Senin, 03 Agustus 2009

Merkava Mk 1 / Mk 2 (Chariot)

Specifications: Merkava Mk 1 / Mk 2 (Chariot)

Length: 28.31ft (8.63m)
Width: 12.14ft (3.70m)
Height: 9.02ft (2.75m)

Speed: 29mph (46km/h)
Range: 249miles (400km)

Accommodation: 4
Weight: 66.1 US Short Tons (60,000kg)

NBC Protection: Yes
Nightvision: Yes

Engine(s): 1 x General Dynamics Land Systems AVDS-1790-6A V-12 with an output of 900hp.

Armament & Ammunition:
1 x 105mm main gun
1 x 7.62mm co-axial machine gun
2 x 7.62mm machine guns
1 x 60mm mortar launcher

62 x 105mm projectiles
10,000 x 7.62mm ammunition

Merkava Mk 1 - Initial Production Model Designation.
Merkava Mk 2 - Improved armor protection; improved range; updated fire control system; improved 60mm roof-mounted mortar launcher.
Merkava Mk 3 - 120mm main gun with upgraded powerpack at 1,200hp; new transmission system; improved suspension and fire control system; new threat warning system.
Merkava Mk 3 Baz - Improved armor protection
Merkava Mk 4 - Latest production version.
"Slammer" - Self-Propelled 155mm Gun (prototype)
ARV - Armored Recovery Vehicle (prototype)

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