The Six-Day War saw four very different armies fight it out over very different terrain with very different equipment. The Israeli's used a mismatched force of French, British and American equipment, some decades old, the Egyptian with the newest and best Soviet equipment, the Jordanians with top of the line British and American vehicles and the Syrians with even old German WWII vehicles. Most of this can be found in the Fate of a Nation booklet for Flames of War, however many vehicles were left out of the book. I just can't help but add the odd vehicles that BF decided to leave out. You can find rules for these vehicles in my previous lists or check out the Flames of War forums where someone has posted rules for the overlooked options!
Two of the vehicles Battlefront has left out are the AML-90 and Saladin armored cars, I just couldn't miss out on these interesting vehicles.
|This is a Libyan Saldin, not a Jordanian one.|
Anyway, for miniatures the only 15mm option I could find was by QRF, and after looking at the few pictures online I could find, I decided to modify them. The original turret seemed to look to short, almost squished down. Luckily Battlefront offer the same turret used on the Saladin on their M113 FSV, so I added that turret to the QRF hulls, and Voila! There was some work required to fit the turret to the hull, but nothing some cutting and magnets couldn't solve.
I currently have two Saladin's finished and will add one more Saladin and two Ferret Armored Cars based on and old TO&E I found of the Jordanian Armored Brigades in 1967.
|Work In Progress.|
|QRF Saladin hull with BF turret.|
|It is a big AFV.|
|They look great on the table!|
The next up is the Saladin's Israeli counterpart, the French made, Panhard AML-90. This armored car had a very powerful, for an armored car, 90mm main gun and co-ax MG.
|AML-90's and Israeli halftracks in the Six-Day War.|
For the miniatures I went with Peter Pig AML-90's and they look great without any modification.
|These just look neat.|
|Ready for Ramallah.|
|A little punch with your recon.|
|These minis scale well with BF.|
Here are some comparisons between the two, they seem to scale very well together, with the Saladin's being bigger and beefier.
|AML-90's and Saladins.|
|Top down look.|
So next up on the painting table is the last Saladin, two Ferret armored cars, and M52 Self Propelled Artillery for the Jordanians. I would love M47 Patton's but I don't know of a company that makes 15mm versions that would be the scale anywhere close to BF's M48's... :(