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Munster. Panzermuseum
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The Merkava is inside one of those wooden huts, with little space and poor light. But there aren't many Merkavas inside museums. So far I've seen one in Saumur, Lesany and Munster


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This thing is really big!


Minenraumpanzer Keiler by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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PostPosted: Thu May 09, 2013 9:34 pm
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This thing is really big!


Minenraumpanzer Keiler by Massimo Foti, on Flickr


Do I understand correctly that this is a multi-capability mine clearance vehicle that uses flails, mine clearing charges and other means to open avenues through minefields? The combination of equipment on there confuses me.
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I know very little about the beast. Of course it's a mine clearance vehicle, and I've seen a video where it uses flails. That's pretty much all I know Sad

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To my knowledge the Keiler only uses mechanical force to clear a way through a minefield... with the flails on the rotating cylinder it mills a 50 cm deep lane to more or less every type of ground.
As it was produced the Bundeswehr had some troubles to find the needed number (I think only 25 were build) of intact M48 hulls of the one piece type as most of their M48 were already sold or shot up as hard targets...

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What do the two pointy thingies on the front do?
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I think they transmit power to the cylinder with holding the flails, who is normally stored on the side, but I may be wrong.

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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2013 2:45 pm
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I would think the enemy would run upon sighting this Monster coming at them.
I thought the same with the US Army's Hovercraft in the Mekong Delta during the Vietnam war.
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Panther A by Massimo Foti, on Flickr
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What do the two pointy thingies on the front do?


Ye, they are part of the "flail drum - system" as Massimo already said its seen in the transport configuration. When in use the drum is in Front ...

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In the background you can see the area where the Tiger is now located:


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PostPosted: Sun May 12, 2013 1:38 am
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Does it rotate on that turntable?
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Yes, in fact I took plenty of pictures from different angles. See this one from the "pole":


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