Merkava 1

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Merkava Mk.1
Merkava Mk.1
Details
Tier / Class:
5 Main Battle Tanks
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
375
DPM:
3,374
Penetration:
320 mm
Hit Points:
2,500
Hull F/S/R:
195 / 175 / 50
Turret F/S/R:
395 / 290 / 55
Max Speed:
50.00 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
9.72 s
Hull Traverse:
29.38 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
400 m
Accuracy (Spread):
2.78°
Max Cannon Depression:
-8.2/-3°
Turret Traverse Speed:
34.58 deg/s

The Merkava Mk.1 is a tier 5 main battle tank originating from Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from the Sho't Kal Dalet, and leads to the Merkava 2C and M1 Abrams.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits
  • Fast EXP : this vehicle earns extra EXP
  • Increase Durability : this vehicle has more hit points than other vehicles of this tier
  • HESH : can even penetrate armor with large hit angles
  • First order ready rack: allows you to fire several round and reloads automatically

Player Recommendations[edit | edit source]

Pros and Cons[edit | edit source]

Pros[edit | edit source]

  • Very survivable hull
  • Nearly impenetrable turret

Cons[edit | edit source]

  • Mediocre mobility
  • Large turret weakpoint

Upgrade Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Retrofit Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Commander and Crew Skill Suggestions[edit | edit source]

Armor[edit | edit source]

Merkava Mk. 1 Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 195/175/50 steel 395/290/55 steel
The Merkava Mk. 1 featured steel and spaced armor and provided excellent protection. Successful construction also ensured tank survivability.


Merkava Mk. 2 protection set with an upgraded smoke generator
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
20,295 224,000 195/175/50 steel 415/320/55 steel
Merkava Mk. 2 Protection Set.

The turret received additional armor. Side plates were replaced with more modern ones, made from steel. Spacial chains are used to protect the turret ring against HEAT-based threats from the rear. This set contains upgraded exhaust smoke generator that can place up to five smoke screens.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

105mm M68 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
105mm M111 AP APFSDS Stock 375 320mm 0.14° 1,428 m/s 10s
105mm M393A1 HEP HESH Stock 390 250mm 0.14° 760 m/s 10s
105mm M735 AP APFSDS 3,383 390 370mm 0.14° 1,501 m/s 10s
105mm M456A1 HEAT HEAT 6,765 400 450mm 0.14° 1,173 m/s 10s


Mobility[edit | edit source]

Name Reputation Cost Credits Max Speed Reverse Speed 0 to 32km/h 0 to Max Speed Hull Traverse Fire Chance
Continental AVDS-1790-6A 900 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 50km/h {{{reverse}}} 9.72s {{{0-max}}} 28.03deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Merkava Mk. 1 Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 2,030 19,200 Hit points increased by 20%


Nd:YAG Laser Rangefinder 10,148 128,000 Accuracy improved by 10%


Matador Fire Control System 13,530 160,000 Aim time reduced by 20%


Improved Suspension 3,383 32,000 Movement speed on off-road surfaced is increased by 20%


Ashot Ashkelon Transmission 6,765 64,000 Acceleration is increased by 2.5%

Hull traverse rate is increased by 10%


Fire Suppression System 1,353 12,800 Engine fire duration reduced by 23%

Crew protection enhanced by 5%


History[edit | edit source]

The Merkava was the first MBT Israel produced itself. Tank production began in 1977 and it was acepted into service the following year. This Israeli tank is distinguished by the front positioning of its engine and a rearwards turret. The merkava Mk. 1 participated in the 1982 Lebanon War.

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