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    Quick question. I'm watching a Vice documentary right now (Hezbollah's Propaganda War) and in the footage of the Hezbollah 'Resistance Museum' they show an exhibit of sorts showing captured Israeli equipment, the exhibit trying to get across that Israel will be defeated (or some other BS). Anyways, in the exhibition they have a Merkava IV with it's barrel twisted. Now, this is probably a stupid question, but is the Merkava real, or is it just a Hezziewood mockup? If it is indeed a mockup, it's a pretty well done one, at least visually.
    Documentary can be seen here (part 1), with footage of the tank at about the 3:51 mark.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vioman2 View Post
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    Awesome, thanks for the reply.
    Looking at it closer, I thought the barrel looked too small to be a 120mm, plus the barrel shown was rifled, whereas the IMI 120 is smoothbore.
    Thanks again for the response.

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    Mockup, and according to a MP.net member who was there, it's presented as such.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Impartial Bias View Post
    Quick question. I'm watching a Vice documentary right now (Hezbollah's Propaganda War) and in the footage of the Hezbollah 'Resistance Museum' they show an exhibit of sorts showing captured Israeli equipment, the exhibit trying to get across that Israel will be defeated (or some other BS). Anyways, in the exhibition they have a Merkava IV with it's barrel twisted. Now, this is probably a stupid question, but is the Merkava real, or is it just a Hezziewood mockup? If it is indeed a mockup, it's a pretty well done one, at least visually.
    Documentary can be seen here (part 1), with footage of the tank at about the 3:51 mark.
    You just have to do a little homework yourself and its easy to get the answer. you are a clever 18 yo, you should try to get the answer by yourself before asking IMO, just a friendly advice form a old guy.

    Its a mock up, just a cosmetic change made for propaganda effect. BTW, the Israeli captured equipment, consist mostly, in.......outdated equipment given to the SLA. equipment lost in the 20 years Israel was in SL and or equipment that was abandoned after we left the SL. 10 years ago. So " captured" is a big and wrong concept used there.
    Remember its a propaganda museum from a terror group, take everything they say with a grain of salt......

    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
    Mockup, and according to a MP.net member who was there, it's presented as such.
    I remember Korath being there and he said the guide told them that it was a mock up, an allegory of the so called "resistance" " victory"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Climber View Post

    I remember Orange Wolf being there and he said the guide told them that it was a mock up, and allegory of the so called "resistance" " victory"
    Korath, IIRC.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IDF_TANKER View Post
    Korath, IIRC.
    Yeah, I edited my post accordingly......Thanks!

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