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Offline jaytee

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Israeli AA vehicles 1973?
« on: August 14, 2019, 02:14:52 PM »
Could someone tell me what AA vehicles the Israeli army used in 1973, in its armoured and mech brigades?

Im guessing some sort of 20mm quad on M3 half tracks? Or did they use something better?
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Offline Marine0846

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Re: Israeli AA vehicles 1973?
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2019, 05:03:21 PM »
I went and googled here is what I found.

US WWII halftracks with quad 50s.

TCM-20 towed two barreled 20mms.

ZSU- 23s

Also ZSU 57s.

The last two were captured from the Egyptians.
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Offline Splod

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Re: Israeli AA vehicles 1973?
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2019, 09:42:24 PM »
ZSU- 23s

Also ZSU 57s.

The last two were captured from the Egyptians.

While Soviet AA was captured during the war, I haven't seen any evidence of the weapons in use by IDF during 1973. Can anyone provide a source testifying to their use?

Offline JohnFoA

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Re: Israeli AA vehicles 1973?
« Reply #3 on: August 25, 2019, 03:57:14 PM »
The TCM was also in M3 half-track as an SPAA.  apparently quite successful.
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