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Unread 05-18-2013, 09:25 AM   #46
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I would love to visit Israel someday and take a Jeep tour of the Biblical sites.

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Unread 05-18-2013, 02:04 PM   #47
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It would be awesome to see the Jeep factory tour of AIL if they allow tours of the Israeli made Jeeps.

There is another museum of fighter jets that would love to see too as well ...

Today, on International Museum Day, we are proud to present the newest series from our blog: The IDF Tour Guide, guiding you through the IDF's finest museums and heritage sites. To kick off the series: The Air Force Museum.
Read here: http://goo.gl/M6kWg
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Unread 05-18-2013, 09:47 PM   #48
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I like those jeep hard tops, much brtter than what we have now.
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:21 PM   #49
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"Who Dares Wins," or so goes the motto of Sayeret Matkal, one of the Israel Defense Force's special units. Israeli truck customizer AIL of Nazareth has dared with the Jeep J8-based Storm 3 Type R, and it looks like they may win... a lucrative army contract, that is.

A journo from jeepolog.com took one out for a spin in the searing heat of the Negev Desert this summer, and according to the off-duty, but very salty army guys who drove it with him, Storm 3 Type R is an *** kicker.

A stock Jeep Rubicon is already a pretty capable vehicle, but AIL had to figure out how to make it do something that the Humvees the Israeli army currently uses don't. By stuffing a 194 hp, 2.8-liter four pot turbo diesel between the fenders, they created something light and strong that has all of the offroad prowess of a Hummer without all the noise and with way better handling and maneuverability.

The only problem the old soldiers could see with Storm 3 Type R was it has a lower cargo capacity than the big AM General (although most sources I found showed that the HMMWV has a much lower cargo capacity than what AIL claims the Storm 3 Type R can handle), but they said it would be a good candidate for border patrol, pursuit, and deep strike missions. And that's why the IDF has been testing them all around Israel, a country which, although it's only about the size of New Jersey, has incredibly varied terrain.

Storm 3 Type R's suspension is more or less stock, with an extra leaf stuffed into the shackles over a Trac-Lok Dana 44 front axle and a beefy Trac-Lok Dana 60 rear. Offroad tires are mounted on non-beadlocking steel wheels, but maybe bead locks would be advisable if the truck is deployed on terrorist chasing missions. Tipping the scales at 4,451 pounds, Storm 3 Type R can carry a 2,756-pound payload and tow 7,716 pounds.

Consensus among those who care about such things suggests that the maximum load a 6.2 V8 diesel-equipped Hummer can tow is 4,200 pounds, and that its top interior payload capacity (in certain configurations) is about the same. Plus, the four banger Jeep has a 22.5 gallon fuel tank — the Hummer, which weighs nearly 10,000 pounds empty, can hold only a few more gallons of refined black gold — so it probably has a pretty decent range.

http://jalopnik.com/5931314/this-is-...e-negev-desert

Israeli Jeep pictures that look different ...

http://jalopnik.com/5931312/israeli-...ype-r-pictures
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:27 PM   #50
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The Jeep J8 seems to have a competitor, and it looks mean too. The STORM 3 R-Type M-243 Light Intervention Vehicle is produced by Automotive Industries Ltd. out of Nazareth Illit, Israel. I first saw images of the Storm 3 M-243 with watermarks to an Israeli blog called JeepOlog.com. So in my curiosity I dug a little deeper and found that the major differences between the Jeep J8, and Storm 3 M-243 are external. They both use the 2.8L turbocharged diesel engine, a 5 speed automatic, and NVG241 transfercase.

The M-243 uses robust Mickey Thompson Baja MTZ tires, an integrated exoskeleton/roll cage, snorkel, and flat style fenders. The fenders in particular are interesting because they’re designed with complete utility in mind. Each front fender has four tie down points, and its own rack system designed for 5 gallon containers.

Personally, I think Automotive Industries Ltd. got it right with this design. They recaptured the original Bantam design in a modern JK package.

http://blog.bushwacker.com/2096/bush...cle/#more-2096
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:34 PM   #51
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More Jeep J8 photos ...

http://jalopnik.com/tag/jeep-j8
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:42 PM   #52
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Chrysler's official website of the J8

http://www.jeep-j8.com/
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Unread 05-19-2013, 03:48 PM   #53
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Pegasus Special Operations Vehicle

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Unread 05-20-2013, 12:07 PM   #54
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I saw this news story in the Israeli media today.

Hard to believe the islamic enemy is arguing over a Jeep.

IDF: Jeep Seen in Syria Video Left Behind in Lebanon Withdrawal
An Arab news outlet on Monday circulated a video showing an IDF jeep that Syrian soldiers said they captured from Syrian rebel groups

By David Lev
First Publish: 5/20/2013

IDF Jeep in Syria

An Arab news outlet on Monday circulated a video purporting to show an IDF jeep that Syrian soldiers claimed to have captured from Syrian rebel groups. The video, said a Syrian government spokesperson, proves that Israel has been working with the rebel groups to remove Bashar al-Assad from power.

The Lebanese al-Mayadeen channel said that the jeep had been used by members of the Free Syria Army. A Syrian soldier interviewed by the channel said that “certain assets” had been found in the jeep, “proving that it had been used by intelligence services.” The video showed Hebrew markings on the jeep, along with a body plate typical of the IDF's.

A spokesperson for the IDF confirmed that the jeep was Israeli, but said that its presence in Syria did not prove anything. “The jeep seen in the video has not been used by the IDF for many years,” the spokesperson said, and that it was likely left behind when the IDF left Lebanon in 2000. Hizbullah, the spokesperson said, had probably been holding the jeep until now, and lent it to their Syrian allies to “prove” that Israel was helping the rebels, a completely false accusation. “What this really shows is how deeply entrenched Hizbullah is in Syria,” the spokesperson added.

See video of the Israeli Jeep:

http://www.israelnationalnews.com/Ne...6#.UZplWMu9KSM
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Unread 05-21-2013, 02:23 PM   #55
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Stumbled upon more pictures of the CJ-8 in Israel.

This one is a white Jeep & looks different ...

http://www.cj-8.com/forum/showthread...ting-in-Israel
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Unread 05-21-2013, 04:16 PM   #56
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:40 AM   #57
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That looks cool !!!
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Unread 06-21-2013, 11:41 AM   #58
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I was reading up on the history of the uniforms of Israeli troops and you can almost picture the Israeli troops in the Jeeps.

http://www.idfblog.com/2013/06/16/cu...idfs-uniforms/
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Unread 07-30-2013, 02:52 PM   #59
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From the IDF Blog:

http://www.idfblog.com/2013/07/28/3-...u-could-drive/
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