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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #30 on: March 22, 2014, 02:40:21 PM »

Sholef - Merkava based self propelled gun


Namer IFV

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #32 on: April 01, 2014, 10:35:45 AM »
anti aircraft- vls in rear "troop bay" and 30mm Vulcan :) in turret or the old standby twin 20/30mm gepard style turret :icon_sleep:.
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #33 on: April 01, 2014, 11:19:37 AM »
Would like to see a US Namer with M-1 road wheels, idlers, sprockets and tracks, basically Namer hull and M-1 automotive components for commonality with US Army fleets.  With the extra space in the Namer the GT could be part of a hybrid electric drive including an APU and battery pack.


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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #34 on: April 01, 2014, 09:13:44 PM »
the old standby twin 20/30mm gepard style turret :icon_sleep:.


There's one on here!

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #35 on: April 02, 2014, 03:48:01 AM »
I sure hope that Meng Models follows their latest efforts with a decent model of the Namer APC/IFV.  There is no way I am paying three figures for a resin Namer!
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #36 on: April 02, 2014, 04:30:16 AM »
I'd expect Hobbyboss to do one soon, they already have the Namer ARV:


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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #37 on: April 02, 2014, 05:13:44 AM »
I'd expect Hobbyboss to do one soon, they already have the Namer ARV:



Either one at this point would be most welcome.  :)
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2014, 03:44:22 AM »
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #40 on: July 22, 2015, 10:11:35 AM »
Here is a thought for some of the older Merkavas. Replace the turret with a purpose built tank support one similar to the Russian BMP-T. Either two 30 - 35 mm autocannons or a single 75 mm autocannon. Some Spike missile launchers. A Sampson remote weapon system or two. Crew of say 5 plus a 6 person dismount section. Use the LIC heavy duty side skirts and add other modular armor to the body. Possibly upgrade the engine and transmission as well.

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #41 on: July 22, 2015, 10:31:17 AM »
A Merkava load carrier with modular interchangeable rear compartments, perhaps also including VLS Spike ER version.

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2015, 02:35:14 AM »
Here is a thought for some of the older Merkavas. Replace the turret with a purpose built tank support one similar to the Russian BMP-T. Either two 30 - 35 mm autocannons or a single 75 mm autocannon. Some Spike missile launchers. A Sampson remote weapon system or two. Crew of say 5 plus a 6 person dismount section. Use the LIC heavy duty side skirts and add other modular armor to the body. Possibly upgrade the engine and transmission as well.

I like your idea.

In the real world, there is the Merkava LIC ("Low intensity conflict"), which has mods for counter-insurgency, urban style warfare though nothing as significant as you suggest.

Personally, I would use the Namer as the basis for a Merkava BMP-T.
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2015, 08:41:20 AM »
Here is a thought for some of the older Merkavas. Replace the turret with a purpose built tank support one similar to the Russian BMP-T. Either two 30 - 35 mm autocannons or a single 75 mm autocannon. Some Spike missile launchers. A Sampson remote weapon system or two. Crew of say 5 plus a 6 person dismount section. Use the LIC heavy duty side skirts and add other modular armor to the body. Possibly upgrade the engine and transmission as well.

I like your idea.

In the real world, there is the Merkava LIC ("Low intensity conflict"), which has mods for counter-insurgency, urban style warfare though nothing as significant as you suggest.

Personally, I would use the Namer as the basis for a Merkava BMP-T.

New production Namers? I was reason I was thinking older Merks was the fact that Israel tends to keep rebuilding AFVs as needed. Take older Merk I and IIs, add items from the LIC package, cameras, etc with newer drivetrain.

If only someone made a Namer in 1/35 that wasn't well over $100. I am tempted to use the Merkava ARV for one though.

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #44 on: July 24, 2015, 03:01:05 AM »

If only someone made a Namer in 1/35 that wasn't well over $100. I am tempted to use the Merkava ARV for one though.


One could use the Hobby Boss Merkava ARV (which last time I looked were below $100) as a starting point:



Maybe add something such as a Master-X 1/35 RCWS 30 Turret:



or a Live Resin 1/35 Remote Controlled Weapon Station For MRAPs and M1 Abram:



to it.
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