Israeli Machine Gunner

Price: $35.00
Retired

IDF003

King & Country

At this time, 1967, Israeli Forces were equipped with a number of weapons including the FN FAL series of Assault Rifles and Light Machine Guns. Using a 7.62mm round Israel order 2 x different versions... One standard rifle for the regular infantryman and the heavy-barrel version complete with bipod as a squad support machine gun.
This advancing Para Machine Gunner carries his weapon with the bipod folded underneath.

Special Uniform Note:All the K&C Israeli Paras are wearing the locally-designed and made olive drab combat uniforms. Some photos show Paras wearing a mix of French-made “Lizard” pattern combat suits but these were beginning to be phased out at this time. The fighting order worn by Israeli troops in ’67 still shows a ‘mix’ of American, British, French and Israeli items. Para helmets too were a combination of American and British steel helmets usually covered with netting.