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"Soltam L-33 Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA)" Topic


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Tango0129 May 2018 3:12 p.m. PST

"Israeli Army ingenuity showed through with their Soltam L-33 "Ro'em" when there proved a need for an indigenous Self-Propelled Artillery (SPA) system. Design work began in the late 1960s and took the existing chassis of the American World War 2-era M4 Sherman Medium Tank and added a new, fixed hull superstructure with a Cummins diesel engine. The result was a serviceable 10-ton vehicle mounting a powerful 155mm howitzer. First combat service was with the Israeli Army during the 1973 Yom Kippur War and additional service in the 1982 Lebanon War. It is estimated that some 200 vehicles were produced in all though they are no longer in active service with the Israeli military…"
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Legion 429 May 2018 3:19 p.m. PST

The Sherman was still rolling decades after WWII ! evil grin

Tango0130 May 2018 1:01 p.m. PST

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