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Offline GDS_Starfury

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #195 on: July 26, 2013, 02:07:27 PM »
every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.
theyre also now equiped with either the Arena or Trophy anti missile system.

this guy took a Kornet ATGM to the face:

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #196 on: July 26, 2013, 06:04:45 PM »
Wow.  :o I'm surprised they let that pic out. Shows a number of details on how and what composite layers are in use.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #197 on: July 26, 2013, 07:05:11 PM »
every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.
theyre also now equiped with either the Arena or Trophy anti missile system.

this guy took a Kornet ATGM to the face:



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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #198 on: July 26, 2013, 08:23:01 PM »
Actually the IDF was very unhappy that got out.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #199 on: July 26, 2013, 08:58:09 PM »
all that AND a squad of infantry in the back.

every Merkava can carry at least 4 men or 2 stretchers.

4 men ≠ a squad...  ;)
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #200 on: July 26, 2013, 09:35:22 PM »
Fire team :P
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #201 on: July 27, 2013, 07:43:43 AM »
It's still not a bad idea to make a tank that carriers a few ground pounders.

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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #202 on: July 27, 2013, 07:58:07 AM »
Actually the IDF was very unhappy that got out.

I bet.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #203 on: July 27, 2013, 09:52:15 AM »
during the last Lebanon party there was a string of about 20 photos of various tank damage that got out.  those promptly vanished from the net.  over the years a few of them have resurfaced and the one I post is the most common.
it is quite the complex sandwich of materials though.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #204 on: July 27, 2013, 09:59:26 AM »
It does go to show that Israeli tank designers prize crew survivability above all. Most of the outer structure of that wedge shaped turret would appear to be nothing more than a very elaborate (and effective) ATGM spoof. Also, IIRC, don't some versions of the Merkava have a trap-door in the bottom of the hull?
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #205 on: July 27, 2013, 10:24:11 AM »
It's still not a bad idea to make a tank that carriers a few ground pounders.

Or be able to evac wounded when necessary.
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #206 on: July 27, 2013, 11:00:02 AM »
It does go to show that Israeli tank designers prize crew survivability above all. Most of the outer structure of that wedge shaped turret would appear to be nothing more than a very elaborate (and effective) ATGM spoof. Also, IIRC, don't some versions of the Merkava have a trap-door in the bottom of the hull?

consider this turret:

now thats the standard Mk2 turret that was already quite survivable.

this is the Mk3 turret where they simply added more to the sides and front without increasing the size of the fighting compartment:


this is the Mk4 turret.  even if they slighty increased the size of the fighting compartment theres still several orders of magnitude more protection.


http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/merkava/merkava3baz_g.jpg
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #207 on: July 29, 2013, 08:25:45 AM »
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #208 on: July 29, 2013, 05:35:52 PM »
And that was just the Mk III!

Is there a higher resolution version of that image available?
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Re: Tanks!
« Reply #209 on: July 29, 2013, 09:00:57 PM »
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