Award winner built with highly detailed overall and super accurate scale on each parts, IDF Sinai Gray, add PE parts and metal chain armor set with outstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual parts, turn-able turret and gun, add on vehicle tools and more accessories with great heavy weathering. Main Features: - Highly detailed over all.
Add PE metal ball chain armor. Add brass PE engine grill and more.
Super detailed rivets, engraved panel lines and appropriate weld lines. Add machine gun and lot`s accessories. Airbrushed and painted, base color with primer for better detail and shading, multi-color filters for blend color effects, oil and water wash with panels, doors, rivets finishing, detail paint job on rust and paint chips off with scratches looking, muffler real live looking, worn and bare metal realistic simulating, flow rust and rain streaks effects, great smear and dirt with mud and dust appearing, dry brushing to emphasis and highlighting texture with edge for good wear and fading, more on real live weathering with decals and unit markings, final protective layer for long term collection. The Merkava MBT is the main battle tank of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF).The "Merkava" name was derived from the IDF`s initial development program name. Design: The Merkava MBT is optimized for crew survival and rapid repair of battle damage. The Merkava MBT uses spaced-armor techniques and quick-replacement modular designs in which the design team was able to incorporate composite armor, a derivative of rolled homogeneous armor (RHA) and Chobham armor. The space between the inner and outer hulls of the Merkava MBT is filled with diesel which is an economical storage method and a means of defeating HEAT rounds.
Layout: Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks. This gives the crew additional protection against a frontal attack by putting the engine between them and the attack. This arrangement also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity, as well as a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access even under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an armored personnel carrier. The clamshell-style doors on the rear entrance provide overhead protection when loading and unloading cargo and personnel.
The IDF officially adopt the Merkava MBT in December 1978, when the first complete battalion of 30 tanks was delivered for initial unit training. The item "Award Winner Built Academy 1/35 IDF Merkava MKII MBT +PE" is in sale since Tuesday, September 04, 2012.This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Armor". The seller is "dreamworkshobby" and is located in Scarborough, Ontario. This item can be shipped worldwide.