The Katyushas Site http://katyushas.com All about the Katyushas Tue, 21 Jul 2015 17:53:31 +0000 en-US hourly 1 1948 War of Independence http://katyushas.com/1948-war-of-independence/ http://katyushas.com/1948-war-of-independence/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:45:29 +0000 http://katyushas.com/?p=25 1948 War of Independence

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The 1948 War of Independence presents a very crucial period in the history of Israel. The war allowed Israel to receive recognition as a state from the two world superpowers at the time, USA and Soviet Union. The UN Partition Plan that created the Israeli state received plenty of opposition from the Arabs through Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan and Egypt. Generally, members of the Arab League opposed the partition plan that created the Jewish state.

The opposition by the Arabs forced them into going into war with the Israelis, thus marking the First Arab-Israeli War. The Arabs went on the offensive from the beginning predominantly because of the heavy military equipment that they had at their disposal. Despite an arms embargo that the British initiated through the Resolution 50 of the UN Security Council, Israel received a cache of vital military hardware from the Czechoslovakia.

At the conclusion of the 1948 War of Independence, the Haganah transformed itself into the Israel Defense Forces or IDF. The end of the war also marked a period of ceasing operations for the Lehi, Etzel and Palmach that became one with the IDF. The end of the war was also crucial for other reasons. All the Jewish immigrants in other countries took off on a long journey of returning to Israel and joined the IDF later.

Initially during the 1948 War of Independence, Israel lost a substantial amount of its territory to the Arabs. On the other hand, the tide turned on Israel’s favor as they saw a huge upturn in fortunes and captured more territories from the Arabs. The upturn in favor took place from July 1948. Some of the land that Israel conquered included part of the territory that was proposed for the Arab state.

By November 1948, the Israelis, Lebanese and Syrians put a number of ceasefires in place. One result of the 1948 War of Independence is that it saw the emergence of permanent ceasefire when Israelis, Syrians, Jordanians, Lebanese and Egyptians signed several armistices. However, the warring countries never signed any peace agreement. The end of the …

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1948 War of Independence

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The 1948 War of Independence presents a very crucial period in the history of Israel. The war allowed Israel to receive recognition as a state from the two world superpowers at the time, USA and Soviet Union. The UN Partition Plan that created the Israeli state received plenty of opposition from the Arabs through Iraq, Lebanon, Syria, Transjordan and Egypt. Generally, members of the Arab League opposed the partition plan that created the Jewish state.

The opposition by the Arabs forced them into going into war with the Israelis, thus marking the First Arab-Israeli War. The Arabs went on the offensive from the beginning predominantly because of the heavy military equipment that they had at their disposal. Despite an arms embargo that the British initiated through the Resolution 50 of the UN Security Council, Israel received a cache of vital military hardware from the Czechoslovakia.

At the conclusion of the 1948 War of Independence, the Haganah transformed itself into the Israel Defense Forces or IDF. The end of the war also marked a period of ceasing operations for the Lehi, Etzel and Palmach that became one with the IDF. The end of the war was also crucial for other reasons. All the Jewish immigrants in other countries took off on a long journey of returning to Israel and joined the IDF later.

Initially during the 1948 War of Independence, Israel lost a substantial amount of its territory to the Arabs. On the other hand, the tide turned on Israel’s favor as they saw a huge upturn in fortunes and captured more territories from the Arabs. The upturn in favor took place from July 1948. Some of the land that Israel conquered included part of the territory that was proposed for the Arab state.

By November 1948, the Israelis, Lebanese and Syrians put a number of ceasefires in place. One result of the 1948 War of Independence is that it saw the emergence of permanent ceasefire when Israelis, Syrians, Jordanians, Lebanese and Egyptians signed several armistices. However, the warring countries never signed any peace agreement. The end of the …

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The Six Day War – How The Impacted Israel http://katyushas.com/the-six-day-war-how-the-impacted-israel/ http://katyushas.com/the-six-day-war-how-the-impacted-israel/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:44:45 +0000 http://katyushas.com/?p=24 The Six Day War

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The Six-Day War goes by several other names. Some of these names include the Third Arab-Israeli War and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It is uncommon to hear some people referring to the Six-Day War as the June War. The war took place between June 5 and 10 of 1967. The war pitted Israel on one side against some of her immediate neighboring states such as Syria, Jordan and Egypt. At the time, Jordan and Syria were part of the United Arab Republic.

The Six-Day War never represented the first time that Israel and her immediate neighbors fought. A few years back in 1948, a precursor to the 6-Day War took place. The result of the initial war in 1948 was the emergence of fractious relationship between Israel and her neighbors. The period leading up to June 1967 saw a plummeting of the relationship between Israel and her Arab neighbors to new lows.

It is no wonder that the war of 1948 created the environment for the Six-Day War to break out. Initially, the Six-Day War was between Israel and Egypt. Syria and Jordan entered the fray much later when it appeared that Egypt was on the verge of a complete whitewash at the hands of the Israelis. None of the three countries proved a match for Israel during the June War. In fact, some of the three countries’ armies were completely destroyed.

During the Six Day War, Israel only had to put up with a loss of less than a thousand lives. On the other hand, the Arabs from Egypt, Syria and Jordan lost more than 20,000 lives. Israel owes its success to several factors. However, most analysts are of the opinion that Israel owed its success during the Six-Day War to the element of surprise that it employed in defeating the Arabs.

Some of the locations that fell completely into the Israeli hands included East Jerusalem (captured from the Jordanians), Golan Heights (captured from the Syrians), West Bank (captured from the Jordanians) and Sinai Peninsula as well as Gaza Strip (captured from the Egyptians). What the war …

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The Six Day War

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The Six-Day War goes by several other names. Some of these names include the Third Arab-Israeli War and the 1967 Arab-Israeli War. It is uncommon to hear some people referring to the Six-Day War as the June War. The war took place between June 5 and 10 of 1967. The war pitted Israel on one side against some of her immediate neighboring states such as Syria, Jordan and Egypt. At the time, Jordan and Syria were part of the United Arab Republic.

The Six-Day War never represented the first time that Israel and her immediate neighbors fought. A few years back in 1948, a precursor to the 6-Day War took place. The result of the initial war in 1948 was the emergence of fractious relationship between Israel and her neighbors. The period leading up to June 1967 saw a plummeting of the relationship between Israel and her Arab neighbors to new lows.

It is no wonder that the war of 1948 created the environment for the Six-Day War to break out. Initially, the Six-Day War was between Israel and Egypt. Syria and Jordan entered the fray much later when it appeared that Egypt was on the verge of a complete whitewash at the hands of the Israelis. None of the three countries proved a match for Israel during the June War. In fact, some of the three countries’ armies were completely destroyed.

During the Six Day War, Israel only had to put up with a loss of less than a thousand lives. On the other hand, the Arabs from Egypt, Syria and Jordan lost more than 20,000 lives. Israel owes its success to several factors. However, most analysts are of the opinion that Israel owed its success during the Six-Day War to the element of surprise that it employed in defeating the Arabs.

Some of the locations that fell completely into the Israeli hands included East Jerusalem (captured from the Jordanians), Golan Heights (captured from the Syrians), West Bank (captured from the Jordanians) and Sinai Peninsula as well as Gaza Strip (captured from the Egyptians). What the war …

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Threat In Israel – What Is It? http://katyushas.com/threat-in-israel-what-is-it/ http://katyushas.com/threat-in-israel-what-is-it/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:43:51 +0000 http://katyushas.com/?p=23 Threat In Israel

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Katyushas might have gained fame during the World War II, but this does not mean that their popularity ended with the end of the war. If in doubt about this, you would simply need to talk with the Israelis living in the northern region of the country. Hezbollah, a fundamental Israel group operating from Southern Lebanon, has used the Katyushas to launch rockets into the northern parts of Israel for the longest time.

Second Lebanon War took place in 2006 and one of its most enduring memories is the disruption it made on Israel home front through the Katyushas. The threat in Israel regarding the Katyushas is the ease with which the multiple rocket launchers can be taken apart and assembled. What this means is that nobody would never struggle to smuggle such weapons into Israel and use it to cause untold suffering among the citizenry.

The constant fear in Israel regarding its national security has to do with the fact that taking Katyusha apart before reassembling it deep within the country is a massive possibility. The existing fear is worsened by the fact that the demilitarized state of Palestine offers Israel enemies the perfect platform from whence to launch missiles into the Jewish state and cause untold mayhem among the citizenry.

The reality of the threat in Israel has to do with the fact that the majority of Jewish cities in Israel are within the range of Katyushas especially when launched from Lebanon. Launching Katyusha anywhere from Gaza and West Bank would similarly cause plenty of suffering to residents of majority of the Israel cities. The metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, which is the industrial base of the Jewish state, is just but one of the places that are at great risk from Katyusha rocket launches.

It is worth mentioning that the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv is home to close to 70 percent of the country’s Jewish populace. Tel Aviv is also home to about 80 percent of the country’s entire industrial base. Thus far, Israel has managed to keep the threat under wraps predominantly because …

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Threat In Israel

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Katyushas might have gained fame during the World War II, but this does not mean that their popularity ended with the end of the war. If in doubt about this, you would simply need to talk with the Israelis living in the northern region of the country. Hezbollah, a fundamental Israel group operating from Southern Lebanon, has used the Katyushas to launch rockets into the northern parts of Israel for the longest time.

Second Lebanon War took place in 2006 and one of its most enduring memories is the disruption it made on Israel home front through the Katyushas. The threat in Israel regarding the Katyushas is the ease with which the multiple rocket launchers can be taken apart and assembled. What this means is that nobody would never struggle to smuggle such weapons into Israel and use it to cause untold suffering among the citizenry.

The constant fear in Israel regarding its national security has to do with the fact that taking Katyusha apart before reassembling it deep within the country is a massive possibility. The existing fear is worsened by the fact that the demilitarized state of Palestine offers Israel enemies the perfect platform from whence to launch missiles into the Jewish state and cause untold mayhem among the citizenry.

The reality of the threat in Israel has to do with the fact that the majority of Jewish cities in Israel are within the range of Katyushas especially when launched from Lebanon. Launching Katyusha anywhere from Gaza and West Bank would similarly cause plenty of suffering to residents of majority of the Israel cities. The metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, which is the industrial base of the Jewish state, is just but one of the places that are at great risk from Katyusha rocket launches.

It is worth mentioning that the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv is home to close to 70 percent of the country’s Jewish populace. Tel Aviv is also home to about 80 percent of the country’s entire industrial base. Thus far, Israel has managed to keep the threat under wraps predominantly because …

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Katyushas – What You Never Knew About The Multiple Rocket Launchers http://katyushas.com/katyushas-what-you-never-knew-about-the-multiple-rocket-launchers/ http://katyushas.com/katyushas-what-you-never-knew-about-the-multiple-rocket-launchers/#comments Tue, 21 Jul 2015 16:42:43 +0000 http://katyushas.com/?p=22 Katyushas

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During the World War II, the Soviet Union was responsible for building what they call Katyushas, which are not only rocket artilleries, but specifically multiple rocket launchers. The one advantage that the Katyusha has over other conventional types of rocket launchers is the ability to hit the targeted area quickly than the rest.  On the other hand, the two main disadvantages often mentioned where such artilleries are in discussions include the following:

  1. lower accuracy
  2. taking longer to reload

The fragility of a Katyusha is also never in doubt. However, the fact that these multiple rocket launchers are not only inexpensive, but also easy to produce has made them increasingly popular where lack of adequate financial resources is an issue. The fact that Katyusha is heavily mobile because of the ability to mount it on trucks has helped increase its popularity as well. This means that Katyusha could help launch an attack and be moved fast before any person notices.

Katyusha was never a single weapon. It was several weapons in one. Some of the weapons that you would expect to find upon purchasing Katyushas included the following:

  • BM-13 launcher
  • Light BM-8
  • Heavy BM-31

The name Katyusha, which is a nickname that members of the Soviet Union army coined and gave to these types of multiple rocket launches, is also in common use in countries other than Russia. Some of the countries where you are likely to hear about Katyushas include the following:

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. Belgium
  4. Sweden
  5. Norway
  6. Finland
  7. Netherlands
  8. Hungary

The invention of Katyushas took place at Voronezh. The mounting of these rocket launchers occurred on not only trucks, but also tanks as well as armored trains and artillery tractors. Naval as well as riverine vessels provided extra platforms on which soldiers mounted the Katyushas during the World War II. Katyushas were a favorite of Soviet engineers and generals during the Second World War as part of urban combat.

The effectiveness of the Katyushas is demonstrated through saturation bombardment. If you need these weapons for any other type or strategy of warfare, be ready to experience some measure …

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Katyushas

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During the World War II, the Soviet Union was responsible for building what they call Katyushas, which are not only rocket artilleries, but specifically multiple rocket launchers. The one advantage that the Katyusha has over other conventional types of rocket launchers is the ability to hit the targeted area quickly than the rest.  On the other hand, the two main disadvantages often mentioned where such artilleries are in discussions include the following:

  1. lower accuracy
  2. taking longer to reload

The fragility of a Katyusha is also never in doubt. However, the fact that these multiple rocket launchers are not only inexpensive, but also easy to produce has made them increasingly popular where lack of adequate financial resources is an issue. The fact that Katyusha is heavily mobile because of the ability to mount it on trucks has helped increase its popularity as well. This means that Katyusha could help launch an attack and be moved fast before any person notices.

Katyusha was never a single weapon. It was several weapons in one. Some of the weapons that you would expect to find upon purchasing Katyushas included the following:

  • BM-13 launcher
  • Light BM-8
  • Heavy BM-31

The name Katyusha, which is a nickname that members of the Soviet Union army coined and gave to these types of multiple rocket launches, is also in common use in countries other than Russia. Some of the countries where you are likely to hear about Katyushas include the following:

  1. Germany
  2. France
  3. Belgium
  4. Sweden
  5. Norway
  6. Finland
  7. Netherlands
  8. Hungary

The invention of Katyushas took place at Voronezh. The mounting of these rocket launchers occurred on not only trucks, but also tanks as well as armored trains and artillery tractors. Naval as well as riverine vessels provided extra platforms on which soldiers mounted the Katyushas during the World War II. Katyushas were a favorite of Soviet engineers and generals during the Second World War as part of urban combat.

The effectiveness of the Katyushas is demonstrated through saturation bombardment. If you need these weapons for any other type or strategy of warfare, be ready to experience some measure …

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