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Good but not great...
am 8. Februar 1999
Some of the pictures were new to me, and I liked the author picking up U.S. estimates about certain facets of the vehicle that are kept more closely under wraps by the IDF (like about the number of Merkavas destroyed in combat). Also, the few pages devoted to the history of IDF armor helped to put the Merkava into context.
But parts of the book did sound at times, as another reviewer noted, like a sales brochure. I know the IDF tankers love the vehicle (I agree from everything that I have read... it is a world-class MBT), but I'd rather hear it in their words.
Also, I think the part about the M256 main gun (produced in the U.S. under license from Rheinmetal in Germany) being discarded in favor of an "indigenous" design for the Mk III is a bit off. I'd always read that it was an indigenously produced, licensed version of the Rheinmetal gun, not an entirely Israeli design from breech block to barrel tip.