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By David Eshel

ISBN-10: 0080362575

ISBN-13: 9780080362571

Книга подполковника танковых войск Израиля в отставке Давида Эшеля посвящена истории бронетанковых войск Израиля, с момента их основания до середины 80-х гг., и их участию в боевых действиях. Текст сопровождается редкими фотографиями и схемами боевых операций.Очень интересная книга, рекомендую.

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Lieutenant Colonel David Eshel IDF (Retd) used to be born in Dresden, Germany, in 1928 and emigrated to Israel whilst he was once ten years previous. He joined the Jewish cost Police for nationwide carrier in 1946 and observed motion for the 1st time on convoy escort accountability within the Negev within the early battles for regulate of the roads ahead of the 1948 war.
During the warfare of Independence, he commanded a machine-gun part and, later, a platoon in a reconnaissance battalion. After the battle, he was once assigned to the newly shaped Armoured institution at Ramie as an teacher. He used to be among the 1st contingent of officials chosen to wait classes with the French military and graduated from the French Cavalry institution at Saumur as a tank platoon commander in 1951.
On his go back, he used to be published as operations officer of the 1st Tank Battalion. in the course of the First Sinai crusade in 1956, he served lower than Colonel Uri Ben An as commander of the seventh Armoured Brigade sign corporation within the rank of significant. almost immediately after the crusade, he turned leader of indications of the Armoured Corps. A 12 months spell as Commander of indications within the Northern Command then undefined, and then he lower back to the Armoured Corps - now below the command of basic Tal. the following he served in a couple of command and employees appointments together with the command of the sign Battalion in Tal's armoured department within the Six Day War.
In 1969 he went to the workers and Command university as a tactical teacher and was once accountable there for inter-arm battle video games. those integrated a learn of the Egyptian probability which was once to develop into a practice session for the true factor 3 years later. Retiring from energetic carrier in 1971, he used to be recalled for accountability within the Yom Kippur battle and served all through with the reserves. On his retirement, he based his personal army publishing corporation and introduced Defence replace, a per 30 days journal with a world-wide stream. His earlier released paintings contains books for the yank condo ARCO - Elite battling devices and US quick Deployment Forces - and a few books at the Israeli Defence Forces released in Israel. Married with young ones, he lives in Israel and devotes such a lot of his time to army writing and lecturing.


1 Beginnings........1
2 The struggle of Independence 1948-49........13
3 The Evolution of the IDF Armoured Corps........24
4 The Sinai crusade of 1956........31
5 common Israel Tal Takes Over........51
6 Lightning crusade: The Six Day battle 1967........58
I. Tal Strikes........58
II. Abu Agheila and the development to the Canal........72
III. opposed to ambitious Odds: the Battles for Jerusalem,
Samaria and the Golan........80
7 adjustments in employer and Doctrine: The conflict of Attrition 1967-73........87
8 The Yom Kippur warfare 1973........94
I. The conflict for the Golan........94
II. Counter-Attack: the improvement into Syria and the risk to
III. The assault around the Suez Canal and a Brilliant
9 Aftermath ........155
10 end: The Israeli Armoured Corps Today........170Chapter Notes........172ANNEXES I. Commanders of the Israeli Armoured Corps........181
II. The functionality of Soviet Tanks - An Assessment........190
III. Tank forms in IDF carrier 1948-88........194
IV. stock of Tanks and Armoured combating autos in heart jap Armies 1988........197SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY........199INDEX........201

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By the end of the war the Egyptians and Syrians had lost so many pilots that — according to the Israelis — Soviets, Iraqis, Cubans, Pakistanis, North Vietnamese and even Libyans in Mirage His were flying against them as replacements. By 28 October, with the Israelis threatening Damascus and established on the Egyptian side of the Suez Canal for half its length, a ceasefire was agreed. Lengthy negotiations, overseen by the United States, resulted in 1978 in an Israeli withdrawal from Sinai almost to their 1967 frontiers.

This loss of 40 aircraft, plus another 60 or more aircraft damaged, represented nearly a quarter of the IAF's total strength. Most of the Israeli losses were coming from ZSU-23-4 flak and even machine guns as they dived to avoid the missiles. The little SA-7 was also scoring hits, but usually without causing enough damage to bring down the plane. Although it was scoring few kills, the biggest problem was the SA-6, the continuous wave (CW) radar which changed fre- quency so rapidly that the Israeli threat detectors could not pick it up, nor could their chaff and ECM jam it.

An F-15 — by no means the worst aircraft in this respect — needs about 34 hours' maintenance between flights, and one of its many thousands of components fails about every twenty minutes of flight time. Cost has become such that the 'debugging' is carried in the first five years or so of an aircraft's service life. For every minute spent in the air, a fast jet expects to spend several hours on the ground. Meanwhile, the need for longer runways, repair workshops, more fuel and ordnance means that creating a fighter airfield is no longer a question of days, as in World War Two, but of months or years.

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