|Ok..the chances of these tanks going against each other in the battle-field are very low. So keep it civil and no need to troll...
Al Khalid-1 : 48 tons
Merkava IV : 65 tons.
Al Khalid-1 : 72 km/h
Merkava IV : 64 km/h
Main Armament :
Al Khalid-1 : 125 mm smooth bore gun
Merkava IV : 120 mm smooth bore gun
Payload Capacity :
Al Khalid-1 : 49 rounds
Merkava IV : 48 rounds
Al Khalid-1 : KMDB 6TD-2 6-cylinder diesel 1,200 hp (with upgrade)
Merkava IV : General Dynamics GD883 (MTU883) diesel 1,500 hp
Al Khalid-1 : 26 hp/tonne
Merkava IV : 23 hp/tonne
Al Khalid-1 : Composite armour, RHA, ERA
Merkava IV : Composite matrix of laminated ceramic-steel-nickel alloy, ERA etc
Operational Range :
Al Khalid-1 : 500 km
Merkava IV : 500 km
Al Khalid-1 : VARTA active protection system
Merkava IV : TROPHY active protection system
Al Khalid-1 : Kombat , 9M119 Refleks (AT-11 Sniper) etc
Merkava IV : LAHAT
Feel free to point out any mistakes I made.
Al Khalid-1 is right up there with latest Merkava IV , with Merkava having a slight edge due to superior electronics etc.
Al Khalid-1 edges Merkava IV in firepower and mobility..while Merkava IV has better armor and protection system (Israelis are obsessed with soldiers' protection).
Have your say...
PS : There is alot of talk about which ATGM is superior...LAHAT or Kombat. Both ATGMs have their own advantages over the other...Al Khalid-1 and Merkava IV both carry EQUALLY sophisticated rounds like APFSDS, HEAT-FS , HE-FS, DU etc