Israel Defense Force IDF Merkava II /MK. II Main Battle Tank Metal Enhancd. Built To Order / Pre-Order. Award-winner built and painted Israel Defense Forces Merkava Mk.
Ka'va, "chariot" with realistic heavy weathering finish. IDF Sinai Grey color scheme with accurate unit markings. Add on putty coating and fancy accessories. Top building quality with outstanding details throughout whole model and very high standard accuracy on every individual part. Brass photo-etched parts add on.
Full of detail and the add-on armor block on the turret. Turret basket and side skirt from new tooling. Detailed tracks with road wheel detail.Rotating turret and gun elevation. Adding on vehicle tools and more add on details.
Moulding quality is excellent with detail is extremely sharp overall. Add on putty hull and turret anti-slip coating Add on boxes, ammo and more fancy items.
Adding ball and chain armor for great finishing. Brass PE fret on exhaust and vents and more. Highly detailed brass photo-etched parts on grill and more. The upper hull with extra armor and lot of the detail integrated.Driver`s hatch with details and open-able. The turret with busy on vehicle equipment details. Full of nice and crisp details add on armor block on turret. 105mm main gun barrel is a multi-part and looks very good. Detailed commanders and loaders MG's are also nicely replicated. Open-able commander`s and loaders hatch with detail in and out. The smoke dischargers is nicely detailed. Turret basket with PE detail add on. The rear hull storage racks are fair detail wise Boat hull ventral armor plate covers motorization holes in the lower hull. The rear panel has the access clamshell doors as separate parts and can be displayed open or closed. The lower hull with suspension arms, return rollers, spring details. New type road wheels with hub details. The detail on the flexible tracks is very good. Heavier type side skirts with superb rivets details.
Towing cable, lights, antenna, on vehicle tools and many exterior details. Metal chain, many boxes, antenna, and more add on accessories. Buffing and polishing to remove mold seam. Base color with primer and putty for better surface detail.
Airbrushed and painted with multicolor. Adding 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 emphasize and highlighting texture with edge for good wear, tear and fading.Multi-color filters for blend color effects. Adding non glossy paint for better finishing. The 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. Discontinued high priced kit, the price may higher or lower when you order, a good chance to have a rare kit high building quality model because discontinued kit`s price always goes up. The Merkava Mk 2 entered production in 1982 with first production vehicle being completed in August 1983. Main improvements over the original production model include a layer of special armour on the front and sides of the turret, special armour on the hull front, the 60 mm Soltam Systems mortar is mounted in the left side of the turret roof and can be loaded and fired from within the turret, and the steel skirts that protect the suspension are backed by special armour.
The Merkava Mark II was first introduced into general service in April 1983 and incorporated several upgrades as a result of the previous incursion into Lebanon. The new tank was optimized for urban warfare and low intensity conflicts, with a weight and engine no greater than the Mark 1.2 was designed long before the Lebanon War (1982). 2 was designed as early as the late 70s, when the first model Merkava Mk.
Variants : Merkava IIB: with thermal optics and unspecified updates to the fire control system. Merkava IIC: with more armor on the top of the turret to improve protection against attack from the air. Merkava IID: with next-generation modular composite armor on the chassis and turret.