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The latest modification of the Israeli Merkava MkV tank entered the IDF armored brigade for trial operation

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The latest modification of the Israeli Merkava MkV tank entered the IDF armored brigade for trial operation

The Israeli army will soon begin to receive a new modification of the main combat tank Merkava fifth series. A number of Merkava Mark V tanks have already been delivered for trial operation to the 401st Armored Brigade of the 162nd IDF Southern Command Division. The brigade is armed with MBT Merkava MkIV.


The new modification Merkava MkV was developed on the basis of the fourth series and has no major differences in design. According to Army Recognition, the Merkava V is an improved version of the Merkava IV that combines "the latest technologies and innovations in the field of protection and digital combat capabilities."

By design, the new tank does not differ from earlier models, the driver is placed on the left, the engine is on the right in front, the turret is shifted back. The crew still consists of four people: driver, commander, gunner and loader, there is no automatic loader in the new Merkava MkV. Armament is also unchanged - a 120 mm smoothbore gun, two 7,62 mm machine guns and a 60 mm mortar with a breech mounted inside.

The main changes concerned protection. The Merkava MkV is equipped with the Trophy Active Protection System (APS), which is said to be capable of counteracting all modern tank destroyers. Also, the tank received a 360-degree all-round view, thanks to the installation of day and night vision cameras. The tank commander received a digital helmet that provides a 3D view of the battlefield, as well as providing all the information on what is happening inside the tank, including damage. The installed systems allow the tank to independently detect targets and hit them.

The Merkava MkV tank is equipped with a V-12 diesel engine with a power of 1500 hp, the gearbox is automatic, has five gears forward and two reverse. Power reserve 500 km, maximum speed - 64 km / h.
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  1. Arbeiternegast
    Arbeiternegast 23 January 2023 07: 27
    +7
    Merkava, for its TVD, is an excellent tank. Its most interesting feature is that infantry can be transported inside, with a decrease in BC. Cover is always "at hand"!
    Eh, when will we have enough "terminators" and "Kurgans" ....
    1. Kurganets-45
      Kurganets-45 23 January 2023 09: 35
      0
      now it’s impossible to do the Kurgans in the required volume for objective reasons
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st 23 January 2023 10: 02
        +9
        now it’s impossible to do the Kurgans in the required volume for objective reasons
        It would be necessary to solder the tower for at least a couple of objective reasons, so that things would go.
    2. Nikolaevich I
      Nikolaevich I 23 January 2023 10: 03
      -1
      Quote: Arbeiternegast
      Its most interesting feature is that infantry can be transported inside, with a decrease in BC. Cover is always "at hand"!

      It is possible, then it is possible ... but who will give it to him ?! what After all, this "volume" was originally intended not for infantry (landing) stop !
    3. Zaurbek
      Zaurbek 23 January 2023 10: 49
      +3
      It is not his purpose to transport infantry ... he can pick up a crew. For the infantry, they have an armored personnel carrier on the same cart. Placing the internal combustion engine in front is a solution only for them, the Jewish theater of operations. It is very controversial and did not go with the main armies of the world.
  2. Asad
    Asad 23 January 2023 07: 29
    +7
    On the side, a familiar sign is applied, the country will not like it.
    1. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 08: 00
      +2
      Quote: ASAD
      On the side, a familiar sign is applied, the country will not like it.

      Have the Svidomos already asked for this new Merkava?
      They will, they won't, it doesn't matter. The main thing is to ask. And there ... What if? ..
      And they will not give in response to requests - you can demand it. America allowed anyone to be rude.
    2. Argon
      Argon 23 January 2023 08: 01
      -1
      Also the number of the speaker))))))
      Quote: ASAD
      On the side, a familiar sign is applied, the country will not like it.
    3. ZeeD
      ZeeD 23 January 2023 08: 02
      +6
      It seems to me that Israel does not care whether Ukraine likes it or not.
      1. Zoldat_A
        Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 08: 14
        0
        Quote: ZeeD
        It seems to me that Israel does not care whether Ukraine likes it or not.

        How is it "do not care"?
        What if Ukrainian Ambassador Netanyahu calls "offended gefilte-fish"? After all, America allowed rudeness to Ukraine.
    4. Zoldat_A
      Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 08: 51
      +5
      Quote: ASAD
      On the side, a familiar sign is applied, the country will not like it.

      Probably, this sign confused the one who wrote the article.
      I am not a tanker. Especially not Israeli.
      Aaron Zawi now in the PM wrote that
      there is no such tank Merkava-5. There is modeonization to the level of Merkava-4 "Barak" (Lightning-Ivr). Its difference from the Mk-4M is a deep modernization of the SLA and the introduction of network-centric elements.


      Everything can be. I personally somehow purple - he is the fourth, fifth or eighth. The main thing is that our boys in Ukraine do not have to burn them.
      Israel is behaving correctly in this respect so far.
      1. Trapp1st
        Trapp1st 23 January 2023 10: 05
        +3
        The main thing is that our boys in Ukraine do not have to burn them.
        International terrorism is a world problem, and if Russia has to solve it alone, then of course there is nothing good in this.
        1. Mapping
          Mapping 23 January 2023 10: 11
          +4
          Russia has no allies, all problems can only be solved by ourselves. There is no one to rely on. Yes, and the fifth column in the entire vertical of power is highly developed
          1. Zoldat_A
            Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 10: 18
            +3
            Quote from Cartograph
            Russia has no allies, all problems can only be solved by ourselves.

            The trouble with the West and our strength is that we are self-sufficient.
            We can fight "with the whole world" - not the first time. They did not fight in any war without a "coalition". Since the time of Alexander the Great - for sure.
      2. Tuzik
        Tuzik 23 January 2023 11: 31
        +1
        Why did Aron stop writing comments on the site?
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 12: 13
          +1
          Quote: Tuzik
          Why did Aron stop writing comments on the site?

          The PM he sent me says "Banned". I don't know the details.
          1. And Us Rat
            And Us Rat 23 January 2023 12: 40
            +1
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            The PM he sent me says "Banned"

            Apparently led to a provocation. One-day accounts regularly appear on the site, the only task of which is to troll unwanted people and provoke them into violations.
          2. Tuzik
            Tuzik 23 January 2023 18: 57
            +1
            It's a pity, I read his comments with interest
      3. And Us Rat
        And Us Rat 23 January 2023 12: 36
        +2
        Quote: Zoldat_A
        there is no such tank Merkava-5. There is modeonization to the level of Merkava-4 "Barak"

        Aron is right, it is, the article was copied from the Israeli Russian-language media.
        There, one amateur journalist, who was too lazy to open and clarify the details, froze nonsense - and away we go. The rest of the lazy people from other resources began to copy-paste. As a result, we have a wave of information slag, going from publication to publication.
        This is how conjectures are born.
        1. Zoldat_A
          Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 18: 25
          0
          Quote: And Us Rat
          Aron is right, it is, the article was copied from the Israeli Russian-language media.
          There, one amateur journalist, who was too lazy to open and clarify the details, froze nonsense - and away we go.

          Aron liked it when I, as a similar example, brought him the story of the Napoleons in France in the LAN.
          As you know, there was Emperor Napoleon I Bonaparte, and then, suddenly, immediately Napoleon III, Bonaparte's nephew. Where is the second one?
          It turned out that everything is simple. On the day of the coronation, all of Paris was covered with leaflets with the slogan "Long live Napoleon II!" French citizens, not particularly sophisticated in matters of punctuation, "counted the sticks" - Napoleon III turned out. And Napoleon II was somehow "lost" ...

          So here - "Merkava V" turned out ... lol
          1. And Us Rat
            And Us Rat 23 January 2023 20: 15
            0
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            So here - "Merkava V" turned out ...

            Or 5, because the V sign is on board. laughing


            In general, this markup is good to troll Bandera. lol
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 20: 55
              +2
              Quote: And Us Rat
              Quote: Zoldat_A
              So here - "Merkava V" turned out ...

              Or 5, because the V sign is on board.

              I wonder what this "V" actually stands for. Well, if it's not a "five" (and I'm sure it's definitely not a "five") - it's not there for beauty, is it?
              1. Old Doctor
                Old Doctor 23 January 2023 21: 39
                +2
                This is a tactical identification mark. As far as I know - depending on where and how it is applied - different units. It can be vertical, horizontal, pointed forward or backward.
              2. cold wind
                cold wind 23 January 2023 21: 50
                +1
                Quote: Zoldat_A
                I wonder what this "V" actually stands for.

                Seriously? V-Victory-victory. In general, this is a tactical sign that defines a tank for a particular unit. Very popular in the US Armed Forces. Why our sobezyannichali me not understandable. As if there are no letters in Cyrillic.


                1. Zoldat_A
                  Zoldat_A 23 January 2023 22: 56
                  0
                  Quote: Old Doctor
                  This is a tactical identification mark. As far as I know - depending on where and how it is applied - different units. It can be vertical, horizontal, pointed forward or backward.

                  Quote from cold wind
                  Seriously? V-Victory-victory. In general, this is a tactical sign that defines a tank for a particular unit.

                  About
                  two fingers up is victory,
                  two fingers forward - it's in the eyes.
                  I knew. Not a little boy.

                  But seriously, Aron sent a link where it is said in detail - https://karopka.ru/forum/forum225/topic
                  10419/ specifically about Israeli tanks.
                  Our "tractor operators" almost always covered up the side numbers on purpose, but here ... Is there a unmasking factor? There will be an enemy for command vehicles to hunt specifically.
              3. And Us Rat
                And Us Rat 25 January 2023 14: 30
                -1
                Quote: Zoldat_A
                I wonder what this "V" actually stands for.

                Oh, it's simple. smile

            2. Shark Lover
              Shark Lover 24 January 2023 04: 38
              +1
              In the first photo, the tower from the front resembles a predator's head, the first film with Schwarzenegger
          2. haron
            haron 23 January 2023 23: 31
            +1
            Quote: Zoldat_A
            On the day of the coronation, all of Paris was covered with leaflets with the slogan "Long live Napoleon II!" French citizens, not particularly sophisticated in matters of punctuation, "counted the sticks" - Napoleon III turned out. And Napoleon II was somehow "lost".

            He didn't get lost anywhere.
            Napoleon II (French Napoleon II), full name Napoleon Francois Joseph Charles Bonaparte, King of Rome (French Napoléon François Joseph Charles Bonaparte), aka Franz, Duke of Reichstadt, (German Franz Herzog von Reichstadt; March 20, 1811, Tuileries, Paris - July 22, 1832, Schönbrunn, Vienna) - the son and heir (the only legitimate child) of Napoleon I Bonaparte, Emperor of the French. He went down in history under the dynastic name given to him by the Bonapartists. In fact, he never ruled (although from June 22 to July 7, 1815, the Paris legislature recognized him as emperor). Known in Bonapartist circles as "Eaglet" (fr. l'Aiglon).
            1. Zoldat_A
              Zoldat_A 24 January 2023 05: 09
              0
              Quote: haron
              He didn't get lost anywhere.

              In the 20s, when Wikipedia is at hand, it is easy to count Napoleons.

              And you try to explain this to an illiterate baker in Toulouse in the 10s. Dynastic heirs and other crap - why does he need all this? With the transience and incomprehensibility of the reign of this "Eaglet" outside the imperial family, given the speed and quality of the dissemination of information at that time, the "bakers from Toulouse" could simply not know about him.
              And in the same place, by the way, on Wikipedia, J. Korchak's book "King Matt I" is very successfully mentioned - recently I watched a performance in 1976, read the book as a child. Contributes to the understanding of the personality and the assessment of the role in the history of that "Eaglet".

              By the way, the information about the leaflets is not from Wikipedia, but from the French. Twenty years ago. The French, however, were not historians, but process engineers of chemical production, but I admit that their horizons and knowledge of their own history were wider than even that of the modern "baker from Toulouse." And it is unlikely that they would tell me historical anecdotes about their country, even with informal, in addition to working, communication.

              This dispute about the number of Napoleons is from the series "Kerensky fled in a woman's or man's dress." In what form I heard the opinion that took root over two centuries in France - in this form I reproduced it. hi
  3. Murmur 55
    Murmur 55 23 January 2023 07: 38
    +2
    Well, what can I say, everything is logical, everything is correct, the next step, unmanned tanks, I think that similar projects are already spinning in the K.B. of many countries in Israel too.
    1. Tuzik
      Tuzik 23 January 2023 19: 03
      0
      A10 Thunderbolt on radio control?
  4. digger
    digger 23 January 2023 08: 44
    -6
    Oh fools! It is necessary to give this newest ukrovermacht to the front ..... this will be a test ..... and this .....
    1. Trapp1st
      Trapp1st 23 January 2023 10: 08
      +3
      We need to give this newest ukrovermacht to the front ..... this will be a test
      Meaning, there are enough people in Palestine.
  5. certero
    certero 23 January 2023 12: 32
    0
    With the advent of such tanks that can intercept almost any missile, the anti-tank gun again becomes relevant. And the best anti-tank gun is a tank.
  6. dump22
    dump22 23 January 2023 22: 09
    +3
    Merkava Mk1 - 56t
    Merkava Mk2 - 60t
    Merkava Mk3 - 65t
    Merkava Mk4 - 70t
    Merkava Mk5 - probably already 75t ?!
  7. Sergey39
    Sergey39 24 January 2023 07: 20
    +1
    The heaviest tank is 70t. It is good that in the desert there are no full-flowing rivers and automobile bridges across them. Everything is calculated to deal with the Arabs on jihad mobiles with TOU or RPG.
    1. Strovsky
      Strovsky 24 January 2023 11: 10
      0
      The upgraded merkava could potentially lose weight if the upgrade affected all sorts of multimedia things.
  8. Rasp
    Rasp 24 January 2023 07: 55
    0
    Our dear Armata, by the way, is cheaper than the Merkava, and Abrams, now the armored units of Palestine are over, if you know what I mean.