Israel was forced to improvise weapons of all kinds for their specific purposes. The gun of choice for the Sherman-based M-50 series had already been chosen by the French for their newly-designed light tank, the AMX-13. Soon after, concern over more modern tanks being supplied to surrounding Arab states prompted a increase in firepower. Once again, the Sherman was chosen as the base vehicle and the new 105mm gun, already mounted in the French AMX-30, was the choice of weapon for the M-51.
This Model Foto Focus unravels the mysteries of these machines. For the modeller, this is the ultimate walkaround for an accurate model.
IDF Shermans M-50 and M-51
MFF08 A4, landscape, 78 pages, approximately 256 photographs. ISBN none