This was one of the coolest places I have ever been to. They must have had well over 100 tanks and artillery pieces on display, most of which you were aloud to climb on. I took over 200 pics here. Many of the tanks and artillery pieces were from all over the world that were either given to Israel or captured and used by Israel. There was a Memorial wall here as well very similar to our Viet Nam wall that was very moving to see in person.
Me in front of a MERKAVA 4 Tank with a copy of the IAA Journal. Merkava means chariot in Hebrew.
The business end of an anti-mine flailing machine.
Not sure what this was because the display sign was not there.
Inside a cutaway Patton Tank?
Also inside the other half of the Patton Cutaway tank. I was dying to take that APFSDS round home with me :-)
Closest tank is a Merkava 1, then a #2, then a #3 and in the back a #4
Unique to the Merkava tanks, these chain balls act as ANTI RPG armor increasing the standoff distance, thus not allowing the RPG plasma stream to get between the turret and hull of the tank.
Not sure what this devise is, but I think it may be the “TROPHY” system which also is an anti-rpg device. Multiple units of this same device were located on all sides of the Merkava 4.
This display shows the “OLD” armor plate on top and the “New” armor plate on the bottom. Both plates were hit by a HEAT and APFSDS round. Both rounds penetrated completely threw the top and not at all on the bottom. I am guessing this plate is about 8 inches thick. I love how you can see the fin marks of the APFSDS rounds.
Back side of plates.
Some of the specialized Bridge Laying modified tanks were amazing.