IDF Merkava Mk.IIID 82916

The proportional model:1:72
Browse the number:11909

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Product introduction:

     The Merkava  is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered active service in 1978. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The "Merkava" name was derived from the IDF's initial development program name.

     It is designed for rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks. This gives additional protection against a frontal attack. This arrangement also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity, as well as a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an armored personnel carrier. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel.


Item No     82916
Item Name     IDF Merkava Mk.IIID
Bar Code     6939319229168
Scale     1:72
Item Type     Plastic Model Armor Kit
Model Dimension     Length: 125.6mm   Width: 56.1mm
Total Plastic Parts     40+
Total Sprues     2 sprues , upper hull , lower hull and track
Chromeplate Parts     n/a
Resin Parts     n/a
Metal Parts     n/a
Photo Etched Parts     n/a
Film Accessory     n/a
Released Date     2016-07
More Features     The kit consists of over 40 parts