A visit to an Israeli boneyard

Looking at that second photo, it reminds me of a tracked version of a Vietnam US Gun Truck. Bloody guns everywhere..
IDF doctrine - we had a similar configuration/drill on the M113:
Commander: .50 Cal or 7.62 MG
Front right and left of crew hatch: 7.62 MGs on jointed mounts
Rear right of crew hatch: mounted 52 mm mortar / soldier with individual weapon / grenade
Rear left of crew hatch: soldier with individual weapon / grenade
Center/rear crew hatch: Crew hatch commander with individual weapon / grenade

Drills included engaging targets to the front / left / right / rear of the APC as it drove towards target / turned left/right
The interior of the M113 was fitted with many racks for cans of 7.62 and 50 Cal.
There was a somewhat similar drill on the old IDF half tracks too.

In my platoon's first engagement of the war in 1982 the drill proved quite effective.
 
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IDF doctrine - we had a similar configuration/drill on the M113:
Commander: .50 Cal or 7.62
Front right and left of crew hatch: 7.62 on jointed mounts
Rear right of crew hatch: mounted 52 mm mortar / soldier with individual weapon / grenade
Rear left of crew hatch: soldier with individual weapon / grenade
Center crew hatch: Crew commander with individual weapon / grenade

Drills included engaging targets to the front / left / right / rear of the APC as it drove towards target / turned left/right
The interior of the M113 was fitted with many many racks for 7.62 and 50 Cal

There was a somewhat similar drill on the old IDF half tracks too.
Why take a knife to a gunfight?
 
We had an unusual visitor last Monday, its last visit was in 2008. Thanks to the insatiable excitement of the plane spotters we are able to know the reason for the visit.
Trucks for mounting the Iron Dome system
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What is the nature of the payload? Doesn't seem to be particularly heavy.
Incendiary devices to set fields and orchards on fire. Small IED's to injure and terrorize, particularly kids, although Israeli kids in the region have been educated regarding the dangers of happy looking balloons.
 
The initial search for lahav came up with links about a kibbutz of that name plus some property dealer. Not quite what I expected, it was only when I searched for lahav laser that I got the goods.
 

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