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Israeli 'Magach' 7A tank, which is one of a successive number of extensive upgrades of the venerable US M60 series.
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Israeli 'Magach' 7A tank, which is one of a successive number of extensive upgrades of the venerable US M60 series.
Magach was my guess too.
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Now, this is getting outside of my area of specialty, which is tanks. I'm not much into APCs/IFVs and the like (even less into wheeled AFVs) but I do recognize the chassis as that of the Soviet T-54/55 tank series. This would have to be yet another Israeli conversion, based on the many captured T-54 and T-55 tanks the Israelis bagged in the 1967 and 1973 wars, and a few more after those.

It is an APC / Infantry assault vehicle of some sort and IIRC, the name 'Arkzaritt' or 'Archzarit' seems to ring a bell? This would have to be among the most heavily armoured APC-ish type vehicles in the world today. Note the extensive additional armour panelling, which I believe is of a compositon developed by the Israelis themselves and very similar to what we saw on the Magach pictured just previously.
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Probably a BTRT, an APC built on old T-55 chassis. Although I think the BTRT is supposed to have a 30mm autocannon.
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Well that would appear to be a M60 Chassis but the top I have no idea.
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This is an extensive refit/upgrade of the German version of the US M48 tank, commonly known as the 'Super M48' MBT.
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Ok, I'll try another one...

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Soviet based for sure, hatches open forward...

Guessing its from the middle east or eastern europe?
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