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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP10 Jan 2019 12:26 p.m. PST

"From its inception, Zahal, the Israeli Army, has been forced to use ingenuity and improvisation to arm itself against its Arab enemies. In the first years of its life, the tiny nation of Israel, surrounded by enemies pledged to its destruction, found modern weapons few and hard to come by. Such armaments were desperately needed, and the Israelis became adept at filling the gaps in their inventory by acquiring whatever weapons they could from a variety of unusual sources. Once in hand, these weapons often had to be rebuilt or modified to remain effective. Many of them would have been considered obsolete on a European battlefield, but the Israelis made them work. They had no choice—defeat meant the annihilation of their state…."
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Legion 410 Jan 2019 1:16 p.m. PST

The IDF's needs were the mother of invention so to speak. They kept the M4 rolling in various machinations for decades after it was originally produced.

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