and training. However, there would be no reason for an entire unit to be of people from one place of origin and anyway that would contravene IDF and artillery corps policy.
 
B*llocks. Just spent 4.25 minutes watching a video expecting to see some scantilly clad Israeli Army chick called 'Zelda.' You utter barsteward!

What? The hairy, unwashed and unshaved reservists, with their 70s hairstyles and scruffy olive drabs didn't do it for you?

There's no pleasing some people.
 
Loofkar, I have finally managed to get to chat to Sharles and ask him about his military service. It seems that he did his Russian National Service with the artillery so was logically put into an artillery unit with the Israelis. The searchlight thing then makes sense for illuminating targets at night for the gunner OP's. He did say that he was moved on quite quickly to an instructor role as the Israelis had a number of captured Katyushkas that no one knew how to operate and he had used them in Russia. Apparently, they crewed them with Russian Jews.

When they were starting out, Hezbollah used to load Katyushas on donkeys and take them to pre-recceed launch sites in the hills. They'd do their best with bearings and elevation, bless the venture with a quick "Allahu Akbar", then bug out fast. Any residential area was considered a good target, and plenty were hit. The North of Israel suffered intermittent Katyusha bombardments for half a century. It will kick off again before long.
 

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