Merkava without ball&chain armour an tow chain/cable, for a customer

Any thoughts?
Building for customer, no ball and chain, empty basket 's.



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It’s a sweet build.

Can’t help but ask where’s the tow cable?

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The absence of pretty much anything is acceptable… but there’s one thing that is tantamount to screwing somebody’s pooch, and that’s the absence of recovery chains and/or towing cables on an IDF AFV.

I saw pictures without so didn’t put towi cable.

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Really needs the ball and chain. Tow cable chains etc. cause even in dry storage those things are on it.

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It must have been parked somewhere in Liverpool overnight

(‘in’ UK joke)

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It’s the same worldwide… :joy::joy:

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You could paint it pink if you want, but never, ever, ever leave the chains off.

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Request from buyer

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Explained ball and chain, towing cable pictures without are on web.


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image

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Yes, but these are brand new tanks leaving factory, other equipment will be add later. Your model is already weathered, so its no brand new :slight_smile:

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I’m not arguing that the customer didn’t ask for it, just wondering why they did. A weathered vehicle implies usage and would also be equipped wouldn’t it?

That’s a mantra that needs busting if ever there was one.

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Yep,
but many customers behave as if it is valid.
:wink: :rofl: :rofl:

Regardless, if our customers think they’re going to take the piss, we just tell them no.

2 minutes search on Google
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And if my Uncle was called Sheila, he’d be my Auntie.

Maintenance. Is the only explanation. Bottom pic is a fresh paint job. Top pic shows some broken chain on the turret and it’s in the base maintenance area so… it wouldn’t be in the field without that gear

Just saying from personal experience in the IDF

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Maintenance?
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