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The Merkava Mk.2B is a Tier 6 progression Main Battle Tank under Sol Schreiber's dealership.

History[ | ]

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.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • High Durability: This vehicle has more hitpoints than other vehicles of this Tier.
  • Ready Rack: This vehicle features a Ready Rack, which consists of several easily accessible rounds. It can fire several rounds in rapid succession, after which the reload time increases. Ready Rack reloads automatically when not in combat.
  • HESH Rounds: This vehicle can fire special Squash Head rounds. These are extremely effective against angled armor that is typical for Soviet tanks.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm M735 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 350 510[note 1] mm 1501 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
2 105mm M735A1 APFSDS APFSDS Experience 20,273 380 560[note 2] mm 1509 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.09 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Damage Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67.0 °
3 105mm M393A2 HEP HEP Stock 310 420 mm 760 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.12 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 200 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 15 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 35 %
  • Spall Threshold: 137 mm
4 105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT Stock 455 610 mm 1173 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
5 105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT Experience 20,273 490 670 mm 1150 m/s 5.80 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.10 °
  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
6 7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 18[note 3] mm 855 m/s 5.00 s
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  • Accuracy (Fully Aimed): 0.15 °
  • Magazine Type: Clip
  • Partial Reload: Yes
  • Magazine Size: 800
  • Burst Fire Rate: 400 rd/min
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Ricochet Angle: 67 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Merkava Mk.2B Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 665 mm (vs AP)
1010 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 940 mm (vs AP)
1985 mm (vs HEAT)
Steel Layers with Air Gaps N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
This tank features basic sheet armor without any advanced components, making it vulnerable to HEAT shells and ATGMs. However, its heavily sloped armor and the front-mounted engine offer a significant advantage when it comes to crew protection.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm M68 Rifled Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 5.80 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 24.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -7.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
105mm M735 APDS
105mm M735A1 APDS
105mm M393A2 HEP
105mm M456A1 HEAT
105mm M152/3 HEAT
7.62mm AP

Engine[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Max Speed Reverse Speed Forward
Acceleration
Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-6A 900 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 60 km/h 30 km/h 7.49 s (0 to 32 km/h)
30.37 s (0 to Max Speed)
29.10° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Improved Spall Liner
Experience 13,515 Credits 192,000 Hit points are increased by 300
Smokegrenades
M82 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 4 charges
Recharge time: 35s
Duration: 10s
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Experience 6,758 Credits 128,000 Comes with 8 charges
Recharge time: 25s
Duration: 10s
Firecontrol
Matador Fire Control System
Experience 33,788 Credits 384,000 Aiming time reduced by 20%
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Sight
Experience 20,273 Credits 256,000 Accuracy is improved by 10%
Gunstabilizer
Improved Gun Stabilizer
Stock Stock Overall accuracy while moving is improved by 20%
Gunstabilizer
Upgraded Fire Control System Sensors
Stock Stock Reduces the accuracy penalties for firing and traversing the hull.
Enhancedcooling
Improved Cooling System
Experience 13,515 Credits 192,000 Camouflage factor increased by 2%
Enemy Thermal Sights effectiveness reduced by 30%
Firesupression
Fire Suppression System
Experience 6,758 Credits 128,000 Engine fire duration reduced by 23%
Crew protection enhanced by 5%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 86.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 71.2%
Firesupression
Fire Suppression System
Experience 1,353 Credits 12,800 Engine fire duration reduced by 23%
Crew protection enhanced by 5%

Other unlocks[ | ]

Name Cost Description Notes
Battleharden
Battle Hardened
Golds 1,600 The Battle-Hardened status allows you to earn more Experience and Credits
and also grants preferential matchmaking to the vehicle.
Rentalticket
Rosomak (3 days rental)
Experience 24,775 Rosomak test version for 3 days. Vehicle Prerequisites: Gather more progress on this vehicle's line predecessor (BVP-M2 SKCZ Šakal)
Rentalticket
Wiesel HOT (3 days rental)
Experience 24,775 Wiesel HOT test version for 3 days. Vehicle Prerequisites: Gather more progress on this vehicle's line predecessor (B1 Centauro 105)
Reticle decal
Reticle
Experience 24,775 Unlocks Reticle decal.
Currencyrep
5,680 Reputation
Experience 20,274 Provides an injection of 5,680 Reputation.
Currencyrep
5,680 Reputation
Experience 20,274 Provides an injection of 5,680 Reputation.
Currencyrep
5,680 Reputation
Experience 20,274 Provides an injection of 5,680 Reputation.

Footnotes[]

  1. 510 mm at 150m;
    383 mm at 500m
  2. 560 mm at 150m;
    420 mm at 500m
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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