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Difference Merkava Mk. II and Mk. III tracks?
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South Carolina, United States
Joined: December 31, 2016
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 07:19 AM UTC
Hey guys looking for some guidance here, what if any difference is there between the Merkava Mk. II and Mk. III tracks?

Off question, but I swear they all look the same to me!
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Attica, Greece / Ελλάδα
Joined: June 12, 2015
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Posted: Sunday, September 09, 2018 - 08:01 AM UTC
Actually there are 5 different types of track used on Merkava IIs and IIIs.

The one used on Merkava I and II equivalent to Friul tracks no ATL63.

Merkava II type tracks similar to Friul ATL-66.

Batash tracks used on MkIID similar to Friul ATL-171

Merkava III early tracks used on Merkava Ramaqh and Baz vehicles, similar to Friul ATL-49

Merkava III late tracks used on MkIIID.

You can notice the differences if you look the Friul covers. Check the ends on each side for shape and whether there are holes near the middle.