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TPz 1 Fuchs Query ...
pbennett
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 10:00 AM UTC
I have just read that a small number of the TPz 1 Fuchs APCs were in service with the IDF (evidently in the early 1990s) ... certainly news to me, and I haven't been able to find any photographs or references to support this. Does anyone have information to confirm the claim?
Littorio
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 11:13 AM UTC
From memory I believe these were the NBC version the same as supplied to the UK and US during the first Gulf war after the fear that Iraq would use chemical weapons.
I think it mentions it in one of the Tankograd books but I'm not at home right now so can't check.
2CAVTrooper
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 02:20 PM UTC
Yes.

During Desert Storm Israel received 8 of the TPz 1A3/ABC Spürpanzer Fuchs from German Army stocks.

The current status of these vehicles is unknown.

This page has two pics of the Fuchs in IDF service:

https://www.fresh.co.il/vBulletin/printthread.php?t=137008

*The page is in Hebrew, but scroll down about 1/3 of the way for the pics.

They appear to be painted in standard IDF gray/sand camo.
ReluctantRenegade
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Posted: Sunday, May 19, 2019 - 06:14 PM UTC

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The current status of these vehicles is unknown.



They were returned to Germany.


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They appear to be painted in standard IDF gray/sand camo.



Correct.


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This page has two pics of the Fuchs in IDF service



Here they are, plus another one: