Merkava Mk.1 vs T-80U

Tank Tank Tank Tank
First ride 1978 1985
Repair cost 12350 s.l. 13470 s.l. s.l. s.l.
Review (Dev) N/A N/A N/A N/A
Weapon specifications
Cannon 105 mm Sharir cannon 125 mm 2A46M-1 cannon
Armor penetration 337 mm 479 mm mm mm
Shell type Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot High-Explosive Anti-Tank Fin-Stabilised High Explosive Squash Head Smoke shell High-Explosive Armour-Piercing Fin-Stabilized Discarding Sabot High-Explosive Anti-Tank Fin-Stabilised Anti-tank guided missile
Muzzle velocity 1455 m/s 1700 m/s m/s m/s
Reload time 6.7 s 6.5 s s s
Gun depression -8° -5° ° °
Armor specifications
Safety systems Commander infrared night vision devices Gunner infrared night vision devices Smoke grenade Gun stabilizer Anti aircraft machine gun Commander infrared night vision devices Gunner infrared night vision devices Gunner thermal night vision devices Infrared Spotlight Exhaust smoke system Smoke grenade Explosive reactive armour Just auto loader Gun stabilizer Anti aircraft machine gun
Armour thickness for frontal armor of turret 250 mm 600 mm mm mm
Armour thickness for frontal armor upper hull plate 100 mm 600 mm mm mm
Armour thickness for frontal armor lower hull plate 120 mm 250 mm mm mm
Riding specifications
Max speed on highway 46 km/h 70 km/h km/h km/h
Max speed on cross-country 43 km/h 55 km/h km/h km/h
Reverse speed 8 km/h 10 km/h km/h km/h
100 meters acceleration 16 s 12 s s s
Turret turnaround 13 s 18 s s s
Hull turnaround 18 s 9 s s s
Engine power 960 h.p 1250 h.p h.p h.p
Weight 60 t 46 t t t
Power to weight ratio 16 h.p/t 27.2 h.p/t