Author: Phantom Hawk
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Requirements: No addons required

Version: 0.14
Signed: Yes, serverkey included

Short description: The Merkava is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces.

Date: 2018-04-15 17:23


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Merkava Mark IV MBT

by
Phantom Hawk


Description:
The Merkava (Hebrew: מרכבה"chariot") is a main battle tank used by the Israel Defense Forces. The tank began development in 1973 and entered official service in 1978. Four main variants of the tank have been deployed. It was first used extensively in the 1982 Lebanon War. The name "Merkava" was derived from the IDF's initial development program name.
Design criteria include rapid repair of battle damage, survivability, cost-effectiveness and off-road performance. Following the model of contemporary self-propelled howitzers, the turret assembly is located closer to the rear than in most main battle tanks. With the engine in front, this layout is intended to grant additional protection against a frontal attack, especially for the personnel in the main hull, such as the driver. It also creates more space in the rear of the tank that allows increased storage capacity and a rear entrance to the main crew compartment allowing easy access under enemy fire. This allows the tank to be used as a platform for medical disembarkation, a forward command and control station, and an infantry fighting vehicle. The rear entrance's clamshell-style doors provide overhead protection when off- and on-loading cargo and personnel.(info from wikipedia)

This my attempt to try and make the Merkava Mark IV Main Battle Tank for NATO using the M2A1 Slammer and all its variants as a base. they can be found in Nato > Tanks and Nato > Artillery in the editor.

All Normal ERA and MedEvac versions are armed with 2 Titan AT missiles each that can be fired from the main cannon.

All Tanks come with woodland and desert skins.


Features:
Merkava Mark IV MBT with woodland and desert skins.
Merkava Mark IV ERA (Explosive Reactive Armour) MBT with woodland and desert skins.
Merkava Mark IV "Tankbulance" MedEvac version.(Yes it is real look it up)
Merkava MLRS (Multiple Launch Rocket System) version with woodland and desert skins.
Merkava Sholef Self-Propelled Gun version with woodland and desert skins.


Installation:
To install Merkava Mark IV MBT you should use modfolders to keep it seperate from the official game content to prevent issues.
With Arma 3 you can use different ways to set up your modfolders to use custom content you have downloaded.
Please visit the Arma 3 Mod install instructions page for more information about using custom mods and addons in Arma 3.


Included files:
Merkava.pbo


Known issues:
- None that i know of at the moment.


Future plans:
- None at the moment. let me know if there is anything you want me to add.


Notes:
- The Tanks are reskins of M2A1 Slammer and all its variants as the models are based on the real thing.


Credits & Thanks:
special thanks to:
- Pete for his or her Texture Templates


Changelog:
v0.14
Updated the vehicles config code to work with the latest update.
Vehicles now have texture lists and can now switch textures.
Removed the 60mm mortar as it was causing issues with tank.
Changed unit names.
Misc bug fixs.

v0.13
Updated the vehicles config code to match the code in the latest update.

v0.12
Added New BIKEY to stop players using all my mods at once on servers that don't allow all of them.

v0.11
Added Zeus compatibility.

v0.10
Added BIKEY for servers.

v0.9
Added BIKEY for servers.

v0.8
Added BIKEY for servers.

v0.7
Moved all units to there own sub factions.

v0.6
Fixed the main cannon on the ERA version not playing its recoil animation when firing.

v0.5
Added 82mm mortar to the ERA version
Fixed Smoke Launchers not working

v0.4
Fixed coloration problems with the textures.
Removed the 105mm cannon form the ERA version and replaced it with the standard 120mm cannon.

v0.3
MedEvac versions can now heal infanty.
Added Red crystal symbol to the MedEvac versions turrets.

v0.2
Added MedEvac version.(Yes it is real look it up)
Normal ERA and MedEvac versions are now armed with 2 Titan AT missiles each that can be fired from the main cannon.

v0.1


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Tags: Blufor,   Heavy Armor,   Israeli,   Mbt,   Merkava Mark Iv,   Military,   Modern,   Tracked,   Vehicle