Nobody does tanks quite like the Israeli Defense Forces, as exemplified by the unique form of the IDF's MBT, the Merkava. The Mark IV LIC is the latest version of this very capable tank, with the most evident signs of evolution being the addition of tons (literally!) of modular armor to the turret, giving it a totally different look than earlier versions. The Merkava packs a mighty wallop with its 120mm main gun, and offers its crew excellent protection with its thick armored hide and front-mounted engine.
Academy's kit of the Merkava Mk. IV LIC features new parts added to its previously released Mk. IV kit. Sharply molded in light tan plastic, the kit features amazing detail, with a nice fret of photo-etched metal detail parts thrown in. The tracks are very nicely detailed injection-molded link-and-length assemblies (no flexible belts here). Markings are included for one vehicle. Includes two figures.