Help support TMP


"Review Their Last Path IDF Tank Wrecks Merkava Mk.1 & 2" Topic


1 Post

All members in good standing are free to post here. Opinions expressed here are solely those of the posters, and have not been cleared with nor are they endorsed by The Miniatures Page.

For more information, see the TMP FAQ.


Back to the Modern Discussion (1946 to 2008) Message Board

Back to the Cold War (1946-1989) Message Board


Areas of Interest

Modern

Featured Hobby News Article


Current Poll


309 hits since 23 Mar 2020
©1994-2020 Bill Armintrout
Comments or corrections?

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…"

picture

picture

picture


Main page
link

Amicalement
Armand

Sorry - only verified members can post on the forums.