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Merkava Mark III T-80
Name: Merkava Mark III T-80
Type: Main battle tank Main battle tank
Origin: Israel Russia
Produced: 1990–2002 1976–1992
Unit cost: - 2.2 million $ (1994)
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Main armament: 120 mm (4.7 in) MG251 smoothbore tank gun with LAHAT ATGM capability 125 mm 2A46-2 smoothbore gun T-80B, 2A46M-1 T-80U
Engine: AVDS-1790-9AR 1,200 hp (895 kW) V12 air-cooled diesel SG-1000 gas turbine T-80B 1000 hp, GTD-1250 turbine T-80U 1250 hp
Speed: 60 km/h (37 mph) 70 km/h (43 mph)
Weight: 65 tonnes 42.5 tonnes T-80B, 46 tonnes T-80U
Crew: 4 3




Length: 9.04 m 9.9 m T-80B
Width: 3.72 m 3.4 m T-80B
Height: 2.66 m 2.2 m


Merkava Mark III
Merkava Mark III
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