19 - The SIX-DAY WAR (June 1967)

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June 1967 saw a war erupt in the Middle East that still has a far-reaching influence on the world we live in today.

Since Israel’s founding in 1948 it has been surrounded by a sea of Arab and Muslim hostility.  During its relatively short existence the Jewish state has had to fight a number of wars and countless counter-insurgency operations with many of its neighbors in the area and terrorist groups determined to wipe it off the face of the map.

The SIX-Day War, sometimes known as the June War, the 1967 Arab-Israeli War or even the Third Arab-Israeli War was fought between June 5 and 10, 1967 by Israel against Egypt, Jordan and Syria.

After heightening tensions between primarily Egypt (whose military forces were already mobilizing) in the first half of 1967 and increasing hostility from Syria in particular, the Israelis decided to act.

Outnumbered in men, tanks, artillery and aircraft Israel decided to ‘strike first’ and launched a series of early morning raids on Egyptian airfields (their most numerous opponent with the biggest and most modern Arab airforce).

On June 5, 1967 almost the entire fleet of Israeli fighter / bomber aircraft flew under the radar towards Egypt’s military airfields and virtually wiped out their entire airforce... on the ground.

Simultaneously, Israeli armour poured into the Sinai and sowed death and destruction on the Egyptian Ground Forces there... Destroying hundreds of tanks, capturing thousands of prisoners and driving the whole Egyptian Army back in disarray.

After destroying the Egyptian Air Force the Israelis now did the same to the air arms of Syria and Jordan.

At the same time elite Israeli paratroopers and tanks fought their way into the divided city of Jerusalem fighting a series of hard-fought battles against Jordanian defenders.

Meanwhile other Israeli soldiers and armour were attacking the Syrians on the Golan Heights on the northern Israel / Syrian border.

This dramatic new postwar military series of figures and fighting vehicles will tell, in miniature, just why Israel had to do what it did and how with a relatively small regular and part-time army it fought and defeated some of its most numerous, best equipped and belligerent neighbors.




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IDF017 Israeli M38 Jeep w/106mm Recoilless Rifle

Israeli M38 Jeep w/106mm Recoilless Rifle

This U.S. made, 1950’s vintage M38 Jeep was very much in evidence in the IDF’s military inventory during and after the ’67 War. Our...
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IDF015 Israeli Para ... pointing

Israeli Para ... pointing

Belgian-made FN rifle held aloft this other Para is indicating in which direction ‘Prisoner & Escort’ should go.
US$39.00
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IDF011 Prisoner & Escort (2-man set)

Prisoner & Escort (2-man set)

An Israeli Para pushes his Syrian prisoner towards the P.O.W. ‘Cage’. On the Para’s back is the Syrian’s AK47 Assault...
US$69.00
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IDF009 Lying Prone Para

Lying Prone Para

Adopting the horizontal firing position this ‘ trooper covers his buddies as they move forward towards another area.
US$49.00
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IDF008 Para Kneeling Ready

Para Kneeling Ready

This Israeli Para is scanning nearby rooftops for snipers or any other hostile activity.
US$35.00
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IDF007 Israeli Female Soldier

Israeli Female Soldier

The Israeli Defense Forces are one of the few international militaries that have a mandatory military requirement for women. Since the...
US$35.00
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IDF006 Radio Operator

Radio Operator

Our crouching Radio Operator is also carrying an UZI as he listens in to all radio traffic on his American-made field radio AN/PRC25 commonly...
US$35.00
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IDF005 Para Rifleman Advancing

Para Rifleman Advancing

Cautiously moving forward this Israeli Para keeps his FN FAL rifle to the fore.
US$35.00
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IDF004 Officer w/UZI

Officer w/UZI

Our fast-moving Para officer is carrying the world-famous ‘ UZI ’ submachine gun.  Israeli designed and built the UZI was used as a...
US$35.00
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IDF003 Israeli Machine Gunner

Israeli Machine Gunner

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. ...
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IDF002 M51 Super Sherman Israeli Tank

M51 Super Sherman Israeli Tank

Sometimes nicknamed the “ Isherman ” the M51 was a much modified version of the classic WW2 American M4 Sherman .  It served the...
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IDF001 General Moshe Dayan

General Moshe Dayan

Moshe Dayan ( 1915-1981 ) was Defense Minister of Israel during the SIX-DAY WAR.  As a former soldier with many years of practical experience...
US$35.00
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IDF-S02 THE FIGHTING ISRAELIS SET

THE FIGHTING ISRAELIS SET

Purchase ALL of the above IDF-S01 set AND our M51 “Isherman’ Tank and we will make it even better value for you!!!
US$509.00
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IDF-S01 THE SIX-DAY WAR COMBO SET

THE SIX-DAY WAR COMBO SET

Purchase ALL SIX IDF Paratroopers AND Gen. Moshe Dayan and we will provide you the Israeli Female Soldier with our compliments ! A perfect complement...
US$245.00
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