4M Meil Ruach Windbreaker w/Trophy Active Protection System. Award winner built and painted with realistic weathering finishing. Israeli Merkava IV with Trophy APS add on. IDF Sina Grey color scheme with accurate decals and unit markings. Best detailed Merkave IV kit with crisply moulding.Top building quality with sharp raised details overall. 0utstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual part. Brass photo-etched parts and clear parts. Reproduction of ERA armour on upper turret and front body. Turret, basket and side skirt from new tooling. Detailed tracks with road wheel detail. Rotating turret and gun elevation. Add on vehicle tools and more add on details. Top building quality with over 950 parts of great details overall. Best detailed Merkave IV kit in market. Moulding quality is excellent with detail is extremely sharp. PE brass parts on grill, engine net, armor parts, ball chain and more. Vision blocks, episcopes and the panoramic sight lens are provided on clear parts. Add on Trophy Windbreaker Active Protection System with great details. Applique armour features recessed lines and lovely raised details including bolt heads, tie-downs and latches. The upper hull with a lot of the detail integrated. The turret with busy on vehicle equippment details. The barrel is a multi-part and looks very good.
50 cal and the loaders MAG machine gun are very well done. Impressived ball and chain armour hanging from the rear of the turret. The lower hull with suspension arms, return rollers, spring details.
The rear hull storage racks are fair detail wise Boat hull ventral armor plate covers motorization holes in lower hull. The rear panel has the access clamshell doors as separate parts and can be displayed open or closed.
Suspension with the nicely detailed springs presented. The detail on the track links is very good.Side skirts with great details. Add towing cable, antenna, tools and many accessories. Buffing and polishing to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail. Airbrushed and painted with multicolor. Add clear paint for good finishing on decal applying. Washing to enhance the surface detail increase the appearance of depth including panels, doors, hatches, rivets, bolt head and more. Dry brushing to emphasis and highlighting texture with edge for good wear, tear and fading.
Multi-color filters for blend color effects. Add non glossy paint for better finishing. Great detail paint job on rust and paint chips off with scratches, worn and bare metal realistic simulating, flow rust and rain streaks effects, grease with staining appearing, engine smoking and muffler burned representing. Also smear and dirt with dust and real mud and more on real life weathering.Final protective layer for long term collection. The Mark 4 is the most recent variant of the Merkava tank that has been in development since 1999 and production since 2004. The upgrade`s development was announced in an October 1999 edition of the Bamachaneh ("At the Camp") military publication. However, the Merkava Mark III remained in production until 2003. The first Merkava 4s were in production in limited numbers by the end of 2004. The Merkava 4 has been designed for rapid repair and fast replacement of damaged armour, with modular armour that can be easily removed and replaced. It is also designed to be cost-effective in production and maintenance; its cost is lower than that of a number of other tanks used by Western armies.
The engine can be replaced in field conditions within 30 minutes. The tank has a high performance air conditioning system and can even be fitted with a toilet for long duration missions.
The Merkava Mark 4M Windbreaker is a Merkava Mark 4 equipped with the Trophy active protection system (APS), designated "Meil Ruach". The serial production of Mark 4M tanks started in 2009 and the first whole brigade of Mark 4Ms was declared operational in 2011. The Trophy APS successfully intercepted rocket-propelled grenades and anti-tank missiles, including 9M133 Kornets, fired by Hamas before and during Operation Protective Edge in 2014. Not a single Merkava tank was lost in combat operations in 2008 and 2014despite the war in 2014 being a costly one for the Israeli Defense Forces. The system also notifies the tanks crew of the location that the projectile came from, allowing them to fire back quickly.It can transmit the coordinates to nearby ground and air units through the Tzayad battlefield management system. All friendly units in the theatre are instantly apprised of the enemys position making escape and evasion difficult. The item "Award Winner Built Meng 135 IDF Merkava MK. IV M Meil Ruach +Trophy APS +PE" is in sale since Friday, December 7, 2018. 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.