Twilight of the Gods

A photo collection of the final resting place for Lebanese Armed Forces vehicles.
A photo report made by Mathieu Morant and Chadi Rachid.

45 more photos can be found on our Flickr page:

 

With a special thanks to both Samer Kassis and a very special friend without which nothing would have been possible.

The Arsal Issue

News photos from the net about the latest events that happened in Arsal, Lebanon:

 

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25  an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army AIFV-B-C25 an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998 HMMWVs of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M1151 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M1151 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defenders belonging to different Regiments, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army Land Rover Defenders belonging to different Regiments, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 HMMWV of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014. (AP Photo)

A Lebanese Army Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014. (AP Photo)

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A Lebanese Army M113A2 of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A2 of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113A2s of an Intervention Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998,  M113A1 w/ZPU-4 and M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

Lebanese Army M998, M113A1 w/ZPU-4 and M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4

A Lebanese Army M106 ambulance and an M998 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 ambulance and an M998 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 2, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 and an M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 and an M113A1-B-Amb of the 8th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and an M1151 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and an M1151 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

Lebanese Army M113s of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and a Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113s of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and a Land Rover Defender, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and Land Rover Defenders, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M106 w/ZU-23-2 of the 8th Mechanized Brigade and Land Rover Defenders, August 3, 2014. (EPA)

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZPU-4 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113A1 w/ZU-23-2 of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M113 OPFOR and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113A2 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. An M936A2 Wrecker can be noticed in the background. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M998 and an M113 OPFOR of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014. An M936A2 Wrecker can be noticed in the background. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M48A5 tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M48A5 tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M60A3 of the 1st Armored Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a Tiran Blaser hull, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army T-55 with a Tiran Blaser hull, August 2, 2014. (AFP)

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

A Lebanese Army M35A3 of the Airborne (Moujawkal) Regiment, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M35A2 trucks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M35A2 trucks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, August 3, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment transpoted on Volvo NL12 and MAN TGA 33.400 , August 2, 2014.

Lebanese Army M113 APCs of the Maghaweer (Commandos) Regiment transpoted on Volvo NL12 and MAN TGA 33.400 , August 2, 2014.

 

 

 

Photo Credits & Source: News agencies and press online .

1958 Lebanon Crisis: (1) Operation Blue Bat

“It’s better than Korea, but what the hell is it?”(*)

Lebanese people greeting a USMC LVTP-5 entering Beirut.

Lebanese people greeting a USMC LVTP-5 entering Beirut.

A USMC LVTP-5 and M38A1 Jeeps entering Beirut. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17458)

A USMC LVTP-5 and M38A1 Jeeps entering Beirut. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17458)

USMC LVTP-5 on Lebanese shores

USMC LVTP-5 on Lebanese shores

USMC LVTP-5 landing vehicles, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

USMC LVTP-5 landing vehicles, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

Lebanese crowd visiting USMC LVTP-5 landing vehicles, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

Lebanese crowd visiting USMC LVTP-5 landing vehicles, north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A Lebanese family visiting a USMC LVTP-5

A Lebanese family visiting a USMC LVTP-5

a USMC LVTP-5 crew taking a break

a USMC LVTP-5 crew taking a break

A USMC LVTP-5 stationed next to a Marines  military spot near Beirut harbor. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17500)

A USMC LVTP-5 stationed next to a Marines military spot near Beirut harbor. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17500)

A convoy composed of a USMC LVTP-5 and M35 cargo trucks, Beirut.

A convoy composed of a USMC LVTP-5 and M35 cargo trucks, Beirut.

USMC LVTP-5 and M48A1 entering Beirut through Najib Ardati Street.

USMC LVTP-5 and M48A1 entering Beirut through Najib Ardati Street.

A USMC M48A1 entering Beirut through Najib Ardati Street. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17462)

A USMC M48A1 entering Beirut through Najib Ardati Street. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17462)

A USMC M48A1 in Beirut

A USMC M48A1 in Beirut

Lebanese people wave to USMC M48A1 entering Beirut

Lebanese people wave to USMC M48A1 entering Beirut

A USMC M48A1 on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A USMC M48A1 on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

USMC M48A1 tanks on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

USMC M48A1 tanks on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A USMC M48A1 on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A USMC M48A1 on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

A US Army M48A1near Beirut.

A US Army M48A1near Beirut.

A USMC M55 self propelled howitzer on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M55 self propelled howitzer on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M55 self propelled howitzer on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M55 self propelled howitzer on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M50 Ontos on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M50 Ontos on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M50 Ontos patrolling in Lebanese hills overlooking the Mediterranean sea. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A18134)

A USMC M50 Ontos patrolling in Lebanese hills overlooking the Mediterranean sea. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A18134)

Lebanese A rmy officers riding on top of a USMC M50 Ontos landing on Byblos shores during the first joint Lebanese-American exercise held on September 10 1958. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17399)

Lebanese Army officers riding on top of a USMC M50 Ontos landing on Byblos shores during the first joint Lebanese-American exercise held on September 10 1958. (DEFENSE DEPT. PHOTO (MARINE CORPS) A17399)

A US Army M274 Mechanical Mule at Beirut International Airport.

A US Army M274 Mechanical Mule at Beirut International Airport.

A US Army M274 Mechanical Mule at Beirut International Airport.

A US Army M274 Mechanical Mule at Beirut International Airport.

A USMC M51 Dump truck on a coastal road.

A USMC M51 Dump truck on a coastal road.

US Army M34 cargo trucks on Lebanese shores.

US Army M34 cargo trucks on Lebanese shores.

US Army M37 trucks and M38 Jeeps at Beirut International Airport.

US Army M37 trucks and M38 Jeeps at Beirut International Airport.

USMC M38A1 Jeeps and M35 cargo trucks reembarking. Note the Confederate flag on the cargo truck.

USMC M38A1 Jeeps and M35 cargo trucks reembarking. Note the Confederate flag on the cargo truck.

A USMC M49 fuel truck on Lebanese shores.

A USMC M49 fuel truck on Lebanese shores.

US Army M38 Jeeps and M59 APC.

US Army M38 Jeeps and M59 APC.

Navy Seabees offloading USMC M35 cargo trucks and equipment in Lebanon, 1958

Navy Seabees offloading USMC M35 cargo trucks and equipment in Lebanon, 1958

USMC M35 cargo trucks next to Saint Georges hotel, Beirut.

USMC M35 cargo trucks next to Saint Georges hotel, Beirut.

USMC M38A1 Jeeps on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

USMC M38A1 Jeeps on Lebanese shores north of Beirut, Antelias area.

US Army M38A1 Jeeps near Beirut.

US Army M38A1 Jeeps near Beirut.

US Army M38A1 Jeeps near Beirut.

US Army M38A1 Jeeps near Beirut.

A USMC M38A1 Jeep in Beirut streets.

A USMC M38A1 Jeep in Beirut streets.

A USMC M38A1 Jeep in Beirut streets.

A USMC M38A1 Jeep in Beirut streets.

Sources: Google Life photo archive, Defense Dept. Photo (Marine Corps) & Personal Archives

(*): These words were expressed by a combat ready Marine while landing on Khalde beach and after seeing bikini-clad-sunbathers all around waving and cheering, soft drinks vendors out for sell and young people attempting to help the Marines bringing ashore some of the heavier equipment. (Marines in Lebanon 1958, Department of the Navy, Historical Branch)

The M48A5PI in the LAF: Parade Encounters

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 1995 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 10th Mechanized Brigade, November 22th 2000 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, November 22th 2004 military parade.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks, November 22th 2004 military parade.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, November 22th 2004 military parade.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks, November 22th 2004 military parade.

 

Photo Credits: Chadi RACHID

The M48A5PI in the LAF: Road Encounters

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI tank memorial, Jezzine Area.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI tank memorial, Jezzine Area.

A knocked out Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the Mountain War, 1983.

A knocked out Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the Mountain War, 1983.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Souk el-Gharb battle, September 1983.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Souk el-Gharb battle, September 1983.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the final stages of the civil war in 1989.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the final stages of the civil war in 1989.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the final stages of civil war, Haddeth, April 1989.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during the final stages of civil war, Haddeth, April 1989.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Nahr el-Bared battle, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Nahr el-Bared battle, July 17, 2007. (AP Photo/Hussein Malla)

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Nahr el-Bared battle,  June 26, 2007. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI during Nahr el-Bared battle, June 26, 2007. EPA/MOHAMED MESSARA

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade during Nahr el-Bared battle, 2007.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI with M9 Dozer Blade during Nahr el-Bared battle, 2007.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks with M9 Dozer Blade during Nahr el-Bared battle, 2007.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks with M9 Dozer Blade during Nahr el-Bared battle, 2007.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, July 2007.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, July 2007.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks.

Lebanese Army M48A5PI tanks.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI in the Bekaa valley, September 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI in the Bekaa valley, September 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI in the Bekaa valley, September 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI in the Bekaa valley, September 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar, July 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar, July 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Bekaa valley, July 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Bekaa valley, July 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Bekaa valley, December 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Bekaa valley, December 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Mdeyrej, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI, Mdeyrej, April 2010.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar,April 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar,April 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Damour Area.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Damour Area.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI , Dahr el-Baydar.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 1st Armored Regiment in downtown Beirut, November 22, 2009.

A Lebanese Army M48A5PI of the 1st Armored Regiment in downtown Beirut, November 22, 2009.

“Path of Dignity”

“Path of Dignity” or “Darb Al-Karama” is the name of one of the latest Lebanese Army combat exercise conducted in Oyoun Al-Siman by the Air Assault Regiment with the participation of the Lebanese Air Force, the 1st Anti-tank Regiment and the 1st Armored Regiment. The exercise simulated the interception of a hostile armored unit which attempted to penetrate friendly lines by laying an ambush and destroying it.

Of course Elite Group Lebanon was on the spot as usual and delivers us some nice photo shots:

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H Huey hovering over an AMX-13/90 target tank.

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H next to a Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment.

A Lebanese Air Force UH-1H hovering over a Lebanese Army M48A5 of the 1st Armored Regiment. The target tank here is an AMX-13 VCI.

A Lebanese Army M48A5 and an M60A3 tanks of the 1st Armored Regiment surrounding the AMX-13 VCI target tank.

Photo Credits: Elite Group Lebanon/Samer Kassis

LAF Combat Maneuvers in Baalbeck

In the presence of Deputy Chief of Army Staff for operations Brigadier raised thanksRefaat Shikr and a number of senior military officers and unit commanders, a live-fire exercise was held in the fields of Ramiyah-alTaybeh in the Baalbeck district by the 2nd Intervention Regiment in conjunction with units of the 6th Mechanized Brigade the Air Force,  during which the use of helicopters, explosives, firing weapons, mortars and field guns, in addition to the landings and the evacuation of wounded by air and by road from the battlefield.

Lebanese Army M48A5s and T-55 tanks of the 6th Mechanized Brigade during the live exercie.

Photo and Text Credits: Lebanese Army Website