IDF Special Forces Land Rover: ‘Wooden Leg’ With BMG-71 TOW Missile System
Accurate Armour has announced the availability to order the 1:35 IDF Special Forces Land Rover “Scud Hunter”, LR015. This Land Rover vehicle variant was given the codename ‘Wooden Leg’, or Regel E’tz in Hebrew, in the IDF.
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LR015 1:35 IDF Special Forces Land Rover: ‘Wooden Leg’ With BMG-71 TOW Missile System
Extensive Details and Inclusions
- Scale: 1:35th
- Price: £90.00
Scud Hunting in ‘Scud Boulevard’ during Operation Desert Storm in 1991
IDF Elite SF Teams’ Covert Participation in Desert Storm Campaign
Several IDF elite SF teams took an active, yet covert part in the Desert Storm campaign, in 1991. On January 16th, 1991, less than 24 hours after Iraq fired 8 Scud missiles into the heavily populated area of Tel-Aviv, the US-led coalition began a massive aerial assault against Iraqi targets. Fearing the fragility of the alliance due to the Arab contingent within it, the Western powers demanded that Israel take no retaliatory action. Yet, in exchange for intelligence gained in the preceding months, the IDF was granted the ability to insert SF teams in the American sector of the Scud hunt, North of the Baghdad-Amman highway.
Equipment and Vehicles Used by IDF Teams
The IDF teams from Sayeret Shaldag and Sayeret Maglan were inserted by CH53 helicopters without any marking identifying them as IDF. Sayeret Matkal had been gathering intelligence and remained in the area in that role. All the teams were issued with non-Israeli equipment, Land Rover Defenders, Dune Buggies, and Dirt Bikes. Many of the Land Rovers were modified to carry the US BMG71 TOW Missile System, others to carry a squad of SF soldiers, and others carrying stores and equipment.
Research and Production of the Model
The master model was researched and produced by Rob Tearle with research and help from Michael Mass and help from Tim Perry and Brian Murdoch. Brian Murdoch built and painted the display model.
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