Pereh

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"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[edit]

The Pereh fills the anti-tank role of the Israeli Army, alongside the Cobra.


IRL[edit]

No שׁוֹטֶה I don't know why we are part of this war

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