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This is how the newest Israeli victory war machine looks and acts.

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Tank "Merkava-IV" ("Barak") is fully controlled by computers, equipped with augmented reality and should play a crucial role on the battlefield



Tank "Merkava-IV" "Barak". Photo of the press service of the IDF

In recent years, the IDF’s armored forces have been struggling for survival. More and more voices are heard stating that in a new war tank There is no place. Recent combat checks - in the second Lebanon war and two operations in Gaza - showed that the tanks were too vulnerable. It is not surprising that the command is trying not to resort to ground operations, solving problems from the air or with the help of special forces.

The developers had, perhaps, the last chance to create a modern machine to support ground forces and independent operations. Brigadier General Baruch Matsliah, head of the developers, said: "I dream that on the day when there is a need for tanks, the vehicles of the new generation will decide the outcome of the war."

"Barak" - the result of continuous effort. Today we can tell only about a small part of its characteristics. This is a tank, but ... not just a tank. This 70-ton monster, armed with artificial intelligence. His crew is five: four soldiers and a robot that will detect the target, warn, advise, analyze and direct the target in a pleasant female voice (the developers found out that the robot speaking by a male voice is perceived as a full-fledged member of the crew, but this prevents the fighters).

Baruch Matsliah - head of the armored department of the Ministry of Defense, laureate of the Israel Prize. "We experienced the idea of ​​creating an" unmanned "tank-robot. In experiments, everything went smoothly, but a tank is not a drone-drone, departing at a certain moment and landing a few hours later, after which it has been resting for weeks. The tank needs a crew."

Computer around the head

The new tank was developed on the basis of the Merkava-IVM ("M" means that the tank is equipped with the Windbreaker, Meil-Ruach) active protection system). Barak is equipped with 46 computers and dozens of sensors, turning it into a deadly digital system capable of hitting 90% of targets with a first projectile.

This is how the newest Israeli victory war machine looks and acts.

IDF tank exercises. Photo: EPA





In current tanks, crew members are searching for targets. In "Barak" there is an additional computer, called in the armored control "target-targeting computer". In essence, this is an artificially controlled device that collects data from the rest of the tank’s computers and provides the crew commander with the necessary information, including video. The process of finding the target and shooting occurs in seconds, the commander not only receives reliable data, but also offers him a plan of action. Part of the operations the computer performs independently. So, after identifying the threat with a computer, he himself sets the sight, not waiting for the commander to do it. An enlarged image of the object from which the threat emanates is displayed on the screen.

The number of goals determined by the computer is much larger, the coordinates are much more accurate. Other computers and sensors, including panoramic day and night cameras, in the rain and fog, will detect any movement in the vicinity of the tank, mark the object and find out if it is hostile. The host computer will tell you which weapon apply on purpose. He will also call the commander heights dominating the battlefield, from where you can conduct attacking actions.

"Barak" is designed so that the reaction to the shooting was automatic, without involving a person. In the armored troops decided to leave for the time the decision to shoot the tank commander, fearing "friendly fire."

Some of these technologies were used during the "Unbreakable Rock". By the way, the tank’s projectile flies faster than an anti-tank missile, i.e., the crew that launched the missile will be withdrawn before the Vetrovka intercepts the missile.

The main goal is to reduce the risk of death of tankers

Armored troops still digest technological innovations that pilots and sailors have long enjoyed. Last month, the helmet of the tank commander, which is produced by Elbit, was tested and resembles the helmets of modern aircraft pilots like the F-35. When the commander turns his head, he sees what is happening around on the screen in front of his eyes and receives information to make a decision. Tankers are very pleased with the new product. Who would have believed that a flight helmet would be useful in a tank!


The President of Israel visited military exercises. Photo: LAAM

The main mental change that the Barak will bring to the armored forces is a change in the location of the crew. There is no more war in the tower, the servicemen are hidden and maximum protected. The lid of the tower hatch does not rise, tankers, like submariners, view the battlefield through the periscope. The latest infantry fighting vehicles will also be armed with computers and sensors of this class.

How did Israeli tanks change

The armored command was created in 1970 year. His first work was the tank "Merkava-I", descended from the conveyor in 1979 year. Since then, Israel has produced more than one thousand tanks, but it cannot be said that the production was massive. Until now, the pace of assembly of combat vehicles on the conveyor, in fact, is minimal. More attention is paid to keeping the production line in working condition in the event that it is unexpected — and it is always unexpected — that an urgent need to accelerate the pace of work and increase production to provide the army with combat vehicles.

Tank "Merkava" was born as a reaction to the trauma of the Doomsday War. Then the combat vehicles in service did not show the necessary degree of protection. 2000 tanks took part in that war, most of them were modernized American and British vehicles of the Second World War. As a result, 800 were damaged to varying degrees, 500 was disabled. The death toll reached 1,7 person per damaged tank.

In the Second Lebanon War, Merkava tanks with reactive defense took part. 400 tanks were introduced into Lebanon, 5% of them were damaged, five were completely destroyed. On average, one person died in a damaged tank, most died in fully destroyed vehicles. In Operation Unbreakable Rock, part of the tanks was supplied with active protection, and none of the upgraded tanks were damaged.

“2006 was a turning point for the year,” says Matsliach. “When I saw a damaged tank, I felt as if my arm had been taken from me. With active defense, our Vetrovka, we are ahead of the whole world. The US is buying from us for the Abrams tank 100 of such installations. Never, unfortunately, we will have enough systems to protect all types of armored vehicles, but any part invading Lebanon will be best protected. We are preparing tanks for future battlefields. Even today they are armed with projectiles that you’ve never heard of in 2005, they’d and developed by the Israeli military concern TAAS for a battlefield with an “endangered enemy.” In 2011, the calanite (anemone) was put into service, the official name is 120 mm APAM-MP-T, M329, the combat use began in 2014. multipurpose shells penetrating into bunkers and destroying manpower, but capable of penetrating tank armor at a distance of 5 km, destroying infantry with shrapnel, undermining buildings, vehicles, even helicopters. But the tank is not only a weapon. If the tank crews do not reach the 90% defeat by the first projectile at the drills, we analyze and eliminate the shortcomings. "
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  1. komvap
    komvap 1 December 2017 05: 46 New
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    For what purpose do "reprints" of stupid, unstructured advertising booklets appear here?
    You could just insert a link.
    1. 210ox
      210ox 1 December 2017 06: 37 New
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      Well, why not. It's Military Review .. It's just the topic. It’s not a suicide attempt in the MIG concern .. and not the morning nonsense of the Ukrainian Comanche leader ..
      Quote: komvap
      For what purpose do "reprints" of stupid, unstructured advertising booklets appear here?
      You could just insert a link.
    2. Aaron Zawi
      Aaron Zawi 1 December 2017 09: 43 New
      +4
      Quote: komvap
      For what purpose do "reprints" of stupid, unstructured advertising booklets appear here?
      You could just insert a link.

      And even on Russian TV.

      Apparently a conspiracy.
      1. IS-80_RVGK2
        IS-80_RVGK2 1 December 2017 10: 09 New
        +2
        Quote: Aaron Zawi
        Apparently a conspiracy.

        Marginal journalists?
    3. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 14: 03 New
      +1
      We are talking about a tank that was ready for use and even went to war and tested its KAZ and other nishtyaki in practice, unlike the tank for the Almaty parades, which until 2020 were going to rivet 2200, but they made no less enthusiastic articles. In my opinion, more articles on military equipment would be necessary, no matter which country, more technical information and any other information and less all conspiratorial fiction about hyper-piper weapons and Dushenov’s consciousness flows are important ..
  2. Same lech
    Same lech 1 December 2017 05: 54 New
    11
    the robot is perceived as full member crew, and this interferes with the fighters ...


    humorists smile need a member of the fighters interfere what

    But seriously, in future battles with Hezbollah, a real assessment will be made of this 70-ton tank and its filling ... wait and see.
    I think one anti-tank mine will be enough for such a tank so that it stays stuck in an uncomfortable position for a long time.
    1. Chertt
      Chertt 1 December 2017 06: 09 New
      10
      Israeli tank strategists have their own concept of using tank forces. Fighting in open areas, without entering populated areas. In their vision, the tank is a well-protected bunker + command center. Hence the performance characteristics. Over security, huge weight, relative slowness, etc. The tank is created for specific conditions in a particular place. This is his strength and weakness.
    2. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 1 December 2017 06: 36 New
      +4
      At zero, Palestinians blew up Merkava with a land mine buried in the ground. The charge weight was 300 kg. Installed on the path of constant patrolling of the Israelis.
      As for the standard anti-tank mines that exist today, I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.
      1. Same lech
        Same lech 1 December 2017 06: 38 New
        +7
        I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.

        Well, this is not necessary for the mine ... the main thing is to deprive the tank of the opportunity to fight ... obviously after damage to the track and rollers of the tank, the crew will only think how to evacuate it from the battlefield.
        1. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 December 2017 07: 09 New
          +2
          Quote: The same Lech
          I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.

          Well, this is not necessary for the mine ... the main thing is to deprive the tank of the opportunity to fight ... obviously after damage to the track and rollers of the tank, the crew will only think how to evacuate it from the battlefield.

          That is yes. Fair for any tank in the world.
          1. 210ox
            210ox 1 December 2017 08: 07 New
            +3
            There the crew will be so shell-shocked. What will he remember to himself in six months ..
            Quote: Krasnodar
            Quote: The same Lech
            I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.

            Well, this is not necessary for the mine ... the main thing is to deprive the tank of the opportunity to fight ... obviously after damage to the track and rollers of the tank, the crew will only think how to evacuate it from the battlefield.

            That is yes. Fair for any tank in the world.
            1. Krasnodar
              Krasnodar 1 December 2017 08: 12 New
              +3
              Quote: 210ox
              There the crew will be so shell-shocked. What will he remember to himself in six months ..
              Quote: Krasnodar
              Quote: The same Lech
              I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.

              Well, this is not necessary for the mine ... the main thing is to deprive the tank of the opportunity to fight ... obviously after damage to the track and rollers of the tank, the crew will only think how to evacuate it from the battlefield.

              That is yes. Fair for any tank in the world.

              No, after a rather serious explosion within two days they come to their senses completely.
    3. igorka357
      igorka357 1 December 2017 08: 00 New
      +6
      Any tank will have plenty, be it Merkava, Abrams, or Armata ... anti-tank mines are being developed for this! There’s not much there, the caterpillar has been removed by a mine, the mine has completed its mission!
      1. ProkletyiPirat
        ProkletyiPirat 1 December 2017 22: 30 New
        0
        Quote: igorka357
        anti-tank mines are being developed for this! There’s not much there, the caterpillar has been removed by a mine, the mine has completed its mission!

        Not really, if the commander is good, then he will cover the mines with artillery and she will destroy the tank along with the crews, she will not let the enemy make a passage in the minefield. This is the correct use of anti-track mines. And there are also anti-tank ones, and there there are much more charges ...
    4. Lex.
      Lex. 1 December 2017 08: 29 New
      +3
      I think one anti-tank mine will be enough for such a tank so that it stays stuck in an uncomfortable position for a long time.
      Anti-tank mine any tank will stop and even armature
      1. Aaron Zawi
        Aaron Zawi 1 December 2017 09: 10 New
        +3
        Quote: Lex.
        I think one anti-tank mine will be enough for such a tank so that it stays stuck in an uncomfortable position for a long time.
        Anti-tank mine any tank will stop and even armature

        Everything was invented even 70 years ago. Ours do not come up with wheels.
        1. alstr
          alstr 1 December 2017 10: 14 New
          +5
          Back in WWII, mines were used against trawls, i.e. when the trawl ran into a mine or a sensor, and the active part itself was laid a couple of meters closer. as a result, the charge was detonated directly under the bottom of the tank.
          Do you think this is not applicable now?
        2. Lex.
          Lex. 1 December 2017 10: 42 New
          +1
          They came up with it, so they came up with these gadgets. I saw little where they were used, something similar and I saw on the t-62
        3. dzvero
          dzvero 1 December 2017 11: 51 New
          +1
          They are different mines and not always the tank should run into them with tracks or a trawl.
      2. the lord
        the lord 2 December 2017 00: 41 New
        +1
        Only here is a 70-ton monster with a bunch of expensive electronics and the same protection, and in complete unsuitability. Oh-oh, how expensive ....
    5. Skeptic
      Skeptic 1 December 2017 10: 32 New
      0
      Quote: The same Lech
      I think one anti-tank mine will be enough for such a tank so that it stays stuck in an uncomfortable position for a long time.
      land mine of one ton, no less, during the march. They fight outside the enemy’s assets.
    6. The comment was deleted.
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 1 December 2017 10: 51 New
        +4
        Quote: Lex.
        Nurses were forced to perform an immodest dance at the corporate party. Video
        Ill Lolita refused to be rescued in the USA
        Candid reality video stolen from participants in a popular reality show

        Ek is bombing you! wassat
      2. slaventi
        slaventi 1 December 2017 15: 31 New
        +2
        HOW MERKAVA SHOWED HIMSELF IN THE SECOND LEBANIAN WAR
        13 August (last day of the war)
        In 11: 15 "Merkava" MK.3 from the 434-th armored brigade was hit by ATGMs near Tel Naches (at the entrance to the Ayun Valley), the platoon commander Captain Tsur Zarchi was killed.

        ***
        A total of 30 tankers (19 regular army and 11 reservists) died in 13 tanks. In addition, on August 12, a soldier of the reconnaissance company of the 401 Armored Brigade, Itai Steinberger, died (i.e., an infantryman, not a tanker), so many sources indicate the number of dead soldiers of armored forces as 31. It should also be noted that some sources considered the tanker of the engineer’s major Hillel Nimrod who died 10.08.06 (see below), respectively, they indicate the number of dead tankers as 32.

        Summing up the data, for 30 dead tankers we get:

        For reasons of death:
        25 tankers in 11 tanks died from ATGMs.
        5 tankers in 2 tanks were killed by landmines.
        1 Note: www.pmo.gov.il reported the death of a tanker from a 13.08.06 mortar. However, one tanker (Tsur Zarchi), from ATGM, died on that day.
        Note 2: the article by Yitzhak Ben-Israel mentioned above refers to the death of 23 tankers from ATGMs (and RPG grenades). Thus, 7 tankers died from landmines. However, most likely the Merkava MK.2 (09.08.06) and the Merkava MK.3 (12.08.06) were only affected by ATGMs. Explosive versions of landmines (in addition to ATGMs) were apparently put forward because of the detonation of ammunition in tanks. Therefore, it is most likely that not 7, but 5 tankers — 4 in the Merkava MK.2 (12.07.06) and 1 in the Merkava MK.4 (24.07.06), died from the landmines.
        According to the total loss of tank crews:
        4 of the tank in which the entire crew died (3 from ATGMs and 1 from a landmine);
        2 tanks in which 3 tankers died;
        1 tank in which 2 tanker died;
        6 tanks in which 1 tanker died.
        Killed by tank type:
        “Merkava” MK.2 - 10 in 3 tanks (4 + 2 + 4);
        Merkava MK.3 - 9 in 4 tanks (3 + 1 + 4 + 1);
        Merkava MK.4 - 11 in 6 tanks (1 + 1 + 1 + 3 + 1 + 4).
        Note: considering cases of damaged tanks with dead crew members, you can see that the Merkava MK.4 showed the highest chance of crew survival in case of defeat. Their crew losses were 1.8 people per tank, while the Merkava MK.3 had 2.25, and the Merkava MK.2 had 3.3.
        Irrecoverable losses - 5 tanks:

        12 of July - “Merkava” MK.2, a land mine, 4 of the dead;
        24 of July - “Merkava” MK.4 (tank battalion), land mine, 1 dead;
        9 of August - “Merkava” MK.2, ATGM (or land mine, and then ATGM), 4 of the dead;
        12 of August - “Merkava” MK.3, ATGM (or ATGM, and then a land mine), 4 dead.
        12 of August - “Merkava” MK.4 (“Koah Banaya”), ATGM, 4 of the dead.
        Apparently, the ammunition detonated on tanks hit by ATGMs of 9 and 12 on August. Perhaps in this regard, some reports say not only about ATGMs, but also about a landmine.
        THREE TANKISTS IS OUR SONG AS HEREBALLS AND OLD ATGM HAS BEEN THE NEW BURNERS WERE ALL YOUR MERCAVA
        1. Aaron Zawi
          Aaron Zawi 1 December 2017 18: 56 New
          +1
          Quote: slaventi

          THREE TANKISTS IS OUR SONG AS HEREBALLS AND OLD ATGM HAS BEEN THE NEW BURNERS WERE ALL YOUR MERCAVA

          Cornet is not such an old ATGM.
          1. slaventi
            slaventi 3 December 2017 10: 43 New
            +2
            Rather, all of them were not so much to burn all the tanks. But it’s enough to stop the IDF and end the war ..
        2. stone
          stone 4 December 2017 11: 51 New
          0
          How many hits were there? If my memory serves me, about 50 tanks were hit! 5 irretrievably lost, the rest returned to duty. Not bad! If 30 people died as you write, it is even less than one crew member per tank, as it is written in the article. This is a very good indicator of crew survival; moreover, not only Merkava 4, but 3 and even 2 were used.
    7. NEXUS
      NEXUS 1 December 2017 16: 04 New
      +8
      Quote: The same Lech
      But seriously, in future battles with Hezbollah, a real assessment will be made of this 70-ton tank and its filling ... wait and see.

      Merkava is a very specialized tank, unlike, say, our tanks. Russian tanks are universal and capable of fighting both in the desert and in the tropics and in the tundra, which cannot be said about Merkava.
      But for its theater of operations, the tank performs its tasks, and more is not necessary.
    8. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 14: 11 New
      0






      There is also a video from Gaza where KAZ was used for the first time in combat conditions.
  3. Rurikovich
    Rurikovich 1 December 2017 06: 39 New
    +8
    Advertising, considering that the author is a Jew yes lol
    The Israelis are practically unlimited in mass (hard rocky soils of the Israeli territory), so you can cram whatever you want. I would look at their creation if the designers were limited to the mass of tons of commercials in 45 laughing yes
    So, TAM is powerful, and in other conditions it will become a regular fixed target. Everything is relative...
    1. Ncplc
      Ncplc 1 December 2017 07: 14 New
      -1
      Rurikovich - how much does Armata weigh?
      1. Ingvar 72
        Ingvar 72 1 December 2017 07: 25 New
        10
        Quote: Ncplc
        But how much does Armata weigh?

        About 50 tons. Carrot 70. Have you been banned in Google? Go to Yandex! wink
        1. NEXUS
          NEXUS 1 December 2017 18: 47 New
          +2
          Quote: Ncplc
          Rurikovich - how much does Armata weigh?

          Quote: Ingvar 72
          About 50 tons

          In full body kit up to 58 tons.
      2. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 1 December 2017 18: 28 New
        +1
        Quote: Ncplc
        Rurikovich - how much does Armata weigh?

        Read below, At Ingvar 72 wink
    2. Lex.
      Lex. 1 December 2017 10: 41 New
      +5
      Israelis are practically unlimited in mass (hard rocky soils of Israel)
      Is it that you so decided that you were in Israel?
      In winter, in Israel there is no less dirt than in Belarusian swamps
      1. Dym71
        Dym71 1 December 2017 10: 55 New
        +4
        Quote: Lex.
        In winter, in Israel there is no less dirt than in Belarusian swamps

        Strange, in the comments on VO the Israelis write that you have the opposite, clean everywhere. repeat
        I'm dying with laughter laughing
      2. andj61
        andj61 1 December 2017 11: 39 New
        +5
        Quote: Lex.
        In winter, in Israel there is no less dirt than in Belarusian swamps

        Have you seen Belarusian swamps in real life? Or Russian? What you consider to be dirt, we have in the summer, after a month of drought, when there will be a small half-hour rain!
        And in the fall, not every tractor will travel on the dirt road! hi
        1. Lex.
          Lex. 1 December 2017 14: 55 New
          +2
          Have you seen Belarusian swamps in real life? Or Russian? What you consider to be dirt, we have in the summer, after a month of drought, when there will be a small half-hour rain!
          And in the fall, not every tractor will travel on the dirt road!
          Of course I saw maybe more of you come from the village I can compare in Israel it can pour rain all month like a bucket
      3. Rurikovich
        Rurikovich 1 December 2017 18: 44 New
        +3
        Quote: Lex.
        In winter, in Israel there is no less dirt than in Belarusian swamps

        Tel Aviv

        Two months you can smoke, and then fight fellow

        And then all year round something falls on his head yes
        1. karabas-barabas
          karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 14: 36 New
          +1
          What do you want to prove that a heavier tank than the T-90 is less passable? It’s the same as proving that a kilogram of nails is heavier than a kilogram of cotton wool. You think only the weight affects the passability, but for some reason it is heavier than the T-72 and T-80 Leo2 more passable and faster, as tenders in the Scandinavian countries showed, where there is dirt, swamps and a complex theater of fires generally above the roof. Western tanks compensate for the higher weight with longer and wider goosenecks, with shoes, and in the future rubber, with steel reinforcement, more powerful motors and more, much more advanced gearboxes.
  4. Dimy4
    Dimy4 1 December 2017 07: 18 New
    +4
    ... analyze and aim at the target with a pleasant female voice (the developers found out that the robot speaking with a male voice is perceived as a full-fledged crew member, and this interferes with the fighters).

    But will a pleasant female voice interfere with other people's thoughts?
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 1 December 2017 07: 37 New
      +2
      Quote: Dimy4
      ... analyze and aim at the target with a pleasant female voice (the developers found out that the robot speaking with a male voice is perceived as a full-fledged crew member, and this interferes with the fighters).

      But will a pleasant female voice interfere with other people's thoughts?

      And here sho will win - the instinct of reproduction of chi self-preservation))))
    2. dzvero
      dzvero 1 December 2017 08: 13 New
      +4
      The girl is somehow inappropriate to send. And if you perceive the computer as a man, then eccses like "(untranslatable profanity) are possible - you (bip) will indicate to me (beep) here, well (untranslatable profanity)" smile
      1. karabas-barabas
        karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 14: 52 New
        +1
        You’ll insult the computer, he will later declare that until you give the honor, nothing will come of shooting!)) The woman’s voice is certainly not bad, given that the crews of combat vehicles call their pets female names, the male voice will sound strange .. In general, it would not be bad to think about the fact that if each crew member can set up that voice that is closer to him. To the wife, to the mother. favorite actors, but who knows, the question is how it affects the mental state in battle, soothingly and positively, or distracting.
    3. RL
      RL 1 December 2017 10: 08 New
      +2
      In a pleasant female voice, deck computers have long been talking to aircraft crews. Even on the Su-22 there were such female voices.
  5. Magic archer
    Magic archer 1 December 2017 08: 02 New
    10
    Well done, the Jews. Merkava is constantly being upgraded and it can be seen that the fighting qualities are significantly improved. The helmet is generally a fairy tale! I hope our people will abandon their long-obsolete headsets! In short, there is still room for our and Armata to move
  6. First iron-faced
    First iron-faced 1 December 2017 08: 26 New
    +3
    The combat mass of the Merkava Mk4 is 65 tons. The weight in the so-called American "long" tons - 71 tons, in them then, not in metric tons, foreign armored vehicles are often marked.
  7. Jack O'Neill
    Jack O'Neill 1 December 2017 08: 33 New
    0
    Merkava is a good tank, tenacious, with care for the crew. Not Abrams of course, but quite normal.
  8. Neputin
    Neputin 1 December 2017 09: 04 New
    +3
    Very good combat vehicle for your theater. They do not have mud and snow. I don’t know about sand patency, but the Israelis are smart, they probably thought of that too. We must invite them to the tank biathlon. It would be interesting to see. One thing is not clear. Why barack? In honor of Obama or what?
    1. Krasnodar
      Krasnodar 1 December 2017 09: 52 New
      +5
      Quote: Neputin
      Very good combat vehicle for your theater. They do not have mud and snow. I don’t know about sand patency, but the Israelis are smart, they probably thought of that too. We must invite them to the tank biathlon. It would be interesting to see. One thing is not clear. Why barack? In honor of Obama or what?

      Harak in Hebrew lightning.
      The Israeli tank is too heavy for biathlon, and there has been enough dirt (Rains) since the November at the Promised one and the snow on the border with Syria is not that rarity))))
      1. Colonel
        Colonel 1 December 2017 12: 29 New
        +2
        Quote: Krasnodar
        Barack in hebrew lightning

        Do you own Hebrew? Hello. And Husseinich drove about the transfer of her in the know?
        1. Shahno
          Shahno 1 December 2017 12: 38 New
          +2
          وهو يعلم أن البرق. Since you are now friends with them.
          1. Colonel
            Colonel 1 December 2017 12: 48 New
            +4
            Put your scribbles in .... merkava. And on the Russian site, let's in Russian. And if you are rooting for it, then go to ... the Israeli site.
            1. Shahno
              Shahno 1 December 2017 17: 26 New
              +3
              Yes, yes, Barack. In all languages ​​of the Semitic group, brightness, radiance, lightning. And the language of the likely partner must be known. Especially incredible. Although what am I talking about. You have troops ....
        2. Krasnodar
          Krasnodar 1 December 2017 12: 55 New
          0
          Quote: colonel
          Quote: Krasnodar
          Barack in hebrew lightning

          Do you own Hebrew? Hello. And Husseinich drove about the transfer of her in the know?

          I own, I lived in Israel for 25 years. I think in the know)))
          In Arabic, Barack is the same, in my opinion
  9. netslave
    netslave 1 December 2017 09: 13 New
    +1
    The main thing is to draw 3 stripes on the trunk. laughing
    1. AllXVahhaB
      AllXVahhaB 1 December 2017 15: 10 New
      +2
      Quote: netslave
      The main thing is to draw 3 stripes on the trunk

      Guys clearly spied in World of Tanks laughing
  10. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 1 December 2017 09: 31 New
    +2
    70-ton monster armed with artificial intelligence
    I read it and thought - what if at one fine moment the "intellect" speaks and begins to understand only in Russian, what will the crew do? But seriously, "every sandpiper praises its swamp."
    1. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 15: 15 New
      +1
      Jews just do not boast, and without any chatter they have already tested their MK4 with KAZ, even in real battles, which were perfectly protected machines even without KAZ. New systems allow you to destroy the calculation with ATGM faster than they even have time to shoot, or until the rocket reaches the tank, without an operator, the rocket is unlikely to find the target itself. So it became dangerous ATGMs of the 3rd generation and lower, with laser beam control, to shoot at MK4. The same opportunities are inherent in the German MUSSe and for sure the Americans will quickly install the divisions for a serious mess. In general, the LMS will respond more quickly to the situation and, in general, situational awareness will increase. The “glass armor" for the commander allows you to turn the head and see everything day and night, without the need to turn the tower, or panorama. In my opinion, the improvements are significant and knowing the approach to Jewish technology, most likely all this is in the 6th level ready, tested as it should and is already mounted on the first batch of carrots. And in general, they are present in a huge number of tenders and orders, just in the segment of high-tech systems, at very high prices, of course, they can do it shorter.
  11. Dimmih
    Dimmih 1 December 2017 10: 47 New
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    Patience to the Israelites! From time immemorial, their place of residence has been turbulent: the Philistines, Egypt, the Hittites - whoever didn’t run there and basically not with the goal of building schools, hospitals, theaters.
  12. free
    free 1 December 2017 12: 07 New
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    Tremble enemies fool ! lol
  13. rytik32
    rytik32 1 December 2017 12: 57 New
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    And the main problem of the Merkava - weak booking has not gone anywhere.
    There are a lot of pictures on the network and the hull and the tower to evaluate the thickness: 300 mm maximum normal. This pierces any modern sub-caliber projectile.
    And there is no panacea against infantry: for a long time there are grenade launchers that overcome KAZ.
    1. karabas-barabas
      karabas-barabas 5 December 2017 15: 44 New
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      Above is a video of how MK4 withstands several ATGM hits, a video like from 2006, when there were MKZ without KAZ. With RPGs, crawling unnoticed to modern versions of the Mk4 and the like is not easy, thanks to the cameras, the panorama and the sight of the shooter. Judging by the video of the ATGM hits (whose effect is stronger than the RPG, even the tandem) in carrots, the passive armor is very effective at least against the kuma, but the tank was created taking into account just its own vast experience of tank battles, and therefore I believe that the Mk4’s highest armor against crowbars level. But most of all it is not Mk4 that is needed, but the M-4-based missile tank that one needs to be wary of, like that of 60 Spikes, they get up to 20km. A modern tank will have light, but effective spaced basic armor, additional passive + EDZ and KAZ, weapons, - 25 20th generation multipurpose missiles with GOS and a camera, vertical take-off, in a tower niche block (for work on tanks and fortifications up to 4km), 20-40mm cannon, with 70-140mm + penetration of PBSs and programmable shells with buckshot, incendiary-explosive, etc. for ranges up to 300-5km (with a caliber of 6mm) and 70km (4mm Bofors). Here the Jews have already done half the work, they have suitable rockets, as well as supporting platforms.
  14. iouris
    iouris 1 December 2017 13: 36 New
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    Quote: Dimy4
    But will a pleasant female voice interfere with other people's thoughts?

    May be. The reaction to the female voice, “Fire of the left engine ...” was “Remove this b .... from the air !!!”
    Seriously, such information was specially transmitted to the crew by a female voice in order to accelerate the reaction time to the problem. However, there is more and more “gender equality” in the armies. A “third floor” is needed, although this is no longer a solution to the question.
  15. bandabas
    bandabas 1 December 2017 16: 29 New
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    A pleasant female voice- "Dear, they’ll take you from behind now. Nasty ...."
  16. corporal
    corporal 1 December 2017 16: 35 New
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    Who would believe that a flying helmet is useful in a tank!

    Immediately after the appearance of this helmet, the possibility of "transparent armor" on the MBT was already discussed.
    And there was a discussion about this, in which our local experts convinced everyone present that it was too expensive for tanks, and no one would do it.
    It is gratifying that the Israelis think differently and care about the life of the tankmen.
    1. Maki Avellevich
      Maki Avellevich 1 December 2017 21: 33 New
      +4
      Quote: Corporal
      And there was a discussion about this, in which our local experts convinced everyone present that it was too expensive for tanks, and no one would do it.
      It is gratifying that the Israelis think differently and care about the life of the tankmen.


      tankers' life is primarily taken care of so that they can fulfill their task as long and efficiently as possible - to ward off the enemy’s desire to continue military operations.
      this is the main task of the army.
      the more soldiers survive the better, but the mission of protecting the homeland must be completed.
  17. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 2 December 2017 00: 15 New
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    The Merkava tank was born as a reaction to the injuries of the Doomsday War. Then, the military vehicles in service did not show the required degree of protection. 2000 tanks took part in that war, most of them were modernized American and British WWII vehicles.

    No one.
    The technical fleet was composed of 1850 tanks (Sherman, M-48, Centurion, AMX, and approximately 150 T-54 / 55 and RT-76, captured)

    https://topwar.ru/31121-voyna-sudnogo-dnya-kak-po
    slednee-tankovoe-srazhenie-20-veka.html
  18. rehev931
    rehev931 2 December 2017 22: 58 New
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    Quote: Krasnodar
    At zero, Palestinians blew up Merkava with a land mine buried in the ground. The charge weight was 300 kg. Installed on the path of constant patrolling of the Israelis.
    As for the standard anti-tank mines that exist today, I don’t think they can do much harm to carrots.

    from 300 kilograms of landmine any tank will split. the tank is not sharpened by a land mine, it’s not MRAP ...
  19. rehev931
    rehev931 2 December 2017 23: 07 New
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    Quote: Rurikovich
    Advertising, considering that the author is a Jew yes lol
    The Israelis are practically unlimited in mass (hard rocky soils of the Israeli territory), so you can cram whatever you want. I would look at their creation if the designers were limited to the mass of tons of commercials in 45 laughing yes
    So, TAM is powerful, and in other conditions it will become a regular fixed target. Everything is relative...

    therefore, until recently, merkava was not exported ... it was not originally intended for export ... on rocky soils yes ... let's drown in our swamps ... ps in principle, overcoming water barriers under water is not provided
  20. VladGashek
    VladGashek 4 December 2017 17: 12 New
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    Oh .. very bravura article. Something I do not want to believe in the wonderful characteristics of a "super-super-robot." What does not fit with the Middle East realities.
  21. Dzafdet
    Dzafdet 5 December 2017 20: 47 New
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    Everything, everyone to stand and be afraid! Well, our designers now need to refine the ATGM to overcome the Israeli KAZ complex. To gunners to get shells with buckshot from the warehouses and modify them to remote controlled detonation. To do new mines .. In general, all the work fell. laughing tongue wassat
  22. rytik32
    rytik32 6 December 2017 23: 24 New
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    Quote: karabas-barabas
    Above is a video of how MK4 withstands several ATGM hits, a video like from 2006, when else MK4 without KAZ were

    The video does not show what happened to the tank after the hits. And compared with the fact that the T-80 in Chechnya withstood 18 hits from RPGs, this is not a reason for pride at all.
    Quote: karabas-barabas
    With RPGs, crawling unnoticed to modern versions of the Mk4 and the like is not easy, thanks to the cameras, the panorama and the sight of the shooter.

    Blessed is he who believes. It is unrealistic to see someone who is sneaking behind stones or in the grass, or even less so in the city.
    Quote: karabas-barabas
    but the tank was created taking into account just their own huge experience of tank battles

    Epic front-drive fail. No one else knew such a fool.
    Quote: karabas-barabas
    and therefore I believe that against the crowbars, the Mk4 armor is at the highest level

    There is nothing to contrast carrots against crowbars. Here is the tower http://btvt.info/1inservice/merkava/merkava4-plan
    t.jpg
    here's the forehead http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/a
    rmored_personnel_carriers / namera / P1010229_5_15.jp
    g anti-cumulative modules are hung on it https://3.bp.blogspot.com/-QEfu-3NuzF4/VubvvcVQy1
    I/AAAAAAAAAEc/fkLkM0DOz3oFn5gW2Mm0DJnyRFVUpo23w/s
    1600 / merkavaChobham.png
    At the same time, there are not even anti-cumulative modules on NLD. Huge melon for the enemy.