Merkavas and Namers in Gaza

How would you guys rate the performance of Israel’s Merkava tanks and Namer APCs during the invasion of Gaza? And does anyone have loss info on them - if at all?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Theyre probably fine. Their APS seems to work and hamas probly doesnt have many ATGMs

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Its a total disaster, Israel has lost dozens of tanks to ad hoc RPGs fired by 67 iq brownies. Israel is lucky they aren't fighting a proper military.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      is israel running out of men? why are they fielding manlets?

      So, Rafah when?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Where are all these losses?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        They obviously censor it, like the israelites below their beds.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    is israel running out of men? why are they fielding manlets?

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I can only compare it with the videos of syrian tanks in the syrican civil war since its similar with an army entering a build up ghetto city and fighting irregulars and its doing fine.
    dont know how many they lost but ievery loss surely have been recorded by hamas and i havent seen more than 3 videos of tanks getting hit and not one exploded catastrophically, compare it with the t72 in sirya and it actually looks like a modern military

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    whats the purpose of the chains?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      protects mildly against HEAT rounds in theory

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      defeats RPGs
      its supposed to act like slat armor, crushing the copper liner of a shaped charge to hopefully defuse the round or at least turn it into HE instead of HEAT
      slat armor is probably more effective, but the chains can be dangled anywhere convenient

      https://i.imgur.com/UMuxqNo.jpg

      I don't care anons, the Merkava is one of the sexiest tanks by far weird shot trap at the front of the turret but i can forgive that it's refreshing to see when every other tank is just a derivative of either a western or eastern design

      thats not a shot trap
      its a composite array, so any projectile hitting it will end up buried somewhere inside it rather than bouncing
      its believed to be made of either NERA or SLERA, which abrades and deforms projectiles as they pass through it

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I don't care anons, the Merkava is one of the sexiest tanks by far weird shot trap at the front of the turret but i can forgive that it's refreshing to see when every other tank is just a derivative of either a western or eastern design

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/OKp6w9m.jpg

      I just like it bros

      defeats RPGs
      its supposed to act like slat armor, crushing the copper liner of a shaped charge to hopefully defuse the round or at least turn it into HE instead of HEAT
      slat armor is probably more effective, but the chains can be dangled anywhere convenient

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      thats not a shot trap
      its a composite array, so any projectile hitting it will end up buried somewhere inside it rather than bouncing
      its believed to be made of either NERA or SLERA, which abrades and deforms projectiles as they pass through it

      I absolutely love the look of the Merkava and I absolutely love how it has an IFV based on its chassis. Somehow Israel has a kino as hell military

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Somehow Israel has a kino as hell military
        american taxpayer dollars do wonders when funneled into competent R&D

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        It's pretty much a continuation of the bong conquerer that got a sext ERA/NERA package added to it for CQC work, so it's got that whole era's vibe still going on it with the GWOT upgrades.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >It's pretty much a continuation of the bong conquerer that got a sext ERA/NERA package added to it for CQC work
          merkava was designed as a homegrown replacement for the centurion after their british refused to allow them to build the chieftain under license if the israelis made any adjustments to it in production
          which was probably just a pretext, because the israelis had been consulted on the design of the chieftain to begin with, and they just wanted an excuse not to give anything to the israelis after relations soured

          so the israelis decided that relying on the brits for anything was unreliable at best and so designed their own tank based on their own needs and built it according to feedback from centurion and M60 crews
          what they got was a vehicle that was designed to squeeze as much protection out of plain steel as was humanly possible and would always result in few crew losses even if penetration occurred
          as well as an emphasis on quick resupply in the field, after centurions were down to firing HE in an attempt to de-track enemy tanks from expending all their ammo in a fight

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I just like it bros

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >How would you guys rate the performance
    The same as any other tank and infantry fighting vehicle (IFV, not AFV, because despite most not having the 30mm turret, Israel uses all Namer's alongside tanks as IFV's). The real standout is the Trophy active protection system.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    none were lost but some got detracked

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