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

TOW on the back of a Ford MUTT?
M151A2 replaced the 106RR version

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Code named "Orrev" (Crow) the TOW missile was used with devastating effectiveness against the Syrians in the Bekaa Valley, shattering the myth of the invincibility of the T-72.
A friend who was a medic in a reserve parachute battalion told me of difficulty he had running across an open area there because of getting caught up in so many ATGM control wires.

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Code named "Orrev" (Crow) the TOW missile was used with devastating effectiveness against the Syrians in the Bekaa Valley, shattering the myth of the invincibility of the T-72.
A friend who was a medic in a reserve parachute battalion told me of difficulty he had running across an open area there because of getting caught up in ATGM control wires.

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Used by the anti-tank coy within parachute brigades and presumably other brigades too?
 
while somewhat cramped for TOW crews, MUTTs were superb in the recce role

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The IDF never got it's head around the concept of IFVs.

I heard horror stories from 67 of mechanised infantry riding into battle against the Jordanians in open topped WW2 half tracks.

more half tracks and a Cent at a gas stn.
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jinxy

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An exe boss of mine had on his desk, a picture of a Cent, he came to us from a Tanky unit. The barrel had a very destinked bend in it. He had grounded it, having taken a knife edge too quickly.

RIP Scouse.
 
IDF NCOs don't seem to have heard the phrase "git yer 'air cut you 'orrible little man"

Reservists get called up for around 45 days service annually and are not required to change their hair style for it.
In the '80's my airborne reservist platoon commander had long brown locks and the recce platoon sarge had blonde hair down to his shoulders, enough to make any gal jealous.
 

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Reservists get called up for around 45 days service annually and are not required to change their hair style for it.
In the '80's my airborne reservist platoon commander had long brown locks and the recce platoon sarge had blonde hair down to his shoulders, enough to make any gal jealous.
Yes, but were their shirts tucked in ?
 

ugly

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Having seen this thread I've DL'd the series. Just starting episode two. Episode one ends with a Cent' troop blatting a couple of columns of Syrian T-55s. Commanders all call for a loading of HESH ("squash head") and the loaders all reach for, lift and load what looks distinctly like APDS...
Doesn’t the commander actually call for Squash?
 

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