Heng Long 3958 RC Tank Standard Edition, 1/16 Israel RC Main Battle Tank, IDF Merkava MK IV V7 RC Tanks Model, Ready To Run (7.0 Edition), RTR Infrared Combating Turret Rotation 3958-1 Military Army Tanks Model
The 7.0 Version comes with dual infrared battle system and BB shoot functions, adjustable tracks tension, metal rock arms, metal barrel, and improved sound system.
1. Equipped with an IMI 120mm smoothbore gun for realistic battle simulation.
2. Features a 12.7mm M2 HB machine gun for added realism.
3. Smoke grenade launchers that can simulate the use of smoke screens during battles.
4. Laser warning sensor that adds an extra level of realism to the simulation.
5. Gunner’s sight for an immersive and realistic experience.
6. Includes a 7.62mm FN MAG machine gun to add to the simulation.
7. Commander’s hatch that can be rotated for added realism.
8. Fully independent commander’s sight for a more realistic experience.
9. Equipped with a radio antenna to simulate communication during battle.
10. Includes a meteorological/cross-wind sensor-mast to add to the simulation experience.
11. The ball and chain strap for use against the RPG shoulder-launched anti-tank weapon adds a realistic touch to the simulation.
12. Tow hook for added realism during transport and deployment.
13. Features an MTU883 1,500 hp V12 water-cooled diesel engine for realistic sound effects.
14. Includes a travel lock for added realism during transport.
15. Driving lights add to the overall realism of the model.
16. Exhaust grille for added realism and detail.
17. Driver’s hatch that can be opened and closed for a more immersive experience.
18. Side skirt armor for added detail and realism.
19. Features a drive wheel for added realism during movement.
20. Road wheels to simulate movement and provide a more realistic appearance.
21. Includes an idler wheel for added detail and realism.
22. Single-pin track for added realism and authenticity during movement.
23. The turret can be rotated 320 degrees.
– Henglong 3958-1 Israeli Merkava MK-IV Main Battle Tank x 1 set
– 7.4V 1800mah Lipo Battery x 1 pc
– Charger x 1 pc
– 7.0S new version 2.4Ghz Remote Control x 1 pc
– Tank Body Kit x 1 set
– Water Sticker x 1pc
– Cannon Grip x 1 pc
– BB bullet x 1 Small Box
– Instruction manual x 1 pc
– Colour Box packaging x 1 pc
About the upgrade:
Turret upgrade, the original Henglong turret can rotate 320 degrees. Replace the main gear and cable and upgrade to 360 degree unlimited rotation.
Gearbox upgrade. Plastic gearbox upgraded to metal gearbox.
Tank track upgrade. Plastic tank track & Sprocket Wheel & Guide Wheel upgraded to metal tank track & metal Sprocket Wheel & metal Guide Wheel
|unboxing the latest Heng Long RC Tank, the IDF Merkava MK IV
I’m very happy that Henglong finally decided to make a RC version of the Merkava, it is one of my favorite modern MBTs and looks very good! Now if they’ll just make their own version of the South Korean Black Panther or Japanese Type 10 tanks next…
Cool looking tank. I’d be curious to see inside to see how well it’s built and such. Do you suppose this design will allow adding the cannon smoke feature? That with a recoil is the best.
|The HengLong 1/16 RC Tank IDF Merkava MK IV. #rc #rctank
The HengLong 1/16 RC Tank IDF Merkava MK IV. It is equipped with an IMI 120mm smoothbore gun for realistic battle simulation.Smoke grenade launchers that can simulate the the use of smoke screens during battles. Laser warning sensor that adds an extra level of realism to the simulation.Features an MTU883 1,500 hp V12 water-cooled diesel engine for realistic sound effects.
Merkava 4 Israel Defence Forces Main Battle Tank
the 65t Merkava 4 main battle tank entered full production in 2001 and began operational training with the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in July 2003. The first battalion of Merkava Mk 4 tanks entered service with the Israel Defence Forces in 2004.
The Ministry of Defence plans to manufacture between 50 and 70 Merkava 4 tanks a year and up to 400 tanks may be manufactured in total, although budgetary constraints put these numbers in doubt. The Merkava 4 has been extensively improved including new armour protection and gun and electronics systems.
Merkava 4 is slightly larger than the Merkava 3 Baz, which has been in service with the IDF since 1990. The Merkava 3 is offered for export by SIBAT based in Tel Aviv.
The Merkava 4 is not offered for export but the systems and components are exported. In July 2018, the IDF unveiled the Merkava Mk. 4 Barak, the latest version of the Merkava 4 tank.
The new tank is a smart tank equipped with advanced features such as artificial intelligence, upgraded sensors, and virtual reality (VR) capabilities. A new helmet, known as Iron View, allows soldiers to see outside the combat tank, while a smart mission computer onboard the tank will manage its activities.
Merkava 4 main battle tank capabilities
The tank is capable of carrying eight infantry soldiers, consisting of a command group or three litter patients (stretcher casualties) in addition to the tank crew of commander, loader, gunner and driver.
It can fire on the move at moving targets and has demonstrated high hit probability in firing against attack helicopters using conventional anti-tank munitions.
Major contractors include: the El Op Electro-Optic Industries subsidiary of Elbit Systems which is responsible for the fire control system; the Israel Defence Force which carries out main construction and system integration and testing; Israel Military Industries for the supply of the main gun, ballistic protection and munitions; Imco Industries for the electrical systems; Urdan Industries for the hull, main turret and castings; and IAI Ramta for protection components.
The main part of the tank production, the construction of the hull and integration of all the systems is carried out in the Israel Defence Force workshop.
Merkava 4 battle tank weaponry
Merkava 4 has a new all-electric turret developed by Elbit and subsidiary El-Op. Only one hatch is installed in the turret, the commander’s hatch.
The improved 120mm smooth-bore gun has been developed by Israel Military Industries.
The new gun is an advanced generation of the gun developed for the Merkava 3. A Vidco thermal shroud on the gun reduces bending of the barrel resulting from environmental and firing conditions. The gun can fire higher power munitions including new 120mm high-penetration projectiles and guided shells.
The loader can select semi-automatically the ammunition type. The tank carries 48 rounds of ammunition each stored in a protective container. An electrically operated revolving magazine contains ten ready-to-fire rounds.
The range of ammunition includes APFSDS-T M711 (CL 3254), the HEAT-MP-T M325 (CL 3105) and the TPCSDS-T M324 (CL 3139) supplied by the Ammunition Group of Israel Military Industries. The gun is also capable of firing French, German or US 120mm rounds.
The tank is fitted with 7.62mm machine guns and an internally operated 60mm mortar system developed by Soltam Ltd. The mortar can fire explosive and illumination rounds to a range of 2,700m.
The protection suite includes an advanced electromagnetic threat identification and warning system.
El Op fire control
The new fire control system, developed by El Op, includes very advanced features including the capability to acquire and lock onto moving targets, even airborne helicopters, while the tank itself is on the move.
The computer-controlled fire control system includes line-of-sight stabilisation in two axes, a second-generation television sight and automatic thermal target tracker, a laser range finder, an improved thermal night vision system and a dynamic cant angle indicator.
The commander’s station is fitted with a stabilised panoramic day and night sight. The integrated operating system includes advanced data communications and battle management. Tadiran developed the Merkava’s communications system, the inter communication system and the VRC 120 vehicular transceiver radio with embedded auxiliary receivers.
The tank is fitted with the Amcoram LWS-2 laser warning system, with threat warning display installed at the commander’s station. This links to the Israel Military Industries POMALS (pedestal-operated multi-ammunition launching system) decoy launcher. One launcher is fitted on either side of the tank, which can launch smoke grenades and decoys.
A Merkava 4 has also been fitted with the Rafael Trophy Active Protection System.
Trophy provides 360° coverage against anti-tank rockets, anti-tank missiles and tank HEAT (high-explosive anti-tank) rounds. Once Trophy has detected a threat, it is tracked and classified and the optimal intercept point is computed, prior to launching a countermeasure.
Sensors include radar with four antennas placed around the vehicle. The system development was completed in April 2007 and the IDF has approved production for fitting on new Merkava tanks.
The Trophy system entered low-rate initial production (LRIP) in June 2008 and is planned to achieve initial operating capability in late 2009.
The system was successfully tested on the tank by the Israel Defence Force in December 2010. The Trophy system deployed on a Merkava 4 MBT defended an anti-tank missile fired by a gunman near the Gaza Strip security fence in March 2011.
GD 883 V-12 diesel engine
Merkava 4 is powered by a V-12 diesel engine rated at 1,500hp. The engine compartment and one fuel tank are at the front of the tank and two fuel tanks are at the back. The new engine represents a 25% increase in power compared to the 1,200hp powerpack installed on the Merkava 3.
“The Merkava 4 is powered by a V-12 diesel engine rated at 1,500hp.”
The German company MTU manufactures the engine components and the GD 883 engine is manufactured under licensed production by General Dynamics Land Systems in the USA. The engine is transferred to Israel for installation and integration with the automatic transmission and with the engine computer control system.
The tank has automatic five-gear transmission rather than four gears as in the Merkava 3. The transmission system is manufactured by Renk and the single position rotary shock absorbers are installed externally.
Merkava 4 Israel Defence Forces Main Battle Tank Hull
The redesign of the hull around the installation of the new powerpack has provided improved frontal armour protection and improvement to the driver’s field of view. For improved reverse driving the driver uses a camera.
A new feature of the tank is that the fitted modular special armour covers the turret. The tank is protected against a range of threats, including air-launched precision-guided missiles and advanced and top-attack anti-tank weapons. Automatic fire detection and suppression has been installed.
The underside of the hull has been fitted with additional armour protection against mines.
The driver and crew compartments are equipped with heating and cooling air conditioning and a Shalon Chemical Industries combined individual and overpressure protection systems against contamination by NBC warfare.
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Merkava isn’t just a tank; it’s a symbol of Israel’s dedication to cutting-edge military innovation. Conceived specifically for Israel’s unique operational terrain and threats, the Merkava has evolved into a tour de force on the battlefield. At its core is an uncompromising focus on crew safety. The engine, positioned at the front, acts as a shield, minimizing the risk to personnel inside from frontal assaults.
But defense is just one facet of the Merkava. Equipped with a formidable main gun and precision secondary weapons, this tank can dominate in any armored combat scenario. Its sophisticated fire control system ensures unparalleled accuracy, permitting effective engagement even when in motion.
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