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Israeli Half-track SPG to identify please
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 8:39 am
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Here are few photos I took at the V2 Bunker museum at Eperlecques, France. There was a lot of artillery and this Half-track, which I suppose carried an AT gun or a howitzer. Could you please identify it?

Half-track at Eperlecques

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:13 am
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WAG : United States M3 half-track ?
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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 9:14 am
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interesting, doesn't look exactly like anything, even checked my Hunnicutt. Normally whole front of cab folded down without a seprate drivers compartment, maybe a field mod or mod by a foreign user?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 10:44 am
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Possibly an Israeli mod?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:42 pm
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Its an Israeli Zahlen... looks like the 90mm version.

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 12:44 pm
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This is a decent site:
www.israeli-weapons.co...m3/m3.html

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- JimWeb
Its an Israeli Zahlen... looks like the 90mm version.


Hmm I should mention that the gun is actually missing... IIRC they were six-pounders fitted with a 90mm barrel. Anyone confirm this?

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PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2007 1:47 pm
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I mentioned on the website that it is an "Israelian M3 Half-track with 90mm anti-tank gun", referring to the description made on this website :

http://www.balagan.org.uk/war/ai/weapons.htm

"M3 Half-track with 90mm anti-tank gun

The Israelis converted some M3 half-tracks into tank destroyers by adding a French 90mm DEFA F1 gun. (Ian Clarke emailed me to say the halftracks with the defa 90 mm gun were used on the Golan heights in 1967)
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I think that this description should fit to the vehicle, but I wonder what's the real name of this vehicle in the Israeli official classification..

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