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Old 09-09-2010, 05:58 PM
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Default Sad news = General Israel Tal has died

Shalom.

It is with the deepest regret that I inform you of the death of General Israel Tal who, among other things, was the father of the Merkava tank. He died on Wednesday September 8, 2010.

May his family have peace.

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Old 09-09-2010, 06:49 PM
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another Titan passes away.
may he rest in peace, and my his path be carried forth by others.
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Old 09-09-2010, 09:45 PM
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RIP General

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AH NO
Aluf Tal is one of the last great heros of 67 and 73
his steadfast design and hard work made the best tank in the world today.
when everyone in Israel dismissed tanks pre 67 Israel Tal got Moshe Dayan to a range and said point to something Dayan duly looked through the field glasses and pointed out a small tree some 4 or 5 kilometers away needless to say the tree was decimated and thus began the armour core expansion into what we see today.
Shalom my father I will always listen to you and try to do things as you see,

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Old 09-11-2010, 12:47 AM
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RIP General.
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The General was a great man. May he rest in peace.
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Decades ago, I read a story about the Israeli armored corps--in particular, a discussion of marksmanship vs maneuvering. I recall that Israel had chosen to focus their training on marksmanship. The reasoning (paraphrased): "If we shoot well, then the enemy has to maneuver". I suspect the general interviewed was Tal, but I am not sure.

In any event, RIP General Tal.
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May G-d give solace to his loved ones and his soul be bound up in the bond of eternal life.
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