Skip to comments.For First Time: Merkava Tanks are For Sale
Posted on 06/16/2010 8:38:14 PM PDT by Nachum
After a 30 year total ban on exports of Israel's famous Merkava tank, the Ministry of Defense will offer its latest model the Merkava Mark IV for sale to select buyers for the first time.
According to a report in Defense News, the decision is intended to assure that jobs associated with production of the tank stay in Israel, and to provide additional revenue to Israel's military. The Defense Minister recently announced that the Namer (Leopard) heavy armored personal carrier (APC) would soon be produced in the United States, not in Israel, leading to concerns that jobs would be lost.
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For Sale?! Would-be burglars will cr@p their pants when they see THAT thing coming out of the garage!;)
I want one, uh, for a commuter vehicle. Yeah, that’s the ticket...
You’ll have to get in line. The first 100 are mine.
(I’ve got a large garage, heheh.)
Should. Not. Say. It. Can’t. Stop. Myself.
Does the tank include impressions of Rachel Corrie?
I know it was a bulldozer, just trying to be pithy.
My Birthday is coming up in just a few months if anyone was still stuck for a gift idea. You don’t even have to wrap the tank.
You might enjoy this vanity:
Merkava Howitzer Sholef
Two prototypes of Sholef (”Gunslinger” or “Slammer”) 155 mm self-propelled howitzer with automatic loading system were built by Soltam in 19841986. The 45-ton vehicle had a long 155 mm calibre gun barrel giving a range of 45+ km. Using GPS, inertial navigation, and an internal fire control computer, it was also capable of direct fire while on the move. It never entered production.
Gadzooks, big! Take that... South African artillery, eh?
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
When “hummers” were in vogue, Boca was lousy with them.
Of course they all had “FREE TIBET” and “LOVE YOUR MOTHER EARTH” Bumper Stickers on them!
They were too big for the Garages, so they were lined up in the driveways.
Probably gets slightly better milage than a tank, though.
The Merkeva is a great tank but it is highly specialized for the terrain in Israel and its environs. The design is maximized to protect the crew so its very heavy sacrificing agility.
Merkabah, The Chariot of Ascension
Darn, that’s a beautiful tank...
“You gotta put Merkava on your list!”
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