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BOOK CAME OUT A FEW MONTHS TOO SOON.,
This review is from: "Merkava Main Battle Tank MKs I, II & III" (New Vanguard) (Paperback)Because the IDF tank corps modifies the Merkava Chariot tank once each decade, then Mr. Katz should have known that the version for the entire next decade of 2000 to 2010 was only months away. Sure enough the announcement in November that the new Merkava Mk4 with the 1500 hspw pack with unique kinetic energy amunition was in production and under going field test that have exceeded 10,000 hours by November 5th, 1999. So much has been up graded electronically as well as performance that it rates as much fanfaren as the introduction of the first Merkava! I hope the author will consider an up dated or revised edition and yes, more color photo's and interior detail would not hurt either... Thanks
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Initial post: Jun 12, 2008 10:21:23 PM PDT
The most remarkable feature I have discovered of the Merkava Mark IV BAZ is it's Knight's Mk4 FCS and the inclusion of the new hemispherical protection dome www.supervideo.com/MXCD-ROMOS.htm called Trophy II lite as well as the break through technology of a Laser Canon called THOR within the R-OWS (remote overhead weapons system). Over 300 pages in color and more razor sharp images you can find in any Merkava reference work of it's 30 year history.
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