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Forum: Army Related Forum 08-19-2010, 01:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 3,775
Posted By LoneRider
Orev versus Sayeret

I recently watched the Deadliest Warrior's last episode - Israeli Commando versus Navy SEAL and first encountered the term Orev Golani (said to be Mark Kanarek's old unit).

I looked up the term...
Forum: Movies 11-26-2009, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,324
Posted By LoneRider
YouTube Video Tribute to the IDF

I just came across this video tribute to the Israeli Defense Force. Even though I don't (yet) speak Hebrew I found the video and music to be quite moving.

Can someone help me translate the words...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-21-2009, 12:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,572
Posted By LoneRider
An M4 can still be quite accurate. Especially if...

An M4 can still be quite accurate. Especially if modified with a heavier barrel with the right twist. Guys in our sniper section carried customized M4A1s modified by the Army Marksmanship Unit.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-20-2009, 08:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,572
Posted By LoneRider
M16A2E3 Question

I heard that one Israeli Desginated Marksman Rifle is the M16A2E3. I wonder if the IDF made the same modifications to the baseline M16A2 that the US Army Marksmanship Unit did when it created the...
Forum: Navy Forum 11-14-2009, 10:56 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,882
Posted By LoneRider
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-14-2009, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,778
Posted By LoneRider
Sgt Cav. Recommend reading Trigger Men by Hans...

Sgt Cav. Recommend reading Trigger Men by Hans Halberstadt. It contains more than a few battlefield accounts of the M4/M16A4 DMRs utilizing the ACOG telescopic sight and the 77-grain bullet (with...
Forum: Navy Forum 11-14-2009, 01:10 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,882
Posted By LoneRider
Israeli Navy Ranks

Having served in the US Navy before I joined the US Army I recall having heard that the Israeli Navy uses the same ranks as the rest of the IDF i.e. using Army ranks. (i.e. a Petty Officer Second...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-14-2009, 04:01 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,778
Posted By LoneRider
Our M39 DMRs were match grade M1A receivers and...

Our M39 DMRs were match grade M1A receivers and barrels embedded in a fiberglass stock.

Well the accounts on the 77 grain 5.56 doing some near 7.62 grade damage came from the accounts of an Army...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-14-2009, 03:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,078
Posted By LoneRider
No I remember I read that information on...

No I remember I read that information on Isayaret.com back when it was a free site back in 2004.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-13-2009, 02:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 15,778
Posted By LoneRider
When I was attached to a CAV formation in the...

When I was attached to a CAV formation in the 25th Infantry Division in Iraq in '08-'09 we carried M4s and we had several revamped and accurized M14s as DMRs as well as modified M16A4s modified by...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 11-13-2009, 02:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 13,078
Posted By LoneRider
To go back on topic according to information I...

To go back on topic according to information I read on Isayaret.com Shayetet 13 still issues the AK-47 to its basic and AIT trainees (I don't know about operationally).
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 10-07-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,918
Posted By LoneRider
So after initial contracts soldiers are offered a...

So after initial contracts soldiers are offered a chance to commission? Or can they be offered to promising candidates on ranks like I've seen in both US services I've been in.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 10-04-2009, 01:32 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,070
Posted By LoneRider
IDF NCOs

Out of curiousity how does NCO responsibility in the IDF compare
to US military NCO responsibility?
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 10-02-2009, 11:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,918
Posted By LoneRider
The high school program sounds very similar in...

The high school program sounds very similar in function to our collegiate ROTC programs. So that means in the IDF it is possible to see a 19 year old 2nd LT?
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 10-02-2009, 04:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 6,918
Posted By LoneRider
Israeli Defense Force Officer corps

As a former US Navy officer and present US Army officer I'm curious how Israeli forces select and train officers in their ranks? I've heard references to military academies in Israel and battlefield...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 09-21-2009, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,683
Posted By LoneRider
Golani Brigade

I remember hearing of the concept of sister units. The term in concept refers to units that have similar missions regardless of the nationality of said unit. Whenever I hear of the Golani Infantry...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 09-21-2009, 02:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,157
Posted By LoneRider
As far as day to day military life (I'm US...

As far as day to day military life (I'm US military) the issues for boots can range anywhere from boots your individual unit permits you to wear to where you are in the world and how often you go out...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 08-13-2009, 05:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,295
Posted By LoneRider
That I understood and your explanation is how I...

That I understood and your explanation is how I imagined the division of responsibility between Shin Bet and Mossad works.
Forum: Army Related Forum 07-28-2009, 05:09 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 56,019
Posted By LoneRider
Thanks for the informative replies everyone's...

Thanks for the informative replies everyone's provided. I'm glad I could get things clarified...
Forum: Army Related Forum 07-27-2009, 03:36 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 56,019
Posted By LoneRider
Really, Tonto? I'd have thought that sniping and...

Really, Tonto? I'd have thought that sniping and its definite impacts in counter-insurgency and asymmetric warfare would have matured into an art in the IDF.
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 07-26-2009, 05:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,295
Posted By LoneRider
Shin Bet and Mossad

As I understand the Israeli intelligence agencies the Mossad is a bit like the CIA insomuch as their area of operations tend to be operations outside the Israeli border.

By contrast the Shin Bet...
Forum: Army Related Forum 07-26-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 56,019
Posted By LoneRider
Old Golanchik I assume you were/are a member of...

Old Golanchik I assume you were/are a member of the Golani Infantry Brigade based on your name and my albeit limited understanding of Israeli slang (I know an -ik ending to a noun tends to be slang...
Forum: General chat 07-19-2009, 06:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,187
Posted By LoneRider
Heck, in light of recent sexual assault scandals...

Heck, in light of recent sexual assault scandals at Service Academies, why not segregate the females there too.

Also I think the USMC idea of females and males being separate dring basic...
Forum: General chat 07-19-2009, 05:30 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 13,187
Posted By LoneRider
I've served with some good female...

I've served with some good female soldiers/sailors in my time in the Army and Navy and served alongside some lousy ones.

One of the best officers (a USMC Ground supply officer) I knew was a...
Forum: Israeli Military Discussion Forum 07-19-2009, 04:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,453
Posted By LoneRider
So I gather kibbutzim became less prevalent...

So I gather kibbutzim became less prevalent during the '90s and the early part of this century?
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