AF35293 1/35 IDF M1089A23 DOHER - AFV
This is the AF35293 1/35 IDF M1089A23 DOHER - AFV
AFV Club has released the latest in their line of M109’s, this time it is the IDF’s DOHER that makes an appearance as a follow on from the previously released ROCHEV. This offering of the M109 in Israeli service is the current version being fielded today and these are upgraded ROCHEV M109’s to DOHER standards. The M109A1 ROCHEV proved a very effective weapons system in Israeli service during the Yom Kippur War, but it suffered heavy losses however its value in the field had been proved beyond doubt. In the early 1990’s the US military began rolling out the M109A6 and the Israeli’s used the M109A6 as a guide to the changes they wanted on the DOHER. The changes are limited in a visual sense as most of the changes are on the inside of the vehicle; however on the outside the right rear basket has been replaced with a diesel generator, the travel lock is operated electrically and a new commanders’ turret with a machine gun. All M109’s now in Israeli service are of the DOHER Variant with approximately 350 vehicles.