The first Hebrew tank battalion switches to Merkava MK 4 tanks

In recent days, the IDF’s Battalion 82 took a leap forward through decades of military technology, when it left behind it Merkava MK 2 tanks, and took possession of the cutting edge Merkava MK 4 tanks instead.

Battalion 82, a part of the 7 Armored Brigade, is the first Hebrew armored formation. It was formed prior to the 1948 War of Independence, and took part in every one of Israel’s wars, according to Maj. Itamar Michaeli, the battalion’s deputy commander.


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