Merkava 3 Baz

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Merkava Mk.3 Baz
Merkava Mk.3 Baz
Details
Tier / Class:
8 Main Battle Tanks
Nation:
Israel
Dealer:
Sol Schreiber
Cost:
9,792,000
Stats - Stock (Renowned)
Max Damage:
518
DPM:
5,417
Penetration:
700 mm
Hit Points:
3,750
Hull F/S/R:
400 / 135 / 60
Turret F/S/R:
900 / 350 /45
Max Speed:
65.02 km/h
Acceleration 0-32kph:
8.56 s
Hull Traverse:
28 deg/s
Camouflage:
10%
Vision:
430 m
Accuracy (Spread):
0.1°
Max Cannon Depression:
-7/-7°
Turret Traverse Speed:
37.46 deg/s

The Merkava Mk.3 Baz is a tier 8 main battle tank originating from Israel, and is sold by Sol Schreiber. It can be unlocked from the Merkava Mk. 2C and Magach 7C, and leads to the Merkava Mk.4.

Features[edit | edit source]

  • Heavy Armor : this vehicle's armor bounces more shots and takes more hits.
  • High Caliber : the high caliber weaponry deals an increased damage.
  • Increased Durability : this vehicle has more hit points than other vehicles of its tier.
  • Self Homing : tracks and follows targets.
  • First Order ready rack : allows you to fire several rounds and reloads automatically.

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Armor[edit | edit source]

Merkava Mk. 3 Barak Zoher Stock Armor
Reputation Cost Credits Hull F/S/R Hull Composition Turret F/S/R Turret Composition ERA Type ERA Modifiers
Stock Stock 400/135/60 composite 900/350/45 composite
The survivability of all merkava Mk. 3 modifications was increased with additional passive armor to the hull and turret, providing better protection against most modern anti-tank weapons.


Firepower[edit | edit source]

120mm IMI MG251 Cannon
Shell name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Max Accuracy Speed Reload
120mm DM43A1 AP AP Stock 518 700mm 0.10° 1,650 m/s 8.5s
120mm DM11 HE HE Stock 520 40mm 0.10° 980 m/s 8.5s
120mm DM12 HEAT HEAT Stock 520 600mm 0.10° 1,140 m/s 8.5s
120mm M325 HEAT HEAT-MP 54,015 550 800mm 0.10° 1,410 m/s 8.5s


Missile Name Type Reputation Damage Penetration Velocity Reload Time Missiles in Launcher Reload within Launcher Burst Fire Rate Flight Agility Self-Guided
LAHAT ATGM-TH HEAT-Tandem 54,015 425 800mm 320m/s 8.5s 4 {{{reloadm}}}s 20rd/min {{{agility}}}deg/s Affirmative


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-1790-9AR 1200 hp Diesel Engine Stock Stock 65.02km/h {{{reverse}}} 8.56s {{{0-max}}} 25.23deg/s {{{firechance}}}


Upgrades[edit | edit source]

Merkava Mk. 3 Barak Zoher Upgrades
Name Reputation Cost Credits Description
Spall Liner 27,008 256,000 Hit points increased by 250


Trophy APS 108,030 1,280,000 Automatic hard Kill Active Protection System.

Spotting distance: 500m Number of charges: 6 Reload time: 30 s


M90 Smoke Grenades 27,008 256,000 Provides 5 volleys.

Takes 80 s to reload. Duration: 10 s


Improved Thermal Sight 54,015 512,000 Ability to spot targets behind foliage improved by 30%


Day/Night Vision System 54,015 768,000 Vision range increased by 10 m


Knight Fire Control System 81,023 1,024,000 Aim time reduced by 20%


Improved Suspension 54,015 768,000 Movement speed on off-road surfaces is increased by 20%


Air Conditioning System 27,008 256,000 Crew stats increased by 2%


History[edit | edit source]

Class: Main Battle Tank
Developed: 1994-1995
Service: 1995+
Vehicles Built: cca 700 (sources vary)
Operators: Israel

The Merkava ("Chariot") series is one of the most famous MBTs in the world, designed in Israel specifically with the IDF requirements in mind. All variants feature sloped armor and front-mounted engines, offering maximum protection to their crews. The design has its roots in the 1970s in a program led by one of the most influential tank visionaries of all time, General Israel Tal. Its heavily upgraded variants are still in service.

Where the Mk.2 model was basically just a partial upgrade to the Mk.1 or, if you will, “what Mk.1 should have been if the Israelis had more time and money”, the Mk.3 model was the first truly significant upgrade. Despite its roughly similar looks, the Mk.3 was, compared to the Mk.2, essentially a completely new tank. The armor became composite and modular, allowing for much faster repairs. It’s worth noting that this new armor did not include an ERA element – not because it couldn’t but allegedly because General Tal did not like it very much and preferred improved passive protection. Many additional protective systems were installed as well, such as the Ancoram LWS-2 Laser Warning System. The gun was also replaced by a new IMI 120mm L/44 smoothbore cannon, which could fire standard NATO ammunition and was controlled by a truly advanced FCS for its time. Surprisingly enough, the tank was only marginally heavier than its predecessor despite all these upgrades.

Starting from 1995, another new fire control system was introduced to the Merkava Mk.3 – the Barak Zoher (Bright Lightning), resulting in a variant called Mk.3 BAZ. This FCS also came with the ability to launch LAHAT guided missiles from the tank's gun. And, last but not least, in 2000, many Mk.3 BAZ tanks were upgraded with the fourth generation Dor Dalet armor, resulting in the final Mk.3 variant called Mk.3D BAZ. The Merkava Mk.3 remains the mainstay of the IDF tank forces as the most numerous Merkava model although it is slowly being replaced by the Merkava Mk.4. It was never really used in active tank versus tank combat but has seen a lot of service against Hezbollah insurgents.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Merkava 3 Baz Beast

==Variants==

Merkava 3 Baz Titan
  • Merkava 3 Baz Titan
  • Merkava 3 Baz Beast

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