Author Topic: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"  (Read 6139 times)

Offline M.A.D

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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #15 on: January 08, 2013, 09:17:26 PM »
Any chance that the IDF might follow the German Army lead and add Stinger MANPAD's to their Apollo’s Chariot?
The Merkava unique front-engine layout - which affords it an excellent rear fighting/storage compartment means that your 'Apollo’s Chariot' would be able to carry a substantial amount of reserve ammo for both the 35mm cannons and Singer reloads!!
Could the IDF go one further and adopt some of the Soviet practices (and appreciation of some of their equipment) and perhaps add an additional 2 x 35mm cannon - as the Soviet's did with their excellent 2S6 Tunguska (aka 4 x 30mm cannons) ;)

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Offline Mark Aldrich

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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #16 on: January 08, 2013, 11:16:19 PM »
The main reason is because they probably do not precieve any immediate air threat from their neighbors.
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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #17 on: January 09, 2013, 02:34:50 AM »
The main reason is because they probably do not precieve any immediate air threat from their neighbors.

Agreed.
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Offline Mark Aldrich

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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #18 on: January 09, 2013, 05:44:47 AM »
Graeme Davidson did a GREAT conversion in his Osprey M113 modelling book.  It is called the SIDAM 25.......That woudl look cool on it as well.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=sidam&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1357316858,d.eWU&biw=1600&bih=719&wrapid=tlif135768141966010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=GZPsUM6AOYHI9QT6jYGIAg
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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #19 on: January 09, 2013, 06:11:51 AM »
Graeme Davidson did a GREAT conversion in his Osprey M113 modelling book.  It is called the SIDAM 25.......That woudl look cool on it as well.

http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=sidam&bav=on.2,or.r_gc.r_pw.r_qf.&bvm=bv.1357316858,d.eWU&biw=1600&bih=719&wrapid=tlif135768141966010&um=1&ie=UTF-8&tbm=isch&source=og&sa=N&tab=wi&ei=GZPsUM6AOYHI9QT6jYGIAg


Agreed.  An Italian company called Historica Production did produce a SIDAM 25 conversion.  Unfortunately they went out of production.
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Re: Merkava ADA "Apollo's Chariot"
« Reply #21 on: May 28, 2018, 06:35:55 PM »
Nicely done! I've done the exact same thing myself, but yours has come out a lot better from the paint shop than mine, haha.