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M48 Patton and Merkava Mark III

M48 Patton Merkava Mark III
Name: M48 Patton Merkava Mark III
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: USA Israel
Produced: 1952–1959 1990–2002
Unit cost: - -
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Main armament: M48A5 and later variants: 105 mm M68 gun 120 mm (4.7 in) MG251 smoothbore tank gun with LAHAT ATGM capability
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine AVDS-1790-9AR 1,200 hp (895 kW) V12 air-cooled diesel
Speed: 48 km/h (30 mph) 60 km/h (37 mph)
Weight: 44.3 tonnes 65 tonnes
Crew: 4 4




Length: 9.3 m 9.04 m
Width: 3.65 m 3.72 m
Height: 3.1 m 2.66 m


M48 Patton
M48 Patton
Author: "M48 Patton Thun" by Wikimedia Commons user TheBernFiles. - Own photograph. Shot at the Army Days 2006 (Heerestage 2006) in Thun.. Licensed under Public Domain via Commons - License
Merkava Mark III
Merkava Mark III
Author: By Michael Mass, Yad la-Shiryon Museum מיכאל מס - Orginal photo, uploaded by MathKnight, CC BY-SA 3.0, License