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Altaya Armored Fighting Vehicles AV08
MANTAK Merkava Mk 3 Diecast Model
IDF 188 (Barak) Armored Bgd, Israel, 1990

1:72 Scale   Length   Width
MANTAK Merkava Mk 3   5"   2"

The Merkava (Hebrew for "chariot") is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1979. Four main versions of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name. The Merkava Mark III was introduced in December 1989, and had upgrades to the drivetrain, powertrain, armament, and electronic systems. The most prominent addition was the incorporation of the locally developed IMI 120 mm gun. This gun and a larger 1,200 horsepower (890 kW) diesel engine increased the total weight of the tank to 65 tonnes (143,000 lb), but the larger engine increased the maximum cruising speed to 60 km/h (37 mph). The turret was re-engineered for movement independent of the tank chassis, allowing it to track a target regardless of the tank's movement.

MANTAK Merkava Mk 3

Designed as a main battle tank for the Israeli Defense Forces, the Merkava was first introduced in 1978.

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Altaya Armored Fighting Vehicles

The Altaya "Armored Fighting Vehicles" range presents affordable, ready made diecast models of military vehicles in 1:72 scale. To help keep the price down, these items arrive in low-cost, discardable blister type packaging.

Altaya "Armored Fighting Vehicles" diecast vehicles feature:

  • Diecast metal and plastic construction.
  • Rotating turret, elevating cannon and accurate hull.
  • Painted, fitted, non-moving tracks on detailed non-rotating wheels.
  • Realistic panel lines, antennas, access panels and surface details.
  • Pad printed markings and placards that won't fade or peel like decals.
  • Clear acrylic display case to protect model.

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