Israel Begins to Retire Merkava II's

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  1. Admin

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    Armored Corps starts retiring its Merkava Mark II tanks

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    After 33 years of loyal service, the IDF’s Armored Corps is retiring the Merkava Mark II tank from service by its conscripted brigades. The tank will now be used only by reserve forces for border patrols during times of conflict, while the newer Merkava Mark III (which entered service in 1990) and the new generation Merkava Mark IV (2004) will handle all battlefield missions.

    Many Merkava II tanks will be converted into an armored personnel carrier that will serve soldiers on the battlefield, or be used to transport the wounded off the battlefield.

    http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/IDFs-Armored-Corps-starts-retiring-Merkava-Mark-II-tanks-435744
     
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    I like how they convert some of their older tanks into APC's. We could have done that with some of our M-60's but now we are acquiring brand new IFV's and other armored vehicles.
     
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