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M109 SP Artillery Battery (TIBX04)Contains three resin and metal M109 Self-propelled Howitzers and one Unit Card.
The Israel Defence Forces received their first 60 M109 155mm self-propelled howitzers just before the 1973 war. These 60 were afterwards upgraded with the long M185 howitzer to M109A1 standard. By the 1980s the IDF had about 350 M109s in service, replacing the older Sherman based self-propelled howitzers used during the 1973 war.
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Oil WarWith Europe ablaze the shadow of war quickly crept across the globe. In the Middle East, Iran and Iraq had been locked in a conflict across their border since 1980, and looked unlikely to stop anytime soon. Further west, Israel and Syria had come to blows in Lebanon as Israel fought PLO forces operating from inside their northern neighbour. The oil rich region, already rife with conflict and tension, was about to be drawn into World War III as the Soviet Union and US led NATO set about protecting their interests in the black gold that kept the wheels of industry turning.
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Assembling the M109 Self Propelled Howitzer