|Control vehicle for Control Battalion|
|Mobile community outreach for Control Operational Groups|
I believe the IDF intended this vehicle to be an extra tough IFV/APC, and they saw some action during the invasion of Lebanon in the 1980s. Although it is an old vehicle, I thought it looked sinister and made a good candidate to join Control Battalion on the gaming table. This will serve as a command and control vehicle, assisting Control Battalion columns with their various community outreach tasks,such a mobile water-boarding of trouble makers, on-site lobotomies, and providing roach-food-pellets for the Control Things themselves.
|This model is from Peter Pig's 1980s IDF line of 15mm figures|
Once again it is great that Khurasan made tank commander figures for their Control Battalion line - really helps to "sell" the model. It already looks a little creepy, and popping a "Tankthing" only enhances that appearance.
|Riflething assisting the Tankthing in keeping a lookout for trouble|
I don't know how well this vehicle performed for the IDF, but they seemed to approve of the general concept of switching over old MBT chassis into IFVs - check out the Achzarit.
|Peter Pig does a great job modelling stowage etc. on to these vehicles|
I am still looking for the right kind of model to serve as the IFVs for my Control Battalion forces...stay tuned for further random entries on that!