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=== Pros and cons ===
 
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* Powerful APFSDS Round
 
* Powerful APFSDS Round
 
* Trophy System will stop most missile
 
* Trophy System will stop most missile
* HE-TF fighting against helicopters
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* HE-TF for fighting against helicopters
* Commander and Gunner thermals
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* Access to Commander and Gunner thermals
 
 
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'''Cons:'''
 
'''Cons:'''
  
* Your engine is direct in front of the tank and any penetrating to the UFP will result in a mobility hit
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* Engine is direct in front of the tank and any penetrating to the UFP will result in a mobility hit
* weaker than other nations UFP
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* Upper front plate is weaker than other nations UFP
 
 
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== History ==
 
== History ==

Revision as of 21:12, 30 April 2022

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This page is about the Israeli medium tank Merkava Mk.4M. For other versions, see Merkava (Family).
Merkava Mk.4M
il_merkava_mk_4m.png
GarageImage Merkava Mk.4M.jpg
Merkava Mk.4M
AB RB SB
11.0 11.0 11.0
Class:
Research:400 000 Specs-Card-Exp.png
Purchase:1 080 000 Specs-Card-Lion.png
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Description

The Merkava Siman 4M is a rank VII Israeli medium tank with a battle rating of 11.0 (AB/RB/SB). It was introduced in Update "Wind of Change".

General info

Survivability and armour

Composite armour
Balanced protection against all types of ammunition
Smoke grenades
Creation of a smoke screen in front of the vehicle
ESS
Creation of a smoke screen in the direction of movement of the vehicle
LWS
Notifies about the vehicle's exposure to laser emissions
Armourfront / side / back
Hull50 / 50 / 30
Turret259 / 40 / 20
Crew4 people
Visibility103 %

Describe armour protection. Note the most well protected and key weak areas. Appreciate the layout of modules as well as the number and location of crew members. Is the level of armour protection sufficient, is the placement of modules helpful for survival in combat? If necessary use a visual template to indicate the most secure and weak zones of the armour.

Armour type:

Armour Front (Slope angle) Sides Rear Roof
Hull ___ mm ___ mm Top
___ mm Bottom
___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Turret ___ - ___ mm Turret front
___ mm Gun mantlet
___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm ___ - ___ mm
Cupola ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm ___ mm

Notes:

Mobility

Reverse gearbox
Forward and backward movement is possible at the same maximum speed
Speedforward / back
AB72 / 72 km/h
RB and SB65 / 65 km/h
Number of gears7 forward
7 back
Weight65.5 t
Engine power
AB2 862 hp
RB and SB1 500 hp
Power-to-weight ratio
AB43.7 hp/t
RB and SB22.9 hp/t
Game Mode Max Speed (km/h) Weight (tons) Engine power (horsepower) Power-to-weight ratio (hp/ton)
Forward Reverse Stock Upgraded Stock Upgraded
Arcade 72 72 65.5 2,325 2,862 35.5 43.69
Realistic 65 65 1,327 1,500 20.26 22.9

Modifications and economy

Repair costBasic → Reference
AB5 580 → 8 810 Sl icon.png
RB6 100 → 9 631 Sl icon.png
SB7 910 → 12 489 Sl icon.png
Total cost of modifications479 500 Rp icon.png
464 000 Sl icon.png
Talisman cost3 000 Ge icon.png
Crew training310 000 Sl icon.png
Experts1 080 000 Sl icon.png
Aces2 200 Ge icon.png
Research Aces1 210 000 Rp icon.png
Reward for battleAB / RB / SB
100 / 160 / 160 % Sl icon.png
244 / 244 / 244 % Rp icon.png
Modifications
Mobility Protection Firepower
Mods new tank traks.png
Tracks
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank suspension.png
Suspension
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank break.png
Brake System
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank filter.png
Filters
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank transmission.png
Transmission
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank engine.png
Engine
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods tank tool kit.png
Parts
Research:
7 800 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods extinguisher.png
FPE
Research:
5 700 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods tank reinforcement il.png
Crew Replenishment
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods engine smoke screen system.png
ESS
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank horizontal aiming.png
Horizontal Drive
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_NATO_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
26 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
24 000 Sl icon.png
360 Ge icon.png
Mods tank cannon.png
Adjustment of Fire
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods counterMeasures.png
LWS/LR
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods thermal sight.png
NVD
Research:
19 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
17 000 Sl icon.png
270 Ge icon.png
Mods new tank vertical aiming.png
Elevation Mechanism
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods smoke screen.png
Smoke grenade
Research:
32 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
29 000 Sl icon.png
450 Ge icon.png
Mods art support.png
Artillery Support
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png
Mods tank ammo.png
120mm_DM_APDS_FS_ammo_pack
Research:
33 000 Rp icon.png
Cost:
30 000 Sl icon.png
460 Ge icon.png

Armaments

Laser rangefinder
Reduces the error and increases the maximum measurable distance of the rangefinder
Night vision device
Improves visibility by enhancing natural light or active illumination.

Main armament

Two-plane stabilizer
Reduces the swing of the gun in two planes while moving
Ammunition46 rounds
First-order10 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
8.7 → 6.7 s
Vertical guidance-7° / 20°
Main article: IMI MG251 (120 mm)
120 mm IMI MG251 Turret rotation speed (°/s) Reloading rate (seconds)
Mode Capacity Vertical Horizontal Stabilizer Stock Upgraded Full Expert Aced Stock Full Expert Aced
Arcade 46 -7°/+20° ±180° Two-plane 32.4 44.8 54.4 60.2 64.0 8.71 7.70 7.10 6.70
Realistic 20.2 23.8 28.9 32.0 34.0

Ammunition

Penetration statistics
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Penetration @ 0° Angle of Attack (mm)
10 m 100 m 500 m 1,000 m 1,500 m 2,000 m
M325 HEATFS 480 480 480 480 480 480
M339 HE-TF 65 65 60 58 53 50
M322 APFSDS 589 586 577 565 553 541
M338 APFSDS 611 608 597 585 573 560
Shell details
Ammunition Type of
warhead
Velocity
(m/s)
Projectile
Mass (kg)
Fuse delay
(m)
Fuse sensitivity
(mm)
Explosive Mass
(TNT equivalent) (g)
Ricochet
0% 50% 100%
M325 HEATFS 1,078 15.81 0.05 0.1 2,360 65° 72° 77°
M339 HE-TF 900 17 1.5 3 3,660 79° 80° 81°
M322 APFSDS 1,705 5.6 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°
M338 APFSDS 1,680 5.06 N/A N/A N/A 78° 80° 81°

Ammo racks

Full
ammo
1st
rack empty
2nd
rack empty
3rd
rack empty
4th
rack empty
5th
rack empty
6th
rack empty
Visual
discrepancy
46 __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __ (+__) __

Machine guns

Ammunition1 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate577 shots/min
Ammunition6 000 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min
Ammunition1 800 rounds
Belt capacity200 rounds
Reloadbasic crew → aces
10.4 → 8.0 s
Fire rate600 shots/min

Offensive and anti-aircraft machine guns not only allow you to fight some aircraft but also are effective against lightly armoured vehicles. Evaluate machine guns and give recommendations on its use.

12.7 mm M2HB
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ (___) ___ __° __°
7.62 mm FN MAG 60-40
Mount Capacity (Belt) Fire rate Vertical Horizontal
___ (___) ___ __° __°
___ (___) ___ __° __°

Usage in battles

Describe the tactics of playing in the vehicle, the features of using vehicles in the team and advice on tactics. Refrain from creating a "guide" - do not impose a single point of view but instead give the reader food for thought. Describe the most dangerous enemies and give recommendations on fighting them. If necessary, note the specifics of the game in different modes (AB, RB, SB).

Pros and cons

Pros:

  • Powerful APFSDS Round
  • Trophy System will stop most missile
  • HE-TF for fighting against helicopters
  • Access to Commander and Gunner thermals

Cons:

  • Engine is direct in front of the tank and any penetrating to the UFP will result in a mobility hit
  • Upper front plate is weaker than other nations UFP

History

Describe the history of the creation and combat usage of the vehicle in more detail than in the introduction. If the historical reference turns out to be too long, take it to a separate article, taking a link to the article about the vehicle and adding a block "/History" (example: https://wiki.warthunder.com/(Vehicle-name)/History) and add a link to it here using the main template. Be sure to reference text and sources by using <ref></ref>, as well as adding them at the end of the article with <references />. This section may also include the vehicle's dev blog entry (if applicable) and the in-game encyclopedia description (under === In-game description ===, also if applicable).

Media

Skins
Videos

See also

Links to the articles on the War Thunder Wiki that you think will be useful for the reader, for example:

  • reference to the series of the vehicles;
  • links to approximate analogues of other nations and research trees.

External links


Israel medium tanks
M-51  M-51 · M-51 (W)
Magach  Magach 1 · Magach 2 · Magach 3 · Magach 3 (ERA) · Magach 5 · Magach 6
  Magach 6A · Magach 6B · Magach 6C · Magach 6M · Magach 6R · Gal Batash
Tiran  Tiran 4 · Tiran 4S
Sho't  Sho't · Sho't Kal Alef · Sho't Kal Gimel · Sho't Kal Dalet
Merkava  Merkava Mk.1B · Merkava Mk.2B · Merkava Mk.2D · Merkava Mk.3B · Merkava Mk.3C · Merkava Mk.4B · Merkava Mk.4M