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Merkava Specifications

Mk. 1 Mk. 2 Mk. 3 Mk. 4
Main gun (caliber) 105 mm 105 mm 120 mm 120 mm
Engine (output) 900 hp 900 hp 1200 hp 1500 hp
Transmission Semiautomatic Automatic, 4 gears Automatic, 4 gears Automatic, 5 gears
Running gear External, double positions, linear shock absorbers External, double positions, linear shock absorbers External, single position, rotary shock absorbers External, single position, rotary shock absorbers
Weight (tons) 63 63 65 65
Turret control Hydraulic Hydraulic Electrical Electrical, advanced
Fire control Digital computer Digital computer  Advanced computer Advanced computer
Laser rangefinder Laser rangefinder Line of sight stabilized in two axes  Line of sight stabilized in two axes
Thermal / passive night vision Thermal night vision  TV and thermal auto-tracker  2nd generation TV and thermal auto-tracker
    Modern laser rangefinder Modern laser rangefinder
    Thermal night vision Advanced Thermal night vision
    TV channel Enhanced TV channel
    Dynamic cant angle indicator Dynamic cant angle indicator
    Commander's sights Panoramically stabilized commander's sights, day / night
Heavy ammunition storage Protected container for every four rounds Protected container for every four rounds Protected container for each round Protected container for each round,
Ready to fire ammunition storage Six rounds magazine Six rounds magazine Mechanical drum case for five rounds Electrical revolving magazine, containing 10 rounds
60 mm mortar External Internal Internal Internal, improved
Electromagnetic warning Basic Basic Advanced Advanced, 2nd generation
NBC protection Overpressure Overpressure Combined: overpressure and individual, including air conditioning (in Baz equipped tank) Combined: overpressure and individual, including air conditioning (heating and cooling)
Ballistic protection Laminated armor Laminated armor plus special armor Modular Special Armor Modular Special Armor, including roof protection and improved coverage areas
     
Specifications
Weight (kg) 62,000
Length 8.78 m
Width 3.7 m
Height 9'6"
Forward speed 55 kph
Reverse speed 25 kph
Engine 1200 hp TCM AVDS 1790-9AR diesel
Vertical obstacle climb 1 m
Maximum width ditch 3.5 m
Fording Depth 1.4 m
Main Gun 120mm smooth-bore cannon
Coaxial machinegun 7.62mm
Anti-personnel machinegun 2 x 7.62mm
Commander's machinegun 12.7 mm
Light Mortar Internal 60 mm



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