Easy Model 1/72 I.D.F Merkava III- 1995
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Easy Model 1/72 Scale MANTAK Merkava MK III IDF, 1995
Designed as a main battle tank for the Israeli Defense Forces, the Merkava was first introduced in 1978.
The Merkava (Hebrew for chariot) is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1979. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name Merkava was derived from the IDFs initial development program name. The Merkava Mark III was introduced in December 1989, and had upgrades to the drivetrain, powertrain, armament, and electronic systems. The most prominent addition was the incorporation of the locally developed IMI 120 mm gun. This gun and a larger 1,200 horsepower (890 kW) diesel engine increased the total weight of the tank to 65 tonnes (143,000 lb), but the larger engine increased the maximum cruising speed to 60 km/h (37 mph). The turret was re-engineered for movement independent of the tank chassis, allowing it to track a target regardless of the tanks movement.
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The Easy Model Platinum Collection range presents highy-affordable, ready-made plastic models of military vehicles. While these models may not have the same heft as their diecast siblings, they do offer remarkable value for money. Most importantly, they look perfectly at home alongside diecast modes, allowing collectors to flesh out their collection with types and paint-schemes not yet available in diecast.
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