ISRAEL MAIN BATTLE TANK MERKAVA Mk.3D EARLY

The Merkava Mk.3D Main Battle Tank (MBT) in service in Israel Defense Forces (IDF) is the revised version of the Merkava Mk.3, equipping with a 120mm smoothbore gun, the BAZ gunner’s sight and the panoramic commander’s sight. The detachable add-on armor plates at the turret roof and its sides greatly increased the protection ability. As the most widely equipped MBT by IDF, the Merkava Mk.3D took action in the second Lebanon war in 2006, “Cast Lead” operation in the Gaza strip in the winter of 2009 and many other security activities along Israeli border.

 

KIT INFO

The Merkava Mk.3D MBT model kit in 1/35 scales with length 258mm and width 111mm.Precise reproduction of the turret characteristics of the Merkava Mk.3D. Two options for road wheels and driver’s hatch. The headlights can be opened and closed as you like. All periscopes can be made open and closed. The subtle tie-downs at the rear of the turret are easy to assemble. Two options for painting styles.

 

HOW TO BUILD

This is the third model build guidance video issued by MENG. Hope MENG fans will like it. The video is filmed and produced by Warfare in Scale TV Program under authorization of MENG by using latest digital cinema tech. We are also so glad to invite modeler Juan Carlos Carmona to join us in this video to share you his experience on building MENG’s 1/35 IDF Merkava MK.3D Model Kit fantastically. Juan Carlos Carmona will share you his techniques in constructing, painting and weathering this 1/35 IDF Merkava MK.3D Model Kit, and specially show how to make nonslip coating of AFVs. We hereby want to express our gratitude to Warfare in Scale TV Program film team including Mr. Juan Carlos Carmona for their hard work and cooperation.

 

  • An excellent IDF main battle tank Merkava Mk. 3D early model in 1:35 scale. The entire model is shaped and constructed perfectly with its complex turret reproduced exactly according to the real vehicle.

  • Two unit identification markings included. Designations on the back are realistic and eye-catching.

  • Details, like front lights, hatches, periscope, smoke grenade launcher and range finder which can be open or closed, are delicately designed. You surely will enjoy yourself when building.

     


     

  • Such complex construction is totally realized by plastic parts rather than PE parts, including unbelievable parts like storage baskets. This design gives modelers enjoyment and feel of achievement at min. time.

  • The delicately designed and precisely produced in-one-part tie-downs let you say goodbye to the complicated and repeated building nightmare forever. The simple design allows you realize this part easily with min. time.

  • Four types of optional road wheels provided to maximize modelers’ pleasure in modeling.

  • High quality ball and chain armor parts are extremely realistic and easy to assemble.

  • Numerous parts in the kit render an enjoyable modeling.