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Offline arkon

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #100 on: July 22, 2020, 10:11:33 AM »
What are those? They look like two different vehicles.
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #101 on: July 22, 2020, 11:10:55 AM »
Those would be the two prototype Sholef ("Slammer", Hebrew slang for "Gunslinger") 155 mm self-propelled howitzers with automatic loading system built by Soltam in 1984Ė1986, based on the Merkava I hull.



Basically paraphrased from here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Merkava
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #102 on: July 23, 2020, 02:30:49 AM »
Yep
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #103 on: July 23, 2020, 10:26:41 AM »
Thank you , Iíll look them up some more.
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #104 on: July 24, 2020, 01:54:48 AM »
Thank you , Iíll look them up some more.


Some details and more photos:

http://www.military-today.com/artillery/sholef.htm
http://www.army-guide.com/eng/product3316.html

I know that Cromwell Voxels did one in 1/72:



And I have seen a scratch build or two over the years.

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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #105 on: July 24, 2020, 02:08:26 AM »
I'm actually thinking of fitting a 1/35 Baxmod Denel T6 turret to a Merkava hull to create a Sth African SPH
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #107 on: December 07, 2020, 02:00:53 PM »
The KADDB Falcon turret?

I read from Wikipedia (IIRC) that the turrets of the Merkava 1 and 2 are too small to take a 120mm gun.
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #108 on: December 08, 2020, 02:15:32 AM »
You are suggesting putting a Jordanian turret on an Israeli tank.  I'd like to see that. ;D
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #109 on: December 08, 2020, 03:58:50 AM »
You are suggesting putting a Jordanian turret on an Israeli tank.  I'd like to see that. ;D

I figured it'd be more likely in the 21 century than it would be in the 1970s, especially if it's not intended for Israeli service......  ???
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Re: Merkava Tank Ideas and Inspiration
« Reply #110 on: December 08, 2020, 09:57:57 AM »
You are suggesting putting a Jordanian turret on an Israeli tank.  I'd like to see that. ;D
The way things are going, I could see it as part of a multi-national force against Iran.