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Merkava's Ready-to-Fire Ammunitiom Magazine


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Merkava Mk1, Mk2 and Mk3 have indeed a magazine on the turret floor.

Here you can see how ammo is stored inside vehicle.

In case of Merkava Mk4, ready magazine is isolated behind armored bulkhead in turret bustle.

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As for how ammo is again loaded in to the ready racks, it's simple, if there is time, loader will take one round from storage container at a time, and load it in to the ready rack.

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I guess in case of emergency, main gun can be directly reloaded with ammo from storage containers.

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