Centurion vs T-55: Yom Kippur War 1973 (Duel) by Simon Dunstan

By Simon Dunstan

Conceived on the top of global battle II, the British Centurion and the Soviet T-55 have been before everything anticipated to counter the ambitious Panther and Tiger tanks of Germany. yet because the chilly battle opened up, those machines ready as an alternative for the arriving fight among NATO and the Warsaw Pact. notwithstanding they by no means fought in Europe, those tanks turned the mainstay of the chilly War's proxy forces around the globe. From Korea to the center East and directly to Angola, those armored warring parties clashed many times, achieving their crescendo at the Golan Heights through the Yom Kippur conflict the place 177 Centurions of the IDF took on a tremendously better Arab strength. This ebook compares the layout, improvement and deployment of those vintage tanks, and analyses their battlefield functionality. awarded with hugely distinctive electronic art, this can be a tightly concentrated research of 2 of the chilly War's first major conflict tanks.

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32 31/7/09 14:05 Page 32 Intriguingly, the US Army deployed an ‘A’ Team of Green Beret Special Forces to the Austrian border ready to capture a T-54 that had been identified just 28 miles inside Hungarian territory but the operation was never authorized. Both the Centurion and the T-54/55 were primarily designed for high intensity warfare in Northwest Europe but the closest they ever came to combat in that operational theatre was during the Berlin Crisis of 1961. Following World War II, some 15 million people fled Soviet-occupied Eastern Europe to the West.

There were now 177 Shot Cals in place on the Golan Heights: the odds were down to 8:1. Yom Kippur was the day chosen for the simultaneous offensive by Egypt and Syria against Israel. It is the holiest day in the Judaic calendar but the state of the tides in the Suez Canal and the amount of moonlight were more important to the Egyptians while Syria wished to attack before the winter snows arrived. Egypt was determined to break the diplomatic logjam in order to reclaim the Sinai Peninsula while Syria sought to regain the Golan Heights by force of arms.

The Mutzavim were not intended as true fighting positions but primarily to direct artillery fire and close air support against any enemy incursion. Over time, the Syrians adopted a prolonged campaign of harassment by artillery fire coupled with infiltration by infantry units to capture specific Israeli positions in order to inflict debilitating casualties upon the Israeli troops. On occasions, these Israeli reservists hastily load their Shot Meteor tanks with ammunition and stores soon after the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War.

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