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As we can see, it has everything a turret might need but I caught a few unconventional things, for the better and worse:

 
  • Commander seems to have an MWIR night sight with a recognition range of 5km on the main vision block (FLIR), while the gunner has an EMWIR sight with a somewhat longer range, neither of which however are mentioned specifically on Elbit's site. Their HDTV cameras are also different, probably the gunner also having a longer range, higher quality one.

 

  • There are 2 MATADOR anti-bunker/materiel/personnel short range rockets for up to several hundred meters, primarily for urban warfare scenarios where you may need a little more punch than a 30mm gun can provide. These are, of course, fully interchangeable with Spike LR 2 missiles.

 

  • The Trophy system does not seem to have an autoloading mechanism on this one. We know the IDF required, about a decade ago during trials of the Trophy against the Iron Fist, for both contenders to have 3 interceptors per side, for a total of 6. This meant the autoloader would accommodate either 3 munitions, or 2 with 1 already loaded. It would be quite ridiculous for it to only have 1 charge per side. 

          We do not know yet if this was intentionally left out from this presentation, or a temporary                  design choice. But we can see that the mortar's autoloading mechanism was also omitted.

 

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On 5/25/2018 at 11:18 AM, Mighty_Zuk said:

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EDIT: Party's over folks. Mil censorship got me. Tell my family I love them.

R.I.P

 

Anyways, is it because of the turret picture?

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On 5/25/2018 at 10:18 AM, Mighty_Zuk said:

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EDIT: Party's over folks. Mil censorship got me. Tell my family I love them.

You will be remembered! R.I.P.

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Some pics of the Namera CEV in training, which is the first type of Namer to come with a Trophy APS.

 

This one's personally my favorite:

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Seems the guys got the newest personal gear as well.

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Fun thing they kept the chains. Come to think about it, they might be quite useful against IEDs.

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29 minutes ago, Mighty_Zuk said:

Some pics of the Namera CEV in training, which is the first type of Namer to come with a Trophy APS.

 

This one's personally my favorite:

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The road to Damascus.

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It is a Nakpadon, not a Nagmashot, but yes, your principle does apply.

Edited by Marsh
Clumsy fingers

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46 minutes ago, Marsh said:

It is a Nakpadon, not a Nagmashot, but yes, your principle does apply.

When it comes to repurposing vehicles, I think the Ofek is the winner. Thanks for posting the Nakpadon shots. 

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8 hours ago, Newtonk said:

When it comes to repurposing vehicles, I think the Ofek is the winner. Thanks for posting the Nakpadon shots. 

The Ofek is nowhere nearly as comprehensive of an upgrade as either the Achzarit or the many variations of the Sho't tank. Just replace the turret with some boring superstructure, take out the internals, put some seats in, and done.

 

An Achzarit or any of the Sho't conversions took actual skill to both design and build. These are very complex modifications that entirely repurposed these vehicles.

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11 hours ago, Marsh said:

It is a Nakpadon, not a Nagmashot, but yes, your principle does apply.

Thank you. But what is the difference?

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Ok, I found this
the difference is not large, i think 
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The difference is their use. Nagmasho't is the baseline version with a decently protected superstructure and slightly improved protection. Basically just a Sho't remade to become an APC.

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Nagmachon was later developed with a higher superstructure called 'doghouse' with protective armored glass and 7.62mm machine guns. Few versions were made but this one is the latest one to which all were converted:

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Nakpadon took armor protection even further and up-armored the front with composite armor instead of the outdated Blazer ERA, got new and better side armor, lower superstructure and better protection for it as well.

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A recon version is called Nagmapop:

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A Combat Engineering Vehicle is called Puma:

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And a specialized (also made in very low quantities) transport for the special engineering unit Ya'alom is called Nakpilon:

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All these are used in very low quantities, and only where some unit must have heavy armor but doesn't yet have the Namer.

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9 minutes ago, VPZ said:

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BTW, Nakpilon on Gaza border. I thought it is not used anymore.

Hi VPZ,

The Nakpadon and its derivatives are still very much in use. The Nagmashot has gone, but I do believe the Nagmachon also

remains in service too, or at least held in depots for use.

Cheers

Marsh

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