By John Laffin
Textual content by means of John Laffin. color Plates through Mike Chappell. This booklet examines the enterprise, education and kit of key Arab armies among 1948 and 1973. It appears to be like intimately on the forces of Jordan, Syria and Egypt and explains their defeats by the hands of the Israelis in those years. as a result of well known call for, strictly constrained amounts of Osprey’s so much sought after out of print Men-at-Arms, forefront and Elite titles are again in inventory. lots of those books were out of print for five years or extra, so don’t pass over this one-off chance to shop for them hot-off-the-press at typical sequence costs whereas shares final. Orders can be processed on a strictly first come, first served foundation so hurry! Order your books this day.
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The ultimate aim of all these modifications was to simplify mainte nance and production. to which end the follo wing were standardised: (a) Method o f operation of every control. (b) Method of each adjustment. (c) The place where the adjustment was carried out. (d) The location of ea c h maintenance point. A driver who had been trained on one o f the se vehicles was therefore competent to take over any other type w ithout furth e r instruction . Modifications were effected in the design of the track shoes, which o riginally had to have a cut out portion for sprocket engagement.
68 . Centre left: Chassis of the 8-ton semi-tracks KM m 9 and 10, which were practically identical. 69. Left: The KM m 10 model on proving trials. 70. Above right: The KM m 11 8-ton semi -track-made in greater quantities than any other of the semi-track models. 71 . Right: Nearside view of the KM m 11 . :e r =- -~ - 0 - the , the 43 =- - . 1: 2 i2, 73 Above and left: Two three-quarter rear views of the KM m 11 showing the vehicle with and without canvas tilt. 74. 8cm Flak during acceptance trials.
Scm light field·howitzer 18. 50. 6 Pi) with canvas tilt attached 51. Below: Bussing NAG BN 1 8 semi·track as engineer vehicle . 35 9£ 52. 6 Pi) side view. 53. 6 Pi) . 54. 6). 55. Centre right: BN 9 (or 9b) with Pi-type bod y bui It by Skoda in Czechoslovaki a. Note the round holes in the bogie wheels compared to the origin al pear-shaped ones. Th is is the only known deviation from the bogie-wheel hole code given on page 9. 56. 6/1 ) . -== 37 57. 5cm light field-howitzer 18. 58, 59. Centre and below lell: Two views of the KM m 8 in use with arti llery units.