LAF Huey II in Action

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

The Lebanese Air Force Bell Huey II during training sessions with the Airborne Regiment, May 2013.

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

BMS 2013

The second edition of the Beirut Model Show organized by HobbyShop Lebanon was held on the 11th and 12th of May 2013. The Lebanese modelers skills getting better year after another, the special guest this year was no less  than Mig Jimenez Martin who participated in the show with a live demo and was part of the jury along with Samer Kassis and Chadi Rachid:

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1/35 Hetzer diorama by Bernard Bassous.

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1/35 Sdkfz 234/4 Pakwagen diorama by Bernard Bassous.

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1/35 Sdkfz 234/4 Pakwagen diorama by Bernard Bassous.

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1/35 Sdkfz 234/4 Pakwagen diorama by Bernard Bassous.

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1/35 Sdkfz 234/4 Pakwagen diorama by Bernard Bassous.

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1/35 Panther diorama by Bernard Bassous, Diorama Gold Award.

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1/35 Panther diorama by Bernard Bassous, Diorama Gold Award.

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1/35 SAM site diorama by Imad Bouantoun, Diorama Silver Award.

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1/35 SAM site diorama by Imad Bouantoun, Diorama Silver Award.

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1/35 1982 diorama by Imad Bouantoun.

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1/35 1982 diorama by Imad Bouantoun.

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Samer Kassis and Mig Jimenez Martin before the demo.

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Samer Kassis and Mig Jimenez Martin before the demo.

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Preparing for the demo.

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Mig Jimenez Martin during the demo.

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Mig Jimenez Martin during the demo.

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During the demo.

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1/35 LF T-55A by Tony Elias, Gold Award.

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1/35 LF T-55A by Tony Elias, Gold Award.

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1/35 LF T-55A by Tony Elias, Gold Award.

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1/35 IDF Magach 6 by Tony Elias.

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1/35 IDF M51 by T. Lteif, Silver Award.

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1/35 IDF M51 by T. Lteif, Silver Award.

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1/35 Syrian Army BTR-152 by Haitham Moussaly, Bronze Award.

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1/35 Syrian Army BTR-152 by Haitham Moussaly, Bronze Award.

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1/35 Syrian Army BTR-152 by Haitham Moussaly, Bronze Award.

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1/35 Syrian Army BTR-152 by Haitham Moussaly, Bronze Award.

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1/35 Mourabitoun T-34/85 by Haitham Moussaly.

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1/35 M35A2 by Haitham Moussaly.

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1/35 models by Haitham Moussaly.

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1/35 T-55 by Haitham Moussaly.

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1/35 M325 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M325 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M325 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M325 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Unimog w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Unimog w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Unimog by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 M113 w/ZU-23-2 and AML-90 by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Land rover Lightweight by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Land rover Lightweight by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Land rover Lightweight by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Land rover Lightweight by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technicals by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 technical by Cesar Jachan.

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1/35 Rolls Royce Armoured Car 1920 by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 IDF M3 Scout Car by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 Marmon Herrigton by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 Marmon Herrigton by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 M24 Chaffee by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 models by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 models by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 models by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 models by Frederic Khalil.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

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1/35 various models during the show.

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

Life & Death of a Vehicle: The LAF M5A1 High Speed Tractor

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A Lebanese Army M5A1 High Speed Tractor towing a 155mm Modele 50 howitzer during the 1972 military parade.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

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An M5A1 High Speed Tractor wreck abandoned on an olive tree field in the early 2000s, Beaufort Castle, Lebanon. The wrecks were ex-Lebanese Army reused by the Lebanese Arab Army militia in the late 1970s.

A special thanks to Samer Kassis for pointing out the wreckage zone.

More photos of Lebanese High Speed Tractor can be found in Samer Kassis book “Military Vehicles in Lebanon: 1975-1981” , A Lebanese Arab Amy militia M5A1 on page 51 and an unarmored Lebanese Army M5 on page 25.