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The Israeli Amour Corps is a crops of the Israel Defense Forces, since 1998 subordinate to GOC Army Headquarters. The Armor Corps is the principal maneuvering corps, and primarily bases its strength on campaign tanks. The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year of the Ocean. ... In the military sciences, a military campaign encompass related military operations, usually conducted by a defense or fighting force, directed at gaining a particular desired state of affairs, usually within geographical and temporal limitations. ...


The Amour Corps is the decisive corps in GOC Army Headquarters, and bases its crushing power on its “fists of steel”: a combination of mobility, armor, and firepower. During wars, its role is, on the one hand, to lead the first line of the attacking forces and clear the area of the enemy, while on the other hand, to block the armor forces of the enemy and to destroy its tanks. During peacetime, the corps provides reinforcements for the Infantry Corps while it performs security tasks, with the tanks serving as a mobile bunker. Bunkers in Albania A bunker is a defensive military fortification. ...


The units of the Armor Corps consist (or consisted) of: A military unit is an organisation within an armed force. ...

  • The 36th Regiment: also known as the Ga'ash Formation, is the largest armor regiment in the IDF, and also includes Engineering Corps soldiers who are attached to the regiment. It is stationed on the Golan Heights under the Northern Command. It is currently commanded by Brigadier-General Eliezer Reiter.
  • The 162nd Regiment: also known as the Utzvat Ha'Barzel Formation, is an armor regiment which is placed under the Central Command.
  • The 7th Brigade: also known as the Saar ("Storm") Formation, is a regular amour brigade which is placed under the command of the Northern Command. It is the first armor brigade of the IDF and has participated in all of Israel’s wars. The brigade’s fighting during the Kadesh Operation resulted in a breakthrough in how the army approached the character of armor fighting. Today, the brigade is equipped with Mark 2 Merkava tanks.
  • The 188 Brigade: also known as the Barak ("Lightning") Formation, is a regular amour brigade which is placed under the command of the Northern Command. Starting with the Six Day War, the brigade participated in all of Israel’s wars. During the Yom Kippur War, the brigade was the first line of defense in the first day of the war at the Southern Golan, and saw almost all of its officers killed in action. It was the last armor brigade to use the Centurion tank, converted into Merkava tanks in 1992.
  • The 401 Brigade: also known as the Ikvot Habarzel ("Heels of Steel") Formation, is an armor brigade created in 1968 in order to control the Suez Canal line. During the Yom Kippur War, it faced the first line of attack in the canal and suffered heavy losses. During the 1982 Lebanon War, it fought in the Southern force and one of its battalions participated in the Sultan Yaakov battle. During 2004-2005, the brigade’s tanks were converted into Mark 4 Merkava tanks.
  • The 460th Brigade: also known as the Bney Or ("Sons of Light") Formation, is the training brigade of the Armor Corps. It maintains two bases: the Shizafon (“tanning”) base, which is the training school for the crops’ commanders, where the corps’ officers and tank commanders are instructed. The Magen Sayarim (“Scout Defense”) Camp maintains the armor training school where basic and continued training is undertaken, preparing armor combatants toward the operational brigades.
  • The 500 Brigade, also known as the Kfir ("Young Lion") Formation, was a regular armor brigade which operated from 1972 until 2003. During the Yom Kippur War, it participated in the battle over the city of Suez. During the Lebanon War of 1982, it fought in the framework of the Eastern force and participated in the Eyn Zhalata battle. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, and the lessening of the threat from the eastern front, the brigade was dissolved.
  • The 211th Brigade, also known as the Yishai (acronym for "Guardians of Jerusalem Unit"). During the Lebanon War of 1982, it was famously led by Colonel Eli Geva, who during the Siege of Beirut refused to lead his soldiers into the city for moral reasons. He was dismissed from the army, and the brigade itself was dissolved in the early 1990s.
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The Israeli Engineering Corps are the combat engineering forces of צהל - the Israeli Defence Forces. ... Sites on the Golan in blue are Israeli settlement communities. ... The Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces has as its mission the maintenance of peace in the north of Israel and the Galil (Galilee) region. ... The 7th Brigade (Hebrew: Hativa Sheva). ... The Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces has as its mission the maintenance of peace in the north of Israel and the Galil (Galilee) region. ... Merkava (Hebrew: ) is a series of main battle tanks developed and manufactured by Israel for the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Barak Armored Brigade is today an Israeli tank brigade and one of the regular armored brigades of the Northern Command. ... The 1967 Arab-Israeli War, also known as the Six-Day War or June War, was fought between Israel and its Arab neighbors Egypt, Jordan, and Syria. ... Combatants Israel Egypt, Syria, (Jordan, Iraq) Commanders Moshe Dayan, David Elazar, Ariel Sharon, Shmuel Gonen, Benjamin Peled Saad El Shazly, Ahmad Ismail Ali Strength 415,000 troops; 1,500 tanks, 3,000 armored carriers; 945 artillery units 100 mm and up; 561 airplanes, 84 helicopters; 38 warships. ... Golan (aka Gaulonitis; gō´lan; גּולן, gōlān; Γαυλανῖτις, Gaulanítis) was a city in the territory allotted to Manasseh in Bashan, the most northerly of the three cities of refuge east of the Jordan River (Deuteronomy 4:43; Joshua 20:8); assigned with its “suburbs” to the Gershonite Levites (Joshua 21... The Centurion was the primary British Main Battle Tank of the immediate post-war era, and considered by many to be one of the best British tank designs of all time. ... 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday. ... Ikvot Habarzel Brigade (401st) (Hebrew: חטיבת עקבות הברזל) Established on the eve of the Six Day War in 1967 as a reserve pesonell mixed mechanized Brigade, with two Mechanized infanty and one Armor battallions. ... 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (the link is to a full 1968 calendar). ... 1881 drawing of the Suez Canal. ... Lebanon War (Hebrew: מלחמת לבנון Milkhemet Levanon), also known as the 1982 Invasion of Lebanon or Operation Peace of the Galilee (מבצע שלום הגליל Mivtsa Shlom HaGalil in Hebrew), began June 6, 1982, when the Israel Defense Forces invaded southern Lebanon. ... 2004 (MMIV) was a leap year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Template:Diffgggtgerent calendars 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Merkava (Hebrew: ) is a series of main battle tanks developed and manufactured by Israel for the Israel Defense Forces. ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (the link is to a full 1972 calendar). ... 2003 (MMIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Suez (Arabic: السويس as-Suways) is a port town (population ca. ... Combatants Coalition Forces (United States, United Kingdom, Australia, Poland) Iraq Commanders Tommy Franks Saddam Hussein Strength 263,000 375,000 The 2003 invasion of Iraq, termed Operation Iraqi Freedom by the US administration, began on March 20. ... Combatants Israel Defense Forces Palestinian Liberation Organization Commanders Ariel Sharon Yasir Arafat Strength 30,000 15,000 Casualties 368 soldiers killed, 2,383 wounded 1000 PLO guerillas killed, 6000 captured. ... The 1990s decade refers to the years from 1990 to 1999, inclusive. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Israel. ... The Israel Defense Forces are part of the Israeli Security Forces. ... Depiction of actual IDF military badge File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Main operational areas of the Israeli Sea Corps as seen from Space Shuttle STS-40: Mediterranean Sea (north), Gulf of Aqaba (east), Red Sea (south), and Gulf of Suez (west). ... The Israeli Air Force (IAF) (Hebrew: חיל האוויר Heyl haAvir) is the air force of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Northern Command of the Israel Defense Forces has as its mission the maintenance of peace in the north of Israel and the Galil (Galilee) region. ... Aman badge Aman (אמן) is the Hebrew abbreviation for the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) Directorate of Military Intelligence (אגף מודיעין), Israels central, overarching military inteligence. ... The Israeli Engineering Corps are the combat engineering forces of צהל - the Israeli Defence Forces. ... The Israeli 900 Brigade is one of the most recent Infantry Corps brigade commanded by the 162nd Regiment (Utzvat HaPlada) in the Central regional command of the Israel Defense Forces. ... The Paratroopers Brigade (חטיבת הצנחנים) is a unit of paratroopers within the Israel Defence Forces (IDF). ... The Golani Brigade חטיבת גולני (aka. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... The military police of the Israel Defense Forces (Hebrew: חיל המשטרה הצבאית, Heyl HaMishtara HaTzvait) is the Israeli military police. ... This page details the insignia of the Israel Defense Forces, excluding rank insignia. ... Notes If the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) are to be translated one-to-one to Western ranks then a Rav Aluf is equivalent to Lieutenant General (since Major General is Aluf). But since Rav Aluf in Israel is the high commander of the army (including air force... The history of the Israel Defense Forces is intertwined with history of the establishment of the State of Israel in 1948. ... An Israel Defense Forces checkpoint, usually called an Israeli checkpoint (Hebrew: מחסום, machsom), is a barrier put forth by the Israel Defense Forces to enhance the security of Israel and prevent those who wish to harm it from entering the country. ... Like any military prison, the Israeli version is a prison for guarding soldiers who committed crimes during their service. ... The Israeli Security Forces (ISF) are several organizations collectively responsible for Israels security. ... Official seal of the Mossad (Hebrew: המוסד למודיעין ולתפקידים מיוחדים, The Institute for Intelligence and Special Operations) is an Israeli intelligence agency, often referred to as Mossad (in English: Institution). ... Shabak emblem Defender who shall not be seen The Shabak (in Hebrew, שבכ (help· info)) an acronym of ShérÅ«t ha-BÄ«tāhōn ha-KlālÄ« שירות ביטחון כללי) known in English as the Shin Bet (which was how the Shabak was known in Israel in its early days) or the... The Israel Border Police (Hebrew: משמר הגבול, mishmar hagvul) is the combat branch of the Israeli Police. ... The Israeli Intelligence Community (Hebrew: קהילת המודיעין הישראלית) is the designation given to the complex of organizations responsible for intelligence collection, dissemination, and research for the State of Israel. ... The Israeli National Security Council (Hebrew: המועצה לביטחון לאומי) is a council established by the Prime Ministers Office in 1999 during the prime ministership of Binyamin Netanyahu in the framework of drawing lessons from the Yom Kipur War. ...

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