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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2020 10:44 p.m. PST

"After reading Abteilung 502's publication on how the T54/55 came into Israeli service, Abteilung continues their studies on Israeli armour, and this is a gorgeous hardcover book on the famous indigenous Israeli tank, the Merkava, in particular the Mk 1 and 2. Although, if you're looking for a good read, then maybe this is not a book for you because this is more of an up-market walk-around, with over 250 pictures of various Merkava hulls in different states of repair since the vehicles are no longer in service.

Israeli combat experiences showed that while the Western tanks they were using fared well in combat, one aspect they were not so strong was in crew protection, and while a destroyed tank could be replaced, killed and injured tank crew were not so easily replaced. So the Israeli's decided to design their own tank with crew protection as the main requirement, and the distinctive Merkava was born…"




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