Tiger Model 1/35 IDF Nagmachon Doghouse-Late APC # 4616
Nagmachon is a heavily armoured infantry fighting vehicle fielded by the Israel Defense Forces. The Nagmachon evolved from the NagmaShot APC, which in turn was based on Centurion Sho't hulls from the 1970s and 1980s.Because of their elevated turret, Nagmachons are often seen supervising, securing and escorting the D9 & D10 Caterpillar bulldozers in the urban battle zones and under fire.Also, the Nagmachon is equipped with formidable side skirts (bazooka plates), The rear most pair are made of metal armor plates which are hinged to tilt upward. This is meant to offer some protection from small arms fire for disembarking troops.The Nagmachon is equipped with four IS-10 grenade launchers. These contain ten grenades each of the CL-3030 type, being smoke grenades. Unconfirmed reports state that other charges can also be fired from these IS-10's.The latest Nagmachon vehicles have increased for a distinctive armored extension on the top, called the doghouse. The Nagmachon was re-equipped with a very notable pillbox on top of the fixed superstructure, providing all round protection. This pillbox features shooting-slights for 7.62 mm FN MAG machine guns as well as vision blocks, enabling the troops inside to shoot soft targets. This latest feature makes the Nagmachon very suitable for MOUT-tasks (Mission On Urban Terrain) and security patrols.Those features optimize it for counter-insurgency operations but reduce its capacity for traditional mechanized warfare. The Nagmachon weighs 52 tons, has a 750 hp engine, and carries a crew of 2 and 10 infantry.