Merkava Main Battle Tank MKs I, II & III

Merkava Main Battle Tank MKs I, II & III cover

Merkava Main Battle Tank MKs I, II & III

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The Merkava, or Chariot, was the first tank entirely designed and built by the Israeli Army. The IDF had previously been using a variety of vehicles, acquired from various sources, including in particular the Sherman and Centurion. The Merkava was designed specifically for the type of warfare and opponents that Israel faced. The resulting tank was heavily armoured and packed a powerful 105mm main gun backed up with a digital fire control system and laser range-finder. This title examines the development and deployment of the Merkava, investigating the changing technical aspects of the various marks, creating a useful and comprehensive study of Israel's most formidable tank.

Table of Contents

Introduction · Background · The Chariot Programme · The Blue and White Merkava · Baptism of Fire in the Lebanon · The Mk II and III's · Mk IV and Beyond

Product details

Published 15 May 1997
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 48
ISBN 9781855326439
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 46 b/w; 14 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series New Vanguard
Short code NVG 21
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Sam Katz

Illustrator

Peter Sarson

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