MNGTS-025 1/35 Israeli Merkava Mk.3D Late LIC MBT
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The Merkava is among the most heavily armed and armoured tanks in the world. Initially it was armed with the British L7 105mm gun but the Mk III and IV have a more powerful 120mm gun. It has also been heavily armoured from the start but the armour has been upgraded to keep pace with developments elsewhere. Merkava's have carried Blazer reactive armour on top of the normal armour but later tanks will have sophisticated laminate armour. Originally it had a 900bhp diesel engine but the Mk III and IV have an uprated 1200bhp engine which increases their speed and mobility. The Merkava is battle proven, with the Mk I's defeating Russian built T-72 tanks with ease in the 1982 Lebanon conflict.