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Armor and AFVs of the IDF army from 1947-today.
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Merkava 1 loader's hatch
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 09:38 PM UTC
Folks,

The Takom Merkava 1 loader's hatch is molded so that it looks like it has a pad on the inside. Is it a pad and what color do I paint it?

Thanks

Dave
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 10:38 PM UTC
Same color with the tank's exterior color. I am looking for a decent photo to post. Might not be a pad.
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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:36 PM UTC
If it doesn't have a pad I would certainly assume that we are talking the exterior color. I have seen models with it dark grey but I hate to trust a model. I haven't been able to find a photo yet.

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:46 PM UTC
I have this one that shows it th same color with the exterior:



and this from the factory, check the second turret on the right bottom corner:

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Posted: Friday, February 16, 2018 - 11:57 PM UTC
I found this one. You are right.



http://www.israeli-weapons.com/weapons/vehicles/tanks/merkava/MerkavaMk1.html


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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:03 AM UTC
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/11/8f/a7/118fa72dba2bf518b8bdaeb8ae3fb71e.jpg

How do I post this as an image?
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:27 AM UTC

Quoted Text

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/11/8f/a7/118fa72dba2bf518b8bdaeb8ae3fb71e.jpg

How do I post this as an image?



Just put the URL between "img" and "/img" tags like:
""

and you'd get:


HTH
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:40 AM UTC
Both photos on the site are Merkava II
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:51 AM UTC
Thanks. I actually suspected a Merkava 2 but I believe it is the same hatch.
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 12:52 AM UTC
I will try posting pictures from home later. I am on a work computer and they are not always image friendly. Is that photo hosted on Pinterest or Armorama?
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Posted: Saturday, February 17, 2018 - 01:34 AM UTC

Quoted Text

Thanks. I actually suspected a Merkava 2 but I believe it is the same hatch.



It is very similar but I do not know if it is the same. Both photos I posted are hosted on postimage.