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Merkava Mk.4
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Merkava Mk.4
Details
Tier / Class:
9 Main Battle Tanks
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Cost:
18,360,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
518
DPM:
5.337
Penetration:
700 mm
Hit Points:
4,200
Hull F/S/R:
450 / 205 / 75
Turret F/S/R:
950 / 350 / 60
Max Speed:
65.02 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
6.86 s
Hull Traverse:
29.2 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
440 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.1°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7 / -6°
Turret Traverse Speed:
37.73 deg/s

The Merkava Mk.4 is a tier 9 main battle tank originating from Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from the Merkava Mk. 3 Baz, and leads to the Merkava Mk.4M Barak.

Features

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High Caliber : the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Increased Durability : this vehicle has more hit points than other vehicles of its tier.
  • 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

Armor

Merkava Mk. 4 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
merkava Mk. 4 armor was optimized with the upper front plate and frontal arc of the turret receiving modular combined protection. Many elements of the hull and turret were improved compared to previous version.


Firepower

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 0.10° 1,650 m/s 8.5s
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 520 1.5m 40mm 0.10° 980 m/s 8.5s
120mm M325 HEAT HEAT-MP Stock 550 0m 800mm 0.10° 1,410 m/s 8.5s


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 8.5s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20rd/min 0m {{{agility}}}deg/s yes


7.62mm Secondary Weapon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Area of effect Penetration Velocity Accuracy (Fully Aimed) Reload Time Shells in Magazine Reload within Magazine Burst Fire Rate
7.62mm AP AP Stock 8 0m 18mm 855m/s 0.15° 5.00s 800 {{{reloadm}}}s 400.00rd/min


Mobility

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}}} 6.86s {{{0-max}}} 27.86deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades

Merkava Mk. 3 Barak Zoher 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 194,436 1,536,000 Hit points increased by 250


M90 Smoke Grenades 97,218 768,000 Provides 5 volleys.

Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s


Improved Fire Control System 340,263 2,688,000 Aim time reduced by 20%


Fire Suppression System 194,436 1,536,000 Engine fire duration reduced by 23%

Crew protection enhanced by 5%


Troop Compartment 145,827 1,152,00 Base capture rate increased by 25%

Repair rate stationary position increased by 25%


Air Conditioning System 194,436 Stock Crew stats increased by 2%


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


History

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1999-2002
Service: 2003+
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 currently produced Merkava Mk.4 is the newest model of the tank. Visually, it might not look all that different from the older Mk.3D model but the Mk.4 is jam-packed with advanced technologies. The development of the Merkava Mk.4 started around 1999 as, arguably, the first major variant of the Merkava optimized not only for standard large-scale battlefields, but also for limited asymmetric combat since terrorists and insurgents are the most common opponents of the IDF. The protection levels were upgraded and the tank is armed with a new smoothbore gun, the IMI M253 paired with a semi-automatic 10-round magazine – the loader still has to insert the round manually into the gun, but this electric drum-like rack makes it much easier to do so. In 2009, the production was switched to an upgraded model with Trophy APS called Mk.4 Meil Ruach (or Mk.4M, also known under the name Windbreaker).

See also

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