319th Division

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319 Division
Logo-ugda-319.gif
Unit symbol
Active1954–present
CountryIsrael
BranchArmy
TypeReserve armored infantry
Part ofNorthern Command
Garrison/HQTirat-Hakarmel Camp
Nickname(s)Ha-Mapatz (המפץ)
ColorsGreen and Yellow
EngagementsSix-Day War
Yom Kippur (1973)
First Lebanon War
Israeli disengagement plan
Second Lebanon War
Commanders
Current
commander
Oded Basyuk
Notable
commanders
Ariel Sharon

The Israel Defense Forces 319th Armor Division, also known as the Ha-Mapatz Formation ("Bang"), is a reserve-service armored infantry division in the IDF. It is subordinate to the Northern Regional Command.

Formed in 1954, it fought in the Suez Crisis and Six-Day War as the 38th Division. In the latter conflict, the division was led by Major General Ariel Sharon. During the Yom Kippur War, the division fought in the battles of the northern Golan under Major General Moshe Peled. It was known as 146th division at the time, receiving its present 319 designation after the war.

Units[edit]

  • 319th "Ha-Mapatz" Division
    • 2nd "Carmeli" (Reserve) Infantry Brigade
    • 4th "Kiryati" (Reserve) Armored Brigade
    • 205th "Iron Fist" (Reserve) Armored Brigade
    • 226th (Reserve) Paratroopers Brigade
    • 228th (Reserve) Infantry Brigade
    • 213th "Revival" (Reserve) Artillery Regiment
    • Divisional Signal Battalion

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