Wednesday, July 15, 2020 - 01:26 AM UTC
MENG Model announced their latest addition to 1/35 scale AFV catalogue. Check out the company's press release.
From the novelty design made under external pressure 50 years ago to the classic tank family now, the Merkava tanks have been in service with the Israeli Defense Force (IDF) for half a century. They are a typical representative of the pragmatism of the Israeli armed forces. During this long period of time, they have been both the sharpest spearhead of the Israeli armored units and the strongest shield of Jews on Mount Zion. Now, the Merkava Mk.4 not only faces enemy tanks, but also has to deal with the elusive armed personnel who are equipped with individual anti-tank weapons. In response to such threats, the Merkava Mk.4 can carry a “Droid” active protection system. Unlike the “Trophy” protection system that performs hard kills of the incoming threats, the “Droid” system doesn’t directly destroy the rounds, but the system can fire laser beams to interrupt or disturb the guidance of threats so as to protect the tank from being hit.

This latest model kit features a brand-new tooling turret, a precision “Droid” active protection system and a movable Nochri-Kal mine roller system. This kit also includes a movable suspension system, workable assembly tracks, precision PE parts and parts designed by digital sculpting. The finished model will be 264mm long and 113.6mm wide, and it can be built as a Merkava Mk.4 or Merkava Mk.4 LIC.
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Oh yummy...yet another one for the stash I'll never get to.
JUL 15, 2020 - 09:28 AM
Yeah, I’m keen, and it’s only 55$NZ, too. On preorder. I see the turret has no APS of the earlier iteration, I wonder whether the mine rollers will be available separately?
JUL 15, 2020 - 07:37 PM
Hmmmmm...you think I should keep my Meng Merk 4 with Trophy, and hope for a separate roller kit (I just noticed this new kit does not have the Trophy system as far as I can tell)?
JUL 16, 2020 - 12:08 AM
This is indeed a non-Trophy variant. The Nochri-Kal mine roller can be applied on both, but if you want a Droid equipped Mk.4, this is the one to get as Mk.4Ms (i.e. Trophy equipped) never have them.
JUL 16, 2020 - 06:46 AM
Given that Meng released their earlier mine roller separately, they may well do the same with this; LINK Reading Meng's blurbs on this elsewhere on the net, there is a hint at yet more IDF subjects being released, which can only be good news. I'm thinking Eitan, Perah, Namer.
JUL 16, 2020 - 07:38 AM
This is indeed a non-Trophy variant. The Nochri-Kal mine roller can be applied on both, but if you want a Droid equipped Mk.4, this is the one to get as Mk.4Ms (i.e. Trophy equipped) never have them. [/quote] Found these little jewels...and attached to Mk 4 Trophy's. All I would need now is an individual released roller kit!
JUL 17, 2020 - 12:09 AM
And some 1/35 cows!
JUL 17, 2020 - 07:28 AM
There are plenty of those. Just make sure you apply the correct camouflage on them for the Golan Heights.
JUL 17, 2020 - 07:53 AM

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