Photo of the Day: Israeli Boy finds tank buried in sand dune.

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The Israeli newspaper Haaretz is reporting that an Israeli youth found what appears to be the remains of a tank that was buried in the Negev sands of Holot Nitzanim.  The article notes that police also found a land mine and old tank shells at the site.  Officials say they believe the tank was placed there decades ago by the IDF as a training target.  Only one photo of the turret of the tank is included in the article.  It is not clear to us what type of tank this turret belonged to.

Israeli war veteran reunited with tank from Yom Kippur War

From CBS NewYork comes this video about Yuval Neria, an Israeli war veteran and professor at Columbia University.   On Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, Dr. Neria was reunited on Long Island with a tank like the one he rode in 43 years ago during the 1973 Yom Kippur war. The tank, a 45-ton Israeli Magach 3, is on display at the Museum of American Armor at Old Bethpage Village Restoration.  Dr. Neria was commanding a tank during the initial attacks by Egyptian forces in 1973.  His unit suffered heavy casualties and he received a leg wound and serious burns.  For his actions he was awarded the Israeli Medal of Valor for bravery in combat.  Dr. Neria was able to drive the tank, which was restored by the museum.  This particular vehicle was originally sold by the US to Jordan, and was captured by the Israeli’s in the 1967 war and incorporated into their own tank inventory.

 

Israeli “Pereh” tank officially revealed.

Earlier this week the Israeli Defense Forces officially declassified the “Pereh”  (Wild) anti tank guided missile launcher vehicle. Based on the hull of the M48 tank, the Pereh features a sizable turret  with a fake gun barrel intended to hid its true mission of launching Tamuz ATGMs (also known as the Spike.)  The large bustle on the back of the turret pops up to reveal the launcher tubes, of which there are twelve.  According to Israel Defense, the Pereh has been in service for 30 years (!).  Much speculation has been made in various online forums over the past few years as pictures of these vehicles have been leaked.  Thus far it does not appear that any articles have been published in English on this vehicle.  However, for those that are curious, Israel Defense has an article that is relatively readable using Google translate.  Below is a gallery of some of the pictures of the Pereh that have surfaced on the internet, mostly drawn from this Israeli forum.