The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered active service in 1978. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed.
It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The'Merkava' name was derived from the IDF's initial development program name. It is designed for rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located nearer the rear than in most main battle tanks.
This gives additional protection against a frontal 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 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 rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel. Model Type Static Plastic Model Armor Kit.Model Size Length: 258.2mm Width: 113.5mm. Total Offset Plates 16 sprues. May I have your attentions please?
This model is not a toy. It's unassembled model kit.
No paint, glue and tools included in the kit. Postal parcel is always as a gift and declare low value(1025USD). I'll reply you as soon as possible. I'll do better with your supports. I'll solve all the issues within 24 hours.The item "HOBBYBOSS 82441 1/35 ISRAELI DEFENSE FORCE MBT MERKAVA Mk. III D MODEL ARMOR KIT" is in sale since Sunday, March 17, 2019. This item is in the category "Toys & Hobbies\Models & Kits\Military\Armor". The seller is "kimootoy" and is located in BEIJING. This item can be shipped worldwide.