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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP02 Feb 2023 8:40 p.m. PST

"Israel has developed another, the fifth, version of its Merkava tank. The Merkava 5 was quietly developed, built, tested and deployed in small numbers during late 2022. This was ahead of schedule because the original delivery date was supposed to be early 2023. Like the earlier Merkava models, Merkava 5 is an improved version of the previous model. The 65-ton Merkava 4 entered service in 2005, with an upgraded version appearing in 2011. Further upgrades of Merkava 4 turned out to be so extensive that this version was designated Merkava 5, which weighs the same as Merkava 4. Several hundred Merkava 4 tank deliveries will instead incorporate the Merkava 5 features and enter service as Merkava 5s. This means there will be 360 Merkava 4s and 300 Merkava 5s. The price per tank will also increase from $4.5 USD million for each Merkava 4 and about $5 USD million for each Merkava 5…"

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0ldYeller03 Feb 2023 8:08 a.m. PST

Very interesting article – Thanks Armand.

Personal logo StoneMtnMinis Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2023 10:04 a.m. PST

Good article on a good MBT.

Personal logo Legion 4 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2023 11:39 a.m. PST

The NATO Chief is asking the ROK to send some MBTs to the Ukraine. I say go for it ! link

IIRC the US(?) asked the IDF to send MBTs, etc. If our Top leaders didn't … they should.

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP03 Feb 2023 3:16 p.m. PST

A votre service mes amis…


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