Friday, November 18, 2016
Once more from that prior blog entry:
* "The Israelis removed the turret from the Sho’t and turned the tank’s hull into the Nagmachon armored personnel carrier."
The Israeli Sho't armor [Centurion] as modified by the Israeli ordnance. Turret removed, the vehicle converted into a heavy armored-personnel-carrier [HAPC]..
INDEED, A WHOLE FAMILY OF HAPC FROM SHO'T!
That "family" of Israeli HAPC to include:
* "The Nagma Sho’t was the first of the Sho’t converted APC’s. It was not as a successful due to the troops having to exit through the roof hatches."
* "Nagmachon is a heavily armoured personnel carrier [APC] fielded by the Israel Defense Forces. The Nagmachon evolved from the NagmaSho’t APC, which in turn was based on Centurion Sho’t hulls from the 1970s and 1980s"
* "Nakpadon or Nikpadon is an Israeli heavy armored personal carrier (HAPC) based on the Centurion-derived Nagmashot"
* "The Puma is a heavily armored Combat Engineering Vehicle [CEV] and armored personnel carrier [APC] that the Engineering Corps of the Israeli Defense Forces has used since the early 1990s . . . The Puma uses the hull of the Sho’t, which in itself is a modified British Centurion tank"
NOR must we forget Narmera. A Merkava indigenous designed and built Israeli tank THOSE MOST EARLY VERSIONS OF MERKAVA STRIPPED OF TURRET AND TRANSFORMED INTO A HEAVY ARMORED PERSONNEL CARRIER!
Thanks to the Tank Nut Dave Internet web site see images of all the Sho't derived HAPC.
And again, with Narmera the saga continues. ISRAELI ORDNANCE BY NECESSITY IS GOOD AT THIS SORT OF STUFF!