⚔️The Israeli made ‘Merkava Mark IV’ main battle tank-MBT (Israel Defense Industry) (Part 1/3)🇮🇱
The ‘Merkava Mark IV’ MBT has entered full production in 2001 and began operational in 2003. The first battalion of ‘Merkava Mark IV’ tanks entered service with the Israel Defence Forces in 2004. The ‘Merkava Mark IV’ has been extensively improved including new armour protection and gun and electronics systems.
Improved 120mm smooth-bore gun can fire higher power munitions including high-penetration projectiles and guided shells. New El Op firing control includes advanced features, capability to acquire and lock onto moving targets, even airborne helicopters, while the tank itself is on the move.
Tank have a second-generation television sight and automatic thermal target tracker, a laser range finder, an improved thermal night vision system and a dynamic cant angle indicator.
Tank also have Amcoarm LWS-2 laser warning system, ’Trophy’ active protection system, GD 883 V-12 diesel engine (1,500hp)
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