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New Review: IDF Sho't Kal Gimel Type II

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According to ScaleMates.com, AFV Club has released no less than sixteen different kitting's of the venerable British Centurion, five of which depict the various Israeli Defense Force (IDF) versions.  The subject of this review is the Sho't Kal Gimel Type II, which is identified on the box top as being from the time period of the 1982 Lebanon war ("Operation Peace for Galilee").  'Sho't' translates to 'Whip' and Kal is an abbreviation of where the powerplant was manufactured (Continental).  Each new version of the IDF Centurion was given a new afterword which comes from a letter in the Semitic abjad, the alphabet or 'writing system' used in the Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, and Urdu languages.  In this case, 'Gimel' is the third letter in the abjad.

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