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Merkava Mark IV and M48 Patton

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




Length: 10.8 m 9.3 m
Width: 3.72 m 3.65 m
Height: 2.66 m 3.1 m


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
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