Fit birds in uniform

I see they didn't bother changing the Battle Tracks on the Cents we sold them in the 70s, even though we supplied the Israelis with rubber road tracks, as used on the adjacent Panzers. They were shipped from Southampton (Marchwood) to Antwerp on RFA vessels and offloaded by Vehicle Specialists from Ordnance Depot Antwerp (who were "disguised" in BP coveralls to fool the Soviet Banana Boats that used to tie up at Berth 328, in front of Berth 326, which is where the RFA's tied up). They were then driven late at night on to an Israeli RoRo under the watchful eyes of armed Mossad agents. Meanwhile, my boss, a WO2, would "liaise" with the Head Mossad Chief on board to ensure a smooth handover. He always claimed that those liaison visits turned him to drink.......but I knew he was lying.
 
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I see they didn't bother changing the Battle Tracks on the Cents we sold them in the 70s, even though we supplied the Israelis with rubber road tracks, as used on the adjacent Panzers. They were shipped from Southampton (Marchwood) to Antwerp on RFA vessels and offloaded by Vehicle Specialists from Ordnance Depot Antwerp (who were "disguised" in BP coveralls to fool the Russian Banana Boats that used to tie up at Berth 328, in front of Berth 326, which is where the RFA's tied up). They were then driven late at night on to an Israeli RoRo under the watchful eyes of armed Mossad agents. Meanwhile, my boss, a WO2, would "liaise" with the Head Mossad Chief on board to ensure a smooth handover. He always claimed that those liaison visits turned him to drink.......but I knew he was lying.
The choice of tracks is influenced by the nature of the terrain. South of Israel is desert, while the Golan Heights is volcanic boulders and Tufa. When I was in, the tanks tended to have rubber tracks. I was amazed the first time I heard how much more noise steel tracks made.
 
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The choice of tracks is influenced by the nature of the terrain. South of Israel is desert, while the Golan heights is volcanic boulders and Tufa. When I was in the armour tended to use rubber tracks. I was amazed the first time I heard how much more noise steel tracks made.
And how much tarmac in the road it churns up during a QUICK TRAIN or ACTIVE EDGE deployment, especially by the Gasometers at the Loddenheide Crossroads in Muenster, Westfalen, West Germany. QUICK TRAIN was the predecessor to ACTIVE EDGE during the 1970s, and we would always deploy from Barracks, unlike ACTIVE EDGE.

For clarity, the Regiments in BAOR had Chieftain Mk 2 at the time, but the REME Light Aid Detachments still operated Centurion ARV with Battle Tracks.
 
One of those photos has a date stamp - '98. Twenty years ago. I wonder what she looks like now.
Yep - it doesn't tally at all with the rest of the photos or the style of dress/uniform. The most likely explanation I can think of is that an old film camera was used and the date wasn't set correctly. However, I hardly know anyone that uses a fim camera. The only other possibility I can think of is it's her mum.
 
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And how much tarmac in the road it churns up during a QUICK TRAIN or ACTIVE EDGE deployment, especially by the Gasometers at the Loddenheide Crossroads in Muenster, Westfalen, West Germany. QUICK TRAIN was the predecessor to ACTIVE EDGE during the 1970s, and we would always deploy from Barracks, unlike ACTIVE EDGE.

For clarity, the Regiments in BAOR had Chieftain Mk 2 at the time, but the REME Light Aid Detachments still operated Centurion ARV with Battle Tracks.
Cent ARV's were still being used in the mid 90's around Tidders/ Warminster.I know coz I seen 'em.
 
Cent ARV's were still being used in the mid 90's around Tidders/ Warminster.I know coz I seen 'em.
Cent hulls converted into heavy APCs are still used by the IDF. At the end of infantry training, in 2016 my son was sent to a driving course for them because the border his unit was due to deploy to was equipped with them. The puny steering handles that look as if they were nicked off of a kid's tricycle were a big disappointment.......
 
Cent hulls converted into heavy APCs are still used by the IDF. At the end of infantry training, in 2016 my son was sent to a driving course for them because the border his unit was due to deploy to was equipped with them. The puny steering handles that look as if they were nicked off of a kid's tricycle were a big disappointment.......
I have a Nagmashot APC in my model stash.And a Sho't Kal,a MK 1 Merkava and a M 109 Rochev.
I like Israeli stuff.
Is there a dedicated IDF thread,to avoid drifting from the ladies?
 
A girl from one of the mixed border protection infantry battalions.
In the pic by the Landy she is showing her "Warrior ID" card. - a card issued to field unit personnel that entitles them to various benefits.
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fcuk - they are a right set of munters for IDF. The main one looks like she has a head modelled out of a doughball
 

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