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    Shermans vs Panzers last tank battle in the 1960s

    Always amazing how military hardware hangs around and is in use decades later. I would have hated to feed and upkeep those Panzers in a battlefield like that.. Parts must have been hard. But looking at some of the knocked out tanks, it seems they were in a more defensive mode.

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    Interesting. Had no idea those machines were still rolling.
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    Yeah, tanks from bygone era still in use, seem to be more used as stationary artillery pieces than mobile armor. As long as you can wrk the turret, it has some utility.
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    Well, Israel started off pretty shoe string.
    And, it's enemies were pretty shoe string.

    at first.
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    That is really cool but Iím surprised the panzers could do nothing to the Shermanís. Unless they upgraded the armor a direct hit should have knocked them out. Suppose being equipped with a 105 would help with not being in range to be hit or hit easily, though.

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    Thanks for sharing that. I knew about Israel continuing to use Shermans, their up-gunned versions are pretty interesting, but I didn't know anything about the Syrian panzers. I know the Czechs also supplied 98k Mausers and an updated version of the Me109 Messerschmitt to Israel, so they supplied both sides with ex-Nazi equipment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jt22453 View Post
    That is really cool but Iím surprised the panzers could do nothing to the Shermanís. Unless they upgraded the armor a direct hit should have knocked them out. Suppose being equipped with a 105 would help with not being in range to be hit or hit easily, though.
    As in the original conflict it is possible that tactics played a role here. Training etc.
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    As for keeping the tanks running... shouldn't be that hard.
    While parts fabrication might be expensive for us, for a nation it shouldn't be that hard.
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    Quote Originally Posted by churchmouse View Post
    As in the original conflict it is possible that tactics played a role here. Training etc.
    That's what I was thinking. You have to be able to hit something to knock it out and I knew plenty of folks that couldn't pass tank gunnery.
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