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Daemon
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Merkava

The Merkava series of main battle tanks is developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries, Ltd for the Israel Defense Forces. It is designed to ensure crew survival, battle perseverance, and quick revival in case of bad damage, though it is still is vulnerable to remotely operated land mines. The heavily shielded engine is placed at the front of the tank, while the crew is able to escape through doors at the rear. When and why did Israel decide to develop the Merkava? More...
Shamshad Ali Afridi
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There was no such thing as Gaza War. According to Amnesty International it was a crime against humanity. These Mekavas are tools of collective punishment by an apartheid state. One must read Ex US president and Nobel laureate Jimmy Carter's book "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" to get some perspective.
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whu more weapons
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8BooksOfSengathe
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Daemon wrote:
Merkava

The Merkava series of main battle tanks is developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries, Ltd for the Israel Defense Forces. It is designed to ensure crew survival, battle perseverance, and quick revival in case of bad damage, though it is still is vulnerable to remotely operated land mines. The heavily shielded engine is placed at the front of the tank, while the crew is able to escape through doors at the rear. When and why did Israel decide to develop the Merkava? More...


Thanks for the article and great pictures.
God bless Israel. God is her provider.
Gary98
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Gary98
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Will tank from Israel make it holy
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Good tank, but not impregnable.
Milica Boghunovich
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Daemon wrote:
Merkava

The Merkava series of main battle tanks is developed and manufactured by Israel Military Industries, Ltd for the Israel Defense Forces. It is designed to ensure crew survival, battle perseverance, and quick revival in case of bad damage, though it is still is vulnerable to remotely operated land mines. The heavily shielded engine is placed at the front of the tank, while the crew is able to escape through doors at the rear. When and why did Israel decide to develop the Merkava? More...


Brick wall Cumbersome "toys" (tanks, etc.) that evil adults play with!... greedy evil intelligence ... Ha, ha, ha
monamagda
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Historical Background

Today, the tank is central to the art of war, and is considered the primary decisive factor on the modern land battlefield.
Prior to the Sinai Campaign Egypt received, within the framework of the "Czechoslovakian Arms Deal", 300 Soviet tanks and tank destroyers, including the Stalin-3 and T-34 tanks and SU-100 tank destroyers. This was considered an impressive addition to the Egyptian armored fleet, which at that time numbered some 430 western armored vehicles, of various types.
Within the scope of the Middle-East arms race, Israeli weaponry was always inferior in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. We acquired Sherman tanks and AMX-13 tanks (not really tanks but rather light tank destroyers), while the Arabs obtained, with no problems, new and modern tanks from both east and west. We were forced to be satisfied with "junk": old and inoperable tanks, second world war vintage Shermans, British Centurions and American M48's (Magach).
Not a single country agreed to sell new tanks to us. It is still not clear why some countries did allow us to occasionally buy new and modern means of battle, such as jet fighter planes, but persisted in their refusal to sell us new tanks.
Given the need, we were forced to learn the technologies of armor, in order to rehabilitate the obsolete metal hulks, which we had purchased through programs of rebuilding, regunning and engine replacements.
The race between ourselves and the Arabs now became a direct confrontation between new Western and Soviet MBT's fielded by the Arab armies and old, rebuilt and improvised tanks fielded by Israel.
In the 1960's the Arabs were about to obtain T-62 tanks from Soviet Russia. This was the most modern operational Main Battle Tank (MBT) of its time, equipped with a high-powered 115-mm cannon. It. was clear that no improvisations or rejuvenation to tanks of the 1940s and 1950s would suffice to ensure the continued security, and indeed the existence, of the State of Israel.
At that time, in 1966, Britain came forward with a dramatically historic proposal. The British needed money in order to complete the development of their new tank of the future, the Chieftain, with its 120-mm cannon. This tank was designed to be the strongest and most modern in the west. In view of their financial constraints they proposed a "package deal". According to this deal, we would buy hundreds of obsolete Centurion tanks. They, in exchange, would allow us to participate in the final stages of Chieftain development, would sell us Chieftains, and would help us build, in Israel, an assembly line for Chieftains. This was seen as an ideal solution to the unacceptable predictions regarding the middle-eastern armor balance from both quantitative and qualitative points of view.
Our cooperation with the British lasted for about three years. Two prototypes of the Chieftain tank were delivered to Israel. Israel invested heavily in the improvement and final development of the Chieftain in close cooperation with British officers and engineers, who worked with us in Israel.
However, Arab states intervened. They threatened Britain with sanctions, with pulling their monetary reserves out of British banks, and other actions. Demonstrations were held in Arab capitals and British embassies were attacked. In November 1969 Britain withdrew from its Chieftain deal with Israel.
The development, design and planning efforts of three years were wasted - and we were back at square one, with time lost which could not be retrieved.
In view of this development, we considered the possibility of developing and manufacturing "made-in-Israel" tanks.
It was clear that a weapon system of primary importance was at stake, vital to our security, but which had been refused, to Israel by all nations. No change in this attitude was foreseen.

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/merkava/Merkava.html
Milica Boghunovich
Posted: Wednesday, May 13, 2015 2:34:19 PM
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monamagda wrote:
Historical Background

Today, the tank is central to the art of war, and is considered the primary decisive factor on the modern land battlefield.
Prior to the Sinai Campaign Egypt received, within the framework of the "Czechoslovakian Arms Deal", 300 Soviet tanks and tank destroyers, including the Stalin-3 and T-34 tanks and SU-100 tank destroyers. This was considered an impressive addition to the Egyptian armored fleet, which at that time numbered some 430 western armored vehicles, of various types.
Within the scope of the Middle-East arms race, Israeli weaponry was always inferior in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. We acquired Sherman tanks and AMX-13 tanks (not really tanks but rather light tank destroyers), while the Arabs obtained, with no problems, new and modern tanks from both east and west. We were forced to be satisfied with "junk": old and inoperable tanks, second world war vintage Shermans, British Centurions and American M48's (Magach).
Not a single country agreed to sell new tanks to us. It is still not clear why some countries did allow us to occasionally buy new and modern means of battle, such as jet fighter planes, but persisted in their refusal to sell us new tanks.
Given the need, we were forced to learn the technologies of armor, in order to rehabilitate the obsolete metal hulks, which we had purchased through programs of rebuilding, regunning and engine replacements.
The race between ourselves and the Arabs now became a direct confrontation between new Western and Soviet MBT's fielded by the Arab armies and old, rebuilt and improvised tanks fielded by Israel.
In the 1960's the Arabs were about to obtain T-62 tanks from Soviet Russia. This was the most modern operational Main Battle Tank (MBT) of its time, equipped with a high-powered 115-mm cannon. It. was clear that no improvisations or rejuvenation to tanks of the 1940s and 1950s would suffice to ensure the continued security, and indeed the existence, of the State of Israel.
At that time, in 1966, Britain came forward with a dramatically historic proposal. The British needed money in order to complete the development of their new tank of the future, the Chieftain, with its 120-mm cannon. This tank was designed to be the strongest and most modern in the west. In view of their financial constraints they proposed a "package deal". According to this deal, we would buy hundreds of obsolete Centurion tanks. They, in exchange, would allow us to participate in the final stages of Chieftain development, would sell us Chieftains, and would help us build, in Israel, an assembly line for Chieftains. This was seen as an ideal solution to the unacceptable predictions regarding the middle-eastern armor balance from both quantitative and qualitative points of view.
Our cooperation with the British lasted for about three years. Two prototypes of the Chieftain tank were delivered to Israel. Israel invested heavily in the improvement and final development of the Chieftain in close cooperation with British officers and engineers, who worked with us in Israel.
However, Arab states intervened. They threatened Britain with sanctions, with pulling their monetary reserves out of British banks, and other actions. Demonstrations were held in Arab capitals and British embassies were attacked. In November 1969 Britain withdrew from its Chieftain deal with Israel.
The development, design and planning efforts of three years were wasted - and we were back at square one, with time lost which could not be retrieved.
In view of this development, we considered the possibility of developing and manufacturing "made-in-Israel" tanks.
It was clear that a weapon system of primary importance was at stake, vital to our security, but which had been refused, to Israel by all nations. No change in this attitude was foreseen.

http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/merkava/Merkava.html



Plenty of words... the evil purpose undiminishable...
Calling it an "art" is an insult to the Arts...
Robert Imgrat
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I wonder whether there will be any chance for a democratic Muslim state theoretically called ''Palestine''.
And where Israelis would have been given a right to live without any disturbances from Muslim peace lovers.
Let's say, the entire territory of the state of Israel is under Muslim rule.
The answer lies in the past history. And who is terrorist? Where is it better to live? In Lebanon, Syria, or Jordan?
I know one, that wearing a Catholic Cross on my neck in Israel will not be followed by imminent death threat, or imprisonment, like in Saudi Arabia. Where the possession of a Bible is a crime.
So, tell me more about Muslim peace lovers, please.
Absurdicuss
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For such a tiny nation Israel boasts one of the world's most advanced military tech.

Additionally, Arab opponents of Israeli existence as a nation know all too well that the Jews are fierce and formidable warriors on the battlefield.

Jimmy Carter?!? It's no secret that they're now awarding Nobels to idiots and narcissist fools.

That's my perspective.



"Now" is the eternal present.
Robert Imgrat
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Shamshad Ali Afridi wrote:
There was no such thing as Gaza War. According to Amnesty International it was a crime against humanity. These Mekavas are tools of collective punishment by an apartheid state. One must read Ex US president and Nobel laureate Jimmy Carter's book "Palestine: Peace not Apartheid" to get some perspective.

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Crime against humanity had been tacitly condoned by Christians for many centuries after Israelis were expulsed from their country. With support of lower minded communities of Muslim World. What was not approved by higher ranking and better educated Ottomans' Turks.
This was the cause of the Israelis' diaspora.

So, to sum up. Are you either on pills or chewing a lovely khat? I am not in a position to question your knowledge of history.
Robert Imgrat
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Absurdicuss wrote:

For such a tiny nation Israel boasts one of the world's most advanced military tech.

Additionally, Arab opponents of Israeli existence as a nation know all too well that the Jews are fierce and formidable warriors on the battlefield.

Jimmy Carter?!? It's no secret that they're now awarding Nobels to idiots and narcissist fools.

That's my perspective.


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And not only the Israel might boast about their military technology. Israelis are also the leading force in the world in terms of water management. Not to mention many more of their stunning achievements. Contrary to peace loving Muslims involved in prayers, instead of in learning.
How many Nobel Prizes laureates are from Israel or of Israel heritage? How many Nobel Prizes laureates are from Muslim countries? Who contributed more to the humans' well-being?
Absurdicuss
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Yo Robert, * -hereafter referred to by me as RI - * that's Jimmy Carter and B.O. in the cross hairs not the well deserving disproportionately brilliant members of Jewry whose contributions to humankind are well documented.

Shalom


"Now" is the eternal present.
Fredric-frank Myers
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Just another way that Israel can dominate their Arab neighbor's...
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Talking about "Tanks", nice tech.
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