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Israel Military Tanks

Authored By Staff Writer | Last Updated: 4/29/2014

Thanks to many years of experience, the Israelis have become something of masters in the art of armored warfare and urban combat.

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There are a total of 17 Israeli Military Tanks in the Military Factory. Entries are listed below by initial year of service. Flag images indicative of country of origin.




2007
Sabra MBT (M60T)
The Israeli-developed "Sabra" is a highly modified form of the American M60 "Patton" tank complete with a revised turret, mor...
Thumbnail picture of the Sabra MBT (M60T)

1979
Merkava Chariot
The Merkava series of main battle tank represents the backbone of Israeli armor elements. The system was the result of extens...
Thumbnail picture of the Merkava Chariot

1968
Magach (M48 / M60)
Israel needed tanks to defend her borders from the Arab states and the American M48 tank was the best choice based on reliabi...
Thumbnail picture of the Magach (M48 / M60)

1966
BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)
The Soviet military was first major military power to widely adopt the concept of an "armored fighting infantry carrier" thro...
Thumbnail picture of the BMP-1 (Boyevaya Mashina Pekhoty)

1961
T-62
After the end of World War 2, the Soviet military had officially replaced their war-winning T-34 Medium Tank series with the ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-62

1960
M60 (Patton)
The M60 "Patton" Main Battle Tank began development in 1957 to counter rumors that the Soviets were working on a new main bat...
Thumbnail picture of the M60 (Patton)

1953
IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)
The T-10 can be considered the pinnacle "Josef Stalin" tank design as it is the tank that superceded previous forms and becam...
Thumbnail picture of the IS-10 / T-10 (Josef Stalin)

1952
M48 Patton
The M48 Patton appeared in 1952 and was produced in over 11,000 examples during her tenure. She went on to form the backbone ...
Thumbnail picture of the M48 Patton

1952
AMX-13
The AMX-13 Light Tank was designed to a new post-World War 2 French Army requirement. In the post-war years, France was rebui...
Thumbnail picture of the AMX-13

1949
T-54
The T-54 series of Soviet main battle tank came about in the search for a viable replacement for the war-winning T-34 Medium ...
Thumbnail picture of the T-54

1945
IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)
The IS-3 (also "Joseph Stalin" or "Iosef Stalin" IS3) heavy tank was a continuation of the successful series of tanks fielded...
Thumbnail picture of the IS-3 / JS-3 (Josef Stalin)

1945
Centurion (A41)
Though requested as early as 1943 and entering production in January of 1945, the British Centurion Main Battle Tank arrived ...
Thumbnail picture of the Centurion (A41)

1943
M22 Locust
After witnessing the successes of the German airborne divisions to take over most of Western Europe in the opening salvos of ...
Thumbnail picture of the M22 Locust

1942
M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)
The M4 Sherman series of medium tanks proved an invaluable asset to Allied operations North Africa, Europe and the Pacific th...
Thumbnail picture of the M4 Sherman (Medium Tank, M4)

1942
M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)
The M5 "Stuart" (also "General Stuart") was an extension of the original M3 Stuart Light Tank line of 1941 and brought about ...
Thumbnail picture of the M5 Stuart (Light Tank, M5) (Stuart VI)

1939
Hotchkiss H39
The Hotchkiss H39 superseded the H35 series light tanks in French Army service, being produced in more numbers than her forer...
Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H39

1936
Hotchkiss H35
Like other powers of the 1930s sensing future regional unrest across Europe, the French enacted a modernization program of th...
Thumbnail picture of the Hotchkiss H35