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The Merkava, Israel's Chieftain?

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Hi LoooSeR,

In post 293, the black and white photo of the Nagmachon and Nakpadon next to each other, is one of mine. The correct name is Nakpadon.

The Base where the machines were photographed was in Galilee. It was built to train infantry and armour to work in tandem against an asymmetric opponent. A LOT of input in the Base design was from ex Russian and Soviet combat veterans, you might be interested to know.

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I got linked this thread earlier today, and it has a lot of interesting photos in it.  A lot of them have shown up in this thread before, but I think it's got some new ones too.

 

http://www.steelbeasts.com/topic/10104-merkava-armor-layout-and-protection-estimates/

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Hmm, the new Jordanian APC looks much less advanced than their previous offering, the Temsah, which also was Centurion based but didn't go into service.

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