Merkava Mk 1

Operator: Israel
Status: In Service
Number: 180
Acquired: 1979
General Specs
Country of origin: Israel
Manufacturer: MANTAK/IDF Ordnance Corps
Introduced: 1979
Combat Weight: 63 tons
Length: 28.3 ft (8.6 m)
Width: 12.1 ft (3.7 m)
Height: 9 ft (2.75 m)
Range: 248.5 miles (400 km)
Engine: Teledyne Continental AVDS-1790-6A V12 diesel (900 hp)
Road Speed: 29 mph (46 km/h)
Offroad Speed:
Loader: Manual
Crew: 4
Armor Cast and welded
NBC Protection Yes
Nightvision Yes
Laser detection
Main Armament 105mm L7/M68 (62 rounds)
Secondary Armament 3 x 7.62mm (10,000 rounds)
1 x 60mm mortar (30 rounds)
Radar/Sensors: Elbit Matador Mk 1 digital fire control system
ELOP laser range finder
Misc Systems:

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