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M48 Patton and Merkava Mark IV

M48 Patton Merkava Mark IV
Name: M48 Patton Merkava Mark IV
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: USA Israel
Produced: 1952–1959 2003
Unit cost: - 6 million $
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Main armament: M48A5 and later variants: 105 mm M68 gun 120 mm (4.7 in) MG253 smoothbore tank gun with LAHAT ATGM capability
Engine: Continental AVDS-1790-2 V12, air-cooled Twin-turbo diesel engine General Dynamics GD883 (MTU883) 1,500 hp (1,119 kW) V12 water-cooled diesel
Speed: 48 km/h (30 mph) 64 km/h (40 mph)
Weight: 44.3 tonnes 65 tonnes
Crew: 4 4




Length: 9.3 m 10.8 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 IV
Merkava Mark IV
Author: "Merkava-4-tank-67" by MathKnight and Zachi Evenor - Own work. Licensed under CC BY 4.0 via Commons - License