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The Merkava Mk.2D is a Tier 7 premium Main Battle Tank under Sol Schreiber's dealership.

History[ | ]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1997
Service: 1997-2016
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. The Mk.2D version with a "Dor Dalet" composite armor kit was added in 1997 in order to better fight enemy ATGMs.

Vehicle Traits[ | ]

  • Armored: This vehicle's armor can withstand a lot of punishment, allowing it to survive even serious firefights.
  • Fire and Forget: This vehicle features advanced ATGMs that, when a target (ground or flying) is locked, home in on it without having to be controlled manually.
  • 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.

Ammunition[ | ]

# Ammo
Name
Ammo
Type
XP Cost Damage Penetration Velocity Reload
Time
More
Info
1 105mm M426 APFSDS APFSDS Stock 425 650[note 1] mm 1455 m/s 6.40 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 M152/3 HEAT HEAT Stock 531 750 mm 1150 m/s 6.40 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 %
3 LAHAT ATGM-TH HEAT Stock 489[note 2] 800 mm 320 m/s 6.40 s
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  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.50 s
  • Fire Chance Bonus: 300 %
  • Damage Randomization: ± 10 %
  • Penetration Randomization: ± 5 %
  • Bonus Module Damage: 25 %
  • Flight Agility: 65.00 deg/s
  • Self-Guided: Yes
4 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: 67.0 °

Upgrades[ | ]

Armor[ | ]

Merkava Mk.2D Stock Armor
XP Cost Credit Cost Hull
Armor
Hull
Composition
Turret
Armor
Turret
Composition
ERA Name ERA
Penetration
Reduction
Stock Stock 945 mm (vs AP)
1440 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite 995 mm (vs AP)
3060 mm (vs HEAT)
Composite N/A N/A vs AP
N/A vs HEAT
The Merkava 2D utilizes an innovative spaced steel composition integrating kinetic shot traps to nullify shots alongside large HEAT resistance; the frontal left portion of the hull is also reinforced by the fuel tanks and multiple plates. Additional composite applique has been added to the turrets and upper glacis, significantly increasing overall protection.

Weapon[ | ]

# Name XP Cost Credit Cost Aim Time Reload Time More Info
Weapon1 105mm M68 Cannon Stock Stock 1.50 s 6.40 s
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Stats:

  • Magazine Type: Ready Rack
  • Magazine Size: 4
  • Reload within Magazine: 2.52 s
  • Burst Fire Rate: 24.00 rd/min
  • Depression/Elevation: -7.0° / 20.0°
Ammo:
105mm M426 APFSDS
105mm M152/3 HEAT
LAHAT ATGM-TH
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 65 km/h 30 km/h 7.53 s (0 to 32 km/h)
35.00 s (0 to Max Speed)
29.79° 8 %

Parts[ | ]

Name XP Cost Credit Cost Description Notes
Spallliner
Spall Liner
Stock Stock Hit points are increased by 400
Smokegrenades
M90 Smoke Grenades
Stock Stock Comes with 8 charges
Takes 25s to recharge
Duration: 10s
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.
Gunnersight
Improved Gunner Optics
Stock Stock Accuracy is improved by 10%
Treads01
Stock Tracks
Stock Stock Mobility (Light Terrain): 86.1%
Mobility (Heavy Terrain): 71.2%

Footnotes[]

  1. 650 mm at 150m;
    488 mm at 500m
  2. 98 for Non-Penetrating Hits
  3. 18 mm at 100m;
    9 mm at 1000m
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