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1967 Israeli tank crews in 1/72?

Posted by Jesse on 26 Nov 2014, 14:37

I want to do a Israeli M48 tank for the Six day war in 1967. I also want crew figures with that (at least a commander) and that's were my problem starts. How did israeli tank tank crews look like in 1967 (dress/headgear)?
And are there suitable figures in 1/72; ready or to convert (not too difficult...)? Orion has some crew figures in their Israeli set, but they are way too modern I presume...
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Posted by Jesse on 26 Nov 2014, 15:39

Sorry, was supposed to be posted in Questions...
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Posted by armpcm on 26 Nov 2014, 21:00

Hello Jesse,

Im on route to home after 12 + hours on job, if I manage some time at night I will search the library and get some info.
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Posted by Jesse on 26 Nov 2014, 21:33

Please, take your time. My diorama projects (and I have many at the same time) take VERY long time to finish, so no need to hurry :) You are too kind, you deserve a big christmas present with lots of miniature goodies!
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Posted by Greg77 on 26 Nov 2014, 21:57

Till armpcm give you the required info, I give you some basic what I know about them

Yes, you are right, the orion set seems too modern
Zahal tank crewmen wore several type of headgear: baret, "kepi-like" headgear, and most importantly converted/upgraded WW 2 US tank crew crash helmet added radio equipment, almost all the time /w protective glasses,

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color of the uniform was khaki, or yellow green, in the hot summer of '67 they fought in rolled up shirtsleeves in the tanks

So.. all you have to do is to find US tank crewman wearing the emblematic crash helmet, but don't wear the also emblematic tanker jacket eto, and make some conversion for the radio equipment ),
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find a baret wearing tank commander(in shirt), and equip/sculpt the protective glass


both solution seems easy as kiss a hand... :joker:
well I am jokin'
sorry but I can't help figure ideas, maybe 8th army tank crew??
if there is any kind of that..
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Posted by Beano Boy on 27 Nov 2014, 02:27

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Israeli tanks advancing on Golan Heights June 10th 1967 during Six Day war

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Tank convoy heading towards the front Six Days War 1967.

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Israeli Centurion tanks prepare for battle during the Six Day War

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This one a real good shot of the head gear these tankers wore.
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Posted by Jesse on 27 Nov 2014, 15:35

Thank you very much, Greg77 and Beano Boy! Seems like I need to get my hands on some american WWII tank crew heads...
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Posted by Beano Boy on 09 Dec 2014, 20:16

This is Jesse`s topic,on the subject of Tank Crews. BB
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