"Israel must always have the ability to defend itself, against any threat."
- – Benjamin Netanyahu
One of the stranger inventions by the Jews, the Pereh is an ATGM missile carrier tacked on an M48 Patton chassis and disguised as a Merkava with a turret that unfurls to open up a boxy, loudspeaker looking launcher that fires anti-tank missiles up to 25km away.
In Team Yankee
The Pereh fills the anti-tank role of the Israeli Army, alongside the Cobra.
The Pereh was developed in the 1980s in response to the threat of being overrun by Egyptian tanks during the Yom Kippur war. The most notable feature about this vehicle is that the designers took great pains to disguise it as a standard Merkava tank; Israeli censors even went so far as to keep the vehicle a secret until about 2014. As for why bother with the charade when ATGM carriers are commonplace, it was due to the understanding that such vehicles were far more dangerous and vulnerable than tanks. Disguised as a tank, a hypothetical enemy would probably underestimate its range as 2-3km and not 25km.Disguising them as tanks also increases the apparent size of a tank force to aerial observers or satellite observations. The only ones who’d know the difference are the tank crews, and those on the receiving end of its missiles.
|Israeli Forces in Team Yankee|
|Tanks:||Merkava - M60 Patton|
|Transports:||M113 Armored Personnel Carrier|
|Troops:||IDF Infantry Platoon|
|Artillery:||M109 Howitzer -M106 Heavy Mortar Carrier -M125 Mortar Carrier|
|Anti-Aircraft:||M163 VADS - ZSU 23-4 Shilka - M48 Chaparral|
|Tank Hunters:||Pereh - M150 TOW - Jeep TOW|
|Recon:||M113 Recce - Jeep Recce|
|Aircraft:||AH-1 Cobra Attack Helicopter - A4 Skyhawk|