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Merkava Mk.2C
Merkava Mk.2C
Tier / Class:
6 Main Battle Tanks
Sol Schreiber
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
370 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
350 / 140 / 82
Turret F/S/R:
800 / 185 / 55
Max Speed:
60.01 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
10.889 s
Hull Traverse:
29.93 deg/s
410 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
Turret Traverse Speed:
34.91 deg/s

The Merkava Mk.2C is a tier 6 main battle tank originating from Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from the Merkava Mk.1, and leads to the Merkava 3 Baz.


  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Increase Durability : this vehicle has more hit points than other vehicles of this tier
  • First order ready rack: allows you to fire several round and reloads automatically
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles

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  • Commander: Rachel Kramer


Merkava Mk. 2C Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull Armor (F/S/R) Hull Composition Turret Armor (F/S/R) Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 350/140/82 steel 800/185/55 steel
The Merkava 2C was upgraded with enhanced turret armor, improving tank survivability in modern warfare conditions.


105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M735 AP APFSDS Stock 400 0m 370mm 0.12° 1,501 m/s 9s
105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 430 0m 450mm 0.12° 1,173 m/s 9s
105mm M393A2 HEP HESH Stock 420 0m 270mm 0.12° 760 m/s 9s
105mm M774 AP AP 20,273 430 0m 440mm 0.12° 1,509 m/s 9s
105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT 20,273 460 0m 500mm 0.12° 1,150 m/s 9s


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-6A 900 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60.01km/h {{{reverse}}} 10.89s {{{0-max}}} 27.02deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Merkava Mk. 2C Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 13,515 192,000 Hit points increased by 250

M90 Smoke Grenades 6,758 128,000 Provides 5 volleys. Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s

Improved Fire Control System 33,788 384,000 Aim time reduced by 20%

Day/Night Precision System 20,273 256,000 Vision range increased by 10 m

Improved Cooling System 13,515 192,000 Camouflage factor increased by 2%

Enemy's Thermal Sights effectiveness reduced by 30%

Fire Suppression System 6,758 128,000 Engine fire duration reduced by 23%

Crew protection enhanced by 5%


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1982-1983
Service: 1983-2016
Vehicles Built: cca 350 (sources vary)
Operators: Israel

The Merkava ("Chariot") series is one of the most famous MBTs in the world, designed in Israel specifically with the IDF requirements in mind. All variants feature sloped armor and front-mounted engines, offering maximum protection to their crews. The design has its roots in the 1970s in a program led by one of the most influential tank visionaries of all time, General Israel Tal. Its heavily upgraded variants are still in service.

In many ways, Merkava Mk.2 was what Mk.1 should have been, had it not been pressed into service too early. The 1983 Merkava Mk.2 was a result of the experience gained in the war, aimed at removing the most obvious Mk.1 vulnerabilities. It received extra armor and the notorious rear turret shot trap was solved by the iconic hanging chains, intended to detonate incoming RPGs. The tank also received a new fire extinguisher system and, in 1984, a new Elbit Matador 2 FCS for its 105mm M68 gun. From 1985 forwards, the Merkava Mk.2 received its final major upgrade to the Mk.2B (or Mk.2 Bet) version, consisting of improved side skirts, the Moked “Third Eye” Laser Warning Receiver and several other elements. The production of this variant ended in 1989, but it would remain in service until 2016.

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