Syark Defence Forces (SDF) - 1/35 Hobbyboss IDF MBT Merkava Mk.IIID

1/35 HobbyBoss IDF MBT Merkava Mk.IIID

New April 2014, another 4 months pass through 2014. Merkava Collection still on progress and I just got a new Merkava Mk.IIID form Sandakan Hobby. This scaled model Merkava mk.IIID build out of box from Hobbyboss Brand and the result very well superb guys hahahaha.

The Merkava Mk.III Baz entered service with the IDF at the beginning of 1990. The main features of the Merkava mk3 are a new suspension system, a 1,200hp engine and new transmission, a higher power main gun, and particularly new armour protection. Ballistic protection is provided by special armour modules, which are attached to the tank by bolts. These are easily replaced whenever better ballistic technology is introduced. About 1,200 Merkava Mk.2 and Mk.3 tanks are in service with the IDF.

The main gun of Merkava Mk.III is a 120mm smoothbore gun developed by Israeli Military Industries. The gun has a Vidco Industries thermal sleeve, which increases accuracy by preventing distortion through the effects of weather, heat and shock. The tank carries an ammunition store of 50 rounds of 120mm ammunition.

The tank is also equipped with three 7.62mm machine guns, two roof mounted and one co-axial with the main gun. The tank carries a store of 10,000 rounds of 7.62mm ammunition.The 60mm mortar system, which is a large-calibre gun with a low muzzle velocity, is capable of firing high-explosive rounds and illumination bombs. The crew can load, aim and fire the mortar system from within the turret. The mortar system is developed by Soltam Limited of Haifa.

So far only 3 variant Merkava in my collection. Still waiting for the latest Merkava Mk.IV from Sandakan Hobby hahahaha.