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This is my first post here in this forum, so hello all :D Since the Merkava series is my favorite tank series, i'm really excited to found this old documentary about the Merkava, tragically it is only in hebrew so i don't understand any word they say, but seeing rare films about the first merkavas, this makes me really happy :o

 

 

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8 hours ago, Wiedzmin said:

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both turret Merkava Mk.3 is there any reason why then changed from rounded cast to... sharp cast ?

I think it's easier and cheaper to produce sharp casts than round casts :) 

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Cast turrets are most economical to produce, and lack welding weak spots, but steel tech improvements in plates has outpaced castings.

 

A reason to go from curved to flat is that the add on armour is simpler.

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A reason to go from flat to curved is that there is weight improvements for internal space constraints.

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19 hours ago, Wiedzmin said:

and here is a turret of Mk.4

 

where and when both tank were loss ? and is there not cropped versions of both pics ?

For the Mk4 should be Lebanon 2006, the only confirmed instance of losses of Mk4s. IIRC,  about 5 Mk4 were totally destroyed back then, half of them from IEDs.

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6 hours ago, alanch90 said:

For the Mk4 should be Lebanon 2006, the only confirmed instance of losses of Mk4s. IIRC,  about 5 Mk4 were totally destroyed back then, half of them from IEDs.

 

No. It's nice that there is the article about loses in 2 Lebanon war, but it's in Russian.

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