Israeli tank battles Yom Kippur to Lebanon by Samuel M. Katz

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Published by Arms and Armour Press, Distributed in the USA by Sterling Pub. Co. in London, New York, New York, NY .

Written in English

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  • Israel-Arab War, 1973 -- Tank warfare.,
  • Lebanon -- History -- Israeli intervention, 1982-1984 -- Tank warfare.

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Includes index.

Book details

StatementSamuel M. Katz.
LC ClassificationsDS128.1 .K39 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p. :
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2143585M
ISBN 100853688680
LC Control Number88213930

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Learn about Author Central. Samuel M /5(4). Reading it again after many years, I still have no doubt that “The Tanks of Tammuz” is the best book ever about the Israel Defense Forces and the country’s wars. First, because Teveth is a marvelous storyteller.

Before the television era, Israeli writers would write what the Americans call nonfiction novels, documentary dramas. Praise for The Tanks of Tamuz 'An outstanding Book' - General Moshe Dayan Shabtai Teveth, born inwas an Israeli historian and author.

Inhe began working as a journalist and then became a polititical correspondent. Inhe won the Israel Prize for “lifetime achievement and special contribution to society and the State.”/5(40). Print book: EnglishView all editions and formats: Rating: (not yet rated) 0 with reviews - Be the first.

Subjects: Israel-Arab War, -- Tank warfare. Lebanon -- History -- Israeli intervention, -- Tank warfare. Israel. -- Tseva haganah le-Yisra'el. -- Gesot ha-shiryon -- History.

View all subjects; More like this: User lists. The book opens with a description of the strategic dilemma on the southern front at the end of the war’s first week, on October On the one hand, there was the assessment of Israel Air Force chief Benny Peled that continued erosion of the air force would soon lead to a situation in which he would not be able to provide support for a broad-scale crossing : Uri Bar-Joseph.

The battle for the Golan Heights in the Yom Kippur war took place in October of On the 6th of October, three Syrian divisions streamed across the Purple Line and into Israel. The Israeli tanks were outnumbered almost ten to one.

After crossing the antitank ditch, the Syrians pressed home the attack and reached a point only ten. The Syrians were armed with hundreds of tanks, but gave the Israeli forces a false sense of security revealing only a few of their tanks in battle formation for months before the massive attack they had planned.

If this attack was successful they could have taken Israel. They had three infantry divisions and over a thousand tanks. Inin response to a growing threat by her Arab neighbours,Israel launches a pre-emptive strike against Egypt in the Sinai. This is the story of one of Author: SSDivsionDasReich.

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The Battle of Abu-Ageila (also known as the Battle of Umm-Qatef; Hebrew: קְרַב אוֹם־כָּתֵף ‎) was a military confrontation between the Israel Defense Forces and the Egyptian Army in the Six-Day War of June The decisive defeat of the Egyptians was critical to the eventual loss of the entire Sinai Peninsula to Israel.

Leading Israeli forces was Major General Ariel Sharon. Israel’s independence in saw the formation of the Israeli Defense Forces, and the IDF cobbled together a modest, ramshackle tank force to repel attacks from neighboring Arab countries. An abandoned tank in a memorial near the Valley of Tears, Golan Heights.

The Barak Brigade’s last stand and a Syrian pause after the battle bought Israel more time. By that time Israeli reserve units were streaming to the front. Within a few days, the Syrian advance had become a full retreat. A Valley of Tears where Israel stopped Syria in A site in the Golan Heights memorializes the fallen members of the 77th Brigade, who fought a decisive battle.

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However it has not always been this way. Since the formation of the armoured corps after World War 2, it could only lay its hands on obsolete US M4 Sherman’s. The most effective tank killer in this war was the tank percent of the Arab tanks and at least 75 percent of the Israeli tanks destroyed during the war were hit by enemy tanks.

Antitank missiles such as the Sagger, RPG-7, LAW, and TOW could be countered by appropriate tactics, although they represented a new and dangerous.

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Crossing of the Suez Canal, Arab-Israeli War of6–8 October The largest military engagement of the entire conflict so far, both in terms of men involved and the vastness of the battle area. The engagement saw the attacking Egyptians cr.

The Egyptian ground forces were also armed with the T- 62 battle tank and when matched against the Israeli Centurion, suffered the same disadvantages as their Syrian counterparts.

After two bloody days the offensive was called off, with the Egyptian 4th Armored Division suffering two hundred and sixty tanks destroyed in contrast to Israeli. Following the Lebanon War, the Israeli Northern Command released the following statistics regarding tank losses: * tanks were deployed (Merkavas MkII, MkIII and MkIV) * 52 tanks were hit by enemy fire (enemy fire encompassing anything fro.

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A heavy battle involving Israeli and Syrian tanks took place on Monday, October 8,and into the following day. By Wednesday, Octothe Israelis had managed to push the Syrians back to the ceasefire line. A delegation from the Israeli military’s armored corps has been in Moscow discussing the logistics for transferring the tank.

The battle near the village of Sultan Yakoub, in the eastern Bekaa. Top tank commander in modern history Lt. Zwi Greengold, Israeli, Yom Kippur War During the Battle of Golan Heights in“Zwicka” Greengold of the th “Barak” (Lightning) Brigade organized a small scratch force that prevented two large Syrian armored formations from breaking through Israeli lines.

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In the ensuing tank battle, which lasted more than three hours, the Israeli tank teams drove back the Syrians. By Sunday evening, the IDF had accumulated sufficient forces to prevent any additional Syrian achievements on the Golan and the Israeli command began preparing a counter-offensive, scheduled to start on Monday, October 8.

In the Lebanon War against Hezbollah, missiles penetrated 22 Israeli tanks, destroying several. Installed on Israel’s most-advanced tank. Yom Kippur War: October When the fourth Arab-Israeli war began on October 6,many of Israel’s soldiers were away from their posts observing Yom Kippur (or Day of.

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