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  1. Video on the story of the little-known Vickers Mk. 4 (a.k.a Valiant) MBT with some exclusive photos :
  2. Does anyone know if it is possible to find the 1954-1965 back issues of the ARMOR magazine online ?
  3. The Merkava Mk. 3 were built in a series of at least three production blocks.
  4. It's likely a Block III on the two lower pictures.
  5. I guess they retained the stowage space on the right side of the driver, putting the 15 rounds on his left.
  6. Reaching a protection level similar to the Leopard 1A1A1 ?
  7. Development of a 8-tonne reconnaissance amphibious tracked vehicle (ERAC) was launched in 1960. The use of a fin-stabilized shaped charge projectile as main anti-tank round was deemed obvious given the performance achieved with the 90 mm shell. The project consists of a D 739 gun firing a 105 mm projectile with a steel body designed to be fired under higher pressure (2100 kg/cm²) with a muzzle velocity of 850 m/s. The static firing trials in 1962 and the ERAC prototype the following year fall short of expectations ; the accuracy is barely acceptable and the armor penetration is
  8. What are the purpose of the two holes ahead of the right exhaust ? APU exhaust, CBRN filtration system, air conditioning, ... ?
  9. Vickers MBT Mk. 7 loader's station :
  10. The protection is focused on the crew survival cell, everything else around it is expendable.
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