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The Merkava, Israel's Chieftain?

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"Moderate anti-zionists" claim they captured and repaired a Merkava.

 

-snipped-

 

 

 

"Hakeem! Start the engine!" *Flintstones running noises*

 

If you forget the car underneath, it's actually kinda convincing from a quick glance.  The fact that there is a car underneath is fuckin hilarious though.

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I like it.  The gun on that think actually looks like a real 105mm.  I wonder of those tanks were originally Israeli Tiran 5's which Israel gave to their Lebanese allies, the South Lebanon Army militia.  That would be rather ironic.

Hi Walter,

 

It is in fact one of the Tiran's provided to Israel's Lebanese allies. As far as I am aware it was equipped with the original 100mm gun.

cheers

Marsh

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I always called it the coif.

As well as the ball and chains, have a look at the ribs which make up the kit stowage pannier on tthe rear of Merkavas. They are made of ballistic steel and are designed to crush the fuze mechanisms of some mode RPGs. In other words, bar armour, long before it became popular on Western AFVs.

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