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Merkava Mk. 2D
Merkava Mk. 2D
Details
Tier / Class:
7 MBT
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Cost:
5,500 gold
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
462
DPM:
3,024
Penetration:
600 mm
Hit Points:
3,350
Hull F/S/R:
350 / 75 / 85
Turret F/S/R:
800 / 80 / 62
Max Speed:
66.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
9.89 s
Hull Traverse:
25.80 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
415 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.11°
Max Cannon Depression:
-1.0 / -6.0°
Turret Traverse Speed:
33.00 deg/s

The Merkava IID is a tier 7 Premium Main Battle Tank originating from Israel. It can be purchased from Sol Schreiber for 5,500 Gold.

Features[]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Self homing: tracks and follows targets
  • First order ready rack: allows you to fire several rounds and reloads automatically

Player Recommendations[]

With a powerful four shot clip and strong frontal armor, the Merkava IID is a well armored vehicle capable of shooting a burst of fire into an enemy and ducking back into cover while reloading. This versatile clip also has the capability to fire both ATGMs and standard rounds. The Merkava is a capable brawler and spearhead thanks to its well sloped frontal armor, turret thickness, and powerful burst damage.

Pros and Cons[]

Pros[]

  • High burst damage output with four round clip
  • Excellent close-range frontal armor when fighting same tier or below vehicles
  • ATGMs have self-homing capability, meaning they have auto-aim
  • High HP for its tier (3350)

Cons[]

  • Prone to engine fire upon frontal hull penetration
  • Poor hull traverse and acceleration
  • Armor relies on angle to be effective, making it weak when being fired on from above.
  • Armor is weak when facing Tier 8-Above vehicles
  • Weak side armor
  • Lowest shell penetration in all Tier 7 MBTs (600 mm)

Upgrade suggestions[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

Retrofit Suggestions[]

  • Improved Filter System (For engine durability)
  • Improved Gun Breech
  • Air Induction Precleaner

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[]

  • Commander: Commanders that provides hull traverse bonus and chance of fire reduction.
  • Driver: Spin to win, Off-Road Driving
  • Gunner: Sharpshooter, Quick Draw
  • Loader: Rapid Fire, Secured Ammunition

Armor[]

Merkava IID 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 350/75/85 Spaced Steel + modular composite plates 800/80/62 Spaced Steel + modular composite plates None
The Merkava IID utilizes an innovative spaced steel composition integrating kinetic shot traps alongside large HEAT resistance; the frontal left portion of the hull is reinforced by the fuel tank and multiple plates. Additional composite appliqué has been added to the turrets and upper glacis, significantly increasing overall protection.


Firepower[]

105mm M68 Gun
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
105mm M426 APFSDS AP Stock 462 0m 600mm 1,455m/s 0.11° 8.50s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min
105mm M152/3 HEAT HEAT Stock 500 0m 500mm 1,150m/s 0.12° 8.50s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min


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 Stock 425 800mm 320m/s 8.50s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20.00rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s Yes


Mobility[]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-6A Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65.00km/h {{{reverse}}} 9.89s {{{0-max}}} 25.80deg/s {{{firechance}}}



Upgrades[]

Premium vehicles in Armored Warfare come fully upgraded.

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.

Variants[]

  • Merkava Mk.2D Black Eagle
  • Merkava Mk.2D Storm
  • Merkava Mk.2D SAW

See also[]

External links[]

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