The Merkava has parts made in Germany and a few different nations. so I don't have the foggiest idea how "Israeli" it is. Haven't a couple of them been taken out by people on the West Bank, or Gaza... with RPGs and Molotov mixed drinks? I saw a Web webpage where they were talking a lot of a ton about the ability of the Merkava. I believe it's a decent tank, however I believe it's worse than a M-1A2, or a Leopard II; particularly the freshest models. My fundamental worry with a M-1 would be that it requires a tremendous measure of fuel to stay functional... numerous nations don't have the planned operations to keep them "took care of."
I fail to really understand how any one can say that the Leopard 2 is a preferred tank over the M1a2. Particularly since it has never been battle tried. It would likewise be difficult to contrast it with a Merkava since the IDF has not battled any huge rivals since their little experience into Liberia, thinking back to the 80's. I know actually, assuming I had foe tanks coming over the ridge I'd need a M-1 giving me cover fire.
A few of the parts of the tank are underlying different nations, yet the Merkava itself has all the earmarks of being natural to Israel - it is built in Israel by Israeli Defense Industries. It uses a similar 120mm smoothbore as tracked down on the Leopard, Abrams, Challenger, and so on. To the extent that I realize they've just been taken out in the W. Bank by 100kg bundles of explosives set under the street - striking the tank's weak underside. To the extent that different parts of the tank - I was sure, hopefully not by mistake, that the innovation stuff was truly made in Israel itself and simply needed to check whether anyone knew how it "truly" piled facing the Abrams. However, i was amazed by your involvement in the Canadians.
Somebody that I know likewise raised a valid statement when he notice that the Leopard hasn't actually been tried in .300 blackout Ammo battle - the examination I was perusing called the Abrams the best battle tried tank on the planet, however the Leopard the best tank in an undefined hypothetical method of some kind or another. Intense to say "which is harder" the Abrams or the Merkava. My impression is that the protection is comparable. The 3 tanks that we've lost were to do 100kgs, exploding under the tank.
Other than that they truly haven't been tried in a genuine battle circumstance. One fascinating perspective is the motor being set toward the front. The thought being that gigantic measure of metal front and center further safeguards the group. In the end..it's the team, their inspiration and their preparation.
At this moment as per Armor Magazine the top tank on the planet is the Leopard 2A6. The 2A6 has a redesigned weapon that places it somewhat over the M1A2 SEP. I asked a companion in the first Cav. in the event that the Merkava Mk4 could beat a M1A2. He gave me a point by point correlation, contrasting pace, ammunition limit, and ability to weight proportion, optional weaponry, and the Markova's mortar. That's what his decision was "the Abrams MBT is better then a Merkava"