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Merkava Mk.4M Barak
Merkava Mk.4M Barak
Tier / Class:
10 Main Battle Tanks
Sol Schreiber
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
700 mm
Hit Points:
Hull F/S/R:
450 / 205 / 75
Turret F/S/R:
950 / 350 / 60
Max Speed:
65.02 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.46 s
Hull Traverse:
29.08 deg/s
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
Max Cannon Depression:
-7 / -6°
Turret Traverse Speed:
37.73 deg/s

The Merkava Mk.4M Barak is a tier 10 Main Battle Tank originating from the Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from Merkava Mk. 4, and is the end of the Israeli MBT line.


  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High Caliber : the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Modern APS : grants protection against guided missiles and other projectiles.
  • Self Homing : tracks and follows targets.
  • First Order ready rack : allows you to fire several rounds and reloads automatically.
  • Troop Compartment : allows you to repair modules and capture points faster.

Player Recommendations[]

Pros and Cons[]



Upgrade Suggestions[]

Protection --> Firepower --> Others --> Mobility

Retrofit Suggestions[]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Giya Tsiklauri


Merkava Mk. 4M 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 450/205/75 Composite 950/350/60 Composite
Armor features for the Merkava mk.4M remained unchanged from the original version. Composite armor of the upper front plate and turret's frontal arc ensures protection against most modern ammo types.


120mm IMI MG253 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm DM43A1 AP AP Stock 518 0m 700mm 0.08° 1,650 m/s 8s
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 520 1.5m 40mm 0.10° 980 m/s 8s
120mm M325 HEAT HEAT-MP Stock 550 0m 800mm 0.10° 1,410 m/s 8s
120mm DM53A1 AP AP 178,225 530 0m 800mm 0.08° 1,750 m/s 8s

Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Splash Radius Flight Agility Self-Guided
LAHAT ATGM-TH HEAT-Tandem Stock 425 800mm 320m/s 8s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s yes


Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
General Dynamics GD883 1500 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65.02km/h {{{reverse}}} 6.46s {{{0-max}}} 27.75deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Merkava Mk. 4M Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Trophy APS Stock Stock Automatic hard Kill Active Protection System.

Spotting distance: 500m Number of charges: 6 Reload time: 30 s

Spall Liner 47,527 614,400 Hit points increased by 250

Trophy NG APS 356,450 3,072,000 Automatic hard Kill Active Protection System.

Spotting distance: 500m Number of charges: 8 Reload time: 20 s Counter projectiles of the caliber over: 100mm

M90 Smoke Grenades 59,408 614,400 Provides 5 volleys.

Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s

Improved Fire Control System 178,225 2,048,000 Aim time reduced by 20%

Elbit IronVision System 178,225 1,638,400 Decreases the SPOTTED BY ENEMY feedback delay.

Vision range increased by 10 m

Improved Drive Sprockets 95,053 1,1260,400 Acceleration is increased by 5%

Improved Shock Absorbers 95,053 1,126,400 Turning speed increased by 15%

Special Ability[]

Name Activation Time Duration Reload Time Ability Changes
Mortar Squad Drop
Ability Mortar.png
1 s N/A s N/A s Mortar squad delivers stand-off indirect plunging fire. Deploys 1 Mortar squad


Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 2007-2009
Service: 2009+
Vehicles Built: cca 460-480 (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.

The Merkava Mk.4M (or Mk.4 Meil Ruach, which stands for “windbreaker coat”) is, simply put, a Merkava Mk.4 with a Trophy hard-kill APS installed on it. The development of this variant started around 2007 as a response to the ever-increasing threat of ATGMs, especially the deadly Russian Kornet. The mass-production of this variant was launched in 2009. The Trophy-equipped Merkava Mk.4 tanks have already seen combat, especially during the 2014 Operation Protective Edge where the system intercepted a large number of enemy RPGs and even guided missiles – the exact number is unknown (some sources claim around a dozen successful interceptions while others claim more than three dozen) but no Merkava Mk.4M has been lost in combat to this date.


Merkava 4M Frost

  • Merkava 4M Frost

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