Panzer (AH): The Arab-Israeli Wars

Panzer (AH): The Arab-Israeli Wars
The Arab-Israeli Wars, Tank Battles in the Mideast 1956-1973

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El Firdan
The Israeli 4th Armored Brigade attacks the Egyptian 18th Infantry Division.

Mazrat Beit Jan
The Israeli 7th Armored Brigade attacks prepared positions held by the Syrian 7th Infantry Division in front of Kuneitra.

El Al
Armored units of the Israeli Peled Division assault new Syrian positions held by elements of the 5th lnfantry Division.

Ras Sudar
Egyptian 6th Mechanized Division assaults Israeli defensiva position held by a reinforced Israeli paratroop battalion.

Jenin (Might Have Been)
At the start of the 1967 war the Jordanian army was deployed into a thin front line all along the border with Israel. Front line battalions regularly covered frontages of up to 10 km, normally a large brigade frontage, so …

The Jordanian 25th Infantry Brigade and 12th Independent Tank Battalion defend Jenin against an attack by the Israeli Peled Division.

The Jordanian 40th Armored Brigade and 3rd Infantry Brigade engage advancing Syrian units north of Irbid.

Abu Agheila
An Israeli armored brigade assaults a fortified position held by the Egyptian 125th Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division.

Chinese Farm
Sharon's Israeli Armored Division attacks the Egyptian 16th Infantry Brigade (16th Infantry Division) and 14th Tank Brigade (215t Armored Division) near Deversoir.

Some Time in the Future: An Israeli armored brigade advances into Lebanon opposed by an Arab force of Syrians, Palestinians, and Lebanese.

Elements of the Syrian 7th Infantry Division and other units attack the Israeli 7th Armored Brigade east of Kuneitra.

El Firdan (might Have Been)
After the fighting started on October 6. Israeli commanders transferred mobilizing reserve forces to the front line as quickly as possible. Limitations on mobilization capability and road capacity permitted only the most crucial units to be moved to…

A battalion of the Israeli 202nd Paratroop Brigade raids the Jordanian police fort at Kalkíliah.

The Shouf
August 1982: The Lebanese Army wrestles with the Druze militia for control of the vital Shouf mountains east of Beirut.

Elements of the Syrian 3rd Division join battered remnants of the 1st Division fighting to halt the Israeli advance south of the Beirut-Damascus Highway.

After an Israeli blocking force joins combat with the Syrians, and Israeli armored brigade moves in to capture Jezzin and secure the Israeli flank. The Syrians, unknown to the Israelis, had reinforced the town's defenders during the night.

Isolated and abandoned by its leaders, the Yermak Brigade of the PLA tries to defend Nabatiye from the onrushing Israeli spearheads. This is the real “Marjayou”.

El Bas
Geiger's paratroop battalion takes a wrong turn and runs into a Palestinian refugee camp. Israeli command was reluctant to use air strikes in populated areas and Geiger was forced to extricate himself from the mess.

An attempt by the Egyptian 25th Tank Brigade to cut off the Israeli brídgehead at Deversoir is itself cut off by the lsraeli ”Notko" Armored Brigade east of the Great Bitter Lake.

Tel Maschara
En route to the front, the lraqi 12th Armored Brigade is ambushed east of Kuneitra by the Israeli 19th Armored Brigade.

The Israeli Barak Armored Brigade and the Syrian 112th Infantry Brigade clash along the cease-flre line in the Golan Heights.

Bib Gifgafa
En route to the Suez Canal, the Israeli 7th Armored Brigade is intercepted by the Egyptian 1st Armored Bridgade:.

Some Time in the Future: Egyptian and Israeli reconnaissance forces engage in combat somewhere between the Suez Canal and Bir Gifgafa.

Operating from a secure bridgehead across the Suez Canal, Israeli forces advance behind Egyptian lines against opposition from Egyptian infantry, tank, and mechanized units.

The Israeli “Sharon" Armored Division, having penetrated to the Suez Canal, is isolated by counterattacking elements of the Egyptian 16th Infantry and 21st Armored Divisions.

Israeli 7th Armored Brigade assaults strung-out positions detended by the Egyptian 7th Infantry Division.

Egyptian Airmobile Attack
An Egyptian airmobile brigade ambushes an Israeli tank battalion west of Retidim (Bir Gifgaia).

An Egyptian infantry brigade (7th lnfantry Division) crossing the Suez Canal is attacked by the Israeli "Dan" Armored Brigade.

Shovach Yonim
A reinforced ínfantry brigade of the Egyptian 2nd Infantry Division attacks a battalion of "Mendler's" Armored Division just north of Ismailia.
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