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What is this tank?
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 1:52 am
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Another picture I found at Strangemilitary.com. They very seldom have captions with any real meaning so I was wondering what this tank is?


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 2:21 am
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Looks like a Magatch 7 - an Israeli improved M60A1
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I never would have guessed an M60 varient!

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 6:11 am
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Hi Jeff! Hi Folks!

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I never would have guessed an M60 varient!


Trying to keep up with what the IDF has done to other counties AFVs is a major field of study as great as trying to learn all the different ways a Sherman was put together and used over the years.

I knew there was a M-60 under all that, but I didn't know the correct IDF name for it.

Now that you know it is a US M-60 MBT, did you notice the track block?

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 8:58 am
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Hi all,

I believe it is an Israeli Magach 7c (aka Magach Gimel <-- Hebrew designation)
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2006 9:04 am
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It's the MAGACH 7C methinks, see the bottom of the linked page below................

www.israeli-weapons.co...Photos.htm

Good turret view here.............tight fit for the Driver! Shocked



These are all from this site: -

www.israeli-weapons.co...apons.html

First class details with plenty of images.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 1:00 am
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What am I looking at with the track block?

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 3:30 am
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The tracks are the same as on the Merkava, unlike anything you'll see on the M60...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 16, 2006 2:11 pm
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Hi Jeff! Hi Folks!

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What am I looking at with the track block?


Something like those Shermans you found with the T-66, single pin steel track block. The original wide type of track block for the Sherman.

Then the US switched to double pin rubber type track block.

The M-60 in U.S. service started out with rubber chevon type block, upgraded to the replaceable hex pad type of block.
Check out the double pin chevon rubber block on your photo of this M60 at range control:


Then check out the double pin hex pad track block in your photo of the M60 at the MATES site.


The IDF has reversed what the U.S. has done over the years. They replaced the double pin rubber block track with single pin, steel block. You can see the block in your post from strange tanks is very different from what the U.S. had used. The view of the track block in the photo Bug posted is a little clearer.


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:59 pm
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Yes, it's a MAGACH 7C. They are built off of M60A0's, Slick 60's for those of you old enough to remember.
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