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Mystery of a single tank

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Mystery of a single tankHistory The appearance of the Israeli version of the American M-48A3 in the Research Test Range of Armored Vehicles resembles a spy novel. And there is no complete clarity so far. Israelis have long made efforts to return this particular car home. Finally, the current Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was able to convince Vladimir Putin to make an exchange. We give them a museum exhibit. They are the efficient tank from their old arsenals.


7 June 2016 of the Volga-Dnepr Russian Airlines An-124-100 transport aircraft was delivered from Israel by the An-3-48 transport aircraft, and it was unloaded by the Israeli Magah 3 tank, also known as M-XNUMXXNUMX. Perhaps this tank will go to Israel tank, until recently the former one of the most prominent exhibits of the armored museum in Kubinka.

Israeli Prime Minister several times publicly thanked the Russian president for agreeing to return the tank, which had witnessed the battle at Sultan Yakub. Then this car, as it was considered for many years, went missing along with the crew. And Netanyahu, in his words of thanks, stressed that "the missing soldiers have no graves, their parents have no place where they could come - so will at least the tank."

Any Arab-Israeli war of the late twentieth century for the USSR turned around the fact that the military and defense science received samples of the latest Western weapons. Tank M-48А3 Magah turned out to be one of the most interesting trophies of the 1982 military conflict of the year.

It was the first to use the dynamic armor protection of the Israeli design Blazer. Neither in the USA nor in the USSR there was anything similar then. Case and tower tank hung with some boxes that seemed to destroy the cumulative stream and even a point-blank shot from RPG-7 did no harm. It seemed unthinkable.

Therefore, when in the middle of summer 1982, the fighting in Lebanon subsided, a small but very professional group of Soviet military-technical specialists immediately went there. Their main task was to collect the preserved “boxes” of dynamic protection and bring them to the Union for study.

Recall 5 June 1982, Israel decided to invade Lebanon. The operation was called the “World of Galilee”. In the north of the country in the Lebanese valley, also known as the Bekaa Valley, local tank battles took place, in which the IDF armored vehicles and Damascus army tanks converged.

A complete failure for the Israelis ended the clash near the village of Sultan Yakub, which happened on June 10-11. Details about it have never been reported. Not surprising. It was there that M-48А3 tanks with dynamic protection were used for the first time, and without any triumph. Tankers were surrounded, from which they made their way with difficulty. Eight M-48A3 were hit. Moreover, four cars were captured by the Syrians and taken out of the battlefield.

So, when the Soviet specialists who worked with the remnants of the Israeli tanks, inherited by the Syrians, collected all the more or less preserved elements of dynamic protection and loaded them into the plane to be sent to the USSR, they were told that there was a surprise. It turned out that there was a completely tough M-48А3 in all its protective bodywork. Those who examined this trophy then, then told their colleagues that the tank made an impression of the combat vehicles that had just left the fleet, and not from the hot battlefield. Our specialists were told: wait for a gift in Kubinka.

There are different versions of how the captured tank was delivered to the Union. According to one of them - by sea, and then by rail. According to another, M-48А3 “Magah” was loaded into An-22, which soon landed at the military airfield in Kubinka, from which it was within easy reach of the 38-th Research and Development Testing Institute of armored vehicles in the same Kubinka.

In the fall of 1982, the tank and its amazing protection began to be tested in full. Our specialists quite critically assessed the miracle of Israeli military technical thought. The system "Blazer" consisted of very bulky boxes of various sizes that were mounted on the hull and tower. In addition, they did not guarantee one hundred percent protection even from hand grenade launchers, especially from cannon-shaped cumulative projectiles - therefore the tanks covered by them under Sultan Yaakub got burned.

However, let us pay tribute to the Israelis. It was their M-48А3 "Magah", lost near Sultan-Yakuba and declared to be in Kubinka near Moscow that gave an impetus to the accelerated and successful creation of dynamic defense in the USSR.

Very soon, the armored units of the Soviet Army received their own dynamic defense. It was much more elegant than the Israeli prototype, consisted of relatively small boxes of the same size, with which the body and armor were tightly covered. The first generation of dynamic protection guaranteed the destruction of the cumulative jet, today even the core of the sabrendor is destroyed. The tank becomes impenetrable.

According to experts, it is significantly superior and superior to that developed and developed in the West. And M-48А3 "Magah" took its place in the museum, which then was part of the military institute, therefore closed, and inaccessible to foreigners.

Other times. The leading institute for the study of domestic and foreign armored vehicles in Kubinka has lost its independence and importance. Now it is just a division of another, more, probably, an important military research institute. A unique and once secret collection of hundreds of armored vehicles was transferred to the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation and made open. Now it is the Central Museum of armored weapons and equipment of the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation. In turn, it is a branch of the Central Museum of the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation.

Alas, the fate of the museum is unenviable. He has already started to hit. Many tanks and armored personnel carriers decided to send to the amusement park "Patriot", to transfer something to other museums. Something to return to the previous owners, as is the case with the Israeli tank.
When the tank exposition was made open, Israeli veterans-tank crews became involved in it. And they always asked the guides: do they know where the crew was buried and how much blood was inside the tower. However, they argued: since Israeli tankers do not surrender in captivity, it means that they died. No response was received.

The current guides have no idea about the fate of the crew.

But even the old ones, even those who took part in the M-48А3 “Magah” tests, could not have said anything. An Israeli tank arrived at the Kubinka range without any traces of blood and without any damage. As a completely targeted car turned out to be at the disposal of the Syrians, if Israeli tankers do not surrender in captivity, this is probably the biggest mystery.

It is worth repeating, the Soviet engineers saw in the Bekaa Valley M-48А3 "Magah" almost in perfect condition. And his crew - Zechariah Baumel, Zvi Feldman and Yehuda Katz are still considered missing.

And it remains only to pay tribute to the Government of Israel, that it never forgets about its soldiers.
And if they cannot be found, it returns the combat vehicle on which they fought and, quite possibly, died.
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  1. Vladimir 1964
    Vladimir 1964 11 June 2016 21: 33
    +40
    And it remains only to pay tribute to the Government of Israel, that it never forgets about its soldiers.
    And if they cannot be found, it returns the combat vehicle on which they fought and, quite possibly, died.

    The author is well done, competently and tactfully. hi
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      1. poquello
        poquello 11 June 2016 21: 43
        +6
        Quote: Simpsonian
        The fact that the USSR had its own such "amazing" defense was previously written in articles and comments. How much can you suck on this lollipop7

        you about it? Well, the author put it not quite correctly
        the first models of dynamic protection were developed in the USSR in the late 1950s by the Research Institute of Steel under the guidance of academician Bogdan Wojciechowski; in the mid-60s, similar developments were carried out in Germany by engineer-researcher Manfred Held - MBB-Schrobenhausen concern. For a number of reasons, such as a sufficient level of protection for the Soviet BTVT at the time of the creation of dynamic protection, its production did not begin until the mid-80s. For the first time, a dynamic defense based on German experience was installed on Israeli tanks during the 1982 Lebanon War.

        http://4108.ru/u/dinamicheskaya_zaschita_-_istoriya_sozdaniya
        1. Simpsonian
          Simpsonian 11 June 2016 22: 34
          -2
          Well, what kind of BMP, for example, can have a sufficient level of protection? A number of reasons for the Khrushchevites in power were completely different - the possible weakening of the USSR (but not at all ruining it), and therefore its Armed Forces, was maximized ... despite the fact that besides NATO there is such a border with China with which they quarreled the USSR.
          The armored personnel carrier on Damansky and tanks didn’t knock out? They did not need such protection? Tanks in 1956 during the rebellion in Hungary? The losses there were big, which they needed ...
          1. poquello
            poquello 11 June 2016 23: 25
            +6
            Quote: Simpsonian
            Well, what kind of BMP, for example, can have a sufficient level of protection?

            http://www.e-reading.club/bookreader.php/1021275/Suvorov_-_Boevye_mashiny_pehoty
            _BMP-1, _BMP-2_i_BMP-3.html
            The protection of the BMP-1 crew and internal equipment is ensured by a set of tools and systems, and, above all, the armored hull and turret. The hull and low-profile conical tower are made of rolled steel armor plates. They provide protection against defeat when bullets of small arms and fragments of artillery ammunition hit them in all projections of the machine, and in frontal projections, in addition, when projectiles of automatic small-caliber cannons hit up to 20 mm. The protective properties of the machine are enhanced by a relatively low silhouette, protective coloring, multiple-smoke thermal apparatus (TDA) and high mobility in various road and ground conditions. In case of breaking through the frontal armored parts, additional protection for the crew is ensured by the placement of power unit and power transmission units in the front of the vehicle. Due to the fact that initially, even during the designing of BMPs, it was assumed that the machine together with the crew would operate under the conditions of the use of weapons of mass destruction (WMD), the design provided for a protection system for the crew with the landing of the machine’s equipment from the damaging factors of nuclear, chemical and bacteriological weapons. Such protection is provided due to the strength, rigidity and tightness of the hull and turret, the use of special absorbing materials (lining), as well as a filter-ventilation unit (FVU).

            this is not a tank
            1. Simpsonian
              Simpsonian 12 June 2016 01: 58
              -3
              That's exactly what is not a tank! The Chinese and Hungarians even knocked out the tanks. Some kind of "sufficient level of protection" against cumulative "invented".
              1. poquello
                poquello 12 June 2016 03: 05
                -2
                Quote: Simpsonian
                That's exactly what is not a tank! The Chinese and Hungarians even knocked out the tanks. Some kind of "sufficient level of protection" against cumulative "invented".

                and their cumulative there?
                1. Simpsonian
                  Simpsonian 12 June 2016 03: 32
                  +1
                  To her too. What is the question? DZ and against non-cumulation helps but less.
                  1. poquello
                    poquello 12 June 2016 12: 13
                    0
                    Quote: Simpsonian
                    To her too. What is the question? DZ and against non-cumulation helps but less.

                    against molotov’s cocktails doesn’t help, if I don’t have any idea about Hungary, where in Damansky or in Hungary, but they burned down a little in Hungary, this does not help
                    1. Simpsonian
                      Simpsonian 12 June 2016 18: 20
                      0
                      Read how there and there - you will find out.
        2. Simpsonian
          Simpsonian 11 June 2016 22: 45
          -1
          some "pianist sidorov" has already run through and instructed the minuses ...
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        4. carp
          carp 11 June 2016 23: 30
          +8
          Some inaccuracies in the article
          1). Yehuda Katz was a gunner in the crew of Lieutenant Zohar Livshits (Zohar died, the loader and driver managed to get out of the wrecked tank, Yehuda's body remained in the tank). Zvi Feldman and Zachariah Baumel were members of the tank crew under the command of Hezi Shai. Hezi and Ariel Libernan were captured, and the fate of Zvi Feldman and Zacharia Katz is unknown to this day.
          2) the battle near the Sultan Yakub was heavy, mistakes were made by the Israeli command, but this was not a one-goal battle. The Syrians suffered heavy losses, especially from artillery and air support.
          3) in contrast to the Israeli dynamic armor written in the article, it showed itself perfectly in Lebanon, in the same battle near Sultan Yakub all the tanks of the surrounded battalion received hits, of which 8 were destroyed.
          1. Simpsonian
            Simpsonian 12 June 2016 02: 02
            -1
            And how much did the gunner Yehuda Katz manage to shoot Syrians and Lebanese, for example, who joined them, in addition to artillery and air support? Didn’t a lot of notches in the tower on the armor leave? Let's cry for it with the whole site ...
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          1. Anglorussian
            Anglorussian 12 June 2016 00: 07
            -8
            The British throw bottles and invite the Russians to the battle in the style of "300 Spartans."
            A comparison of the drunken gopota with the Spartans does not hurt the ears? Do not discredit patriotism, mass hooliganism under the old song of the words of which not everyone knows? (Look at the lips in the clips)
          2. poquello
            poquello 12 June 2016 00: 14
            0
            Quote: Dryuya2
            cornered by a thousand fans of the English team in one of the streets of Marseille.

            to see who minusanul doesn't like hyperbolas, they wrote 20 of us grappled with a hundred, a draw, ours pleased us recouped after the free kick, scored almost at the end
            1. Bort radist
              Bort radist 12 June 2016 05: 43
              +2
              Quote: poquello
              20 of ours grappled with a hundred, a draw, ours pleased recouped after the penalty

              According to the classics -
              "I measured his figure with an eye,
              And when he declared me a check -
              I bared my biceps inadvertently,
              He even took off his jacket for fidelity.
              And instantly in the hall it became quieter
              He noticed that I was getting up ...
              Apparently, he was not up to the chips -
              And the praised notorious Fisher
              Immediately agreed to a draw.
          3. sgazeev
            sgazeev 12 June 2016 06: 11
            +4
            Our team showed that it is worth the "ambition" of oat-eaters.
    2. Simpsonian
      Simpsonian 11 June 2016 21: 37
      +2
      The fact that the USSR had its own such "amazing" defense was previously written in articles and comments.
      How much can I suck on this 46+ ton lollipop7
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    4. papas-57
      papas-57 11 June 2016 22: 46
      +9
      Well, if you believe the TV series `` Striking Force '', then ours began to develop dynamic protection of armored vehicles before anyone else, and achieved some success. But a lack of understanding of the military and imperfect technologies have brought good ideas to nothing. After the capture of an Israeli tank, the military saw the light and gave the go-ahead for further work on this topic. What came out of this can now be seen in the form of the world's best dynamic protection of our armored vehicles.
      1. Simpsonian
        Simpsonian 12 June 2016 02: 13
        0
        stinky as the series are different ...
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    6. sgazeev
      sgazeev 12 June 2016 06: 02
      +2
      What are your opinions, Comrade Katz?
      - Katz offers to give up!
      “The Russians are not giving up ... Comrade Katz.”
      1. AID.S
        AID.S 13 June 2016 00: 13
        0
        Quote: sgazeev
        What are your opinions, Comrade Katz?
        - Katz offers to give up!
        “The Russians are not giving up ... Comrade Katz.”


        David Abramovich Dragunsky (February 2 (15), 1910, Posad Svyatsk Surazh district of Chernihiv province - October 12, 1992, Moscow) - Soviet military and political figure, Colonel General (1970), twice Hero of the Soviet Union.
    7. Ramzaj99
      Ramzaj99 12 June 2016 10: 44
      +1
      Already probably the 3 article for the last week about this tank. Not tired of reprinting the same thing ???
      1. atalef
        atalef 12 June 2016 10: 59
        -3
        Quote: Ramzaj99
        Already probably the 3 article for the last week about this tank. Not tired of reprinting the same thing ???

        Indeed, it is time to return to the DPRK good
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  2. Teberii
    Teberii 11 June 2016 21: 35
    +22
    An equivalent exchange machine is identical, what difference does it make who will occupy a place at the exhibition. The Israelis got their monument well done.
    1. alexmach
      alexmach 11 June 2016 23: 31
      +7
      And how many screams there was about "Putin passed !!"
      1. zennon
        zennon 12 June 2016 00: 20
        +5
        Quote: alexmach
        And how many screams there was about "Putin passed !!"

        There was no information about exchange. All wrote "Putin gave." So what do you want?
        1. Bayonet
          Bayonet 12 June 2016 07: 01
          +2
          Quote: zennon
          There was no information about exchange. All wrote "Putin gave." So what do you want?

          You just have to think before yelling! At VO this is constantly - for any stuffing hundreds of indignant, formidable comments am And then silence will be sorted out ...
  3. seregatara1969
    seregatara1969 11 June 2016 21: 37
    +7
    war will end only with the burial of the last soldier of that war
  4. avt
    avt 11 June 2016 21: 39
    +22
    Alas, the fate of the museum is unenviable. He has already started to hit. Many tanks and armored personnel carriers decided to send to the amusement park "Patriot", to transfer something to other museums. Something to return to the previous owners, as is the case with the Israeli tank.
    Well, he was a museum with a stretch - a warehouse of equipment on the site not provided for a wide display. For "shit" - What exactly was stolen? Well, they exchanged identical cars and what? And what exactly the author can name from
    Something to return to the previous owners
    Well, name it. Maybe where the Wehrmacht and the SS tank units are being restored? And if they make a good exposition in the Patriot, it’s even good - let Cuba remain the storehouse that any museum has, so even right - an exhibition hall with a thematically changeable collection storehouse for restoration and scientific work, again
    to transfer something to other museums.
    normal museum practice and collectors, too, and should not be confused with theft, which goes through another department and articles of the corresponding code.
    1. Russian German
      Russian German 11 June 2016 21: 57
      +10
      I agree with you, but also would like to add.
      Was in this museum 3 months ago, and saw this tank. I did not see any "shit", moreover, there were new copies in the exposition. They showed the work of the repair shop and the restoration of the next tankette and the T-34-85. And at the entrance to the museum there appeared the skeleton of an IL-2, discovered during the construction of a bridge to the Crimea.
  5. moskowit
    moskowit 11 June 2016 21: 40
    0
    "... Alas, the fate of the museum is unenviable. They have already begun to derail it. It was decided to send many tanks and armored personnel carriers to the Patriot amusement park, to transfer something to other museums. To return something to its previous owners, as in the case of an Israeli tank." .. "
    I was sure that the museum in Kubinka would pass the "privatization" epidemic. One of the most complete collection of armored vehicles in the world with a few unique pieces. And where does the RF Defense Ministry look. Not enough money for maintenance again? It is enough that they destroyed the unique exposition of military vehicles in the Ryazan Automobile School "deceased in Bose" ... am am sad
    1. Russian German
      Russian German 11 June 2016 22: 01
      +5
      I hasten to reassure you.
      Was in this museum 3 months ago, and saw this tank. I did not see any "shit", moreover, there were new copies in the exposition. They showed the work of the repair shop and the restoration of the next tankette and the T-34-85. And at the entrance to the museum there appeared the skeleton of an IL-2, discovered during the construction of a bridge to the Crimea.
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  6. Oleneboy_
    Oleneboy_ 11 June 2016 21: 41
    +13
    You should never forget that in Israel, this small country lives 10% of immigrants from the USSR. Therefore, Putin gave away. Although relations between the countries should be even better .....
    1. tomket
      tomket 12 June 2016 00: 18
      +3
      Quote: Oleneboy_
      Therefore, Putin gave away. Although relations between countries should be even better .....

      And Putin decided to pay them pensions ....
      1. cap
        cap 12 June 2016 05: 58
        +9
        Quote: tomket
        Quote: Oleneboy_
        Therefore, Putin gave away. Although relations between countries should be even better .....

        And Putin decided to pay them pensions ....


        If you earned why not pay? Very correct.
        In Germany, by the way, our people are paid, work experience is counted.
        But in the democratic country of the USA, our hero of the Soviet Union
        I don’t know how he ended up there (probably the children left to work and remained), was left without detention. Appealed through the Russian Embassy for financial assistance for treatment.
        These are the "democratic" approaches of the former allies.
        As for the tank, I’ll say one thing, I don’t wish anyone as a parent, after so many post-war years, not to know the fate of their children. You will not wish the enemy.
        Who does not agree minus.
        That something like this.
  7. dmitriyruss
    dmitriyruss 11 June 2016 21: 43
    +1
    It was necessary to exchange for Abrams or Merkava, these would be exhibits
    1. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 11 June 2016 22: 07
      +4
      Quote: dmitriyruss
      It was necessary to exchange for Abrams or Merkava, these would be exhibits

      Where in Israel is Abrams? request
      1. carp
        carp 11 June 2016 23: 32
        +3
        Abramsa came to visit us, were at joint exercises
    2. Maksus
      Maksus 11 June 2016 22: 38
      +3
      Merkava could have been replaced in Israel by the T-80 or T-72 of the later series, since we have this good in bulk. Plus self-propelled guns - Acacia, MSTA. Conkeror received the inter-museum exchange at one time.
      1. MACCABI-TLV
        MACCABI-TLV 12 June 2016 16: 22
        0
        Quote: Maksus
        Merkava could have been replaced by Israel on the T-80 or T-72 of the later series,

        Only the first would have been received. The two are still in the army, and while it is there, they wouldn’t have given the line tank to you, not at all. (We do not have export versions)
        1. Maksus
          Maksus 12 June 2016 21: 18
          0
          Yes, even the first. Merkava is not a frequent guest outside of Israel, only in Samur there is (I wonder what they exchanged for, I do not remember the French in Latrun except AMX-13). In Cuban, the Chariot would gorgeously stand next to SuperSherman, Shot and Magah.
    3. alexmach
      alexmach 11 June 2016 23: 34
      +1
      And yet, not every Jew on this site writes under the flag with the star of David. Yes.
      1. Turkestan
        Turkestan 12 June 2016 09: 02
        +2
        Because not every Jew lives in the state of ISRAEL
      2. Maksus
        Maksus 12 June 2016 09: 11
        +7
        And yet, the site is full of short-sighted ones, if a person supports Israel, and not crazy ragged people, this does not mean that he is a Jew, I just have a brain.
      3. cherina
        cherina 12 June 2016 12: 12
        0
        Quote: alexmach
        And yet, not every Jew on this site writes under the flag with the star of David. Yes.

        And I see you’re just a big specialist in identifying the enemies of the people on this site, just like Sharikov, you smell them with your heart, you need to work with your talents in the LCD in cleaning laughing
      4. Bayonet
        Bayonet 12 June 2016 16: 07
        0
        What an observation! laughing
  8. avg-mgn
    avg-mgn 11 June 2016 21: 43
    +6
    Everyone would and always did, sat down, talked - decided and done.
  9. PKK
    PKK 11 June 2016 21: 50
    +3
    I believe that respect for the dead and the wounded depends on the commander and on the personnel. In the Kovpak detachment, the partisans always carried out the wounded and killed, the Germans infuriated that they were shooting and there was no sense.
  10. ML-334
    ML-334 11 June 2016 21: 52
    +6
    Nevertheless, courage is necessary to die but not to surrender. A person who consciously sacrifices his life for the good of the Motherland is worthy of eternal memory.
  11. bad
    bad 11 June 2016 21: 58
    +9
    a tank, until recently, one of the most striking exhibits of the armored museum in Kubinka.
    ... why is he the brightest? what I personally particularly remember the object 279 (flying saucer) from the domestic manufacturer and the mouse from trophies. although of course in Kubink the whole exposition is good ... IMHO .. hi
  12. atamankko
    atamankko 11 June 2016 22: 04
    +3
    It turns out that everything can be solved easily.
  13. Vadim237
    Vadim237 11 June 2016 22: 26
    +2
    "It was the first to use the reactive armor protection of the Israeli design Blazer." In my opinion, this dynamic protection was developed by a German company.
    1. voyaka uh
      voyaka uh 11 June 2016 23: 20
      +9
      Both Russians and Germans were engaged in remote sensing in the 60-70s.
      Israel, I think, was interested in any foreign developments.
      We are quickly introducing military innovations into production models - this
      advantage. And who first came up with ... disputes.
  14. Vadim237
    Vadim237 11 June 2016 22: 37
    +2
    And part of the calculations and tests
    1. Vadim237
      Vadim237 11 June 2016 22: 40
      0
      Description of the calculation of the action of the cumulative jet
    2. Vadim237
      Vadim237 11 June 2016 22: 41
      +1
      Dynamic Protection Tests
  15. abeluk
    abeluk 11 June 2016 22: 50
    +4
    ..... "they asserted: since the Israeli tankers do not surrender, it means they died" ... I heard about "our" Jew, on the contrary, that in the Charter of the Israeli army it is written that a soldier must do everything to save his life , when captured, tell everything you know, etc.
  16. sisa29
    sisa29 12 June 2016 00: 01
    +9
    Israel deserves respect for such a reverent respect for the memory of its soldiers! And the proposals to exchange it for merkava or abrams, I think, would humiliate us. It does not respect a great country to arrange bargaining on the bones of soldiers. They gave a similar tank in return, they wouldn’t give it, and so they would have returned it.
  17. potapych
    potapych 12 June 2016 00: 07
    +2
    the story however
  18. Skifotavr
    Skifotavr 12 June 2016 00: 36
    +2
    How completely purposeful the machine was at the disposal of the Syrians, if the Israeli tankers did not surrender, probably the biggest mystery.
    1. Bort radist
      Bort radist 12 June 2016 05: 50
      +2
      Quote: potapych
      the story however

      According to the memoirs of Gilad, the 734th brigade of Michael Shakhar mobilized at the beginning of the war did not have a reconnaissance mission, which had been transferred to one of the neighboring units the day before. This significantly reduced the ability of the brigade headquarters to control the situation around them. At the end of the whole 362nd battalion slipped the desired point at night, being among the battle formations of the Syrians. Gilad calls the cause of the mistake the desire of the battalion commander to take a more advantageous position for shooting and pressure from the corps commander Janusz Ben Galya, who often allowed himself to manage battalions directly bypassing the headquarters of divisions and brigades. One way or another, the “Magahs” of the battalion were under fire from Syrian infantry fighting vehicles equipped with 9K11 Baby anti-tank missile systems (AT-3 Sagger according to NATO classification).

      As an Israeli military historian David Handelman told Lente.ru, “Together with the use of anti-tank systems, RPGs, mortar and machine gun fire, direct fire was also fired at the battalion. As a curiosity, it can be noted that the Israeli 362nd battalion of the 734th tank brigade encountered in this battle a unit with the same number: the Syrian 362nd battalion of the 58th mechanized brigade. In addition, it came to hand-to-hand tankers with Syrian commandos. " https://lenta.ru/articles/2016/06/09/takigesheft/
      1. voyaka uh
        voyaka uh 12 June 2016 09: 44
        +3
        A Syrian ambush took a picture of a reconnaissance aircraft the day before.
        But military intelligence mistakenly transferred the pictures to the wrong brigade,
        which also did not orient and did not forward important information to neighbors.
        That is, there was a gross fact on the line of intelligence. It was declassified 5 years ago
        and published in the press.
        1. MACCABI-TLV
          MACCABI-TLV 12 June 2016 16: 38
          0
          Quote: voyaka uh
          A Syrian ambush took a picture of a reconnaissance aircraft the day before.
          But military intelligence mistakenly transferred the pictures to the wrong brigade,
          which also did not orient and did not forward important information to neighbors.

          Where to find Old, about it in Hebrew?
  19. Semrus
    Semrus 12 June 2016 05: 58
    0
    "The history of the appearance in the Research Proving Grounds .." In the Range ... Hmm alarmed ... "Let us remind you, June 5 ...", "Author Sergey Ptichkin" Does Sergey suffer from delusions of grandeur?
  20. Maki Avellevich
    Maki Avellevich 12 June 2016 07: 36
    +5
    AUTHOR:
    How a completely purposeful machine was at the disposal of the Syrians if Israeli tankmen did not surrender


    Why is this malice?
    I would also hint that the tankers sold the tank to the Arabs.
    1. sounddoc
      sounddoc 12 June 2016 10: 58
      +1
      I agree .... No offense: on the grave of the greatest merchant of all times and peoples, of course, a Jew, it is written: "Sold the soul of the devil")))))) Zay gezund!
  21. sounddoc
    sounddoc 12 June 2016 10: 54
    +1
    Very smart thing! The tank, which does not have the slightest historical value for Russia, was exchanged for a similar one - a good reason for good relations ....
  22. Barakuda
    Barakuda 12 June 2016 11: 15
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    YES YESTERDAY EXCHANGED for a similar, WHAT about fuss?
  23. iouris
    iouris 12 June 2016 11: 18
    +1
    Quote
    However, let us pay tribute to the Israelis. It was their M-48А3 "Magah", lost near Sultan-Yakuba and declared to be in Kubinka near Moscow that gave an impetus to the accelerated and successful creation of dynamic defense in the USSR.
    End of quote.
    In my opinion, it is the Syrians who should be given their due, because in Russia-USSR in the "high offices" the designers were most often tasked with the following: "to make it like the Americans, only half a meter longer."
    The main thing in this story is the lack of desire to preserve, develop and make accessible to the general public (primarily "domestic" youth) museums of technology. This suggests that the technological development of our society, most likely, is not threatened.
  24. sergey72
    sergey72 12 June 2016 12: 34
    +2
    Quote: carpag
    Yehuda Katz was a gunner

    Oh how. And the knowledgeable people said that the Galil SAR assault rifle, which happened to be in the gunner's place, also hit the tank.