Merkava Mk 1_2

Merkava Tank

Merkava Tank (Hebrew for Chariot) was the first indigenous Main Battle Tank to be developed and manufactured in Israel. Its unique design and layout came about from lessons learnt in Arab-Israeli Wars and further perfected over the years into 4 distinct Marks (Mk). As of 2015 The Merkava Mk 2 are in Reserve Units of the Israeli Defence Force and scheduled to be converted in to Namer APC, whilst the […]

Merkava Mk 4M Windbreaker

Merkava Mk 4 Tank

The Merkava Mk 4 tank is the fourth production model of the Israeli Merkava Main Battle Tank series. The Mk 4 offered improvements in Firepower, Protection and Mobility over the Merkava Mk 3 (and its models), but retaining the same unique  troop section in the hull rear and the engine compartment in the front. The Merkava Mk 4 entered production in 2001. As of 2015 it was still in production […]

Merkava Mk 3D Tank Firing

Merkava Mk 3 Tank

The Merkava Mk 3 Tank is the third production model of the Israeli Merkava Main Battle Tank series. The Mk 3 offered improvements in Firepower, Protection and Mobility over the Merkava Mk 2, but retaining the same unique  troop section in the hull rear and the engine compartment in the front. The Merkava Mk 3 Tank entered production in 1990 and ended in 2003 with a total of 750 built […]

Merkava Mk 2 Tank

Merkava Mk 2 Tank

Merkava Mk 2 Tank Description Merkava Mk 2 Tank was the successor to the earlier Merkava Mk 1. It entered Israeli Defence Force service in 1983. Its production numbers totalled 580 from 1982 to 1989 with improvements to its protection following lessons learnt in the 1982 Lebanon War. As of 2015 It remains in service with reserve units. It has been upgraded a number times and re-designated. The Mk2 Fire […]