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.

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